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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Hi Lovelies,

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, recently the east coast was hit with Hurricane Michael, I hope and pray that everyone was safe, and recovered from that. 

This is a quick “looks” post, I was just playing with some makeup, and wanted to share it with you guys, hope you enjoy it.

 

Eyes & other stuff

  • Milani cosmetics ( shade *devotion* for my brows)
  • NYX cosmetics wunderbrow concealer shade * light*
  • *Milani liquid lipsticks *devotion* | Makeup Revolution reloaded palette| Haviic cosmetics
  • Elf Volumizing mascara
  • Wispie lashes ( ardell lashes)
  • L’Oreal true match foundation makeup * W7*
  • Black Radiance Contour palette ( light to Medium)
  • Fixate cosmetics * highlighter *

Lips

  • Too Faced Melted matte liquid lipsticks * Drop Dead Red*

I hope you enjoyed this quick weekend post, Are you ready for Halloween, let me me know in the comments?

khadijah!

WTF??? $1 Glitter Pots | Fixate Cosmetics

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Glitter Fanatics! Like you I love e x t r a sparkle, and believe no look is complete without it, what if I told you, you can get great pigment for cheap. By now, I think every beauty brand, both luxe & Indie, have come out with a glitter formula that only seems to improve every time….So tell me beauty queens do you prefer loose or pressed?

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I have had the pleasure of trying plenty of Indie brands, and now I can add Fixate to the mix. Fixate cosmetics blessed my makeup collection with some loose glitters and a really out of this world highlighter, and let’s just say I’m more than impressed with the pricing, and color pay off. After receiving my products, I did a little research on the site, watched Youtube, and after a days pass, I finally opened and tested the items I received.

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Glitter Pots

Fixate cosmetics have a choice of 30 glitter pot shades ranging in both cool tone blues to fiery reds, to even a white glitter—Like, what? Each individual glitter, is $2 which compared to a lot of other companies, is not bad at all. I really like these glitter pots, because they can be used on your nails, eyes, and face glitter, so you can definitely get a variety of looks. The shades that I got that I received were Purple reign – ( which is a lilac purple), Black Goddess – (Black w/ hints of navy blue), & fairy dust- ( silver), the color payoff is immaculate, especially for the pricing- a lot of glitters that are normally this cheap are those horrible glitters with that sticky gel / vaseline, uhhh just thinking about gives me chills, but not these glitters, they pick up easily; and are build-able, with the use of a primer of course. You can use your finger, but it applies better with the use of a concealer brush, it picks up more product. I also pat the product in the area I want it, because who rubs in anything, dealing with beauty. I really enjoy the glitters, I’m pretty much a pro at using glitter, but you have to start somewhere, right? This is a great glitter for beginners, or if you’re looking to start doing makeup.

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GLOW baked highlighter

When it comes to highlight, I’m pretty much obsessed, sometimes overly, but heyyy we all have our beauty obsessions. I’ve tried so many highlights, I probably could tell you the brand blindfolded— told you, obsessed— It’s just I know what I like & look for in a quality highlight. When I got my highlighter in the mail, I was so excited, and kind of had my thoughts planned as to what to expect. Fixate carries these Glow baked highlighters in shades Twilight, Opulence, & Baked. I received the Baked highlighter, which is a pretty golden shade w/ hints of champagne in it, retailing for $14. The highlighter is baked so you can expect a lot of fall out and tons of glitter, which I’m not mad about. When you swatch the shade it’s super light— almost like you’re swatching a marshmallow, is that a weird description, I can’t really describe it, I just know its soft and full of sparkle. When applying, with the swipe & flick of the wrist, be prepared to endure tons of fall out, but a ton of G L O WWhen applying this baked highlighter it’s best to spray some fix plus setting spray then apply it, this allows it to stay in position, and you can then manipulate the blending quality. Another way is to just wear it as a bronzer and shimmer affect, this option acts almost like the Fenty beauty fairy bomb glitter— and will look just as beautiful for a lot cheaper.

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As first impressions go— the products did not disappoint. The glitters and highlighters turned out beautiful, and the brand offers quality beauty products, for a amazing price— Capital on the AH mazing— I will definitely be posting again about the products shown in this post. 

♥here is the link to the products above, go check’em out & tell me what you think♥

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** Thank you to Fixate Cosmetics for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own**

khadijah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skincare with MD Complete Skincare

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Hi Loves! Let’s talk skincare! I really have lost count of how many bloggers, & social influencers I stalk, I mean follow, on Instagram just to take notes of what products work for them. Skincare is something that I take serious, especially since there’s no time clock to stop from aging, just to think that all I would do was throw water on my face and call it a day……but now my skincare routine is just as long as my makeup routine + getting dressed combined. Skincare 101 skincare routines consists of a cleanser, moisturizer, serum, skin balm, toner, night time facial mask, your first born, nondisclosure agreement….just kidding, but routines consist of half of these steps to get the job done. Today I want to share a 3 step skin system that has been super beneficial to my skin routine.

