Monday, 28 July 2014

Shiro (and Detrivore) Swatch Post



Aaages ago I did a Shiro haul, I'm finally posting the pictures. Most of these shadows and lip colours are actually available unlike the Darling Girl haul I posted earlier. This haul also includes a few Detrivore shadows, as Shiro now stock Detrivore. As before all the shadows and lip products are photographed in natural light. Lip products are swatched on bare skin, eyeshadows are swatched over primer on the left and pixie epoxy on the right. Descriptions are all straight from the Shiro website.


First up these are the three Shiro shades I bought; I Loved A Maid, Chimera and Kooloo-Limpa



Shiro I Loved A Maid Swatch
I loved a maid as fair as summer, with the sunlight in her hair. She was a crofter’s daughter. And she loved me.

I Loved A Maid is a green-shifting gold shining out over a base of softened Lannister crimson. Lip-safe!

Shiro Chimera Swatch
The fusing of animals with human beings oftentimes produces tragic results, but that’s the price of scientific advancement. Cave Johnson would approve!

Chimera is a complex and unique blend – looks coppery in the jar, then applies as tarnished gold and silver shimmer over a blackened background. Lip-safe!

Shiro Kooloo Limpa Swatch
Kooloo Limpa - Satiny peach with green and red sparkles. Lip safe!
Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! I may be 32, but I still believe I am a fairy.
And these are the three Detrivore shades I picked up; Hypothesis, Autopsy and Scar


Shiro Detrivore Swatches

Shiro Detrivore Hypothesis Swatch

Hypothesis is a medium satin taupe with subtle pink tones.

Shiro Detrivore Autopsy Swatch

Autopsy is a matte cream highlight.

Shiro Detrivore Scar Swatch

Scar is a pale taupe with a violet shift.


And finally the GWP, Hodor
Shiro Hodor Swatch


“Hodor,” hodored Hodor. “Hodor hodor hodor!”

“HODOR, STOP HODORING.”
Hodor is a medium near-matte taupe. Lip-safe!


These are the lip products I picked up, two of the Miyazaki inspired balm stains and a sample of one of the new Nic Cage Through the Ages lipglosses


Shiro Tinted Balm Swatch

Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.
It's Called Love - Summery medium coral, a match for our former Why Not Zoidberg color.

A heart’s a heavy burden.
Who Swallowed a Star - Bright coral-orange in the tube, applies a bit pinker than you might expect! Will leave behind a light stain.

Shiro Nic Cage Gloss Swatch

The invention of the disco ball came about one night after Nic Cage, at the tender age of five, accidentally sat on a mirror. The shards stuck to his bum and reflected the lasers which happened to be around, throwing off glorious scatterings of multicolored light which made everyone want to dance. Unfortunately, the name “Nicso ball” did not stick.
Nic Cage Getting Funky With That Saturday Night Fever - Super sheer purple with bright orange sparkle.

When I bought these I also picked up two of the intertubes as they were on sale due to being discontinued. I swatched them anyway, because they're pretty, and you never know someone might have them in a blog sale! (Not me, I love them).

Shiro Yo Dawg Nyan Cat Swatch


Everything (except the now-discontinued intertubes) can be purchsed from Shiro Cosmetics online store. http://shirocosmetics.com/
Eyeshadows range from $1.00 for sample size to $6.00 for full size.
Tinted balms are only fullsize and $5.00
Lip glosses are $2.00 for a sample and $8.00 for fullsize.
Shiro also offer custom glosses of any of their lip safe colours or will try to 'colour match' for you, priced between $9.00 and $13.00.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday Favourites


Blog Love:



Other things I've been loving this week:


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Jinx Inspired Look


Another for the Dark Side of Beauty monthly challenge. Week 2 is Jinx, a new champion that I've never actually played. But I do like the character design (somewhat impractical clothing or lack thereof aside) and she seems like tonnes of fun. Plus this gave me a chance to try something a bit fun.


