Monday, November 3, 2014

Darling Girl Cosmetics - The Darling Whos Swatches!

Whoa, it's been over a month since I last blogged...sorry about that! I'm not as active here as I ought to be, but please feel free to check out my Instagram, I post there almost daily! :)

Let's get to the fun stuff! Today I have swatches of Darling Girl's 2014 Christmas Collection - The Darling Whos! Each shade in this collection is a cute play on the names of the Darling Girls, a group of awesome ladies (myself included) who share their love of all things Darling Girl! <3

Ready for some swatches? Keep reading :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Swatch Post! Sugar Skull Minerals Fall Collection & Bejeweled Collection

Hey everyone! I know I promised this post would be up like a week ago, but I got a little sidetracked. The owner of Sugar Skull Minerals was kind enough to send me samples of all the colors in her two newest collections to share with you all. The first set of swatches I have for you are from the Fall Collection, which is currently available for purchase, however it is a limited edition collection and will no longer be available after December 1st. The second group of swatches are from the Bejeweled Collection, which is currently available for pre-order and will start shipping October 1st. This collection will be permanent. Keep reading after the break to check out the swatches!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sneak Peek! Darling Girl Cosmetics "The Black Collection"

Double blog post today! This time I have another sneak peek of an upcoming Darling Girl collection for you. Also set to launch sometime in September with the "Who Ya Gonna Call?" collection, "The Black Collection" is based of of the popular TV show Orange is the New Black. I"m going to be honest and tell you all that I have never actually seen the show. I'd like to see it, but without access to a decent internet connection, I can't use anything like Netflix to get caught up on the series :( Not seeing the show isn't going to stop me from loving these new shades though, even if I don't get the meaning behind their names!

Keep reading for the swatches!

HUGE Darling Girl Haul Swatches!

Ok, so maybe its not really huge, but it is a whole lot of awesome goodies and I just feel like sharing them all with you! Just a heads up-there are four shades that will be included in this post that are not available for purchase :( If I can come up with some alternatives for them, I will add them in later. Here we go!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SNEAK PEEK! Darling Girl "Who Ya Gonna Call?"

Hey everyone! Today I have  a special treat for you...sneak peek swatches of the upcoming Darling Girl Cosmetics Halloween collection! The collection is called "Who Ya Gonna Call" and it's based on the movie Ghostbusters! I love the movie, so I was super excited for this collection. It's set to launch in September! Let's get to those swatches!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

EOTD: A Painted World

Hey everyone! Today I just have a quick EOTD post for you featuring A Painted World from Darling Girl Cosmetics. Yesterday I decided to inventory all of my DG eyeshadows, and I realized that I have never actually used this gorgeous shadow- I only swatched it! Have you ever done that before, bought something and totally never got around to using it?

For the crease and highlight I used some shadows from the Lorac Pro Palette 2 (Buff to highlight, Light Brown as a transition shade, Cool Gray in the crease, and Navy right in the socket to add depth. I also used a bit of navy on the outer lower lashline.) Then I applied Darling Girl's A Painted World on the lid wet, using MAC Fix+. On the lower lashline, I applied A Painted World dry. I also used a little Darling Girl Whitelighter in the inner corner, its a super gorgeous silver! Liner is my  usual Urban Decay Perversion.

Hope you all enjoyed this quick little post! :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

EOTD: Caviar Dreams

Hey everyone! Just a quick EOTD to share with you all.

Today I have a smoky green look for you featuring shadows from Darling Girl Cosmetics!

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate & Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Mossy Green
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Walk of Shame
Darling Girl Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Pirate's Booty
Darling Girl Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Caviar Dreams
Mally Evercolor Starlight Eye Liner in Midnight
Lorac Pro Palette Eye Shadow in Black
Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sneak Peek! Sugar Skull Minerals 'Young Love' Collection

Hey everyone! Check out how many times I've actually blogged this month! Crazy, right?

Anywho, today I am excited to share some swatches with you of Sugar Skull Minerals newest collection called 'Young Love.' Vicki was kind enough to send me some samples to share with you, but you can get your hands on these pretties starting July 11, 2014, and it will be a permanent collection. This gorgeous collection includes 11 eye shadows and four blushes!

Let's check out the goods!

First up, we have the blushes. From top to bottom: Like a Virgin, Heart Throb, Sweet Cheeks, Make Me Blush.
These blushes are silky smooth and pigmented. I only used the tiniest amount for these swatches and blended them out. A little will go a long way with these!

And the eye shadows: Faithful, I Heart You, Hickey, Prude, Promise Ring, Picnic in the Park, Sugar Bear, Smooches, Under the Bleachers, Spin the Bottle, XOXO.
So. Much. Awesome. These shadows are seriously so amazing. They are so pigmented and full of gorgeous shimmer and sparkle. And Spin the Bottle-can you say super awesome duochrome?!?!

This is definitely another Sugar Skull collection I'll be purchasing! Everything is so stunning and there are no duds, in my opinion.

Are you as excited about this collection as I am? :)

Also, I think I need a thesaurus, lol.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sneak Peek! Darling Girl Cosmetics Paper Runway Swatches

Today I have swatches for you from the upcoming Paper Runway collection, due to be released on June 28th. This collection is a collaboration of three awesome indie companies: Darling Girl, Chinovi, and Glamour Doll Eyes. I only have the Darling Girl portion to share with you, but I am definitely excited to see what the other two companies came up with for this collection!

The Darling Girl Paper Runway collection includes six eye shadows and two blushes. My swatches include the shade Gilt Trip, which was an extra sample I got...might as well swatch everything, right?

