Jaclyn Cosmetics - Bronzer and Blush Duo + Accent Light Highlighters ~ Swatches

 *purchased by me*

Hi loves! Omg last I posted in December, dang! I knew it was long but didn't think that long. I meant it's been crazy. Work is double busy and on top of that my boss told us that he will move office from NY to NJ... And if I am willing to stay it will be more then 2h traveling time one way... So yeah this is not working for me and I been job hunting for the past month. Not easy... Anyways wish me luck as I am sending my resumes out. 

Now, in this new post lets take a closer look at newest Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics launch, namely highlighters and bronzer/blush duos. I thought I will skip on these but oh my just look how beautiful they are. I managed to grab 3 highlighters and 2 duos at Ulta Beauty few weeks ago. 

The first ever highlighters were launched back in 2019 and since then she revamped them. I personally never gotten any of the old ones (I did wanted the Flesh palette), but now I jumped and purchased  the new ones. The shades in the Flesh palette can be bought separate which made me really happy! I been dying to get that palette but its discontinued now.  But never the less I have the shades I wanted, woohoo. 

Accent Light Highlighters ($29) - one word amazing! seriously amazing! Lets start with the gorgeous compact the highlighters are housed in. Its beautiful! She did such an amazing job on it. They are smaller then the duos, all gold and just luxurious feeling. Its a baked formula that gives the amazing glow on the skin. It swatches and applies really good, with no fall out and it last all day. Each shade I got looked good on my skin. Seriously I am loving them at the moment. Shades I go are:

* Sparks - frosted gold

*Iced  -frosted champagne 

* Mesmerized - soft peachy highlighter

Blush and Bronzer duo next~ 

Bronzer and Blush Duo ($36) - I picked two palettes one slightly warmer and darker and one lighter and cooler. The formula on these is good. Swatch wise they looks and swatch beautiful. When applied with a brush there is a kick up of the powder. They are sheer and they can be build up. These are perfect for people who are not a fan of blush or just starting playing with makeup. Now the packaging on these is stunning! Very lux and super high end. Loving the black with rose gold detailing. Even the outside box is gorgeous! I overall like them but really hope she can make more shades and bit deeper. When I am on the run I don't have time to sit and build blush or bronzer to my desire color. Shades I picked are:

* Lilac Love /Top Tan - lilac blush and light brozner with neutral undertone. 


* Warm Flush / Golden Goddess - warm peachy blush and light brozner with warm undertones. 

And that would be it. I mean I am really loving the highlighter the most and I hope she can come up with more wearable shades. I am also thinking if I should pick the beam loose highlighter and the mood exposure powder. No idea what to do LOL. Mood exposure powder is a all over face powder, but since I have an oily skin I am afraid it will not work on me. As for the beam loose highlighter is that I don';t use much of loose highlighters but there are two shades that I are calling my name.. I dunno what to do ... decision decision. Anyways that is will be it for now. Hopefully you going to see more post from me soon:) Hugs



CoverFX Monochromatic Blushes - Swatches part 2

 *purchased by me*

I swatches part 1 over here. And like I mention in that post I will be getting more colors of these beautiful blushes. Once again ULTA Beauty had them on sale for FALL 21 Days of Beauty Event. I think these blushes were the only interesting thing during the sale... No wait, I had Shape Tape in my cart but forgot to check out on time so ... it went back to regular price...

Now the blushes. I picked up other three shades I was missing (was not interested in bronzes at this time). 

So I got 

  • Warm Honey - its the lightest in this bunch. Its has bronzey gold undertones. As name suggest its warm and I bet it would look perfect on summer tan skin. :) Not that I have any tan hahaha I white as a sheet but I know these babies are blenadable so I bet it will look good on. 

