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Some Recent Mailing

I received several things in the mail today. The first package was from Green Visions.

I’ll be reviewing all of these soon :) Green Visions products are organic and natural.

1/3 oz Perfume Oil & Vintage Inspired Green Glass Bottle – $20
Cabernet Sauvignon ~ blended with Cabernet Sauvignon Wine and infused with notes of black raspberries, orchid, amber and vanilla and red raspberry seed oil.

- This is really nice and I mostly smell raspberries with a touch of vanilla and amber. It’s light and sweet but not cloying. I’m wearing it right now.

Wine Spa Essentials Bath & Shower Gel 8 oz – $12
Moscato Paradise ~ grape and kiwi seed oils blended with tropical and fresh floral scents of coconut, mango, pineapple, watermelon, jasmine, honeysuckle.

Extreme Moisture Hair Masque 2 oz – $10
Our Extreme Moisture Hair Masque is a special treatment for those who have hair that has been under a lot of stress, such as dyes, or weather/environment change. This Masque is added with Shea Butter, Organic Honey and Organic Oils such as Avocado, Olive and Jojoba to moisturize, repair and have silky and shiny hair, without weighing the hair down.

Vintage Winter Bliss Seasonal Body Butter – Sample
On first sniff, this has a peppermint scent, but not sure what the other notes are.

These were all sent to me for consideration by PR.

Next an order arrived from Avon. They were having a skincare sale so I picked up some products that were all on sale.

ANEW Rejuvenate 24 Hour Eye Moisturizer SPF 25 2 in 1 Eye Cream – $28
Use AM and PM on eyelids and undereye areas. .66 total fl. oz.
Day Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 UVA/UVB scientifically designed to reduce undereye circles and protect against UVA/UVB damage to sensitive lid & undereye areas.
Night Eye Cream specially formulated to visibly reduce undereye puffiness and smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. In 24 hours 70% of women saw the look of fine lines softened, shadows brightened and puffiness reduced.

ANEW Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream (Regularly $30, got it on sale for $10)
PM Lightweight gel-cream works while you sleep, so you awaken to skin that looks fresher and more vibrant. 1.7 fl. oz.
Mini-Extraction Technology: Formulated to work like thousands of micro-extractions to help visibly shrink pores. Exfo-Smoothing Complex: Designed to resurface skin to help clarify and reveal a fresher, younger look. Revitafresh Technology: Engineered to reinforce cell bonds and help make skin look more even and smoother. In just 7 days produces results of a professional anti-aging facial*. Reduces fine lines & visible pore size, smoothes texture & evens skin tone.
In just 2 weeks** dramatically reduces the look of fine wrinkles. Over time*** 100% of women showed improvement in texture, tone & clarity. Pore size is visibly reduced by 30%.

Glimmersticks Brow Definer – $3.49
Soft Black – eyebrow pencil.

SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil - $2.99

Planet Spa Himalayan Goji Berry Conditioning Hair Repair Mask -$1.99
Deep-conditioning treatment reduces frizz and flyaways. 5 fl. oz.
Transport your body & soul to the serenity of the Himalayas with the rejuvenating powers of the exotic Planet Spa Goji Berry collection. Nourish and revitalize dry skin with this spa-inspired treatment.

Then I received my order from One Hand Washes the Other. By the way, the Cheshire cat is now gracing my computer, as is the cute little black kitten. I love the stickers!

Pomegranate & Oak Whipped Bathing Creme 8oz – $9.50
a unique blend that balances heady pomegranate with hints of mulled fruits, floral muguet, creamy honey-nectar vanilla, and woody, aged oak.

Blueberry Extra Moisturizing Vegan Lip Balm – $2.50
This smells and feels amazing.

Deep Black Sample
Deep Black is my current facial soap of choice. I havent used anything else for months now and my face is loving it! Its absolutely LOADED with ingredients long used for toning and clarifying the skin: Tea Tree oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Glycerin, French Green Clay, and Activated Charcoal. In addition, the soap is made after I HAND INFUSE the base (and then filter it) with heaps and heaps of healing Calendula petals, as can be seen in my Baby Face soap listing.

Solid Scent Samples
Blak Chocolat – Raw cocoa mixed with chocolate liqueur make this a one-two punch guaranteed to set off your chocolate cravings… and ease them at the same time.

