Too faced I want kandee palette 

I was very hesitant on purchasing this palette. Why you may ask, because let’s be honest…. lately too faced hasn’t been doing so well.  I bit the bullet and went into Ulta and I swatched the palette and instantly fell in love. This palette has beautiful pigmentation and amazing neutral color selection…. if these colors speak to you, BUY IT! 

Some things to know:

  • This collection is Ulta exclusive 
  • Palette retails for $45
  • It’s actually called the candy eyes palette 

Let’s talk about the packaging. This palette comes in a tin that looks like an old school candy box. The back of the tin even features the shade named but with a candy picture… just like candy boxes do. The attention to detail is phenomenal on this packaging presentation. 



Once you open the tin you see a piece of thick waxy paper on top of the shadows (as if they were candy pieces). 


Now I know you’re sitting there like “SHOW US THE SHADOWS ALREADY” so let’s jump into it. 

Now onto the swatches 


Top to bottom:

  • Sparkling cider
  • Pastry
  • Sugared strawberry 
  • Cream puff
  • Sugar plum
  • Raspberry cocoa

Top to bottom:

  • Butterscotched
  • Sweet toffee 
  • Frosted pink
  • Hot chocolate 
  • Taupe berry
  • Licorice rope


Top to bottom:

  • Banana cream pie
  • Ice cream
  • Whipped cream

The swatches speak for themselves, Too Faced and Kandee Johnson did an amazing job on this palette and the entire I want kandee collection honestly. I would definitely recommend you pick this palette up! 

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Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Palette

Hello beauties! Today we are going to be talking about a new brand at sephora called Pretty Vulgar. I don’t believe this brand is sold in the stores ( atleast not within 100 miles of me) so unfortunately when you cant see something in person you take a risk with buying the item. Im glad I took this risk. What drew me in was the darling packaging they have, reminds me of elegance. The attention to detail on the packaging is phenomenal.  Let me show you how beautiful this packaging is.

Here you have the front:

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Here you have the back:

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Some things to note about this palette:

  • $35
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Formulated without Parabens
  • Formulated without Sulfates
  • Formulated without Phthalates
  •  7 x 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g Eyeshadow
  •  5 x 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Eyeshadow

Now let’s hop on to the inside of this baby!

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The colors are what really drew me in, they’re beautiful. These are deffinitly my type of shades! If these aren’t your cup of tea they have two other palettes if you’re loving the packaging! Let’s talk about the quality though… all in all I really do like this palette, but there are some misses in the bunch. Let’s take a look at the swatches.

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Top to Bottom:

  • Tweet
  • Wink
  • Chirp
  • Rise
  • Shine
  • Ruffled

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Top to Bottom:

  • Unruffled
  • Nest Egg
  • True Colors
  • Victory
  • Conquer
  • Unveil

If we look at the first photo tweet barely showed up but i’m thinking it was because it’s the same color as my skin tone. If we look at the second photo Nest Egg and Victory basically look like the same color, Nest egg is just a tad lighter so we could have done some variation there. Unveil didn’t swatch bad, but it didn’t swatch good either, However I do feel it will apply nicely on the lids. I do think the price point is a bit up there though. These shadows aren’t the most buttery but I do feel they will get the job done and make some beautiful looks! I totally recommend checking out some of their products if you’re a sucker for packaging.

Jeffree Star Androgyny palette

Happy 4th of July Beauties! You already know what we are going to be talking about today as I’m sure you’ve read the title. Let’s jump right into some key things to know about this palette.

  • Retails for $45
  • Available for purchase on Jeffree’s website and Beautylish (In the us)
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free

This is my first Jeffree star eyeshadow palette and dare I say Im in love. I already knew he could make a killer liquid lipstick but I wasn’t quite sure what to except with his eyeshadows. They’re pigmented, buttery, and fabulous variety of colors. If you’re into the colors in the palette, I would totally say its worth it.

Here is the outside packaging.

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And here is the inside!

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Beautiful, I know. Im dying just looking at the picture!

Now looking at shadows in the pan isn’t going to win everyone over so let me show you swatches.

First row:

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From top to bottom

  • Frosting
  • Safe Word
  • Charm
  • Deja Vu
  • Dominatrix

Second row:

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From top to bottom

  • Androgyny
  • Fetish
  • Military
  • Poison
  • Swallow

Now im sure you’re looking at the last two swatches thinking they are the same color, but I can assure you they are not. Swallow is darker in tone than Poison. With the colors in this palette you could complete any look you’d think of! This palette is definitely a must have if these are your kind of shades!

 

Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition

Hello Beauty lovers!

Let’s start off as usual with a few things to note about this palette.

  • price is $22.50
  • Sold at ulta
  • Sold on bh cosmetics website
  • Sold on Carli’s website  ( https://pranavabeauty.com/ )
  • It’s taking the place of the original palette ( aka that one is retiring).

This palettes packaging is basically the same as the original just larger. Still has the Cute little pink penguin on the top and Carli’s adorable quote ( “Aspire to Inspire” ) on the inside . For those of you have never seen it I have included pictures.

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Now i’m sure you’re sitting here like “GIRL OPEN THE DAMN THING ALREADY”…..well here we go!

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I know right, isn’t she beautiful! This picture actually does this palette no justice, just wait till you see the swatches of this baby.

Row 1 Across:

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Row 2 Across:

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Row 3 Across:

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Rows 4 & 5:

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Now this palette says that it has highlighters as well as eye shadows, Only two of the highlighters would actually work on my skin tone….But the good new is that means this palette is friendly for any complexion! In other words go buy it right now!

