lilac and anise

beauty and lip
Citrouille Cosmetics is inspired by nature. Their ultra silky liquid lipstick formula is infused with castor oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E, but you'll have to make sure to mix well before applying. It is lightweight and glides on readily. It's also very comfortable and moisturizing, without ever cracking. My lips are much darker at the edges and I found


garden and micranthemum
Micranthemum Monte Carlo is a creeping carpet plant with little round leaves. The genus Micranthemum is also known as mudflower. It's been two months and my aquatic carpet isn't compact yet. I do need to trim it soon to let it divert its energy and nutrients to the lower creepers. Right now, I don't really mind because the tank inhabitants


beauty and lip
A rubescent bronze for the new year, Cider is a metallic matte liquid lipstick from Spectrum Cosmetic. Not all their products are vegan as per their universal ingredient list, but I was told that Cider DOES NOT contain carmine. Their formula goes on smooth with good consistency. Only one layer is needed. It doesn't feel too dry, but prior moisturizing

yule moon

beauty and lip
Here are some shabby holiday shades from Black Moon Cosmetics. Grave is reddened dirt. Grim is cool mud. Both are sister shades from the Dearly Departed Duo bundle, and I suppose they look like the same shade on me. The difference is pretty slight but more noticeable in person. These were taken in bright natural light. Grave is a bolder,

death angel

diary and adventure
Amanita marmorata subsp. myrtacearum is from the death angel mushroom family and contains the deadly α-amanitin toxin. They apparently taste nice but will bestow violent cramps and diarrhea, followed by death in about a week. A pretty white mushroom that grays with age.