I could not resist the color story of this Palette. Dark and deliciously colorful 😏
Hello, my sweets! Oh my gosh! I am sorry I did not post last week! The holidays, my full-time job, and the fam have had me busy. I try to post on Mondays but from now on will be a day during the week not necessarily Monday but for sure I will be here every week for you. I thank you for understanding.
For this episode, I include a bonus video for missing last week. You can see it at the end of the post 😊 So let’s get started.
Is an American Indie brand in Los Angeles CA founded in 2014 by Seed beauty. They are more known now due to having grown quite a bit. You can find them at Ulta now. They sell trendy fun makeup at a very affordable price compared to Mainstream. Below is a link to their website.
Tim Burton”s The nightmare before Christmas palette.
Half are sheer like the grey-toned ones on medium skin that is, they need to be layered upon the lid a bit. The other half the colorful one is pigmented. Wish they had more colors in the palette I felt a bit limited in that sense, however, you can create fun simple beautiful looks.
Not that shiny they are more like satin or subtle shimmer. Still looks very beautiful on the lid, like for example the shimmer Halloween Town swatches gorgeous like your eyes open in excitement but once on the eye is not as exciting.
There is fallout on the Pan quite a bit so you will need to tap a few times the brush on the palette before putting it on the lid. I don’t mind fallout I believe all palettes have fallout, just tap that brush and you’re good to go.
If you want to smoke out a look you will need a black eyeshadow from any palette to make it more smokey. For the shimmers, I tried them with a medium but won’t make them shinier.
The cost of this palette was $ 11 I bought it on Black Friday and got free shipping since bought some other goodies. For the price, I will say this is a beautiful fun palette. True I am not a fan of the shimmers but hey for that price they ok not to be the brightest on the lids. Overall I would give a 7 out of 10!
Look 1 and Final look.
Look 2 and Final look
Look 3 and Final look
Bonus video: What I got for black friday
In this video the following brands are featured, here in order of apperance:
About-face beauty by Halsey. I discovered this brand by chance on Instagram, fell in love right away I love it!
Tammy Tanuka. She is not as known in the USA but is a big deal in Europe her products always sell there so I need to try and see what is the fuzz!
Milan Rowe. Recommended by a YouTuber
Kailav. I am a big fan of the brand I think is beautiful
Zeesea Cosmetics. Well recommended by Annette corner YouTuber she said shimmers are unreal and well I was shocked to see them in her eyes!! I have to try!
Alien cosmetics. Well, they pretty solid beautiful brand! Now they go by Unearthly cosmetics.
Apocalyptic beauty. Well, the fun glitter shapes! A must-try!
Scott Barnes. I want to try the body bling cream.
Viseart Recommended by you tuber.
Tiny Marvels by Sydney Grace. A collab with Mel Thompson. This was a must-have I love Mel Thompson and since she passed away wanted to have a piece of her beautiful creation. I was lucky to get this palette.
BH cosmetics. Love turquoise! Could not resist their palette.
Itsbel cosmetics. Wanting to try the brand.
Colourpop. I love this brand.
Pat Macgrath. She gets me at times on her releases lol.
Klarity Cosmetics saw it as a new makeup release from a You Tuber
Do you like the Palettes I got? Like the one showcased here in my eyes! Gently used, treated with care, and loved by me 🙂 You can shop my stash! At an incredibly low-cost price Here Click the link belowhttps://www.mercari.com/u/609723090
There you have it my loves! Have a happy and blessed New Year! May it come full of joy and health 🥰
When I saw this palette coming out in October with a pastel approach to its Halloween release loaded with Duo-chrome shadows I was immediately attracted thought was a very interesting Palette to try and give you the scoop on it 🤡
Hello, my beautiful people 🥰 How are things? How have you been? I am back with a new post after a short vacay with friends and fam 😊 Today I wanted to talk about this Brainwashed Palette I have mixed opinions on it so let’s jump in! 😇
Cruelty free, vegan friendly owned by LGBTQIA. Based in New York, USA. They ship all over the world except Australia at this time. See below the link to their website
They are pigmented and beautiful! I am medium skin tone therefore pastels are not the easiest to apply on my skin, the shadows fourth dimension, living dead, fully aware, distraction, and power cables even though pigmented are a bit sheer to help bring them to pop on my skin I used a white base primer or white concealer but found that also wetting the brush with water will bring them to pop as well maybe I would dare say even more! I liked all of them 😊 Power cables is the darker shadow if you want to make it more Dark mix it with any black shadow. 😉
The Duo-Chrome shimmers
Are shiny and just so beautiful but they are not as shifty as the brand claims I did not see the shift much. However, they are super fun to wear! I love they are sparkly. No pressed glitter here 😊 My absolute favorite from the shimmers and the whole Palette is Spill your guts it looks magical on the lid 🥰
There is little to no fallout. Once placed on the lid they don’t wash away they stay on for at least 8 hours. These shadows can also be used on the cheeks and the lips no problem 😍 the cost of the Palette was $48 plus $ 5.68 of shipping and I got it at my door super fast! Maybe two days after placing the order which was awesome.
Overall I give the Palette a 9 out of 10! I felt pleased with my purchase and enjoyed wearing it a lot!
First look and tutorial
Final look and style
Second look and tutorial
Final look and style
Third look and tutorial
Final look and style.
There you have it my beauties I hope you liked this episode if you do give the post a like. I will post a new episode next week 😊
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In case you are interested in buying makeup palettes from my beauty collection, these are not expired, of course, are pre-owned, treated with love and care, 🥰 you can check out my store on Mercari. Since I blog about makeup products I am always buying them, and only used them once or twice so you can get them for a bargain they are negotiable too! is my pleasure they get a chance to get used and loved again! Some are very recent too! Meaning recently released by a beauty brand 😊 I leave you here the link.
