Swamp Queen

Swamp Queen

Grav3yard girl (a.k.a Bunny) is by far my favorite YouTuber. I have been watching her from the beginning and she’s actually the one who got me addicted to YouTube. I watch it more than anything. She is the most genuine person and has such a sweet personality. When she announced her collaboration with Tarte I weirdly felt like a proud parent. I knew that I was going to get this palette one way or another. This Swamp Queen palette was extremely hard to get my hands on. It was sold out everywhere and people would wait outside shops in the morning waiting for them to restock. Finally, one day I went to Sephora and they had one left in the drawer! I was so happy, I think I might have screamed a little. This is amazing and I have been reaching for it almost every time I do my makeup. It comes with a highlight, blush, bronzer, and 9 eyeshadows. I’ll show some pictures and go through each color. The swatches don’t do the colors much justice. They do look  better once applied on the eyes.

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Gator wings- This is the highlight in the palette and it is very glittery. I mostly use it for inner corners and don’t like it so much on the face.

Does this thing really work?- The blush shade and it is a very nice color on the skin. There is so shimmer in this one also.

Sweet tea- This is the bronzer and I almost never use this shade. It’s too orangey for my taste but I will occasionally use it.

#SFS- This is a shimmery baby pink and I usually use this as a lid color.

Natural Peaches- This is exactly the name; a peachy color. I will use this for the crease.

Dogman- This is a copper/red and is one of my favorite colors in the set. I use this for the outer corner

Big Baby- This is a matte white shade. I don’t use it often as I don’t feel it does much for my eyes.

Sassy Bun- A shimmery gold that is great for the lid.

Sippy Sippy- This is a very unique color. It is a deep brown with yellow shimmer in it and it is also great for the outer corner.

Haunting- I want to describe this color as a lavender but it’s not quite a lavender. I guess it’s just a light purple great for the crease.

Uncommon- This looks darker in the pan but is also kind of a lightish purple that’s great for the lid.

Mancat- This is my other favorite color in the set. It’s a deep purple color and is great for the outer corner.

Let me know if you guys have tried this palette and how you like it. Also let me know if any of you have tried the lip paints that she created.

 

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Mid 2016 Empties

Mid 2016 Empties

When I am on YouTube I love watching empty product videos. So I thought, ” Why don’t I do something like that?” This post is all the empty products that I have finished this point in the 2016 year.

mid 2016 emptiesBiore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

This is the liquid version of the baking soda face cleansers. I also have the powder one and I don’t really know what the difference is supposed to be between these two products. The liquid version actually really dried out my skin but the powder version hasn’t. I think this could be because the liquid version has sulfate in it. I will not be repurchasing this.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Highlighting Bronzer

I bought this when I was first diving into the world of bronzers. It wasn’t just a straight bronzer color. It had colors of pink and highlighting colors included in it. This is really great if you don’t want to actually apply bronzer, blush, and highlight. You can just put this on with one swipe and it’s a great alternative to that. I would repurchase this product.

Ulta Matte Primer

How come nobody talks about Ulta’s line of makeup? They have some great products in their line with this being one of them. One thing that I love about this is that it has salicylic acid which is good for acne. The formula is kind of a gel formula which is something that I don’t particularly like but it makes my foundation stay on all day. I will be repurchasing this.

Ulta Amped Lashes

This mascara is supposed to give you really amped lashes which it does do. However, this product is clumpy and smudges under my eyes by the end of the day. I would not repurchase this.

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment

I got this in a set with the maracuja oil which I just featured in my favorites. This eye cream is not something that I like. First off, it is really pricey. Second of all, I did not see a difference in my eyes at all. I will not be repurchasing. Let me know if you guys have an eye cream that you like because I am on the hunt for one that really works.

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water

This is actually already a repurchase but I haven’t mentioned it in a while. This is great for keeping my oil at bay throughout the day. If you have oily skin you need to try this toner. I also love that it’s in a spray bottle so I don’t have to get out a cotton pad. I will be repurchasing again.

93,000 Miles and Whoosh Shower Jellies

I’m grouping these two products together because they’re both shower jellies but different scents. The Lush shower jellies are so much fun and everybody needs one of these in their life. Both of these scents are great and I would repurchase both. I want to try all the scents so I think I’m going to get the pine and needle scent next.

Garnier Micellar Water

Micellar water is an amazing way to remove makeup. It takes off makeup with no problem. This does leave an oily residue but I always wash my face after so I kind of ignore that. I have already repurchased this and I still love it.

Bath and Body Works Wild Apple Daffodil

There isn’t much to say about this lotion. I think everybody pretty much knows that the bath and body works lotions are pretty good lotions. Their normal lotions are all pretty much the same lotion just in different scents. I would not repurchase this scent again, though. It was pretty boring in my opinion. Their pink lemonade scent is my favorite right now.

