Too Faced – Just Peachy Palette

I know I’m late in the game with this palette, but wanted to share my new eye shadow palette from Too Faced.  The Just Peachy palette has the right type of light pinks and corral color that fits my face well.  I love how buttery soft it goes on, and am now officially a fan of this brand!

I know I have so many pinks and corral colored eyeshadow shades already especially with the Huda Beauty palette, but I couldn’t pass this up with Sephora having it on sale for $22 last week.  Major steal because it’s back up to retail price for $45 today!

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Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Eye Shadow Palette

I guess it’s been awhile since my last post.  Life sort of happened and I just got too swamped with work to even give blogging a fighting chance.  But at least I have some new makeup to share!  Honey was offering an extra 500 bonus points for shopping on Sephora so I went ahead and picked this little guy up.  These colors are so great for summer that I’m so excited to try them all out!  For those interested in the sizing of this palette.  It’s pretty small.  Basically the size of a powder compact, which would make it great for traveling.  Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

May Favorites 2018

  1. Bath & Body Works aromatherapy body cream in scent vanilla and pathouli.  Love love love the smell of this lotion.
  2. Too Faced Natural Face palette – I initially did not like this palette because I didn’t know how to use it, and after a few experiments here and there, I use this everyday now.
  3. e.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 – on days when I want more pink or corral over my eyelids, I use this palette and only reach for two colors.  First I apply the light pink color as my base followed by the darker corral color at the outer corner of my lids for a subtle look.
  4. Pixi by Petra – these shades go on sheer for me, which I like so I use this palette for my everyday work look.
  5. Mac Amber Times Nine – currently I only reach for the sparkly gold color in the middle of the palette and the sparkly pink color at the bottom corner.
  6. Innisfree No Sebum powder – I just love this powder.  For under $10, this product is awesome for controlling shine and setting my foundation in place.  I find that I reach for this more than my clinique sheer powder compact.

 

And Then A Korean Makeup Trend

Not sure how long the blue eyeshadow trend will last, but have any of you caught on to the Korean makeup trend or even know that one exists? Here I am often talking about Korean skincare that at some point you would think I’m bound to talk about Korean makeup right? Well, yes that’s correct. I have come across some Youtube videos explaining the differences between American versus Korean makeup looks, and I’ve definitely seen quite a bit of Pony videos to know the difference between the two styles that I can’t help wonder if the blue eyeshadow trend is a response to the K world.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel like in Korean makeup these days, the current trend is pink and corral eyeshadow shades. And I feel like the colors go on more sheer where it’s a hint of color versus heavy pigmentation the way it’s applied here in America. I can definitely catch on to both styles liking some aspects of each and making it my own. Currently, I’m liking corrals for my eyes in a minimalist toned down way, and I’m liking highlighters and bronzers on my face so I can look like a sun-kissed Cali girl. I also can’t help but like the shimmery eyeshadow shades for special occasions. I just think it’s a great way to add pizzazz to anything. So I guess you can say depending on my mood, I’ll straddle the line and borrow from both styles to make my own.

I will say that heavy eye lining or mascara wearing is not for me. I’ve really tried and when I do that’s usually when I get a sty. So I reserve eyelining for special occasions.

Blue Eyeshadow Trend

I’m seeing looks with blue eyeshadow these days.  Has anyone else tried this trend? Not sure I’d have anywhere to justify creating such a look, and my husband would probably cringe if he saw me in bright blue, but it looks fun to create!  Who knows, if I can figure out how to incorporate this into my life, then maybe one of these days I’ll jump right on in.  Curious if anyone else has tried this though.  Please feel free to leave me a comment, or better yet leave a link to your post if you’ve made one on blue eyeshadow!

New M.A.C. Eyeshadow – Amber Times Nine

Got my Amber Times Nine M.A.C. palette from Nordstrom with 15% off and free shipping along with free samples.

My new eyeshadow palette from MAC just came in.  I wasn’t expecting the palette to be so small considering the price I paid for it in relation to the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette.  I also wasn’t expecting the colors to be so beige.  This palette is called ‘Amber Times Nine’ and is a neutral palette with no hint of pink or orange to it except for one color.  The top three colors are in the beige range.  The top left color would be more of a matte olive neutral, the top middle would be a neutral shimmer, and the top right a good matte beige primer.  The middle row has two beautiful golden yellow colors, one as a shimmer and the other a matte shade. Then there’s the bottom row with two gorgeous shimmery colors in a metallic dusty rose gold shade and the other a metallic dark brown with a hint of green in it.  With that said, there’s definitely room in this palette to create everyday looks for the summer, for fall, and for other special occasions like date night or weddings.  Also this little guy is the size of a compact so it’s perfect for traveling.

Would I recommend paying full retail price for this palette or even with a 15% off discount?  Hmmm…maybe not.  This palette is very neutral and beige so I would recommend trying the ‘Solar Glow’ instead with more pinks and purples.  My thought is if I want neutral colors, I’ll buy the e.l.f. ‘Need It Nude’ palette for only $10.  Anyways, I still like the palette.  The colors are beautiful, but the price expensive.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and reading my posts!

 

The Ugly of Makeup – Its Expiration

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I have been guilty of using makeup way past its expiration date.  I’ve used the same blush for 7 years and it was only last week that I decided to throw it out.  I haven’t been using it since I got a new blush from the Face Shop.  There was no point in holding onto something way past its shelf life.  Other items in my makeup drawer also made its way to the trash like old makeup brushes, old eye shadow palettes, and foundation.  It was hard de-cluttering because despite being debt free, my frugal habits are still in me.  Any frugal person will tell you the struggles of seeing unused expired items go in the trash.  But that’s just me.

And then I’m also kind of a germ-a-phobe.  Learning how makeup can grow bacteria freaks me out.  I mean who wants to be putting something on their face that can cause dermatitis or any type of skin irritation?  Now that I think about it, it’s no wonder I broke out quite a bit a few years ago.  Obviously, there were many factors, but one contributor was old makeup.  For those reading this, if there’s any take away to this post, it’s to replace your makeup for health purposes and to not hoard so much so you don’t waste money.  I’m still trying to figure out my sweet spot.  I’m still dabbling in which brands I like, which I will be re-purchasing in the future, and what items I’m okay buying from the drugstore.

I know for sure that I will be sticking with Clinique for lipstick, foundation, and sheer powder.  I think I’m okay with blushes, eyeshadows, and contour palettes from the drugstore.  I’ve also come to realize that mascara and eyeliner don’t work for me. I have a bad tendency to rub my eyes at the end of the day, and I easily get stys from lining my waterline.  So for the time being, I’m comfortable nixing these two items from my makeup routine until I figure out what brands work for me.

I’m curious about what works for any of you.  Feel free to leave a comment below!