La Perla J’aime la Nuit | First Impressions

Hi Lovelies,

If you’re a perfume Junkie *raise your hand with pride* We all have been there, we find ourselves walking past the perfume and a * Drop Dead Gorgeous* bottle is saying “buy me because I’m Pretty” my entire vanity is full of perfume bottles that just make it like a luxury corner, lol.

I recently got the chance to review the La Perla j”aime la nuit, which in french means ” I love the night” for a better translation. Okay, firstly is this bottle not living up to the beauty standard, this bottle is gorgeous , and smells lovely. I have been looking for this perfume for a while, and when I finally got a chance I didn’t grab, I snatched.  It retails for $60.

The La perla perfume has such gorgeous packaging, it comes in a little black box, with a little rainbow detailing around the name.

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I really love the smell of the perfume It kind of smells like the Marc Jacobs Decadence and Dior fragrance had a baby, and this would be the product. The perfume has a musk, but it also smells very sweet in not a overwhelming way.

I really like this perfume overall, it really lives up to perfume expectations, I highly recommend it, for anyone to try.

All products, compliments of Notino, one of my go to for luxury perfumes and Beauty.

*PR

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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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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints

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HI Lovelies,

If you’re a beauty addict like me, then you know that liquid lipsticks have taken over in a BLINK! so when I heard about these new liquid paints from L’Oreal, I was so excited.

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So L’Oreal came out with the new Infallible Paints collection, which contains a total of 14 different shades. Out of those 14 I only brought 3 of the shades, subtle I know, but I just wanted to test them out, before I went lip crazy!!

The three shades I purchased were Sultry Sangria, Violet Twist, & Bewitching Bordeaux, to stay in the deep grape/plum family.

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Pigment

I think that these lip paints are above & beyond, and they are super pigmented. When I swatched these shades, badly if I may add, they  apply sort of light with just one swatch, but they they are buildable, so if you want a darker shade, it can be achieved. I think that they apply very nice on the lips though, Its really opaque, and has a beautiful gloss finish.

Overview

The applicator has a dip in the dough foot, which is great when applying in the corners, I think that the length of the applicator is great, It comes in handy when trying to apply and keep within the lip shape. I really like the lip paints, they can be compared to the Too Faced melted liquid lips, I mean they feel very much like a melted lipstick, the consistency is very nice. As a melted lipstick, it’s not tacky at all, I really like the formula, and the fact that its not sticky, or thick.

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That’s all for my first impressions for the L’oreal Paris Infallible lip paints, I hope you enjoyed this little overview. Be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” Tell me what you think ? Have you tried the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints? What’s your favorite shade? Leave me a comment letting me know what other shades you recommend me to try?

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theBalm Cosmetics x Review | Read My Lips

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Hi Lovelies.

Hope everyone had enjoyed the holidays, I recently took some time off to spend time with family and get myself situated for school, but in between I got to try some awesome products, and when I say “some” I really mean a lot. 

I am a huge fan of the balm cosmetics and got to try the read my lips lip gloss (4) POW, VA VA VOOM, BOOM, and HUBBA HUBBA. Now, that I have monologue enough lets begin this review. ENJOY

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I feel like lip gloss has been pushed aside and liquid lip sticks has been conquering the beauty world, but brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, and MAC has given lip gloss a platform to bring it back to the fore front.

I stopped using lip gloss, simply because I don’t like sticky lips, I don’t like when my hair swipes my lips, and I love pigmentation #girlproblems. The balm cosmetics have a ton of products that I love, but I’ve always been hesitant about trying their glosses, but all I can say was that I was missing out.

Product

The balm Read my lips lip gloss, is a gloss infused with ginseng and vitamins to give your lips the proper plump of lusciousness and no stick. I am a fan of Ginseng, its good for just about any beauty problem that you have, so if any product is infused with Ginseng BUY IT.

Texture

The read my lips lip glosses got it right with the formula, its not sticky at all, not tacky in any way. Usually lip glosses are very light but the formula is never made to stay on, I wore this lip gloss for a day, Coffee and all, it stayed on for a good 6 hours and I only reapplied once.

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The texture for these glosses were very creamy, and very rich. It glides on thick but it’s still a smooth application.

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Shades | Swatches

All the shades I picked were in the same Reddish/Pink family. I got the shades POW | Hubba Hubba| Va Va Voom | Boom

POW- This shade is a Pink tone | Fuchsia undertone

Boom– This shade is a Berry tone, with a shimmer finish

Va Va Voom- A Berry shade with a Red undertone

Hubba Hubba– A Pink shade with a shimmer finish

All the shades were very pigmented to be glosses, so I was definitely satisfied, you do have to reapply maybe once or twice throughout the day, but for a while the shades are sort of long lasting, and the color stays for id say up to 4 or  5 hours.

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Overall PR

The balm Read My Lips were a great success, it swatches beautifully and is great for when you don’t want to wear a liquid lip, or lipstick. The colors are very pigmented, they last quite a while, so you’re definitely getting your moneys worth. These glosses retail for about $7.50 each do that’s a great price.

