Review: Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous palette

Hi Love’s 

ATTENTION❗❗❗ I have never tried MORPHE products— Ikr, how could I miss one of the biggest brands by far. Morphe is a brand that has went from small Indie brand, to one of the biggest makeup brands in the beauty world. Whether they have good or bad circulation, they always seem to capture my attention with their products and constant guru collaborations. I recently went to ULTA, and went a lil′ spending crazy & while I brought numerous things, I was most excited to try the Jaclyn hill’s ″Armed & Gorgeous″ palette by Morphe. 

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The Jaclyn Hill Vault collection, contains 4 eyeshadow palettes, all in which contains 10 highly pigmented shadows, yeah! Oh, and did I also mention it’s only $15. Out of the 4 palette’s I purchased the Armed & Gorgeous palette, and this review & performance will determine if I want to go back and spend more coin on the other 3 palettes. I have seen countless videos of other makeup enthusiast testing out this palette and there have been good & bad flack, but trust my opinion is my own, no one else. Jaclyn hill has collaborated with Morphe before, so I wanted to see what the hype was about with these set of eye shadows.

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Packaging

I’m all for presentation, the palette came in this metallic lettering—with confetti detailing. I think that the packaging is really simple & sleek, I really like that the design is on both the outside and on the palette, it gives it correlation. LETS OPEN DIS BABY UP! The palette itself has 10 shadows, and also holds a mirror, that is very luxury, not like those cheap deflective mirrors, like we see in knock off palettes. I really love this “yellow themed” palette — It SCREAMS FALL, the shades vary in warm browns and yellows, and features some really DOPE reflective shimmers. Also, this is a small detail, but I love shades that have fun, little nicknames, it just brings the palette to life, you know?

SHADES

The Armed & Gorgeous palette, is a warm tone palette, which has neutrals. I was very excited to swatch these babies, and see did SIS, pack on the pigment.

The color payout is satisfying, not all the shades are perfect, but the fact that there buildable shades makes up for that. After hearing that the palette formula was redone, I wish I was able to compare them, but I feel like it wouldn’t have made a difference, only because Morphe has it’s own specific formulas. I love the way the shades swatch, some were more pigmented than others — the range of shades are appreciated, I love that deep Olive green, even tho I’m not a big fan— Fall really brings out my yellows & oranges. 

Here are the swatches♥

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I can definitely say for any palette, shimmers are always pigmented ♥ The shimmers swatched like butter on the skin, and they don’t lose there pigment, also they are not chalky, which is really nice because I’ve had some TE-RRI-BLE experiences, but this palette I had no problem with fall-out or streakiness— Come on SIS, wit da pigment! This palette features 7 matte shades, all in which they range from yellow to green. I feel the matte shades were a bit harder to reach that color payout to match the color in the pan, but as I built on the shades it became more visible. The mustard yellows & burnt orange shades were no problem, they were matte, but soft to the touch, the shade were super pigmented and swatched gorgeously. I think the shade that made me put in more work, was the olive green shade ( Top Secret) but other than that minor tack, I dig the palette. I love how well the colors work together, they all compliment each other, they really give a sense of fall.

So I know I’m a whole century late on the Jaclyn Hill Vault’s, but how do you feel about them? Which is your favorite palette? Let me know if you’re a fan of MORPHE.

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Burnt Orange Eye Look | Ft. PR Dirty Girl Cosmetics

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Hi Loves!

When it comes to beauty, I think enough is never really “enough” and when the opportunity comes to try a new brand or product, I’m quick to take up the offer. Most recently I got the chance to test Dirty Girl Cosmetics, and if you haven’t heard here’s a little insight. Dirty Girl Cosmetics was started in 2014, This brand is associated with the appreciation of being a confident women, as well as owning independence above all standards.

I got the chance to reach out to the company and propose a collaboration, because why not? Also, A beauty company on empowering women, yes Please!  I was sent what I like to call “heavens’ beauty package” which consist of Contour palettes, 2 eyeshadow palettes, and etc. After talking to myself like a psycho, and taking a ton of pics for my Instagram stories, I got down to swatching all the items in the package. So, with that being said, lets get into it!

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 The Contour palette contains 2 highlighter shades, 3 Contour shades, and 3 Concealers. This palette is a powder base palette, which mean there is some fall out.

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The shades in the palette are very smooth, and creamy application. When I used the highlighter shades they were so buttery. The shades are buildable in both the contours and concear, but because they are a powder form, they can look a little chalky. Here are the swatches, the highlighters come in a white champagne shade (first) and the other is almost a golden shade. They are both beautiful, I think that the feeling is very high quality, almost like Profusion or Stila. Overall while the palette has some misses, I will use it again, even if that means using it with other products.

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The Cream Concealer palette I got ranged in 6 shades from the coolest of white, to a warm tone brown. This has to be my favorite face palette. The palette had full coverage and was able to blend in perfect, Thank God! When I originally opened the palette I thought the shades doesn’t have much of a range, Its going to ruin my foundation, but once I used it there was no turning back. I love these shades they are super rich’ and build-able, I think a little goes a lonnnggggg way.

