Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Morphe 35T Palette: Swatches & Review

And lastly, I've got the 35T to show you today. This one has a much cooler tone to it and includes more taupes, purples, and burgundies. This palette retails for $22.99 on the Morphe website.

Morphe 35T Palette

Morphe 35T Palette


Morphe 35T Palette: 1st Row


Morphe 35T Palette: 2nd Row

Morphe 35T Palette: 3rd Row

Morphe 35T Palette: 4th Row

Morphe 35T Palette: 5th Row

I really do enjoy this palette! If you love cool-toned shadows, I think you'd really love this one. I do wish it had a matte, cream shade for a brow bone highlight. That is one thing I feel like it's missing. But overall, it's a nice palette and a great value.  

Of all my Morphe palettes, the 35O is still my favorite. :) But this one is a nice one also! 

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette: Swatches & Review

Today I've got some swatches and a review on a unicorn of a palette...It's one of those that appears for just a brief moment and then disappears again - The BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette.  This palette has been getting a lot of buzz, and I finally got my hands on it after joining the waiting list and jumping on it when I received the notice that it was back in stock. (It's now, unfortunately, back out of stock but said to be back soon.)  This palette can be purchased on BH Cosmetics's website and retails for only $12.50!


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

The packaging on this palette is cardboard and not too fancy, but with such a low price, that doesn't bother me at all. It's still sturdy and functional, so it gets the job done.


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette: Top Row


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette: Middle Row


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette: Bottom Row

This palette really swatches nicely! The only complaint I have, or the only thing I might've changed is the darkest shade in the middle row.  It doesn't seem to fit the tone of the rest of the palette very well. It has an almost greenish tint to it.  It's a nice color, but a dark chocolate brown would've fit a little better, I think.

But I still really like this palette! For $12.50, you really can't go wrong with it!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Camp Cosmetics: Swatches & Review

Kristin Gehm on YouTube is one of my favorites and one of my YT friends. I just love her kind, genuine personality.  She's always said such great things about Camp Cosmetics, and she's even done some beautiful collaborations with them.  So I was honored when they contacted me.  I couldn't wait to try their products!


All of the products below can be purchased on their website, and prices vary from $16.50 for the shadows and $19.50 for the Lip Lavas.

The packaging on their products is basic but functional and versatile. You can put them in your own palettes or use one of theirs.

Top row left to right: Eyeshadows in Virgin (matte), Light Years (frost), Drone (frost), Fresh (frost), Countdown (frost), Grind (satin), Voila (matte)
Middle row left to right: Eyeshadows in Gypsy (frost), Couture (frost), Decline (satin), Conviction (matte), Drama Mama (frost), Banshee (frost)
Bottom row left to right: Cheek Colors in Mahogany (matte), Nouveau (frost), Obsessed (matte)



Swatched left to right: Eyeshadows in Virgin (matte), Light Years (frost), Drone (frost), Fresh (frost), Countdown (frost), Grind (satin), Voila (matte)


Swatched left to right: Eyeshadows in Gypsy (frost), Couture (frost), Decline (satin), Conviction (matte), Drama Mama (frost), Banshee (frost)


Swatched left to right: Cheek Colors in Mahogany (matte), Nouveau (frost), Obsessed (matte)



Left to right: Lip Lavas in Sex Drive, Million Dollar Momma, & Lady Pimp


Swatched left to right: Lip Lavas in Sex Drive, Million Dollar Momma, & Lady Pimp

As you can see from the swatches above, all of these products are really nice quality! The shadows have a nice texture, and they're a perfect balance between being too sheer (where they're difficult to build up) or too pigmented (where they're difficult to blend.) These really perform beautifully on the skin. And I LOVE the scent of the lip lavas. They smell like creme brulee!

Just as I figured I would be from Kristin's recommendations, I'm very impressed with all these products. Not only are the products great quality, but the people behind the brand seem so kind as well! I'd highly recommend Camp Cosmetics!

*Products were provided as PR samples with no obligation to review. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. Post contains affiliate links.




Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette: Review & Swatches

I've heard so many great things about the Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette. Everyone says it's a beautiful, matte burgundy palette. And yep, they're totally right!  The Soul Mattes palette can be purchased from Ulta for $32.


Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette

The packaging on it is compact and functional, which I appreciate. It's a great little palette for travel and also doesn't take up much room in those crowded makeup drawers...I know you other makeup junkies feel me on this!


Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette


Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette

I feel like this palette doesn't swatch as well as it performs on the eyes.  I just feel like the swatches below don't do them justice. Because when I used them on my eyes, I was super impressed with how well they blended and lasted throughout the day. They perform really well! So don't let the swatches deter you.


Pur Cosmetics Soul Mattes Palette

Overall, this is a great little palette. I'd definitely recommend it!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals I'm Most Excited About!

So I thought I'd do a lil something different this year and let you guys know the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that I'm most excited about. :)

First off, don't forget to go through Ebates first!! Many of these stores offer cash back, so that's extra savings. If you don't already have an Ebates account, you can sign up here.

theBalm - 50% off sitewide. No code required (11/30 7am Pacific - 12/1 7am Pacific)

BH Cosmetics - The Black Friday page is here. The sale starts at midnight Pacific time on 11/27. I'm not sure what they'll have included, but their sales are always so good!!

Colourpop - Now through 11:59pm PST on 11/29, get $5 off $40, $10 off $60, $15 off $80, or $20 off $100. And as usual, free shipping on all orders over $30. No code required. Their new holiday sets look so amazing!!

ELF - Now through 11:59pm PST on 11/26, free shipping on all orders. No minimum and no code required. I'm ALWAYS a fan of free shipping!

Express - Now through 11/27, 50% off sitewide and in store. (50% off sale price ends at 12:00pm local time in stores and at 11:59pm PST online) In stores, it'll switch to 40% off until 11:59pm on 11/27. Also, free shipping to US and Canada through 11/27 until 11:59pm PT. No codes required on either! I love Express sweaters, and 40% and 50% off sales are when I shop there!

HSN - Black Friday page is here. And their Cyber Monday page is here. I'm eyeing this because I've recently become an HSN and QVC watching addict! LOL!

IT Cosmetics - Now through 12/16, free shipping on all orders. No minimum and no code required. They'll have some other deals on their site, but I'm just excited, again, about free shipping!

Kohl's - Sounds like they have tons of deals on their site, but I'm especially eyeing the theBalm La Balmba Steal the Spotlight Eye Shadow Palettes that are buy one, get one for $1!!

Makeup Geek - They have lots of deals listed here, such as an eyeshadow and blush variety pack for $50 (more than 50% off) and a super shimmer shimmer palette for $125 (45% off!). But I'm eyeing the Pigment Variety Pack for $30!

OFRA Cosmetics - 11/27 - 11/30, 50% off sitewide with code OFRA50. I love their liquid lipsticks and their highlighters they made in collaboration with DupeThat!

Old Navy - 11/26 - 11/27, 50% off in stores (Doors open at 4pm on 11/26). Online, they'll have things for 40 - 60% off! These deals start at 12am EST on 11/26. Their Black Friday page is here.

Sedona Lace - 50% off everything. Starts at 8:00pm EST on 11/26. Their 50% off sales are always when I stock up on more brushes!

Sephora - (As a Sephora employee, I'm not eligible for these $10 DEALS! (starting on 11/27), but if I were eligible, these would definitely be the ones I'd be all about!)
- Tarte Easy Glowing Deluxe Cheek Set (online only)
- Buxom Strut Your Stuff Lip & Eye Trio
- Tarte Fanciful Favorites Deluxe Discovery Set
- Bare Minerals Trio of Kisses Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss (online only)

Ulta - Lots of Black Friday deals listed!! These start at 10pm Central on 11/25 here and 6pm in stores on 11/26. I'm eyeing these:
- 50% off Benefit Cosmetics All Eye Shadows & Lipsticks (I love their Creaseless Cream Shadows)
- $19 ($56 value) Tarte Legendary Lips & Lashes Set
- $10 (Reg $24) IT Cosmetics CC + Lip Serum Creme Gloss (Love this formula!)
- $14.99 (Reg $29.99) Bed Head Curlipops Styling Tools
- $16 ($32 value) Too Faced Christmas Miracles Set (I think I already have this Melted color, but I love these and the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer!)
- $10 (Reg $28) Benefit Comsetics Majorette Cream-to-Powder Blush - I already own this, but I love it!

