So I jumped on to the ColourPop bandwagon that is going strong especially on YouTube and ordered my first pretties. Now it’s safe to say that I’m hooked! I absolutely love the products that I ordered and I can’t wait to get more. I’ve just seen the new Ultra Matte Lip liquid lipsticks and O M G (!!) Matte is my favorite lipstick finish so I’m really, really excited about those. I want all of them now :D So I’ll be placing a new order as soon as those heavenly lip colors are released.
So what was in my first order?
I got to see IsaDora Beach Club Summer 2015 collection in a PR-event a couple of weeks ago and it was such an awesome, colorful collection. I immediately fell in love with the Surf & Sun eyeshadow palette….and a few other products.
This palette has such great colors. These feel very smooth and velvet-y. They are not crazy pigmented so there’s no risk of ending up looking like a clown using this but you can definitely get that fresh pop of color. Using a creamy eyeshadow as a base will bring the colors out quite nicely too. (more…)
I know I said I wouldn’t post on weekends but I have so much to show you that I want to post today too. If you haven’t received your LF Beauty Box for March yet and you don’t want to see spoilers then do not scroll down.
My first impression of this box was when I picked it from the mail box that it felt very light. Cos the products were small it also looked half empty. Nevertheless products that were inside are all new to me products. I also found everything in this box very usable. I’m excited to test all of these and some of them might make it back for a review.
Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt
This is eyeshadow pencil is a lovely shade of gold. Quick test on the hand showed that this applies oh so smoothly, is somewhat blendable and has good staying power. The color is quite metallic but I hope I can make this work for me. I liked this very much!
Lord & Berry Line/Shade Kajal & Eye Pencil Liner in black
I got Lord & Berry Silk Kajal from December’s Beauty Box and I quite liked it. I will use this and report back.
Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm
I did a quick test on this too. This felt thin, oily and well hydrating. Might not be enough for winter months but spring is coming anyways so I’ll definitely use this too.
Ohh! I’m in a middle of a weight loss project so I was so excited to find this from the box. A skin firming product is exactly a product that I want to test after I get some weight off. So this will be sitting there waiting for a while but will be used to the last drop for sure.
The photo above is also a perfect example why I dislike use of the black paper shreds on packing these products *sigh* I don’t want to have to clean up a new and unused product before even using it for the first time.
Nuxe Nuxellence Detox
I was also very excited to find this one from the box. In January’s box I got Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté mask and I’ve been using that regularly with good results. I have high hopes for this one.
Wet Brush Squirts
This tiny little brush is said to be perfect for detangling wet hair and it was. I used this after washing my hair and it felt so soft. There was no pulling of the hair or pain when the brush hit a tangle. I will keep using this for sure. Though this was good for my shoulder length and fine hair I don’t think it would work so great for my daughters long and thick hair. I will still test that.
I have recently discovered Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products and I’m in love. Of course I knew the brand was out there but I never tried their products until now. I have quite thin and sparse eyebrows and they don’t match when it comes to shape. For the longest time now I have just used a brow pencil and accepted the fact that my brows are what they are. Now Anastasia Beverly Hills has opened my eyes to a whole new world and I have actually found some products that work perfectly for me.
I saw a ton of makeup photos with perfect looking brows. I saw hashtags like #anastasiabeverlyhills and #anastasiadipbrow. Then I started watching video tutorials on how these ladies do their brows and to my surprise some of them had eye brows similar to mine. They worked their magic with the right products and all of the sudden their brows looked perfect. So I figured I had to get me some of these products I saw them using. I wondered in to BeautyBay.com and did some shopping.
I started with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in medium brown. I love this packaging! It’s beautiful to look at and it has a feeling of quality to it. This comes in a small glass jar and that 4 grams will take you a long way. I’m also considering getting this in taupe too.
Dipbrow is waterproof, creamy product that is very easy to use as long as you remember that less is more when it comes to this. I find it easiest to apply this using an angled synthetic brush. This is highly pigmented and with a little practice it’s easy to control how dark or light your brows will look like. Dipbrow stays on my brows very well all day long and is still easy to remove with Philosophy Purity 3 in 1 Cleanser I love to use.
So after getting a taste of what Dipbrow could do for me I just had to go in deeper. Next I got Anastasia Brow Wiz in medium brown and a Highlighting Duo Pencil Matte Shell & Lace Shimmer. I’m still figuring out how to best use these but by far they are also working great. Now I just need to perfect my skills when it comes to using these new lovelies.
Now I find myself wanting more and more and next I’m planning on getting Anastasia brow gel and at least one of their brushes, maybe those tiny scissors too. I’ve become obsessed with eyebrows and it seems like I can’t get enough of this brand. Go figure! I got along just fine with a single brow pencil for years and now I’m going off the deep end :D I guess this is a situation every cosmetics addict has some experience of…
On the Highlighting Duo Pencil swatch I applied both colors generously.
