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Makeup With a Big-A$$ Price Tag That’s Worth Busting Open Your Piggy Bank For

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As I wrap up testing out Subculture (literally have been trying that baby all week), I thought I would share with you pricy products that I really enjoy.  Some products, I look at and immediately regret shelling out the cash for.  However, there are several products in my collection that I paid a pretty penny for, and I find them to be totally worth it, and most of them worthy of re-purchasing.

I love drugstore products so much, but, some makeup is just worth spending a little bit more money on.  Quick disclaimer, there are several Marc Jacobs beauty products.  In my opinion, it is a luxury brand that’s worth the money.  Sorry for the repetition, but I truly enjoy them. That’ll be discussed below.  Here are some of my favorite high end products that I don’t regret purchasing!

I first want to touch upon a contour duo.  I prefer duos to kits, as I feel contour kits are not super useful for most people.  At most, I only use one of two contour shades.  I just feel as though duos are much more practical.  My favorite contour duo is the Marc Jacobs #Instamarc powder.  First off the colors are perfect.  The yellow is typically the only highlight shade in a contour kit that I actually use, as it really brightens up the under eyes.  I absolutely love the bronzer shade in this duo.  It’s extremely neutral.  When a color is too cool, it can appear muddy, but if a contour is too warm, it doesn’t create a shadow on the face.  I think this color is perfect for a natural, light contour.  This is a product I use in an everyday, low key makeup situation. In addition, these powders are super finely milled and are creamy when applied.  Although $49.00 is a bit much, I truly believe this product is worth it.  This was a birthday present to myself last year and I am so happy I purchased it.

Another product I love is the Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation.  This is a product I usually only for going out or special occasions.  This is a super full coverage foundation.  Four small drops is all you need.  This is too full coverage for my day to day routine, as I prefer a very light base on a normal basis.  However, I really love this for full glam.  While the price is $55.00 (eek!), I think this is worth it (but you best believe your girl went into Sephora to get color matched).  You don’t use this product up quickly as it covers a great deal.  I also snagged mine when I had a $20.00 off coupon so it helped ease my wallet’s pain.

I also adore the Hourglass ambient lighting palette.  This retails for $62.00.  I had my eye on this for ages, and decided to pick it up when I had a gift card.  I love this face palette for two reasons.  I love the shade Dim Light (far left) for setting the whole face when I don’t need long wear coverage.  It gives the skin such a glowy effect and is truly beautiful.  I use the other two shades as a highlight and bronzer for days where I don’t wear foundation and want a simple makeup look.  These powders are so finely milled and apply to the face to easily.  If you don’t want a full palette I recommend picking up one of the full sized palettes.  They’re truly great quality, and I want to try the blushes and bronzers so badly.

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The Laura Mercier translucent setting powder if a cult classic.  There is definitely a good reason for that.  On the daily, I’ve been using the Koty air-spun powder for setting my under eye area.  It’s not my favorite, and is not cruelty free so I will not be re-purchasing. That powder has nothing on Laura.  The Laura Mercier is just so much softer.  I find that my skin never looks cakey when I use this powder.  I also only use it for my under eyes, as mentioned, so it doesn’t run out super quickly.  It feels and looks great on the skin.

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I also swear by Becca Highlights.  You can see my comparison and collection here.  These highlights give an intense glow.  However, with the Anastasia glow kits (check out that comparison here), I feel like they leave more of a stripe on the cheek bone.  I don’t get that effect with my Becca highlighters.  They are just a tad bit more natural.

If I had to pick one palette to use for the rest of my life, it would be the Anastasia Modern Renaissance.  First off, as a warm toned lover, the colors are to die for.  But the real reason to love this palette is for it’s formula.  I love a more powdery shadow, and these certainly fit that category.  They are pigmented, blendable, and pretty much a dream.  Everyone, even cool toned lovers should pick this baby up.  Honestly, there are a million reviews on this palette but I totally recommend shelling out the $42.00 and trying it for yourself.

One more Marc Jacobs product (whoops)!  I only own minis of the Marc Jacobs lipsticks, but they are amazing.  I purchased the Christmas set that contained five of them last season, and they do not disappoint.  The formula is extremely creamy, applies smoothly, and is opaque.  No matter whether you are using a nude or a deep, vampy shade, the colors do not apply in a patchy manner.  These are worth it in my book.

