Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rainbow eyes

I really like the way this look turned out, and think I'll try variations of it in the future. I rarely use the sealant from Aromaleigh, but did for the liner in this look. It ended up a little flaky, but I think I just need to practice getting the consistency right. I love how vibrant the sealant made the colors.

Photos in natural light.

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I used:
Tigrilla- Aromaleigh
Mariposa- Aromaleigh
Cricket- Aromaleigh
Forget me Not- Aromaleigh
Sylph- Aromaleigh
Indelible Eyeliner Sealant- Aromaleigh
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips mascara


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On the road again...

I've been working on moving across the country (again), and am now in a hotel working on a few posts. I finally found a good way to organize/store/pack my makeup for moving/traveling as often as I do. It all began with a trip to Office Depot, but I'll fill you in with pictures and such in the next few days.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dear Aromaleigh,

I'll let you in on a little secret: a year ago, my idea of makeup was putting on some mascara, but only for special occasions. Then, at the beginning of December, I decided to order from Aromaleigh after seeing so many gorgeous looks created by the lovely ladies on a forum I was a part of. I instantly fell in love. With the arrival of my first order came the beginnings of my new relationship with makeup. Before using Aromaleigh, I saw makeup as something that people used to cover up their flaws- something to hide behind. Then, I fell down a rabbit-hole of glorious color and sparkle and realized that makeup could be so much more than that. I discovered that makeup can be used as a celebration of self. That you don't have to think that makeup makes you more beautiful to enjoy using it. That women that know that they hold great beauty without makeup can still brighten up their days with a little (or a lot of) sparkle.
As sad as I am to see Aromaleigh close, I am grateful for all it has introduced me to. If you told me a year ago that I would own and love binders and boxes full of makeup, I wouldn't have believed you in the slightest. Although Aromaleigh gave me the golden ticket to enter the wonderful world of mineral makeup, my journey has since expanded. Aromaleigh started this journey for me, and the journey is not over even though Aromaleigh is closing. I have more Aromaleigh than I could possibly use up in 10 years anyways, so I have plenty of Aromaleigh sparkle left to enjoy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ciao Italia swatches

Miss K sent me samples of the Ciao Italia collection to review, and once again she has created a lovely collection. I have spent a significant amount of time in Italy, and this collection made me reminisce about the beauty that can be found there. Right now, it's also making me crave some tiramisu.

Swatches done dry over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, photo in natural light.

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My favorites are Bacio, Fico, Biscotti, and Rosmarino. I also really like Melograni, Fragola, Lampone, and Malaga.

The sample set can be purchased at http://blog.aromaleigh.com/blog/a---vault-sales/