Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spreading the Solstice Scents Love!

My favourite soap company Solstice Scents has graduated from their lovely little Etsy Shop to an even lovelier shop at http://www.solsticescents.com/.

Image is from Solstice Scents.com

My favourite items from them are Spellbound Woods perfume, Enchanted Forest Soap, and Cocoa Mallow Body Ganache.  Enchanted Forest soap must be sold out so that is why there is no link, but it is such a lovely scent.  I think I have photos of one of the bars I have at home so I'll post it later.  I love it so much I've ordered it twice and have used that bar until it was a tiny chip of soap and got lost and probably fell down the drain.  Love it.

Another soap that I have tried of theirs is Dragon's Blood.  It was originally set in a mold with a 3d dragon on top, but as the business grew it just wasn't the best mold to stack and store the soaps.  So now it is back in a standard soap form!  Yay!  This soap is wonderful too.  I love the smell of musky incense so this one is an automatic favourite of mine.

I highly recommend Solstice Scents, so if you're curious about trying them out I suggest ordering some samples.  :)

Every product I spoke about was purchased by ME.  I have posted this to help Solstice Scents promote their new site because *I* love their company and wanted to share them with you.  I won't post anything I don't want to.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eyes like death and Freckles!

I tried to take a photo of my eyeshadow today to share on my blog, but my iPod4 made me look like Hel.
My eyes have dark yellow-ish circles, and my freckles... I had no idea I had so many freckles!!
The photo looked terrible.
I sat around wondering, "Do I actually look like that?"  This revelation is making me consider a high-coverage foundation.  I've always been a minimal makeup person.  Until this past year I never wore any makeup unless it was a special occasion.  I think the most I ever wore was some pressed powder from The Body Shop, and it's pretty sheer.

I find a growing jealousy of these makeup bloggers that appear to have FLAWLESS skin.  Maybe it's because they are younger.  Maybe it's because I'm lacking vitamins and sleep...  I'm only 28 but the camera is saying much older.

Does anyone have any suggestions for cruelty-free foundation?  I dislike parabens as well (ie: Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Butylparaben, etc).  I've heard good things about NARS.

What do you use?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


So here I go again making another update that isn't a real update.
My nails are Winter-worn nubs and are naked right now.  They are naked and loving it.  Some times you just have to let them run wild through the meadows... erm.  Never mind.

I've been acquiring Aromaleigh eyeshadows via the Aromaleigh Anonymous group on Facebook.  Lovely bunch of ladies, Wendi from Makeup Zombie put me onto it.  If you are looking for Aromaleigh and haven't been able to get in on their Grab Bags, head on over!  All swaps and available colours are on the 'Discussions' tab.  There are also reference discussions so that everyone who has done business with a person on the page writes a review on them so you can check people out before doing swaps if you want.

I made my first orders on Fyrinnae, Sugarpill, Moi Minerals, Evil Shades... probably a few more but I can't remember because I'm going crazy.  I will certainly post about them when I receive them.  They are either in packing, shipped, or in customs right now... so I'm sitting around all *where are my packages!!*

There are a few things I really want to order asap as well.  Cult Nails!! Lost in Makeupland to name a few.

Things are slowly shaping up at home.  We are discovering that we don't have much storage space at all.  We must have had 5 huge closets in our old place including a large storage shed.  In the new place we have two closets and... a sort-of closet.  So we have tons of crap that need places to go.  I've set up some shelves and that has helped, but we need more storage solutions.  Oh.  We also have a solid cedar rectangular table that weights about... 400lbs that has no legs, seats 8 comfortably.  We are going to head over to Home Depot this weekend to try and find some saw horses that can carry the load.  Once that table is set up I will be soooo happy.  I will have work space!

So?  Tell me about your experiences with the brands I've spoken about!  Go ahead and link to blog entries if you have written reviews or done looks.  I'll allow it this time. ;)  Ta-ta for now!