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Finally, for brows, I could not live without Anastasia Beverly Hills.  My brow routine for daily makeup in typically a brow powder for the tail end, and Brow Wiz in the front.  For the nighttime, I switch my powder with dip brow.  I certainly use other powders, but I just feel as though the Anastasia applies smoothly, and is very soft.  The dip brow is an awesome pomade for really taking your brows to the next level.  Finally, Brow Wiz applies so naturally, and can be used totally on its own as well.  Honestly, I have other brow powders and products, but I just don’t feel that they compare to ABH.
Do you guys feel like some things are just worth the extra money?  Or do you stick to affordable options?  I personally need a good mix of both!  Keep an eye out for a post about my favorite affordable options!

Until next time,

xoxox

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Colourpop Haul – New Releases!

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Hey guys!

I’ve been working on some longer posts (Subculture and favorite high end products), but they’ve been taking me a little longer than expected.  I want to make sure I give a thorough review.

Anyways, I put in a Colourpop order at the end of July.  It was super delayed but it finally came today.  This will not be a full review or anything as I’ve only swatched these products.  However, I thought I’d show you guys some of the new releases.  We shall see if they make it into my favorites for the month!

First off I grabbed their new “No Filter” concealer.  When I heard they were releasing concealers, I was thrilled.  Several of my favorite drug store concealers are not cruelty free, so I’ve been looking for an affordable option.  I have heard good things about these, but also that they oxidize.  I grabbed the shade fair neutral, so I’m hoping it works.  If it’s too deep, I don’t mind spending an extra $6.00 if the product is good!

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I also picked up a pressed powder highlight in “Ruffle My Feathers.”  The yellow gold shade is right up my alley.  I enjoy their powdered duos, but those highlights were not poppin.  This one, at least the swatch, is way more promising.

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In addition, I bought the pressed powder bronzer in “CA Dreaming.”  This is a warm toned bronzer and I cannot wait to try it out.  I am so excited that the brand has released pressed powders.  I couldn’t get into the supershock face formula.  The other cool thing is that these powders go for $8.00 in the compact, or you can save a buck and grab just a pan.  If you love creating your own palette than this will be great for you!

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For an older product, I grabbed the eyebrow pencil in “Blondie.”  I had purchased this formula before but I bought a shade that was way too warm.  This one will hopefully work better for my brows.  I am excited to have a cheaper alternative to my Anastasia Brow Wiz.

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Finally, I grabbed my first Colourpop eyeliner.  I have been really into using different liners on my waterline.  I love a nude or white for the day, and for more intense looks, I’ve been loving burgundy and black.  So, for the day, I picked up “HoneyDude.”  I hope this formula works out!  I think the color is perfected I can’t wait to try it.  For five dollars, if this is a good formula, I will defiantly pick up more colors.

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Do you guys like Colourpop?  I’m obsessed, they are certainly one of my favorite brands!  I want to grab the pressed shadow palette and highlight palette!  Also, cannot wait for them to hit Sephora this November!!  What’s your favorite product from them?

Until next time!

xoxox

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Quick Update!

I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on Monograms and Makeup!

First off, there have recently been a lot of posts about high end brands on my blog.  That’s because I love high end.  Howeverrrrrrr, I absolutely love affordable and drug store options too!  So, stay tuned, because there are going to be counter-parts to these posts.  There will be definitely be more variety coming up.

Secondly, I have also been doing a lot of hauls (that are about to go up).  First off, I had a moment of weakness for my wallet and made a few orders.  I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I bought!  I personally love watching haul videos and seeing what’s new.  Furthermore, I want to start doing monthly favorites.  I was thinking it may good to post hauls as well so that you guys can see if any new products will make the favorites club!

Third, I am wicked excited to say that I finally signed up for BoxyCharm, which is the only subscription service I’ve been truly interested in.  So, I will be doing monthly unboxings.  However, I am currently on the waiting list.  I’m hoping to get the September box if I can’t get the August!

Lastly, keep your eyes open for some new posts in the upcoming weeks:

  • Favorite Going Out Makeup
  • Affordable Skin Care
  • Several Lip Swatch Comparisons (MAC and Colourpop)
  • Subculture Palette Review
  • Cheap Makeup Storage

Until next time!

xoxox

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Anastasia Glow Kit Comparisons 

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Although I have quite the highlighter collection, some of my favorites come from the Anastasia Glow Kits.  For $40.00 a pop, you’re getting four or six good sized highlights.  There are countless options.

