Fyrinnae follow-up… aka homemade CCBs!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The photos are all pretty self-explanitory. Please see this post for swatches of the colours used dry! These are great for people with chronic pain, beginners, or people on the go. Lips and cheeks all in a small 3g jar — talk about easy :) They’re very high pigment compared to most products, so these leave nice stains throughout the day, without all the gross, greasy, ickiness that Vaseline usually causes.

Melty — hee, wasn’t it cute to begin with?? (While it was still… melty?)
[Gives a nice non-pigmented sheen to the lips. We didn’t intend it for the cheeks!]

Mesmerise (glow blush)
[Sheered out, it gives the most gorgeous berry glow. A little thicker on the lips and you get a pretty just-bitten stain!]

Enrapture (glow blush)
[Blends to a nice, clear, pop of pink. Also makes a very pretty gloss!]

Kabuki — I just *had* to post the blending photo. I don’t know why, but there’s just something about it…
[A brown-toned red for the lips… and the cheeks to contour, if used very sheerly! The finish on the lips is a bit frosty for my tastes, but my sister likes it, and that’s all that really matters.]


Fyrinnae haul

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I’m getting my sister into makeup (bigtime!) — here are some photos of her Fyrinnae haul! We picked up a couple pigments to turn into multi-use balms with a touch of Vaseline, as pretty much everything “normal” irritates her skin. Photos of those tomorrow!

Koala was the sample colour, and it’s a gorgeous lavender-taupe that looks insanely different as a wash of colour on different skintones. I have zero complaints for the whole order… wrapped up carefully, all gorgeous, and all very pigmented! I <3>

The cute new domed sample jars!

The whole haul
(b) -> glow blush. The others are both eye/lip/cheek-safe eye pigments.

Swatches, both labelled and unlabelled, as you guys seem to prefer that! I
t’s not much harder for me, so I’m all too eager to comply.

Also: we turned Mesmerise, Melty, Enrapture and Kabuki into cream blushes/lip glosses. Check out photos and swatches here!

No Monday post today….

Monday, September 28, 2009

…because I posted eight times this weekend.

That is a lot.


Senna heads-up

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You know that Senna Envelope we talked about a couple months back? Yah, it’s on sale for $50!!

Snatch it up if you have the cash, ladies. I recommended this at its normal $100 price tag, so this is definitely a fantastic deal!

For those of you that don’t remember: there are four different Envelopes that you can buy — Glamour, Pastels, Brights, and Neutrals — that contain 16 shadows, 6 blushers, and two pressed powder products each. Basically, it’s just over $2 a pan. The shadows are the same size as MAC, and there’s a little ledge-like thing so you can move them from palette to palette easily, but I would probably say that I prefer a lot of the Senna shadows over MAC! They’re stunning quality and crazily pigmented.

Anyhow. Just thought I would let you know. And if anyone would be interested in splitting a palette, please send me an email! I know this is a long shot, but I really don’t need more cheek shades or pressed powders. I do really want the Brights or Neutrals shadows, though!

Question tags

Wow, talk about an incomplete post! Here is yet another follow-up for my audio tag. It’s just a bunch of questions from the 20- and 50-question tags that I found interesting… feel free to add some onto the list when you do it, or take some off of it!

  • Thing(s) you cannot leave the house without?
  • Favourite makeup line/clothing store/designer/perfume/colour?
  • Heels or flats?
  • How are your grades?
  • Do you drink energy drinks/juice/coffee?
  • Do you eat fries with a fork?
  • Do you want to get married later on in life?
  • Are you into ghost hunting?
  • How do you like your steak?
  • What was the last film you saw at a cinema?
  • If you could live or go anywhere… where would it be?
  • What did you have for breakfast today?
  • Are you a morning person or a night person?
  • What did you want to be when you were little?
  • Favourite ice cream flavour?
  • How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
  • What is the last thing you listened to?
  • Tattoos — yes or no?

Well, I feel like that’s enough to get you started. Have fun, and be sure to send me an email or comment letting me know if you do this!!

How-to: Audio tag

FB had a couple of questions about the tag, so here are a few more details!

I’m working on a PC right now, and if I go to “Accessories” in the start menu and then to “Entertainment,” there’s something called the “sound recorder“. It’s very basic, but definitely serves its purpose for stuff like this! You can tape over yourself and it can be as long as you need, but doesn’t have any snazzy functions that I know of. It wasn’t downloaded or added on — though I just found it a week or two ago, it came with the computer!!

(A lot of cell phones and such have recording functions as well — record a “sound note” or whatever they’re calling themselves nowadays, then upload to your computer as you would something like a photo.)

As for the microphone, I have this one (below). I really, really like it, but I’m sure you can get cheaper ones! This one in particular is bendy, and can be plugged into its base and left on a table or plugged into a laptop and used directly.
Lastly: uploading! I used drop.io (which I adore) and pasted the “embed” code into the “edit HTML” blogger tab. When you upload the file, you don’t have to do anything special to it before uploading (thank goodness). I love how drop is a) simple and streamlined, and b) free!

Hope that helps — I would really love to hear you guys’ voices! :)

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