Saturday, January 4, 2014

Glamour Doll Eyes Halo EOTD

I ordered the GDE Halo collection around Black Friday and this is my first time using it. I've got to be better at using new products! Lately I just grab something that's already in the train cases. There's no fun in that! So in an effort to use new things, this look is all from the Halo collection. (That's just a regular ol link, I'm not affiliated with anything so feel free to click with full abandon! I'm not evem sure I used that phrase correctly. Whatever. IT STAYS.)

I used:
Lid: Flawless
Crease: Imitation
Browbone: Vulnerable
Above crease: Mannequin
Darkened creased with: Audacious
Lower liner: Undressed

Next time I probably won't use so many frosty/metallic shades together. It looks a little funny to me. But now I know.
*cue the rainbow*

 FULL FACE. Don't mind the acne, I could have photoshopped that crap but I'm old enough to not give a shit anymore :) FINALLY.
On cheeks was Meow's Glisten (Firefly blush), lips were Fresh Sugar Petal lip balm.

Dark picture is dark.

Imma go eat some bacon now.


Friday, January 3, 2014


I'm delayed, I know. I didn't do anything fancy with my New Year makeup but I liked what I did, so here ya go!

I used my new Shiro Cosmetics shades over TFSI Lemon Drop:

Lid: I loved a Maid
Crease: Bowties are Cool
Browbone: Burberry Trench with Shiro Cake on top
Liner: Drying out Physicians Formula liquid stuff that came in a trio.
Waterline: UD Honey eyeliner
CG Clump Crusher.

And bonus shot of me in my kick ass shirt I got for Christmas.

I was happy I got a second Burberry Trench eyeshadow for Christmas too.  I'm almost done my first one! First product I hit pan on in at least 5 years.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Revlon Parfumerie ~ Spun Sugar Swatch

It's half-assed swatch time!  My nails look pretty bad about 90% of the time but I wanted to share this neato nail polish with you anyways! 

Revlon recently came out with a line of scented nail polishes.  I'm still a bit confused on how many are available, I keep seeing different displays.  Shoppers Drug Mart had 16 I believe, so I snagged 7 of them.  I'll be completely honest, I bought most of them for their supposed smell.  Like Spun Sugar.  It's just a silver.  BUT A SMELLEH ONE!  Good smelly. Autumn Spice I bought for both looks and smell and I hope to half-ass swatch that one soon too.

I used 2 coats and it went on nicely.  There was a bit of a bald spot on one of my thumbnails but the good thing about light reflecty nail polish, is you can't see it unless you are super close up or aim the bottom of your nail toward a light source.

THE SMELL.  This is the best part.  I see everyone describe this one but I don't think anyone has pointed out the obvious yet (obvious to me, that is.) Spun Sugar smells just like Thierry Mugler's Angel perfume!  It's not wicked strong but I love it.

Now here's a 1 shot swatch of my scented phalanges.  Click to make bigger.

I was so happy to find these I forgot how much they were....  I think they were $7.99/ea CDN.
Unfortunately I can't comment on wear.  I'll be stripping this off in about a day to try one of the other ones out because I'm impatient :)  So far so good.  These are nothing like those crappy scented polishes from Claire's that peel off in 30 minutes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

For Future Reference - Korean Nail Polish I Own


This was supposed to be a Korean nail polish I own post, but I realized all but 2 are from Etude House, so it's an "ETUDE HOUSE POLISH I OWN" post I guess!  I had to google for most of the names.  The names on the lids are in Korean but luckily they all had numbers!

I'll start with the 2 Tony Moly:
GS09 Shooting Star
GS10 Pinky Star

Etude House:
If Story Nail Kit I: If the Halloween Witch Casts a Spell
If Story Nail Kit II:If the Jack O' lantern Lights Up
If Story Nail Kit III: If Snow of Love Falls on the Christmas Tree
If Story Nail Kit IV: If the White Witch Melts with Love
Etoinette Versailles Nails Kit: 01 Versailles Rose
Etoinette Versailles Nails Kit: 02 Versailles Dress
PK003 Dragon Fruit Cocktail
PPK005 Cocktail Dress
PPK006 Party Lover
WH901 Cotton Candy Kiss
PPK007 Dot Dance
OR203 Coral Party
PPK001 Prom Queen
PPP503 Celeb Girl
PWH905 Boom Boom Boom
PPK002 Evening Dress
PBL601 Pajama Party
PWH903 Crystal Glass
1 Mint Chocolate
2 Lemon Sherbert 
3 Apricot Candy
4 Strawberry

Bottles of cuteness, that's what that is.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oslo Cosmetics/Odoro Perfume

~2nd edit~ If you don't like snark, you might as well click the back button now.  I've never censored myself, nor do I plan to. So if you're the kind of person that can't see picture evidence because you just can't look past my "bitchiness", well, that's kinda too bad for ya. If you've been following me for years and haven't dropped me yet for my wonderful "tone", you won't be surprised by this post.  It's just another rant by me.  So sit back, grab the popcorn and have a chuckle.  I SAID CHUCKLE, DAMMIT!
 Indie's bahaving badly, volume "who knows".

