Memebox : Sally’s Box Gold Snail Hydrogel Mask and Friendly Argan Hair Mask

Look guys, another Memebox review! This time I got to try out a sheet mask for the first time, and a hair mask. Memebox kindly sent me a couple of items from Sally’s Box, which is a Korean brand that mainly focuses on masks.

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Notoriously Morbid’s Vanishing Cabinet – Us and the Dead (October 2014)

IT’S STILL OCTOBER I STILL HAVE TIME TO WRITE THESE SUBSCRIPTION REVIEWS, RIGHT?

Oh god, I’m so behind and I’m so sorry everyone. I’ve been sitting on my  Notoriously Morbid and Innocent + Twisted Alchemy October subscription reviews for far too long, and I don’t think I’ll be able to get both out by the end of October. I’m prioritizing the Notoriously Morbid one because there will be a November collection, whereas with I+TA there’s no collection until the new year.

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This month’s Vanishing Cabinet was inspired by The Walking Dead. I watch The Walking Dead on and off – mostly when my fiance is watching it in his free time. I started the show when it first appeared on Netflix, but I was doing some stuff for my resident assistant job in college and I was not paying attention. Now I have a jist of what’s going on, but I’m not a die hard fan of the show (next month’s VC is going to be inspired by True Blood – now THAT I can talk about for ages, helllllllo Alexander Skarsgard).

As a reminder for how the Vanishing Cabinet works, for $12.90 each month, you get sent 4 mini shadows, along with an extra of some form from another company. Occasionally, you also get sent a lip product (as that has been the case for the past few months).

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NARS : Audacious Lipsticks in Audrey, Charlotte, Fanny, Grace, and Janet

NARS recently came out with the Audacious lipstick line, which is for the most part pretty stunning.

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These lipsticks are named after some female icons. I wish that NARS had added more background to each of the names since I would want to research about the person who inspired the shade. I can only assume for a few of them – Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Charlotte Rampling – but the others I have no clue where they’re coming from.

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Memebox x Recipe : Time On My Lips

Memebox has some exciting news – they’re starting to come out with their own cosmetics. When I first got the email, I was definitely worried that they were going to send skincare and I since I’m trying to listen to my dermatologist and not venture too far away from the routine she set out, I wasn’t going to be able to test it as long or as well as I’d like. When I opened the box containing my sample, I was very pleased to find a lip stain hiding in it.

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Time On My Lip is a lip stain that starts out as a gloss and eventually turns into a stain. I’ve had my fair share of lip stains and I’m actually surprised to say that this is the longest and most pigmented stain that I’ve come across.

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Ella Gee : The Importance of Body Language

Last week I featured Ella Gee’s I’m A Mouse, DUH! for my Saturday nail day, and I’m back with the next polish I got from my blogger pack of Ella Gee polishes. The Importance of Body Language is a polish from the Villainous Holo-Ween collection, and inspired by the evil Disney villain Ursula. Growing up, the Little Mermaid was one of the movies I made my mother watch time and time again, so I thought it was only fitting to grab this polish.

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The official description for this polish is a sparkling deep purple with intense linear and scattered holographic shimmer.

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Hello Waffle : The Alternate Universe Collection

I’m sure by now regular readers of my blog know my love of Hello Waffle Cosmetics. The owner, Christine, is one of the most generous and nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with, and her products are stunning. She recently released the Alternate Universe collection which is inspired by the television show Fringe.

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I’ve watched Fringe on and off for the past few years, and while I haven’t been able to finish the series it’s on my list of shows to binge watch. My vacation is getting overrun by Gilmore Girls… and possibly guilty pleasure watching Reign depending on how much drama/bad acting I can stand. CW shows are fantastic for that kind of guilty pleasure watching. ANYWAYS. Onto the collection.

The Alternate Universe collection consists of 12 shadows, and there’s a supplemental duo to the collection as well.

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MEMEBOX : Special #33 – K-Style #2

I’ve been lusting after a Memebox for quite some time as I think Asian beauty is a world that I want to get into but have no idea where to start. Memeboxes have always seemed like the perfect starting point – a box that has a bunch of product in it to give you a taste – but I could never decide on which one to get. When I got an email from Memebox asking if I was interesting in reviewing one of the boxes, I jumped at the opportunity.

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I received the Memebox Special #33 – K-Style #2. It has products inspired by the current Korean styles and makeup trends, and I couldn’t be happier with the majority of the products in the box.

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Ella Gee – I’m a Mouse, DUH!

When Ella Gee came out with a Mean Girls collection, I knew it was time for an order. Like pretty much every female my age, I can quote a lot more of Mean Girls than I probably should be able to. The film is pretty brilliant, even if it only has a 7 on IMDB. I picked up a review pack of polishes, with two from the I Have ESPN collection (Mean Girls) and one from the Villainous Holo-Ween collection. First up,

The official description of this polish is a sparkling grayed lavender pink with strong scattered and subtle linear holographic shimmer.

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If you remember Shiro’s Chinchillin, this is the holographic polish version of it, and it’s pretty awesome.

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Shiro Cosmetics : Chinchillin, The Red Viper, Nightfury

I’ve been trying to figure out how to do the Shiro Color of the Month posts. I try not to do single posts since I can’t talk a lot about a single shadow to make a post worth it. So I’ve decided I’m going to do them 3 at a time, so that by the time the Color of the Month shadow sale goes on you’ll have everything already posted to find. Each post will also have the links to the others at the end of the post. I also want to have how well the colors press, for those people who find pressed products easier to use.

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The first of the four posts this year features the CotMs from July, August, and September.

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Darling Girl Comsetics : Momentary Marvel #2 – Melancholia

Darling Girl Cosmetics started releasing a limited amount of stock of particular products that the owner, Susan, is thinking about adding to her inventory. She lists them under the Momentary Marvel section of her website, and I randomly stumbled upon the second one. Since it was an absolutely gorgeous swatch and right up my alley of purples, I made an order without hesitation.

All of the swatches below are done over Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on the right and Urban Decay’s Primer Potion layered with Darling Girl’s Glitter Glue on the left.

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The official description was a blue base with purple shift, which is indeed accurate. I was expecting a more intense purple shift based on her swatches though, which leaves me a little disappointed with this. If you don’t have a glitter adhesive (I used Darling Girl’s Glitter Glue), it’s literally a blue base without any real shift. With a glitter adhesive, you get a little more of the purple shift, but it’s not nearly intense enough for my preferences.
Price: $4 for 2 grams of product

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