Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cosmetic Blogsale! ::CLOSED::

Cosmetic Blogsale!
(I thought I was done with blog sales ha!)


1. I am offering Free Shipping with the US Only.

2. I will accept international purchases, but please be aware of international shipping prices.

3. I will only accept Paypal Payments Only, BEFORE shipping.

4. Please Email me with Title BlogSale! at kntroyonATgmailDOTcom

5. Smoke free home. I do have one cat, however, the Cosmetics are kept in a train case at the top of the closet in a room far, far away from said lovely's fur paws. 

6. Please feel free to ask any questions. I put my asking price next to the original price ($$)

7. Pictures are provided to show product usage, only. Though I try to get colour correct, these are not the most accurate. So Please do research and be sure of Purchase before buying. 

8. Please note that I am a person, and not a corporation. I will not accept returns and I am not responsible for damages or lost packages by Shipping.  I will be shipping First Class USPS that comes with tracking, and I will use a lavish amount of bubble wrap for safety of all items. 
I take care and every precaution in packaging items. I am not responsible for lost packages, That would be an issue with the postal service, so please keep this in mind when you make a purchase. If you would like your items sent with insurance so that you can get your money back (if the items are lost or damaged by the postal service) please let me know, it will be an additional fee to you. I am not a company, I am a person. All Sales are Final, No Returns, NO Refunds, please.

They really need loving homes

More coming soon!

Mommy UV Mild Gel -100g :: Used twice only on face :: (originally $13) $10 I am not going to lie, this bottle is TOO CUTE... it's the reason I bought it, but my skin doesn't like chemical SS:C
Glamglow Youthmud 0.5oz :: Brand New still sealed :: (originally $19) $15 pending
Hadalabo Shirojyun Albutin Lotion :: Used twice :: (originally $16) $12

IT Cosmetics :: Airbrush Blush stain in Rose Glow :: 90% left :: ($24) $8

Kiko :: Rock Attraction Blush in 05 Sound Coral :: 90% left :: ($10 ) $5
Kiko:: Rock Attraction Blush in 04 Pop Apticot :: 90% left :: ($10 )$5

Lipstick Queen :: Saint in Pinky Nude:: 50% left :: ($22)$4 

Lipstick Queen :: Silver Screen in Have Paris :: Brand New in Box :: ($50) $30 
Lipstick Queen :: Silver Screen in Play It :: Brand New in Box :: ($50) $30 
Lipstick Queen :: Silver Screen in You Kid :: Brand New in Box :: ($50) $30 
Lipstick Queen :: Silver Screen in Stella! :: Brand New in Box :: ($50) $30 

Thank you for Looking! ^__^

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Aromaleigh Swatches

I love pink eyeshadow. I might have a problem. 

     So thanks to r/indiemakeupandmore and I have been exposed to more Indies I have never heard of. Apparently Aromaleigh is very solid {now} and very popular Indie company. I can see why now that I have eyeshadows in hand, or rather all over my arms. I opted for mostly Satin formulas in all varying shades of pink or peachy tones. 

     This is a First for me. I opted for the Blogger pack. I want to make it clear I purchased these at a discount. A blogger discount allows you to pick 10 samples of eyeshadows or 5 samples of blushes and 1 full size eyeshadow. 
     Usually a sample eyeshadow from Aromaleigh is very affordable at $0.75-$1.25 each and contain about 1/3 teaspoon of product, good for a few uses to see if you like the color, and then you can be enticed to purchase a full size. Which is the average price for indies of $5-$6 each for a full size. I only own about 15 full size eyeshadow {until today} for the past 2 years and I have yet to use a single one up, so it's Plenty of product. I find they usually fill 1.5-2, 26 mm pans {which is the size of 1 mac eyeshadow pan for reference}

     I couldn't decide on which shades I wanted to try, and kept adjusting my wishlist, kicking around the idea of getting a full size, but I am currently on a budget and I wanted to be SURE I would use these samples. Then I saw a blogger discount option, and not gonna lie, I jumped on it cause, 
budget.  >_> 
 I make nothing on blog in anyway, shape, or form {outside of this single discount}, other than the personal fulfillment and with hopes that my swatches and posts help someone with some frivolous purchase that will brighten their day when it reaches their mail box. Seriously. 

This will be about swatches and first impression. I cannot really "review" anything yet. I walked in the door coming home from my 9 to 5, grabbed the mailbox key, got my package, opened it, and start swatching and photographing. I already have my face for the day on, so actually applying these eyeshadows on my face will have to wait until morning. 

Now that all of that is out of the way, on to the important stuff, SWATCHES :D

{I have forgotten in the past to mention my skin tone, My arms are about Mac NC 15 in the summer. I am pale and cool yellow leaning, this undertone may affect the colors of the eyeshadows. Hopefully using NYX Milk will adjust that}

I took these photos in daylight and shade, I tried to get as detailed as my camera would allow. 

 Full arm: Left to Right: Rhodeia over NYX Milk and bare skin , Sappho over NYX Milk and bare skin

Bare skin^
Sappho over NYX Milk^\

This was my full size choice and I really think it was a good choice.
Product Description: "Sappho is a beautiful pink with buff tones, and veils of blue, teal and turquoise overlays, reflecting the waters of the island where she was born."

