I haven't posted a blog in quite a while. Life has a habit of getting the way... Anyway, I’m taking a break from the usual writing posts to give you one about a very recent shopping haul and what I’ve done with it. Read on to find out more!
Yesterday, I wandered into Hot Topic, Lush, Sephora, and Shoppers Drug Mart when my mom dropped me off at Fairview Mall so I could get the subway downtown for a NaNoWriMo write-in (it’s that time of year again). I was only intending to go to Shoppers, but in trying to find the Shoppers, I found the others.
Sephora was my first stop, and I ended up leaving empty handed. Maybe it was the selection at the particular one I went into, but I didn’t find anything worth buying. I was a bit disappointed, but my pocketbook was happy.
Then, I found Lush. I’ve been looking for some dry shampoo for a while now for the days when my hair isn't quite ready for a full wash, but I know it’s going to be by the end of the day. I neglected to photograph it for the sake of this blog post, but if you’re at all familiar with Lush products, you’ll know what it is.
At Shoppers, I picked up a Clinique Quad in, On Safari. The colours are greens and khakis, and are perfect for my alter ego for November. (I’ll give you more details in my next blog.)
|Swatches for Clinique On Safari|
My biggest haul came from Hot Topic. I am a huge fan of the show, Supernatural. I’ve been watching the show since Season 1, and have met some wonderfully amazing people through it. It, literally, has changed my life. Anyway, I have been eyeing the Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette at Hot Topic for a few months. I had contemplated buying it online, but I wasn’t impressed with the cost of shipping. So, I wandered into the store, and found it, plus a couple of other things.
First, the eyeshadow. I am in love with the shades and the names for them. There is some fallout when applying, but it’s easy to overlook. The colours are pigmented, and there’s a lovely mix of matte and shimmery shades. I’ll show you the look I created with it at the end of this blog.
The packaging is wonderfully simple. THERE IS NONE! There is no box, no plastic inserts, nothing! Just the palette itself.
|This is how it came! So simple, so pretty!|
|I'm in love with the shades! So many to choose from!|
The shades: Baby (a shimmery, metallic black), Demon Eyes (a matte black), Angel (metallicy grey), Jerk (a matte blue similar to one of Dean’s button downs), Grace (a shimmery blue-grey), Hunter (a matte hunter green), Witch (a matte plum), Free Will (a shimmery peach), Bitch (a matte red, similar to another one of Dean’s button downs; my favourite button down actually), Possession (a dark brown matte), Pie (a lighter brown matte), Assbutt (a matte the colour of Castiel’s trenchcoat, and my favourite shade name), and Rock Salt (a shimmery almost white).
I also picked up a couple of accessories. A small, gold anti-possession necklace and a keychain. The keychain is now a necklace.
Here’s the look I created with the eyeshadow palette:
I used Hunter on my lids, Baby in the crease, and Free Will. on the brow bone. I also used Rock Salt in my inside crease, and Assbutt all over to lighten the Hunter and Baby shades, as by themselves, they’re a touch too dark for me. Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Pencil eyeliner in Smoke, Clinique’s High Impact Waterproof Mascara, and Covergirl's Outlast Lipstick in Sultry finishes everything off.
And, since I’m feeling quite Supernaturally today, I threw together a few things to complete the look.
Grey button down from Torrid, Saving People Hunting Things tanktop from Torrid, keychain-turned-necklace from Hot Topic, Dean’s ring from Supernatural Sickness, and my favourite boots.
Have you picked up anything for your fandoms? What do you think of the Supernatural palette or my look? Let me know in the comments!