Colourpop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review


Colourpop My Little Pony Palette Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16 USD) — This is my last  Colourpop eye shadow palette from my after holiday sale haul.  I have to be honest, I think I may have purchased this for the packaging!  It’s so fun.  Also, my daughter Abby was obsessed with the OG My Little Pony’s from ages 3-6.  Since she is graduating from high school this year, I’m a little nostalgic…


I usually wear neutral colors on my eyes, but these are so pretty!


The shades from left to right are:

Butterscotch: white with subtle pink violet opalescent sheen
Blossom: metallic peach with pink and gold duochrome finish
Starshine: metallic golden tangerine
Bluebell: satin golden ivory
Applejack: matte dusty red violet
Skydancer: metallic bright icy lavender
Minty: matte cool-toned fuchsia
Flutterbye: matte true pastel peach
Twilight: satin deep blackened violet
Firefly: metallic silvery baby blue
Snuzzle: metallic icy white with opalescent blue duochrome
Princess Sparkle: metallic rich smokey turquoise

Here are my swatches




These shadows are pretty well pigmented.  A few, like the lavender, need to be built up. I think a fun thing about this palette is that there are warm and cool shades.  I was worried that a complete look couldn’t be made with just this crazy palette. It can, but it’s a very colorful look. I’m actually surprised by how much I like it!

This is not my everyday palette, but it will be nice for spring looks and fun occasions.  Like all of the Colourpop palettes I’ve tried, it’s great quality and affordable.

What’s an eye shadow palette that you bought and were surprised by?



Karity Travel Chamber + Single Shadows Review


I recently received a lovely box of Karity products for my honest review.  You can see my review of Karity’s 15 Nudes & Rudes palette here.

Today, I want to share Karity’s cool Travel Chamber ($12 USD) that can hold up to 9 single eye shadows and 9 fun singles shadows.

Here’s the empty palette:


This is really easy to fill and it a very portable size, which is perfect for travelling.  It’s heavy duty cardboard and closes magnetically.  It has a nice little mirror, too.

Here are the shadows:


I received some very bright shades with a few neutrals.  They are $4 each on Karity’s website.  Here are the shadows inside the palette:


The shades from left to right, starting in the first row are:

One Night Stand (Satin) — Soft gold peach with pearl satin

Confidential (Frost) — Rich cocoa lustre

Unspoken (Velvet) — Dark brown velvet

Baby Habit (Metallic)  Bright pink with icy shimmer frost

Bamba (Matte) — Bright mint green matte

Amoeba (Frost) — True blue with icy shimmer frost

Sanguine (Matte) Vivid bright yellow matte

Viper (Frost) — Vibrant golden green with yellow shimmer frost

Spring Break (Matte) — Vivid pinky orange matte



The colors swatch well and are highly pigmented.  I especially love the first 4 shades because I will wear them a lot.  The last 5 are unusual for me.  I can see accenting my look with one.  I like the blue in the middle, the teal next to it, and the coral on the end.  I have played around with them and the blend really well and there’s not a lot of kick up in the pan, even though they are really velvety.

I can see myself switching out a few of these for some more neutrals, but the shades I was sent are so much fun to play with!

Karity shadows are very high quality for the price.  I would definitely recommend picking up a few of the shadows to try or purchasing a palette.

Have you tried Karity?  What do you think?

Karity 15 Nudes & Rudes Palette


I received a Karity 15 Nudes & Rudes palette in the mail a couple of months ago.  I’m thinking that it was for my honest review, but I don’t know who sent it!

I am so happy that I received it, though!  The eye shadows are creamy and very well pigmented.  The palette is $25.  Which is pretty affordable for the quality.   I also received a Travel Chamber, which is like a Z-palette and holds 9 eye shadows.  And I received a colorful selection of single shadows.  I will be reviewing that next week.  I haven’t put it together yet, but I am looking forward to playing with it!


This Nudes & Rudes palette consists of 15 highly pigmented shades in 6 finishes: 5 frost, 3 satin, 2 matte, 2 velvet, 2 metals, 1 duochrome  (Pixiedust on the bottom). It is cruelty free, vegan and paraben free.  There is also a 9 shade and a 21 shade Nudes & Rudes.
Every Nudes & Rudes palette has its own unique colors which just makes me want all of them!
This comes with a mirror, which makes me very happy!


These are creamy shadows, especially the more shimmery shades.  Here are my swatches:
IMG_0108 From left to right — In the nude, Tiffanie, Tongue Tied, Butterscotch and Princess.
IMG_0118 Moonlight, Good Witch, Sunkissed, Decadence, Centaur
Newborn, Pixiedust, Rockstar, Persephone, Dark Side.
I’m always more of a fan of the shimmery shades than mattes, but I do like to use mattes in my crease and sometimes on my lid. My favorites are probably Tiffanie, Good Witch and Pixiedust. In the nude is a great base shade and Moonlight is a gorgeous highlight.  The other shades add a really nice depth to whatever look I’m going for.
I was really impressed with this palette.  It may be nudes, but they are not safe or boring.  I guess that’s where the rudes come in!
Have you tried anything from Karity?

