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As some of you may know I won a ‘beauty box’ from Ashley Elizabeth in January. I posted here about it if you don’t know or need a brief refresher. After a longer than expected wait, the mail carrier delivered the box about a week ago and I just wanted to briefly show you what I got.
In addition to those she sent these extras.
I’ll post separate, detailed entries for each of the items above (with the exception of the extras). Until then, thanks for stopping by!
Yep another givey posting, this time from the best indie reviewer IMO. Luna does the the best swatches I’ve seen by far, even better than Christine over at Temptalia (that’s MHO, please don’t hate me, but Christine still rocks!). I always wish I could do swatches like Luna.
Anyhow…..back to the giveaway. One lucky winner will get Black Rose Minerals’ Love Me, Love Me collection.
Yesterday (and today) I had to stay home with my oldest girl who wasn’t feeling well and I was fortunate enough to get some time to finally play with my pressing kit that I got from TKB Trading way back when.
I’ve never pressed any shadow in my life and picked up this kit after seeing several YouTube videos on how to do it. Of all the ones I watched, the one I chose to follow was beautynewbie. I thought her instructions were easy to follow and her video was easy to watch.
So, I was able to press 5 shadows….3 from Darling Girl Cosmetics and 2 from Sugarpill.
For the Darling Girl shadows I didn’t have enough loose product to fill the pans so I used what I had and basically followed beautynewbie’s method of pressing, which is makes the shadow more of a liquid-y consistency (before drying & pressed). The end results were not cream shadows (yay!), but rather highly pigmented powdered ones.
Darling Girl's Chimera, Barbarella, Legion
With Sugarpill, since I had much more loose product to work with I modified beautynewbie’s method, instead of ending up with a liquid-y consistency I left it just a bit chunky (somewhat to how TKB has in their instructions) and was able to immediately press them down to give them form before drying. The end results were pressed shadows that are just a bit chunky (as compared to Darling Girl’s ‘smoothness’), but were just as ‘powdery’ and pigmented.
L-R: Hysteric, Weekender
I’m very pleased with how the shadows turned out and I definitely plan on pressing ALL of my loose shadows. This way I can put them in a customized palette (like a Z Palette) and transport them easily.