Posts tagged ‘Geek Chic Cosmetics’

EOTD: Ambassador

Ambassador:

This look was inspired by Inara from Firefly!  And of course, I had to use Ambassador as the main color.

Starting with TSFI, I used Ambassador over the lid, did All the Rage in the corners, and then accented with Viking King here and there.  I lined with Swamp.  I used my Too Faced foundation for… foundation, and I used Meow Cosmetics ‘Kitty Love’ SPARINGLY for blush. For funsies, I added Ambassador to Happy Ending for a darker lippy.  ON THAT NOTE,  I derped.  Ambassador is technically not lip safe (and it is noted as such on our website), so don’t, uh… do that.  It’s really not fair though, it makes a beautiful lip gloss.

EYES

TSFI

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Ambassador (Big Damn Heroes)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in All the Rage (10 Man Raid)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Swamp (Mana Screwed)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Viking King (Fangbanger’s Quartet)

FACE

Too Faced Cosmetics in Warm Vanilla

Meow Cosmetics in Kitty Love (Blush)

LIPS

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Happy Ending + Ambassador

My cat was desperately trying to escape.  Anyways, hope you liked it!


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Hump Day: 5/18/2011

Hurray!  My EOTW took WAY longer than I expected it too (and I’m still not completely happy with it), so this week’s post will be a bit shorter.  Because I want to play Rift.  SO THERE.

Song of the Week:

If you haven’t read my post about Pendulum, you should do so.  Immersion is seriously a great album, and this is probably one of my favorite songs off the album.  If you read my review, you can see that Immunize wasn’t one of my favorites when I first heard this album, but it really grew on me afterwards.  Usually the songs that grow on me end up being my favorites.  It’s just so fun to listen to, and it would make awesome fight music.

Funniest Video of the Week:

ROFL.

EOTW:

I’m not sure where the inspiration for this look came from.  I snatched a bunch of samples from the GC lab so I could do more varied looks, and I had promised to do a look using one of the new colors from the Star Trek, and I kinda just picked colors that I thought complimented it.  It’s definitely a night-time look.

This is my first time wearing Galactically Banned Ale (the new color from the upcoming Star Trek set Go Boldly), and I really like it.  It works exceptionally well with Solid Snake in my opinion.  Also, holy cow!  I forgot how awesome Solid Snake is!  Just so you all can fully appreciate it, I did a few swatches as well.

EYES:

TFSI

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Galactically Banned Ale (Go Boldly)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Solid Snake (Single Player)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Purity Burns (Fangbanger’s Quartet)

Sugarpill in Bulletproof

Flash.

Flash.

Daylight.

Daylight.

Daylight. I also have just realized I smile reaaally crooked LOL.

Product of the Week:

Solid Snake!  Yeeaaaah!

Solid Snake, with Galactically Banned Ale. I could not capture the true beauty of these colors in camera, so pretty.

'Purity Burns' felt left out.


Gaming, etc:

  • After being promised to be released countless times over the past few years (most recently May 3rd), Duke Nukem has announced another release date: June 14th.  If you pre-order the game, or buy the GOTY edition of Borderlands (great game), you get to play the demo for Duke Nukem on June 3rd.  I’ll believe it when I have the game in my hot little hands.
  • L.A Noire is out!  I hear it’s pretty gud. (90 on Metacritic.)
  • The Witcher 2 is also out.  I need to finish 1…
  • Steam is now doing Daily Deals, which is pretty cool.  Singularity is on sale right now for 10.20 (66% off).

Game of Thrones review coming tomorrow!  I think I’ll just make the official synopsis day Thursday, because that seems to be when I do them.  Holy cow, was this episode intense.  I’m ridiculously excited for next week.  You should be too.

EOTD: Mermaid’s Treasure

On a whim, I put together another look today before I go off to my nerd session of Shadowrun.

Mermaid’s Treasure:

TSFI

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Ugghh… Brains

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Viking King

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Very Fine Hat

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Humanity’s Children (liner)

Flash.

Daylight.

I was caught mid-pout <.< DONT PAY ATTENTION HAIR, IT LOOKS AWFUL.

Hope you like it!

Any GC colors you’d like to see me try?  I’m by no means a makeup artist (LOL), but I’ll give it a shot!

Hump Day: 5/11/2011

It’s that time of the week again!  Were you waiting as anxiously as me?  Probably not.

Song of the Week

Why?  Because I believe this is one of the only Glee songs to take two songs that were pretty bad by themselves (you know it’s true) and mash them together and make it good.   Lea Michele and Dianna Agron’s voices work really well together, and for once Quinn gets a song that actually matches her voice.  Pair it together with the montage, and it has a pretty good emotional impact as well.  (This song is from Born This Way, 2×18 of Glee.)

