Beauty sponge holder

hey guys, today’s going to be a fast chat about something that has changed my life! I want to make a post about this awesome invention. My cat used to steal my sponges all the time and now she no longer can, most sponge holders don’t have a lid… that way the sponge can dry but this one has a lid! Now you’re probably wondering how can the sponge dry then? Well to answer that question there is little holes carved out of the back for airflow. It also has a magnetic closure to make sure any sneaky kitties can not get into it. They thought of EVERYTHING!

A few things about the product:

  • Its made by  The Cosmetic Archive ( )
  • Its official name is ‘ Beverly Blender Box ‘
  • It retails for $18.99
  • It is made from Premium Acrylic

This is the front of the Sponge holder with the company logo on it. (it fits my real techniques sponge too)


This is the back where the holes are for ventilation.

And this is where the magnetic closure is to keep pesky friends out!


Amazing invention! I love it. I think it was VERY well thought out and it definitely changed my life, now hopefully I wont spend as much on sponges anymore.

I love you guys and will talk to you in my next post!


Colourpop sweet nothings

Hey guys!

Today we are going to be talking about the colourpop sweet nothings palette and let me just say, it’s a cool toned lovers DREAM.

Jumping Into a few things about this palette!

  • Ulta exclusive
  • Retails for $16
  • 12 eyeshadows
  • A mix of mattes, metallics, and satin finishes.

This, my dear friends is the outside packaging.




Now I know you’re really here to see the inside so let’s jump right Into it!

Ta-Da! Here she is. Now I know it looks like the names are not on the palette but I promise you they are. It was difficult to get a picture where you could see the colors and the names so I thought it was more important you see the colors. The names of the colors will be listed down below the swatches. I know you’re DYING to see those so here we go!

First set of six shadows:


•Outta luck



•Pretty cruel

•Come and get it

•On the rise

Second set of six shadows:

•20 something

•Upon a Star

•Sparks fly

•Popular demand



This palette is honestly beautiful. I’m absolutely in love with it! If you like cool toned shadows, I can guarantee you’ll love it too. Not to mention colourpop’s shadow formula is one of the best on the market, the shadows are blendable, buttery, smooth, and buildable.  This is definitely a beautiful unique cool toned palette living in a world of warm toned shadows that we all know and love. Pick this palette up or order it online but remember this is an ulta exclusive!

Anastasia Beverly Hills sultry palette

Hey guys! I originally wasn’t going to pick this palette up….. that was until I saw it in store. It was love at first sight, and it was a purchase that showed me I truly do spend way to much money on makeup. This was the purchase that made me diamond at Ulta Beauty.

Let’s jump Into a few things about this palette.

  • $45
  • Sold on the abh website and wherever abh is sold
  • 14 shadows
  • 7 matte shadows
  • 7 metallic shadows


Let’s look at the packaging, it’s a bronzey glitter and it is STUNNING!

Jumping on into the inside and swatches.

Row 1:

  • Fresh (matte ivory pink)
  • Pearl (metallic pearl-white w/ a soft pink undertone)
  • Steampunk (metallic topaz bronze
  • Rose Quartz (metallic soft peach w/ a pink shift)
  • Ember (metallic bronzed khaki)
  • Bloom (matte coral pink)
  • Birch (matte mid-tone yellow-taupe)

Row 2:

  • Cinder (metallic cool-tone beige taupe w/ gold flecks)
  • Twig (matte mid-tone taupe)
  • Teak (metallic golden brown)
  • Dystopian (matte dark ash-brown
  • Cyborg (metallic silver w/ a violet undertone)
  • Slate (matte slate grey)
  • Noir (matte deep black)

All and all this palette looks boring at first glance but I can promise you…. It’s BEAUTIFUL. The palette is the same formula as other abh palettes, it’s got amazing pigmentation. Totally worth the money!

Lime crime Venus 3

Hey guys! How have you been? Today we will be talking about the Lime Crime Venus 3 palette! I purchased mine during Ulta Beauty’s 21 days of beauty event for half the price. I’ve been wanting the palette but the discount definitely pushed me over the edge and here we are now.

A few things about the palette:

  • It’s available where ever Lime Crime is sold (Lime crime’s website, Ulta, dolls kill, etc)
  • It retails for $38
  • It has the same packaging as all the other Venus palettes except pink/purple/rose gold
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free

Now if you’ve never seen the Venus packaging let me show you!



Now I know you’re just DYING to see the inside! So let’s hop on in!

Isn’t she beautiful?! I absolutely adore the color scheme for this palette with the pinks and purples and rose golds. Let’s jump right into the swatches.