Pumpkin Bread – One of my favorite things about fall is all the pumpkin-based baked goods I get to make. This smells like (almost) all of them, rolled up into one deliciously food-y fragrance! You’ll smell Pumpkin, of course, along with Carrot, Clove, Nut, Rum, Bread, Butter and Malt notes; it’s enough to make your mouth water!

Fevrier – Named for the second month of the year, typically the coldest, this fragrance was inspired by the barren yet beautiful winter landscapes of New England. Red fruits and black spice make up this blend; you’ll smell currants, cranberries, pomegranates, and black pepper- along with the tingling nip of winter’s winds. It’s foody but not in a way that makes you smell like food- you can call this scent “gourmand”.

I purchased the bathing creme and lip balm, the samples were free.

My order of samples from Geek Chic arrived. They actually arrived in a plain white letter envelope. There was an order receipt with my samples printed out and a ‘Thank you!’ written on the receipt. Each sample was $1 each. I will be swatching these soon :) Ana will have the swatches out first though, as she’s the one who told me about the company!

10 MAN RAID (World of Warcraft) COLLECTION
Bubble Hearth
The Geek: They can tank, damage, and heal. Also, they have a full, instant heal… and temporary invincibility. Oh yeah, and they wear plate armor. If Paladins aren’t hax we don’t know what is.

The Chic: Bubble Hearth is a dainty powder pink that packs a punch. With a light application it is a sheer, shimmery, pearly pink. When applied more heavily it’s a soft yet vibrant pink.

Glass Cannon -
The Geek: Ahh Mages; the infinite power of the elements at their fingertips, the ability to turn humans into sheep, and open dimensional rifts bending time and space itself.

And yet, a couple swift blows to the head from a loose enemy turns them into pudding. Much love, mages.

The Chic: Glass Cannon is a soft Tiffany blue with gorgeous silver shimmer. Glass Cannon plays well with Shammy and Mana Battery to make a beautiful sky eye. Used lightly it goes on sheer, and can be built up to make an intense sky blue.

Fear Bomb -
The Geek: If you are running around out of control taking incredible amounts of damage for what seems like forever, you have probably been targeted by a Warlock. Which can be really fun… if you are that Warlock.

The Chic: Fear Bomb is a rich deep jewel toned purple stuffed with oodles of purple and silver glitter. Has the perfect level of shimmer and pearl to make a sexy smoky eye. Can be used wet as an eyeliner as well!

Ebon Blade -
The Geek: Newcomers, relatively, to the scene: most of the Death Knights you will ever meet are pretty bad at just about everything. It’s not their fault… they usually haven’t had enough practice. If you find an exceptional Death Knight, or you play one, consider yourself lucky and your enemies pulverized.

The Chic: Ebon Blade is a wicked as it’s name. Ebon Blade is a crazy intense red/gold duochrome. The effect looks like the two colors are floating on top of each other. Packing just enough gold shimmer to stand out but not over power the red.

Shammy -
The Geek: If you like dropping totems and getting yelled at to pop Heroism or Bloodlust as the raid goes into phase three, you’re in good company.

The Chic: Shammy is an intense cobalt blue/gold duochrome with a hefty dose of gold sparkle. This bold color makes a statement by itself and plays well with softer blues as well as golds.

Blood Bond
The Geek: Whether you are attacked and bitten or bitten sensually in a frenzy of unparalleled lust, if you exchange blood you will create a bond. They will know where you are at all times, and can sense what you are feeling. Which could be an amazing thing if you are fond of the Vampire you share a bond with, bad if not.

The Chic: Blood Bond is a deep blood red pigment. Blood Bond contains real metal alloys for an intense color pay-off and incredible metallic sheen. Looks amazing with Viking King and Eyes of the Werewolf.

Viking King -
The Geek: Born the son of a Viking King, he inherited his father’s crown after his father was brutally murdered by an ancient Vampire. Now a vampire himself, he spends his time running his club, plotting against the Southern Gentleman vampire to steal his girlfriend, and generally being sexy.

The Chic: Viking King is an intense antique gold pigment with silver shimmer. Viking King contains real metal alloys for an intense color pay-off and incredible metallic sheen.

