Three Recent Looks, PowerPuff Girls x ColourPop Palette

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! Today I’m back with one of my favorite styles of post, a Three Recent Looks and this time it’s all about the PowerPuff Girls x Colourpop Palette. I’ve been saying for a while that this post was coming, life happens, other palettes show up and require attention, but I’m a woman of my word so here we are.

I really like this palette. I think that it’s very versatile and you can have a lot of fun with it. All of the shadows are very pigmented and nicely formulated.

For the first look I wanted to do something that incorporated all of the PowerPuff Girls and I really like how this one 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, my 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 using the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. Then, because I wanted a different tone of blush, I went into the Too Faced Christmas In London Palette and mixed the Pretty & Punk and Carnaby Sweet blushes. I 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 first primed them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I moved to the palette. The first shade I took was Silico and I not only packed it on the outer corner of my eye, but blended it up into the crease as well. Then I took Chemical X and applied on the rest of my eyelid. To bring together the theme of representing all of the PowerPuff Girls, I then took RowdyRuff Boys and brought that halfway under my eye and for the other half I applied The Fashionistas. On the inner corner of my eye, I dabbed a little bit of Chemical X. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner 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 KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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My second look is Blossom inspired and I love how this turned out, I think it really showcases how pretty the eyeshadows are. So 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 with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. Then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and highlighted with the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

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When it came to 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 applied a light layer of Pokey Oaks in the crease. I then took Girls Rock and packed it on the outer corner of my eye and for the rest of my lid, applied Frenemy. 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 took the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush and used it as an all over lip color. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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My third look is Bubbles inspired and I had a lot of fun with this one. Any look you can use glitter, is an extra fun one. 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 Loose Setting Powder in Translucent

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For the rest of my face, first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and highlighted with the shade Icy from the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette

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When it came to my eyes, I first primed them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the palette and blended a very light layer of Crime Fighting in the crease. I then took RowdyRuff Boys and packed it on the outer corner of my eye. I decided that I wanted an extra pop and fun element, so I used one of the glitters, Townsville. I thought about using the other glitter, Superfriends, but I wanted a contrast. Although I have used Superfriends in another look and it’s very pretty. I wanted a little pop of color and brightness to bring it all together, so I took the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Big Splash and lined my water line. I lined my eyes with the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips, I first 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 everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water 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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May 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Yesterday I received my May BoxyCharm box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Super Bloom and with the fact that it’s spring and the whole, ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ saying, it’s a great theme.

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The first item we have is the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturizer. This is a glow moisturizer that revives dull, dry and lackluster skin. It has powerhouse ingredients that remove the dead surface skin cells, whilst smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. This does have AHA in it, which could make your skin more sensitive, so they recommend using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and limiting sun exposure while you use it. I personally like Kate Somerville, so I’m interested to give this a try. 

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The next item we have is the Skin Inc Serum Glow Filter. This is a serum that acts as a primer, it has rare Gold Hibiscus extract to smooth and even your skin tone while helping to provide anti-aging and brightening benefits. It also helps with making your pores less visible and gives you a pearl finish. This has the Hydra Micro Capsules in it, which obviously has benefits, but it also looks cool when it’s sitting on your vanity. I love a good primer, and serum for that matter, so I’m excited to try this. 

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Moving on, we have my Choice item for the month, the Item Beauty by Addison Rae Air Hug Concealer in 100. This is a medium to full coverage concealer with a lightweight formula featuring Carica papaya fruit extract which delivers a boost of antioxidants like Vitamin C and leaves a smooth and seamless finish. I’m always down to try a new concealer and honestly a lot of the “celebrity” or “influencer” makeup lines we see, tend to not be that great, but I was happily surprised by this. I wore it yesterday and I really like it so far. It has a really nice texture so it pretty much glides on and it blends into the skin without creasing. It also has a large applicator and I like that for concealer. 

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The second to last item we have is from a brand that’s new to BoxyCharm, V Kosmetik, and it’s a Creamy Liquid Velvet Lipstick in Bubbly. This liquid lipstick is formulated to be lightweight, creamy and long-wearing and I can tell you that it’s all of those things. I wore this yesterday and I like it a lot. It goes on smooth and creamy, is lightweight, doesn’t feel drying on the lips and lasted very well through eating and drinking. This color is also gorgeous, it’s berry toned, but it’s one of those berry tones that works in both spring/summer and fall/winter. A very versatile tone. 