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PR products was provided by Notino(Beautyspin recently underwent a name change, but still carries the same great produce.) all opinions are my own.

Be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” if you like my reviews, also comment if you’ve tried these shades, if so which colors? I’ll be sure to post more this week

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Summer Makeup Look | Beautyspin Haul

PR samples were provided by Beautyspin, all opinions are my own.

Hi Lovelies,

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer, relaxing & playing in the summer sun, or if your me, binge watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. 

I don’t know about you guys, but in the summer I get really lazy with my makeup routine, and overall appearance all together, but on the days that I actually want to be human, I like to just give myself a sun kiss makeup look, and I’m going to show you what I used to get this look. Watch out Jlo…JK!!

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BROWS:

  • I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Pencil ( I forgot to put it in the picture when I took it just this morning, How did I forgot, idk bare with me.)
  • I used the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, under and over top of my brow, to give them more definition. Shop Style HERE
  • After filling in my brows I used the Maybelline Brow Drama, to lock them in. Shop Style HERE

Eyes:

  • For my eyes I went super simple, I used the LA Colors Matte palette ( I used the 1st shade & The 4th shade in  the palette).

in the inner corner I used the highlight palette the Balm Mary lou Manizer, just to give it a little shimmer.

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Highlight:

  • I used the NYX  born to glow Illuminator (2)(Gleam & Sunbeam)– I just put a little on my beauty blender, and buffed it out along my cheek bone.
  • I also used the balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter shade over top of that
  • Lastly I dusted a bit of NYX blush, to give that perfect summer shade.
  • To put the look together, I sprayed the NYX mattifying finish spray all over, and thats my look.

LIPS:

I used the NYX lip Lingerie in the shade: EROTIC

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Well guys, I hope you enjoyed my blog, and my look as well. Be sure to “LIKE” this post if you liked it, and comment telling me what’s your favorite summer product. Also, if you liked anything you saw in this post, be sure to head to Beautyspin, they have a ton of makeup, for great prices.

 

 

June Favorites (BEAUTY)

Pr samples featured in this post are provided by Beautyspin, all opinions are my own. (Some products mentioned were brought with my own money).

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Hi Lovelies,

June flew by so fast, that I almost forgot it was July. I’ve been trying tons and tons of beauty products that works for me, especially during the summertime. Here are a few favorites that I recently been trying out. ENJOY!!

Thebalm MaryLou Manizer shimmer highlight palette. This palette has to be my top favorite as a highlighting product. I have seen this all over social media, and had to try this product. The shimmer palette is great when it comes to formula, and texture. I think that its a very buildable product, so the more you pack on the brighter you’ll shine. I found that this product was also a really great price, for how much product you get. Overall great product, I really like this palette so much, and recommend it. Catrice Cosmetics Colour correcting Primer- I never used color correcting primer when doing my makeup, so I wanted to see what’s the difference. The first day I used it, I could see a huge difference, before putting on just foundation and concealer. I like the Catrice Color correcting primer, it works almost like the Studio Gear Cosmetics primer. The primer blends out nicely, and it is really smoothe against the skin, kind of, like a moisturizer. I think I’ll use this more often. This is a great product and a great price. Ardell Lashes in Natural 117– I have always been afraid to wear lashes but when you do makeup, it adds drama to the whole attire. I love the ardell lashes, I like that their natural and easy to apply. The ardell lashes range in from natural to extreme glamour. If you’re just now starting to wear lashes, these are a great start off, just to test them out. Overall I really like them, they are light, and not drag queen heavy, LOL. I have been wanting to try an actual contour kit, instead of just blush powders in darker tones. The Rimmel London Contour palette is amazing. I am not a fan of Dramatic makeup unless I’m doing it for a blog post, the Rimmel contour kit really is a great product, the highlight, blush, and contour colors are very pigmented, as well as, buildable. I really love the palette it’s not so powder-y, it has a creamy texture and doesn’t make my face oily, which is great, because the summer does that already. I brought an eyeshadow palette by La Colors, and fell in Love. I purchased the matte palettes by La Colors in the Nudes, and absolutely love it. I am very attracted to working the whole “Golden Goddess” Look during the summer, mainly because it super easy, and I like the shades against my skin. The shades range from light to a brown w/ black undertone. The palette is great, and is highly pigmented, which is great for the price I brought it for. Lastly I got the NYX soft matte shade Amsterdam. I can’t tell you how many red shades I have in my makeup collection, there are so many shades of reds created by different beauty brands, I just have to get the perfect shade for the season. I love this lipgloss, it is kind of streaky, but the application is very moisturizing, as for the matte finish, dont look for it to dry matte, it has almost a matte finish with a smooth shine to it. I really like this color, and look to wear it alot.

I hope you enjoyed the post, Be sure to check out Beautyspin, they are a great site for beauty brands and better prices. I’m thinking about doing a Beauty Look, with the products mentioned in my next post, would you like to see that, let me know in the comments, also “Like” this post.

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