Saturday, November 29, 2014

BH Cosmetics Eyes on the 80's Eyeshadow Palette

Hey guys!!!

One time Bh Cosmetics was having a giveaway on Pinterest and of course I participated not thinking I am going to win anything. I surprisingly won the Eyes on the 80's Eyeshadow Palette. I was so excited since I love using color on my eyelids or even on my lower lash line. 

Right when I saw this palette I knew I would love it. Look at the beautiful colors!! It is a lot more colorful shades rather than neutrals. Now let's get to the swatches:

First row...

Second row....

Third row....

Fourth row...

Fifth row....

Look how pigmented....for an affordable palette this is amazing! Most of the shadows apply well with just a primer or a primer and a base. The lighter matte shades apply better with a primer and a base because they apply a little patchy with just a primer and it needs to be built up. The matte shades are a little bit more difficult to blend, but if you take your time to blend it can be done. One of my favorite shades is the red matte shade on the second row. 

The very shimmery shades has some chunks of glitter so those have a little bit of glitter fallout so I make sure to tap off the excess before applying it to my eyes. Of course this isn't a palette I would go to on a everyday basis, but I am glad to have this in my collection. If my Coastal Scents palette doesn't have the color I want to use especially if I am following a tutorial from YouTube maybe this palette will have it.

If you like to play with colors on your eye makeup then this is a great palette for you to try out. I have two other Bh Cosmetics palettes, That's Heart Eyeshadow And Blush Palette and the ItsJudyTime palette, and I love them both. I actually want to try the new baked eyeshadows have you guys tried those yet??

Have you guys tried out the Eyes on the 80's Palette??? What did you think of it??

Thank you BH Cosmetics for sending me this palette.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color

Hey guys!!!

I am a big fan of the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain and when I saw itsjudytime do a review on these I had been wanting to try one out.  I have been into more matte lip products lately so I thought why not try it out?I was in New York and I wanted a pretty vampy shade. I saw the shade Deep Plum and thought it was exactly what I was looking for.

Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color

With itsjudytime review I already expected it to be very pigmented, but I was surprised with how pigmented it really was in person for some reason.

That was one swipe!!! I always use this with a clear lip liner just in case it feathers since it is so dark and pigmented. This applies very shiny and it dries down to an almost matte finish. You still have a little bit of a sheen when it is fully dried. For it being a luster matte lip product I was surprised that it didn't dry out my lips whatsoever. My lips could be a little dry and it doesn't enhance it or make them more dry.

Lasting power with this one as long as I am not eating or drinking it can last me up to 6 hours with minor fading. It does come off for the most part when you eat especially if you eat something greasy. You can reapply more product when needed and it will still look good. The Sephora Cream Lip Stain doesn't transfer, but this one since it is not completely matte it will transfer a little bit.

Overall I love this product and I am obsessed with the shade I chosed too. I never thought I would wear such a vampy lip color. I want to get a couple more shades in this lip product. The Sephora brand is not really talked about and I want to try out more things from that line especially since it is a little more affordable than the rest of Sephora.

Have you guys tried out this product?? What do you think of it?? Anything else you guys recommend for me to try out?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows

Hey guys!!!

I had seen these eyeshadows all over YouTube and they kept saying they were amazing and only $3.99 at the drugstore. I didn't pay for any of the eyeshadows I tried I received 3 of them through Ipsy's point system. One I received it from Milani during the 30 shades in 30 days event. 

(Left to Right: Bella Cobalt, Bella Ivory, Bella Gold, Bella Expresso)

(Left to Right: Bella Cobalt, Bella Ivory, Bella Gold, Bella Expresso)

I first received the Bella Cobalt and it is a Satin Matte finish. I was really excited to try out this color since I love to use blue shadows. Later I received the other three. Bella Ivory is a Sattin Matte finish, Bella Gold is a Metallic finish, and Bella Expresso is a Sattin Matte finish.

(Left to Right: Bella Cobalt, Bella Ivory, Bella Gold, Bella Expresso)

The pigmentation on most of these are incredible. The only one that was disappointing was Bella Cobalt. It looks pigmented swatched, but once applied on the kid it doesn't show up as pigmented as I want it. I put some eye drops on the brush to intensify the color and it helped a little. The color wore off quite a bit as the day went on.

