Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water- Resistant Lip Topcoat “White Lie” Review

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Hello lovies! Happy Saturday, I have been wanting to switch up my posting days, since I don’t really have a strict schedule, I would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you think, I won’t be changing the time that I post them, because I feel like 8 AM PST is a good time for everyone, but who knows, please let me know what you all think, I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thank you! Okay, let’s get right to the blog post today. As you can already guess, this has been sitting on my “to do” list for a while now. I actually bought it right when it launched. I was super excited about it, because as a lot of you know, I am seriously obsessed with anything translucent, iridescent, shiny, opal like, oh you know, all the pretty things, lol! I thought this was such a cool product, new, innovative, and I had to have it! I at least had to have 1 of the 12 shades, and this shade was the only one that I wanted, funny, I would like a few more, but I knew this one was for me. It is absolutely beautiful!! I mean, just for the glitter alone, the colors, and the effect that it provides is so worth it! The lip topcoats retail for $18, and are available where Urban Decay is sold. I purchased mine at Macy’s! I think the retail price is pretty reasonable for the amount of product you get. I feel like because this is a top coat, that it will last for a long time, because with this product, you don’t need much, and a little goes a long way! By applying this top coat, it completely transforms any lip color, or lipstick, and makes it look totally different, I really think it’s such a fun, and innovative new product! I have seen topcoats before, but this is definitely more glittery, and really changes the look! This is perfect for a night out, from going from a day to night look, and just so fun! IT is shade shifting, and gives a duo chrome effect on the lips, without being over drying, it dries down, and melts perfectly into the lip color that it coats. I do have a complaint though, I don’t like the applicator brush, it makes the product clump together, and get chunky, which does goes away once it is applied to the lips, but it could’ve been more thought out, and designed better, I do however love the packaging, and the product is great, I know other’s haven’t enjoyed it, but I do like it, and think it does exactly what it was intended to do, which is transform your lips, and give a completely different look to them, while maintaining moisture, and smoothness. I think you should give it a try, I think you will love it as much as I do! I always love Urban Decay products, and some of them are my absolute favorite!! Thank you for reading! 

What it is:
A top coat that transforms any lip color for a completely customized look.

What it does:
Go from all-business to a party look in one swipe with Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat. It transforms any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized and matte shades of UD’s Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to create a completely customized look.

Instantly morph your favorite colors and make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look—or wear these shades alone. Available in shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes, Urban Decay’s innovative, comfortable, gel-cream formula dries down quickly for long-lasting wear that never feels sticky. Vice Special Effects not only lasts, but also creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath and prevents it from moving around on your lips.

Vice Special Effects comes in a clear tube (so you can see the shade inside) with gold accents. To set it apart from Vice Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay gave it an iridescent white cap. The flexible brush applicator helps the formula glide on smoothly, without messing up any lipstick underneath. Marine Filling Spheres™, rich in marine collagen, deliver moisturizing and skin-smoothing properties.

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Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Nude Lip” Set

Hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a great end to your week, boy has this week seriously flown by SO fast!! So much for keeping my goal of posting 3 times a week, man what happened I tell ya! Well, I was with my family all weekend, that’s what, yeah for spending time with my sweet nephews, they are 3 and 5, and we had so much fun, although I brought my computer, and have every intention of blogging, and catching up when they went to bed, that didn’t happen, because this Aunty Nene was exhausted! LOL, so I am still playing a bit of catch up on everything this week, and am just now getting around to posting, so I apologize for that, thank you for checking out this post today! Happy Thursday, and Happy Spring, yeah finally it has sorta stopped raining here in Oregon, well for a few hours at a time anyways before it comes back, and the sun has made his lovely appearance, which I LOVE, my gosh the sun, I remember it! 🙂 Let’s jump right into today’s post! Happy reading, and as always please comment below if you’d like, I always respond 🙂

I seriously am obsessed with all the Sephora Favorites, but the lippy sets always speak to me the most, and I just love them, this one was all nudes, what is better then that? This is a must have for any nude lippy lover like myself! Sephora Favorites give me some nude lip set retails for $28, but it is an $88 value, so these Sephora Favorites kits are always an amazing deal, they do sell out fast, as this one has in the past, but it is restocked now currently online, I am not sure if it is in stores or not though, hopefully they are! Make sure you grab it if you are wanting it, as with any Sephora Favorites, these are always very popular, and will eventually sell out, and be no longer available. This set contains a total of 7 products, 2 full size, 5 deluxe sample size. This set also includes some of my favorite lip products, and brands, so I knew I had to get it! The mini’s are just so cute as well!! This set is perfect for anyone, the packaging alone is SO cute, but the products, and presentation are even better! I am not swatching these, but I am showing  you everything that comes in the set, if you have any questions let me know 🙂 Thanks for reading! 

