Thursday, March 22, 2012

A slightly overdue Shiro review

Hello out there! Hope everyone had an awesome St. Patty's Day!
Today I'll be reviewing some gorgeous colors from Shiro.
I first stumbled across Shiro around this time last year.  Like everyone else who has happened upon the brand, I thought it was awesome that some of her products were named after Pokemon -and I'm no Pokegeek, no offense to any of you who may be-. I thought it was something kinda unique, and I can appreciate that. So I got a few things, sample baggies only (And I've mentioned it once before, but it deserves to be said again. Shiro samples are HUGE.)
This time around, I saw that Caitlin was discontinuing some colors. I went to the site, narrowed down the ones I felt I absolutely had to have, and also ordered a sample of the Intertubes, which I've seen reviewed 20043 times online. (For good reason).
Shipping was about two weeks, which is a bit longer than their normal posted TAT. However, there was also a notice on the website explaining that the two week time was because of the launch of the new Tributes Collection  (check them out here ). My goodies came wrapped in tissue paper, fastened with a little tea cup kawaii sticker.

So, without further ado, here are my pretties!

This is Wobbuffet. Described on Shiro's site as "Medium-toned sky blue with the barest hint of pink shimmer.''
It is gorgeous, even more so in person. Swatches are done, L-R: dry, over NYX Base Camp primer, over Too Faced Shadow Insurance (tfsi) and mixed with Make Up For Ever Mist n Fix spray. This is taken with flash.

Wobbuffet swatches without flash.

Next up is Mew!

"Cheerful, bright strawberry-bubblegum pink with a slight peachy-yellow tone"
This is soo pretty, although it is more peach to me in some lights (clearly not in the light used above 0.0 )

 Mew, no flash. You can better see the peachy quality here, most notably in the1st and 3rd swatch.
This next pic was taken so you can see just how full Caitlin packs her jars.

Are you seeing that? Shiro's jars come with sifters. Normally I remove sifters due to my own personal preference, but with these jars, I HAD to remove them to get at the product..They were packed so full, adding the sifters on top tamped everything down and made it impossible to access. I even (accidentally) dropped one jar on the floor (capped, thankfully) and even that couldn't loosen the powder.  Believe me when I say this is a good problem to have. I'd rather have too full jars than not full enough.

This next shadow...OH. MY.GOD. This is one of my favorite shadows, EVER. Everever,EVER.
 I mean, I really like this color.  I'd probably sell everything I own for a lifetime supply of Majora's Mask (Yes, I realize that isn't the name of  aPokemon, btw...they aren't all named liked that, silly)

Described as ''Super-bright purple with orange shimmer and tons of red, green, and yellow sparks'' I formly believe this is THE perfect purple. The shimmer, the depth of the's just...gah. Words fail to come to mind. This swatch set is a little different, you may have noticed there is an extra swatch. L-R: dry, NYX, wet brush over TFSI (oops), TFSI, Mist n Fix. 
I love how the TFSI gives it an even deeper color!
Oh, and just so you all know, if you haven't tried Shadow Insurance, you need to. The stuff is like glue.
After washing with water+ a glob of Bath and Body Works foaming hand soap. Looking at it again, I realize that Mist n Fix has awesome staying power too. In fact, I found that by mixing the teenyist, tinyest bit of the spray with loose shadow, it gives the shadow a WAY more intense look. It's one of my new miracle products.

I also got a free sample, called Your Best Friend.
Site definition: Shimmery grey-pink with strong pink glitter.
 I only did dry swatch vs TFSI swatch for this color. Forgive me. 
I do like this color. It's definitely not one I'd have picked out for myself, but I'm really glad Caitlin included it, because it is shimmery and gorgeous. Not that I should be surprised about that!

Finally, we come to the Intertubes. I ordered a sample of Over 9000, and Caitlin was sweet enough to throw in a sample of Three Wolf Moon, after I mentioned I couldn't decide which one to get. LOVE 3WM. Here's a quick pic:
Here's Over 9000

I'm not going to review the Intertubes, since they've been done over 9000 times (I'm sure I'm not the first to make that joke). All I have to say is, they're pretty amazing. Be warned though, they do stain your fingers if you get the samples (They come in clamshells. ) I'd recommend using a brush.

