My Pretty Zombie Snap Cats Charity Set

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Hello beauties,

I have something fun and exciting to share today! The owner of My Pretty Zombie (one of my personal favorite indie brands) contacted me and asked if I was interested in swatching and creating looks using her limited edition set for April. I was so honored and instantly agreed!

I’ve been ordering from My Pretty Zombie for awhile, and her loose shadows are some of my favorites. I ordered the limited edition shadow in “Ojo De Gato” last year, actually.

This set releases April 1, and there are only 40 sets like the one above available, so it’s very limited. Each set comes with a full sized shadow called Bear, a sample bag of Ojo De Gato, a nail polish to match Ojo De Gato, and a lipstick.

Each set is $21, and all the proceeds will go towards an organization called SNAP Cats. Snap Cats works to rescue special needs and elderly cats, which are usually the first ones put down in shelters, because they are not viewed as “adoptable.” Anyone that knows me well knows that anything to do with cats, specifically rescue cats, is near and dear to me. I support any organization that works to save lives, even when shelters feel they won’t find a home.

If you are an international babe that still wants this set, the owner is selling a set that doesn’t include the polish for $12. If you don’t want a set, but you still want to help out, the shadows Bear and Ojo De Gato will be available all month long.

As for the products themselves, none of them disappointed me.

The shadows Bear and Ojo De Gato are so gorgeous! As I mentioned before, I bought Ojo De Gato last year, and I was hooked on My Pretty Zombie’s shadows after that. In the right photo I have a swatch comparison of both. Bear is a very pretty sheer gold shade alone, perfect for Spring and Summer. However, this can be used wet or over top a glitter primer for a more reflective look. It can be an inner corner highlight, or used on the lid. It’s also lip safe, so it can change the look of any lipstick! It’s very versatile, which is something I love with loose pigments!

The nail polish is gorgeous as well. I’m not great at painting my nails, so I will spare you all the discomfort, but the polish looks like the Ojo De Gato eyeshadow. It’s a dark almost black shade that looks almost brown in some lights with gold and red reflects. It’s pretty thick, so keep that in mind, but I was done with my nails in one coat! Even though it was thick, I was able to get an even application.

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Lastly, we have the lipstick. The lipstick also matches the nail polish and eyeshadow. Here, I have Bear on top of it to give the lipstick a gold sheen. I’m obsessed with this combo! The lipstick is not matte, but applies evenly, and is very pigmented. It also smells like red velvet cake!

Overall, I highly recommend this set if you love indie makeup, especially indie makeup that’s being made for a great cause. Even though this set was sent to me, My Pretty Zombie makes incredible products, and I will always recommend her brand to others.

If you’re interested in purchasing this set, just go here (not an affiliate link): My Pretty Zombie¬†

I hope you all found this post informative in some way, and let me know if you decide to buy a set or shadow!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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Bye, Zee

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I know that some that follow me on Instagram remember me posting quickly that we had a family pet pass away back in December. I know that was in December, but every time I have tried to type this up I break down.

This was my childhood cat, Zee. We called him Zee-meister most of the time. He was 15 years old, and one of our first childhood pets that I can actually remember other than our dog, Sassy.

Zee was a rescue cat. His mom was actually feral, and we all thought his slightly raised hind legs were the coolest when we were young. Like a tiny, domestic tiger that happened to sport a tuxedo. That cat had some hops in his younger days, too. He literally knocked the glasses off a few people and could do flips.

He also did tricks for turkey, and was a spaghetti fiend. He would walk around sporting spaghetti sauce on his face as if nothing was out of the ordinary. I’m still 90% sure he was actually a dog. He couldn’t cat. The other cat my mom formerly had would clean his face and you know that sassy thing was thinking, “This cat is a damn dog. It can’t even clean it’s face.”

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Zee was an old boy. We knew that. I guess we didn’t expect him to decline and pass away so quickly. It happened so fast that none of us could really process what happened. Zee was my mom’s baby. For me, there’s absolutely nothing more heartbreaking than hearing my mom heartbroken. I came unglued.