What it is:
A mulitbranded nude-hued lip set.

What it does:
Get our nude-ist edition to Give Me Some Lip™! This neutral set features six must-haves to create the perfect nude lip look. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb to Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B. Find the perfect nude shade for your lips and explore different nude lip colors.

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
– 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
– 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude) FULL SIZE
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
– 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown) FULL SIZE

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Lorac California Dreaming Collection Review & Swatches

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the blog today!! Happy Thursday, how has this week truly flown by I tell ya!! Hey, just a shoot out to all the new followers, welcome, welcome, come in, and stay a while, and check out some awesome new makeup!! Please comment as well, I love interacting!! Thanks! Today’s post is going to be all about the new Lorac California Dreaming collection!! OMG when I first saw pictures for this collection, I literally died, can any of you guess why?? I mean try hard here, lol!! I LOVE the packaging!! Butterflies? Cats? Yes please!! This packaging is so bo ho, so unique, and hipster, I just love it so much!! I think Lorac nailed it with this collection! Let’s get right into the review, as there are tons of pictures, so be sure to check them out, for more details, and information. I am going to review the collection as a whole, and state what I enjoy most about each piece of the California Dreaming collection. Let’s get right into it!!

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Ulta

Featuring 12 matte and shimmer shades, this LORAC California Dreaming eyeshadow palette provides an array of on-trend hues.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sand Castle, Button, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Starfish, Seaside, Cable Knit, Cozy, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65⁰ shades
Features 12 matte and shimmer shades with a variety of highlight, crease, lid, and liner shades
Soft, universal eyeshadow palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (12) eyeshadows (.34 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here @Ulta

This LORAC California Dreaming cheek palette contains four limited-edition shades to use as a highlighter, blush and bronzer.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray and Golden Hour shades
Contains four limited-edition shades to add highlight, color and glow to your complexion
Versatile highlight, blush and bronzer palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: 4 cheek colors (.48 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Liquid Lipstick 4 pc. Here $36 @Khols

Featuring two new exclusive shades and two best-selling shades, this LORAC California Dreaming liquid lipstick set has the most on-trend shades straight from LA.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Soft Pink, Light Peach, Plum Brown and Soft Mauve shades
HOW TO USE
For a subtle effect, apply one of the darker shades to the entire lip. Then apply one of the lighter shades to the center of the lips.
Lightly blend the two shades together by tapping the lips with your ring finger.
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (4) .11 oz. liquid lipsticks

Well, let’s talk pricing first, what do you all think? Do you think Lorac pricing is okay? Too much? I think it is just right! You are paying for quality, and that says a lot!! I believe these are exclusive to Ulta and Khols, and possibly the Lorac website!! Get them while you can because they are selling out fast, I had to order some online because my store (Khols) wasn’t getting any in stock, frustrating my so glad I got them, they are seriously beautiful!! I can’t even deal with the cute packaging, so cute! I knew I had to have the whole collection, these were made for ME! Lol hehe! The packaging is the typical Lorac packaging, sturdy cardboard, with a high quality mirror inside the palette, the designs are imprinted, and raised which adds a fun spark to the palettes!! The packaging has butterflies, cats, gemstones, snowflakes, and just pretty objects, like I said very hip, boho, hipster, modern, spritual, and unique, I am really digging it, perfect for me! The colors in both the eyeshadow, and blush palettes are both very buttery, pigmented, bendable, soft, but I do want to mention they are a bit powdery, kind of typical of Lorac pressed powders though. They are quite crumbly, which is wasteful in my opinion, they do blend nicely, but I am not sure this formula is the same as the Mega Pro formula, maybe it’s just the way I swatched, with them, not sure. Regardless they are still very good quality with a wide variety of colors, mattes, and shimmers, all very beautiful! Okay the lipsticks, OMG my goodness, these are literally the best liquid lipsticks I have EVER tried, no joke, see the pictures for lasting ability, the last photo is after I scrubbed with soap, water, and a paper towel, they are fully waterproof, and do last, and stain your lips, so be aware, they do try perfectly matte, I tried to get pictures of first application, and dried, then wet again, hoping to help show wearing power. I highly recommend these, they smell like vanilla cupcakes, and apply very opaque, and no re dipping the wand into the tube, a little goes a long way! This set of 4 is a great deal because just one I think is around $18 each! Definitely get this collection if it’s something you love, like I do, it will look flattering, and beautiful on many skin tones, I am in love!! What do you think about this collection?

