Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: L.A. Girl GLAZED Lip Paints in Blushing & Coy

These are pretty flipping amazing liquid lipsticks from the drugstore. Love 'em.

They're a great dupe to Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick, but definitely not a dupe for OCC Lip Tars.

L.A. Girl is a semi-hard-to-get line of pretty big proportions. Concealers, nail polishes, you name it, they likely have it. The GLAZED Lip Paints have been really making a huge buzz in the beauty world, particularly after they released a nice selection of new shades. With a line up of 18colors ranging from nudy-pinks to rich, vampy purple, it is insane.
GLAZED is packaged in an opaque plastic tube, very similar in appearance to Too Faced Melted and have standard-sized gold caps. Unlike Too Faced, which has a velvety doe-foot on the tube, these are just a black plastic doe foot. Despite this normally being an ill-advised applicator, it actually works for spreading product out. A lip brush is necessary for edges with colors like Coy.

Coy isn't actually grainy. I think that's from my lips (gross, I know).
Blushing is a dusty, dark mauve that can be quite subtle and natural. It's pretty soft, despite the tube's color! It's a color that can be worn with just about anything, since it's a subtle shade. What most call universal! Try it for yourself, since I'm ghastly pale and find the color flattering. This was completely opaque and I could get a nice edge around my lips with the tube alone.

Coy is a bright violet with pink undertones. Despite of the brightness, it's actually kind of calm! I don't wear a whole lot of purple lip products, which is mainly because I'm afraid my lips will be screaming but Coy? Coy is good. It lives up to it's name, in that it's quite playful and not particularly loud. I found it be sheer if you reapply over an area too much but it can be fixed by dabbing the product on and smoothing it with your lips or a brush. A lip brush helped me to get a clean lip line, which I couldn't manage with the tube.

Blushing on the right, Coy on the left.
I didn't find either shade particularly drying, but didn't really find them hydrating.My lips certainly weren't worse for wear after I took off Coy, which is a very good thing for someone who tends to have very dry lips (ew). I did find Coy leaving a nice stain after it faded. These last for a handful of hours with drinking, and last quite well when you aren't eating or drinking!

As I said above, GLAZED is definitely not an OCC Lip Tar dupe. Lip Tar is more liquid and thin, making it easy to spread. GLAZED is much thicker by comparison, but can be spread and applied from the tube much like Melted. You're bound to make a mess applying Lip Tar directly from the tube! I used a lip brush with Coy since I couldn't quite get a nice edge around my lips with the tube itself, like I again mentioned above. These have more in common with Too Faced Melted, since they both sport a thicker formula as well as being on the glossy side. While GLAZED shares a color family with Lip Tar, they aren't dupes in term of formula. The only "dupeable" part of Lip Tar? Mixing GLAZED colors together is pretty easy. Since I don't have a cute Paw Palette to use, I mixed Coy and Blushing on the back of my hand and the result is rather pretty to me.

You can find L.A. Girl GLAZED at Five Below, Harmons and a few other retailers, as well as online at L.A. Girl's website. Hot Topic has only two shades, and my nearby Five Below had the original colors but none of the new shades. Elude looks absolutely ghastly on the website, which is a bit entertaining and I'd love to see it for myself.

SPOOKEHDOOM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY: Rose + Antlers Headband

As part of my Halloween costume, I had to make an antler headband, because the costume store options are kind of ugly and cartoony. Handmade options can be pricy and don't have that customized flare.

They weren't going to get here in time either, so it's either something silly from a costume store or something pretty and personally customized. (Since I always have to take the difficult route!)

Review: Sugarpill Sparkle Baby Palette

My first Sugarpill palette! Woo! I was hoping my first palette would actually be the Sweet Heart palette, but I couldn't get it last year during Pink Friday.
I can't get over how cute the inside of the shipping box is.
There's still the other two shades of Sweet Heart to pick up (Midori, Afterparty) as well as the gorgeous Heart Breaker and Cold Chemistry on my list but let's get into Sparkle Baby.

