Spring Makeup with MAC Boom Boom Bloom Collection

*purchased by me*


Hey! I have a brand new, pinky and so spring-ish post :)
Just quickly wanted to show you new additions to my MAC collection:) As some of you know I collect LE Mac products. I try not to use them and so all are untouched expect two lipsticks :)



Anyways curious about the new collection :) Well jump right in :)



Let's start with lipsticks :) There is 5 shades of lipsticks and 4 lip glosses. 
I only bought 2 lipsticks, and might grab a lip gloss... still thinking and Macy's website is open and they have 15% off so just might grab one :) 



The packaging on the whole collection is simply stunning! I just adore the cherry blossom flower print, so pink and so spring! The inside of the lipstick bullet is rose golden and just well perfect match! Oh wait watch me I will write "perfect" many time over in this post LOL. Sorry but just adore MAC LE! So the two lipsticks I got are:
* Wagasa Twirl ~ muted medium pink. Matte finish. 
* Framboise Moi ~ Deep raspberry pink. So beautiful! Semi Matte finish.  



The highlighter Fleur Real High-Light Powder~ I be honest here, I bought it only just so I can stare at it. Over all this one and the other one got very bad reviews. I swatched them myself at Macys and wasn't thrilled at all. The pink one (same I got) swatched super matte and super chalky. The beautiful over spray was gone and tbh nothing super exciting. The golden one was too gold and it kinda looked weird and kinda dirty on my hand.  But like I said I bought it only to add it to my collection of LE MAC powders :) and I am not planing on using it. Moving on....



Eyeshadow palette ~ Kabuki Doll, so stunning! Small, 9 pan palettes with clear lid that have falling cherry blossom petals printed. The colors look absolutely beautiful! There are mattes in the center of the palette and shimmers on each side.
The palette is small and prefect for travel :) Plus these are my go to everyday shades so yeah :) If you like MAC shadows go and grab this beauty and you won't be disappointed. 




And the last is the famous Fix + setting spray in cherry blossom scent. Guys this smells heavenly! OMG! I have one from like two years ago, The Tutti Frutti Collection and that one smelled so good as well! Ugh! Love it! Fix plus is amazing. 

New Pixi Beauty EYE REFECTION SHADOW PALETTES ~ swatches + reivew

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Oh Pixi! I must say the new palettes are gorgeous! So pleasing to look at and yet very fun to play with. 
As you didn't know Pixi not only makes great skin care but also great makeup products. These two palettes are the great example of it.


The new palettes are truly stunning and personally can't stop  playing with it .


Reflex Light ~ gorgeous warm toned palette that creates beautiful looks :) The shades are pigmented and blend really nice. And all 12 shades are metallic and I love it! I know I know some of you would prefer a nice matte shade, transition matte shade to be precise. But I love metallics and I can always use  use a matte from a different palette. The metallic formula glides on like butter and just preforms so well :)
Swatches :)




I really really like this one as I am a die hard fan of metallics and shimmers.


Natural Beauty ~ mixed of warm and cooler shades as well as metallics and mattes. On a side not the second shade in the top row, arrived broken. But thanks to formula I just had to press it together and voila! Shade almost looked like a brand new :) Thank God I didn't have to use alcohol, personally I don;t like it and I feel like the shadow is not same. This palette will give you a good variety of shades, and will complete the look as you have all the shades and formulas you need.
Swatches :0



 I really like this one as well, who knew I would like cooler tones :)

Below is the view on a PR box and the brushes, that I didn't use it yet.



I do think PIXI formula improved form previous palettes. Can't wait to see what more they have in store for us.


Spring Glow with Jeffree Star Skin Frost palettes ~ Shop My Stash (part 1)

*purchased by me*



I don't know about your but I love a good highlighter. Always did. They are my weakness and I could have them 100 and still not be satisfy.  Now thinking about it I might have just that many. Sorry not sorry. 

