Alright, so this is a long-overdue review. Ellie from Dreamworld Hermetica sent me a bunch of stuff to review in the summer, and I’m only just now getting around to posting it. I was waiting until she put the eyeshadows back up on her site after reformulating some of them, and then I forgot and took a bunch of naps. This one is pretty picture-heavy, so if you’re on a slow connection, it might be time to get up and make some tea while it loads.
Silk Naturals is one of those companies that I kept hearing about as recommendations for everything. Eyeshadow, lipstick, skincare, hair stuff- they appear to have it all. Really, the only reason I waited so long to make an order was because I don’t have much interest in a Naked palette dupe and none of their lipsticks are blue and that’s what makes decisions for me. That said, an order was made with much hemming and hawing about how I had to settle for black lipstick and my life is so HARD.
I have made almost fifty posts on this blog. This is kind of a big achievement. I don’t do very many things fifty times. If I had a dollar for each post I had made, I would now be able to buy the fancy foundation I’ve been really really wanting. Or, like, four plates of nachos, if we’re being realistic about what I would spend my money on. As a little celebration, I’ve decided to pass some guidance on to you- specifically, about blue lipstick. Since, you know, that’s sort of my thing, and I’m generally not very helpful when people ask me about it. So, to everyone who I’ve ever told “Step 1- put on blue lipstick. Step 2- you’re wearing blue lipstick now” this tutorial thing is for you.
I’m back with a brand new review! I would have made it earlier, but I was celebrating being done my semester’s work in the best way possible (alone at home with mimosas and pie) so I wasn’t really in a fit state.
I’ve got things to say about two indie companies, and they’re both sort of similar subjects, so I’m making a little megapost, since making a post all about a single bar of soap would be silly.
Dreamworld Hermetica is actually a reincarnation of Dreamworld Minerals, which was apparently quite well-regarded in the indie makeup scene for a long time. Of course, me being my oblivious self, I was completely unaware of them until they had a ridiculous deal and advertised on reddit, because that is actually how I find out about all my indie companies. For five dollars, they said I would get one lip wand, two mini shadows, one mini blush, two shadow samples, one blush or bronzer sample, one glo worm sample, one illuminating powder sample, one illuminating glo sample, one creme sample, and two foundation samples. I worked it out, and that was actually a total value of $35.75, so I figured I might as well order it, especially since shipping was reasonable.
This post is about a thing I got for free. While I’d like to say that it’s because I am now a big-name blogger, it is actually because of reddit. Now, reddit, in general, can be a pretty horrid place, and I don’t recommend you go there ever. However, the makeup subreddits, among others, can be pretty alright. I saw the owner of Kimberly Noel Cosmetics commenting on someone’s post saying that she’d be happy to send them a sample of blush. Now, as many of you may have noticed, I don’t really wear blush. Like, at all. Ever. I’m kinda cheap, and don’t really want to spend money on a blush that will make me look straight up Pennywise-esque. I mean, I do sort of want to look like Tim Curry all the time, but I sort of had more of a Frank N Furter look in mind.