Eyes of the Werewolf -
The Geek: Hot to the touch and even hotter to the eyes, shifters can pull you in with their animal magnetism! When the full moon comes they shed their civilized skin and run free in the night. Ferocity, intelligence, lust, and savagery all shine from the moon light in their copper eyes.

The Chic: Eyes of the Werewolf is a soft and shiny copper pigment with a touch of gold glimmer to it. Mixes well with other earth tones and can be used on the apple of the cheek for a bronze glow.

SO SAY WE ALL (Battlestar Gallactica) COLLECTION
You Have a Destiny
The Geek: Inspired by our favorite bad-ass Viper pilot with an attitude. She could be your best friend or your worst enemy, often both at the same time. She is our hero. She has a destiny.

The Chic: You Have a Destiny is a very pale gold with a touch of shimmer. It is perfect for highlighting the brow bone and for blending. Can be used on top of blush on the apple of the cheek for a soft glow.

Katamari King
The Geek: Katamari King is inspired by the oh-so-sexy tights of the King from Katamari Damacy.

The Chic: Katamari King is a pastel purple with tons of sparkle in the light. Great on it’s own or as a companion to a nice dark purple or black!

Oath Keeper -
The Geek: As a general rule, all our favorite RPG protagonists have spiky hair, are too serious for their own good, and are accompanied by comedic relief. Well, he’s got two out of the three. Oath Keeper reminds us of island beaches and a simpler time… before the heartless.

The Chic: Oath Keeper is a vibrant cerulean blue with lots blue shimmer and hilites. Blends very well with light blues, whites, and silvers.

Newb -
The Geek: We all know what it means: Walking around in mismatched and ugly gear, endless questing, lots of dying, carrying around oodles of potions and food, and paying your dues. We’ve all been there, so the next time you are in game, pay it forward and help a newb!

The Chic: Newb is an almost matte pearl nude color. Newb is incredibly versatile and is a must have color. It has good coverage, you can swipe it on sheer or pack it on to build up opacity.

Game Over
The Geek: Evil in disguise of a “helpful” mushroom, Game Over is inspired by the most dreaded words in any game. Thank God for save points and memory cards!

The Chic: Game Over is an amethyst toned purple with violet and blue hi-lights and is packed with silver and blue glitter!

Tomboy Princess -
The Geek: Our homage to the “other” princess from the Mushroom Kingdom. One part flower child, one part tomboy, we love her spunky attitude!

The Chic: Tomboy Princess is a sunny buttercup yellow, just bursting with rainbow glitter and has subtle golden undertones. Can be used wet as and eyeliner or dry for all over coverage.

Are There Any Girls There?
The Geek: The plight of the shy guy geek. He never gets to meet any girls IRL. Which means that in-game he’s on the prowl. Relegated to holding down a stool in the local tavern he poses the oft heard question to the DM, “Are there any girls there?” The DM retorts, “Yes” Valiantly staying in character as the uber drunk warrior, the shy guy geek replies, “OK! But if there are any girls there I WANT TO DOOO THEM!” That would make any girl swoon.

The Chic: Are there any girls there? is a vibrant, semi-opaque pink with oodles of sparkle

– Nerdgasm is Geek Chic’s dupe of “Multiple Orgasm” by NARS.
Nerdgasm gives you flushed look of being “frisky” and has a subtle gold shimmer.
All of our blushes contain Rice Powder for oil control and flawless finish and Zinc Oxide for SPF protection that lasts all day!

– Ivory is our color for those with a pale yet still tan tint to their skin.

Green ‘Stache – Green ‘Stache is a bright limey green with gold undertones and tons of green and silver sparkle.

I purchased everything except the free sample of Green ‘Stache.

Finally, my order from Haus of Gloi arrived. I purchased their Yuletide Sampler for $10.

Eggnoggin – The Haus ‘nog! Cream, sugar and a shot of dark rum topped with fresh grated nutmeg.

Parkin – Sticky black treacle, heaps of brown sugar, soft oat flour, a peculiar blend of white spices tossed with street roasted chestnuts and coated with the lightest of icings.

Hearth – The warm glowing center of any home. Autumns last apple pickings, warm bread, orange rind, various fire roasted nuts, cracked black pepper all nailed down by an oozing sticky benzoin.