Final thoughts? Shiro ROCKS. Beautiful colors, friendly owner, and great prices! I should mention that the first two colors in this review are being sold for $3.50 for the fullsize jar (Normal cost is $5.). There are a TON of other colors listed, so go check them out while you still can!
Have you ordered from Shiro yet? What are some can't live without colors?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Softsoap, you've done it again

The Molten Chocolate body wash I searched the globe for has a new shower buddy! This one is the new Softsoap Lemonade Berry Splash. (For once, I feel successful- I was able to find out about AND locate an amazing product while it's still new.)
This stuff is awesome. I should have expected nothing less after the mouthwatering delight of Molten Chocolate ( side note- the Walmart I went to also had the limited edition holiday Suave body washes in Candy Apple and whatever that Vanilla one was. I wasn't particularly taken with either of them, but if the Candy Apple is still there next time I go, I may have to scoop it up..just for the hell of it. It's less than $2, after all.)

Lemonade Berry Splash smells perfect for summer. What's funny is, to my nose, it smells not of lemons and strawberries (as depicted on the bottle) , but grapefruit. A fresh, just-picked, juicy grapefruit . It's delicious.
Here's a picture for ya! It's foggy because smart me forgot to take my camera out of the bathroom before I showered this morning.

                                           I just uploaded a fuckton of pictures on my laptop, so don't be surprised if my next couple posts are various looks with no apparent connection...there probably won't be one.

Also, have you liked my facebook page yet?  If not, what are you waiting for????!! Go here and like me ! My 100 likes contest just started, and I'd be thrilled to get some more awesome entries ^_^

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I know I haven' posted in forever, and I'm sorry, but I'm, unfortunately, dealing with some REALLY STUPID PETTY IMMATURE SHIT  right now...I'm not going into detail, but I need to vent a little or my head will explode.
It has come to my attention that there have been people jumping to conclusions about a certain issue. I doubt either of the girls are reading this, but if they are, know this:
I don't know what you think went down, but I can say for sure that none of it was my fault. I cannot support a company that does not support their fans, and for you to not respond to my messages and act like I don't exist is NOT FAIR. I know in my heart, 100%, that I did nothing wring, and if you choose to not believe that, it's fine. It's sad, because I love the products, and I loved how close we all seemed to be, but I suppose that was just an illusion.

You will not be seeing anymore reviews about this company on my blog unless someone wants to come forward and explain to me what the hell is going on.

I hope to have some more reviews up here in the near future, but I can't make any promises.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's finally mine...

I'm a major sucker when it comes to anything chocolate. So when I found out about Softsoap's Molten Chocolate body wash, I knew it had to be mine. Of course, it's just my luck to find out about amazing stuff wayyyyy late in the game, so by the time I decided I needed this particular product, it was already gone from shelves. I checked multiple Wal Marts, Target, Publix, CVS...I even hit Big Lots...No luck.
Last night, the bf and I went to a Wal Mart Neighborhood market to do a little grocery shopping. While there, I decided to look for the new Schick Razor (name's not coming to mind right now, but it does come with a free travel shave cream, and I have a $5 off coupon. Alas, this has been nowhere to be found yet, either...but at least I know it's new,haha)
The razors were in the same aisle as the body washes, so of course I had to scan the shelves...and there-sitting next to the Softsoap scents that are available everywhere- was Molten Chocolate. RighttheretwoinchesawayfrommyfacescreamingTAKEMEHOME. RIGHT THERE. One bottle.
I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. Seriously, if you haven't tried this, you're missing out. It's liquified heaven. Like someone bottled hot chocolate and stuck it in the body wash aisle accidentally. And I'm happy to report that the smell lingers once I'm done in the shower. It's already become one of my favorite body washes, and I've only used it once. ^_^
The bottle is 18 fl oz, so hopefully I can make it last until the next batch of holiday scents come out..I'll be damned if I miss out on any more of this Softsoap amazingness.