Hi Dolls!!

The Tropic Palette is the newest addition to the over-priced, luxury makeup brand Natasha Denona. What a intro! But its true, the palette is a limited edition and costs $129… yes $129 USD!!! And I own it. I am such a huge fan of the brand that I ordered it as soon as it became available on Beautylish.com

Per Sephora:

What it is:
A limited-edition eyeshadow palette with 15 brand-new tropical shades.

What it does:
This limited-edition palette features 15 shades of Natasha’s new, long-lasting cream-powder formulas, combined with her classic, signature formula. With a range of matte and metallic finishes in complementary tropical pop colors and pastels, you’ll be inspired to create endless looks, as far as your imagination leads you—from soft and natural to colorful, vibrant, and bold.

The top and center rows are pastel and nude shades that can be applied on the eye lids and the crease, while the bottom row is full of colorful, tropical, and exotic shades for the upper and lower lash line.

This set contains:
– 15 x 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g Eyeshadows in Peach Puff, Sangria, Fake Tan, Coco, Sahara, Pastel Melon, Nudist, Vintage Taupe, Gusti, Limoncello, Mint Frost, Exotic, Laguna, Tiger Lily, Zena

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

credit: https://www.sephora.com/product/tropic-palette-P429004

I am a palette collector and could not wait to get this beauty in my hands, and am super happy I did! A few things have changed though in comparison to the other Natasha Palettes I own. The first notable change is the case, it’s now a hard plastic case, similar to her blush palette, but it does not feel cheap, as that was my issue with the BH Cosmetics Pro Palette. A lot of people have complained the formula has changed, and yes I did see a difference since the colors are not as pigmented as before BUT they do blend so much better AND you can build the color up to the point you want.

This palette for me is a dream come true, of course ignoring the price point. But as someone who has so many palettes and actually uses them, the mattes are perfect and they are ALL great transition shades or you can build them up to use by themselves. Swatches do not do this palette any justice!

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette 18/20

Color Diversity 2/2
Packaging 2/2
Fallout 2/2
Blendability 2/2
Price Point 1/2
Availability 2/2
Ease of use 2/2
Pigmentation 1/2
Over All Presentation 2/2
Mirror 2/2
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Hi Dolls!!!

Happy Wednesday! OMG can I confess, I walked into my office thinking it was Tuesday… i literally skipped a day of the week! There is so much chaos going around, my first Giveaway as a host goes live this Friday, make sure to check that out.

I have to tell you guys I gained 3 pounds after coming back from vacation. It may not seem a lot to you but in February I changed my lifestyle a bit, ok a lot. I started watching my portions and what I actually ate. A lot of people think because it says its sugar-free or fat-free that its healthy for you! (check the sugar content on your sodas).

One of the biggest issues I have is that I work late, creating content for you guys, and this usually means I am up till about 1 am, and snacking on all the goodies my fridge has to offer, or calling for Tacos to be delivered (yes they deliver until 3am, the advantage of living in Manhattan). So Sugar Smart Box reached out one day and the reason I agreed to give it a go was because “Sugar Smart Box is a monthly subscription box with low sugar, low carb, diabetic diet friendly snacks. Although it was created with diabetics in mind, it is great for anyone watching their carb and sugar intake.”(details).

I was gifted the box, but the brownie and the Pomegranate drink mix had to be my favorite this month! Guys click on the word detail and check them out! This is definitely good for someone who is trying to get back to healthy living habits and the month to month subscription is only less than $35!!! We spend so much more than that on junk food every two weeks!!!

 

So for now kisses and hugs and till next time!

 

 

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Hiiiii!!!! Happy Friday 😊

Lets talk makeup today and Kim K Beauty Mrio Collab… like guuuurl when the announcement was made I thought to myself finally! I was very surprised with the color choices since we all expect a more neutral tone coming from the contour queen and king. Then the videos started coming from large influencers and that sealed the deal for me, and no it wasnt the blue. When the day came I had my order placed and paid for within 1 minute into the launch. What surprised me was that the palette did not sold out within minutes, the bundle was gone quickly but the actual palette took a day or 2… maybe they had enough made ahead of time? Who knows…

I have had this beauty for about a week, swatched and recorded a little something that will be posted soon and I have to say good job… the KKW X MARIO Palette was not a surprise to me when it was announced because it made sense that her main makeup artist @makeupbymario would collaborate with @kimkardashian like I said earlier. When I saw the colors I was a bit skeptical, like a lot of other people, because they looked very similar to @kyliecosmetics Peach Palette. The colors may be similar but the undertones are definitely different. Something else Kim got right was the formula. It’s more creamy and on a wear test without primer it lasted all day. I know everyone is obsessed about the blue, since it’s the one that stands out the most but for me it’s the one on the top left hand that drove me nuts… it’s the perfect shade to create a poppin halo!

