Saturday, April 20, 2013

Subtle Pastel EOTD

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Purple, Pink, Taupe EOTD!

I was in the mood today to try out some new Pumpkin and Poppy shadows I ordered

Devita Naturals 'Pink Champagne' from the Portofino Noir palette (the pink in the palette)
Zosimos Botanicals Cream Shadow in 'White Hilite'
Pressed Taupe shadow handmade by Oxana! (base on top of white hilite)
Pumpkin and Poppy 'Pillbox' (lid)
Pumpkin and Poppy 'Riviera' (outer corner)
Scaredy Cat Cosmetics 'Hedgerow' (lid) - My Review
Silk Naturals 'Phantom' (inner corner)
All Natural Face Lengthening and Volumizing Black Mascara 

SN 'Phantom' not pictured

Monday, April 8, 2013

Products to SWAP/SELL! Blog Sale

I want to clear out some of the products I know I won't use!

I'll most likely swap for eyeshadows or pigments!
Prices to be discussed. 

*Leave me a comment or email me at

Indie Shadows!

[Claimed] My Beauty Addiction LE Silver (no name) - New
[Claimed] My Beauty Addiction 'Cabaret' LE - New
[Claimed] My Beauty Addiction LE Purple (no name) - New 
[Claimed] My Beauty Addiction 'Broken Stiletto' LE - New
[Claimed] Everyday Minerals 'Butterfly Kisses' - Got in another swap
Geek Chic Cosmetics 'I Dream of Large Women' - Only swatched
Geek Chic Cosmetics 'Yay' SAMPLE - Only swatched

Oslo Cosmetics Ara - Used 1 x
Oslo Cosmetics Orphicus - Used 2x (pushed down slightly)
Aromaleigh Frailty of Genuis - Used 1x
[Claimed] Pumpkin + Poppy Cosmetics Ashes to Ashes - Only swatched
[Claimed] Kiss My Sass Cosmetics 'Sweet Dreams' LE - Used 1 x
[Claimed] Shiro Cosmetics Master Sword SAMPLE - Used 1x
[Claimed] My Pretty Zombie 'Law Firm Lamp Cake' SAMPLE - Used 2x
[Claimed] My Pretty Zombie 'Thundernuts' SAMPLE - Used 2x

All Natural Face Pink Ice Storm - Used 1x
[Claimed] Creme Brulee - Used 2x
[Claimed] Subdued - Used 3x
Antique Copper - Used 4x
Scaredy Cat Cosmetics 'Draconia' SAMPLE - Used 1x
[Claimed] All Natural Face Purple Chrome SAMPLE - From another swap
[Claimed] All Natural Face Pink Gold Deluxe SAMPLE - Never used
[Claimed] (Right below - Darling Girl Cosmetics 'Ugh, Candied Yams' GWP - Only swatched)

Silk Naturals 'Toys' GWP x2 - Never Used [1 Claimed]
Crew GWP
[Claimed] Moonstone
Sweet Tea


NEW - W3ll People Narcissist Foundation Stick in '0' - Used 3x Devita Naturals Metro Neutrals Palette - Used 2x
[Claimed] All Natural Face Highlighter - Used 3x
Silk Naturals Malibu Miss Bronzer - Used 1x
All Natural Face Really Pink Blush - Used 1x
The All Natural Face Corrector in Patina (Green) - 25g? - Used 3x
100% Pure Eyeshadow Stick in chocolate & champagne - Used 4x 
(About 2 years old - just want to clarify)

The Conservatorie 4-Pan Palette - Not sure of the shade names - Got in another swap
[Claimed] The Conservatorie 'Faded Lavender' Blush
Physicians Formula Mineral Airbushing Bronzer - Used 1x

Gabriel Cosmetics 'Florentina' Multipot - Used 1x

ALL with be washed and sanitized before being sent.
PurMinerals Double Ended Brush
Angled EOB Brush
Angled Ecotools Brush
Random Foundation Brush
EOB Foundation Brush
Ecotools Foundation Brush
Doubleended Foundation Brush
EOB Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Foundation Brush
2 Random Stippling Brush
PurMinerals Buffing Brush
2 EOB Blush Brushes
Random powder brush

Blum Naturals
Makeup Wipes - Dry + Sensitive Skin, Brand new - still have seal!

