Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Eyes, Face, Lips, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Today I’m going to finally share my thoughts about the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette. I’ve had this palette around for a long time and realized I never posted a review! The details $32 from Sephora’s website Cruelty-free and vegan 4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.53 g Holographic Shades in Emerald (green), Saphyre (blue), Amethyst (ultra-violet), Opal (pink) Packaging This palette has some of the coolest packaging of any palette in my collection. It’s a white and iridescent triangle with an embossed A design. It’s cardboard but feels reinforced because of the plastic coating. It has a magnetic closure that really stays shut. Inside, it has a mirror and a smooth matte covering around the pans. It feels similar to something like NARS or ELF packaging but doesn’t pick up…
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2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

Favorites, Product reviews
What a year. I’m going to post my 2017 reflection and 2018 goals separately, but I’ll say right now that this year has been both challenging and rewarding in so many ways. I’m also happy to be spending my last night of 2017 at home making videos and writing instead of out partying. Woohoo! This year was an interesting year for me with makeup and skincare. I barely bought any makeup, instead doing one big purge in the middle of the year and another over the next couple days. I learned a lot about skincare and got quite a few products to try, but even then, I didn’t get all that much. This is the first year since I started to wear makeup that I spent so little. I feel…
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FOTD: Bright Blues

FOTD: Bright Blues

FOTD
I forgot to post details for this eye look I was wearing when I filmed some videos a couple weeks ago (BTW - the empties/purge video I filmed is still in the works... the editing is a bit more complicated than I expected). So, here it is! I'm wearing lots of good stuff for this look. Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion Lorac eyeshadow in caramel as a transition shade Urban Decay Electric palette - Gonzo and Chaos on the inner to mid lid Viseart Dark Matte palette - both dark blue shades in the outer corner and crease Kat Von D Alchemist palette - {blue} saphyre on the inner corner and a little over the lid Juvia's Place Nubian 2 palette - Cleopatra on the bottom lash line Kat Von D…
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2016 Favorites

2016 Favorites

Videos
I've finally got my favorites video up for 2016! I pared down my favorite makeup and skincare for the year. I could have added twice the number of products, but I wanted to show only what I used the most. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxx1Mz7bO2g   Products mentioned: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisturizer philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlight in Champagne Pop MAC Blush in Taupe Shape (for contour) Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Milani Coming Up Roses Blush in Romantic Rose NYX Brow Pencils in Taupe and Ash Brown Urban Decay Primer Potion Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Viseart Dark Mattes Palette Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner…
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Swatches: Kat Von D Lipstick Set

Swatches: Kat Von D Lipstick Set

Beauty steals, Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Hi! I was so excited to grab the Everlasting mini liquid lipstick set by Kat Von D during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale in November. This set contains 8 mini liquid lipsticks. I already had mini versions of Lolita and Lolita II as well as a full size of Ayesha, and I've fallen in love with the formula. These liquid lipsticks hold up through a whole day, and they don't change color over time. I find that while these don't dry out my lips (as long as I stay reasonably hydrated), they don't feel moisturizing either. To help make sure your lips don't dry out, I suggest putting on a lip balm for a few minutes and wiping it off just before you apply the lipstick. I love when brands let you try a range…
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2MT: Fall Colors

2MT: Fall Colors

Fall, Seasonal, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
It's been a long time since I've done a two-minute transformation, so I thought it would be fun to do another one with fall colors. By coincidence, I ended up using all matte eyeshadows. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJhPuHlJd0 The music in this video is by an awesome independent artist named Jasper Sawyer. Check out his YouTube page for all his music! I've linked to his channel in the video description. As for the products, well, I used quite a few: Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation in Ivory Nude NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light 2 Vanilla beautyblender Anastasia Brow Pomade in Soft Brown Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder in Dim Light Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Milani Coming Up Roses Blush in Awakening Rose Becca Highlighter in…
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Recent Favorites + Meet My Dog!!

Videos
Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but I've got a good reason. We adopted a dog! I'll show her off in the video, but here are some photos... As you can see, she's been having a pretty happy life with us so far! I have a Vine account I was using to post videos of the other cute animals in my family, but now Maya's taken over. Head over here for some short clips of maximum dorbs. My boyfriend and I are going to share Instagram duties, so we just started one for her here. Alright, back to the point of this post. I've been reaching for the same products over and over again recently, and I haven't done a favorites video in FOREVER, so I figured…
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Sephora VIB haul + I'm alive!

Sephora VIB haul + I'm alive!

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hey, guys! I know I've been gone a long time. I talk a little bit about what's been making my life so crazy in the video and at the end of this post. What's really important here is that I had some fun for the Sephora VIB/VIB Rouge 20% off sale last month! Point perks: NEW GlamGlow FlashMud and belif aqua bomb. Can't wait to try these! Clarisonic replacement brush heads--my usual yearly stock-up. Face masks that I won't say much about because I've got something planned out for these... philosophy cleanse, refine, and renew set to try their at-home facial products. Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo, which I didn't realize was such a big deal until I had already purchased it and people were complaining that it was…
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Foundation Samples Mini-Reviews

Face, Product reviews
Hi all, I've gotten a few foundation samples recently and decided to put them all to the test, and let you know which ones I think are worth trying out or buying full-size. Let's get to it! Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil-Free - Light Beige https://flic.kr/p/wQe6ZM https://flic.kr/p/wQe2Z2 https://flic.kr/p/wQJNct This foundation is a terrible shade match for me (as you can see in the swatches), which is a shame because I absolutely love the texture of it. This feels like a true liquid-to-powder foundation that leaves a soft matte finish, and it sets almost immediately. I did put this on my face (dedication!) and it seemed like great coverage and didn't cling to dry or uneven patches of skin, but of course it's hard to tell when the shade was so…
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