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Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette Review & Comparison


For those of you that haven't heard of the brand Lorac, run out and grab one of their Pro palettes, even if it isn't this one. Honestly their eye shadows are always my go to. I truly don't reach for ANY of my other eyeshadow palettes except for these because they're that good. They're pigmented, buttery and super blendable. By far my favorite formula, I don't think any other brand holds a candle to their pro eye shadows. So what is the Mega Pro palette you ask? Lorac comes out with these Mega Pro palettes during the holidays each year that are twice the size of their original Pro palettes with 32 shadows rather than 16. Their original Pro palettes have 2 rows of 8 shadows and as pictured below, the Mega Pro has 4 rows of 8 shadows. The top two rows are matte shadows and the bottom two rows are shimmery. It retails for $59 which if you divide that by the 32 shadows that are in the palette, that makes each individual shadow only $1.85 a piece which is such a steal! The regular Pro palettes are $44 so for $15 more you get an extra 16 shadows! 
I personally love the shade selection they choose because they tend to put a lot of wearable colors as well as neutrals and I'm a neutral kind of gal so they're right up my alley. 
Below is the Mega Pro collection. The first one is the burgundy and gold packaging, the second one is the cobalt and silver, and the third is the white and rose gold. I personally love the packaging on these, the only down side is the material of them, which is like a rubbery feeling that's really hard to describe, gets dirty pretty quickly, but otherwise they're stunning. 
Below is a picture of all 3 palettes and you can see they're pretty similar but me being a makeup collector and how much I love their shadows, I can never pass up these limited edition palettes. I personally thing they're worth every penny and I definitely get my use out of them. 


 


 


 


 


 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

What I Got For Christmas: Haul

Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year. Merry (late) Christmas to all of those that celebrate! I hope you had a wonderful one. I know many people celebrate other holidays, but I personally celebrate Christmas so I wanted to share with you my gifts. Please note these have been accumulated from the end of August until now so I've probably posted about these prior in hauls and such but for those of you that keep up with me, you know that I take pictures to post for all of you (sometimes swatch) and then I put them away for Christmas. That means no touching them again. The torture is reaaaaall, but it's so satisfying seeing everything accumulate and pile up. Because it's only a day after Christmas, I haven't tested many of these items out. If you'd like reviews on specific products, leave a comment below :) Disclaimer: this is not to brag. I personally like seeing hauls and what other people get so I'm sure there are others out there who feel the same. Please know I am well aware how truly blessed I am and I don't take it for granted one bit. 

I know a lot of people ask for purses and jewelry, but I have way more than enough handbags and jewelry and truthfully I think it's a bit overrated. Makeup is my passion and I love sharing with all of you so that's what I asked for. 











BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel palette






 
Laura G Nail Polish in
 
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral
 
 
Victoria's Secret Holiday Gift Sets:
Pink Body Mists in Fresh & Clean, Warm & Cozy, Hot Crush, and Sunkissed
Body Mists in Bombshell, Tease, Heavenly, and Very Sexy
 
 I got 4 bras from Victoria's Secret (3 regular and 1 sports bra). I also got a roller ball in the scent Angel, a full Bombshell perfume, and 2 other little mists
A fair isle print PINK sleep shirt and 4 holiday panties
 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
 
 
Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette in Fetching, Dollface, Prim, Smashing, and Beaming
Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks includes Melted Lipsticks in Nude, Peony, and Fig and also includes blushes in Love Hangover, Your Love Is King, and Justify My Love
 
Too Faced Le Petit Tresor includes 3 lipsticks (WHAM, Nude Beach, and Taffy)
 
Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2
 
Becca Glow on The Go set includes Becca pressed and liquid highlighter in Opal. I also got the Becca Afterglow palette which includes 3 highlighters (Moonstone, Rose Gold, Topaz) and 2 blushes in (Wild Honey and Flower Child) 
 
Stila Liquid Lipsticks in Carmello, Patina, Aria, Como, Chianti, and Fiery
 
Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix in Cafe and Aubergine
 
LaVanila Deo Trio deodorants in Vanilla Snowberry, Pure Vanilla, and Vanilla Amber
 
Sephora Favorites Lashstash
 
NARS Creamy concealer in Vanilla, Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder
 
Sephora Give Me Some Lip includes: Sephora Lip Stain in Peony, Tarte lipstick, Fresh lipstick, Marc Jacobs lipstick, Makeup Forever lipgloss, and Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita.
 
 
Marc Jacobs The Sofia mini lipstick collection in the shades Blow, Dashing, So Sofia, Boy Gorgeous, and Infamous
Bobbi Brown highlighter in Pink
 
PINK body mists in Wild At Heart, Total Flirt, and Wild and Breezy. I also got the VS makeup removing wipes.
 
 
Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer, Pure White Beauty Blender, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, (I returned the Sephora Masks) and with the orders I got the Oh What Fun sample bag and the white and gold striped sample bag.
 
 
MAC Oh Darling highlighter
 
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Mini Lipsticks in Penelope Pink, So Marilyn and Bitch Perfect. Also Charlotte Tilbury highlighter in Gold Bar
 
YSL Rouge Couture Collection (these are mini). Comes in Le Rouge, Le Orange, Le Fuschia, and Le Nu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter in Starlight and the Anastasia A23 brush
 
 
 
 
Okay THIS is so exciting for me because Kathleen Lights has one that's usually in the background of her videos and I have been looking for it FOREVER but it was a limited edition item so I am so happy I finally got my hands on my initial! :)

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Kit (because it's about time!) This was probably the one thing I was most excited about. I've been waiting for this beauty ever since it came out.

My welcome kit for reaching VIB Rouge! Also two 100 point perks: Origins Eye Cream and Makeup Forever Smoothing Primer.
 
 
Too Faced Love Flush palette includes 6 blushes.
 
 
5 out of 7 Bath and Body Works candles in Tis The Season, Dashing Through The Snow, Party Dress, Winter, and Spiced Apple Toddy
 
 
The other 2 candles in Frosted Cranberry and Sweater Weather. I also got this super cute snowflake candle holder!
 
Bracelet from Kay Jewelers
 
Christmas movies from my childhood because I wanted to watch them this year and I didn't have them and couldn't find them on TV :( but now I have them! These are such classics.
 
A bunch of candy that I've already dug into: Sour Punch Straws, Sour Patch Kids, Xtremes Air Heads, Air Heads, and Peanut M&Ms
Needless to say, I had a pretty awesome Christmas this year. All I really asked for was makeup so I was ecstatic with everything.