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ColourPop Waffle Highlighter Trio, Review

As promised here I am with a makeup review. This one is especially good because it’s all about a set of makeup that’s very much a necessity in the trend department and from a brand that I absolutely love. That would be the highlighters from ColourPop specifically their Waffle Highlighter Trio that I was sent as a PR sample. Starting out with the packaging this set comes in a cardboard box with a pretty ombre coloring and the brand name in gold. Inside are the three highlighters, individually packaged. I did find it a bit hard to get them out without ripping the box and actually used a pencil to push them through. The packaging on each consisted of a basic white cardboard where you can see the color underneath and it has the product color name and the ColourPop name. Inside of those I was impressed to see the that each highlighter had a quality plastic contain with a clear twist off lid, and by how beautiful they are. Scrumptious – a pearlized silver …

Summer Style Modest Outfit + Makeup

So far my summer hasn’t gone exactly according to plan I have gotten some things done that I originally had wanted to do, so it isn’t all bad. One thing that hasn’t been getting done seems to be blog posts but here I am! Because the last outfit guide I did for summer (called Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration ) was so popular I thought it might be fun to continue that and share more outfit and makeup inspiration for summer with a modest twist. So first up is the outfit. While it has been a little hot for an outfit like this I tried to make an outfit that could at least stand some of the heat even if it’s completely covered. More importantly though I was looking for styles and trends that are hot this summer that are doable for a more conservative look. Tank – Pineapple anything is so in this year that of course I needed to add a printed tank to this outfit. I was pretty lucky to find a …

Silicone Vs. Sponge Makeup Blender

  While I’ve been getting the majority of my makeup and beauty products from PR companies for Instagram posts this silicone makeup blender isn’t one of those. It was sent specifically for a blog review and so that’s what I’m going to do today. I thought instead of review it as a stand alone I’d compare it directly to what I’m using currently a sponge makeup blender. Lets start with the looks. This makeup applicator is tear drop shipped with rounded edges and a smooth surface. It’s light weight but seems pretty durable. This is of course compared to a sponge applicator that is textured and much thicker with a tip. I decided to test out two different liquid foundations as well as cream contour. When I first tried using this silicone applicator it was a little rough going. I finally figured out that I couldn’t blend the same way and had to tap it into my skin with circular motions. I also learned that I needed way less product and completely over did it …

Clarins Tropical Splendor Eyeshadow, Review

It seems that I might have been getting a plethora of eyeshadow to review lately, which I am absolutely loving even if keeping up on reviews has been a little hard. . One of these such eyeshadows is one from Clarins, a limited edition to be exact, called Tropical Splendor. If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should if you don’t yet) you’d see that I did use it to create what just might be my favorite look thus far with my turban (remember my blog post about wearing turbans) . Lets start with the packaging. On the outside the it comes in a red box with the Clarins name and some product information. I wasn’t all that impressed with how it looked but was with the compact inside. It has a gorgeous orange outside with palm leaves on it and is made of a thick plastic. On the inside the palette has four eyeshadows a sponge applicator and a mirror across the top. The colors range from an orange, a brown and …

ColourPop X Amanda Steele Weekend Warrior Palette, Review

Eyeshadow is one of those things that I’ve always thought had to be expensive. Sure I’ve loved drug store mascara and foundation/bb creams for awhile but whenever I’ve tried lower end eyeshadow not even to  drug store brands they just don’t work out. The pigmentation isn’t great and they crease terribly, but after trying out the Hello Kitty Colour Pop Set  I realized that maybe there are a few exceptions to the rule one of them being color pop. This Weekend Warrior Palette is actually a collaboration with the Youtube Amanda Steele which I think is really cool. It comes in a a purple cardboard “sleeve” with a diamond pattern and embossed lettering in silver. Inside the sleeve the palette is packaged in a cardboard box that is the opposite in coloring of the sleeve. I was impressed to see that it has a magnetic closure that really is a nice touch for an $18 retail palette. Inside there are four circular pans of eyeshadow. Throttle: a satin pale pink eyeshadow Harley: a matte cool grey …