As soon I saw the Campaign video for this Palette I was sold! A collection inspired per Melt’s words in the comforting love found after losing a loved one and the vibrancy of life. The packaging all of it I was excited! Once I got it my thoughts well let’s say I feel different about it 😑
First of all my apologies for not posting yesterday…Girl! I found myself looking at my beauty collection and could not believe how many makeup palettes I have! So I went thru them to declutter nonexpired palettes and thought well I only used them once or twice could there be people interested in buying them? Would be sad to not get to be used. So I spend a lot of time listing them on Mercari by the end was so tired and still have many more to list lol I sold a lot of them which makes me so happy they can be put to good use 😊 then prepping them for shipping took some time, haha but happy I did this 😊
So how are you my Sweets! How’s Life? Did you treat yourself for black Friday? I am overall good I did treat myself with some goodies. Next week I will not post due that I will take the week off I have some dear friends visiting from my Country and will spend time with them, it’s always good to pause and unwind for a bit 😊 So let’s jump into the episode.
The brand was founded in 2012 by two women Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar the brand is animal cruelty-free, not all Vegan but most of their products are. They ship internationally too.
Amor y Mariposas Palette 🦋
First of all, let’s talk about the packaging Girl! That alone needs a moment haha the packaging is beautiful is exquisite is gorgeous the art on the cover of the palette is raised and truly a delight to the eyes made by the Mexican artist Gustavo Ramada. The inside of the palette is beautiful as well the touch inside with the monarch butterflies is a nice one and the box where the palette comes from the inside has a velvet fabric you can see the love and effort put into this and I appreciate this so much as many beauties do.
There is the fallout a lot of it so keep that in mind I do always do my eyes first so that is no issue for me. The mattes are rich in color and pigmented the color story is beautiful I do think some colors are similar and no need to have more than one like Señales y te adoro these two also need some building upon medium skin tone. I liked Nube is a beautiful purple 😊 and they do not stain the lid.
Now the shimmers oh boy I did not like the shimmers at all 😔 they feel soft to the touch but when applying it does not layer up well is grainy. Once on the lid does stay but is not shiny or metallic the formula is not the best I tried.
You can indeed create beautiful looks but to me shimmers at very important so was not in love with the palette but a bit disappointed.
I also picked up two of their gel liners Estrella and Colibri now these are Chef kiss gorgeous and super Metalic when you dip the brush it feels beyond creamy is like a mousse! They dry matte and dry lighting fast not much room to blend you have to be quick! I did not like this because The first time I put one of them on I did not blend fast and well I could not fix it since had to leave to work so was a mess haha. But overall I love these liners they are pigmented and what I love the most is that are waterline safe but not only that they will show! You don’t have to build up it’s not sheer it’s opaque and pigmented 🙃
To conclude I do not love the palette it is not worth the price for the not-so-good shimmers, in my opinion, is way too overpriced. If you love high shine shimmers and or super metallic eyeshadow then you will not be happy with this palette. The mattes are good and blendable. The packaging is A plus! Chef kiss the liners are worth getting 🙃 Overall I give it a 7 of 10! Below I leave you a link to their website
There you have it my beautiful friend I hope you liked this post if the case give it a like 🙃 I will not post next Monday since I will be off for the week taking care of my friends visiting from my Country but will be back the following Monday 😊 follow me on my Instagram let’s be friends! I am there as beauteeindistress
In case you are interested in buying makeup palettes from my beauty collection, these are pre-owned, treated with love and care you can check out my profile on Mercari. Since I blog about makeup products and I am always buying them, only used them once or twice so you can get them for a bargain they are negotiable too! is my pleasure they get a chance to get used and loved again! Some are very recent too! Meaning recently released by a beauty brand Like this palette from Amor y Mariposas, I listed it and was sold to a lady that is super excited for it 😊 I leave you here the link.
As I kept looking at my reflection in the mirror in my late thirties every morning I started to notice frown lines on my forehead! Gosh, I felt old and unhappy at the same time it hit me how life short is! I started contemplating the idea of botox as is so popular among not only celebrities but friends too.
Hello my sweets how are you! How life is going? I hope you are well and everything that you desire is working out for you 🥰 I am well I cannot complain, grateful for breathing air, having a job, and having the opportunity of expressing myself thru here and social media 😍 let’s jump in today’s episode. 🙃
Since when I first saw those dreadful frown lines in my forehead and looking at them every day just getting more and more pronounced haha. I am 42 it took me a few years to decide to do botox. I read articles about it. Some celebrity’s experiences and friends. In the celebrities, the case is a mix of good and bad The friends I know to do it are very happy with it.
My friends recommended I go to a spa where the price is a bit less than a dr and also to not wait much longer since it would take more botox to make an effect in a more wrinkled face! 😳 I felt a bit uneasy about where to go something I value a lot is my face! In spas, they have botox specialists that are not necessarily a doctor some do have a Doctor but you may not be seen by the dr but by a specialist if that makes sense. I decided was best to go to a place where I would get seen and treated by a Doctor I feel is the safest way to do this kind of procedure even if will cost much more. After looking only for 5 stars reviewed doctors I chose Dr. Gregory Lewen he is a double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgery Doctor.
First of all, I liked his website he made emphasis in this paragraph extracted from his website:
“The cost of receiving injections of Botox® in Miami does not just include the cost of the actual product. Unfortunately, this is an error that is made by many people when considering the cost of this treatment, and it can be very dangerous to consider where to have cosmetic treatments such as Botox® injections performed based solely on the cost. The cost of Botox® most importantly incorporates the level of skill and expertise of the injector. Many people perform Botox® injections without ever receiving the proper training on the anatomy and physiology of the face. Some injectors will simply attend weekend courses before starting to inject patients with Botox®, while others may not even have the proper license, appropriate credentials, or required oversight to legally perform these treatments.
