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KleanColor Haul!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Yes, I know I’m late on the bandwagon, but I finally have placed my first order at with some KleanColor polishes. I ended up ordering 10 bottles, and here you have all the beauties (click on pics for bigger version):

L-R: Metallic Black, Metallic Aqua, Metallic Green, Metallic Red, Metallic Pink

L-R: Metallic Purple, Chunky Holo Purple, Holo Chrome, Holo Orange, Mango

So mostly metallic polishes, some “holos” and one creme.

I’ve read a lot about the problem with leaking bottles, and I only had some minor leakage on Metallic Purple and Metallic Pink, not enough so that it bothers me. What I did have serious problems with was to choose which polish to try out first =)

A Little MAC Haul

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I picked up a couple of things while I was at Åhléns City in Gothenburg last week, the eyeshadow Orb and the lipstick Ever Hip from the Fashion Flower collection. It’s Kerstin’s fault I got cravings for this lipstick! =)

Ever Hip is a nice pinky coral shade.

Orb is a pinky/beige/nudish color.

I swatched them both on my hand:

Ever Hip has the Cremesheen finish, but since I’m a MAC newb I’m not that familiar with how it compares to others. The only other MAC lipsticks I have so far are the Viva Glam lipsticks Gaga and Cyndi, which are both Lustres.

Orb has a satin finish, but it looks quite matte. I will probably be using this as an all over eye shadow.

And finally a photo with Ever Hip on the lips:

Yes I’m fuzzy, and proud of it!

Beauty UK Haul

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

After seeing the lovely swatches by Nihrida of the pearl eyeliners from Beauty UK, I had to check them out for myself. And I rarely even use liquid eyeliners! I decided to get three of them, and I also got myself one of the palettes and a lip gloss.

Here we have the pearl eyeliners:

From left to right: Oceania, Purple Haze and Blue Lagoon. Aren’t they gorgeous?

They have a felt tip applicator that looks like this:

I’m not really used to wearing liquid eyeliners, but I like this type of tip compared to more brush like applicators.

The Pastel Eyeshadow Palette:

I really like the selection of colors in this palette. It’s also quite small and I think this one will be great for travel.

And last but not least, a Lip Lust in the shade Envy:

I’m not really that fond of lip glosses in general, and especially not sticky ones, but I really like this one. It’s just enough stickiness for me to handle. The color is a dark pink/berry shade with lots of shimmer in it, and it’s quite pigmented. The gloss smells sweet and fruity, but you don’t notice it that much on the lips. It has a sponge tip applicator that’s fairly easy to use, but I find squeezing the tube to be a bit difficult as the plastic packaging is quite hard. Or maybe it’s just me that’s weak =)

So, want to see some swatches? Some really bad swatches?

This photo is taken inside with flash. Left to right: Pearl eyeliners in Purple Haze, Blue Lagoon and Oceania, and Lip Lust in Envy.

This one is taken in the shade outside (I’ve also reapplied the gloss). And let me tell you, these eyeliners won’t budge at all once they’ve dried! But they’re still not too difficult to get off, I use Lorea’l Eye & Lip Makeup Remover – Waterproof for the removal.

And here are some really crappy swatches of the palette, with some shadows out of focus:

The two brown shadows on the left are the ones I find most pigmented. I know that the pink is hardly visible on my swatch but you do see more of it IRL. So, most of the shadows aren’t super pigmented, but considering that these are light pastel shades I find it acceptable. They also don’t feel chalky so that’s a big plus.

I tried doing a quick look with the palette and an eyeliner, so this is shadow number two and three from the top row, plus the Purple Haze eyeliner:

As you can see I didn’t wear any other makeup at the time..

Lip Lust Envy on the lips:

A close-up of my lip so you can see the shimmer:

All in all I’m happy with my purchase, and I will probably check out more of their products. I payed £19.49 for all of this including shipping, and I think you get really good value for you money.

Have you tried anything from Beauty UK?

Shiro Cosmetics Haul

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

I’m trying to post some makeup related things from time to time, and now I want to show you my first haul from Shiro Cosmetics, which I got a couple of weeks ago. I first read about Shiro on Anastasia’s blog Lipsticks & Lightsabers, and when the Intertubes were released I just had to place my first order. Here’s what arrived in the package:

By looking at the Business Card you can see that there is a geeky theme going on. I do consider myself a geek so I love the idea! Although most of the eyeshadows are Pokémon and Zelda-related, and I’ve never had much contact with neither of those.. Shame on me! If you look at the rest of my site you can probably discover that I’m a little old school when it comes to games.. =)

I ordered two mini jars of the eyeshadows Shaymin and Meowth, and the following Intertubes: Leeroy Jenkins, Yo Dawg, Over 9000, and Sad Keanu. I also got samples of the shadows Zelda and Epona, and one of the lip color Three Wolf Moon. And if that wasn’t enough, those two hearts up there are chocolates!

