Duchess of Soapshire

June 17, 2019 | Beauty | No Comments »


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Duchess of Soapshire

Duchess of Soapshire

A former blogger friend recently got her Etsy shop up and running. I remember her talking about her soaps shortly before she shut her blog down. I was pretty excited to see what she created, but when I hadn’t heard from her I assumed she got too busy. Well, she was busy. Busy creating! When she reached out to me to see if I’d review some of her soaps I excitedly said yes.

The name of her shop is Duchess of Soapshire. I love it! What sets her shop apart from the rest is that her soaps are named after notable people of history. She takes it a step further by including ingredients from the regions of these notable people. Even the molds used fit nicely into her theme tying it up into a perfect little package. Lots of thought went into this and it shows. The owner also donates 15% of profits to charity every month. So with every purchase not only are you treating yourself to a little luxury, but you’re giving back in the process. Well done, Chris!

You can see the two soaps I chose below.

Duchess of Soapshire
Duchess of Soapshire

Amelio Aloe Vera Soap

Amelio Aloe Vera Soap

Amelio Aloe Vera Soap was named after Amelio Robles Avila. You can follow this link to the listing to read more about Amelio. This soap contains aloe vera which is an ingredient commonly used around the world including Mexico. It it shaped to resemble the dahlia flower which is the national flower of Mexico.

Duchess of Soapshire
Duchess of Soapshire

Rokeya Jasmine Soap

Rokeya Jasmine Soap

Rokeya Jasmine Soap was named after Begum Rokeya. You can follow this link to the listing to read more about Rokeya. This soap contains jasmine. It is shaped to resemble the lotus flower which is the national flower of India.

The soaps come in the cutest wax lined bags. I had actually placed the Rokeya Jasmine Soap in my shower to use later on, but my husband had taken his shower first. When he got out he was telling me to feel how soft his arms were. I asked him what he used and when he told me ‘that fancy new soap’ I just squinted my eyes and told him that was MY soap! Hah! He really seems to enjoy it and hasn’t used anything else since. The bar itself is gorgeous and smells like jasmine. It doesn’t leave behind much of a scent on your skin, but it did leave my skin feeling super soft. It didn’t leave behind a residue or icky dry feeling. In fact it was very moisturizing. My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. The Amelio Aloe Vera Soap doesn’t really have much of a scent, but was equally beautiful and moisturizing. Although I think my husband and I both favored the Rokeya Jasmine Soap. It truly is a beautiful soap.

Overall, I must say that I’m impressed with Duchess of Soapshire. I love the concept and I love the product. Chris tells me that she’s working on lots of new things. I’m not sure I can share any of that with you all, but know that I will be all over it once it hits her shop. So be on the lookout for more Duchess of Soapshire goodies in the future!

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

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Product: Duchess of Soapshire soaps
Price: $6.75
Purchase: etsy.com

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

May 27, 2019 | Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics | 3 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Swatches: Raw, Buzz Off, Sweet Like Honey, Bumble

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Swatches: Blue Honey, Royal Jelly, Busy Bee, Sweet Thing, Honey Moon

Are y’all sick of my Kylie Cosmetics posts yet? I only had 3 products to share so this is the last of it. I couldn’t resist The Blue Honey Palette. Those teal shades are gorgeous! This palette was a must have for me.

The Kylie Cosmetics Blue Honey Palette contains 9 eyeshadows. For a small palette it sure does have a nice combination of metallics and mattes including a nice base shade. It always surprises me when a palette doesn’t contain one. I know I have so many in other palettes, but it’s nice to be able to create a full look using just the one palette. No need to reach for another. I’m especially digging the shade Royal Jelly which is a pretty metallic teal with gold duochrome. I only hope my swatch does it justice.

The shadows are all nicely pigmented. They applied and blended beautifully! I love pairing Blue Honey and Royal Jelly together. In fact for my look I applied Blue Honey on my lid and layered Royal Jelly on top. I really love how it turned out. You can see my look below.

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Overall, I have to say it’s a cute palette. It even contains a few unique shades that I didn’t already have in my collection.

Have you tried The Blue Honey Palette? I feel like this will be a fun palette to use this Summer.

Info

Product: Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette
Price: $42.00
Purchase: kyliecosmetics.com

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

May 20, 2019 | Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics | 4 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Swatches: Heartthrob, Blush, Be Mine, Romance, Kinda Classy, Love Bug

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Swatches: Princess, Pink Problems, February, Kandy Heart, First Date, Admirer

When I saw this palette I thought to myself ‘I have to have it!’ When I finally got my hands on it I have to admit I wasn’t that impressed. The outer box was a glitter fest. The glitter transferred to the outer packaging of the palette. It was a little messy. I tossed the outer box and wiped down the palette and got to swatching. I wasn’t impressed with the swatches either. The top row swatched beautifully! The bottom row was just ok. I was ready to write this one off as a dud. That is until I sat down to create a look.

The Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Palette contains 12 eyeshadows. The top row contains some very pigmented metallics with the mattes on the bottom. Those mattes really needed to be built up. And as you can tell they just didn’t swatch well. Well, some of them anyway. I was really worried. While creating my look I found that the shadows applied and blended so much nicer on the lid. Some shades still needed to be built up, but they built up nicely. You can see a look I created with the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Palette below.

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

I loved the Take Me On Vacation Palette so much. It’s a palette I still reach for today. I was hoping the Valentine Palette would join Take Me On Vacation in my most reached for drawer. And it has. None of the shades are unique. Kandy Heart and First Date do stand out and are very pretty shades. But most of us probably have each and every one of these shades in other palettes. So if you didn’t get your hands on this one it’s really no biggie. But it is a super cute palette and I ended up loving it.

Did you purchase anything from the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Collection?

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Product: Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette
Price: $45.00
Purchase: SOLD OUT (Sorry)

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