When a US specialist purchases Botox® through Allergan or a distributor authorized by Allergan, it is guaranteed quality. Unfortunately, some injectors purchase Botox® from other sources inside or outside of the country to save money on the cost of the product. Botox® that is purchased from non-reputable sources is not regulated by the FDA and is not always controlled for proper storage conditions or expiration. Such Botox® will typically be offered to patients much cheaper. Lastly, Botox® requires reconstitution before injection. Some injectors will intentionally dilute the product before treating patients to save money”
This sold me out is what I needed to hear. I called in made the appointment they charge $150 to book the appointment is nonrefundable but if you decide to do the treatment it can be used towards the payment so I booked the appointment and paid the fee. I leave here a link to his website.
The day came to see the Dr. I was nervous but ready I thought it will be just an injection and that’s it no pain, no fuzz nothing just forget about it lol. Nothing like that.
Here are my impressions:
They have a nice office, they literally only see one patient at the time I was the only one there, prior I was waiting in my car to get called in.
The staff was friendly
Dr was attentive to questions, professional, patient, and friendly explained everything in detail felt in good hands.
These are the questions and answers given:
Botox is to relax the muscle
Filler is to give volume.
Botox what are the side effects or cons? Swelling, droopy, dry eyes, blindness. What about fillers? Same as botox rare reactions. He uses a cannula to avoid blood vessels. Type of filler that you will put on me? hyaluronic acid it’s dissolvable When is a good time to stop? Dr will tell the patient but one has to watch oneself to avoid looking like a cartoon in the future. Is there more than one type of filler? Many types What happens when filler fades away? Look back to normal
He said that he likes to apply botox and fillers in a way it looks natural and that feels comfortable for the patient. I loved this!
For example, in botox he wanted to relax my forehead in areas that will help give a natural look but not too much that would make the brows feel heavy he said if not done properly that is what happens you feel that heaviness, and the only way to fix it is to wait it out.
Fillers he explained my problem is the wrinkles around the mouth in my perspective that is, he said our faces one side is a little bigger than the other making having a good side for photos.
By applying the filler on my dimple area would smooth it out but not go completely.
He also mentioned that if I apply on the area on top of my cheekbones that would immediately lift a bit my laugh lines area and also would help to brighten up the eyes lifting it a little bit in the eye bag area opening the eyes.
I decided after he spoke to me to do the botox in the forehead area. He with his assistant took me to another room and started injecting it was not painful as I imagined he was gentle and the procedure was done in minutes I had small bumps where he injected that scared me but he said do not worry they will be gone in the next hour or so and gave me an Ice pad. He said I could go to work right after but I decided to take the day off. He also said I would start to see results by next Tuesday This was done on a Friday, by Sunday the frown lines were gone! I was beyond surprised! I was delighted No more blurring or smoothing my forehead on my pictures! 😆 I felt well through the weekend, started to have mild headaches by Monday that could be easily treated with Advil.
Tuesday came and oh my gosh the horror my right eye had some lid drop like there was a bit of excess of it best explained by this two little video I made of it.
I called the dr he saw me right away and he said not to worry that he did not want to put much botox in that area to avoid feeling a heavy brow and it should go away in the next week or so. Then I decided to talk a bit about fillers I said to him I don’t like the lines around my mouth he said to take it easy that we can do it little by little and that we could start with the area around the eyes cheek fillers this would brighten up my eye area, brighten up my face and give a youthful appearance he also told me he is against permanent fillers the one he offered would last one year and a half to two years…I was sold! He told me to think about it and when ready to do it but I am an impulsive person I confess and decided to do it then and there.
He prepped the area with a numbing what it looks to me soap and told me to close my eyes and not to worry about the popping sounds I will hear he used hyaluronic acid. So I closed my eyes I felt the popping sound is quite nerve-racking and felt he was molding that area. The procedure was done in what felt like 20 to 30 minutes he gave me some Ice told me I could go to work right after if I wanted to but again decided to take the day off he said no exercising in 24 hours that is normal to feel pain and see bruising.
Well, I felt well during the weekend I kept looking at the mirror but could not see anything meaning the fillers. To me, I looked the same haha had no pain and no bruising I did break out a bit of pimples but nothing alarming then Monday came I put on my makeup as always, and oh my gosh I saw the difference! I almost fell to the floor I was pleasantly surprised and delighted! I looked beautiful! I had cheeks! And had a contoured face! I was so so happy and I confess I wanted more done in my face this can be addicting people!
The next weekend came I had to wait one more week for a follow-up a scheduled appointment with the dr where he checks all is ok which I do like about this doctor. And this particular weekend I felt terrible, headaches if I turned to the right side in my bed the whole room would spin I felt dizzy every time I did this. I could not get up from bed mostly due to the headaches that receded on Monday thank goodness. Went to my follow-up appointment he said that the dizziness he did not think was connected to it but most likely to my Vertigo I do suffer from vertigo once or twice a year and recommended I go see my primary dr. He said all looked well on my face. I asked about fillers around my mouth he explain what he could do and also said to wait on this. He set an appointment for botox in February since botox lasts approximately 4 months and that we could discuss that in that appointment that there is no rush.
After this visit I have not felt bad, no headaches I can sleep on my right side and don’t feel dizzy, my right eyelid does not look droopy the only thing I experience is when I get stressed I feel the tension in my forehead like around the eyebrows and goes away once I relax.
Overall it’s not peaches and cream to do this kind of procedure and we are all different and may react differently. It’s important to think this thing through and not be impulsive like I am haha ask as many questions as you want and understand the risks. If done incorrectly many things can go wrong like getting blind! if botox is not injected correctly or getting the filler gets injected in the blood vessels which may cause among many horrible things death so is important to not think about how much money you can save forget about that be ready to spend and look for a board-certified Doctor, not just a person that will offer you to do it for less money but will cause terrible effects in your face that may kill you. So keep this in mind I beg you 🙏 this is a hard job if you ask me! Very delicate to be a plastic surgeon.
