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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 INDIE AWARDS

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately and thought that it would be a good idea to do a 2012 INDIE AWARDS thing ^_^; Taa daa!!! These are based on products that I've tried in 2012. [Mostly collections that actually came out in 2012 but there are a few products that came out before...so... I can't really say they're all products that came out in 2012]. Everything was purchased by me and this is obviously in my opinion. 

And yes, I drew that drawing up there. It's supposed to be a skinny version of me ;) Lol.

Some items I don't have photos of so, please don't mind that >_>; You'll, also, see that some categories will only have one item and others will have three (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places). Everything is swatched in indirect sunlight. Anyway, onto the AWARDS! Yay! 



BEST SKINCARE:
One Hand Washes The Other: BLACK MAGIC

[Description from the site (CREAM version of it)]: 
Black Magic- a unique blend of traditional essential oils and botanical ingredients combined with modern cleansing technology, this is a facial cleanser unlike anything you've ever seen. 


It's absolutely LOADED with ingredients long used for toning, healing, and clarifying the skin: Tea Tree oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Glycerin, French Green Clay, Rice Bran Oil, Apricot Kernel oil, and Activated Charcoal. In addition, the soap is made after I infuse the rice bran and apricot kernel oils (and then filter them) with a heaping handful of healing Calendula petals, long known for its skin-loving qualities.

The photo above is the Black Magic Cream. Personally, I like the bars better, but I've run out of the bar and have this tub left. You can bet I'll be purchasing more!!!!

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BEST PERFUME:
The Cake is a Lie by OHWTO [yes, again :P]

[Description from the site]: 
 The Cake Is A Lie: But it smells so REAL! Lemon-filled butter cake with thick, fluffy frosting. Lemon, Sugar, Cake batter & Frosting. Reformulated and added to the full-time list of Private Stock fragrances, TCIAL was originally a limited edition for Winter of 2011

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BEST EYE BASE/PRIMER (etc)

[Description from the site]:
The original! A must-have for shimmery, sparkling shadows! This is not an eye shadow primer, or really a base. It is to keep sparkles on and/or to make shimmery shadows appear "glossy": a foiled look without foiling. 
Originally developed and formulated in 2007, this unique "glue" is designed to hold the sparkliest, most shimmery eye shadows in place, minimize "fallout", and also to easily create a foiled look without foiling. Don't worry, it's easily washed off, and while keeps shadows in a water-resistant state, the product itself is water-soluble (no silicones or oils).

I couldn't think of what category to put this in. So I wrote primer/base. The truth is, I use this as a base after my primer O_o; Especially for mineral eye shadows. So if you love indie eye shadows like I do, this is a MUST HAVE! I know there are indie companies that have developed their own eye shadow primers but I haven't tried them yet and wanted to post only items I have experience with.

The tube in the photo (oh so blurry) is almost out :P

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BEST BLUSHES
(Swatches are below)


[Description from the site]:
MDMA Blush is a rosy pink with a gold afterglow.

[Description from the site]:
Fire Bloom is a mid tone rose pink blush with coral undertones and a flattering copper gold shimmer.


[Description from the site]:
Indecent is a deep vivid pink blush. This color is matte.



L-R: MDMA & Fire Bloom
L-R: MDMA Fire Bloom
L-R: MDMA Fire Bloom
L-R: MDMA Fire Bloom
L-R: MDMA Fire Bloom
L-R: MDMA Fire Bloom

I swatched MDMA and Fire Bloom next to each other to show how they differ. MDMA is more blue-based and Fire Bloom is more of a yellow-based pink. 

MDMA by My Pretty Zombie
MDMA by My Pretty Zombie

Fire Bloom by Femme Fatale Cosmetics
Fire Bloom by Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Indecent by Detrivore Cosmetics
Indecent by Detrivore Cosmetics

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BEST LIP COLOR
Why Not Zoidberg? by Shiro Cosmetics

[Description from the site]:

Looking for the perfect summer lip color...?

Color: Bright coral.
Flavor: Unflavored.
Opacity: May be applied moderately opaque or built up to full opacity.
Stains: Yes - please keep away from upholstery and small children!


The packaging is oh so cute! ♥
Here's what the actual product looks like...

Here's a swatch on my lips. It's moisturizing and has great color payoff! I mean, it showed up pigmented on my lips! (I've got pigmented lips >_>) Anyway, I love this color and I want more Intertubes!!!

