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Baroque Cosmetics A Heart’s A Heavy Burden Swatches

I have another lovely collection from Baroque Cosmetics called A Heart’s A Heavy Burden.  This collection was inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle and the colors are just gorgeous!

These were swatched over Tick Tock’s base in Milky Way and photographed under a bright light with no flash.

First up are Child Who Swallowed A Star, Duck Hat, Good Doggy and I Never Liked Turnips.  I Never Liked Turnips is my favorite out of this bunch.

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Then we have Pepping Bug, Secret Garden, She Likes My Spark and Star Lake.  She Likes My Spark is so, so amazing!  Scroll down for an out of focus photo that really shows it’s sparkles.P1160276 P1160277
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Then we have Tackiest Thing Here, Elaking On Air, Wartime and Wizard’s Apprentice.  I really love Tackiest Thing Here…it’s got some really gorgeous subtle red flash that’s hard to see but just beautiful.P1160285 P1160286 P1160287 P1160288

Baroque Cosmetics Viva La Revolution Swatches

Hello all you lovelies!  Today I bring you swatches from a new to me company called Baroque Cosmetics.  This collection is called Viva La Revolution and I’m assuming you can guess the inspiration!

These were swatched over a taupe colored primer by TIck Tock Cosmetics and photographed under a bright light with no flash.   On to the pretties!

First up are Affair Of The Diamond, Death Of Marat, Dictateur Sanguinaire and Madame Deficit.  The stand out for me in this set is Death Of Marat.

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Affair Of The Diamond, Death Of Marat, Dictateur Sanguinaire, Madame Deficit

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The next set is National Razor, Sun King, The Republic and Versailles.  National Razor is really pretty and super complex.

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National Razor, Sun King, The Republic, Versailles
National Razor, Sun King, The Republic, Versailles

Shipping and TAT were lightning fast and I found these shadows very easy to work with.  I can’t wait to try them on my face!

FOTD With Ten Three Labs Pearl and Antoinette

Hotties!

Today I bring to you a face of the day using some new shadows from Ten Three Labs.  I’ve used Antoinette, Pearl and Seondeok.  They were very easy to work with and I can’t wait to try some of the other colors.

Face-Cargo foundation in F-20 over Nyx primer.   Finished with a custom powder.

Cheeks-Geek Chic blush in Strawberry Shaortcake.

Lips-Bonne Bell liner in Boysenberry with Ten Three Labs Smudge Stick in All Vamp Everything.

Eyes-Darling Girl base and Glitter Glue under Ten Three Labs Antoinette on lids, Pearl in Crease and blended out with a bit under lower lashes as well, Seondeok on brow bone to blend out Pearl.  Just a bit of Hapshepsut under middle of lower lashes.  Seondeok on inner corner to brighten.    No liner, one coat of mascara.  Brazen’s Joan brow powder on brows.

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Ten Three Labs Swatches and Review

Hello hotties!   This week I got to try a new indie brand to me, Ten Three Labs.  I decided to try the Howl O’Ween Collection sample sizes, as well as the Bad Bitch sample size collection and a Smudge Stick in All Vamp Everything.   I was lucky enough the also receive a sample of Artificial Angels perfume oil as well as a full size of Shelley’s Big Eye and a Salve Stick in Nightlock.  On to the swatches!    These were photographed under Tick Tock’s base in Milky Way, under a bright light with no flash.

All these shadows were a joy to work with!

First we have Howl O’Ween, Mouth, That Goat Got Devil Eyes and Shelley’s Big Eye.  The stand out for me in this set is Mouth.

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Howl O’Ween, Mouth, That Goat Got Devil Eyes, Shelley’s Big Eye
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Sparkles
Sparkles
Sparkles

Next up is Antoinette, Bathory, Coretta and Cruz.   I loved Bathory….it’s gorgeous!

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Antoinette, Bathory, Coretta and Cruz

This third group is Dandridge, Hatshepsut, Hiawatha and Joyce.    Hatshepsut is gorgeous and would a great color to wear with either warm or cool colors.

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Dandridge, Hatshepsut, Hiwatha and Joyce.

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This last group is Murasaki, Pearl, Seondeok and Sotomayor.    Pearl is absolutely amazing!

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Murasaki, Pearl, Seondeok and Sotomayor.

This next photo is of All Vamp Everything, swiped ones, twice and three times.   It’s got great slip and is very moisturizing and quite natural and easy to wear with a simple face on the go.

All Vamp Everything smudge stick
All Vamp Everything smudge stick

Artificial AngelsA somewhat cloyingly sweet scent. Maybe TOO sweet…Nothing good can come of such sweetness.  Apple, black cherry, sugar cane, olive.

In bottle: Sweet with cherry.

Wet on skin:  Cherry, cherry and more cherry with a bit of apple and sweetness.

Dry on skin:  The apples comes out more with the olive which should be weird but gives it a good non-sweet note to ground it.  The sugar cane comes out at the very end and just wafts gently around in the background.

Verdict:  I love this!  It’s sweet but the olive keeps it from being too cloying or little girl smelling.

