LA Girl Matte Liquid Lipstick Review + Swatches

Hey beauties,

I know that today I said I would do a look with my Revealed 2 palette, but let’s just say today was…one of those days. I did, however, upload a new video! I will try to do a face of the day post tomorrow!

I hope you all enjoy! And subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already!

Glambot Review & Haul

Hello Beauties,

I decided to film a quick video reviewing Glambot and show what I got from their site during their last huge sale.

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I purchased these products with my own money.

And it was well worth it. I spent a whopping $15 on 5 high end eyeshadows that are all practically brand new! I highly recommend this website if you’re a makeup lover on a budget, but also loves high end products.

…because that’s the story of my life.

And like I said before, I was not contacted by Glambot to do this at all. I’ve just been wanting to shop their site for awhile now and I couldn’t pass up 80% off Urban Decay shadows!

left to right: too faced "cocoa comet," urban decay "dashiki" "chronic" "fishnet" and "gunmetal"

left to right:
too faced “cocoa comet,” urban decay “dashiki” “chronic” “fishnet” and “gunmetal”

shop at http://www.glambot.com?affid=6hn1afd4

*post contains an affiliate link, but I stand by my stance that all of my opinions are 100% honest and my own

Lorac Skinny Nude Palette

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Hello, today I have a swatch post with review! I’ve had this palette for awhile now, and I’ve been meaning to review it and just kind of…forgot. I get distracted easily, mostly by lipstick. I feel bad that I forgot because this is a really cute little palette! If you’re interested, just keep reading!

So, this is my second every Lorac product ever. I bought the Vintage Vixen palette on Black Friday, and that palette is my baby. I keep that little gem in my “everyday” acrylic case so that it’s by my side at times that I’m sitting down doing my makeup.

I got an email saying that Hautelook was having a sale on Lorac products again, so I made sure to be at my computer when the sale started because I had my eyes on this palette. I went to go put it in my cart and got the dreaded “on hold” message and my heart stopped. I thought I had missed out on the one thing I wanted, but I was able to add it into my cart about 5 minutes later.

Hautelook really knows how to play with my emotions during makeup sales.

Anyway, this palette is so cute and compact. It comes in a nude shaded snakeskin case, and is the perfect size for traveling. There is a mixture of 7 shimmer and matte shades in this palette, and that in general makes my heart swell. I love a palette with a good balance between shimmer and mattes.

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Personally, I feel that any smaller palette meant to travel needs a few matte shades and a few “bam” shades to take a look from day time to night time. It doesn’t take a ton of shades in a palette to achieve that, it’s just about finding the right shades that truly compliment each other in multiple ways.

This little Lorac palette definetely delivers in that area. This is a very warm toned palette, so if warm tones aren’t your thing then you may want to steer clear.

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Pigmentation: These shadows are very pigmented, that was one of the first things I noticed when I swatched them on my arm. They all applied very smooth, and they are super buttery and creamy. Even the lightest matte shade showed up on my arm, and that rarely happens when I swatch cream shades on my skin. Color me impressed.

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Blendability: Pretty sure that word doesn’t exist, but we’re going to use it anyway today. These blend beautifully! I’m not too surprised after using the Vintage Vixen palette though. One of the reasons why I reach for that palette so often is because even though it’s all matte shades, all of the shades still blend like a dream. That and Lorac shadows are always constantly raved about on blogs and on youtube. It’s one brand that I understand why people are always hyping up in terms of shadows. These are very high quality.

Versatility: This palette can create a great range of looks! From matte day time looks to shimmery glamorous looks, the colors are there. I live for that camel brown and warm light brown shade in the palette. So damn gorgeous. I’m a neutral kind of person, whether it’s warm or cool tones, and this palette just makes my neutral little heart so happy.

Overall thoughts: I probably gave this away throughout the post, but I love this palette. It’s very high quality and the shadows are incredible. There is a great mixture of matte and shimmer shades to create both day time and night time looks, and the packaging makes it easy to travel with. I got this on sale off Hautelook for $15, and I know they’ve been on there several times before when Lorac was the featured brand. So, if you’re drooling over this pretty arrangement of eyeball colors, then definitely snag one during their next sale!

