ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

February 5, 2018 | Beauty, ColourPop | 8 Comments »


ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Swatches: Shooting Star, Magical, Stardust, Twinkle

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Swatches: Sweet Dreams, Water Bearer, Potion, Spark

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Swatches: Kaleidoscope, Elfish, Moony, Mermaid

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Swatches: Dreamy, Moon Child, Rêver

I’ve actually been sitting on this one for a while. I’ve been meaning to post it ever since my Holiday Haul post. Unfortunately it had to take a backseat for a while. Better late than never?

When I first saw promo photos for the collection I wasn’t totally sold. It looked great, but I just felt that they were shades I’ve seen already. Nothing really stood out. That is until I started seeing some swatches and looks and decided that I did in fact need it in my life. It really was too pretty to pass up! ColourPop really does go all out for their collections and I admit to falling for the hype. They make it so easy!

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

This collaboration with Kathleen Lights consists of the Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette and the Dream Team Lip Bundle. The eyeshadow palette contains 12 eyeshadows. It’s a nice combination of mattes, metallics, and satins. The shadows are all nicely pigmented. The metallics are so soft and creamy that they just glide on! They all applied and blended beautifully. Then again most of their shadows do. I’ve only ever had an issue with a few of their mattes, but that wasn’t at all the case with this palette.

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

The lip bundle contains an Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade Moon Child which is a pink nude with gold glitter. This was my first time experimenting with their Ultra Glossy Lip. I was not disappointed! It wasn’t super sticky and it didn’t feel heavy on my lips. It was a very comfortable wear. I was very surprised. I wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did. Next is the Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Dreamy which is a peachy pink. This has to be one of my new favorite shades from ColourPop. It’s gorgeous! I’m really digging the satin formula. It’s so comfortable! Last, but certainly not least is the Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Rêver which is a neon orange red. I had no idea that this was going to be so… neon! When I first put it on I had to take a step back. My first thought was ‘No way in hell am I leaving the house wearing this!’ But after looking at the photos I was convinced that it somehow works (with the palette). I think the more subtle eye look helped to tone it down a bit. I’m really digging it. It’s definitely a unique shade in my collection and a very fun one at that! You can see these lip shades along with the palette in action below.

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Wearing: Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Wearing: Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Wearing: Ultra Satin Lip in Dreamy

ColourPop X Kathleen Lights Dream PR Collection

Wearing: Ultra Satin Lip in Rêver

Overall, I loved this collection. It contained a nice variety of the products ColourPop has to offer and the shades all compliment each other beautifully. I don’t think they still have the PR Collection in stock, but you can still purchase the products separately. I’ve listed them both below.

Info

Product: ColourPop Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Price: $16.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

Info

Product: ColourPop Dream Team Lip Bundle
Price: $16.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

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Bad Habit Aura Palette

January 29, 2018 | Bad Habit, Beauty | 14 Comments »


Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Phenomenon, Awakening, Ethereal, Soul

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Manifest, Energy, Haze, Dreamstate, Vibe

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Ecstasy, Mystique, Destiny, Radiate, Immortal

I know things have slowed down a bit around here lately. I assure you that I have not lost interest. I have been working behind the scenes a bit, but I admit that my blog just hasn’t had my full attention. First, one of my oldest (childhood) friends got me hooked on a new game. Then my sister-in-law had her baby. He’s the cutest little guy and I just can’t get enough of him! He arrived at the perfect time and was just what I needed to drag me out of the good old Winter Blues. Seriously, I hate Winter! Mostly, I’ve been trying to get back into shape. I’ve been doing more exercises that my body is no longer used to so I end up getting hurt. I know they say the best thing to do is push through it so I kind of go back and forth. One day I’ll push through it and the other day I’m laying on the couch unable to move. Good times.

To sum it up, I’ve been juggling a lot and I need to manage my time better. The problem is that there’s just so much that I want to do and so little time. I’ll try harder though.

