Sunday, December 5, 2010

Long Overdue Post: Wonderstruck swatches

Sometimes, life throws a curveball. That certainly can be said about my life the past few months. A frustrating and unfortunate event resulted in another large re-evaluation of my life, and I've made some large decisions. I'm happy with those decisions and the altered path I'm traveling now. I'm not sure where I'm going, but I'm certainly going to do my best to enjoy the journey. I'm getting better at being in touch with what I need to be more well-balanced. I'm currently residing in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, and took an adult ballet class yesterday morning. It's been a few years since I took a ballet class, and it was great to do that again. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in ballet studios- I took classes and trained for about 12 years. (This is why I love Aromaleigh's En Pointe collection so much).

Anyway, Miss K of Aromaleigh was kind enough to send me a sample set of Wonderstruck to blog about. As a lover of Alice in Wonderland, I was very excited about this collection. Does anyone else love the made-for-tv version of Alice in Wonderland with Whoopi Goldberg as the Cheshire cat? Admittedly, I also loved the new Tim Burton version.
One thing I love about the Wonderstruck collection is that every shade is extremely wearable. I've found that in some Aromaleigh collections, there are shades that I honestly don't know how to go about creating looks with and feel a bit intimidated by them. However, all the colors in Wonderstruck are fabulously easy to play with.
For the sake of time, I've numbered the swatches instead of labeling each with the name of the shadow.
The number/name correlation is as follows (by row):
1)We're all mad here 2)Impossible things 3)Curious dream
4)Drink me! 5)Pool of tears 6)Looking glass
7)Opiate advice 8)Curiouser and curiouser 9)The wrong alice
10)Flamingo-go 11)Pink portent 12)Hearts a' plenty
13)Rule forty two 14)Tattered & grown 15)Melancholy maiden
16)Mimsy 17)But this is my dream 18)Spot of tea
19)Wonder-ous 20)Fiddlesticks 21)Tunnel vision
22)Just a-head 23)Temper-temper 24)Frumious
25)Pass the tarts

All swatches over Too-Faced Shadow Insurance, all photos in natural light.

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My favorites are Hearts a' plenty, Fiddlesticks, Frumious, and Pass the tarts. If there are any shades that you'd like to see more photos of, just let me know in the comments!