Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 20-25

Hey all!  I hope you are safe and doing well!

I’m continuing my ¬†April Shop My Stash challenge.¬† This month I’ve been using a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.¬† It makes me feel a little bit better.¬† It has been a bit challenging wearing makeup every day, though!¬† I am also deciding if I want to keep all of these palettes.

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April 20 — Bare Minerals Natural Oasis

April 21 — Urban Decay On The Run in Bailout

April 22 — Natasha Denona Mini Retro

April 23 — Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam

April 24 — Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams

April 25 — Urban Decay Born to Run

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I swatched all of the shades. I love the shades in this palette.¬† It’s pretty, but I think the tones are very fall.¬† The looks I get out of this are deep and vampy.¬† I’m still deciding if I want to keep it or pass it on.

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This is the first time I used this palette, so I swatched all eight shades. It’s a really beautiful neutral one, and like the Bare Minerals one, you can get really vampy looks. I like it, though and am going to play around with it some more.

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This is another new palette to me.¬† And it’s stunning!¬† I have a larger Natasha Denona palette, but this is my first little one. I love the quality of this, as you can see it swatched beautifully!¬† I used just the pink shades, but I’m looking forward to playing with the gray ones, too!

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Soft Glam is one of my favorite palettes! It’s so gorgeous!¬† Every time I used it, I remember how much I enjoy it.¬† I used the shades Tempera, Orange Soda, Burnt Orange, Glistening and Rustic. It was a simple look (it was my Zoom meeting day), but so, so pretty!!!

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I received this in my January Boxycharm. I used it once before, but gave it a go again today. ¬†used the pink tones and did a cut crease, which was fun. The shades are used are: Cabana Time, Saucy & Bossy, Swizzle Stick, Rumtiki and Buzz Kill. I really liked the look, so I’m going to keep this around and try it some more!

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Another favorite in my collection.  I love using this in the summer and usually do bronze looks.  I decided instead to use the pinks an purples. The shades I used are Weekender, Riff, Hell Ride, Guilt Trip, Wildheart Punk and Blaze. Very fun and different for me!


In my last update, I used a lot of neutral shades, but I used more color this time.¬† And it was fun!¬† Stay tuned for my last update and thoughts on how the month went.¬† I’m ready for May!

Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 15-19

Hey all!  I hope you are safe and doing well!

I’m continuing my ¬†April Shop My Stash challenge.¬† This month I’ve been using a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.¬† It makes me feel a little bit better.¬† It has been a bit challenging wearing makeup everyday, though!¬† I am also deciding if I want to keep all of these palettes.

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April 15 — Zoeva Screen Queen

April 16 — Colourpop Bare Neccessities

April 17 — Boxycharm Hello Charmer

April 18 — PUR x Trolls World Tour Country

April 19 — Colourpop Going Coconuts

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I received this in my April Boxycharm. Stunning! These shimmers are so pretty.¬† And the palette is mostly shimmers, just one matte! I swatched all of the shades because this palette is new (to me)!¬† I used the top row with the pink shades, but I’m wanting to use the other shades, too.

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I love this palette!¬† Even though there are so many nudes in this, there are a lot of different tones to make a variety of looks! I used some of the warmer nudes — Full Expose, Hustler, Hot Gossip, Tabloid, The Talk, and Silk Teddy.

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This is another palette I received from Boxycharm this year.¬† As you can see, I used vibrant shades for my look on this day — ¬†Premium, Spoiler, Unboxing, Cup of Joe, Full Size, Charmer and Popup. ¬†And, I didn’t care for it.¬† The formula is great, but the shades aren’t really speaking to me.¬† I am passing this one on to my daughter.

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I’m a big fan of these little PUR palettes.¬† I used the purple Funk palette earlier in the month.¬† I LOVE this one for warm looks.¬† I think this will be nice for summer and fall.

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Such a favorite since I purchased this.¬† ¬†I used the shades Shredded, Coolada, Shell Yeah and Coco Crush. I did a very simple but classic look. For a smaller palette, there’s a nice variety here and different looks to create.


I am really enjoying this challenge, even though it takes work to post to my Instagram each day!  You can check those out @fortyflirtyfab!

