Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EOTD/FOTD Series: "Oz meets Hellmouth" with Notoriously Morbid

Hello lovelies!
   I am back again with another EOTD this time with Notoriously Morbid. I just recently got her Slay Me collections both 1& 2 (cause honestly no one can ever have to much BUFFY, seriously...SPIKE and OZ are all I have to say) and I needed to do a look. I also got some colors from her Trip to Oz Collection and the two combined to create this look.
Oz meets Hellmouth in a combination of green, black and red

   I hate that people often associate green and red with holiday looks and while yes, I could and would rock this look to a holiday party this makes me think of awesome heroes, villains and a kick ass pair sparkly red shoes! I used the following colors to create this look: Dust to Dust, Nighttime in Emerald City, I'm Melting, Bloody Awful Poet, Boca del Infierno, Shoes to Kill For and Goodbye Sweetie (cause I had to add the Doctor and it is an amazing highlight color.) The lashes were from the Born Pretty Store (use discount code KLH10  for 10% off your total order). I hope that you enjoyed this look stay tuned for a review of the Slay Me collections!

Until Next Time Lovelies!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mani Monday with Carpe Noctem Cosmetics!

Hello lovelies!
    Welcome to the first installment of a new series called Mani Monday! I have recently developed a polish addiction and I wanted to share my looks with you. I may even share my learning attempts with stamping as well. For my first Mani Monday I started with another indie polish company Carpe Noctem Cosmetics. Today, I am wearing Diva D in Diamonds inspired by the amazing Diva in The Fifth Element, which is one of my favorite movies, and Gifford Gorgeous on my accent nails.

Diva D and Gifford  Gorgeous from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics.

Both of these colors are on the lighter side of blue and purple which I am trying out since I am such a bold and bright or dark and vampy girl. Both took three coats in order to the opacity that I wanted and top off with Seche Vite's fast drying top coat cause I hate waiting for polish to dry. I always manage to smear it or dent it.  Diva D in Diamonds is part of her regular stock while Glifford would be considered a special order so you would have to order a custom polish.  I really wish that I was able to get a nice sunny picture of this mani but it looks like it is finally going to rain since it has been grey and overcast all day. Here is a nice sunny image of Diva for those of you curious to see what it looks like out in the sun (rather than indoors) back when my nails were longer.

A lovely sunny pic of Diva D in Diamonds

The two rings are from the Born Pretty Store (use code KLH10 for a discount off your purchase). While they are not listed as knuckle rings, they are for me since apparently I have "larger fingers" (I wear an 8-9 ring size) so they became kick ass knuckle rings.  I hope that you enjoyed the first Mani Monday and stay tuned for more polish looks and reviews!

Until next time lovelies!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In the Pursuit of Fabulous: Vapid Lacquer Review!

Hello again lovelies!
   I am back this time with my first ever actual polish review! Recently I have been delving into the vast world of indie polishes. I will freely admit that as a beginner it was a bit overwhelming with various terms such as jelly and crelly, holos and thermals, I was a bit lost at the beginning. So, I did what any beginner would do and looked for an awesome polish to slather on my nails, definition be damned! By sheer dumb luck I managed to stumble across an awesome indie shop called Vapid Lacquer. I was enchanted with all the nail pretties on her page and seduced by the sale that was going on that I broke down and bought not one but two amazing polishes.

First up is the gorgeous Grape Stomp. Seriously take a look at it and just gaze into the purple holographic abyss....
Grape Stomp from Vapid Lacquer..look at all that holo goodness! 
  Now, that you have drooled and oohed and ahhed over it (cause I know I did after painting my nails with it for the first time) it is described as a vivid purple jelly that is packed with linear holo. While I do have to say that this description hits the nail right on the head, I am going to have add some more colorful adjectives to my own description. This bright medium purple nail polish isn't just packed with holo it is EXPLODING with it! It is billion of little stars were sprinkled on my nails every time the light hit it. I was entranced and bewitched with not only the color but the staying power as well.

Now on the the second color...Delusional
While this isn't the best mani photo ever I wanted to post it due to the holo capture and the fact that this is polish after 5 DAYS!
Now the site has it listed an olive to violet/blue shift with a linear holo that makes you think twice of what color you actually have on your nails. This is a true chameleon color. It constantly changes color depending on the light and and the holo makes it just looks like a universe on my finger tips.  I couldn't decide on what color it really was but it was just an explosion of of sparkles!
Enough yammering and on with my review...

