Apocalyptic Beauty Blogger Package!

Hi loves! I just got home from vacation and I finally updated by blog! I’ve been creeping on Etsy recently for eyeshadows and fun beauty products that are affordable and also deserve recognition for awesome homemade products. My creeping led me to Apocalyptic Beauty’s store and she offered a Blogger package that I ordered that came with six sample bags and one full-size eyeshadow of your choice! 

Aren’t the shades beautiful?! I was so excited when this package arrived! Yay!

Here store has a lot of affordable and pigmented beauty products. She also offers blushes, highlighters and perfumes. I will be a repeat customer after this. One thing I also liked is how each product is named after fun pop culture and horror references. It makes it more fun for me 🙂

I chose Horrorshow as my full-size product. This is close-up shot of the product in the pan. It is a light pumpkin orange with gold amd silver sparkles in it.

I have included swatches of each shade and they are labeled by name, finger swatch and brush swatch. Enjoy!

The first set of swatches are these three. Horrorshow is a light orange-peach with gold and silver sparkles. It swatched nicely on both tests and has a lot of pigment. The next shade is They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara. This shade is a violet that has an emerald green shift that when swatched, has dark red pigments. It reminds me of My Pretty Zombie’s Everything Looks Better on a Meat Hook. The third shade is Vogon Poetry. I love this shade so much. This is a nicely pigmented and swatchable bright green that has a lot of shimmer and almost a yellow tint to it. I’m so impressed! 
This last row has four shades in it. The first shade is Polly Plague. This a bright violet shade that has a subtle sparkle to it. The Amber of the Moment is the next shade. This shade is a very light beige that has a lot of gold shimmer to it. It would make a lovely lid shade or an inner corner shade. Thoroughly Spoiled is a dark purple mixed with a light gray shimmer. This shade has so many fun color shifting properties, I could cry. The last shade, Planet Queen is a teal matte shade that has teal sparkles for an extra kick. Love.

To be honest, I was not disappointed with anything in this blogger package. Please PLEASE support this wonderful etsy user! Xo

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Looxi Beauty Charmed Swatch!

Hi readers! This is going to be a quick post today because I finally hit 30! Happy birthday to me! I managed to grab Charmed when it was back in stock last week! This pan only cost $5 and is so versatile. Most people use this as a highlighter also! 

This is a pretty purple and duochrome into a greenish blue tint. This shade is super pretty and with it being vegan, it definitely appeals to me!

This is the card that came with the pan. The shade is in the middle of the card acting like one of the Os.
This is a beautiful closeup shot of Charmed. I really wanted to capture the shimmer and different colors in this pan.

For the swatch of this pretty shade, I did a finger and brush swatch! Enjoy!

I took the swatch with flash enabled so you can see the color shift. You can see how pretty the shift is with this eyeshadow.

There you guys go! I hope you love it as much as I have! Xo!

Kat Von D Lolita Eyeshadow and Blush!

Hi friends! For an early birthday present I bought myself Kat Von D’s super limited Lolita eyeshadow and blush. I bought it for $19 and cashed in some points and picked out the birthday gift. This eyeshadow single doubles as a blush that I’ve swatched for you and took a bunch of pictures. This is vegan and cruelty-free. 

Here is the product in the box. It is a small cardboard box that has a pretty silver lettering on it. 

The back of the box has a more detailed description of what the product is in different languages and ingredients listed. 

The bottom of the box has the barcode and has the vegan stamp of approval! Yay! There are symbols showing that it is eye and face safe and also recyclable.

I was feeling pretty artsy with this so I added my O2 plant and my Cthulhu pop figure. The product is a beautiful dusty chestnut rose type of shade. 

These are the swatches of Lolita. It blends out so well! I’m excited to use it today! I’m not too sure how much to use for blush so that will have to be played around with a bit. 

There you have it, the beautiful eyeshadow single, Lolita. I’m pretty sure they are going to release it again in the future but only time will tell. Xo

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book Swatches!

Hi friends! Today this post is kind of a long one. This palette by Kat Von D was a holiday limited edition back in 2013. It retailed for $55 and is no longer manufactured. This palette includes 24 shadows that vary between matte, shimmer, and sparkle. Another really neat feature is that you can mix two shades to make another. There are going to be a bunch of photos today because I swatched two adjacent shades and what their mix will look like. 