Friday, October 10, 2014

LOOK WHAT CAME TODAY ♡

I am so beyond pleased to have this a day early!
Aren't Sugarpill boxes the cutest?
Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review: NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Porcelain

I FINALLY GOT PORCELAIN. You may, or may not, have any idea how popular this shade of concealer is.

It's sold out just about every single day. I don't know if it's because it's bought up for highlighting or it's being used for concealing. But jeez, someone, leave some tubes behind!

Review: Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude

I Bought This
I have no idea what to say about this eyeliner. It's a nice eyeliner. I really don't buy a lot of drugstore eyeliners, since I'm quite picky about formulas and colors.

Plus I have a lot of eyeliner already...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Estilo Collection False Lashes in E112 & E113

I Bought This
I got new lashes! For only $3.25?! Usually falsies are at least $5 for one pair in the US. Jeez.

I am insanely jealous of anyone who can get those big boxes of 10 lashes for very little money. I know they're on eBay, but they're a little bit pricier and not in styles I like that much.

This IS Halloween: Eylure Limited Edition Spooky & Batwing False Lashes

We went to Ulta yesterday, since my mom needed nail treatments and I actually had to go across the street to Target.

While I wandered around, she pointed out the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers collection though it was a very, very small selection of this year's items. And below the Fright Fest lashes, were the lashes that basically made my week.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Beige

Someone might be reading this and thinking "Did you buy the wrong concealer?! Return it!" I didn't buy the wrong concealer, I promise! Okay, maybe I did... Kind of.

I bought it for contouring, not concealing! But I do wish NYX had a more middle of the road, not heavily red/orange-y and not overly yellow medium shade.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blue & Green

My prelude to split hair.

I'm very hesitantly trying Manic Panic with low expectations—it's that notorious fade and other things that make the hair community cringe. (I swear, every time I've seen someone with Manic Panic hair, it just looks awful—extremely fluffy like it was very, very severely over-processed then they didn't care to do a treatment of some sort and the dye, which claims its conditioning, did nothing to re-hydrate it even a little bit!)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: OCC Metallic Lip Tar in Batty (Limited Edition)

When Batty first came out, I didn't know it was limited edition. I only knew I loved it and that the name alone was a reason to buy it.

Thankfully, someone was selling one on eBay!

Review: NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Black Berry

Thanks to Ulta having a massive 40% off sale, I was able to get this lip pencil for only $2.09 (regularly $3.49).

I was torn between their Slim pencil and the Retractable one. I dislike retractable pencils, they seem to break for me often... Or maybe it was just that particular eyeliner.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: OCC Lip Tar Test Tubes x3 in Pink Prism

I Bought This
I love OCC but I've never tried wearing a Lip Tar. I've only swatched and admired them.

I'm that girl who can't pick ONE color from a massive selection that's made to be mixed for custom shades. Especially when trying to pick a normal color—I pick out a weird color, like blue, purple, etc, very easily but tell me to get a normal color and I don't know what to do. But thanks to OCC's brilliance, these little Test Tubes make it easier.

There are three sets of three shades to pick from: Blue Blood, Pink Prism and Champagne Shores. I love the names so much ~ All three come with the clear Primer Lip Tar, and two colors. Blue Blood has Stalker (true blue based red; matte) and RX (rich medium blue; matte); Champagne Shores has Pris (pale beige/pink; metallic--very futuristic to me) and Trollop (bright coral; matte); Pink Prism has Lovecraft (frosty bright-light pink; metallic) and Pretty Boy (bright, dark fuchsia; matte). For those scratching their head over putting RX with Stalker, like I said above: Lip Tars are made to be mixed. You can make Stalker bluer or even purple! Go nuts!
 
