theBalm Appetit Eyeshadow Palette Review


The Balm always has eye-catching and interesting packaging that makes their products unique. This product is no different. This eyeshadow palette is in a “menu” theme with the names of the shadows being plays on food and men’s names (stay with me, it’s weird, I know). Part of me thinks that the way that their products are packaged is cute and the other part of me thinks it’s too much and makes takes away from the actual quality of the product because it feels young. Regardless of how you feel about the theme of their products, they do work well.
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5 Drugstore Makeup Products That Actually Work

5 Drugstore Makeup Products That Actually Work
Just because something is from a drugstore does not mean that the quality of the product has to be lacking. Drugstore makeup that works has been my current favorite thing to find when I am looking for things to include in my posts. I have found that there are some things that cost much less than my high-end makeup that I prefer.
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e.l.f Rosegold Eyeshadow Palette Review

 

elf rosegold eyeshadow reviewElf has really been stepping up their products in the past few months, and you can definitely tell by the amount of great reviews some of their stuff has gotten recently. I have always been the type of person that would rather spend 60 dollars on a product that works, than 60 dollars worth the drugstore products that are only so-so. With that being said, and with all the higher-end brands putting out products that have been misses, I am getting more comfortable with drugstore makeup. I have even been able to find a ton of products that I can really get a lot of use out of. I watched and read several reviews on the elf Matte palette and most of them were great. I didn’t see a whole lot of reviews on the Rosegold palette, so I decided to pick it up from Target.
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Five Products From Herbivore, GlamGlow, Pixi, Garnier, and Soap & Glory To Add To Your PM Routine

Five Products From Herbivore, GlamGlow, Pixi, Garnier, and Soap & Glory To Add To Your PM Routine

Skincare routines can be so tricky, and I am always trying to find products that work well with both my skin and the other products that I use in my routine. It is important to always remember that it takes about 3-6 weeks for you skin to adjust to using new products. Depending on the ingredients, skin can go through a “purging” phase where breakouts and other situations can seem like they’re getting worse before they are getting better.
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Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Magic Wands Mini Review

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Magic Wands Mini Review
Tarte has launched a “Make Believe In Yourself” themed Spring product launch and the everyone has lost their minds getting their hands on the pastel, beautiful unicorn-esque brush set. There has been a few brands that have made sets of unicorn brushes, but Tarte’s Magic Wands are certainly some of the prettiest that I have seen.

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Four Important Steps Before Applying Makeup

Four Important Steps Before Applying Makeup
The steps that are taken before applying makeup are crucial and sometimes it can take a lot of trial and error to figure out what works best with your skin. However, regardless of skintype, everyone can benefit from these four steps before applying makeup to get the smoothest, longest lasting application.
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Makeup Tutorial: How to Cover a Tattoo

How To Cover a Tattoo with MakeupCovering a tattoo is mainly about color-correcting so being aware of which colors cancel out other colors is really helpful. Covering the tattoos that are on my legs does require a lot of product, but it is because they are pretty large and they are dark. I am using them for this tutorial because I have the same tattoo on each shin, so they ended up being perfect for a before and after.

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Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Eyeshadow Palette Review

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Palette Review

The Basics: I believe this palette to be an Ulta exclusive (you can still purchase this on the Tarte’s Website). I also believe it is limited edition. You get 8 shadows, Lace is in a larger pan which is likely because it highlight color, for $29. This makes the cost of each shadow about $3.60, considering you like all of them, this is an excellent deal for the price.  Find it here.

formulated without: parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, gluten, dermatolgist tested

According to the information that is indicated on the back of the box, this palette would be great for those with sensitive skin; However, all of the shadows still contain talc.

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Bh Cosmetics Rose Quartz 9 Brush Set Review

These brushes scrolled through my Instagram feed and I felt like I had to have them. I recently started collecting brushes and I probably have over 100. I have been known to be super picky, but it never detoured me from trying to find affordable options. I  been able to find some lower end brushes that work just as well as the $80 brushes I have splurged on. The Bh Cosmetics Rose Quartz brushes are beautiful, but they also have quality that is good enough to actually put them to use.

Bh Cosmetics Rose Quartz 9 brush Set

Bh Cosmetics Rose Quartz 9 Brush set.

I paid under $20 for this set, which I can appreciate. I ordered them and received an email that they shipped two days later. They arrived at my house a day before the tracking information indicated. These brushes are synthetic with a silver ferrule (the metal part), gray bristles, and pink with white marbling on their plastic handles. The handles are labeled with the number of the brush and the company’s logo. Find Them Here.

Rose Quartz 9 Piece Brush Set By Bh Cosmetics

I have used these for getting ready twice, and I was very surprised with how easy they were to use. I was much more impressed with the eyeshadow brushes in comparison to the face brushes. Although they still worked well they fell a little flat for me since I would have liked to have a bigger powder brush and a foundation brush. I think it would make the set more cohesive because I had to supplement a Beautyblender for my foundation.

But if you are looking for a great set of brushes for eye makeup for a low price, these are great. All of the brushes are soft, and I have have not experienced any shedding from them. Brush Number 5 (dense crease brush), and Number 8 (Flat Shader Brush) are the two that I enjoyed using the most out of this set. I would certainly recommend picking them up to supplement your brush collection, or if you are need of eyeshadow brushes for doing a more blended look.

Eyeshadow Palette Regrets

Eyeshadow Palette Regrets Urban Decay Too Faced

Urban Decay Vice 4, Too Faced White Chocolate Chip, Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly, Urban Decay Naked Smoked

I am an eyeshadow palette hoarder. There is something about getting someone when it first comes out that makes me giddy. I will admit to setting alarms, and checking my phone like a crazy person to get something before everyone else or before the dreaded sell-out of a limited edition palette. With my go-getter attitude, it is no surprise that I have some eyeshadow palette regrets. The problem with getting something before when it first comes out is that you’re essentially testing the waters for everyone else. Here is a list of my (pricey) regrets.Continue Reading