This was an old post that I created and apparently never hit post on...I don't own this palette anymore, but thought I'd post it now anyways
So I have to admit with a certain degree of difficulty that I've fallen pretty far behind on swatching..the problem being that I'm pretty much not awake during the day anymore except at odd hours like this where the sun really hasn't risen out of the sky yet...so I've made you guys promises I have yet to keep...the last big thing I swatched was the Tarte Treasure chest close to a month ago and just let sit for a while as laziness overtook me...my bad, and my apologies...
Anyways, today's topic is one of the more decent sets this holiday, the Tarte Treasure Chest. This baby retails for $52 at Sephora and unlike Tarte's more recent palettes and last year's failure of a holiday palette, the quality's actually pretty good (Though I will admit that the blushes in last year's holiday palette were so nice I almost kept the darned thing just for those) This year's palette is also a lot bigger than last years; with 32 full sized eyeshadows instead of 16.
The palette comes in bejeweled casing that imo, is somewhat cute, but in a tacky way. (I find it kinda festive...it reminds me of Christmas tree ornaments) There's unfortunately a near fatal flaw to this packaging; if you tilt this forward at all, the "drawer" like design of the palette sends the lipgloss and cheek color layers flying out at you at a somewhat alarming speed. Luckily, this palette has some redeeming qualities, so it missed getting the axe. Nevertheless, this is definitely not a travel friendly palette.
Here's the palette all opened up...it's certainly a lot of makeup in one go...
There are two layers of eyeshadows in this palette. The top layer contains the more colorful, shimmery shades. I swatched these in columns this time. Pictures were taken in warm indoor lighting. All shades were fairly soft and buttery.
column 1 contains a shimmery, slightly bronzy gold, a brown with gold shimmer, a peachy pink with gold shimmer, and a dark taupey color with gold shimmer.
column 2 contains a warm brown with gold shimmer, a shimmer gold, a light, frosty peachy pink, and a lightish purple with gold shimmer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Last summer, a coworker and I went to an amusement park, where he won and gave me one of the little pig plushies from the angry Birds game. We very quickly realized that this toy made a very useful projectile and started using it to get each other's attention when needed. On certain occasions, I've taken to keeping him in my extra office supplies drawer to keep him from being bounced off my head when I need to concentrate:
He's also been pignapped on several occasions, which usually came with ransom notes or threats of some sort being forwarded to me in some way, shape, or form:
These were the pics (and captions) that were on the USB:
|Cagey Close Up|
|In a bush|
|Lens Flare Baby|
|On da roof|
|Stuck in Traffic|
Poor Mr. Pig. This doesn't really seem like much of a vacation to me...so I'd like to send him somewhere else. I'm hoping he'll get passed around a bit and get some pictures taken of him in more interesting places, with him (hopefully) eventually making it home. Any takers?
Sunday, February 22, 2015
1. If you are interested in anything, please contact me via MUA as LethalLemondrop (formerly eternalstarangel) or via email at eternalstarangel (At) gmail (dot) com. I check my MUA mail more than my email, it's my preferred method of contact. Please put 'Blog Sale' in as the subject line when contacting me. (Things also have a way of getting lost among newsletters and such that I receive as well) Please don't leave a comment, I'm less likely to respond.
2. Shipping is $3 to all US addresses. This includes Delivery Confirmation. Please add $0.50 for each additional item. Nail polish will be shipped based on weight. Please contact me for an estimate. Any international buyers should contact me for postage (based on weight)
4. I would appreciate it if you could send payments as gifts so that fees were not taken out. Payment for any orders $10 and under (before shipping) must be sent via PayPal as a 'gift'. If you are uncomfortable sending payment as a gift, I would appreciate it if you could cover the Paypal fees, but it it not always necessary if your order is over $10. Orders are on a first come, first serve basis. Anything not paid for within 24 hours is up for grabs again. (unless otherwise discussed)
5. Feel free to haggle.
I will buy or swap generously for the following items:
Suqqu 07 quad Komorebi
Suqqu Ex-06 quad Usuchaori
Suqqu Ex-13 quad Ginusudama
Bite High Pigment Pencil in Scarlet
RBR Gracious Arasari
Shu ME Silver 945
Please Try me on other suqqu quads as well!
Other things I am willing to swap away for my ISOs: (not pictured):
BNIB Guerlain Gigolo
BNIB Chanel Kaska Beige
SIB Indian Song-$20
BN Sephora Professional #59 Natural Domed Powder brush- $15
Sonia Kashuk Duo Fiber brush- $5
Clinique Mightiest Maraschino 2x-$3
03, 06, 08, 12
Tangerine, used 1x-$5
Eyebrow and eyeliner BL1-BN $6
Urban Decay Powder Blush Quickie-used 2x-$15
Laura Mercier Stickgloss Rosewater-$10
ORFA Universal Brow pencil-BN, but I smushed the tip opening it-$1
BNIB Shade 31 (tube shown is shade 23, 31 is in its box)-$10
MAC Lilacky Powerpoint used 1x-$7
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Teal-sharpened 1x-$3
Besame eyeliner in Khol/Beige used 2x-$8
WnW blushes-$2 each
All over Shimmer, Mellow Wine, Heather Silk
China Glaze Polishes
Crocodile Lounge-vintage bottle..used for 2 manis, vintage bottle; a good deal of evaporation has happened-$2
Platinum Silver-swatched on 1 nail-$2
Chroma-Toes- RIS, bottle print has worn off in most places, not used by me..Looks like it was used 1-2x-$1
Fairy Dust-used for a couple manis- sold
Pull me Close-BN-$3
You Move Me-BN-$3
Drawn to You-used for 1 mani-$2
Manon-used for 1 mani-SOLD
Areetha-used for 1 mani-$2
Tangy-swatched on 1 nail-$2
Salma-swatched on 1 hand-$2
Laney-used for 1 mani-$2
Shay-mini-used for 1 mani-SOLD
Gold Leaf-used for 1 mani-$3
Flaming Veil-used for 1 mani-$3
Brilliant-used for 1 mani-$3
Oui-used for 1 mani-SOLD
Sweet Peacock-used for 1 mani-$2
Color Club Polishes-$1 each or Get 1 free with $30 purchase
I believe in Amour-swatched on 1 nail
Oh Naturale-swatched on 1 nail
Best Dressed List-swatched on 1 nail
Who Are You Wearing?-swatched on 1 nail
Pardon My French-swatched on 1 nail