Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sassy Minerals - Swatch Post

I swatched these shadows from Sassy Minerals quite some time ago but never made a dedicated blog post for it. It's a mixture of eyeshadows and eyeliners.

Sassy Minerals's sample sizes sell for $1.00 online. All were swatched wet on bare skin.

Fairy Wings, Always a Bridesmaid, Shockwave, Fatal Beauty, Tattletale

Wanton Disregard, Bittersweet Irony, Distracted, Ruby Slippers, Prissy Princess 

One of my complaints is that Wanton Disregard and Distracted are virtually indistinguishable from each other as far as I can tell.. Wanton Disregard is supposed to be more rose-y and Distracted is supposed to be a muted salmon. But I'll be damned if they don't look the same to me once swatched. They DO look different in the pot though.
Solar Flare, Panache, Pixie Sprinkles, Fake It, Rebellious
Rave, Carry On
No Rules, Psych
Sexy Nerd, Bling, Flash of Brilliance, Gasoline Rainbow
A shot of Flash of Brilliance in the pot to show the sparkles off a bit more.
And a shot of Gasoline Rainbow in the pot.
They came in this little mesh bag, all labeled in individually sealed pots.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fantasy Figurative Art by Marca

A few weekends back I attended the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. There were quite a few talented artists that caught my eye, but when I saw the booth for Fantasy Figurative Art by MARCA I knew I'd be leaving with at least one purchase.

The booth was divided into two distinct styles; the right side being the more floral and colorful side, and the left side being distinctly more monochrome and gothy. Naturally I was magnetically attracted to the left side.

Her website states that orders come with name cards and back-stories, however the ones I bought did not, probably because they were not online orders.

Anyway, they're adorable and exactly my style. If you're looking some little friends to grace your shelf or dresser you can find MARCA's work for sale on etsy.


She wrapped up the dolls in this popcorn bag which added a touch of carnival-themed whimsey, which I loved.

And here's a random photo of me enjoying a knish which I bought at the festival. It was delicious.
♥ le petit kiwii