 

June Favorites 2016

June Favorites 2016

June fave 2016

Sprayway glass cleaner

This is not a new product in my life at all but I just remembered how much I love this cleaning product. Do not buy Windex or any of those other window cleaners. This is literally (Chris Traeger voice) the best glass cleaning product of all time. You can buy this pretty much anywhere.

Wet N Wild Contouring Palette

I reviewed this a while back in a drugstore review. I got this at Walgreens for around $4 and it is seriously awesome. First off, you get a lot of product and it lasts all day. The contour shade is great for my skin tone. The highlight shade isn’t really much of a highlight but it is great for setting my undereye concealer.

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow

My last post was a review of this product and I love it. If I wasn’t trying to branch out on my makeup collection then I would go buy this in every color. This has amazing pigmentation and lasts forever. This shade of green is also a very wearable shade to incorporate into every day.

Tarte Maracuja Oil

I bought this a while ago but I didn’t really see a difference when using it. For some reason, my skin was very dry this month so I pulled this out. This was so good for my skin. It basically fixed my dry skin. I don’t think I’m going to use this every day and just pull it out when I need it.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

This book is about a girl who is kidnapped. The story is told from the mother’s, the detective’s, and the kidnapper’s point of view. I love books that are told from different character’s perspective. I also like short chapters which is kind of weird. There’s honestly no explanation for why I like short chapters but this book has those. I haven’t finished it yet but I will write a review when I am done.

 

Drugstore Update!

Drugstore Update!

Two weeks ago I bought a few new products at walgreens and if you want to check that post out you can click here. I have been using these products every single time I do my makeup. So I am going to go through each product and what I thought of it.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette

I really liked this product. I’m super new to contouring so if anything went wrong, it was my fault. Both of the shades are pretty creamy and don’t get cakey at all. The highlighter is actually really good for setting concealer. For the small price this product is totally worth it.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush

This blush is so PINK! The shade I picked was pearlescent pink but I didn’t expect it to actually be so pink when I put it on. The tiniest amount is need for this blush and it stays on all day. I found this to be really blendable, so if I put on a little too much, it turned out ok.

Covergirl Trublend Face Primer

I love this face primer! One of the best things about it is that it’s for combination skin so it really helps to keep my face matte all day. I also found that it works nice as a lip primer. One downside is that it smells like baby wipes but I can look past that.

Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer

This concealer is pretty good and I’ll continue to use it. It smells waxy and feels waxy but it doesn’t feel heavy or gross. I really like this for under my eyes except that it really settles into my lines. It is so blendable, which is so important to me. I think I’m going to try putting a little extra primer under my eyes to see if that helps.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pencil

Overall, I’m pretty disappointed with this. When I first put it on I was so excited because it goes on so smoothly. After only an hour it had transferred to the top of my lid. So then I tried putting eye primer underneath, and it transferred a little less but still transferred. I can’t figure out how to make it stop. Let me know if I’m doing something wrong?

Also, let me know if you have tried any of these and what you thought of them.

 

 

New Drugstore Products

New Drugstore Products

I am the type of person who does not change her routine. I find a product I like and I stick with it. Because I am still new to makeup and trying to use new things, I decided to go buy some new products and try them. All of these products are from Walgreens and all of them are pretty new to the drugstore except the concealer. I have not actually tried the products out yet. This post is just going to tell you about these products and then I will do a follow up post of my reviews.

First two products I got are from Wet n Wild. They have come out with a lot of cool new stuff. I picked up the MegaGlo contouring palette in the shade dulce de leche. I’ve heard good things about this on YouTube. The website just claims to give you blendable, buildable color. The next thing I picked up is the color icon blush in pearlescent pink. I have never tried the color icon blushes before but this says that it’s a new formula. This color might be a bit pink for me but we’re just going to go for it. The website not only claims that this also has blendable, buildable color but it’s also supposed to be long lasting. I got the contouring palette for 4.99 and the blush for 2.99.

The next two products I picked up are from Covergirl. I first picked up the trublend makeup primer for combination skin. They also have this primer for oily and dry skin. The combo skin primer is meant to “have a balancing formula that creates a smooth surface for perfect foundation application.” Just like any primer they claim that this is supposed to make the foundation last longer. Next, I picked up the trublend fixstick concealer in the shade light. The website claims that this will cover up dark circles and imperfections. It also claims to be very blendable. We’ll see if it’s a match for my gnarly dark circles. I got the primer for 9.99 and the concealer for 9.49.

The last product I picked up is the Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama waterproof gel pencil in sleek onyx. Honestly, I’m surprised that I picked this up because I hate having to sharpen eyeliner pencils. Looking online a lot of people have said that it is impossible to sharpen. Also the website claims that this eyeliner should last for 16 hours and is waterproof. I got this for 8.29. So I am going to try out all these products and make a post later with my reviews. Let me know if you have tried any of these out.

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