Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nars Fleur Fatale Palette Review and Swatches 


Who else was excited when they found out about the Nars X Erdem Collaboration.

Erdem is a well known fashion designer and artist; his floral prints are out of this world. 

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this collection.

Although this collection is extremely gorgeous, I only nabbed a few pieces which of coarse are my favorites!

They're are two shadow palettes in the collection; Fleur Fatale being my favorite.


I love the floral design on the box and the light gray hue of the compact is gorgeous.
All the packaging is this collection is the same gray hue as well.
Mythos , Thistle, Flourish
Belladonna, Daydream, Holly Hock

Fleur Fatale did not disappoint, all the shadows blend very easily and the colors work extremely well together and the pigmentation is great.

 The second palette on the other hand was not my cup of tea. The colors didn't seem to flow as well together in my opinion. 

This is a limited edition collection so if you want to get your hands on anything you better get them fast.

I highly recommend this palette and I will be showing you the rest of the goodies I picked up from this collection in the next week or so.

What do you think go the collection? 

XOXO,

Vicki


Friday, April 20, 2018

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Luminizer in Brown Sugar and Who Needs Clothes?! Review & Swatches




When the video was debuted of Rhianna putting on what seemed to be the most gorgeous and magical looking body highlighter, body gloss on her shoulder, we all went nuts!! 

What is that??  Is it new?

It was Body Lava Luminizer by Fenty Beauty.  I know we all wanted it or were at the very least curious to see what it was. 

Here is what Sephora's website says about it

What it is:
"A limited-edition, gel-based body luminizer made to veil skin in a gloriously high-shine finish that feels as dewy as it looks—for sunlit radiance anytime you please.

What it does:
That post-vacay glow is now yours year-round thanks to Body Lava. This smooth, gel-based body luminizer glides on and leaves skin feeling dewy to the touch. Get ready to bathe your skin in a gloriously high-shine finish that does to your body what highlighter does to your cheekbones.

Celebrate the look and feel of glistening skin after a day of island hopping. Light-diffusing micropearls blended with a sheer tint of color accentuate all skin tones for a silky, sun-soaked sheen any time of the year. Strip down in Who Needs Clothes?!, a radiant rose gold, or glow up in Brown Sugar, a lustrous bronze (Sephora.com exclusive). Delivered in a generously-sized bottle, Body Lava’s ultimate drenched-in-light radiance—plus its addictive floral vanilla scent—was born to dew your body right. "




Sounds pretty damn good to me!

 So once it was released I bought them both.  
I mean who doesn't want dewy and glistening skin right? 

Now to the nitty gritty details about the product.

Brown Sugar & Who Needs Clothes?!

Who Needs Clothes?!
Brown Sugar

The packaging and presentation is stunning and you get a whopping 3 oz. glass bottle with Rose Gold lid and pump. 

Presentation and packaging alone is a 10.

Now about the actual product itself, that is another story.

The formula is gel based with glitter, lots and lots of glitter! which is always good for a special event or if you want to reminisce about Twilight the movie and how beautiful Edward Cullen looked glistening in the sunlight.
 O.K. now that doesn't sound creepy at all.

You need a very tiny amount and I do mean the smallest amount of product because if you over apply this it will be super sticky. I can take a little tackiness but not sticky.  Plus if you apply it with your hands it will be a glittery mess and get everywhere.

I highly recommend a brush to apply it.

Overall I like it, it is a little tacky and it will be messy if you apply too much.
I don't love it, it is nothing new to the market that has not been done before.

I think Fenty Beauty could have made a better product without this being so messy.

Retail price is $59.00 which seems like a lot, and it is, don't get me wrong, but you do get a ton of product. 
 Shelf life is 12 months and I think it will take you a few years to get through a bottle unless you wear it everyday.

I prefer the shade Brown Sugar personally.  I also recommend to get it now if you want it, especially since Sephora is having their Spring VIB event. 

This product is definitely not for everyone.

So what are your thoughts?

Did you buy it or do you plan on buying it?

XOXO,

Vicki

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

E.L.F. X Christian Siriano Collaboration Review and Swatches


Look at this little surprise I got on Easter; a little pink basket filled with the 
e.l.f. X Christian Siriano  products in it.

It had a few more goodies but not related to this post ;)

We don't usually do gifts for Easter (only the kids get stuff) but this was a nice surprise from my husband; plus I may have hinted I wanted a few items from the collection a few weeks back when I first saw them at Target.
  Hey at least I know he pays attention even when I think he is not.

Oh and it's PINK!!! I love Pink!!



L-Tinted Lip Oil in Polished Pink , R-Matte Lipstick in Electric Fuchsia


 I absolutely adore the bright fuchsia pink packaging and to be honest that is what drew me to the collection in the first place and well yeah it is Christian Siriano after all.

Top Row

It is a bummer that the eyeshadows have no names, the only name is on the actual outside packaging of the box that the palette comes in, it is called "Bold Bouquet".

I would have totally preferred these colors to have individual names. However it is e.l.f. and maybe that is how they keep cost down.  


Bottom Row

All colors and Highlighter at the end.

I highly recommend you use a primer for the shadows.  Pigmentation is good but not great.

What I love most about this collab is the fabulous packaging with the bright pink and green colors.

The lip products are definitely the must haves for me in this collection, they retail for $6.00 each.  

 The bag from this collection is really cute too.

The eyeshadow palette is $12.00 

I would say this collection is worth a look next time you are in Target.

XOXO,

Vicki