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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New lip products! Lip Hybrids and Eye shadows

Hey guys! 
Sorry I've been MIA. I've been working on some new lip products. I'm sure you've seen the lip hybrids on Instagram and I'm excited to tell you that I am now selling them at my Etsy shop! 

The shop is called The Wicked Beauty. It's a little inside joke between my sisters and I but so far I have multiple colors of lip hybrids and a few shadows/highlighters with a unique touch. Go check them out and you'll see what I mean. ; ) 

If you don't know what a lip hybrid is, it's basically a cross between a lip gloss, lip stick, and lip stain. That's why most people call them hybrids. I actually call mine Greasepaint. You can use them anywhere on your face, although they are meant to worn on the lips. They are safe for lips, eyes, cheeks, etc though. 

They come packaged with 5ml of product. They are hydrating, glossy, staining and have a nice peppermint flavor. Right now they only come in a small jar which you need to apply with a lip brush but I am working on better packaging.  : )

Here are some swatches of a few of the products. If you have any requests for colors, please let me know. I also encourage you to visit my shop for more info on the products and my Instagram for more pictures and demos. Thanks for reading as always! 







Monday, April 11, 2016

The Blush Tag!

Hey guys!
So this is the blush tag! I've been watching this tag on Youtube and decided to do it. Honestly, I used to have so many more blushes but I've cleaned out my collection a lot recently. I still had plently to choose from so hopefully this will give you some insite if you don't own any of these. Ok here we go.

Best packaging
Had to give it to these Milani Rose blushes. These were limited edition a few years back then Milani permanently added them to the line. I had three shades but ended up gifting one to my mom. : ) Look how pretty these are!

Milani Rose blushes

Milani Rose blush

Prettiest color
Prettiest color has to be my NYX Ombre blush in Code Breaker. Even though the ombre isn't quite what I was expecting, I don't own anything else even close to this shade. It looks pretty intimidating at first but once you blend it out, it's really a pretty shade.

NYX Ombre blush

NYX Ombre blush in Code Breaker

Swatch of NYX Ombre blush in code breaker

Most Pigmented
Gave most pigmented to this LA Girl Beauty Brick blush palette because it is one of the more pigmented blushes I own. This palette is so inexpensive for what you get though. Color payoff is great and you get more than just blush in this palette.

LA Girl blush palette- Pinky

LA Girl blush palette

Best Everyday blush
I know this is a weird pick but I find myself wearing this more than any of my other blushes. Best everyday blush is this NYX Powder blush in Mocha. Their website describes it as a mid toned pink but it's not exactly pink. I like this shade because it's one of those goes with everything blushes. If you're wearing crazy eye makeup or just something simple, this shade will still look good with it. It's really pretty in the fall but you could wear it any time of the year.

NYX powder blush in Mocha

Party blush
Not exactly sure what party blush is but this was the only thing I could even see being close. This is the ELF Studio blush in Pink Passion. This is a super bright pink with glitter throughout. Perfect for a night out. 

ELF Studio blush

ELF Studio blush

ELF Studio blush

Regret purchasing
My regret purchase is also from ELF. These are their blush with brush. I have three shades and two of them are just chalky weird shades, the third is actually a really pretty highlight shade so that's what I use it for. Not that great either way. Even though they are really inexpensive, I'd skip these.

ELF Blush

ELF Blush

ELF Blush

Least used
Least used is my Maybelline Master Glaze in Pink Fever. This is such a pretty color and really bright and pigmented. I think it's my least used just because it's a cream blush. I just don't use it that often but it is a great product. Kind of wish I had more of these.

Maybelline Master glaze

Most Used/Blushes you would never let go of
Has to be my favorite, ELF Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky. Unfortunately, I don't even have one to show you because I used mine completely up. It is a best seller on their website and usually sold out so if you can get your hands on it, then buy it! It's a pretty peachy shade that gives you a great natural glow. Favorite by far!

Favorite blush brand
Wasn't sure about this category but I think it has to be NYX. I own the most blushes from this brand and I love all of them. They are all pigmented and pretty, they have a ton of shades to choose from and different finishes. Their cream blushes are really nice as well. If you don't own any from NYX, go buy some, they are really fairly priced too.

NYX Blushes

NYX Blushes

Greatest blush discovery
Benefit puts out these blush/bronzer palettes once a year I think. I got this one a couple years back for Christmas. It has all their best blushes/bronzer/and highlighters. This one is no longer available but they do have another palette for sale right now that's really similar. I had always heard about benefit blushes but never tried them, this was a good deal because I got to try a variety and their hoola bronzer all at once. Good stuff in here.

Benefit blush kit

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot

Most practical
I have to go with ELF'S powder blush palette. It comes in two shades, a lighter and darker for deeper skin tones. They also make a cream blush palette and total face palette. I just think this is great for travel or everyday. There's 4 shades in here and each are removable so you can swap them if you need to and customize it to your liking to get exactly what you want.

ELF Blush palette

ELF Blush palette

Least practical
I don't have a least practical blush really. Aren't all blush meant to be used? Lol.

