My Makeup Wish List ~ Xmas Edition

Hi Loves, 

Only once I post of my makeup wish list and surprisingly it helped get what I wanted. I believe it was 2 years ago and I bought majority products for the list :) So why not create another one :)

This is list more of a high end. All products are available either at Sephora or Ulta.
I am thinking of doing a drugstore wish list or just makeup/skin care kits gift guide, as I saw many worth getting.

Here is my little wish list. Lets start with lip products:

As you can see few products I been wanting to get:
* Pat Magrath lipsticks been dying to try for so long. Sephora right now carry these two mini sets for only $25 each :)
* Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic lips set. I saw the swatches and I fell in love :) again minis and only $25
* Mac Cosmetics I need this metallic red! I always get one or two lippies from any MAC LE collections :)
* CT lipsticks : Pillow Talk + matching lip liner, B*tch Perfect and Walk of Shame
* Cute CT liquid lippie set :) another great way to try her liquid lipsticks without spending fortune
* Laneige Sleeping lip mask set! I saw this the other day at Sephora and ugh almost got it.

Eyeshadow Palettes

So colorful! As you can see and will see more below I am an eyeshadow hoarder. I just need them all. I love plying with all different palettes. These are some new and some older palettes that are currently available at Sephora and Ulta Beauty.

* Urban Decay Cherry and Elements Palette
* ABH Sultry Palette
* Kevyn Aucoin Nude Pop, I did love the Electo POP from last year!
* Violet Voss cute palettes and only $18 each. I also need to get Hashtag and Like a Boss Palettes
* Natasha Denona The Gold Palette, its a question mark as I dunno if I can drop $130 on a palette, The smaller one is only $25
* Too Faced two mini one is at Sephora and the other a Ulta and the beautiful Gingerbread Palette

 Huda Beauty Obsession palettes. I want them all as I don't own any. The only one I don't feel like getting it, is the very bright colorful one. Sorry don't remember all the names.

Face Products 

A lot going on here :) Some Mac some NARs some Too Faced.
The Samshbox primer set is amazing! I bought one last year and I really enjoyed it.
All Nighter is a must have setting spray. Period.
Benefit palette is old but I still don't own it. Marc Jacobs new highlighter, again dunno if I will get it as the shade (swatched) is very dark and very gold on my skin tone. Going to Sephora and see if I can put it on my face and then make my decision.

Marc Jacobs
Yes the O!Mega bronzer still available at Sephora online. Need this baby!
Highlighting drops, yes been wanting the lighter one for like a year or even more. About time to get it.
The new eyeshadow glittery gels! OMG These are the shades I want! OMG you must go to Sephora and play with them! Beautiful and so glittery and $28 each !!!!! God Why!?!

What on your Holiday Wish List?

Foundation Edit ~ My top 2 Favorite Foundations at the moment ~ Charlotte Tilbury and Maybelline

I have not talk foundation in like forever! 
Just want to quickly say/write few words on two foundations I been enjoying lately. 
It's so funny, as I am writing this I am testing/trying out a new drugstore foundation and ... I am liking it a lot you guys. So, yeah just a heads up, that I am not done with foundations yet. \

Anyways. I have two products, one drugstore and one high end. 
Maybelline Super Stay and CT Magic Foundation. 

 * Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is a new to me. By new I mean I got is roughly few weeks ago and I had enough time to see if I like it and over all how it works with my skin. CT is a luxury makeup brand that recently launch in Sephora.  And with that I want to say Congratulations CT I am so happy for the lunch ! I am so excited to actually touch and play with the products before buying it. It just made my life so much easier. Not gonna lie that I been lusting after CT makeup for a while now. I love reading all the UK blogs and just dream that one day I can build up my collection just like some of them have. 
I was send this foundation along with a eyeshadow quad for a review.  I have not yet played with the palette but the foundation, like I said became a staple in my routine. 