Product of the Week

I love this stuff.  Seriously.  I can’t use oil-based moisturizers, and this stuff is godsend for me.  You literally spray in on your face or anywhere you desire on your body, including your hair (if you rinse it out after).  Do not get it in your eyes!  This is a HG product for me.  Expect to see a full review of this soon!

Ingredients: Purified water, Na-PCA (the sodium salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid), eucalyptus, ethanol, monolaurin (the principal antimicrobial factor in mother’s milk).

Eye Look of the Week

My first ever eye look!  Hooraaay.  I had fun with this one, I call it Salarian King.

EYES:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Viking King (lid)

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Scientist Salarian (blended in above)

Sugarpill in Bulletproof (liner)

FACE:

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Morrigan

Too Faced Cosmetics in Warm Vanilla (Amazing Face Liquid Foundation)

LIPS:

L’OREAL Paris 312: Ravishing Red

Geek Chic Cosmetics in Happy Ending

Flash.

Daylight.

Flash.

Bathroom pic! Sorry for the sleepy look, I'm exhausted. Also, lips are much sparklier in person.

Annnd, what post is complete without kitty pics?

BLUEY. 🙂

Lesbian lovers.

Gaming, Etc.

  • Of the games I’m interested in, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is on sale on Steam for 50% off… $9.99.  If meaningless trivia is your thing, check it out.  You can play with friends as long as they are with though, but this game is sorely lacking an online multi-player feature that would make the sales of this game skyrocket.
  • Rift launched patch 1.2 yesterday!  Why am I excited about this?  Because with this patch they also launched free trials!  And ‘Ascend a Friend’!  This means I can try out Rift for 7 days free because I am extremely poor and won’t have money to get it until next week.  I can’t really comment on the rest of the patch notes because I have not played the game yet, so I don’t know what much of it means.  When I play this game for a good period of time (get to max level and possibly do some raiding), I’ll probably do a review of it.  I do not think Rift is a ‘WoW Killer’ by any means, but I do believe that it is a contender for sure.  Rift will have its growing pains, but I think it has the potential from what I’ve read to stick around for a while. (For those who don’t know, I was a WoW junkie from Vanilla until somepoint in WotlK when I was just bored to tears.  Resto Druid!  I did play again in Cataclysm, got to 85, and then quit again.  My favorite period of time in WoW was probably during BC…I heavily raided progression content, downed BT/Hyjal before 3.0, and did lots of stupid shit with my friends like camp bodies and glitch out guards on the Isle.  Good times.)
  • What.

I dig this.

(Original here.)

BOOBTUBE:

  • New Cougar Town tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC! YEAH.  Dr. Kelso is back this episode.
  • Glee’s 2×20 ‘The Prom Queen’ aired last night.  Kurt and Karofsky wrench my heartstrings.  I have not watched The Voice yet, but I plan on it.
  • I have watched Game of Thrones!  Update coming tomorrow!  I swear!  This post turned out to be too big and I ran out of time today.  Don’t forget to watch Game of Thrones this Sunday.
  • New The Office this thursday, and I actually really enjoyed last week’s episode.  I firmly believe that as long as there is an eccentric boss of some sort, the formula works.  Of course, it won’t be the same without Michael Scott, but it’s still good.  The rest of the cast is hardly chopped liver.  This week… Dwight is manager.  Oh boy.
  • Another new Grey’s Anatomy this week.

EXTRAS:

I don’t know how good the brand is, but it looks pretty cool.  A lip gloss, nail polish, liner, set of fake lashes, AND a 6 color palette for 20 bucks.  Damn.

SRSLY: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

So, I’ve been meaning to do a Too Faced review for awhile, but was putting it off because it was going to be fairly large (aka, I’m lazy).  So… instead I decided to break up the review into bits as I ordered multiple items.  In this post I’ll go ahead and review my actual shipping experience and overall packaging, plus give you the deets on Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I’ve been meaning to check out this primer for awhile due to all the raving reviews, and finally got the money awhile back to try it.  (Check out Phyrra’s comparisons of eyeshadow primers here.)  I originally just planned on buying the TFSI, but Phyrra suggested I give their foundation a shot as well, so I bought…

Amazing Face Liquid Foundation in Warm Vanilla ($36)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($18)

I ended up getting a free Deluxe Tanning Bed in a Tube, plus a free sample mini-tube of more TSFI.  My only complaint is that I wish the free gift was a choice rather than just one option… I don’t tan, I don’t use bronzer, and I don’t plan on doing so anytime soon.

But I guess that’s what I get for ordering so close to summer!

