Life’s Entropy Lip Theories, Volume 2: Part 1

One of my Black Friday orders (that’s how long I was sitting on this review) was a sample set of the newer Life’s Entropy Lip Theories. They arrived, and I promptly said “dang, how am I going to fit all these into a post?” There’s twenty of them, so when you factor in that I usually try to full-day wear any lip products and I can’t wear half of these to work, that’d be a month or so between posts. And it’s not like I’ve never done that before or anything, but I’m trying to avoid it, so here’s part 1.

These samples had been sitting around my house for about a month and a half before I got around to swatching them, plus the time that they got caught in Canada Post. I shook them up a bit, but none of them really seemed to be separating that much.

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My Pretty Zombie Blushes And Junk

Okay, so disclaimer, I actually don’t know how to use blush. Like, at all. I’m awful. I go like “haha I don’t use blush because I’m too goth!” but really I just mess it up every time. It’s partially because I’m kinda pasty, partially because of no practice, and partially because until relatively recently I was using a repurposed eyeshadow brush to apply it. But I was like “ehhh time to learn I guess if I’m gonna be a legit makeup blogger” so here I am with a bunch of MPZ samples to figure out what I like.

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February (and final?) MBA Perfect Fix Beauty Bag

Whoof. I’ve been working on a big post that needs a bunch of time, so something more is coming. Before I get started on this month’s unboxing, I’d like to mention that Jaiden from the comments pointed out that maquillage_savant on Instagram put up a bunch of photos that indicate that My Beauty Addiction is quite possibly repackaging on shadows they claim are their own creations. On repackaging, personally, I’m cool with it (have you seen what TKB charges to ship to Canada, holy crap) as long as you’re open about it. MBA has a bunch of shadows that they claim are the basic micas, and others with nothing on them, which leads you to believe that the others are their own blends. I knew a lot of the stuff on there was private label, but I thought I’d mention it in case that’s your sticking point.

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I Got A Rituel De Fille Sample Pack

Like, the minute they were announced. I had heard really super good things about the company, but the high prices were dissuading me. I really didn’t want to spend 23 dollars (that is 33 Canadian dollars right now) on a lipstick that I didn’t even know if it would work for me. Samples are one of the main reasons I got into indies. When you’ve got not too much money and live in an area where makeup stores are few and far between (until this July we just had drug stores) you don’t want to blow it all on something you can’t try first. So, kudos to Rituel de Fille for finally offering sample packs.

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Notoriously Morbid mini-review.

So, I’m back from my big American adventure, and I’ve got a few more packages to review from my Black Friday purchases! One of the shops I went for this year is Notoriously Morbid. I didn’t get the discount set this year, partially because I found myself hardly using the code all year, and partially because the set with the code was showing up as sold out for me ten minutes after it went on sale. I went ahead and got a few other little goodies, though.

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My Beauty Addiction: Beauty Bag

Alright, so I’m firing off a quick post before I jet off to America for Christmas. Hopefully when I get back, I’ll have a few more packages to review. MBA recently announced a beauty bag subscription, and I’ve generally not hated their products, so I gave it a whirl because I do miss having a beauty bag and they have a super wide variety of products on their site.

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