I think another reason why losing Zee is still so hard is because it felt as if a part of my living childhood had died. Zee had heard me cry in middle and high school for various reasons. I was bullied often and didn’t know how to handle it, so I figured I would vent to pets that couldn’t talk back or tell anyone. Zee’s met all my boyfriends. He was always in my loft bed when I was younger and had one. When he was a kitten, he had an unfortunate accident and fell off my loft bed and lost his meow for 6 weeks or so. His meow was never the same after that and he had a permanent falsetto. He sounded a lot like a broken squeaky toy.

He wasn’t always the most affectionate cat, but when he was, it was so incredible sweet. Our childhood dog, Sassy, passed away at a pretty early age for a dog, but there’s something about an older pet passing away that is so tough. Because even though I know he lived a great life and was so incredibly loved, it hurts knowing he won’t be around to make more weird cat memories with. Harmony might have faint memories of him, but I’ll be telling them stories about the weird ass cat that did tricks for lunch meat when they’re a little older.

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My heart is still torn up over this spaghetti loving meow. I’ll miss shewing you off the baby chairs and such at my mom’s house. Maybe you weren’t the nicest, but you were our Zee. I’m so sorry I couldn’t say goodbye to you. I hope wherever you are there’s a loft bed you can hide in and a friend to clean your face. You were our family’s first rescue pet, and you taught us why it’s so important to rescue animals when you can, and a reason why I was so set on rescuing Sailor when we did. When Fall transitions to Winter, a part of me will always be sad over you. You’re a cat that lived through moving, watching kids grow up and move out, and watching those kids have kids. I had a weird feeling when I heard mom talking about your sudden decline in health that maybe you were about to let us know you were ready to pass on. I didn’t realize it would be the next day. Maybe this is selfish of me, but I just want to pet you again. I just want to say goodbye and let you know that I love you so much.

You are still so loved. We still talk about you and laugh over your antics. You’re the kind of cat that will be talked about for a long time. Rest easy, baby kitty.

 

Favorites Friday

Hello, beauties! Another week, another favorites post! It’s also Friday the 13th! I love these unlucky days filled with superstition, and I know I’m not the only one. My inner wolf queen and moon child loves it!
Let me begin with one favorite that doesn’t have a picture…I bought my own domain! That’s right, instead of the weird self-named blog vibe, I now have my own “brand.” My site is lunafayebeauty.com, and I made some changes to the appearance as well so it would look cleaner.

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1. Yes, I understand that a sticker is a weird thing to consider a favorite, but hear me out. This little cutie was attached to a jewelry order, and it instantly made me happy. Fun fact: I used to own a few guinea pigs in high school. I loved those little squeakers. If I had the room for one, I would get another in a heartbeat. There’s something so cute and lovable about guinea pigs. So, seeing this little sticker made me feel happy and brought back nice memories.

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2. On my face– I picked up one of the new Wet n Wild palettes from their Silver Lake collection, and I love it! Pinks are not my thing, but I’m really trying to venture out and get out of my comfort zone. Wet n Wild’s palettes can be kind of hit and miss, but every shade in the “thrift store chic” palette works well with minimal fallout. I love the name…”thrift store chic” is literally my style.

On my cheeks has been “Prenup” by Colourpop. It’s such a beautiful everyday pink for me. I have a review with swatches coming soon, so I won’t spoil too much.

My go to lip color has been “Thalia” by Nyx. Very gorgeous mauve color. If you can get your hands on this, please do so. I already love the round case lipstick formula, and this color is to die for. I don’t know what it is about Spring, but I tend to reach for more creamy formulas and even wear gloss some days.

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3. Accessory Favorites– Even though I have been playing with colors, I am still a Moon Child. I have been loving this collar by Salem Couture over cute graphic tees. It’s pretty apparent that I’m obsessed with roses, and this collar is just the all around perfect accessory. I also love laying necklaces, and I have been layering these two from Hell Kitten (shophellkitten on Etsy) all week.

