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Entries for Friday, September 29 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Cheers

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Cheers

Posted on Friday, at

This is a bolder red that I’m more easily able to wear. It’s definitely cooler than shades like Bossy, and while it’s saturated, it isn’t quite as intense.

Entries for Thursday, September 28 2017

TKB Trading’s Aquarius

TKB Trading’s Aquarius

Posted on Thursday, at

Sea-blue-green shimmer that, sadly, loses a bit of its impact when applied. It’s not semisheer, but it doesn’t apply evenly when I mix it with water. Even applied dry and stippled on, some of the primer/skin beneath shows through.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Budew

Shiro Cosmetics’ Budew

Posted on Thursday, at

It looks like there’s a faint pink interference element in the pearl/satin finish, when applied wet. Otherwise, though, it is (was) a fairly solid-performing green, not too light nor too intense. It was discontinued a few years ago, when Shiro pared the collection down and removed some of the lower sellers.

Entries for Wednesday, September 27 2017

Nails Inc’s Rainbow Wishes

Nails Inc’s Rainbow Wishes

Posted on Wednesday, at

I am not a huge fan or follower of Nails Inc, mostly because another brand has taken over as my go-to polish. But the photos of this duo intrigued me, so…I got on the waitlist. Then I bought three sets. Rainbow Wishes is not totally opaque, and the formula was a bit bubbly and didn’t even itself out so well. I do like the color, though! It isn’t as durable a polish as I’d like, but...

Entries for Tuesday, September 26 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Lip Cream Set #1

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Lip Cream Set #1

Posted on Tuesday, at

The other Simply Lip Cream kits had one neutral, one midrange pink or red, and one darker color (either a deeper red, or a “vampy” shade.) This one was more of a “fuck it, we’re shoving the vamps front and center” composition! Leading Lady is a bolder blue-red, while Temptress and She-Devil are both deep purples.

Entries for Monday, September 25 2017

Fyrinnae’s Aye, Captain

Fyrinnae’s Aye, Captain

Posted on Monday, at

Can be a pretty color, but it applies rather light and doesn’t layer too well. I got best results when I put it over a cream base or an eyeshadow pencil.

Aromaleigh v1’s Pure Hue: Grass

Aromaleigh v1’s Pure Hue: Grass

Posted on Monday, at

Vivid emerald-green shimmer, similar to Chromium Oxide Green in terms of color saturation. This was part of Aromaleigh’s initial collections when they were just populating their store and wanted to add a variety of colors to the storefront. These are largely mica, with very little base-additives to help with application or longevity.

Entries for Saturday, September 23 2017

Saturday Soundtrack: Use Well The Days (Annie Lennox)

Saturday Soundtrack: Use Well The Days (Annie Lennox)

Posted on Saturday, at

Even though September has been a fairly shit month, I’m trying to pay attention to the things that I’ve accomplished. I’ve gotten the site about 90% migrated. I’ve started saving up for another trip to DragonCon. I finished painting another room in my house. I harangued my Congresscritters about the healthcare bill(s). There are plenty of things I haven’t done, that I wanted to do…but if I let myself fixate on those, I’ll...

Entries for Friday, September 22 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Vamp lip cream in Leading Lady

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Vamp lip cream in Leading Lady

Posted on Friday, at

I got this lip color at a major discount. If I hadn’t, I don’t know that I would have bothered - I don’t generally wear bold lip colors, and this one is an extremely intense shade. I did wear this for 5 hours one day, to see how long it lasted. Applied over NYX’s lip primer, it began to noticeably fade away after two hours (no eating or drinking, not even much talking.) The color may be...

Entries for Thursday, September 21 2017


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