I am trying something new on the blog. "Shop My Stash" post will be about products that I have in my collection and still didn't review and mostly it will include past collections and older products. No worries most of them you still will be able to buy :)



Today, as you can tell by the tittle I will share my thoughts on Jeffree's Star Skin Frost highlighting palettes. I bought them sometime last year, when I believe there were on sale on Beautylish. I do not own the newest palette yet. But it will be joining my collection, hopefully soon.

Jeffree's formula is loved by some and hated by others.  I am in the circle of people that like that formula and all the crazy colors he creates! Yes give it to me all :) 
What's the formula like you ask? Well its super creamy, pigmented and blend-able. When you dip you fingers in its so soft and the color payoff, BLINDING! 
I had this goal to collect all of his highlighters. Crazy right! There is approx over 20 shades! Well lets see what time will bring. I always wait for some sort of sale on his website or even Beautylish. These babies can drop to half of which is amazing deal if you ask me. 



Now back to the palettes :) Like I mention I got them off Beautylish and they were on SALE back then. Not sure how much I paid but definitely less then $40 regular price. Both palettes: Platinum Ice and 24 Karat I love and treasure.



Lets see the shades in Platinum Ice:
* Ice Cold ~ you can get this one in regular offer as it comes as a single highlighter and I belive it was one of the first highlighters that Jeffree launched years ago. But I might be mistaking. Anyways I have it in a big pink roundy compact and I wore it so so so many times! Creamy white blinding goodness. 
* Glacier ~ its a blue silver highlight that looks so beautiful. In the pan and on the skin :)
* Lavender Snow ~ I was so happy that this baby was included in this palette. I wanted it for so long.  Its lavender and its amazing!
* Alien Ice ~ one of my faves for sure! gorgeous green that is blinding like no other! I would like to see this in Jeffree's permanent line. 
* Pink Chill ~ its more like a topper. Its really nice and looks stunning when the light hits it. 
* Canary Bling ~ its super pretty soft gold that shifts in the light. 

This palette was my go to when I bought it last year. Now it is time to pull it out and use it more :)
The whole idea of Shop my Stash is to re-discover loved products :)



The 24 Karat  palette is much more warmer and suits deeper skin tones. I use it as an eye shadow palette :) With exception of one or two shades that work as a highlighters on my skin. 
* Sarcophagus ~ gorgeous champagne color that Jeffree decided to make it in a big compact so yes this shade joined 'stand alone' skin frost family. This is by far my favorite shade in this palette. It works amazing as a highlighter and as a eye shadow :)
* King Tut ~ already available in Skin Frost line. Light golden bronze. 
* Dark Horse ~ true copper color. Can be used as a shimmery bronzer and also available in regular Skin Frost. 
* Legendary ~ salmon pink and if applied light handed it looks so beautiful on my skin. Can be used as a blush topper :)
* Giza ~ makes a beautiful blush topper and works great as an eyeshadow. 
* Liberace ~ true yellow gold. I don't think I could ever pull this on my cheek bones but on the eyes, yes please!

Do you own any of the palettes? Any of Jeffree's skin frosts?

Keep a look out for more "Shop My Stash" posts :) 

New L'oreal Infallible 24h Fresh Wear Foundation ~ oily skin approved? Worth the hype?

*purchased by me*




L'oreal Infallible foundation, my my so much hype around this foundation. But is it really that good? 
Read on and find out. 

I purchased my at my local Rite Aid ($16.00). At first I thought that it won't match me, as the shade I always get (Ivory) was completely messed up. Open and used and all dirty yuck! Hate when people do that. And I do believe drugstores should get a "try me"  for each product they carry. Trust me less product wasted and more money saved. Did you ever wonder why drugstore makeup is so pricey? I do think that coz of idiot people who open the products and use it with out buying it. Later the store throws the product away and company losses its money. That's what I think. 
Ugh but anyways back to the topic. Since "my shade" was used I went to next shade on the display - "420 True Beige".  Swatches on my hand it looked way to dark and a bit orangy. But on my face with all the makeup products was alright. It kinda matches me :) 


I was trying this foundation for 5 days with 5 different primers :) 


Day 1 ~ I used it with a POP Beauty Prime Magnet Primer. I notice that the foundation looked a bit dry around my nose around 3-4pm.