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Lastly, are the eyeshadow palettes, I recieved 2 one by the brand itself, and the other was beauty creations. Now, when it comes to eyeshadows, I think every brand is different, but in ways are similar. I tried both palettes, and lets start with Beauty Creations. Beauty Creations Nudes palette, contained 12 shades w/ 8 shimmer shades 4 matte shades. I loved the shimmer shades, they contain glitter, but who doesn’t mind a little extra shimmer. When I swatched the shades the shimmer shades seem more pigment, and more of a velvet touch, which feels really nice. I didn’t really care for the matte shades that much, they didn’t really build, they were really chalky, but when it comes to eyeshadows, they can’t all be winners. Even though the matte shades were a bit of a miss, the shimmer shades could do no wrong. The next palette was the Dirty Girl Cosmetics Blush Nudes palette, which contained the same amount of shimmer shades and mattes. I tried this palette w/wo  a primer to see would it appear more vibrant than what was appearing on my arm, and the shades were a little disappointing. I do like some of the shimmer shades; like the more rose-y and champagne shades, but the darker the shades, the more chalky the shades appeared. I can see myself using these palettes again, just for certain shimmer shades, But that’s just my opinion, Beauty Gurus test them for yourself and tell me if you have a different opinion.

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WHEN Sheet Mask Review | Collection

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Holla, My Loves!!

My favorite things to do on my days off, other than drink a ton of coffee & watch reruns of Stranger Things, is relax with a nice facial mask. I have tried every facial mask from clay, to bubble, but one mask that I gravitate to time and time again is the sheet mask. While some mask, seem to extract all the oils, and moisture out my face, sheet mask calms any redness I have on my face, while locking in the moisture. 

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When facial mask is falling into its own category of developing a collection of mask that will take care of any problematic issue, which with skin is A L O T! When has a product line, of 5 mask meant to change the skin fit for the women on the go. Lets talk about each one, shall we.

  • 10 pm | A mask meant for tired skin
  • Glamour Base | The mask for the perfect primer base, before your makeup routine, begins ( Contains Collagen and peptides to help boost the skin)
  • Snow Magic |Brightening effects to give you a natural highlight and glow 
  • Travel Mate | Rejuvenating, perfect for the women who rushes out the door]
  • The Last Choice | Hydrating, When you need a perk of moisture and skin needs a drink of water

Each mask contains a different ingredient that helps boost, tone, moisturize, and firm the skin in a matter of minutes. Ingredients like Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B3, etc; things that help the skin to process all those last minute runs, and meetings. The bio cellulose that is held within every sheet mask is able to hold 10x more moisture than any other sheet mask, which allows the mask not to dry as fast. Is that SHADE towards other brands? No, but other brands take notes. 

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I really like all the mask, the one in particular is the Snow Magic, simply because of its brightening affects. I have had a few dark marks, here and there, skincare has become a priority, keeping it healthy inside and out has changed my views on what products to use and how much I’m willing to spend. The Snow Magic sheet mask, has really great brightening affects, not that it changes your appearance or anything but the fact that it gives me a glow, and moisturizes the areas that are dead dry, I couldn’t stop using it.

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These When Sheet mask are available at Sephora, click the link to find out more, about the brand and products.

If you enjoyed this review, be sure to LIKE and COMMENT, if you ever tried the When Mask, If so, which was your favorite?

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Jan Marini’s Hyla3D | Spring Renewal

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Hi Loves,

Skin can be a sensitive subject, for me personally. I have stage 2 eczema as well as highly sensitive skin, So summer time activities does not start until I have every skin care product to protect me from the wonders of the HOT sun, and summer heat.

Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today’s most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on it’s products.

When I got the chance to try Jan Marini skincare skn renewal, I was a tad on the fence, because wrinkles have never been a huge problem for me, but the benefits of the Hyla3D goes beyind wrinkles. Hyla 3D contains (HA) Hyaluronic Acid, which is an ingredient that addresses skin problems such as; Hydration, increasing collagen and restores youth. Great benefits AMIRIGHT!!

I added this product to my skincare routine for a month and a half, and found that this product works really well.

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The Hyla3D has a very liquid formula that is not at all thick and blends really well into the skin. After washing my face, and using my skin oils, I use this product last, and it feels so nice on the skin. Because the product absorbs in the skin, it feels moisturizing on the skin and as it dries it feels almost matte, but not drying on the skin, what I like most is the consistency in the product, it doesn’t leave behind any residue like some products that can get really filmy.

When they say a little goes a long way, their not kidding, it only takes one pump and it spreads evenly on the skin, so you can’t possibly miss a spot.

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So final Results:

The product works well, it does take at least a month to start seeing results, but you can feel a difference in skin texture after using this product. My skin feels extremely hydrated, if you don’t have time for the whole “skin routine’ you can just wipe your face and use this product alone. I think its good to try it with your skin routine, and by itself, to see which works best for you, this is just my opinion, because not all skin textures are the same.

I hope you enjoyed this post, have you tried Jan Marini’s Hyla3D skin renewal? How did it work for you? Let me know in the comments, feel free to let me know your experience- Be sure to “LIKE” this post.

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