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And the last item we have is the Yensa Skin On Skin Beauty Sponge. This is a multi-functional sponge that guarantees a full coverage, but skin like, streak free application. It has a precision tip and tapered edges, so you can get the perfect contoured look. This sponge is also paraben, sulfate, latex and phthalate and animal cruelty free. It does feel slightly hard, but I think it will soften up once it’s run under water. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, this box was a little more skincare heavy than I typically like, but I think there’s some good stuff in here. If you got any of the same items in your May 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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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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Easter 2022 Makeup

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be showing you guys the makeup I did for Easter this year and how I did it. This year I went a little more simple, but I’m super happy with how it turned out and I would definitely do it again.

So, the first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set it with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze and to do that I used the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. I use this all the time, I love it, and the glow you get from it is fantastic. Then I applied the blush from the e.l.f Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee. I highlighted with the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette and I mixed the shades Radiant and Icy. 

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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 Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 Palette and I took the third shadow from the second row, putting it across my entire lid. I then went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 3 and dabbed the first shadow from the first row on top as a little bit of a topper. I then went back to the Vol. 1 palette and took the first shadow from the third row and brought it under my eye all the way and in the inner corner of my eye I took the same Vol. 3 shadow I used before. I did forget to include the undereye shadow color in my swatch, but you can from the product photo that it’s a nice purple. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I applied the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Muse and dabbed just the tiniest bit of the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek in Rendezvous on top of that. I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing holiday makeup posts, so look out for more in the future. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and I hope you have a great week :). 

-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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March 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my monthly favorites. I haven’t done one yet this year, so I have quite a bit to talk. Let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have some favorites from both my February and March BoxyCharm boxes. My first Boxy favorites are from February, and they’re both things I’ve mentioned recently in Three Recent Looks posts. The first is the Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Palette. This is a universal palette that has a range of colors and finishes and I think is a great option if you’re wanting something that is, universal or you’re someone who is starting their makeup collection. The pigmentation is high, the formula is great and this is definitely a palette I recommend.

My second February Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette. This is a six pan highlight palette with a range of shades. I’ve really been liking this a lot, all of these are really nicely pigmented and where you just swipe them on or you buff them out, you get a really nice glow. You guys know how much I like Ace Beaute and I think they really nailed it with this one. Plus the packaging is adorable.

Moving to my March Boxy favorites, we’re going to start with the StyleDry Coconut & Fig Hair Mask. This has coconut oil and murumuru butter which deeply nourishes to give you hydrated, healthy and glossy hair. I’ve used this once since I got it and I really like it. It smells incredible and it really did make my hair soft and glossy. I love a good hair mask and this is definitely a good one. 

My next Boxy favorite is the Earth Harbor Naturals Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm. This balm has sea fruits and tropical super berries along with Vitamins C, A, E and K, amino acids, omegas and other bio-actives to help you achieve the best, bounciest and dewiest skin. I’ve been using this since I got it and I use it specifically after I shower. If I’ve taken a morning shower then I do a light layer like a moisturizer and if I take a night shower I put on a thicker layer and use it like an overnight mask and wash it off in the morning. I’m really liking it and I can see a difference in my skin already. This had really great reviews and I can see why, I definitely recommend it. 

My second to last beauty favorite and last Boxy favorite, is the Ofra Charm Your Cheeks Mini Mix Blush Palette. This is a six pan palette with a range of colors and made with Ofra’s liquid-to-baked technology. I really like the Ofra blushes I’ve tried, and am currently using, so I knew this palette was going to be good. The formulation is great, they’re all super pigmented and they mix super well together so you can great any blend you want. Plus this palette is magnetic, so you can easily pop out the pans and replace them. 

 

And my last beauty favorite is the makeup I did for St. Patrick’s Day. I like to do something fun every year for it, I am Irish, so that makes me want to do a little more for it and you guys know I love a festive makeup look. Overall I’m super happy with how it came out. 

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Moving on, I have a food/candy favorite and it’s Life Saver’s Gummies. I really don’t eat candy that often, but when I do I really like these. They’ve been a favorite of mine for a long time and I always go back to them. I think the original are my ultimate favorite, but they have a berry one that’s good too. 

And my last favorite, isn’t a music favorite, but a podcast. My podcast in fact. If you guys didn’t know, I do have a podcast, The Unlikely Duo Podcast on Twitch. We recently went through a rebrand and I’m so happy with it now. Myself and my cohost are doing motorsports commentary on the Monday’s after race weekends, you guys may or may not know that I’m a motorsports journalist, and the fact that I can bring that into this project is really fun and something I’m enjoying a lot. So if you’re an avid Twitch viewer or just want a great podcast to watch/listen to, give us a follow. I just put up some merch in our merch store as well, so we have some fun drinkware options to choose from. 

