PB&H


still no wifi and I hate posting from my phone, I don’t know how you guys deal with me, lol. still in the moving process but I have left you guys hanging long enough!

so I have no idea how the photos are going to line up so enjoy anyway!

I finally got my hands on the Peanut Butter and Honey palette from Too Faced and I am in love. I wasn’t a big fan of the PB&J palette, simply because I wasn’t big on the colours. purple is not my colour.

I love the PBH though, because if you haven’t already noticed I love the orange/red shades because it makes my eyes look more noticeable. This is my second favourite mini palette from TF along with the Sugar Pop palette. Which I don’t think I’ve even swatched for you guys yet! 

I also REALLY like the yellow shade, which was surprising because I thought it would look horrible, but it actually goes really well with the other shades.


I will say the three light shades are hard to see on me, in terms of swatching, but they make really nice transition colours. also I will probably update this post tomorrow with swatches on a darker skin tone so you can really get a feel for the shades! so come back tomorrow and check that out!

anyway, ciao for now xox

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I am so glad you all put up with my and my current inconsistencies. I have been preparing for a move and been busy with classes and some other things.

No worries, I am still here lol. 

I actually have some swatches coming up soon, already have photos taken and everything!

How has everyone’s spring break gone?

xo 

Carli Bybel – yay or nay?

Hello beauties!openface

I hope you all had a good holiday and had fun with your families. Sorry this post was so late. I was out of state for the holiday and didn’t have a chance to update before I left. Now before I jump into this post, I did want to let you all know that we are about 13 followers away from the 1,000 mark! 13! So make sure you tell your friends and share the blog on Twitter/IG/FB. Once we hit that, the giveaway instructions will go up. The giveaway prize is a $120 dollar value, and soon you will know what it is (also there may be upcoming hints on my IG) 😛

eyeshadowNow, for what you came for.

So, this is actually my first BHcosmetics purchase. I have seen/heard mixed reviews so it took me a while to try anything from the brand. So when I was walking around Ulta a few weeks ago, I saw the Carli Bybel palette, and it was getting a lot of hype. I figured for less than $15 it was worth a try. It totally was. I am a highlighter fiend and was looking for new shadows and thought it was a perfect combo.

Seriously, this is the best palette you can get for under $20. Everything is so smooth and buttery, kind of like the ABH palettes. They are also a lot more pigmented than you would think they would be for the price. Also ignore my swatching, I tried doing a straight line and it just did not work out for me, lol. img_1463

The highlighters vary in shades, which is great because there is a highlight for a lot of skin tones, however, because of that and because I am so pale, I can only really use two. BUT I’m not gonna complain too much because it is still such a great palette.

Both the highlighters and eyeshadows blend very well and stay well through out the day. Definitely a 10/10 for me and I totally recommend it.

Does anyone have any favourite BHcosmetics products they love? What else should I try?

xx

holy swatches, batman!

 

img_0339Sorry sorry sorry for being so late.

I recently just started up my courses for my bachelors degree so I have been running around like a lunatic doing this and that. If you have been on my Instagram, I have posted a couple of mini-posts there for you guys.

So as promised, I have brought you swatches from Cargo’s ‘Chill in the Six’ palette that I posted about not too long ago on Instagram.

Also, disclosure, I did receive the product for the purpose of review, but am not sponsored or receiving compensation.

Now, as many of you know I am a HUGE fan of warm colours, and reds and oranges are my favourite. BUT BUT BUT, these colours are SO amazing. This may be one of the very few cool-tone palettes that I really enjoy. You can also make so many amazing smoky eye looks. I especially love making a smoky eye with ‘Hockey’ and using ‘Blizzard’ on the eye lid. *drool*

I think this palette is super cute in it’s overall look. ‘Chill in the Six’ was made to pay its dues to where Cargo Cosmetics started, in Toronto. So all of the names of the shadows are very Canadian, and I think it is adorable! These colours are great for fall/winter.

I also thought it was fun how the colours are broken into quads. So you can use them however, or use within the colour scheme of a quad!

What are your favourite Cargo products? Or what Cargo products have you been wanting to try out?

Updates: Don’t forget to share the blog around so we can get to 1,000 followers and have the next giveaway! I am super excited. The last giveaway went so well so I am looking forward to this.

Also, I finally made a Facebook page for the blog if you would like to check that out and share/like it! I will post the at the bottom with all other social media links!

Also I do have Snapchat as well @shawnadawnx

Ciao for now! xx

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Mini Colourpop Haul (+swatches)

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SWATCH TIME!

ultramattelipWait, I got ahead of myself, first thing first; hi. I feel like I have been posting about palettes too much, so I bought some lippies into the mix!

If you don’t already know, I am a huge Colourpop fan. The lipsticks and highlighters are my absolute favourites things from Colourpop. ALSO; if you plan on making any purchases, I suggest you get them in today before the free domestic shipping ends.

With the change of seasons, Colourpop has released some new fall shades, that are just amazing. My favourite fall colour so far is ‘Times Square’. If I had to pick a colour to represent fall, that would be it. My second favourite is ‘Trap’. These lippes are pigmented and apply with no patches.

I do have more lippies that I forgot to dig out, but decided to just do some swatches with my recent ones.

Now I do know that a lot of people hate that these lippies are drying and to be honest, I agree. They can be drying, but that goes for any matte lippie. So be sure to moisturize before application. Just like you moisturize your face before make up application, you should do the same before you apply a lipstick.highlighter

Lippies aside, some pretty amazing highlighters come from Colourpop. At the moment, I only have a couple of highlighters, and ‘Stole the Show’ is my favourite. These highlighters are super pigmented and very smooth. They also blend well.

What are some of your favourite fall make up products? Favourite Colourpop products?

S/N: I finally made the Facebook page (link below) for the blog, so feel free to hop over and give it a “like” and some shares! Remember, once we get to 1,000 followers on the blog we will have a giveaway! Also give me some of your giveaway ideas.

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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

 

 

ABH Modern Renaissance + Swatching

mrclosedmropenAloha my babies!

Thank you for your well wishes, I am doing much better today, and as promised, I am posting!

A little added bonus, swatches.

If you’re anything like me, you get excited about swatches too, lol.

 

Today I thought I would whip out my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I’ve had it for about a month or two now and have yet to post about it.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it is one of the few palette’s ABH has released. Aside from the palette itself, the packaging is so nice. The outside of the palette has a mrfullsoft velvety touch, which is different for a palette, but fun at the same time.

It is also THE most pigmented palette I now own. It is so buttery and vivid, it’s crazy. When you use it, be careful because a little goes a long way. Honestly, you barely have to put your brush into the shadow.

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Now if you have been looking for a new palette, but you couldn’t decide between something fun and something for day-to-day, then seriously, get this palette. You can do so many fun and vivid looks, but it is versatile enough to create beautiful day-to-day looks.

I have never had a palette that is so versatile. Before I bought it, I had heard people rave about it, but I was just like its ABH, of course they’re raving. Let me tell you though, this palette lives up to the hype.

Have any of you gotten your hands on MR yet? How do you feel? What are some of your favourite ABH products?

xx