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Review & Swatches

Hello all my lovies!!! Guess what happened on Friday???? I reached a huge goal of mine for blogging! Yeah finally a good number of followers, I have all of you to thank for your amazing support, and love!! Thank you to the moon, and back, you are all the best, and can’t wait to see if I can reach an even bigger number soon, so feel free to spread the word about my blog, I would greatly appreciate it!! I am here sitting watching yet another scary movie while blogging, oh and it’s a good one so far!! Anyways, I hope you are all having a lovely day so far! I am just catching up on blogging tonight. Today I am sharing with you some beautiful lip products by Loreal! These are the new Loreal infallable paints for lips! They come in a huge variety of colors, and are available at most drugstore’s now, I will leave some links below if you would like to purchase! I picked 2 (the most me colors) I am in love with them already!! 

Purchase from Walmart.com here

Purchase from Walgreens.com here

Purchase from Target.com here

My Review:

Let me start by saying, I have had these for a few weeks now, they have been backed up in my “to blog” pile, yep, I have one of those, funny to admit that :). I bought them at Walgreens right when they launched, and became available. I saw the display, it was completely full, so I knew they had just been put out, because at my local Walgreens new makeup goes very fast, so I got my fair share of what colors I wanted, yeah! So I decided to pick up these 2 because they were perfect colors for me, I am a nude girl, I do admit! I felt like these 2 were unique, and so pretty! The shade range in these are pretty wild, and bold in my opinion, definitely couldn’t pull off most of these colors, lol. I was surprised when I opened them because I was expecting a sponge type applicator from the tube, kind of like how the Too Faced melted are, but to my surprise, nope they have a doe foot applicator, which I was very happy about. It’s unique, and a sponge tip applicator with a little hole, or divit in the middle, and holds the perfect amount of product for a full application. IT’s so highly pigmented that you really only need 1 dip of the wand applicator into the tube. They truly are like paint, they glide on very smoothly, and the texture isn’t sticky at all! It applies as a kind of wet look, and remains that way, a very wet type liquid lipstick in my opinion, definitely not matte. I really do enjoy these, and the color remains for hours, it is kind of staining though, like I said VERY pigmented, and full of color! I do want to mention that. I think these are a must have, really glad I picked them up! 

Info About Them:

Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in 14 high-impact colors, from nude to bold.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS
Saturated with pigments
High color impact
Designer applicator

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Kiko Milano Makeup/ Beauty Haul Review

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Hello, hello lovies!! I am so glad that everyone is has enjoyed yesterday’s post about my goodwill shopping haul! I wasn’t sure if it would be a hit or a dud, and I am happy to report it’s been a hit, and you all are loving it, so thank you so much! I never know when I introduce a new series on the blog if it will be loved, or hated. I love doing it, and it’s so fun for me, so I am happy to post my finds, and share it with you all! I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week, and hey, maybe even that post gave you inspiration to do some thrift/ goodwill shopping of your own! You really never know what you will find, that’s part of the fun! If you find goodies, please go back to the post and comment, I would love to hear! 

You are most likely here because you saw the title of this blog, and maybe you were wondering about it, I felt the same way when I was visiting Las Vegas, and was walking in the fashion show mall, and stopped in my tracks when I saw this store full of makeup! I also knew I have seen their products, and have heard great things about them, just there was never a store close by me at all, so of course I had to go in, and shop for some makeup!! Let me tell you, the first table I came across was full, I mean full of sale items from their recently released holiday collection. I seriously couldn’t contain my excitement, it’s like a kid in a candy store, but a woman in a makeup store, lol! So excited I was, especially that the entire collection was in stock, and everything was 50% off, wait what? Yep, 50% off at least!! I died right there on the spot, lol kidding, but really you can imagine my excitement, and joy! So I obviously started swatching, and was amazed at the pigmentation, and quality of the products. Who knew how great these were? I sure didn’t, but I was so glad that I stumbled across the kiko milano store my gosh, yes!! I pretty much wanted it all, ha ha! 