I heard about Md Skincare Complete skincare by Brian Zelickson, about maybe a year ago, through social media, and most recently got the opportunity to try some of their acne fighting products. When it comes to acne fighting products, with so many skincare brands, it starts to feel like if you’ve tried one, you’ve tried’em all. The overwhelming feeling I get when I’m going back and forth between products, comparing ingredients (& prices) this is time consuming, and wind up going over the budget. I have 100% combination skin plus active psoriasis, shopping for 1 skin issue is hard enough, having to find products for oily/dry skin, plus constant sensitive skin, can be draining. I have found something that works for my skin, and not stop after only a few uses ( know what I mean Okkur)!

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The Md complete skincare acne fighting system, comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, and facial serum, all infused with Vitamin C + E, Retinol & BPO ( natural ingredients to fight against acne). For any starting routine, washing your face is important, If it’s one thing I make sure I do every day is wash my face. The Clarifying Cleanser is the starting step to clear skin. The clarifying cleanser is a light a cleanser infused with Salicylic Acid and natural botanicals that cleanses oil/dirt out of my pores. COME THRUUU skincare goals, I have been using this cleanser for a while now, and all my skin probs have been answered. The cleanser is super potent, the application is really consistent, it is not as sudsy as other gel cleansers, it performs as a natural gel. After the wash, my skin feels free of oils and a days worth of makeup ( you guys know the process). 

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After cleansing the skin, I use the MD Complete breakout treatment, which is a light moisturizer, that prevents breakouts & hydrates the skin. The breakout treatment helps to restore + replenish the skin for a smoother, healthier, complexion. 

The last step in the acne clearing system is the Vitamin C healthy complexion serum. This retinol infused serum, helps to tone, tighten, and yes…. clear dark scaring. This serum is to be used both night and day ( after washing your face, of course) packed with all Vitamins A, B, C, + E to help prevent future acne, tighten pores, as well as giving the appearance of matte skin. The consistency of the serum does have a sticky texture, but that’s the active ingredient of Vitamin C. 

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Oh! after the final step, there is a final, final step, which includes a probiotic supplement drink. MD skincare healthy skin probiotic, is a supplement infused with niacin ( fancy word for Vitamin B) that is a internal supplement that targets stress levels….I mean, what? As you know stress, plays a big part in acne, and this probiotic ( may I add it taste like berries) restores the balance of your nutrition; & supports complexion. My skin consumes this product line so much; I already can tell the difference in my skin, and overall health completely. After the time of using all the products, my skin feels lighter; and the acne scarring is slowly, but surely disappearing. 

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This skincare system is so great to use, and with the dry, hot weather of the summer, this is the best time to have that great matte skin, I mentioned. MD Complete skincare range in anti aging as well. Get 15% OFF your first order, and save some shmoney Click the link below for your discount code —15% OFF

khadijah!

 

Jane Iredale Skincare & Makeup | First Impressions + Swatches

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Hi Lovelies,

It is June 1st, and it seems like a lot has happen in the month of not writing. I’ve been in between testing tons of makeup and trying to get back in school, but moving into June I have a ton of exciting post to share!! Enough rambling lets talk makeup, LOL

Now around the beginning of May I received a gorgeous package from Jane Iredale, if you haven’t heard here’s a little info on the brand.

Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line Jane Iredale to the aesthetic industry. She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

I was sent a bronzer, 2 pressed eyeshadow palette, 2 glosses, 2 lip crayons & a Hydration Spray.

Lets talk hydrating Spray, the spray is a lemongrass hydrating Spray that is great to give you a boost after a workout, or even a glow to your makeup. I used this after both scenarios and its such a boost of refreshing mist, It does take more than a sec to dry, but the consistency of the spray is so even, I really love using this. In a world of setting sprays and hydrating sprays, I really can’t compare this spray to any other, the combination of lemongrass, and the mist itself is so refreshing. Now Jane Iredale, has 5 different hydration sprays, it retails for $30. Overall this is great product.