From top to bottom (color description taken from Ulta’s website):

  • Dreamy (mauve – matte)
  • Beam (lilac w/ pink shift – iridescent shimmer)
  • Heavenly (rich rose gold – iridescent shimmer)
  • Rapture (soft blush w/ blue flash – shimmer matte)
  • Ecstasy (dried fig – matte)
  • Paradise (bright fuchsia w/ blue glow – glow)
  • Bliss (rosewood – matte)
  • Beloved (minky lavender brown – metallic)
  • I think If you’re into pinks/purples/rose gold shades, this is going to be a good choice. The matters are blendable and soft, the palette has good pigmentation, and you can create an aray of looks! If you’re personally not into these colors, lime crime offers other palettes (Venus, venus 2, and Venus XL( I have a post on this one)) with the same formula!
  • Anastasia beverly hills Norvina eyeshadow palette

    Lets talk a little bit about this palette, shall we. (all information taken from & my knowledge)

    • This palette is all about Anastasia’s daughter CLAUDIA aka norvina
    • Norvina is the president of the company
    • Retails for $42

    Norvina had a vision for her palette: “I have always wanted to create a palette that embodies my spirit. I’m a dreamer at heart and get lost in my own fantasy world daily. It’s a whimsical place that leaves you feeling carefree. If I had to explain how these colors made me feel, I would say “happy”.” – Norvina

    Jumping into the inside of this baby!

    Isn’t she a beaut.

    I know, I know…… you’re here for the swatches.

    First row:

    From top to bottom:

    • Dreamer (metallic pink champagne
    • Summer (metallic foiled golden topaz)
    • Wild Child (duo-chrome frosty pink w/ a magenta shift)
    • Rose Gold (metallic rosewood)
    • Celestial (duo-chrome plum w/ a violet shift)
    • Dazzling (duo-chrome cool-tone bronze w/ a violet shift)
    • Drama (duo-chrome aubergine w/ a cool bronze shift)


    Second row:

    From top to bottom:

    • Base (matte eggshell)
    • Soul (matte wisteria)
    • Incense (matte dusty terracotta)
    • Love (matte mid-tone cool pink)
    • Volatile (matte warm charcoal)
    • Eccentric (matte dark burnt orange)
    • Passion (matte deep garnet)


    My thoughts and opinions on this palette, let me start off by saying this is my first ever abh palette and I am IN LOVE. The blendability, the pigmentation, the looks I am able to create from these colors are beautiful. Nothing blends into one to turn muddy, which in my opinon is VERY important. I will say that there is some kick back from the matte shadows so if that’s going to bother you i’d skip out on abh palettes all togehter ( from what i’ve heard they all do it). Also some of the shimmer shades are pressed a little less firmly than others, which is no big deal…. just don’t JAM your brush into this palette. All in all I would totally suggest you pick this up if you’ve been eyeing it up!

    Urban decay Aphrodisiac palette

    This is my first mini palette from urban decay and it is STUNNING! It’s totally giving me fall vibes.

    A little about this palette:

    • Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.
    • Retails for $29
    • 6 shades
    • 3 matte
    • 3 shimmer

    The outside packaging is stunning!

    Now Jumping into the palette, in my opinion it has an overall warm vibe…. however its not your typical warm toned palette because of the purple thrown in there.

    Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the swatches.


    From top to bottom: (descriptions taken from

    • Sheets (warm nude matte)
    • Beyond (matte terra-cotta)
    • Night Fever (soft rose gold metallic)
    • Addict (deep magenta shimmer)
    • Glare (metallic brown with gold shimmer)
    • Whiplash (deep reddish-brown matte)

    Personally I think this palette is a good fall colored palette or for anytime of the year. I like that its a smaller palette so it’s travel friendly. It swatched beautifully, the pigmentation is on point, if you’re looking for a warm toned palette I totally suggest this one!

    Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy dust Palette

    Hello all! Hope you’re doing well, today we will be talking about the Tarte cosmetics Love, Trust, & Fairy dust eye and cheek palette from the new Flower powered collection. I haven’t been this excited for a palette in a LONG time. I know I know, its just another neutral palette, but something about it immediately grabbed my attention and at that moment I knew I needed it. (The packaging might have slightly helped.) Speaking of the packaging, I read a lot of comments on instagram about how this collection looked like children’s makeup….to each their own.

    Let’s jump into some things about the palette:

    • Limited Edition
    • Retails for $39 (Tarte, Ulta, Sephora)
    • 10 eyeshadows
    • 1 highlight shade
    • Cruelty Free as always with Tarte

    (All information was taken directly from

    Now I know you’re all dying to see this packaging so let’s go!


    Isin’t it beautiful?! It’s definitely my favorite packaging tarte has done, then again I’m a sucker for anything with glitter!

    What’s that? You want to see the inside?! Well here it is!

    The mirror also has the cutest little touch! (Love, Trust, & Fairy dust)

    Let’s move into the swatches!


    From top to bottom:

    • mystical (metallic magenta)
    • wish (deep plum matte)
    • gossamer (cream matte)
    • frolic (light brown matte)
    • twinkle (metallic gold)
    • flitter (metallic light pink)


    From top to bottom: ( The bottom shade is the shade in the middle aka the highlighter)

    • wonder (deep plummy brown matte)
    • whimsical (purple mauve matte)
    • giggle (light mauve matte)
    • magic (metallic rosy copper with silver shimmer)
    • flower crown (metallic white champagne)

    Lastly I just want to add that I LOVE this palette with all my heart! It has totally won me over! I highly suggest picking up this palette if the colors are your cup of tea.