Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fyrinnae Comparisons (Rapunzel Had Extensions) + LUSH Dynamic Bonus!

FYRINNAE! So maybe some of you have heard that they have finally released some pretty cool PRESSED eyeshadows, right?

Have you been wondering about any of the shades and what they look like compared to their potted, loose cousins?

Well I have! Specifically the "Rapunzel Had Extensions" color. It is by far my absolute favorite Fyrinnae shade. I decided to go ahead and buy one and compare it to the one I already have.

Also did a much needed comparison of their old Romantique lip lustre to their new one. There is a bit of a different. I confirmed with them that this was on purpose and not an accident in their lab, lol. Click below for comparisons! I also threw in LUSH's "Dynamic" face color just for funzies because it's also a pinkish gold color of awesomeness.

I should just retitle this post as "pinkish gold awesomeness." Hehehehe. ;)

Sorry for this ulta-gross close-up of my face (ew pores!) but I figured I'd show off the shadows. I am wearing both the loose and pressed version, one on each eye. Truth be told, I forgot which eye had which but that's OK... because they are effectively the same, I mean, I can't even tell which is which so that's testimony to the fact that when they pressed it, any additives did not change the formula. I don't think it should (adding dimethicone?) but I am also not a chemist, so yeah. @___@; but I just wanted to shed doubt if anyone had any that the pressed ones would differ in color from the old shadows. It DOES look a little different when swatched next to the loose pigment but once again, I think it has to do with what they added to the formula to make it stay put.


Please click on it to see full version of pic with text. :D Here are all of my swatches. I tried to get a good flash on this because the lighting in my bathroom was terrible Friday morning when I was getting ready for work. @__@; But yeah, you can clearly see the difference between their old and new lip lustres and you can see that the eyeshadows remain relatively the same here. Also LUSH swatch in just for fun! :)

The above is a swatch of LUSH's (newish) "Dynamic" pigment. I *think* they market this as an eyeliner but truth be told, I almost never use it as such.... I always use it as a BLUSH or highlighter, to be honest, or even as eyeshadow or lip color. I rarely use it to line my eyes because it's hard to get it all where it should go. It ends up becoming mascara for my bottom lashes if I try to use it as a bottom liner, and if I use it as a top, it's so liquidy that I need to use a hair dryer to seal and dry it else it turns into an eyeshadow when I blink and smudges. ;) This is why I hate liquid and creamy shadows/liners! It's a really gorgeous color, though and I am totally in love with it. It stays put all day as a blush but tends to smudge more and crease more as an eyeshadow unless you use primer. Hope this post was semi-useful! Sorry for my bad photograph as always. ;___;

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Urban Decay Haul! (From a little while ago!)

When Urban Decay had their friends and family sale a few odd weeks ago, I decided to splurge and get a few goodies. ;) Overall, I was pretty happy with what I got despite being initially pissed to see the package all messed up. :(

WTF, Urban Decay? I should have sent them this picture but I didn't. Might have been postal service's fault anyway, I mean I guess they can't control it apart from use stronger boxes? The goods were packaged fairly well inside. More pics below!
This set is baller! I only paid about $18 for it but then it was also on sale for 20% off! Such a freaking awesome deal. I wanted to do a BYOP for a while now of all of the "Midnight" shades but this has quite a few. ;)

Love this amazing BYOP (build your own palette) melting rose case and the shadow it comes with. Pure awesomeness! The gloss is from the Midnight Emergency kit and it's such a lovely color, flatters any skin tone.

I got this quite a while ago at Sephora, and I love it. I like how they made the pots easily removable so you can snap them in and out. The case is pretty sturdy and hard metal so you can travel with it without worrying about breaking the delicate shadows inside.

This is what it looks like with the shadows in it! Love the brush it comes with too!

Also got this Vice Palette but didn't take many photos yet. I will have to add some later. xD I like that I can make a rainbow look with this palette! Some of these shadows are such cool colors...I mean look at that blue! Time to check out YouTube for inspirational tutorials. I like that they have some nice neutrals too. ;)

I would like to do some tutorials in the near future but I am still working out the camera situation here. ugh. ;___; I think my lack of photography ambition is slowly killing my poor blog. :( I have done so many cool outfits lately and been too lazy to post! LOL!

A little bit of Mori (food) inspiration post!

I really need to make more posts in my blog.... but unfortunately a few weeks ago when I was on my way to work I had a very terrible accident in my car and I was injured. I was depressed about what happened and I stopped caring about a lot of things for a while. I finally decided today that I would make some posts, probably a few in a row, so here is my first one!
Mori cooking inspiration....or rather the last few things I've done happen to be a little bit "mori" or at least it feels that way. I think autumn is really when I feel inspired by the forest and the outdoors in general. Mother nature turns the trees all sorts of lovely colors and I break out my layers and hot cocoa and tea and life is good.... right?! xD
Unfortunately I only have like one outfit photo and it's from a while ago. ;___; I need to get a better place to take photos like stat. My boyfriend wanted to buy me some photo equipment from but sadly he needs to pay for car parts to fix his car instead. :( Sad panda. Anyway! On to the pics! xD
Cute fairy garden! I saw this last night when I visited the 3rd Degree Glass Factory again! :)

Pumpkin seeds I roasted!

Rustic Beer Flight from a local pub

My homemade red potatoes with dill

Pumpkin pie I made with a REAL pumpkin! None of that canned stuff! ;P (Although if I am in a hurry I will use canned pumpkin puree because you don't have to roast a whole pumpkin for an hour, hehe.)

Rabbit and fresh gnocci from a local restaurant called 1111 Mississippi. They use a lot of a fresh and local ingredients. It would seem odd to eat a rabbit but rabbits are in abundance though this was probably farm raised instead of wild caught. Wild ones are probably tougher since they have to fight to survive. @__@; This is slow roasted in marinade and it's really soft and kind of delicate. Somewhat like a chicken flavor. If you haven't guessed by now, I could never be a vegetarian or vegan! >__<; lol.

Old photo but who doesn't love pancakes on a cold autumn morning?! (And this is also the reason why I need to go back to using my freaking Canon Rebel. But the iPhone is so much more convenient for photos because I ALWAYS have it on me and it's not big and bulky... lol.

I am going to visit my parents in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday so I will bring my camera, I promise! >__<;;

This was the turkey my mom and I made for Thanksgiving last year! I can't wait for Thanksgiving next week.... and then maybe Black Friday. @___@; Yes I am nuts I know!

Next post will have more make-up and fashion-y stuff, promise!