Hey, guys! Long time, no see, eh? Sorry about the lack of updates on the blog recently but I’ve been insanely busy lately and focusing most of my energy on getting my company up and running! I’ll be doing another post very soon sharing my progress so far as well as swatches and product peeks. Now on to the review!
Kat Von D recently released her Mi Vida Loca Remix Holiday Collection which included a lip set and the stunning Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette! This palette popped up earlier than expected online and I snatched one up asap. I think they’ve been restocked a couple of times online since then but apparently in small quantities as they’ve been selling out really quickly. If you can’t track one down online, don’t worry though! I believe these are set to launch in stores on Oct. 2nd but correct me if I’m wrong. Point is, you still have time!
When I saw the first pictures of this amazingly bright, color wheel inspired eyeshadow palette, I knew that I couldn’t let it slip through my fingers! The Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette consists of 24 shades, 17 brights & 7 neutrals, and is an amazing palette to create a huge variety of daring and colorful looks! The 7 neutral shades are perfect for seamlessly tying bright looks together and are great for highlighting under the brow and inner corner, deepening edges, creating transition shades and even to just use alone for neutral looks.
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.
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.
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!
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! 😀
I’m not sure how many of you have heard me preach the wonders of Creme false eyelashes yet but for those of you who haven’t, listen up! 😛
Even if you haven’t heard of Creme lashes, you still may have heard of Red Cherry lashes. Red Cherry lashes are pretty popular, mostly because they make nice lashes for a really low price.
A couple of years ago, when I was still trying to figure out the ropes of lashes, I decided to order a few packs of some random Asian branded lashes on Amazon. They were like $2 for 20 pairs of falsies and I figured they would be great to practice with! No. No, no, no.
Each style of those crazy cheap lashes were literally useless. One band was impossibly thick and stiff, another style had a weird hollow band that didn’t hold glue well and, believe it or not, one of them actually had a WHITE band! Who would make a white eyelash band? I tried coloring over them with eyeliner before just giving up on the lot completely.
Hi, loves! A couple of weeks ago I was approached & asked to participate in this months German/American Blog Parade hosted by the lovely Isabell of Morgan LeFlay Beauty! The Blog Parade is basically several German and American bloggers coming together to collaborate on a makeup theme and share some love!
June’s theme is Green Summer! Have I ever mentioned that green is my least favorite color? Because it is. 😛 Despite me having a weird relationship with the color green, I figured this would be a great opportunity to push myself to do something that I normally wouldn’t so I was actually kind of jazzed about the theme once I got to thinking about it.
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.
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.
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.