Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First Impression: Wet n Wild ColorIcon 5 Pan Palettes

Greetings dark siders!

Finally, after having these goodies stashed away for some time now, I have swatches of the new Wet n Wild 5 pan palettes! I managed to get all five new palettes for $10 at Rite Aid! What a steal! I know a lot of people have been curious about these so here are my two cents on these new 2014 Wet n Wild eyeshadows.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Roundup and Giveaway Winner: January Series Challenge

Greetings from the Dark Side!
I want to give huge thank you to all my readers for all the feedback and a huge thank you to all of those who participated in the January challenge! I am so glad many of you participated this month! I had a lot of fun of with this Harry Potter theme :D

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Harry Potter Series: Bellatrix Lestrange

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 I have for you a somewhat grungy look inspired by Bellatrix Lestrange herself. I love the way Helena Bonham Carter played Bellatrix's character, so this is a shout out to her marvelous acting! I don't look anything like Bellatrix, mind you, so this is just an inspired look. I opted for the more natural look as apposed to the smokier and darker look. And of course I had to wear my Bellatrix necklace!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I know many of you were anxious to see a review for the new Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains, so here it my review! I've been using these for almost four weeks now, so I am a little overdue on a review.You should all now by now that I am addicted to Wet n Wild products, and I'm always excited to try out their new products!~

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Upcoming Product Reviews and Posts

Hey guys! Hope you are all doing well ^_^ I am doing really great, but I have been insanely busy these past days. I have so many things that I want to post, but school is really beating the crap out of me right now D: But, I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see on my blog in the upcoming weeks.

1) First Impressions and Product Reviews
First of all, I have a lot of products I need to do First Impression/Review posts for! Here are a couple of products I will be taking about:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Pahlish All of Space and Time Collection

Greetings from the Dark Side!
And welcome to my 1000th post! Hooray!

Today I have quite a few nail polishes to share with you! I don't blog enough about nail polishes, but this collection is special because it is inspired  by Doctor Who! Where are the rest of you Whovians?! And not just that, but I have been dying to get some more polishes from Pahlish (I have two other polishes from them that are stunning!) so I bit the bullet and purchased the 6 polish All of Space and Time Collection. If you want to see swatches and a review, keep on reading :) And a little warning: my nail swatches aren't the best so please bear with me!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation

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A little over a week ago, I posted a First Impression post of this foundation, and I am finally ready to write my final review on it! Keep reading for my detailed experience with this new Rimmel product :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Return of the Look: Hufflepuff (Harry Potter)

"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil
—The Sorting Hat
So you want to be a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? 
Very well let's see what House we can put you in then! 
Let's see, are you brave? No? Okay, well let's keep going then. 
Are you extremely intelligent? No, okay let's cross that one of the list. 
Are you perhaps very evil cunning? Not that one either, huh?
Ummm...well since you have no special traits you can be part of Hufflepuff, the House for the rejects loyal! Yep, I am sure you will be super happy there!

Just kidding anyone who is part of Hufflepuff (don't kill me)! Hehe, we always have to make fun of Hufflepuff just a little ;) I thought I would try to redeem this House by making a fierce black and yellow look. Hufflepuff seems so understated, but hey, we can show some Hufflepuff spirit and look damn good doing it! I hope you enjoy this look~

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Naked 3 Tutorial: Sparkly Goth

Hi Guys!

