October 21, 2019

Rachel Zoe x Lorac Hollywood Glamour Mini Palette Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Rachel Zoe x Lorac Hollywood Glamour Mini Palette in Effortless Glamour is one of six new mini 6-pan eyeshadow palettes that launched in collaboration with fashion designer Rachel Zoe for the Holiday 2019 season. These are extremely affordable little eyeshadow palettes that are $15 each. Ulta got two of the palettes and the remaining four are available on Lorac’s website.

As you may know Lorac was sold to Markwins Beauty in 2018 which is also the parent company of Physicians Formula and Bonne Bell. I haven’t seen any bad reaction to the Markwins take over of Lorac. We didn’t get a Pro Palette this year but as they say the night is still young and that could be coming down the pipeline!

This palette is Made in China where as before many Lorac Palettes were Made in the USA. Markwins does appear on the PETA cruelty-free list but I didn’t notice a leaping bunny logo on the box. People do have concerns with makeup that is made in China regardless of the cruelty-free status. I personally have no issues with makeup Made in China and have used it from a variety of brands in the past without issue. However, one thing that is notable about anything Made in China is the quality can be considerably different compared to products made in the US or within Europe.

That being said, on with the review!

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October 21, 2019

Bare Minerals Holiday Lip Vault for Holiday 2019 Contains Over $300 Worth Of Goodies

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It’s back! It’s back! The Bare Minerals Holiday Lip Vault returns for Holiday 2019 and it’s valued at $371! This Lip Vault contains 20 different Bare Minerals Lipsticks and Lipglosses for about $6 per shade! $6 bucks! It’s a steal to say the least! The vault is priced at $119 with free shipping or 6 Easy Pays of $19.83.

You get:

  • Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Heartbreaker (rosy mauve with gold pearl)
  • Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss Sugar(soft blushing mauve)
  • Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag (blushing mauve
  • Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Friendship (antique rose)
  • Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Juju (deep rosy mauve)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Can’t Even (cool light pink)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Major (light blushing mauve)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Dahling (cinnamon pink)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Perf (rich chestnut)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout (neutral rosy mauve)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crave (neutral pink mauve)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Sexpot (soft warm beige)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Honeybun (toasted nude)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in XOX (medium dusty rose)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Mantra (mauve with rose undertone)
  • Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick in Flash (warm coral red)
  • Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick in Biba (bubblegum pink)
  • Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick Frenchie (vibrant magenta berry)
  • Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick in NSFW (blackened plum)
  • Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick in Srsly Red (true bright red)

This is a killer deal especially if you’re a big fan of Bare Minerals Lipsticks and Lipglosses! I love the Buttercream lipglosses with a passion as well as Luxe Shine Lipstick! I ordered one for myself 😉

Bare Minerals Holiday Lip Vault for Holiday 2019 is available now at QVC.

Where to buy

QVC

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October 21, 2019

Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2019

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It’s that time of the year again! The Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2019 has arrived! This is one of my favorite Advent Calendar’s of the season because I always make use out of the packaging well after opening all the little treats. Each of the drawers reveals a new beauty treat daily to countdown the days to Christmas from brands like Huda Beauty (yes, there’s an entire Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette housed in one of the drawers!) but when you’re finished each drawer can be used to hold makeup, jewelry, or other pretty things making this calendar nice sustainable-friendly.

What’s inside?

If you want spoilers jump ahead!

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October 18, 2019

L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar for Holiday 2019 Arrives

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L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar ($64) for Holiday 2019 arrives today! This limited edition bath, body, and skincare advent calendar features 24 mini and deluxe size samples of L’Occitane favorites.

When I was little my mom always got me a chocolate advent calendar. I mean, really, what kid didn’t have one right? It was so exciting to open the doors each day to reveal a chocolate treat. Ironically, the chocolate wasn’t even what excited me. I just got excited to open each door daily to see what shape the chocolate would be that day and I wanted to so hurry ahead to the big chocolate treat the end because you knew it was going to be awesome! Typically it would be a Santa or a big star-shaped chocolate! Sometimes there was a little graphic underneath the chocolate showing a waving child or a little present. I wasn’t as obsessed with getting the chocolate as I was anticipating opening that little door to reveal what was inside even though I technically knew what to expect I never knew what the chocolate’s shape would be and maybe that little mystery was what was so exciting! Not to mention each day I opened a door meant I was just one more day closer to Christmas!

A lot of those good memories were brought back when I reviewed the L’Occitane Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar because the packaging was so cute and retro! They went with a little apartment building during the Holidays. When it opened you’d get a glimpse inside each of the resident’s homes. It was pretty cute and really brought back good childhood memories.

This year, calendar is illustrated by Hsinping Pan who’s a wonderful Taiwanese artist! I’m sure many of you are familiar with her whimsical animations and illustrations that have appeared in books and movies.

If you don’t want spoilers, don’t jump ahead but if you do want to hear what’s inside the L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar for Holiday 2019 jump ahead.

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October 18, 2019

Jouer Rose Cut Gems Blush & Cheek Topper Palette for Holiday 2019

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I do so love a good blush palette do you think the Jouer Cosmetics Rose Cut Gems Blush & Cheek Topper Palette ($39) might be a hit? It looks quite pretty! Oddly I was attracted to it because of the cheek topper highlighter that adds extra sparkle to matte and satin blush shades. I don’t really LOVE highlighters but the gold highlighter looks really pretty to give the pinks and peaches a golden sheen!

The palette contains both matte and satin shades with a total of six blushes two that are bestsellers and four that are new and of course, the exclusive Diamond In the Rouge Cheek Topper Highlighter.

This year, it seems like blush palettes and sets are a little short! I’m sort of waiting for someone to do some gorgeous glowing blush palette! I just want something luminious and pretty for evening looks but so far I haven’t really found anything maybe Jouer Rose Cut Gems Blush Palette will be it.

Jouer Rose Cut Gems Blush & Cheek Topper Palette for Holiday 2019 is available now for a limited time at Sephora for $39.

What do you think of it?

Worth a pick up?

Where to buy

Sephora

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