I will be doing two more of these posts and then my next month’s Shop My Stash will also be different.¬† I think I’m going to choose 4 or 5 of the palettes I used this month to get some more use out of them. And I will play with them all May!

Are you doing a Shop My Stash this year?¬† How’s it going?

Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 10-14

Hey all!  I hope you are safe and doing well!

I’m continuing my ¬†April Shop My Stash challenge.¬† This month I’m doing something different.¬† I’ve decided to used a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.¬† It makes me feel a little bit better.¬† It has been a bit challenging wearing makeup everyday, though!¬† I am also deciding if I want to keep all of these palettes.

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This group was almost to the halfway mark of the month

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April 10 — Urban Decay Naked Reloaded

April 11 — Karity Picante

April 12 — Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina

April 13 — Urban Decay On The Run G-Train

April 14 — Bobbi Brown Infra-Red

Here’s close ups of each days palette with swatches of the shades I used:

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This was one of my favorite palettes from last year.¬† It’s a beautiful everyday palette!

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I decided to use some of the bolder shades: Bribe, Retro, Boundaries, Bucked, Barely Baked, Angel Fire and Reputation.  So pretty!

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I received this is a Boxycharm this year, and finally have got to try it out!

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These swatches aren’t great, the palette performed really well on the eyes.¬† The shades I used are: Aish, Epice, Bittersweet, Sass, Fuego and Fearless.

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I love this palette!¬† This is an older photo (I accidentally deleted the recent one).¬† I haven’t used it in a while, but it still performs beautifully!

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I did a fun purple/pink look on this day. The shades I used are Base, Soul, Love, Celestial and Wild Child.

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I’ve just purchased this palette and wanted to try it out.¬† I love the quality of it! I have a few other of these little Urban Decay On The Run palettes and they are so nice! IMG-3457

I swatched all of the shades and used most of them on the 13th. They are stunning and looked gorgeous on!  I did a neutral look with a pop of green on the lower lash.IMG-3470

This is a limited edition palette that is no longer for sale.¬† That’s sad because its such a pretty palette!¬† It is nicely pigmented and the shimmers are gorgeous!¬† I am going to keep it because I love it!

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The shades are used are Stone Cold, Red Rock, Solar Flame, Fever Dream, Behind The Sun and Infra-Red.


I’m having a lot of fun with this challenge, but it has be work!¬† I have decided to keep all of these palettes.¬† Stay tuned for the next batch of days, and check out my daily palette post on my Instagram, @fortyflirtyfab.

Are you doing a Shop My Stash this month?¬† How’s it going?

 

 

 

 

 

Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 1-4

Hi All! I hope you are well and staying safe!

I’m here with my April Shop My Stash.¬† This month I’m doing something different.¬† I’ve decided to used a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.¬† It makes me feel a little bit better.

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April 1 — Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1

April 2 — Colourpop Blush Crush

April 3 — PUR x Trolls World Tour Funk¬†

April 4 — Viseart Paris Edit¬†

Here’s a close up of the palettes and swatches of the shades I used each day:

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This is my favorite palette from last year.  I love these shades and finishes.  I chose to play with the Poet shades: IMG-3266

The shades from left to right are Matte Aura, Matte Soothe, Sequin Poet, Metallic Poet and Metallic Aura. I always enjoy the looks I create with this pigmented palette!

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This is such a soft, pretty look.  April 2nd was Thursday, which is my Zoom meeting day at work.  I thought it was so springy, but appropriate!

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The shades I look is Lovesick, The One, Cheek2cheek, Enamored and Pop a Bottle.  This palette is fresh and sparkly!

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The PUR x Troll palettes are so gorgeous!  I also have the Country one, which is orange and brown shades.    IMG-3353

The shades I used are the top and middle shades: Cooper, So Funky, Full of Soul and Let‚Äôs Groove. These shades are so gorgeous on!¬† I love purple, it’s my favorite color and I think it really compliments my brown eyes.

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IMG-3362 I created a soft pink look with these shades.  They are Pétale, Opera, Beaux-Arts and Tuileries.  I applied Opera all over my lid, Pétale in the crease, Beaux-Arts in the inner corner and Tuileries on the lower lid line.