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There isn’t a beauty brand that doesn’t have a line of pressed eye shadows, the most famous of them being Colourpop, Jane has a ton of pressed eye shadows to select from in various finishes, matte, metallic, creamy, etc. The 2 palettes I have comes in a duo and another was a trio of shades. Both palettes have a great transition shade, and between the two I can do at least 3 different eye looks. The duo pure pressed shadows have 2 shades a light shade ( Supernova) and a deep brown shade w/ Shimmer ( Oyster) both are heavily pigmented and are not chalky at all, I think the shades are perfect for everyday. I love the packaging of the duo palette, it comes in this luxurious gold packaging, which I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. The Trio palette is pretty as well, the palette “Pink Bliss” comes with  pretty shades, a transition shade, a very matte pink shade, and a shimmery plum shade, which gives me so much LIFE! 

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first 3 ( the Pink Bliss trio palette) Last 2 ( Oyster/Supernova duo palette)

These are the swatches without priming my arm, as you can see the shades are pigmented and doesn’t have any chunky fallout, which you normally get with glittery or shimmer eye shadows. Overall the shades are great, they are wearable and both contain very pretty shades, my favorite is the “Pink Bliss” trio palette.

Both palettes retail for $30

Next I got the “Rose Dawn” bronzer that comes with a highlight, 2 blushes, & contour, when I looked at the shades they all seem like blushes, except the highlight shade, But then when I swatched I could tell the difference, the shades look a lot different than in the pan itself. All the shades have a shimmer effect, which when it comes to my bronzers/ contour shades I like deep matte shades but I tried it anyhow to give it chance. I really like the feel of the bronzer, the texture is very buttery and soft, they apply really nice. When wearing the bronzer shades they act more as a highlighter, all have a very iridescent finish to them sort of like the Nicole Guerriero x ABH highlight palette it’s just the shades look a little similar, which is great. I like the bronzer palette, its really pretty on the face.

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It retails for $44

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Lastly I got some lip products, when it comes to lip products I am a hoarder, I was sent 2 glosses, 2 lip crayons, and a lip balm. The glosses I got was the shade Pink Smoothie & Beach Plum. When it comes to glosses I normally can do without, because glosses can be sticky or not pigmented enough for me, but these Pure glosses are nothing like it. I really like the lip glosses, they are very light when applying and they don’t have a tacky application. I really like the shades, Beach Plum is my favorite, I’ll show you why in a min. I also got some lip crayons, which I love, both shades have this velvet like application which is just pigmented and smooth.

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The first 2 shades Lip Crayons ( Yummy & Saucy) I love the names BTW! last 2 Pure Glosses ( Pink Smoothie & Beach Plum) 

The lip crayons are, as you know, easy to apply, they glide on the lips I just love them.

Yummy ( Pinky Nude shade)

Saucy  ( red- Orange)

Pure Glosses

Pink Smoothie ( light Pink shade w/ shimmer)

Beach Plum ( Dark Plum w/ Pink undertone)

Lastly I got a Jane Iredale lip balm, which is just a great hydrating lipstick. I love the feel of this lip balm, it has a little pink tint to it, and smells like lemon, Mmmmm!!

The lip glosses retail $26 | Lip Crayons $18 | Lip Balm $15

Well that’s all for my haul and first Impressions, I hope you enjoyed, If you did be sure to “LIKE’ this post. Have you tried Jane Iredale? Whats your favorite product?

PR was sent by Jane Iredale, all opinions and photos were my own. Thank you

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Warby Parker |NEW COLLECTION EYEWEAR ’17 (Debut Feb 15)

Hi Lovelies.

Today I am super excited to show you the newest collection of eye wear by Warby Parker. As a fashion blogger, I love to try the latest in everything, and having the right shades have to be a must have accessory in the world of fashion.

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“It turns out there was a simple explanation. The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options.

We started Warby Parker to create an alternative.

By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.

We believe that buying glasses should be easy and fun. It should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket.

We also believe that everyone has the right to see.

Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

There’s nothing complicated about it. Good eyewear, good outcome”.

Warbys’ Spring collection of eye wear and shades have captivated the essence of femininity and metal, which is a trend that has been debuting in collections of both fashion and beauty, so eye wear is just a chic additive.

I love this company, Warby Parker, makes prescription glasses that has its own unique style and also have chic styling of no other eye wear. I am proud to be one of the few first to see the entire collection, and get to share it with you guys.

Here are just a few of my personal favorites from the collection:

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These are just a few from there Spring ’17 collection, I swear by this brand you will not be disappointed, these shades come in a variety of styles and colors so you will not get bored in any way. I love the collection, I like that Warby Parker eye wear, takes on modern day fashion and style, and makes it wearable and sensible to the eyes.

The Debut is TODAY, so if this post doesn’t excite you, go check out the website for yourself, WARBY PARKER and check out the entire collection of eyewear and shades.

Well that’s all for this post, I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to “LIKE” this post and tell me in the comments if you’ve heard of Warby Parker? If you have whats your favorite pair of shades? If you liked any products from the post, which pair is your favorite?

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