What I liked about this Doctor and his clinic well I liked they only see one person at a time to protect you and them of course from the virus. You are not rushed thru the visit, the dr is not cold and is patient when answering questions, and of course very professional has a soft hand when doing his procedures. His office is super clean and organized, his staff is nice and polite. I also loved he is not in the urge to sell you a service he tells you to think about it to take your time that is best to go little by little. I guess the only con I have is that I did not see hand sanitizers all over and available for the patients but if you ask them they will give you or tell you where to wash your hands.
Botox the cost is $ 637 they deducted the $150 booking fee came to a total of $ 487
Cheek fillers: the cost for both cheeks is $ 2, 150
It is expensive the cost of Botox is very much the average price when done by a certified Dr. The cost of the fillers is high but if you put into account how long it lasts then seems less expensive if that makes sense.
I asked him what to look for in skincare products he told me to look for this so I leave it here to share with you beauties:
When using face cream for anti-aging 5 ingredients are important:
Retinol Vitamin C in Serum Peptide in growth Suncream
I got all of these plus I bought myself an LED mask to help collagen and to prep face for skincare now the mask is expensive because the infrared led you can find cheaper alternatives without the infrared led that will do nothing hence why is expensive. I list here the products I bought.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost SPF 50
Rejuvenate advance multi-peptide youth cream
Skinception Kollagen Intensiv
Glow recipe Avocado melt Retinol
Skin Medica Eye repair
TruSkin vitamin C facial serum
Currentbody skin LED face mask
Overall I feel very happy with the results, happy in my skin. I confess I am terrified of getting old I don’t like it society associates it with ugliness but it’s not true! I was watching the other day Wayne Goss and he was talking about his skincare routine and he said these words of wisdom getting old is a privilege not all of us reach to grow old and is not about avoiding getting old but to age positively and gracefully which is what I am aiming for 🙃 I just pray to know when to stop doing injectables and live my old years embracing me. 🥰
Before Botox and fillers photos
After Botox and fillers photos
There you have it my loves. I hope you liked this episode 🥰 if you did give it a like and I invite you to become my friend on Instagram I am there as beauteeindistress
I post every Monday and a revised Spanish version on Tuesdays. Be safe out there enjoy life and give it a thought about aging positively and gracefully 🥰 Bye for now 😘
I love and have so much admiration for the owner of this brand, she is down to earth and is there for her customers she builds friendships with them which is rare for a brand that does this. For this and other reasons is a pleasure to support this brand but this does not mean I will not be honest in my review and gurrl I have some thoughts on this palette 🧐
Hello my sweets how are you! 🥰 How are things? How are you coping with this Pandemic? I hope you are well. Me I am well keeping the fam and myself as safe as possible and living life 🤩 without further ado, let’s jump into today’s episode
I did speak about this brand in a past episode the one I talk about their exquisite palette, its important to note that this brand is 100% Vegan and animal cruelty-free is owned by one Woman her name is Cristina under the Foxy Rose, LLC and she pretty much runs the show for the brand if you know what I mean.
That time of year Palette
The palette consists of a 15 eyeshadow pan palette, the color story is beautiful eye-catching she made this palette in collaboration with three you tubers: the adventures of Xinia, debutawn, and thebrutallyhonestbeauty I don’t watch their channels but by peeking in their IG I can tell they three are very talented I really liked thebrutallyhonestbeauty she makes some really nice makeup looks that are truly beautiful and watching her a little bit on Youtube she emits such a good vibe!
The mattes are very nice to feel, they are pigmented except Fuzzy Socks this one is a little sheer on my Medium skin tone is good in my case to use as a transition shade but not alone. I liked that there is little fallout in the pan and on the eyes. I wish they included a black one to deepen things out but overall the selection of Mattes is very pretty my faves are frostbite, sugar plum, and joy 🥰 these mattes blend with ease and the colors are fun indeed. And once on the lid last all day.
The shimmers well I am pleasantly surprised! I can tell the brand improved its formula! I feel so happy to report they are more shiny and sparkly! However, there was one shade that did not work for me and that is Twinkling lights it creased on my lids and was patchy I used white concealer and glue primer the other shimmers performed better were not patchy at all. Once on the lid, they last all day. My favorites: the feel and Icicle 🥰 Nostalgia was not as shiny as the rest was more subtle. They all feel creamy to the touch.
The packaging is Cardboard which is good helps our planet, the cover is pretty simple I think the packaging is a very important thing to pay attention to. I have bought stuff just for the packaging alone! haha, I feel this packaging falls more on the safe side I know some beauties care a lot for the packaging and feel of a product.
Another thing I would love to see more releases from the brand and bring not only a palette but a collection with it for us to enjoy! I think this palette alone will cover the rest of the year. I understand is difficult for a beauty brand out there in a saturated fierce competition but would love to see the brand just grab the bull by the horns if that makes sense.
The cost of the palette was $ 36 with free shipping since I used a coupon otherwise the cost is $ 39.99 which is a really good price and the shipping time was super fast I got it delivered in no time and I do appreciate it this about the brand. Is in stock now and you can save too my beauty by using code: FEMENINE for 10% off this is not affiliated just for you and me to save some money 🙃 I give this palette a 9 out of 10! I recommend it to you I see with their improvement on their shimmer formula the brand is heading in the right direction and I look forward to seeing what they will create or evolve to next! I will continue to support this cute brand and I invite you to give it a try who knows you might just become a gourmande girl 🥰
Icicle – Grey purple multichrome that shifts green gold and pink
Cherries Jubilee – brick red
Warm and Toasty – medium brown matte
Snow Angel- white pearlescent shimmer
Silver Bells – silver foiled duochrome
Twinkling Lights – white douchrome that shifts blue and green
Fuzzy Socks – nude peachy matte
Nostalgia – rich brown shimmer
Sugar Plum – medium purple matte with sparkles
Joy – vibrant peach matte
The Feels -white duochrome that shifts gold and pink
Evergreen – rich dark green
Cheer – cheerful bright green
Eye looks and Fashion style 💃
Green Izak Eye drink and Tutorial
Final Look and Fashion style
Eye dream and Tutorial
Final look and fashion style
Eye Candy and tutorial
Final look and fashion style
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Have you tried Gourmande girls cosmetics?
