My sincere apologies to Chicane, for torturing his masterpiece Already There, it's not my intention though. I simply love it so much that I have to remake it, though it's a total failure, cause it sounds so pale and lost the "forest fog" atmosphere, but it's not completely my fault, I can't find the right instruments to weave the magical atmosphere... -_-

I only re-made the first half of Already There which is the part I love the most from the original version. A chilly cold, melancholious piece.

The general work took me only 1 afternoon, what's difficult was the re-arranging and finishing work, cause the rhythm beat is difficult to get it exactly the same as it is in the original.

Because it's in MIDI format so the quality is not stable, which means, the output quality depends on your hardware therefore it might vary from computer to computer. -_-

Click here for the original version.

Click here for my version.

Eyeshadows: Since they had a "Gift With Purchase over $30" action and because my order was above $30 so I chose "Storm Cloud" as the free gift, and surprisingly got two extra's from them: Sapphire and Cyprus Sand. Sapphire was the colour that I wanted but eventually chose Storm Cloud, whereas Cyprus Sand is not in their shop at all so I was lucky, and the jar is also a bit smaller. :-P The regular size is around 2g in a 5g jar with sifter. $4. A very big advantage about them is, they don't create a mess when being applied.

Cyprus Sand: is pale gray with fine shimmer and a hint of khaki. I'm not an eyeshadow maniac and I only wear "classic" and "neutral" colours so I'm not sure I would reach it that often, nonetheless I'm very grateful to Silk Naturals. :-)



Storm Cloud: is metallic gray with pale blue undertone (due to the reflection you can only see the blue undertone though), it's a very beautiful colour and versatile too. I guess I'll try to create a "Smokey Look" with it (I actually have never tried Smokey Look nor any other looks yet, I only use one eye colour each time so it's an challenging for me to combine the two colours, it shouldn't be that difficult though).



Sapphire: Very pretty! SN describes it as navy blue which I agree. It's a rich dark midnight blue with shimmer, under certain light you can also detect the beautiful purple sheen. You can create tons of possibility with it, use it wet or dry, wear it along or with other colours, the choice is in the palm of your hand. :-D



Blushes: SN blushes are around 3.5g in a 10g jar, enough to last 2-3 months. The prices vary from $6.5 to $6.75, very reasonable. Like many mineral makeup companies, they categorize their blushes with skintones (cool, warm), finish (shimmer, matte) and textures (powder, cream). Two things they have in common: 1st, they all apply like a dream. 2nd, most of them have sort of an "in between" shade, or appear another colour under reflection (for instance, Nuance looks differently on the two photos, and I think the last one represents Nuance better)...! Compare my swatches with the official ones, you'll be surprised...!

Apple: is shimmery pink (on the dark side) with just a hint of plum tone (in the photo you only see red, but it really IS a pink blush), since almost all the blushes in loose powder form are very pigmented so Apple might suit darker skinned girls, which means I must be very careful not to overdo it.



Climax: SN claims that it's a clone of NARS Orgasm blush. I've never used Orgasm (nor am I going to get it) so I can't compare the two. Climax is a lovely light pale pink with shimmer (in the picture it looks matte though). It will suit cool toned girls better than warm toned.



Embrace: it looks like EDM Plum Dust, though Embrace is lighter. It's matte. I'm not sure if I'll like it, cause it looks too dark and is absolutely not my natural flush colour...! But again, one can never know how it performs before one tries it out oneself, so I still have hope for it, because for the shades I tried so far, I like all of them...! :-D



Foxxy: I almost don't see any difference between Foxxy and Climax, except, maybe, that Climax is on the pink side whereas Foxxy has a hint of plum, it looks very metallic and transparent and crystal-like. I haven't tried it yet on my cheeks and am not sure it'll show up.



Lovelace: A clone of apparently overrated NARS Deep Throat (vulgar name...!). I had NARS Deep Throat and swapped it away, it was okay but nothing special. I was just curious to see how this Lovelace would perform on my cheeks. It gives me a very youthful look, as if I were 5 years younger. ^_^



Nuance: Seeing it for the first time at swatch online, I thought it's a clone of Pout Blossom Belle (a rightly rated and highly sought-after tangerine shade with plenty of shimmer, very unique and flattering on almost all skintone, especially warm skintones. I'm honored to have this shade...!), at least it appears so on the official swatch, hence why I bought it, but when I look at it in the jar, it doesn't look like Blossom Belle, cause it's not that tangerine shade but light pink, but the magical thing is, when applied lightly on my cheeks, it's half pink half tangerine depending on the light, very very pretty. It absolutely deserves 5 stars! I'll definitely buy it again...! It's also the one I love the best among the 7 blushes.



Stardust: in the jar it's a bright cotton candy pink, very girly, with shimmer, but that's very deceptive. It's just as unpredictable as its name: it actually isn't that girly, it's a cold pink (reminds me of MAC's Dame). I always imagine it would suit well on a young noble girl wandering in the garden, with beautiful dress and that cold stare of her blue eyes, with just a hint of Stardust on her pale cheeks (suits cool toned girls better than warm toned ones, so in another word, it won't suit me but I just had to buy it cause it's stunning!). Dazzling! :-P



And last but not least, a photo of all these blushes as a "Perfect Ending" of this post entry. :-D One word of advise though: if you're interested in a certain shade, don't trust the swatches too much, simply read reviews and buy it...! :-D



Voilà, what do you think of them? Let Fan know! :-D

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