lorac alter ego + swatches + a giveaway

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first off, I realized how absolutely lame I am when it comes to titles of my posts, but hey whatever gets you here faster, no need to dramatize it, amirite?

let’s go ahead an speak about the giveaway; it will actually be another chance to win a Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit! So if you entered last time, this will be another chance for you. the new giveaway link and details will be in an upcoming post, so keep your eyes out here or my social medias! (also if you don’t know what SB is here is a previous post; Smile Brilliant)

38bdf04e-f338-43e2-a9f4-dd542a74518enow to jump into the Lorac!

so I decided to FINALLY swatch the Dream Girl and Free Spirit palettes. I  have literally had these two for so long and I never touched them. It has seriously been so long that I don’t think Free Spirit is even being sold anymore, at least not on Lorac’s site.

 

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Dream Girl

(side note: if anyone is interested let me know in the comments and I will hold a little giveaway for these two palettes if there are enough people down; because I seriously don’t use them and they will have only been swatched.)

 

so aside from me not ever using

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Free Spirit

them, they are actually really pretty palettes. plus they’re Lorac, so the quality and pigment are seriously amazeballs. I think it is because they are smaller, that my larger palettes got more attention and they got lost in the shuffle of it all.

 

Dream Girl is such a fun little palette and I love all the shimmer shades, especially the blue and copper ones. Definitely a fun night out palette. Free Spirit on the other hand, is a really nice natural/neutral palette for just an everyday type of thing. It has some really nice shades as well. I felt that some of the shades were harder to swatch because I am so pale, so sorry if you can’t see the full pigment D:

What are some of your favourite Lorac palettes? Mine is hands down the Unzipped palette! *insert heart eyes*

Also if you’re interested in doing a giveaway for these two let me know below, if there is more than 5 of you guys, I will definitely do it. Also should there be two winners or one winner gets both? Let me know!

xo

MOTD

Ciao my loves. It is late (ish) or later than I would usually post. BUT I did say I would start posting more often, even if that just means a quick MOTD. Like RIGHT NOW.

ALSO, before I even start listing what products I used today, I wanted to let you know the giveaway prize has been determined and is being sponsored. It is a $120 value so don’t forget to share, like and follow. Get your friends to do so also. Once we get to 1,000 followers it will be time. We are SO close and I am SO excited!

img_0954So let’s jump in shall we?

Prep products: Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day moisturizer, Kat Von D Lock-it primer, & NYX pore filler.

Face: Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Pur cameo stick (for contour). Air Spun setting powder. Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow. ABH Moonchild GK (Star; for highlight). Urban Decay De-slick setting spray.

Lips: Korres lip pencil in red. Urban Decay Revolution Matte lipstick in ‘Tilt’.

Eyes: Lorac Unzipped (colours: undercover & unconditional). NYX Skinny Eye Marker in ‘carbon black’. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ (for water line). Too Faced Better than Sex mascara.

Stay tuned to my social media for hints about the giveaway  *winkwink*

See you guys soon! xo

 

 

 

Lorac Pro 3, swatches + a giveaway!?

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The Rise of the Broken sweatshirt available for purchase: TROTB Merch

Hello my loves, it has only been yet another week, and I feel like it’s been forever. Contemplating posting twice a week soon, so we will see how that works out. I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and I hope you got a chance to spend time with your loved ones, and remember any that you may be without.

 

So this morning I realized that I have hit over 800 followers! I think that’s so amazing. If you guys remember, after the last giveaway, I mentioned how we would have another at 1,000 or 1,500. Well I decided 1,000 would be a great idea. So make sure to tell your friends about the blog, share my posts on Twitter, etc. The faster we get to 1,000 the faster you can enter for another giveaway! Again this giveaway will be international, so please please, share.

Also don’t forget to send any questions, whether beauty related or what have you to babblingbeauty@yahoo.com and I will put together a Q&A soon!

Also because I had some questions about a new sweatshirt. TROTB is an alt/rock solo lorac3project that I have been really into lately. Music is also available on iTunes, if you would like to check it out. I love sharing my music tastes with you guys and learning new music from you as well. Share some of your favourite bands/songs with me in the comments or through social media. Link to sweatshirt is underneath photo.

Now to what you really came for, swatching and new palettes! If you follow me on Instagram you probably have been anticipating these.

eyesFirst off let me tell you how amazing this palette is. It is so pigmented, and SO smooth. Honestly, this palette is competing with my Modern Renaissance palette with how smooth and buttery these shadows are. I will say, I do have one problem with this palette and that’s with the shade ‘Medallion’. Don’t get me wrong its a lovely colour, but it is a glitter infused type of colour and the fall out is horrible. So I recommend being cautious with that particular colour, especially if you apply your foundation before you apply your shadow.

Also, I wanted to go ahead and answer a question someone sent to me; which was when should you apply your foundation. It’s ultimately up to you. There are so many ways to do make up and there is no right or wrong way. Me, personally I have a habit of applying my foundation first, however, if you are working with darker shadows, I recommend applying it after so you can avoid the fall out mess. ssss

You may notice the double swatching. I enlisted my husbands help for this post. I just feel it would be more beneficial if I could show you guys swatches on two different skin tones. I always loved seeing this on Colourpops website, because you can get a better sense of the shades. Obviously I am the pasty ghost on top and my husbands is below. As you  awatchcan see, the colours show up very nice on both tones. It really shows just how pigmented this palette is, which is such a great quality.

I honestly think this is such a nice Fall palette. Very neutrally and nudeish. You can create some natural looks as well as a nice smokey eye. This goes right there with Modern Renaissance. I have SO many palettes but this and Modern Renaissance are my two must-haves. If you are going to spend money on anything, make it worth it and get one of these.

What are some of your favourite products you guys like to use during Fall?

Don’t forget to direct your friends to the blog, so we can get ready for the giveaway!

Talk to you all soon xx

 

 

MOTD + UD ALL NIGHTER

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Aloha my itty bitty gum drops! It’s been a hot minute since I did a MOTD so I thought today would be the perfect day to do it. Not only do I get a chance to do a MOTD but I get to share the new Urban Decay All Nighter foundation with you guys!

Now most of you may know, from previous posts, that my go to foundation is Born this Way. That has changed.

All Nighter is by far my favourite foundation. Especially during this horrid summer we are having in Virginia.

Not only is this the most smooth and full coverage foundation I have used, it is also waterproof. Yup. You read that right. This shit is not coming off. I didn’t even use my setting spray and this stuff STAYED. A con to Born this Way is that in hot weather like this, it tended to look cakey, so it was more of a winter/fall foundation for me.

However, All Nighter may just be a great year round foundation. It also blends and fullfacebuffs REALLY well. It is honestly such a flawless looking foundation. To prove that, I will let you know that my photos for this post are unfiltered and unedited. So keep that in mind if you are on the hunt for a new foundation. It is worth every penny of the $40 it costs.

For the rest of the MOTD, details are as follows:

Brows: ABH dipbrow in soft brown. (also, in the process of growing my brows out, so ignore the bushiness)

Eyes: UD Smoky palette. Ardell cluster wispies. Maybelline Master Precise liner.

Highlight/Contour: ABH Moonchild Glowkit (STAR)/Lorac Pro Palette.

Blush: Too Faced’s I Will Always Love You

Lips: Trap by Colourpop.

What are you guys’ favourite summer products? If there was something I left out about a product feel free to ask below!

xx

 

 

 

Lorac Unzipped

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I want to start off with saying thank you guys for your participation in the giveaway, it is going so well. Don’t forget that it does last until the end of the month, so let your friends know so they can get entered for a chance to win.

So recently I bought the Lorac Unzipped palette. After struggling with the decision of whether I would rather have that or the Gold palette. Let me start by saying this palette is amazing. I really like the shades and the pigment is one of the best I have seen. Especially for the shimmer shades. It has quickly become my go-to day to day palette because I love how it really brings out my eye colour.

IMG_7362 (1).JPGTo be honest, I haven’t really done any extravagant looks with it, I just really like the basic looks I can create from it. This palette also blends a lot better than some others. If you haven’t already, I would definitely recommend adding it to your collection.

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The rest of the products I used are:

Too Faced’s Born this Way Foundation in Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Too Faced’s blush in Jusify My Love
Lorac contour palette
TF’s Better Than Sex mascara
Nyx’s Lingerie in Satin Ribbon
TF’s Brow Envy
Don’t forget to check out my previous post for the giveaway if you haven’t already.
See you guys soon xx

Highlights & happenings.

Hello beauties! This post is about a week late. Just got a root canal on Monday, so forgive me. First I want to go ahead and mention again that I will be posting rules for the giveaway soon, still working all the kinks out on how I want that to run. In the mean time we’ll talk about highlighters!

highlightersshighlighterNow I don’t use highlighters too often. No real reason as to why, I just don’t. However, I wanted to share with you guys some highlighters that I have really been into. If you have tried them already, great, if not, maybe give them a try 🙂

 

From the bottom left and up are: the highlighter from the Lorac contour palette, the Ulta highlighter, TF Candlelight Glow, and Revolution. The Ulta one was just something that came in a gift with purchase thing, but it is actually pretty nice. Too Faced’s is really nice and smooth. My favourites, however, are the Lorac and Revolution. To me, those two just have more pigment, if you will. The Revolution highlighter does have more of a goldish hue to it, so I like it for more dramatic looks.

This is kind of a short and sweet post while I work on some other posts for you guys. So tell me, what are you favourite highlighters? Is there a specific one you think I’m missing out on and should try?

xx