Is there a palette from an indie brand that has caught your eye for black Friday?
What is your favorite palette in your beauty collection?
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Have a great rest of your week lovies! Be safe out there, lots of hugs and kisses to you. Bye for now 😘
Time to review an Indie brand from Australia! I love to be able to support small businesses that are not only in the US but all over the world all thanks to technology!
Hola how are you my sweets! I hope your day is going well so far 🥰 I’m good, busy with work Happy we did not have any hurricanes this year here in FL, and overall happy my love for makeup keeps growing! 🥰
The owner and founder of the company is Kaela Winning The company offers high-quality, handcrafted, cruelty-free, and vegan based in Gladstone Queensland.
You beauty! Palette
The palette has 12 eyeshadow colors 6 Mattes and the rest are duo-chrome and shimmers. The mattes feel creamy and smooth to the touch except for Struth this shade feels smooth and the texture feels extra creamy. They all build and blend beautifully except again Struth I found would get hard quickly and would get a little patchy was hard to blend it which I found weird, to be honest, I don’t know could have been the primer I used maybe? I used a white base to prime my eyes from Beckisue that I bought on Amazon, I never felt any issues with it so who knows. Overall the mattes are pigmented, blend like a dream, you can build up to your liking easily and they stay on all day long. On medium skin tone, the one shade that needed an extra application to build it up was She’ll be right.
The shimmers are absolutely beautiful I loved them! They are sparkly and I would say very shiny! Among my favorites Straya is gorgeous is a blue pastel that looks so beautiful in the eye, Old mate is a duo-chrome that shifts from gold to red. G’Day is like a coppery gold and is so shiny. And the one that I was absolutely delighted with is Flaming Galah this one is gorgeous, so dreamy and magical looks white on the pan but once applied shifts to pink!
There is fallout on the Pan, quite a lot actually but when you pick it up with the brush and tap it a couple of times to release the excess it has little to no fallout on the lid 🙃
The packaging is Cardboard I know some beauties like high-end packaging like plastic, etc which I used to think the same but now I like cardboard better this way we help the planet when recycling 😊 the illustration of the palette is pretty, nothing artistic is simple and mundane.
A couple of things I was not happy with well it took a long time to get the palette after I purchased it, I bought it at the beginning of July and received it at the beginning of October there were times I even forgot I got it haha with Indie brands since some are owned and managed by one person one needs to have patience a lot of it because the demand will be bigger than the offer this causes delays in shipping and that if you were lucky to get one at launch because if you did not you had to wait months for a possible restock so I am not buying for now another palette from them for a little while a least. Also when I finally received the palette in the mail Straya was shattered due to shipping. I read on their Instagram the brand was aware of this issue since some customers complained and they said it can easily be pressed back and that they will pack better their products when they ship. I did press mine back and that did solve the issue thank goodness because I was not returning a product that took forever to get to me.
The price well the palette was expensive $95 to be exact plus $ 20 of shipping coming from Australia. The palette is gorgeous I won’t deny that I love it a lot and the quality is there you will get some very special shadows but I do think is a bit overpriced in my opinion. Other brands offer also quality eyeshadow and special eyeshadows like the ones in this palette for much less. I give the palette a 9 of 10
Arm swatches 🤎
Eye looks 👁
Blue murky eye sea with tutorial
Final look and fashion style
Rainbow paradise eye cocktail with tutorial
Final look and fashion style
Vanilla cake eye with tutorial
Final look and fashion style
I enjoyed playing with this palette I think their formula is very nice and I do recommend it. If you have the patience to wait for your purchase then great because you will get a quality product 😊
Have a fabulous rest of your week that comes filled only with good things! As always be safe out there don’t let your guard down. I will see you in my next post on Monday. I invite you to follow me on my Instagram let’s be friends! Give a like to this post if you liked it 🙂 Stay glam my beauties 🥰 bye for now 😘
I love indie brands! Love how fun, versatile, formulas that are jaw-dropping they have everything my little heart desires, today is no exception we will review another indie brand 😊
Hola how are you my sweets! 🥰 I hope you had a nice Halloween with your loved ones and if you don’t celebrate it that’s ok I hope you then had a nice weekend! My weekend was spent at home with my family 👻 Let’s begin with this episode review 🙃
So who are Lois cosmetics you may ask, well this is a very new brand. They started on March 2020 right alongside the Pandemic so they started as I can imagine facing some challenges. Is founded, owned, and operated by a female, her name is Lois and she is a makeup artist they are based in London, the UK they are cruelty-free and vegan which is so nice is important to be a brand that cares for animals, is an environmentally friendly brand they strive to offer recyclable packaging. I feel happy to support them just for that 😊
The packaging of the palette is cardboard the artwork is nicely inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice a tale of enduring love and loss. Is a 16 eyeshadow pan of mattes, shimmers, and metallic shades. Is grungy in their words a grungy glam palette.
The shimmers and metallics are not buttery smooth they feel texturized but they apply nicely on the lids. The mattes are smooth and creamy. A little fallout not too much. In my case I do my eyes first then my face just because of fallout it’s easier and less stressful this way for me 🤭 but if you do your face first just put setting powder under the eye to catch the fallout. I found a little staining on the lid on some shades, keep in mind though that this is because is a vegan formula it’s not permanent will go away in a day and you can hide it with concealer. I’m okay with this is one small sacrifice to not harm animals 🙃 once put on the lids they will last all day and do not crease on the lids.
The shades all of them are pigmented just a few need builds up on my medium tone skin like Myth and footsteps. The shimmers and Metallic shades are not mind-blowing shiny however they don’t lack pigment and look nice on the lids. My favorite shades are Snakebite, lyre, and enchanted. I am not in love with the palette I just like it, the color story is nice but I found myself wanting in there an Orange, a yellow, and a blue haha but you can create some truly nice looks with this palette as it is. I give it a 7 of 10! I do recommend it to you 🙃 its very well-reviewed on their website.
