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BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection: Eye Lights Palette

Beauty, Becca Cosmetics, Make-Up

BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection EYE LIGHTS PALETTE

This is by far one of the holiday launches that I’ve been excited for– the packaging screams winter wonderland, right?  The Après Ski Glow Collection consists of a face palette and an eyeshadow palette. As far as I’m aware, this eyeshadow palette is limited edition. I’m splitting this holiday collection into two reviews. For this post, I’ll focus on the eyeshadow palette, and later on this week, I will have a separate review for the face palette.

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Save or Toss? Make-Up Expirations Exposed

Beauty, Make-Up

Hi Everyone! Today’s post revolves around an infographic I created due to the amount of questions I receive from clients and my readers regarding makeup and how often products should be tossed and replaced. If you’re interested, please scroll and keep on reading 🙂

If you haven’t cleaned out your make-up bag recently, it’s time to do some spring cleaning to make sure you’re not applying expired products on your face. When going through your makeup bag, or should I say makeup stash? I know many of you have drawers filled with products… I promise, I’m not judging since i’m definitely guilty of hoarding makeup.

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Master Palette by Mario- Photos & Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Beauty

Hey Everyone! Thank you for tuning in as always. Today’s post is another product review & I’m covering the newest & hottest Anastasia Beverly Hills release! It’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills collaboration with Mario Dedivanovic, many of you may know him as Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist! He has been working in the beauty industry for over a decade & I adore his effortlessly clean looks– so I purchased the palette as soon as it released because it is limited edition & I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity, plus it’s a stunning and extremely wearable palette!

img_7504This is a warm-toned palette including 12 eye shadows ranging from matte to shimmer & retails for $45.00. Each shadow pan has .02 oz of product so easily justified at $3.75 per eye shadow. However, you also get a dual-ended shadow brush & there is a mirror within the palette, so that’s an extra bonus. The packaging indicates that the shelf-life is only 6 months, so make note of that.  Continue Reading

Tarte Cosmetics- Rainforest After Dark Palette- Photos & Review :)

Tarte Cosmetics

Hey Readers 🙂 Today’s review features the Rainforest After Dark Palette from Tarte Cosmetics. IMG_0727
Can we just stare at this packaging for a minute? Who isn’t going to toss out the box?



IMG_0462 IMG_0464 This palette is part of the 2014 Fall Collection, therefore, it is limited edition. If it’s something you’re interested in– hurry before it’s no longer available. This palette is an eye and cheek palette. It features a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and 6 eye shadows.

highlighter– champagne
bronzer– park avenue princess (matte)
blush– unleashed
eyeshadows (6):
– bare to explore
– make a mauve
-plum away with me
-up to no gold
-tan-gled up in you
-don’t turn a-brown

*Here are some swatches for you: IMG_0733 [left to right]  ^ Champagne & Park Avenue Princess

IMG_0737 [left to right w/out the use of primer]  ^ bare to explore, make a mauve, plum away with me

[left to right w/out the use of primer]  ^ up to no gold, tan-gled up in you, don’t turn a-brown

^ unleashed

Here is a look I created using the palette.

I applied “up to no gold.”
Then, I applied “tan-gled up in you on the lid” onto the crease and blended the 2 colors together.
After, I applied “don’t turn a-brown” onto the outer v & blended some more.
Lashes are “ABBIE” from Flutter Lashes. 

This is another look I created using the palette.
The lashes in this look are Red Cherry #43’s.

For this look, I applied “bare to explore” all over my eye.
Then, I applied “make a mauve” on the lid.
After, I applied “plum away with me” onto the outer corner & blended into my crease.
Eyeliner is QUILL from Lime Crime.

* Overall, I’m really loving this palette. I’ve got fair skin & the colors really pop on me– especially that gold. I just love neutrals and golds!  However, all the colors are pigmented, therefore, they will look beautiful on all skin tones. This is a travel friendly palette and so convenient since it includes 6 shadows, a highlighter, blush and bronzer all in one sleek compact! There is amazing color payoff. These colors are easy to apply and build. The plus side to this palette and rare when compared to other palettes is that I DID NOT get any eyeshadow fallout. Crazy, right? I didn’t use a primer to apply the swatches on my hand, but I always apply an eye shadow primer on my eyelids before any make-up application. It guarantees long lasting and true to color shadows on your lids. The only thing that really shocked me was the blush. It’s a pretty color, but wasn’t long wearing for me. It could’ve just been a bad day for my skin– super hot and I had spent the day at Disneyland.

I’m loving the sturdy packaging with a built in mirror. It’s a very versatile palette. I truly believe that you get what you pay for and in this case, even more. I’m loving this palette, therefore I definitely recommend it! So go to your local Sephora or Ulta, check it out in person if you’re on the rocks about this palette. If you’re in love already, you can order online 🙂 I hope you love it as much as I do!

PROS: travel friendly, pigmented, affordable, beautiful packaging!

CONS:  blush was not long-wearing, but still pretty.

PRICE: $38

AVAILABILITY: Tarte Cosmetics, Sephora, Ulta 

RATING: 4.8/5

FTC:  This palette was sent to me for review consideration. I am not obligated to write this review, nor do I get paid to do so. I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for reading. Xo!

Tarte’s Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Set- Photos & Review :) Exclusive to QVC! 11/18

Tarte Cosmetics

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features a new holiday gift set from Tarte Cosmetics!
This gift set is exclusive to QVC and launches on November 18!
It’s known as the Bow & Go 3-in-1 gift set!

IMG_8473It includes 24 pieces, separated into 3 beautifully packaged boxes.
My oh my! I just adore the packaging.