Kiss New York Cream Contour Palette

While I’ve gotten a few products for review makeup wise (I have mentioned this in an earlier post) a lot of them while fun are are for very specific makeup looks. So as you might be able to guess I was very excited to get something like this Kiss Professionals New York Cream Contour Palette to review. While I don’t wear a lot of makeup for my everyday look I almost always take tome to do Contouring. It comes in a black box with the company name that’s cut out so you can see the majority of the shades inside. Inside the box the contour palette is packaged really very similarly. It has a black plastic outer casing and a huge window so you can see the colors inside. At first I didn’t really like this design, especially for a contour palette where you pretty much know what’s inside but it has grown on me. There are 8 cream shades for contouring inside as well as three shades for color correction. I personally like the …

Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration

As you know I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from what I see on the street as well as some of what I see on Instagram and celebrities (minus the Met Gala this year) but a lot of times these trends aren’t exactly modest, or practical for a normal life. So I decided to wrap together a few and create a cool summer look that combines some popular trends and makes it into a modest wearable look. Top – I’m not sure if you got it (probably not) but I tried to make a pun calling this a cool summer outfit because this is a cold shoulder top. The last off the shoulder piece I shared in an outfit post (Gingham Dress, 2 Ways Gothic + Girly ) was popular, so I thought I could branch out a little and go with an asymmetrical one. I love the ruffles and  buttons that give it a feminine look in addition to being unique. *For an even more modest look you can wear a white turtle …

Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review of any kind, especially a makeup review but I wanted to share one today. I’ve actually been getting quite a few different beauty related products, so I’m hoping to put up full review of them here along with the mini reviews I do of the products on Instagram. But lets talk about this Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit! I originally requested it simply because it is a Hello Kitty collaboration but when it arrived I was even more impressed with the contents. The box is a pretty Hello Kitty design with a red bow and blue background. It actually has a magnetic closure which I thought was really nice for the ColourPop price point. Included in the Hello Pretty kit were three eyeshadows, two lip products and two face products. On the left is the Fun with Friends Blush. I thought it was going to be a little dark for me, but it ended up being gorgeous mid level shade of pink with warm tones. …

Spring Date Night Outfit + Makeup Inspiration

*Giveaway at bottom of post* I’m pretty sure the first day of spring was quite awhile ago but with such a busy semester I’ve barely had time to look up. However all of that is going to be changing very soon, because finals are this week, and then I’ll be done. Instead of completely disappearing until all of those are over though I wanted to share some Spring date Night outfit and Makeup inspiration. Dress – Starting with the dress, which is very similar to one I own. I love the structured design (super flattering) on the top and then the looser skirt. The cut out in the chest and sweetheart neckline flow together really well. This was originally a prom dress but I think works really well as an evening dress. Bag – Clutches are my go to as far bags because I can’t stand carrying heavy purses. The envelope design has been around for awhile and is a great no frills option. Of course I went with the blush color. Shoes – These …

St. Patrick’s Day Outfit + Makeup Inspiration

*Giveaway at Bottom of Post March 17 is the day of the death of St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. Of course in for hundreds of years this day has been marked with a feast, but now, especially in the United States it’s better known as St. Party’s Day, and since this year March 17 falls on a Friday this is even more true. In celebration of the upcoming day, I wanted to share a little bit of outfit inspiration. While the day is about having a good time, I did keep it pretty conservative, as well as being super comfortable. Dress- Okay I really wanted the main piece of this outfit to be green, but while searching I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find a dress. Almost every green dress seemed to either be extremely ill fitting, or a bridesmaid dress until I came upon this piece. It’s a simple shift dress with a cute key hole back. Clutch – Although it isn’t technically related whenever I think of St. Patrick’s …