Product Review: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

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Too faced Cat Eyes comes in the cutest packaging! I’m such a sucker for packaging. Fortunately the product itself doesn’t disappoint. I love the wet/dry option of the eyeliner. Although it’s separated by classic day and night options, you can easily mix and match the colors to get a custom look.

I preferred the wet look since it had more of a color payoff than when it was dry. But the shadows were all long lasting and didn’t crease. Something I was surprised about since usually light colors like that don’t show up on my skin tone.

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The brush you see here is the brush I used to get my line on straight. For a wet look I wet the brush prior to applying the liner. Some of you may argue that this is a brow brush and you would be correct. I like the slant of the brush and prefer to use it as a liner.

Both shadow and liner stayed put all day and I’ve been using this Too Faced palette non stop since I’ve gotten it! This palette is $36 on the Too Faced website. It also comes with A little booklet full of tips which would be great for those of you just getting started with eyeshadow or makeup in general

Beauty Box 5 April Box

Disclaimer: As a Beauty Box 5 Ambassador, I receive a complimentary box monthly for my review. All opinions are my own.

This Beauty Box 5 had a few goodies. It included the following products:

    • Jergens Natural Glow three days to glow in Medium/Tan (perfect color for me!!)
    • Blum All Purpose Cleaning Wipes
    • bh Cosmetics eyeshadow
    • Nicka K lipstick
    • The perfect nude lip liner (for me since I’m medium skinned)

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The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was the eyeshadow. I had already received the exact same one in a previous Beauty Box 5 box. And I think it was actually in the March Beauty Box 5 I received last month. I wasn’t able to write about it due to deleting my themes and having to start from scratch and doing all that coding. But I definitely received this previously. The good news is that a friend of mine was able to benefit from my double.beauty box 5 april swatch eyeshadow

The colors are gorg and I’d love to make an eye look with them soon. The packaging is also slim and easy to store especially for someone like me that is close to capacity with my makeup collection!

Those all purpose wipes are great and have a little clip in case you wanted to clip them to your keys or your purse. They are actually in my purse right now and are great for swatching as they take my lipstick and gloss easily. A friend of mine was trying out the lipsticks I had and was really impressed with the way it took the makeup off. No residue so she could try the next one right away. The lipstick is a pretty coppery red.

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But I felt like my lips were too dark for the color I’m into brights right now so I gave this one away too. The color is super pretty though don’t you think?

I did keep that lip liner, that one is going to be my go to! For a nude lip or any type of lip this color matches perfectly with my natural lip tone.

Are you a Beauty Box 5 subscriber? For $12 a month you get five goodies that you can keep or swap with friends!

Bare Minerals Complexion Perfection Perfect for Busy Moms

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My time working at Bare Minerals introduced me to some amazing products. One of those happen to be perfect for moms on the go. It’s called Complexion Perfection palette and has all you need to get a perfect face on the go. It comes with two brushes a Ready foundation, concealer, bronzer and highlighter on a black zippered pouch you can fit in your purse or gym bag. It also has a mirror with the saying “hello gorgeous” right above it. It’s great packaging can help keep everything in place while traveling as well!

It’s become my favorite to achieve a day to night look. You can go to your nearest Sephora, Ulta, or Bare Minerals store to get shade matched. The palette’s concealer bronzer and highlighter is complimentary to the foundation shade matched for you! For $49 this is a deal!

Have you tried any Bare Minerals products? I love the natural look and feel of them!

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Beauty Box 5 February Review

Disclaimer: As a Beauty Box 5 Ambassador, I receive a complimentary box monthly for my review. All opinions are my own.

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This month’s Beauty Box 5 was full of goodies! Two packs of John Frieda volumizing shampoo and conditioner which I love (I love me some John Frieda) and Big Lashes mascara along with a nail polish set. I love this color polish and it comes with a coordinating color of beads to add a little pop to your nail polish.

What I found interesting was the makeup remover pads that need to be activated with water in order. It’s 100% natural and they work really well!!

As an extra goodie this month I also got a coupon code!

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Sign up for Beauty Box 5 and you can get this goodie next month! Here’s a sneak peek.

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I can’t wait to try out this versatile makeup base. You can use as eye shadow primer, concealer or highlighter!! Sign up by February 28th and this goodie can be yours!

Oh, and Beauty Box 5 is having an awesome Campowerment sweepstakes! They are giving away three pairs of tickets to girl-power getaway destinations valued at $1,600, and you should totally enter by 2/28 to win.

Good luck! Are you a Beauty Box 5 subscriber? What did you get this month?

Revlon Relaunches Classic Lipstick Shades

I saw this article on Yahoo a few weeks…ok maybe months…ago about Revlon relaunching some great lipsticks. Six total from different decades which people voted for their return. Don’t you hate when you found the absolute perfect lipstick, your signature shade, and then it gets discontinued?!

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This just shows that what was once popular is popular once again. I’d have to try that Snow Peach and that Jungle Peach for the perfect coral I’ve been looking for for months now! I don’t get why it’s so hard to find a nice coral for my skin tone. I do believe Nars made an Orgasm lip gloss but I kind of want a lipstick. That red is gorg the violet is so on trend and it’s from the 40’s! It will be for sale again this spring.

Which is your favorite? To read the whole article check it out here.

