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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Current Favorites

I am not a creature of habit when it comes to makeup. I use different colors daily, and so it's hard to gather enough things that are truly favorites on a monthly basis. However, over the last few months, I've scrounged up some products I've really been using and enjoying on a regular basis. 


I'll start with the Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory. I bought this to mix with my Jane Iredale BB Cream in BB1, because it can tend to be a little pink on me. It works beautifully for mixing, but I started using it on it's own, and I love it. It's got a light coverage that is build-able to medium and sits on the skin beautifully without feeling heavy. The tone of this foundation is more on the yellow side, which is ideal for me, and it's one of the lightest foundations I've ever been able to find in store. 

I started having problems with any product sitting nicely on my skin several weeks ago. I'm not sure if stress was just wreaking havoc on my skin or if it was the weather change, but my skin texture was much like that of a reptile. Foundation does not look good on top of reptile skin. Out of pure desperation, I bought the Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer Potion, and I have not been disappointed. It fills in pores, blurs imperfection, and makes a great base for foundation to sit on. It doesn't feel heavy at all, which is so important for me since I live in Alabama. (AKA 7th Circle of Hell) 

I've been very much back into wearing false lashes lately, and the Kiss Blooming Lashes in Camellias have been my favorite. They're a little more on the natural side and work really well with more minimal looks as well as dramatic looks. 

On days that I don't have time to do more than winged liner and mascara, I still like to have a pop of color to my eye makeup, and the Colourpop creme gel colour in Prance has been my favorite. It also looks stunning with full on eye looks, and it lasts really well in the waterline. The color is just stunning. I have had mine for quite a while now, and the product is still creamy. Very good bang for your buck.

I hope that you enjoyed that and/found it helpful! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

FOTD: Geek Chic and Shiro




I used some shadows from the batch that I recently pressed to create this look. I forgot how much I love these colors, and I'm so glad that I pressed them so that I was able to store them within reach. 

Eyes:
Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre
Geek Chic eyeshadow in Inevitable Betrayal
Geek Chic eyeshadow in The Lure
Geek Chic eyeshadow in Headmaster
Shiro eyeshadow in Dr, Finkelstein
Colourpop creme gel colour in Maybe
Nyx Slide on eyeliner in Jet Black
Physician's Formula Lash Boosting eyeliner in Ultra Black
Tarte Light,s Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kiss #11 Lashes

Eyebrows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Midori

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer 
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Shiro Mineral Blush in Potion
The All Natural Face eyeshadow in Angel Kissed White Gold

Lips:
Red Apple Lipstick lipstick in Oh My Guava
Notoriously Morbid Changeling Top Coats in Leshy and Zydrate


Sunday, May 28, 2017

FOTD: Sugarpill and Becca




Eyes:
Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion
(all shadows are Sugarpill unless otherwise stated)
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre
Acidberry
Midori
Velocity
Mochi
Brija highlight in You Know Who
Colourpop creme gel colour in Prance
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kiss Full Bloom Lashes in Camellias 

Brows:
Makeup Geek eyshadows in Neptune and Shark Bait

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer 
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Becca Beach Tint in Guava
Brija highlight in You Know Who

Lips:
Becca Beach Tint in Guava

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics Swatches

Alisha, AKA Rhapsody on YouTube, sent me over some shadows from her new indie cosmetic line, Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics. I haven't had the chance to throw a look together with these yet, but I did some swatches for y'all over Brija Adhesive Eye Wax in the meantime. 

From left to right:
Oh, No, Not Again
Psycho Billie
Polly Plague
Infinite Improbability Drive
Tomorrow's Parties


Friday, May 26, 2017

FOTD: Darling Girl




I placed my first Darling Girl order, and I am so impressed with what I got. Here is a look using some of the new goodies in my order and another new love from Sugarpill. 

