Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hey there geekonistas!

Happy Halloween to you! I hope you're having all kinds of spooky fun, or at least enjoying some lovely fall or spring weather, wherever you are! I finally got my yard decorated, got my costume together, and assembled 150 treat bags for the trick-or-treaters! When I said we do Halloween up right around here... I meant it!

Today, however, I have some news to share with you : I am going on hiatus. I love writing this blog but I feel as though I have come to a place where I am not improving and I cannot figure out how to push myself forward. I've often referred to this blog as "an excuse to buy more makeup", which was true and very helpful while I was trying to build a collection. Now that I have a (really) large collection, I'm going to have to be way more selective about the makeup I choose to add to it and that is, unfortunately, not conducive towards writing two reviews every week!

I can't say for sure what the future of GeekShines is going to be. What I do know is that I am taking the next two months off to think about the direction I want to take it and really work towards improving whatever skills I need to improve in order to do that. I really want to extend my thanks to you, my readers, for coming back here to read my ramblings and look at my potato photographs every week. You are awesome, I really appreciate you and I hope to see you back here again when I come back from hiatus!

Until next time,

Thanks for hanging out!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fyrinnae : Halloween - Liquid Eyeliners

Hey there geekonistas!

My Halloween decorating has ground to a screeching halt upon the discovery of a nest of scorpions in my front yard - officially making it 100% scarier than I could ever hope to achieve through animatronics and fog machines, and rendering it unusable until we have the pest guy come out (again) to spray everything with poison. It's disappointing but at least I have good foundation for next year, when we will be certain to spray the yard BEFORE we start decorating.

So to distract myself from the sadness and hundreds of dollars worth of decorations that are currently in a pile in my front room, I thought I would test out and share with you a brand new product from one of my favorite indie cosmetic brands, Fyrinnae - liquid gel eyeliners!

Fyrinnae Liquid Gel Eyeliner review swatch indie makeup cosmetics cruelty free

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello Waffle: Visage October 2016

Hey there geekonistas!

Hope this week is going well for you well so far. Today I've got a perfectly Halloween themed treat to share with you - this month's Visage from Hello Waffle Cosmetics!

Monday, October 17, 2016

SauceBox Cosmetics : Autumn Goddess Collection

Hey there geekonistas!

Testing out new (to me) brands is always fun - though I love my tried and true favs, I also love branching out! So I am excited to share with you today my first ever order from SauceBox Cosmetics - the Limited Edition "Autumn Goddess" collection!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Espionage Cosmetics: EC BOOM! Box October 2016 "Haunted"

Hey there geekonistas!

Sorry this post is going up late today! I had another I was going to post this morning but unfortunately I ended up not being able to use it and had to write up another. Luckily for me, just yesterday I got my BOOM Box from Espionage Cosmetics, and that's something I always love to share with you!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Glamour Doll Eyes: Halloween 2016 Set #2

Hey there geekonistas!

Feeling that Halloween spirit yet? If not, don't worry, I still have a ton more Halloween special collections and boxes to review! Starting with today - let's take a look at the Glamour Doll Eyes Limited Edition Halloween set!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lunatick Cosmetic Labs : Elvira Mistress of the Dark Palette

Hey there geekonistas!

October is upon us and the countdown to Halloween begins! I'm actually not travelling this month (my wedding anniversary is in October so we often take trips to celebrate) so I'm going to do it up right! And what better way to start than by checking out the brand new collaboration between the ever spooky Lunatick Cosmetic Labs and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark?