theBalm Cosmetics | theBalm Jovi palette & The smoke palette

PR samples are provided by Notino, all opinions and photos are my own.

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Hi Lovelies,

I’m back with another beauty haul, today I am going to be reviewing 2 palettes of the Balm cosmetics, Guys! I don’t know how much I rave about this brand, probably a lot, but I was excited to try theBalmJovi palette and the Smoke palette. So, lets get into this review, SHALL WE.

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I am a huge “palette girl” I love a great drugstore brand palette, I mean I’m all for luxury brands, but I don’t like being completely broke. The Balm, if I haven’t said it before, this brand has great quality products for great prices.

Okay now for the palette, the Balm Jovi palette is a full face palette that comes with 12 eye shadows , highlighter, blush, and 2 lip shades. I never used a full face palette, I buy products individually, but I feel that this palette has its advantages, I mean you’re paying for a palette that comes literally with everything, and you’re saving a ton of money. This palette retails for $20, which is a great price for the entire palette.

This palette is so amazing the eye shadows have 4 metallic shades, 4 matte, and 4 shimmer shades. All the eye shadow shades are super pigmented, they are very creamy and I love how the shades vary they have light shades, transition shades, and dark shades also they have a few warm tone colors which I live for.

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I swatched all the shades and I did have to prime my arm, I never had to do that BTW, but the shadows shows up as they do in the palette. Each swatch is 2 layers so they show up better. Okay, so the shades itself are super pigmented, they all show up nicely, they are not at all chalky, they apply very smooth, and even swatch super creamy. I like that that the palette had 3 different shade finishes ( metallic, matte, and shimmer).

The consistency of this palette is very nice I think the shades are lovely so the swatches are above. (left to right)

The first 4 are all metallic shades_

  • Metallica  ( white Metallic)
  • Iron Maiden ( Golden)
  • Led Zepplin ( Olive Green Metallic)
  • Alice Cooper (Brown w/Mauve undertone Metallic)

I really love these pigmented metallic shades, they are rich in color, and apply so creamy, I also like that they are grouped as heavy metal rock bands, all of whom I’ve listened to a billion times, these shades apply really nice with/out primer, there is a ton of fall out, but what eyeshadow doesn’t.

The MID – 4 Matte

  • Adagio ( very light brown w/white undertone)
  • Allegro (Taupe Brown)
  • Moderato ( Deep matte Purple)
  • Presto (Deep Brown)

So these 4 are all matte shades based on classical music, which is really great. I love the shades, they are very wearable warm tone shades. I like the deep purple that is in the mix. I think the shades are really pretty, the only thing is that these are best with a primer, otherwise they show up super light, barely visible with exception of the deep purple. Overall the classical shades are really nice, and  nice range of shades for the palette.

The last 4 – Shimmer shades

  • Blink 182 ( Nude Brown w/ pink undertone )
  • The Stroke ( Navy Blue)
  • Rem ( Lilac Purple)
  • Third Eye Blinded ( A fair Pink shimmer)

The last 4 are all shimmer shades, these shades are grouped based off popular rock bands. These shades have to be my favorite, they are super pigmented, and out of all the shades these 4 didn’t have as much fall out as the rest. These shades look really pretty with/without primer. The shimmer shades do have a ton of glitter, but I really like the shimmer on my eyes.

Overall the eye shades look really nice, the application of these shades all have a nice creamy consistency, I have to say the metallic shades have to be my favorite, they show up better on my eyes and the color range is wearable day or night.

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Next is the Smoke Balm palette, this palette is a great palette for any day, they only contain 3 shades a shimmer black, a warm neutral shade, and a highlight shade. I really like the shades in this palette, the shades are not crazy shades, they are warm tone colors, which I appreciate.

The shades are:

  • Blaze ( shimmer Black)
  • Spark ( Matte taupe brown)
  • Flame ( highlight)

I really like this palette, Blaze and spark are my favorite, they are super pigmented and have a very rich consistency. The shades start off light, so they are buildable, the highlight shade is a little to light for my skin tone, it almost look chalky, but swatch wise its very beautiful, it looks like Ice, its kind of comparable to the champagne pop glow palette.

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Here are the swatches of the smoke balm palette.