Fair Season-It’s fall! Fall’s great. And fall means fairs all around America. Funnel cakes and giant turkey legs and rides with people getting sick…You know, fun!  Cola, beer, candy corn, cotton candy, caramel, buttered popcorn, firewood, pumpkin, brown sugar, amber.

In bottle:  Sweet amber.

Wet on skin:  Cola and amber are right up front with the firewood and brown sugar hovering in the back ground.

Dry on skin:  This has dried down to a beautiful blend.  The cola and caramel are blending gorgeously with the rest of the notes.  The firewood grounds the scent and the brown sugar really warms it up.

Verdict:  I love this and am wearing it right now.

Darling Girl Who Ya Gonna Call Swatches

Well, I’ve got a lovely swatch post for you today.   Up for your viewing pleasure is Darling Girl’s Halloween collection, Who Ya Gonna Call.  As usual Susan took customers suggestions for names in this collection and I’m happy to say that one of my suggestions made it into a color this year, The Flowers Are Still Standing.  These are swatched over Tick Tock’s Infinity base in Milky Way and photographed with no flash either under a bright light or in natural light.

First up is Don’t Cross The Streams, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master and Mass Hysteria.  The stand out for me is Key Master.

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And next is Spiritual Turbulence, That’s A Big Twinkie, The Flowers Are Still Standing, There Is No Dana and The Tragic Death Of Mr. Stay Puft.    That’s A Big Twinkie is my favorite.  This is a versatile color that you could wear every day.

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P1160149And the two extras are Hellofall and Jaycee-Boo Who.  These were freebies with my order.

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Virus Insanity True Blood Collection Swatches

Hotties!   Today I bring to you a lovely collection of swatches from the Virus Insanity collection inspired by True Blood.   Can I just tell you…..I am *in love* with this collection.

These were swatched over Detrivore primer and photographed with no flash under a bright light.

First we have Alcide, Vampire Bill (well, technically it’s just BILL but come on…..I just can’t NOT say VAMPIRE BILL) and Eric.   These are all gorgeous but my favorite is Alcide.  Although I don’t mind have Eric on my face, either.   *wink, nudge*

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The next set is Fangtasia, Lafayette and Sookie.    Fangtasia…..FANGTASIA!!  Yes, I screamed it.  It’s because it’s my newest obsession and my favorite shadow hands down right now.  It’s a gorgeous and wearable red and red eyeshadow can be tricky.  If it’s not done right then you just look like you have cholera. Fangtasia is a great, warm red with golden flash and red glitter.

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I totally forgot to include Merlotte’s in the original swatching so here it is all by itself:

 

 

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Combinations that I’m looking forward to trying are Fangtasia/Vampire Bill (weird but it might just look amazeballs!), Sookie/Eric and Lafayette/Eric.

 

 


Darling Girl Swatch Post

Hello hotties!

I was lucky enough to get my Darling GIrl package this week so I put together a swatch post for you.   The swatches aren’t from  any one collection so I’ve put them in alphabetical order just for shits and giggles.

These were all swatched over Detrivore primer and photographed inside under a bright light with no flash.

First up are Beach Blanket Bingo, Black Hole Sun, Borrowed Underpants and Bubbles.   I had a hard time with Beach Blanket Bingo as it’s a matte and didn’t want to apply evenly over the primer.   My favorite of this bunch is Black Hole Sun.

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Now we’ve got Dirty Limerick, Emagherd!, Fireworks and Heatwave.   How excited am I to try Fireworks and Dirty Limerick together?   Very excited.

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Now we have Paper Planes, Red Butler and Sakura Season (free GWP).   Paper Planes and Red Butler were instant favorites for me.  Red Butler is a gorgeous brow bone highlighter.

 

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And last we have Sexxy Girlfriend!, Tank Taupe, and Cheeks Like Roses blush.   Tank Taupe was hard to work with over the primer as it’s a matte.   Cheeks Like Roses is my new instant favorite blush!

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So those are the swatches!  Look for some FOTD posts coming up soon featuring these colors!

 

 

Hottie’s Hot Pick Of The Week Brazen Smartmouth

Hello hotties!  It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am addicted to lip balm.  I’m happy to report that in my lifetime of looking, I have found the most perfect of lip balms ever, Brazen Smartmouth and it’s available at The Rhinestone Housewife.  This little beauty bombshell comes in all sorts of flavors such as Chai Tea, Pina Colada, Rum & Cola, Minty Mojito, Chocolate Cupcake and Vanilla Cupcake.

With beneficial ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter and aloe butter your lips will never know what hit them.  I keep these every where (and I *do* mean every where), in my desk drawer, in my purse, on my night stand next to my bed…..well you get the idea.  Is has the right amount of slip without being too greasy and it’s not too sweet and doesn’t have too much fragrance.  In other words, perfect.  Just like Leeloo in The Fifth Element.

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Brazen Smartmouth
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Minty Mojito Smartmouth

 

Full ingredients:  Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Aloe Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Comfrey Extract.

Brazen Cosmetics also has a ton of other makeup products available at The Rhinestone Housewife.  If you haven’t checked out the eye shadow colors yet, well you’re missing out!

