Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The TKBeast!

Warning: Ridiculous extended metaphor below and other obscure ramblings and references.

What is the TKBeast you may ask? Well, I'm here to tell you! The TKBeast is a lovely creature that will shed a generous sample amount of beautiful mica-beast dust on you! How lovely! However, this only works when the creature is fed a small meal of $1.50. Now, that's not a problem. The problem here is that there are so many colors to choose from! I want them all! And I think if I let it, the TKBeast would happily snarf up my wallet. Mind you, I'd be rolling gleefully in beautiful micas... but I try to be practical (heh).
So instead of offering up an all-you-can-eat buffet to this TKBeast, I simply presented it with an appetizer of crispety crunchety bills... which it seemed to enjoy. Because today I was showered with 9 mesmerizing micas that I CANNOT. STOP. STARING. AT. O.O!
Now, for some reason I thought each baggie held one teaspoon (probably because some of the micas tell you that's the amount you recieve for $1.50) but that's just not so. The ones that don't say anything about a teaspoon actually hold a whole tablespoon! This TKBeast is generous!
The micas I chose to be showered with were Blue Sparks!, Echo, Chameleon Glitter, Smokey XXX, Ballad Blue, Her Majesty, Capricorn Sea, Pisces Blue, and Taurus Orion. Now, a teaspoon of product is generous and wonderful. But a tablespoon? There's so much mica in here I think it'll last me til I'm 90! Well then, I'll fade into a colorful senility!

These micas come in big thick baggies approx 4 inches tall, 3 wide (so yeah, big) and I'm not a huge fan of baggies. Especially these. For some reason I really have to wrestle with the zip-lock seal to get it to open, and it makes me uneasy to know I could easily slip and rip the packaging open like some kind of hungry predator. So I've placed an order for over 9000 5g jars! Just kidding, only 200. But still quite a few! I look forward to the (IMO) more convenient packaging :)
Personally, I cannot seem to get over how pretty these are. Not to say, by any means, that the rest of my collection is not up to par (cause it is ^.^) but man! Any of you remember the Mirror of Erised from Harry Potter? If you wear these kinds of colors, I believe it's quite possible that people will want to sit and waste away or be driven mad by your eyelids. SOOOOO PRETTY!
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes! Er.. swatches! (All swatched over Pixie Epoxy... which, by the way, is a girl's -and many guy's I'm sure!- best friend. Because diamonds cannot foil your eyeshadow!)
First picture, left to right: Blue Sparks!, Echo, Chameleon Glitter, Smokey XXX (not as purple as it looks here)
Second picture, left to right: Ballad Blue, Her Majesty (the purple glitter didn't show up on camera AT ALL! Sorry!), Capricorn Sea ( a bit greener shift than it looks here), Pisces Blue, Taurus Orion
As always, click to zoom! Thanks for putting up with the many random insanities in this post. Please comment!

A picture of the TKBeast! (Those curly things are wings, but I can't draw.)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Blitterpoard Mani

Okay, so as to the title of this post. No, my nails aren't dying of a terrible-sounding disease --- I've simply titled it this way because it's a combo of blue, leopard-print and glitter, and I mangled the words horribly to form it's name. I don't actually have a lot to say about this other than that I suck at doing my nails and I still got tons of compliments on this! It was very encouraging :)
I used Sally Hansen HD in BLU, my Physician's Formula liner for the leopard print, Confetti in Pink Confetti, and Sally Hansen Advanced Strengthening Topcoat.
And heeeeere's what it looked like! (Ignore my ugly cuticles -.-)

There you have it.... please comment! Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Good Behavior.... Did I say that?

So last time I checked I was supposed to be on fairly good behavior. That lasted til about St. Patty's Day. But I seem to be on my spree of the year; I'm currently waiting on 10 separate orders to arrive. *_*. This isn't counting those that have already arrived. Currently my camera seems to have divorced it's battery charger and ditched it in some foreign country because it is nowhere to be found. So annoying! And so I'm sorry, I'll only be able to post the pictures I've already uploaded until I find it again. The camera does seem to have realized the mistake however; it's dead now. How morbid. With a bit of luck, though, the charger will return and my stupid camera will get a res. Ah, there are too many references in this paragraph. Overwhelming!
Aaaaanyway, point being, expect some swatching and reviewing in the following posts. Also, my first-ever nail post! I know, no one voted for that on my blog poll, but I was happy with the way it turned out and wanted to show it off a bit anyway. So, that's upcoming too. Keep your eyes out for it, I think I'm dubbing it Blitterpoard. Which won't sound as much like a terrible disease, once I actually post it (hopefully).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick and random EOTD

It was sunny out with a clear blue sky, so I decided on a yellow and blue look and this is what I came up with...
I used:
1. Blizzard - Detrivore (with a highlight of Earth Angel Minerals "Old Flame" shadow)
2. Invertebrate - Detrivore
3. Vacancy - Detrivore
4. Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Ultra Black liner
5. Pathos - Detrivore
6. N/A
7. Golden Fair matte base - Everyday Minerals

And the pictures!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ethereal Beauty is holding her first Giveaway!

