Monday, December 14, 2015


Ok, so we all know lime crime isn't the most stand-up company, so no need to dwell on that, let's just talk about how much i love all their shit cuz i buy ALL THE THINGS every time there's a sale or new item i can't live without. And their packaging is hella cute. So no need to have a million links in this thing, if you want to buy stuff, THIS is their website.

my black wednesday haul

At this point i feel like i have a fairly sizable collection, so this post is gonna focus on the company as a whole, and then sum up with lipsticks cuz I've been meaning to group them together same as the mascaras deal and i like knocking out lots of things at once.

Damn girl, look at all those makeups.

Let's start with the zodiac glitters, cuz I feel like glitter gets a bad rep (i.e. herpes of the craft world, stripper references, etc.) but i fuckin' love it. I want it all (i even collect all the UD glitters even though they're not as good. Sorry UD, you still have my heart, just glitters need to step up the game). These babies do not disappoint– they're definitive colors, they last, they're SO sparkly, and they're a really nice consistency. Unlike the loose eyeshadows from Sugarpill, i feel like these are just fine glitters as opposed to superfine sparkly eyeshadow powders. Apparently my cat even likes them... but in all seriousness I wear them everywhere. On my eyeshadow, on my lipstick, in my hair, dgaf. I love it. they're like pokemon! gotta catch 'em all!!!

Ok, so I really love eyeliner, specifically, liquid liner. It is so many levels of my jam it's not even funny, so of course I totes buy these fancy colored liners from LC. While the colors are so pretty and pigmented, they do not go on super evenly despite their being decently opaque. I feel like i need to put a layer on, let it dry, and fill in spots. And that's not really a bad thing, but the evenness problem is also a brush problem, in that the brushes are a little too long for how little control you have, compared to say, MAC's liquid last liner, which is the most precise shit there is. I don't have that many because I feel like i definitely don't need another black liquid liner when i've already found my soulmate (MAC liquidlast, my heart's true love), and these are just such bright poppy liners i don't feel i see everywhere else. definitely a nice pop to an eye look.

So I've already talked about the majesty and beauty that is the Venus palette on my palette-a-day kick, so I won't go into detail on that here, but seriously. It's beautiful. (and i might wind up with Venus II in the very near future...)

I also am not a big fan of lipgloss, so the Carousel gloss is not something I've ever decided to purchase, nor do i do my nails myself (my nail appointments are a serious guilty pleasure of mine) so i have no nail polishes. so I can't speak to the quality of either LC product.

I do however LOVE MY LIPSTICKS. So many colors. So many Brands. and lucky for me, LC has a couple different awesome lip products- Unicorn Lipstick and Velvetines, and now Perlees which I haven't had a chance to grab yet. so Unicorn gets to go first.

This is another product i don't have a Ton of, largely because i have a million and one lipsticks from UD, and i like to buy more unique LC stuff I can't get anywhere else, especially work. So these 4 beauties are great- 2 metallic colors, 2 super bright crazy opaque colors. While in theory Poisonberry is my favorite, it isn't as opaque as i want it to be, and it's waxier texture tends to ball up on my lips a little bit. It also has the same problem as the eyeliners where it doesn't go on crazy even. but it's still gorgeous so whatevs. the other metallic, Serpentina.... i could write sonnets on how much i love this color. it is so goddamn beautiful, so opaque, so even, lasts a while, looks good on my skin, it is everything. i seriously should wear it more often cuz it is perfect. Retrofuturist is a nice bright cherry red, but it def needs its time and place, it's not really a classic dark or blood red. and it has marginal bleeding with a liner. But Crybaby is so pretty. It's intense, bright, fun, playful, and as a non-traditional lip color, it's surprisingly wearable. It's so opaque and amazing, it really is such a winner.

Finally, let's get into Velvetines. 

These are my faves. The colors all go on so smooth, so even, so easy. For a long-lasting liquid lipstick, they really are great. I feel like they mostly come off when eating or if anything oily touches them, and all of them except for Wicked just rub off with no smearing when they do come off. Wicked is the only exception in that when the little bits do come off, they total;y smear. It is a beautiful color though, and as long as you're not wearing white or light colors, it's probably ok. I love each and every color. they really can speak for themselves. I just recommend nightly lip exfoliation and maybe a little extra exfoliating before you put them on- your lips need to be soft and hydrated for these to look their best, but you can't put chapstick or anything on underneath or the longevity is compromised.

Ultimately, I love LC, I can't wait to try the Perlees, and I think with any company, it's good to be aware of practices and know what you're ok with and where you draw the line. but for now, i will continue to love all of this pretty shit and put it on my face.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sharkies! Blackmilk! Shenanigans, oh my!

Ok so I know I suck, but now we get a nice long post to cover the past weekish where I've been super (relatively speaking) busy.

First off, went to my first SoCal Sharkie holiday party! Woohoo! I can almost never make it to meet-ups, so it was really cool to be able to go to this one.

Sharkie fun
ooh such pretty sharkies!

My bud Alex and I went together, arriving with a case of beer for the potluck, a gift for the gift exchange, and a few monies for the charity raffle...we made out like bandits. There was tons of food, I wound up with a bottle of Jack and 2 cool skull shot glasses, got an unwanted piece of nylon someone won in the raffle, and two adorable pieces of jewelry from the handmade raffle. 
It's pretty cool, the raffle apparently always benefits a charity, and this years was for Tree People, where over $300 was raised by us sharkies. 
And Alex and I bought some pieces from another sharkie who was selling both some of her handmade items and some of her less-loved nylon, which led me to getting this rad catsuit!

BM Juicy Fruit Minty Fresh Catsuit, BM Prima Donna Tulle Skirt, Jeffrey Campbell Skate shoes, Apatico fire harness, Lime Crime eyeliners
Alex is such a sweetie, she got this for me as my xmas gift 😻
But ultimately, the party was a lot of fun, I was glad we went, and we'll be able to go to the BMLA party on sat as well, can't wait 😊😊

And oh gosh, I officially have a problem
It's the 100+ club email!!! Holy shneikies! I have purchased over 100 pieces from BM 😱 seriously can't wait to get my special piece!!!

On a side note, I've been trying to post to Lookbook, but that shit is not working for me, so maybe I'll work on it on my home computer and try to get some more looks up. But in the meantime, here's today's jasmine-y outfit:
Triple BM-ing it up today, in the Good Guy Top, while new world Disney leggings, and twist back top, with some of my trusty lime crime lipstick and vice3 palette.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

O r e g o n

Man, turns out I'm bad at this again. But I've been super busy with stuff (super descriptive, I know) but I will def work on it some more. Still want to do lipstick comparisons and such but I'll get there.

So anyhow, I went to Oregon last weekend to spend some time with family and play in Portland, and even though it was a short trip I had a pretty good time in the city. It didn't even rain very much!

Got to see some cool street art, had some tasty food and drinks, are some more food, had ice cream, ate some more.... And went to Powell's. I literally came home with a stack of books and like a zillion calories. 

This was literally the best ice cream I've ever had in my life. Hands down. I would eat this as my last meal. And every meal. And I also got to visit the holy land, Solestruck. It was just a showroom, but it was so pretty. I pet all the shoes. 
And cuz obviously clothes are pretty much my favorite thing (after ice cream, obvs) here's what I wore my first day there
My new fave top- Steampunk Steel wifey top from Blackmilk, miista Rachel platforms, and The Vamp Jacket (also BM). Oh and this rad white leather cuff from Jakimac
I also went blue with the hair. And pink. Cuz why not right? Tried out Arctic Fox hair color and I'm definitely a fan. 

But for serious I will totally work on being more consistent.