Stellar Highlighting Palette Swatches

I realized I had this stellar palette in the back of my makeup drawer and I can’t believe I sidnt rake it out until NOW! I received this from an event a while back and forgot about it. WHY WOULD I DO THAT!? These are legitimately some of the most buttery, smooth, creamy products I’ve ever felt. Their contour palette has shine to it with two highlighters and one contour shade. The contour shade has a sheen to it which I was worried about, but when it’s on your face its the perfect bit of sheen. The highlighting shades are extremely pigmented and will give you the pop you’ve always wanted!

Here are the shades in the Nebula Set. They do have a lighter palette as well. These are all one swipe of product!

If you were hesitating, thinking if you should get this palette, don’t! Although the shades are not unique, it’s incredible in every other way possible from formulation, to color to lasting ability!

You can purchase this product at sephora for $37!
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Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Swatches

But seriously Pixi, this collection will truly make you GLOW! :P These highlighters are beyond gorgeous! I didn't swatch them for a photo yet, but I was doneeee when I tried it on! And I just got to try the fairy light liquid glitter shadows are probably every glitter girl's dream! 


 Here are the five shades they have in Rose Gold, Sun Ray, Crystalline, Bare Brilliance, and Passion Light. They retail for $15 and can be found at Target :)


Here are the swatches! Top to Bottom: Rose Gold, Sun Ray, Crystalline, Bare Brilliance, Passion Light 


Will you be picking these up?? You can purchase these here :)

*PR Sample



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Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum First Impressions!


If you all even KNOW ME.... (lmao) you'll know that I'm obsessed with vitamin c products. So when lookfantastic US reached out if I wanted to try the new Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum.. I was like YUSSSS!!! <3 <3

A bit about this new product: It's a high-performance Vitamin C infused serum that packs in 3x the amount of vitamin c than other vit c products! This product claims to brighten, firm, reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and defend your skin. (YASS!)

It has 4 key products that benefit your skin:
Vitamin C Complex - brightens and firms skin
Lactic Acid - which helps to turn cells over for brighter, more hydrated skin
Sophora Japonica Flower Extract - calms skin and combats oxidative stress
Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed) Oil - hydrates and prevents free radical damage
It comes in a dropper and when you first use it, it does have a light citrus-y smell. It doesn't linger and I didn't even notice it once I put it on my face 

 The product is lightweight and absorbed right into my skin. It didn't feel tacky or heavy on my face when I put it on.

I wish, wish, wish I put a before picture for you because there are subtle differences in my face that I personally notice. I notice that some of my brown (sun) spots have lightened on my face. I noticed that my skin feels a bit smoother. I noticed that my skin seems a bit more 'radiant' and plump. These were all very subtle differences that I noticed after using this day and night for 6 days. 


I can't wait to see how this wears on my face after I'm done. The price is hefty, but I feel confident that this product will do great things! :D 

The BioLumin-C Serum is available here for $87 / 1oz

*thank you lookfantastic us for sending this over for me to try! 
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Jouer Jet Set Lip Kit Swatches

Hi Friends!

Hope you are all doing well :) Even though I have a dedicated review of the whole Jouer Cosmetics Jet Set Collection, sometimes I find it easier to show off with lip swatches! Each set comes in a gorgeous box and a full size lip liner and a travel sized lip creme and lip topper! 


My favorite set is the nude! 
Lip Liner - Nude: Warm Matte Medium Beige 
Lip Crème - Au Naturel: Matte Warm Honey Beige 
Lip Topper - Stardust: Metallic Shimmering Golden Coral


Just Lip Liner

 Lip Liner with Lip Creme on top

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

La Perle Set: 
Lip Liner - Pink Champagne Shimmer: Warm Metallic Pink Champagne
Lip Crème - Opal: Metallic Warm Champagne Gold 
Lip Topper - Funfetti: Holographic Shimmering Opal with Pink Shift


Lip Liner 

 Lip Liner and Lip Creme 

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

Le Rose Set: 
Lip Liner - Petal: Cool Matte Rose Pink 
Lip Crème - Peony: Matte Cool Muted Coral 
Lip Topper - Rose Fizz: Metallic Coral Pink

 Lip Liner 

Lip Liner and Lip Creme


Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

La Baie Set: 
Lip Liner - Aubergine: Cool Matte Deep Eggplant 
Lip Crème - Blackberry: Matte Warm Magenta 
Lip Topper - Sugar Berry: Metallic Shimmering Magenta

 Lip Liner 

 Lip Liner and Lip Creme (ugh sorry it's blurry!) 

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper

Overall, these are great sets and so complimentary on any skin tone! If you are new to Jouer Cosmetics, this is a great way to try their lip products, especially since you get a full sized lip liner (which i LOVE the lip liners!) 

