I'm doing another Flash Back Friday!! Today I'm choosing some much loved Coastal Scents eye shadows. These are all single Hot Pots that I purchased, and made a quad from them. The Hot Pots retail on Coastal Scents Website for $1.95 and the empty palette retail for $3.95. I had never purchased or used and Coastal Scents product, so I was very excited to try some out. I ended up picking the shades 18 Karat Gold, Amethyst, Gypsy Gold and Caramelized.
To my surprise they are very pigmented. Now you have to be very light handed with these as there is a bit of fall out, but other than that, basically a great low priced, good quality eye shadow. I would advise to use a eye shadow primer to keep the wear looking fresh, but I highly recommend checking out their website and trying out some colours.
These three swatches were taken in different lighting, but as you can clearly see, the payoff is great! All in all a great product at a great price point!!
Have you tried any Coastal Scents? What were your thoughts? What products did you purchase?
Until next time
Welcome to the second edition of Flashback Friday! Again it's where I go through my makeup stash and pick one item to showcase and let it have it's day to shine! Today we are going to talk about the Nars Danmari All About Cheek Palette. I guess you can say I was one of the "lucky ones" to have gotten my hands on this palette. This was a limited edition, holiday palette that sold out in a flash. It consists of 1 highlighter, 1 bronzer, and 4 blushes. The Brand Nars was created by François Nars, a hugely successful runway makeup artist, and influential image maker.
The Only reason I'm blogging about a Limited Edition Palette, is because all of these lovelies can be purchased as singles, but they put them together for this fabulous palette for the holidays a few years back. The highlighter is the one of the highlighters from the Hungry Heart Duo, or Highlight (1), the bronzer is Casino. The 4 blush colours are: Orgasm, Super Orgasm, Desire and Sin. I absolutely love these colours. Now blushes are my thing! And I have been know to use a heavy hand while applying it.... and DAMN I like it that way.
So this above picture shows the highlight (right) and the bronzer (left). Again top right is one of the two highlights from the Hungry Heart Duo and top left is the Casino. The highlight is described as an Iridescent gold ivory, and the bronzer as dark brown with golden shimmer.
These above two are the all favourite Orgasm blushes. Right is the original Orgasm, and Left is Super Orgasm. The difference between the two is the larger glitter in the Super Orgasm, then in the regular. Orgasm is described as peachy pink with shimmer and Super Orgasm as peachy pink with gold glitter.
Right is Desire and Left is Sin. These are my absolute favourites. Such beautiful shades. Desire is described as cotton candy pink and Sin as berry with gold shimmer. Perfecto!!!!
Above are swatches taken in different lighting, natural and fluorescent. The individual blushes are available at Sephora for $38.00, the Casino bronzer for $52.00 and unfortunately I was unable to find the Hungry Heart Duo Highlight for sale on Sephora Website, but I'm sure an internet search would provide you with other options.
I'm hoping your able to see how beautiful these powders are. They are high end products, with higher prices, but well worth the money!!
Until Next Time
Happy Friday!!! I'm starting a new series on my blog, Flashback Friday!!! So every Friday I'm going to be posting about some of my favorite or not so favorite makeup oldies in my collection that need some love!! I will be swatching and showing you all that the item has to offer!! I am hoping not only to show my viewers some really cool, not so new product, but also rediscover some of these items myself. Most of us tend to forget the "good stuff" that we have shoved to the back of our makeup collection, so this way I'm hoping not only me but also you, get a chance to play with some oldies but goodies!!
So for my pick for the very first Flashback Friday I dug down real far, and lo and behold, I found a palette that I was so in love with about 3 years ago!!
Everyone Meet Matt!!!
So the idea of this palette is that they are all matte shades with Male names on them. Cleaver! It retails for $42.00 US on The Balm's website with very high ratings. For me, however; buy the time you do the US exchange on the product you're getting into about $60 plus dollars. I recently saw that this was on sale on Hautelook, which saved you a bit of money, so I would suggest taking a look at Hautelook for sales. Now onto the product itself.
Using my fingers to swatch, I found that some of the shadows can be a bit chalky and light. You will really have to build on Matt Malloy(white), and Matt Lombardi(cream). I even found Matt Abdul(taupe) to be a bit light, but with a couple applications, you get a good pay off. I tend to use mostly matte shadows in my crease, so for me, this palette works. IF you can find it ON SALE..... I think it would be a great investment and addition to your collection. If you already own it, dig it out, and give it some love!! It is definitely one palette that gets overlooked!
