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Can you believe the holidays are upon us already?! It seems like just yesterday it was summer. We are now a couple of days away from Thanksgiving! Something to be thankful for is sparkly goodness. I have some sparkly pretties to show you today! Darling Girl Cosmetics has released a ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas collection!!!!!!
First off, you must read the poem created for the collection by a fellow Glamour Girl. You can check it out here.
The artwork is super adorable too, isn’t it?!!!!!
L-R: 8 Tiny Reindeer; Sugar Plums; Wink; New Fallen Snow
8 Tiny Reindeer. This looks like a perfect reindeer-ish brown with loads of sparkle. The DG site says: Pinkish copper with pink and purple sparkle.
Sugar Plums. Another color that looks like its name. It’s the perfect sugar plum-y purple pink. DG says: Lavender with silver iridescence and color shifting lavender sparkles.
Wink. A super soft peachy pink. It doesn’t show very bright on my arm apparently. The color is really pretty IRL. DG’s words: Soft peachy pink with gold highlight. Makes a beautiful blush or highlighter depending on your complexion. I think this would be really nice as a highlighter on me!!! ^_^
New Fallen Snow. New fallen snow is one of the prettiest things in the world to me. It’s so bright and clean. This color is another that is just so right on with its name. Fresh snow has that shine to it that this pretty color mimicks with the pretty sparkles added to the icy blue base. I loooooove this color. I like wearing light blue and other wintery colors this time of year. Perhaps it will bring me a white Christmas? I can dream….. DG’s color description: Pale silvery blue with silver iridescence and pink and blue sparkle. The pink and blue aren’t really super noticeable they just kind of blend with this shade to make it more iridescent and sparkly.
L-R: Bowl Full of Jelly; Jolly Old Elf; Ashes & Soot; Kerchief & Cap
Bowl Full of Jelly. I found this one to be a deeper version of Sugar Plums. They are similar, but not the same. I think Bowl Full of Jelly has a bit more sparkle than Sugar Plums. To me, the more sparkle the better!!! Per DG: Dusty mauve with pink undertones and gold iridescence.
Jolly Old Elf. Deep, festive green with tons of sparkle!! To me, this is a perfect Christmas green! It also has a good bit of sparkle to it, which will look great standing next to the tree!!! DG says: Rich pearly evergreen with golden undertones and pink and blue shimmers.
Ashes & Soot. I’m not a lover of brown in general. For a brown to be interesting to me it really needs to have some shift or sparkle or other type of sass. When applied, this beauty bursts with colors. It seems almost duochrome to me. This baby has copper, purple, and gold going on in there. The purple almost looks red with the copper. I really love this brown! LOVE, that means a lot for a brown. DG describes this beauty: Sooty gray brown base with golden undertones and copper iridescence and some violet tones lurking about.
Kerchief & Cap. This one is a nice light color. So pretty and golden. This is just a pretty color that will go with anything. DG says: Lightest golden beige with strong gold iridescence. Pair this with a bold liner for an easy but beautiful holiday look.
Blurry Sparkle shot!
A full-size (3/4 tsp.) of these shades will run you $5.90. A petit (1/4 tsp.) is $2.50.
Cheeks Like Roses Duochrome Blush
Cheeks Like Roses, how could this NOT be part of the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection?? It’s too perfect! The swatch on the left is over a sticky, clear primer (like Fyrinnae’s pixie epoxy, but from a now defunct Indie). The swatch on the right is over bare skin. Why? Cheeks Like Roses can also be used as an eyeshadow. Also, I wanted to make sure the duochrome’ness showed for you. The best thing about all the DG blushes I own is that they are shifty. The shift in them acts like a contour/highlight, depending on the shade that you get. So these are like a bonus color or highlight with the pretty base color. I have a hard time getting blushes to show up in pictures so I prefer to swatch them.
I took some full-face pics, but my camera made weird color swirls. Since the time change, I am not able to take any daylight pictures so you may not see many full-face pics for a while. *readers all breathe collected sighs of relief*
Here’s an eye pic for you though… I used New Fallen Snow, Ashes & Soot, and Sugar Plums.
Of course my camera never EVER does the true beauty of Susan’s creations even a fraction of what they deserve. If you think they are beautiful in pics, you will be even more happy with the actual products!
If you want to grab any of these beautiful colors, or any of the other pretties that Darling Girl Cosmetics offers, RUN! The shop will be closing for the holiday season on December 1st! A lot of Indies close during this time of the year, I know I would if I could. So go get your pretty sparkles while you can!!!!
Just in case you are itching to read the original version of the poem, A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, you can read it here.
Happy Tuesday to all, and to all a good night…. (lame?)
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