This is a full coverage foundation with demi matte finish.  I used both brush and sponge to apply it. I do prefer a sponge coz it gives more natural not to heavy finish. I like it. Foundation comes in the most beautiful glass bottle with rose gold detailing. It looks so good on my vanity! I am so into the rose gold and marble anything. Just saying :) Once you open the cap you find very nice pump :) I do love foundation with pumps. The texture is on a thick side. But I find it works good with blending sponge as opposed to brush. Like I mention above, sponge gives more natural finish. The only only one part of my face that don;t like this foundation is my nose. Seriously! It looks sooo good everywhere else! I don't know what to do anymore tbh. I tried to put extra primer, extra moisturizer on  my nose and nothing. Anyways it don't matter coz I love the way it looks on me (aside the nose) LOL. I forgot to mention I have in shade 3. I believe 2 would be good as well. Let me get a sample and see :)  
The wear time is pretty good too. I usually apply my makeup early morning 7am, and I start to get oily around 3-4pm. But nothing that blotting paper and powder can't fix. 

So that would be it. I do think this foundation is really good and my combo/oily skin wears it pretty good. 
Price for this baby is $44 and it is available where CT is sold: Sephora, Nordstorm, Beautylish. 

My 2nd go to foundation is a lot more affordable ~ Maybelline Super Stay 24h Foundation in shade .
I picked this one without planning it tbh. I went to CVS, printed my coupons and I for some $$$ off Maybelline. So why not. I already had some extra bucks waiting to be spend. Now, I don't know how other CVS around the country are but my is a total mess. Almost everything is open, swatched and basically garbage. Let me tell you that I been trying to buy Touch of Spice lipsticks for a few years now. Everywhere I go all of the lippies are swatched or broken. I guess I will be ordering from Ulta from now on. Back to foundation. The lady who works there recommend the Super Stay foundation. She was actually wearing it and ummm it didn't look good on her to be honest. But fine I picked it, thinking it would look better on me, and it did. Thank God.

Just like the CT Magic Foundation, this is also a full coverage. Best applied with a blending sponge. I used once a brush and I was looking just like the girl from my CVS. Full coverage and cakey. Sorry but no. Again blending sponge comes to the rescue and makes this foundation apply so nicely, gives really natural finish and covers what ever need to be cover. I like and I been using it on and off for past 6 months at least. Just like the CT, wears nicely though out the day. I notice the shine on my skin around same time as the CT one. I think this one cost around $10-$12 and it is really worth it.

Swatches of the both foundation. Top is Maybelline and the bottom CT Magic Foundation

Just fyi I set both foundation with Peach Perfect Powder and Wet N Wild Photo Focus powder :) 

Did you try any of the mention above? what is your favorite foundation ?

Physicians Formula Color Me Healthy Gift Box aka Holiday Set You Need To Add To Your Collection ASAP

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Hello Loves, 

Yes I am back after a long break. Really I kinda need it. More updates you guys can find on my IG page :)

Today I want to share with you a drugstore gift box you simply need in your life. No matter if you are a lip junkie, mua or a collector. This that made sense? LOL 

Anyways last week or so I stumbled upon Physicians Formula Color Me Healthy Lip set. In this set you will get 13 mini lippies and 1 full size lip transformer. All for only $15. Yes you see that right $15! Thats why I love Holiday Sets so much ! You get so many great products at such a low cost! $15 for 14 lippies! I think that is a steal. I know I understand that theses are minis but hey, you get to try all the shades that Physicians Formula has to offer. Mind saying that one full size will cost you $9. So there you go do the math and tell me I am wrong.

I personally think its worth it and I love each and every shade in it. Just to compare, remember KVD mini liquid lip set from Sephora last year?  Yes? There were like 6 or 7 mini liquid lipstick for $49. and TBH Physicians Formula liquid lipstick formula is way better. Don't get me wrong I still love KVD :) but the formula wise and well price PF is way better. 

Now like I been saying the formula on these babies is amazing. The go on so smooth and dry up within seconds and the best part is that they stay on for the whole day. They don't transfer almost at all. I only reapply it once during the day (right after lunch). Each have very hug-able taperet point  applicator. I love it. It applies and lines the lips beautifully.
 The colors are so vibrant and so juicy.