Color/ Finish Variety- 9 out of 10 bats
    I have to say that Vapid Lacquer has a really nice variety of color and finishes in her shop. She not only has a nice variety of colors from lighter more pastel colors to the darker vampy colors that I love to slather on my nails.

Application & Formula- 9 out of 10 bats
  Both polish had a great formula that wasn't too thin or too thick. They were easy to apply to no major issues and both polishes too 2-3 coats for full opacity.

Staying Power/ Durability-10 out of 10 bats
  If you have read my reviews before you know that getting a 10 out of 10 for something is something that RARELY happens since I am such a stickler for it. I think that giving constant 10 out of 10s takes away from the awesomeness that it takes to achieve what I think is perfection. I won't lie I am horribly hard on my nails. I have three kids so that means I am a CONSTANTLY doing dishes and laundry and everything else under the sun. This polish lasts and lasts and lasts. The photo of Delusional is after 5 DAYS. Yes, that is right, polish that normally doesn't last more than 2- 3 days without chipping (with a base coat and a top coat ) on me. This one lasted a full week. Color me impressed.

Affordability- 9 out of 10 bats
   When I first dived head long into the world of indie polish I will say that I was both shocked and surprised at the price. These are run of the mill polishes that you are going to find at your local Walmart for 1.99. Don't get me wrong, I am on a tight budget just like everyone else so I have to spend my dollars wisely. While 5-10 dollar polishes are a bit pricey for your budget, Vapid Lacquer does tons of flash sales and regular sales throughout the month were you can spend without crying into your empty wallet later. 

Customer Service- 9.5 out of 10 bats
   Vapid Lacquer also has superior customer service. I pre ordered a bottle of her "Shattered Rainbows" polish (look for that review in the next week or so) and she was a dream to deal with. She answered my questions about it and really impressed me with her knowledge and professionalism. 

Shipping/ Turn Around Time- 9 out of 10 bats
   While I don't know if this is a big issue for polishes but I do know that it is a rather big deal for ordering makeup so that is why I included this rating. Her shipping and turn around time were fantastic. If I remember correctly it look a little over a week for these lovely bottles to be packaged up securely and in my hot little hands. 

Overall- 9.5 out of 10 bats
    Overall I have to say that I am really in love with Vapid Lacquer, not only does she create some really incredible polishes that make me ohh and ahh like a little kid when staring at my nails she is the utmost professional with handling orders, questions and processing them and getting these lovely polishes in my greedy little hands. I wouldn't hesitate to order from her again (and I have in fact and I plan to again soon..and perhaps next time I will try some of her lovely soap). So be sure to check out Vapid Lacquer . You won't be disappointed. 

Until Next Time lovelies!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A few FOTD/ EOTD done with Candii Blossom Cosmetics

Hello lovelies!
   It appears that another month has ambushed us again. Those of you who follow me on my other social media pages will recognize the FOTD from late in March however due to the plague which attacked my house I wasn't able to steal away and post it to the blog. But I promise to do better! More posts this month, I promise! But anyways here is my most recent EOTD done with Candii Blossom Cosmetics.

This what I would consider more of a neutral eye look with a pop of color.
   I wore this neutral-ish eye look to a baby shower and it was a huge hit. It was done used Candii Blossom Cosmetics: Oasis, Fairyland Green, Atlantis, Miami Rose, Shikomi, Purple Rain and Intergalatic. The lashes were also from the Born Pretty Store (see the link on the side).  Now on to my favorite look of the two since naturally I love bolder and brighter looks. Here is the full face look that I did with a tutorial at the tail end of March.
Oh how I love the dramatic looks. ..

  For the eyes I used Candii Blossom Cosmetic's : Fluff, Fairyland Green (I am in love with that shade), Angel Eyes, Atlantis, Intergalatic, Purple Rain, Skikomi and Maiko (foiled for the golden dots). 
The lenses are from Pinky Paradise (see the links on the side to take you directly to the page) and the lashes were from the Born Pretty Store (used coupon code KLH10 for 10% off your order from them). 
I even have a full face photo of this look (sadly I have chronic RBF so I always look angry. >.<)

And as promised here is the actual tutorial for this look.  So, this is like two posts in one but enough of my babbling and on with the tutorial!