You can purchase them here for $25 a set! :) 

ftc. these were sent to me from Jouer - they didn't obligate me to make a review. Just wanted to show you the goods! :P 
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Drunk Elephant First Impressions

Ever since I heard about Drunk Elephant Skincare products, I have only heard rave reviews on their products. I was lucky enough for DE to reach out to me to ask if I wanted to try out some of their products. They seriously have some of the best travel sets, so you can get your hands on a bunch of their products to test out which your faves are for your particular skin.

I'm still kinda testing out -- but these are my faves so far!

TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum - this product has AHA/BHA gel so it can really improve the texture of your skin - especially if you have lots of pore issues. I always find these kind of products really help to exfoliate and lift up my dead skin, creating the perfect canvas to put healing products onto my skin. It ha 12% AHA/BHA blend and does cause a slight tingly sensation, but it's perfect for my stubborn skin.

TLC Sukari Babyfacial - this product has 25% AHA and 2% BHA and is supposed to be used weekly. I LOVE THIS STUFF! When I'm done with this travel size, I'm going to pick up a full size! This also gives a tingle, but is meant to be left on your face for about 20 minutes and then washed off. This in conjunction with the night serum have been amazing for my congested, pore filled face!! My skin feels so incredibly soft after using this! This is a product for those that have congestion on face and tough skin. If you have sensitive skin, I would definitely first get a sample to test on a patch first!

Virgin Marula Oil - this oil is extremely luxurious feeling and so versatile. You can use it for your hands, cuticles, face, etc. I use this right after I use the night serum or babyfacial, and it's such a great combo. The oil legit get SUCKED UP by my skin and soaks in every drop. It's quick absorbing which is another plus for me!!!

Are there any must have DE products for you that I need to try!?

Also here is The Littles Set if you wanted to try a bunch of DE products without paying for all the full sizes!


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My Sephora 15% off Sale Recommendations!


Some of these products I just purchased from my VIB sale, some have been my tried and true that I've been loving for forever... but here is my list of shiz you gotta try out when you got a good sale!! :P The VIB sale is 15% off from April 20-23 (insiders get 10% off I believe!)

Drunk Elephant Acid Trip Set ($100 --> $85): Guys. I've been SO obsessed with Drunk Elephant recently. And this set is such an awesome deal. Because my skin is combo oily - I swear by the Marula Oil, the Sukari Baby Facial and the Glycolic Acid Peel and this set has all three products (plus one more!). With the exception of the Marula oil, they are each .5 oz which is a pretty decent size.

Drunk Elephant Littles Set ($90 -->$76.50): Now if you're brand new to DE, I would say this littles set is such a great set to try. You have to be prepared to know they are TRULY LITTLE.. like travel size little!! But... you do get to try most of their products and find which ones you love love love! That's how I found out lol!

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($179-->$152.15): This has been one of my favorite products for a while. I love this essence because of the way it changes my skin texture. It's smoother, more plump and brighter. Although it's extremely pricy - using it in the long run has really helped my skin!

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette ($55-->$46.75): I have been dying to get this palette since it came out. I went to the store and swatch every single one of her palettes and this one I absolutely fell in love with the buttery pigmentation of each shadow. Although this isn't incredibly unique, if you want to splurge on a great warm neutral palette, here she is! :P

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Smoothing Eye Masks ($65-->$55.25): These are some of my favorite eye masks. There are 12 sets in this, so with the deal, it comes out to less than $5 per set! These are great retinol eyemasks that are super hydrating. I definitely feel it working while my mask is on. I don't have wrinkles, so I can't speak for that, but I do have dark circles and I do notice that the area is much brighter after I use these!

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Masks ($70-->$59.50): These now come to about $10 per sheet mask, which is still a bit expensive, but I do love these! I find that one of my biggest concerns for my skin is dullness and discoloration. This really combats that. It helps to brighten your skin and helps to moisturize as well. I find that a lot of my hyperpigmentation begins to lighten because of this mask which I'm always super happy about!

Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer ($52-->$44.20): I've been using this and you literally need the teeniest bit, but it really helps to create such a smooth "canvas" -- I've used this on a lot of clients and they love the silky finish of the product! If you are extremely oily, definitely try it out first as my friend had some trouble with it breaking up on her face throughout the day... however I love it! It makes my skin smooth, and my pores reduced!

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Face Mask ($62-->$52.70): You know I'm all about that vibrancy... so of course, I love this face mask so hard. It definitely makes your skin more vibrant and fresh and glowy! I will have to say - if you have sensitive skin, be known that this tingles and has chunks of stuff!