Price point I paid $ 33.50 plus International shipping $ 14.79 and arrived fairly fast I think is a good price in total. I used Paypal since my debit card is restricted to be used in the USA. Through Paypal, I can use that very same card and pay either the whole amount, split it into two payments, or do 4 installments which are extremely convenient if you ask me 😊
Poetry: Rose pink shimmer Lyre: Copper foil shimmer Enchanted: Yellow toned Green shimmer Forest: Deep cool toned green shimmer Eurydice: Soft Peachy Pink Shimmer Hades: Deep cool toned brown matte Muses: Cool Rose tone Taupe Foil Metallic Orpheus: Green Tone Antique Gold Foil Metallic Snakebite: Warm toned pink Matte Footsteps: Cool Toned Mauve Matte Nymph: Neutral Moss Green Matte Myth: Terracotta Matte Tragic Love: Deep Red-Brown Matte Melody: Warm toned Brown Matte Woodland: Cool-toned Khaki Matte Underworld: Deep Black Matte
Cat eye in reverse…green mood 🐕 with tutorial
Eye gift 🎁 with tutorial
Thaumatrope eye with tutorial
I hope if you have not tried indie brands that my reviews make you want to try them.. girl you will not look back once you do! Happiness is guaranteed haha. If you are already into indie brands then I’m so happy that is awesome!
Tell me did you pick up this palette? Or do you plan to pick it up? Let me know 🙃
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I wish you my lovies best wishes always, be safe out there, stay glam my friends, bye for now 😘
My apologies for posting late been feeling a little unwell, I’m much better this is why Post was delayed.
I have been enjoying this spooky season as we approach the end of it I speak in this episode of 5 more Palettes of this season and 5 looks created with each one of them that I hope you enjoy 😊
Hola how are you my sweets! I hope you are well-living life to the fullest. I’m good this weekend been a little under the weather, feeling better, and ready to continue in good spirits 😊 Let’s talk about these palettes, they are all fun and colorful, let’s get started.
The Vampira Palette
This fun-themed palette is a creation from Lunatick cosmetics lab Established in 2012 specializes in vegan, talc-free, cruelty-free cosmetics made with the finest quality & ethically sourced ingredients in their well-renowned signature alternative stylized packaging. Made in the USA. Its founder is Catherine Erwin.
The palette has 5 shimmers, yes you can do eye looks with just shimmers one thing I love about makeup is that there are no rules! The fallout is minimum the shades are creamy they blend easily and are pigmented. I do wish had more colors to play with like purple, orange, blue or yellow but that is just me wanting to create so many looks with it. The way it is will suffice to make beautiful looks and not think too much about how to make them. It does not stain the lids. My favorite color is Astro vamp. I would give this palette a 9 out of 10 is on sale now for $ 17 package is amazing cardboard with amazing artwork.
Eye diva vampira look and tutorial 🧛
Final look 🙃
Zombie defense Palette
Another fun palette from Lunatick cosmetic labs this palette has 4 shimmers and one matte with glitter on it they feel with a bit of texture, are pigmented, blend well, and have minimal fallout. As with the Vampira, the palette wish had more colors but the way it is makes it simple to create an eye look without thinking too much. It does not stain the lids I love Gain green and Amberzombie & ditch, I found brain needing to be built up a little to get more color on my lids do keep in mind I am a Medium skin tone girl, overall I give this palette a 9 out of 10 you can get it for $ 35 the packaging is cardboard with exquisite artwork
Arm swatches 💀
Eye laser disco ball look with tutorial 💀🦴
Final look 🙃
Exorcism and chill palette
This Palette was created by Bad bruja lashes their specialty is vegan, cruelty-free lashes as well as their makeup palettes. Its founder is Jessica a Mexican-American woman. The company is USA-based.
This palette is not only affordable but beautiful, I love this palette every time I use it I have a blast with it is a favorite in my collection. The palette has 7 Mattes 4 shimmers and 1 pressed glitter. I like the color story you can create many looks with it. Has medium fallout, colors are pigmented there is one thing I don’t like and that is the pressed glitter your bed or mine is hard to apply on the lid is a beautiful color but hard to work with. The packaging is cardboard but the artwork is exquisite. My favorite shades are father and Pea soup I give it a 9 out of 10 I got it for $15
Arm swatches 🧟♂️
Eye Rocket with tutorial 🧟♂️
Final look 🙃
Lethal is dead Palette
This beautiful palette is a collaboration between lethal cosmetics and you tuber Theresa is dead. Lethal cosmetics was founded by married couple Anna and Kai they are proud to be Vegan and cruel free their products are handmade. This is a Germany-based company. Theresa is dead is a popular you tuber that I invite you to watch she is unique and very funny, to say the least.
The palette is A low-budget horror film-inspired shadow palette, has 6 mattes and 3 metallics. The packaging is cardboard not as impressive in artwork as the previous ones but love the don’t look behind you in the mirror inside 🤭 there is a fallout to be considered, the shades all of them are all creamy smooth you do feel on top of the embossing but that is it. The colors are pigmented I did not notice staining on the lids, wish had a yellow matte in there but overall has a good color story is a 9 shadow palette which makes it perfect not that small, and not that big that one would not know what to do with it. My favorite color is Straight to VHS is beautiful, body-snatched and a watery grave needs just a little build-up on my medium to skin. Overall I give a 9 out of 10! This palette retails for $ 37 and is currently out of stock hopefully it’s brought back.
Arm swatches 🧟♂️🦴
Eye detective and tutorial 🧐🧟♂️
Final look 🙃
Gnome Chrome Halloween palette 🦇👻
This palette is a creation of Sugar drizzle polish was founded by Sana Sohail, they are vegan and cruelty-free, made in the US.