The other 3 shades however they are amazing. Great pigmentation, apply on the lids really pigmented, and blend amazingly. I like to use all the shades on my lid and blend it out, but I also like to use Bella Ivory as a highlight shade. Bella Gold is a dupe to a shade in a limited edition palette I have which I will talk about in a later post. These shades lasted beautifully the whole day.

Overall I do recommend Bella Ivory, Bella Gold, and Bella Expresso to you guys. Have you guys tried these eyeshadows??? Which are your favorite shades???

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer

Hey guys!!!

I had been on the search for my holy grail face prime and I have tried so many samples from Sephora to find it. I tried Benefit, Smashbox, BareMinerals and nothing was working for me. I had tried the Smashbox Hydrating Primer and I thought that was the best one. Something told me to try the Laura Mercier one so I did.

I didn't have high hopes for it just because I haven't heard anyone that I watch or read talk about this product. It looks a lotion when I squeeze some out and its a very thin consistensy it applies almost like a serum to me.

A little bit goes a long way and it really does keep my skin hydrating especially during this time of year. I put it on even if I am not wearing makeup only if my skin is feeling dry one day. It even helps keep my Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation last longer. It isn't the longest lasting foundation on its own or with any other primer I tried before. The foundation wasn't lasting the whole work day for me, but with this primer it helps it last the work day and longer.

My holy grail foundation primer for sure. What are some of you guys favorite primers?? Have you guys tried this one or any other from Laura Mercier? What are some of your favorite Laura Mercier products?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Face of the Day!

Hey guys!!

When I saw JamiePaigeBeauty and MrsLolalynn collab using Makeup Geek eyeshadows reminded me to use mine. I am glad I did because I love what I came up with and I loved it so much that I didn't want to take it off haha.

I started off with applying my eye primer and face primer. Face primer I am using the Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer and for eyes I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I forgot to add it in the picture, but I used my ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit to fill in my brows and set them with the ELF Brow Gel

I use the Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Creme Brulee in my crease as my transition shade and I blended it out till it looked seamless. I always love using a base all over my lid so I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink. 

Then I took the Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Cocoa Bear in the crease as well, but I made that the shade Creme Brulee was still showing at the top of my crease(I hope that made sense) I used the shade Mango Tango all over my lid.

I took the Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Corrupt and applied it to my outer-v and a little into the crease. Since it is a black I made sure to apply a little bit then blend it out and repeated that process till it was the intensity I wanted. I applied my winged eyeliner with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I lined my waterlines with the NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto.

Now on to the face before I finish my eyes. I used my Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation in 33 Medium. I used the NYX Hi Definition Photogenic Concealer in Medium under my eyes, chin, above my lip, nose, and in between my brows to highlight my face and conceal my dark circles. I set my whole face with Mary Kay Transluscent Powder.

Back to the eyes. I used Cocoa Bear on my lower lash line and I blended it out. I decided to add Mango Tango on my lower lash line as well and I blended it with Cocoa Bear. I then decided a little bit of Corrupt and blended it all out. I really liked how warm my eyes look was. I take Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma and highlighted my inner corner and my browbone. I curled my eyelashes and I used my L'OREAL Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara on my top and lower lashes.

Back to the face. I used the NYC Bronzer in Sunny to bronze up my whole face and the blush I used is the Makeup Geek blush in Summer Fling. The highlighter I used is from the That's Heart Eyeshadow and Blush Palette. I used it on top of my cheekbones, nose, chin, top of my lip, and middle of forehead.

Lastly the lips. I lined my lips with No Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner and then I applied the Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice. 