January’s Beauty Box 5 Reveal

Disclaimer: I received this monthly subscription for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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January’s Beauty Box 5 was celebrating the funny rom com coming into theatres “That Awkward Moment”. To celebrate, aside from the five great samples, I also received a small mirror with the movie logo in the front. Great addition to my purse! But seriously everything from Beauty Box 5 is purse friendly which means I’m going to end p with EVERYTHING in my purse and having to clean things out.

The upside? I’m never going to have to buy sample lotion again! The past few months have included a sample size lotion and this month was no different. The cold weather really makes for dry hands and cracked nails. I just feel like Beauty Box 5 is thinking of me when they are putting their boxes together. That polar vortex was no joke folks.

Speaking of hands, the cuticle nail oil that was included was also a god send. I have been picking at my cuticles and making them just gross. This Nubar Cuticle and Nail Oil has almond oil and jojoba oil to help keep your cuticles nice and moisturized. And it’s small enough for your purse! Bonus! Winking smile

The Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash works well with the Bath and Shower Exfoliating Gloves to help you get rid of dead skin that running the heater and that polar vortex has done to our skin.

Top it off with the Hemp Coconut Lip Balm is organic, gluten and petroleum free and not tested on animals. Our lips can get extremely chapped in the winter so this is the perfect Lip Balm.

Do you see a theme here? Everything in this box is just right to keep your skin glowing all winter long! For only $12 a month, this subscription service is totally worth it!

Check out a list of brands here to see what you can find in your Beauty Box 5. For only $12 a month, you can purchase your own subscription!

Creamy Matte Sola Lipstick Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: I have received this products for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Sola Look presents cosmetics with a Latina appeal. They are a new cosmetic company aimed at Latinas with three introductory shades of lipstick. The names of the lipsticks are Carolina, Karla and Isabel. They are all a creamy matte and there’s a nude, a bright fuschia and a red. You can increase the intensity of the color by applying more than one layer. My absolute favorite was the fuschia, Carolina. Here are the lipsticks.

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And here is what they look like on. Clockwise from the left it’s Isabel, Karla and Carolina with swatches in the order of Carolina, Isabel and Karla. I’ve never seen such a creamy matte. Usually mattes are very drying to the lips and especially this time of year I tend to stay away from mattes, even though they are on trend. Sola’s lipsticks are perfectly matte with a creamy texture. I absolutely loved them. I also loved how long wearing they are and how it looks like I have a stain on when my favorite lipstick, Carolina, has faded a bit.

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I’ve worn Carolina a few times since the review…

Once for New Year’s Eve (it matches my phone case!)

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And this is the stained look it leaves behind during a fun shopping day with my boys

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This is one of my favorites right now! If you want to grab your own, check out the Sola website. You can find them for $12 each with a $2 flat rate shipping.

Which of the three were your fave? Have you ever tried a creamy matte?

Hunger Games Gorg Makeup

I went to watch the latest Hunger Games last weekend and I absolutely loved Katniss. Who doesn’t love her right? And of course as a fashion and beauty blogger I always find something in movies whether it’s makeup or fashion inspiration. This time was no different.

Before I get in on the fashion I love this story. I’ve read the series and actually read one of the books in one weekend! Since I knew what the plot was about I concentrated more on the fashion and the eccentric looks. Here are some of what I could find online.

She works this red eye shadow in one scene. And the highlighting was perfection on her face. She was practically glowing. This picture doesn’t even do her justice.

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This promo picture is so pretty again the highlighting and contouring are perfect. She’s again glowing. Her eye makeup is so pretty while being a bit futuristic at the same time!

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And can someone make me this please!! That’s the most awesome scarf I’ve seen in a while. I want one! I found one on Etsy but for $150! Geez. They are calling it the Katniss Cowl. Love it.

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Speaking of selling, CoverGirl released a limited edition Hunger Games collection with a look for each district. Check it out and let me know which District Collection is your fave!

Have you watched Hunger Games yet?

Lipstick Dupe from Two Broke Girls

One of my co-workers asked me if I can find a lipstick similar to Kat’s Two Broke Girls. I figure she may not be the only one who’d like to check out a similar lip color so I thought I’d share!

It looks like a matte color…

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Looks a bit brownish red. Not too bright and not too dark. Here’s what I found that could be pretty similar.

Tarte Lip Tint in Envy. It’s a mauve berry. $24

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paolo or Monte Carlo $6

NYX Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash $6

Do you like her lip color? I think it would work for a range of skin tones.

Checking out November’s Beauty Box 5

As I mentioned before, I am a Beauty Box 5 Beauty Ambassador. So excited to share monthly reviews and sneak peeks of what’s in that pretty blue box.

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The five beauty products include a lip balm, deodorant, a moisturizing body wash from Aveeno and a clay mask from Montagne Jennesse. The name is as hard to pronounce as ever but these one time masks are amazing and amazingly cheap. They have every mask you can think of for your face and hair. I was really excited about the mask because I was looking for a deep cleansing clay mask to help bring out the impurities. It was like they read my mind. But it is the perfect time do a deep cleansing facial like this.

The lip balm was also pretty nourishing even though I’m not a fan of citrus. Aveeno is one of my favorite skin care brands and I enjoyed trying that out as well! I love that you full sized along with sample sizes so you can figure out what you like. And sample sizes fit amazingly well in your purse!

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Check out a list of brands here to see what you can find in your Beauty Box 5. For only $12 a month, you can purchase your own subscription! Or you can ask Santa to get one for you!

Do you subscribe to any monthly beauty subscriptions? Which ones?