For some reason, WordPress isn’t letting me edit descriptions for my pictures or letting me use the tinier fonts for each picture. I apologize for how this looks in advance because this isn’t okay and isn’t my usual format. This is what the box looks like that the palette fits in. It is a beautiful illustration by Kat Von D with a pretty pattern surrounding it.

Here is what the back of the box looks like. It gives a quick preview of all the shades and their names in the palette. Any shade with a ☆ next to it is a brand new shade.

Here is the palette out of the box. It has the same drawing with just a black background. I like how thin this palette is because you could travel with it and it not be too much of an issue.

Here is the back of the actual palette. It shows you which two shades go together and how to use it. You can also see that there is a serial code on the back. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen a duplicate of this palette but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Here is a close-up of the how to use portion of the back. You can alternate which way you put them on but in my experience, I found more luck by putting the darker shade down first then following with the lighter shade.

I did the shots of the inside of the palette separate because the top is where Kat describes how to make three different looks with the shadows. Sadly, No mirror.

Here is the bottom of the palette on the inside. It has that sleeve of plastic that I wasn’t a fan of in the Star Studded book. It has all the names of the shadows on it so it is useful bit could have been printed on the actual palette.

And here is just a quick shot of all the pretty shades without the plastic on it. 

I did all the swatches the usual way, with a brush and a finger. I did the two shades mixed with a brush because it made the most logical sense. 

The first two are Dark Throne which is a very nice gray matte which is so dark it is almost black. It is paired with Precious, which is a nice white shimmer shade. As you can see when they’re mixed together, the shades make a gray with a silver and white shimmer. It reminds me of Sugarpill’s Soot and Stars shade.

The next two are Babe which is a bright lavender pink shade and Piaf which looks like the first two mixed. The texture on these are lovely and very blendable. When these two mixed together, it made a very nice shimmery purple shade that has hints of pink in it.

The next two are Sunset Blvd. and 8 Bit. Sunset Blvd. is a shimmery yellow and gold shade that is a bit stiff but still blends well out of the pan. 8 Bit is a shimmery frosted blue with some silver. Mixed together, it creates a fun golden blue green shade. It reminds me almost of an oil slick. 

Holy Bible is the first shade in this duo. This one is a very soft and buttery light blueish white with some shimmer. Oddfellow is a very matte black with green and blue glitter in it. Mixed together, it creates an almost cobalt blue with glitter in it.

Birdcage is a very pretty golden bright green that has a bit of shimmer to it. Gunner is a matte forest green that has a bunch of silver glitter in it. When you mix these together, it makes this really rad frosted green shade and please remember to use primer for these shades!

Both of these two are brand new shades! Instaglam is a frosted white shade and Stupid Autocorrect is a frosted reddish orange. They both blend great and the pigment is definitely there. Mixed together, it makes a frosted grape shade.

These two shades, Galore and Hexagram are stunning. Galore is a very light yellow shimmer shade and Hexagram is my fsvorite shade in the palette. It has so many color notes. It has undertones of dark red and the shimmer is mixed with a golden green. Love. So much love. When they’re mixed together, more of the reddish warm notes come out. 

Smile Now and Cry Later are also two brand new shades! Smile Now is a very light peach shadow with a bit of a pink shift to it. Cry Later is a chocolate brown with light silver sparkles in it. When mixed together it makes a muted brown with a pretty light shift. 

These next two are very pigmented. Arcadia is a shimmery purple and pink that has bright silver shimmer to it. Wonderland reminds me of dried blood. Creepy but a beautiful rusty reddish brown is a necessity in my collection. Mixed together, it makes this fun purple shimmer on top of the red. 

We are almost done! I swear! Queen is a pretty color shift of reddish brown to a green shimmer. Bukowski is a very bright blue that has a tiny shine to it. When these mix together it makes a dark shimmery green and the shimmers come to light more. 

Last but not least we have Countess and WTF. Countless is a very light matte beige shade. WTF is a shimmery bright red. When mixed together, the red gets really muted down and makes an interesting yet subtle color.

This post was a complete swatch fest today! I apologize for the fact that I wouldn’t edit the captions to my photos and the font is very large. Hopefully it will be fixed sometime soon! Xo

Juvia’s Place The Magic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches!

