How’s your weekend going? The weather where I live has been gorgeous, so I’ve been
ignoring my responsibilities working outside on my exams and papers. Because summer is coming. And it will be 103589 degrees in about a month, so I have to enjoy this beautiful-ness now.
I did take a study break to swatch my most recent Vanishing Cabinet by Notoriously Morbid, though! The theme was Game of Thrones, and I can never resist that hook.
So check out what I got!
Notoriously Morbid is about $12 a month and I usually receive 4-5 eye shadows and a blush or lip product. There’s also a sample sneak peak for the next month.
My little package is shipped out around the end of each month, but it’s kinda at random. Each month is also based around a theme, and comes with a discount code!
If you are interested in signing up for the Vanishing Cabinet, you have to email Notoriously Morbid to get on the wait list for a slot opens up.
As I mentioned before, the theme this month was Game of Thrones. As a fan of the books and the show, I can’t resist a good GoT theme, (I’ve tried all the GoT beers for example.), so I was very excited!
The pretty things:
Let’s swatch it up.
Fates Untold-Fates Unfold-A plum wine shadow is hidden beneath this strong green shift
This is a really pretty glowing green. The green shift is much stronger over Glitter Fix, but the red-wine base comes out more with the regular primer. This is a dynamic color and I think it will be a great for going out.
Fire Bright-A metallic amber red with gold, purple and blue shimmers and a silver overlay.
This was probably my favorite shade in this month’s VC. It’s a really soft, almost brown, red, with a nice shimmery finish. It applied very evenly, and you can see there’s almost no difference between Glitter Primer and regular primer.
Lover’s Sign-A shimmery, vivid iris purple with contrasting purple and red shimmers.
This is a super bright purple. I tried swatching this color a couple of times and wasn’t happy with it either time. It clung to both primers and applied kinda patchy. This might be user error, but I was frustrated either way. Also I liked the original version of this better, I wish it had stayed more plum and deep.
Stern and Strong-A slate gray with green and purple shimmer.
This is a deep purple-grey, with a bit of shimmer when applied over Glitter Fix. I had a bit of trouble with patchy-ness on this one, but I may have just waited until the primer was too dry when I applied it. This color is kinda boring to me, it’s just a bit muted. It might make a good eyeliner though.
With Sword and Shield-Much like the ripples in Valeryian steel, this shadow can’t simply be one color.
It goes back and forth from silver to gold to pewter.
This is a silver green, in some lights it leans more grey, and in others more grey. The finish is a bit muted, especially over regular primer, I was hoping for more shimmer, but I do like it. It’s a pretty versatile color.
Gift of Life-This is the first highlighting powder we’ve included in the VC!
A pearly white with golden shimmers, it’s the perfect highlight shade for summer.
This applied very nicely with just my finger over bare skin. It’s a bit more glittery than I like my highlighters to be, but hey, sometimes we all need that sparkle.
Bonus: Geek Chic Cosmetics’ Kingslayer-A pearly white cloak of the Kingsguard which shines copper and golden in the light. The Kingslayer is iridescent, as multi-faceted and complex as the man himself. Kingslayer makes for a lovely highlight color and can even be used on the cheeks to add a coppery glow
I’ve never actually tried Geek Chic Cosmetics, so this was a fun new product. This eye shadow is a glittery neutral, so naturally I was a fan. I can see this being a really good brow bone color or highlight. The Glitter Fix brings out more of the glitter and the copper color, whereas the regular primer makes it more cream colored.
Reformulated Crush Kisser in Dear Diary-Apparently, there were some complaints on the formula for last month’s Crush Kisser, and this is the reformulated version. I just don’t like grape scents, so I’m passing this version on, too. I did appreciate Notoriously Morbid’s efforts to correct a problem, though.
I felt this was a much better offering than the past few month’s VCs. I really love Fates Untold and Fire Bright. With Sword and Shield is also pretty, and I do like the highlighter as well.
That being said, I have a budget for monthly subscriptions, and I’ve had to move some things around. For that purpose, I did end up cancelling my Vanishing Cabinet. It’s been a fun run, (since September!) but I’m overflowing with eye shadows, and I needed to cut back somewhere.
I’ll definitely be keeping up with what Notoriously Morbid comes out with in the future, because I think they’re a hard working and creative pair of ladies. And who know’s, maybe we will be reunited in the future?
Questions of the Day:
-What do you think of this month’s VC?
-What do you think of Game of Thrones?
-How’s your weekend?