Of all the indie brands currently on the scene, Crow & Pebble is probably the youngest one, being launched in May 2017. Hailing from Scotland, Crow & Pebble’s eyeshadow products are inspired by literature and contain vegan and cruelty-free ingredients (non-vegan ingredients are labelled as such). Moreover, the micas come from places where child labour is not exploited.
I chose a variety of colours in order to test the waters: a warm brown/aqua duochrome (Petrochemical Sheen), a pinky red (Atreides), a neutral beige (Harkonnen) and a Mystery Case with an assortment of five different samples. All the eyeshadows I ordered were in sample size with the exception of Petrochemical Sheen. I knew I would love it so I ordered a half-jar of it straight away.
Mystery Case (5 samples): £4 [here]
Petrochemical Sheen (half-jar): £3 [here]
Harkonnen: £1 [here]
Atreides: £1 [here]
Standard shipping: £3
DISCOUNT ALERT! Get 20% off your entire order with the code PHOTOFUN. Valid until 29 September 2017. Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with the brand in any way.
I’ve placed my order on 18 July and the package was shipped on 31 July. It might seem a lot but you have to keep in mind Crow & Pebble is a small business where everything is made by hand. I was satisfied with the package; everything was securely wrapped to minimise any potential damages.
The Eyeshadow Swatches
These Crow & Pebble swatches were done over an Etude House primer with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy applied on the left half of the forearm. The eyeshadows were applied with a flat shader brush and the photos were taken indoors in indirect sunlight.
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La Vague. The Wave. A painting by Georges Clairin that inspired Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab when creating a scent of the Salon: Traveling Exhibit collection, exclusive to Pretty Indulgent.
This August has been the hottest month of 2017 and it made me steer towards lighter, fresher scents. La Vague is on the fruity side of the fresh category, something that promises an elegant floral sweetness and gives you a lively kick out of an otherwise dull, extremely hot afternoon.
White peach, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, iris, osmanthus, tangerine, white wine grape, and cream accord.
Find La Vague on Pretty Indulgent; $30 CAD.
Does it remind me of a wave? Grab a cup of fruity iced tea and read on.
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For a scent that was released for Halloween in 2015, Arcana’s Nereids isn’t what you’d typically associate with possibly the most commercialized holiday in the world. A bright, fresh perfume is far from spooky, candied cobwebs of All Hallows’ Eve but is definitely a lovely scent to wear in the summertime.
Shimmering water, sweet apples, Tiare, rain, pink jasmine, green musk, and wildflowers.
Find Nereids on Pretty Indulgent; $25 CAD.
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In January 2017, L’Occitane released Shea Intensive Hand Balm*, a new version of the iconic Shea Hand Cream. I started using it a month or so ago (this is what you get when you have too many hand creams open and half-used) so while this post is kind of late, it’ll allow you to see whether you need this hand cream for the upcoming autumn and winter. Read on!
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I discovered this makeup removing gel by Nuxe shortly after using up my beloved Banila Co. Clean It Zero. I needed a new product to remove my makeup and sunblock after a long day spent out and about. My requirements were not too complicated – a gentle, non-dehydrating, oil-based formula – but I still couldn’t find anything perfect in pharmacies/drugstores. The only thing that came close was Nuxe Face Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel.
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