Jinx lives to wreak havoc without a thought for consequence, leaving a trail of mayhem and panic in her wake. A manic and impulsive criminal, she despises nothing more than boredom, and gleefully unleashes her own volatile brand of pandemonium to the one place she finds dullest: Piltover. With an arsenal of deadly toys, she unleashes the brightest explosions and loudest blasts - all the better to shock and surprise the hapless authorities. Always just out of the law's reach, Jinx's favorite game is to toy with Piltover's finest - especially Vi.
from the League of Legends wiki. Her full lore is actually pretty long and interesting so do pop over there to read it!



for this I used: Victorian Disco Arda (pink) and Evenstar (blue) over the right and left lids respectively. For crease colours I used Black Rose Minerals Annabele Lee (blue) and Shiro Wheeeeeee! (pink), brows are Shiro Wheeeeeee! (pink) and Geek Chic Little Albatross (blue). For liner I used Barry M black glitter kohl liner.The glitter on the lids is Victorian Disco Barrett (blue) and Darling Girl Freaky Friday (pink)

This was tonnes of fun! What do you guys think? Are you LoL players and if so have you played Jinx yet? 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Darling Girl Haul and Swatches


So this is an old haul, most of these shades are from the Darling Girl Easter collection. Oops! Unfortunately this means that all the easter shades have now been removed from the website and are no longer available for sale, apologies for that. Still, you can admire the prettyness? 

Anyhow, on to the swatches. As per usual all shadows were photographed in natural light, but this time the swatches are done with only primer on the left and pixie epoxy on the right. Let me know if you prefer this over the old way (just pixie epoxy except for mattes). 

Darling Girl Chicka Chicka Boom Swatch

Chicka Chicka Boom - Pale golden champagne with soft pink glow and in certain lighting a green shift

Darling Girl Chickster Swatch

Chickster - Light caramel with silvery green sheen and in the right lighting you might just spy the prettiest soft pinky purple.

Darling Girl Chicks Dig It Swatch

Chicks Dig It - Mint green with pink to green shift purple sparkle. 

Darling Girl Chick Me Out Swatch

Chick Me Out - Green tinged yellow (just shy of chartreuse) with green to peach shift. 

Darling Girl Turning Japanese Swatch

Turning Japanese - Golden champagne with pink to green shift and green and gold iridescence. 


All of the above together, left to right: Chicka Chicka Boom, Chickster, Chicks Dig It, Chick Me OutTurning Japanese.

Darling Girl Cold Comfort Swatch

Cold Comfort GWP (no description) – pretty shimmery tan

Darling Girl Die, Die My Darling Swatch

Die Die My Darling - Gorgeous olive green with pinky red undertones and glimpses of gold and pink sparkles.

Turning Japanese and Die, Die my Darling can both be purchased online at Darling Girl Cosmetics. Prices range from $2.50 to $5.90 depending on the size purchased. Full sizes are packaged in 5g jars with approximately 3/4 tsp of product. Petits are packaged in 3g jars with approximately 1/4 tsp of product. Samples are packaged in 2x2 zip lock baggies with approximately 1/8 tsp of product. (Samples are available as sets of 5 Mix and Match for $4.00)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday Favourites (of the past several weeks!)


Blog Love:

  • It's summer and protecting your skin, while important all year round, really comes to the forefront of everyone's minds in prime sunburn time. Perfect time to read these posts from A Model Recommends and Phyrra
  • I never want to have children from Blue Haired in Belgium tackles a (slightly) controversial topic in a far more brilliantly put way than I ever could (I never want sproglets either).
  • I can't be the only one who finds the Google Analytics dashboard overwhelming, luckily xo misse is here to help
  • I think this is a must read while this post is focused on the youtube community (and ASMR on youtube in particular) I think HeatherFeather is extremely wise and well spoken and gives great advice for anyone who faces trolling or rude comments on any platform.
  • Blogger Envy, we've all had it at one time or another, and I thought this post from Tea Party Beauty tackled the subject eloquently and with plenty of useful information



Other things I've been loving this week:

  • I just found this shop but I want to buy everything! JanineBasil at Etsy
  • Creatures from Dreams for all your beautiful, creepy and fantastical creature needs
  • My own place. Teething problems and the minor hassle of pulling out a sofa bed every night aside it's really cool to have my own space. I haven't quite put everything away or really made it 'homey' yet, but it is mine and that's kinda awesome. If anyone has any tips on living alone on a budget or recipes (or can recommend me any awesome blogs to follow!) then I would very much appreciate them. This is also why I've sucked at blogging and commenting this week, so much to do!
  • My sister graduated! :D I am so proud of her, she has a BSc Hons in Psychology and Criminology now and I think she is awesome.