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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

❤ Victoria Secret Eyeshadow Palettes Review

So I finally got to try out Victoria Secret makeup! My coworker gave me a $50 gift card to VS and I really wanted to try out the make up. Even though I'm not that impressed with the packaging, I don't care for gold, the eyeshadows are amazing. The quality is fantastic. They have great pigmentation and are easy to blend together. I love the neutral colors that come in both these palettes cause you can wear them literally everyday if you want. They are new shadows to the line, at least that's what the store clerk told me. They were $26 each so for me I like to break it down and figure that it would cost $5.20 per eyeshadow is really great because there are cosmetic lines that charge 3 or 4 times the amount and I think they have the same quality. This is my honest opinion, like I said I got these for my birthday. I was not paid by Victoria Secret to make this video or do this blog. It was my own free will. Thanks so much for reading up on my blog and watching my videos. If you have any questions let me know.
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Gypset Palette

Mirage Palette

Thursday, August 25, 2011

❤ August Haul

Random Haul of stuff I've accumulated over the past few weeks. Watch the video by clicking HERE. If you wanna see any swatches or tutorials using anything I've shown let me know and I'll get on it.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

❥ Perfect Bride Makeup! ❤

The perfect bridal look consists of many neutral shadows with a hit of pink. My fave to these looks is MAC Mythology. I think it is such a great eyeshadow for any bridal look. For my most recent brides I've been using my Kat Von D Ludwig palette but you can find any dupes to these shadows through not so expensive brands. But I don't think Kat Von D palettes are that expensive, ya they're $34 but I like to look at it as 8 shadows for that price, each shadow would be $4.25 which is a bargain compared the the high end, MAC which is like $15 each. And I believe the size of each Kat Von D shadow is the same size as a MAC so its up to you, I think its a great buy and there are so many looks you can do with one palette. Anyway my point, the best bridal look consists of neutrals because 10, 20 years from now neautrals wouldn't be a mistake you made on the biggest day of your life. That's my personal opinion. If you like the few brides I've posted below you can check out my video on how to create a similar look for your big day, or some else's. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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My video tutorial will show you how to create this look.





Thursday, August 11, 2011

❤ e.l.f. 100 Eyeshadow Palette Review

So I was really excited that I picked up this palette. Actually I had seen it at Target and told my hubby about it and he stopped by there on his way home from work to pick it up for me. What a sweetheart. Anyway, I was really excited to get this and I wanted to share with you swatches of every single color from this palette. Ya apparently I have no life and I did all 100 for you. Its all good, totally worth it. Plus I got to test out each one and get a real good feel for every shadow in this palette. I really love frosty, shimmery shadows more than matte. I don't know why I'm not a huge matte fan but I do love frosty shadows. I think this palette is a great find. Its $10 at Target and you get 100 shadows that are very pigmented. I have many of their eyeshadow books and I absolutely love those too. You can create a million looks with this palette and I think the packaging is pretty decent. I don't really have any complaints about it other than I'm not a huge matte shadow fan but I still like the fact that there are many finishes included in this palette. I hope this product review helped you out.

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Eyeshadow column 1

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

❤ Icing, Affordable Good Quality Eyeshadows

Here is my collection of Icing by Claire's eyeshadows. I've slowly built this collection over time. These eyeshadows unforunately don't have names for their colors but they are really pigmented and for the price you get a lot of product. I wanted to show you some swatches for each shadow. I did not use a base so this is its true color on my skin. They are almost 3x the amount of a MAC shadow but they cost me $3.50 each as opposed to $15 for a MAC eyeshadow. Many of these eyeshadows blend easily together and are very consistent. The shimmery and satin colors are easy to apply but for the frosty shadows they are a bit harder to apply using a regular brush. I think a sponge applicator brush applies the frost colors much better and you get a more intense color. I've been using Icing eyeshadows for a long time and I would recommend these to anyone just starting out and want to begin building their makeup collection. And don't forget to check out some of Claire's eyeshadows because they also have some really great stuff too. I hope these swatches help you out. Thanks.

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These first 8 colors are from the first top 8 in the photo of all the eyeshadows. Basically from left to right.

These are the next 8 but the gold (the 3rd) is randomly out of place, in the collection photo its the first color on the 4th row.

The last 7 are here, in the collection photo I actually have a double of the orange shade so I didn't swatch it twice but it ended up in the photo.