Since I have too many reds, Trollop isn't of interest (I'm just not a coral-y person), and I've been trying to find a brighter pink that isn't absolutely screaming for attention, I opted to get the Pink Prism set. I had my eyes on Pretty Boy (plus Anime and Queen!) since it was one of the pinks I liked best.
 
Test Tubes come in a clear plastic box with the three Lip Tars lined up on a small plastic tray, nose down so you can see the shades with the lip brush lined up next to them. There's also a card in the back showing the shade names and a diagram of the two colors mixed into a custom color. Information about Lip Tars is printed there as well, giving you insight into the product. Convenience!
 
Lip Tars are multi-use, just DO NOT use them on the eyes! They contain peppermint oil amongst other nourishing ingredients. Because of the peppermint oil, these do have a slight cooling effect. It's not as intense as a mint gloss or a peppermint lip plumper.

Pretty Boy Test Tube next to full-size Batty.
Test Tubes are miniature versions of full-sized Lip Tars, so you can test to your heart's content without committing to a shade or two you might not actually enjoy. Since you can mix, you can create a more customized look to suit your tastes. With metallics mixed into two of the three sets, it gives you a slightly more diverse range to choose from and play with—Lip Tars come in their original matte formula, a special selection of metallic shades, and the new Stained Glosses (that completely stole my heart). These sets also have a #010S Precision Lip Brush to make applying easy. Obviously, if you have a lip brush or a small concealer brush, you can use that too! (Has anyone ever noticed how relatively affordable OCC brushes are? No lie—I looked at the site the day I bought this and its not too bad!)

Primer, metallic Lovecraft, matte Pretty Boy & the #10S Precision Lip Brush
The #10S Precision Lip Brush is an excellent little brush for applying Lip Tar. You can easily define the lips with the brush and spread color across the lips. It's denser and the bristles have less give than my fake MAC #316, but still flexible enough to work with your lips.

Primer
Primer is... Well. It's a clear Lip Tar. You can use it to sheer others, as a base, as a moisturizing lip balm on its own or to add a sheen to a matte Tar. It has a yellow tone in the tube, but no worries: its completely clear on the lips. This is nicely moisturizing without being thick or goopy but once it sinks into the lips and wore away after some hours, my lips were a little drier. It's really very slick! I only used a tiny drop and it covered my lips perfectly. Since it's summer, my lips aren't terribly dry but they do benefit from a little moisture! I noticed it was worn away after a few hours (maybe two or three). It was pleasant while it lasted.

Lovecraft

Lovecraft, oh dear Lovecraft. You were an amazing writer with a wicked last name! But this Lip Tar, not so much... The formula is a little bit gritty, as I noticed when I put a teeny dot on the back of my hand and blended it out. It's not as gritty as say, a glitter eyeshadow, but its certainly there. It is full coverage though, like WOW. I'm not particularly sure I would wear it on it's own; it's the frostiness of it. I'm not a fan of pink, frosty lips! Unless, you know, you're doing some kind of futuristic-y or wintery look. Described as "pink/lilac metallic," it's a light, bright pink with a certain lilac tone that makes it quite pretty at the base and silver shimmer that makes it very frosty. Sci-fi Barbie would approve. I like to use it as a little bit of a highlight in the center of my lips. You know, the same way you put gloss in the center with lipstick? (That never ends well for me...Messy, messy!) This did cling to dry patches, and was drying, noticeable particularly in the first half-hour of my wear test. Lovecraft wore for well for 2 hours until I started to eat, transferring to a glass when I took a sip and sinking into lip lines quite quickly. As the base wears away, this becomes more gritty and will transfer a lot as well. The color won't be there so much as you continue to eat and drink but the shimmer will be!
Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy came out back in Fall 2011, which was also my introduction to OCC and Lip Tars in general. OCC describes it as "super rich fuchsia." It's a blue-based fuchsia and you might think, "Fuchsia? Isn't fuchsia screaming though?" No, not so much in this case. It's a darker fuchsia, one I quite like over other bright pinks I've seen around. It's a pleasant sort of fuchsia to me personally. I don't wince when I look at it online, which is always nice when I'm trying to look at products. I had Queen, Anime and Pretty Boy all side-by-side... I could have gone blind from photo-flipping on my iPod. Heck, compared to the new Melted lipsticks from Too Faced, specifically Melted Fuchsia, Pretty Boy is tame! I walked outside from searching at Sephora and Melted Fuchsia blinded me. Ouch! This is my perfect pink. I need a full-size tube of Pretty Boy! This wore quite comfortably, though I noticed some dryness an hour and a half later. This has a satin finish that will slowly become more matte as it wears. It even help up against eating and drinking, only slightly fading away on the interior of the lips. Having some slip though, I was easily able to hide it with just rubbing my lips together a little.
Pretty Boy, Lovecraft, and Primer in daylight. (Ack I got cat hair in my swatch!)
Pretty Boy, Lovecraft, and Primer in daylight.