YSL Volupte Liquid Color Balm ($32-->$27.20): I AM OBSESSED. I just picked these up at the sale and I am going to buy TWO MORE because i LOVE THIS SO MUCH! This has such a lovely balm-y formula but has great color pay off. It's hydrating and plush like a balm, but swipes like a color of a lipstick. so so so so so so so happy with this purchase!

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss ($20-->$17): I think these are such a fun little lip gloss. They are plush and minty (slightly plumping!) with a fun little swig of color. Although I really don't need any more lip glosses, I find myself constantly reaching for these. Fuel, Backtalk, and 1993 are my faves!

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil ($24-->$20.40): This is another product that I've gone through at least 6 or 7 of! This just is a no fuss, great brow pencil that doesn't budge throughout the day. I went on a hike this weekend and my brows were still well in tact!

Lancome La Vie Est Belle L'Eclat ($72-->$61.20): I've gone through a whole bottle of this perfume and I can't get enough of this scent. It's floral, yet sweet and warm and is so feminine and really lasts on the skin!

YSL Black Opium Rollerball ($28-->$23.8): This is my go to rollerball that sits in my purse and every time I put it on I'm instantly put in a better mood! This also similar to the lancome has a sweet but floral scent. It has a bit more vibrancy than the lancome though (more orange or patchouli maybe!). Both are wonderful scents!!!

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray ($32-->$27.20): I've literally gone through so many of these I can't even count anymore. This is my true favorite setting spray and I legit use it on all clients as well. Nothing more needs to be said except if you need a setting spray.. get it. lol if you don't ... get it still.

And that's my round up! Of course, I want to say get the lash stash and the sephora perfume sets, but I feel like everyone writes those... lol so if you want to check them out, they are a great value you can check them out here! :P But above are truly my must have products that I think are worth getting! Although I already got my VIB rouge purchase, I think I may opt to buy more... I definitely need more of those YSL color balms as well as maybe another Tatcha set.... :P

Are there any must have products that I missed?!?! Let me know! :P
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Jouer High Coverage Creme Foundation ALL 50 SWATCHES! whew!


How I felt by the end of my swatch session LMAO

Okay my friends -- here is my attempt to share with you all 50 shades of the Jouer Foundation! Not gonna lie, I went a little cuckoo by the end (see picture above), but hopefully this is helpful for you!  Below you will also find my thoughts on the product!

Top to Bottom: 
Ivory (New - very fair skin with cool undertones)
Alabaster (very fair skin with peachy undertones)
Warm Ivory (New - very fair skin with warm undertones)  

 Top to Bottom: 
Pearl (fair skin with neutral undertones)
Bisque (New - fair skin with cool pink undertones)
Soft Beige (New - fair skin with yellow undertones) 
  Top to Bottom: 
Buff (New - light skin with neutral olive undertones)
Vanilla (New - light skin with cool pink undertones)
Sand (light skin with warm and peachy undertones)
 Top to Bottom: 
Porcelain (light skin with neutral undertones and subtle golden tones)
Biscuit (New - light skin with neutral undertones undertones and subtle pink tones)
Linen (light skin with warm undertones)

   Top to Bottom: 
Shell (light skin with very pink undertones)
Beige Nude (New - light skin with peachy undertones)
Pebble (light-medium skin with neutral undertones)

 Top to Bottom: 
Cool Beige (New - light-medium skin with cool peach undertones)
Fawn (light-medium skin with golden undertones)
Cameo (New - medium skin with warm yellow undertones)

  Top to Bottom: 
Cashmere (New - medium skin with peachy undertones)
Almond (medium skin with cool peach undertones)
Birch (New - medium skin with yellow undertones)

Top to Bottom: 
Latte (medium skin with golden peachy undertones)
Golden Sand (New - medium skin with golden undertones)
Honey Beige (New - medium skin with neutral olive undertones)

Sorry I did these looking at the camera viewfinder, 
so I didn't realize I still had foundation allover my face!  
  Top to Bottom: 
Bronzed (tan skin with neutral undertones)
Macchiato (tan skin with warm golden undertones and subtle pink tones)
Cashew (New - tan skin with cool pink undertones)

Top to Bottom: 
Desert (New - tan skin with peachy undertones)
Nutmeg (tan skin with golden undertones and subtle pink tones)
Sable (New - tan skin with neutral undertones and subtle pink tones)

      Top to Bottom: 
Caramel (tan skin with golden-yellow undertones)
Maple (New - dark skin with neutral undertones and subtle golden tones)
Chai (New - dark skin with neutral undertones)

Top to Bottom: 
Mocha (New - dark skin with cool undertones)
Café (dark skin with golden-red undertones)
Cinnamon (New - dark skin with golden undertones)

Top to Bottom: 
Walnut (dark skin with olive undertones)
Cocoa (dark skin with warm yellow undertones) 
Praline (New - dark skin with neutral undertones and subtle red tones)   

