LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette

July 17, 2013 | Beauty, LORAC | 6 Comments »

Purchased By Me


LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette


LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette


Swatches: First 5 Eyeshadows


Swatches: Last 5 Eyeshadows

The LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette…. or the one that ALMOST got away. There is a long story that goes with this palette. You see, back when it was first launched I happened to be browsing the Ulta website. I had this bad boy in my cart, but couldn’t bring myself to buy it just then. Even though it was only $20.00, I felt that I had done enough damage for the week. So I slept on it. I woke up and was still undecided so I talked it over with my husband who usually always responds the same way. ‘Just get it. I know how you are. When it sells out you’re going to regret it.’ He was right. I went to my cart to find it empty. The LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette was out of stock. I figured it was no big deal. I could always visit my local store and purchase it. That’s when the chase started. The ONLY Ulta store within a 50 mile radius was sold out. I still felt like that wasn’t quite the end of the road. There’s always eBay or Amazon. eBay only had one palette listed and it wasn’t crazily priced. I was outbid by $1.00. Next I took my hunt to Amazon where I did find 3 palettes in stock. For double the price! I waited it out for a week hoping Ulta would restock. After a week of waiting I decided to finally get the overpriced palette on Amazon. Only to find out that all 3 palettes were now sold out. Feeling a little hopeless someone was willing to swap a brand new LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette for one of my limited edition/sold out blushes. Both were of equal value so it was a pretty fair trade. Until the swapper said they were going to send me a tester. I’m sorry, but that is NOT a fair trade. I felt grossed out just thinking about everyone’s germy fingers all over it and how all the alcohol in the world couldn’t convince me it was safe. But that’s just me.

At this point I had given up. My family and I went away on vacation and while out shopping I wandered into Ulta. I got super excited when I saw the tester, but the excitement quickly fizzled when I was told they were sold out. I had officially given up. That is until my husband walked into the house one day and handed me this. *points up* I may or may not have cried tears of joy. He’s the sweetest man ever!

I couldn’t wait to dig in which is why you can see my finger prints all up in there. I really do try to photograph the goods before using them, but sometimes my excitement gets the best of me. And I waited far too long to get my hands on this palette. So there you have it. You can see a look I created with it below.


theBalm HauteLook haul

July 12, 2013 | Beauty, theBalm | 4 Comments »

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theBalm HauteLook haul


theBalm Girls Lipstick in Anita Boytoy


theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder


theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder


theBalm CabanaBoy Shadow/Blush


theBalm CabanaBoy Shadow/Blush


theBalm FratBoy Shadow/Blush


theBalm FratBoy Shadow/Blush


Swatches: theBalm Girls Lipstick in Anita Boytoy, CabanaBoy Shadow/Blush, FratBoy Shadow/Blush


theBalm Cheater! Mascara


theBalm Cheater! Mascara

I get a little too excited over HauteLook’s beauty events. Back in May I saw theBalm listed for the first time since I’ve been a member. So I went a little crazy and got a few things. I absolutely love theBalm’s packaging! The names are also pretty cool. Cheater! mascara, anyone?

Above you can see some swatches of the things I purchased. All except for the translucent powder because, well, it’s translucent. I love it all! I especially love the fact that I only paid $48.50 for everything when it would have originally cost me $97.00. I do love me a good deal. Anyway, I’m not trying to sell HauteLook to y’all. I just love stalking their site for beauty deals and when I spot a good one I get in some decent mini hauls. Like this one.

You can see FratBoy in action on my last post. I just love that shade! I’m also wearing the Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder which I haven’t worn enough times to decide whether or not I like it. I’ll definitely report back though!

Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette

July 10, 2013 | Beauty, Make Up For Ever | 4 Comments »

Purchased By Me


Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette


Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette


Swatches: First 4 Eyeshadows


Swatches: Last 4 Eyeshadows

I purchased the Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette at Sephora last week for $36.00. There are 8 eyeshadows in black, yellow, apple green, turquoise, lilac, white, espresso, and yellow beige. It’s a really fun palette that contains both neutral and bold colorful shades. I really love that you can create a nice neutral look or a nice bold colorful look all in one palette. And I didn’t even have to reach for my go-to highlighter because the yellow beige color worked perfectly for me. Below you can see a simple look I created using the white shade all over my lid and inner corner of my eye, the lilac shade on the inner and outer part of my lid, the espresso shade on my crease, the yellow beige shade as a highlighter, and the turquoise shade on my lower lash line. I think they all tied together nicely. They blended fairly easily although the espresso did need a little more effort to achieve the look I was going for. It lasted throughout the entire day with very little to no creasing or fading.

This palette is definitely a new favorite for me.



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