Day 2 ~ I used it with Too faced Peach Perfect Primer. Foundation wore relay nice throughout the day.

Day 3 ~ I used with Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer. Again foundation looked really good all day.


Day 4 ~ I used it with YSL Touch Elcat Blur Primer - I really like this combo. Foundation wore throughout the day really nicely. I did started ti get "shiny" on my forehead around 5pm.

Day 5 ~ I used it with  Pixi Rose Flash Balm another great combo. I love this Pixi moisturizer as a primer :) hold very well and foundation again looked really nice. 

Few things first. I like that it comes with a pump :) the formula is liquid-y. The foundation claims to have a natural finish and last all day (24h). It has an air light texture, medium to full coverage and its transfer  and sweat proof. Also if you are sensitive to fragrance, keep in mind that this foundation have a perfume scent to it. It is not that strong but still noticeable. It contains SPF 25. So you might wanna be careful with selfie flash! Like I mention because of formula being liquidy, the foundation is very light weight and breathable. I love the finish and just how beautifully sits on the skin. If you apply with brush your get a nice full coverage, with sponge is medium. You can always build up with the sponge so no biggie :). 


I do believe that this foundation will work on all skin types, especially oily as it is oil absorbing. And it actually is! I love how beautiful wear through out the day. It sit in place the whole day and the best part? No creasing, no oil, no shine and no transfer! So if you into wearing turtle necks, this will be your new bae! I didn't oxidized, color stayed just as it when I first applied it. If you are on a more drier side you might want mix in some oil. But don't really have as I saw reviews of girls with dry skin and they really liked it. 

There is 30 shades so anyone can find something for them self :) And this is my new favorite foundation as of now :) 

Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Set by Royal Jade

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Do you guys use rollers in your skin care routine? I started few months back with a Jade roller and now I been hooked o Rose Quartz one. Trust me when I say they do make a difference in your skin.

First off , let's take a look at the benefits of Rose Quartz roller:
* Improve blood circulation
* Improve skin tone
* Improve elasticity of the skin
* Promote lymphatic drainage
* Reduce puffiness and wrinkles
* Reduce dark under eye circles
* Eliminate toxins
* Reduce pores


Rose Quartz rollers are the best tool for inner and outer beauty. On top of that facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing. So question is are they good for your skin. Yes, they are. By rolling you bring oxygen to your skin and stimulates the blood circulation. Clears away toxins and impurities, Metaphysically rose quartz corresponds to the heart chakra, the energy center of love. The vibration of love emitted from the stone help unblock the energy that clogs the heart chakra, letting go of stress and negativity that can cause tension in muscles and that creates lines and wrinkles.


The roller feature two oval stones. One big, for your forehead, cheek, chin and neck. Small one is for around the nose area and under eyes. Facial rollers are simple to use especially with a balm or facial oil. It is important to use upward and outward strokes. For decolletage  downward strokes towards the heart, increasing pressure as desired. Its good to follow up right after with a regular skin care routine. Beauty tip for you is to use it cold. So pop in the fridge for about 15 min and starts "rolling".


Gua Sha ~ I know such a weird looking tool, but again full of amazing benefits just like the face roller. Its a beautifying and healing stone. it helps ease tension, stress and anxiety, increase self love and promote feeling of well being. Its an ancient facial therapy used by emperors and empresses. Gua Sha tool has been used to help alleviate chronic pain. The increase of blood flow  and direct application to trouble areas can relive discomfort. Before you even start using this tool you should read more and maybe join a classes.


IF you not careful enough it will leave your face with bruises and we don't want that, don't we? I personally have not yet to try this tool. I have it as it came in set with the roller. I want to master it as I read that it helps with migraine pain. Yes if you suffer from migraines you should look into it.