Eyes:
Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion
Pumpking and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Touched By Taboo
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Pools of Passion
Darling Girl eyeshadow inSweet Surrender
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Basket Case
Notoriously Morbid eyeshadow in Bloody Awful Poet
Nyx Faux White Eyeliner in White Smoke
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Brows:
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Wicked Ways

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair
Pumpkin and poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Darling Girl Soft Focus Blush in Aloha

Lips:
Sugarpill Pretty Poison Lipstick in U4EA

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rolling Project Pan


Since I promote for two indie brands and generally am just a fickle person, I have always found it really hard to stick to project pans. However, I have seen on Instagram where people are doing these rolling projects, and I think I can be successful at something like this. I have accepted that I will always have an abundance of loose eyeshadows and loose and pressed powders of various kinds, but I do tend to get stressed out about cream and liquid products sitting in my collection as they do go bad pretty quickly. I chose the products pictured above, because I am fairly confident that I will be able to use them and then move on to another product of a similar kind. I kept it down to four products so that I don't overwhelm myself and set myself up for failure and since I also have to still be able to use other products in order to promote for Notoriously Morbid and Brija. I'm not entirely sure how I want to do updates, but I am thinking I will just update when the product is gone and show what I am replacing it with. 

Products Pictured:
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre (I have a million brow bone highlights, and I need to start getting through them)
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Becca Beach Tint in Guava

FOTD: Swamp Princess



Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
Brija Adhesive Eye Wax
(All shadows are NM)
So Goes My Nation
So Pure
Rayne Brings Ripper
Neutered
Zinthos
Sally's Song
Bloody Awful Poet
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kiss Demi Wispies

Brows:
Notoriously Morbid eyeshadow in Swamp of Sadness

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Jane Iredale BB Cream in BB1 + Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Necromancy
Notoriously Morbid highlight in Crybaby
Notoriously Morbid blush in Music Box

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in Night Divine

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Products I've Hit Pan On

I'm going to start a little rolling project pan soon, but I wanted to show you the things in my collection that I've hit pan on for a bit of fun first. I promote for two different brands and am a fickle person in general so, for me to hit pan on anything means I've really enjoyed it. 


Products pictured:
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Brija Adhesive Eye Wax
Sugarpill eyeshadows in Mochi, Velocity, and Acid Berry
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shark Bait

Monday, May 22, 2017

FOTD: Toddler Mom



I had somewhere to be today and no time to get ready while a small version of myself ran around throwing things. I used some of my staple products from Brija that I always know will look good while being fast to apply. Definitely a Mom makeup kind of day.

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows are Brija)
Bachelor Watson
Glorious Morning Magic
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Brows:
Brija eyeshadow in Live For A Minute

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Brija cream blush in Poise
Brija cream highlight in You're The One That I Want

Lips:
Brija Organic Lip Jelly in Hopelessly Devoted

Saturday, May 20, 2017

FOTD: May Vanishing Cabinet (Evil Dead Themed)

This month's Vanishing Cabinet from Notoriously Morbid features four eyeshadows and one Mystic Matte based on The Evil Dead series starring Bruce Campbell. 



Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
Notoriously Morbid Shadow Bind
(all shadows are Notoriously Morbid)
It's The White Hats
Evil Ash
Hail To The King, Baby
Groovy
Gimme Some Sugar
Bloody Awful Poet
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Post Punk
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kiss Demi Wispies

Brows:
Nyx Retractable eyeliner in Gypsy Blue
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shark Bait

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Giant
Notoriously Morbid Highlight in Whitelighter Witch

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in This Is My Boomstick!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FOTD: Very Simple



I went very minimal today due to lack of time and heat. This is the kind of look I go for when I'm in a hurry and/or I don't want a lot on my face since I live in the seventh circle of hell. 

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Eyeshadow Primer
Physician's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Colourpop Creme Gel Colour in Prance
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Brows:
Makeup Geek eyeshadows in Neptune and Shark Bait

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
100% Pure blush in Peach

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in Soothsayer

Monday, May 15, 2017

Recent Empties

Since I stopped making videos for YouTube several months ago, I have missed talking about products. I thought I'd return to my roots in the beauty world and start doing small posts about empties and favorites here and there so that I am still able to share my thoughts on things I use. One good thing about doing this blog style is that it's much harder to ramble =P 


So, here are the things I used up in the last couple weeks. I'll start with the Quinoa Sensitive Super Gentle Face Wash from Pacifica. This is the second tube of this product I have used, and I will probably go back to it in the future after I've tried some other things I've had my eye on. It's a very simple cleanser with a very slight, pleasant scent that I love for my second cleanse after makeup removal. It makes me feel like my face is clean without stripping my skin so, I know I can always go back to it if I'm having skin problems or just in general. 

The Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect is also something I have purchased at least a couple of times. It gives a similar effect as the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara without the hefty price tag and doesn't fall all over my face while I'm applying it like the Too Faced mascara does. It gives great length and volume and doesn't smudge on me while still being easy to remove. The only fault I've found is that it does get dry and thick before I'm able to use the entire tube and then begins to make my lashes clumpy. However, at that price point(around $5), this is a mascara I can always go pick up at my local Ulta knowing it will give me the results I want. 

My last empty for this go around is probably the most inexpensive mascara I have ever purchased, and I am very impressed with it. The Wet N Wild Megalength mascara will run you around $3 at Walmart, and delivers in the length department. It's a great mascara to wear when you're not wearing a lot of eyeliner and also works really well to layer over mascaras like the one I discussed previously, as it separates on top of adding length. The wand makes it easy to apply on the lower lashes, but it can be a little stabby on the upper waterline if you aren't mindful of your application. It doesn't smudge, is easy to remove, and is an amazingly affordable option. I will definitely repurchase. 

I hope you found this helpful and that you have an amazing week!

FOTD: Lagoon






I used some of the new Brija Cosmetics spring collection today and played around with the lip mixer for the first time. I mixed Explore and Jungle Vibes (which are not lip safe I'm a rebel) for the first lip option and did a more wearable option with Vicious Trollop and Hit By A Deer Cream Wand Lipsticks. 

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows are Brija)
Coconut Water
Explore
Jungle Vibes
Pure Vida
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Post Punk
Nyx Slide on eyeliner in Jet Black
Physician's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kiss Demi Wispies

Brows:
Brija eyeshadow in Grumpy Concierge

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Brija cream highlight in You're The One That I Want
Brija blush in Abstract

Lips:
(also all Brija)
Blue lips=Color Mixer+Explore and Jungle Vibes eyeshadows
Neutral lips=Hit By A Deer+Vicious Trollop Cream Wand Lipsticks



Friday, May 12, 2017

FOTD: I've had it



This is the look I created after I had to completely scrap another look. I love how this look came out, but it was a bad makeup day. We all have them no matter what skill level we are at. Sometimes you just have to wash your face and try again.

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eye Primer
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Acidberry
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity 
Makeup Geek Sparkler in Milky Way
Nyx Faux White eyeliner in White Smoke
Nyx Slide On eyeliner in Jet Black
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect

Brows:
Kat Von D eyeshadow in Dope

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light

Lips:
Red Apple Lipstick lipstick in Oh My Guava
Brija Organic Cream Wand Lipstick in Hit By a Deer

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

FOTD: Casual Beetlejuice?




Casual Beetlejuice, maybe?

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows are from NM)
It's The White Hats
Curds and Whey
Mr. Library
Siren Song (GWP)
Creepy Green Light
Bloody Awful Poet
Nyx Slide on eyeliner in Jet Black
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect

Brows:
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shark Bait

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Necromancy
Notoriously Morbid highlight in I Thought I'd Seen a Ghost
Notoriously Morbid blush Music Box

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid mystic matte in Necropolis
Notoriously Morbid Changeling Top Coat in Leshy

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FOTD: Pastels, Liner, Lashes



Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows from the Kat Von D Pastel Palette)
Meow
Dope
Star 
Clementine
Doom 
Gloom
Physician's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Ardell Demi 120 Lashes 

Brows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Necromancy
Teri Miyahira Dew Drops in Calm
100% Pure blush in Peach

Lips:
Brija Organic Lipstick in Upstage
Brija Organic Cream Wand Lipstick in Hit By A Deer


