Three Recent Looks, Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite styles of post, a Three Recent Looks. And this time it’s with the Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Palette. I received this in BoxyCharm in June and I really like it. It really is a fantastic palette for summer because you have those gold tones, but there’s a lot of versatility within it. That being said, let’s get into it.

For the first look I did, I wanted to play with one of the shadows that wasn’t gold, so I went to the bronzey/rose gold side and I like this look a lot. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Item Beauty Air Hug Concealer in 100 and I set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed and for that I used the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and highlighted with a mix of Glowing and Gleaming from the Ace Beaute Essential Glow Highlighter Palette

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the palette. I took Cool Down and put that in the crease, then I took Sunnies Out and applied that over my entire eyelid. I then took Cool Down and ran that about 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the the other 1/4 and the inner corner of my eye, I applied Sunnies Out. 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 first lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner, then filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless and I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the second look, this is where I tried one of the gold shadows and a lot of the time when I do a gold look I like to have a brown shadow to balance, and this palette has the perfect brown, so that’s exactly what I did. I love this look and I’m so happy with how it turned out. So the first thing I did was prime my face with the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Item Beauty Air Hug Concealer in 100 and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. So the bronzer is in the shade Current, I applied the Intentions blush and highlighted with a mix of the top and bottom shades from the All of the Lights highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the palette and the first thing I did was apply a light layer of Sandbar in the crease. Next I took Tan Lines and packed it on the outer corner of my eye, bringing it up into the crease just a little bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Gold Coast. I then took Tan Lines and ran it under my eye about halfway, for the other half and the inner corner of my eye, I applied Gold Coast. I lined my eyes with the Chella Dual Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl 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, topping it with the Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Laguna. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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When it came to the third look, I really wanted to play with the darker cranberry shade that’s in the palette and I’m glad I did because it’s so good and I like this look a lot. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Item Beauty Air Hug Concealer in 100 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 Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer, then I went to the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Charm Your Cheeks and applied a mix of the Pink Satin and Candy Apple blushes. And I highlighted with Radiant from the Ace Beaute Essential Glow 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, and the first thing I did was apply Cool Down in the crease. Then I took Berry Hot, that gorgeous dark cranberry glitter, and applied that on my entire eyelid. Even though it is a glitter, there wasn’t a ton of fallout like there can be with other glitter shadows, and I really appreciate that. I lined my eyes with the Chella Dual Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips, I first lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner and filled them in with the V Kosmetik Creamy Liquid Velvet Lipstick in Bubbly. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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That about wraps it up for this post, like I said, this is always one of my favorite styles of post, so look out for more in the future. If any of you guys have this palette, I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it and if you don’t let me know which of these three is your favorite. 

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

-K 

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June 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! As it’s the last day of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my monthly favorites. I have a pretty good mix of stuff this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that yet, I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Chella Dual Liquid Eyeliner Pearl. This is a double ended liquid eyeliner, one side is blue, the other is black and they are formulated with pearl pigments to give them a nice shine. I have yet to try the blue, but I’ve been wearing the black and I like it a lot. The pearl doesn’t come through quite as much but I don’t mind. It’s long wearing, doesn’t smudge and because the brush is tapered, it gives you a lot of control over the size and style of the line you’re doing. I definitely recommend.

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My next beauty favorite is the Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette. I am currently working on a Three Recent Looks with this palette, so I won’t say too much, but I do really like it. The formulation and pigmentation of the shadows is top tier. There’s quite a bit of diversity within the colors and you see that once you start swatching, so you have quite a few options when it comes to looks with this palette. I really like Violet Voss as a brand, I have a couple of their other palettes and they’re a mainstay in my eyeshadow palette collection. 

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. I was slightly unsure if my skin would like this when I got it, but I’ve been using it since and I can tell you that both myself and my skin are very happy with it. It has 8 super powered skin loving ingredients, black sesame oil, black seaweed, black tea, shiitake mushroom, black rice, Korean black raspberry, nettle and chia seed. There is no parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates and it’s animal cruelty free. What this does do is makes your makeup last all day while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles while having a satin-sheen finish. I can be kind of picky with what I like in a face primer, but this one has found a way into my makeup bag and I think it will be there for a while. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish. I’ve been using this since I got it and I like it a lot. This is turmeric based and it helps to brighten, smooth, tone and hydrate skin while helping to promote overall skin radiance and give you a natural glow. I think a good scrub is always a good thing to have. I use this on my legs when I shave and I’ve been seeing a definite difference. My legs are even softer than they were before and they are definitely extra hydrated. My only thing is because this is turmeric based, it doesn’t smell the best, but I can definitely overlook that because of the results. If you’re looking for a good body scrub, I would recommend giving this a try. 

