innocent+twisted Alchemy

Saturday, December 29, 2012

12.28.12 - Darling Girl Cosmetics

I ordered from Darling Girl Cosmetics awhile ago and just got around to swatching it >_>; [I wanted to post the Holiday collections before I worked on the other things first; more Halloween collections coming up after this post X_x; See how slow I'm getting? Lol]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12.25.12 - Madd Style Cosmetics - Holiday in Whoville (and more)

Merry Christmas, everyone! If you don't celebrate it, I hope you have an awesome day!

MaddStyle Cosmetics had a new holiday collection come out along with a new website. The website is super cute. I like it more than their Artfire store which got quite confusing to look through. But I like this one more. If I'm not making any sense, I've got the flu and have taken a lot of medicine and I'm quite drowsy right now >_>

Anyway, it didn't take long for my order to arrive *dances*. I was super excited because Holiday in Whoville was a rainbow set which is super cute and I love a rainbow set! It's my first one, actually! In addition to Holiday in Whoville, I ordered a few extra eyeshadows which you'll see below. ^_^;

Now, let's get on with my order:
How cute is this?! I love stripes! I love their logo sticker.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

12.23.12 - Shiro Cosmetics

Merry Christmas's Eve's Eve! ^_^;; 

This is the third time I have ordered from Shiro Cosmetics. The first time being about 2 years ago, and the second when she came out with the Death Note collection. 

When Caitlin posted her new Christmas glosses, I had to have them! Not for me, but for other people.  [No swatches!, just quick photos of them since like I said, they're for other people]. Also, when she made her new Color of the Month, I had to have it! 

Anyway, onto the photos! Here's what I got in my package. She included some candy (not shown, as they've been sucked down already LOL) and two samples. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12.20.12 - SEPHORA Primal Instincts Palette

Hi everyone! Today's post will be about Sephora's Primal Instincts Palette. I got this during the Friends and Family sale. 
The palette comes like this, without a box. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12.19.12 - CINDERELLA: Storybook Eyeshadow Palette

Another Sephora Friends and Family sale item that I purchased. I wanted this palette since I first laid eyes on it. O_O; It's GORGEOUS!!!

Here are some quick swatches on it.

First of all, omfg this is gorgeous!!! Look at the packaging on the box that it comes in!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12.13.12 - BareMinerals The Star Treatment

Today's quick post [no review; just swatches] is going to be about Bare Minerals' The Star Treatment

This is what the inside of the palette looks like. I, completely, forgot to take a picture of the palette when it was closed. I can tell you that it's a smooth mirror finish. Because of it's finish, it's prone to fingerprints. 

The set also comes with a sample of their Prime Time eyelid primer. [Which I think is quite amazing, btw!]

Sunday, December 9, 2012

12.09.12 - Urban Decay NAKED BASICS

When I heard that Urban Decay was coming out with a smaller all-matte palette, I was all for it! That was awhile ago. I saw a sneak peak that someone posted on twitter and was wondering when it was going to come out. Lo and behold! A few weeks ago, they announced the Naked Basics palette. 

So I used the money I working on Black Friday and waited impatiently to get notified that it was on the website so I could buy it. I got the email notification while I was at work (lucky me, I can use my phone at work) and I tried to purchase it... It kept saying it was out of stock! I was so sad. One of my co-workers wanted to buy it too so she wanted to see if I could get it so SHE could get one also. (She can't have her phone on her... I'm in a higher position she is and am constantly contacted by the managers so... that's the only reason why I could have my phone. <--totally off topic ;P)

I was sad because it's being sold on the site first then you have to wait around February or something (I forgot) for it to show up in UlTA or Sephora... :/ But I was impatient and wanted it! Lol -_-;

Alas, I think the truth was they sent out the emails too early because when I got home, I was able to order it O_O;;; 

Anyway, that was my story LOL, here's the actual product >__>;

*halo sounds* Lol! Anyway, this is the packaging. If you know what the Vice Palette 's packaging was like...the NAKED BASICS has the same texture. It's quite sturdy so you can toss it in your bag and I did have it in my bag when I got it and it hasn't shattered.

12.09.12 - Laura Mercier Artist's Palette For Eyes

When Sephora had their Friends & Family sale... I got a few things. One of them was this:

What the box looks like... Nice and textured...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12.05.12 - Updates, I guess

As you can see, I'm trying to get back into blogging....

I miss doing my INDIE DUPE posts. I was actually thinking of doing a post just on palettes. My co-workers from work have been bugging me to do some INDIE DUPES on some popular palettes. So, look for those in the future. 

I have a ton of things to swatch X_x; and post about. So... I'll try and get on that too.

For now, I'm working on my orders for i+t; but after I've finished, I shall work on as many posts as I can.

Please excuse the fact that this is a completely random post. Mostly because I can't sleep. Lol

Monday, December 3, 2012

12.03.12 - Mon Ennui - Perfect Pinup Collection

I follow, Mon Ennui Cosmetics on Facebook. And they posted a preview to their holiday sets...

Early Black Friday morning, I couldn't sleep. [Mostly because I had to be up super early because I am a retail slave and had to work in the wee mornings too] Luckily, my friend was up too so we were texting/FB messaging each other back and forth. We were talking about indie companies and different places we were thinking of buying from on Black Friday

I told her that the first place I wanted to get was ________________. Yeah, I couldn't remember the name of the company! -_-; After much scrolling on FB and searches for every indie company I follow, I found it again! And like I said, it's for Mon Ennui Cosmetics.  It was for this particular set, the Perfect Pinup Collection. 

Honestly, I'm not much of a neutral fan but lately (you'll see in the future posts), I've been getting a LOT of neutral colors. Anyway, back on topic!

I had never ordered anything through my phone (err online, not by calling :P) before and was hoping I didn't have to log into my laptop. But I did! Yay!

 I got this a few days ago. Honestly, I thought it would ship out later because of it being Black Friday and them having a big sale. 

Anyway, this is what I ordered...

12.02.12 - Kiss My Sass

Today we're going to talk about Kiss My Sass. This was my first time ordering from her. 

Anyway, onto the swatches.

I kind of mixed up how I did my photos... I hope it makes sense though... >_<;

Everything was taken under an LED light and over TFSI

 My order came with two samples, so that's what I'll be posting first. 

I like that all the labels have the names of the eyeshadows on them...