Beauty, cosmetics

Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Hi all! I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am, it’s storming right now in Kansas City, but I have a pretty new palette to play with, so that’s okay!

I bought myself a birthday gift — the Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette ($65 USD). I’ve been wanting to try a Natasha Denona palette, but the normal sized ones are $129, and I can justify spending that much on eyeshadow.  $65 is still a lot, but it is half the price. I have heard that the quality of these shadows are amazing, so I was excited to try it out!

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Isn’t she gorgeous?!  The shades are:

  • Poppy (crimson bronze metallic)
  • Citrine (warm yellow matte)
  • Phlox (burnt warm crimson metallic)
  • Awakening (lavender nude duo-chrome)
  • Laurel (peachy champagne metallic)
  • Aster (violet mauve duo-chrome)
  • Glory (fuchsia matte)
  • Azalea (pink copper duo-chrome)
  • Morgan (pastel coral creamy matte)
  • Agate (champagne apricot metallic)
  • Clove (dark maroon creamy-matte)
  • Carnelian (burnt light orange creamy-matte)
  • Jasper (bright terracotta creamy-matte)
  • Morning (light apricot creamy-matte)
  • Day Spring (nude bronze metallic)

Here’s a close up of each side of the palette:

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And here are the swatches:

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Top Row left to right — Poppy, Citrine, Phlox, Awakening and Laurel

All of these shimmers and metallics are gorgeous and so buttery!  I had to swatch Citrine twice.  It does blend out nicely, I just wanted a very bright swatch so you could see the color.  My favorite shade of this row is Awakening.  It’s a stunning duo chrome that is described as lavender nude.  It looks amazing all over the lid.IMG_0981

Second row left to right — Aster, Glory, Azalea, Morgan and Agate

My favorite shades in the row are Aster and Morgan.  Morgan is gorgeous in the crease as a transition shade with any of the other shadows in the palette.  It’s so versatile.  And Aster is just purpley goodness!IMG_0982

Third row left to right — Clove, Carnelian, Jasper, Morning and Day Spring

Such pretty warm shades!  Clove was the hardest shade to blend.  It’s a bit patchy.  but it is a nice color to deepen a look.  Day Spring is a beautiful bronze and is perfect for topping the oranges and yellows.

This palette was quite a splurge, but I’m so glad I got it.  The quality of the shadows are so luxe and blend very well.  I’m having fun creating bright looks for the summer.  I also think that this will work well in the fall, too!


Have you picked up the Sunrise palette or do you have a Natasha Denona palette?

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bath products, Beauty, Candles

Bath And Body Works SAS Haul — June 2019

Hi all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!  I finally got to the Bath and Body Works Semi Annual Sale!

I was almost out of hand soap and body wash, so it was definitely time to stock up!

This is what I received (and the great deals I got plus my $10 of $40 coupon):

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  • Salted Pretzel Milkshake Candle — $8.21
  • Barcelona Sunwashed Citrus Candle — $8.21
  • Seaside Breeze Body Wash — $3.09
  • Cherry Blossom Body Wash — $3.09
  • Mango Mandarin Body Wash — $3.09
  • London White Tea & Sage Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • New York City Champagne Toast Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • Island Papaya Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • Lavender Marshmallow Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54

Total — $35.85 before tax and a savings of $76.65 — Yay!  I hit a candle sale.  The candles were $10.50 before my coupon and only $8.21 afterwards.

I might go back before the sale ends.  My store didn’t have a wide variety of products, so I might try a different one.

Have you shopped the sale this month? What did you get?

bath products, Beauty, cosmetics

Ulta Beauty Spring Haul 2019 Week 1

Hi all!  Happy Easter! I hope you are having an amazing holiday with family and friends.

I just wanted to pop on here really quickly and share my latest Ulta Haul.  The last two weeks, there have been sales on drugstore and affordable products at Ulta.  Each week had new sales.  This is what I purchased the first week (I just put an order in for the second week’s haul):

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Yes to Coconuts Coconut Cleansing Wipes 

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub (Passion Fruit & Guava)

da Bomb Bath Fizzer in Earth Bomb, Unicorn Bomb and Glow Bomb

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Stick Foundation (Soft Ivory)

Catrice Prime & Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer

I got everything from 30 – 50% off, which is really great deals!

