11 August 2015

Preview of my latest Colourpop order

I still don't have a proper camera in order to show anyone quality swatches, so I'm not comfortable doing a complete post just yet. But I managed to take some OKAY pictures with my phone. And these products have me so excited that I just can't wait and need to throw something up here right now.

Top, L-R: Hope, Bravery
Bottom, L-R: Kindness, Strength


Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks that everyone and their dog flipped out over on the release in June.
L-R: Pacific, Donut, Tulle, Trap, Koala, Limbo 
Not photographed, but ordered: Highlighters in Smoke N' Whistles and Monster. Monster is gorgeous; it's almost like Hope. A cool-toned purple/pink shine. 

I already have another order picked out. I might go do that right now. 

Soon enough I'll have better quality photos! Until next time, look fresh! x

30 June 2015

UK's Sleek i-Divine Palette in SUNSET

This is a product I've owned since January, but I haven't really talked about. I don't get to have Sleek products in Canada, so I order them on eBay. They're inexpensive (around $12CAD each), with great pigmentation and blendability. There are a lot of options for their palettes, in all sorts of colours and themes! I also own i-Candy and Vintage Romance.

The Sunset palettes is a range of "sky" colours, just like the name suggests - reds, oranges, yellows, blue, and pinks. There are a couple of shades I'm amazed with and it makes the palette worth it.

The swatches above are two swipes of a fingertip, without primer. 

The first is a bit chalky, like most black shades are. It could have been skipped, to be honest. A light purple would have fit well in this theme.

2 is a really pretty red that performs well.

Shades 3 and 8 are nearly identical, and I'm certain if this was a mistake in my palette or just how they're meant to be. 8 is slightly darker and more red than peach, but it's barely noticeable.

4, the orange, is a beauty. It's very pigmented, a near-neon colour, and looks really good with the blue shade, which is another of my favourites.

Shade 5 is a pretty generic yellow-gold. It's buttery-smooth, which is fitting for the colour!

7 is a little hard to describe, it's almost like a taupe and it's very shiny and easy to work with.

Shade 10 is the least pigmented and has a lot of extra fallout and glitter.

Shades 11 and 12 are really beautiful, a champagne and a pearly pink respectively.

I think there could have been more variety with the colour selection (2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 are all kind of in the same family and there isn't too much difference). I would have been happy with a white-based shade with golden shimmer, a couple of purples, and maybe a second shade of blue (to replace a couple of the red shades). Overall, though, I'm impressed.

Do you own anything from Sleek?

13 May 2015

Update - some bad news

I just graduated! I just moved! I just started a new job (albeit one that is unrelated to my education)! I just got robbed!

Wait, what?

Yeah, I messed up. I took photos for my SO's father's business a couple weekends ago, and left my camera bag in my truck overnight against my better judgment. I actually thought to myself, heh, should bring that in! I went for a run in the morning, and my truck door was open and the camera was gone. Luckily no windows were broken and nothing else of value was missing, but I'm really bummed and feel pretty violated that hundreds of photos of my friends and family were on there.

Until I can save up some money when I start working again next week, I am without a camera. And to be honest, it's pretty low on the list of priorities. I love blogging, but I'm so terribly inconsistent and now it's pointless without quality photographs. I will pick this up again in the near future!

Anyone ever had anything stolen before?