The palette has a mix of duo chromes, multi chromes, and shimmers is indeed a colorful palette and very much into the mood of Halloween colors this a limited edition palette that is sold out I got it for $ 42.95 keep in mind there is fallout in the pan, the shades are pigmented and beautiful, they felt creamy smooth to the touch no lid staining. I gnome you is beautiful but my favorite is creepin it real is so gorgeous, is holographic is delicious. The least of these shades I liked was everlasting gnome this was a bit sheer and needs building up. It has a lovely color story. I enjoyed this palette so much. The packaging is cardboard with cute artwork. I give it also a 9 out of 10!
Arm swatches 👻
Prankster eye with tutorial 👻
There you have it my sweets this concludes all Halloween/ spooky season palettes reviews, of course, I might review a fun spooky palette in the future after all for some Halloween is all year!
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Be safe out there, enjoy life, stay glam my friends. Bye for now 😘
I love spooky season it’s so much fun! Many brands create fun quality palettes at an affordable price You can be whoever you want and express even more thru makeup I don’t have the skills to do a full face but that doesn’t mean I cannot enjoy the season on my way by chiming in with easy cute looks and so do you! 👻
Hola how are you my sweets! I hope you have been enjoying the spooky season! I hope you and your loved ones are well and safe. Me I’m good I went to an oculofacial plastic surgeon. Yep, I did some treatments for my face! Did botox and fillers and I will share my experience with you all real soon let me tell ya I was not prepared on how the process is! So stay tuned for that. Let’s jump to today’s episode 🙃
I bought a little too many Halloween themed palettes 🤭 When you love makeup as I do is hard to resist new launches and oh my goodness they are new ones very often like every week so in this episode, I will talk about 4 Palettes 👻
It’s freaking Bats! 🦇
This palette is from Shroud Cosmetics which is an Indie brand they are animal cruelty-free, 100% vegan, they don’t do business with companies that do animal testing is based in the USA, the founder is Chloe T who started the company at just 16 years old under another brand name now rebranded shroud cosmetics. This handmade palette is a collab with my favorite you tuber battybean so when I saw was a collab with her I jumped on it!
The palette is a 9 pan eyeshadow palette that contains shimmers, mattes, duo-chrome finish, and metallic finish. I love palettes this size is easier to figure out an eye look 😊 the palette is pigmented rich in its colors the mattes are creamy, with minimal fallout. The shimmers feel not as creamy they have texture to them but this does not make them less beautiful 🥰
Per their website: Handbook: A gorgeous chartreuse shimmer • Spooky: The most perfect creamy periwinkle matte • Apparition: A purple with an intense gold duochrome flash • Addams: A rich deep teal green matte • Sam: The most intense light sage green metallic • Trapa: The perfect grungy yellow matte • Zero: A super magical lavender with an intense green duochrome flash • Derry: A deep eggplant maroon purple matte • Grim: A deep aqua blue shimmer.
Arm swatches 🦇
I enjoy this palette very much my favorite shades are Handbook, spooky, and Zero. Trapa needs a little build-up on medium skin tones like I am. Overall a fun beautiful quality palette. Retails for $ 35 and is currently sold out hopefully they restock it. I give it a 10 of 10!
The lonely star eye look with its written tutorial 👻🖤
The Corpse Bride 🦴💀
From the Makeup revolution, the collection of the corpse bride is so cute, to say the least! I got this palette and the Newlyweds. The brand is UK-based, animal cruelty-free, vegan. The founder is Adam Minto and they pride themselves in making affordable products. The palette is an 18 eyeshadow pan small palette in the form of a butterfly that has mattes and shimmers embossed with butterflies.
The mattes are creamy and pigmented, there is fallout which is not a problem for me since I always do eyes first but something to consider if you care about that. The shimmers are creamy to the touch they are not high shine they are soft and nice, my favorite shades are eternal love looks beautiful under lower lash gives that extra touch to a look also liked the darkness. The palette cost is $ 20 and including international shipping for two palettes came to $ 33.38 which is not bad at all. The Packaging feels like foam and cardboard is not luxurious I mention this since some beauties care a lot about packaging 😊
Arm swatches 🦴🦴
Overall I did enjoy the palette the color story is colorful and beautiful, I wish the shimmers were more impactful but I do appreciate the shadows being pigmented and that once on the lid they last all day 🙃 It is currently in stock. I give it an 8 of 10!
Colorful eye hill loom with written tutorial 💀🖤
The Newlyweds 🧟♂️💀
This Palette is also from the Makeup revolution this is a 9 eye shadow pan of Mattes and shimmers embossed with a Skull. The mattes are pigmented, the shimmers are ok not super high shine but are indeed nice. There is fallout in the pan to keep that in mind. My favorite shades are Hopscotch, not mine and love triangle this one looks so nice under the bottom eyelash almost holographic I love it 🙃 The packaging is sturdy, feels like plastic, and is nice so adorable.
Arm swatches 💀
Blue Starry eye with tutorial 💀🦴🖤
This palette is so cute! The price is $12 which is a great price is in stock they ship it fast and are not as expensive I give it an 8 out of 10!
Haunted Europe 🧟♂️
This palette is from Nomad Cosmetics an Indie brand the founders are a married couple Felicia and Antti Rintanen they are travelers and have been to more than 70 countries they create their palettes inspired in the countries they visit. This makes this brand fun and interesting indeed I perceive this couple as very down to earth they do comment if you tag them and they handwrite a thank you note with your purchase! Also, another thing to mention when you buy this palette part of the proceeds goes to bat conservation international which is awesome to me!
The brand is cruelty-free and vegan. The palette has 9 mattes and 9 shimmers. The eye shadows are creamy, there is minimal fallout, some shimmers like Houska Castle are super Metallic and so gorgeous! I’m in love with it! Now Bloody Mary I wish was more impactful more metallic but is still a nice shade. The shades I love besides Houska Castle are the Catacombs, Frankenstein, and Merry Cemetery. The mattes are pigmented. I do like this palette is fun. The color story has some redundant colors, like two golds for example only one should be good they could have put other colors instead like yellow and blue but is a good palette to add to your collection 😊 the packaging feels like cardboard but the cover is amazing it’s beautiful they put thought and care in the packaging I was attracted immediately just for the packaging.