Shipping:

4.8/5

I would have given this a 5/5, but I have a feeling that they forgot to mark my order as shipped when they shipped it.  I placed my order on April 7th and received confirmation, and then heard nothing until April 12th, which is when I received my shipping notification saying I would receive it in ‘5-7 business days’.  I was slightly annoyed that it was going to take almost 2 weeks to ship an order from a major company, but then the product ended up arriving the next day!  So all in all, it only ended up taking 6 days to get here, which is not bad at all and about what I expected.

Packaging:

5/5

One word: gorgeous!

All of the packaging, as you can see, is quite elegant and sturdy.  My cats had fun with the pink shreddings.

The TSFI and Bronzer both came in fairly standard squeezy tubes, though I noticed the product in the Bronzer tube tends to come out a bit too easily.  I’m not using it beyond a swatch though, because I’ll probably save it for a giveaway I might eventually do.  The TFSI tube is great.  The winner, however, is the foundation packaging!  It’s great!  The bottle is glass, and looks so pretty.  Getting product out is fairly easy.  I just put my finger over the tip and then tip it over to get a dollop on my finger.  I’ll go more into this in my next review.

Formula:

5/5

It’s simply fantastic, and a little goes a long way.  Which is good, because at $18 a pop… that’s important.  A small bit on your finger is enough to cover both lids.  I give the formula a 5/5 because it pumps up my eyeshadows vibrancy and shine, plus makes it so it doesn’t crease the entire day.  I don’t have to touch it up once.  Some people have complained of it creasing, but that’s odd to me… I have pretty oily lids, and I don’t have a problem.  I guess there are people out there with more oily lids than me!  However, unless it’s a super bad problem I would highly recommend this product.  (From what I’ve read it works for most people, very few it doesn’t.)

It’s easy to work with and has a good feel.

So, to put it to the test I used the following colors without primer and with primer:

1. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Scientist Salarian

2. Geek Chic Cosmetics in What’s under the helmet?

3. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Matriarch

4. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Archangel

Big difference!

I will definitely buy this again when I run out, which looks like won’t be for awhile.  You can buy the colors shown here, and you can buy Too Faced Shadow Insurance here, and I’m sure you can also buy it at Sephora or on Amazon or something.

What’s your experience with TFSI?

Overall:   

/5

Mass Effect set ‘N7’ launched!

Go check it out!  Seriously.  I’m super proud of all the work everyone put in.

We’ve also renamed the foundations, and added in a zoom-in feature.  Also, there are some geeky things hidden in the store throughout the set.

I am the very model of a scientist Salarian!
I’ve studied species, Turian, Asari, and Batarian.
I’m quite good at genetics (as a subset of biology),
because I am an expert (which I know is a tautology).

My xenoscience studies range from urban to agrarian –
I am the very model of a scientist Salarian!

Updates, and win a new flat iron!

So I was browing Phyrra’s blog and I saw a link to a giveaway where they are giving away a Karmin G3 Salon Pro Flat Iron!  It’s supposedly worth around 136 dollars.  I know my flat iron is a cheap little 20 dollar one, so I’ll definitely be entering to win.  I pretty much straighten my hair everyday, but it’s really hard to do curls or flips with because of how it’s designed, so I have to break out my curling iron when I want curls.

This one pretty much looks amazing, so go check out the giveaway and cross your fingers!

I’m also pretty goddamn excited because we are launching the Mass Effect collection today called N7 at Geek Chic Cosmetics. 😀

(The Reapers are coming…)

It’s pretty much my baby (first collection completely done by me in a while since the BSG set).  I’m really excited to see what people think of it.  Next week Chantel is going to be launching HER baby which is Mana Screwed, her Magic: the Gathering collection.  Speaking of which, go check out her review of Pixi Cosmetics, I’m quite jealous of some of that stuff, especially the mascara.

  • I’ve been messing around with my Too Faced order, and I have to say that I’m pretty fucking pleased with it.  I already knew the TFSI was good, and the foundation did not disappoint.  I was a little worried it wouldn’t be the right shade (and I did shell out like 36 bucks for it), but it ended up being spot on.  I just don’t know what I’m going to do with the bronzer.  Maybe I’ll save it for when I a do a giveaway of my own someday.
  • Portal 2 is coming out is approximately 41:39:30.  Steam and Valve are doing this pretty cool promotional thing where if you play one of 13 specific indie games enough it makes Portal 2 release even quicker (depending on how much you play, it could come out sooner).  It’s a pretty ingenious move on both of their parts.  I think if you have one of the 13 games you can just play it, or you can get the Potato Sack (collection of 13 indie games) which basically gets you all those games at a reduced price.  Pretty cool.  I have Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but I’m too chickenshit to play it right now.  LOL. 😦