Friday, November 18, 2011

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Innocent + Twisted Alchemy Broken Heart Trio

Custom labels for the collection
I randomly won a giveaway on Innocent + Twisted Alchemy and my prize was a full size set of the Broken Heart Trio! I've loved the shadows that I've previously received from Linda and these were certainly no exception. 


Spinal Affliction - Rich taupe with a pink sheen
Jaq in the Box - Dark chocolate brown with a red sheen and red and holographic sparks
Cardio Blemish - Rich metallic red with blue sparks

**These products were received as a prize from a Facebook giveaway. This does not in any way affect my opinion of the products.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Changing it up

Feels like forever since I last posted but in reality it's only been slightly over a week. Anyways just wanted to let my readers know that I'm going to be changing the layout of the blog because I want it to look more professional than it is now so please bare with me as I fiddle around with the HTML. Things might end up looking funny for awhile but hopefully once I'm done it will be beautiful!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Stepping back a bit...

I know I haven't been posting a whole lot lately. Mostly it's because I haven't been feeling motivated  to blog. I don't know it's just not as exciting as it used to be and it's beginning to feel a lot like work. Don't get me wrong I still love makeup and love sharing it with people but I think I need to step back a bit and not feel pressured to write about every single beauty purchase I make in great detail. I honestly have a giant backlog of makeup that I still haven't reviewed/swatched/opened. 

I think what I want is just to be able to enjoy purchasing makeup without having to worry about photographing everything before opening and using it. So for now I'm going to be stepping back a bit from my intensive reviewing and swatching. I'll still be posting every once in awhile when I feel like I must share something but not as often for now as I was before. Plus I really need to focus on growing my business and right now blogging is taking away too much time from it. 

Ok enough of that. This is a post I've sort of been sitting on for awhile and I'm not sure why I never got around to posting it. This was actually my first order from RockABetty Beauty. I ordered the Garbage Pail Kids and John Hughes collection as well as the LE Betty Vidi Vici eye shadow. The John Hughes collection and Betty Vidi Vici  are unfortunately no longer available.


Quick Sandy - Shimmery beige with green, blue and copper sparkle
Formalde Heidi - Light sage green with a gold shift and fuchsia, green and orange sparkle
Kim Kong - Royal blue with a pink shift and pink and iridescent sparkle



Lolly Poppy - Light baby pink with holographic glitter
Jenny Jelly - Bright purple with a slight pink shift and magenta and iridescent sparkle
Half Baked Betty - Bright orange with a gold shift and purple and green sparkle


John Hughes Collection (no longer available)
Pretty in Pink - Medium bubble gum pink with holographic glitter
Weird Science - Lavender with blue and green iridescent sparkle
16 Candles - Light metallic silver with silver and holographic sparkle
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Cherry red with silver sparkle
Some Kind of Wonderful - Charcoal black with pink iridescent glitter


Betty Vidi Vici - Gorgeous grape purple with gold, aqua and green iridescent glitter. This shade was LE and is no longer available.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Callio Fragrance

I heard about Callio Fragrance because of a charity auction they participated in and placed them on my "to buy" list for later. I ended up winning a sample set of fragrances from Callio Fragrance as part of a 100 likes giveaway and I just received them today!


My packaged was shipped to me in a yellow bubble mailer. I was quite surprised by how well packaged the samples were when I received them. They were packaged in a small white pillow box wrapped with purple ribbon and a large Callio Fragrance sticker. The pillow box was wrapped in purple tissue paper as well as more bubble wrap. You'll never have to be afraid of anything breaking with packaging like this! =)


I received 6 sample vials of their perfume; Belle, Kiele, Adele, Tessa, Summer and Melee. The following are the scent descriptions from her Etsy shop followed by my own scent descriptions. Please keep in mind that everyone has a different sense of smell and my own descriptions may not be the same as how you might describe them. =)


Belle is a delicate powdery scent with a touch of peony and soft musk.

  • This is definitely a powdery scent. I can pick out the peony and soft musk but not at the beginning. At the first sniff it almost smells like alcohol. This is the one scent of the bunch that I didn't like.

Adele is a blend of soft rose, juicy just picked blackberries, dark Bourbon Vanilla, sweet Tahitian vanilla beans and musk. Adele is our most popular scent!

  • To me the strongest note is the juicy blackberries followed by the soft rose. The vanilla and musk hide slightly underneath the stronger notes and come forward a bit more once the perfume has dried down a bit. This reminds me of Bath and Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla

Kiele is the ultimate in sultry scents; lavish gardenia, jasmine, and tuberose blend together to create this enticing fragrance.

  • This one is a very green floral scent. I can smell all 3 flower notes quite clearly in this scent. It's definitely a very lush scent but if you're not a floral fan then you should steer clear.

Tessa is the perfect almond biscotti blend; almond paste, vanilla bean, lemon and a touch of sandalwood combine to create this delicious scent.

  • On my initial sniff of this I fell in love! Sweet almond and vanilla with a hint of lemon and a sandalwood base. YUM! Definitely a sweet foodie scent!

Summer is a blend of succulent peaches, sweet cantaloupe, soft freesia, a touch of sandalwood and musk.

  • On my initial sniff it immediately reminded me of Exotic home fragrance oil from The Body Shop. Sweet peaches and cantaloupe with a small hint of floral and a nice musk/sandalwood base. This really is the perfect summery scent!

Melee is a trip to a tropical island; exotic coconut, lemongrass, lush white flowers, vanilla bean and sensous sandalwood.

  • The coconut and white flowers are the strongest notes I could smell. The lemongrass is a bit overpowered by the coconut and white flowers but I could still pick it out. The sandalwood was a barely there hint underneath everything else. This is a bit heavier of a scent then I usually like but it's still lovely. =)

I'm really not sure how long wearing these are yet since I just received them but so far they seem to wear pretty well. These are not very complex scents like Wiggle Perfume or anything so if you're not into simpler scents these may not be for you. I personally think they're quite pretty and I definitely want to get full sizes of Tessa and Summer in the future! Have you tried Callio Fragrance?

4.5 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles

**These products were sent to me as a prize. This does not in any way affect my opinion of the products. I was not compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own.
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