Most expensive
Most expensive is my Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot palette. Like I said, I got this for Christmas and I think it ran me around $45 or so. Not exactly cheap but for what you get, completely worth it.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot

Least expensive
Lastly, this is my least expensive palette but almost most used. I actually won this in a giveaway on IG so it was free to me but I won like $30 worth of inexpensive makeup and this palette was only $1.99. Love it, good quality and good variety. Who says good makeup has to cost a lot?

Dollar store blush palette

Dollar store blush palette

Well I thought this was a great tag and a good way to get into your collection and actually see what you have. I tag +monica hein +Adrienne Royale +Doanerfide xoxo and +Boston Beauty Buzz to do this tag. Would love to see what you guys come up with! Hopefully you found this helpful guys. Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist Review

Hey everyone! 
So I purchased this at Target a few weeks ago but I think I can finally tell you what I think about it. I did a search and did not find many reviews on it so hopefully this will help if you're thinking about buying it. 
This is the Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist. You're getting 2.70 oz in here and it retails for $15.00 at Target or the Pixi website. The claims from the website say that it's supposed to hydrate and plump the skin with hyaluronic acid. You can use this before makeup, at night or anytime during the day that your skin needs some extra hydration. 

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist

I really don't purchase stuff like this, facial sprays or setting sprays because for me, they don't seem like they do much. But I couldn't resist getting this because it looked so good and contained more than just water. I have to say the sprayer on this is great. It sprays a nice even layer, and it's a fine mist. You don't get spurts of water in one area, it's even all over. The smell is nice and not too strong or lingering. Also, it didn't irritate my eyes or skin at all.

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist

So first let me say I did use this in the morning and night as my only moisturizer. It does actually moisturize your skin. If you are one of those people that hate the feel of lotion on your skin, you would love this. I like to think a lot of men would love it, El hubbs included as he refuses to let me put any kind of moisturizer on his face. 

As far as positive feedback, I guess that's about it. I like it but it just doesn't do enough, at least for my skin. I didn't feel like it made a difference in my skin; left it super moisturized or made it look different over time and didn't "plump" it at all. It is refreshing but that's about it for me. It's just too pricey for what it is. $15.00 for some liquid in a bottle? Sorry, can't do it again. I will keep the bottle though and find something else to put in it as the sprayer is really good on it. 

So who else tried this? Anyone else feel the same? I only saw good reviews on the website so maybe it's just me? Let me know what you guys think. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Part II (Swatches)

Hey guys!
So this is my part II for Coastal Scents Hot Pots. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go check out my first swatch post and mini review HERE.
This is technically part II because this is the second set of hot pots I've bought just recently. Now, Coastal Scents doesn't have their 99 cent sale often so when they do, you need to go buy some of these. I loved the first couple I bought so I decided to get more this time when they had their 99 cent sale. These single eye shadows are usually $1.95 each so they are already pretty inexpensive but really, anything that's $1.00 just gives you can excuse to buy more.  So let me show you guys the ones I bought.

Bombshell, Dark mango, Fireglow
Light Tangerine, Deep Cantaloupe, and I got a freebie- Coral Pink

Coastal Scents Hot Pots

Light slate, Deep Viridian, Appletini
Hoppin Jalapeno, New Penny, Burnt Umber (It was slightly crushed)
Barista and Oatmeal Tan

Coastal Scents Hot Pots

Here is what they look like swatched. In direct sunlight, you can see more of the glitter and shimmer in some of them. For the most part, they are all really pigmented. I believe they may have changed the formula because these seem to kick up a bit more powder but have more color payoff. 

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Swatches

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Swatches

I did find two shades that were super similar to the previous ones I had purchased. So just to show you, here's a swatch of Bombshell (bottom) and Canary Gold.

Coastal Scents Hot Pots comparison

Also, Atomic apricot (bottom) and Deep Cantaloupe are really similar as well. 

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Comparison

Here's one look I did using a bunch of shades, old and new. You can see how well they apply and blend.

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Eye look using different colors

I can't wait to use all of these and stock up on a few more shades to add to my collection. They have tons of shades to choose from so go check it out. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid lip color

Hey guys! 
I know it's been a while. Life just sort of gets crazy but I'm back with a review on a brand new product. These are the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors. I know all the drugstore brands are jumping on this bandwagon and coming out with liquid lipsticks but these you will actually want. The formula of these are super nice and creamy without being drying on your lips. 

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid lip color

I was able to find these at my local Kmart and Walgreens. (Just recently, they are now listed on Jordana's website. )They are priced differently at each store, just so you know. They retail anywhere from $2.99- $4.99. I believe there are 12 shades all together but this display only had 8.

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid lip color Swatches

Here are the swatches of the four that I bought. Like I said, they are not drying like most other brands. They smell really good, like vanilla cake batter and dry matte in under a minute. They are easy to apply, the doe foot applicator has a small curve in it that fits your lip perfectly and these last for hours. They are very comfortable on the lips though, almost like the NYX soft matte lip creams but these dry down completely and are transfer proof. : )

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid lip color Swatches on the lips

Top left: 01 Creme Brulee
Top right: 03 Raspberry Tart
Bottom left: 04 Mixed Berry Souffle
Bottom right: 12 Pomegranate Pie

Have you guys found these at your local drugstore yet? If so, which are your favorites? Til next time guys...