Hi friends! I hope that you had a good weekend! There was a lot of rain so I had a nice catch up weekend on horror movies. That would be my third passion other than makeup and video games.  Today this palette showed up at my door. This is the new The Magic palette by Juvia’s Place. There are 16 shades in here that help you make day and night looks. There was a recent YouTube video going around about this company having bad customer service and somebody receiving a used blush palette. Thankfully, I’ve never had a bad experience with shipping or this company at all. I’m going to show you how it was packaged, the palette front and back and of course, swatches!

After I took my palette out of the cardboard box filled with packing peanuts, this is how it was packaged. Bubble wrap is always a good sign! After I unwrapped it…
It looked like this! I was so happy because even though I never experienced anything bad in the past, makes me paranoid about future purchases. This the front of the box and as you all know from my previous posts, the front of the palette always matches the box.
Here is the back of the box and the palette. The actual palette is always plain with nothing printed. The back of the box is where you can find the cruelty-free statement, the distribution location, the weight, ingredients and a small write-up about the inspiration behind the palette. It says, ‘The Magic palette was inspired by the moon and sun goddesses of the wilds. A beautiful fusion of cold and warm tones. Vibrantly infused with 16 ultra pressed pigments. Perfect for day to night time looks’.
Here is the inside of the palette! No mirror yet haha, but the design in the inside matches the outside of the palette. As you can see, the pans are pretty big so for the price of $35, this isn’t a bad deal at all!

Before I get to the swatches and you’re a new reader or subscriber, I did four shades in each arm swatch with a finger and brush swatch. There are four rows and four shades. Let’s get started!

This first row focuses on light shades with a very nice gold. Nubia is a yellow with a gold shimmer to intensify the colors. I’m a sucker fur a nice gold shade that swatches great by brush and finger. Zakiya is a burnt orange matte shade. The brush swatch made this look a bit more brown. Osun is a light pink with silver shimmer shade. All the shimmer shades swatch very nicely and are very pigmented. The last shade, Kesi is a light beige matte that can be used for a good base shade or crease. 
This row has a bunch of vibrant shades. Zuba is a pretty pink shade that has a gorgeous gold shift to it. It reminds me of Sugarpill’s Trinket liquid lipstick as an eyeshadow. Nana is a matte honey brown that swatched decently. Boronu is a light brown shade with some gold shimmer added to it. The last shade I love. Kogi is an amazing matte neon red. I’ve longed for a shade like this in my collection. 
In the third row, we have all shimmer and no matte. Faso is a light lavender shade that shifts to a bright purple shimmer. Yes. This could be my new fsvorite go to for everyday. Aja is a black shade that has a forest green shimmer to it. This shade was kind of stiff and took a lot to swatch but the payoff is good. Vai is like a gunmetal gray with silver shimmer. This swatched so nicely with both techniques. Yemoja is last. This one is a light grayish blue with some white and silver shimmer in it. It makes for a pretty unique shimmer shade.
The last row in this palette has two matte shades and two shimmer shades. Ife is the darkest purple I’ve ever seen. I love this. I seriously thought this shade would be a matte black at first but I was so wrong. This one is a bit firm but can definitely be built up. Yara is a sea green shade with a muted yellow and gray shimmer. Buzo is a beautiful emerald green shimmer shade. It is so buttery and pigmented. The last shade is Yejide. This one is a dark matte navy blue shade. This one is also a bit stiff in pan but works better on skin.

Okay friends, that is the preview and swatch of the brand new Juvia’s Place The Magic Eyeshadow Palette! I hope you enjoyed my review! Xo

Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book Swatches!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a good day! Today while I’m waiting for the service electric man to come, I have an internet connection! I swatched the Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book for you all! This was a holiday palette for 2015 and cost $55. There are 24 shadows in here and set up as a quad shadows for unique eye looks for you. There are matte, shimmer and sparkle shades. 

Before I start, as a fan of Kat Von D’s eyeshadows, this collection is not like her normal formula. It is chalkier and not as pigmented. There was also so much fallout. To be honest, you’re not missing anything if this isn’t in your collection. The shade, Gothica is the biggest disappointment I’ve ever encountered. I’ll definitely show you in the swatches. Here come my shots of the palette!

