Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gilt CIty Beauty Deals! MAC, Bobbi Brown and Laneige!

There are currently three vouchers on Gilt City that you can take advantage of:

  • MAC Cosmetics - $25 off a $75 purchase or more, plus a free liner and lash duo kit. You can get up to 33% off with this coupon if you have exactly $75 in your cart
    • Restrictions are as follow:
      • Valid through Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:59 PM ET
      • Valid online only at
      • Valid in the U.S. only
      • Gifts with purchase available while supplies last
      • Minimum purchase of $75 required, excluding taxes and shipping charges
      • Offer not valid toward Viva Glam products, Sized to Go/Little MAC products
  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - $30 off $80 purchase or more, plus:
    • Free gift with $100 purchase: Create your very own beauty bag, stocked with your choice of mini products like High Shimmer lip gloss and Everything mascara (for orders placed between 12 AM ET on May 15, 2017 and 11:59 PM ET on May 21, 2017)
    • Spend $125 or more and you’ll even receive a free tote bag
    •  You can get up to 33% off with this coupon if you have exactly $80 in your cart
    • Restrictions are as follow: 
      • Valid through Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST
      • Valid online only at; minimum $80 purchase required
      • Valid in U.S. only
      • Offer not valid toward e-gift cards
  • Laneige - Free gifts with online purchase
    • Water Sleeping Mask (4 mL)
    • Limited-edition LANEIGE pen with every order
    • Lip Sleeping Mask (3 g) included with orders over $35
    • Shipping including on orders over $25 
With Gilt City, you'll need to make an account and redeem these free offers. Once you redeem and check out, you'll receive a confirmation email, and you should receive the voucher with your unique promo code to use on the brand's website thereafter within 24 hours. These are great deals, especially if you can spend close to the minimum to maximize your savings. Happy shopping! :)

Colourpop Pressed Eye Shadows Swatches!

Colourpop Cosmetics  is known for their affordable cosmetics, and not too long ago they released pressed pigments for $5 each! I got super excited because I love pressed pigments. Not too long ago they had a promotion where you can get three eye shadows for only $10! I took advantage of the promotion and purchased 9! They have a similar deal right now if you buy 2, you get 1 free, so that is 3 eye shadows whether they are pressed or the Super Shocked ones, for  $9.99! Plus, Colourpop is offering free shipping for a limited time.

Each pressed eye shadow comes in its own little cardboard packaging.

I have a few empty Ulta x Z Palettes in my collection that I purchased months ago, so I decided to start my own palette for just Colourpop. Side note: I will no longer be supporting Z Palette after the company treated its costumers with disrespect. That's also my cat, Mino, checking out the shades I bought.

I have not tried all of these shadows out yet, but I have been playing with a few of them. I'll let you know down below of the ones I have tried.

Paper Tiger is a matte mustard. It comes off more brown in the pan, but it's definitely mustard once I apply this in my crease. I love this shade.

The News is described on the Colourpop website as a matte warm rose. This shadow actually applies on my lids a little more coral-pink than a rose. I'm not the biggest fan of pinks since they can make me appear sick looking, but I actually really like this shade. I have been applying this on my outer crease.

You Know the Drill is described as a metallic bronze. I don't know where they get the bronze from because when it's swatched it doesn't look bronze. Nevertheless, it is still a gorgeous shade. It looks more of a white warm gold. I like applying this in the inner corner of my eyes.

Save it for Later is a metallic amber. This is beautiful on the lids!

High Strung is described as a metallic dusty rose. Again, this does not apply and swatch as what is being described. It is not a dusty rose shade in my opinion. Personally, I think it falls more bronze. This along with Come and Get It are my favorites!

Bouquet Toss is a metallic pinky peach. I have yet to try this shade.

Come and Get It is absolutely stunning. It's a duochrome of rose and gold, and I LOVE it. I love wearing this on the center of my lids.

Piece of Cake is a matte dusty indigo. I have not tried this shadow yet, but based on swatches, this one appears blotchy and a little powdery.

143 is described as a matte deep lilac. Like Piece of Cake, it swatches a little powdery. I picked those two shadows up because I wanted some vibrant colors in my eye shadow collection.

Here are the swatches of the above shadows.

The metallic shades have beautiful pigmentation. They are soft and buttery, and remind me of the textures of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits: thin and smooth, but very pigmented in color.

Overall I am impressed with this shadows thus far, and I am planning to pick up a few more to add to my Colourpop Pressed Eye Shadow collection!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Declutter: Eye Makeup! (Part 1) Video

I'm baaack! I'm back on YouTube that is! It's been a long 8 months since I have last posted a video, and I've missed talking and filming about beauty!

I am slowly doing spring cleaning, and I thought I should declutter my makeup starting with eye makeup! I did do a clean out 8 months ago prior to moving to LA, but a declutter is still necessary because I can't stop buying, and there are makeup items that I no longer use.

I will do a declutter of my foundations, concealers and powders soon followed by a highlighter, bronzer and blush video and end with my lip products. Enjoy the video and thank you for watching/reading! :)

REVIEW + SWATCHES: Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

My favorite drugstore highlighter is the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in "Be My Highlight" ($4.49, 0.24 oz./7 grams) that costs under $5! I purchased mine during Cyber Monday of last year on the Essence website when they had a promotion of 50% off and free shipping, so of course I had to snag it! I also purchased one for my sister and she enjoys using it occasionally.

Here is the description of their product:

"Natural highlights! This Essence Pure Nude Highlighter adds natural luminescence to cheeks, temples, and brow bone for a gorgeous glow. The baked formula applies smoothly while the light texture blends easily for a natural finish. Not tested on animals."

 This is not your highlighter that you will be able to see from outer space. This highlighter gives you a very subtle glow that is perfect for everyday wear. I love wearing this to work because it's not "too much."

Essence states that the Pure Nude will give you a natural luminescence, which I 100% agree. It looks very natural on top of my cheeks and it gives me a beautiful glow whenever I wear it. The baked highlighter is very smooth and applies very well on my skin. My only hunch is that it doesn't last all day like my high end highlighters such as from Becca Cosmetics. I do notice some fading throughout the day, but it isn't too big of an issue for me since I do wear setting spray.

There's only one shade available in "Be My Highlight" which is a vanilla, white gold, which is more suitable for light and medium skin tones. I hope that Essence will release more shades in the future that also suits a wider range of skin complexions.

Overall, this is a wonderful and very affordable highlighter that I continuously reach for whenever I wear makeup. I highlight recommend it!

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