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Shop My Stash — July 2019

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Hi all!  It’s July! It’s time for a new month and a new Shop My Stash! I’m always excited to play with new (again to me) products that I either haven’t used in a while or haven’t used much at all! My goal is to get more use out of the products I have and to see if they are something I want to keep.

We are fully into summer now, and I wanted to choose summery products that would be fun to use:

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This is the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Eyeshadow Palette.  I received this in a BoxyCharm last year.  It’s so pretty, but I haven’t really used it since last summer.  Although it does look like a summer palette, the mattes would be nice in the fall, so I need to remember it this year!

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This is the Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette.  This is another palette that I haven’t used since last summer.

I really like this palette.  The mattes blend well and the shimmers can be built up and made metallic with a little setting spray. I’m looking forward to playing with it and making pretty summery looks!

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I forgot to take photos of the individual glosses and highlighter.  But here are the swatches.

From left to right is Buxom Full-On Lip Creams in White Russian, Dolly and Hot Toddy.  The highlighter is ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Spoon.

I love the Buxom lip creams, but I have neglecting them due to receiving new glosses this year.  I want to give these some love and since I’ve had them over a year, I would like to start using them up.

The ColourPop highlight is nice, but a little glittery.  We’ll see if I like it enough to keep it after the month!

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I’m excited about my Shop My Stash this month!  Are you doing a Shop My Stash?

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May 2018 Beauty Favorites

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May has flown by!  It was a busy month, and I am looking forward to lazy summer months!  June is my birthday month, and it’s a big one (drumroll please) … the big 5 0!

That is crazy to think about, but I’m looking forward to a new decade to explore!  My birthday is June 10th, and this weekend I think I’m going to do a birthday beauty wish list.  No one buys me makeup, but it won’t hurt to put it out there!  Maybe I’ll buy mystelf something nice.

On to my May faves! This month, I have loved the following gorgeous makeup:

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation ($13.99 USD) —  This foundation is medium coverage, which is what I like!  I mix two shades Ivory L2 and Nude L3 for my perfect shade. It feels very weightless on and gives me a natural finish.  I wouldn’t say its dewy or matte, just looks like my skin, but way better!

Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara ($8.99 USD) — I received this in a gift with purchase at Ulta.  I haven’t used it in years, and realized how great it still is! I usually go for lengthening mascara, but this one gives me length as well as the promised volume.  And it doesn’t flake or smear!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42 USD)  — A day to night palette with fourteen shades, including essential mattes and glam shimmers. I just bought this a couple of weeks ago, and it is really growing on me.  I seem to be doing the same look over and over with it, which isn’t like me at all! But, I’m hoping to try more looks and hopefully I will find it more versatile than I think it is!  I will be reviewing this very soon (plus the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette I keep saying I’m going to review!).
ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip in Love Bite (pinky nude) and Ultra Glossy Lip in Just Surfed 
(warm beige gloss drenched in silver and pink glitter) $6 each.  These are from the ColourPop and Eva Gutowski collaboration. I can’t wear matte lipstick alone because my lips get to dry, but with a gloss over it, I love them!  This looks gorgeous together and lasts for hours!  I need to pick up more Ultra Blotted and Glossy Lips stat!

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer ($14.99 USD) —  I bought this a couple of months ago after giving into the hype, and I’m so glad I did!  At first, the scent was a little strong for me, but I am used to it now.  The color is gorgeous and applies so smoothly on.  It’s the only bronzer I am currently using.

What are you loving this month?  Anything new and fun, or something that you have rediscovered?
Beauty, cosmetics

Pixi Beauty + Dulce Candy Collaboration

 

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Happy Saturday!  I’m happy to share with you the new Pixi Beauty and influencer Dulce Candy.    I was sent this for my honest review.  Let’s check these palettes out!

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Pixi Beauty Cafe con Dolce ($24 USD) — Here is the description from Pixi website:

Bring out your natural beauty and enliven your complexion, lids and cheeks with this multi-use palette. Powder to cream blush, face glow, and lid hues enhance & add luminosity. Swish on these gorgeous shades to recreate Dulce’s stunning looks!

Here are swatches of the palette:

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The texture of these powders are very creamy.  I like to apply them with my fingers.  They work well as a highlighter or eye shadow.  There are so many shades to choose from, too.  My only issue  is that most of these are too dark to use as a highlighter on my light skin.

Here is Dulce’s new lip palette:

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Dulce’s Lip Candy ($24 USD) — I’ve been wanting a lip palette.  This one is:

A universally flattering assortment of shades curated by Dulce applies easily & adheres smoothly, adding velvety rich colour to both lips and cheeks. This multi-use formula contains antioxidants and minerals to keep skin soft and hydrated.

Swatches of the lip palette:

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I really like this palette.  I’m a nude and light pink lipstick girl, and there are so many great soft shades in this.  I like to use a lip brush for application, and it also works for mixing colors.  The finish of this palette is semi-matte.  It’s fairly hydrating but not super moisturizing.  I only wish this palette had a mirror.  It would make it easier to do lips on the go!

Have you tried either of these or any of the other Pixi Beauty collaborations?