Some Disappointing Products

Some Disappointing Products

Hello, everybody! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. Yesterday was the 4th of July, which means we set off a lot of fireworks and ate a lot of food. It was a great day off from work but now it’s back to the real world. Anyway, I have some products that I’ve used that straight up disappointed me. 20170705_113921.jpg

Ulta Contour Trio- This was the very first thing that I bought when I decided to try contouring. The darkest shade isn’t too bad. The other two don’t have any pigmentation at all. I used it for a while until I got some better highlighters and contouring products. There’s actually a lot of Ulta brand products that I like but this is not one of them.

Ulta Lip Sugar Scrub- The sugar in this scrub is almost nonexistent. That’s all there really is to say about it. It didn’t scrub my lips at all.

E.L.F. Concealer Palette- The color correcting shades in this work really well. I realized that I don’t really like color correcting. It feels like an unnecessary step.The concealer shades are terrible. They don’t conceal all the well and feel heavy on the skin. I love E.L.F. but just not this palette.

Urban Decay Retractable Lipstick Brush- This brush came in the Vice Lipstick Palette. I love this palette and if you want to see my review on it, you can click here. The bristles on this brush completely fell off. I don’t know if it was the way I was cleaning it but I was kind of mad that it fell apart on me.

Pacifica Eyeshadow in Ethereal- I got this eyeshadow in an Ipsy package a very long time ago. It has no pigmentation. It disappears once it’s put on the lid. I’ve heard from other people that Pacifica’s makeup isn’t the best. I enjoy their skincare line though.

 

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Blackmail Lip Swatches

Blackmail Lip Swatches

This past Christmas I bought the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick palette in blackmail. They also have a palette called Junkie, and I hope to purchase that one also. I recently posted a review of this palette which you can check out here. I decided that I wanted to do a post showing the lipsticks on my actual lips. I love this palette so much. I use this all the time and I’m honestly afraid of actually running out. The bottom row, with the nudes, are my favorite shades in this palette. I apologize for some of the picture quality and the last swatch looks really bad. Let me know which color you love the best!

Sheer Shame and Firebird

Big Bang and Disobedient

EZ and Firebird(Kind of hard to tell a difference in these photos. Firebird is matte and EZ is not)

Vanished and 1993

Ex-Girlfriend and Amulet

Conspiracy and Blackmail

 

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December Favorites| 2016

December Favorites| 2016

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The end of 2016 is here! This year has been a such an amazing year. In 2016 I started to get serious about my blog, started my senior year of college and also started dating my boyfriend. I also had some great opportunities such as a new position at work and an internship with John McCain. I am so grateful for everything that has happened this year and can’t wait for what 2017 holds. Thank you for sticking by me as I figure out this thing called blogging. Now on to my favorite things from this month. Let me know your favorite things from this month.

E.L.F HD powder in soft luminance- I have been wanting to try this setting powder for the longest time. When I went to Target they were out of the translucent one. So I went to the NYX section to get theirs. Target was out of that powder also. I decided to just get the powder in soft luminance. There is some sparkle in it but not very noticeable. So far I’m enjoying this. This is my first true setting powder that I am using. At Target it was $6 but I can’t seem to find it on their website.

NYX HD blush in bitten- Honestly, I bought this because I saw the YouTuber Kathleenlights talk about this shade. This shade is so pretty, though! I love the way it looks on my skin. It does last a long time but not all day. It’s almost a sort of brick red color. I got it at Ulta for $7.

Urban Decay Vice lipstick Palette- This is an amazing lipstick palette that I totally recommend buying. If you want to know my full opinion on it, you can check out my last post. I got it at Ulta for $25, because of a sale, but it’s normally $35.

What I’m reading- I have been in such a mood to read Harry Potter. I also don’t own my own copies of the books. I decided to get the special covers that Barnes and Noble sells. When all the books are next to each other on the shelf the binding shows a picture.