I just wanted to put out there that this is the first bh cosmetics palette I have ever purchased and I am blown away! I always thought and heard that because they were so cheap that the quality was lacking, which may have been the case back then but it surely is not the case now! I expected okay pigmentation and normal shadow consistency….NOPE. I got pure butter and amazing pigmentation. I was in complete and utter shock. If these colors speak to you, you need this palette.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our little chat today!

 

Free makeup in my mailbox.

Hello beauty junkies! Today we are going to talk about Ulta sending out Free gifts?! Yes you read that right, I said FREE.

It started off as any other day, I went about my errands and came home to check my mail and a little white box from Ulta beauty was waiting for me. I thought it was strange because I hadn’t ordered anything. For such a small box… it sure was heavy. I opened the box to find a sweet note/postcard and a free high end product!

I will insert pictures of the note below but first lets go over what it said. Tarte x Ultamate rewards platinum was the first thing I saw, meaning this gift was because I was a platinum member! The note then goes on to thank me for being a platinum member and saying this was a special treat just for me.

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Im sure at this point you’re all wondering what the gift was…… am I right? It was the tarteist pro glow highlight & contour palette. I was in complete and utter shock, or as the beauty community now says “I WAS SHOOK”. Ulta already has an amazing rewards system in my opinion, so the fact that they’re now sending gifts for spending sooo much money is fantastic. If you don’t shop at ulta you’re probably like what makes their rewards system so amazing aka better than sephora (which I still love so hush). Let me tell you a few things about ulta’s rewards program.

  • They give a free birthday gift
  • If you sign up for emails they have promotions where you can get 2x, 3x, or even 5x bonus points on that particular item/brand.
  • Your points turn into MONEY.
  • You have to spend only $450 a year to be platinum, which let’s face it is easy to do when you’re addicted to beauty products.

I think it was very sweet of them to send platinum members such a sweet gift and I thank them. I think more companies should try this approach, it makes the costumer feel appreciated for all of the money we spend. So again I say thank you to Tarte cosmetics and Ulta Beauty.

 

Why I’ve been distracted.

Lately I haven’t posted as much as normal and that isn’t because im giving up on this blog, NOT AT ALL. I enjoy writing these reviews, sharing information, and helping people decide if they want something. I enjoy being a part of the beauty community and giving my opinion…….but that isn’t why you’re reading this post. You’re reading this post because you’re wondering why i’ve been away for a bit.

Let me begin by saying I have A LOT of makeup…A LOT. I’m not saying this to brag, i’m saying this because it’s true. I have a bit of a shopping problem and let’s face it…. I LOVE MAKEUP! I have anxiety so sometime I tend to feel cluttered and during those times I decide to go throw my products and down size. What do I do with my down sized products? I resell them at a lower price.

There is actually a whole community of people on apps reselling cosmetics and a bunch of other things like clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. I have fallen into that community and now im ADDICTED! The two apps that I use are Poshmark and Mercari.  I love being able to share products with people who would use  them more and make a few bucks back from what I put into that product. Everyone needs income and this is a new way for me to have some. I can’t always buy things I think everyone would be interested in because I don’t have tons of money. This is a way for me to support myself and my blog. Eventually I hope this blog will get big enough that I can make some money from doing what I enjoy, but that’s beside the point.

The reason I’ve been distracted is because I’ve been busy with listing products to sell, making friends on these apps and becoming apart of that community as well. I would love for you to join me as well on there. You could make some cash and some friends too! Plus not to mention they have items that you’ve always wanted and could never find!

Please forgive me for my little leave.

Much love,

Ashliee xoxo

Down here im going to leave my poshmark and mercari information in case you’d like to join as well. If you do, be sure to leave a comment letting me know you came over from the blog!

Poshmark: You download the app and search @snxwprincess , if you use the code UNVNP when you sign up you get $5 to start you off!

Mercari: You download the app and look for snxwprincess , if you use the code MJCNYQ when you sign up you get $2 to start you off!

like I said please comment or message me letting me know you’re from the blog! Or if you already are on these apps comment down below your names so I can find you!

Sephora Favorites – Blushing Beauty

Let’s start off with a few key things about this kit!

  • It’s an exclusive to sephora inside jcpenny
  • Retail value of $112
  • Actual cost is $36
  • 6-piece sampler
  • 3 full size
  • 3 sample/travel size

The kit itself looks like this.

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Moving on to the contents of the kit!

Let’s begin with the Lancome definicils mascara!

  • Full size
  • The shade is in 01 BLACK
  • 6.2g / 0.21oz

Picture as followed,

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Next, we have the Beauty blender!

  • Full size
  • It’s the beauty blender bubble
  • Latex free polyurethane foam.
  • 2.83g / 0.1 oz

Picture as followed,

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Then, we have the becca shimmer skin perfector!

  • Sample/travel size
  • Pressed verision
  • In the shade opal
  • 2.40g / 0.085oz

Pictures as followed, (swatches to come)

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Following, we have a nars blush!

  • Sample/travel size
  • In the shade orgasm
  • 3.5g / 0.12oz

Picture as followed, (swatches to come)

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Second to last, we have an urban decay single shadow!

  • Full size
  • In the shade scratch
  • 1.5g / 0.05oz

Picture as followed, (swatches to come)

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Finally, we have the Tarteist glossy lip paint!

  • Sample/travel size
  • In the shade obvi
  • 1mL / 0.034 fl oz

Picture as followed (swatches to come)

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Last but not least we have the long awaited swatches!

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From top to bottom:

  • Becca shimmer skin perfector pressed in opal
  • Nars blush in orgasm
  • Urban decay eyeshadow in scratch
  • Tarte tarteist glossy lip pain in obvi

 

All in all I think this kit is an amazing deal! You should totally run to your nearest sephora inside jcpenny and pick this up!