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I can’t believe there are only 15 days left till Halloween…and I’m not organised AT ALL. No idea what the kiddies are wearing…no idea what I’m wearing! For the past 2 years it has become quite the tradition in our household and I look forward to it every year because it is when we get into costume, play games and eat yummy treats! It is fast becoming popular in Australia, but it wasn’t like that 10 years ago when this country didn’t want to become too ‘Americanized’. Now the globe is becoming so accepting of other cultural celebrations because of the use of the internet.
And to make it even more exciting, Lime Crime has launched their newest collection ‘Alchemy’ which includes a fantasy palette and 2 new lipsticks to coincide with the Halloween festivities.
A magical look created by Doe Deere for Lola Blanc
The colours for the newest range are amazingly pigmented and shimmery. The 2 lipshades - ‘Poisonberry’ is described as a berry-purple with a violet glow and ‘Serpentina’ is a emerald-green with a snake-like sheen! Don’t you just love those descriptions?
The Alchemy Collection - OUT NOW!
The Lime Crime Alchemy pressed eyeshadow palette, like other fantasy palettes before, have 5 different shades:
Incantation - metallic copper with fiery sparks (shimmer)
Lucky Charm - forest-green/firefly-green shift (shimmer)
Love Potion #9 - purple/mint shift (shimmer)
Spellbound - white/gold shift (shimmer)
Divination - slate blue/peacock shift (shimmer)
Swatches of the 5 pressed ‘duo chrome’ eye shadows (Which is your favourite?)
Unfortunately their ‘limited time only’ bundle released at launch has been SOLD OUT! They are offering two lipsticks, eye shadow palette and collector’s mook (magazine/book) for a special bundle price of USD$49.99! However you can still grab the lipsticks (USD$15.99) and palette (USD$34.99) on their own from the Lime Crime online store. I will keep you guys updated if they decide to restock this collection. Because the offer is meant to run till the end of October. Let’s just say a little spell to get Lime Crime churning more of these beauties out!
Updated: Special collection is BACK IN STOCK! Get yours here
Lime Crime declared this collection on their Lime Crime’s Facebook page as one of their most successful launches! With a 1000 pieces sold in the first 24 hours! So don’t miss out your chance of owning this limited edition palette! You can be mixing up your own concoctions and creating your very own ‘spellbinding’ look too.
So what do you think of these colours? Wearable all year round or just for Halloween?
Pastels have really come back in a BIG way! Every where I look this trend seems to be staying put. It must be the fresh, airy feel about wearing a paler colour that makes you feel relaxed and that you are constantly on holiday. Unfortunately Australia is one season behind, so we won’t truly enjoy the pastel shades until Spring/Summer 2012.
Lime Crime is following up with this trend in their new pressed eyeshadow palette, Palette D’Antoinette. Inspired by the late French Queen, Marie Antoinette. It comes in 5 delicious pastel hues (reminds me of sweet, soft macaroons), with their own unique name that blend luxuriously together:
Royal Flush (Pastel Pink Matte)
Absinthe-Minded (Pistachio Matte)
Macarooned (Peach Matte)
Ribbonesque (Lavender Matte)
The palette is vegan friendly and cruelty free. It comes in a signature Lime Crime purple tin case. It will be sold for $34.99 on the 1st of May. If it gains popularity like the China Doll palette, it will be sold out before you know it! So get in early to nab your own Palette D’Antoinette.
How will you be wearing pastels this Spring/Summer 2012?
Some of Lime Crime’s pastel lipsticks currently on sale - pair them with the new Palette D’Antoinette!
‘Vintage, Oriental, Sweet, Flower’ -Those are the four words that come to mind when I first laid my eyes on the Lime Crime China Doll Eyeshadow Palette. The gold engraved purple metal tin contains five bold, daring colours for the eyeshadow fanatic. These colours are highly pigmented, creamy in texture and are easy to apply and blend with. It will be sure to wow those lovers of oriental vintage and the colours are so vibrant you can really allow your creativity to flow when playing with this palette.
The five eyeshadows that come beautifully embossed with Lime Crime’s ‘fan-like’ pattern that represents the Chinadoll styling rather well:
Fly Dragon Fly - fiery red (matte)
Parasol - sky blue (matte)
Goldfish - bright gold (metallic)
Jade-o-Lade - rich jade (matte)
Lotus Noir - deepest black (matte)
Vegan and animal cruelty-free as with all of Lime Crime’s products. It will be available from 15th February 2012 from their online store at www.limecrimemakeup.com (Jot that date down in your diaries!)
I had hoped that this palette be released around Chinese New Year, it would have been a nice touch ;) Either way the Year of The Dragon is set to be a colourful one!