Look of Today: Black Violet Exclusive Shiro Shadow, Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo, Shiro Mother of Dragons, Hello Waffle Terra Cotta

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UGH, the past three weeks have been almost entirely makeup-less for me! Eventful, but it was one of those time periods in which I felt proud of myself simply for not doing nothing to my eyebrows before I left the house. I had a schmancy fundraiser gig I had to go to tonight, however, AND I received my Black Violet order that included their absolutely fabulous Celebration oil, as well as the special Shiro shadow ‘Everything Counts’ from their anniversary sale… so what better an occasion to give my new shadow a try?

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Look of Today: Playing with Fyrinnae Work Safe Blue and Shiro Punch Punch Pork

This is a quick one!

Birds and sun woke me up a bit earlier this morning, so I was able to play around a bit before schlepping off to work! The result of my extra time was getting to know Fyrinnae’s Work Safe Blue a bit better, which I have been enamored with from first swatch but haven’t had a chance to really use with yet. After my lackluster comments of Shiro Punch Punch Pork yesterday, I also wanted to give it a fair shot. After using it, I actually REALLY like the color and appreciate that it doesn’t apply as ‘punchy’ out of the container, because otherwise I might have looked like I have a serious case of pink eye.

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Swatches and Review: First Indie order… Fyrinnae! Shadows and Pygmy Hippo lip lustre

Ok, let’s get this puppy rolling! (I guess that should be hedgehog, or armadillo, or something?)

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wait in my big fluffy armchair by Bird TV (my windows by my bird feeders) most of the afternoon to make sure I was lurking RIGHT THERE like a psycho when the mailman arrived. It helps me to imagine that I was being productive checking some work e-mails and doing some photo editing in the meantime, but let’s be honest. I was really just waiting for the mailman, and waiting because I knew he had my Fyrinnae order!

My collection of large company cosmetics is pretty well developed (too large, in some ways… don’t worry, I’ll share all together too much about it), but I am only just dipping my toes into indie makeup companies. I have in the past ordered some Portland Black Lipstick Company lipsticks, I love Sugarpill eyeshadows, and I have some Hello Waffle Cosmetics lip balms, but that is largely the extent of my experience. Loose shadows have terrified me for as long as I have known about them, and loose blushes were even worse.

BUT NO LONGER.

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My pretties

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