Monday, May 8, 2017

FOTD: The Usual



Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows are Fyrinnae)
Marshmallow Puffs
Agenda
Conjured Tempest
Zanzibar
Aye, Captain
Physican's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Kiss Full Bloom lashes in Camellias 

Brows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory 
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral 
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid Contour Powder in Necromancy
Teri Miyahira Dew Drops in Calm
Pumpkin and Poppy blush in Fire Dance 

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in Moon Child
Notoriously Morbid Changeling Top Coat in Touch of Magic

Saturday, May 6, 2017

FOTD: Simple Lime Green and Blue



Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Louvre
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Acid Berry
Kat Von D eyeshadow in Gloom
Nyx Liquid Suede lipstick in Blue Jeans
Nyx lip liner in Blue Jeans
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect

Brows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer 
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Notoriously Morbid Changeling Top Coat in Siren
100% Pure blush in Peach

Lips:
Brija Organic Lipstick in Unfortunate Souls
Brija Organic Cream Wand Lipstick in Hit By A Deer

Thursday, May 4, 2017

FOTD: Soft Drag



Can you tell I've been watching a shit ton of RuPaul's Drag Race? Also, big shout out to Kitty Snack. She foiled a Makeup Geek Sparkler with The All Natural Face Fix It spray in a recent video, and it is the BEST way to use them. It cuts way down on the mess and makes them much easier to apply. P.S. I fixed how my lashes weren't blended. It's fine =P

Eyes:
Kaat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
Kat Von D eyeshadow in Skull
Kat Von D eyeshadow in Doom
Kat Von D eyeshadow in Dope
Makeup Geek Sparkler in Milky Way
Makeup Geek Sparkler in Supernova
Physician's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Post Punk
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Kiss Full Bloom lashes in Camellias

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Jane Iredale BB Cream in BB1+Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Necromancy
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Pearl
Pumpkin and Poppy blush in Fire Dance

Lips:
Makeup Monsters liquid lipstick in Wolfsbane


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

FOTD: Jungle Sunset



Three of these colors are new from the Jungle spring collection, which will release this Friday, May 5th. These shades are beautiful and vibrant with lovely duochrome. You can use the code ANDREA10 for 10% off. Also, you need the lip color from the Grease collection. 

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer
(all shadows are from Brija)
A Film By Kirk
Know It, Don't Blow It
There Are Worse Things I Could Do
Paradise
Purple Sunset
Banana Bunch
Physican's Formula pen eyeliner in Ultra Black
Nyx Slide on pencil in Jet Black
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Kiss Blooming Lash Camellias (These are SOOO pretty and comfortable)

Brows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Brija cream highlight in You're The One That I Want
Brija cream blush in My Girl

Lips:
Brija Organic Lip Jelly in Hopelessly Devoted



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

FOTD: Bio-hazardous Mermaid




Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer 
(all shadows are NM)
So Goes My Nation
Under Controlled Circumstances
Rayne Brings Ripper
Neutered 
Ice Man
Crybaby Highlight
Satan in Heels
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Post Punk
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara
Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral 
Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy Foundation in Clearly Pearl
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Notoriously Morbid contour powder in Necromancy
Notoriously Morbid highlight in Crybaby
Notoriously Morbid blush in Music Box

Lips:
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in Ritual
Notoriously Morbid Changeling Top Coat in Touch of Magic

Monday, May 1, 2017

FOTD: Pastel Smokey Eye




If it's possible to do a smokey eye with pastels, this is it. I love this Pastel Goth palette more and more every time I use it.

Eyes:
Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer in White Out
Brija Power Eyeshadow Primer 
(all eyeshadows are from the Kat Von D Pastel Goth Palette)
Skull 
Doom
Gloom
Dope
Skull+Dope=stunning lavender in the inner corner
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Post Punk
Essence Lash Princess Mascara in False Lash Effect
Wet N Wild Megalength Mascara

Brows:
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity

Face:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle The Ivory
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
Pumpkin and Poppy cream bronzer in Natalie
Becca Beach Tint in Guava
100% Pure blush in Peach
Notoriously Morbid highlight in Crybaby

Lips:
Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Honey Kiss