Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

I love green eyeshadow. I don’t consider it to be an everyday color but I will still collect all the green shadows like a racoon collects shiny objects

My latest acquisition is the Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

Image from Ulta.com

The Quad is actually much darker in real life and not having a base or crease color stumped me at first.

I used Limone Squeezy from the Colourpop Limoncello to use a base/crease color.

What are you thoughts on this color story? Is it something you’d pick up if you don’t already have it?

Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte

I usually try do my makeup everyday for a couple of reasons. It makes me feel ready for the day and, I have a lot it it to use up!

Normalmente intento usar maquillaje todos los días. Primero por que me hace sentir lista para el día, y segundo ¡por que tengo tanto que usar!

Recently I’ve been going without doing my makeup a day here and there and it makes me feel guilty because, again, I have so much of it to use up. To make up for it, I try to take advantage and use these days to test makeup looks, color combos, eyeliner style etc. Especially when it comes to bright or bold colors.

Recientemente e pasado un día aquí y allá sin usar maquillaje y me siento culpable por tanto que tengo por usar así es de que e tratado de usar estos días para probar diferentes estilos y combinaciones de colores.

This time I pulled out the Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte and just use colors that appealed to me.

Esta vez use la paleta de Moira Cosmetics I Love You A Latte para ver que combinaciones me salían

It’s a neutral palette with a pop of yellow and blue that makes it a tad more exciting.

Esta es una paleta neutral con un amarillo y in azul que resaltan.

The color thar attracted me to this palette is Up To You so I try to use it in as many looks as possible. It doesn’t look like it but it’s an olive green color.

El color que me atrajo a esta paleta es el verde Up To You así es de que lo trato de usar lo más posible. No parece en la foto pero es un color aceituna.

For this look I used Love You, Up To You, Serenity and Indulge. I didn’t think Indulge would feel as wearable as it does!

Indulge no se me asía tan usable como lo es en esta look.

Natasha Denona Retro Palette look Vol I

This year I gave in to the “pink February” theme.

But listen, it’s because of all these great eyeshadow palettes!

My first “February” look (not that I’m planing more or anything) is using the Natasha Denona Retro palette

I’m a sucker for pretty much all of her palettes. Off the top of my head I can only think of one formula, one color in one palette that I don’t like. It’s that gold color in the Gold Palette. Brass. It’s just like flakey gold flakes.

Anyway, this palette doesn’t have any of that. While it may look monochromatic and boring, I love the colors available. You can do a “one and done” on the lid with pretty much all of these shades,of you can come up with a lighter pink look. There’s space for a smokey look, even a taupe-y look.

I’ll admit I may need help with color descriptions but we’re going to ignore that.

For this look I used: nude mauve , go-go, groove, jude, hello

Additional products used :
-Dr Denese Defense Cream *
-Tatcha loose powder
-Maybelline fit me matte & Pore less pressed powder in 230
-Moira Summer Vibes bronzer and Tender Rose blush
-W3ll People Mascara *
-Melt Cosmetics Old Rose Lipstick

*gifted

Colourpop Limoncello – 2 looks

Colourpop Limoncello was a palette released last year that immediately caught my attention. Between the bright colors of the packaging, that metallic lime green, the one colorful shade in an otherwise neutral palette…I knew it would end up in my collection.

It’s described on Cplourpop’s website as:

“Living la dolce vita! Inspired by dreamy spring days and freshly squeezed lemons for the perfect limoncello, our newest 12-pan palette features richly pigmented matte and metallic shadows in fun and vibrant shades. Create a bright and fresh look perfect for cruisin’ down the coast or a sunny picnic escape!”

Here are two looks I created using this palette

I wanted to create a look using the blue shade, La Fiesta. I’m not used to wearing blue so it took me a minute and a failed attempt to come up with something.

I had originally tried to place the blue in my crease so I could create a neutral look with just a pop of blue but the way the colors were blending it looked muddy. I’m happy I ended up using it all over the lid because it’s a gorgeous color that’s nicely pigmented.

I did struggle with getting the color to look even all over the lid and felt like it faded quickly. Next time I will use either a colored base or pigment glue. Overall I was really happy with this look and didn’t feel awkward wearing blue.

The next look I did was much more toned down because I had to go in to the office.

I think this palette has great choices to make a colorful look or neutral look.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder

These last two weeks have been terrible for my skin. I’m not sure what changed, I’ve been working from home and we haven’t been using the heater more than the last month. Maybe it’s just been long enough to start seeing the effects.

As I was applying my foundation yesterday I started to stress at how terrible my skin was looking. I was using a dewy foundation but it was still sticking to all my dry patches around my mouth and nose (allergies, boo).

I was feeling down because of how my skin was looking but as soon as I started setting with the Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder my skin transformed right away!

I didn’t get a before and after picture, mostly because I was about to cry (silly, I know) but I’ll try to remember to post a side by side!

The powder is finely milled and has a perfume scent that goes away when you apply it. It leaves a soft matte finish and has been a life saver during this dry time!

Curlsmith Weightless Air Dry Cream

I took advantage of one of Ulta’s sales last week and purchased some Curlsmith hair products to test.

I’ve been really lazy with my hair care this last year because (covid of course 😂) I haven’t been leaving my house so I haven’t been doing much other than washing it.

I went through a long journey to train my hair so I could stop washing it every day and it’s really helped my hair not be as oily and my waves have really come out.

Based on a small amount of research, I believe my hair to be 2b. It’s medium thickness and has somewhat defined waves that start about halfway down my head.

This is the longest I’ve had my hair in over two decades and I’d like to keep it long and grow it out more so I figured it was time to do something with it.

I rarely hear about products for people with wavy hair (maybe I’m just not hanging out in the right places) which is another reason I haven’t really made an effort with my hair. I find using curly hair products can help, but some also can be too heavy for my hair.

I’ve never heard of Curlsmith but the products were on sale and they all had really good reviews and a good amount of reviews.

I received my products yesterday (Monday 1/3/2022) and decided to give the Air Dry Cream right away.

I didn’t wash my hair yesterday but I did condition from my neck down because my hair tends to get very tangled and hard to brush.

I applied the Air Dry Cream to my dry hair, mostly towards the end of my hair, only going as high as halfway up my head.

The directions say to apply it to wet hair but I wanted to try it in a more realistic (to me) setting.

Right away the product made my hair SO EASY to brush. That alone makes this an 8/10 for me. My hair is so hard to brush I usually avoid it so this really seems like a game changer.

I left my hair down while the product dried and I noticed my waves were defined more in the front and my hair didn’t frizz up.

Brushed through and put in pony tail

I haven’t washed my hair since Thursday or Friday and this cream didn’t make my hair feel oily or heavy. My hair has stayed soft and easy to brush through.

I’ll wash my hair today (it’s 5 am as I do a final proof read) and use this again but so far I’m enjoying this product and have high hopes. So far my hair still doesn’t feel hea y with product. I sleep with my hair tied back and use a silk pillow case. I did wake up with the usual knots at the base of my neck but running my fingers through my hair feels like it may be easier to brush through than other mornings.

Have you tried anything from this brand? What type of hair do you have and what are your thoughts on the products?