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
Happy Cyber Monday!  Looking for an amazing new eye shadow palette?  NARS is introducing the new NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette ($59 USD) today only on
Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist
Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest
color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating
intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula
ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist
Shades Include:
BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream
SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink
DELIRIUM, metallic rose
TEMPTRESS, satin paprika
SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand
SHADOW HILL, matte saddle
MENDOZA, shimmering pink copper
WICKED GAME, satin cranberry
SHOOTING STAR, sparkling champagne
LA LA, shimmering deep bronze
FALLEN STAR, shimmering antique bronze
COCONUT GROVE, matte deep brown
Available on November 27, 2017 for Cyber Monday (one day only) on
Available on November 29, 2017 at NARS boutiques and

Are you going to pick this up?  It’s spending, but it sure looks like it’s worth it!

My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches!

I recently received the PUR Cosmetics My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette for my honest review.  I was excited to try it, because I thought the colors looked really fun.  I usually wear fairly neutral shadows, but I do like trying new palettes!

Here is the cover of the palette.

The inside of the palette with the cute pony protective cover on it. I overall like the packaging.  The outer box is so cute.  The palette is nice, but white will get dirty fast!  I love that there is a mirror inside!

And here are the shades.  They are from left to right starting with the top row:

KINDNESS (yellow with small pearl)                                                               FLUTTERSHY (soft pink with shimmer)                                                        GENEROSITY (matte mauve)                                                                                     RARITY (matte white)                                                                                          APPLEJACK (orange with shimmer)                                                                      HONESTY (brown)                                                                                                 LAUGHTER (sparkly mauve pink)                                                                               PINKIE PIE (hot pink matte)                                                                                 TWILIGHT SPARKLE (pinky purple shimmer)                                                              MAGIC (bright purple)                                                                                            RAINBOW DASH (royal blue with shimmer)                                                                 LOYALTY (dark green with shimmer)                                                                       TEMPEST SHADOW (matte bright red)                                                              SONGBIRD SERENADE (dark purple with shimmer)                                              STORM KING (silver with shimmer)                                                                    PRINCESS SKYSTAR (mint duochrome)

I think my favorite right now are Generosity, Rarity (a great base shade for me), Laughter and Princess Skystar.  Here are the swatches:

Kindness, Fluttershy, Generosity, Rarity, Applejack, Honesty, Laughter and Pinkie Pie

Twilight Sparkle, Magic, Rainbow Dash, Loyalty, Tempest Shadow, Songbird Serenade, Storm King, Princess Skystar

It’s funny, but the shades I love didn’t swatch well on my arm, but look great on my eyes! All of these are very well pigmented and don’t kick up in the pan.  There’s not much fall out either.

This retails for $29, which I think is a great price for the quality.  Purchase hereor at

Have you tried this palette?  What do you think?

Finding Ferdinand’s Custom Overshadow Palette


I was so happy to receive a Finding Ferdinand Custom Overshadow Palette for my honest review!  I (like many beauty bloggers) love eye shadow palettes.  I am excited to be able to share this with you!

The Overshadow Palette holds 8 eye shadows.  You get to choose which 8 out of a selection of 60.  They come in a range of colors and textures.  You receive the palette, 8 shadows, a dual ended brush, and a sticker sheet for $60.

I didn’t choose my shadows, but I received a fun, summery mix:

I’m not sure what the names of my colors are, but they are all very pretty.  Here they are swatched:

They are all matte but the 2nd, 3rd and 5th color.  The shimmers have more pigment when swatched, but all of the colors can be built up for a stronger look.  The first four colors look very summery, but the last four will work well for fall, too.  Their is a bit of kick in the pan when I swirl my brush around, but it’s not too bad.

Here’s a look at the palette again:

The palette is magnetic and the eye shadows are easy to remove and replace.  The brush works well to apply them, it’s of nice quality.  And the mirror is large which I like!

I do recommend this for the customization.  You can make the perfect palette for you, so there isn’t any useless or filler shades.  It is spendy, but it’s good quality.

I’m interested in trying more Finding Ferdinand products and seeing what else they will come out with!  I also suggest checking out their Starter Kit 2.0.  It’s a lip palette with 22 pans of lip color and room to mix.  Once you find the combo that you like the most, you can submit it and redeem a code for a free custom lispstick.  So cool!  Purchase these, other palettes or custom-make a new lipstick at

Have you tried Franz Ferdinand?  If so, let me know what you think!


