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Showing posts with label kat von d. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

I didn't go crazy on this sale because I
already purchased quite a bit from the Employee Friends & Family sale but I did get a few things I have been eyeing for awhile. 

Mini NARS concealer in Vanilla and a 100 point perk for Makeup Forever HD Powder

Marc Jacobs The Sofia set. I am so so so glad I was able to get my hands on this because it was sold out for a bit and I'm so glad they brought it back for the sale because lawdddd these are GORGEOUS and the formula is amazing. Great way to try these lipsticks at a discounted price because lets be honest, when do I even go through a full size lip products? Never!  But I am literally dying over So Sofia and Infamous. 

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip. Im not sure that I'm completely sold on this set just yet. If you have it, what do you think of it? It comes with 6 mini lip products and although Lolita is always so raved about, dare I say, I'm really hating this shade. It's said to be a "dusty rose" but it looks straight up brown when I swatch it. And if you know me, I hate brown on my lips because it just doesnt look good with my skintone. 

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink. It definitely wouldnt be a haul of mine if it didnt have a highlighter so heres this beauty! Its limited edition so if its sold out on sephora already check Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. 

Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 115. This is another product Im not entirely sold on. If you have it what are your thoughts? I might be exchanging this for another foundation. I love full coverage foundations and this one seems to be a medium coverage to me. I thought everyone was raving about this product so I snagged it but Im still not sure. 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Kit. This is the big mama ! Ive been waiting to get my hands on this since it came out. I was going to wait til she came out with the refillable pans but I decided I couldnt wait any longer and dear goodness shes gorgeous! Ill definitely be getting use out of this. 

For those of you that have followed me for awhile you know all of this haulage will be going away until Christmas. I have a rule with myself that whatever makeup I buy for the holidays goes away until Christmas. I take pictures of them and swatch them for you and then I put them away sadly. Lol but it makes it more exciting for me on Christmas day! Well I hope you enjoyed this little haul. 

What did YOU get for the VIB sale?! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Best Eyeliners

Don't hate me for the awful image quality, I have no clue what's going on. Before I transfer them they look perfect and then when I transfer them they look really blurry so I apologize! Anyways! I am very excited to be doing this post because I loveee eyeliner. My favorite makeup product would definitely be foundation, but I love a good winged liner. The first eyeliner I ever attempted winged liner with was the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (middle) and it was the easiest way for me to learn. I actually got it on my first try! Shocking, right? I'm going to explain to you why I chose these three eyeliners specifically to be considered the "best" eyeliners out there. If you have any you think are the best and want me to try let me know, I'm always up for trying new products! Just an excuse for me to go makeup shopping :)
1. Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blaquer: I use this eyeliner to tightline my lower lash line because it's the first eyeliner that actually stays in place. It is VERY pigmented and I don't notice it transferring to my under eye concealer throughout the day. It's the only eyeliner I'll use for my lower lash line
2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Black: Some people have an easier time doing winged liner with gel, I personally have an easier time doing my winged liner with a felt tip liquid liner like this one. It's very pigmented and easy to work with. I will continue to repurchase this always. It's also a Sephora favorite, so hellllooo, definitely worth it. This one literally stays on ALL day just like the name says. I once fell asleep with my makeup on (I know, I know, it's awful for my skin but it doesn't happen often) and when I woke up the next morning it literally looked like I just applied my eyeliner.
3. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper: Before I tried this I thought I couldn't live without my Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner. Once I tried this, I realized I had a tie betweek the two. I switch back and forth between the two all the time but I might love this one a little bit more. The felt tip the Stila one has is very easy to work with; however, the unique brush tip this eyeliner has makes it even easier to get a precise line.
You can find more favorite eyeliners here!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kat Von D Serpentine Palette

Kat Von D let the cat out of the bag! Apparently she's working on a new eyeshadow palette called "Serpentine". This is all I know of at the moment. If you have any updates please #beautyandablog or email me at!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Kat Von D Goes Pink: Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D has been releasing teasers of her new Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that will be releasing June/July. So far you have seen some pretty bold colors, but here are some gorgeous pink shades for us more conservative girls! I am drooling over all of these! These are definitely more my style. Way to go, KVD. Yess, just yes! What are your thoughts? Like it, love it, hate it, need it? I have a feeling Rosemary's Baby is going to become the new Lolita. Everyone is going to go crazy for it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What's New At Sephora?

Today's the last day for the Sephora VIB sale and there are some fun, new products out. There's always something new at Sephora. Sometimes I can't keep up! But here are some interesting new products:

Glamglow Powercleanse
Kat Von D Ink Liner
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush
Makeup Forever Artist Plexi Gloss

I've been wanted to try all these Glamglow cleansers, but haven't picked any up yet. The Kat Von D ink liner has been out for awhile, but she's come out with new, bold shades. The Stila blush is part of their Summer collection so I can only imagine the rest of the Summer collection should be up soon. The MUFE Plexi Gloss is something I've seen sneak peeks of and they look pretty pigmented! 

