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.

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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?

New It Girl Palette Review

I am a huge fan of It Cosmetics so it’s no surprise that I love the new It Girl 2017 palette.

What’s to love?

First off the bling factor is 100%, the case alone is worth the price of this palette. It’s really pretty and high quality.

The palette contains 4 mattes and 4 pearl shades although I Lovely and Darling feel more like sheers to me.

The base colors are amazing, I use them in the Superhero palette too and they cover dark skin really well.

I get no creasing and find the colors to be highly pigmented and they have great staying power.

Here’s what you get:

LEFT SIDE:
–  Beautiful: Neutral Base / Highlighting Color
–  Glitz: Pearl Nude
–  Lovely: Matte Nude
–  Stunning: Pearl Bronze
–  Divine: Matte Chocolate Brown

CENTER:
–  Blush: Ombré Rose with Highlighting Pink

RIGHT SIDE:
–  IT Girl: Brightening Base / Highlighting Color
–  Charming: Pearl Champagne
–  Darling: Matte Nude Pink
–  Dazzle: Pearl Rose
–  Brilliant: Matte Wine

Overall I think this is my new favorite palette. I hope they come out with a Version 2 that has some purple shades too.

First Impression video for the New It Girl Palette.

Blinc Electric Eyes Palette Review

I received the Blinc Electric Eyes Palette in my July Boxycharm Box and WOW is this Boxycharm branded palette nice.

What’s to love?

This amazing palette has 5 creamy shades including Orpime, Rhodoni, Vanadini, Autuni and Sphene which are unusual names but the most beautiful jewel tone shades I have seen.

Below I’ve swatched Rhodoni, Vanadini and Sphene.

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I really love the creamy metallic shine of these long lasting shades and the pink one is my favorite so far. I got no creasing that they look nice on my over 40 eyes!

So while I’ve never heard of this brand I am super excited to have gotten this palette. I think it’s going to be one of my Fall favorites! The neutral shades remind me of Fall leaves.

Price: $45

Also check out my video unboxing of the July 2017 Boxycharm Box!

Realher Eye Shadow Palette Review

One of the best items that I received in my June Boxycharm was the Realher Eye Shadow Palette. The palette that I got is the l shades (Be Your Own Kind Of Beauty: NudesCollection) — there is also a II (Do Your Squats: Perfect Basics) and III (I Feel Beautiful: Smokey Violet Collection) version.

What’s to love?

I have to say this is one of the nicest new palettes I have gotten in a while. The neutral shades are so pretty. Creative (lilac) and Unique (bronze) are two of my favorites and I love that you get two matte shade (Smart) black and (Strong) brown. The other seven shades are shimmer.

The three light shades on top are luminescent too and look great as highlighters and upper eye shades.

The formula on these shades is super pigmented and almost feel like a cream they are so fine. They’re not chalky at all and they have great staying power too.

Realher is cruelty free also and free of Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Gluten, and Phthalates.

Price: $28.00

Check out my June 2017 Boxycharm Box with the Realher Eye Shadow Palette!

NEW from Maybelline! The City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes

I am really excited about the new Summer Maybelline City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes. There are 6 color combinations including and each palette has 6 shades.

  • Downtown Sunrise
  • Urban Jungle
  • Rooftop Bronzes
  • Brunch Neutrals
  • Graffiti Pops
  • Night Glimmer
  • Concrete Runway

The Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes are available now at Ulta.com for $9.99. I’m pretty excited about this line as the colors look so pigmented. If they are anything like the Maybelline The Graffiti Nudes Palette I may have to pick one up.

I think Downtown Sunrise has the prettiest shades but they all look pretty amazing!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter is Coming Soon!

I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked line so I’m pretty excited that they are coming out with a new Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette that includes five cream and five powder formulas that contour, highlight, and color correct.

They haven’t announced when it will launch but I can’t wait!

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette & Lip Duo Review

I got a nice surprise today! My husband got me an Ulta Gift Card for our anniversary so I picked up the LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette. I am still on the fence about the eye palette.

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What’s to love?

The packaging on this one is so pretty with a black box and gold skull. The actual palette is a heavy black cardboard that opens like a book. The palette come with a nice mirror.

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The shades are a combo of matte and shimmer and they are so pretty. The color are amazing and very high quality. They are paraben free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants such as pomegranate, acai, and vitamins A, C, and E

Shades:

  • Star Reader (gold opal shimmer)
  • Destined (light peach shimmer)
  • Fortune (soft pearl shimmer)
  • Bold Spirit (cool pink shimmer)
  • Caribbean (dusty rose)
  • Lost Soul (light beige)

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Overall I am thrilled with this cheek palette.

Price: $30

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I also swatched the Lipstick from theLipstick/Lip Gloss Duos which are very pretty, creamy and pigmented but I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend $26 for one because I don’t wear a lot of lip gloss. The duel ended tube is really neat though.

I  picked up a few more things from Ulta so I decided to do a small Ulta Haul video!

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Is In Stores Now! First Impression.

The LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette is now at Ulta and Kohl’s! I actually stopped by Kohl’s today for something else and was surprised to see it there. Kohl’s only had the palette and not the lipstick or blush but there was a spot on the display for those products so they may be getting them in. I am also wondering if you can use your Kohl’s percent discount on this palette, that might sway me to pick this one up.

UPDATE: I just picked up the Cheek Palette at Ulta…here’s my review… LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette & Lip Duo Review.

While I didn’t buy Pirates of the Caribbean today I did play around with the display.  The packaging is beautiful with a black, gold and starry theme. The shades are pretty and pigmented but I felt like there were too many neutrals and nudes for me to spend the $52.

I have a lot of these shades already and I was kind of disappointed that there were no purple shades. I mean don’t pirates where purple! I also would have like to see a brilliant gold. The shades I loved the most were: Starry Night, Treasure and Menace.

Overall I love the branding and the packaging and I might just pick it up if it goes on sale because I love Pirates of the Caribbean.

Here’s what you get in the palette.

Row 1:

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  • Ghostly (white shimmer)
  • Starry Night (light cobalt blue shimmer)
  • Compass (true gold shimmer)
  • Arrrgh! (brown shimmer)
  • Black Pearl (iridescent blue-green shimmer)
  • YoHo (silver champagne shimmer)

Row 2:

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  • Bones (sand matte)
  • Silvermist (silver chrome shimmer)
  • Treasure (ruby red shimmer)
  • Tell No Tales (burgundy mauve matte)
  • Shiver Me (blush pearl shimmer)
  • Cursed (black gold shimmer)

Row 3:

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  • Matte-y (ivory matte)
  • Lost At Sea (silver blue shimmer)
  • Pirates Chest (caramel matte)
  • Sea Haze (golden sage shimmer)
  • Menace (deep forest green matte)
  • Silent Mary (grey plum matte)

The Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Palette Is Coming!

I was cruising around the internet looking for the new eyeshadow palettes coming in 2017 and I came across a preview for the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Palette which is definitely on my list of must-have palettes.

I love using artsy eye palettes, but I love collecting them even more. I’m not to into collecting kitsch but eye palettes are another story. The palette is supposed to have an angelic “saint” side and a more bold “sinner” side. The colors from the preview look amazing and I’m a huge fan of the Kat Von D eyeshadows so this should be a treat.

There is no release date yet for the palette but the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner perfume is supposed to land in July 2017.