On my arm, using my eyes, looks like a mauvy leaning pink, and just has this "wet" look. It's probably the blue-green reflect being so fine is changes the color of the base pink. This loose powder eyeshadow looks like a cream eyeshadow on my bare skin. 
Satin finish.

 Close ups of Rhodeia on NYX Milk and bare skin

 Product Description: " it’s a lustrous rose with blue and violet tones, and the new formula is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin"

On my arm, using my eyes, definitely a rose, and I can see the violet, the blue is a little harder to see, it probably sort of just boosts the violet. I see very fine multi color reflects in this. It is smooth and buttery for a loose powder. Not greasy, but I definitely feel the dimethicone in this. {I am pretty good at picking out that ingredient} Satin finish.

Though I think this is absolutely beautiful, it's a little deeper than the shades I normally wear. I usually play up my lips and go for something very subtle on my eyes. Outside of one shade MLP. It's a little less dramatic than My little pony. Since I don't usually wear pinks of this nature, I am actually looking forward to pushing myself out of my comfort zone with this, and hopefully it will look good. 

 Full Arm: Left to Right: Lotis over milk and bare skin, Philyra over milk and then bare skin

  Lotis over milk and bare skin

Product Description: "it’s a lustrous peachy pink, and the new formula is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin!"

Same formula as the others. Oh man, just look at that glow :D It makes me happy inside.
I agree, peachy pink that glows. Again, yes smooth and buttery formula. Satin finish.

 Philyra over bare skin and then Milk

Product Description: "Is a soft buff shade with strong yellowish green duochrome, and the new formula is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin "

 On my arm, using my eyes: Very nice. Not going to lie, I was a little afraid of this color, and all of the others that use the word "buff" which Aromaleigh uses A LOT in the descriptions. To me "buff" always ended up being an orangey/browny skin tone shade that pulls dirty on my skin.
This looks nothing like that, at all.
It's so pale, it's so glowy. It looks like dew on a pale pink flower. 
Same formula as the others. Satin finish.

 Full Arm: Left to Right: Veneer over milk and bare skin, Persuasion over milk and bare skin.

 Persuasion, bare skin^

  Persuasion, over milk^

Product Description: "This shade is a a lustrous pink champagne with a vibrant antique rose iridescence."

 On my arm, using my eyes: this kind of looks like a little mauvy leaning champagne pink. I definitely see the rose reflect. The formula for this eyeshadow is a little different from the others, it's got a bit more heft to some of the reflect/shimmer. Still satin, but definitely leaning a little bit towards shimmer finish. It's pretty. Not going to lie, this is probably my least favorite. It's still good just a bit more mauve leaning than I was expecting. 

 Veneer on bare skin^
 Veneer over milk^

Product Description: "This shade is a sheer, pale copper with a strong copper duochrome; it’s meant to be like the glow of firelight, inspired by the gorgeous cinematography on the show."

I could not resist this eyeshadow. I am enamoured with the "Hannibal" show. 
On my skin it kind of looks like a creamsicle orange glow. I will probably wear this tomorrow.  
Satin slightly powdery finish. 

 Full arm: Left to Right: Agrippina over milk and bare skin, Phryne over milk and bare skin, part of Eleanor ...apparently I didn't get a full arm swatch D:


Product Description: "Agrippina is an exquisite rose gold, with an ethereal veil of multichromal highlight effects."

I can see more golden tones on the bare skin swatch. On the milk swatch it seems to pulls a rosey pink on my skin and I most definitely see a violet reflect in this. It's quite lovely. Satin Finish. 


Product Description: "...her shade is a delicate peach with magical highlights that morph from red to copper and green to blue"

A beautiful skin tone peach with muli colored reflect. Kind of reminds me of Burberry Porcelain but a pinch deeper. Which is my favorite nude wash of color. I cannot wait to try this on. {maybe I'll remember to take comparison swatches one day}
 Satin Finish. 


Product Description: "...a beautiful coral with strong gold and copper chrome effects."

Thankfully not too deep. This looks a lot softer than I was expecting from the website swatches. It pulls a bit more pinky peach on me rather than coral, completely fine, that probably makes it MORE wearable for me. Again, just lovely and smooth. Satin Finish.

 Full arm: Left to Right Europa over milk and bare skin, Amphitrite over milk and bare skin. 


Product Description: "Is a satin finish warm rose base with bright pale blue sparks"

Exactly as described. Darker than my "usual" eyeshadow shades. I really look forward to playing around with it because it's soooo smooth. 
Satin finish. 


Product Description: "Is a satin finish muted terracotta shade with a golden metallic undertone and bright teal sparkles."

Again, this one is exactly as the description on my skin. This is the shade I thought I would least likely wear since it's got that muted burnt orange feel to it. I want to try it on on my eyes before I make a solid decisions. It's just as outside my comfort zone as the two deeper rose shades {Rhodeia  and Amphitrite} are to me. Satin Finish. 

I started writing this Friday, and the weekend got busy and the computer was tasked with video editing and encoding over night, for my partners music video. I've had the weekend to play with two shades of colors.  
I really am impressed with how soft and wearable these colors on on the lid. I mean in both color and texture of the eyeshadows themselves. Everyone told me that she had a good formula. I cannot speak for all of her products, but I can on these, and I am very happy with my discounted (one of many early birthday presents to myself) purchase. I am already planning to buy full sizes of some these shades when I've used them up.

Bonus Photos
Sappho on the lid 

Thank you so much for Looking \^0^/