These swatches are on paper, which yes, is unusual! But the reason is simple: Pretty Boy leaves quite the stain on my skin! Lip Tar stands up against my favorite makeup remover, sweet almond oil, which is great but also rather unnerving--how in the world will I manage to get it off my skin? Eek! This won't stop me from wearing them.

These Test Tube kits are currently at Sephora for $19.00 for three mini-tubes of Lip Tar (0.08 oz), a value of $23.50. A full-sized tube is $18 for 0.33 oz, with the brush included, so this isn't a that bad a deal! You get three Tars to test, mix, and decide if you like one color or all three. You also get the brush and the clear Primer, which would set you back $18 plus any other Lip Tar you buy. Minis do last, since you quite literally need a tiny drop. I am in loooove with Lip Tar now. It doesn't say if these kits are limited edition or not anywhere online.

Can I take a second to just rave over their Creme Colour Concentrates? OCC has In Your Face Kits, that have a Lip Tar, a matching Cosmetic Colour Pencil exclusive to the set, and a Creme Colour Concentrate. I took a second to swatch the Vicious Violets set, which has Pleasure Model, a very pale, pearlescent pink.

Oh. My. BATS!

Pleasure Model is so creamy, soft and smooth. It doesn't leave much color on the skin, just a sheen. And what a sheen it is! It's a beautiful pinky-red duochrome. It's like a cream version of Datura Loose Colour Concentrate! Love it! There is a bit of very, very fine shimmer that's noticeable in incandescent lighting but otherwise its a glowy duochrome sheen!

For now, no lip swatches since Pretty Boy and cleaning it off did a number on my lips.

SPOOKEHDOOM

Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner

First time using a Hask product (you know how I feel about placenta hair treatments, ugh) and first time using a keratin product!

It was only $1.77, so this isn't a bank breaker luckily.

Look Ma! Bruises! (WARNING: BLOOD)

BEFORE I get comments of "you're glamorizing violence," the only thing I've wanted to do for the rest of my life as a job is makeup. Special effects makeup, because brides bore me. I've had black eyes before because hey, kids are stupid. I get bruises in daily life because I'm a klutz who will slam into an OPEN door. And jeez, does that HURT!

Tonight I got a bit bored. I needed to clean my brushes out, but first, I thought I'd play around with makeup.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wig Review: MintyMix Black/Platinum Curled Bob

Split wigs are awesome. Curly wigs are also pretty awesome (but they can get a little annoying when it comes to their maintenance).

Maintenance aside, this wig is one of the least expensive I've come across in this appropriately lolita style.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: LunatiCK Labs Eyeshadow Palette in Relic

I'm so excited to have two of LunatiCK's beautiful neutral palettes. Now I'm sure you might be thinking "Uuuugh neutrals!" but read before you close that tab!

These are nothing like Urban Decay's NAKED palettes that have been aggressively pushed. These are actually more interesting!