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That’s the first 4 days of my April Shop My Stash, Palette a Day edition.¬† I will be posting these throughout the month I hope you enjoy them!¬† ¬†I am also posting daily on my Instagram, if you want to check them out.¬† It’s @fortyflirtyfab.

 

 

IT Cosmetics Super-Size Celebration Foundation w/ Brush QVC TSV

Hi all!¬† I hope you’re doing well!

It’s time for a new IT Cosmetics and QVC Today’s Special Value. ¬† This is a one day only deal and will be on March 30th.¬† You get two Celebration Foundations and an amazing brush to apply them with for $49.96, which is a great value!

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Your 30 seconds to flawless — super-sized! IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation is your full-coverage, anti-aging, hydrating powder foundation. Formulated with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk powder and antioxidants, the talc-free foundation delivers highly pigmented coverage that helps to hide the appearance of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, redness, dark circles, and visible pores.

Designed to smooth the look of your skin, Celebration Foundation blurs the appearance of skin imperfections to reveal the look of younger-looking skin when you wear it. And bonus: it won’t crease or crack!

Plus, you’ll also receive the Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush, custom-cut with the perfect density and shape for effortless full coverage.

I have been using this foundation for years.¬† It’s a full coverage powder foundation that makes skin look smooth and it feels amazing on, too! I love how easy it is to apply with the brush, too.

Have you tried IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation?  What do you think of it and are you going to pick up this deal?

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul

Hi all! Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is going well and that you are staying safe.

Today I have a little Ulta Haul.¬† I purchased a couple of things from the current 21 Days of Beauty sale and a few other fun products.¬† I’m not purchasing as much from the sale as I usually do.¬† It’s because honestly I don’t need a lot of makeup and I’m trying to use some up.

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I haven’t done a lot of hauls this year, so it’s exciting to get some new makeup!¬† Here’s more information on the items I picked up:

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From the sale I got the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown and the MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Face Powder in Light. I haven’t tried either of these before, so I’m excited to test them out!

Here’s a close up of the powder:

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This is a slow-baked domed face powder with low-level pearlized pigments that provide a dimensional yet natural-satin finish. Can be used to set foundation and to touch-up makeup throughout the day.

I’m really loving this so far. It sets my makeup without leaving my skin looking dry or cakey.

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I finally picked up an Elf Cosmetics Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Water. These are so cute! I love the pink tones in this cute little guy.¬† Here’s swatches:

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I really like both shimmers.¬† The mattes are nice, too!¬† I want to pick up a couple more of these, but the shades I want are often out of stock.¬† I’ll wait — they are only $3 each!

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I saw that a YouTuber I like, Emily Noel, purchased the EcoTools Scented Soap Roses and they looked so pretty that I had to pick them up. They smell so nice!

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I am a big fan of the Yes To facial wipes, so I wanted to try out the Watermelon Super Fresh ones. They smell amazing, too!


Have you picked up anything from the sale or are you planning on getting anything?

 

Florence by Mills 16 Wishes Collection!

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!

I thought I’d share this fun collection by Florence by Mills — 16 Wishes Collection!¬† I think this looks so pretty for spring.¬† I haven’t received samples yet, so it’s not a review, but if I do in the future, I will be happy to review it!

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Florence by Mills 16 Wishes Collection

I love the tones of this collection, especially the 16 Wishes Eyeshadow Palette! This magnetic, break apart palette contains 16 shades, each named for her wishes for the world. These super-silky shadows are buildable and blendable with just one swipe. Each section of the palette can be used on its own or together to create an endless amount of looks. ($34, florencebymills.com)

Here’s a close up of the shades:

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So fresh and perfect for spring!

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16 Wishes Get Glossed Lip Gloss ($12 USD) — Get glossy, glowing lips without the stickiness. These three limited edition shades deliver a glossy finish that make us want to swipe it on all day. The sheer shades named after Millie‚Äôs different moods (Dreamy Mills, Radiant Mills and Birthday Mills), cushion and nourish lips leaving the perfect glow.

16 Wishes Better Together Peel Off Mask Duo
16 Wishes Better Together Peel Off Mask Duo

16 Wishes Better Together Peel Off Mask Duo ($22 USD) —¬†Who doesn’t want to do a face mask while binging Netflix? These mini shimmering peel off masks work together in perfect harmony; the Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask clarifies and resets skin, and the Low-Key Calming Peel Off Mask soothes and calms. This duo set lets you choose your mood or share with your bestie.

