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ColourPop Haul & Review

After months and months of seeing tantalizing Colourpop swatches all over social media, I finally had to stop resisting and place an order so that I could see what all the hype is about for myself and share my thoughts and review with you guys! Their products are mostly priced between $5 – $8 so they’re quite affordable.

ColourPop Eyeshadow Review

The company is very cutesy, has a huge social media presence and one hell of a marketing team. They also send out quirky handwritten letters in each package which many people apparently think is endearing. Now, I like handwritten messages just as much as the next person but it looses 100% of its charm factor when I see 2000 people a day posting photos of the exact same “unique” message that I received on Instagram all like “Aw, they thought of me! How sweet!” I’d honestly just rather get a “Thanks, Ashley!” because that seems way more sincere but I digress. ¬†I ended up with 7 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lippie stix (I feel so silly saying this), 1 lip pencil and a highlighter sample.

Shadows

I was so, SO excited to get these in the mail! I mean, you’ve seen the swatches. They look like a million bucks, huh? Well the way these swatch might just be the best thing about them.

ColourPop Swatches in Animal, Roulette, Sequin, Bandit, Girly, So Quiche and Get Lucky

Let’s start at the beginning. I have never felt another makeup product that has the consistency and texture of ColourPop products so it’s difficult to describe what they feel like. It’s like a mousse meets fluffy marshmallow cloud meets firm memory foam pillow. Silly description but that’s really the best way I can describe these. They feel so lovely, soft and smooth under your fingers.

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Elevation Polish Review and Swatches!

Hey guys! So today I’m branching out and doing my first nail polish post which is semi-exciting, right? ūüėõ

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would be interested in trying out some products from Elevation Polish. Despite the fact that I adore polish and my nails are painted 100% of the time, I’d actually never tried an indie polish company before! I’ve seen so many gorgeous indie swatches floating around the web and always told myself I was going to place an order one day but somehow never did. Don’t make the same mistake I did, guys & gals.

Anyway, I browsed around on Elevation Polish’s website, saw how stunning some of their colors were and jumped all over the chance to try these! She also sent me a bottle of HK Girl & Northern Star Cuticle Oil, which I’ll get to later.

The Walker

A beautiful holographic lavender. I’m sitting here staring at this picture asking myself “What can I say?” because I feel like this picture really speaks for itself. Just look at this color! Two coats.

Elevation Polish The Walker

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Gressa Skin Review

Hey guys! A couple of weeks ago I was approached and asked if I would be interested in trying some products from Gressa Skin, a company specializing in natural skincare and cosmetics. I had actually never heard of this company¬†before but after a little research, I decided that I’d like to see what Gressa Skin is all about so they sent me this lovely package!

Gressa Skin Review

I had wanted to get this review¬†up sooner for you guys but since the natural products from Gressa Skin are so very different than the cosmetics I’m used to using, it took me a little longer to really get a grasp on these products and come to a conclusion about them but after using each of these products several times now, I can say I’m ready! ūüėÄ

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oVertone Conditioner Review

After seeing several overwhelmingly positive reviews and a personal recommendation from a fellow fantasy-haired gal, I decided to take the leap and try out some oVertone color depositing conditioner for myself.

Now, this blog has been running for nearly a year (my blogiversary is at the end of April! Yay! :D) and in all of that time, I don’t believe I’ve ever described a product as “life changing” until now. oVertone conditioners are honestly a life changing product for me! I felt like I had to review them pronto to spread the word.

oVertone conditioner in Extreme Pink Review

oVertone offers 21 vegan, non-damaging colors to choose from. They have orange, red, teal, purple, blue, pink and green and within each of those colors, you can choose pastel, vibrant or extreme levels of color. Each shade has the option of either their daily conditioner or their Go Deep weekly conditioner. I chose the Go Deep weekly conditioner in Extreme Pink ($29).

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LASplash Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review

The LASplash liquid lipsticks are completely rocking my world right now so what better product to do my first video review of than these! Liquid to matte, waterproof and insanely long-wearing; I want every shade!

What’s on my face!

Face – MUFE HD Foundation & primer, Guerlain Meteorites & Coty Airspun Powder, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15, NYX Taupe Blush, NARS Albatross, Sigma Heavenly Blush.

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Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette Review

Over the past couple of¬†months I’ve discovered that budget-friendly beauty brand Wet n Wild has quite a few gems in their product line, including their MegaLast Lipsticks, which I absolutely love.

I’m a sucker and always have to run through the makeup aisles whenever I go¬†to the store so¬†I picked up the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette for about $5 recently during a late night grocery run. ūüėÄ

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette

OVERALL REVIEW: 8

Packaging: Clear plastic lid. Reasonably sturdy for the price and snaps securely. 7/10

Longevity: Slight creasing with some darker shades after a full day. 7/10

Application: Well pigmented and easy peasy to blend! 9/10

Texture: Very smooth and soft. 9/10

The Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette comes with 8 gorgeous shades that transfer well between day and night time looks. Every shade in this palette has a shimmery finish and while I can definitely appreciate some shimmer, I wish there was at least one matte shade to tone down the glow a little.¬†Each shade in this palette is labeled as “browbone, crease, etc.” and while you can certainly put each shade wherever you wish, people who are new to makeup might appreciate having a clear direction mapped out!

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MAC Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette Review

When I first saw that the¬†MAC Nordstrom Naturals¬†Palette¬†($85)¬†had been released, I tried to convince myself for a full 6 hours or so that I didn’t need this palette before¬†realizing that that was completely insane and running out to Nordstrom half an hour before closing to pick this beauty up! I definitely made the right decision here. ūüėõ

The MAC Nordstrom Naturals Palette is limited edition and exclusive to Nordstrom so if you want to secure one of these, you may want to act quickly!

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OVERALL REVIEW: 8.50

Packaging: Fantastic shades that work well together. Sturdy plastic with clear lid makes it easy to see all of your beautiful shades although I’ll never stop wishing for MAC to put shades names on palettes.¬†8/10

Longevity: All the looks I’ve done with this palette have held up well all day long with a primer.¬†9/10

Application: Most shades are well pigmented and apply & blend nicely. 9/10

Texture: The majority of the colors in this palette are super smooth although a couple of the mattes are a little dry. 8/10

In this palette, you get 15 nearly full-sized pans of¬†MAC’s best-selling shades!¬†Each of these pans are 1.3g where as the regular MAC pans are 1.5g so you’re only missing the tiniest amount of product compared to a full sized pan. I actually didn’t have any¬†of the shades in this palette so I took that as a sign that this palette was meant to be in my life but whether or not this palette might be “worth it” to you might depend on what MAC eyeshadows you already have hanging around in your stash. If you don’t have most of these shades already, this palette is an awesome deal!

One regular MAC eyeshadow in the case is $16. One MAC refill pan (I think the individual pans are only sold online and at MAC Pro Stores) is $10. $10 per pan x 15 pans = $150 yet this palette is retailing for $85, making it as if each pan only costs about $5.66 each. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your eyeshadow collection, this might be a good time!

This palette is made of a sturdy plastic and has a clear top allowing you to see your shadows. The pans, unfortunately, do not seem to be easily removed from this palette so there’s no switching shades around or replacing them with other pans.

The 15 shades included in the MAC Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette are:

  • Vapour
  • All That Glitters
  • Wedge
  • Satin Taupe
  • Honey Lust
  • Ricepaper
  • Amber Lights
  • Saddle
  • Mulch
  • Woodwinked
  • Omega
  • Brun
  • Embark
  • Beauty Marked
  • Carbon

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