ColourPop Eyeshadow, Highlighter, & Lippie Stix: Review + Swatches

 After seeing ColourPop all over youtube & various blogs, I decided to finally order some of their products for myself. Their products are decently priced, but it adds up quickly, trust me! I wish I could have recorded my reaction to swatching these for the first time, the consistency and texture of the eyeshadows/highlighters are just so different & creamy…yet powdery? I literally said “oh my GOD” out loud the first time I swatched an eyeshadow.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: $5.00 Each

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – Tassel (Metallic), Girly (Pearlized), Fringe (Metallic)

My favorite out of the 3 is definitely Tassel, its the most beautiful inner corner/lid color ever! I also love Girly as a brow highlight and base color, its a little less shimmery, as you can see.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – Liberty (Ultra-Metallic), I Heart This (Metallic), Get Lucky (Metallic)

If you like a subtle shimmer without the BAM in your face eyeshadow look, I Heart This is for you! It gives off just the perfect nude shimmer look. I’ve also been loving Get Lucky & Liberty to add that pop of color to the center of the lids!

Don’t get me wrong, these highlights are great & I do think they are worth the $8. But, in retrospect I probably should have splurged else where since I already have tons of highlighters. I don’t see these ever replacing my Mac Soft and Gentle or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I will use them, just probably not super often. If you are looking for a cheaper, good quality highlighter, I definitely recommend checking these out!

ColourPop Highlighters: $8.00 Each

ColourPop Highliter – Stole The Show (Pearlized), Lunch Money (Pearlized), Highly Waited (Pearlized)

Stole The Show definitely stole the show for me! It’s my favorite out of the 3 with Lunch Money following closely behind. I feel like Highly Waisted is just not the right color for my skin tone, it would be really beautiful on someone who was a little darker or tan.

Yes, the famous ColourPop Lippie Stix. These were the first products I had heard of from ColourPop & I’ve been wanting to try them out for so long. I’m not really a bright lipstick kind of girl, i’m usually always wearing a nude lipstick or a pale pink. I wanted to try and step outside my comfort zone a little bit with these. But as you can see, most of them are still pretty nude or muted.

ColourPop Lippie Stix: $5.00 Each

ColourPop Lippie Stix – Cookie (Matte), Skimpy (Glossy), Bound (Glossy), BFF (Glossy), Easy (Glossy), Cupid (Hyper-Glossy)

My Favorites out of group are Skimpy, Cupid, and Easy. But I also really do like BFF and Bound. I find that Cookie is very dark looking on my pale skin. So again, if you had a darker complexion it would be fantastic for you. Often I mix Skimpy & Cupid/Easy together to get a pretty nude peachy/pink lip. I love love love the formula and pigmentation of these lippies!

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Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription Review: January 2015

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Another month, another IPSY glam bag! I know its been awhile, I got really caught up in the holiday season but I’m back now and I can’t wait to get back into the blogging world. I received my January 2014 2015 Ipsy bag in the mail just a few days ago. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, feel free to check them out by clicking HERE. It’s a month subscription service that costs $10, and you receive 4-6 beauty products each month. I absolutely love ipsy and have been subscribed for two years now!

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» Elizabeth Mott – All Over Shadow Brush
PINK! I was super excited to get this because you can never have enough brushes, AND it was pink. It’s super soft and dense, I will probably be using it for blending more than anything.

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» (MALIN+GOETZ) – Mojito Lip Balm
Excited to try this out! It has a very simple and basic formula, hopefully it won’t be as drying as other lip balms, which is ironic.

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» Nourish Organic – Renewing Eye Cream
I already love this brand. I’ve purchased their full size face cleanser and face lotion because of ipsy. I will definitely be using this!

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» Pacifica – Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow
Gorgeous color, honestly was not expecting it to be so pigmented. I’m just very guilty of never using all the single shadow pots I have…palettes are just so much more convenient.

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» BelláPierre – Shimmer Powder
Ugh, yes. I was hoping to get this beautiful white shade over the other two that were being given out. This is going to look amazing as an inner corner highlight. Also, superrrrr pigmented!

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» Benefit – Posie Balm
BONUS ITEM! I finally stumbled upon this before it was sold out! I had over one thousand extra ipsy points that I just kept forgetting to spend. This little baby costed me 500, but better than just letting them expire, right? I was kinda disappointed because what you see here…is literally all of it. I was expecting at least a little more product. But I understand it is a sample size and it is a higher end brand. Either way, its still really cute and very moisturizing!

Thanks for reading & see you next month!

Moda VoxBox: October/November 2014

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I was BEYOND excited when I received an email saying I was eligible for the Moda VoxBox. I had also received the previous Vitality VoxBox, but it definitely wasn’t as awesome as this one! If you’re interested in getting a VoxBox check out Influenster.com, it’s totally free and you basically just post reviews about products. I didn’t have to pay ANYTHING and all the reviews you give are your own honest opinions. I’m so happy I received this box because it had many things that I actually will use in it. Thanks Influenster!