Give The Colorful Gift of Makeup Sets This Holiday

Makeup Sets are my very favorite beauty gift to give (and receive).  Giving the gift of color and variety can really brighten up a friend or family member’s holiday!

em michelle phan holiday life new year's countdown edition
em michelle phan holiday life new year’s countdown edition

em michelle phan holiday life new year’s countdown edition ($29 USD) — Paint the town beautiful at every holiday soiree with this mini life palette filled with rich, luxurious colors. Inspired by the reminiscence of the past year and the celebration of the new year to come, new year¹s countdown boasts sophisticated and sensual rich berries and golden and smoky browns with touches of holiday reds and raisins.

Products and accompanying video tutorial will be available on

e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette
e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — This 96-Piece eyeshadow palette features a fun geometric pattern for a totally unique design. Become your own makeup artist wherever, whenever! The beautiful soft textures melt into your skin for vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the colors to achieve your desired look. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades.

Available at

tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set
tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set

tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set ($39 USD) –The limited-edition set includes:

• 3 full size skinny smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners: best-selling onyx, new purple garnet & azurite green.

• 2 full size smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners in new taupe & rose gold

• Deluxe lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara

Product Performance: Put a twinkle on your eyes this holiday season with this Amazonian clay-infused collection of smolderEYES™ & skinny smolderEYES™ waterproof liners in limited-edition and best-selling shades. These versatile liners deliver rich color for a crisp or smokey look that won’t fade, run or budge. To take your look to the extreme, finish with lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara, which features a dual-molded brush for a 752% increase in lash volume instantly!

Available at

CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit
CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit

CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit ($36 USD) — Inspired by a luxurious trip to the French city, this kit evokes a sophisticated, fashion-forward feel with rich red and black tones with hints of sparkle.  The look is 100% luxe – a bold red lip, soft eye with shimmery black liner and seductive full and defined lashes. Housed in a baroque patterned clutch-shaped carton, it makes for a festive gift or splurge for yourself.  Kit contains: NEW Red Essential Lip Color, NEW Travel Size  HD Lip Primer, NEW Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea Travel Size Reverse Lip liner, and TexasLash Mascara.

Available exclusively at Ulta/ (while supplies last)

Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit, Brown
Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit, Brown

Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit ($4.88 at Walmart) It’s like having a makeup artist at your fingertips. Mascara, pigmented eye shadow and eye liner are expertly matched to give you a glamorous smokey eye look.

  • 1 eye shadow palette (0.14 oz)
  • 1 volumizing mascara (0.04 oz)
  • 1 liquid eyeliner (0.14 fl oz)
  • 2 eyeliner pencils (0.02 oz each)

Available at or Walmart stores.

Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection
Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection

Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection ($59.50 USD) –A delightful assortment of Baked confections awaits. Three shades each of blush, highlighter, and eye shadow begin as swirls of liquid pigment that are baked on terra-cotta tiles for 24 hours and finished by hand in Italy. The result is a silky wash of long-wearing color that illuminates the skin. Inspired by luxurious, light-as-air sweets, these gorgeous goodies are perfect for creating unlimited looks for the face and eyes.


  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Gingerbread
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Lychee Rose
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Cassis Violet
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Honey Lavender
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Toasted Coconut
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Dulce de Leche
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Orange Blossom
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Mocha Latte
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Chestnut
  • Made in Italy

Purchase at


H2O Plus Merry Raspberry Bath Basics Duo The perfect stocking stuffer, this bath duo doubles as a tree ornament and comes with a moisture-rich shower gel and body balm in an exotic Raspberry Guava scent for a sensory-awakening bath experience. The formula blends luscious berry and tropical guava essences with highly emollient shea butter to help heal and protect winter-ravaged skin.  Price: $10, Available at Ulta, & Celebrity Brand Fans: Michelle Trachtenberg, Nikki Reed
Urban Decay Vice 2

Urban Decay Vice 2 (59 USD) — Now here’s a vice we’ll gladly take a spot on the naughty list for. Introducing Vice 2, the limited-edition sequel to last year’s holiday hit. Each palette features 20 gorgeous brand-new, exclusive, never-before-seen shades. As if that wasn’t enough, each is also one-of-a-kind – the luxe ethereal design is applied by water transfer to make each palette unique, and each comes with a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush. With a mix of brights and neutrals in every texture imaginable, it’s got a little bit of something for everyone on your list.

Available at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s and online at,,, and

Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set
Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set

Don’t forget the gift of flawless application!  Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set ($39 USD) — Feather your way to happiness with this 6-pc Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe Vanity Brush Set made from 100 percent Ultra Plush, Cruelty Free Bristles.  The chic and innovative set is sure to give you that airbrushed finish, while keeping you organized, even on the go! Includes the following:

  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Multi-Powder Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Foundation Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Concealer Brus
  • No-Tug Travel Crease Brush
  • No-Tug Travel Allover Eye Shadow Brush
  • No-Tug Eyeliner and Brow Brush with Spooly
  • Sleek Snap Shut Case

Available at

Are you giving any makeup sets this holiday season.