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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Coastal Scents Concealer Pots!

The Coastal Scents Concealer Pots are $1.99 on the website normally but are on sale right now for just 99 cents each! I picked up the whole set recently and wanted to share some swatches with you!
These are the same size as the eyeshadow hot pots and fit any of the empty magnetic cases that Coastal Scents offers. They come in 10 different shades and are numbered 1-10. These are very creamy and have buildable coverage.

Coastal Scents says: Get glowing, flawless skin and disguise your blemishes with any of the 10 creamy, pigmented concealer pots! Personalize your own concealer collection in any of the go pod, 4, 12, or 28 interchangeable magnetic palettes. Effortlessly blend your favorite creamy concealers to a smooth perfection for natural looking coverage. What’s great about this, is that you can customize the empty palettes with both the recyclable concealer and shadow pot colors to best suit you.

Lets take a look shall we? First of all the packaging on these babies is top of the line! I mean first you have the outer package then you have a saran wrap package inside that and THEN you have a little plastic lid on top. Whew! Coastal Scents has an amazing reputation when it comes to packaging and shipping. I mean not only do they do a fantastic job with wrapping things and making sure they are secure, but they also go the extra mile with cute tissue paper, stickers and little decorative baggies. LOVE Coastal Scents!








Coastal Scents Haul!

I recently got a pretty large haul from Coastal Scents....Oh what a happy girl I was when I saw that box had arrived!
Here is what I got!

I picked up about 5 of the new palettes with clear lids to replace my old hot pot palettes. I really like the new ones. I also picked up the elite brush set, concealer pot set, 10 blush palette, blush too palette, and sleek silhouette palette.








e.l.f Essential Smudge Pots

The e.l.f Essential Smudge Pots are $3.00 each on the website and come in 9 different shades. All of these shades do contain shimmer in them. The lasting power with these is AMAZING! I was pretty skeptical at first but WOW! With or without primer they still stay all day and these make great bases. I literally had to scrub the swatches off my arm for like two minutes with a soapy washcloth. These apply very smooth and are very creamy but once they set, they're set!

e.l.f says:
This smooth gel formula glides on perfectly. Use it as a long-lasting eyeshadow or eyeliner! Enriched with Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the delicate eye area. Dip a brush into the pot and apply along the lash line for rich eyeliner color. Use a brush or your finger and apply to the eyelid and buff out for vibrant eyeshadow color. 
 
Obviously you're probably going to get better results applying these with your finger instead of a brush. Let's look at the colors shall we?
 











I would say definitely give a few of these a try! You may end up buying them all!
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

FOTD

So this is probably my usual go to look. Smokey eye, neutral lip with some light contouring. I will share with you the products and tools I used to achieve this look....But first, let me take a selfie ;)



                                                      Face
-NYX Pore Filler
-Revlon Photo Ready Foundation-008 Golden Beige
-Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation-Dark 1 (for contouring)
-NYX Rouge Cream Blush-Glow
-Loreal True Match Powder-W3 Nude Beig
-e.l.f HD Powder-Corrective Yellow
-e.l.f Small Stipple Brush
-Royal Care Cosmetics Angled Small Face Brush (there isn't really a name for this brush. It was part of a 4 piece brush set.)
-Old school cosmetic sponge!
                                            Eyes/ Brows

-NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
-e.l.f Eyebrow Kit-Dark
-Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette-Light (for highlighting brow bone)
- Milani Shadow Eyez-01 Winter White
-Naked Basics Palette
-Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Quad-Nude
-NYC Big Bold Mascara
-Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
-Maybelline Great Lash Clear Brow Gel
-Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner-Deepest Black
-Loreal Blackbuster Felt Tip Eyeliner
-e.l.f Essential eyelash Curler
e.l.f Essential Smudge Brush
-e.l.f Essential Brow Wand
-e.l.f Studio Concealer Brush
-e.l.f Studio Eyeshadow C Brush
-e.l.f Studio Contour Brush
-Soho Eyeshadow Brush
-Royal Care Cosmetics Small Pointed Face Brush (again part of that 4 piece set and really has no specific name.)