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Moving on, I have a book favorite and it’s Long Train Runnin’ Our Story of The Doobie Brothers by Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons with Chris Epting. I’ve mentioned before how much I love The Doobie Brothers, they are a band I grew up with, they were a HUGE part of my childhood, and I still love them just as much. So when I saw Pat and Tom where releasing a book I was incredibly excited and this is everything I wanted it to be and more. There were obviously some stories I knew, some I knew parts of and a lot that I didn’t know at all, it was incredibly interesting to read the different perspectives from the guys that were there and not just one long story. There were parts where I laughed, parts where I felt all the emotions, a lot of Tom when he was leaving the band, but I think what I did the most, what this book kind of forced me to do was go back and look at a lot of their songs in a different way. The lyrics, the arrangements, all of it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it made me really, listen to the music. And I thank Pat and Tom for taking the time to write it down because The Doobie Brothers have such and incredible story and history and I’m honored to know more of it than ever before. If you are a casual or longtime fan of theirs or just love music history I highly recommend giving this book a read. You will learn so much and the pictures they included are fantastic. 

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And my last favorite isn’t a music favorite, although there are some songs I am liking right now, that’s for next month’s favorites, but it’s a podcast favorite. My podcast. I mention my podcast The Unlikely Motorsports Duo each month because I feel like we grow so much every time we release an episode. We have a spicy one up at the moment on our Twitch channel from this week, go watch it (please and thank you!). And something else that’s exciting, we now have merch! We currently have mugs, can koozies, stickers and magnets. Also, if you are a driver, brand, company or involved in motorsports in any way and want to be represented on another platform, let’s do a merch swap! I always wear some form of motorsports merchandise during the show so if you have clothes, stickers, mugs, etc, reach out and we’ll do that! My cohost and I are having a ton of fun doing the show and we’re excited to keep growing. We actually have a fun motorsports based game night coming up, so keep an eye on my social media for the time and date of that! 

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

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

-K 

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June 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

I received my June BoxyCharm box yesterday and I thought that today would be the perfect time to go through it. The theme this month, as it’s Pride Month, is express yourself.

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The first item we have is the DryBar Liquid Glass Miracle Smoothing Sealant. This is a heat activated spray that wraps an invisible shield around your hair to provide frizz resistance and leave you with silky, super glossy hair. It’s lightweight, lasts through 3 washes and protects from heat up to 450 degrees F/232 degrees C. I love things like this, my hair does get a little frizzy sometimes when I apply heat to it, so I’m excited to try this out. 

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Next up we have the Chella Dual Liquid Eyeliner Pearl. This is a double ended liquid eyeliner with an icy blue liner and a black liner. These say they are longwearing, smudge proof and glide on effortlessly. The brush is tapered, it does give you a lot of control on the size and style of line that you want, which is always really nice. What makes these pearl liners is the fact that thy are formulated with pearl pigments, which you’ll see in the swatch, does give them a nice bit of shimmer. Based on the swatch alone, these look a little bit runny and the blue wasn’t as pigmented as I was thinking it was going to be, but that might change once it’s on the eye. I also think that this liner is a bit overpriced, I get that it’s a dual liner, but I think that $35.00 is a bit much. 

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Moving on, we have my Choice item for the month, the Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette. This palette has universally flattering shades to help you create the most iconic summer looks, year round with it’s blend of matte and metallic shadows. I do really like the outer packaging, it had great summer vibes.

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This is a 10 pan palette and though it’s a summer and sun focused palette, I think there’s a lot of room to create different looks. 

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You do get a nice little mirror with this palette, which I always like, because you don’t always get that with palettes this size. 

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Just from looking at it, I could tell these shades were going to be gorgeous. Violet Voss always does a fantastic job of formulating their shadows. The mattes are always very smooth and the metallics are incredibly pigmented. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear. The first shadow we have is Sandbar, which is a matte sandy shade. Next to that is Sunkissed, a metallic light gold that leans more towards the yellow gold area. Then there’s Sunsation, a light matte shade that I would say is like a mix of gold and a light caramel. Next to that is Gold Coast, another metallic gold, but this one is a deep gold. And the last shadow in the row is Heatwave, a really pretty metallic bronzey shade. 