Kitty inspects the goodies.

Here are some quick swatches of the eyeshadows on my hairy hand:

Top row L-R: Zelda, Shaymin
Bottom row L-R: Meowth, Epona

I seriously need to get better at swatching, so I suggest you check out the superb work by Anastasia here. All in all I’m very happy with the eyeshadows, they are very smooth and pigmented, and the colors are lovely. Another thing that I like is that all the ingredients are listed on the bottom of the jar, and also whether it’s lip safe or not.

So, on to the next thing which was the main reason for my order; the Intertubes. And what are those? I guess the best description is that they’re a combination of lip balm/lipstick/lip stain. The names of these are all taken from different Internet memes. I didn’t recognize all of them, but a quick search on Google or Youtube enlightened me.

Shades L-R: Leeroy Jenkins, Over 9000, Yo Dawg, Sad Keanu.

I’ve never seen this oval shape on a lip product before, but it works very well when applying, you can use the broad side for a wider application, or the narrow one when you need to be more precise. All of these shades tend to stain a bit, but I consider that a good thing. I like when lip products fade “gracefully”.

I swatched these quickly on my lips. I hope it will give you some idea of what they look like applied. You can click on all of the photos below to get a larger version.

First my bare lips for comparison:

And on to the tubes of win. I’ve included two photos of each color, the first is taken in daylight with flash, and the second is taken on another day with flash and not much light at all. I think the real color is somewhere in between the the photos. It looks a little flaky in places but that’s probably because my lips got dry from wiping off the previous colors.

Over 9000: This is a beautiful and very wearable pink, with grapefruit flavor. It’s easy to apply evenly.

Yo Dawg: The shade is cooler and darker than Over 9000, and I also find it to be more sheer in application. But it’s still beautiful! This one is raspberry flavored.

Three Wolf Moon: A gorgeous dark red shade. Since I got this as a sample I’ve applied it with a lip brush. This one has a cinnamon flavor.

Sad Keanu: This one is a little difficult in application, but that’s mostly due to the fact that it’s a dark purple. Formula-wise I find it similar to Yo Dawg. I had to use a lip brush to even out the application a bit. Sad Keanu is blackberry flavored.

Leeroy Jenkins: This one has the most noticable scent, spearmint, and I find it quite refreshing. I was afraid that this color would look ridiculous on me since it’s quite bright in the tube, but it looks really nice on the lips! The shade is described as a pale pinky-lavender. It’s got a subtle shimmer in it as well which I really like.

My favorites are probably Over 9000 and Leeroy Jenkins.

I was very happy with everything in my order, and I will definetely get some more stuff in the future!

Time to get NAKED!

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Oh I am soo funny with the title.. Anyway, I’ve been drooling over the Urban Decay Naked palette for quite some time now, and last week I finally managed to get my hands on it! I ordered it from ASOS along with some other UD-stuff, a lipstick in the shade Hotpants, and a 24/7 glide-on pencil in the shade Crash:

Look at all those gorgeous shadows! I have Half Baked since before and I love it, and I’m sure I’ll find some new favorites here. The brown eye pencil Whiskey looks quite useful, too.

Here are some closeups of the other stuff I got:

Crash, it’s a dark plum color with tiny silver glitter in it. I think this will go great with my green eyes.

Hotpants,  a sheer pink color with tiny silver microglitter in it.

I’ve done my best to try and swatch the lippie. On the lower swatch I’ve done a few more layers to show more of the color. As you can see it is quite sheer.

So what do you think of the Naked palette? Fantastic or overrated?

Cherry Culture Haul!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I just wanted to show you some goodies from my latest Cherry Culture haul. So first we have the nail polishes, all from L.A. Girl:

L.A. Girl polishes

From left to right: Obsidian, Iron Red, Trilogy, Scandal, and Overdose. I just love the Metal and Rock Star collections! I know that Scandal is quite sheer, so I’ll probably use that one for layering.

And then I ordered some lip stuff as well:

Nyx Round lipstick in the shade Paris, and two Slim Lip pencils: Deep Purple and Nude Pink. Deep Purple was a bit more red than I expected, but I think I’ll have use for it anyway. Oh, and the thing in the background is my bling bling dragon that lives on my vanity table =)

I do love the lipstick, its a gorgeous pink color!