These products and more are available at florencebymills.com.


What do you think of these products?  Have you tried anything from this line?

Walmart Beauty Box Review — Winter 2020

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Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!

I’m here with a review of ¬†the Walmart Beauty Box.¬† It’s a $5 quarterly subscription box. This review is of the Winter 2020 box.¬† Here’s what I received:

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Here are the products up close:

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I think it’s nice there’s a deodorant in the box.¬† This did work a little bit for me, but the spray made me cough, so I stopped using it.

The lotion is fine.  It just smells like lotion.  But it will be nice to take in my purse if I need it.

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This is an interesting duo.¬† It’s the same shade in different finishes — matte and metallic.¬† It’s a nude pink and is really pretty.¬† I tried the metallic on and it was nice!

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The polish is a pretty deep pink shade for spring.¬† And the single cleansing towelette will be nice to pop in my purse. I’m a big fan of Neutrogena wipes.

I think this is a pretty nice box.  It has some useful items and some fun ones to.  I do think they should put out the seasonal boxes at the beginning of the season instead of the end.


Do you get Walmart Beauty Box each quarter?  What did you get in your Winter box?

Jennifer Lopez Promise Eau de Parfum Review

Hi all! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe!

I’ve recently received the new Jennifer Lopez Promise perfume for my honest review.

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Promise EDP by Jennifer Lopez — ($55 for the 1.7 oz shown.¬† Also $45 for 1 oz and $65 for 3.4 oz).

Jennifer Lopez recently launched her 25th fragrance as a celebration of the promises she’s made to herself.  Be part of the Promise movement as Jennifer invites us to make promises to ourselves and to keep them, to be better every day, no matter what stands in our way. This is a floral, woody fragrance with a bit of sweet notes in it. Here are the notes of the perfume:

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top –¬†Italian tangerine, luscious pink berries, nashi pear
  • Middle –¬†orris, jasmine sambac, dewy honeysuckle
  • Base – woods, crystallized amber

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The bottle is gorgeous! It’s glass that has a multifaceted cut to it.¬† The lid and Jennifer Lopez plaque are rose gold.¬† Very elegant!

I also really love the scent.¬† It’s sophisticated, but soft at the same time. I think it’s a really nice everyday scent or wear it for special occasions.


What do you think about this fragrance?¬† Do you have any of Jennifer Lopez’s perfumes? What’s your favorite scent?

Freshen Up With Self Care Beauty Products!

Hi all!  Happy Saturday!  I hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Since I’m staying home for the time being, I thought it would be fun to test out some self care items I have recently received for my honest review.

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I have been enjoying testing these out.¬† Here’s more info about each product:

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Ban Purely Gentle Roll-On Deodorant ($10.58 for 2-pack at Amazon.com) — This deodorant claims to give 24-hour odor and wetness protection. It did last a long time for me and has a unique, non-irritating formula that glides onto skin clear and is less likely to leave white marks under arms and on clothes.

John Frieda Day 2 Revival Dry Conditioner¬†$9.49 USD at CVS.com) — This cool product detangles, defrizzes and adds softness and shine to unwashed hair. A hydrating acai & avocado dry oil blend reignites shine without leaving a heavy or greasy residue or weighing hair down.¬† And it smells so nice!

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Daily Concepts Daily Lip Scrubber ($6 USD) — The Daily Lip Scrubber is a silicone lip brush that allows gentle exfoliation and circulation for plump, smooth and soft lips. The handle and the finger hole are designed for convenient use and easy application. It works as the perfect stimulator to increase blood circulation and to remove dry skin.

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Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Mother of Pearl ($8 USD) — Clarifying, exfoliating, radiance enhancing, dual purpose soap sponge perfect for clarifying skin. This innovative and multifunctional design is soap infused with a sponge. You can see in the photos that one side is soap and the other is a sponge.¬† It‚Äôs perfect for exfoliating face or body depending on your comfort level. ¬†There is also a charcoal version ($8 USD).

I am glad I got to try all of these products and I will continue to use the.


What are your favorite or newest self care products?