Darling Girl “Oh The Horror!” Swatches

Finally!  I finally have my grubby little hands on my Darling Girl, “Oh The Horror” LE collection.   I had to break into them, gaze stupidly at them all and swatch right away!  These are all inspired by classic horror and Susan took customer suggestions for names and colors.  I suggested Ripley’s Cat and Death By Unicorn.   These were all swatched over primer and photographed in direct sunlight.

First up with have Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman, Bad Ash, Bathed In Blood, Camp Blood and Creature From the Black Lagoon.   The standout for me was Bad Ash!

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Next is Death By Unicorn, Frankenstein, Go Go Godzilla, Heads Will Roll and Here’s Johnny!   I can’t wait to wear Death By Unicorn and Frankenstein together!

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Up next is I Am Pain, King Kong, Lonely Assassins, Monster Within and Pumpkinhead.   I love, love, love Most of these.   I’m a sucker for orange so Pumpkinhead will get a lot of wear.  I liked the out of focus photos because it showed all the sparkle.

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And now there’s Ripley’s Cat, Seven Days Later, Sleep Kills, The Count, The Invisible Man and The Mummy.  Ripley’s Cat was one of the names that I suggested so of course I love it!

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I found a lonely jar that I forgot and also wanted to swatch the GWP.   So here we have The Boogeyman and Inamorata.

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Lime Crime Alchemy Palette Swatches

Hotties!  I did it, I finally purchased a couple of Lime Crime items to test and swatch out for you.  Today, I  am bringing you swatches of the Alchemy Palette.  These were swatched over primer and photographed outside in direct sunlight and also in the shade.   Enjoy!

 

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Brazen Liquid Lipstick Swatches

A while ago I got a chance to try some of the new Brazen Liquid Lipsticks.  I love them!  These were all applied with a lip brush, over bare lips and photographed inside under a bright light with no flash.

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If you like these you should check out the collection we have in our shop:

https://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=377

FOTD with Pangalactic Painted Lady & Cosmic Cathouse

I hadn’t played with some of The Rhinestone Housewife exclusives for while so here you go!  I also wanted to break some ‘traditional’ makeup rules so I used blue eyeshadow and pink lip gloss which is considered a no-no on a redhead.   I like how it turned out!

Face:  ColoreScience Chocolate Matte Primer under Holika Baby Bloom BB Cream.   MAC concealer in NW15 and set with a custom finishing powder.

Cheeks:  Rhinestone Housewife by Brazen.

Lips:  Muse by Brazen

Eyes:  TFSI as primer, under Glitter Glue by Darling Girl.   Pangalactic Painted Lady all over lid, Cosmic Cathouse on outer third of lid and into crease.   Oldest Profession In The Universe up to brow and on inner corner.   Physician’s Formula liner on outer portion of upper lid, Brazen brow powder in Joan and one coat of black mascara.

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If you like any of the colors be sure to check them out, all cosmetics are currently marked down 10%.

http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=322

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Sale At The Rhinestone Housewife!

Hello hotties!   To celebrate our 200th order at The Rhinestone Housewife, please use coupon code HAPPY200 for 20% off everything in the shop.   This sale will run through midnight 8/3/13 PST.   And just for extra fun I’ve marked down all the cosmetics in the shop 10%, including Brazen, MOI and Geek Chic as well as all the cosmetic exclusives, found in the exclusive section of the shop.

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Happy shopping!

FOTD With Private Dance And Feline

Face:   Chocolate Mousse primer by Colorescience under Holika Baby Bloom BB cream.   MAC NW15 concealer and finished with a custom powder.

Cheeks:  Rhinestone Housewife by Brazen Cosmetics.

Lips:  Snazzy by Brazen Cosmetics

Eyes:  TFSI primer under Darling Girl Glitter Glue.  Private Dance applied to entire lid and blended just up into crease.  Just a bit of Feline applies to give the crease depth and Pretty Little Panties was blended up to brow.  One coat black mascara and Brazen brow powder in Joan.

And, I styled my hair a little differently.  It’s so versatile, I love it!

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FOTD With Stage Lights & Thigh Highs

It’s been so long since I’ve done a Face Of The Day post, so here goes!  Today I’m featuring eye shadows from Persephone Minerals Exotic Dance collection.

Face:   Colorescience Skin Mattifying Chocolate Mousse primer mixed with a bit of primer from MOI to lighten the color a bit under Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Petal MAC concealer in NW15.    Set with custom powder.

Cheeks:  Rhinestone Housewife blush by Brazen.

Lips:  Hot To Trot by Brazen

Eyes:  TFSI under Darling Girl Glitter Glue.  Featuring all Persephone Minerals shadows.   Stage Lights all over lid with Thigh Highs applied to crease and blended out on the outer third of the brow bone.   Rainbow used to blend out Thigh Highs on the brow bone and Pretty Little Panties was used just under brow and on inner corner of eye.   Just a bit of Kat Von D’s liner in Wonderchild on upper lid only. One coat of black mascars, I use Cover Girl Super Thick Lash.   Brow powder in Joan by Brazen used on brows.

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