Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

What it is:
A multi-branded sampler set which includes two full-size and three deluxe-size lip essentials.

Items included in the Kit:

  • Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom
  • Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves (Full Size) 
  • treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
  • Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada (Full Size) 


Verdict: I was pretty excited to see this new lip sampler set from Sephora because it is filled with lots of new releases. Sephora lip kits tend to be a great deal because they always include at least 1 full size product. This kit alone was a great deal since both the Marc Jacobs and Smashbox products were full sized and valued at $50. The Fenty Beauty lipstick applied smoothly and was very pigmented. There was still a stain left after I wiped my makeup off. I had been wanting to try one of Huda Beauty's lip strobes and I loved the glitter effect it had. The treStique lip balm was decent but the moisturizing effect did not last long. My favorite products in the kit had to be the two full sized lip colors. The Mac Jacobs Lip Crayon was fantastic. The color is gorgeous and it applied very smoothly and evenly. Finally the Smashbox Metallic lipstick was pretty and unique. I am excited to put these new lip products in my beauty arsenal.  

* If you would like to pick up your own Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip K it retails for $28 and is only available at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette

What it is:
An eye shadow palette with new, velvet textured foiled eye shadows that are so plush and pigmented, you can paint them on with your fingers.

Palette includes three foil finish shades and a split pan with two sparkling shades: 

  • Gold Coast (champagne)
  • Sailor’s Delight (burgundy)
  • Sea Glass (chocolate)
  • Stargazer (sunset/silver)

Verdict: I absolutely loved this palette. The packaging is gorgeous, the colors are amazing and the glitter is the icing on top. These finger foil shadows are so buttery and pigmented. The colors are unique and look amazing on the lids. My favorite part of this palette has to be the Stargazer glitter shadow duo. The glitter is so intense and I didn't experience much fall out. I really hope Tarte makes a whole line of these sparkley glitter shadows. This palette is awesome and I am so glad I purchased one. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette  it retails for $39 and is available at Sephora and on the Tarte website. Click the links for more details: Sephora, Tarte

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Pantone recently announced the 2018 color of the year and this year it is all about Ultra Violet.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. It also symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

For the second year in a row, Butter London had the honor of teaming up with Pantone to release a Color of the Year collection. The Butter London collection consists of new nail lacquers, liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, and eye products.

Pantone Color of the Year Lacquers
Retail: $10
Colors from L - R:  Misty Lilac, Hydrangea, Iced Lavender, Purple Reign, Ultra Violet and Mauvelous

Retail: $18
Colors from L-R: Ultra Violet, Wild Orchid, and Canyon Rose

Retail: $20
Colors from L-R: Electric, Mystic, and Ultra Violet

Retail: $24

Retail: $19

Monday, January 1, 2018

KAT VON D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

What it is:
A super-limited edition highlighter palette with three metallic shades for light-catching dimension.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Gammaray (prismatic peach with pink and gold crystals)
  • Helix ( ethereal opal with gold and silver crystals)
  • Roseshock (pearlescent pink with lavender and pink crystals)


Over the past few years there has been a plethora of highlighters hitting the beauty market so a product needs to be different to grab a buyers attention. Enter Kat Von D with her metallic highlighting trio. The colors in this palette are so unique and just scream Glitter Fairy Mermaid to me. The formula was buildable and extremely pigmented. However the palette ended up being a bit disappointing. The shades were more glitter based than metallic and unfortunately there was some major fall out since the formula was chalky. I don't think I would wear any of these colors as a highlighter but they would make beautiful eyeshadow colors. I would suggest passing on this palette and just saving your money.

* If you would like to pick up your own Kat Von D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette it retails for $36 and is only available at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Welcome 2018!

It's time to close the page on 2017 and start writing a new chapter in our lives. I hope this year is filled with happiness, joy, and loads of positivity. I hope this will be the year that all your dreams come true

I truly appreciate your continued support throughout the years and I look forward to bringing you all more beauty newness in the future.

Happy New Year!