Colourpop Misunderstood Palette Look Vol III

This isn’t a palette that I look at and immediately have a look pop out at me but I’m always able to put together a look that I love.

This was a very simple look but the shimmers are so pretty and really pop.

I lightly packed Devious in the crease and blended up to the brow. I applied Sing to the outer V of my eyelid, Underworld to the center and Pain and Panic to the inner 1/3.

I used my fingers to apply the shimmers and then I took small brushes to softly blend the shimmers together.

I took a small fluffy brush and brushed back and forth in the crease, with no additional product, to blend the shimmers.

I went back and packed on a little more Devious to the outer V to bring back some depth.

What are your thoughts on this palette? What kind of look would you do or would you like to see next?

Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Enchanted look

I keep watching YouTubers talk about how they change up their makeup based on the seasons. I’m over here barely able to match colors and patterns.

So, I do what I want (haha I do what I *can*).

In order and placement:

  • Elm in crease and to set base (concealer or shadow primer)
  • Grim to darken crease
  • Vine in outer 1/3 of lid
  • Illusion in the center blended into vine
  • Hazel in inner 1/3 blended into Illusion
  • Realized the look was darker than I intended so I softly patted Frost all over lid
  • Charm tight lined along lower lashes
  • Elm to soften charm

I love the Forever Flawless palettes. The shadows are so easy to blend, apply, build up and last all day.

For my lipstick I used Colourpop Curve II all over

Do you change your look based on the seasons or time of the year?

Fresh Body Wash

This one’s a little different but bear with me. (btw I googled and confirmed bear is the correct version of the word)

When we talk about self care we talk about face skincare, makeup, bubble baths and perhaps some yummy drinks. But what we don’t always talk about it our body wash.

There are definitely body washes I do not like but in general there are just body washes I use.

They’re interchangeable. They smell nice. They make my skin feel clean without stripping it if hydration. Whatevs right?

So, when I realized I was running out of by bath and body works body gel I went to reorder what I had. I thought, maybe I’ll check out some other scents etc. The issue was, I really like not going to malls now and I hate $6 shipping for a $14 body wash.

This applies to all stores too, not just BBW.

While trying to figure out what I wanted to wash myself with, I discovered Fresh also sold body wash and it was on sale.

I enjoy many other Fresh products so I decided to give it a try and patiently waited for my order to arrive.

Let me tell you all. This did not disappoint. Not as a Fresh product and not as a body wash.

It foams up perfectly, and you don’t require a heap load to get that nice commercial style lather. And the lychee scent? Like I smooshed all the unavailable lychee and rubbed it on myself.

This made my entire shower smell of my fruit dreams and left my skin feeling clean and refreshed.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this body wash if you’re in the market to splurge on your body.

Colourpop Lust for Dusk

I’ve been pretty good about not making too many makeup purchases this year but I could not resist the Lust for Dusk palette

The dusk colors really appealed to me and…I hadn’t purchased a new palette in a bit, haha.

I love the subtle colors and the shimmer/metallics. I was most excited to see Miser (used on lid in this look) make a comeback in this palette (first available in LE Fortune palette).

In order to make the lid shade pop I use the NYX glitter primer.

The forumla does not disappoint, it’s easy to apply and blend. I’m excited to post more looks using this palette.

What do you think about this palette?

Olehenrikson #Oleglow Challenge

Back in April Olehenrikson reached out and asked if I would be interested in receiving some complimentary products to review as part of a 3 week skincare challenge. Since I’ve used and like their products I said yes. After filling out a survey regarding my interests and skincare needs I received the following products

The C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer was one I had received a small sample of in the past but nothing enough to help me form an opinion and I have the Banana Bright Eye Cream which I enjoy so I was happy to get to try more of this line.

I was especially excited to try the Glow2OH toner because I had my eye on this for a while now due to the dark spots on my cheeks.

Here is my over all review based on 20 days of using only Olehenrikson products including the following gifted products:

▫️Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum 

▫️C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer

▫️Truth Juice Daily Cleanser

▫️Good Night Retin-ALT Sleeping Cream

▫️Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner

I also used the Olehenrikson Phat Glow Facial Mask mask (purchased in my own) and the banana bright bright eye cream (also purchased on my own) 

Over the last 20 days I’ve only used the five gifted products for my skincare routine and I have seen a very noticeable difference in the overall health of my skin.

My skin has a natural glow and is lacking the dullness I had when I started this routine. It looks more hydrated and suptle and has made applying makeup so much easier because I require less to get that healthy look I like.

The biggest difference has been in the redness and dark spots on my cheeks. I’ve been so self conscious about these areas and I always have to add some more foundation here but after 20 days of using these Olehenrikson products I find myself with a lot less to cover up!I didn’t expect to see much of a difference because the challenge coincided with work trips to a much colder environment than where I live and with a vacation to a much hotter environment but having these products helped keep my skin balanced. There were a couple of days while on vacation that my skin felt so dry and even got flakey, but after two days of using the overnight cream, the Vitamic C Serum and the gel creme my skin was back to feeling soft and smooth.

