Cause who says you can’t crack out a smokey eye on an uneventful Sunday? I’ve been playing around with my makeup stash recently and have been creating a few new looks that I’ve been absolutely loving, so it’s about time I shared a few of those with you. So today we’ll start with my favourite and most simple of them all, the easy smokey eye featuring my coveted Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette.
You can consider this a bit of a haul I guess; a pile of products I received for Christmas and recently purchased for myself. My face has been pretty bare lately and it’s been a solid few weeks since I’ve opened the makeup drawers, so it’s time to look into these new products and get excited for some new things to play with.
Let’s start with the most exciting, the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette. As you may or may not know, this little baby has been on my wish list for about two years now. My mother-in-law must be a frequent reader since she absolutely nailed it this Christmas. This package was ripped open with a squeal of joy! I can’t wait to give this a go and test out all the different looks that you can create with this palette. Following along in the eye category is the Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner and brush. A friend of mine gave me an awesome Tarte set for Christmas that included this guy, which I had previously been dying to try out. I’ve already given it a go once, but that had a disastrous outcome. YouTube is going to have to help me out with this one cause it’s just not working, but I know it can be fabulous. And last but not least for the eyes, the amazing Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara which I’ve used before in the past, but am so happy to have back in my life.
Then on to two fabulous highlights (I’ve really upped my highlight game recently). First we have the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter for an iridescent highlight. Besides swatching this I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve heard amazing things. And then most exciting of it all, the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop! If you haven’t heard of this then you’re living under a rock. Expect a full review of this coming soon.
Then we have the Beauty Blender. I’m not sure why or how I’ve never picked one of these up in the past, but boy am I glad I’ve done so now. I’ve had cheaper versions of this blending sponge in the past but when people say the Original Beauty Blender is best, they’re right. Such a smooth, flawless finish. I’ve used it twice and can’t wait to make it a daily habit. Then finally we have another amazing Christmas gift, the Too Faced Melted Berry Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. My two friends and I do a makeup exchange each Christmas and this was a perfect shade picked out for me! Can’t wait to take it out on the town!
Do you have any new products you’re excited to try? Have you tried any of these? Share you thoughts friends!
Another edition of a written rant and rave with a deep underlying desire for things I really don’t need. Like I’m serious here – I’ve spent more money than I care to think about over the past few months. But with no more events, and no more weekend getaways on the near horizons (I lie, I’m planning a shopping weekend…) it’s time to hunker down and save. I may say this about once a month, but I really have nothing at all that I need. So besides the necessaries, and maybe a dinner or two out on date nights, I’ll be as frugal as I can be! But here is what I’m drooling over.
I’ve been a big fan of Matt and Nat leather bags for a long time. One of my first ‘Big Girl’ purchases (probably when I was 12) was a purple zippered Matt and Nat wallet and I absolutely loved it! Even today, although I dont use that wallet anymore, I still love the quality and the leather. It had been quite awhile since I’d purchased one, although I drooled over my friends collection, but after purchasing the Mitsuko Tote I’m hooked again. I’ve been loving the Brave Backpack in Black and think it looks absolutely amazing every time I see it on the streets. I love Matt and Nat, I see my next bag purchase coming from them for sure.
Other than pricey leather purchases I’ve, of course, been lusting over a few beauty products of course. These for sure are not necessary purchases and are more on the lines of products I’d love to try in the future. The first is the Ole Henriksen On the Go Cleanser which is supposed to be a supper aromatic cleanser jam packed with lots of vitamin C for a great pick-me-up. My skin could use it. I’ve been loving more orange-y eyeshadow tones recently so I’d love the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette for the fall. Of course, on every shopping list and wish list I’ve created recently is the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White eau de parfum. I’m so in love with this scent but have so many others and never think to buy myself a perfume.
It’s only a few things, but of course the prices add up. Now there are millions of others that I’d love to add to the list, but c’mon, I’ll always want more!
What things have you been lusting over lately?