Month: December 2015

Urban Decay Vice4 Palette Now $39!

Urban Decay Vice4 Palette

After recently picking up the Gwen Stefani, Mega Pro Palette 2, Stardust and Tartelette palettes I told myself, “No more!” That’s it. Well until next year when I would allow myself to purchase the Tartelette in Bloom palette. But that’s besides the point. There was no way I was adding yet another eyeshadow palette to my collection this year. Or so I thought.

NARS Despair Cheek Palette Swatches

NARS Fantascene Despair Cheek Palette

A lot of brands went all out with their holiday collections this year but I think NARS took the cake. The makeup genius teamed up with the high-profile fashion photographer, Steven Klein, to create a limited edition collection filled with beautiful sets, palettes and more. There were a lot of tempting pieces (I mean a lot) but I really had my eye on the Despair Cheek Palette.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Haul & Swatches

Jeffree Star I'm Royalty, Blow Pony Velour Liquid Lipstick

Ahh Instagram hype. It’ll make you do some crazy things. Like want more liquid lipsticks than you could ever need for 2 lifetimes. I literally have liquid lipsticks coming out of my ears but curiosity still got the best of me after seeing tons of Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick posts everywhere. Everyone seems to be obsessed with them. Everyone.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits Now Available Online!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Are you ready to glow? Good ’cause this is the perfect time of year to stock up! Winter seems to literally suck the life out of skin so we all could use a little extra help keeping our complexion radiant and dewy all year round. Anastasia Beverly Hills seems to understand our struggle so she whipped up even more highlighters to glow up those cheeks and eyes.

There’s 2 new Glow Kits that are now available online and they feature 4 shimmering highlighters–not to be confused with Illuminators. Judging by the swatches, these seem to be a completely different formula. A bit more soft and natural. If you’re into highlighting and could use 4 more in your collection I recommend checking out the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits. You can order them for $40 here.

Laura Mercier Blush & Glow Radiant Face Trio Review

Laura Mercier Blush & Glow Radiant Face Trio

I’ve learned two important lessons this holiday season. First lesson, Sephora’s Holiday Reward Cards are really dangerous. I ended up getting almost everything that was on my list and I don’t even regret it. Second lesson, swatches can really be deceiving.

I knew well before the Holiday Reward Cards went out that I’d be using mine to finally order the beautiful Laura Mercier Blush & Glow Radiant Face Trio. It’s a gorgeous cheek palette with sophisticated abstract animal print packaging and 3 of Laura Mercier’s favorite products to bring warmth and color to the face for the perfect sunny glow all year round.

ColourPop Holiday Haul!

ColourPop StingRaye Ultra Matte Lipstick, Teeny Tiny Ultra Matte Lipstick, More Better Ultra Matte Lipstick, LAX Ultra Matte Lipstick, Guess Ultra Matte Lipstick, Best O Creme Gel Liner, Ho Ho Creme Gel Color, Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow

‘Cause the holiday season isn’t complete without at least one ColourPop order! If I had to choose my favorite beauty on a budget brand for the year it would hands down be ColourPop. From the shadows to the highlighters, the quality is always amazing and the products are oh so addictive. I’ve placed my fair share of orders from ColourPop this year but there was no way I was closing out 2015 without a bang.


NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 for Spring 2016

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 delivers soft matte perfection and protection. This oil-free formula delivers NARS’ signature natural-looking finish and shine control with the skincare benefits of an all-in-one treatment. NARS’ innovative Velvet Illusion Complex technology creates a soft focus effect with a soft touch feel. Transparent Blurring Powders instantly enhance the look of skin by helping to blur imperfections and even tone – naturally dimensional skin that doesn’t look flat, masked, or chalky.

The unique, spherical shape of the Transparent Blurring Powders compress like a cushion, delivering a velvety feel and superior comfort upon application. Rose Fruit Extract refines the appearance of pores and controls shine. This ultra-blendable skin tint glides on smooth delivering sheer-to-medium coverage that lasts comfortably throughout the day. From the lightest ivory to the deepest mahogany, an expertly refined range of 12 global shades offers soft matte coverage for every skintone. Instant perfection, at the ready. Charged with vitamins C, E and broad spectrum SPF 30.


MAC Faerie Whispers Collection Haul & Swatches

MAC Faerie Whispers Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder, Cheek Pollen Blush

Have you ever developed brand loyalty after getting into makeup? I kinda did. Once I felt I was getting the hang of things I thought it was time to upgrade from the drugstore stuff and start taking trips to the MAC counter. Then I got hooked. I found myself wanting to try every new product and grab something (or everything) from every new collection. Now, I like to branch out a little more and get to know other brands but MAC still catches my eye here and there.


Dior Glowing Gardens Collection for Spring 2016

Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 Collection

Spring collections already? Well alright then! I’m still catching up on all the holiday collections but brands are already heading into spring with beautiful new collections that are sure to hit my pockets. Dior seems to be the first out the gate with the limited edition Glowing Gardens Collection. It’s small yet powerfully tempting collection that features 2 highlighters, eyeshadow quints and polish too. We all know I don’t need anymore shadow and I can certainly live without buying another polish. But the highlighters? One is coming home with me!