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I also received this FREE 10 Piece Sampler with any $40 Spring Haul online purchase.  I love it when they have free gifts with purchase!  I’m excited to try all of this, as well as what I bought!

Let me know if you would like me to review any of this!  I will probably do a Review of some of these and my 21 Days of Beauty Haul.

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Did you pick up anything from the Ulta Spring Haul?

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics

Early Spring Colourpop Haul!

Hi all!  I hope everyone is well!  I have been very good this year when it comes to purchasing makeup!  This is my first haul of the year!  I’m not really on a no or low buy, but I’m trying to be careful in what I get.  I did purchase a lot last year! I have purchased the new L’Oreal foundation (let me know if you would like a review) and I just got the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry palette on sale and I will be reviewing that palette.

I decided to make a Colourpop order because they are always coming out with cool new products, and I wanted to try some.  I also looked at my order history, and foudn that I hadn’t ordered from Colourpop since last June!  That’s crazy!  It’s definitely time to try some new makeup!

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I purchased:

Blur Lux Lipstick in Hey Mr. DJ ($7 USD) – Soft petal pink

Lippie Pencil in Brink ($5 USD) – Terracota rose

It’s My Pleasure Palette ($12 USD)

The Twins Loose Pigment ($6 USD)

BFF Mascara in Black on Black ($8 USD)

Brow Boss in Ash Brown ($5 USD)

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I have heard great things about the lip liner and have been wanting to try the Lux Lipstick.  The Blur formula is new.  I probably should have tried the regular formula first.  Both of these products are nice, but the lipstick is way to bright for me.  It’s supposed to be a soft petal pink, but It looks very bright on my fair skin.  The pencil is nice, though I wish I got that in a lighter shade. It is not as bright as the lipstick, so I can still use it under nudes.

I have swatched these below.

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This is a collaboration between Colourpop and YouTuber Kathleenlights.  I picked up The Twins because I’m a Gemini! It is an intense pink with a coppery duochrome.  This is really pretty.  I apply it with a damp brush, so I don’t get all of the fall out.  It’s so gorgeous, as you can see below:

IMG_3018 Left to right is the lipstick, lipliner and pigment.  You can really tell that the pigment has a pink to orange duochrome.  It’s very pretty! I do like the liner, but I probably won’t wear the lipstick.

img_3031.jpg I also picked up their new mascara in black. It’s okay.  It gives a lot of volume, but I like mascaras that give my lashes length.  I will continue wearing it, and with a primer under it, I get better length.  They also have these in bright colors, so if you love colorful mascara, you might want to check this out!

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I’ve been doing more with my brows lately, so am happy to try a new pencil.  This one is pretty nice.  It’s very waxy, so if that’s the type of pencil’s you like, you will love it.  I have used it a couple of times and like it.  I think I need more practice with it, but will keep trying it out!

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I love purple, and so I had to pick it up.  Plus, it’s only $12, which is so affordable. I will be posting a review this month with swatches.

I also have purchased another one of these for a future Instagram giveaway.  I just hit 4000 followers and will post my giveaway when I get to 5000.  So check it out at @fortyflirtyfab on Instagram!  I also picked up a pigment and one of the new lip glosses from Colourpop.  I will be adding more makeup items to the giveaway, of course.  Stay tuned!

Have you made any recent purchases from Colourpop?  What did you get?

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics, Skincare

Ulta Spring Haul — Two Weeks of Great Sales!

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Right after Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, they had two weeks of Spring Hauls, where certain products were marked down 30-50 percent off.  This left me with no money for the Sephora VIB sale, but that’s okay.  I got some great deals at Ulta!

