Jeffree Star Blue Blood Eyeshadow Palette – 6 Makeup Looks!

First look post of 2020! And the palette is my favorite color! Blue Blood was such an iconic release. Who would have thought 5 years ago that a almost full on blue palette would be such a best seller? I didn’t! Now I am just patiently waiting for the green version.

Blue is among my favorite colors to work with when it comes to eyeshadow, so I was so excited to create looks with this. I made 6 looks, hope you like them:

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – Undertaker, Cremated, Ocean Ice, Entitled, Cullinan, I’m Cold, Wealthy.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into the Blue.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – I’m Cold, Mintea, Blue Blood, Blue Monday, Deceased.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil -813
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter -Bobby Dazzler
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – Cremated, Undertaker, Power, Ice Tray, Crystal Flesh, Wealthy, Priceless, Blue Blood.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil The Nudes – Pearly Taupe.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.
  • Nailart gems.

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – Blue Blood, I’m Cold, Deceased, Cullinan, Flourishing.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Glitterally Obsessed – The Dark Sea.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Baby Powder.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dipliner – White.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – Mintea, Blue Blood, Untouchable, Flourishing. Wealty, Priceless.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • Glitterally Obsessed – The Dark Sea.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dipliner – White.
  • Chanel Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil – Blanc.
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara – Kiss’N Teal.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Jeffree Star Blue Blood – Undertaker, Blue Blood, Ocean Ice.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77. Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

Hope you enjoyed the looks! I sure enjoyed creating them. For me blue is one of my favorite colors to play with. And even though this palette is mainly blue it does offer some nice variety. I do have some thoughts to share in my review though, so remember to drop by and have a read later on this week!

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Blow Out Mascara – Review!

Since I have become such a big fan of the Makeup Revoltion The Mascara Revoltion (It’s competing with L’Oreal Paradise Extatic about being my favorite drugstore mascara) I figured it was a good ide to test out their newer one and see if they made another mascara hit! I am one of those who love finding an awesome affordable mascar because I find it pointless to spend to much money on the higher end ones when there are plenty of great affordable options. And I am telling you, I used to buy exclusively Lancôme and Dior mascaras for 5-6 years because I was covinced cheaper ones could not match. But, even though both Dior and Lancôme have fantastic mascaras, I found so many just as good affordable ones that I just don’t see the point in splurging anymore. The point is, I wanted to know if this one was also a great affordable option. I mean, Makeup Revolution did it once so why not again?

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The tube stands out with it’s oil slick coloring. The mascara brush is quite thick and large and made of rubber bristles. Sometimes I like the rubber bristles, but other times I feel like they tend to have a hard time building volume. I guess that could also be said for regular bristles, but somehow I feel like the rubber ones are challenging to me more often than regular bristles.

The mascara claims to have a jet-black thickening formula that gives you killer volume. It’s also enriched with cannabis satvia to nurish the lashes. I feel like cannabis has become quite a gimmick letaly, and I really don’t think it’s going to make a big difference on my lashes. Sure enough. After using it daily about 6 weeks, my lashes are all the same.

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I didn’t but it for the cannabis ingredient though, I got it because I was hoping it would be a good mascara. I have to say I am not really convinced. To begin with I don’t feel like it gave me much volume or length. Sure, my lashes got darker, more visible, and off course a bit more long and voluminous than what they are without mascara. However, compared to my favorite ones the result from this was a big lackluster. After using it a few weeks the formula got a little bit thicker, which helped adding a bit more volume. Still not as good as I would like though.

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If you like a more subtle mascara look then you may like this. Because I found that the longevity is nice, and it did not flake or smudge under my eyes. So if you want a more natural lash look at least the formula stays in place and looks nice. Me personaly preffer a bolder look, but at least once applied it stays in place nicely. It’s not waterproof though, which it does not claim to be either.

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Overall, I am a big underwhelmed by how they made my lashes look, and even though the formula did not flake or smudge I don’t see myself buying it again simple because it does not quite reach my preffered result. However, if you don’t want to go too bold on your mascara it could be worth a shot.

Have you tried this? How did it work on your lashes?

XOXO

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Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Review & Swatches!

The happy orange palette that makes you want to drink a fresh glass of juice is a part of Colourpops 9-pan monochromatic series. I am loving these small handy little monochromatic palettes, both because they add a nice selection of each color to you collection in a small handy packaging, and because they are so fun to play with.

