Category: Swatches

Wet n Wild Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powder Review

Wet n Wild Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

If you know me, you know I live to glow all year round but I’m especially amped about achieving that golden goddess glow when spring and summer rolls around. I’ve been picking up quite a few high end highlighters lately including one of the Anastasia Beverly Hills famous Glow Kits but that still didn’t stop me from rushing to Walgreens to check out Wet n Wild’s new limited edition highlighters from their summer collection. The limited edition MegaGlo Highlighting Powders are so enchanting and crazy affordable ($5) that there’s no way a highlight junkie like myself could pass them up. A girl can never have too many highlighters, right?

ColourPop x Karrueche Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Review

ColourPop x Karrueche Collection

If you haven’t ordered any pieces from Karrueche’s ColourPop collection yet you are surely missing out because Ms. Karrueche showed up and showed up with her KaePop Collection. It’s actually really nice! There’s eyeshadows, bronzer and, of course, liquid lipsticks to help you channel your inner model Karrueche style. A while back, I ordered the Glo Up Super Shock Cheek Highlighter and all of her Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and couldn’t be more impressed with the shades and quality of her collection. I have to give it to Karrueche and ColourPop. This collection is hot!


PUR Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette Swatches

PUR Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette

One of the many good things about working at Ulta is that I get to work with brands that have never crossed my mind previously. PUR Minerals has been around for quite a few years but I’ve never paid them much attention because none of their products seemed to catch my attention. It wasn’t until PUR came out with their new cream highlighting palettes that I finally caught on to the magic of PUR and decided to give them a try. You know I can’t resist a good highlight!


3 Bold Pink Glosses for Spring

3 Bold Glosses for Spring: NARS Place Vendome Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, Ruby Kisses Lively Hot Pink Lip Lacquer, LORAC Vixen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

Spring is in full force with summer right around the corner so why not celebrate with some poppin’ pink lips? This is definitely the perfect time of year to bust out those bold pink lip glosses that have been chilling in your stash all fall and winter. Pull ’em out girl! In honor of Pink Wednesday, I decided it would be a good idea to share a little pink gloss inspiration for you to get in the pink mood and really bring in spring the right way. ‘Cause we all know spring is all about those bold pinks!

Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection Haul & Swatches

Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection

I usually have a love/hate relationship when it comes to limited edition drugstore collections because they’re often very enticing but oh so hard to find. However, it’s all love this time around when it comes to the new limited edition Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection. This collection turned out to be beautiful and easy to find. Win, win! I spotted a display at the first Walgreens I went to and immediately snatched up both of the highlighting powders and one of the liquid lipsticks. Part of me is dying to go back and grab more because the liquid lipsticks and cream highlighter sticks are still calling my name. The entire display was just so pretty!

NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Review

NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick

Lingerie looks sexy on the body and now NYX has found a way to make lingerie look sexy on the lips too. The new Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks are a seductive line of nude lipsticks in deep, sultry shades that aren’t your ordinary nude lipsticks. They’re a range of funky, sexy nudes that look great on light and dark complexions with a sexy edge that makes them irresistible to even the most natural nude lip lover. That’s why the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks have been consistently flying off the shelves at Ulta months after their release.


Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara Review

Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara

Milani is my go to brand for a good affordable lipstick, gloss or liner but for some reason I’ve never really thought to try their mascaras. I was actually quite surprised when I visited their booth at Ipsy’s Generation Beauty LA and received the new Lash Trifecta Mascara instead of one of their dazzling lippies that we all know and love. I’m always up for trying new products from brands I love so I was curious to see if the Lash Trifecta Mascara would live up to Milani’s usual high quality standards. I’m pleased to report that it does!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

There’s been a lot of big, new things happening at in the Prestige department at Ulta. One of the most exciting, hands down, was the recent expansion of Anastasia Beverly Hills to include her entire professional line of cosmetics online and in stores. Cue the hallelujah chorus! Anastasia Beverly Hills has made a name for herself in the makeup industry as a celebrity brow expert but she recently expanded her empire to include contour kits, concealer, lipsticks and more. All of which were a Macy’s exclusive for the past year. I love Macy’s (especially the shoe department) as much as the next girl but I was not pleased with the bulk of Anastasia Beverly Hills products being exclusive there because there’s only one Macy’s with an Impulse cosmetics section near me and it’s almost an hour away. I’m all for making a trip for good makeup but there was no way I was willing to make a road trip just to swatch and check out the rest of her products. Sorry, Anastasia. We’re not that cool.


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

NYX Honeymoon Matte Lipstick + Intuition HD Blush

Happy hump day girlies! Spring is finally here so you know I’m all about adding an extra touch of pink here and there to brighten my face and my days even more. Nothing says spring like a fresh, natural pink lip and cheek combo to add a little flush of color and girly flair. Lately, I’ve been spending almost all my money in the Prestige department at Ulta but I recently came across some of my NYX goodies that were in need of a little love and perfect for a Pink Wednesday highlight.

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette Swatches

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Did I mention that Tarte has really been catching my eye lately? Every time I turn around, Tarte is coming up with something new to add to my ever expanding list. One of their latest releases is a limited edition blush palette for Summer 2016 featuring 4 blushes in Tarte’s iconic Amazonian Clay formula. The packaging looks a lot like my dear Tartelette in Bloom Palette with vibrant bursts of pink, purple and white which leaves me to believe it’s going to be a fabulous extension to my Tartelette Palettes for a full face look.