Review: LunatiCK Labs Eyeshadow Palette in Supernatural

This is the second neutral palette by LunatiCK that I received. There is a lot of informational rehash, here, I will admit! But I didn't want to have a massive blog post for two, 5-shade palettes. EEP!

Now let's delve into some Supernatural beauty...

Review: LunatiCK Labs Prime Time Primer

I mentioned that two shades in my two recent LunatiCK palette reviews would do best with a primer.

With the palettes, I received a sample of their Prime Time Primer!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: LunatiCK Labs ApocalipSLICK in Bloody Hell

In my new quest to find a flattering-ish bright pink, I decided to get one of LunatiCK Labs' ApocalipSLICKs in Bloody Hell.

While I didn't get pink, I did get a very flattering red that could seriously make me give up lipstick completely in favor of these!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spike It! Tutorial: Spike + Rose Headband (CREEPYYEHA Inspired)

I was way too broke for a CREEPYYEHA headband from etsy, and she no longer makes headbands!

I have a serious love of studs, spikes and lace though.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Going RAW: A Non-Scathing Review of Hot Topic's RAW Hair Dye

I really wanted pink hair when I was about 14-15, about the time I started bleaching my hair myself.

I knew Manic Panic was severely hit-or-miss (usually miss) and expensive so I decided to try RAW... It didn't work first go-round. Nope. Second time, I mixed it in with some red and pink in an attempt to refresh my red hair before picture day. I'm not too sure it had any affect. Now today...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Undercutting: First Try


After contemplating this through 2013 and into now, I finally decided to take the plunge and give myself an undercut. I tried to wait till Thursday, but I wanted time to be able to fix the edges behind my ear.

I wasn't inspired by the fact it was trendy. (When do I ever do anything trendy?) Trends tend to bore me.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Jewelry Review: Love Kills Boutique Painting the Roses Red Fake Plugs


For the past month, I've been losing the beads for my horseshoes (also known as a curved barbell). It's terribly annoying because it gets expensive to just replace the beads, which means I get more earrings as well, and I have the seemingly uncommon 16 gauge.

Bugger! Enter Love Kills Boutique, brought to my attention via YouTube beauty Sokolum79 and money given to me by Ze Boyfriend as an early birthday present (thank you, Boyfriend ~ ).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: ApHogee 2-Step Protein Treatment and Balanced Moisturizer


I brought this up in my hair care post, and recently re-purchased it because my hair needs the protein.

Although the bags are empty now, I might as well show you the pictures I took, right?

I picked this up on a whim the first time, thinking it could help my hair and it did quite well. It was mainly due to my hair becoming gummy-mush once (luckily the bleach kit I had bought that time had a lovely re-constructor) and a fear it would happen again (despite it being approximately 6 months) made me pick up this treatment the first time around. It didn't happen that time—the worst of that was my ends felt dry! My hair has gone a bit mushy again, in a very mild way this time, so I knew a protein treatment was in order.

ApHogee is a fairly well-known professional brand that specializes in various repairing/caring products. The simplistic pink, purple and white packaging is easily recognizable. The prices make it fairly affordable on a budget for some pretty powerful product!
Enjoy my hideous yellow bathroom counter top. No, that's not age--it's actually colored yellow.
These packs are just white and pink foil pouches with purple lettering. Simplistic! There's also enough in both pouches to cover my slightly-past-shoulder length hair; longer hair might want two packets. My one gripe with these? The box they come in for retail sale kind of annoys me; it's a little bit difficult to pull out one of the packets because the slit in the box is rather small plus you can't really see if there's even anything in the box. Hrmph. Silly box.
Step One
Step One of the treatment is a brown, thin liquid. Gross. Just gross. It smells noticeably of egg and this whole treatment isn't recommended for those who have an egg allergy, likely because the treatment itself uses egg as a contributing (or possibly the main) protein. To get the best results, you'll need to apply heat with a blow dryer. I do heat ever couple of minutes mainly because my arms get tired.
Step Two
Step Two is a thick, creamy, deep conditioner. I love this stuff. It's wonderful. You need to do this step because it re-hydrates the hair. The protein treatment itself actually dries out the hair some, hence why you get a deep conditioner to combat the dryness. Always follow up any protein treatment with deep conditioning products! Pain in the butt, but so worth it for healthy hair. It's a key balance of protein and moisture.