  • Spiced Cinnamon - this is more of a terracotta shade. Again it has lovely warm undertones and I think this one would look pretty during Fall months. 
  • Sweet Mulberry - ha I don't know what I was thinking when I added this one to my cart... I mean its dark and plumy but at the same time gorgeous! I just hope I will be able to pull it off. Also if you remember my last post I mentioned that I wanted one more shade but when I went back it was out of stock, Well this was this shade. 
From top warm Honey, Spiced Cinnamon and Sweet Mulberry 

I order them on September 10th and got them already on September 12th. So surprised! I mean I been getting a snail mail lately and every one I swear every one blames Covid... And then there is ULTA who ships packages out in flash... so if ULTA can so can other companies .. Just saying ,....

Boxy Charm Unboxing - June, July, August 2020 - what I got in my boxes

 *purchased by me*

Three months worth of Boxy Charm in one post. 

Lately I been having issues with Boxy deliveries. I get my boxes super late its not even funny... Since June they been showing up by the end of the month.. But my August Base box came on September 5th... Again Covid is to blame... but on the other hand my IPSy get here before the 10th of every month ... so Covid my a**... Anyways I am waiting for my September boxes now (uhmmm my IPSY is here already ..) and that post will be up later ... unless I don't get them on time it will be up few moths later in the same form as this one. 

Even tho I complain on my boxes getting here late, the products I get are amazing. Boxy is really stepping their game and they keep getting awesome brands and feature their products in the box. I mean wait and see! I will give you over all whats inside in the particular box, and my thought on the items I tried. Btw I will have an awesome announcement in my IPSY box round up :) 

JUNE BOXES - THEME OASIS 

LUXE BOX

The lux box was a hit in JUNE. I was really happy with it as well as I was happy with the picture I took LOL. I know I am so full of myself LOL but who cares! this is one of my better pictures :) my box included following:

* Tarte Tartiest Pro Amazonian Palette - finally the Remix palette got her sister :) This is pretty warmed tone, matte palette. Perfect for everyday and perfect in par with the Remix palette we got back last year. Retail value $49

* Kylie Skin Face Wash - tbh I couldn't care less for this one. I don't support that brand and I gave my away. Retail $24

* Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil - this stuff is pricey and it's waiting (still sealed) for its turn. I have a lot of skin care opened at this point so it have to wait.Reviews are good on this so cant wait! Retail value $82

* Purlisse BB Cream - I already own it and I really like it. Especially during hot and humid New York summer. Was really happy when I saw this in my box. Retail value $35

* Lily Lashes Mascara - that one was one of my choice items. I have not open it yet but I know that Lily Lashes makes an amazing lashes so hoping the mascara will be just as fabulous. Retail value $24

* Billion Dollar Brows Brush set - not gonna lie they do look good., but I have not used them yet. Well if I don't they will make a prefect Christmas gift :) Retail value $55

*Bodyography lip pencils - Ugh lip pencils and eye liners ... I hate them in my boxes coz I don't use them ... the colors are so pretty tho ugh I wish there were lipsticks instead! Come on Bodyography please make lipsticks in these shades! Retail value 28

* Hallmart Collectibles Satin pillow case and eye mask set - I LOVE this! This one my other choice and gosh I am so happy with this cute set! Retail value $50

Total value of the box: $347


PREMIUM BOX 



This premium box was such a hit, just because everyone got TF Contour palette as well as Glow Recipe Avocado Melting mask. 

* Skin & Co Shower Gel - oh me and my hubby love the fresh scent of this shower gel. We went through one bottle already and I repurchased the second one. It has a notes of fresh lemongrass and guys anything with lemon has my name on it. Retail $22

* Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping mask - I am so happy to see yet another one of Glow Recipe products. I have a small sample size back when I purchased a Holiday kit and I really like it :) Retail $49

* Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette - Again so happy to see another amazing TF products. I pulled my out and I used less then 5 times coz ..hi New York hot and humid summer that melts my makeup..Fall is coming and this baby is moving up to my everyday drawer :) Retail $44

* Kat von D lipstick - the choices were not that good this time around. I went with KVD lippe coz I do like the formula of them . Retail  $20

* Kat Von D Liquid Liner - ink well long wear matte eye liner .. I sold this one to friends friend. Like I said I don't wear eye liners... Retail value $20

* Billion Dollar Brow Sculpting dual ended brush - guys I almost threw that one away...well I did so I had to run outside and dig in the garbage can ... It got wrapped with the trash and I only realized I was missing it coz I look at the pamphlet. Geez. Retail value $35

Total retail value: $190


JULY BOXES - THEME SUNSHINE 

BASE BOX 

Not happy at all with this box ... 