I own six of them currently.  I have “Gleam”, “That Glow”, “Sun Dipped”, “Sweets”, “Moonchild”, and the Nicole Guerriero.  While I won’t take this this post to talk about each shade individually, I will show you swatches and give you some quick thoughts on the kit over all.  Some are easily available and some you may have to search online for, but hopefully you will be able to see what kit may fit your needs the best.

These highlights are not for the faint of heart.  These are not your “glow from within” kind of products.  But, if you like a wham bam in your face glow, you need to snatch up one (or all) of these babies up pronto!

“Gleam”

Hard Candy, Mimosa, Starburst, Crushed Pearl

This was my first kit.  If you love pink tones this will be right up your alley.

“That Glow”

Sunburst, Golden Bronze, Bubbly, Dripping In Gold

This is kind of the plain Jane one to me.  Beautiful and the quality is amazing as always, but kind of boring.

“Sun Dipped”

Bronzed, Summer, Tourmaline, Moonstone

This is of course perfect for the Summer, and may be suited more for deeper skin tones.

“Sweets”

Marshmallow, Sassy Grape, Butterscotch, Taffy

This is a more natural way to play with color, and bring a little fun into your routine.

“Moonchild”

Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe, Pink Heart, Lucky Clover, Blue Moon

This is my favorite kit.  I love layering it with a white or gold highlight.

“Nicole Guerriero”

Kitty Kat, Forever Young, Daydream, Forever Lit, Glo Getter, 143

This is my least favorite kit.  While I adore the color scheme the formula seems a bit different and a little chunky.

Do you have a favorite kit?  Or, do you feel like highlighters all look pretty similar?

Until next time!

xoxox

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Jaclyn Hill Palette – Worth the Hype?

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I’m going to start this post with a few disclaimers:

1.) Yes – I’m aware of the hype surrounding this palette.

2.) Some people think Youtuber collaborations are never good – I will be shortly posting a whole article on this topic.  I am a fan of Jaclyn but if the palette wasn’t great, I’d let you know!

3.) While I am a fan of Morphe, they’re not my number one brand.  I love the palettes I own but I would never go as far to call them my favorite.

Now that those are out of the way, I’m just going to say I am IN LOVE with this palette.  First of all, the packaging is beautiful.  While white packaging obviously gets trashed pretty quickly, I kind of love it.  It reminds my of my Lorac Mega Pro 3.  I personally love when my palettes look used, as it seems like they are loved.

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The palette is currently sold out, however it will be re-stocked.  I waited for about thirty minutes to check out when purchasing during the launch, it sold out in about forty minutes. It retails for $38.00 and you can always find Morphe affiliate codes (and of course Jaclyn’s) all over Youtube if you want to save some money.

The actual color layout of this palette is phenomenal.  First of all you have a ton of warm tones.  I live for a warm eye and this palette doesn’t disappoint.  However, there are pops of purple and teal that are beautiful.  I feel like you have almost everything in this palette : warms, cools, pops of color and smokey tones.  My one complaint is that for my fair skin, there is no good cream or white shade to set down my primer.  Nevertheless, I have enough shadows in my collection to use in conjunction, or I can always use a setting powder.

Now for the actual formulation.  This took Jaclyn two years to create.  Each shade was formulated differently.  I personally think it shows.  The mattes are super blend-able as well as pigmented.  What I’m even more impressed with is the pigmentation of the metallics.  I typically enjoy Morphe’s shimmers over their mattes, but I feel like these metallics are even superior to their typical shadows. I used the bright teal the other day and did not need to apply a setting spray at all to wet the brush.  The eye appeared foiled without being wet.  You will be able to see in my swatches just how concentrated and pigmented the shadows are.  I will also add that the mattes perform better than they swatch!

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These will be swatched from left to right, seven across for five rows!

Enlight, Beam, Silk Creme, M.F.E.O, Faint, Sissy, Little Lady

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Creamsicle, Butter, Pooter, Pukey, Hunts, Firework, Queen

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Obsessed, S.B.N, Hillster, Roxanne, Jacz, Buns, Cranapple

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Royalty, Twerk, Hustle, Meeks, 24/7, Chip, Mocha

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Pool Party, Jada, Diva, Enchanted, Central Park, Soda Pop, Abyss

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I also included a side by side comparison of the Jaclyn Hill palette and the 35OM as some people have voiced that they felt it was basically a copy of the 35O (I don’t own the original to compare it to, only the matte version).  I personally feel as though they are both pretty different!