This is a very easy to do treatment that I, as others, have used successfully at home! It does help eliminate my hair issues when it's weakened by bleach (like now ~ ). The price (only about $4) makes it an inexpensive treat for hair, though use it too often and you'll find you're doing more harm than good. A protein treatment would be good about every 6 weeks or once a month. Don't do them too frequently, like I said--it can be more harm than good. You can scoop this treatment up at Sally Beauty Supply or online in bulk if you can find it. I don't find myself needing this too often, hence why I don't just buy it in bulk! (Probably should...)

Sadly, I didn't get photos of the treatment. Didn't want to get the camera wet or get the protein treatment on it. Ewwwwww.

SPOOKEHDOOM

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hair Update: The Road to Going Blonde, Pt. 3


My hair posts are building up, huh?

Anywho, after lots of coconut oil and babying my hair, it's been feeling better. Obviously, it won't be perfect after just a few weeks--it needs a month or two!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Random Clothing Review: N7 Bodycon Dress from eBay

This has been sitting here and I'm going to post it. I was looking for cheap leggings on eBay, since I really want galaxy leggings but I was completely sidetracked for bodycon tank dresses.

eshop2098 also offers two galaxy/nebulae dresses alongside this one plus van Gogh's beautiful (but seriously depressing) Starry Night and my favorite ukiyo-e The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hair Update: The Road to Going Blonde, Pt. 2


It's been two weeks since I did my bleach cap and I'm finished for now.

Magically, I had slight roots! What?!

Friday, March 7, 2014

REVEAL ALL THE SECRETS!: How I maintain my hair


So I thought I should do this post, because I do bleach my hair with some frequency and like everyone else, I get split ends.

But how do I get my hair looking and feeling healthy after I get an attack of the "bleach fluffies"?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: Ion Color Brilliance Powder Lightener


I change bleach a lot. I never really stick to one brand for long, partially because Sally's Beauty Supply might stop selling the bleach and that really sucks when it happens! (Only has happened once so far.)

So let's talk about this bleach!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review: eBay Gel Eyeliner (bought from TAMANALA)


It doesn't have an actual brand name or anything, so I'm only calling it "eBay gel" because of that.

But I did get it from eBay and China.

Friday, February 21, 2014

WIP Digital Art

Just a little update! I got my gel eyeliner yesterday (wearing it today) but my dress hasn't turned up yet.

Any day now, USPS. Any day now...

Huge blush is huge. And a little uneven...
I also wanted to show a WIP (work-in-progress) digital piece I spent all last night working on. I started it at 11PM EST after scrapping something I started at 4PM that same day and didn't get to the coloring till 4AM. Its still not even done, this is barely halfway! Still lots of coloring and highlighting to do! I'm calling it Candy Girl, due to the super bright hair and accessories as well as the fact she's a sugar skull. I really quite enjoy drawing undercut/half shaven hair styles... I wanted to add a little texture to the side of her head but I may not. Also want to add drips/splatter to make the background a bit more interesting.

For a first, true start to digital art with my Wacom,* I think it's going well! I used Paint Tool SAI, a Japanese program I'm madly in love with. This was drawn entirely using the airbrush using size 9 brush head with stability at a 3 then boosted to 13—not that I can really tell what does/if it makes a particular difference. I colored it with the pencil tool, but used the airbrush at maybe 30 to 60 for the blush. That soft glowiness was created by using the blur tool over it. So pretty ~

I'm very pleased with my work so far but I really do need to work on my lines being cleaner. It's a pain in the butt to draw spirals, if you can't tell from her barrel rolled bangs. It took several tries and two layers for just the hair (one layer had 33% opacity so it was really light for sketching the hair out, another set at 100% for the finalized line art). That swirl thing on her jaw was also a pain. It's just something I draw whenever I do sugar skull art. Dunno why.

