Hi there beauties! It’s been a little while, my birthday, plus the holidays kept me busy, but I’m not going to bore you with that new year, new me bullshit. I do hope you all had a great holiday season. I do try keep up with a lot of you on Instagram, just a little easier to keep in touch there since I’m not always in front of my computer.
Over the holidays I got some makeup goodies from Urban Decay, Tarte Cosmetics, and Smashbox, and a mini perfume set by Juice Couture (which smells awesome!). All items I would have never purchased myself, but so far pleasantly surprised how great all of these products are. It’s one of those things where you would of never gotten it for yourself BUT someone got it for you and you’re like damn thank you, this is some great makeup!
The first item I used was the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – All Matte All Naked. Such a great matte palette! I had no desire to pick this up when I saw it come out, boy how wrong I was. I use it everyday since I’ve gotten it. It doesn’t look like it would be highly pigmented but it is.. I think that’s what deceived me. I would look at it like meh, until I tried it. It’s soft and velvety in texture, slight fall out but not too bad. These shadow are a great base to build up a great look with other shadows.
Next up is Tarte high-performance naturals Goddess Glow Highlighter. I’ve had great luck with Tarte highlighters but again was on the fence about picking this one up. I happen to get this as a gift and omg so pretty! I love the stamped design, almost to the point of not wanting to use it. lol The packaging is pretty, I’m not a huge fan of the plastic case, it can stick when I’m trying to open it. Whaddya gonna do?! The highlighter itself is light and shimmery, totally buildable.
Lastly, Smashbox Shadow + Light Palette set. It’s very small but cute, I’m planning to either use for travel or just pop it in my purse for touch ups for on the go. It’s a great little set, I’m looking forward to using it soon. I haven’t had a moment to try it out yet but take a look for yourself.
If you have used any of these products please share you’re thoughts below in the comments! I always love hearing what you guys think! ❤
Happy Sunday! Kind of a lazy day today, rainy, we’re all planning to stay home and make rice krispy treats. 🙂 I have some spare time to write a review about Huda Beauty’s Lip Contour Set. First let me say I love the brand Huda Beauty… Such a high quality brand and worth every expensive penny. Their eyeshadow palette are to die for, love them. This is my first experience with their lip products. Anyways it wasn’t too expensive for the 2 mini liquid mattes & pencil, it will run you $20-25 depending where you pick it up. It’s a nice set if you’re unsure of what the turn out might be. You don’t need to spend so much just to try it out for the first time.
On the back of the packaging there’s a guide to show you how to apply sort of an ombre look. However, I tried, it all kind of looked like the same shade. 😛 I’m sure some of you can nail it better than moi.
Below you can see how it looks on me… it basically looks like the same shade not ombre. Also for me the shade seems to have turned out more reddish than a wine color. I still think it looks awesome regardless, also the liquid mattes have sort of a vanilla frosting scent/taste to them, which I find pleasing.
It is a liquid matte so it takes a few moments to dry and not smudge. It does have a long lasting effect and won’t rub off too easily. There are so many liquid matte’s that feel yucky on my lips, Huda’s liquid mattes are decent, it doesn’t bother me like others and I feel comfortable wearing it for a few hours. 😀
Thanks for reading! xx
Hey, hey!! We’re in the thick of fall, Halloween is next week, most of the leaves have changed to those gorgeous reds, yellows, and oranges, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, unless you’re Canadian you’ve already had that delicious turkey. 😉 Fall and winter are some of the best seasons for makeup. It’s time to break out those reds am I right?
I’ve broken out of my shell just a smidgen, I’ve began to wear more red toned lippies. Nails no problem I’m all over it but I do get shy when it comes to red lips… why is that?
Anyways that’s neither here nor there let’s start off with nails. These are a variety of reds that have really stood out to me. Credit to each of these stunning photos are listed underneath (when possible) and highly recommend following them. Click on the imagine to get your hands on any of these beauties.
Essie She’s Pampered photo from pshiiit.com
OPI Nail Polish Big Apple Red
Essie Luxedo photo by @alexandrasview_ (instagram)
Zoya Blair Photo from alluringmum.blogspot.com/
NYX Deep Red Liner Pencil & Stawberry Daiquiri Photo by @anissatosh (instagram)
Revlon Black Cherry
Maybellini Divine Wine Photo by @gulfbeauty
Burt’s Bees Redwood Forest Matte
Reds are what woo during these seasons! Pair these tones with your favorite comfy sweater and warm beverage. What’s your favorite red? Hope you liked my picks! ❤
You guys! Omgeeee… I’ve missed you all! This is my first post since a year and a half ago. I know, I know… I’m shitty for leaving my site and worst of all you guys behind. You know sometimes life changes and I had to take a much needed siesta from the blogging world. I was burned out, I finished up some schooling, had surgery (I’ll tell you later), I sold my home, moved to different state, (closer to my hometown, hooray!). However some of you have stayed in touch with me!! I’m so lucky and grateful for that, while others have drifted away and completely understand. I’ve been using my Instagram account more as instablogger account for all of my beauty finds in the meantime, luckily with great success too.
(my happy dance, plus an excuse to add a random cheesy 80’s workout gif)
I look forward to diving right back in… I have so much makeup stockpiled! I recommend visiting my Instagram account @jenb_beautiful to see what I’ve been getting into. Plus I recently post my Cheshire Cat Halloween makeup.
Well I’m going to wrap this up. I would love to hear from you all, please post a comment below. 🙂