Well that’s all for my review on the balm jovi and smoke balm palette. Be sure to “LIKE” this post, and tell me if you tried either palette? Do you like THE BALM COSMETICS? If so, whats your favorite product of the brand? Tell me in the comments below.

xx,

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NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks

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Hi Lovelies,

This is not a review, I brought all products with my own money, I just want to chit chat about the nyx liquid suede lipsticks because they are FIRE!!!

I love the NYX brand, year after year I feel like they are neck and neck with the high end brands, if not….better (*no shade*). Every time I go to target I buy one of their Liquid suede lipsticks, because these shades are heavenly pigmented.

I have a few of the older shades, but these shades serve me well. I have the shades: Stone Fox, Soft Spoken, Tea and Cookies, Amethyst, Sway, and Pink Lust. 

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The Nyx Liquid suede lipstick is pigmented, this is only one layer swatches, imagine if I had multiple layers, I know pigmented AF. I think that the shades carry a great consistency, they are very smooth when applying. I love the formula of the shades, do they stay all day, not really, but it leaves a tint on the lips which is nice.

The NYX liquid suede lipsticks are suede but dry as matte, I love a good matte lip, who doesn’t now a days, but it still has moisture even when it dries matte. Which I like very much.

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The applicator is long and on the thin side which is very convenient to get the corners and edges of your mouth when applying.

I look forward to their new shades in the Liquid Suede collection, the colors from what I saw are super bold and very pigmented.

I hope you enjoyed this little chit chat about the NYX liquid Suede lipsticks, be sure to “LIKE” and “comment” what’s your favorite shades in the collection? Have you tried the Liquid Suede Lipsticks? Do you like them?

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Fall Glam Look #1

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Hi Lovelies,

It’s finally Fall, and I have so many Fall inspired looks to share. I know I haven’t posted to my blog for nearly 2 weeks, and I’m sorry. I don’t know if it was the month of September or what, but I was truly uninspired, I was drained, I felt really in a rut. But I feel 100% better, and proud to be back on my blog.

 

 

What I’m Wearing

EYES:  Maybelline THE Nudes palette | Physicians Formula Warm nudes shimmer palette |  NYX Lingerie eyeshadow | Maybelline NY the spider Effect Mascara

EYELINER: Max Factor Master Piece Max

EYEBROWS: *actually I used the Maybelline nudes palette to fill in my brows….how resourceful, am I right. LOL*

LIPSTICK: Maybelline the Bolds *shade | Blackest Berry

FACE: Maybelline FITME foundation shade *Warm Honey* | NYX dark spot corrector | Contour: Rimmel London Contour Palette

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I don’t want to sound like your basic girl, but Pumpkin everything * Right or Naw* but other things I love about Fall is the perfect sweater weather, TV shows come back on, and Fall Beauty trends get better. This look is my first of many  beauty looks. I would describe it as a glam smoky eye, I wish I would have used more glitter, but  this is just  the start.

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I hope you enjoyed this first of many fall makeup looks. Be sure to “LIke” this post and “comment” What do you Love about the Fall season?

xx,

 

BeautySpin Haul – SUMMERTIME EDITION☀

Pr Samples are provided by Beautyspin, all opinions are my own. Enjoy Lovelies, xx

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 I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day, spending it with family, or just enjoying the time off.

Summer is approaching swiftly, I mean I’ve been out of school since early May, so I’ve been trying to get fit for the summer, find latest trends, & lets face it once my siblings get released for summer break, there is no more peace and quiet in the house (JUST KIDDING…BUT SERIOUSLY).

Anyways enough of my drama, lets talk Beauty. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned Beautyspin, but I know its been Alot, but their worth the mentions, high quality brands for a great price, thats every makeup lovers dream. Recently I got to try some products and lets start with one of my favorites, which is the Philosophy Citron and Sage Shower Gel.

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I love the Philosophy collection, but this particular one has to be a old, but reoccurring Summer Favorite. The smell is so Fresh, and it smells of Summer outdoors. I love it provides so many bubbles, and leaves me smelling super clean. The main thing I like about this Shower gel is the fact that it provides a menthol ingredient, and it leaves my skin feeling cool and stimulated.

The next product is Veet Wax Strips. Now you know when I mentioned summer approaching fast, well it is and I want to be bikini ready. I’m just going to say it…I’m Lazy, and shaving / Waxing can be alot of work, especially if your me. I have had professional waxing and it hurts, but it hurts even more knowing I’m going to have to leave the house.LOL! 