Details:
#bbloger #kwxmario #honestreview #notsponsored #collector #palettereview

Whats the hype about Tatchas new Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer? Is it good, is it worth it? Should I stop eating lunch for a week to buy it?

Lol, hi guys and happy Tuesday… feels like a Thursday but nope its Tuesday. Today has been filled with work, more work and laughing at things that happen that could be avoided but nope they can handle it on their own.

Back to starving yourself for a week, do not do it. Nothing in this world is worth that. I finally feel confident enough to speak about the new Tatcha Silk Canvas Filter Fi…[2… hours… later]…. Primer. Wow its a mouth full.

According to their website (once you scroll past the heart attack pricing) (details)

This primer is “Velvety priming balm of pressed silk smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.”

It also claims to be anti aging since one of its ingredients is Hadasei-3™ (combination of Japanese superfoods, green tea, rice and algae) while blurring, priming, protecting and enhancing your skin.

What do I think about it? My honest opinion, after running into about 4 Sephoras that were sold out and finally ordering it online, is that it works. I do not know about the anti aging factor, but my foundation does last all day. Will I buy it again? Well it will be a a VERY long time before I see this product as an empties, because a little does go a long way.

In regards to usage, I do not use the little medallion it brought, honestly it was lost in my primer drawer after the first day, so if you can come up with a way to attach it back to the container it would be amazing. I used it with different foundations and I noticed that the foundation color changed. For example I have always used nutmeg in the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, for some unexplained reason it looked like I have a gray-ish undertone, so that was a weird outcome. With my YSL Foundation, I looked extra dewy, but last night using the new Nars and applying it with a Morphebrushes M439 Brush made so much of a difference. I think this type of primer works best when its worked into your skin just like the Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.

Would I buy it again? Hmmm not too sure on this one, just keep in mind it does change the undertone of your foundation depending on the formula.

 

Kisses and hugs – Aura

Hiiiii!!! Happy Monday! OMG for us living in NYC this morning was a nightmare with all the rain and wind.

So for today’s post I want to talk about how what we lay our heads on to sleep. We all love the cute linen, and the pretty colors and some of us just want affordable bedding, but have you thought about what material your sheets are made from and if that is something that can help you?

I have not pulled my information from any medical reviews, so please keep in mind these are all my opinions.

So lets make this quick:

Cotton is pretty and soft but it tends to absorb any moisture. Meaning that really expensive moisturizer you just applied? Well your cotton pillow case thanks you for sharing the love and moisture! Also for curly-hair girls, cotton tends to produce friction and absorb the moisture in your curls.

Silk is spun using proteins silk warms produce when creating their cocoon, this is why they are so expensive, and the best option for you. Sleeping on a silk pillow case can help your skin stay smooth and help reduce the appearance if wrinkles, plus your curls do not have to stress the friction.

If you can’t afford silk, satin is a great alternative is Satin, as it is not absorbent like cotton even though it is a man-made material, it is soft and provides similar results like Silk.

That is all for today guys!!! Talk to you next time!

Hiiiiiiii!!!! OMG its Friday… like you guys have no idea how much I look forward to this day! So much has been going on this week, from cheating scandals to new babies! So congrats to Khloe for her new bundle of joy, and shame on you Tristan!

And just like that we need to talk about another empty! This one is brought to you buy my wallet and Ciate London. Lol!!! I play with makeup almost every day… literally almost every day and some of the colors I use leave a stain. This is why I love Ciate’s Makeup Melter. I would apply on my lids with a brush and clean up my area then take a moist towel and literally wipe off. It works amazing and does not irritate, which is super important. I sometimes am lazy and apply it all over my face, but I do not recommend that to anyone that is prone to breaking out as it is a bit oil, but it has vitamin E.

