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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Bad Habit Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette

One of my favorite purchases from this year has been this eyeshadow palette from Bad Habit. This brand is known to create "dupes" of popular eyeshadow palettes. The Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Rose Gold eyeshadow palette. Rose Gold retails for $65 and Aphrodite retails for only $10!

Description: Inspired by the Greek goddess of love and beauty, this eyeshadow palette features 18 shades in a range of deeply saturated mattes, richly textured metallics, and uniquely pressed pearls. Cruelty-free.

Retail Price: $10.00

Purchase From: Hush

Swatches of the Bad Habit Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette

You can not beat getting 18 highly pigmented eyeshadows for $10! I recommend using a glitter base when applying any eyeshadows with the pressed pearl finish. You can use your finger during application to get the most pigmentation, but I also prefer to use a flat shader brush. This palette is great for any eyeshadow lover and perfect to gift during the upcoming Christmas season.

Bad Habit has recently released a dupe for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. I did manage to pick it up via the Hush app on Black Friday. Be sure to check back soon for photos and swatches of the Bad Habit Athena Eyeshadow Palette.

Have you purchased the Aphrodite Palette yet? Thoughts?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows.

I was so excited when ColourPop released their Pressed Powder Eyeshadows a few months ago. The eyeshadows are available in matte, satin, and metallic finishes. On today's post I will be sharing the first 4 shades I purchased. Don't forget to click here to check out my swatches of ColourPop's first pressed eyeshadow palette.

Description: Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.

Retail Price: $5.00 (in compact) or $4.00 (pan only)

Purchase From: ColourPop Website

ColourPop was offering a free eyeshadow palette if you purchased 4 eyeshadows.

Here is a closer look at my ColourPop eyeshadow palette. The vibrant colors!

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow - Play By Play
Description: duochrome peach with a green gold flip
Eyeshadow Finish: metallic

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow - Tiki
Description: warm yellow with flecks of gold
Eyeshadow Finish: matte

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow - Oh Ship
Description: warm red orange
Eyeshadow Finish: matte

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow - Seas the Day
Description: bright fuchsia
Eyeshadow Finish: matte

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches from left to right: Play By Play, Tiki, Oh Ship, and Seas the Day.

I have been really impressed with the ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadows so far. The pigmentation has been great, even with the yellow eyeshadow. Since this order ColourPop has released empty palettes that you can fill up with your magnetic pans. Be sure to check back soon for more swatches!

Have you tried the Pressed Shadows yet? Favorite shades?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taking The Olay 28 Day Challenge

I love trying and testing out new skin care products, but as a woman of color it can sometimes be hard to find skin care products that target my specific needs. I prefer using products that target uneven skin tone and help achieve a fresh face. I was excited to try the Olay Luminous skin care line and take the Olay 28 Day Challenge. For the past 28 days I've replaced my regular skin care routine with products from the Luminous line. The results I will be sharing are from using 4 products!

Olay Luminous Skin Care:
Olay Luminous Micellar Water: A facial cleanser that removes makeup and impurities in one step, without harsh scrubbing or drying out skin. Retail Price: $9.49

The Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate: An advanced tone perfecting, ultra-lightweight formula booster, which is designed for use with a Luminous Moisturizer. Retail Price: $24.99-$33.99

The Olay Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion: A lightweight face moisturizer that hydrates from within for luminous skin in two weeks. Retail Price: $26.99

The Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask: Achieve bright, pearlescent, and healthy-looking skin every morning. Retail Price: $25.99

Morning and Night Routine:
Step 1: Use the Olay Luminous Micellar Water to cleanse face. It features a mess-free pump that makes it easier to apply the product to a cotton pad or cotton ball. I use this in the morning and at night.
Step 2: Apply the Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate to my face and neck. This helps to target dark spots and uneven skin tone. It's also very hydrating. I immediately notice a glow to my skin right after application.
Step 3: In the morning, apply the Olay Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion to my face. It helps to hydrate my face and reduce the look of dark spots.
Step 4: At night, I use the Olay Luminous Overnight Mask. This is not a peel-off mask. I apply it all over my face and allow the product to absorb. When I wake up the following day my face looks more glowy and radiant.

As you can see above my skin is a bit dull and I have some discoloration in a few spots.

After 2 weeks of use my skin is looking a bit more even. My skin also feels more hydrated and glowy.

28 days have passed and I now have a fresh, radiant face. Look at that glow!

I took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and I think it is safe to say it was a success! I was not initially expecting to see results right away and was shocked at how much my skin improved within days of using the Olay Luminous line. The dark spots on my face started fading almost immediately. My skin had a radiance and glow to it that I have not seen in a while. I'm happy to say I was able to achieve a fresh face "no makeup" look in 4 easy steps.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

ColourPop Yes, Please! Palette

I've been on a bit of a hiatus for the last few months, but I am officially making a return back to the blogging world! You can definitely expect new posts and content weekly. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up with my latest posts.

Several weeks ago ColourPop released their first pressed eyeshadow palette: Yes, Please! The shades were right up my alley and the price of the palette was literally a steal. I also noticed several people were saying Yes, Please! is a "dupe" or cheaper alternative for the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette. I personally much rather pay $16 than $129 for an eyeshadow palette.

Description: Our first ever fixed 12 pan palette is all about that golden hour glow - the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.

Retail Price: $16.00

Purchase From: ColourPop Website

Yes, Please! features 12 matte and metallic eyeshadows shades.

Shade Names and Descriptions:
Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
Big Cocktails: matte orange
Champs: matte pale peachy nude
Bling: metallic rust
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
Spoiled: matte brick red
Gno: matte burnt orange
Mischief: matte warm yellow
Note to Self: matte warm caramel
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
French Kiss: matte deep red brown

A closer look at the ColourPop Yes, Please! Eyeshadow Palette.

Check out the swatches of the ColourPop Yes, Please! Palette below.

As you can see above the Yes, Please! swatches perfectly. The eyeshadows are very pigmented. The metallic eyeshadows are the stars of this palette, especially the duochrome shades. You are able to create natural and bold looks with this warm eyeshadow palette. I can see this being one of my go-to palettes during the Fall season.

You need this palette if you haven't purchased it yet. You're getting 12 pigmented eyeshadows for only $16! It sells out super fast during the restocks, so make sure you sign up for an email notification.

Did you order the Yes, Please! Palette? If so, how are you liking it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Shades: NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks.

NYX Cosmetics recently released 12 additional shades to their Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. There is a shade (or more) for everyone with such a huge range. These are actually one of my favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks, so I definitely had to pick up a few of the newer shades.

The formula is a mousse-like consistency that dries to a matte finish. I do find that some shades apply better than other shades with this line of liquid lipsticks. All four of these shades applied about the same though. They apply a lot more evenly than the first batch of shades that were released over a year ago.

Description: Slip into something seductive with NYX Cosmetics' Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, a weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish. Available in a range of color-kissed nudes, each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

Retail Price: $6.99

Purchase From: Ulta - NYX Cosmetics - Target - CVS

Be sure to watch the video to see live lip swatches of NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks!

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bustier
Bustier is described as a dusty mauve.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bustier.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction
Seduction is described as a reddish brown nude.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in French Maid
French Maid is described as a muted mauve.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in French Maid.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Cabaret Show
Cabaret Show is described as a dusty rose.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Cabaret Show.

Swatches of the NYX Lip Lingerie in Bustier, Seduction, French Maid, and Cabaret Show.

Have you tried the new shades? What's your favorite Lip Lingerie shade?

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