My first Shiro order arrived yesterday, woohoo!
In Caitlin's Etsy shop, I chose the "Buy 15 baggies of your choice" and got 15% off, yay! Shipping was only $1.50, plus she sent me 2 free samples! All together I paid $14.25 for 17 samples, not bad at all. <3
I had a hard time choosing which colors to get, lemme tell you; since I was also ordering from BFTE at the same time, I tried to balance out my colors between the two. But enough of that boring stuff, on to the swatches!
(It was mid-afternoon by the time I got to swatching, and I was multitasking at the time, so the natural light from my window was growing dim. The pics look a little washed out as opposed to how they truly appeared, so I apologize. >.<")
First in natural light, then with flash:
(Click to view in detail!)
|I really wanted Dimitri so I was ecstatic to see it in my order for free! It turned out to be my fave of these 5 colors :)|
|Flash pic to show base shades/highlights/sparkles.|
|My other free sample was Link, which I also wanted :D|
|The colors are more complex than they show in pics, especially Kokiri Forest; it has gold and pink or copper sparks which set it apart from other greens I've seen. It's really pretty <3|
|Forgot to make the watermark transparent in this one..|
|I'm in love with Rattata, it's the perfect mostly-matte blue-purple I've been looking for!|
|Pretty shiny flash pic ;)|
|Flash to show the red in Ganondorf which is too complex to show up properly on camera, of course.|
My sister was watching me swatch and as I showed her the colors, she asked how Ratatta was different from BFTE Grape, so of course I had to show her!
|Rattata is matter and more blue. Porygon has more purple than Raspberry, which is a totally red-pink. I used a very concentrated amount of Raspberry for the swatch, so it appears way brighter than Porygon. I'm not a very good swatcher lol. :(|
|This was taken under a lamp; I wanted to see if I had any BFTE colors that were similar to Ganondorf. Nope!|
I love comparisons haha. Someday I really want to go through my whole collection and just compare shades/brands. <3
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