Here is another tutorial using the Naked3 Palette! Except I decided to do something darker!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

First Impression: Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation

Naked 3 Tutorial: Wearable Glitz

Review: Wet n Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmers

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I talk about Wet n Wild so much on this blog and that is because I love finding products that are inexpensive but still of high quality. Wet n Wild has definitely stepped up their game in the past few years and I have discovered so many amazing products from them. Recently I decided to try out two shades from their Natural Blend line. I have seen these on the Wet n Wild displays for ages, but I never payed much attention to them. Rite Aid had a BOGO Free sale some time ago, so I decided to bite the bullet and try out two colors from the range. I picked up the shades #107 'Cocoa' and #108 'Cinnamon'. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Return of the Look: Slytherin (Harry Potter)

"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.
—Sorting Hat

When I think of Slytherin, I think of Draco and his gang, Voldemort He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and Snape. Besides Snape, I never really cared much for people in House Slytherin! They usually tend to be a bunch of jerkwads! So when I tried to visualize Slytherin as an eye look, it was quite bold and eviiiil~ It was also green and silver since those are the House colors. If I was a Death Eater, this is totally what I would wear when I created chaos~ Mwahaha!  
And for those of you who are not familiar with my "Return of the Look" series, it is a series where I redo looks I did in the past. Well, this is a redo of my Slytherin look that I did about 2.5 years ago. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

First Impression: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

Greetings from the Dark Side :)

I am so excited to finally try out one of Urban Decay's Naked palettes! Yup, this is my very first Naked palette. Crazy, huh? I decided to go for the Naked3 because I think the pinky gold tones will compliment my skin  more. I also like that the darker colors are purple toned ♥ These shades are so up my alley! I only swatched and tried out the shadows today so I wanted to share my First Impression with all my lovely readers :D

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 Favorites: Foundations

Greetings from the Dark Side!
I promise I'm almost done with my 2013 favorites! There are just so many products to talk about! 

Today, I want to discuss my favorite face products: primers, foundations, and concealers. Base makeup is really important to me because I have shitty skin, and the products I picked for this post are products that I have enjoyed using to cover my imperfections. Keep reading for more information~!

Monday, January 6, 2014

2013 Favorites: Misc Eye Products

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Now that I finished picking out my favorite eyeshadows for 2013, I also want to mention a few random eye products that are not eyeshadows. These are some of my most used and most loved products, so keep reading for more :D

2013 Favorites: Eyeshadows

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We have arrived to the most difficult part of choosing my 2013 favorites: eyeshadows. This is a conundrum of massive proportions because I love eyeshadows so much. About 60% of my collection is made up of eyeshadows so choosing a few is too difficult, but I tried my best. Fun fact, my blog was originally going to be a nail polish blog. Yet somehow it turned out to be more focused on eyeshadows/eye looks. It's weird how things work out! Anyway, I digress. If you want to see my 2013 eyeshadow picks, keep reading!

2013 Favorites: Cheek Products

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I am  little ashamed to admit that I have tons of blushes, but I don't use blush as much as I used to. This year I usually used the same blushes and I only rotated the ones I used because of the change in seasons. I picked 6 cheek products that I used the most (not including the ones I mentioned in my Indie Favorites post), so keep reading if you want to know what my favorite cheek products were for 2013!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 Favorites: Lip Products

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Let's continue with the 2013 favorites! I'm sure you are all sick of seeing these posts by now, but stick with me here. The following are my favorite lip products for 2013. Some of these products were released during the year and some are older products that I just happened to absolutely love during 2013. Keep reading for more!

Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Favorites: Indie Beauty Products

Greetings from the Dark Side!

2013 was a year of many new makeup purchases, and a year in which I discovered new favorites. I love indie makeup so very much and I wanted to dedicate an entire post to my favorite indie products of this year. I tried to pick the least amount of products as I could, so don't think that these were the only indie products I loved during 2013. These are not only my favorites, but also the products I used the most during the year. Enjoy :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Series Challenge: Harry Potter

Greetings from the Dark Side!
For an introduction of this Series Challenge, go HERE. Otherwise, welcome to another month of my challenge series! This month's theme will be: Harry Potter. For weekly dates and inspiration pictures, keep reading!

First Impression: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

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I bought the Maybelline Baby Skin a week or so ago and I have used it every day since then. A lot of you were interested in this product so I thought I would give you all an early mini review (aka First Impression). I bought this because I heard amazing things about it from bloggers in countries were this was available. Now that it has launched in the US, I knew I had to pick it up for myself!