What I’m watching- I am a YouTube addict and I have been loving a vlogger called Sarah’s Day. She talks about being healthy and shows her workouts. Her channel motivates me so much and has actually helped me make the decision to go on a Paleo diet. I would recommend checking her out.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

I don’t know about you guys, but I love lipstick! I also love the idea of a lipstick palette. You get a bunch of different colors at a pretty good price. I never actually make it through a whole lipstick so I like the idea of having a little bit of each color. Urban Decay came out with their vice lipstick palettes which have select colors from their vice line. There are two options for the palette which are junkie and blackmail. Junkie has some common colors such as reds and nudes. Then the last few colors are bold colors such as a light lavender and a metallic green. Blackmail has more tame colors such as the top row being pinks and reds. The bottom row is mostly nudes ending with a deep purple. At first, I loved the sound of the Junkie palette because of the fun colors. Ultimately, I decided to get blackmail because I wanted some more everyday colors in my collection. Eventually, I will obtain junkie as well. The blackmail palette can be found at Ulta for $35. Each color is 0.02 ounces, so all together you get 0.24 ounces. Once vice lipstick is 0.11 ounces at $17. So with the palette, you get a little more than two lipsticks for about the same price, but you get more color options.

The packaging looks very nice but is very fingerprint prone. As I said above the top row is all pinks and reds. and the bottom is mainly nudes. I’ll show you swatches of each row and then describe them the same on Ulta’s website.

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These are swatched in the same order as the appear in the palette.

Sheer Shame- “Sheer berry” This doesn’t look as pigmented in the picture as it does in real life.

Firebird- “Cream deep fuchsia”

Big Bang- “MetallizedBright Pink sparkle” I didn’t think that I would like this one but it’s great for every day.

Disobedient- “Cream Medium Pink” This reminds me of Legally Blonde.

EZ- “Cream bright red-orange”

714- “Mega Matte bright red” Definitely amazing, definitely drying

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Vanished- “Sheer pale neutral nude”

1993- “Comfort matte medium brown” This is one of my favorite colors in the whole palette.

Ex-girlfriend- “sheer shimmer nude-rose with pink shimmer” This is one of those “my lips but better” kind of shades. That’s just with my lips, though.

Amulet- “metallized brick rose”

Conspiracy- “metallizes plum-bronze shimmer” This one tricked me. I did not think I was going to like this because it looks gold in the pan. Once swatched you can really see the plum in it.

Blackmail-“comfort matte deep berry wine” I love this color so much! It looks so pretty.

My final thoughts on this palette are that it is amazing. The colors are very pigmented and have great wear time. The matte colors last longer than the sheer shades. I totally recommend buying this. Let me know if you have tried this and which shade is your favorite.

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My (small) Lipstick Collection

My (small) Lipstick Collection

I just recently got into loving lipstick a few years ago. It’s amazing what putting on some lipstick can do. When I wear lipstick, I feel so empowered. So over the past few years, I have been buying lipstick and I wear it a couple times a week. My lipstick collection is still pretty small right now, but I’ll update it every once in a while when I get more. Let me know what your favorite lipstick is so I can try it out.

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  1. NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in shade Snow White- This is probably my favorite lipstick that I own. It has great wearability and is an amazing shade of red. It’s a blue toned red which in my opinion is the best type of red. I got this at Target for around $4.
  2. Ulta Matte Lipstick in shade 251- I tried to look this up on Ulta’s website to find the actual shade name but I don’t think they sell it anymore. This color is a nice rose color with some shimmer. This lipstick also stays on for a pretty great amount of time. I think this was around $8.
  3. Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in shade Smitten- This is a great deep pink that is also very hydrating for the lips. Both of the Revlon products I’m talking about stay on pretty much the whole day. These lipsticks even pass the burrito test. I bought this at Walmart for around $7.
  4. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in shade Sultry- I just did a post about this lipstick so I won’t say much about it on this post. If you want to read about this lipstick, you can click here.
  5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in shade Blissful Berry- I was kind of disappointed in the color of this lipstick because it isn’t as dark as you would think it would be. The color is very sheer but it is still a great color regardless. This has an ok length of wearability. I got this at Walmart for around $8
  6. Too Faced Melted Lipstick in shade Melted Nude- I had really high expectations because I’ve heard so many people talk about them. I like this shade because it is a nice nude. These lipsticks rub off so easily. They do not stay on well. I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore unless I can figure out how to make it stay on longer. I got this at Ulta for $21.
  7. Too Faced Melted Lipstick in shade Melted Villain- I love this color but it’s the same as what I said above.
  8. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in shade Turn On- This color is a really bright pink and is so creamy. The wearability is pretty good but not as good as some of the others I have. It’s really hydrating on the lips also. The original price of this lipstick is $22 but they’re all on sale for 50% off right now. I got mine at Sephora for $11.