Let’s check out what I got in beautiful Las Vegas! First though, this brand is extremely popular on instagram, but isn’t very well known, or highly talked about in the US. It is an italian professional cosmetics brand that started in 1997, and they sell, and have stores in many countries, and most recently the US. Yeah for being a worldwide cosmetics brand, and company! The packaging is such high quality, it’s almost to good to be true, I really mean that, I was amazed, it’s heavy, durable, and beautiful, it truly feels luxurious, and very high end. I knew that I had to splurge because the holiday collection was simply beautiful, it drew me right in, and it was on sale, I couldn’t resist! The makeup junkie in me was happily smiling! I’m excited to share with you what I got, let’s check out my kiko milano makeup haul! 

My favorite thing from this haul is the eyeshadow palette, the pigmentation is excellent, the formula is silky smooth, and blends out with perfection. This palette offers the perfect color range, and the pan sizes are large, and will last a long time. I created several looks using only this palette, the shadows are so buttery, and last all day on my oily lids. The entire holiday collection is stunning, I am so glad that I was able to get it, and can’t wait to use it more, and you better believe it next time I am in Las Vegas I will be stopping in to buy more to add to my collection! I highly recommend checking this brand out, you will not be disappointed!!! 

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TJmaxx & Marshalls Shopping Haul #2

Oh boy lovies, do I have a haul for you today! Thank you for checking out my first haul last Friday! This week it’s time for the rest of it! Yeah, right? It is so fun to shop for good deals, there is always good finds at my Tjmaxx’s & Marshalls, I feel very lucky, that’s for sure, but I do follow the hash tags on instagram as well, so I know what to keep my eyes open for, and most of the time, if I search hard enough, and hit it right, I find them! The makeup selection during the holidays is always the best, but I save up all year, because I know it’s when they put out all of the best selection, and brands. The makeup, and skincare department is superb this time of year throughout the holidays! I keep finding high end brands for such amazing prices, unbelievable really. Some of the finds that I have found lately, are still available at the high end stores, (sephora) it’s awesome! As you can see this haul includes brands from Erzo Laszlo, Bare Minerals, Kat Von D, Formula X, Buxom, and Laura Gellar. I couldn’t believe I found all this awesome stuff, super excited to start using it! If you have any questions or want a review on any of the items, please leave me a comment below, I’d also love to hear what you’ve found lately as well! Please share! Happy hunting, I’m not done yet, I’m sure I will have another haul soon, so keep checking back for that! Enjoy! Thanks for checking out my  haul! And, yes I was wearing hot pink pj pants in the reflection, lol blogger life! 

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Lorac “A Lavish Affair” Holiday Lip Gloss Set Review & Swatches

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Hi there lovies!! Welcome to the blog today, I hope you are all having a wonderful day, it’s pouring rain here today, so I hope you are staying dry, oh Oregon, I tell ya, it doesn’t stop until Spring lol! This week I did the blog review, and swatches for the blush, and highlighter in this collection, and promised I would review the lip gloss set as well! Here it is, later in the week, but I just had to share with you because the color selection is absolutely perfect, and seriously beautiful! I wanted to get some good swatches of the colors for you to really get a good feel for all the colors, and how highly pigmented they are. This collection I purchased at Khol’s but it is also available at Ulta as well. This is part of the new holiday collection from Lorac. It is part of the rose & rivalry collection, and are the alter ego lip glosses. The price on this I thought was to good to be true, but low and behold, these are all FULL SIZE lip glosses, and you get 6 in the collection for $25, amazing right? If you do the math this set is a $96 value, WOW!! I thought these would be mini sized, but nope, all full size!! These normally retail for $16 each, the value truly is unbelievable!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this at my local kohl’s I was so excited, and the colors are so pretty!! The glosses last for hours on the lips, and they smell like vanilla frosting, or cake, so no chemical smell here with these lip glosses, yeah! The colors are opaque, and glide on effortlessly on the lips, they are also non sticky, and look stunning over lipsticks, especially pretty I bet over their lipstick collection!! Let’s get right to the swatches, tell me what your favorite shade is!! Mine is the nude, which is in the color bae, it’s my perfect shade of nude! 

Lorac’s A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection edition collection gives you a lip for every look. Decorated in Rose Gold, the Alter Ego lip gloss shades will take you from the first toast of champagne through the finale with one swipe of highly-pigmented, glossy color. The set includes 6 full size Alter Ego Lip Gloss Shades.

Lip gloss shades include:
BAE (nude)*
It Girl (coral pink with gold shimmer)*
Goddess (mauve)
Diva (hot pink)*
Icon (cherry red)*
Dominatrix (deep burgundy)

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