Well not really from outer space (I WISH!), but more like real life got far too hard to deal with (fuck you forever cancer) and I didn’t even think about this blog for a while. However, that did NOT stop me from falling head over heels for indies and buying stuff like crazy!
I had an excellent exchange partner, who really nailed it out of the park on her gifts. I mean really with candy, eyeshadow, yummy perfume, sparkle-bomb blushes, AND a custom shiro gloss how could it be wrong?? Heck yes!
First up, the Shiros!
My gal ordered me a custom gloss in Day of Reckoning! YAY!! It’s an awesome fall metallic. It looks sexy with one coat, and I can’t wait to build it up and layer!! I also scored Yzma’s Essence of Llama, which is spectacularly amazing and some great samples.
Up next, my very first My Pretty Zombie blushes!!! The sample colors are great too, but I am soo excited to try MDMA and 6MAM! They are gorgeous, high pigmented (see swatches at the end!) and I love the drug references, heh.
Last, but not least at all, amazing scents from sixteen92 (an incredible indie perfumery that I need to order more from STAT). Her winter collection is launching TOMORROW and includes some really badass sounding scents.
Black Sugar, has notes of “Spun brown sugar, red berries, vanilla and tonka bean absolute dance with a sprinkle of dirt, a swirl of cauldron smoke, and a drop of bittersweet cocao absolute.” Basically, it’s incredible!! The touch of dirt and smoke make it not overwhemingly sweet and foodie. I am finding myself loving chocolate scents more and more with my body chemistry. I also really like the hint of berry that comes through. It also lasts for EONS on me.
Ex Tenebris Lux, with notes of “Labdanum, Benzoin, Tonka and Vanilla Absolute with Patchouli, Oakmoss, Blood Orange, Bergamot and Tuberose” is so very interesting on my body! I don’t get much of the blood orange or vanilla, but it smells deliciously familiar somehow. Maybe a touch like incense on me and some trees of sorts? This is part of the winter collection, debuting tomorrow.
Now, swatchy swatch time! From top to bottom – Shiro custom gloss, Yzma’s Essence of Llama, My Pretty Zombie 6MAM, and finally MDMA.
Can y’all even handle the sparkle city that is happening on my arm?? This is without ANY PRIMER guys. Just beautiful products, made to glow on my face. This is why I love indies. I honestly haven’t touched my non-indie makeup in months and really need to get rid of it all (except dat Naked3). The quality is top notch and all the shop owners I’ve encountered have been wonderful.
As a bonus, here is a pic of me rocking my OWN custom creation from Shiro. I emailed with Caitlin about making Wetch (a now sold-out Halloween shade) into a gloss, with a bit more deep berry to make extra fall worthy. I also got pumpkin cheesecake flavoring to make it divine.
It also matches my new hair! Went dark for fall 😀
I’ll unbox the Homesweet Homespun in my next post (hopefully later tonight or tomorrow)! xoxoxo