Shop the set on Amazon.com -> Click. (price $19.99)

BH Cosmetics Travel Series ~ My thoughts + Swatches

*purchased by me*


It's been a while since I ordered directly from BH Cosmetics. A long while. I remember placing order right when I start my blog 2013-2014. SO yeah a long while. Right now, when I look at all the fun palettes on the website I want to go ahead and place another LOL! So many great products to try so little time.


 But anyways I am coming today with a brand new launch from BH, the Travel Series. This collection includes 2 - 16 pan eye shadow palettes and 1 - 6 pan highlighter/blush palette. You can get them all together in the bundle (that's how I ordered mine) or separately. 


I know that BH formula improved over the years. So I am looking forward to see it in these palettes :)


Let's start with Love in London ~ as the name suggest its London themed. The packaging medium sized and travel friendly. On the outside cover you can see all London iconic things like Big Ben, the unique phone booth, bus, London Eye and guards (not sure if they have any specific name, but I don't feel like googling them). Inside we have a nice sized mirror.


 And 16 beautiful shadows. There is 7 matte shades and the rest are shimmers. Mix of cool and warm tones but as you can say it leans more on cooler side. The shimmers are absolutely stunning! They apply beautifully. I can tell that this palette will be a very good seller as the shades are beautiful and so easy to work with.

Swatches:




Next stop Hawaii! Always wanted to go there


Hangin' in Hawaii ~ its a pretty warmer toned palette. Might look boring at first glance but I like it. It is a great every day natural  palette with browns and pinks. Perfect for people who just start with makeup or for the ones who are afraid of color. There is 5 shimmer shades and the res is matte.


The packaging is same size as the Love in London. Its bright pink with some green palm leaves and bright yellow pops of color The outside packaging do not resemble the inside shades as some would mostly likely like. I prefer this way as I know BH have so many bright, fun colored palette in their offer so why not do something different? I know it might not be the most popular but hey I like it and I will continue to use it.

Swatches:



Next we head over to Bali :)


Blushing in Bali ~ a face palette with 3 blushes and 3 highlighters. Inspired by exotic islands. This palette is gorgeous! This is my second face palette by BH and love it. The blushes feel so nice and look gorgeous! they all have a slight sheen to them but nothing crazy. Lychee looks more matte but the other two "Coral" and "Pomegranate" have slight gold sheen, on which  I am not mad at all as I love glow on my cheeks :)


The highlighters are so beautiful as well. The pale shade "Glisten" is my best friend. I love it how beautifully it look on my skin. BH need to come up with a single pan of this highlighter shade, I will definitely buy more then one!  The other two, especially "ember" can be use as a topper for a matte bronzer. And that is how I am planing on using it. "Sun Kissed" is a mid tone gold and it also looks nice on my fair skin , but personally I prefer "Glisten", although I tent to reach for Sun Kissed from time to time. Oh I forgot to mention the packaging right? Its gorgeous pale pink with gold detailing :) Stunning!

Swatches:



What do you think of this collection? Did you pick up anything? Are you planing? 
You can shop it at BH Cosmetics site. Each palette retails at $16. 

Body Care with Sol De Janerio. Are the products worth they hype?

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Oh Sol De Janerio you so reminds me of warm summer days! With your delicious scent and your bright summery packaging. 
Ah heaven.


Sol De Janerio's most famous product - Bum Bum Cream. People seriously love and rave about it. And all for good reasons :) Bum Bum cream is a goodness in a jar. It tightens skin, makes it firm and fights cellulite. First off it smells so good, I mean really really good and you just want to slap it all over every day every minute. Sorry that is how I feel about it. Second my body feels so good when I slap it all over me. Yes it can be use on the whole body and not only your "bum" :) It is non greasy formula that absorbs quickly. And it supposed to help out with cellulite. But is it effective? I don't have an opinion yet as I just start using it but hear me out. It is infused with caffeine and creams like that might actually help firm the skin.


