Hi, my name is Celia and I really, really like blue eyeshadow.

It turns out that I own a lot of eyeshadow. Lately I've been playing around with the idea of swatching all of it in order to catalog it, or, you know, whatever, and today I started with my blues, which is maybe about an eighth of my indie collection, possibly a bit more. It's a lot of eyeshadow, so I'm going to limit the commentary. I tried to keep similar colors together so you could see potential dupes, but I kept seeing more colors and not having room on my arm, so oops.

All of these shadows are pressed, photos taken in natural light, and swatched over Too Faced Shadow Insurance on the top and TF Glitter Glue on the bottom with a Mac 239.

Arm 1 - Left to right:
Scaredy Cat Cosmetics (SCC) Hedgerow, My Pretty Zombie Illustrated Ink, Shiro Nayru's Love, Femme Fatale (FF) Crystal Guardian, SCC Robin the Cradle, FF Alpine Skies, SCC Tide Me Over, Dark Matter Makeup (DMM) Capricorn, Shiro Glowstick of Destiny

I woke up at 5AM two months ago for this and it was totally worth it: Hello Waffle Visage

I have been wanting to get the Hello Waffle Visage subscription box for months. It was one of those cases where I had a chance to jump on, really early on, during the Black Friday sale, and I decided not to, and then spent the next 5 months desperately regretting that early morning decision. However, at the end of April, I decided that I was going to get one, sleep be damned, and set an alarm to get up in time. It was a little daunting to find out that there was only one slot available, but I did it. I woke up while it was still dark out and sat at my computer until it was mine. The next month, Hello Waffle started a waitlist for the subscription, and that probably makes me the last person who had to wake up extra early in order to snag one.

That was all months ago, though, and this post is about the June Visage! I received my shipping notification on June 9th, and the package arrived on June 13th, which is excitingly fast coming from Canada on the other side of the continent. The packaging was cute: a box wrapped in brown butcher paper with string and a fluffy white puff. Inside was a box neatly sealed with a Hello Waffle sticker. 

Inside the box was a blown-up version of the label art, and business cards for both HW and the guest indie for the month, Preen Cosmetics.

Limnit Lipsticks

Abracadabra, Bewitching Hour, and League of My Own were purchased by me, and Goodness Graycious was a gift from a friend unaffiliated with Limnit. Opinions are my own, and I don't use affiliate links.

I've had a few Limnit Lipsticks jars in my Etsy cart for the past few monthssee, they make a purple lipstick, and I have a purple lipstick obsession. As a color, purple is close enough to pink to not be completely insane, but it's also still a very unnatural lip color. Plus, although orange shares this unnatural-but-not-insane property, I've always been suspicious of it ever since I had a recurring nightmare in preschool about a serial-killing, orange-haired clown who found his victims by jumping out of posters with his face on them. Purple is a much more regal, much less murderous color, but I digress.

Limnit is a pretty popular brand on /r/indiemakeupandmore, but a lot of people had been waiting for them to reintroduce lipstick bullets before purchasing. Although I waited to purchase until right when lipstick bullets were reintroduced, I was actually not in that group of people, because I enjoy applying lipstick from a jar, with a lip brushit's very Mulan. I was actually just waiting for a discount before I pulled the trigger, and I ended up buying three jars and getting free shipping. 

The colors I ordered were Bewitching Hour, Abracadabra, and League of My Own. Goodness Graycious was a gift from /u/golddiglett.

L-R: Bewitching Hour, Abracadabra, Goodness Graycious, League of My Own
I have got to start taking product pictures before I use the products.

Swatches after the break!

First post first Corvus order

(Note: I linked to pretty much every purchasable thing I mentioned in the post for easy access, but not a single one is an affiliate link. All products purchased by me.)

After some hemming and hawing, I decided to start a blog, mostly just to post swatches and reviews of makeup, because I have a lot of it and I like talking about it.

My first order from Corvus Cosmetics came yesterday, and I was pretty impressed by it. I ordered during the release of the Westerburg Collection, and my order was packed on the last day of TAT. It arrived a day early, unscathed and wrapped in lovely tissue paper with a handwritten note tucked in and a few pieces of candy for consumption. Corvus does include free samples with every order (I believe it's one sample + another for every $25 you order), but mine were missing. I contacted the owner, Noel, and she insisted on including them in my next order.

In this order, I got samples of the full Kinder-und Hausmärchen Collection as well as samples of Erato and Urania from the Mouseia Collection and BS with a Body Count from the new Westerburg Collection. I also bought full sizes of two CotMs, Berenice (no longer available) and Kaelpie, plus one of the pocket mirrors featuring the label art from Thalia.

The full order minus mirror

More after the break!