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!


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!
  • Lime Crime Venus XL


    Let me start this post off by saying I AM IN LOVE! 

    All of my information is from the website.

    • Retails for $56 anywhere Lime Crime is sold (Limecrime, ulta, dolls kill)
    • Features 4 different finishes
    • 18 shades
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan

    Let’s talk about the 4 different finishes:

    • Matte: Buttery smooth and totally matte
    • Matte sparkle: Same matte formula you love but with sparkle!
    • Glow: Soft, luminous finish. Not satin, not shimmer. It’s glow!
    • Metallic: Ultra-shiny shimmer!

    Let’s take a look at the inside, shall we.


    See I told you it was beautiful. Now I know you’re dying to see swatches so I’ll jump right  into those.


    Row one:

    • EDEN: Rusty rose (metallic)
    • LOVE: Bronzed peach (metallic)
    • PASSION: Bright raspberry (matte)
    • FRESCA: Taupe with pink sparkle (sparkle matte)
    • INSPIRE: Metallic berry (metallic)
    • IDOLIZED: Toasted caramel (glow)


    Row two:

    • APHRODITE: Rich red-brown (glow)
    • NU CLASSIC: Bronzed brown (metallic)
    • BURNT GOLD: Dark terracotta (glow)
    • FLORA: Deep coral (matte)
    • SCALLOP: Softest warm pink (matte)
    • CELESTIAL: Brick with gold sparkle (sparkle matte)


    Row three:

    • ETHEREAL: Dusty blush (metallic)
    • TRIUMPH: Muted cranberry (matte)
    • SUPREME: Deep mauve (glow)
    • BLANK CANVAS: Cool beige (matte)
    • BOTICELLI: Midnight wine (glow)
    • GODDESS: Dusty rose (glow)

    Last but not least I’m going to show you the back of the packaging as well as a close up of where it says cruelty free and vegan.



    I want to finish this off by saying if you like the color selection of this palette, you need it!

    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! 

    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.


    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,


    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,


    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)


    Following, we have a nars blush!

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

    Picture as followed, (swatches to come)


    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)


    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)


    Last but not least we have the long awaited swatches!


    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!

    Lorac Unzipped Palette

    I know this palette isn’t anywhere near new, but it’s new to me. I’ve been eyeing up this palette for a long time…. my friend even suggested I get it because it’s “so me”.  I hesitated because of the fact that I already had so many palettes so did I really need another one? Once I found out it was going to be a part of ulta’s 21 days of beauty sale I knew I definitely needed another palette!

    A few things to note about this palette:

    • total net wt .39oz/11.2g
    • $42 (But you can use ebates to get cash back)

    The link provided is my person ebates referral link, when you sign up through my link you’ll get a free $10 to start your cashback savings!

    Let me show you the unique packaging of this palette, it’s called the unzipped so what better then a zipper on it?


    I know, I know…. you’re here for the inside!


    Let me just say that in my opinion this is the most beautiful rosy-toned eyeshadow palette I have ever had the honor to lay my eyes upon.

    Swatches are as followed.


    Top to bottom:

    • Undercover
    • Unbelievable
    • Unattainable
    • Unconditional
    • Unbridled


    I apologize for the messiness of these swatches.


    Top to bottom:

    • Undiscovered
    • Unreal
    • Uncensored
    • Unspoken
    • Untamed

    I am loving these shadows! I personally think that it is worth the $42 price point. The blendability of the shadows, the one swipe pigmentation…what more could you ask for. If you’re into rosy-toned shadows you need to run out and pick this up! (or purchase it online using ebates to get cash back!)

    Tarte make believe in yourself eye & cheek palette

    Let’s start off with a few key things about this palette.

    • Limited Edition
    • Available at ulta, sephora, and tarte’s website
    • $40
    • 10 eyeshadows
    • 1 matte shade
    • 1 highlighter

    Now onto the packaging! Oh my god is it stunning, It’s like looking into a kaleidoscope.


    I know you must be dying to see the inside of this beauty, well here it is!


    isn’t she amazing?! This is tarte’s first colorful palette and boy oh boy did they nail it in my opinion. Not to mention the pigmentation is flawless.

    Swatches are as Followed.


    From top to bottom:

    • myth (matte nude)
    • magic (bronze)
    • wings (copper)
    • marvel (metallic sage)
    • trance (taupe slate)


    From top to bottom:

    • fairy (metallic lavender)
    • mystic (blue pearl)
    • dream (turquoise)
    • crystal (iridescent champagne)
    • pixie (golden pink)

    Last but not least the highlight


    • believe (pearl highlight)

    I personally believe this palette is worth it to go pick up. Breath taking packaging, highly pigmented shadows… what more could you ask for? I do wish they would have added one or two more matte shades in here but since they didn’t that just means you’ll get use out of two palettes that day!

    I highly recommend this palette.