So what do you think? I set up a new deviantArt and might add the link here. It's only got two things right now, haha. I'll finish this Monday or so, and get up the gel liner review.

Have a great weekend ~

PS: Is anyone else reminded of the Barbie cameo/logo head thingy? It wasn't intentional, I just wanted to do a sugar skull in profile!

PPS: Expect a big-ish hair post soon. I'm going all blonde with red tips, per Ze Boyfriend's suggestion. I do have a little red to get rid of anyway so why not? I was considering half-and-half hair, where one side is either natural and the other isn't or both are natural colors but different (like black and light brown--I was tired obviously) or both are different, etc. So much work though.

*The first two were digitized pencil+paper (traditional) pieces, only one of which was slightly colored. I hate digitizing largely due to the fact I have to ink my pencils and that can create bulky, ugly lines and use Live Trace in CS2 Illustrator. Plus LiveTrace can create flaws because of how heavy a line is! Ugh!

SPOOKEHDOOM

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (New vs Vintage)


Urban Decay, I'm really upset with you.
New VS Old
You went and changed the perfectly good formula of your Eyeshadow Primer Potion for something that is, really, kind of bad!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue (Why This is Glitter'sBest Friend)

I've mentioned this stuff but have never actually reviewed it or talked too much about it.

So let's talk about why I am madly in love with this stuff and why I think it's glitter's best friend.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SPOOKEH GOT SNOW :D

I got snow. For the record, I live in the southeast of the US. It's not 'normal' for us to have snow at all! The weirdest part is it's sticking.

At least around where I live.

Smudge Test for Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

It's time for the smudge test! This test is to see how these eyeliners hold up on their own and with eyeshadow on top with just rubbing as well as how they stand against water and soap+water.

These don't last against a simple eye makeup remover (I use Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover) or skin-friendly oils (jojoba, sweet almond oil, etc) so no need to show those results!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Let's Talk about TAT!

I want to talk about TAT, which is short for Turn Around Time.

Basically, it's the approximation of time for your order to be completed.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Wig Review: Purple Plum (AnimeStuffStore.com) Meiko "Natural Rainbow Blend" Wig

Yay, wig review! My last wig was Stocking from JC-Punk but this one is from a US brand, Purple Plum.

I have no idea when I'll wear this wig (got it last October) but hey! Let's talk about it ~

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review: Geek Chic Portal Collection (Original Formula/Original Colors) Updated Information

I hate Geek Chic. I honestly do and the hate comes after I got my products and checking the site out again on different occasions.

Ugh.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review: TOKYOMILK/ DARK Limited Edition Femme Fatale Trio by Margot Elena

Let's talk about TOKYOMILK/ DARK and why I am madly in love with this beautiful, dark Victorian-esque line of perfumes, lotions, and lip care.

I love my tiny teacup!
You may prefer the regular TOKYOMILK line by Margot, or you may prefer one fragrance from TOKYOMILK/ DARK, or even a whole other line by Margot!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Epiales: God of Nightmares

I am so tired and so lazy. I just want to sleep.

But I love my readers and the blog, my lazy arse is going to do this look.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nyx: Goddess of Night

Nyx has to be one of my favorite Greek goddesses (maybe my only one?). The personification of night, said to be extremely powerful and beautiful but she is largely unseen.

A woman of mystery and one whose name is on a great, affordable cosmetics band!

I Have a Secret ♡

And it's not even a good secret.

(Isn't that a song lyric? From Fall Out Boy? Secret is also such a weird word to spell out.)