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A Glimpse

NYX Baked Blush NYX Glam Eyeshadows NYX Baked Eyeshadows NYX Cream Blushes   Hello everyone! I am beyond thrilled to share a post and chat with all of you! With the holiday season in full swing my work has been electrically hectic as everyone was frantically shopping for Christmas. Time has been scarce, but as I approach the end of busy season I am settling myself back into a routine which means product testing, outfits, and more are in the works! I cannot describe how much I miss chatting with all of you. This posts kicks off the return of a more daily posting schedule! If you have any requests please share them! I love to know what all of you want to see. Here I am sharing a few NYX products I am testing out. I can already tell I am going to LOVE those baked eyeshadows! Until next time. Take care! Thank you to NYX Cosmetics for sending these products.  Advertisements

Small Haul and a Quick Update

Hello everyone! I hope your day is lovely. Today I wanted to share a small haul I have picked up recently as well as share some updates over the last couple of weeks. Lets dive into the post! Au Lait Bathing Milk The packaging drew me to the product initially. The simple glass  bottle with the minimalist print captured my attention immediately. I have had a chance to use it once for my foot soak and I enjoyed the rich lather and the fresh scent. I would have to use it a couple more times to truly evaluate my liking of it! Marc Jacob’s Lust for Lacquer I picked up this Marc Jacob’s beauty in 208 Truth or Dare since orchid shades usually draw me in. I love the high gloss finish if gives. I am still assessing how I feel about the overall longevity and quality of the product so keep an eye out! L’Eau De Chloe “My Little” I had been dying to try a small bottle of Chloe perfume after hearing several …

NYX Love in Paris Palette in “Let Them Eat Cake” Review

First row: Second Row: Third Row: Hello everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful day. I have been using the NYX Love in Paris palette in “Let Them Eat Cake” for quite a few weeks now. This palette retails for about $10 and can be purchased at Ulta or on the NYX website. The small, portable palette contains nine eyeshadows of varying textures ranging from mattes to shimmer finishes. The packaging is simple with a dainty bow clasp, no mirror, and houses a small sponge tip applicator. I have quickly grown fond of this palette for a soft, every day look. The feminine shades work wonderfully together and the hint of shimmer can add dimension to an otherwise simple look. Though I do not own the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, I feel this small compact mimics the rosey tones wonderfully and allows someone on a budget to accomplish a look similar to what the Naked 3 provides. The shades themselves I feel are easy to work with and lend themselves wonderfully especially for …

Five Makeup Products I’d Bring if I was Stranded on an Island!

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are absolutely wonderful today. One day I caught myself thinking if I were stunk on a deserted island what on earth would I bring?! I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you! Comment below with what five things you would bring!  1. Foundation A good foundation for me is a must. I love evening out the redness and pigmentation on my cheeks for a flawless yet natural finish. I cannot be without it on a deserted island since it can also double as concealer. My dark circles aren’t too bad…yet! The foundation shown is Revlon’s Colorstay Whipped Creme. I have been on the hunt for “the” foundation, but my skin hasn’t been cooperating. I’m testing this one out so we’ll see! 2. Blush Blush is a must for me! I love a soft flush on the cheeks; it can make you look so refreshed and awake. It can lift your bone structure and make your overall complexion perky! How could I not bring this …

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks Review

  Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be sharing yet another post with you. I have been playing with the new NYX High Voltage lipsticks that were recently released in their new product line up for spring. The collection showcases 22 creamy shades ranging from soft nudes to rich plums.  They are sold on the NYX website or at Ulta and retail for $6.00. Let’s begin the review! – Twisted – Twisted is a highly pigmented electric violet with cool undertones. It has a rich cream finish that feels comfortable on the lips. This daring shade is right up my alley! There is something about a purple lip that adds such an edgy yet feminine touch to any look. This particular lipstick delivers extremely well with pigmentation as it glides on effortlessly and with intense color.   – Flutter Kiss – Flutter kiss is a soft tawny pink with a hint of brown blended in. I am absolutely in love with this lipstick. It is a “my lips but better” shade on me and I find it absolutely perfect …