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

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

-K 

February BoxyCharm Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2022/02/23/february-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

March BoxyCharm Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2022/03/16/march-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

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Three Recent Looks, Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite types of post, a Three Recent Looks, and this time it’s with the Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Palette. I received this palette in my February BoxyCharm box and quickly discovered that I really like it, I’m actually wearing it today. Because they brand this as a ‘universal palette’ I wanted to test the range and I’m super happy with it.

When I get a new palette I do one of two things, I go for the brightest look I can put together or I go for a neutral look. And what I did with this one was go for a neutral with brown and a rose gold. For my face, the first thing I did was prime 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 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. Then I applied the blush from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using a mix of Glowing and Gleaming from the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials 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. I then went into the palette. I put Nude Beach in the crease, then took Overnight and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease just a bit and blending that out. For the rest of my lid, I applied Daydream and because it’s so pretty, I then put Moonlit in the inner corner of my eye. I then took Overnight and put that under my eye, about 3/4 of the way and for the other 1/4, I applied Moonlit. 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 Pencil and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to play around with the mauve/purple shades in the palette. For my face, the first thing I did was prime 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 with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. Then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and highlighted with a mix of Glowing and Radiant 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 and took Enchanted, putting it liberally in the crease. It’s a very buildable shade, so it was perfect to work with. Once I had built that up to where I wanted, I took Flourish and applied that to my whole lid. It’s a foiled shadow and it’s so pretty. I then took Enchanted and brought that under my eye about 3/4 of the way and the rest of the way and into the inner corner of my eye, I applied Flourish. 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 went to something that’s been a combo I’ve been really liking recently. I first applied a thin layer of the Trestique Prep + Shine Lip Crayon in Paris Pink, then on top of that, I applied a thin layer of the Wander Beauty Double Duty Lip and Cheek in Rendezvous and blended them together. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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For the third look I really wanted to play off the beachy/vacation vibe you get when you look at the palette and there was a specific shadow I wanted to use. For my face, the first thing I did was prime using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Nars Laguna Bronzer. I then applied the blush from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of Glowing and Gleaming from the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials 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, took Sunkissed and put it in the crease. For the rest of my lid I applied Sea Glass, which is a shade I’ve been excited about since I saw the palette, and it really did live up to my hopes for it. It’s such a pretty shade. I then took Sunkissed and brought it under my eye about 3/4 of the way and for the rest and into the inner corner of my eye, I applied Sea Glass. 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 first lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I do always love this style of post, so look out for more in the future. If you guys have this palette, I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it and if not, 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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March 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my March BoxyCharm box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Game Changer and it’s celebrating game changers and boss babes in honor of women’s history month and I think it’s a great theme. There’s a ton of incredible women in the beauty industry and it’s great that BoxyCharm chose to shine a light on them.

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The first product we have is the StyleDry Coconut & Fig Hair Mask. This has coconut oil and murumuru butter to deeply nourish and give you hydrated, healthy, glossy hair. Like a lot of hair masks, you gently work through your hair from root to tip and leave for 10 minutes then rinse. I love a good hair mask and this one smells really good, so I’m excited to try it out. 

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Next up we have the Aceology Detoxifying Treatment Mask. This is a charcoal mask that draws out impurities and blackheads and clears clogged pores. Because charcoal has antibacterial and purification powers it’s not only one of the best detoxifying ingredients but it will protect your skin and leave a poreless and flawless texture. This is a peel off mask, so you apply, leave for 30 minutes then peel off. I really like the sound of this, so I’m interested to try it out. 

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Moving on we have the Earth Harbor Naturals Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm. This has sea fruits and tropical super berries along with Vitamins C, A, E and K, amino acids, omegas and other bio-actives to help achieve the best, bounciest and dewiest skin. This balm really ticks all the boxes, it’s plant based, holistic, vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, fair source, no gluten added, no soy added, small batch made, and to fit in with this month’s theme, woman owned. It has incredible reviews, so if you have dull/dehydrated skin, premature skin aging, environmental damage or loss of firmness this sounds like it will help immensely. You can use this as a moisturizer, a sleeping mask or a rescue repair treatment. It also says on the website it’s great for moisturizing lips and cuticles. This has so many good things going for it and honestly sounds incredible, so I’ll definitely be giving it a try. 