IMG_8482So, let’s start off with the 1st box:
This box includes (4) 10-oz Lip Surgence Lip Cremes in Precious, Promise, Thoughtful, & Wonder


IMG_8488So this was my 1st time trying these Lip Surgence products from Tarte– and WOW!
These lip cremes are highly pigmented! The greatest thing about the products is that they are so moisturizing!
Also, they smell like mint, yum! Perfect for this winter holiday season! Must pick up more shades!

collageAnd here, we have close ups of the shades & the swatches on my hand!

(Listed from top to bottom)
Names and descriptions of the above lip swatches:
Precious is a nudish pink mauve
Promise is a berry red
Thoughtful is a brown mauve
Wonder is a rosy pink

IMG_8506The 2nd box includes:
2 Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Fig and Matte Brown
Also included are 2 mascara’s: “Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes”



1collageI absoultely love both eye liners in BROWN & FIG.
The pigmentation was just awesome! They apply very smoothly!
As for the mascaras, I currently use it on the daily, & I love them! Smudgeproof for me!

IMG_8526And lastly, the 3rd box includes:
16 Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows

IMG_8527Included is also a mini tutorial with instructions from the girls at TARTE.
Teaches you how to create the perfect daytime and evening appropriate look with products from this holiday gift set!


IMG_8531The palette can be removed from the box 🙂
As you can see, the palette includes a transparent film that labels the names of each shadow.
You can create a variety of eye looks!
I love the variety of colors & finishes. Many matte shadows (perfect for blending) & glitter/shimmer shadows!


IMG_8536Top Row:
Tickled Pink: light pink with soome shimmer
Playful Plum: matte dark plum
Radiant Rosewood: matte tan mauve
Sage Advice: sage green with specs of gold

IMG_85382nd Row:
Beaming Bronze: gold
Grateful Grey: grey
Alluring Almond: matte nude
Hot Cocoa: brown/bronze

IMG_85433rd Row:
Ideal Ivory: off-white (perfect for highlighting brow bone)
Roasted Chestnut: chestnuut brown
Buttercream Frosting: chamoagen gold (perfect for inner corner)
Pumped Up Purple: (matte purple/plum)
IMG_8544Marvelous Mocha: mocha brown
Truly Taupe: silvery grey
Peachy Keen: matte peach
Blissful Brown: dark matte brown

And here’s a quick video from the the lovely ladies @ Tarte showcasing this holiday set 🙂

**Overall, I really fell in love with this holiday set! I think it makes a great gift for someone else & even for yourself. It’s a $248 dollar value & you’re paying about $50. You’re getting 24 products! You can keep all 3 boxes for yourself, or goft 3 boxes, or maybe you’re “eyeing” the lip products and not the eyeshadows. These would make great gifts! If you haven’t yet tried Tarte cosmetics, you will especially love their lip products and the eyeliners in this set! Everything is highly pigmented. 5 stars!
I definitely recommend this holiday gift set from Tarte! One day only special of $49.96!

PROS: so affordable, amazing deal, great gift set for you or someone else, pigmentation of products is great!

CONS: none really(: I just wish they could label the names of the shadows on the actual box!

AVAILABILITY: One day only for the price of $49.96!! As a today’s special value (TSV) on QVC:

PRICING: $49.96 ($248 value)



I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette- Photos & Review :)

Urban Decay

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features Urban Decay’s newest palette— VICE 2!

IMG_8286I absolutely adore all packaging for Urban Decay products! This is so whimsical!


IMG_8288This is the back of the packaging- let’s you know what shades are included!

IMG_8289And here it is– my beloved baby!  I love the many shades of purple on the packaging!
Also, fell in love with the jewels on top of the palette!

IMG_8292And here we have 20 new and exclusive shades. This palette retails for $59.00–
If you do the math, you are only paying $3.00 per shadow.
This palette also has a very large mirror, as well as sleek plastic packaging.

IMG_8295You also get a dual ended brush to apply & blend your eyeshadow.

securedownloadI must say that I think 20 new shadows, a dual ended brush, & beautiful, sleek packaging is worth the $59.00

securedownloadsmokeout: dark brown-black with a satin finish
lovesick: matte black with glitter
shellshock: metallic silver
coax: pink with gold sparkles
x-rated: light pink with a satin finish

securedownload-1prank: navy blue with teal shimmer
madness: metallic light blue
strike: yellow-gold (love that it’s different from UD’s “half-baked”
stash: olive green with gold shimmer
poison: dark blue-gray with some shimmer

securedownload-2radar: beautiful brown with gold shimmer
damaged: emerald green with a slightly metallic finish
voodoo: purple with purple glitter
betrayal: purple & blue duo-chrome with a metallic finish
derailed: taupe brown with a metallic finish

securedownload-3dope: pink- peach with a satin finish
toxic: copper pink with a metallic finish
habit: matte light beige (perfect blending color)
ambush: metallic bronze
rewind: matte medium brown

***Overall, I absolutely love this palette! It’s amazing for what you get & the price point!
I only wish that it consisted of more matte colors! The pigmentation is awesome! The colors apply so smoothly!
The only color that I had a problem working with is LOVESICK– other than that, this palette is golden!
If you want my honest opinion, here it is! I bought this palette because it looked amazing!
It is AMAZING! Urban Decay has great color payoff! I recommend it 100%.

securedownloadAnd here is a quick look I created using the following shadows from the palette:
SHELLSHOCK: in the inner corner
AMBUSH: on my lid
RADAR: outer corner
SMOKEOUT: outer “v” to intensify colors
HABIT: in my crease to blend all the other together
POSION: used on the bottom lash line

PROS: very pigmented, amazing texture, great price point for a palette! 
CONS: need more mattes, & “lovesick” is not a great color
AVAILABILITY:, Sephora, Ulta
PRICING: $59.00

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

FTC: Product was purchased by me. You are my priority– therefore, I speak the truth and nothing but the truth 🙂

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