Until Next Time............
Ok...recently my good friend told me about this warehouse sale that she loves to go to. The Lise Watier Outlet sale. Because it is another province away, I hate to say it, but it really is too far away for me to just "drive to a sale." I really don't think my husband would quite understand that logic.....even if I tried.. So after apologizing to my comrade, I forgot all about it.
A couple of months later, I met up with my friend Sultan at an event we both go to every year!
"Come up to my room" she said... " I have something for you"... Curious I followed and there, she presented me with a package she had picked up at the sale! I was so excited to open it up, but I held it in until I got home, just in case I lost something. Here is what my pack;
So as you can see in my kit, there is 2 liquid eyeshadows, one creme and one green, 1 creme blush, I eyeliner, 1 lipstick and 1 palette! So yes, the kit was well stocked, and how beautiful is the green fern leaves and flowers on the palette! Love!! The 2 creme eyeshadows are very creamy and VERY pigmented! The creme colour one is # 41424 Atlantique and the Green one is #41425 Austral. Be very careful when using them.... a little goes a long way.
Next up is the eyeshadows in the palette.... well I would say they wouldn't be ones that I chose for myself, but they are very nice. The palette itself is the Palette Eden Tropical, # 31321. Some are very pigmented, some not so much.... as you can plainly see, the lighter the shade, the less pay off there is. I really like the gold and the brown shadows in this palette.
The creme blush is WONDERFUL!! The shade is # 720602 in Baie. I absolutely love it! It is so buttery and creamy, and not to bright, so you can totally built it up to your desired shade! The blush goes on very nice using a brush, but I'm sure you can use your fingers as well and pat it in and you will get the same effect.
The lipstick is a basic mauve nude. The name is Noble Nude and the # is 41510. It applied very nice, however, it dried to a matte, so it took me by surprise...... It didn't state matte, or maybe it did and I just couldn't read it as it was in french....??????......
I just used a couple other lippies to add extra shine and colour!
And Last, but certainly not least, the eyeliner. The shade is a little hard to see, but it is a grey/green. It states that it is waterproof and infused with vitamin E. The shade is # 41409 Expression. Gorgeous!! I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it! And yes for you wondering, it IS waterproof. It stayed on quite nicely! It will definitely be getting a lot of use in the summer!
So a BIG THANK YOU to my friend Sultan for her kind gift to me!! I will get use out of this kit for sure!! And in final thoughts, If you are a big green and bright eyeshadow shade lover, you should definitely get your hands on this Lise Watier Set!
Until we talk again,
Once again I went shopping and emptied my handbag.......
It was a small haul, but some great finds. I found these great deals at Winners and Walmart! These were purchased collectively! Check out these finds, I think I did very well!
First up, I found this little treasure! Jenna Hipp Essential Nail & Hand Cream! I have heard some raving reviews on her products, so I was super excited to get my hands on this. It is a thick cream (which I don't mind) and has no scent to it (which I also love, since scents can bother me). So Jenna is mostly known for her nail polish and doing Celebrities nails. Because of my occupation as a Nail Technician, I get all the pictures and inside scoop of the nails Jenna has done, and what she is up too! So Basically, she then branched out to her own Green Line of Essential Nail Polishes and Hand Creams. So you can imagine how freaking excited as I was to find it ON SALE TOO! You can go ahead and follow her on Instagram @jennahipp. I love this cream, and honestly how cute is the packaging.
Next up is I purchased a couple of nail polishes. One is Anna Sui Nail Colour in N202. This spellbinding shade of Purple. And we all know how much I love that colour, but yet again, I was totally pulled in by the gorgeous packaging.... Damn you Marketing Gurus ....
As you can clearly see, how could I not pick this up with such an awesome shade of purple and a packaging that is soooo dreamy!! I'm going to keep it out for decoration too!! If you're interested in seeing this shade and the next in action, keep an eye out on my Instagram @cheryl_whatley, and I will be sure to show pictures of both on there. Next up was this pastel purple gorgeousness with the tiniest bit of shimmer.
*** Somewhere between here and cyberspace, the rest of this post has been lost.... OH well.... I guess another haul post is warranted!! ;)
Until Next time
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