Here is the front of the palette. I really do like the design of this one. It has a star embossed with a rivet like design. It also has Kat Von D’s logo on the bottom in the middle. I lost the sleeve to this palette so for that I apologize.
Here is the back of the palette. As you can see, there’s directions on the looks you can make, a serial code that I enlarged for you in the next photo, and all the shades and their names.
Here is the serial code. I’m hoping that it is visible for you all because I heard there are dupes of this palette. Be careful!
On the back of the palette there’s this fun how-to column. It shows you for each quad where is the neutral base, lid shade, crease shade and accent shade. I thought this was pretty rad and helped if somebody was confused. 
Here’s the inside of the palette. It has a piece of plastic with all the shades written on it. There is a nice sized mirror with a fun star cut out shape going on. I thought the plastic cover for the shadows was nice so you know the name but does get in the way a lot.
Here is a better shot of the shadows without the cover. They are all arranged nicely.

I did the swatches with finger and brush like usual and I did them in quad shades so you can see four shades at a time and how they would be used in each look.

Here are the first four shades in the upper left of the palette. I enjoyed all the shades in this look. They all swatched beautifully.  Solar is a pale beige shade that is almost white. Nephilim is a shimmer golden beige shade. Platonic is less shimmery than Nephilim and they almost look like the same shade except Nephilim is a tad darker. Mandala. I love the color. A bright reddish orange is always a good shade. I did a bit of trouble swatching it with my finger because it would kick up a lot of product in slabs and go all over. Brush and primer is recommended for this shade.
This next set is located in the upper right of the palette. This color scheme reminds me of something that would have been in her Innerstellar eyeshadow palette. Damned is a darker beige than in the first quad. This shade is matte and decent in texture. Division is a gray silver with a ton on shimmer. I loved how nice the texture was of this shade. Depeche is a shimmery gold with a honey brown matte. It blends nicely and is pigmented. Brass Knuckles reminds me of an Easter yellow with gold shimmer in it. I wish it was more pigmented and a bit more brass. 
This quad is in the middle on the left. Anti-Star is a very soft and buttery grayish white shade with some light blue shimmer in it. Estrella is a dark navy shade that has a hologram effect shifting it to a bright blue. Black Star is a matte black with a lot of silver glitter in it. This shade has a fallout alert that I’m warning you of because it will go all over the place so primer is a must. Starflyer is a beautiful matte bright blue. I wish it was more vibrant with the brush swatch. It was very chalky and patchy so I did have to go over pigment a bunch of times to get a decent swatch. 
Yikes. This quad in the middle right is a disaster. We will discuss this. Banshee is a matte white shade that I like. It swatched great and I have no complaints about it. Violator I thought was a very pretty pinkish purple shimmer. Gothica. As you can see there was some issues. This shade I guess was supposed to maybe be a pressed purple glitter that was just awful. Nothing swatched with the brush and you can see all the fallout around what did actually swatch. It has the texture of wet sand. I’m so sad. Fascination Street is a matte bluish purple that needs primer and a lot of building up. There is a lot of fallout with this shade also. 
Here is the quad from the bottom left. This one is a decently pigmented smoky eye look. Moz is a matte light beige shade that is pretty pigmented and has good texture. Heaven Knows is pretty powdery so primer and carefulness is a must. This is a dark beige with a tiny silver shimmer to it. Smiths is a very nicely pigmented and textured golden brown with shimmer. Leather is a dark chocolate brown matte shade. This might be my favorite quad just because it is the most workable out of the palette. 
I wanted to love these four shades so much. But I just couldn’t. Crosses is a matte beige shade. Covenant is a shimmery olive green that is pretty dark and swatched very well. Craft looks exactly like Covenant except for some pieces of silver glitter in it. Like…. why? It just made me so sad. Anything would have been better than that. Lastly, we have Cult. I wanted to love this shade with all of my being. It was too chunky and the fallout was awful. This is a bright lime green matte shade with silver sparkle. 

Okay so I’m pretty sure that was one of the most disappointing swatch reviews I’ve ever done. Sometimes when holiday palettes are released, so get a bit paranoid about the quality of them just because everything is so rushed to meet the deadline. I’m pretty sure that holds evident here. A lot of these shadows should have been reformulated so they were usable. Gothica,  specifically. There were some hits in here but I think the misses stand out more. Xo

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Swatches!