It does not have any smells or harsh chemicals and does what it says…melt your makeup. It costs $20USD and will last you a few months, so definitely worth it. Will I buy it again? Ummm I have 2 jars in the house…

 

Sephora (details):

What it is:
A makeup remover balm with murumuru seed butter and vitamin E to condition lids, lashes, and lips.

What it does:
Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm removes makeup while it cares for tired skin. Its unique silicone and mineral oil-free, balm-to-oil formula effortlessly melts away makeup quickly, leaving skin feeling moisturized and deeply cleansed without stripping away essential oils.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and free of gluten, D5, silicones, formaldehyde, petrolatum oil, mineral oil, and lanolin.

Hi Dolls!!!

Happy hump day! As promised here is another empties I am going to buy again, and guess what it could be considered a WTF item… but let me explain before you think I am nuts!

Last year I tried a few La Roche-Posay lotions, and they are effective, but I did not like how they smelled. So a few weeks ago I went on the hunt for new makeup remover wipes and I found the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes. Honestly I placed them in my cart and put them back but my son thought I made a mistake and put them back in the cart and I did not realize I bought them until we got home. I was not going to go back for $10, yes $10USD for 25 wipes!!!!! Exactly WTF! But…oh my gosh, I just bought another pack. They worked great removing my eye makeup, especially the pinks and reds that tend to stain my lids, but what won me over was how easy they removed glitter! Glitter is such a big issue for me because it takes forever to take off, but with these wipes…it was so easy and they did not leave a greasy residue. I will advise you to be careful and try to avoid all contact with your actual eyes, it will sting. So will I buy again? Yes!!!

Target Info: (Details)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes cleanse away oil and pore clogging impurities, down to microscopic pollution particles. These face wipes are formulated with micro-exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxy Acid, oil-targeting Zinc Pidolate, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, and mild cleansing agents to purify skin. How to Use:Avoid eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with water. Use daily, morning and in the evening. Gently wipe your face with facial wipes to remove dirt and oil. Do not rinse. Dispose of facial wipes after use.Recommended by 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay offers unique daily skincare developed using a strict formulation charter and stringent clinical testing for efficacy and safety, even on sensitive skin.
Skin Concern: acne and blemishes, basic care
Recommended Skin Type: sensitive, combination, normal, oily
Used For: basic cleansing, basic cleansing
For Use On: Face
Product Form: Wipe
Product Warning: no warning applicable
Health Facts: fluoride-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, dye-free, aluminum-free
Package Quantity: 25
TCIN: 51082624
UPC: 3606000444140
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-0682
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Hi dolls!

Can you guys believe its already April? 1/4 of the year is gone!!! Then as I was walking out my room, late because I was working at 5am, I realized I have a lot of products in my empties bag! So why not share with you what I loving, hating, and feel neutral about…

So today’s product is a WTF product, as Glamlifeguru would say for the simple fact that its $100USD… yes a full Benjamin bill… but before you think I am crazy, my first one I did receive in PR, and shamelessly ordered another one earlier today.

The Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra- Gel Oil Free moisturizer, has been a permanent staple on my night stand since February. I had the chance to meet some of the girls from their marketing team, and they graciously sent me a few items (which I will be discussing this week after a month using them). I do have one small complaint though, nothing big, I wish the container came with a tiny spatula to take the cream out. But enough about the negatives, lets talk about the positives!

AmorePacific was established in 1945 and its a K-Beauty brand. The Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel is an oil-free, gel moisturizer that works to delay all signs of aging caused by loss of moisture. (Details) To me it became a must in the morning. I do not wear makeup on an everyday basis to work, but i do moisturize, especially in the winter. When you apply the gel-like cream it feels a little sticky, but it settles into your face giving you a refreshed feeling without the weight of convectional anti-aging creams. The best part about it, I was able to wear it under my makeup without it affecting the application.

Yes, its expensive, but is it worth it? Yes, plus a little goes a long way with it.