Where do you draw the line when you decide a shop is not worth the trouble?

Fingerprints in jars
Stealing other photos as your own
Making things and releasing them without further testing to look for product wear
Fib fib, fibbity fib fib.

WELL FOLKS, Oslo is guilty in 3/4 of that list.  Not the fingerprints, that I know of.  I just get really grossed out by prints and felt the need to gross y'all out again. I quit 2 shops due to that bit of yuck. 

First lets talk about stealing photos.  At one point Oslo was using a Jill Stuart photo to show off her trios.  She also used a swatch of Too Faced lip cream as one of her own.  When it was brought to Reddit's attention her excuse was:

Man that's tiny, I'll copy:
deletetoast Owner of Oslo Cosmetics 19 points ago
I made a mistake guys! :( They photos were meant to be inspiration, not actual looks made with the product itself. I've updated all the photos and I just wanted to apologize for any confusion!! I haven't had an official photoshoot with people wearing my product yet, so I will have to get on that! Thanks for the heads up everyone, it was actually a lot of help. Sorry again!

 I'd love to see Cover Girl use Urban Decay's photos for "inspiration" and see how well that goes over.  

I guess that excuse was good enough though, she somehow got 19 imaginary internet points.  Here's the whole thread of (mostly) forgiveness.

Lets get to testing issues!  There have been a few times in the indie world where people have gotten duds because the shop didn't test things properly.  Like lip colours for example.  When made poorly, you end up with mold and a fuzzy mess and well, there goes your hard earned dollars because someone didn't feel the need to check out shelf life. Or because they just want a quick buck!
Like Olso! Oct 1, tubes ordered, Oct 5, Swatches, Oct 7, OUT DA DOOR. Not saying these will get moldy, just that NO PRODUCT TESTING HAS BEEN DONE.  So she's basically using customers as guinea pigs.

Now, I'm not a makeup formulator, so I don't have the cosmetics making knowledge on how long you should test a wet product for, but something tells me it should be longer than less than a fucking week, no?

And the next part is a mix between fib fibbaroo and no product testing.

When someone posts something like:

"Soooooo I'm going to try and make my own perfumes, wish me luck! XD" ~ Oct 31

Does that sound like someone who has been making fragrances for years?  

"These are just for myself, and gifts for the holidays"
"Once I master it I will think about selling to others!"
"I'll experiment with it over time."

Well since Olso has a habit of not testing things, it seemed a bit odd that this would be posted and them BAM!!! shop is open 11 days later and posted to Reddit.

Concerns were brought up and ROLL IN THE EXCUSE TRAIN.

WOOOOOO, WOOOOOOOOO < That's my mighty train horn.

heh, noroli

 The funny thing about the neroli one, someone in the indiemakeupandmore subreddit was asking about a neroli perfume.  LO AND BEHOLD, 7 days later a wild neroli perfume appears!

It's since been deleted.  

Lets break apart those excuses now!

Hey Joyce, how were you able to release so fast?
"Oh well, you see, a boutique in town wanted my stuff that I just happened to have in this short time frame."  So this shop wanted non-tested product you just happened to have?
But she's not looking to go big you guys, she's blog posting and etsy-ing/store envy-ing so that the boutique owner can order easily. Because that owner needs 2 shops to order from, obvz.  "It's not meant to be a big thing at all" *cough, $40 1-note perfumes, cough*  
She's been making perfume for years so obviously it's safe, testing's for suckas. 

"This is not something I plan on making money on." So Joyce, why are you sharing on Reddit then?  Land of a hundred million, trillion, billion users. I may be over exaggerating that number, but there are plenty. "I wanted to get feedback from people"  Feedback from people when you only meant to make them for yourself and a magical boutique fell on your lap.

You spelled "neroli" wrong, managed to print it, take a picture, crop the photo and upload to your blog without noticing.


Fucking sure.

And then she deleted the whole thread.  Kinda like what she did to the stolen pictures.  And the neroli self promote. The moment the picture thing was brought up on reddit, she was quick to delete everything before rolling out that excuse train "I DIDN'T KNOW STEALING WUZ BAD"

So I capped everything, because I saw how fast she was to delete stolenpicturegate2013.

So there.

Was that bitchy of me?  YOU BETCHA!

I just hate new indies treating people like test dummies.  Olso seems to jump on whatever badwagon is rolling at the moment.  

Oct 24 Shiro "Winter is coming"
Oct 25 Oslo "Game of Thrones collection in the shop tonight!" 

Was that just a freaky coincidence?  Hard to say, the store didn't have any pop-culture references before hand.  But she could have pumped out those 5 shades in a day, no problem, it's not like Oslo/Odoro products get tested or anything.  Sure neither shop would be the first to do a GOT collection, it just seemed fishy to see one thing come a day after the other.  

