Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pixie Epoxy

A must-have for shimmery, sparkling shadows! This is not an eye shadow primer, or really a base. It is to keep sparkles on or to make shimmery shadows appear "glossy": a foiled look without foiling.
Originally developed and formulated for a friend/pro artist in 2008, this unique "glue" is designed to hold the sparkliest, most shimmery eye shadows in place, minimize "fallout", and also to easily create a foiled look without foiling. Don't worry, it's easily washed off, and while keeps shadows in a water-resistant state, the product itself is water-soluble (no silicones or oils). Polymers give the stickiness, while glycerin and propylene glycol keep it wet and slick on skin long enough to apply & blend shadows.

Packaged in a lipgloss tube/doefoot wand (we found this was easiest for application and least messy), all you need is a tiny dab (we're not kidding, use the tiniest amount you can manage!) rubbed on with wand or fingertip over your usual primer. Wait several seconds, as the Epoxy should be tacky but not wet, and apply dry loose shadow with a brush. More Epoxy may be desired for very glittery products. This product also enables the shadow to be brushed on rather than patted. Fingertip shadow application does not work well with this product, and shadow is best applied dry. Wet application may work, but not with every shade/texture. Translucent in the tube, applies and dries completely clear. May make some shades appear darker, and doesn't work as well with mattes. To help prevent creasing under matte and shimmer shades, please use an actual shadow primer under this. Pixie Epoxy is safe to use under eyeliner, but not recommended for application directly on the waterline.

Its CRAZY how long my eyeshadow lasts with this on! My eyeshadow sparkles like crazy and sticks from day to night! There might be a little fading but not much! I Absolutely love this product and plan on getting several backups.
You only need a smidgen, maybe half or a third of a pea. You don't much at all! you just need a sticky base. If you use too much, it could end up bad but I only use a little and boy, does it do wonders!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Fyrinnae is an indie makeup company that I absolutely adore. I only discovered them maybe 2 months ago, but i've already placed 2 orders!

This is what they have on their webpage:
Fyrinnae is not a "mineral" makeup company. We create unique cosmetics, all of which are vegan (this means no silk, carmine, pearl, beeswax, etc). Shipping is free on orders over $40 USD (very low postage rates for smaller orders, too: never exceeds $3.00 domestic or $4.00 international!), and sample or mini sizes are available on most products. No minimum purchase: order a single sample if you'd like. We're dedicated to serving customers around the world of any gender, and any skintone.

They don't offer free gifts or whatever to anyone so this review is of my personal opinion and I'm absolutely not getting any compensation.

Anyway, back to the point. I received my first order just today after just 3-2 weeks, I don't remember exactly. I ordered 1 full size epoxy, 1 full size eyeshadow, 3 sample size blushes, 1 sample size highlighter and 14 sample size eyeshadows. i received one free sample eyeshadow with my order and a thin brush which I think is for lining...

I don't know why is lopsided... but yeah. Thats my order.

These are the blushes and the highlighter I ordered.
L-R, T-B
Intrigue Blush, Enchant Blush, Centre Stage Highligher, Enrapture Blush

Red with a moderate amount of shimmer (shimmer can be buffed away if desired). Hue may vary depending on skintone and application. Tends to turn "warmer" the more it's rubbed in.
It looks kinda ruddy, its pretty when used sparingly.

Soft peach with a touch of pink shimmer. Very bright in the jar, but soft once blended. Lip-Safe, NOT eye-safe.
I LOVE this blush. Its gorgoeus! Its like a coral version of exhibit A. Looks lovely when done really lightly.

Centre Stage:
Slightly shimmery (a soft sheen, no sparkle) translucent golden peach.
Really pretty pale golden peach. It looks lovely on me [NC25/NW20]. I use it above my cheekbones, blended into my blush. I would rather have this than Nars Albatross. its a cheaper colour. I love it.

Dusty rose pink with slight russet undertones.
This is a correct discription. It's more pink than dusty actually. It looks like a natural flush on me.

Hello and welcome^^

Life is beautiful, don't you think?

It's not always see the beauty when all there is is pain, suffering and bad things that happen in this world, but when you do, don't you just want to stop and stare?

Like the pure blue sky on a summer's day or when you're lucky, in the cold winter. Or maybe that boy you've been eyeing;)

Beauty is subjective, and everything is beautiful. You just have to see what makes it beautiful.

I'm a normal girl who loves gazing outside on the train ride to school, who loves to just stop and stare when i see beautiful things, things that appeal to me. This blog will have my random rants and my own personal reviews about makeup, nail polish, books, anime, anything that captures my interest.