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The design on this is pretty standard for their monochromatic palettes. The packaging is plastic (I wish it was cardboad!) and orange with a very simple design. You also get a mirror inside which is handy. Nothing stunning about the packaging really. But it’s simple and cute and gets the job done.

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The palette has 9 shades, with three different types of finishes. You get 6 mattes, 2 shimmers and one glitter. As usual, this glitter is marked as non-eye-safe. Glitters never really are eye-safe so I guess it’s up to you if you want to use it on your eyes or not. I do use glitters on my eyes, but no glitter is eye safe so they need to put that disclaimer on the packaging. But, contrary to what many people belive, it’s not that this glitter is not eye safe, but other glitters are. No glitters are eye safe. They all contain particles that can fall into your eyes and potentially case irritation. I know a lot of people find it weird that they put a non-eye-safe product inside an eyeshadow palette which is intended for your eyes, but to be fair a lot of eyeshadow palettes have non-eye-safe products in them. For instance eyeshadows with pigments that can stain the eye has to be marked as not eye safe. Colourpop (and many other brands) have plenty of palettes with these kind of shades that are all labeled not eye safe. For some reason people seem to be quite concious about these glitters not being eye safe, and complain about it, and at the same time a lot of people use non eye safe pigments without even giving it a second thought. I do use these glitters on my eyes, and have never experienced any problems. However, this issue is something people just have to decide for themselves, and it completely makes sense that people with sensitive eyes want to stay clear of these glitters. But if you are willing to take that risk, this glitter really is pretty. The pressed glitters from Colourpop are generally very easy to use. This one has some chunky bits in it, that gives it a lot of dimention and adds something extra to the palette. So I am happy they added this.

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The mattes are all great. I didn’t have any issued with any of the mattes. They perform like good Colourpop mattes usually does. They are very pigmented and very easy to blend. You get some very bright and fun pops of orange as well as a few more muted options. The only thing I feel is missing a bit is a really deep orange. The deepest matte is more of a mid-toned shade and I would like to see something a bit darker to be able to intensify and deepen the looks. Also, I do think maybe that Rise N Grind and Mimosa Mami is a bit too similar on the eyes. In the pan Mimosa Mami is clearly a bit more intense and a tad deeper, but on the eyes they look a bit more similar. I think if either one of these where gone I would not miss them in the palette. I would have like to see one of them swithced out with a white based orange duochrome to use as a highlighter shade, because this palette actually lack a nice inner corner or browbone highlight that is light enough. But those are just personal preferences.

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The shimmers are buttery smooth and rich as they usually are with Colourpop. These don’t have any chunkyness to them either so they can just be applied without dampening the brush. Both shades are very reflective and pigmented, and they apply so nicely to the eyes. Very nice shades, and just the way I like them form Colourpop!

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Just the overall quality of the eyeshadows are impeccable. I don’t really have anything bad to say about performance. None of them had any issues, non of them required a bit of tweaking (like using a damp brush for instance) to work optimal. Sure, the glitter does benefit from some glitter glue, but that’s the case with all glitters unless they are in a gel or liquid base.

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My only chritizism really is that I think the color story could be improved. Mainly by having a darker matte option, and to have a white based orange duochrome highlighter shade. That’s just personal preference though and others might find the color story to be no less than perfect.

So overall I am super happy with the quality, and this little palette added a lot of nice oranges to my collection. A bonus (at least for me) it that orange really enhance blue, so they work excellent with blue eyes.

What about you. Would you wear a bright orange look? If so this palette is a must have!

XOXO

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Clinique Take The Day Of Cleaning Balm – Review!

I have been using cleansing balms for years. To remove heavy makeup I much prefer a balm. It usually get’s rid of everything, and one of the good things about it is that you don’t have to use cotton pads, which help minimize waist.

This is the first time I try this one from Clinique though. I have been going through jars and jars of Korean cleansing balms, but I wanted to get my hands on something that I could actually get in store here. The price point is much steeper on this since it is about 30$, compared to many Korean ones that I find several different one in the 10-15$ price range.

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I bought this tub in September so I have been using this for about two months. I feel like I have tried to remove just about anything with this one by now. And WOW does it work. It’s just not a thing this balm will not remove. I just scoop a little bit of it (maybe a coin sized amount) and I just massage it all over my face. Sure, you will look crazy for a moment with black liner all over your face and red lipstick dragged all the way up to your ears, but when I rinse with water everything just melts away. It removes anything from glitter, lash-glue, waterproof makeup, hardcore liquid lipsticks.

