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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet: March 2018

Another month, another Vanishing Cabinet box! The March edition was based on the film called Talladega Nights. This is a sport comedy I haven’t seen yet so the references didn’t really come across. However, all the shadows and the lip balm looked interesting enough that I didn’t mind!

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet March 2018

Called “Shake & Bake”, this Vanishing Cabinet consisted of shimmery and sparkly eyeshadows and an untinted lip balm. I feel that the colours were cohesive enough to create a look combining all the shadows (but to be honest, I prefer one-and-done shadows and that’s what I tend to wear 80% of the time).

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Included in the package was also an Atomic Fire Ball, which tasted of cinnamon. I wasn’t a fan! That aside, let’s move on to the individual shades (and the lip balm).

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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet: February 2018

I did say that beauty boxes weren’t my thing but if there’s one I’d like to try, it’s an indie beauty box (read why, here). Notoriously Morbid provide two beauty boxes – one of them (the Mystic Monthly) is all about matte liquid lipstick and lip-related products, while the other one (the Vanishing Cabinet) is about various mini-sized beauty items. In January, you could subscribe to the VC without joining the waitlist first, so I pulled the trigger.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet February 2018

At the end of February, my very first Vanishing Cabinet was waiting for me in the post box! This month’s edition was inspired by the TV show 30 Rock, a cult classic (that I haven’t watched yet, oops!). I received four items and the liquid lipstick was this month’s full-sized product.

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Crow & Pebble: Eyeshadow Swatches, Review & Looks

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.

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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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Fyrinnae Eyeshadows: New Discoveries

When I ventured into the world of indie cosmetics I noticed there was always someone talking about Fyrinnae. As I discovered, this is an(other) American independent make-up brand, known especially for their eyeshadows. My first order from them included a lip lustre (a sort of a liquid lipstick/lipgloss thing), a sample of their famous glitter glue – Pixie Epoxy –, and three mini jars of various eyeshadows. You can read my review of Intergalactic Bookstore here but now let’s focus on my second order: four super lovely eyeshadows from my second order.

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Favourite Makeup Discoveries of 2016

This post is way overdue. I’ve been having it on my mind for the longest time but sadly couldn’t post it any time sooner. In early 2016, I started using more makeup and relatives quickly found some of my favourite makeup items that I love using this year, too. Some are part of the daily rotation while others are meant for special occasions only. Any way you look at them – they’re my favourites!

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Hello Waffle Lavender Cream Liquid Highlighter

This is such a versatile highlighter that I can’t help but love it. It can be very, very subtle but it can also be packed on for a very noticeable, shimmery effect. It’s cool-toned so folks with warm undertones might not appreciate it that much. However, it should work fine if used sparingly. Check my review and swatches here.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

This foundation stole my heart back in February 2016 but I only started using it in November. It truly is a weightless foundation because it feels like second skin and you don’t need to apply a lot of it to achieve medium-to-full coverage. I apply three drops, tops. While it’s called luminous, I find it to be more matte but then it’s not chalky or heavy, especially if you apply it to well-moisturised skin.

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Hello Waffle: Kitty Kingdom Eyeshadows

Every time I tell myself that I really don’t need any more eyeshadows or pretty much any other make-up item, I come across something that sparkles my interest and turns it into a bonfire. Continue reading “Hello Waffle: Kitty Kingdom Eyeshadows”