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• Clairol, Hair Food: $14.99

I had never heard of this product before, it’s apparently new. I wasn’t too sure how to use it either, the bottle said to use on damp hair, comb, and wash out. I decided to use it in the shower and now I use it twice a week instead of my conditioner. It makes my hair feel sooooo soft, I love it! I will for sure be using the coupon I received to purchase other products in this line.

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• Swiss Miss, Simply Cocoa: $2.29 per box

Now that we have entered the winter months, this was a nice treat to get in my VoxBox. I’m sure I will end up using it, because the Keurig hot chocolates just aren’t cutting it for me.

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• Rimmel London, ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara- #003 Extreme Black: $5.99

I was SO EXCITED to see beauty items in this box! I’m a makeup fanatic and I’ve been waiting for a VoxBox that included makeup. Honestly though, I was a bit disappointed with this mascara. I thought it would be amazing but in reality, the brush was just too large and couldn’t coat my lashes properly. I felt as if barely any product was getting on them.

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lipstick- #360 As You Want Victoria: $6.99

At first the color turned me off of this lipstick. I don’t think reds or dark colors look good on me. I usually am always wearing a nude, pink, or peach colored lipstick. But when I tried this color on for the first time I didn’t think it looked that bad on me. I did end up giving it my mom though, since she likes colors like this and needed a lipstick anyways. The formula was awesome, and I wouldn’t be against looking at other colors from this line of lipstick!

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lip Liner- Universal Transparent Lip Liner: $5.99

At first I thought this was a white eyeliner and I was ecstatic. I don’t really use lipliners too much, but I was willing to give this one a try. I would describe it as more of a lip primer, I guess. It made my lipstick last longer and helped it not bleed out from my lips. I don’t see myself using it everyday, but on occasions i definitely will!

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• Resource, Natural Spring Water: $1.49

I’ve never heard of this brand before, and it just tasted like normal water! Not too much to say about it…

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• Jergens, Ultra Healing Lotion: $5.99

I love little baby travel size bottles of stuff! Not kidding, I’ve been asked about 3 times if I have lotion in my purse from people in my classes in the past month. Well, now I do! My hands get dry in the winter, so the timing was perfect on this one.

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• Puffs, Soft Pack Tissues: $2.49

Everyone needs travel tissues! I ended up putting one of the packages in my car, since I always need a tissue and never have one. These are just the basic tissues, not ones infused with lotion or anything like that. But they are still soft!

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out Influenster for a chance to get a VoxBox in the future!

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription: October 2014

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I LOVE ipsy, it’s by far my favorite and best makeup subscription website. I’ve been subscribed for a little over a year now, and have gotten so many goodies that are definitely worth the money! If you don’t know what ipsy is, basically you pay $10 a month for a custom glambag filled with 4-5 products based on your taste profile. Sometimes you get products you love, and sometimes you don’t. But, I love trying new products and I feel like for only $10, it’s worth it to me. I also love the little collection of makeup bags that I have now! If you want to check out and join ipsy, whether you ever subscribe or not, please click HERE so I will gain points! There is a waiting list, so i suggest signing up now rather than later. Thank you in advance! wink

Here is what I received in my October 2014 ipsy bag:

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KISS – iENVYbyKISS Lashes, Beyond Naturale Demi Wispies:

I was SO HAPPY when I saw these in my bag! There were other lashes that were being given out that were really unnatural looking and thick. I never would have worn them. So when I saw I got these, I was excited. I don’t wear falsies too often but when I do I will definitely be picking up these!

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Ayres – Patagonia Body Butter:

I like the smell of this body butter. It’s not really scented, it just has a natural fresh smell to it. I like the cute little jar it came in too!

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Starlooks Lip Gloss, Guilty Pleasure:

I was a little disappointed by the size of this product. In the past, Starlooks has always given full size items. But still, the lip gloss is a cute pink shade that I will certainly use.

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Épicé International – Purifying Exfoliant:

I loveeeeeee exfoliators! I’ve gotten a few from ipsy and have used them all. I tend to get dry skin on my nose, which can make my makeup look bad around that area. So I’m really glad I got this in my bag!

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MicaBeauty – Mineral Eye Shadow, Harlequin:

I really do like the formula and pigment of these eyeshadows. I’m just not a fan of this color. It’s like…a metallic-y grey/green. I can see myself using it in small doses, though! I love the shimmer in the eyeshadow too.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out ipsy!

Vitality Voxbox From Influenster: August 2014

Ahhhh, I’m so excited! I saw a youtuber unboxing their ‘voxbox’ back in June, and decided to sign up and give it a shot. I was really shocked when I received an email saying I qualified for the Vitality Voxbox and that it was already on its way!

Here’s what I ended up getting in my box….

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Softlips Cube: These are so cute! I’m already a huge fan of softlips, I love the formula they use in their products because it doesn’t dry out my lips even more. I just toss the cube into my purse and it’s there whenever I need it!

Bikini Ready Energy Gummies: These were interesting..I was a little disappointed that we only received 2 in the package. I feel like more would have been better to give an effective review. They looked delicious, but they have a funky taste to them. If you can get over that, they did give me a bit of an energy boost the morning I did take them! It’s a better alternative to coffee, especially if you live somewhere thats super hot in the summer like me. The full bottle is only $14.99, so they are affordable.