I wore 4 out of 14 so far and each of it was so pleased with them. No drying no cracking.
Each is enrich with Avocado oil that is miracle worker for hydration and moisture and Vitamin A & E. Out of all Berry Healthy, All Natural Nude and Dose of Rose are my favorites. And I will be picking them up in the regular size bottle.

Below are swatches of all shades with the names next to it.
Let me know which is your favorite.

* All Natural Nude ~ pinky beige nude
* Bare With Me ~ peachy nude
* Nut-Ritious ~ cool brown
* Coral Minerals ~ light coral
* Dose of Rose ~ medium rosy pink
* Berry Healthy  ~ gorgeous berry
* Magentle Formula' ~ hot pink
* Tu-Lip Treatment ~ orangy pink
* Red-Storative Effect ~dark red
* Fight Free Red-icals ~ classic red
* Vitamin Beet ~ fuchsia pink
* Raisin Immunity ~ mauve
* Noir-ishing Plum ~ deep oxblood

The box is available now at Target, CVS, Rite Aid and Ulta. So basically where ever PF products are sold. 

Below swatches with no names:

New! Urban Decay Cosmetics ~ Naked Cherry and Elements Palettes ~ Sneak Peek

I don't often post sneak peeks but I could not help myself!
Imagine your day, sitting at work, busy like hell, thinking ... let me check my IG and see how my pictures doing. You open your Instagram and the fist thing you see is the new  Urban Decay Elements palette! <3 I had hearts in my eyes! I had to show my coworker coz he asked my why I was holding my breath LOL! It is stunning and well it will be mine! 
I quickly reposted and went back to work. 
Now I have a bit of time to really see the palette and the colors. I love it! I just hope the colors are pigmented and blend-able. I really can't wait for it to hit the shelves coz I need to swatch it! 
Take a look 

Like an hour later, Trendmood posted a new Naked palette by UD ~ Naked Cherry! We all heard the sad news that very first Naked palette is being discontinue... Thank God, Ulta beauty had it in stock and I was able to order it. NOw back to Cherry palette :) loving the packaging and the cherries! How adorable! And the shades in the palette look really pretty and kinda remind me of AHB Modern Renaissance palette. Btw I today I bought NORVINA palette and can't wait to play with it. 
Cherry palette is the reason that I NEED to ask my boss for a rise. Dude! all the new Holiday makeup will dry my bank account! for sure!
I also saw a pic of Cherry makeup spray, so I am  guessing there will be a full cherry collection :)

What are your thoughts on both palettes?
will you pass? will you buy?

* Pictures are from taken from Allure, Trendmood and UkMakeupNews  

My Summer SPF Edit ~ High End and Drugstore

*pr sample*

Sun damage is number one cause of premature skin aging.  Not to mention skin cancer. So went to my skin care drawer and pulled out all my sunscreens or basically anything with SPF in it.
I am not going to make a long introduction coz we all know how important is a good sunscreen.

Here are my top favorites

* Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant (SPF 33) ~ I discoverer this brand thanks to BrandBacker. This sunscreen protects skin from harmful environmental damage and prevent visible signs of aging. The lightweight formula features a universal sheer tint with clear matte finish. Glycerin keeps skin hydrated while rich antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Micronized zinc and titanium block harmful UV rays and soothe irritation. It is not sticky and works perfect under foundation.  Available at , Price $51

* Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked SPF 45 Sunscreen ~ one of my newest addition to my SPF family. All mineral lightweight lotion with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provides board-spectrum SPF 45 protection. Vitamin A, C and E and safflower extract help nourish skin appearance while providing antioxidant benefits.  I like the tint and they way it blend with the skin. Again it can be use under the makeup. You can get it at Sephora and, Price $38