Cleansers all SOLD.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Room Tour in PICTURES

One Tree Hill Quote:

Clown Wallpaper:


 Wall in front of my Desk

 Dead Flowers! 
Left, from Sophomore year Prom. 
Right, from closing night of my first lead role in High School.


Quotes on stickynotes

Sand and shells from my beach house

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

INTERVIEW: Sara of 'Rainwater Botanicals'

My Videos Ft. Rainwater Botanicals

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(and many more! Search Rainwater Botanicals on my channel)

Interview with Sara!

Why did you decide to start your business?
I started making products as a hobby about 10 years ago. I joined the local Public Market and sold some products on the side for years. It wasn't until my children were born that I decided to pursue Rainwater Botanical full time. I feel pretty fortunate most days to be able to work around the needs of my family.

What types of products do you offer? Are any or all of your products vegan?
We offer a nearly full range of bath and body products. Everything from deodorant to soap and skin care. Natural perfume oils and of course our Healing Salve. Every one of our products is vegan except the Healing Salve which contains beeswax.

Which product took the longest to formulate and get right?
The deodorant! For sure!

Which product are you most proud of? Why?
Ugh...I have to pick one? Ha ha, I guess its the Intensive Repair Cream. I think it works well for most skin types and helps a wide range of skin complaints. I get to hear all kinds of success stories and that just brings me joy:)

Which product do you personally use most often?
I use a pretty wide range of my own products daily. Most often I use the Lavender & Shea hand and body butter. Constant hand washing requires and really good cream to keep my hands from drying up.

Which product is a best seller?
Our sells all over the world. Pretty proud of that;)

What are your thoughts on preservatives? How do you determine which ones you use in your products?
We try and stick with natural preservatives and only when necessary. I'm constantly on the lookout for the latest in natural preservatives. In fact we just found one made from  radishes that is Ecocert approved. We will be switching to it exclusively in the next few months.

What are your thoughts on FD&C dyes? 
Unnecessary, at best.

How important is utilizing social media to you? 
Very! Its a great way to communicate with customers!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time?

What is your favorite food?
Salad. Seriously...I love salad and eat it for most meals. I love salad for breakfast.

What is your #1 most listened to song on Itunes/your music player?
I don't really have a most listened to song. I have Pandora on all the time while working and have about 50 different channels. Currently I'm listening to a channel call “I turn my camera on”.

What other skincare/makeup companies do you like?
John Masters Organics, Terra Firma Cosmetic, Aubrey Organics and anyone who tries to keep it natural and ethical.

What is your current skincare routine?
I am trying out an “oil cleansing method” with the hopes of adding it to our line. So far its going well I’m pleased to say. I also use the Troubled Skin Serum and Eye Serum. Followed by mineral makeup and set in place and refreshed during the day with our Nourishing Facial Toner. Once a week I like to use a mask, usually our Dead Sea one but occasionally I use our Pumpkin Facial Mask.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your company?
Rainwater Botanicals, like most small family run eco-businesses, cares deeply about our customers and our commitment to health of people and planet. For us, this is a way of life.
What is a tip you have for someone interested in making the switch to natural skincare/cosmetics and doesn't know where to start? 
Etsy is a great place to start as so many of the shops are committed to natural skin care as well as customer care. The shop keepers on etsy will answer questions and offer advice to help get people started with natural goodness and are very knowledgeable and skilled. Many of the small businesses on Etsy offers samples for next to nothing so you can try it out before investing.

Rainwater Botanicals Links!

Used code 'APRILSHOWERS' for 12% off 
April 1st-10th

Intensive Repair Cream
Nourishing Serum
Healing Salve (a must have)
-(if you aren't sensitive to baking soda)
Skin Repair Serum 
-(it's a mix of oils, the Nourishing and 
Troubled Serums have more of a "serum" texture)

March Favorites!!


College Favorites aka FOOD!
Athena Bars- Blueberry (and Pumpkin)
Frozen Peaches

Making Tinted Moisturizer with Devita SPF30 + All Natural Face Cream Foundation


House of Lies
Game of Thrones - New 'Ice and Fire' Tutorial!