Sephora details:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An light gel daily moisturizer with the power of bamboo sap, ginger-root extract, and 5-Hydra complex™.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Redness and irritation

If you want to know more…
This oil-free gel moisturizer works to delay all signs of aging caused by loss of moisture without clogging pores. The light gel cream formula refreshes and cools the skin on application and supports natural hyaluronic acid in the skin to improve moisture levels. The 24-hour time-released formula includes bamboo sap to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin density. Ginger root extract and nine essential amino acids revitalize skin and reveal a radiant complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
As a brand dedicated to achieving health and beauty with natural botanicals, AmorePacific does not test ingredients or products on animals. Environmentally aware and socially conscious since its inception, AmorePacific is dedicated to treating the earth and its inhabitants with respect.

 

Would I purchase it again? Already did.

If you guys have any questions feel free to email me… Love you guys and till next time!

Hi Dolls,

Have you all heard of the DR. JART+Shake & Shot™ Rubber Masks? If you haven’t, they are the cutest thing Sephora currently has! I am always on the lookout for affordable things that actually work! And no this is not a paid sponsorship, or ad, or PR (wish I was on it) this was me being a shopaholoc and grabbing things off of endcaps in Sephora because it looks cute 😂

Anyways, I made a short video and will have it up hopefully this weekend.

The funny looking container brings everything you need so it’s a no cleanup type of mask and that was such a plus for me! I shy away from anything that gives me extra unnecessary work.

It’s super simple too! Just open the container, remove the spatula, and mix the two envelopes that it brings. Then cover it with the face, and put your finger to cover the mouth of the little face on top and SHAKE!! Yes, shake it enough for the formula to mix. I found that once I removed it the consistency wasn’t right so mixed it with the included spatula.

It brings enough for a little more than 1 application so if you want mask part of your neck with it too. It’s really easy, just apply it all over your face avoiding eye and mouth area. DO NOT over apply. Then it will take forever to dry, take it from me who triple layered it and waited about 35 minutes for it to dry. While drying my face felt clean and minty. It was a very pleasant, relaxing experience… Oh and when it dried it was easy to remove. It was as if I as peeling off rubber. My face felt tight but not dry, and the effects lasted a few days.

Will I purchase it again?

Of course I will… my only complaint is the cost. So I give it a 7/10.

Easy to use: 3/3

Does what it says: 3/3

Affordable: 1/3

Sephora details:
Details

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ SensitiveWhat it is:
A set of fun, DIY rubbery modeling masks that infuse skin with potent actives to smooth for a healthy, dewy-looking complexion.Solutions for:
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Loss of firmness and elasticity
– Dullness and uneven textureIf you want to know more…
Dr.Jart uses the same “rubber mask” technique found in high-end Korean spas to achieve equivalent high-performance results—without the fuss of mixing a traditional modeling pack. The innovative cream-to-sheet formula penetrates skin more deeply than a sheet mask to deliver high-potency active ingredients. Each freshly-made mask penetrates skin surface to deliver the benefits your skin needs most quickly and effectively.

This collection contains:
(Each sold separately)

Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask: Moisturizes and revitalizes the complexion. The Hydro Mask ampoule contains a cocktail of Vitamin B5 (panthenol) and Expert Moist Complex, rich in amino acids, to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier. Just shake it up and give skin a hydrating shot.
Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing Mask: Calms and repairs the complexion. The Soothing Mask ampoule contains Vitamin K3 (menadione) and a soothing botanical complex to calm irritated skin. Just shake it up and give sensitive skin a soothing shot.
Shake & Shot Rubber Brightening Mask: Brightens dull skin. The Brightening Mask ampoule contains Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and sea buckthorn fruit extract, rich in vitamins, to even out skin tone, brighten darkness and revitalize skin. Just shake it up and give skin a brightening shot.
Shake & Shot Rubber Firming Mask:Improves skin elasticity and firmness. The Firming Mask ampoule contains Vitamin A (retinol) and OxyForce™ Cellular Active to help boost collagen synthesis and enhance elasticity and firmness of sagging skin. Just shake it up and give skin a firming shot.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
As the leader in high-performing skincare innovations, Dr.Jart+ created a shaking rubber mask to bring its fans the latest trend in masking. Plus, it’s easy and fun to use—just shake it up and give skin a shot.

Credit: https://m.sephora.com/product/shake-shot-rubber-masks-P428658?icid2=skugrid&skuId=2021905

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