Today I’m going to be talking about one of my Hush App purchases that I mentioned in my Holiday Haul post. It’s the Bad Habit Aura Palette. It’s said to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette. It’s not an exact dupe, but most of the shades are very similar. I was even able to recreate a look someone made using the Prism Palette.

Bad Habit claims it features unique textures ranging from intensely pigmented mattes to ultra pearled metallics to shade shifting duo-chromes. I’m really digging the different textures as well as the shade selection. When I first opened this palette the first looks to come to mind were bold. However, you could just as easily tone it down and create a few neutral looks as well. Now onto my thoughts!

The Aura Palette is beautiful! I was very impressed with it. Not only did it swatch nicely, but the shadows applied and blended beautifully. Even some of the darker matte shades! Some of the mattes were a little on the powdery side, but I didn’t experience any issues. My only real complaint would be the shade Energy. It wasn’t anywhere near as vibrant as the yellow shade in the Prism Palette. I used this shade on the inner corner of my eye and had to build it up quite a bit to even get that kind of intensity. Which still isn’t much. Also, the shimmery shades apply much better with a dampened brush. I applied Ecstasy on my lid and when I applied it with a dampened brush that shade just popped! It makes a huge difference! You can see a look I created with Bad Habit Aura Palette below. I used Awakening in my crease, Vibe in my outer crease, Ecstasy on my lid, Energy on the inner corner of my eye, and Dreamstate on my brown bone.

Bad Habit Aura Palette

I really want to collect all of their palettes. Even the dupe for the Modern Renaissance Palette (which I already own and love). I just think that they’re surprisingly great quality for the price. I wasn’t expecting to love these palettes as much as I do. So be on the look out for more Bad Habit reviews.

Info

Product: Bad Habit Aura Palette
Price: $12.00
Purchase: badhabitbeauty.com

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Sky Organics Bubble Box: January 2018

January 15, 2018 | Beauty, Sky Organics | 16 Comments »


Sky Organics Bubble Box: January 2018

Sky Organics Bubble Box: January 2018

Last month I mentioned on my Instagram how excited I was about Sky Organics new Bubble Box. Bubble Box is a monthly subscription of bath goodies delivered right to your door! Every month you will receive 1 bath bomb, 1 shower steamer, 1 bubble bar, and a surprise. Sometimes it’s a bath bomb, sometimes it’s a bubble bar, and sometimes it’s both! It costs $16.95 a month and you can cancel at any time! Let’s take a look at what’s inside a typical Bubble Box!

January’s box is called the Champagne Box. This is what was inside…

  • Bath Bomb: 5 oz Lavender Champagne – A sparkling mix of lavender oil, effervescent citrus notes, and sweet vanilla.
  • Shower Steamer: Lavender Luxury – Lavender lover’s dream.
  • Bubble Scoop: Strawberry Shake – Vine ripened strawberries combined with notes of juicy orange and peach nectar.
  • Mini Bath Bomb: Love Potion – A sweet bouquet of citrus and berries.

I love Sky Organics bath bombs. I’ve had the pleasure of trying them on a few occasions. And let me tell you, I was pretty sad when I ran out. What I love about them is that they’re hand made, 100% natural, they don’t contain a lot of ingredients, and they smell amazing! My skin always feels so soft after soaking in the tub with one of their bath bombs. They’re not that messy either. Of course you’ll have to rinse the tub afterward, but it didn’t stain or anything.

I like that they include shower steamers and bubble bars as well. It’s a nice variety of bath goodies to keep things interesting. My only real complaint is that when the box arrives you really don’t know what’s what. I have to visit their website to get a break down of what’s inside the box. It’s not really a big deal, but I think it would be helpful if they included a card so that you know what kind of bath bomb/shower steamer/bubble bar is inside.

I love the idea of a monthly subscription box for bath goodies. I always seem to run out of bath bombs or bubbles and forget to replenish my stash when I’m out. So it’s always a pleasant surprise to open my mail box to one of these wonderful boxes.

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

Info

Product: Sky Organics Bubble Box Monthly Subscription
Price: $16.95
Purchase: skyorganics.us

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