Friday, September 18, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette Swatches (Picture Heavy)

Ok, so I haven't been so excited about a makeup palette in a VERY long time. It's almost like this palette was made for me. Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE color. All. Things. Color. So I had to get this palette. This is a limited edition Holiday 2015 palette being sold exclusively at Sephora. It can be found here. It retails for $59.00.
Go get it! I love that it not only has bright colors, but also neutrals, so it's so versatile.

Here are the swatches (I'll review briefly at the bottom of the swatch if there's anything important to say)! The bottom color is by itself, the middle is over NARS Eye Primer, and the top is over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (white base). All of them definitely were best with the NARS Eye Primer (or any eye primer I'd assume), but some didn't do great over the white base. This was just my experience with the swatching on my arm, it may be different on the eyelid.

Harpsichord-this is beautiful regardless of what was underneath it.
Analogue-I love the burnt orangey color this got with the eye primer.
Fran-this was a little chalky, but it can be worked with to look smooth.

Vinyl-the vibrancy isn't picking up great on my camera but this is VERY bright an awesome.
Hyperballad-my least favorite color in the palette, SO chalky as you can see. I worked with it a bit too and couldn't help it. May be best as just used on the lower lash line...?
Dark Wave-also a little chalky, but bearable.
Echo-this was the only one that DIDN'T work well with the eye primer. It was definitely best either by itself for a lighter purple or over the white for a darker purple.
Muse-a little chalky, but still beautiful.
Anthem- pretty chalky, but can be worked with as well.
Love-beautiful, beautiful color.
Vox-chalky, and best by itself I'd say.
Black Metal-best by itself or with eye primer.
Strutter-I am not sure if it's because I did so many swatches one after the other, but this got so "dirty" looking over the eye primer and the white base. I washed my hand/fingers between each swatch so I'm not sure. It didn't look bad, just "dirtier".
Noble-this also got a little "dirty" over the eye primer and white base. Again, not bad, just different than the bare color.

Overall I am SO happy with this palette. I have no doubt that it will be a regular go to for me. Yes, there were some colors that may be a little harder to work with, but not impossible. And overall the colors are great, vibrant, and smooth. Again, I love the mix of brights with the vibrant colors.

If you have this palette how do you like it?! If you don't have it, do you plan on picking it up?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 2015 Birchbox Unboxing!

Watch below for my February 2015 Birchbox Unboxing (as the title of this post makes clear :p):

What I got in my box:

1.) Benefit Cosmetics Posiebalm
2.) Davines MINU Shampoo
*Bonus* Davines MINU Hair Serum
3.) Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Shower Gel
4.) Harvey Prince Hello perfume
5.) Marcelle Gentle Make-up Remover for Sensitive Eyes

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Glamour Doll Eyes (GDE) Glitter Tube Swatches

Hey All! Today my post is on the new Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Tubes. This collection is going to be released May 12, 2014. According to Vee, the owner of GDE, she said all of the glitter names are based on some of her favorite songs. Each tube contains approximately 1.25 - 1.50 tsp of glitter. Without further adieu, here are the swatches (swatched over Foil Me as a base):

No Flash, Description Below

The top color is My Dismay. It is a predominately purple with sparkles of pink and a tiny bit of black. This is a limited edition glitter tube and will only be sold until supplies are gone. Named off of Beastie Boys - Girls.
Hex Size: .004

The bottom color is Hopeless Hearts. It is a rose gold metallic glitter. Named off of My Chemical Romance - Thank You For The Venom.
Hex Size: .004

The top color is Unsuspecting Victim. It is a holographic white base with flashes of black and red. Named off of Blink 182 - I Miss You.
Hex Size: .004

The bottom color is Waiting for Disaster. It is a bright green with flashes of lime green, yellow and a tiny bit of brown. Named off of Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

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The top color is Ride Shotgun. It is a white with rainbow glitter throughout. Named off of Bloodhound Gang - Asleep At The Wheel.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

The bottom color is Let all the Cats go Free. It is a mainly gold glitter with a quick flash or orange, brass, dark brown and a tiny bit of black. Named off of The Ataris - I Won't Spend Another Night Alone.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

The top color is Nothing Left of Her. It is a predominately black glitter with sparkles of a light rose and lavender. Named off of Hollywood Undead - City.
Hex Size: .004

The bottom color is Sick Lullabies. It is a light purple base with a hot pink, bright blue and silver flash of sparkle. Named off of The Killers - Mr. Brightside.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

Flash, Description Below

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The top color is Tacky & Irrelevant. It is a chartreuse green with slight flashes of purple. Named off of Taking Back Sunday - What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
Hex Size: .004

The bottom color is Empty Little Dreams. It is mainly a brassy glitter with sparkles of green, dark blue and silver. Named off of Say Anything - A Walk Through Hell.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

The top color is Not Too Cool. It has a red base with a brighter red sparkle and semi holographic light pink sparkles. Named off of Bayside - Masterpiece.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

The bottom color is Nothing Without You. It is a silver base with purple and fuchsia sparkle and a slight lime green sparkle. Named off of Sum 41 - With Me.
Hex Size: .004 & .008

These two colors are special...because....they are my babies!!! GDE has an option to create a custom glitter (AND name them!). Of COURSE I couldn't only do one, so I made two. 
This was my 1st time experimenting with creating a color, but I'm pretty happy with how they came out. I tried one that was .004 Hex Size and then I made one with .008 Hex Size to try out the difference. Below I have the ingredients I used and how I named them/why I named them.

