2019 · beauty blogger · makeup · tutorial

Tutorial: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

I am mixing it up a little bit today and trying something new, which means I am sharing my very first eye makeup tutorial/pictorial with actual proper steps. I am excited about this even though I’m not the best at makeup ever, but I am just excited to try out new ideas and write new posts out, so let’s just jump into what I am sure is going to be a very picture heavy post.

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2018 · makeup · Review

Revisit: Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

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I originally reviewed this palette all the way back in January of last year, so I’ve had this palette for a while so I am excited to revisit this palette and talk about after having had it for a while now and really trying it out properly. So, this is my introduction to a new series, the products I review in this little series might not always be something that I have reviewed on this blog before but they will be things that I’ve had for a while, we’ll see how it goes. But, for today I will be talking about this palette and revisiting it, so let’s see if my opinion on this has changed.

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2018 · beauty · makeup · Review

Review: Anastasia Sugar Palette

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Long ago Anastasia released a sweets glow kit, a kit that I wish I has snatched up when I saw it come out because I would have preferred that to this one. But, that is not what today is about, today is about the fact that I did jump on my first glow kit a while ago and it happened to be this one that I settled on because it has half of the colors as the original one that I wanted. So, today I am here to talk a bit about this and give you my thoughts on this glow kit.

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2018 · dupes · makeup

Dupe: Subculture Vs. Retro Love Palettes

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It’s time for my month dupe post, last month was all about lipsticks and this month we are focusing on an eyeshadow palette, the Subculture palette and it’s opponent the Retro Love palette. I have another dupe for the subculture palette but have decided to go with this one for the month and save the other one for another day, just so I’m not overwhelming you guys with subculture dupes. Let’s get comparing.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · makeup · Review

Review: Anastasia Blush Kit in Radiant

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I had something completely different planned for today but with all of the terrible cold and rainy weather we have had as of recently, I just didn’t get time to photograph it like I had intended to. So instead I have decided to come at you with a review of a product that I have been sitting on for a little while now, like most things. I will be talking about the Anastasi Beverley Hills Blush Kit in Radiant, so let’s see how this holds up.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · dupes · makeup

Dupe: Modern Renaissance vs. Rose In The Air

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I did just do a dupes post featuring the Modern Renaissance a couple of months back, but when I saw the Wet ‘N Wild Rose In The Air I knew it had to be my next dupe post, they are just too similar for me to not do it. So, here we are today, once again talking about the Modern Renaissance palette and some dupes for it.

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2017 · Blogmas · Favorites

November 2017 Favorites & Face

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If you read my last post then you know I am excited about the Holiday season and the month of December, but I am still trying to give November its fair share of time in the spotlight, just like I do with every other month. So, that means it is time for my November Favorites and Face post, where I talk about all the things that I’ve been loving during the month of November. I have a few of the same favorites this month as I did last month, but I still want to chat about them a bit so let’s get into looking at some great products.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Haul · makeup

ULTA Points Haul

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It is time for another haul, this won’t won’t be quite as large and overwhelming as my past few, but it is still quite a bit. I cashed in some points during the most recent 20% off sale and I’m already planning the next purchase with points. Anyway, that’s not what I’m here for today, today it’s time to haul some holiday products and some things that I’ve had my eye on for a little while now.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · dupes · makeup

Battle: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance vs. Makeup Geek Singles

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It’s that fantastic time of the month again, the time where I talk about product dupes, I really love doing these because it’s always nice to know if you can get a product for less or if it’s just not worth it. Last month was all about blushes and this month is about eyeshadow, I’ll be putting Modern Renaissance up against some Makeup Geek shades. I was inspired by this photo that I saw on Pinterest, which I did not do all of the shades as I just wanted to do this shades that I already owned, so today we will be talking about five of the shades. If you guys are really interested in seeing more dupes from the Modern Renaissance I might do the rest sometime in the future, but for now, I’m doing five, so let’s get into it.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Anastasia Subculture Eyeshadow Palette

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It’s the last Sunday of the month of August, which means it is time for my final season and my final palette review, in case you want to see last weeks, which is Autumn of course, and if you want to see them all, that one should link you to the week before and that one the one before so you can see all of the seasons. For winter I’ve settled on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette, a very talked about palette that I did purchase the day it came out, I was excited and just couldn’t wait. So, I have had this one a while but have been sitting on the review as I wanted it to be my winter palette and I wanted to make sure to have a nice amount of time to play with it. Let’s get on into it.