What are your thoughts on these? 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks

I posted 3 new sneak peeks of Kat Von  D shades that will be releasing this summer and now there's more! 4 new purple shades: Requiem, Susperia, Ayesha, and Exorcism. Apparently these will be releasing July 16th so mark your calendars, purple lovers!

April Wishlist

It's been awhile since I've done a wishlist, but as you can see from the collage above, I've accumulated quite a list! I've been lusting after most of these products for quite some time and just haven't had the chance or the means to pick them up. But I plan on checking these beauties off little by little. So let's get started!
Chanel Mediterranee Lumiere D'ete Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quarts
Too Faced HangoveRx Primer
Too Faced Selfie Powders
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
Benefit Roller Lash
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
Kat Von D Contour Palette
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Frenzy, Craving, and JubilationNARS Audacious Lipsticks in Raquel, Anita, Barbara, Brigitte, and Anna
What's on YOUR list?!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HUGE Sephora Giveaway

Please only people who genuinely want to follow me and my blog. Please do not follow me just for the sake of winning and then unfollow me if you are not chosen. 

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on Instagram @beautyandablog
2. Repost this picture and hashtag #beautyandabloggiveaway
3. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the right hand side
4. Comment "DONE" on my blog post 


Giveaway closes on April 12th at 11:59 PM EST

Winner will have 24 hours to email me with their address and which shades they would like in the Too Faced Melted Lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. If they do not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NEW From Sephora

Sephora just decided to put all of the amazing products out at once! Now available for VIB Rouge is Kat Von D's Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette along with a KVD dual ended eye brush. The Hourglass Bronzer has finally released and Bite Beauty's Watercolor Lipgloss Library! I am eyeing the bronzer and lipgloss library.

Here are swatches of the Bite Beauty Lipgloss Library, courtesy of TrendMood and Temptalia, in case you were interested :) The colors are beautiful for Spring!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Kat Von D Ink Liners

Kat Von D is coming out with 9 new shades for her Ink Liners. They are launching April 7th. The shades include:

Neruda (white), Nietzche (sky blue), Bosch (olive)
Woolf (grey), Nerdrum (electric blue), Bukowski (emerald)
Dali (turquoise), Baudelaire (indigo), Hemingway (chocolate)

New Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D just posted a sneak peek of her new liquid lipsticks! There are 16 new shades, including Lolita 2 (the original formula) and they will be coming out in July. Get ready for it! We all know KVD is edgy and pushes the limits so you can't expect anything less than that. Everything she comes out with is genuis. What are your thoughts? Like it, love it, hate it?

This shade is called Nosferatu which KVD herself described as "a romantic, blood-crimson".
This shade is called Witches which was described as "Pitch as dark, Black as night". 
This shade is called Echo which is described as "satin blue". I am loving this one!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Wishlist: High End Edition

Surprisingly it's been awhile since I've done a wishlist because I feel like that's all I ever do but when I took a look back at my past posts It's been almost a month. And seriously, my wishlist just keeps growing and growing. I could literally put a million products on here but I'm sure you all don't want to see that many, so I've narrowed it down to 20 for you!

Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner
Jaclyn Hill swears by this eyeliner for the tight lining the lower lash line. If Jaclyn Hill loves it, I love it, end of story!

Dose Of Colors Lipstick in Soft Touch
This is another highly talked about lipstick and I've seen many YouTube videos on IMATS hauls that included this baby. It's such a beautiful every day color. It's like a pinky, nude, peachy color.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette & Brush
Okay, is anyone sick of hearing about this palette yet? I hope not. I know it's everywhere lately, but it's for a reason! This palette is said to even surpass the beloved Anastasia Beverly Hill's contour palette.

Model In A Bottle
Everyone swears by Urban Decay's setting sprays, but I have a feeling this baby might just be a holy grail once I get my hands on it. It's said to make makeup last literally all day through hot, humid weather and everything. The pink one is the original mattifying setting spray and the blue one is for sensitive skin.