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I totally recommend this palette and I hope you can get your hands on it!

Until next time!

xoxox

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Going Cruelty Free

I’ve decided that in 2017, I will be transitioning my collection to cruelty free.  I feel that recently, there have been several Youtube channels focusing on cruelty free makeup and I’ve been inspired.

While researching, I’ve realized that a great amount of my collection is already cruelty free.  My plan for this transition is not to trash non-cruelty free items.  As someone who has purchased most everything in my collection, I’m not going to chuck out a NARS blush.  However, I have gone through and tagged these items with stickers, so I can remember which brands not to purchase from.

Cruelty free can be tricky sometimes, as parent companies may test, but the actual company does not.   In several cases, companies only test where it is required by law (ei China). I will personally still be purchasing from companies that are cruelty free, even if the parent company is not.  To me, if a parent company sees that their cruelty free businesses are doing better than the ones that animal test, perhaps they will change their testing policies.

While most of my favorite brands are cruelty free, there will be some products I will miss dearly.  Here’s a list of my products I will be missing the most.

1.) NARS : I will miss the NARS radiant creamy concealer so much.  It was the first high end concealer I had purchased and I loved it.  However, I do love Tarte Shape Tape and Urban Decay’s Naked Skin, so I shall survive.  Also, NARS Orgasm.  I have a bunch of Super Orgasm left, but the OG has been used heavily.  Yet, The Balm’s Hot Mamma, is a pretty spot on dupe, and this gives me an excuse to finally pick up Milani’s Luminoso.  It’s upsetting to give up NARS, but the fact that it did have cruelty free status and then just ditched really bothers me.

2.) Rimmel :Rimmel’s stay matte powder.  How many of these have I been through?  I have other powders I use but this has always been my go to translucent powder.  RIP to Rimmel.

3.) Maybelline : Age.  Rewind.  Concealer.  I freaking love this concealer.  It blends out so nicely, and is perfect for under the eyes.  However, the NYX HD is a nice drugstore option.

4.) MAC : Just everything MAC.  Their lipsticks are my favorite formula, and I wanted to repurchase their mineralized concealer.  The lipsticks will be my Achilles heal.  I believe I have fifteen or twenty, and it’s not like I should run out too soon, but I will mourn when I run out of Snob. While I love Fix Plus, Mario Badescu facial sprays work just as well.  MAC was one of the first high end brands I tried and I’m hoping I can find something to fill the void.

Honestly, it just doesn’t make sense for me to chuck the makeup I already own.  But, I will no longer be purchasing from companies who test on animals.  It’s 2017, and several other companies have clearly figured out a better way.

Remember, every company is different, and their aminal testing policies can be found on their websites!

Until next time!

xoxo

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I’m back…and hopefully for good!

Hello everyone!

I feel like I’ve written this same post a million times.  I always have good intentions to religiously keep up with blogging, but life gets in the way.

When I was in high school, I started watching Youtube videos, and began to get into makeup.  Over the next few years, I expanded my collection, and also my knowledge.  Looking back at the original posts in this blog, I feel as though I have a much better basis and understanding of the makeup world.

In addition, as my own personal beauty knowledge has changed, so has the beauty community in general.  It seems like there are so many influencers based in California.  While I absolutely love watching these Youtubers, I want to bring an East Coast perspective to the beauty world.

Now that I’m done with school and studying, I have been thinking about blogging quite often.   I’m really going to try to keep this blog going.  I hope to post new content a few times a week.  Wish me luck!

xoxox

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Benefit’s “Cheeky Sweet Spot Set” (Christmas in July?)

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Hello all!

I’ve been obsessing over this stupid product for months.  And that product would be the Benefit “Cheeky Sweet Spot Set” featuring six of the company’s best selling powders.  Ugg.

I asked for it for Christmas, and alas, my Ulta did not carry it.  It was added onto Benefit’s sale a few weeks ago, and sold out.  I was heartbroken.  But then, it came back, and I jumped on the opportunity to purchase.  For $30.00, I was able to get “Hoola”, “Dandelion”, “Bella Bamba”, “Coralista”, “Rockatuer”, and “Sugarbomb” (which I had already owned in a full size).  But, if you haven’t noticed, I’m a total hoarder, and this was the perfect way to collect some of the Benefit blushes.  While they’re not full size, they are more than half sized, and really, that’s all I need.  It also came with a small version of “Watts Up” highlighter, as well as one of their signature brushes.