                                              Lips

-Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Anti-aging Lip Conditioner-Mandrin
-Milani Color Statement Lipstick-26 Nude Creme
-NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream-Istanbul

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Walmart Beauty Box: Fall 2014! (My First One)

Have you heard that Walmart now has a beauty box?? Yes it's true! This is my first one as I just signed up. You get 4 boxes a year, one for each season and one will ship every 3 months. It's $5.00 each time and that's just for shipping, the products are FREE! When you sign up you get a box of products chosen for you based on your age range. There are 2 different boxes available one for younger age groups and one for older age groups. I am very happy with what I received in mine and very happy with the price. I received the box for younger age groups (I'm 27). Sign up here or find out more details. The company that will draft your debit/credit card is a separate billing company but I had no issues and it's 100% secure Walmart released a statement about it. I used a prepaid Visa. Here is what I got!

-Neutrogena Nourishing Longwear Foundation sample card with $2 off coupon
- Loreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher (Sample)
-Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Perfume (Sample)
-Covergirl Glowing Nights Glosstinis Nail Polish-Laser Light (Full Size)
-Loreal Glossy Balm-Lovely Mocha (Full Size)
-Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant-Completely Clean (Full Size)
-Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo (Sample)
-Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Conditioner (Sample)
-Dove Pure Care Dry Oil For Hair (Sample)





This is a TON of products and some of them are full size! Ladies this is a great deal! Go sign up and give it a try! You can also create a second account to get the other box if you wish, all you need is a different email account. you can still use your same card and address.

Ipsy Bag: September 2014

It's ipsy time again! This month's theme is Street Wear, the bag is like a leather type material with silver studs. Here is what I received this month:

-Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream
-Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream face Cleanser-Cucumber + Watercress
-Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss-08 Love Affair
-Pacifica Natural Minerals Eyeliner-Gun Metal
-Crown Crease/Shadow Brush-C476 dual ended

I haven't had too much time to play around with these goodies yet, I have been sick with allergies and strep throat ugh!! Please do share your thoughts if you have used any of these products!  Swatched in the second picture is the lip gloss and eyeliner.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coastal Scents Sleek Sihlouette Palette

I recently purchased the Coastal Scents Sleek Silhouette Palette and wanted to share some swatches with you! This palette has 9 face colors that includes 3 blushes, 3 bronzers and 3 highlighters. Everything you need for contouring! The packaging is basically the exact same as their smokey eyeshadow palette. This palette retails for $19.95 on the website. There are 2 matte blush shades, 1 matte highlighter and 1 matte bronzer. The other shades contain at least a small amount of shimmer.

Coastal Scents says: Think sleek! Create your ideal face in three easy steps with our Sleek Silhouette Palette. This all-in-one palette allows you to slim, contour, highlight, and complement your most beautiful features while minimizing ones you would rather conceal. The variety of pressed powder shades are beneficial to all skin tones and face shapes. Whether you want to narrow your nose and forehead or accentuate your cheekbones, this palette offers the ideal tools to leave your appearance looking illuminated, sculpted, and lifted.




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW BH Cosmetics Wild Baked Eyeshadow Palettes

Hello Beauties! I have been so sick with allergies and strep throat but I am feeling better finally. I recently got a pretty big BH Cosmetics order in and I wanted to share their new wild baked eyeshadow palettes with you. There are 3 in this collection Wild at Heart, Wild & Free and Wild Child. They cost $9.95 on the website and have 9 eyeshadow shades. The packaging is pretty cute and has a nice size mirror.

First of all these palettes are all packed with pigment as you will be able to tell from my swatches. I have to say the wild child palette is my favorite because it contains more neutral type shades.

BH Cosmetics says: Build lustrous and exotic eye looks with this palette of nine totally gorgeous, baked eyeshadows. Whether you want to go neutral, bold or add a pop color-- you’re sure to find a shade to fit your mood. Featuring highly-pigmented, wet-to-dry shadows with a lightweight feel that delivers fierce color impact to satisfy your desire to be absolutely wild!