It’s been a while, but I popped in to share the May edition of the Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet subscription. This month’s theme is “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”, a reference and homage to the TV series Riverdale. This month, the VC included a lip scrub, glitter, a lip balm, and two eyeshadows. Let’s get into it!
Archiekins – a root beer and vanilla flavored sugar scrub
I get mostly root beer, but it’s very light and inoffensive. This scrub is really nice, and doesn’t tear up my lips. I usually just exfoliate with a washcloth or paper towel because scrubs are just too rough. This scrub, though, is really thick, with just enough sugar to gently slough off any dead skin, but not so much it shreds my lips. The best part, for me, is its thick, oil-rich balm. I always get the best results from rubbing my lips together, rather than using a fingertip, which is too harsh on my lips. I put it on, and was rubbing my lips together when the phone rang. By the time I got off, the sugar and balm had both melted into my skin, and my lips felt amazing. The only cleanup I needed was a quick swipe with a tissue, and my lips were intensely moisturized, but not sticky or greasy.
V – a warm champagne glitter with a vixen pairing of yellow and sapphire
This glitter, though! It reads, to me, as a beautiful gold with holographic flash and a brilliant blue sparkle. Holo, y’all! You already know me and my holo-loving heart were all in. The sparkle is unreal.
Disclaimer: Glitter is NOT considered eye-safe by the FDA.
Blonde Bombshell – a red-tinted Sinister Sprite
This reads, on me, as a brick red wash of color. This balm is easily purse-worthy. Need a quick touch-up? A little pop of color? It’s a timeless shade and very complementary to a wide range of colors. It’s comfortable to wear, and doesn’t look horrible as it wears away. It also provides lasting moisture.
Betts – a blushing pink with a soft violet sheen and gold sparkles
On my skin, this shadow is a vivid and sparkly pinky peach. I am in love with this shade. It’s rare that a light, pastel or white-based color is so vibrant on me. Rest assured that Betts will be in my summer rotation.
Weirdo – a matte dark gray
This is the deep gray matte I’ve been dreaming of! Its color reminds me of a storm cloud, darker than dove gray, but not as dark as charcoal. This is the perfect color to blend things out when black is just too harsh.
Here’s a look I did using the Vanishing Cabinet and other Notoriously Morbid products:
Chamber contour powder (d/c) – base
So Goes My Nation – brow bone
Weirdo – blown out from crease
Gimme Some Sugar (May ‘17 VC) – inner corner
Betts – lid (over Shadow Bind)
Misery Loves Company – foiled as liner, lower lash line
Coven Muffin – lower lash line
V – patted near wing tip
Tempestuous (February ‘17 VC) – blush
Kasdeya (Dying Light pressed highlighter palette) – highlighter
The End Finishing Powder
Blonde Bombshell Sinister Sprite
It’s been something of a tough time, so I’m elated to be getting the VC again. I’m really happy with this one and the range of products included. This is a really great welcome back, in my opinion. If you’re interested in signing up for the Vanishing Cabinet or Mystic Monthly subscriptions, you can find the information here. In other news, I’m now a Morbid Maven, so I no longer have an affiliate discount code, but you can find one by searching the hashtag “nmaffiliate” across social media.
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What do you think of this month’s Vanishing Cabinet? Are you a a Riverdale fan?
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