Three Recent Looks, Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Palette

Hi everyone,

Today we’re back with one of my favorite styles of post, a Three Recent Looks and this time it’s with the Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Palette. You guys, this palette is SO GOOD! The formulation is great, as is the color range. All the shadows are very pigmented, go on smooth and creamy and blend very well. Beauty Bakerie did a fantastic job with this one.

This is a 9 pan palette with the theme of lemons and lemonade, it’s perfect for spring and summer.

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So, for the first look I really wanted to play off of the lemonade theme and use the yellow shades and holy crap. The metallic shadows in this palette are truly next level. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder

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For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer, applied the blush from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient palette

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For my eyes, I primed them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light, then I went into the palette. I took the matte yellow, Tart and blended it into the crease. Sometimes yellows can be disappointing in palettes because they are hard to formulate, but this one is nice. I then took Icy and applied it on my entire lid. Because I wanted a little extra brightness, I took the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Extra Frosting and applied it in my water line. I then took Tart and ran it 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner of my eye, I applied a lighter layer of Icy. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara. For my lips I took the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush and used it as an all over lip color. I set the look with the Maven Beauty Rose Setting Spray

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For my second look I wanted to play on the sweeter side of the Sour palette and I like this look a lot. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face I bronzed using the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. Then I went into the Ofra Charm Your Cheeks Mini Mix Face Palette and used a mix of the Pink Satin and Candy Apple blushes. I highlighted with a mix of Radiant and Icy from the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette

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For my eyes, I first primed them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light, then I went into the palette. I took Sour and blended that into the crease, the I took Pink Lemonade and packed that on the outer corner of my eye, bringing it in about half way. For the rest of my eye I applied Sangria, I originally thought that this would be a good shade to use as a topper, and it still would, but this stands well on it’s own and I like it a lot. I then took Pink Lemonade and ran it under my eye about half way, for the rest of the way and the inner corner of my eye, I applied Sangria. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner and filled them in with the Sephora Collection #LipStories Lipstick in 36, Spring Break. I set the look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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For the third look I wanted to use the other metallic in this palette, the orange, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in Translucent

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, I then used the blush from the e.l.f Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light, then I went into the palette. I took Bellini Me and blended that in the crease and for the entirety of my lid, applied Refresher. I then took Bellini Me and put it under my eye about 3/4 of the way and for the rest of the way and in the inner corner of my eye, I applied Refresher. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always love this style of post so look out for more in the future. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :). -K 

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April 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my April Favorites. I feel like this month went by so fast and I was so busy so I don’t have a huge list, but it’s a good mix so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, all of my beauty favorites are from my April BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that post, I’ll link it below. My first beauty favorite is the Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Palette. I have a ‘Three Recent Looks’ post coming with this palette so I won’t say too much. But I think it’s fantastic. The formulation, the pigmentation, it’s all top tier. Very well done by Beauty Bakerie.

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My next favorite is the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush. This is so good! It’s very creamy, goes on smooth, and it has the teardrop shape so you can use the top to get that precise line and the bottom to fill in. I really like this color as well, it’s a nice light/medium nudey brown so it will go with so many lipsticks. I also used this as an all over lip color, which I do often with lip liners to get a true sense of their color and I recommend it. I also recommend this lip liner. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Flirtacious Looks Cosmetics The Perfect Duel: Foundation Travel Set and specifically the sponge, the Quick Beat. At first I thought this sponge was maybe a little firmer than what I usually like, but after I wet it it softened up and I do like it. It has a sharp tip and a flat edge for smooth application and you can tell when you’re applying that it is going on smooth and blending well. I don’t like this as much as the Real Techniques sponges, but it’s a good sponge. 

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Moving on I have a TV Show favorite and it’s Selling Sunset Season 5 on Netflix. I’ve been watching since season 1 so I have my favorite cast members, but the fashion and the real estate have really elevated over the five seasons and I can’t wait to see what they wear and what they sell next. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s the Heavy Load Blues (Deluxe Edition) album from Gov’t Mule. This is a band I’ve been listening to for years and I think this is one of the best albums to date. Not only is it one of their best, I really think that this is the blues album the world needs right now. Top to bottom it’s full of great songs and I definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your April favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great April :). 

-K 

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April 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my April BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Spring Revival, which is very fitting as we’re in April and it’s officially Spring. I mentioned last month that my box arrived looking like it had been karate punched, and this one suffered a bit of the same fate. I don’t know if USPS hates me or hates BoxyCharm, but it definitely looks a little rough. Thankfully none of the products were damaged though, BoxyCharm does a great job with their inner packaging.

