July 29, 2013

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box

Here is the other palette I got on hautelook, it was only $10 I couldn't pass it up. And it is now also on the UD website for the same price. I would like to say one thing about this website though, they take forever to ship. But when they did come after like 3 weeks they were in perfect condition. Anyway I bet all you want to see is what I think along with some swatches.
 This palette does come with a mini primer, but I think it's an old formula.
 I love the packaging, its velvety and has a silver almost sequin detailing.
 Inside is a mirror with little designs around it, two sponge applicators, and 9 lovely eyeshadows.

 Here is the colors and overview paper.
 Here are swatches without a primer, still very pigmented.
And here is with a primer, all are very amazing I only had a little trouble with zero.

Recommend? Again I would have to say I would. This is a palette mostly with bright shades but 1/3 is neutrals. If you are looking for satiny brights but don't know if you want to spend if you only like neutrals give it a go. They are all lovely and silky, and intensely pigmented.

July 26, 2013

Mini haul

I have been trying a lot of products this past week and I'd thought I'd post what new things I have been using. A few things I just got today but others I bought right after my last mini haul.
These are the two things I got at Bath&Body Works. A warm vanilla sugar lotion( It is amazing), and a stress relief eucalyptus tea sugar scrub.
 Here are the two random things, a new pack of maybelline clean express makeup remover cloths, and Biore deep cleansing pore strips.
 I am also almost out of foundation and thought I would try the new maybelline fit me shine-fee foundation in the lightest shade 110 porcelain. 
 I don't have many lipsticks( 6 before these and 2 were from last week), so I wanted to try a few new ones. I got maybelline vivids shocking coral (more magenta then coral), maybelline color whisper in coral ambition, revlon lip butter in pink lemonade, and NYC 2in1 lip color in the hot pinks.
 I got the elf lip stain since I wanted to try a inexpensive one and it is already dried out. 
 I also finally bought one of the stila lip glaze mini sets this one in flower power.
And lastly the neutrogena moisturesmooth color stick in juicy peach, and let me tell you so far I love it!

July 22, 2013

Urban Decay Mariposa Palette

A few weeks ago Urban Decay was on Hautelook and I decided to buy another two of their palettes. I purchased this one and the Deluxe Shadow Box palette. I bought mine for $12 but usually it is around $40, so checkout sales and things to see if you can get this palette, try not to pay full price.
 It comes in a metal case that is set in a cardboard holder with a butterfly print.
 On the back of the cardboard is an overview and color card, that is glued on.
 Opened up you can see that it has no mirror, 10 shades, and an eye brush that is not just foam.
 Here is an up-close of the shadows.
 Here are all the colors in natural lighting without flash.
And here it is with flash, this shows the colors better.

Recommend? Totally. These are amazing buttery true Urban Decay wonders. They swatched beautifully, none were powdery at all. All were very pigmented and gorgeous even without a primer. Plus you get a few bright shades along with your neutrals. I took this with me on vacation and it gave me all the shades that I needed other than a matte brown to fill in my brows.

July 15, 2013

Shopping Haul

This is going to be my first haul post, and I hope you enjoy! So I had only about 2 hours of shopping time while I was on vacation so I am going to show you what I got. The stores I purchased things at were ROSS, ULTA, and Sephora.

 Here is a picture of everything I got. I got a sea-foam colored dress that was $16, a high-low skirt that was $13, and a pair of dark blue jeans that were $10 at Ross.
 Here's everything I got at Sephora including the little samples. I got the Sephora Collection 8hr mattifying compact foundation ($22). An OCC lip tar in the shade Divine for my friend for her B-day( no review, and $18). A lovely gold Sephora Collection eye liner in girls night out ( $9). A Sephora lip liner in Pure Pinky ($5). Bite Beauty Lip Layers Duo Lipstick in Shiraz & Retsina ($12). OPI Sephora nail polish blasted in opal ($3). And finally the samples were of Marc Jacobs Honey, and Boscia Moisturizer.
 Here is what I got at Ulta, it was a spring beauty bag on sale for $5.99. I won't name all the contents since the original contents were all mixed up so I am not sure what was supposed to be in it. And some things I will be giving to my friend as well for her B-day.
Here are the other miscellaneous things I got. I purchased a Mundi Wallet in a gold shade($8.99) and another Nivea balm this one in Vitamin Swirl.


July 8, 2013

Sonia Kashuk- eye on neutral palette

So I was looking for an all matte eyeshadow palette and I found this one at my local target, and it is also available here. What annoys me the most is how expensive it is for a drugstore product, don't get me wrong it's still affordable, but it's $19.99! So that's the info on this product, and here is a review.

 Here is the outside packaging, and size relative to my hand( it's tiny).
 Opened up, here are all of the colors.
 There are swatches of the colors without a primer under.
 And those are the swatches with a primer.
 Here is an eye look I created with this palette.
I applied the middle color in the second row (or the pinky shade) all over the lid. Then I added one of the medium browns to the crease and blended it out. And when that was done I added the white to my brow bone. And of course added mascara.

Recommend? If you want an all matte palette that's not super expensive, go ahead and try it. I will warn you that to me it seems almost all the colors(or at least the browns) have a red undertone. I would also not recommend these for filling in brows, unless a red undertone works for you. They are pretty creamy and pigmented for a drugstore product, but they are a little less than they are worked up to be. If I were you I would save up and buy the one made buy TheBalm since you could probably count on that palette more than this one. 

July 1, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Inked in Pink

Today I have another review for you, and this time it's on the famous maybelline color tatoo! In case you don't know what these are they are a long wearing cream eyeshadow. Right now I only have one shade, but I plan on buying more. The shade I have is inked in pink!

 So this is what the packaging looks like...It's a basic glass jar like container with the name and color printed on. On one side is the lid, and turned over you can see the color through the glass.
 Opened up you can see that I have used this product a few times, in real life I have barely made a dent.
Here is the most accurate swatch taken in natural lighting, it is a lovely pale pinky shade with an almost satin finish.

Recommend? Yes! One day I wore it out shopping with my friends and I kept asking if it had creased and they kept telling me that it had not! I still do recommend setting it with an eyeshadow, or using it as an eyeshadow base since cream shadows do tend to crease faster.