This is the final look. Sorry I didn't get more close ups of my eyes I am not good at taking close up pics. What are some of you guys favorite Makeup Geek products?? FYI make sure you check out the two ladies I mention if you love reviews and tutorials. I always enjoy their videos.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Birchbox November 2014 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

I have been getting Birchbox for a while and I wasn't even thinking about making a post about, but today I decided why not?? So here is what I got:

  • Harvey Prince Petaly Noir- It is a nice floral scent. It has jasmine, orchid, lily of the valley, and vanilla. I actually do love the scent I will definitely be using this up.
  • dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner- This a gel mask that is supposed to clean out your pores for fewer backheads and smoother skin. I will keep you updated if I love it or not.
  • Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara- I am excited to try out this mascara. It says it is a water resistant formula that will lengthen, volumize, and curl without clumping or flaking. I have used it once and I don't have my full opinion yet so I will get back to you later. It also came with samples of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and I am excited for that too I have been interested in trying out more Laura Mercier products.
  • TOCCA Crema da Mano-Bianca- This gand cream smells so good. It says it has green tea and lemon. I tried it once and it feels very moisturizing. 
  • amika Nourishing Mask- It says it is a paraben-free treatment that conditions and repairs with superfruit sea buckthorn berry. You are supposed to use it once a week so we shall see how I like it.
  • BONUS- They added a Honeycomb ChocoPods for a nice treat. It did taste good.
So that is all I got in my birchbox this month. Out of all the birchboxes that I have received so far this one has been the most exciting one. If you are interested in getting this subscription service just go here. It is only $10 a month. You only get sample sized products for the most part, but SOMETIMES you do get deluxe sample sized products.

Do you guys get this subscription?? What did you get in your birchbox this month?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

ELF Studio Lip Exfoliator

Hey guys!!!

Ever since I used the ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit and their brushes I had been very interested in trying more ELF products. I have been into exfoliating my lips everyday and when I saw someone use the ELF Studio Lip Exfoliator I really wanted to try it out! 

I saw it at Target for $3

As you can see the packaging looks like a lipstick tube and even the product looks like a lipstick.

"A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect." 

This is a really gentle exfoliator and I don't have to put on a lip balm after I use it because of the shea butter and oils it has. I feel like it keeps my lips moisturized while I do my makeup so I agree that it nourishes your lips. I really love it because it is really easy to use. I would rather use this than stick my finger into a pot of sugar scrub it is a lot more sanitary I think. I also love the smell of the product I can't help, but smell it everytime I use it.

Overall I am in love with this product. I will definitely repurchase this over and over again especially since it is just $3. I will be reviewing another exfoliating product soon. If you have issues with dry lips I recommend you try this out it has really been helping me out a lot with that issue.

Have you guys tried this product out?? What do you think of it?? What are some of you guys favorite ELF products??

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sephora VIB Haul

Hey guys!!!

I am sure that a lot of you shopped the Sephora VIB sale and of course I was one of them. I am so excited with the products I got and I want to show you guys what I got.

  • Origins Mini Mask Marvels- I had been wanting to try out some Origins Masks and when I saw this I thought this was the perfect time to do it! I saw it was $25 and to me that is a great deal.
  • Buxom Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner- I had seen someone say that this is a great contact friendly eyeliner and it doesn't budge so we shall see. Of course I got it in the color Call Me which is just a black. I am still on the search of holy grail eyeliner pencil.
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Cream- I have seen one of my favorite YouTuber's rave about this lip gloss and I had been wanting to try it ever since of course. I got the color White Russian which is just a nude pink. 
  • Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation- I decided to get a backup of this foundation since this is a perfect match for my skin and I didn't have time to get matched for another foundation. I already reviewed it here
  • Clinique All About Eyes Rich- I recently ran out of the Origins eye cream and I was interested in trying out a new one. I will get back to you guys about this eye cream.
I also got samples of a couple of the Urban Decay lipsticks because I hear a lot of great things about it and I wanted to try it before buying one. I also got the Marchesa perfume sample and the hourglass mineral veil primer. Like everyone who purchased anything during this sale I got the holiday tote bag.

I know I didn't get that much stuff, but at least it was better than nothing. What did you guys get during this sale?? Have you guys used any of these products?? What do you think of them??

Sunday, November 9, 2014

October 2014 Ipsy Bag

Hey guys!!!

It is time to review another Ipsy bag. One thing I have to say is I am excited to receive the November bag. What are you guys getting?? Now back to October's bag. 

The makeup bag we received I am in love with it. Look how beautiful. I definitely will be keeping this one.

I will start on a great note! I am in love with this next product!

