April 28, 2016

E.L.F. Small Taperered Brush.

elf cosmetics small tapered brush

I've never used a brush like this before, so I decided to pick one up and see what I can do with it. It looks like it would work well with setting the under eye, or highlighting. 

I've started out with using this to put on my highlight (power, not sure how it would pan out with a cream). This brush is pretty much perfect for that purpose. It fits absolutely perfectly in that area on top of the cheekbones where you place your highlight. It's not too dense, it tapers off at the top just right, and it makes it ridiculously simple to do that quick swipe to get my highlight on the tops of my cheekbones.

I've tried many brushes to apply my highlight with. Some of them were good, so were eh, and some were just plain wrong. But I really feel like I've found my holy grail right now. And it was only three freaking dollars. WUT. Perfect all around.

April 25, 2016

Empties #5.

Lush Lord Of Misrule Body Wash
This small size of body wash was my first time trying it. It smells of patchouli and...witch spells (wtf Monica with the scent description), and make green suds when you're showering. It's wonderful. Limited edition, unfortunately. But I stocked up on about three full sized bottles to prepare myself.

Victoria Secret Secret Escape Body Mist
I didn't think I'd like this because I thought it'd be too tropical for my taste. But it only has a bit of that vacationy scent to it. It has Freesia and Guava flowers in it, and it somewhere makes it smell really good. I might have to re-up on this stuff for the summer.

Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Lotion
This scent always comes around during the holidays. I'm not a HUGE fan of the scent, it's a little too sickly sweet. But compared to the rest of BBW holiday scents this is the best one I can actually handle.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Black Chamomile Body Wash
Now this product was interesting to me. It was one of those volcanic ash thingamajiggers that are supposed to deep clean your skin and detoxify you. It did all of that. I have about a million backups of this body wash and the body lotion that goes along with it. And, the color of the body wash is black. I could not pass this stuff up.

Bath & Body Works Tokyo Lotus & Apple Blossom Body Mist
This is more of a soft and musky scent, mixed in a bit with that tropical scent. But it's more vanilla and musky with a hint of tropical fruit in it. I really like this scent, and I'd definitely purchase it again.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Jasmine Vanilla Body Wash
This will forever be my favorite Aromatherapy scent. It smells so damn sexy (I'm guessing that goes along with the *~sensual~* aspect of it). I've been purchasing this for years and will never ever stop. It so adult, sexy, and like you're just walking around your house with a silk robe on with nothing underneath it. It makes me feel beautiful.

April 21, 2016

My Tattoo Story.

I titled this "My Tattoo Story", but I'm gonna be honest: I have just two tattoos. I guess this is still gonna be a "story", really, but don't expect me to give you a full on lesson on body modification.

The tattoo shown is on my left forearm. It's a quote from the movie Sucker Punch and says "You have all the weapons you need...now FIGHT". I've watched that movie a million times, and it's been my favorite quote ever since. To me it means that you don't need anything else but yourself to be able to fight your demons and whatever obstacles come in your way. Considering my ongoing battle with depression, this means a lot to me. While I do need help from various people to make sure I'm okay, it really all comes down to me and how hard I'm willing to fight to feel better.

Now, this is my second tattoo. The first one I got was an angel/saint/fae helping a crouching crying girl with the quote "Somewhere weakness is our strength". That is a lyric from the song "Let The Flames Begin" by Paramore, one of my favorite bands. I won't be showing a photo of that because it's on my upper right thigh and I risk my lady bits being posted on the internet - so nopity nope nope for that. This also is related to my depression, and just the hardships I've faced in my life. Within weakness, you will find strength. And that is extremely important to remember when life is sucking real hard for you.

I have about...five other tattoo ideas in mind. I want the word "Hope" on the back of my neck, "To Write Love On Her Arms" on my....arm (I was a former self harmer), The Evil Queen somewhere on me (will I even have any bare skin left with all these ideas?), and a few others I have in mind but am not sure of. Now, I am definitely not getting any of these anytime soon - because, well, cash money, and, I like to make sure I think long and hard about putting something permanently on my body.

I once was never for tattoos - the whole permanent thing scared me. I was a piercing person. But now I'm okay with it as long as it means a lot to me and is something I will love forever and ever.

What's your feeling on tattoos and body modifications in general?

April 18, 2016

LA Splash Sangre Azul Liquid Lipstick.

la splash sangre azul

Last year around Halloween, LA Splash came out with the limited edition Dia De Los Muertos collection. It featured six shades of liquid lipsticks, that once set, were matte on the lips. I had my eyes set on Sangre Azul, and amazingly months after the collection was realized I found a few left at my local Ricky's.

The LA Splash Cosmetic describes these lipsticks as:

Dia De Los Muertos collection. StudioShine Lip Lustre. Specially formulated for a long lasting happily ever after.
Now, all six shades are absolutely gorgeous. They have a metallic look to them, which I normally am not a fan of at all, but it's not too noticeable once it sets. Setting time is about seven to ten minutes.

la splash sangre azul

Sangre Azul is a beautiful deeper blue shade, that only seems as light as it does because of that slight metallic look it has.

I have one issue with this lipstick: it feels like goddamn paint on my lips. I know I'm knew to this whole liquid lipstick trend, but sweet god if this is what this world is like I want nothing to do with it. Now, I understand it's common for liquid lipstick to feel drying on the lips - that's one of the sacrifices we have to make for its wonderful staying power. However, this didn't feel just drying. MAC Russian Red is drying - Sangre Azul felt like I slathered on a fresh coat of house paint and it just sat there for hours, and that's with a generous layer of lip balm undernearth.

I absolutely love this color - I've been in the market for a blue lippie for a while now. And I'm not gonna lie, I will wear it again. I'm just going to be a tad more prepared the next time I do. I might even pick up a few more shades =X.

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