BECCA Volcano Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Happy Monday creatives!

I hope you all had a great and safe weekend!

I’m back again with a new eyeshadow palette review! I’ve been using this BECCA Volcano Goddess for the past few weeks now. It was an impulse buy at TJ Maxx way before the Corona pandemic.

It has a range of shades, some natural, some glitter, and some metallics.

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Cloud: an easy to use light cream shade used best for a base color (matte)

Volcanic Sand: a cream shade that can be used for either a base or a transitional shade (matte)

Granite: a light dusty taupe  shade that could be used for a base, transitional or even just an allover shade (matte)

Gilded: one of the most golden shades I have seen of yet! In my opinion, the best way to apply this is by gently tapping the eyeshadow instead of using the swiping motion.  (metallic)

Now we’re getting into the glitters and metallics!

Diamond Dust: This is a metallic cream shade with pink and gold specks of glitter this one is actually an if-y for me. it’s kind of hard to blend in even if you do the tapping motions. It’s a bit chunkier than the other glitters. I usually use this as an ending touch to my shadow look. (metallic)

Haze: This is more of a mauve-y rose gold shade that might be one of my mostly used shades of this palette! (shimmer)

Red Rock: This would be a light maroon shade that works perfectly for a crease look. (shimmer)

Lava: A sharp metallic copper that really does remind me of lava! It’s a very distinctive shade. (metallic)

These are more of the earthy dark tones

Agate Ash: a soft taupe shimmer shade that can be used perfectly for a all over shade. You could easily just wash that shade over your eye and add some eyeliner and you would look perfect! (shimmer)

Crate: somewhat of a deep shimmering stone shade that again would be perfect just on it’s own. (shimmer)

Hematite: a deep gunmetal shade with a lot of sparkles! This one as well is best applied with your finger in tapping motions. Remember it’s always best to use your fingers for most of the metallic colors. (shimmer)

Midnight Sapphire: a shimmering midnight blue. This is such a beautiful color however, this is actually the 2nd most hardest shade to apply! Again tapping with your fingers is your best way of achieving a smoldering look. I occasionally use this shade when I’m going out in the evening and need a little umph in my look. (metallic)

Pros: The shimmering shadows are to die for! You have a range of different shades whether you want to use it as an everyday look, a special look or an nightlife look.

Cons: I would recommend to do your eye makeup first as you do get quite some fallout as you apply mostly the metallic shades.

Do I regret buying it? Umm, of course not! I really do love this palette and can we talk about the packaging! It’s screaming out indeed volcanic vibes. Don’t you think?!

 

 

Pop-arazzi “Mink It Over”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you had a great weekend. Is it just me or is this month just flying by?! We’re already half way done with March!

Don’t you love it when you get an unexpected ExtraCare Rewards from CVS? I had a $3 EC Reward and eventually picked 2 Pop-Arazzi nail polishes. 2 for $3, I mean why not? I didn’t even have to pay for tax! lol

Today, I’m wearing Pop-arazzi in the shade “Mink It Over”. It’s a simple gray shade that works with literally every season!

What do you guys think?

CVS Sheet Mask Haul and Deal!

Happy New Years loves! I hope 2018 brings all your dreams and goals come true!!

So this is my first ever post of 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better deal to post!

You know me, I’m always looking at the skincare products at CVS and go figure. They have had so many clearance sales on most beauty products. I came across a few Korean sheet masks that were only $0.75 cents! FYI they are called the Crème shop.

I would think it’s on clearance due to the holiday sets and scents.

I bought 3 of them just to try out:

An Elf’s Workshop Resveratrol Sheet Mask: Anti-age and plumb

*Resveratrol boosts collagen levels to keep skin firm and youthful.

B12 Complex Infused Face Mask: It brightens sullen skin, combats dry, cracked skin and reveals healthy radiance

*B12 is an essential vitamin known to reduce redness, inflammation, dryness and dullness of skin. It improves overall complexion and tone.

Limited Edition Fushion Sheet Mask Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon): The Benefits of 2 masks in 1!

*Pumpkin’s superpower: Pumpkin enzymes help boost skin turnover to reveal a fresh face and a rejuvenated complexin.

*Cinnamon’s superpower: Ultra-absorbent. It neutralizes oily skin by soaking up excess sebum. It also helps thwart future breakouts and blemishes.

So really, think about it! You usually can find sheet masks for about 2.99 each and you’re only paying 75 cents?! I think this is a major steal! 😀

 

 

Charming Charlie Birthday Deals

Happy Wednesday loves!

I’m back again for a very mini Charming Charlie Birthday Haul I did during the week of my birthday.

For the past years, I’ve just ordered online from Charming Charlie. However, what’s the point of ordering online if you still have to pay $5 for shipping. Kind of defeats the cause, am I right?

I spent the day with my cousin in Huntington Beach and what do you know? There’s a Charming Charlie there!!

I walked around and was overwhelmed! At least 3 different rooms of accessories, fashion and beauty things. I went straight to the back for the clearance section and oh boy was I surprised! Around the store, you can clearly see different products with a red sticker which means an extra 20% off! In the clearance section, they had some watches for $20. I’ve been in the mood to wearing earrings again after not wearing them in forever. You remember when those dangly  chandelier earrings were back in style?! I definitely needed an upgrade.

