4 Palettes Worth the Splurge

Let’s face it, an eye shadow palette is always a splurge. Whether it is from the drugstore or from the counters at Nordstrom, we get into a routine of using a handful of colors and leave the rest for the inspiring YouTube tutorial. Brands launch new palettes every season, so which ones are worth it?

Too Faced Sweet Peach and Semi Sweet Chocolate 

The scented palettes Too Faced brings out are always a good purchase. The eyeshadow quality is amazing and can be used from beginner to professional. My top recommendations are the Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette and the Sweet Peach! The Semi sweet is on the cool toned side; it has the BEST shades for the crease. The Sweet Peach is the warm toned  palette I LOVE. It’s so nice and easy to work with. The scents last a long time too; the chocolate is the oldest palette I own and she still smells incredible!



Carli Bybel Palettes:

Affordable quality sums up the BH Cosmetics palettes. I got the Carli Bybel palette to be a supporter and fell in LOVE. This is my go-to everyday palette for work. On top of quality and price, the palette also comes with highlights!



Makeup Revolution:

Holy cow this palette is the definition of longevity. Of course, I got the Ultra Eye Contour and Light & Shade  palette because it looks like the Kat Von D Shade and light eye palette, but at half the price. I wasn’t expecting the shadows to be so long wearing. It lasted a full day at Disney World, sweat and all. No creasing, and she stayed looking fresh (can’t say that for the rest of my makeup).

April Favorites

A video that isn’t 16 minutes long?? Have I mastered the art of editing or the art of not rambling???

Anyways hello,  My April favorites video is live!!!

Links to everything I talked about:

Clinique take the day off

Morhpe M441

Morphe R31 

Stila Shadow

Sweet Peach Palette 

 Persistence

Seduction

Frick n’ Frack

Bit-O-Sunny

 Sunglasses

 

 

MAC Lipstick Collection

I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.

Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it  my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most frequently because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.

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Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.

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Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).

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Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day.

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Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line.

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Spring Makeup Trends 2017 (Maquillaje para la Primavera)

From Zac Posen to DKNY, Jeremy Scott to Christian Siriano, one makeup trend for Spring 2017 stands out above all: Fresh clean skin. While some designers added bold lips, eyes, and brows, the face was left to the natural beauty of the runway models, and this is such an amazing trend for the everyday.  We can store our full coverage foundations for now, because embracing our freckles and small imperfections are in! Exciting update: I’m going to try and translate a few posts at a time into Spanish!!! It’s not the best right now because I’m used to speaking, not writing. It’s scary but with any skill it takes practice.

I created two looks inspired by SS 17 fashion week. The first is more for daytime. I used a medium coverage foundation and concealer to even out my skin and cover my dark circles. Then I used a peach blush and a little bit of bronzer to add dimension and color. I also used the same blush and bronzer on my eyes to keep things simple. I finished off  with mascara for an easy look that took me 15 miutes tops! The “night” look is even simpler: I added black liner and shadow for an easy smoky eye, and a berry lipstick to add drama.

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Casi todo los diseñadores presentarton  un tema en común para el maquillaje del Fashion week Spring/Summer 2017: el rostro fresco.

En esta temporada se puede usar bases de cobertura ligera y guardar las de cobertura completa para mas adelante.

Yo me inspire para crear dos looks differente uno para el dia en el cual use una base de cobertura mediana para igualar el tono de piel. Despues use un blush peach y un bronzer para agregar dimesion y color a la cara. Tambien use los mismos productos en los ojos para simplificar el proceso. Termine con una mascara para un look facil que toma alrededor de 15 minutos applicarlo

El look de noche es mas facil:

Ya que tenemos la base del dia, ahora agregar un deliniardor y sombra negra para crear un smoky eye. Y despues un labial berry para añadir glamour.

Spring Haul!!

So I did some shopping over the past month and a half… The good news is that I’ll have a ton of inspiration for new posts and videos for the next few weeks. The bad news is that now I have to find a new reason to justify my purchases lol. I filmed a video hauling my nw stash I will leave links to everything I showed in the description box of the video as well as here, happy watching!

 

Carli Bybel Palette

Makeup Revolution Palette

Costa Riche eyeliner 

Painterly Paint Pot

Fix Plus Spray 

H&M dresses 

H&M  Tops 

Forever 21 Shirts 

Forever 21 Jacket 

Forever 21 Cardigan 

Aldo Yalissa Shoes 

 

Saturday Sales

Who doesn’t love lazily roaming the internet for sales on a Saturday?


Forever 21

Forever 21 has a few sales going on this weekend! Most dresses are 20% off, select items are 30% off (online only for Valentine’s day), and their outlet section has a variety of  styles for 70% OFF!


Barnes and Noble

With the code BNHEART17, your entire order gets a 10% off through Valentine’s day ( 2/14/17). Their clearance section has books and items for up to 75% off!


Books a Million 

Coloring books are Buy one Get one 50%, DVD and Blu-Rays are up to 30% off, and select graphic novels are buy 2 get the 3rd free!


Charlotte Russe

This may be the sale of the weekend. Online and instore, all jeans are $20! All tees start at $12, all jackets are $25. Online only, shoes start at $15 and finally all dresses are $25 or less!

Happy Shopping!

*pictures from google*

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

It has been about 8 months since I started using the NYX micro brow pencil. I enjoyed having the sparse areas filled in but I was not in love with the pencil.  The darkest color was too dark but the shade below it was too brown. I thought I would enjoy the super fine tip but it took too long to fill in a few bald spots and the arch. Anastasia Beverly Hills was the next step for me because:  1.) Everyone and their mama has  given them pretty stellar reviews, and 2.) They are more affordable than Benefit’s eyebrow products.

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So what I got:

I went for the Brow Definer in Ebony.

What I liked:

From the first swatch at Ulta, I already liked the color match. The color was dark with a brownish tinge to it.  The triangle shaped nib made everything go a lot quicker and she made it easier to define my (nonexistent) arches! The brush the definer comes with is bigger than the micro brow pencil. It made brushing hairs into place is a lot easier for me. I do enjoy the longevity of the brow definer. It lasted a total of 6 hours.

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*I just noticed that on camera there is literally no difference between my filled brows and my naked brows. I don’t have good comparison pictures but TRUST me its a good product.* 

 

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After ABH

 

What I didn’t like:

There are some concerns like: The pencil will inevitably lose its shape with use. Will I still be able to get  the definition I am getting now? How long the pencil will last me is another concern.This isn’t a cheap product and there isn’t a lot of it ( .007 oz. ).

Overall: I am in LOVE with the Brow Definer. I will try to get the Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil to compare!