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The second to last product we have is the Ofra Charm Your Cheeks Mini Mix Blush Palette. This is my Choice item for the month. This is a six pan blush palette made with Ofra’s liquid-to-baked technology and all of the shades are long wearing and incredibly pigmented. Like a lot of their palettes, this one is magnetic and refillable so if you hit pan you can easily pop in a new shade. I really like Ofra blushes, I think the formulation is great, so I was happy to see that this was a Choice option. This gives me very 80’s vibes with the pattern and I think it’s super fun. 

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This doesn’t come with a mirror, but I don’t mind. I do like though that they carried the pattern onto the inside of the palette but changed the color from white to gray. 

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Like I said, six pan palette in a variety of shades that would probably lend quite well to mixing if you wanted for even more versatility. 

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I swatched these exactly how they appear. The first blush we have is Pink Satin, then there’s Mai Tai and the last shade of the row is Candy Apple. Starting off the bottom is Coral Crush, then there’s Fire Orange and the last blush we have is Rendezvous. 

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And the last product we have is the Appeal Cosmetics Ultra Creme Liquid Lipstick in Muse (anyone else just think of “I was Josh Safdie’s muse when he wrote Uncut Gems” when they hear the word Muse now?). This is a luxurious creme lipstick in a satin finish with a rich color that lasts all day. I can’t tell exactly what shade this is, it looks to be a medium pink. I have quite a few liquid lipsticks in very similar colors already, so I didn’t swatch this and I’m going to give it to someone, but it is a pretty shade and I quite like Appeal Cosmetics. Everything of theirs that I’ve tried, I’ve liked. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your March 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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Three Recent Looks, Too Faced Christmas In London Palette

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I’m back with one of my favorite style of posts, a Three Recent Looks and this time it’s all about the Too Faced Christmas In London Palette. I find this palette to be super versatile, there’s a nice range of shades and finishes so the possibilities as far as looks go is endless really. The mattes are really smooth and blend out nicely, the shimmers are creamy and everything nicely formulated and very pigmented. The blushes are that way as well. It’s overall a very solid palette.

For the first look I wanted to do something fun but not too over the top and I do like a peachy/pink look. Overall I’m super happy with how this one came out. 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, my 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. Then I went into the Christmas In London Palette and mixed Pretty & Punk and Carnaby Sweet blushes, it looks a little dark in the swatch but I did much less in real life. And I highlighted with the Too Faced Angel Kisses 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, took Tower Of Lovin and put that in the crease. I took Piccadilly Thrilly and packed that on the outer corner of my eye, winged it out a little, and also brought it up into the crease a bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Too Faced At Carnaby. For a little brightness, I took the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Exit, and lined my waterline. I then went with Piccadilly Thrilly under my eye, about 3/4 of the way and for the rest and the inner corner of my eye, I applied Too Faced At Carnaby. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner 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 Pencil and filled them in with the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For my second look I wanted to do something with the browns and golds in the palette and I do love brown and gold look, I try to do them if possible in most palettes. The first thing I did for this look was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent

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For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. I then 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 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 Abbey Snowed and put it all over my eye and into the crease to lay down a base layer. Then I took Christmas In The Cotswold and put it in the crease. I packed Baking In The Tent on the outer corner of my eye, out onto my lid a bit and into the crease, making sure to blend well. For the rest of my lid I applied London, Actually. I then took Baking In The Tent under my eye about halfway and for the other half and into the inner corner, I applied London, Actually. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner and I topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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For the third look I wanted to play with the pink/purple shades in the palette and this one of my favorite looks I’ve done this month. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my 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. I then did what I did with the first look and combined the Pretty & Punk and Carnaby Sweet Blushes and I highlighted with a mix of the lightest and pink shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient 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 a light layer of You Can’t Hyde in the crease. Next I took Saville Bow and applied that in the crease as well, building it up a little bit and blending well. I then took Figgy Pudding and applied in on my entire lid. I then took a mix of You Can’t Hyde and Saville Bow and put that almost all the way under my eye. For the inner corner of my eye I applied Figgy Pudding. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner 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 Pencil and filled them in with the Sephora Collection LipStories Lipstick in 36, Spring Break. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you have a favorite of these looks let me know and if you decide to recreate any of them, I’d love to see! I have a couple more of these posts coming up, so look out for that.

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

-K 

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