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4. Random Makeup Favorites– I have been trying to give some of my forgotten makeup some love, so I pulled my Milani Bella shadows out for a bit, and I forgot how much I love them for simple everyday looks. I like to use these when I am in too much of a hurry to think about makeup. I also ordered a glitter liner from BH Cosmetics in “synergy” and it’s magical. I’ve had this thing for glitter lately…I’m stuck on it. Or rather, it’s stuck on me. That could be my worst joke yet.

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5. Pet Moment– People seem to like my cat. Sailor is the fluffiest and cutest jerk in the history of cats. Just kidding, she’s actually really sweet, but she’s a bit mischievous. I don’t even consider her a cat most days. When someone comes over she has to get right in their face and demands to be pet. Our husky doesn’t even do that until at least 5 minutes after someone arrives. She also weighs 20 lbs. She’s not fat, she’s fluffy…and well fed.

Those were my favorites for the week! What have you been loving this week?

Favorites Friday

Apparently, this is the week of favorites posts on my blog.
I love talking about my favorite things. Because, well, they’re my favorites, and by default make me feel happy.

So, welcome to this week’s Favorites Friday post! As usual, there will be some beauty and some non beauty related things.
Comment with some of your favorite things for the week as well!

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1. Favorite Mom Moment: I can’t help but share two photos of this sweet sister moment. Most mornings I wake up and nurse Piper and we play for a bit before Harmony wakes up, but Sunday morning Harmony woke up early and wanted to come and snuggle with us. I absolutely adore and cherish moments like these. Harmony and Piper have a very healthy and loving relationship. I know that some may be thinking “for now” but if I could explain it, I would, but there’s something different there. There’s a different level of adoration that truly touches my soul when I watch them interact. I only had brothers, so maybe that’s my own envy coming out a bit. I always wanted a sister, and I’m happy that they have each other.

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2. Favorite Find: I went thrifting for a bit with the girls and we ended up finding a few goodies! I love thrift stores because I like to use plates and glass things as props for makeup and lifestyle photos. However, I was rummaging through the stuffed animal bin looking for Hello Kitty dolls (as usual) and found a Princess Diana bear…with tags! She was so pretty, I had to have her. I also snagged some really cheap film for my Nikon and a camera lens coffee mug for $1. Did anyone else collect beanie babies growing up?

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3. On my Nails: I recently tried this nail polish brand after seeing yougwildandpolished (look her up on youtube. I love her) raving about this over and over, and I adore them! They’re super affordable at $3 each, and there are so many colors! That and I love the packaging. I’m a sucker for polka dots. The grey color (mauvie night) is probably my favorite so far. It’s perfect. The fast drying top coat drops are also incredible and actually work! I put a drop on each finger and it spares me the grief of having to stand and wave my hands around in an attempt to dry my nails faster. #momproblems

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4. Other favorite find: If it isn’t apparent by now, I collect coffee mugs. I really really wanted the heart mug from Starbucks, but this one is quite cute as well. I’m still searching for the other cute Starbucks mugs though. *Liam Neeson voice* I will find them, and I will buy them.

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5. Makeup Favorites: For blush, I’ve been wearing the City Color Cosmetics baked blush in “rose” literally everyday applied with my Luxie angled brush. It just gives me a very Snow White flushed cheek against my pale skin with a touch of highlight. Because I’m all about that glow. I went on another Kmart clearance trip, and snagged a Physicians Formula Nude Wear highlighter for $3! It’s a super pretty highlight. Physicians Formula highlighters have never let me down. On my lips has been “Rose Femme” by Milani. It’s a super pretty rosey-brown shade. I’ve seen swatches of it compared next to Mac’s “Twig” but I don’t own it so I wouldn’t know. I just know it’s an amazing shade! Can you tell I’ve been all about roses this week? I’m ready for Spring.

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6. Favorite Pet Moment: I went to Trader Joe’s and left the big bags in our floor, and I found Sailor in one playing peek-a-cat with herself. I haven’t had the heart to throw the bag away because she loves it so much.

As usual, thank you for reading, and I hope you are all having lovely days!
Happy Friday, beauties.