A beauty blog on the hunt the best performing beauty products whether it is high-end, drugstore, or low-end and everything in between. I love reviewing new products and bringing you swatches. I also keep everyone up to date on new makeup releases.
I hope you like my 2016 yearly favorites! I have so many products. Lots of high-end and some drugstore. I tried to get drugstore and high-end products in each category but some of them were hard to get both so I only put one or the other. Let me know what your favorites were!!
I hope you like my Birchbox monthly unboxing. So far, I think this box has got to be my favorite!!
Birchbox is only $10 a month! Each month, your personalized beauty box will include five product samples. You’ll get to try all different types of products, from haircare to skincare to makeup, and we’ll always include information on how to use them.
Oribe is my FAVORITE haircare products of life! Their products all smell SO amazing!! This dry shampoo is so good! It leaves my hair feeling clean and soft. It doesn’t leave a white cast and my hair smells amazing! I will definitely buy the full size.
I love this moisturizer! I have really dry skin and this stuff is so amazing! It is thick and creamy, but not greasy. It makes my skin feel so hydrated. I use it morning and night, it even works under makeup. I will definitely buy the full size.
Perfect Lighting luminizer highlights and enhances your features
Featuring award-winning, best-selling Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder to make your pores disappear!
Bye Bye Pores Blush in signature Je Ne Sais Quoi shade brightens your complexion!
Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer adds your perfect summer glow!
Anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and Perfect Lighting Technology
This palette is awesome! It is the perfect everyday palette. It has everything you will need to do a quick makeup look or even a full glam look. I love the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder and the Bye Bye Pores Blush! The pressed powder is one of the best I have used. I have the original compact size and I use it all of the time. It really does hide your pores and makes your skin look airbrushed. You can set the full face with it or use it under the eyes. The blush shade is new and it is beautiful! It is very universal and gives your cheeks the perfect pop of pink. The bronzer is nice but I wish it was a little bit more of a cool toned shade. It gives your skin a nice sun kissed look and it is matte. The highlighter is so nice! It is the perfect champagne shade and it really has a punch to it. It’s really nice and pigmented.
All of these shades are so soft and blend so well! You will not be disappointed with this face palette.
Create your own etched-in-stone style with our Marble Collection Warm Stone — 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette, a collection of highly pigmented neutral mattes and shimmers. Shades range from frosty ivory, pink and peach to rich taupe, tan and bronze, allowing you to achieve daytime glam as well as nighttime drama. Colors can be worn individually, blended and intensified, and add polish to any look. They come in a sleek, mirrored case featuring a unique marbled pattern.
You will lose your marbles over our Marble Collection – Cool Stone — 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette, a multi-toned mix of pigment-rich mattes and shimmers that add distinctive polish to day and evening makeup looks. Shades range from icy pastels to deep plum, charcoal and bronze, plus a pop of vivid pink and can be worn individually or blended and intensified. Each collection comes in a sleek, uniquely marbled mirrored compact.
This palette is really nice! Just like my review of the Sephora Holiday 2016 More Than Meets The Eye , these shadows are no different. They have the same awesome quality to them. These shadows blend really nicely, they are pigmented and gorgeous! The only shades that were a little dry were the middle diamond shaped shades – especially the gold and silver color. The colors weren’t bad at all, they just didn’t perform the same as the rest of the palette. The matte shades are amazing! I really love this palette and the shade selection.
The only bad thing is because of the shape of the shadows, I find it hard to dip in with my bigger blending brushes. But you can definitely work around it.
This palette is just as good as the one above. Obviously this has some different uses. You have brow shades, a blush, highlighters, eyeshadows and a liner shade. All of these are SO pigmented and beautiful. They apply so easily and blend out well. I think this one has more pigmentation that the one above. They highlighter shades show up really nicely and they are buttery and not dry or powdery at all. There are no super dry shades in this palette. You can use all of the shades on your eyes. I have used the brow shades on my brows and also as eyeshadow and they work amazingly! The best part of this palette is the black shade. I have never used a black eyeshadow that is this intense. It is so black and it blends so nicely. I love smoking out my lower lash line with it or deepening the crease. I have nothing bad to say about this palette. It is totally worth the money!
Watch my YouTube review video as well
What do you guys think? Are you going to buy any of these?
What it is: A makeup set with cocoa powder-infused products—from 21 eye shadows to blush and lipstick.
What it does: Transport yourself to the ultimate chocolate shop experience with The Chocolate Shop’siconic, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula—infused into 21 eye shadows, a deluxe-sized Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, and a Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. They’re fragranced with the decadent scent of chocolate and they’ll step up your makeup looks with deluxe sizes of the bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, the Luminizer highlighter, and a dazzling blush. It also includes a step-by-step guide Glamour Guide so you can effortlessly create three beauty looks.
When I saw a picture of this palette I knew I needed it in my life! I love the packaging and all of the colors inside this palette. Some of the holiday palettes in the past haven’t been so great and I was curious how this one would be. I previously reviewed the new Holiday 2016 Too Faced Grand Hotel Palette – click here to read it. I will quickly say that those eyeshadows were good but there were a few that weren’t as good.
As far as this palette goes, there are also some hits and misses in this one. For the most part they are pretty much hits though. You can see from the swatches below which shades aren’t as pigmented, Cookie Dough is the worst shade out of all of them – it doesn’t even swatch. Most of the matte shades are really nice and the foiled-type shades are very pigmented – as you can see from the bright turquoise blue color. The shades that suck are the really glittery shades. I have always hated the glitter shades in most Too Faced palettes.
The bronzer and blush are awesome! The highlighter is a beautiful shade but it feels a little dry and it’s more of a subtle highlight glow, which I like.
This set also comes with deluxe-sized Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer. The Melted Chocolate lipstick is not my favorite color, it’s a brownish color and those shades don’t look good on me. I have a million deluxe samples of the Better Than Sex Mascara and Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, so I am sick of seeing those in the palettes. I know for some people they like them, but for me..I don’t need anymore .
I feel like this set is worth it. The shadows and beautiful (except for a few shades) and you get a good amount of products for your money.
I would say this year their holiday palettes are better than the past few years.
I will start off by saying so far I LOVE this mascara! I was in a mascara rut lately and needed some sort of miracle. Every mascara I was using would just smudge onto my upper or lower eyelids. I ran across this new display at Walgreens and decided to pick it up. In the past L’Oréal has made amazing mascaras and I was hoping this would be the same.
From the first time I applied this I knew I would love it! The mascara coats your lashes so nicely. It applies a good amount of product to your lashes and adds volume. The best thing about this mascara is it also hold a curl!! My lashes are so straight and it’s hard to find a mascara that will do that. The formula is amazing!! This stuff does not budge. It stays on my lashes, it doesn’t flake and it doesn’t smudge by the end of the day. The only problem I have with this mascara is the wand. I feel like it is too fat and big. If the wand was a little smaller it would be perfect. I don’t care though – it’s totally worth it!
SWATCHES ON MY EYES:
I really like the way it looks on my eyes! Let me know if you picked it up and if you like it.