Blend Mineral Cosmetics HauteLook haul

February 5, 2014 | Beauty, Blend Mineral Cosmetics | 2 Comments »

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Blend Mineral Cosmetics HauteLook haul


Blend Mineral Cosmetics HauteLook haul


Glitter G-07


Shimmer Powder 15


Shimmer Powder 25


Shimmer Powder 49


Swatches (Dry, Left to Right): Glitter G-07, Shimmer Powder 15, Shimmer Powder 25, Shimmer Powder 49


Swatches (Wet, Left to Right): Glitter G-07, Shimmer Powder 15, Shimmer Powder 25, Shimmer Powder 49

Back in October I decided to use a $20.00 off coupon for these super cute mineral eyeshadows on HauteLook. I pretty much got them for free since they were just $4.50 apiece. Not bad, eh? I have never heard of the brand before, but the eyeshadows looked gorgeous and the price was just too good to pass up. When my package finally arrived (HauteLook does take a while, but it’s SO worth the wait) the eyeshadows were all covered with a large sticker. Probably to keep the eyeshadows from opening and spilling everywhere. I appreciate the effort, but even a hair dryer couldn’t get that sticky goo off. It’s not that much of a big deal, but it does look rather tacky. Sticky goo aside, the eyeshadows are in fact gorgeous and extremely pigmented when applied wet. I’m not too crazy about the dry formula, but even when used dry it still provides you with decent color payoff.

I posted a look below of me wearing Shimmer Powder 25 on my lids. I applied it wet and as you can see it’s super pigmented! I was also surprised that it lasted all day (well over 10 hours) without creasing.


Overall I’m very happy with my purchase. These eyeshadows will definitely get some use and I’m even considering buying a few more shades directly from their website. Shimmer Powder 41 and 44 are SO pretty!

February 2014 Wishlist

February 3, 2014 | Beauty, Wishlist | No Comments »


1. Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop – $21.00
An effortless, natural cheek color. Discover pure, natural cheek color that looks virtually powderless. This silky smooth, stay-true formula comes in a shade for every season for an effortless, natural blush of just-pinched pop.

2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat – $35.00
A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color.

3. NARS Duo Eyeshadow in China Seas – $35.00
A mini mirrored compact featuring two crease-proof NARS eye shadows in modern, complementary shades.

4. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ in Peach Passion – $34.00
An extremely smooth and creamy lipstick with a formula that transforms into a fluid veil of radiant color when it touches the lips.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat

January 31, 2014 | Beauty, Hourglass | 2 Comments »

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat


Swatches: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat

Would you believe me if I told you that I don’t own a single Hourglass item? A few items have caught my eye in the past, but I never really felt the need to splurge. Then I saw these wonderful Ambient Lighting Blushes and thought ‘Now THAT I need!’ So the moment I found out that it was available on the Sephora website I scooped it up without hesitation. And boy am I glad that I did.

This blush applied beautifully! It left my cheeks with the prettiest glow! When I first swatched it on my hand I was worried about it looking too orangey on my cheeks. But once applied it didn’t look orange at all. It blended out nicely for a more subtle and natural looking peach/coral shade. I did use a fairly light hand while applying it because as I said I was afraid of it coming off as a bright orange. I’m just going to go ahead and say that this is my new favorite blush! There! Now it’s out there for the world to know!


Did you grab any of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes? What are YOUR thoughts? I’d really love to try a few other shades. Or maybe even just get a backup of this beauty.


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