Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

February 27, 2017 | Beauty, Wet n Wild | 16 Comments »

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Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Will You Marina Me

Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection


Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Heart and Heavy

Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection


Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in The Sweetest Bling

Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Lilac To Reality

Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Collection

Swatches (Left to Right): The Sweetest Bling, Lilac To Reality

I’m so happy to see even more great things coming from Wet n Wild. Every time I turn around they’re introducing some new and exciting collection. I just really hope they keep them coming!

The newest collection is the Queen of My Heart Collection for Spring 2017. Here’s a list of what’s included in this collection:

Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio $2.99

  • Heart and Heavy
  • Hieroglyphic Heart
  • Will You Marina Me

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder $4.99

  • Lilac To Reality
  • The Sweetest Bling

Perfect Pout Lip Palette $5.99

  • From Heart To Finish

MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint $4.99

  • Crush Upon a Time
  • Flirt on the Street
  • Kiss Me If You Can

There’s also a kabuki brush for $3.99. I’ve read that the entire collection should be available online sometime in March. I’ve only seen this display at one of my local(ish) CVS stores. I’ve been searching every other CVS and Walgreens and haven’t seen displays yet. Although it seems some people are having luck finding displays near them. So keep checking!

I ended up getting just 2 of the 3 eyeshadow trios and both of the highlighters. The other items didn’t really appeal to me. I’ll be reviewing them separately. So be on the lookout for that!

What I can tell you from swatching is that the shadows are mostly soft and nicely pigmented. I’m actually very impressed with how they swatched. I really hope they apply just as beautifully. The highlighters are also pretty soft and very pigmented. I can only imagine the kind of glow these babies are going to provide. I know a lot of people are probably going to go crazy looking for the highlighters, but don’t overlook the eyeshadow trios! Once in a while Wet n Wild provides some REALLY nice trios/palettes and this really seems to be one of those times.

Have you spotted the display in stores yet? Does anything catch your eye?

Play! by Sephora: February 2017

February 23, 2017 | Beauty, Play! by Sephora | 26 Comments »

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Play! by Sephora: February 2017

Play! by Sephora: February 2017

Play! by Sephora: February 2017

Swatches: Bound, Milkshake

So the Play! by Sephora bag this month seems to be a huge hit. Everyone is loving the bag and I can totally see why. It’s definitely one of the prettiest bags. But how about its contents? Let’s see!

The Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream is said to rapidly wake up tired eyes while helping to reduce dark circles and bags. I’ve probably received a sample before. It sure seems familiar. But I love Origins and who couldn’t use a little extra eye cream?

I don’t have a whole lot of NARS in my life and I honestly don’t know why. I’ve loved the few items I’ve tried over the years, but it’s just not a brand I buy from often. I might have to change that! I’m pretty excited to try the NARS Velvet Lip Glide. I received the shade Bound which is a pretty rose pink with a semi-matte finish. I’ll have to use this in a look real soon!

The Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy is a moisture-rich gloss which is infused with jojoba and avocado oils to soften and smooth lips. It’s also said to give your lips a nice plumped look. I received the shade Milkshake which is a nude. The shade isn’t anything special, but it’s an interesting product and I’ll definitely give it a try. I really like the packaging!

I can’t wait to try the Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that blurs imperfections. Some of my favorite moisturizers are from Clinique and I’m hoping to add another favorite to that list.

I really don’t think I need another mascara laying around, but I’ll still give the Sephora Collection LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara a try.

I’ve always loved Marc Jacobs fragrances and Marc Jacobs Fragrances Divine Decadence is no exception. It’s a little on the sweet side, but it’s still very nice.

Overall, it’s a pretty nice bag this month. And the bag itself is really pretty!

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

February 20, 2017 | Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics | 12 Comments »

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Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Swatches: Baby, Love Letter, Dolce K, Literally

I try not to be one of those people who fall into the hype surrounding certain products or brands. I don’t purchase items because everyone and their mother says it’s the newest IT product. I purchase items that appeal to me. Items that I know I’ll use and love. And that’s why I’ve stayed away from Kylie Cosmetics. I didn’t get why everyone was going so crazy over those lip kits. I really didn’t think the shades were anything special. Nothing stood out to me. Then Valentine’s Day rolled around. My eyes lit up the moment I saw the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Day promo photos. That was when I caved and placed my very first order with Kylie Cosmetics. I know. Even my best friend was in shock. With a tinge of disappointment haha!

I’m so glad I did though! The checkout process wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. I did have to wait in line to checkout, but it was a fairly quick process. It took a whole week to ship which was a bit of a bummer. They did send a follow-up email letting me know they didn’t forget about me. I was really worried that I wouldn’t get my order in time for Valentine’s Day. I did end up getting it in time, but not early enough to post about it. You beauty bloggers know how it’s a process! Now let’s get to the good stuff!

The shadows are very soft and buttery. The matte shade is a little drier, but it wasn’t powdery or chalky. They’re very pigmented! They both applied and blended beautifully! I didn’t experience any creasing and my look was still going strong toward the end of the day.

Literally Gloss is a neutral mid-tone nude. It applied nice and evenly. It wasn’t sticky and it didn’t feel heavy. It was moisturizing and made for a really comfortable wear. It’s really only lasting if you don’t eat or drink. Sadly this didn’t hold up well with food and drink. But I’d have to say that it’s easily one of my favorite glosses. I don’t wear a lot of gloss these days, but I can definitely see myself reaching for this one regularly! It’s the perfect nude and it really is comfortable!

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set
Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Love Letter on lids, Baby in crease, Also used a darker shade in outer crease, Literally on lips

Dolce K Matte Liquid Lipstick is a deep beige nude. The first thing I noticed was the pleasant, subtle, fruity scent. It applied nice and evenly. The wand might not always pick up a lot of product (probably because it’s a mini) so you might have to dip more than once. It’s transfer-proof and lasted the whole day. Even with food and drink. I did find it to be a little drying toward the end of the day. I wouldn’t say this one was lightweight, but it still made for a comfortable wear.

Kylie Cosmetics Sweet Heart Set

Dolce K on lips

Overall, I’m extremely happy with my purchase. I doubt I’ll get that many uses out of the mini lip products as they’re so small. But it was a great way for me to try out a few newer products from a new-to-me brand. I might just even purchase the full size of that gloss because I really do love it! The shadows really were impressive and I didn’t already have similar shades in my collection. I think for $22.00 this set was a great buy! I really hope Kylie Cosmetics does more mini sets like this in the future.

My only complaint would have to be their extremely slow processing time. I did receive my order a few days before Valentine’s Day, but it was cutting it really close. It would have been nice to post a few Valentine’s Day inspired looks BEFORE Valentine’s Day. Now it looks like I’ll have all of my Valentine’s Day goodies posted by the beginning of March!

A little side note: I decided to include larger selfies or photos of me wearing the talked about product. I was told that it would be nice to see close-ups. Back when I started this blog the idea of me posting even the smallest photo of myself made me cringe. But I’ve really gotten used to it over the years and actually enjoy photographing my looks now. What do you think of the new size? Is it still too small? Too large? Just right? I’d love your input!


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