So yes, It works without doubt. Now, I have tested a few of the Korean ones that work really really well too, so is Clinique worth the high price point? After about two months use, I have used maybe 1/3 or the tub. Every one of the Korean ones I have tried I haven’t been able to make last this long. Most of them was empty or half way empty after two months. So in the end, I guess the Clinique one actually is the cheaper option although the price in the store is three times as high.

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The product does not have any particular smell to it either. So if you are sensitive to smells this is good. Another bonus with it is that is does not leave an oily film on my contact lenses. I have found this to be a problem with a lot of cleansing balms or two-phase oil makeup removers. That when the makeup is removed my vision gets blurry because an oil film covers my lenses. This has never been a problem with this one, and that’s actually one of my favorite things about this balm (except for the fact that it’s freakin excellent at removing makeup) because there’s nothing more irritating than removing your makeup in the afternoon, and then you have a blurry vision for the rest of the evening. So that’s a huge pro for me!

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This one will for sure be my new go-to! I have been using stricktly korean brands for a few years now, but this one actually beats them in price, because the jar just lasts for so much longer. Also, there is a nice bonus that I can actually go into a lovel store and get this instead of ordering online. That means less waist in packaging and transportation, so buying locally is also better for the environment, which is also something we need to be better at considering.

Big hit for me! And I will for sure buy it again as soon as I run out.

XOXO

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Colourpop Orange You Glad? – 4 Makeup Looks!

I don’t know about you, but I just love these monochromatic bright coloured little palettes from Colourpop. And this one is extra juicy! 9 fun pops of orange and me had some fun time, and these are the four looks that came out of it!

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  • Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Creamsicle, Zested, Sunkissed, Mimosa Mami, Tangerine Dreams.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77.Black,
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Revolution PRO Supreme Dipliner – White.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Zested, Creamsicle, Rise N Grind, Mimosa Mami, Ya Peel Me?, Squeeze Me, Clementine.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77.Black,
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil -403.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Coral Fixation.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

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  • Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Zested, Rise N Grind, Mimosa Mami, Ye Peel Me?, Tangerine Dreams, Clementine.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77.Black,
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Coral Fixation.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.
  • Makeup Revolution Highlighter – Dragons Heart.

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  • Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Zested, Creamsicle, Mimosa Mami, Sunkissed, Ye Peel Me?, Clementine, Squeeze Me.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Ebony.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner – 77.Black,
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Eylure Most Wanted Lashes.

I don’t know about you but this palettes makes me want to have a glass of freshly pressed orange juice. Orange is such a fun color to work with.

If you want to read the review than stay tuned for Wednesday. And also remember that you can keep track of my posting through my Instagram.

XOXO

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Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

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Sultry seems like something that was released a long time ago now. I think it’s about one year now? I am pretty sure Sultry was the holiday palette release in 2018. But, since then there have been so many palettes from ABH that poor little Sultry have been forgotten all about. I do think it’s appropriate to bring this one up for a review though, because that packaging just screams holiday to me!

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The packaging is a sparkly gold and textured. This was the first palette when ABH got rid of that velvet packaging that tends to look pretty nasty after a while. And I think that was a good choice, because every palette since have been a better design than those dust magnet palettes. The Sultry is simple in one way, but very sparky and glam as well. It’s stunning. And if you like sparkles like me I am pretty sure you will find yourself holding the palette and just admiring the sparkles a bit before you open and use it. At least I do that!

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This is their classic eyeshadow palette format with 14 eyeshadows in two rows. You get a mirror, the background it black and simple, and you also get that standard duo brush that they always add which I guess is a decent brush, but I never ever use it. The palette is half and half neutral and shimmers.

The neutrals have all the basics shade you need. You get that bone shade, you get 3 different softer crease shades of different browns depending on how cool or warm you want to go with your look. You also get a great black matte, a really dark brown, and a fun pop of matte coral. With these 7 mattes you get every single basic shade you can wish for in addition to a fun pop of color. I tink the mattes are well curated for a neutral palette. The black is also an outstaning black. I already own the shade “Noir” in previous ABH palettes and it’s one of my favorite black eyeshadows from my entire collection. If you want super pigmented true black than this is a great option!

