Thursday, May 28, 2009

Little bit of This and That

Partial custom, partial purchase. This quad contains one of my favorite VHTF HG pinks, Shimmertime. She sent 2 samples thinking they were 1/4-1/2 tsp. Low and behold... they were < 1/4 tsp. The labels had the recognizable font from thebodyneeds. This is probably my last straw with TBN as they seem to get skimpier and skimpier with their "1/4 tsp" samples.

Her testimonial: "great swapper! she did a custom 4 pan palette for me in exchange for some of my items. (: definitely would swap with her again. (: thx so much!" - Audrey (Oak Harbor, WA)

Violet, Mauvement, Shimmertime, Melon

Shimmertime, Melon

Violet, Mauvement

Violet, Mauvement, Shimmertime, Melon (closed)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can you say holy grail?

This MUAer chose her colors well, especially with the ever-so-HTF LE Deckchair and Coco. Both being my own HGs and hers as well. On a side note, beware of fake Deckchairs that are strictly pink from 2007. Real Deckchair is a true peach pink from 2005 (A15). Chocolate Brown and Tan are the most requested as well, being part of the permanent line where more people are familar with. This quad is love.

Her testimonials: "Just returned from the mailbox and LOVE your pigments!! Beautiful, beautiful, I can't stop staring at them, and you're right, those colors do look great together. Thank you for filling up the Choc Brown and Tan so high. You are awesome~" and "Just received my quad from is amazing in terms of quality and soooo beautiful to look at. I love it! She is a sweet gal and so easygoing, fair, friendly, and professional. Do not hesitate to have her press your piggies!!" - Karen (Seattle, WA)

Chocolate Brown, Deckchair, Tan, Coco


Tan, Coco

Chocolate Brown, Deckchair

Chocolate Brown, Deckchair, Tan, Coco (closed)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MAC meets HIP Kohl

Some were customs, couple were swapped for, and one is missing, Blonde's Gold. She brought on a challenge that almost threw me completely off. Kohl liner turned cake liner. It took about 2 hours to open, press, AND repress L'Oreal HIP Kohl. I underestimated the task after a couple MUAers posted like it was nothing. It will save you a lot of time if you break off the plastic part from the beginning, THEN pry out the stopper. HIP Kohl needs several hours more for drying time vs regular MAC pigments. The texture also takes twice as long to mix and bind with 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Her testimonials, "everything looks so awesome! i'm taken aback by the amount of time, effort and artistry that mustve gone into all the pressing!", "Your pigments are the most perfectly pressed ones I've ever seen! Now that I have everything all nicely lined up in my palette, they all just look so much prettier and so much more accessible, and not to mention so much neater too! It's really great having everything pressed and put into one palette, and everything looks so lovely! I can't thank you enough for helping me press everything", and "Heather is AWESOME! :) I love her pigment pressing ability, her total professionalism throughout, her generosity, and the fact that she's so easy to deal with!" - Jerlene (Chicago, IL)

Vanilla, Goldstroke, Mauvement, Your Ladyship, L'Oreal HIP Kohl 207 Navy, Sweet Sienna

L'Oreal HIP Kohl 207 Navy

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Mauvement, Your Ladyship, L'Oreal HIP Kohl 207 Navy, Sweet Sienna

Vanilla, Goldstroke, Mauvement, Your Ladyship

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Neapolitan Ice Cream with Sprinkles

Hellooo Dream Pallette! Talk about 15 scoops of Neapolitan ice cream with 4 colorful sprinkles on top. Doesn't it look delicious? This is my favorite project as of yet. A lot of time, effort, and dedication was put into both palettes. All filled with HGs beyond HGs. Majority were custom from this Queen of Pigments stash, couple were purchased from here. I didn't expect it all to flow so nicely together till the end.

