Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Review Time! Facebomb Costmetics

I'm going to open this review by stating that I did not pay for these items, I won them in a pigment naming contest. I will say that the owner, Shayna, had no idea that I would be doing a review on her stuff when she shipped them. On to the review.

Facebomb is an indie mineral makeup company ran by Shayna Toole out of  Panama City, Florida. She runs an Etsy shop which can be found here and a Facebook page that can be found here and the Facebook group is here. Her colors are awesome, so are super glittery and some are more shimmery (there is a difference, which I may go into another time.) She has bright vivid colors and more neutral ones also. The color I named was Sunburst. Along with my pot, which was the prize for having your pigment name picked, Shayna also included an extra pot of pigment, Spring Purple from her spring collection, and three LOADED samples. There is seriously enough in these samples that I could fill at least a 3 gram pot, but I'm guessing they are almost the size of a full 5g pot.

My package was shipped in a bubble mailer, and the items were wrapped in bubble wrap. How's that for secure? Ingredients aren't listed on the pot anywhere, but an ingredient list was included in my package along with a hand written note. I didn't get any pictures of the packaging because I was too excited to see the pigment, but I have pictures of everything else. Are you ready for a photo dump of epic proportions?

It doesn't show, but this pot had a shrink band around it

Cute logo top sticker

Sifter stickers make me happy.

Names of the colors on the bottom of the pot.

My 3 massive samples.

Ingredient list

Are you ready for a swatch-a-rama?! I hope you said "Yes," because that's what's next!

All Sparkly Glowy


Spring Purple

Davy Jones


Now for a look with my new colors!

I used Sunburst, Hoggle, and Davy Jones with All Sparkly Glowy for a highlight


That's all the pictures I have for now, so I'm going to leave you with some final thoughts. 
Would I buy from Facebomb Cosmetics again? As a matter of fact, yes I would. I already have my next purchase planned out. 

Would I recommend Facebomb to others? Yes I would.

If anyone has any questions for me, please leave them in the comments section. One other thing I want to add before I go, the fact that I won these pigments did not sway my review at all. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just When Things are Looking Up.

Something stupid happens and sends me back into a weep at everything state. This time the catalyst was my two year old willow trees. I plucked these little twigs off a freshly cut down old old willow tree that was probably 50 feet tall and raised them from rootless sprigs. I tenderly put them in cups of water. moving them from one room of the house to another to keep them in the sun as long as possible. It seemed impossible to me, but my dad assured me that they would sprout the roots that would grow them into a possible 70 foot tall wonder. Sure enough, after two weeks, my little twigs had roots. I quickly bought two flower pots and some potting soil and moved them from their cups of water to actual soil. Boy oh boy, they flourished! Within two months, they had outgrown their pots, so I dug up two holes in my yard. I kept them fairly close together, with dreams of a bench under the drooping branches where I could sit and read. All that summer, I watched as they quickly grew to be about 6 feet tall. I was so proud that I was able to take these little 6 inch branches and help turn them into actual trees. They made it through that first winter, and slowed in their growth the following summer. That brings us to this winter. We suffered a MASSIVE ice storm that shut down the town for 5 days. Everything was coated in 6 inches of ice, followed by 4 inches of snow. It was too much for my trees to survive. I noticed once it started warming up and everything was turning green that my beloved willows were not. I called a local greenery and they confirmed my fears, my willows hadn't been hearty enough to withstand being under so much ice and cold for so long. I cried at the loss of my trees, knowing that it wasn't just the loss of my willows that was making me so sad. It may seem silly to some to cry over trees, but I grew these from practically nothing. Looking out of my kitchen window and being able to watch them grow almost before my very eyes was so fulfilling. My mom has offered to buy me two new ones, and I will take her up on that offer because I still have a dream of reading beneath their overlapped hanging branches, listening to the wind rustle the leaves. I will do this one day, and I will think of my baby willows, and my dad, and all that I've lost this year.