Hi friends! Today I decided to swatch another pretty big palette for you. This one is the Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded palette. This released last year for $56. What’s really neat about this collection is that these are shades that celebrate the last 20 years of Urban Decay. Some of the shades are from other palettes, some are discontinued and some are new. You get a decent selection of shades and textures here. This palette also features a really neat button mechanism to open and close the palette securely which I like because I always fear my palettes opening and just spilling all over. 

Here is the front of the palette. It is a hard matte black plastic with purple lettering on it. The UD logo is 3D and raises off the palette into a gemlike quality.
Here is the back of the palette. It has the Urban Decay logo and information written in a shiny pirple font. Unfortunately there is no serial code on the back of this particular palette. It has the website, distributor information, weight and what’s inside.
Here’s a shot of the inside of the palette. It has a really big mirror on the top portion of the palette. There are five shadows in each row and it comes with a dual-sided brush.
Here is a shot of the brush that comes with the palette. It is dual-sided and the handle is a purple chrome. All the brush swatches today were done with this brush.

If you read my last post about Urban Decay, I did each swatch by row but split the swatches up in two groups. I kept it the same way with this palette.

The first three shades are these guys. Suspend is a dark brown matte shade that has some cool tones to it. It was very blendable and pigmented. Oil Slick is a grayish black matte with silver sparkles. I had a lot of fallout with my swatches of this shade. Primer is definitely needed. Roadstripe is such a pretty duochrome shade. It is a white shimmer shade with a reflect of a bluish purple. It is a softer buttery texture.
Here are the last two shades in the first row. Gash is a brick red pearl shade. It was very pigmented and the texture was very nice. I was happy about that because in my experiences red shades are always a bit stiff and a bit more difficult to work with. Midnight Cowboy is a beige with a lot of sparkle and shimmer in it. I would say it’s a muted light gold base shade. 
Here starts the second row! 501 is a dark blue that has copper sparkles in it. As you can probably assume, a primer is a great choice for this one to get more glitter to show. Shallow is a medium silver shade with a pearl shift that swatched better with my finger than a brush. Laced is a matte beige that has some pink in it. This shade gave me some trouble trying to build it up enough for swatches so this one does need some work to be applied.
Here are the last two in the row. They are also two of my favorites in the palette. Hot Pants is a bright frosted pink shade that swatched beautifully both ways. Mildew is a frosted forest green shade that looks like it may some dark yellow shimmer to it. It reminds me of moss. This shade swatched very nice as well.
This third row starts off with Smog. Smog is a copper golden brown shade that has shimmer to it. This shade swatched very well and has a great texture. Misdemeanor is a blueish gray shade that has some shimmer to it. What I find interesting about this one is that the finger swatch picked up a very nice blue green shade while the brush picked up more on a muted gray shimmer. The last shade, Freakshow is a dark violet shade with some pearl added to it. I’m pretty sure that this was an older discontinued shade but I would be wrong. 
These two shades are the other two favorites I had in this palette. I love unique shades. Asphyxia is a light lavender with some pink and a blue shift added in. This shade is pretty opaque so I would use a primer for it or as an accent shade. Acid Rain is a bright yellow green that has a bit of a golden pearl accent to it. This shade is also pretty sheer so it would make a better accent shade or use more primer to try and catch more pigment.
These three shades are the start of the last row. Moonflower is a frosted golden orange shade that reminds me of a bright copper or fun beachy shades. It blends and swatches very well. UV-B is a frosted bright blue with some violet undertones in it. I thought this looked a bit more together on the brush swatch than it did on the finger application. Goldmine is a very pigmented and nicely textured bright yellow shade with a slight brown undertone and a bunch of gold sparkle added to it. I totally recommend a primer before applying! 
These last two shades are Twice Baked and Anonymous. Twice Baked is a frosted reddish brown with a slight sparkle to it. It swatches very different than how it looks in the pan. The pan shows more glitter and shimmer, swatched it is almost a matte. The last shade Anonymous is a matte light beige. This would be a good base shade and blends very nice. 

There you have it for this big palette. There are so many looks you can make with this one. I think this collection offers a lot more in comparison to the other Vice palette with all the glitter shades in it. Xo