I hope that you have enjoyed these rather long EOTD/FOTD post and coming up are more EOTD posts, I have a review from a lovely indie company called Innocent + Twisted to stay tuned!
Until next time lovelies!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EOTD/FOTD Series: My Little Pony Apple Jack inspired look done with BeautyBarBaby and Lit Cosmetics

Hello lovelies!
   I am back again with another installment of the EOTD/FOTD series with another My Little Pony inspired look. For the next pony I decided on Apple Jack, not only is she sassy and full of spunk, but she is also all of the colors that I usually don't create a look with together. Honestly, I never think of putting yellow, orange brown, red and green together in a look. But I do think that it came together really well. Take a peek and tell me what you think....
My Little Pony Apply Jack inspired look

For this look I used Beauty Bar Baby's That's Really Bananas, Sweeten Up, Chaos, Brownie, Poisoned Apple, SnoBall, In Da Club and The Grinch. I also used Devil's Breath foiled as a liner for my eyes. I used Carrot Top glitter from Lit Cosmetics. I am wearing the Vassen Lollipop Lenses in green from CandyLens and finally these lashes from the Born Pretty Store (Use discount code KLH10 for 10% off your order).  The dots were done with Wolfe Fx's Essential Palette. Overall I am really please with the look and I am all ready thinking of which pony to do next in the series. Do you have a suggestion? If you do drop me a line below and let me know! Until next time lovelies!

Friday, March 21, 2014

EOTD/FOTD Series: Korpse Kosmetics Part One

Hello again lovelies!
    I am back again with another EOTD series this time from Korpse Kosmetics. As a lot of you may know Korpse is run by KimiToxxxic from YT . I recently ordered her Taste My Rainbow and Too Ghoul for School collections and I figured it was about time to bust into those colors. I also picked up Visual Kei which is a nice matte black. Why would I pick up another black eyeshadow when I all ready have at least  15 other lack shadows? Because I am looking for the perfect black which resembles my little black goth heart.  No, in all honestly I can never have enough black since I love darker looks and I have various shades of black through out my collection so I will always usually pick up a red or a black or both from a collection. Just as sure as my dog will give me the sad puppy dog eyes when I am cooking in the kitchen for me to hook him up with something special, I will usually pick up on or both of those shades. It is the goth in me I guess. But anyways...I did this look the same day as the Rainbow Dash inspired look (Yes, I often do two different eye looks and yes I do go out to pick my children up like that. I am THAT mom in the car line.) and instead of posting two EOTD looks in the same day I decided to share it today.
As you can tell I am really into dots lately...
I used LOL, Abby, Lagoona, Spectra, ROFL and Visual Kei. The dots are done with Wolfe Fx's Essential Palette (how in the world I survived without this awesome face paint palette I will never know. I want to use it all the time now!) I hope that you enjoyed this look and that you are enjoying the series! 
So until next time lovelies.... 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

EOTD/ FOTD Series featuring Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Part One

Hello lovelies!
   I am back again today with another EOTD/ FOTD series this time featuring another one of my favorite indie companies Lunatick Cosmetic Labs. I was feeling especially bright today since it is "supposedly" the first day of Spring. But in all honestly, Mother Nature has been on a drinking bender this winter with the strange erratic weather we have been having. We had an "ice storm" in Florida. Seriously, what the hell? Mother Nature I dunno if you were trying to regain your youth with a drinking spree but we all felt it and hope that you are back on the wagon. But I digress, here is my look of the day and I wanted something extra bright. So instantly my hands wandered to my AlieNEON glitter stacker. It is pure bright neony goodness in a glittery stacker. (** Yes it hasn't officially been approved in the US for our eyes however if it is good enough for international lovely eyes then it is good enough for me. Always test a product our on yourself first before slathering all over yourself. While I understand wanting to be fabulous, always be safe first..) So here is what I came up with a My Little Pony, Rainbow Dash, inspired look. Cause honestly who are we kidding? Neon rainbows and ponies are awesome.

Bright, glittery and NEON what more could you ask for?
For this look I used the AlieNEON stacker and Dracula's Dream from Lunatick Labs. I also used London Calling from Lit Cosmetics. For the assorted dots and the front portion of my brow I used the Essential Palette from Wolfe FX.  So there you have it . Bright, neon rainbows based of ponies if that doesn't scream spring I don't know what does. 

Until next time lovelies...