NARS Luminous Liquid & Powder Foundation
These two are said to be a match made in NARS heaven. As you all know, I'm a NARS fanatic, it's my favorite company and this liquid foundation just looks like everything to me. The packaging is bomb dot com, it comes with a pump, it's just perfect. Now I need it in my life.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
I've never heard of something like this before and it is so intriguing to me! This is another one of Jaclyn Hill's new favorites and I'm dying to try it.
Red Beauty Blender
After using the Beauty Blender for the first time ever a few months ago, I now want every single color and the fact that they came out with a red one is awesome and perfect for Valentine's Day.
Chanel de Jardin Blush
This is such a beautiful blush. I swear Chanel, like NARS, can do no wrong. The only thing I have an issue with is the size. The product itself is very small. It's nice that it comes with it's own brush, but I would prefer more product.
Gucci Guilty Diamonds
The packaging on this is what really sold me. It's gold and it has diamonds/rhinestones. GORG!
NARS Ita Brush
$55 for a brush is a little outrageous, but like I mentioned above, NARS can do no wrong in my eyes. I've heard wonderful things about this brush for contouring.
Guerlain Highlighter Poudre de Soie and Cruel Gardenia
OMG can we just talk about how beautiful these highlighters are? YASSSSS need these in my life.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask
If you've followed me for awhile you know that Peter Thomas Roth quickly became one of my favorite skin care brands and they recently came out with their new mask "Irish Moor Mud Mask" that has many benefits and I am so anxious to try it!
Smashbox Step By Step Contour Stick Trio
I've mentioned these quite a few times but I feel like these would be great for contouring because I feel like they could make more precise lines than using a brush.
Tangle Teezer
Many YouTuber's swear by this hair "brush" but many people shy away from it because of it's $20 price point. It sounds a bit crazy to have a $20 brush, but there must be something about it that's worth it if all these people are raving about it, right?!
Too Faced Hangover Primer
Nicole Guerierro put me onto this. She uses it in all her videos and says it's her holy grail. I'm intrigued and want to try it out for myself.
Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer
Oh My Lawwdddd! The prettiest bronzer I've ever seen. I'm obsessed with Chanel and apparently this stuff lasts so long! It's expensive, but it lasts long so that kind of justifies the price.
Le Blanc de Chanel Primer
Just another product Jaclyn Hill raves about that I'm dying to try. Ahhh! I love Chanel!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Year Of The Contour

As many of you may have noticed, contouring kits and tools have become a huge hit this year. Almost every makeup company is coming out with them, including some drug store brands! And they just keep pouring out! Here are most of the contour kits that are available ranging from $12-$50.
NYX Wonder Contour Stick $11.99
For being so affordable, I'm surprised I haven't heard much about this product since contouring it the latest thing. Unfortunately I don't have much to say about it because I haven't personally tried it and haven't heard any reviews on it. So if you've tried it, comment what you're experience was with it!

Sephora Contouring 101 Face Palette $28
This palette looks pretty interesting to me. This is another one I have not heard many reviews on which I suppose is because it's pretty new to the market. But at $28 it's not a bad price.
NYX Contour Kit $30
This palette I'm a little iffy on. It's NYX, which means it's a drug store brand, yet it's $30. But let's do the math: the palette is $30 and it has 8 shades (that are interchangeable) that means each individual shade is $3.75 which honestly is a great deal! Plus the palette is re-usable so I guess you're getting a pretty good deal on this!
LancĂ´me Le Duo Stick $36
This is a dual-ended highlight and contour stick with 5 different shades to choose from. These don't really speak to me, but it's pretty much the high end version of the NYX Wonder Stick I mentioned above.
Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Kit $36
This palette is so pretty! You get a bronzer in Park Ave Princess, highlighter in Champagne Gold, and blush in Posh all in one and it is just such pretty colors. This really appeals to me and I was afraid it was limited edition and thankfully it's not!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit $40
Anastasia, you started it all! This was one of the first contour kits on the market that everyone had to have and now because of this one palette there are tons similar to it! This is the high end version of the NYX palette. It is $10 more and only 6 shades instead of 8, but from what I hear about this palette, it is amazing blazing!
Becca Lowlight/Highlight Palette $42
So we all know that Becca's blushes and highlighters are bomb dot com, so maybe their contouring creams will be just as good. The only downside to this is that it only comes in one shade which is pictured below.
Smashbox Trio $45
Oh my goodness, give me! Jaclyn Hill raved about these contour sticks and now I need them in my life. They just seem so convenient, especially for traveling. The set includes a bronzer, a highlighter, and a contour as well as a sharpener!
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour $45
This is pretty much the palette version of the trio sticks. So if you aren't really gravitating towards the sticks and want a palette, this is for you! It also comes with the angled brush as shown in the image.
Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette $46
This palette has soooo much hype right now. I've heard this is better than the Anastasia contour kit but shhhh! You didn't hear that from me. I definitely have my eye on this palette, but I don't think I would get any use out of the darkest shade because of how fair I am. But this is a very popular contour palette at the moment. The shades it comes with are as followed:
Light powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach)
Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown) 

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Palette $48
The good thing about this palette is that it comes in 11 different shades so there is a wide variety of colors to suit each person's skin tone. The somewhat downside is that this says it is just a "touch up" palette. I haven't heard too much on this palette so I'm not sure how true that is and I don't know if it can be used as a true contour palette, but it's definitely great for on the go to touch up your contour and highlight throughout the day. This palette includes:
Skin Foundation Stick, Corrector, Creamy Concealer, and a Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette $50
This palette is personally too dark for my complexion, but for all you deep toned women out there, this is perfect for you! It's definitely on the pricey side, but I know there aren't a ton of options out there for darker girls unfortunately. But the price might be worth it for you if you're having a hard time finding a contour kit to fit your needs. This palette includes Contour #1, Contour in Medium #2, Deep #3, Highlight #1, and Highlight #2
Do you have any of these contour kits? If so, which ones and what are your thoughts on it?!
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