City Color Be Matte Lipstick
I had been wanting to try these lipsticks for a while after hearing Andrea Matillano rave about them. (If you guys love reviews you should totally check her out) I was so excited to see that I was getting the lipstick especially since I have been loving matte lippies recently. I LOVE this product it is pigmented only one swipe and you get almost full opacity. It is not drying at all and it lasts about 4-5 hours on me. On the picture the left swatch is with 3 swipes and the right one is with one. I want mooorrreee!!! 


I was going to try these lashes last week, BUT I pulled on the lash too hard trying to take it off the packaging that it ruined the lash. I am sure you can tell with the picture how I ruined it. I was sad that I couldn't try this. 

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

When I first opened this cream I LOVE the way it smelled and I had high hopes for this. I always use a hand cream before bed so my hands can soak in the moisture while I sleep since I wash my hands 10,000 times a day. I had to put on 2-3 layers for it to feel moisturizing. It is not as moisturizing as I want it to be. I am almost done with it and it is not my favorite hand cream.

Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths

I didn't technically use this for my face, but I did use it for swatches. It was pretty good to remove the swatches. Sometimes some wipes come too dry, but these were very very moist. If you are looking for some new cleansing wipes maybe you will enjoy these. 

ModelCo VOLUMEYES Extreme Black Mascara

This one is short and sweet. This mascara isn't waterproof so I didn't even try it. I am just going to give it to someone I know.

That is my October Ipsy Bag. I only really loved one product this month. What did you guys get for your October Ipsy Bag?? Did you love the products you received?? If you are interested in signing up go here. It is only $10 a month for 4-5 deluxe sample sizes. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Clinique Take Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes, and Lips

Hey guys!!!

You guys know that I love Casey Holmes and her videos that I want to try EVERYTHING she recommends. I been wanting to try the Clinique Makeup Remover that she always raves about for so long so when I saw a deluxe sample size near the register I HAD to get it. 

Before you use the product you have to shake it well to shake the oil and apply it on a cotton round. My first impression when I first tried it was OMG! This product removed about 90% of my eye makeup and I wear waterproof makeup most of the time!! I put the cotton round on my eye, let it sit for about 15 seconds, and then I gently rub my eye. It breaks down the eye makeup so easily that I only use one cotton round for both eyes. I always go back and finish removing the rest of my makeup with my body shop cleansing oil.

It doesn't sting your eyes, it is gentle for contact wearers, and for all skin types. It leaves a little bit of an oily residue, but with my dry skin I don't mind and the residue comes off easily when you wash  your face. Everytime I use this product I love it more every single time. Thank you Casey for the recommendation I am now obsessed. 

Overall it is now a holy grail product! I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future. What are some of you guys favorite Clinique products?? I have been interested in trying more things out from this brand.

I also been wanting to try the Mary Kay makeup remover. Have you guys tried that one??

Monday, November 3, 2014

NYX Butter Glosses

Hey guys!!!

I know I have said I was going to review this product a while back, but I don't know why I would always forget. The NYX butter glosses are raved about on YouTube and of course I wanted to try them out myself. I bought one myself, I received one from my friend in our swap, and one from Ipsy. I have the shades Creme Brulee, Sugar Cookie, Strawberry Parfait.

(Left to Right: Strawberry Parfait, Sugar Cookie, Creme Brulee)

(Left to Right: Creme Brulee, Strawberry Parfait, Sugar Cookie)

I received Creme Brulee from Ipsy and to be honest it isn't my favorite one. I don't like the way nude looks on my lips, but the way I made it work I applied Strawberry Parfait on top and I liked it better that way. I honestly wouldn't have had purchased this shade myself. I noticed that the lighter the color the less pigmentation it has and the darker the color the more pigmentation it has.

(Left to Right: Strawberry Parfait, Sugar Cookie, Creme Brulee)

I love the formula of these butter glosses. They are not too sticky and they don't dry out my lips. I also love using these on top of lipsticks to add more shine if that is what I am in the mood for. I like using these on its own if I just want a wash of color on my lips or want some shine or maybe some moisture on my lips.

Overall I love these butter glosses. I love using these for everyday use and I honestly want to get more, but only the darker colors. The lighter colors will not really show up on my lips so I would rather get the more pigmented ones.

What are some of you guys favorite shades?? What are some of your favorite NYX products??