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I didn’t see any reason in sharing the box that this came in because it looks exactly like the palette packaging itself. I have mixed feelings about the packaging, just like my Modern Rennasiance palette, I like the look of it but I kind of hate the feel of it, I just don’t much care for the feel of velvet combined with the fact that it feels like a type of material that would get dirty really quickly, even if it is dark.

20170729_162243Now, this palette has been getting a lot of feedback about it being too powdery and impossible to blend, I do not agree with that completely. The formula of the matte shadows are very powdery, but I personally don’t think they give off much more kick back than my Modern Renaissance palette does. The shimmers are a different story, the shimmers are much different than the ones in its sister palette, those one are creamy and amazing but these ones are just hard to work with. I’ve found cube does pretty well as an inner corner highlight, it’s impossible to work with otherwise though. Adorn and Electric are really similar in texture, I find that both of these can be worked with alright but I pretty much have to apply them with my fingers, which for me isn’t that big of a deal but I know for some they don’t want to do that.

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The formula of that mattes is amazing though, they are a big powdery and a little bit harder for me to work with than their sister palette, but boy do they pack a punch of color and that is something that I really love.

Now, to talk about the swatches, we are going to go from top to bottom of course. Cube, which you pretty much cannot see, is a light shimmer white kind of colors. Dawn is a really pretty matte, light reddish brown, it’s really quite pretty. Destiny is the perfect dark, matte army green shade. Adorn is a really pretty copper shimmer shade. All Star is one of the stars of this palette if you ask me, it’s a deep blood red matte shade that is just stunning. Mercury reminds me a lot of a really dark taupe kind of shade, it’s interesting for sure. Axis is a really pretty deep matte marine kind of blue, it looks a lot like the marine shade I saw often when looking and bridesmaid dresses. Roxy is a confusing shade if you ask me, it looks light and sherberty in the pan but swatched and on the eye, it is a lot brighter. Electric is pretty interesting, you can barely see it here and it almost looks silver with a green flash to it but it is way more interesting than that, I’m not really sure how to describe it but it’s green, shimmery and really pretty. Fudge looks exactly how I would think it would, a pretty dark red brown. New Wave is one of my favorites as well, it’s a gorgeous matte pumpkin kind of shade. Untamed is a really dark forest green, it’s really similar to Axis but less blue and more muted. Edge is one of the more interesting colors in this group of shadows, it’s kind of a mustard shade and that’s not a common shade, however, I personally love the look of it. And finally Rowdy, which is a really deep, dark purple shade, a blackened plum if you will, it’s very pretty but it almost looks black.

I had a little bit of trouble with this palette, there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to the application with this one, however, I think it’s something that I’m doing alright with. Anyway, these are the three looks that I came up with and they feature some of my favorite shades; Electric, Axis, Edge and All Star to name a few. I feel like this palette has a great selection of shades, and while they are a tiny bit random it makes for a ton of versatility in looks and that is something that I quite enjoy.

I feel like I sound like I hate this palette by talking about the fact that it is a little harder to work with than other eyeshadow palettes that I’ve tried, however, I actually quite enjoy this palette. If I’m being honest it isn’t my all time favorite eyeshadow palette, but it’s not my least either, and I personally do not regret picking this one up one bit. I think I need to play with it a little bit more, but overall I am satisfied with all of the looks I’ve created and I enjoy this one.

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