QVC - Lots of Black Friday deals listed here. I'm excited about these because...again...I've become an HSN and QVC watching addict! Hehe!

This is in no way an extensive list of all the sales going on.  For that, I'd recommend checking out two of my favorite blogs linked below for more information. These blogs are a wealth of information and some of my go-tos!!

NouveaCheap -  http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2015/11/black-friday-cyber-monday-2015-beauty.html and
Temptalia - http://www.temptalia.com/black-friday-cyber-monday-beauty-and-makeup-sales-coupon-codes-deals

So there ya have it! What are you eyeing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette: Swatches & Review

Just wait....you are about to be blown away by some amazing pigmentation. I was excited to dive into the Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie palette when I received it, because I haven't heard a lot about it. But where have I been? This palette is amazing!! It retails for $39 and can be purchased at Ulta.


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette: Top row swatched left to right: Exposure, Fade, Filter, Photobomb


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette: Middle row swatched left to right: Flash, Capture, Sepia, Closeup


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette: Bottom row swatched left to right: Mineral Glow Bronzer, Savvy Blush, Afterglow Illuminating Powder


Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette: Lip Gloss

So overall, this palette is amazing!! Every product has a lovely, buttery texture, and they're all crazy pigmented. Highly, highly recommend this palette!!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Morphe 35O Palette: Swatches & Review

Today, I've got the 35O Palette!  This one is a warm-toned shadow lover's dream!! It's gorgeous! This one retails for $22.99 on Morphe's website.


Morphe 35O Palette

Morphe 35O Palette

Morphe 35O Palette: 1st Row

Morphe 35O Palette: 2nd Row

Morphe 35O Palette: 3rd Row

Morphe 35O Palette: 4th Row

Morphe 35O Palette: 5th Row

I really love this palette! It's definitely my favorite in my Morphe collection so far. If you love warm, bronzy, coppery shadows, this is the palette for you!

The only negative to this palette, in my opinion, is that it's always sold out!! 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Merle Norman Winter 2015 Color Collection: Swatches & Review

I am always excited, and so grateful, when I receive a package from Merle Norman. I feel like they're a tremendously underrated brand that has some wonderful products! And their Winter 2015 Color Collection is no different!



Merle Norman Winter 2015 Color Collection

I received two of their new Brilliant Dimension Eyeshadows ($15 SRP), their Color Stripes ($25 SRP), one of the Liquid Lipcolors ($15 SRP), and their Lip Polish ($15 SRP). Check below for swatches!


Merle Norman Color Stripes in All Aglow (left) & Sweet Cheeks (right)


Merle Norman Color Stripes in All Aglow (swatched individually and then swirled all together)


Merle Norman Color Stripes in Sweet Cheeks (swatched individually and then swirled all together)


Merle Norman Brilliant Dimension Eyeshadows in Silver Lining (left) & Gold Rush (right)


Merle Norman Brilliant Dimension Eyeshadows in Silver Lining (left) & Gold Rush (right)


Merle Norman Liquid Lipcolor in Hussy (left) & Lip Polish in First Kiss (right)


Merle Norman Liquid Lipcolor in Hussy (left) & Lip Polish in First Kiss (right)

I absolutely love everything here! If I haaaad to pick favorites, I'm really enjoying the Color Stripes for their amazing texture, and Hussy is just an amazing red lip for the holidays.  But I also really love Silver Lining too, because it's a really neat dirty pewter color. Love it!! You can find all of these products at your local Merle Norman boutique.  And you can check the Merle Norman website to find one near you!