Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Disclaimer: I purchased this.Flock Party is the second of the eyeshadow quads from the Flights of Fancy summer collection by Wet n Wild (overview post here) that I have to show you. Very pretty colors, but probably the most disappointing of the 3 quads in terms of performance. There is some good in here, however, and I still managed to get some pretty eye looks out of it.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I've got to say that Wet n Wilds' limited edition Flights of Fancy summer collection box is the release I've been most excited about thus far this season. The price is uber reasonable as your are getting almost $55 worth of products for $34.99, there are a variety of different products, and the colors are working for me. I also like that Wet n Wild is giving back, as
"By purchasing this collection, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Audubon Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect birds and their habitats. These funds will benefit a habitat restoration project for the Allen’s Hummingbird, an endangered California native."
The design details are so nice, from the bird of paradise on the side of the box itself to the hummingbirds stamped on the baked blushes, to the print on the gloss caps. Just really nice touches.
I've been wearing these items for the past week, and initial impressions are positive. The three eyeshadow quads have their high and low points, but for the most part have delivered some really pretty looks. Today I'll showcase Stop Ruffling My Feathers ($2.99).
The shimmery copper color has the most pigment and was easy to work with, and I found all of the matte shades in the quads worked really well for me as transition colors. Swatches below are over primer, and I think you can see that the pink is the weakest of the four out of this palette.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I've been curious about Natasha Denona eyeshadows for quite a while, but the exorbitant prices for her palettes has kept me from trying them. Until now, when the 2017 holiday 5-shadow palettes went on sale at Sephora ($34) last week.
here). The eyeliner is Urban Decay's Anatomy from the limited edition Jean-Michel Basquiat collection. Yes Please is supposed to be a dupe for Natasha Denona's Sunset palette, so there is that...and in another post I'll be showing a compilation of Colourpop shadows from multiple palettes.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I haven't posted about one of my Yogi Surprise jewelry subscription boxes in a while, but it's not because I haven't been loving them. I have. But May's box was extra nice, so I thought I'd write a few words about it. I believe Yogi Surprise is going through a bit of rebranding, as I received an email from them in early May letting me know that future boxes would have a different look and a special free gift would be included to celebrate the new launch. I'm not really sure which item was the free gift as no information card was included, although I'm guessing it was the pretty gold-tone and purple crystal bracelet. I like that this one is adjustable - can't say I've seen that with link bracelets before.
I'm super excited about the stainless steel mandala diffuser necklace. It has a nice heft to it and I've got quite the collection of perfume oils, so this will be put to good use. Also included with the necklace were three discs to put oil on and a small plastic suction/dropper to apply oil.
I thought it was a very nice touch to include the Energizer Wake Up essential oil blend from Sekoia. I've already used a bit of it in a room diffuser and find the citrus based scent to be pleasant and uplifting.
The white onyx lotus bracelet beautifully complements the diffuser necklace, and I love the delicate striations in the white beads. I'll get a lot of wear out of this one, especially during the warmer months with I wear a lot more white.
The sweet treat in May's box was the Double Chocolate Chip Cookie, which is grain and soy free, paleo friendly, and could probably serve as a meal on the go in a pinch. I've yet to try it as I'm currently trying to restrict my carbs to about 40 grams per day, but I'm looking forward to trying it out.
Overall, I love May's box and continue to look forward to my Yogi Surprise box each month! The subscription rate is $24.99/month, and they also have a lifestyle box for $44.95/month. You can find more details here, including how to get 20% off your first box.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Disclaimer: I purchased this.
I did not take advantage of the recent Sephora sale with 15% off, opting instead to use Ulta's 20% off for the BECCA Gradient Sunlit Bronzer in Sunrise Waves. There were hardly any reviews available at the time, so it was largely a blind buy. After using it for the past few weeks, I've got to say I'm quite pleased with my purchase!