First Degree Burn Cream: At first I thought I wouldn’t ever have a use for this. It would just sit in my medicine cabinet for years until I finally threw it out. Well, guess who dropped their curling iron in their foot 3 days after receiving this box? Now that I think about it, I probably burn myself at least twice a month while doing my hair…and this cream really did help the pain and the healing process. Now I keep it in my vanity so its ready to use whenever I need it!

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: Not gonna lie, I was pretty excited about these. Its a full size box, which is gonna save me a few bucks this month! There isn’t really any difference between these and the tampons I usually use, but I like them. I would be careful if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain perfumes, as these are scented and could cause irritation for some people.

Pure Leaf Iced Tea: Personally, I don’t really like the taste of tea. But my mom loves it, so I gave it to her to try & she ended up really enjoying it!

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future: I was really excited when I saw I received this product! The full size is about $60, so not really in my budget of what I’d spend on something like this. But I’ll take a free sample anytime! I’ve been using it before I apply my makeup, and it does make my skin very soft and smooth.

A big thank you to Influenster for sending me this FREE Vitality Voxbox. I did not have to pay anything for it nor am I getting paid to post my opinions, the products I reviewed here were all I received for doing this!

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Full Face Drugstore Favorites

RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Foundation ($4.99)

I was SO weary about this foundation at first, I mean…it’s probably the cheapest foundation I have ever seen. But, I had heard a few reviews on it which were positive so I decided to give it a try myself. When you first squeeze it out of the tube it seems VERY thick, it’s basically a cream. A little goes a long long way. Honestly though, I really do love it! It has amazing coverage and although it’s “matte” it doesn’t make my skin look awful. I don’t really have dry nor oily skin, but I don’t like the dewy look, I feel like it just makes me look gross and sweaty. So for that reason this foundation gives me the perfect finish.

REVLON Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment ($12.99 YIKES)

First off, $12 is quite a bit, for me, to be paying for a drug store concealer. I definitely was looking at the wrong price tag and did not realize until I was already home later that day. But…it is a really good concealer and I use it every single day. I purchased the lightest shade in the line, and its tinted a bit yellow. It’s great for highlighting underneath your eyes and hiding dark circles. I also use it on any blemishes I have that may be red or dark. The yellowness in the product really helps with canceling out these colors.    

RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($4.99)

I’ve used this powder way before I ever purchased the foundation. It has always been one of my favorites for setting my foundation and concealer. As I stated earlier, I do not like the dewy look to my skin. So patting a bit of this powder over my face really reduces the shine that I dislike. You can get the powder in a translucent color, but i prefer the colored version just to add that little extra touch of coverage!  

NYX Powder Blush in Pinched ($5.99)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these blushes! It was really hard to just pick one for this post. I had to go with Pinched- I mean I accidentally bought it twice because I loved the color so much. It’s a beautiful peachy color, many say its a dupe for NAR’s Orgasm. Hands down these NYX blushes are some of my all time favorites, I use them every single day.

 

  

 NYX Matte Body Bronzer ($8.99)
Honestly, I have yet to find a drug store bronzer that i absolutely love. If I had to   choose one though, it would definitely be the NYX matte bronzer. It can look a bit orangey on some skin tones hough, so be careful! I use this bronzer to contour my cheekbones, forehead, nose, and jawline. If you’re not looking to contour, just simply give your face some color, this is not the bronzer for you.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki ($9.00)

BEST (only??). DRUGSTORE. HIGHLIGHT. EVER. Not exaggerating here, this product is awesome. It gives off just a touch of gold shimmer, but isn’t over powering at all. I apply it to the tops of the cheekbones, center of my nose, cupids bow, brow bone, and the inner corners of my eyes.      

L’ORÉAL Telescopic Mascara ($9.99)

This mascara is probably my favorite one ever. The length it will give your lashes is UNREAL. The thin brush ensures that you will hit every single lash, and makes it super easy to coat your bottom lashes too! I went back and forth on whether or not to buy this product, I mean I have TONS of mascaras already so it felt like just a waste of $10. I’m SO glad I did! Not a day goes by that I don’t use it. You can pair this with a volumizing mascara if you really want your lashes to pop.

    NYX Round Case Lipstick in Pure Nude ($3.99)

Another product by NYX that I’m in love with! I have tons of these lipsticks. They are amazing and so so so affordable! I absolutely love nude lips- especially pink and peach nudes. This lipstick is peach based and is just beautiful. (Honorable mention to my other favorite lipstick shade in this collection: Harmonica, such a pretty frosty pink color!).

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel ($4.99)

Yes I know, you’ve probably seen these suckers everywhere. But really, they are amazing. I love this shade because it’s neutral and doesn’t block out the color of the lipstick underneath. These can even be worn alone and give off the perfect amount of color. Definitely pick up a few if you ever get a chance!

Let me know your current drugstore favorites!

Thanks for reading,

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