The top color is Party Time. It has: Black- .004 20%, Brass- .004 20%, Gold- .004 20%, Silver- .004 20%, Holographic White- .004 20%. I'm not good at creating descriptions for colors :p BUT you get the idea based off of the ingredients. I named it Party Time because it reminds me of New Years Eve because of the colors I chose.
Hex Size: .004

The bottom color is Watermelon Delight. It has: Green/Gold- .008 25%, Rose- .008 25%, Copper- .008 25%, Holographic Silver- .008 25%. The reason I named it Watermelon Delight is because green and pink remind me of watermelons :p I'm clearly AWFUL at naming colors :p
Here are a few pictures of me wearing Nothing Without You:

 Here is a picture with Hopeless Hearts (it is not blended out as well as I'd hope but oh well!):

All I can say about this collection is: WOW! GDE has outdone themselves again. I love love love this collection, I'm so glad I got the whole collection and that I get to unveil it to you guys early (I did pay for it myself though).

You should all know by now I give honest reviews on everything I review, so I can honestly say that this collection is well worth buying. It isn't expensive and there is a GOOD amount of glitter in each tube. There is such range in colors (as you can see form the swatches).

My favorite shades are: Hopeless Hearts, Waiting for Disaster, Let All The Cats Go Free, Nothing Left of Her, Empty Dreams, and Nothing Without You. (Obviously I love my custom colors too, but let's be real, the main collection is better :p)

My least favorite shades are: Ride Shotgun because it's quite sheer and I feel like it would be hare to build up. BUT that being said, I think it can be used in a REALLY fun/cool way. Also, I don't LOVE Sick Lullabies because it seems a little too hectic for me. I'm not sure that I'd wear it often.

I hope you liked these swatches! To join the mailing list to be e-mailed when the collection is released go here!

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GDE has a disclaimer with their glitters, please read below: 
While our glitter is superfine milled, the FDA has not approved it for the use of color cosmetics in the United States. They have however been approved for all cosmetics uses in the European Union as well as have them the EU's REACH criteria. What makes it safe for European Countries but not for the United States is not known to me but just be warned this is NOT eye safe by FDA guidelines and is not advertised as an eye product. However if you choose to use this glitter on your eyes/face, do so at your own discretion. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. 

I have used multiple of the glitters on my eyes and have had no issues, BUT that doesn't mean that you won't. Please use cation.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NYX Haul

Products I mentioned:

1.) Cinnamon $5.00
2.) Peach $5.00
3.) Backed Blush in Ignite $7.00

4.) Matt Bronzer in Medium $9.00

5.) Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black $4.50

6.) Black Label Lipstick in Garnet $7.50
7.) Matte Lipstick in Butter $6.00
8.) Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick $6.00
9.) Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink $6.00
10.) Matte Lipstick in Sweet Pink $6.00
11.) Soft Matte Lip Creme in Abu Dhabi $6.00

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Lime Crime Haul- The Clueless Witch Collection

What I got: 

Velvetines: Salem (Chocolate Brown) and Wicked (Dark Red)
These are $20 each

Eyeliners: Lunar Sea (Matte White), Lazuli (Matte Blue), and Citreuse (Matte Neon Green)
These are $14 each

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Ipsy March 2014

This video is about Ipsy March 2014

What came in my bag:

1.) Vita Liberata Luxury Tan-Tanning Lotion in Medium
2.) BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Ged Ready
3.) Chella Eyeliner Pen in Indigo Blue
4.) Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow quad in Bora Bora

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Friday, February 28, 2014

TMI Tag!

Hey ya'll! Tag video time! I got this idea/was "tagged" by Kandee Johnson!!! Check out her channel here video here.

Here's all the questions:
1: What are you wearing?
2: Ever been in love?
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
4: How tall are you?
5: How much do you weigh?
6: Any tattoos?
7: Any piercings?
8: OTP?
9: Favorite show?
10: Favorite bands?
11: Something you miss? .
12: Favorite song?
13: How old are you?
14: Zodiac sign?
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
16: Favorite Quote?
17: Favorite actor?
18: Favorite color?
19: Loud music or soft?
20: Where do you go when you're sad?
21: How long does it take you to shower?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
24: Turn on?
25: Turn off?
26: The reason I joined Youtube?
27: Fears?
28: Last thing that made you cry?
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name?
31: Last book you read?
32: The book you're currently reading?
33: Last show you watched?
34: Last person you talked to?
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
36: Favorite food?
37: Place you want to visit?
38: Last place you were?
39: Do you have a crush?
40: Last time you kissed someone?
41: Last time you were insulted?
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
43: What instruments do you play??
44: Favorite piece of jewelry?
45: Last sport you played?
46: Last song you sang?
47: Favorite chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
50: Who should answer these questions next?

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