Friday, December 19, 2014

Chrislie Formulations Contour Palette-Review

chrilie formulations contouring your face

chrilie formulations contouring your face
 Chrislie Formulations Contour Kit-Currently on sale for $12

contouring your face

chrilie formulations contouring your face
 Please note that I did apply the powders heavier than you would if you were using them on your face just so you could see the colors

 This is a great set, which reminds me a lot of my Makeup Forever Sculpting Kit that I used in my Professional kit and actually hit pan on. However the MUF cost me $40 and this little gem is on sale for $12 so if you are like everyone else and addicted to contouring then please try this out. The bronzer works great on my skin tone without looking muddy. I also enjoy the powder because it has more of a yellow undertone like the banana powder that everyone loves. Only it isn't exactly yellow so it is still great for all over the face. I have only been using it under my eyes and it seems to really brighten my under eye area.

I was afraid it was going to be chalky and not really have any color payoff once I blended it out. I was very pleasantly surprised by this set and I took it with me on my trip last month. I have been using it everyday with my new Becca contouring brush.

Have you ever tried this set?

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beauty Box Five-Unboxing

What I got in my BB5:
Jaqua Pink Champagne Hand Cream 2floz full size retails $18-$22
Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads $2.99 for 32 pads
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer(travel size) full size 1.7 oz is $65
Nanacoco Nail Polish $3.95 for 0.5fl oz
Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6 Travel perfume full size $15.99-$60

Unfortunately for me my perfume opened up all over my box. So not only was all the packing material covered in perfume, all the products smell like the Lucky Number 6 perfume. 

However, even without that issue I was just not impressed with this box. It's the December box and I was hoping for a little bit more excitement. The nail polish was the best part, and I was hoping they would go with a theme or be more consistent with the products. Ipsy did it this month too where I was hoping for "WOW" and just didn't get it.

The nail polish remover pads smell off to me, that could be because of the perfume but I don't think it seeped into the packaging. I wouldn't want my nails to smell like that. From what was left of the perfume I wasn't a big fan but I understand scents are hard to get one that everyone will love. I do love Juice Beauty so I am excited to try this out. I am not really impressed with another hand cream, but I will toss it in my purse and hopefully if it is amazing I will be doing an update review on it for you guys.

Although this month wasn't the greatest for me, it could be because I was hoping for something much more festive. When you have something built up in your head and it doesn't end up that way I think you are a little more disappointed than you would be normally heh. I do still enjoy BB5 and I am usually loving their boxes. I hope in the new year they send more full size products, and have more consistency. It is still a very affordable box, and it's a great way to try out new products.

Do you get BB5? Tell me do you love it? What is your favorite monthly subscription?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dew Puff Facial Sponges-Stocking Stuff Idea's

 You can pick up these great Dew Puff's here on their website or on amazon.
 The Original
 Asian Clay Sponge

My skin is problematic and if I don't wash it everyday with some type of oil removing cleanser I break out. So when I got the chance to try these out I knew I needed to start with the Original and see how it changed my skincare routine. 

If you haven't ever used these types of sponges before they come shaped like this (seen above) and you wet them and they get soft and much more plump. I just add my cleanser to the sponge and work it into a lather. I noticed it helped get rid of any dry flaky skin I might have. It was a gentle clean but I could feel a difference on my skin. 

Then there is the Charcoal Sponge which is good for blemish prone skin which I plan on using next. Then the Asian Clay Sponge which is for a healthy glow. I love this idea, it seems so simple but they work great. It also comes with a little string you could hang it from so it will dry. I just sit mine on a soap dish that has holes in the bottom and it dries just fine.

These would be a great stocking stuffer for someone! I also think you should treat yourself and buy some for your own routine. Are you a facial sponge user?

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Whish Sugar Plum Holiday Set-Review

 Whish Holiday Set in Sugar Plum -$20.00 at

 3floz Body Wash, Body Scrub and Body Butter

This not only smells amazing, who would have thought I was such a fan of Sugar Plum, but it would be the best gift or stocking stuffer for the beauty lovers in your life. The whole set is great, but I am in love with the sugar scrub. Especially with how dry my skin has became with this cold weather and wind. I love that it cleans very good without being harsh.

The body butter leaves my skin feeling so soft with a subtle hint of the scent of Sugar Plum. I know that I would be over joyed to get this in my stocking. Plus it has a great vintage look to it whether or not that was their intention but it looks like something you might see on Mad Men hehe. 

Have you ever tried anything from Whish? Let me know what you thought!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

November Favorites-A little late!

Watch my favorites on YouTube!

Becca Cosmetics,Essence,MAC, Shiseido, and much more!

I will be back next week with lots of reviews,and tutorials! Finals are over, all assignments are turned in so I will be around a lot more for the next few weeks at least! Thanks for sticking around I appreciate all the support.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pixi Beauty Pixi Dust Review-Holiday Gift Idea

 This stack-able set of pixi dusts is only $12 at and Target!

Shades from L-R Glimmery white, candlelit gold-nude shimmer, medium nude sheen, warm tan shimmer, rich metallic copper. 

As everyone already knows I am a huge Pixi fan. It is probably one of my all time favorite beauty companies. When I saw these beautiful Fairy Dusts I just knew they had to be mine.  The color payoff is just amazing, I use mine wet but they are gorgeous wet or dry. The last shade in Rich Metallic Copper has been my favorite, I have been wearing it everyday it just makes such a beautiful eye look without a lot of effort. Which with how crazy my schedule has been these past two weeks, I need easy. 

This is a great set, because anyone can wear these colors. If you are trying to find that perfect gift for the makeup lover who has it all. Try this, it is new for the Holidays and it does not disappoint!They are also great because they stack up on top of each other, for easy storage. If you want to travel with them it is small but sturdy no worries!

Let me know have you tried these out yet?

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Test Tube x12 set

OCC lip tars for the holidays,must have Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

OCC lip tars for the holidays,must have Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
These are my current most used out of the set. So I wanted to share those with you !

This set is $59 at Sephora and
You get the following shades and finishes:
Matte (palest peach cream), Zhora: Metallic (peach/pink shimmer), Annika: Matte (pale neutral peach), Cha Cha: Matte (pale tangerine), Grandma: Matte (clean, classic coral), Vintage: Matte (deep burgundy), Harlot: Matte (neon popsicle red), Nylon: Matte (neon bubblegum pink), Hoochie: Matte (vibrant magenta), Digitalis: Matte (pink-tinged lavender), Sebastian: Matte (plum-toned taupe), Iced: Metallic (pure white frost) Plus you get the lip brush which allow perfect application!

If you have never used Lip Tars let me be the first to tell you that a little bit goes a long way. That is why it's so great you get the lip brush with these. I suggest you massage the container of lip tar to make sure it's mixed together really good. Then squeeze a very small amount onto the brush. I usually conceal out  my lips first, and then apply these. They are long lasting, and I have had so much fun just mixing these together and creating new colors.

I absolutely love OCC and this set is so great. They did not disappoint with this lip tar set.  If you have found yourself not knowing what to get yourself or someone else for Christmas this might just be the way to go! This would be great to buy and split up amongst several people depending on which shades they would prefer.

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