Gone fishin’!!!

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all the support, I’m going to be taking a break from blogging for a while perhaps indefinitely as I need to focus on university and work.

I’ll be following your blogs of course in the mean time and will be moving to my new online home which I will update here.

Nini.

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Barry M Goodness

I’ve found that it isn’t a widely known fact that not only is Barry M a cruelty free company, but all of their products are suitable for vegetarians with  a majority being suitable for vegans also.
For anyone that isn’t aware, Barry M is a British company that creates colorful cosmetics including eye dusts, lipsticks, nail paints…you name it they have it and in the most vibrant colors.
The Dazzle Dusts are probably the most popular products from Barry M and come in a wide variety of incredibly pigmented colors.
The swatches below are the Barry M Dazzle Dusts that I currently own and are suitable for vegans.
*I’ve used UDPP as a base.
The only issue with the Dazzle Dusts is that most of them have chunks of glitter and of course can result in glitter fall out *nice*. I’ve just purchased Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy and I’m hoping this should help with the over glittery Dazzle Dusts I own.
Other then that, slap on a good base and these pigments will remain just as vibrant throughout the day.
For more information on other vegan friendly Barry M products, click here.
Aside from purchasing from the website, you can get your hands on Barry M products at Superdrugs, selected Boots stores and Topshop the Oxford Circus store stock the whole range anyway.
If you would like to get your hands on any of these shadows or are interested in seeing swatches of any other colors on the website, leave me a comment below and I’ll see what I can do for you.
**I did consider including a review of Barry M nail paints but I didn’t want to make this blog too long.
Let me know your thoughts on Barry M, love it or hate it?
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Sobe Botanicals

I’d first encountered Sobe on Etsy and the first thing I noticed were their lip products.
When I stumbled across a review by Grey of LeGothique.com, I decided to go ahead and make a purchase.
Although it was their lip products that initially grabbed my attention, I ended up purchasing mostly eye shadows and a gel eyeliner.
My package arrived nicely wrapped, red ribbon and all including 2 free samples. I purchased the following pigments:
1. Huckleberry from the ‘Fall for You’ collection.
2. Capri from the Rainbow Brights collection.
3. Parfait – I couldn’t find this color it when I re-visited the website so I couldn’t tell you which collection it was from I’m afraid.
There were no names on the samples I received either but I’ll contact Sobe and find out.
Onto the fun part, swatches!

*Swatches were applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin.
All of these mineral shadows had a shimmer finish and the colors were very subtle. I found that they worked better for me when I applied them with a primer like Sin to make the colors a little more vibrant.
Of the colors I purchased, Huckleberry is my favorite.
I’ve also been searching for a vegan gel liner for a little while now, and I decided to purchase one from Sobe in the color Black Out. In the swatches below, I’ve compared Black Out to MAC’s Black Track gel liner.
It’s quite pigmented as you can see from the photograph both liners were swiped twice.
A couple of things I did notice with Black out is that it takes a little while to dry so do be careful after application and if you have oily lids this may not be for you as the liner can fade but other wise a good product.
Overall I was impressed with Sobe products and their customer service. Prices were very reasonable, $1 for the samples and $7.99 for the gel liner and shipping to the UK was pretty fast.
I do plan on purchasing from Sobe again, this time I plan to attack the lip products. I’ve had my eye on their Goth Lipstix for a while now, Vamptress and Gothique have been calling out to me.
If you’ve tried any Sobe products then please let me know your thoughts.
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My First Post – Book Club Pt. 1

My first blog *yay*
Since I haven’t had much time this week to do any beauty related posts, I decided to go ahead and post a book club post.
The book I am reading this week is:
I have almost completed it and my review will be up hopefully by Saturday.
For those of you that have read it, I’m up to the part where Fat Charlie met the Raven lady. I shall say no more for anyone that hasn’t had a chance to read it ;)
If you have read it then feel free to contribute your thoughts, I enjoy hearing other peoples opinions.
Until next time.
Nini
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