And oh yes, there was one more thing I just had to get cos who doesn’t need a very pretty makeup pencil sharpener ;) This is a 3 in 1 sharpener and the right side works for medium size pencils with the insert in place and when you remove it you can also use this for larger makeup pencils.
Now I’m going to practice doing my brows and I’ll be back with another post and more detailed reviews of each product.
***All products were purchased by me.
I just received my first LF Beauty Box yesterday and here’s what I found inside
This was my first Lookfantastic
Beauty Box and I was quite pleased with what it had to offer. I’m really bad when it comes to skincare so it’s great for me to get new products to test and use like this.
I really needed an oil for my face so the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil was just perfect. It has a strong citrus scent to it and I’m allergic to citrus. So I applied a small amount of this on my face last night and no reaction. I’m gonna start using this and I’ll keep you updated if I was able to continue even if I’m allergic.
The Macadamia Oil comb might not be good for my thin hair as it might make my hair look oily. I will definitely give it a try though. If the comb doesn’t work for me it will be perfect for my daughter who has thick, down to her hips long hair that is always a mess after a day of being an active, almost 5 year old kid.
I’ve heard good things about the Murad Cleanser so I’m also very excited to try that. The makeup in the box is also interesting to me and well, there’s no such thing as too much makeup so keep ’em coming :D
The only thing I wasn’t excited about was the Gold Collagen food supplement. I don’t see the point of testing something you need to use for weeks to see the result and only having one day worth of the product. I guess you can find out how it tastes and if your stomach can stand it but I would’ve rather had something else instead of this.
All in all, the box was a positive experience and I’m excited to try most of these products :) Now I have to seriously consider getting January’s box :D
***Lookfantastic Beauty Box was purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking the link on this post.
A while back lovely Kim from Overall Beauty sent me some of her mineral eye shadows to test. Today I’ll show you swatches of these pretties and later on there will be more detailed reviews and makeup photos using these products. These are loose eye shadows and they come in a 5 g sifter jar. You can also purchase samples.
I’m very happy with the quality of these eye shadows. They are smooth, shimmery and very pretty on their own and eye shadow primer brings out a whole new side of these.
Camelot is a perfect natural day eye shadow. It’s shimmery peachy pink on it’s own and it has a blue flash. With a primer the blue flash is more visible. I actually like to wear that one without a primer cos it’s almost nude looking but makes my eyes look brighter. It just wipes that tired “My kiddos kept me up all night again” look off my face ;)
Up All Night is a super pretty lilac but it’s also very glittery so you will want to wear this by tapping it over a primer or a creamy eye shadow. I prefer to apply eye shadows like these by tapping them on instead of brushing them. That way all the glitter sticks to the base and there is minimal fallout of glitter on your cheekbones.
Last I have to mention Last Exit. This one makes me go “Ohh!” every time I look at it. It’s is totally unique in my collection and it’s just gorgeous. Last Exit is medium grey with amazing pink shimmer. I’ll show you swatches of this over different bases in a near future.
So here are the swatches of these pretties and keep your eyes peeled for more detailed reviews in the future. Overall Beauty Minerals can be purchased from their store (worldwide shipping) along with other cosmetics and several nail polish brands. You can follow Overall Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.
***These eye shadows were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Today I have Sugarpill 4-Color eyeshadow palette swatches for you. I’m totally in love with Sugarpill makeup and I have all three 4-Color palettes along with a pile of their loose eyeshadows. The color range is bright and in your face awesome! Online you can see a lot of crazy colorful and intense looks made using these eyeshadows. Though I think using these colors for everyday look is perfectly fine too. Just apply with a light hand and you don’t have to use all four shades in a same look. Don’t let the bold and bright colors intimidate you, just give them a change to brighten up your day! I will be doing and photographing a variety of lighter everyday looks with these eyeshadows for you and on some future Sunday I’ll write a post about those.
Sugarpill has two more pressed eyeshadows that are not included in these palettes. First is black Bulletproof and second is red limited edition @#$%!, which I’m DYING to have but it’s not been sold at the moment *sob*
You have any of Sugarpill eyeshadows? Are you interested in these intense, bright shades or do you rather invest your money on a safer color choices?
You can buy these and other eyeshadows from their online store, Sugarpillshop.
|Burning Heart: Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, Poison Plum
|Sweetheart: Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori and Tako
Heart Breaker: Acidberry, Velocity, 2AM and Mochi
The scratches are what happens when a little girl uses a pencil as
a makeup brush while her father is not paying attention :P