* PUR Cosmetics Festival 2 palette - I like this one . this one of the two products I was actually happy to get. Colors are so much fun but I have not played with it yet. Retail $36

* Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster - this is the second one I was happy to get and it was my choice item for the month. Retail value $50

*Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray - I would like it more if it was not so matte. I ca't really use dewy sprays coz my skin is already oily ... such a shame ... Retail value $22

* Lavish Beauty "Color switch" -  this is the next products are so pointless... why would they include two accessories ? I understand if you want to throw in one but two ? Come on! I already have 3 color switches ... I have no need  for this one . sadly this one will have to find a new home along with the next products. Retails $15  

*Chella Slanted tweezers - I used to work with Tweezrman and I have enough of tweezers .. Do you get why I am so frustrated ? silly color switch and tweezers .. they just throw it just to add up the value . These tweezers retail for $20 

Total value : $143

PREMIUM BOX 

This one was a bit better then the base but still two products were not for me...

* Byroe Bitter Green Essence toner - I was hoping to get this one. I didn't open it yet but I heard its good! In September box there is Tomato Serum and I can't wait ti get my hands on it. Retail value $95

* Morphe x Manny MUA palette - as much as I don't like Manny the palette is rather cute. I love the highlighters and I still have to play with the rest of the palette. Retail $20

*Kennia Ontiveros Beauty Blush Palette - this one was my choice and wow I LOVE it! what a stunning palette! Guys I been on the blush kick lately. There was also a bronzer palette available. I will insert picture and guys let m know what you think? Should I get it? Retail $42

* Folly Fire lipstick trio - these are so beautiful! wow ... again I am so happy to have them in my box. Colors are so up my alley and I can't wait to wear them more . Retail value $40

* Laura Geller Beauty line and define dual dimension eyeliner - pass for me ... LOL yup you see another eyeliner ... oh well I will give it to someone as a Christmas gift :) Retail $24

*Boxy Charm Neon Jelly makeup bag - like seriously? IPSY gives bags for free and BOXY adds it in a value... ugh... I mean I kept my and i made a use out if it . Retail $20 (I don;t think so)...

Total Value : $241


AUGUST BOXES - THEME GLAMPING

BASE BOX 


I was happy with the box. especially coz it had concealer and that Violet Voss palette I been wantig since I saw the sneak peek.

* Too Faced Born this Way Concealer - this one was my choice for the month. Finally I can tried the concealer that everyone seems to love it. Retail $29

* Violet Voss Essentials 2 Palette - I was hoping for this palette. Colors are stunning and up my alley. We got similar palette last year but it was colorful. Retail $36

* Clarins Velvet lip Perfector - the bestselling Natural Lip Perfectors went bold with the new matte finish. Its a weightless mousse that delivers highly pigmented velvety finish. Retail $26

* Minetan Body Skin Hydra Glow Serum - first time seeing this brand. But its is a triple action  HA formula delivering time resealed multi depth hydration for fully hydrated skin that glows. Retail  $45

* Rockins Cosmetics Big Fat Liner - yay another liner, oh gee! another product that will be passed along to someone in need of a liner. Retail $25

Retail Value :  $161

PREMIUM BOX


So happy! Two Too Faced products in one month! Nice Boxy!