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The powderyness of the ABH eyeshadows have always been a issue with them. I don’t mean just with Subculture, but every ABH palette I own have very soft mattes. You get a ton of kickback in the pans, and they just don’t last very long because they are so soft. I found that panning one of the mattes rarely take more than 3-4 weeks if you use it every day. So if you want a nice and easy panning project I suggest an ABH palette. These mattes are still soft, but I do think they have a little less kickback in the pans than what I have been used to from ABH. I would not say they are firm, not at all, but at least a little firmer than the previous palettes. The formula is still the same nice, blendble pigmented formula though. Overall really nice mattes and I did not have any issues with any of them!

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The 7 shimmers are all neutral shades, but they have different depth and different undertones. You do have a shimmer to pick from regarding if you want to go light, medium or really dark with your look.  “Cyborg” is the stand out shade among the shimmers as it is a striking rich silver. The rest of the shades are champagne, browns and golden shades. The formula is beautiful too. Nicely pigmented, easy to apply, smooth and nice and reflective. I did get a bit of fallout though, so I needed some cleaning up underneath my eyes when I was done doing my looks. I am exceptionally sloppy with kicking off access of the brush though, so I am probably partly the problem.

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The color story may seem a bit dull, after all the fun colorful releases the last year. I mean, I think we hve moved away from the neutral with a pop of color palettes, and the half neutral/half colorful palettes seem more trendy. However, I do think this is a really good staple palette. You do get al the basics, you do get the sparkly shimmers to glam up any look, you do have wearable options as well as dramatic options, you can go cool.toned or you can go warm-toned. All of it in a very nice quality off course.

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If you have your basics covered then maybe this palette won’t add anything, but this really is a palette that can do it all when it comes to neutrals. I don’t say run out and buy it if you feel you have your neutrals covered already. But, even though I do have my fair share of  neutrals I am happy I got this palette. The composition of all the basics you need whilst still not being boring is just excellent, and the packaging and quality is stunning as well. So all in all, I am happy to own this basic palette.

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls – November 2019!

My favorite posts to write are these where I get to go through all the good stuff I collected over the month. As usual I got some really pretty things, but I don’t think I went overboard this month. I am trying to reduce the amount of palettes I am picking up. The pile is just growing faster than I can review them. So I decided to limit myself to 4 palettes each month from now on. I did not do that great, I picked up 5 (but not all of them has arrived). That means December I will only pick up 3….wish me luch on that!

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These Juvia’s Place palettes was not one of those 5, but you know how shipping works for me if you have read these haul posts a few times. I uasually get stuff 3-4 weeks after I order them. So these two beauties I got in October, but they arrived this month. This is the Warrior III and the Nomad palettes, both by Juvia’s Place. They are both so pretty!

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I also got two Makeup Obsession palettes (still on October purchases). They just looked too pretty. On top is the Daydream palette and the one on the bottom is Dusk.

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And this is what they look like inside! Daydream is the one with all the yummy colors, and Dusk is serving that grungy goodness. I hope these are good, but I have been quite pleased with Obsession palettes before so I have high hopes for these!

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Within the same collection Makeup Obsession also released a two-sided highlighter palette with 8 highlighter shades. In the middle you have a mirror that separate the two sides. It’s called the Makeup Obsession X Rady Moonlight/Sunlight Highlighter palette. This is the moonlight side.

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And this is the sunlight side! I really liked the concept of these and there are some shades in this palette that look pretty unique. I will keep you updated on my thoughts on these for sure!

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And, then there is no month without a Colourpop haul, you all know that! I picked up both of the Frozen II sets. They cam with one palette each, one glitterally obsessed, one lux lipstick and one gloss. I love all the products in the sets, and I really liked every single shade, so I figured it was worth getting the bundles! And those glitters are sooooo pretty!

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Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde is the first eyeshadow palette from Huda Beaty that has tempted me for a while. I haven’t purchased a Huda palette since I got Emerald Obsessions and that must be a year ago or something. But this one got my attention, and when I heard so many people say that it’s even prettier in real life I just had to. And I agree. It really is so stunning when you get a proper look at it!

The palettes I got for November are the Anna and Elsa palettes from Colourpop and Mercury Retrograde from Huda Beaty which I already got. The two remaining palette purchases are Bye Bye Birdie (also from Colourpop) and Lunar Beauty Strawberry Dreams which I am still waiting for. They will probably be home safe and sound for December update.

Now I just need to practice on my skills of saying no to palettes. I am trying to make a good decision about which three to get. I am considering Natasha Denona Metropolis, and I am drooling heavily over Melt Muerte, but I am trying to hold back so I don’t get tempted into buying too many. Three is the goal, and I am keeping my fingers crossed I can make it.

Did you pick up anything nice lately?

XOXO

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