The ColourPop Disney Villains Collection Review

This week I picked up 3 of the ColourPop Disney Villains set and the Disney Villains Misunderstood Palette from Ulta and I am thrilled!

The collection consists of — 6 Disney Villain sets which each include a Lux Lipstick, Ultra Glossy Lip, and Super Shock Highlighter. I picked up Cruelle, Maleficent and Ursula. The art on these packages is amazing!

The lipstick shades tend to but on the dark side but you can layer the Ultra Glossy Lip gloss on top for a buildable look.

Separately you can purchase the the Disney Villains Misunderstood Palette (which I got) and 6 Jelly Much eyeshadow and 2 Glitterally Obsessed sparkle shades.

So far I am loving the palette it’s much darker than the ColourPop Disney Princesses Palette. You can see my vs. video below!

Overall I am loving the entire collection as it’s prices very reasonable — the sets are $25 and you can use your Ulta $3.50 coupon. I am also loving the versatile looks I can get with both the shadows and the highlighters. All the products are buildable and beautiful!

Yay for the Disney Villains! The entire Villains PR collection set is $250, oh how I’d love this!

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Going Retro With Pretty Vulgar (my thoughts about this new “birdy” line)

I’ve acquired a lot of products from the Pretty Vulgar cosmetic line through my beauty boxes like Boxycharm and I wanted to share my thoughts. This fairly new company has an entire line of product that revolves around a retro vintage bird theme (their mascara even has a bird on top) and they are super cute products. They are also cruelty free, fragrance free, gluten free, paraben free and sulfate free.

I have the…

  • Make Them Blush blush in the shade Hush Blush $26
  • The Ink Gel Eyeliner $24
  • Nightingale Palette $35
  • Bronze Mannikin Bronzer $32

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I love the retro looks of these products and the quality is pretty good. I wear the blush often and the eyeshadow palette is super pigmented and pretty. I love the bronze Clutch shade below and that bird cage design is awesome!

I’d say my only issue is their price point. $32 for the Bronze Mannikin Bronzer is really high and the case isn’t super impressive. I would not have gotten this one outside of Boxycharm. Their lipsticks are pretty too but at $24 a pop that’s higher than MAC.

So while I love this line it’s a bit too pricey for me. My hope is that once they get more established their prices come down a bit.

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STYLondon Eaton Square Eyeshadow Palette Review

I received the StyLondon 9 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Eaton Square in my September 2018 the Glossybox.

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What’s to love?

You get 9 shades in this palette which include 6 metallics and 3 mattes. The shades are highly pigmented and blend really well on me. I love the red and bronze metallic shades most. This is a nice sized palette for a purse of make-up bag too.

StyLondon is Paraben Free and Cruelty Free.

September 2018 Glossybox Review

For September 2018 the Glossybox theme is Usual Suspects. There are some pretty amazing products this month! There were 6 products in the box this month.

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Here’s what I got:

  • StyLondon 9 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Eaton Square – Full Size Price: $15
  • MoodMatcher Twist Stick Lip Color – Full Size Price: $10
  • Wild Garden Body Lotion in Pretty & Wild – Full Size Price: $8.95
  • Context Micro-Derm Regenerator – Full Size Price: $35
  • LAPCOS – Daily Skin Sheet Mask In Charcoal – Full Size Price: $3.50
  • Freeman Psssst! Original Dry Shanpp In Citrus – Full Size Price: $6.99

You can see my video unboxing of the September 2018 Glossybox below!

Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette Review

I received the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette in my June Boxycharm Box and I love it! I’ve been using this palette now for 2 months and it’s one of my favorites.

What’s to love?

The Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette contain 8 shades including 4 shimmer shades and 4 velvet mattes. You get:

  • La Costa- (High shine shimmer) Pearly champagne with pink highlights
  • El Malecon- (Extreme high shine metallic) True gold with rich olive undertones.
  • Varadero- (Extreme high shine metallic) Stunning deep royal blue/teal.
  • Celia- (High shine shimmer) Vivid turquoise with gold reflects
  • Coco-taxi- (Velvet matte) Yellow toned bright orange.
  • Tropico- (Velvet Matte) Intense burnt orange.
  • Guantanamera- (Velvet Matte)  Deep raspberry/burgundy
  • Cafecito- (Velvet Matte) Deep Coffee

My favorite shade is the pink La Costa followed by the El Malecon gold. The blue shades are also amazing and very pigmented. The shades are long laster too and I’ve gotten so many compliments while wearing this palette.

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Alamar is also Made in the USA. Cruelty Free. Gluten Free. Paraben Free. Mineral Oil Free.

