Huge Eccentric Cosmetics Lipstick Haul

eccentric-cosmetics-haul-1‘Tis the season to deck the halls with a haul! πŸ˜€ I ordered a bunch of lipsticks and glosses from indie brand Eccentric Cosmetics and I have a ton of swatches (and lip swatches!) below…. Continue reading


Shiro Cosmetics Fall Collection: A Series of Unfortunate Events

I am literally a year late with this review, but hey! Better late than never! And of course the timing felt right since it’s truly autumn sweater weather now.

I have Shiro’s whole “Collection of Calamitous Cosmetics” swatched for you today. It is their Series of Unfortunate Events collection from fall 2016. Their new fall 2017 collection just dropped today too! It’s inspired by the animated mini-series “Over the Garden Wall”.Β  I am OBSESSED with Shiro’s fall collections. Remember the Harry Potter one from fall 2015? Still one of my all time faves. The fall eyeshadows they make are just pure perfection.

Without further ado, let’s view this incomparable tragedy about orphans, terrible villains, a secret society, and many unfortunate events.



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Birds of a Feather: Warm Autumnal Matte Browns!


Hello and welcome back to a much-delayed installment of Birds of a Feather, where I swatch a whole pile of similar colors next to each other! Today, in the spirit of September and the rapidly coming fall season, I broke out some of my favorite warm brown autumn shades. These are 99% matte shades.

These are primarily loose shadows, although I do show off my custom (massive) GlamTech palette of pressed shadows and swatch some of those too!

If you love pumpkins, firesides, coffee, butterscotch, oversized sweaters….. well this is the right place for you.

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June & July Combined Empties!

I’m catching up on my empties now! There was a lot finished in June and July. I’m hoping to finish even more this August, but I definitely need to recommit to finishing already open products rather than starting on new things. It’s hard because I just love playing around with new items! But that’s what makes this the challengeΒ part of the Reverse Rouge Challenge πŸ™‚


summer empty products


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New sparkly things spotted at Ulta….

Hello all! A quick post for you today, inspired by my impulse trip to Ulta.

Well, not-so-impulse. The 20% off coupons went out this week and I wanted to swatch the new Lorac palettes in person to decide whether I wanted one or not. They didn’t have any of the desert/mountain/ocean in store, but they did have the California palettes! I really wanted Santa Monica, as I used to live there and I miss it dearly (and because the colors really called to me). But when I swatched it in person, I realized whyΒ the colors appealed to me: I totally already own them! Other than the convenience of them being in one palette, I know I already own the colors.

It’s still super pretty though….


Lorac Santa Monica palette

Anyways! The real dish of this post is: omg there’s new sparkly shinies at Ulta!

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Hello Waffle Visage Box March 2017

Hello all! The end of May and April have been crazy busy, both in bad and good ways. I had an endless plague of computer and car problems, and I’m in the middle of moving to a new state (again!). So forgive my slow posts. I do plan on doing a combined April + May empties post later on this month!

Today I have a belated review of the Hello Waffle Visage from March!


Hello Waffle Visage Box March 2017


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Foundations and Concealers for Pale / Fair Skin

Happy spring everyone! It’s almost time for the Sephora sale in April and rumor has it (aka I begged my local store for info) there’s going to be another 20% Ulta coupon in June.

So it’s the time of the year where I dive deeper into trying to find my “perfect” foundation! Foundations are expen$ive so I always like to purchase mine when I can get a good deal. In an effort to find a good foundation I’ve been swatching and wearing all of my current stash to see what colors work. I alsoΒ just came back from a fruitless swatching visit at Ulta. My local Ulta recently redid their interior and it’s super fancy now. There are even full Lancome and Estee Lauder counter/wall areas. So of course I swatched their foundations too.

Long story short, let the swatches begin!

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