 According to Dr. Zeincher from Mount Sinai Hospital, caffeine can help minimize the appearance of cellulite by dehydration the fat, while actually helps your body break it down. As you didn't know caffeine is one of the ingredients recommended to fight cellulite (I am looking at you all Coffee Scrubs) but also is the key ingredient of tightening and firming products.  I adore this cream and well if you looking for body cream, lotion that need to hydrate and tighten your body, look no further :) Bum Bum got you :) Try it for yourself and join the "addicts"club :)
Sol De Janerio released two more creams: 
Acai Body Power Cream and most recently Coco Cabana


Acai Body  Power Cream is infused with Amazonian Acai Oil, the antioxidant power house in its purest form. It actively fights the free radicals leaving skin supple and replenish. Ultra nourishing Caupacu Butter, super conditioning coconut oil makes skin luscious. Extra fine mica flex give a beautiful peachy after glow. Smell so divine and absorbs just as quick as the Bum Bum cream. Skin feels so good and smells even better :)


The newest addition to Sol De Janerio family is Coco Cabana Cream ~ just as the name suggest it is purest coconut heaven. Sol De Janerio claims this is the most moisturizing cream ever, promising 72 hours of moisture just from one application. And why is that? Well fermented sugars acts like humectant to hold onto the moisture it draws in literally from think air. the more you use it the more the hydration lasts.


 Sounds great right? And did I mention the sweet scent that features notes of coconut, toasted praline and warm vanilla latte? Again head over to you local Sephora and try on this goodness:)


Then  there is a amazing body scrub, or should I say Brazilian Body Buff ~ a unique, first of its kind formula that works as a daily exfoliating scrub as well as a detoxifying body mask. Crush Brazilian Quartz Crystal help polish and smooths while soothing Amazonian River Clay helps purify.


 Use it all over your body: legs, arm, chest and of course your BUM :) It makes skin looks smooth and so glowy! 


And if you feel in love with the scent of the original Bum Bum cream you need a Brazilian Crush Fragrance Mist ~ I have two bottle of it and I don't care. The scent last so long and its so warm and reminds me of  tropical beach.  The scent last really long and I was obsessed with it in December. I dunno I was trying new perfume but my heart keeps longing for the Brazilian Crush Mist. It surprised me just how much my husband love it. He always compliment me I smell so good. It contains notes of Pistachio and Salted Caramel. Yum!


Sol De Janerio got also your hands, feet and lip covered. They just want to make sure all parts of your body are hydrated and they look good :) So I am also a proud owner of Samba Foot Fetish Cream, Brazilian Touch Hand Cream and Brazilian Kiss Capuacu Lip Butter. 
Let start with feet ~ the Samba Foot Fetish Cream is again so good! I am sorry if you came here to read a negative review or came to read me complaining about the products. Not gonna happen!  This cream made so much difference. My rough heels aren't so rough anymore! It deeply moisturizes and heels crack heels. And the best part it absorbs quickly and there is no slippery feeling. It makes me wanna put this cream every day.
The Brazilian Touch Hand Cream ~ oh the scent of this is simply amazing. The original Bum Bum scent is lock inside this tube. And its pretty strong, so if you have sensitive nose stay away :) It has really light weight non greasy texture that absorbs into the skin quick leaving hands feeling soft and ready to "play". Plus the scent is remarkable :)
And last and lot least is the Brazilian Kiss Capuacu Lip Butter ~ aka best friend for dehydrated and chapped lips. Ultra-indulgent butter leaves lips lookig smoother and softer thanks to infusion of Capuacu Butter, Acai and Coconut oil. This multi tasking product is prefect as a base for lip stain and liquid lipsticks, can be applied to cuticles and elbows to heal the dry skin and it can be applied to high places of the face to give a radiant glow. I gave my to my daughter as her lips are really dry during winter season and after using it for 3 days we notice a difference and her lips became more hydrated and more juicy :) 



How about you? Have your tried Sol De Janerio products before? What are your favorites?
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