The deals were different each week.  Here’s what I picked up the first week:

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I purchased the Hempz Pomegranate Daily Herbal Moisturizing Shampoo and conditioner, the Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist, Fizz & Bubble
Rainbow Sherbet and Mint Mojito Large Bath Fizzies and the Morphe
M500 Deluxe Pointed Blender Brush. The brush wasn’t on sale, but you get free shipping with $50 purchase, and I’ve been wanting a brush like this! I’ve never had a Morphe brush before and I like it. It’s pretty nice.

The rest of the items were an 8 piece Spring Haul Sampler, which was an online free gift with purchase w/any $30 Spring Haul Offer purchase.  I am loving trying these products!

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Yes to Cotton Comforting and Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes, Soap & Glory
The Righteous Butter, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge Case and Dual-Ended Expert Sponge, Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation (Nude Ivory), Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer  and J.Cat Beauty
Mattifying Face Primer.

I have really been wanting to try the Wet n Wild foundation and the Butter Bronzer for a while now.  The foundation was half off it’s already affordable price and I think the bronzer was about 40 percent off, which is amazing!  I have been testing them and will probably review these soon.

Let me know if you’d like me to review any of these products.

Did you shop Ulta’s Spring Haul?  What did you get?

 

Beauty, cosmetics

ColourPop I Think I Love You Palette Review

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This photo cracks me up!  The palette cover is so reflective that it shows my phone!  This is the very shiny ColourPop I Think I Love You eye shadow palette ($16 USD).  I received it in a big ColourPop Haul I did at the end of December.  It’s actually my 18 year old daughter’s.  She let me swatch and review it (I did pay for it)!

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These are the shade names, and here are the colors:

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Bitter Better: metallic soft gold
Bel Air: matte cool taupe
Fancy Face: metallic bright red copper
Girls Bite: metallic golden bronze
Howdy: metallic red bronze
Rowdy: matte warm ivory
My Treat: metallic champagne ivory
Level Up: metallic bright penny copper
Screw It: metallic soft rose gold
Let’s Do It: matte true black
Rule Breaker: metallic bright yellow gold
My Type: matte deep saddle brown

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The colors all swatched really well and are gorgeous!  My daughter wanted it for the metallic yellow gold color, but I lie the beautiful bronzes and lighter, shimmery colors.  I wouldn’t have picked this myself, but I love it (and will be borrowing it).  I can make gorgeous day and night looks with this!

Do you have any ColourPop palettes?  Which ones are your favorites?

bath products, Beauty

Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Haul

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My daughter and I caught the tale end of the Bath and Body Works Semi Annual sale last week and I wanted to share the fun things and amazing deals I got!  I even had a coupon for 20% off if you spend $25, so my haul ended up being only $20!

Here’s what I got:

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Here are the products with the original and sale prices

Marshmallow Magic Body Cream — $13.50, sale $2.70 — Vanilla cream, crisp lavender & marshmallow musk

Mad About You Shower Gel — $12.50, sale $3.16 — A  love-struck pairing of soft peonies & black currant kissed with creamy vanilla musk

Pearberry Shower Gel — $12.50, sale $3.16 — Inspired by the sweet air of a summer picnic, the perfect blend of wild pears & juicy berries

Champagne Apple & Honey Body Wash — $18.50, on sale for $3.70 — You’re the apple of my eye! Cheers to this oh-so-sweet blend of Pink Lady Apple, Sparkling Champagne & Jasmine Honey.

Cabana Breeze Shower Jelly — $16.50, on sale for $3.30 — Key notes: Juicy Starfruit, Banana Leaves, Poolside Orchid, Coconut Musk, Ocean Breeze

Crisp Morning Air PocketBac Hand Sanitizer — $1.75, on sale .35 — Crisp Fall Breeze, White Oak, Golden Amber Wood, Saffron, Soft Sandalwood

Vampire Blood Hand Cream — $4 each, on sale for .80 each — Wicked Plum

The products without links can be found on Amazon.

My total was $20.57!  Crazy!  It’s probably the best deal I’ve got from Bath and Body Works.

Leave a comment and let me know if you got anything from the sale!  I know it’s over (at least until the summer), but I’d love to hear the deals everyone got!