Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Aromaleigh closing

Some unfortunate news: Aromaleigh has announced that they are closing.
Info is on their news page http://www.aromaleigh.com/aromaleighnews.html
I'm exhausted at the moment, so I can't think of much to say.
I imagine I'm not the only one considering stocking up on a few things before they're gone. Is there anything you're going to buy massive amounts of?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lost in Faerie swatches

Today I received a package from Aromaleigh, consisting of samples of the yet-to-be released Lost in Faerie collection.
As impressed as I was by the last collection Aromaleigh released, Victoria's Revenge, the new collection blew me away. Lost in Faerie contains some truly drool-worthy shades. I love all the different types of glitter and shimmer in the collection, everything from iridescent shimmer to chunky silver glitter, and plenty of colorful varieties in between. My sister, a MAC addict, was visiting with me while I swatched, and she literally stopped mid-sentence and stared when I swatched Meliora, it has a gorgeous iridescence that didn't come through in the photos. She exclaimed a few things not suitable to type here when she saw Loxy.

Now for the photos. All taken in natural light, all swatches done dry over Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

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Anybody else loving this collection as much as I am?
At the moment, there is no set release date, but I imagine it will be out fairly soon.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hurry and grab these for 50% off!

I did a few quick swatches of various Aromaleigh colors while contemplating my next Aromaleigh order. One color that I'm definitely getting in full size: Plush Romantic. It's an incredible color that you really should see in person.

All swatched dry over Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

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(Indoors, natural light)

Every single one of these shadows is 50% off until 11 PM EST 6/22!

I decided to head outside to see these in direct sunlight, and it made me exclaim, "Holy sparkle!" The photos don't do justice to the awesome sparkle.

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Now I have to go argue with myself about how many purples one toucan could possibly need.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hot charcoal with a side of torment

Torment is the first Aromaleigh color I've come across that let me down. On the website and even in the sample bag, it appears to be a brilliant metallic red. However, it didn't quite come out that way when applied. I'm going to try this look again, but do some foiling to see if that helps the color.
That being said, it's still a nice color, just not what I was expecting.

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I used:
Charcoal- Aromaleigh
Torment- Aromaleigh
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara


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I just couldn't bring myself to give up on the look I had imagined, so I tried putting Hot Hot Hot (Aromaleigh Rocks! glitter) over it. It was my first attempt at using glitter as anything more than a liner, so it's a bit uneven. I used Aromaleigh's Indelible Eyeliner Sealant to apply it. This brought me much closer to the look I was trying for.


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Does anyone have a suggestion for a metallic red eyeshadow?

Update

First of all, I'm sorry for being MIA lately. It's been a bit of a roller coaster recently, but after spending much of yesterday driving through the mountains and taking in the fresh air, I've finally gotten back to feeling like myself again. I came to some huge personal realizations on my drive, and I really needed to spend that time to get in touch with myself. So many things have happened recently that I hadn't taken the time to reflect on, but those things were life-changing and I definitely needed to figure out how they had changed me, and how I had remained the same. I'm usually terrible at taking time for myself, so I'm trying to work on that.

Now on to the makeup. Today I will be working on finally getting a few of my recent looks up. Now that I'm in a much better mental state, I can actually focus when I sit down to post. I hope all of you can understand my lack of posting recently, but that is something that is going to change. A recent order full of gorgeous colors reminded me of why I started my adventures in makeup in the first place, and with that in mind I am excited to start this new chapter in my life, filled with color, sparkle, and a newfound understanding of self.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just one picture and some words.

I had a lot of fun with photography today.

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I'm finally getting things somewhat organized- after health issues, moving, more health issues because of moving, job hunting, job interviews, and general life. I purchased a few products I'll be reviewing soon, which is something that I haven't done in this blog yet. I also have a few looks to post, I just haven't gotten a chance to sort through and crop all the photos yet. I've gotten behind on reading others' blogs, so I'm going to work on that now and should be able to get some posts up tomorrow.

Hope you've been having a great week!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bamboo Whimsy

I'm so glad to finally have time to post again! Moving is now officially one of my least favorite activities.
My birthday is on Sunday (June 6), can any of you guess how old I'll be?

Now on to the look.

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I used:
Bamboo- Aromaleigh
Mourning's Whimsy- Aromaleigh
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Physician's Formula shimmer strips mascara

I love how gloriously creamy bamboo is!

Please excuse the stray hairs and the uneven lighting.

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