* Sunday Riley A + High Dose Retinol Serum - We start Premium with a bang! This is the first time Boxy has Sunday Riley products. I got few in IPSY already. Again it just sits for now I need to go and see what I have open now.. Retail $85

* Ciate London New England Editor Palette - Inspired by New England's Fall features super soft and bendable shades. Mix of matte and shimmers.But tbh packaging is tacky. It reminds me of MUR if you know what I mean.  Overall I like the color story. Retails $32

* Too Faced Born this Way Translucent Setting Powder - yay another TF product! and now I have the whole set of Born this Way products. Retail $33

* MAC Lipstick - woohoo! I am always happy with MAC lipsticks :) I got my in the shade Fast Play . Retails $19

*Laura Geller Eyelash primer - I opened this one but its meh... it smudges .. Retail $24

* Afterspa - Slip on Exfoliator - ehhh another meh product that I don't think I need.. dunno let me open it and try it. Retail $18

Retail Value $211

Colourpop Cosmetics and Lil Ray of Sunshine - The Ultimate Sunflower Collection? Haul + Swatches

* purchased by me* 

While I wait for the not so new coral collection to arrive, lets talk yellow :)

And by yellow I mean Lil' Ray of Sunshine collection, inspired by Sunflowers. 

Yup Colourpop is back to "drop new collection every week" schedule... Ever since they came back this is the 4th collection that they launched in a month and half... So yeah Hello Colorupop we missed you! 

I bought few products from Wild Nothing and Garden Collection - posts will be up soon. I totally skipped Candyland collection, it was just not my jam. Then we had this one and it was followed by the new coral collection, that I already placed my order for. 

The whole collection included 9 pan palette, duo of SSShadows, SOL Body glitter, eyeliners and lip products. I settled for palette, eyeliners, Sol Body glitter and SSShadows. 

Let's start with the star of the collection, a palette. The Lil' Ray of Sunshine is all matte yellow palette. If you know I am shimmer all the way girl, but well I still need my mattes. But yellow mattes? I know yellow is not my strongest color and yet I am a big fan of Uh Huh Honey palette. Now as Uh Huh Honey have more bright yellow this one is more muted, mustardy and give more Fall vibes. Honey one is more Summer appropriate. I just love toasty and mustardy yellows. In fashion and in makeup. ($14)

Shades are as follow:

  • Suns Out -  matte cream 
  • Vitamin D - matte beige, but once applied to an eye looks more yellow
  • Happy Place - matte brighter yellow
  • Blissed Out - matte light mustardy taupe 
  • Sunning - matte bright yellow 
  • Vibey - matte mustard shade. SO beautiful! 
  • Limoncello - matte toasty mustardy shade
  • Chillin'- matte rusty chestnut
  • Sun Giant - matte chocolate brown 

If you think you look is to matte or you just need that shimmer, there are two new SS Shadows :) Both come in a special packaging. With a pretty Sunflower print on the lids. Both are ultra metallic formula and they complement palette so good coz as you could see the palette is matte. Flower Child is lightest out of both and its this pretty metallic champagne shade. In Harmony is a darker more yellow true gold shade. ($6 each)  

Gel eye liner, yes I know you heard me say I hate eyeliners, but ... these are gel liners that I can use in my water lines. I love the shades, as we have gold and brown. They stay put in the water line for really long line. They are twist up style so no need to sharpen it. The gold shade Subzero is a re-promote and brow is called Sunnyvale. Both are different finish as well - Sunnyvale is matte and Subzero is metallic. And did you see the detail on the caps? How cute are the little sunflower heads? Adorable and make them even more special. ($6 each)

And last but not least is the SOL Body dry oil. This is my second body oil and they are so fun :) Its smells like coconuts and it applies nicely and well shimmery. The shade that choose for this collection is permanent shade - Lemon Drop. and it comes in a Limited Edition packaging. ($10) 


So what do you guys think? I personally love this collection. If you are interested it is still available on Colourpop Website. 

  

Colourpop releasing Hocus Pocus Collection and I am here for it


* Credits given to all pictures used for this post.*

 

Colorupop dropped a bomb and on 9.30.2020 is launching a Hocus Pocus collection. This might be the best Halloween collection ever! I mean who don't love this movie! It is a Halloween classic! 

I am just hoping to get whatever I need... We all remember what happened when they launched Sailor Moon... Madness... 

By the way what do you guys think? Would you get it? Do you like Halloween makeup? Do you like Hocus Pocus? 

I am eyeing palette, all 3 lipsticks coz hello RED :), and maybe the eye liners... I know I say I hate them but its Hocus Pocus so I will make an exception 













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