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So, the first item we have is the StudioMakeup Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Serum. This says that it’s a highly concentrated serum that works to reverse the effects of dehydration and the loss of elasticity while keeping your skin highly moisturized and looking youthful and radiant. This doesn’t say how concentrated it is which I would like to know, but all of the reviews I’ve seen are very positive and I do like a good serum, so I’m interested to try this and see how I like it. 

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The next item we have is my Choice item for the month, the Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Eyeshadow Palette. This is a new release for Beauty Bakerie. You guys know me, if there’s a Choice eyeshadow palette, I’m most likely going to select it and this one seemed really fun. This is a nine pan lemonade inspired palette which is the perfect theme for spring/summer. Beauty Bakerie always has the cutest packaging and when FoodTribe was still up and running I would do a lot of posts on food and drink inspired makeup products, so I got to talk about BB a lot. 

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This palette does come with a mirror in the top and it has a super cute boarder of pink with sliced lemons. 

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Like I said, this is a nine pan palette and it has a range of colors and finishes. Upon first glance I did think the overall color scheme was more geared towards fall but after swatching, the tones of these shadows definitely read more towards spring/summer. I like the little details in palettes, so the fact that the area around the pans has the gradient from yellow to white is a nice touch. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear in so the first shadow we have is Pink Lemonade. Based on the name I did expect it to be more of a pink or at least a pinky/red, but this is more of a red/red. It’s still a nice shadow though. Next to that is Sangria, which one of those pinky/white shadows with a shift that makes a fantastic topper and the last shadow in the row is Sweet, which is a lighter orangey/brown. 

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The second row starts with Refresher and my god this shadow is pretty. This is a metallic orange and it has so much shine. I cannot wait to wear it, the formulation and pigmentation is next level. Then there’s Bellini Me which is a true matte orange, very pigmented. And the last shadow in the row is Tart, which is bright yellow. Yellow’s can be difficult to formulate and this one is a little powdery and was a little patchy at first, but it built up pretty well. It’s definitely a workable shadow. 

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The last row starts with Choctails, which is a medium/leaning towards dark brown. This one didn’t swatch very well. It was patchy and didn’t build as well as I would have liked, which you can see in the picture. Next to that is Sour, a matte nude and the last shadow in the row is Icy, which is another gorgeous metallic. This one is a yellow/gold and again, I can’t wait to wear it. 

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Moving on, we have the Aesthetica Cream Contour Kit. This is a six pan palette with both three contour shades and three highlight shades. The pans themselves are removeable and refillable and this palette in particular is formulated for fair to dark skin tones. 

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You do get a mirror with this palette, which makes it great for travel. 

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I really never do cream contour but I’m not opposed to giving it a go. When I swatched the contour and highlight shades I did notice that they were very silky and creamy and seemed like they would be blendable. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear. So on top is the highlight shades and we have Heiress, Chandelier and Wanderlust. Then we have the contour shades, Honey Love, Summer Nights and Chic Parisian. 

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The second to last item we have is the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush. This is a lip liner that has a very unique tear drop shape that is narrow at the tip for precision and wide at the bottom to fill. It’s infused with Vitamin E to protect from free radicals, smooth fine lines, boost circulation and keep your lips pillowy-soft. This is long lasting and in a demi-matte finish so it’s light on the lips. This shade in particular is on the brown side, which is the kind of lip liner I tend to go for. I’m already thinking of what lipsticks it would go well with and how it would be nice on it’s own as an all over color. I’m excited about this one. I also want to mention the Dominique Cosmetics packaging because I always really like it. It’s simple but very nice. 

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And the last item we have is the Flirtacious Looks Cosmetics The Perfect Duel: Foundation Travel Set. This is an essential foundation tool travel set and I think it’s adorable.

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The first took we have is the Mini Base. This is a travel sized, paddle shaped synthetic brush with a short handle for easier application. When I tell you this brush is incredibly soft, it is incredibly soft. I don’t usually use a brush for foundation, I like a sponge, but I like brushes like this for highlight so I’ll definitely get use out of it. 

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And speaking of sponges, the other tool we have is a Quick Beat sponge. This is a latex free, foam beauty sponge with a sharp tip and flat edge for smooth application. This sponge seems a little bit on the harder side, and I’m surprised it’s latex free based on how it feels, but I’m sure once you get it wet it softens up nicely. I really like the Real Techniques sponges and that’s what I’m using right now, so I’ll be comparing the two and I’ll let you know what I think. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your April BoxyCharm box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :). 

-K 

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