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BEST NEUTRAL EYESHADOW COLLECTION:

1st Place: Graveyard Collection by Detrivore Cosmetics
2nd Place: Meow Meow Meow by Black Rose Minerals
3rd Place: Perfect Pinup Collection by Mon Ennui Cosmetics [this was a Holiday 2012 limited edition set]
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BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW COLLECTION:

1st Place: Twisted Wonderland by Madd Style Cosmetics
2nd Place: Soul Reaper by Black Rose Minerals
3rd Place: Only One Can Win by Darling Girl Cosmetics

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BEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTION:

1st Place: Friday the 13th by Meow Cosmetics [Only comes out Friday the 13th and Halloween]
2nd Place: Not Another Zombie Collection by Black Rose Minerals
3rd Place: Halloween 2012 by Detrivore Cosmetics

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BEST HOLIDAY COLLECTION:

1st Place: Holiday in Whoville by Madd Style Cosmetics
2nd Place: Glacial Grove by Meow Cosmetics (Comes out only during the holiday season)
3rd Place: Mad Science Collection by Detrivore Cosmetics

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BEST OVERALL COLLECTION:

1st Place: Graveyard Collection by Detrivore Cosmetics 
What can I say? I love this collection!!!!

2nd Place: Sweet Sixteen by Darling Girl Cosmetics [was originally called 16 Candles]
3rd Place: Blogger's Collection  by Glamourdoll Eyes

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WHO MAKES THE BEST DUOCHROMES?
(Examples below)

1st Place: Femme Fatale Cosmetics
2nd Place: Fyrinnae
3rd Place: Meow Cosmetics

(Left) Faerie Fire by Femme Fatale Cosmetics
(Middle) Mephisto by Fyrinnae 
(Right) Skeptic by Meow Cosmetics (Only out on Friday the 13th or Halloween)

Everything is swatched in indirect sunlight and over TFSI

Faerie Fire by Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Why did I pick Femme Fatale Cosmetics as my first place choice? Have you not tried her eyeshadows? Most of them are duochrome and they're AMAZINGLY strong duochromes! This photo doesn't even capture the beauty of it! O_O;;

Mephisto by Fyrinnae 

Dear gawds, look at that! O_O;;;

Skeptic by Meow Cosmetics
Skeptic by Meow Cosmetics
Skeptic by Meow Cosmetics
Skeptic by Meow Cosmetics

Photos definitely don't do this color justice! It's a very strong duochrome (looks more like a tri-chrome like Mephisto)

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WHO MAKES THE BEST MATTES?
[Sorry no photo examples ;( ]

1st Place: Detrivore Cosmetics [Have you not tried the Graveyard Collection!??!?!]
2nd Place: Madd Style Cosmetics
3rd Place: Kiss my Sass

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MOST UNIQUE COMPANY:
Femme Fatale Cosmetics

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BEST OVERALL COMPANY:
Detrivore Cosmetics

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BEST HUNGER GAMES' INSPIRED COLLECTION
I noticed that there were a million Hunger Games inspired collections, so I thought I would choose the best [btw, I'm not much of a Hunger Games fan, but I thought this was interesting :P]

1st Place: Tributes Collection by Shiro Cosmetics
2nd Place: The Game: Stay Alive by Dawn Eyes Cosmetics
3rd Place: Only One Can Win by Darling Girl Cosmetics

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FAVORITE I+TA COLLECTIONS
If you didn't know by now, I'm the owner/creator of innocent+twisted Alchemy and I thought I would share with you my personal favorite collections that I have created! ^_^;

1st Place: Life is a Game
It took a long time coming, but I really love how it came out. It's too bad that it's a limited edition collection, unless people DEMAND that I keep it :P

2nd Place: Endless Rain
This isn't a limited edition collection, but I had a ton of fun making this set. The label art is done by my friend StrawberryMilkMade.

I can't decide between these two collections, so I'll post them both for 3rd Place!

Hell Wonderland Collection
When I first started i+ta, I wanted to create colors based on my art...and the first ones I did were for my Hell Wonderland illustrations. I love my Hell Wonderland drawings...

the Lurvlies
These colors are inspired by people I admire/my friends.

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And that concludes my 2012 awards! What do you think? Any favorites of your own? Let me know :D


5 comments:

  1. Holy wow, I neeeeeed Mephisto...that looks amazing!! I haven't tried Femme Fatale shadows yet but I keep looking at them...one of these days I will order! I love MDMA and Benzodiazepine from MPZ's Drugs Like Me blushes.

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    1. I know! Isn't Mephisto BEAUTIFUL!?!??! *drools* LOL! I haven't tried MPZ's other blushes but I want to! Femme Fatale is amazing! You should really check them out :)

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  2. Wow, I'm honored that I made it into your 2012 Indie Awards : )

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    1. I really need to try more of your products!!!!

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  3. So happy that Shiro got the best hunger games collection!
    They deserved it so much.

    That collection was everything and more....so creative and the colors went perfectly with their inspirations. ^_^

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