These powders all range in the amount of product you receive, just like their full size counter parts.  But, these babies are still over half the size of a full sized product.  So, you can get over half of six of these powders for the price of one full sized one.  I think it’s a great deal.

From Benefit’s boxed powder line, I curently own “Georgia” (a discontinued all over powder), “Dallas” (a dusty rose bronzer which I personally use for a blush), and “Sugarbomb” (which comes in this set as well).  So, now that I’ve purchased this set, I only need “Hervana” (andddd if I can work a miracle aka pay a ridiculous price on Ebay, hopefully I can own Throbb too), to complete my collection.  This set has really helped my blush collection out (not that I needed it).

I wanted to tak about the powders individually, as well as the packaging and how I switched it up.

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“Hoola” : I have been dying to try “Hoola” recently, since I’m in my bronzer phase (obsession) at the moment.  I’m not a huge fan of warmer toned bronzers, so I’m super excited for this.  I haven’t tried this on my face yet, but it swatches really nice and it’s not too dark (aka it will work for contouring and not make you look like a Skeleton).  This is a matte bronzer which is perfect for countouring.  So far I love the look of this product.

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“Dandelion” : This is probably the powder I was least excited for.  It’s a very pretty soft pink.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice color, but I don’t think I would want to pay the $28.00 for the full sized product.  This is probably the most dupable color from the lot.  Nevertheless, it’s a nice shade of pink and I will for sure be using it when I do a bolder lip or eye.  It’s nice, I just personally do not think it’s anything special.

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“Bella Bamba” : This powder was probably one of the ones I wanted the most.  Recently, this blush has been disappearing from stores and I feared I would not be able to add it to my collection.  Luckily, I was able to obtain this baby.  It’s a watermelon toned pink, perfect for the Summer.  But I’ve read reveiws that this powder in the set is actually different from the single version.  So, I think I’m going to try to pick up the individual version of this as well before it’s hard to find.

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“Coralista” : This is the second blush that has a different tone than the original, and I will for sure be grabbing a single of this one at some point as well.  The individual blush is supposed to be a bit more pink.  However, the powder that comes in this set is more orange.  I actually really enjoy this shade.  I don’t have many true coral colors in my blush collection, so this is a nice edition.  Since “Coralista” is one of Benefit’s most popular shades, I’d assume they made a color change on purpose, so that people wouldn’t have duplicates.  I really am pleased with the shade in this set!

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“Rockateaur” : I was also so excited for this blush.  “Rockateaur” is a rose gold color and it is stunning.  I’m sort of biased, as rose gold anything is my favorite.  But this is such a pretty color.  I feel like this will be great for all seasons, especially for going out looks. This is a huge hit.

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“Sugarbomb” : This was actually the only powder I had previously owned, and I absolutely love it.  This blush is not super pigmented, but it gives a nice flushed look.  That’s the only way one can describe this blush; it’s not pink, orange, or brown, just flushed.  I love wearing this shade with a bolder eye or lip, it’s so pretty!

“Watts Up”: I actually had already owned another mini version of this cream highlighter as well.  I normally hate cream products, but this looks super natural while being shimmery.  It’s not too shiny, but not without any glitter either, which I love!

Packaging: So the one downside to this set is that the packaging is a no go.  This literally comes in a cookie tin.  While the tin is really cute (and I kept it for decoration), it is bulky and clunky.  This was not ideal for traveling to and from school.  So, I took the plunge and bought a Z-palette.

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I’m really weird about Z-palettes.  Like it also stresses me out when people mix different brands in their Z-palettes.  But, since this would only be Benefit products, I decided to depot my blushes.  The empty palette cost about $20.00, but it’s great quality and I’m really pleased with it.  I totally think it’s worth it.

De-potting: The only other things I have depotted have been MAC products and let me tell you, those are a pain.  But these blushes, easy-peasy.  I just ripped the foam part away from the blush pans, and twisted those suckers right off the pacakging.  Just don’t use a knife, you don’t need one and you may crack your powder.

I hope you guys enjoyed this little Christmas in July kind of review!

Until next time!!

xoxoxoxo

 

 

 

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Warning To My Sensitive Skin Girls!

Morning all!

Today I just wanted to quickly post a warning!