* La Roche Posay Anthelois Clear Skin (SPF 60) ~  absorbs pore- clogging oil even in the heat and humidity.  It is formulated with a unique oil absorbing complex with Perlite and Silica , providing anti shine properties and keep skin matte. It is not greasy or sticky, it don't leave a white cast. I love how it keeps my oil at bay and it is perfect for NYC humid and heat weather. I also use it on my daughter and it didn't break or irritate her skin. Definitely a keeper. You can buy it anywhere they sell La Roche Posay products: Walgreens, Target etc. Price $20

* Insta Natural Vitamin C Moisturizer with SPF 30 ~  I love Insta Natural skin care. as the name suggest they are natural and don't use chemicals in their products and they are based in Orlando :) Hoping to visit them one day :) I got this Moisturizer last year and I can tell you I use it a lot! The moisturizer is formulated to prevent common signs of aging and protect skin against daily sun exposure. It is mineral based and contains ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Sunflower Seed Oil and Zinc and Titanium Dioxide . Here is the link to review from last year (here). Insta Natural is sold at Walmart, Amazon and InstaNatural. com. Price $22

* Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-action Ultra Sunscreen SPF 30 ~ Powered by linseed extract, this moisturizer works lift, firm and improve wrinkles and visibly reduce the dark spots. It absorbs quick, its oil free and it wont clog pores. SPF 30 provides additional protection against environmental skin damage. It blends nicely into the skin, no white residue. Leaves skin hydrate, radiant  and comfortable. I like to wear under or with no makeup at all. You can get it at Sephora, Macys, Ulta , etc. Price $99.

What are your favorite sunscreens or moisturizers with SPF?

Let's Glow with Pop Beauty Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders

*pr sample*

I love a good highlighter. They are my favorite to purchase and well to receive. Pop Beauty send over an amazing PR Package few months ago. It included 4 of their new Pop Prismatic Illuminating Powders. I say it was a love at first swatch. They give a glow AF! Blinding and well beautiful!

They come in a square, rather bulky packaging. Pop logo on a see-through acrylic lid.  In the middle there is a highlight. The more I look at it the more they remind me of diamond surface. There is a lot of product in each (5.1 g) and you don't pay much for it. I love a good affordable highlighter. 

The formula is so creamy! There is no fall out whats so ever. It beautifully glides on the skin and it makes it glow. If you like soft glow aka glow from within these are not for you. They are infused with shimmery particles that upon contact with skin gives beautiful blinding glow. Non glittery at all. Just beautiful intense glow! Yes these babies are pigmented. They are just amazing. Two shades I keep constantly reaching for are Celestial Lights and Gilded Lights. My Stellar Lights one came in broken unfortunately, but still I make a use out of it. The Stellar Lights and Lunar Lights I like to use as an eye shadows :). The best is to apply them with a dense brush rather then fluffy one. 

Like I mention they are affordable. $12 each and worth it. So if you like to glow and go for it. I think they are amazing and like I said the two lightest ones been in my makeup rotation since last month. 

They are available at POP Beauty --> Here.

Dream Street and The Zodiac Palettes - KathleenLights x Colourpop Collab ~ Review + Swatches

I always get excited when Colourpop launches a new eyeshadow  palette. They are such a great quality! I made a goal to collect them all. As of now the only ones that I still have to purchase : Fame, Fortune, Give It To Me Straight and Pretty Much. 

My recent haul included Sol Y Mar palettes, that I reviews and swatched here. Also I grabbed Makeup Ur Mind and Preception palette in collaboration with Shayla. 

Today I will swatch and talk about KathleenLight palettes: Dream Street and new The Zodiac palette. 

I will start with The Zodiac palette, because it is the newest. I love Zodiac theme and anything that is Zodiac, spiritual, Galaxy, Star, Moon, Sun, Dreams etc related. Hhahah I know so much! When I was little I would read a lot of horoscopes. It was kinda a thing and like every magazine had a horoscope in so why not. Another thing I loved to do was to look at the night sky.  I still do. But there is something magical just looking at the stars and moon, finding constellations, and trying to spot shooting stars. It is easy to do so when you live in open space like farm. I live in the city now and its hard to see anything :( Another thing I loved to do, is to translate dreams. I try to remember the most important details from my dream and I would go online and try to figure out what it means.  Good old days if you ask me. But now let's get back to the palette shall we?