   Top to Bottom: 
Pecan (New - dark skin with neutral undertones and subtle yellow tones)
Espresso (deep skin with warm undertones) 
Chestnut (New - deep skin with neutral olive undertones) 

    Top to Bottom: 
Carob (deep skin with rich auburn undertones)
Mahogany (New - deep skin with neutral undertones)
Toffee (New - deep skin with warm yellow undertones)

 Top to Bottom: 
Hazelnut (deep skin with cool red undertones)
Suede (New - very deep skin with neutral undertones)
Caviar (New - very deep skin with cool red undertones)


  Top to Bottom: 
Mink (New - very deep skin with warm undertones)
Truffle (New - very deep skin with cool undertones)


Packaging: I love the chic and expensive looking glass bottle and gold top. I think it looks extremely high end. I like the pump, and didn't have any trouble getting the product to pump less than a pump (if I just wanted a drop or half a pump). I did however have a bit of trouble with keeping it clean - often times the foundation would end up all over the cap and around the pump.

Texture: This product is extremely lightweight. It doesn't feel like anything on the face honestly. It's such a thin product going on the skin that you feel like you need a lot, but you don't at all! Something to note though, although it is extremely thin, I felt that it did cling on to my dry patches. I have combo skin, so it looked great on my skin, but I do have patches of eczema which it kinda clung to and emphasized, so I had to kinda spray those spots a bit. You know press down that dead skin. lmao.. ew..

Pigmentation: This stuff is DANG pigmented. One full pump and I can do my whole face. Two pumps and the coverage is so good you can't even see some of my beauty marks if you use the right brush!

Longevity: This had great longevity on me. It lasted through a 10 hour day for me without coming apart on me.

Finish: This is a matte, airbrush like finish.

Ingredients: Just to note because I think this is something really great about Jouer -- it has great for you ingredients such as hylauronic acid, cucumber extract, chamomile extract and tripeptide complex. It is also oil free.

Price Point: These retail for $38 for 20mL or .68 fl oz. Although that may seem like very little compared to other foundations, you LITERALLY need a drop for your whole face, which will allow this foundation to last a lot longer.

Now with 33 new shades (50 shades altogether), there's definitely a shade for everyone! I HIGHLY recommend this foundation. I'm not really a foundation wearer, but this one definitely will be in my arsenal for nights out!!!

You can purchase the foundation here and if you are unsure of your shade, they have a shade match quiz... but for me, what was SUPER helpful was this brand comparison guide which allows you to see the shade match via other brand shades!

*pr sample




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MY NEW FAVES! :D Kleenex Moist Facial Cleansing Wipes

So if you are on my social media, you will know my deep, DEEP love for these new Kleenex Moist Facial Cleansing Wipes. I, as I hope you can guess, wear makeup on the daily. So my most annoying part of the day is always taking my make up off.

Now I've tried my fair share of makeup towelettes - and these are the things I'm looking for:
a thick wipe that feels nourishing, a wipe that doesn't sting, a wipe that takes off makeup, a wipe that is stays wet enough until the very last one.

These Kleenex Facial Wipes come in a hearty plastic container that seals in the freshness of the wipes. You can purchase refills to place back into the container. On Jet.com one box is approximately $11, but if you purchase a box with a refill, it's only around $14, saving you a huge chunk of change!
(I believe purchasing refills on its own is around $6)

Next up, these are incredibly thick - now I definitely don't expect any less from Kleenex since it's been around for so long being a life saver to my nose. These are thick and durable, so they won't rip and you'll be able to use the backside of the wipe easily for extra removal. Lots of the wipes I use, because I rub so hard (lmao), the backside is kind of dirty too! -- I usually end up using two wipes!
Also because these are so thick, you don't have to use as much pressure removing your makeup, which is always a plus for me.

The wipes are incredibly gentle and doesn't irritate my skin or my eyes. If I'm super lazy (sometimes I can beeee), I'll use this and I won't wash my face after lol. Sometimes when I use other wipes, that results in pimples the next day or blemishes, but this hasn't done that for me!

After doing a light wipe on one side of my face. EW look at all that makeup!
Overall, I'm super impressed by these! The one thing is that if you compare the price against other wipes, these do retail for a higher cost -- around $11 for 25 wipes. However, for me, it's worth it because I only end up using one wipe (hm maybe I'll cut it... jahahah!) and the refills end up being near the same cost as other wipes. I can't wait to dive into the rest of their amazing collection!
There is all my makeup in all its glory lmao!


You can purchase these online at Jet.com, Walmart, Target, or Walgreens!

*Sent by PR... but wasn't obligated to share in any way, shape or form!



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