From left to right: Gilt Trip, Frock Star, Make it Work, Model Walk, Mod Me Up, City Chic, Fashion Disaster, Kandy Kouture (Inner Glow Blush), It Girl (Soft Focus Blush).

Here are Kandy Kouture and It Girl blended out.

And finally, I have a quick look I put together using Frock Star, Make It Work, Mod Me Up, and Gilt Trip. :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

EOTD: Sugar Cosmetics

As promised, today I have an eye look for you done with the Sugar Cosmetics Smoked eye shadow palette. I also used the Sugar Cosmetics Line'a'licious liquid eye liner that I purchased.

I used all four of the powder shadows in the palette, but I did not use the glitter cream. I wore this look to work and did not want to have to worry about potential creasing. The shadows performed very well. They went on smoothly and were very easy to blend without being blended away into nothing. The liner on the other hand did not perform as well. I was very disappointed because at first swatch, the liner really impressed me. However, while applying on my eyes for this look, the liner started to dry out before I even finished one eye. I don't know if this liner would fare better on days where you aren't going to be wearing any shadows, but it certainly didn't do well over top of them. Sadly, the liner found a new home in the trash after completing this look.

Other products used for this look include Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate and Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

First Impression: Sugar Cosmetics

Hello everyone! Today I bring you my first impressions of a few different products from Sugar Cosmetics. Sugar Cosmetics is a makeup line connected with the Sugar Shoes brand. I had heard of Sugar Shoes before, but did not know they had a line of cosmetics until I spotted them on Hautelook. Since everything on Hautelook is marked down, I figured it would be a good opportunity to try out the brand. According to the Sugar Shoes website, these products are available for purchase from Kohl's and Amazon at a price point only slightly higher than most drugstore brands.This post is just my first impressions based on my swatches-stay tuned for another post with a more in depth review!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sugar Skull Minerals - Review and Swatches

Hello everyone, long time no see! Sorry I've been gone for so long, I've been having a hard time finding the time to sit down and blog lately. :(

Today I have an exciting post for you full of swatches of some super pretty eye shadows and blushes! They are all from the indie cosmetics company Sugar Skull Minerals! The owner, Vicki, was kind enough to send me some samples to review for you guys. I have a few swatches to show you of eye shadows and blushes that are currently available for purchase, as well as swatches of the upcoming Pool Party collection that is currently available for pre-order from the Sugar Skull Minerals Etsy page, which you can find here. I also have some looks to share with you using my new pretties. :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

UD Electric Palette Dupes?

When I saw this look by xsparkage, I was like OMG I NEED this palette! Then, I remembered my low buy and decided to try to recreate the look with shadows already in my collection. It's not an exact match, but the colors looked similar enough that I was pretty happy with the result.

I used Sugarpill's Acidberry, and Unhinged, Noise, Vice, and Chaos from the UD Vice palette, as well as Shellshock from the UD Vice 2 palette.

...and then the palette launched, and I just couldn't help myself. I ordered the Electric palette.

So I decided I would recreate xsparkage's look again, this time using the same exact colors.

When I compare my two pictures side by side, I can see how much darker/deeper my dupe look is. However, I still like my dupe look a lot.

Do you need the Electric palette if you have similar colors? Probably not, but if you're a bit of a UD hoarder like I am, you'll probably end up getting it anyway lol.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Darling Girl Cosmetics "One Hit Wonders V.1 The 80's" Swatches

Hello everyone! Today I have a swatch post for you featuring the newest Darling Girl Cosmetics collection, One Hit Wonders V.1 The 80's! Each shadow was inspired by a popular song of the 80's. I wasn't alive during the 80's, but I will admit I love the music!

Keep reading after the break for the swatches!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pink Sapphires and Black Diamonds

For today's look I broke out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette and tried to recreate on of the looks in the tutorial booklet that came with it (I LOVE when companies include tutorial books!). I added a little Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre on the lid for some extra sparkle. (ignore the redness at the outer corner of my eye, my skin is a little irritated today)

Keep reading to see how I created this look :)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Peacock Inspired Look With Darling Girl Cosmetics

Today I wanted to do a look with some bright colors, so I looked to my Darling Girl collection and grabbed the first few colors that stood out to me. The colors I picked reminded me of the beautiful colors of a peacock!

If you'd like to see what I used to create this bright and colorful look, keep reading after the break :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Darling Girl Valentine's Day Look

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you a Valentine's Day inspired look using Darling Girl Cosmetics. This look is soft and sweet. If that's not your thing, stay tuned for tomorrow's anti-Valentine's Day look! Let's get on to the look!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Simple Naked 3 Look

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share with you how to get this simple three-shadow look using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! This look is so quick and easy, anyone can recreate it!

If you'd like to see how to get the look, just keep reading after the break :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Showstopper Purples!

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you this gorgeous purple look using Darling Girl Cosmetics. After I organized all my indie eye shadows by color the other day, I realized that I have a bunch of shadows that I haven't even used yet! I'm going to work on fixing that problem, though!!!

Here's the look that I created today. If you want to see what I used and how to do it, keep reading after the break! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

This Month's Looks So Far

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to showcase all the eye looks that I have done this month so far. If you want to see details for any of these looks, just leave me a comment telling me which one you'd like to see. I'll make a separate blog post for it with the details. :)
Let's get started!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More Posts Coming Soon!!

Hello everyone!
 I'll have some new blog posts up soon. I haven't done any for a while because I was waiting on my new computer to show up. I'm so happy it's here so I can get back to blogging!