From their website:
MARY KING’S CLOSE – matte spiced pumpkin
HOUSKA CASTLE – shimmer yellow gold
HIGHGATE CEMETERY – shimmer ghostly green
HOIA-BACIU FOREST – shimmer foggy gray
GHOST RIVER – matte phantom mauve
BLOODY MARY – shimmer bloody crimson
BOOGEYMAN – shimmer autumn gold
FRANKENSTEIN – matte jack-o-lantern orange
GRENDEL – matte eerie forest green
BIG BAD WOLF- shimmer silver bullet blue
KRAMPUS – shimmer devilish purple
COUNT DRACULA – matte dried blood red
THE CATACOMBS – shimmer gravestone gray
DRAGSHOLM castle- matte bat brown
MERRY CEMETERY – shimmer gremlin green
BLACK FOREST – matte medieval blue
BRAN CASTLE – matte ghoulish violet
SPANDAU CITADEL – matte castle brick
Arm swatches 👻🖤
I would give a 9 of 10! This palette retails for $ 44 and currently is out of stock but the good news is that you can pre-order it! I most definitely recommend you try this brand and with this palette you support a noble cause 🦇
Eye cream pumpkin pie and tutorial 🍰🖤
There you have it my sweets! I hope you liked this episode was made with love 🥰 leave me a comment down below if you got this palette or if planing on picking them up!
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Alien Cosmetics is an Indie brand that is becoming very popular I found it on Youtube and what caught my attention was their packaging which is truly unique and was what made me go check what was the brand all about.
Hola! How are you today beautiful people! I hope you are well 🙃 I am good working and having fun with the spooky season! For the episodes left of October, I will review Halloween-themed palettes. I bought maybe a little too many, haha so I might review more than one per episode to fully cover all the Halloween palettes I bought.
Interestingly I could not find info of the owner or what the brand is about on its website but I found some info outside of it. The owner is Amanda Hayden she worked in the beauty industry for many years and then created her brand Alien Cosmetics which represents the obscure in beauty heavily art influenced her products per her words are unique and unusual. The brand is vegan and cruelty-free established in 2018 in New York where is based. Below is the link to their website
Their packaging is exquisite art in the hauntingly glamorous palette the artwork was created by Ink_Stassy she is gifted as an artist you can check her out on Instagram I love that this brand put that kind of effort into seeking these talented artists! Makes their palettes truly unique.
My experience with the hauntingly glamorous Palette.
This palette is a collab with Sydney Nicole Addams who in my opinion is so gifted a mind-blowing drop-dead gorgeous makeup artist I admire her so much her username on Instagram is sydneynicoleaddams you must check her work is amazing my words does not make her justice! Packaging A plus! is beautiful I’m not quite happy with the color story though I wish it had an orange or yellow, a black and a brown I’m not mad about it either. The shadows are beautiful and pigmented oh my goodness so pigmented! I love color and with this palette, you get exactly that very colorful looks and I must add bold. No neutral soft looks here haha I mean you can create soft looks if you want to but no way to hide that pigmentation haha I love this palette! The feeling in your eyes is astounding if that makes sense as you gasp in the mirror when you see it like wow that is bold! 😳 but the next second you are in love with the look 🥰
The mattes are exquisite the blend is very easy they feel creamy and buttery, there is a bit of fallout when applying not much, it does not bother me since I always do my eyes first but you can either do that or put some setting powder under the eyes to catch the fallout. Morticia the red one is truly beautiful a rich red that is bound to fall in love with now the glamour ghoul is a Matte with glitter which is super pigmented but I w had more glitter in it if you read me before you know I love high sparkly mind-blowing glitter or shimmer haha. But don’t get me wrong is still beautiful. The shimmers are gorgeous especially Lily that is a special shadow is so truly gorgeous is so shiny and holographic is delicious on the eyes. I also love the names chosen for this palette 🤩
I recommend putting eye primer, without it, the colors don’t pop up and are a bit harder to build. For the shimmers use glitter glue or a medium to bring them out more!
I like all the eyeshadows but I have two favorites Lily this shimmer is mind-blowing is precious and Morticia I love how rich this Red is, so fun and a pleasure to apply I can’t have enough of it!
I made for you arm swatches and eye swatches I tried to make fun arm swatches for you my loves I put love into my blog for you 🥰💜
Arm swatches 👻
Eye swatches 💀 I put eye primer.
Taken from Alien cosmetics site: This beautiful palette includes 12 spooktacular shades fit for any ghoul
🕸Elvira – Light shimmer w/ a pink shift 🦋Lily – Light shimmer w/ a green shift 🩸Morticia – Blood red 🍷Vampira – Deep burgundy 🎬Movie Macabre – Deep teal 🧟♀️Pale & Mysterious – Sage green 💚Glamour Ghoul – Chartreuse green w/ glitter 😱Bloodcurdling – Light tealish-blue ☂️Unhappy, Darling? – Grape purple 🔮Drop Dead Gorgeous – Violet purple ⛈Seance Weather – Deep navy blue ☔Unpleasant Dreams – Lilac purple
Here are the looks I created with mini-tutorials and some drawings. I apologize these are not professional drawings I’m not good at that and I accept it this is why I cannot draw full-face Halloween makeup on me but I still participate with little things that anyone can do haha but I do these drawings for my reference when putting it on my lids I want to share with you all the process is how I am 🙃 also my loves I wear all my looks no matter what. I do go out with my looks hey I’m proud of them! 🥰
I called this look the start of a bloody tear 🧟♂️ done in a few minutes since I had not much time when prepping to go work I used a red magnetic liner from Glamnetic to bring out the look even more!