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Month: March 2018

My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

After cascades of gorgeous Instagram images, I finally decided to pull the trigger on Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla Cosmetics (www.nablacosmetics.com) is a cruelty-free, Italy-based Indie cosmetics company. I most frequently see frenzy around Nabla’s eyeshadow palettes (their Dreamy eyeshadow palette sold out before I could make up my mind on it – too late!) and their single eyeshadow, Alchemy. I decided to order Alchemy and a few other single eyeshadows. My order shipped out via FedEx the next day – it…

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Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Today was a tough day – which means that the best way to soothe myself after work was to play with some duochrome pigments. Today I dipped into my vast collection of Fyrinnae pigments and decide to swatch a few for my (and your) viewing pleasure. The below is a small sample of my mini pigments collection from Fyrinnae Cosmetics. Fyrinnae (www.fyrinnae.com) makes some magical pigments – most of my collection consists of pigments from their duochrome and multichrome Arcane…

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Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Today’s post is a bit of a different flavor – I will be talking about some of my base makeup which is nowhere near as sexy as my duochrome eyeshadows but an essential nonetheless. After returning from a week=long vacation, I was perusing my makeup drawer this morning trying to decide what combination of products will form my return-to-work look. I came across one product that I have been working on for some time. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Photo…

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March Makeup Staples

March Makeup Staples

I am the proud owner of a fairly large makeup collection. I keep track of it all on a Google Docs Worksheet; this allows me to quickly peruse my products in each category to decide which I will go for that day. It is a lot of fun picking out how I will mix and match highlighters and eyeshadows and lipsticks. However, when on the go, I am looking for the easy button –  something I won’t have to think…

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The Rose Nudes – A Lipstick Review

The Rose Nudes – A Lipstick Review

I wear lipstick every day. Before I had laser eye surgery, I couldn’t really wear eyeshadow – I couldn’t see myself in the mirror without glasses! – and my sensitive eyes couldn’t handle contacts. So lipstick was the most ‘fun’ part of my everyday look where I could dress up one of the more prominent features on my face – my lips! These days I find that my eyeshadow generally takes center stage and the lipstick needs to counterbalance it….

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Sunday Highlighter Reel: Playing with some Recent Purchases

Sunday Highlighter Reel: Playing with some Recent Purchases

Today is Sunday which means the day before another hectic week at work. I am dedicating my afternoon to playing with color, specifically trying out some new highlighter purchases. A few weeks ago, I discovered a new Indie brand through Instagram – I follow the #indiemakeup which has helped me discover many gems in the past. Beauty Bar Baby (https://beautybarbaby.com/) has a clear unicorn theme (which is not my style) but I was intrigued by the variety of hues and…

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March Favorites: A Love Affair with Duochromes

March Favorites: A Love Affair with Duochromes

I am a sucker for all things duochrome. It is easy to create a stunning look with only one dynamic, color-shifting shade. Indies do an incredible job of creating fresh, vivid, and innovative duochromes. I collect both duochrome eyeshadows and duochrome highlighters; however, I find it is more fun to play with duochrome eyeshadows given the innumerable vibrant color combinations you can work with. Below are swatches of some of my favorites this month. I use all of these shades…

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