Recently I picked up a bunch of things at Walmart that I’ve heard nothing but great reviews about.  I was planning on doing a haul article, but I’ve decided to bunch them with some higher end things I still need to pick up for school, that way, I’d have time to truly test all these products out before I wrote about them.

But one thing I just felt compelled to update on : the Wet n’ Wild “Comfort Zone” eight pan pallete.

Everyone raves about this pallete, and for only five dollars, I had to pick it up.  But, after using it once, it will probably be peacing out of my collection.

I have super sensitive skin around my eyes, and once and a while, they’ll get red, itchy, etc. But now two days after trying this product out, my eye lids are swollen completly.  I don’t know if this is all Wet n’ Wild shadows or just this pallete, but I don’t want to find out!

I’m super bummed because there are great shades in this pallete!  But, I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone with sensitive skin out there, so you don’t meet the same fate I did!

Has any one else experienced this?  Or is it just me?  Let me know your experiences with Wet n’ Wild in the comments!

Hope this helps someone and you have better luck with Wet n’ Wild.

Until next time!!

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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Ulta Haul!!

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Today I went into Ulta to pick up a few essential drug store products before I head back to school, and naturally, I bought more than I anticipated (because I might actually be a hoarder) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.  The store was having some great sales, as well as buy one, get one for 50% off deals, so  I thought I’d share what I got, and my first impressions!  I’ll start off with my re-purchases, aka what I was actually supposed to get.

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Maybelline Baby Skin: This is by far one of my favorite primers, which was why I was re-purchasing.  This is a great primer that sells for an even better price.  It’s a bit similar to Porefessional by Benefit, but it’s clear.  I love this for days when I have a lighter makeup look.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Primer: So this is my kinda-sorta re-purchase.  I’ve been a huge fan of the Rimmel face primers for awhile, but this is a newer one for me.  Rather than being skin toned, which I typically purchase, this primer is white and matte.  It will be interesting to see how the matte works out for me.  So far, it swatched fairly well.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: Recently, I’ve been loving my air buffed BB creme by Too Faced, and wanted a new pressed powder to try with it.  This Rimmel one, in the color “transparent”, was on sale, and I figured I’d give it a go.  It swatches nicely, so if it seems to work well with my BB creme, we’ll have a winner!

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Rimmel Natural Bronzer: Surprise, surprise, this is another Rimmel product.  I’ve recently gotten into contouring, and have become interested (obsessed) with different bronzers and highlights.  I grabbed this Rimmel bronzer in the color “Sunshine” because it was also on sale.  I’ve seen Rimmel bronzers on “top drugstore bronzers” lists, so I figured I’d give it a go.  When I swatched it, I realized it’s definitely too warm for me to contour with, but I think it will be a really nice glow.  I’ll for sure be wearing this when I don’t contour and want a quicker makeup look.

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NYX High Definition Blush: Speaking of countouring, I was on the hunt for this NYX blush in the color “taupe.”  I’ve heard it’s a perfect contour color for fair skin.  So far in my personal current makeup collection, I don’t feel like I have great contour colors at this point, so I’m very excited to try this bad boy out.

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NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder: I’m a lowkey kind of makeup junkie, so I’m slowly moving into the eyebrow territory.  I figured I’d try a simple, cheaper powder.  I’ve worked with this a little bit and I really like it so far.  The wax gives your brows a nice hold without being stiff, and the powder gives a little definition.  When I get my brows done in a few weeks so they aren’t messy (aka heinous) anymore, I’ll be sure to play with this again.

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal: So I’m going to guestimate that the last time I purchased one of these babies, they had just been released.  As in I was still in high school and purchased colors like green and purple not knowing what the frig I was doing with makeup.  It’s safe to say I haven’t used these as a primer in probably, I don’t know, uh never.  But, I was getting sick of using a boring primer every single day.  When I saw this color, “Barely Branded”,  I figuered it would be great as an eyeshadow base.  I swatched this on my hand a while ago and it’s still vibrant and sticking, so I feel it will work great as a primer.  It also has a slighly pink undetone, which matches my skin tone fairly well.

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NYX Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Eyeshadow Palette: Ever since this palette came out I’ve been high key obsessing over it.  It’s only seven dollars, so I’m not sure why I never purchased it before, but today I finally did.  This just screams “going out on the town” at me.  I am dying to wear it out.  The red shadow scares me a little bit, but I’ll be playing with it!

I hope you guys enjoyed that, stay tuned at the end of July to see if any of these turn into favorite products!

Until next time!

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