Snow Wolf - Bristling and prowling, lonesome and haunting. Three howling firs, white frankincense, vanilla bean husk, tainted by droplets of blood cedar.

Apothecary – Old books, bubbling concoctions, herbs and creaking floor boards! A pure essential oil blend of: Lemongrass, rosemary, blood cedar, sweet basil, lavender and the tiniest drop of vetiver.

I purchased the Yuletide sampler and Apothecary was a free sample.

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    • Amber

      Yuum, I’m awaiting my Haus order. Last year’s hearth was amazing, and parkin is delicious gingerbready goodness!

      • Phyrra

        Yay, can’t wait to smell them ;)

    • http://witch-words.blogspot.com Jadelyn

      I just got my OHWTO order today, too! And Blak Chocolat was one of the samples she included for me too. I got balms in spearmint and peppermint, and the Arlette lip tint, which was my go-to everyday lippie until I accidentally put my previous tube of it in the dryer. >.< I'm amassing quite the collection of her balms because I love them so much. One for my purse, one for in my pocket, one for my desk drawer, one for my locker at work… I also got the new Black Magic creme soap, which I am super-excited about trying. I've been a fan of Deep Black for awhile now, it's quite good for my oily/problem skin. Let us know what you think of the OHWTO bathing creme, would you? I've been meaning to try it but haven't gotten around to it yet.

      I have to say, I frakking LOVE the names on the Geek Chic shadows! Particularly the WoW collection. Geekery ftw.

      • Phyrra

        Yeah the Wow ones really got me! I’ll def be reviewing the bathing creme. I can already tell you Ray and I both love the scent.

    • http://portraitofmai.blogspot.com Mai

      It’s really annoying that they’re discontinuing the super shock liners (as far as I can tell since there’s only one color on the site) I so wanted to try them out ever since Pixiwoo talked about them!

      • Phyrra

        My hope is that they’re coming out with new colors and discontinuing the ones that aren’t selling that well. Check the outlet/sale section, that’s where I got the bronze.

    • sarah

      I checked out One Hand Washes the Other and I can’t wait to try some of it! I want to test-drive that Black Magic soap and a couple of their lip butters.

      And it’s awesome there are so many geek-themed eyeshadow collections out there! Yay, geek love!

      • Phyrra

        Yep, yay for gamers!

    • Lossa

      Thanks to you I have a major Gloi lust. While the NZ-US exchange rate is up I am going to follow some of the suggestions you, Grey and Ana have written about: Fyrinnae, House of Gloi, more Sugarpill. **sigh**

      I found that Avon night cream left my skin feeling gorgeous. I dont mind the matching eyecream though I was impresses by the day part containing a sunscreen. Hopefully you will like them also.

      • Phyrra

        I used them last night for the first time and woke up with my skin feeling nicely moisturized without oily, which is usually difficult for me! But we’ll see how it turns out after a few weeks of use.

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      I’m interested in hearing more about the Geek Chic shadows ;]

      • Phyrra

        Once I get a chance to swatch them I’ll have a better feel for them.

    • http://legothique.com/ Grey

      I have bad news. I was in the middle of writing a review for Geek Chic already.

      • Phyrra

        LOL! That’s not bad news. Looking forward to your review :)

    • Desiree

      Thanks for the reviews. I was telling my hubby about the names of the 10 Man Raid collection and having a laugh. I was a glass cannon once. :) I really want to place a House of Gloi order now too. All the Yuletide scents sound yummy!

      • Phyrra

        I’ll be posting reviews on them as I go through them :)

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    • http://alotofcontestsandsuch.blogspot.com Nessa

      I ordered their Yultide samples too (my first order from Haus) and I am really loving all of them. They all took a while for me to like them, though. When I smelled all of them I was like, ‘yuck!’ So I decided to just wear them for a while and I love how they smell after they’ve been on my skin for 1/2 an hour and on. Snow Wolf is my fav and my dog gets crazy when I wear it! He rubs my legs like a kitty and likes head scratches. It’s like catnip to him. Maybe it’s that half malamute in him? :)
      I would love to order more from Haus, do you know if they have sales occasionally?

      • Phyrra

        aww that’s so cute!

        I think if they have sales they’re announced on twitter.