Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April 2016 Top 5 & More!

I'm still quite tired form my work trip. So let's see if I can keep this short and sweet *insert side eye*

Top 5

Mally Ultimate Nude Palette

I had a 20% off Ulta coupon and decided to scoop this up. This is a really nice palette. The palette is broken down into 3 quads and 6 duos which I think is pretty cool, if you need some guidance on how to use it or just some inspiration. The shades are pigmented and easy to blend. The brush that's included is nice as well. I was going to travel with this palette but I took some Tarte shadows instead. But I can see this coming along with me on my next work trip.

MAC Dej Loaf Lipglass

This is a more recent purchase and I knew it would be an instant favorite. The color is described as a caramel-tinged gloss. It's a very pretty nude for my skin tone. Something told me to order two. I went back the other day to scoop another one and it's sold out! *head palm*. It's only available online through their website. I'm hoping they bring it back.

Essie Strut Your Stuff

I scooped this from Ulta's website for 99 cents! It's a very pretty vibrant blue shade. I tried snapping a pic when I wore it with Zoya's Dream but it didn't come out on right. It's on my list for a post. So stay tuned.

Philosophy Lemon Custard 

This scent is new to me and is a new fast favorite among philosophy girls. I used it before my work trip and ended up taking it with me. The lemon scent is not overpowering, It's a quick zest of lemon. The custard component helps balance the lemon and gives a smooth and creamy feel and scent. Now I want to try the glazed body souffle.

Bobbi Brown Blush Palette

This is a palette that I put together. You can purchase empty palettes from Bobbi Brown and pop in her eyeshadows and blushes. I have Apricot, Plum, Desert Pink and Washed Rose. I hadn't reached for this in a while and debated on what blushes to take with me on my work trip. I instantly thought of this palette. It is a good mix of shades for various looks. I used Desert Pink and Plum the most and I used Washed Rose as a highlight. After looking at this palette some more, I decided to get rid of the two elf blush palettes I had. I hadn't reached for them in while and I enjoy my Bobbi Brown blush palette more so than both elf palettes.


IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs 5-pc Anti Aging Collection

I really wasn't checking for this when it was a TSV on QVC.  The set includes:
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer
  • Bye Bye Pores Blush Poreless Finish Airbrush Brightening Blush in Naturally Pretty
  • Bye Bye Pores Pressed Silk Airbrush Poreless Finishing Powder
  • Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
  • Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush
A friend who got this set sent to her, had already given me the finishing powder because she already had it. The blush, brush and cleansing balm sealed the deal for me lol. I like all the pieces in this set. The concealer is one that I have to work with just a tad more than some of my other go to concealers but I still like it. The blush is a very pretty pink shade that is good for everyday and it does show up on my deeper skin tone. The cleansing balm is really good and gets everything off. The brush is freaking fantastic! I'm glad I scooped this set up. I did do auto delivery for some odd reason. Future shipment only come with 4 pieces (minus the brush). Everything else is the same. It would have been nice if they blush color was different. I've skipped my next shipment that was in July. We'll see if I stay on auto delivery.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

I picked these up during two separate trips to CVS. They are also available on Milani's website. My friend had mentioned that she like them and I said why not. I picked up 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco and 04 Conditioning Grapeseed. I guess these are a drugstore take on the Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil. I've never tried the Yves Saint Laurent ones. They are $32 each. No thank you. At first,, the Milani ones are a product I use in the evening after I wash my face and want to put something on my lips. Now I reach for them whenever. I don't use them in the morning to moisturize my lips before apply a lip product. They smell nice, they don't have a color like a gloss and they feel nice on the lips. The applicator is kinda big but it doesn't bother me. I'm going to hold off trying some of the other formulas until I use the two I have up.

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

When I saw first saw this palette, I said yea I'm not getting this. It's so small and doesn't look like much. Well I scooped it up during Spring VIB sale at Sephora. I took it with me on my work trip and this little joker is amaze balls. You can do quite a few looks with just these six shades. It's smells good and the shadows are pigmented and easy to blend. I was surprised how much I like it. So I'm glad I got it. I can see this coming with me on other trips.


Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

*clutches chest* When I saw this palette, I was sooooo HYPE about it. Even before all the "real hype" set in. This joker was sold out everywhere. I ordered it from HSN and even that was a hot mess and I never have problems ordering from HSN. When I finally got it, I didn't use it at first. I hadn't really played around with the Tarte palettes I pulled out for April. I took the palette home on a Friday. I went to use it Monday morning. I literally stared at this palette and NOTHING! I could not figure out what to do with it. The more I looked at it, the colors did not move me. As I continued looking that the shades, I was like I already have similar shades. The Nubian palette from Juvia Place that I just mention in my Palette Madness post is BOMB and half the price. ANNNNDDD some of the shades do look similar to ones in the previous chocolate palettes. I'm kinda bummed about this since I've enjoyed the 3 chocolate palettes from Too Faced. But not bummed to keep it since this joker is $50. It's not worth the price and you can dupe it easily. As you can tell from the pic, I didn't even finger swatch any of the shades and I only dipped a brush into one shade. So back to HSN it went.

MAC RiRi Woo

This is the red lipstick I took with me on my work trip. It's a Retro Matte which is super dry! I hadn't worn it in a while. I remember liking it for the most part when I got it. I do like the color but I am not a fan of the Retro Matte formula. I may give it another go and make sure that my lips are exfoliated and hydrated before apply it.

And there you have it! On to May!

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