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The Veet Wax strips are amazing, I love using them, they come with 12 wax strips and 2 packs of wipes, to remove all the excess wax. The waxing process lasts longer than shaving, waxing removes dead skin and hair from the root, which is great. I plan on having the legs of Jlo this summer.

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I highly recommend these wax strips, especially if you can relate.

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Lastly, is the Ziaja nourishing body creme. I am a huge fan of the Ziaja Brand, I have spoken highly of them before, and this time is no different. This moisturizing creme is great, and I love it for not just the smell (which is wonderful BTW) but for its healing affects for the skin. There are alot of brands that have healing process for the skin, but this brand is Derma-made. I really love this product.

Well thats all for my Beautyspin Summer Haul, be sure to check out Beautyspin for great products, and todays Memorial Day, so there’s a 30% off sale going on..TREAT YOURSELF. Hope you Like this post, and tell me in the comments below, whats your favorite Summer Song??

Golden Globes Best Dressed List

 

 

Hi Lovelies,

Have you enjoyed the Holidays? Great to know, because this year of 2016 is BIG!!! So, if you’re like me, you must know it’s award season, and that means best/worst dressed. This year starts off with the Golden Globes, and being that its a collaboration of tv/movies, as well as our favorite actors and actresses. Being that im so excited for this years Red Carpet, here’s my best dressed from past golden globes red carpet.

 

  1. Emma Stone
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Emma Stone 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel – Arrivals Beverly Hills, California – 16.01.11 **Only available for publication in the Featuring: Emma Stone Where: UK, United States When: 16 Jan 2011 Credit: WENN **Only available for publication in the UK, USA Daily Newspapers, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Australia, Portugal, Canada, United Arab Emirates & China. Not available for USA Magazines and the rest of the world**

2. Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

 

 

3.   Angelina Jolie

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

4. Kerry Washington

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5. Lupita Nyong’o

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6. Emily Blunt

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7.  Taylor Swift

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

8. Sofia Vergara

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9. Allison Williams

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 11: Actress Allison Williams attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Looking back brings back memories, I cant wait to see Red Carpet 2016. Be sure to like this post and comment whos your favorite red carpet moment. ❤❤

XOXO,

Hask Macadamia Oil-Review


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Hi Lovelies, 

So, I’ve recently was selected to review the Macadamia Oil entire collection cue Screams, I was super surprised, at how amazing it worked. Me being a splurger (yep!!its not a word but, I’m sticking to it) on hair products, herbal essence, OGX, Head and Shoulders, etc. Without further or do, let’s get into this hair review (check me out😎)

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I mean the packaging is a YASS!!! from me. Hask Beauty products comes with A Shampoo, Conditioner, Keratin treatment Leave in Conditioner, and a Shine Hair Oil.

The Hask Macadamia oilHair kit is meant to hydrate and protect your hair, as well as, leave your hair smelling like Vanilla ( I mean..SOLD). When I began using the Shampoo, I instantly Loved it. I only used a dab of it, and it lathered my hair in seconds. I usually do a hot to cold wash, just to keep proteins in my hair, but do what ever works for you.

 

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The Macadamia Oil Conditioner requires you to leave it in for 2 minutes before rinsing it out. I did just that, I massaged it for 2 minutes, and it felt really great on my hair, it was not harsh, sticky, or thick. It was very light.

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After a Cold Rinse, its time for the Deep Condition, which you leave in for 10 minutes EXACTLY. Using this really shows results in a matter of minutes. It left my hair super light, and instead of blow drying my hair, its like using this product, I can let my hair air dry instead. After 10 minutes you can rinse again, and began drying your hair.

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(Don’t get distracted by the beautiful models)

Now for the fun part STYLING. Using the Vanilla Nut Shine Hair Oil, you can pick your weapon of choice Flat Iron or Curling Rollers, either way your resulting product will be flawless. I used the shine hair oil on my hair while I straightened it, and the ending product was amazing. Its super rich in texture, so you only need a drop. This oil is a gift from hair Gods. ( I will add pics to my Instagram to show you my results) I really recommend everyone try this hair product, and promise that once you use, you’ll never want to go back to your old hair routines.

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Here is the link to splurge on an amazing product.

http://haskbeauty.com/brand/macadamia/products

Hope you enjoyed my post, like this post, and feel free to comment your favorite hair products. 

XOXO

This post is sponsored by BrandBacker.