Monday, April 14, 2014

Profusion Endless Jewels swatches

You might remember around Christmas time I bought a few Profusion palettes because they only seem to pop up at drugstores during the holiday season.

I never got a chance to talk about this one but I really wanted to share some swatches with you because the colors are so so pretty!

The outside sheds some light on what the inside looks like- it is a little booklet that has two levels of products inside.

The top layer looks like this and I'm sure you immediately see some great colors. My eye went straight to the mint green on the bottom, then gazed approvingly at the pink, purple, and navy shades.

This is the left side of the first row. Shimmery white, olive with a gold tint (Almost a khaki color) and a champagne.

this is the right side of the top row. More pale colors in the white/pink/cream family.

The 2nd row is extremely pigmented and includes some gorgeous colors.

The purple and blue from the middle row are so gorgeous!

This is the bottom row and you can see that beautiful minty color above. Ignore the bottom left color, I was trying to show a comparison to something but I don't remember what, ha!

When you flip open the top layer you can see the bottom layer which has 9 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 6 lipglosses, and one crappy dual ended brush.

I must say I hate when companies put lip products and powder in the same area because the powder kicks up and makes the lip products gross. Luckily, I'm not a fan of using these types of lip products anyway so to me they are just a waste of space.

Here's a close up of the shadows because I'm so into the blue-teal shades!

yeah. they're beautiful.

It's hard to see the purple above so I included a second picture.

Here's the 2nd row of colors and the blushes. Honestly those colors look pretty similar to some of the colors in the top layer! The blushes are okay but nothing special to me. The one on the right is too orange or my skintone I think.

Here are swatches of the lip products which are not that impressive if we're being honest.

So this palette is one that I wish I could depot my favorites from and forget the rest. Even though all of the shadows are pigmented and pretty, I just don't have a use for most of them.

Overall, this palette was well worth the $5! If you caught it after Christmas was over, it was on clearance for even cheaper.

What do you think of this palette? Worth five bucks?!

Monday, April 7, 2014

FOTD to complement the Florida winter and mask depression

In February two things happened. My best friend came home to visit and we are the type of people who spend lots of time outside. It also got uncharacteristically cold in Florida.

On my BFF's last night in town I ended up having one of my favorite FOTD looks. I was dressed in head to toe black and needed some major color to brighten up my look. Of course since it was winter (and actually felt like it for once) I wasn't drawn to actual bright colors like
I also felt like the dark lip was the perfect companion to this eye look.
The depression comes from having to say goodbye to my best friend, but at least I looked good doing it.

I don't know I just really liked this look so I hope you like it too!

Unfortunately I don't have any products to list for this look as I was trying to get out the door to my friend's house.

I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to think of a way to describe this look. can you think of anything?

This picture highlights the phenomenon known as uneven wings

a mirror OOTD picture thrown in for good measure...I assure you everything I was wearing was black...just different shades of black I suppose. I wore a black hooded dress, a black studded leather jacket from Dots, and a black studded scarf (I hid the studded ends because they clashed with the jacket)

So like I said I just wanted to share this because I really liked how it turned out :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeliner holiday gift set

It was the beginning of the holiday season when I spotted this set on display. It was part of the Wet n Wild display featuring Fergie products and other products that were mostly parts of sets- as is common to hit drug stores around Christmas.

You might remember when I posted about the Wet n Wild Idol eyes gift set I found at big lots. I wanted to compare the two sets and I have to say they are not even in the same league. It's truly difficult to believe that these came from the same company.

I couldn't help but snatch this up for only $5. 5 eyeliners for $5, it's pretty much a no brainer. Even though they are miniature eyeliners, I still feel the price was fair and worth it.

I couldn't pass these up because they were such fun colors, not your usual blacks and browns (ok yes there is one black)

I couldn't wait to swatch and use these but let me be honest- after I swatched them I sort of forgot about them! Yikes. I pulled them out recently and on a whim used the middle color above to fill in my eyebrows. It was so fun and I loved the way it looked.  I will do that again in another look as I didn't get very good pictures of it.

BAM! Those swatches are rich and pigmented and oh so pretty. I am sitting here looking at them, kicking myself for not using them more. That purple! those blues! That pink! and yes even that black! So great. So soft and easy to work with- reminded me a little bit of the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencils. These aren't long lasting or waterproof or anything but the texture and how they glide on are similar.

If I was presented with the choice I would definitely choose this set over the other. I know the other set also has more 'traditional' colors so if that is more your cup of tea, that might have appealed to you more.

So now that you have seen both kits side by side, which one is your favorite?!