As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having wonderful days!

If you’re new here, please stick around if you wish to see more reviews and makeup fun!

Mini Marshalls Haul

So, I follow quite a few beauty related pages on here and on Instagram and I have seen quite a few people posting about finding Kat Von D eyeshadow palettes and lipstick at 50-75% off of normal retail value! Kat Von D does no wrong (makeup wise) in my eyes, so I went on a quest to find these deals…and walked out with more things. That’s how makeup quests typically go, right?
I’ve also had a very tough week. I have money set aside in my Poshmark balance for “emergencies” so I can get out for a bit with the girls (my kids). I let Harmony pick out a Hello Kitty notebook and we made a day out of it. It was much needed for all of us.

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So, this haul wasn’t “mini” but I will say that I didn’t spend very much on this haul at all!

I will have swatches of some of the products throughout the post 🙂
Pop Beauty Set I found this adorable set for $8, which is about half of what these retail normally. I have a Pop Beauty eyeshadow trio from an ipsy bag that I like, so I decided to give this one a try. For $8 I got an eyeshadow trio, lip crayon, and blush. It’s a peach themed set, which is perfect for my pale skin!
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These are the swatches. The bottom one is the lip crayon in “peach promise,” the next 3 are the eyeshadows from the rich cocoa trio (very smooth and pigmented), and the top one is the blush in “peach sheen.” I have to say that I am head over heels in love with the blush. This entire set is beautiful…but that blush. LOOK.

My next finds were the cute little Ciate nail polishes. One in “ladylike luxe” (very gold) and another called “butterscotch.” These retail on sephora.com for $15 each, but I found these on clearance for $2 each! I almost had to fan myself. The butterscotch one’s packaging was a bit damaged, but to be honest I just love the color. I love the gold one too, but that’s mostly my tacky glittery side talking 😀

Too Faced Gold Glitter Glaze This was one of my favorite finds. These retail for $21 or so and I snagged it for $5! Too Faced is probably my second favorite high end brand, so when I found this I almost squealed. It appealed to me on several levels. It appealed to my love for all things Too Faced, and my tacky glittery side because this stuff is straight up gold.

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It’s so perfect, and I am already trying to come up with a way to incorporate it into a holiday/NYE look.

Kat Von D Roller Ball Perfume in “Sinner” I don’t think I have ever talked about perfume on my blog until now. I’m not very into perfume for several reasons. I have bad allergies and many tend to bother me, and I have kids and I don’t want it to bother them. However, this roller ball seems perfect because I can put it on my wrists and such to give a subtle smell. I actually like this scent. It’s very feminine with a hint of musk. Not flowery or fruity. It’s very…me. I can put it in my purse if I’m going to be out all day, which I also like. I have a 6 month old infant, and sometimes things happen (or literally shit happens) and I end up smelling like a drooly baby. I found this for $5, and I couldn’t find it on Sephora’s site, but I saw it going for $15-30 on ebay and amazon.

Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks and Butter London Gloss These were probably my favorite finds of the day, because 2 of them were what I went out searching for! Alas, I did not find any eyeshadow palettes, but I am happy with everything I did find. Anyway, I found 2 foiled love liquid lipsticks. One in the shade “Adora” (metallic bright red) and “Forever and Never” (coppery nude) I love both of these shades! I also ended up finding a Butter London Gloss for $3. I’ve never tried anything from Butter London. Ever. I will say that this gloss smells like straight up cupcakes, and that’s the biggest reason why I bought it. I’m not very into glosses, but I have been trying to find some that I do like because I do like how they look on others. I did find these on Ulta’s website for $20 at normal price…holy cow.

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Swatches from the bottom up: Butter London “Dandy Bubbles”, “Adora,” and ‘Forever and Never.”

I never would have thought to look at Marshalls for such incredible makeup deals. I haven’t been in a Marshalls in a long time because I find it hard to find many things that I like since I’m not a designer clothing/purse fanatic. I will say that if you have a Marshalls close by to go exploring, you may find something awesome! I’m still so happy about these finds. Who doesn’t love a great deal on high end makeup?