I was happily surprised at the difference just 20 days made and have already shared my results with friends and family with high recommendations!

I’m so happy and grateful to have gotten to be a part of the Oleglow challenge and will definitely continue using these products and looking to add more into my routine!

Have you tried any of these or any other Olehenrikson products that your would recommend?

Hair care

Let’s get into this like it hasn’t been over three weeks since I last posted 😅

My hair was never the priority in my grooming, mostly because I just didn’t know how to handle it. It’s thick and tends to get frizzy and poofy and overall always looked dull.

About ten years ago (omgosh I’m old!) I started really taking care of it, getting regular cuts, trying heat protective products, leave-in conditioners, the works.

Most recently, I’d say about three years ago, I stopped blow drying and using any kind of heat in my hair almost all together. Mostly it was because I got lazy and just didn’t want to “do” my hair. The plus side is, my hair started looking and feeling a lot healthier. I trained it so wasn’t washing it as often and my natural waves were really coming through. The one thing I did change is I bleached and dyed some of it and fortunately I didn’t get any of the frying dead looking hair I was scared of.

Then covid hit and I went an entire year without cutting or bleaching my hair, I could still touch up the color at home, and my hair went straight into nothing but buns. There were many days I didn’t even brush my hair. I struggled with wanting to brush my hair because it was always so tangled. No matter what products I use, which I try to keep minimal to avoid build up, I have this spot at the base of my neck on the right side that gets so matted.

Well, now that I’m having to interact with people again it’s time to get my hair back into shape.

A cut and color touch up went a long way but I was still dealing with how tangled my hair would get.

In a moment of desperation and curiosity I picked up a “tangle free” plastic/silicon brush and let me tell you, it’s been life changing!

I don’t know what it is about this brush but whether my hair is wet or dry this brushes through it so nicely! I’m able to get rid of the matted parts at my neck with a lot less breakage and tears.

This entire post has lead me to this: if you find yourself struggling with your hair, and haven’t found something that helps with brushing, try this out!

I found mine at my local TJ Maxx for about $5.

Natasha Denona Glam Palette V2

Oy, I just checked and this palette is sold out at Sephora again and with good reason!

This palette is so pretty and the layout makes it so easy to create a variety of looks. I personally don’t like that the shadows don’t have individual names but the formula makes up for it.

I’m not usually into cool toned palettes but this color story is so easy to use. I realize it’s not very “Spring” but, inside my house all seasons feel the same, lol.

The mattes in this palette are very buildable so you don’t have to worry about going in too harshly and then blending for ages to soften the edges. The metallics are so soft and they apply nicely with a flat brush or your finger. I didn’t even use glitter primer with this look and the shadows still looked so beautiful.

I hope this palette becomes available for the Sephora Spring sale.

Other products used in this look :

  • The Crayon Case Blush Binder for bronzer and blush
  • Highlighter is CP Monster SSC with
  • Jaclyn Cosmetics Spark$ over
  • Lippie stix Hike House
  • Elf camo CC gream
  • DIOR forever foundation

#carselfies

These days my car selfies are looking a little different

My car lease was up and I’m trying to decide if I want to get another car or use alternative transportation given how little I leave my house and how close my job is (and working from home plays a big impact too)

I want to try to test this out for a month or two and how I feel afterward. I’m also hoping that not being able to just jump in my car and go somewhere will help curb my spending habits. Fingers crossed!

Maybe I’ll get a moped or scooter, haha.

Here is what I look like under the mask today

Products used:

  • Lancome Clarifique Exfoliating & Hydrating Face Essence with Glycolic Acid (gifted)
  • Supergoop Mineral Sheer Suncreen spf 30 PA++ (gifted)
  • Colourpop Rendezvous palette (discontinued) , Cool Breeze shadow stix
  • Natasha Denona Metropolis palette and setting powder
  • Morphe 25B (to set shadow base)
  • Tarte Ave Princess contour palette
  • Tarte four pan blush palette (discontinued) and BB tinted primer broad spectrum over
  • CYO foundation (discontinued

I was reall impressed with the BrowGal brow pencil (received in Boxycharm or Ipsy). It’s soft and makes it easy to fill in your brows AND it comes with a built in sharpener

Have you used any of these products?

Colourpop Eye look V1

Not sure if the previous Colourpop palette posts count but I’m calling this V1 because I’m using shadows I’ve depotted and placed into one large palette.

This is the x-large palette I used to combine several of my small Colourpop palettes. It wasn’t an easy decision, especially since most of my Colourpop impulse buys are due to the packaging, but I love being able to see all my options.

I did have to label the shadows myself and at some point I stopped including what palette they were from but it is easy to Google the shadow name and see what palette it was in.

Shadows used :

  • Champs from Yes, Please
  • Top Notch from All I See is Magic
  • Hard from Double Entendre
  • Elfish from Dream St
  • Money Tree from Fortune
  • Juicy Fruit

The highlighter is a recent Jaclyn Cosmetics loose highlighters and the bronzer is from the Tarte Ave Princess palette.

How do you feel about depotting palettes?