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The second row starts with Glow On, a really pretty metallic that I would say is a light peachy/gold. Next to that is Cool Down, a matte shadow that I think is kinda unique. It’s a mix of what I would say is rose and maybe mauve, it’s quite nice. Then there’s Sunnies Out, a metallic rose gold, which is always a great shade to have in any palette, especially one for summer. Next to that is Berry Hot, which is a shadow I like a lot. I would say it’s a deep cranberry in shade, but it’s a glitter, and when I swatched it the glitter didn’t fall everywhere, always a huge plus, but it was so pretty when it hit the light. I’m excited to wear this one. And the last shadow in the row is Tan Lines, a matte medium brown, which might seem a little boring in a palette like this, but most of the time when I do a gold look, I balance it with a matte brown shadow of some sort, so I was really happy to see it included. 

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The second to last item we have is the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. This isn’t just your average primer. This is infused with 8 super powered skin loving ingredients to help with minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. It has a lightweight satin-sheen formula to create an invisible skin perfecting finish. The 8 ingredients it uses to help with this are black sesame oil, black seaweed, black tea, shiitake mushroom, black rice, Korean black raspberry, nettle and chia seed. What it doesn’t have is parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates and it’s animal cruelty free. I have this on right now, and so far I’m liking it. I’ll keep using it and let you guys know what I think after putting it to the test. 

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And the last item we have is the Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish. This is an indulgent polishing scrub, powered by turmeric to visibly brighten and smooth, tone and hydrate and promote overall skin radiance to give you a natural looking glow. I do like a good scrub, and a nice, natural glow is always wanted, especially heading into summer, so I’m interested to try this out. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I do generally like a more makeup heavy box, but there are some good things in here. If you got any of the same items in your June 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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July 2020 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend I received my July box from BoxyCharm and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Boxy Sunshine and being that we’re in the middle of July and the middle of summer, it’s the perfect theme.

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The first product we have is the Chella Slanted Tip Tweezers. These have stainless steel slanted tips and a no slip coating. I haven’t used these yet, I just did my brows, but I like the way these feel in my hand. They’re good shape, comfortable to hold and it seems like they’ll really get in there and get all the little hairs.

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Next we have the Lavish Quick Color Switch Dry Brush Cleaner. This is one of those spongy brush cleaners that you swirl your brush on and it removes the pigment. I’ve been wanting to try one of these for a while, I actually almost bought one a few weeks ago and I’m glad I didn’t. You can take the sponge out of the container to clean it, so it is reusable, it says to clean just wash with your favorite cleanser and allow to air dry before putting back into container. I will definitely let you guys know what I think of this.

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Moving on we have the Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster. This was my choice item for this month. This has pineapple, watermelon and green tea extracts and along with brightening your complexion it helps to reduce signs of aging and protects against UV damage. I really like vitamin C serums, my skin really likes them and this one smells really good. The packaging is also really nice, it’s in a very pretty glass bottle.

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The second to last product we have is the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray. This is infused with fresh coconut extract, has micro pearls to give you glowing and dewy finish and comes out in a really fine mist. I’ve been using this since I got it and I absolutely love it, it’s the perfect summertime setting spray. The coconut makes me think of the beach, tanning and all the things you associate with the season. This dries down pretty fast which I appreciate, doesn’t make you feel tacky or sticky, locks in your makeup and the glow you get is really nice. The packaging of the whole Everyday Vacay collection is super pretty and this is one of those products that you would want to put in the front of your makeup collection so it could be seen. I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a good setting spray.

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And the last product we have is the Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0 Eyeshadow Palette. When spoilers for this months box were coming out I saw this palette and instantly wanted it.

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With this palette you get 12 shadows, 6 are shimmery/glittery shadows, there’s 4 mattes and 2 satins. You do get a good size mirror with this palette as well. I’m going to be doing a first impressions post about this palette as I’ve already used it, so I won’t be giving away too much of my opinion on it now.

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Starting with the top row, the first shadow we have is Euphoric and this is a cream glitter. Next to that is Pure Bliss, a more golden glitter. Then there’s Photo Op, a matte light almost orangey brown and the last shadow in the row is Dreamland and that is a matte salmony/peach shade.

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Starting the second row we have Turn It Up which is a bright hot pink in a satin finish. Next to that is Insta-Worthy, a matte pinky/brown. Then here’s Vibes, a glittery shade that is similar to Insta-Worthy in color but with more purple in the glitter and the last shadow in the row is On Set, a matte deep chocolatey brown.

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The last row starts with Utopia, a super pretty light blue glittery shadow with white and yellow glitters in it. Next to that is Electric, a very nice deep blue glitter, this is one of my favorite shadows in the palette. Then there’s Fantasy World, which is a pinky purple, magenta-ish if you will, in a satin finish. And the last shadow in the row is VIP Pass, this is a very complex shadow. It’s a deep green but you can see it has some gray in it and some silver glitters.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your July BoxyCharm boxes 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 in my August box :).

-K

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