And so many goodies too! Go check it out here: Ethereal Beauty. You don't even have to be a follower. But she's worth following, so I recommend doing so anyway! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Uhm LORAC, and a random look

So I'm probably the millionth person to be in on the LORAC sale on Hautelook, but I caved. And then I got carried away. So I've got the Croc Mocktail mini set on its way, as well as three other Mocktail shades/flavors in Chi Chi, Caffeini Martini, and Lava Flow. So expect some major haulage. What drew me in (besides the price!) was the description of these glosses. I'm a sucker for lip gloss in general, but especially when it tastes good! These Mocktail glosses are flavored like different cocktails, so how was I supposed to resist? ^.^
The funny part is that I really WAS being good and not buying a thing, but then I thought 'Hey, St. Patrick's Day is juuuuuust around the corner and I need me some green glitter!' and it all just went downhill from there. But it looks like my mailbox will be getting happydanced at once again!
I recieved my order from Zoya -- I got Envy instead of Shawn, which kinda sucks because I was really looking forward to that shade... but Envy is lovely too! It was still a pretty great deal so I guess I was just a little slow and Shawn ran out? Not sure. I need to show pictures of those. Unfortunately it seems my little camera had intentions of it's own and has scuttled off somewhere. I guess it wanted a spring break. Until I can hunt it down, I hope you'll be appeased with an EOTD from a little while ago.
I used:
1. Abalone - Archetype Cosmetics
2. Lilith's Daughters - Archetype Cosmetics
3. Dragonmagic - Fyrinnae
4. Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Ultra Black liner
5. Mystic - Fyrinnae
6. N/A
7. Golden Fair matte base - Everyday Minerals

First picture first: this one looks a little funny to me... like my eyelashes are reaching out. Slightly unnerving.
Blurry, but it shows off some sparklies:
Sooo, that's that. Drop me a comment! :)
Oh! I almost forgot! My OCC Lip Tar in NSFW arrived... I. LOVE. IT! Expect a review as soon as I'm able to photograph swatches!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Upcoming posts and that kinda jazz

Hey guys! I haven't posted in a bit, which makes me feel lame now since this post doesn't include any looks or pretty pictures or anything :(
I just wanted to tell you what's up for now:
I'll be swatching my Glamour Doll Eyes sample baggies (lotsa glitter!)
Fyrinne swatches (I got Mephisto and CAN'T. STOP. LOOKING. AT. IT. It's so beautiful!)
China Glaze Crackle review (I got one! Yes! This particular post will happen when my nails stop being ugly... so yeah, the future.) <<<<< Heh, that's my optimism talking XD
Speaking of nails, I splurged a tiny bit and went for the 3 for $5 deal at Zoya (I guess that's more of a steal than a splurge) and I got the tip-off from xSparkage... I can't find the deal thingy on the Zoya site any more which bums me out a little cause I feel like I should have the link for it in here.
Uhm.......... Oh!
Then we come to the reason for this post, kinda. Yeah, you know that unobtrusive little poll I have over to this side? >>>>>
Well I've been looking at it (5 votes so far!) and OCC Lip Tar is winning. Now that's fine with me because I have been dying to try these. I only have a few red lippies. And I'm like some hopeless lovestruck loony who doesn't care how unrequited her love is when it comes to red lips. They can push me away or make me look like hell but I'll run back to them every time. I think (or I hope) that they're finally bending to my will a little (okay, ENOUGH with the love metaphor here cause I'm just not gonna draw it out any more hehe) because I've gotten compliments on my red lips the last two times I've tackled the crazy color. What this all boils down to, is that I ordered a Lip Tar in NSFW. For those of you who don't know, I'm pretty sure this stands for Not Safe For Work. Either that or Nosy Seals Fear Windshields. But yeah, I think it's the first. So I'm SUPAAAAH excited about that because I have heard so many great things about these products and I've never tried anything from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics before. If I like this stuff as much as everyone says I will, then I will definitely be buying Beta, Reverb, and Anime next! Time to go for something a little crazier and try to master it. Anyway, here's the link for the OCC site: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Have you tried them before? Do you want to? ARE YA GONNA?! Comment below, and thanks for being my lovely readers :) I can't tell you how much I appreciate you

Saturday, March 5, 2011

How I Store My Makeup

I think this was a long time in coming. No, I'm not sure where this nifty box came from (but if you know, tell me cause I totally want to buy another!) but it's super convenient and I love it. The jars are mostly Fyrinnae, except for those 9 on the left, which are Pure Luxe. I love how easy it is to store my sample baggies in here. And the clamshells are a pain and I don't really like them, but they fit too!
I'm just going straight to the pictures here, because there's really not a lot I can say. This was originally some kind of sewing box I think. But I plan on going hunting at Hobby Lobby or Michael's for another similar thing, since I've got several other jars coming and don't really have a nice home like this to put them in. I just love how 9 fit in each of the large compartments (and they're not hard to take out) all snug and serendipitously. Yay :)
Comments? Questions? Thanks for reading!