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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jenni Rivera palette by BH Cosmetics

hey u! so last week my hubby surprised me with a late birthday present: the Jenni Rivera 36 Color Eyeshadow and Blush Palette by BH Cosmetics. i was beyond excited when he handed me the package! i couldn't wait to open it!  =)

not only am i a fan of makeup palettes, but i'm also a fan of the late, great Jenni Rivera! (R.I.P. Jenni) i've been wanting this palette for some time now but after her untimely passing, it made me want it even more! as soon as i opened it, i fell in love with all the beautiful, bright colors. and i also loved the fact that her name was on the palette as well. as soon as i started swatching the eyeshadows, i noticed that the light shadows were a bit chalky and not as pigmented, but nothing to be concerned about since you could always build up the colors to your liking. the darker shadows were obviously more pigmented. and i was happy to find out that the blushes were nicely pigmented as well. my favorite blush definitely has to be the peachy matte color!

even though the pink blushes are pretty, i'm more of a peachy kind of gal. so needless to say that i will be using the first two blushes more often than the other four. but they're all beautiful colors nonetheless!

the 15 eyeshadows on the left side of the palette (top picture) are darker shades for smoky looks. as well as some light shades for highlighting. while the other 15 eyeshadows on the right side of the palette (bottom picture) are more neutral, earth tone shades, which are best for everyday looks. i used the NYX jumbo pencil in Milk as a base, before swatching all the colors, so they would look more pigmented & true to color.

this Jenni Rivera 36 Color Eyeshadow and Blush Palette by BH Cosmetics retails for $24.95 USD at the BH Cosmetics website. but luckily my hubby purchased it for only $18.00 USD when it was on sale. you gotta love sales! all in all, i was very pleased with this palette. it has a wide range of beautifully pigmented colors at a reasonable price, so you can't beat that!  =)
until next time...thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mariah Carey OPI Liquid Sand 4 Mini Nail Lacquer Set

hey u! so this past weekend i went to Ulta to see if they had the gold and silver NYX glitters but unfortunately they didn't. i guess i have to check out a different Ulta store...sigh! so instead, i decided to pick up the Mariah Carey OPI Liquid Sand Nail Polish Set.

even though i'm not a fan of Mariah Carey, anymore, i still purchased this OPI Liquid Sand set of 4 mini nail lacquers because of all the pretty GLITTER! for the past month or so i've been on a glitter kick! i've been totally loving anything and everything with glitter! <3 so i was definitely excited to try these glittery nail polish shades!

this set includes 4 mini nail lacquers (L-R) Get Your Number, Can't Let Go, The Impossible, and Stay The Night. The 'Liquid Sand' creates a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle. it's pretty awesome! please let me know if you would like to see swatches! the set currently retails for $12.95 USD at participating Ulta stores. but since i had a coupon, i only paid $9.45 USD which was a great deal! there are a total of 8 lacquers in this collection but only 4 are in this mini set called the 'Stage Shades'. the other 4, 'Studio Shades', are regular size. the regular size nail lacquers retail for $9.00 USD at participating Ulta stores. as of now, i have 'A Butterfly Moment' and 'Sprung', which are absolutely gorgeous shades! next on my list is 'Pink Yet Lavender'. hopefully i'll get it sometime this weekend! =) we'll see....lol.
thanks for stopping by!

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