The palettes outer packaging is stunning. The box is black with golden-coppery Zodiac designs and palette itself is like this gorgeous Cobalt Blue shade with the same designs. It have a mirror which is a plus. I personally think that all Colourpop palettes should have mirrors. Regular palette cost $16, this one was $18.. so $2 for a mirror? Why not right! I really don't mind paying extra.

Now back to the palette. Inside we have 12 shades as there is 12 Zodiac signs. I think the shades are stunning and my sign The Pisces have the most beautiful shimmery teal shade! I am in love with it. Like I said shade variety is good, we have mixture of mattes, satins and shimmers. I love that the names are printed on the actual palette, like under every shade. I feel like some of the shades don't really match the names. I know if anyone of us got a chances of working on a palette like this would choose different shades. But over all I do like the shades that are in this palette, aside from the names.

* The Aries ~ gorgeous metallic warm orange and gold shimmer (my dad's sign).
* The Taurus ~ light matte brown (this is my daughter sign)
* The Gemini ~ light gold with metallic sheen (my husband sign)
* The Cancer ~ light peachy-pink with metallic sheen.
* The Leo ~ light orange with gold shimmer that gives beautiful sheen
* The Virgo ~ medium dark taupe brown matte finish (my brothers sign)

* The Libra ~ medium pink with satin finish (my mom's sign)
* The Scorpio ~ metallic plum, one of  my favorites in this palette
* The Sagittarius ~ deep berry purple matte shade
* The Capricorn ~ matte black with gold flex of glitter, love the way it looks in the pan
* The Aquarius ~ matte cobalt blue ( pretty color but hard to work with )
* The Pisces ~ sparkly aqua teal shade and yes my favorite in the palette.

The second palette i will talk will be Dream Street.

I know it took me forever getting this palettes. I wanted it since it came out , but there was always something else and I never got around ordering it. Until now. I grabbed the $32 two palette bundle and could not be happier!

Dream Street palette is dreamy! I don't know you guys I am so impressed with Colourpop palettes. This collaboration was before The Zodiac palette as all of you know.
I adore the the packaging on this palette. It is really subtle and dreamy! I dunno that moon get me every time :) the mixture of cream and metallic rose gold is beautiful. Then we have a moon and stars :) I love that the names are printed under each shade! Makes life so much easier!

The inside is so beautiful as well. And then we have shades. I like all the shades. Again there is a mixture of mattes, metallic and satin. To be honest I like the color selection in this palette more then in The Zodiac. I will be playing with both this coming week so both will stay up on my vanity for now. I so can't wait.

* Shooting Star ~ light medium brown, matte finish. Great transition shade.
* Magical ~ light peachy-orangy shade also matte finish.
* Star Dust ~ coppery metallic. Gorgeous shade
* Twinkle ~ rose gold with metallic sheen
* Sweet Dreams ~  champagne with golden shimmer
*  Water Bearer ~ matte deep blue teal

* Potion ~ deep red based orange (terracotta) with matte finish
* Spark ~ reddish nice and bright and vibrant
* Kaleidoscope ~ silvery metallic shade. Best used wet
* Elfish ~ deep dark chocolaty brown, matte finish
* Moony ~ light pinky shade, great for highlight, it has a pearly sheen
* Mermaid Boy ~ teal with brown undertone. Duochrome

Overall I like both palettes. But there are few similarities between few shades tho. I was swatching side by side some of the them and I will put the post shorty after this one. Not all are 100% same but they are very closely matched. I will definetly find myself using more of a Dream Street palette, coz I just love rose gold, coppery shimmers. But also The Zodiac have great colors that I can't not wait to play with.

Which palette did you liked more? Are Dream St team or The Zodiac team ? I will be ordering the remaining products from the Zodiac collection and I will be posting it as soonest I get it.
Let me know :)

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