NYX Contour and Highlight Pro Palette Review

Hello everyone! I hope your day is lovely. I am thrilled to share today’s post! NYX recently reached out to me and sent me some goodies to review for all of you including their new Contour and Highlight Pro Palette. I had been eyeing contour palettes for quite some time and was overjoyed to have the opportunity to try a drugstore variety as opposed to the higher end options. This Highlight and Contour Pro Palette retails for $25 at Ulta or on the NYX website. It comes with eight shades in refillable pans; four highlight shades and four contour/bronzer shades with a variety of finishes ranging from matte to satin. The first highlight shade would work fantastically for paler complexions. It adds a wonderful glow with it’s shimmer finish, but does not emphasize pores. The second highlight shade has a slightly warmer undertone than the first one and a matte finish. It adds a wonderful glow when applied to the highest points of the face. I particularly love this shade on my light, olive skin tone. …

ColourPop Cosmetics Eyeshadow Review

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are wonderful today. After a hectic couple of weeks, I am happy to be back sharing yet another review post with all of you. A little over a month ago, I was gifted some goodies from ColourPop Cosmetics, a growing cosmetic brand based out of L.A., for my birthday and have been playing with them since. Let’s jump into the review! I placed an order for eight eyeshadows with varying finishes ranging from matte, metallic, and shimmer. This product has an incredibly unique formula; though they are powder the consistency feels creamy and smooth. They glide on the lid with such unbelievable ease, blend beautifully, and the pigmentation is unreal. For the $5.00 price tag these shades are a steal for any makeup enthusiast. For my oily eyelids I felt these lasted quite well without a primer, but a primer can increase the longevity. Application is best done with fingers since it packs the color on much more richly. A synthetic brush can be used especially for blending, but using …

Valentine Kisses

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be sharing yet another post with all of you! As they say the lips are the window to our hearts so picking the right color for Valentine’s Day can make all the difference. From a classic red to a bright violet, there is a shade for all occasions whether it be a romantic date with a loved one or a fun evening with a few friends! Bashful Blush A soft rosey shade can highlight the flushed look of your cheeks and warm up your overall complexion. This fail proof option works for all occasions, skin tones, and can be paired with a stronger eye look. There is such a sultry yet delicate feel to a pink lipstick making it a wonderful option for Valentine’s Day. Curious to know more about this particular shade? Read the review here. Revlon Matte Lip Balm “Unapologetic” Electric Red-Orange Showcase your wild side with a vibrant red-orange! It gives an edge while maintaining a fun-loving feel to the overall look. I feel this shade …

Flowerbomb Perfume

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your day thus far. I apologize for the recent absence, my birthday was over the weekend and I spent it accompanied by loved ones and amazing friends. Thank you to each and every one of you for making this weekend absolutely wonderful and memorable! I recently have been gravitating to my Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb perfume due to it’s delicately sweet floral scent that adds a soft aroma without overpowering the senses. The notes include sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli; beautifully blended together to create a  feminine scent that I find lingering throughout the day. I personally love how well this perfume transitions from day to evening use. Though delicate there is something quite sultry about this perfume making it a dynamic and delightfully complex addition to any perfume collection. Final Verdict  Though a splurge at $80 for a 1 oz parfum spray, I feel the longevity, lovely scent, and unique packaging truly make it a worthwhile addition to any collection. …

Stocking Stuffers – NYX Matte Lip Creams

Hello everyone! I hope your enjoying your day and preparing for the holidays! I know many of us, including myself, have been scrambling trying to find the perfect gifts for friends and family as Christmas is fast approaching. The NYX Matte Lip Creams not only are easily accessible, budget friendly, and pocket sized but also a wonderful option for stocking stuffers. If you are interested in knowing my thoughts then keep on reading! The NYX Matte Lip Creams can be found on the NYX website, Ulta, and Target for about $6.00. There are 22 total shades in the line ranging from soft neutrals, brilliant reds, and vampy shades. Today I will be sharing my thoughts on four shades: Amsterdam, Ibiza, Prague, and Addis Ababa. Amsterdam is a rich, orange-based red that glides on like a dream. I particularly love the doe foot applicator as I feel it gives me the precision I need especially when applying along the edges for a clean finish. This shade is wonderful and applies with full opacity adding some much …