Monthly Archives: October 2014

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Swatches

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Box

Ever since I saw the first photo of the LORAC Mega PRO Palette floating around on Instagram, I’ve been giddy with excitement! Seriously, I don’t think I was ever as pumped for a makeup release as I was for this palette. Some  of you may have noticed that I use my LORAC PRO Palettes 1 & 2 religiously and that’s because I think LORAC eye shadows in general are really lovely. They’re usually well pigmented, have a nice texture and are easy to blend. So when I realized a new 32 shade palette was being released, I sort of lost my cool.

The LORAC Mega PRO Palette ($59) was an online exclusive and was released on October 7th, 2014 at as well as At the time of writing this, both websites are currently out of stock and I’m not sure when, or if at all, there will be more of these palettes available but Amazon has an option to be notified when this palette is back in stock so here’s to hoping that there will be more restocks!

Also, if you were unable to get your hands on this palette, hope isn’t completely lost! In appreciation of all of my amazing followers, I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram and the prize is the LORAC Mega PRO Palette! Check out full details here.

LORAC Mega PRO Palette

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LORAC Mega PRO Palette Giveaway!

Hello hello!

In honor of reaching 5k followers on Instagram, I’m hosting a giveaway as my way of saying thank you! I truly appreciate all of the kind words and support that I receive here on my blog as well as on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, BlogLovin’, Reddit, etc.  SO VERY MUCH! I’m always blown away by how sweet, encouraging and awesome my followers are. I also want to say that while I can’t always respond to every single comment, message, etc. that I get, I do read all of them and they always put a smile on my face! =D

I decided to get a LORAC Mega PRO Palette for the prize because I use their PRO Palettes 1 & 2 so frequently and really love them. So surely 32 shades of LORAC eye shadow goodness must be a good prize, right?! 😉


So without further adieu, here is the official rules for a shot at winning the new LORAC Mega PRO Palette!

1. Must follow @sultrysuburbia on Instagram.

2. Repost this pic on IG with #ss5k and tag @sultrysuburbia.

3. Open internationally!

4. No private or giveaway accounts.

5. Max 3 entries per person but only one per day.

6. Winner will be chosen via

7.Contest ends Oct. 23rd at 10pm EST.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! And just once more, THANK YOU! <3


This product was purchased directly by me and is in no way affiliated with LORAC Cosmetics.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice Review & Swatches


Packaging: Translucent plastic matte purple cap snaps into place over the shiny silver tube. No real big positives or negatives here. 8/10

Longevity: Surprisingly good! I wore this for several hours, even ate and drank with it on, and it still looked pretty good afterwards. 8/10

Application: Applies smoothly, evenly and is very well pigmented. 9/10

Texture: Remarkably creamy with no dragging or skipping across your lips. 9/10

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick Touch of Spice

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick Touch of Spice

I’ve got to start this review by saying that I have been so pleasantly surprised by this lipstick! It’s not that I was ever really expecting it to be bad, I just didn’t realize how much I’d love it. The Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks were released recently (I was just finally able to find them here!) and come in 10 beautiful shades. I decided on Touch of Spice and I think it’s pretty great!

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