 The only reason I'm nitpicking this one is from Joyce's behaviour earlier.  Had she never stolen pictures as her own, or released lip colours in just a week, it probably would have gone right over my head.  But now every action seems sketchy, and you can add a 10 day old perfume shop to that list.

~~~EDIT: That GOT one looked fishy but wasn't, a link was posted on Twitter that I missed on October 11~~~  
Seeee?  Now I'm all paranoid at the fuckery.

Lets throw a 3rd edit in here:  Joyce saying this:
Aaaaand then a few minutes later, saw a redditor say she was waiting on a sample order for perfume. 

Make of that what you will.
Heeeeey, just found this awesome self promote in the 3rd person.  Mindy thinks that's just fuckin' weird dude.  lololol



What do you think?  No anonymous comments coming up with excuses for her, or I'll just assume you're Joyce.  Wouldn't be the 2st time speaking in 3rd person!
Or the 2nd time..or 3rd.....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For Future Reference - Indie Nail Polish I Own

 This is just a "for reference" post.  I have a habit of buying doubles of things because I can't remember what I have already, so it's list making time!  These are all the indie polishes I currently own.  Polishes on the bottom of a list in itallics are on their way to me.

  And no, I'm not selling.  Everytime I post something like this, someone offers me their first born.  I waited oodles of launches for some of these dudes, and being in Canada, many were friggin hard to get so I'm not letting anything go.

Rainbow Honey:
Glittering Rapture
Sweet Talk
Cosmic Dawn
The Frizz
Pot o' Gil
Mint Flavour
Star Stuff
The Power of Love
Mt. Moon
I Miss You
Pink Cloud
Bubble Beam
Magic Cake
Spirit of Wonder
The Kraken
The Element Of Magic
Pinkie Promise
The Worst Possible Thing
20% Cooler
A Little Kindness
Hoof Wrassle
Mare Of The Moon

Daily Lacquer:
Holo 101
Not So Angel
Slayer Comma The
What May Come
The Green Fairy
Welcome to the Hellmouth
The Avatar State
Giles the Ripper
Don't Spike Me
Water Tribes
Mrs. Mime
I'll Fly Away
Wicca Willow
Moon Kitty
Fluffy Cotton Candy

Femme Fatale:
Winter Hyacinth
Spring Fling
Sweet Surprise
Librarian's Shush
Ebon Roses
Sinister Calling
A Tisket, A Takset
Gilded Roses
Lunar Halo
Keeper of the Grove
Shimmering Snowcap
Sea Pony
Veil of the Siren
Glinting Lodestone
Abyssal Refelctions
Pools Of Vision
Sparkling Sands
Burning Blossom
Snowy Bramble
Midsummer Petals
Dreamer's Potion
Cinders of Sleep

Nerd Lacquer:
All of Time and Space
Don't Blink
It's Just a Flesh Wound
Warrior Ethos
Event Horizon
Don't Panic
Home of the Untempered Schism
Hyperspace Bypass

Enchanted Polish:
Hey Jude
Across the Universe
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Am the Walrus
Magical Mystery Tour
Octopus's Garden
Secret Sauce
Tummy Time
Freeze Machine

Jindie Nails:
Snow Angels
Candy Land Remix
I'm a Star Dot Com
Princess Breath

I love Nail Polish:
Cygnus Loop
My Little Glacier

 Lush Lacquer:
I Lost My Marbles
Blue Gypsy
Neon Lights

A England:
Holy Grail
Holy Grail (new)
Beauty Never Fails
She Walks in Beauty

Ninja Polish:
Melted Snowman

Darling Diva:
Bitches Have Birthdays

Girly Bits:
Arctic Sunrise

Dollish Polish:
Have a Berry Good Day
Penny... Penny... Penny...

Lush Lacquer: 

Naild' It:
Sticky Peeps
Spring Fling

Pegasus Poop
Sphinx Scat

Hare Polish:
Own Your Opulence
Bury the Hatchetfish

Different Dimensions - Sparkles Like Edward
Candeo Colors - Jellybean
Scofflaw - Cloud Cuckoo Land
Gloss n' Sparkle - Unicorn Spawn
Nail Pattern Boldness - Boop oop a Dupe
Crow's Toes - Bone Daddy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mackintosh's Toffee Bars...


Just a lil notice for Canadians who have been searching for years and years when all we had were those little nuggets that were SO NOT THE SAME THING.

I haven't eaten any yet, so I can't say if they taste the same as I remember.  I'm trying to stay on a keto diet and sugar is a huge no-no. 

One day, Mackintosh.  I will throw you in the freezer, take you out, smash your sweet sweet face in, and then EAT YOU SO HARD.

My mom found these in a box of 4 each at Shoppers Drug Mart.