Her testimonials, "SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I love it! Absolutely love it!", "You really out did yourself! Wishlist extras, beautiful pans! THANK YOU!!!!!!! I am already starting to pile up my next 15 pan. :) ... :) I will definately use these more often than the loose pigments. They look perfect - just like all your work.", and "I just got my personalized palettes from Heather... one word sums it up - WOW. Just Wow. She added in wishlist extras and was very quick to ship when she was done. She is a professonal in everyway with her pressed pigments. Thanks again Heather!" - Geri (North Charleston, SC)

Neapolitan Dream Palette

Apricot Pink, Shimmertime, Deckchair, Vanilla

Provence, Sweet Sienna, Subtle, Chocolate Brown

Goldstroke, Provence, Mauvement, Subtle

Tea Time, Dazzleray, Provence, Sweet Sienna

Deckchair, Vanilla

Goldstroke, Provence, Mauvement, Subtle

Your Ladyship, Tea Time, Goldstroke, Provence

Sunpepper, Goldenaire, Apricot Pink, Shimmertime, Deckchair, Vanilla

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Pinked Mauve, Mutiny, Pastorale, Quietly

Pastorale, Quietly


Pinked Mauve, Mutiny, Pastorale, Quietly (closed)

Pinked Mauve, Mutiny

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Early Christmas

This sweet and friendly Pressed Like Shadow customer cannot stop staring at her pretty quads. A various collection of different colors, my favorites are Circa Plum, Deep Blue Green, and Vanilla. Softwash Grey is such an odd color. It's not so much a grey but really a purplish bluish grey. I haven't had the chance to try my own yet but will do soon.

Her testimonials, "your package is so gorgoeous... you wrapped everything so well. i felt like it's christmas", "i can't stop staring at your quads, i open, oh ahh. close . . feels like a little child with her first toy.", and "I received an amazing swap package from Heather, she's so considerate and a fun person to chat with :) Her package was wrapped beautifully, i felt like it was an early Christmas presents :D and she's such a sweetheart :)" - Evelyn (Cupertino, CA)

1st: Deep Blue Green, Tan, Rushmetal, Quickfrost. 2nd: Sunpepper, Vanilla, Softwash Grey, Circa Plum.

Deep Blue Green, Tan, Rushmetal, Quickfrost

Rushmetal, Quickfrost

Deep Blue Green, Tan

1st: Deep Blue Green, Tan, Rushmetal, Quickfrost. 2nd: Sunpepper, Vanilla, Softwash Grey, Circa Plum.

Sunpepper, Vanilla, Softwash Grey, Circa Plum

Softwash Grey, Circa Plum

Circa Plum

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome to MAC!

This is one gorgeous MAC starter palette for a fellow MUA/ST member. A lot of these colors were a first of my own as well, but in loose form rather than pressed. She fast forwarded ahead and went for the gold. A couple of my faves are Sunnydaze, Deep Blue Green, Jardin Aires, Circa Plum, Violet, Gold Mode, and Gold Stroke.

Her testimonials, "the palette is gorgeous and looks very professional. you def have some natural talent. thank you for all the time and effort you put into making a very special palette." and "WOW! Heather is a fantastic swapper. This swap went smoothly, amazing communication, fast shipping, item arrived as described. I Total sweetheart. would love to swap again anytime" - Sara (Ventura, CA)

The MAC Welcome Palette

Sunpepper, Deep Blue Green, Kitschmas, Blue Brown

Vanilla, Jardin Aires, Goldstroke, Sunnydaze, Gold Mode, Chocolate Brown

Goldstroke, Sunnydaze, Gold Mode, Chocolate Brown

Frost, Violet, Circa Plum, Sunpepper, Pinked Mauve, Kitschmas

Sunnydaze, Circa Plum, Chocolate Brown, Pinked Mauve

Violet, Naval Blue, Sunpepper, Deep Blue Green, Kitschmas, Blue Brown

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Can I have another?

Ironically this lovely MUAer purchased a dupe quad from a previous custom. Although I didn't have Dark Soul at the time, only Tea Time. Sweet Sienna, Mauvement, and Vanilla are some of the top most pressed colors if you haven't noticed by now. Definite HG material!

Her testimonials, "Hi I got your BEAUTIFUL palette today. I love it a lot!!! ... Thank you for the token and there's a high chance that I will ask you for another swap in the near future." and "She is such gorgeous swapper and her item is PERFECT!!!!! Definitely will swap with her again." - Bonnie (Washington, DC)

Tea Time, Mauvement, Sweet Sienna, Vanilla

Sweet Sienna, Vanilla

Tea Time, Mauvement, Sweet Sienna, Vanilla (closed)

Tea Time, Mauvement

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