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NYX Eyeshadow Swatches and Swaps

I have a few mineral makeup samples I want to swap, so if you gals have anything you wanna trade let me know, if not I am willing to ship these out anyway to anyone that wants a few samples. Most of them have only been tested ONCE and was not my color hence I have no use for them, and of course I use sanitary measures to ensure that it is in awesome condition.

Here is what I have:

– KT Naturals Blush in “Tranquil”, a rose color (Brand new with the safety seal)
– KT Naturals Blush in “Divine”, pink (Tested only)
– Everyday Minerals in “Intensive Fair”
– KT Naturals Ulti-Matte Finishing Powder
– NYX Eyeshadow in “Golden Poppy” (shimmery gold), Tested only (not loose powder, actual eyeshadow!)
– NYX “Chick” (Yellow eyeshadow, tested only)

And here are some swatches of NYX loose and chrome eyeshadows (not all are listed).
***These are the ACTUAL color payoff in person, meaning that’s exactly how it looks, no photoshop special effects or anything, what you see here is what you get!

I finally labeled some of my palettes and eyeshadows because they all look the same!

My messy makeup station…

Played with a lilac look and some falsies, as well as eyebrows circa Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon haha…

More ULTA eyeshadows and depotting…

Ok, I seriously think I have a problem, well rather- an addiction! I cannot stop buying makeup and I am sure it’s hurting my wallet…lol. I had an impulse to go back to the ULTA store again (for those of you who live near West Hollywood, it’s on Santa Monica Blvd.)

I had to take advantage of their “Buy One, Get One FREE” sale on all their cosmetics, and because I still had 6 empty pots to fill in my palette. I picked up: Flirty, Shell, Deep Sea, Peacock, Bloom, and Tiara.

[The swatches are down below].

I also ordered a few things from, I bought their gel eyeliner pot in “Black out” (similar to MAC’s Fluidline in “Blacktrack”) and their eyeliner sealant to make it last all day. I read great reviews on it and a lot of people swear by it, so we’ll see!

My favorite color from the recent batch I bought, “Flirty”:

The swatches:


This is MY method of depotting my eyeshadows to place into my palettes, I use the tiny screwdriver that is in those “eyeglass repair kits” you see at the checkout at drugstores with the red square top, it has a FLAT head to get wedged in the pot of eyeshadow you are trying to depot.

I then peel and apply the LABELS from the original packaging (my ULTA eyeshadow cases) onto the BACK of my palettes for reference so I don’t forget the color…I use GLUE DOTS (which you can get at a craft store like Michaels) which you stick to the back of the label.


Peel it onto the backing:

And voila!

Now my palette is complete!

Nixie Palette Arrived!

My palette from Nixie arrived yesterday and I am so unbelievably happy that it fits all my ULTA eyeshadows as well!

I also went to the MAC counter today and they were doing make-overs for their newest collection “smoke signals”. I just picked me up their eyeshadow in “Freshwater”, I also wanted their pretty neutral brown eyeshadow called “Patina” but they ran out. :( So i’ll try the MAC Store in Woodland Hills….

My Nixie Palette:

A little palette happy….

My NEUTRAL/Highlighting Base Palette, I tried to get Amethyst outta there, but it wouldn’t budge…

Also picked me up a pen holder which I am using as my lipgloss/pencil holder:

My pretty Freshwater!

And lastly, swatches of some of the blues I have:

Lipgloss Swatches

Some of you have been asking me about the lipglosses I use in some of my tutorials, and so I made a lipgloss swatch chart of my most commonly used lipglosses, I have others but rarely use them, so these are the ones that are on rotation…my favorite is NYX’s Lipgloss in “Bubblegum”.

And here is a swatch of NYX’s Chrome Eyeshadow in “Blue Lagoon”:

Im heading back to the MAC Store to pick up “Fresco Rose”, at first I didn’t think I can use it often since it’s pink, but we’ll see, I think it’ll make a great all over base. I can’t wait to get my palette from Nixie and fill it up! I pretty much have every eyeshadow shade/color I want, I just wanna get ULTA’s “Peacock” and a few of their other colors. I LOVE the “Rubenesque” Paint, it’s super pretty!

I think I wanna get a MAC Lipstick too, even though I am not much of a lipstick person, I used to get their “Folio” all the time during my teenage years, but it has since been discontinued and haven’t found anything even close to it. But I am eyeing their “Brew” Lipstick from the “Smoke Signals” Collection….

Electric Eel, ULTA, and Lipgloss Swatches

Here are some lipgloss swatches I took of some neutral colors:

And I saw an ULTA store here in Washington, and they had a Buy One, Get one FREE sale going on so you know I had to get me some eyeshadows!

This one is called “Golden Olive”, similar to MAC’s “Sumptuous Olive”.

Organized some of my rings…


Another look using MAC’s “Electric Eel” and Milani’s “Blue Ice”. [Highlight was MAC’s VEX].

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