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JORD Wood Watch Review

JORD Wood Watch in Koa and Rose Gold

A while ago I was contacted by JORD Wood Watches to see if I would be interested in trying out one of their products for review. Now, I’m normally not much of a watch person but when I went to their website to view their products, my mind was changed!

I’d honestly never came across a wooden watch before but I was completely taken aback by how beautiful & unique their timepieces are and that’s when I decided I’d like to try one out for myself!

Jord is Swedish for earth, soil & land and the elements of nature have been paired so perfectly with elegance, style and craftsmanship to produce a truly stunning and eye-catching timepiece.

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4th of July Makeup!

Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow American’s out there!

I just wanted to take a minute to share my 4th of July face with all of you today! I decided to take the red, white & blue route but blue eyeshadow & red lipstick together is a real fine line. In an attempt not to look like an 80’s high school tragedy, I decided to darken up the colors a little by adding neutrals to my blue eyeshadow and choosing a darker red lip.

On my eyes, I’m using my Morphe 35U & 35S palettes, Glitter Injections Out Of This World glitter & Creme 102 lashes.

I’m also wearing one of my favorite drug store lipstick formulas, NYX Matte Lipstick in Alabama.

My brows are Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown & Clear Gel.

Morphe 35U & 35S palette with Glitter Injections Out Of This World

Also my cute little ring here is the Sophie Harper Pavé X Ring in Silver from Rocksbox! Rocksbox is a designer jewelry subscription box where they send you 3 pieces of jewelry (valued at ~$200) at a time. You can keep it for as long as you like and when you’re done, just send it back and you’ll have three new pieces on the way! You get one piece from your wishlist each month and then they choose two other pieces to suit your style. I think they did a really job awesome at picking out my box & I’m really excited to see what I get next! 🙂

It’s $19 a month after the first month but you also get $10 of that back in Shine Spend each month to put towards the purchase of a piece if you fall in love with one of the items in your box that month!

Use code “suburbiamakeupxoxo” for your first month of Rocksbox free!

Morphe 35U & 35S palette with Glitter Injections Out Of This World

How did you guys spend your 4th of July Weekend? I’m still waiting on my husband to get back but today is our last day apart! I can’t wait! 😀

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The SoLa Look iGracias Palette Review

Hey guys! I was recently given the opportunity to try out the iGracias Palette from The SoLa Look and wanted to share my thoughts and review with you all.

The SoLa Look iGracias Palette

The SoLa Look says that the iGracias Palette is their way of saying thanks to all of the Instagram artists who’ve shown them love and the outside of the palette sports the names of dozens of Instagram artists who’ve been supporting The SoLa Look. If anyone is wondering, no, I’m not on there! 😛

The 4  neutral shades in the SoLa Look iGracias palette are basically fool proof! The shades all go beautifully together and also blend really well. Anyway you wear these colors, they’re probably going to look good! I do wish that one of the shades was a matte but it’s a lovely palette, nonetheless.

In addition to these eyeshadows being easily blendable, they also have several other great qualities! When using these I literally had like zero fallout and the shades are buttery smooth and super well pigmented. Anaya was very slightly drier and less pigmented than the others initially but builds up really well.

These eyeshadows are also huge! They are a whopping .14oz whereas Sugarpill eyeshadows are .12oz and MAC eyeshadows are .04oz so this palette is going to be going strong for a long time. Due to the huge size of the pans and the neutral color choices, this palette would make a great everyday eyeshadow palette.

The SoLa Look iGracias Palette

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Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial
Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

 

If you haven’t yet heard me preaching the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, now is the time! I absolutely love this stuff because due to the fact that it’s a duochrome, you can use this one shadow by itself and have a really complete eye look! Just pack it on to your lid, blow it out in the crease and ta-da! A multi-dimensional and complete eyeshadow look with very minimal effort.

Even though this shade is awesome on its own, we’re going to step it up a notch for this eyeshadow tutorial!

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

You know the drill! As always, I’m going to start by applying my favorite eyeshadow primer, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. If you’re prone to oily lids, I’d also recommend using an oil blotting sheet on your lids prior to the primer to absorb any excess oil.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

To get started, I’m going to use my finger to pat on a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black onto my lid. By starting with a black base on your lid, we’re going to make the duochrome shadow that we’re about to use look even more multi-tonal.

If you don’t have NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black, don’t worry! You can use a black eyeliner for this step instead. You wanna make sure that this is an eyeliner that you are able to smudge out though, so I personally would opt for a pencil as gels can be quick drying.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection

Summer is here, baby! Well, it was actually like 55 degrees here yesterday but you’d never know that from looking at my face! 😉

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection was recently released and I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a couple of these beauties! I ordered the Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink as well as my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, Unicorn, which is also a new shade released with the Summer Collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Wearing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

 

Waterproof Creme Color

Anastasia Beverly Hills has successfully knocked it right out of the park with their new Waterproof Creme Colors! I’ve been using this product in Jet for a while now and really love it as an eyeliner. I was a little worried that these bright colors might not be as well pigmented or as long lasting as Jet but I was, luckily, very wrong.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

The pigmentation of Coral Reef and Barbie Pink is totally insane! They are SO bright! I feel like I could spot these on someone across the room because they practically glow!

These set quickly and once they do, they’re good to go for a long, long time! I wore both of these shades all day and they still looked perfect at the end of the night. Coral Reef even managed to stick to my waterline all day and that’s no easy feat!

I could probably ramble on and on all day long about how much I love these but there’s no point. The bottom line is I love them. The pigmentation is insane, the staying power is extremely impressive and the brightness of them just makes me giddy! If you’re looking for some fun color for the summer, you definitely should check out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Barbie Pink

Coral Reef and Barbie Pink are blindingly bright and I love them for it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

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Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial using Makeup Geek

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial with Makeup Geek

Hey guys! I did this look for the first time a few weeks ago and decided it was time to get around to making a tutorial for this fresh, summery eyeshadow look! This tutorial is featuring Poppy, one of my all time favorite Makeup Geek shadows. Poppy is an awesome color in general but it’s especially striking on my fellow blue-eyed babes! 😉

Fresh Summer Makeup Look

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial

I always start my eyeshadow routine by first using an oil blotting sheet on and around my lids to remove any excess oil that will mess up my eyeshadow over time, applying my favorite primer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and then I dust a small amount of translucent powder over the primer.

Oh, and please try to excuse the pink in my lashes. The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme colors are no joke! I’ll be making a post on a couple of the new ABH Summer Collection items soon.

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial with Makeup Geek

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City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Swatches & Review

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems in Onyx

I was recently given the opportunity to try out quite a few products from City Color Cosmetics. I’d never heard of City Color Cosmetics before but I decided I’d like to give them a try and see what they’re all about. The product I’m most excited to share with you guys is a few shades from their Be Matte Gems Lipstick ($4.99). I’m a sucker for weird lip colors so these were the first thing that grabbed my attention!

OVERALL REVIEW: 7

Packaging: White plastic tube with clear lid. Lipstick retracts fully into the tube. 6/10

Longevity: Above average although these will need a touch up after eating. 7/10

Application: These sometimes skip over lips and you may need a couple of coats to get them to look perfect. 7/10

Texture: Matte and a little on the drier side. 8/10

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Review

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