My Top 3 Wish List Palettes For April

There are so many drool worthy palettes this Spring and I can’t decide which ones to get. Here are my Top 3 wish list picks.

Tarte Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow PaletteI am loving the sparkly colors in this Tarte mermaid palette. The purple Bubbles shade looks amazing.

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Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette – I think this is my favorite on the list. I can’t resist unicorns.

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Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat – I think this would be an awesome palette for Summer! I like the Strike shade.

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Which palette do you want for Summer?

Dirty Little Secret Eye Shadow In Sangria Review

I received the Dirty Little Secret Eye Shadow In Sangria in one of my Ipsy bags and I just got around to trying it out.

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics was founded in 2014 by Emanuela DeFalco, “She does all the testing on herself and her employees, and puts each product and shade through vigorous testing before approving for production.”

What’s to love?

I have been a fan of the Dirty Little Secret line for awhile now and I was thrilled to discover their eyes shadow line. The 1.5g pot retails for $12 and they also have a 5 shade bundle on sale for $54. You get Bronzed, Matte Roses, Teaser, NYE and Bikini.

The eye shadow is deeply pigmented and almost feels like a cream. Sangria is a beautiful metallic that has a reddish/bronze hue. I found it to be very blendable and it did not crease.

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Welcome To My Make-Up Table (here’s how I organize my beauty products)

I’ve been wanting to do this post for a long time. I love seeing how everyone organizes their make-up and beauty products so I thought I’d share my set-up.

I have a nice table in my bedroom that holds most of my cosmetics. I have a lot of acrylic holders and bins to store things. I also found a nice light-up mirror on Amazon that has a base that holds more stuff. The palettes on the left are the ones I use everyday, I switch these out every few weeks.

The large boxes on the right hold my Ipsy bags and flat samples.

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This month I am using the IT Cosmetics Superhero Luxe Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Palette, the New It Girl PaletteUrban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette and the Laura Geller Best Of Baked Palette. The rest of my palettes are stored on the right in the polka-dot bin.

I then organize my products by type…brow liners, eye liners, lipstick, etc. I try to watch expiration dates too so that I can toss old products.

As a beauty blogger who gets a lot of beauty boxes I tend to get loaded up on samples so I sort those into bins. One bin is for things I keep (which is way too much) and they other bin is for donating to my friends and family. I share a lot of products with my Aunt, MIL and mom. They are over 60 and have so much fun grabbing up my samples.

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I also have an embarrassingly large collection of Julep nail polish that I sort on a stand by shades. It’s taken me about 2 years to collect this much and most of it was from the Mystery Boxes which was a great deal.

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I keep Bath & Body Works products I use everyday on my dresser. I’m really love the French Collection from last Spring right now.

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I keep my Lush craft boxes on the table behind my computer. You can see these in most of my YouTube videos! PS – Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, I do lots of beauty unboxings and hauls!

Finally I have a large bin that holds my newest beauty box products on my desk. These are the things that I need to review for this blog!

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So there you have it! I have plans to get even more organized. Please do share your tips with me too.

Oh My Mermaid! Check Out The “Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette” From Tarte

Tarte has a brand new palette that’s straight from under the sea called Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette. I am all over this mermaid theme — I may even get my hands on Splash tonight, you know that awesome move with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah? Anyway this palette is making me drool!

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I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette. It’s at Sephora and the price is $42. The palette has “14 matte and metallic shades, all stashed in a dreamy, iridescent seashell compact” . The shades include:

  • Nude Beach
  • Shore Thing
  • Frosé
  • Beach Please
  • Mermosa
  • Cavern
  • Fin-Tastic
  • Sandbar
  • Salt Water
  • Shipwreck
  • Shell Yeah
  • Bubbles
  • Splash
  • Lagoon

The brown metallic Cavern shade looks so pretty!

Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette Review

I finally got around to trying out the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette that I received in my January 2018 Boxycharm Box and I can’t get enough of it!

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What’s to love?

I think this is my first experience with Crown (aside from their awesome brushes) and while the palette is Made In China I find the quality to be top notch.

Glam Metals has really unique shades with rock star names that range from and orang-y bronze (Rebel) to a gorgeous gold (Rock On) to the deep metalized blue (Heavy Metal).

I tried each shade and you can create some neat looks including smokey eyes with Punk and Black Metal and a rock star purple look with The Wicked and Glam Rock.

The shades are highly pigmented and very long lasting. I had no creases on my 40+ eyes and the shades blended really nicely. You can also use a wet brush for extra metal!

The palette costs $29.99 but is on sale on the Crown site for $20.99. I am so glad I got this palette in my Boxycharm box!

You can see the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette in my January 2018 review!