Monday, November 28, 2011

Brutal Bitch!!! Bitch Slap Cosmetics and Beauty From The Earth.

Today I received my most recent makeup orders in the mail from Bitch Slap Cosmetics and Beauty From The Earth Cosmetics!
Lets start with Bitch Slap. The only thing I ordered is the 'Brutal Bitch by Naya' leopard print palette: I chose this label, but I don't remember what it was named.(Kinda cool that you get to choose which label you like best though!)

 And heres what I did with it:

All in all I love the colors. There was really no description on the website as to whether it was matte, shimmer, or glitter finish or anything, from their photo, I was expecting a matte pallet, but there's a hint of shimmer in these. Oh well, still love it! The purple has to be my least favorite (go figure, it's the largest part of it), I was expecting it to be a little more vibrant, but I really don't own anything near this color of purple anyways. So it's not completely a loss!
I believe one of these leopard print palettes costs $25. They have them in a variety of color combos, but this one was the most interesting to me! Shipping was pretty quick and easy for me. $5, which I think is pretty reasonable. I know there's some drama surrounding Bitch Slap Cosmetics (that I was not aware of until AFTER I made my purchase), but all and all, they get a thumbs up from me for now.

Now for Beauty From the Earth!
I ordered 1 full size mineral shadow, 3 sample size mineral shadows, and I got one free sample mineral shadow with my order! Swatch time:

Left to Right: Isis, Mutiny, Wicked, Coal, and Peacock (Swatched over Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer)     
Isis - Gorgeous deep shimmery red. Almost a burgundy tone.
Mutiny - Shimmery yellow-gold
Wicked - Light purple base, with a green shift to it. Very shimmery and pretty. I think I'm going to be using this over black.
Coal - Nice medium matte grey
Peacock - Tealish/blue with a green shimmer to it. Very pretty!

I'm pretty happy with the colors I chose. Peacock was my free sample, that I did not choose, but I still love it! I haven't actually used these on my eyes yet, but I'm extremely excited to. They're so soft and pigmented, and they go on my skin like a dream!
BFTE is, in my opinion, very fairly priced. One full size jar is $6, and sample sized jars are $2. However, every week or so they have a 'Color of the Week', you get a full size jar of it for $2, so I definitely took advantage of that when I ordered. (Mutiny was the COTW) Shipping was pretty quick too. I will definitely order from Beauty From The Earth again. (Keeping my eyes out for those colors of the week!) They also sell a pressing kit, for pressing your loose shadows, which I'm interested in, but I already have everything I need for pressing eyeshadow. I'm going to post a tutorial as soon as I get my empty pans and palette! That's all I'm waiting on!

So that's about it for these two companies! What are your experiences with them?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Urban Decay Roller Girl Polish Kit!

Hey Everyone! So, I'm new to this whole blogging thing, and I really never had anything to blog about, sooo, Ill be using this to blog about my artwork, my jewelry designs, and my sortofmassive obsession with makeup! 

So first things first! I recently ordered Urban Decay's Roller Girl Nail Polish kit from their website. I got it on sale for $8! Normally this retails for around $38 I think on Urban Decay's website.

Colors L-R: Fame, Superfreak, Xanadu, Miss T, Woodstock, and Love Train

These are so tiny and cute! Personally, I wouldn't pay full price for this, but since it was on sale, I decided to go ahead and pick it up! The colors are super cute, The only one I've tried wearing on all my nails with a top coat so far is Superfreak, its such a delicious gold.

 I find that these tend to chip super fast unfortunately. At least Superfreak did, I had chips all over the place the next day, even with a top coat. But other than that, I think this is totally worth $8 for 6, mini Urban Decay nail polishes!