For the most part, there was a lot of rose gold jewelry and couldn’t help taking a look at them. I got myself a 3 piece earring set.

I also got myself simple purple earrings that can be a bold color statement! It’s not too simple and yet not too big.

This was definitely a bargain! With the red sticker, it was an additional 20% and I also had a $5 gift voucher so I pretty much just paid $3 and change!! Only thing I would change would be the backs of the earrings. I already have small ears so having a back that big, gives a little bit too much pressure!

Have you guys found any great buys from Charming Charlie? I would love to know!

 

 

CVS NYX Weekly Shopping Deal

Happy Wednesday loves!

Hope you’re all doing well, we’re halfway till the weekend.

I’m back again with a CVS Beauty haul and a deal!

If you buy $15 worth of NYX cosmetics you’ll get $5 back in Extra Care Rewards.

You can easily buy 3 items for $5 and there you go, you’ll get $5!

I got 2 retractable eyeliners and 1 eyeshadow base.

For the eyeliners, I bought Black and Aqua Green and I just love the green, especially as a waterline color.

As for the eyeshadow base, it’s actually a smokey eye base!

It’s actually black, instead of the usual nude and the white shade.

 

Hope you all have fun drugstore shopping! 😀

Teal Tuesdays: Seche Vivacious Nails

Happy Tuesday loves!

Changing it up a bit here on the blog: By the time I did my nails yesterday, it was too late to take a picture of it. I figured I’d post it today!

I love going to Sallys Beauty and looking at the clearance sections. Sometimes if you’re lucky enough, the clearance section is actually 75% off of the red tag.

I found this beautiful Seche Premier Color in Vivacious for only $2.99. Not bad at all in my opinion!

I think I might actually buy the base coat for this line later on this week.

I used two coats for this beautiful teal shade to show off this beauty!

CVS Revlon Nail Polish Deal 4/16/2017-4/22/2017

Happy Wednesday loves! 

I don’t always post about nail polishes twice a week, but I couldn’t pass this opportunity!

CVS has a deal: $4.99 Revlon Nail Polishes and get $3 back in ExtraCare Reward bucks. 

To my surprise even the set was $4.99 which comes with a ColorStay Polish with a Top Cost. This usually costs about $12. 

I suggest running over to CVS and score this deal!! 

Recollections 18-month Doodling Planner Review

Happy Wednesday loves!

I’ve been specifically searching for a weekly planner that I can use with great detail and of all places, I found it at Michaels!

The best friend and I were looking for somethings for her baby shower and we somehow got to the organization area. I love looking at journals and planners so when she noticed it and showed it to me, I was ecstatic! It was originally $12.99 but was on sale for 6.99! Not only that, but I also had a 20% off coupon.

I couldn’t say no to the price and I’m a big fan of adult coloring books, so when I saw it was a doodling planner, I just had to get it!

My only con would be you would have to write in the dates for the monthly planner

My favorite part is the weekly planner! I’ve been looking for this specific template everywhere! You can easily put all your appointments by the time.

 

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish Haul

Happy Wednesday loves!

“There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.” -John Erskine

A few weeks ago, I was just browsing the beauty aisles at my local Rite Aid and found these gems on clearance!! All of the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polishes were on clearance. Original price is about 5.99 and these were 75% off so they were $1.49. There was no way  I was going to pass these up! I’ve been wanting to purchase these for a long time but kept waiting till they had a good sale. The best thing about these polishes is that they are scented!!

revlon parfumerie

I got the:

*African Tea Rose: a pretty pink that smells like roses! This is the one I’ve wanted to buy since forever.

* Moonlight Woods: a metallic purple with a hint of blue. It smells like the Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods. (Go figure! :P)

*Wintermint: a sheer light green with a blue green glitter specks. Just like the shade says, it smells like Winterfresh gum! I’m pretty much a sucker for anything that smells minty so this is perfect.

*Surf Spray: a cool blue with blue shimmer. The scent reminds me of Irish Spring for some reason. It’s a fresh scent.

Swatches are coming soon! If only there was a way you all can smell the scents! lol 😛

Have you guys tried any of the Revlon Parfumerie? What do you think?

Julep Maven Introduction Box and Review

Hi loves! I hope all is doing well. 🙂

This is a very late post but hey its better late than never. About a month ago, I had gotten an email about trying the Julep Maven box and only pay 2.99 shipping. So I figured I would try it out to see what the hype was all about.

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The Benefits:

*The strengthening power of Hexanal

*Even color distribution and superior coverage

*Oxygen technology that lets nails breathe

*Antioxidants from pure green coffee extract

*Vegan

*5-free

How Julep works:

You sign up and take a style survey and at the end you get a few picks depending on your style!

They have nail polish, makeup and hair, skincare, body, nail hand and foot care and weddings.

2nd set

What I received:

*”Jet” from the It Girl collection- a creme dark black

*”Queen Anne” from the It Girl collection- a lilac confetti microglitter that does feel like there is a texture. Kind of like cat’s tongue or feels lighter than sandpaper.

*”Tatiana” from the collection Boho Glam- a golden burnt orange microglitter which is also a glitter.

* I also had gotten a gel eye glider in the shade Smoky Taupe Shimmer. I love this gel liner because it’s simple but yet makes a statement.

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What do you guys think? Does any of you order from Julep Maven? 🙂