When I attended Ipsy’s Halloween party a few weeks ago I was so excited to be able to take home the ColourPop Blitzed set for Holiday 2015. This set contains 6 brand new Super Shock Shadows that are perfect for any holiday celebration. They’re packaged in this super cute gold and black box with a mirror inside and everything!
This shadow set costs $30 and has 6 gorgeous shadows inside: Valley Girl, Thirsty Girl, Fan Girl, Party Girl, That Girl, and Roller Girl. I haven’t had the chance to wear them all yet, but I did test them on my eyes at home. They’re all gorgeous, but there’s only one matte shade, so you definitely need more shades to complete your desired look.
Valley Girl is my favorite of the bunch. It’s a shimmery white with a gold duo chrome. I use it as an inner corner highlight. This looks gorgeous as a highlight for your face as well!
Thirsty Girl is a gold-flecked bronze shadow. I don’t typically go for bronze, but I liked this one. I wore it with a matte brown in the crease, and none of the glitter fell off on my face throughout the day.
Fan Girl is grayish violet that is very shimmery. I haven’t played with this one much, but it’s really pretty. It’s not too purple to the point that it would look weird during the day I think! But, at the same time, I think it would make for a fun smokey eye.
I initially thought Party Girl would be my favorite. It’s a matte dusty pink color that I thought would be great in the crease. But, it’s far too light for that- it made me look ashy! I applied it all over the lid for a nice warm rose lid and that worked out better.
That Girl is described as a grey with silver and gold glitter. But to me, it leans a lot more green. It reminds me of money or a gilded sage color. I’ve heard people call it sea foam, but I disagree. It’s a lot dirtier than that! I think this one is an unexpected shade that I like, even though I still need to wear it.
Lastly, Roller Girl is like looking into a galaxy. It’s a black filled with rainbow glitter. This one is fun, but it’s so dark I’m not sure i’ll get to using it.
Here are all of the shades swatched. I think this set is a great buy if you’re a fan of ColourPop and often experiment with your eyeshadow. That’s exactly what I’m going to try to do now that I have this set! My only complaint is that it doesn’t really create a cohesive look, so you’ll need other shadows to complete your look, but I think that’s kind of what they were going for with their holiday sets. I still have trouble applying these shadows, so if you guys have any brush recommendations I’d love to see some in the comments!
Will you be picking up any of ColourPop’s latest launches?
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I thought it would be fun to decorate some of my own pumpkins for this fall season, and although I missed Halloween, these are perfect up until Thanksgiving! I think decorating pumpkins without having to carve them is a lot easier, safer for kids, and makes the pumpkins live longer.
I chose some miniature cream colored pumpkins for 99 cents each from the grocery store- and then these spare pinecones from another project I’ve yet to share, from Michael’s craft store.
For the materials, you’ll need:
Glitter of your choice (mine was gold & a large size)
You can get all of these materials at your local craft store!
Let’s start off easy- to make your pumpkin gold, simply paint the entire surface with the gilding fluid. I like this method because it dries faster than paint so you can turn it upside down to get the bottom with a minimal waiting time!
For our gold glitter pumpkin, I painted the stem gold and then taped off where I wanted the glitter to be, so there would be a nice clean line.
Then, paint on a thick layer of Mod Podge with your sponge brush to the area you taped off. Don’t let this dry!
Immediately shake on plenty of glitter to cover up all of the glue. Make sure there are no empty spots!
You can shake off the excess glitter and funnel it back into the container. Now let this dry for a little bit.
Then, paint on another thick layer of Mod Podge over the glitter to seal it & prevent any glitter mess, and give it a glossy finish. I let it dry a bit and then removed the tape before it was completely dry. Because it’s a thick later it takes a few hours to dry. And then, you’re done!
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They’re definitely cute enough for an instagram. My roommate interns at Jouer Cosmetics, so she brought my pumpkins in for a little photoshoot…I’m totally reposting the picture because it’s cuter than anything I could have taken! 😉
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by Restylane®. There, I learned all about their injectables, Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Lyft.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler to treat smile lines and add lift to the cheek area.
Restylane Silk provides natural looking lip definition and smooths wrinkles around the mouth.
I had the opportunity to get my own injections, and at first, there was no way I was going to do it. I didn’t see myself as needing a treatment like this, and I was honestly a little scared! But, after talking it out and thinking about it with a few people, I decided to schedule my appointment for the morning after the event.
I have seen some people that have gotten lip injections before and they looked terribly bruised after, or just had that “trout pout” look, but I can tell you that couldn’t be further from what I experienced.
I visited Dr. Jason Emer, a Cosmetic Dermatologist in Los Angeles for my treatment. It was a very straightforward process. I was told beforehand to pick up some arnica tablets from Whole Foods, which would be good to prevent swelling bruising, and pain. I wound up taking them a few days before I got my injections because I had a pain in my back, and I think that helped my healing process a lot.
Once I got to the office, I filled out some paperwork and took before photos, then my mouth area was cleaned off and a numbing crème was applied. I’d recommend you to not wear any makeup because it makes the process quicker. The numbing crème was left on for a while, maybe 10 minutes, and then removed. My lips were super numb! I didn’t even know that they numbed the lips beforehand, so I think that’s why I was more scared than I had to be. Then, after that, it was time for the injections. I don’t remember how many there were in total, as I was closing my eyes the whole time (I’m kind of wary of needles). But halfway through I had to stop because I was feeling lightheaded. If you’re like me, don’t hesitate to take a break, because it’s not a bit deal at all! Then, the other half was a lot easier. The injections didn’t hurt much, they just made me feel uncomfortable. I’d say I was only nauseous about the idea of the needle, not the pain. After that, we applied an ice pack before taking the after photos.
The healing process wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve seen girls with huge bruises around their mouths with huge swollen lips as well. I didn’t experience ANY bruising, which was amazing. I was swollen for a few days, I started feeling normal again maybe 5 days after my injections. There isn’t really any downtime, I was at the Dodgers game the same day that I got my treatment, and besides having swollen lips and a little pain, it was normal!
As you can see, the before and after made a huge difference. In these photos I was still pretty swollen, but you can see my *true* after in the first photo. I thought I had nice lips before, but the Restylane Silk really added a nice plump effect. Now, I don’t have to pout my lips in pictures anymore! I’m really glad I had my Restylane Silk treatment done. It isn’t something I would have ever thought I would want, but I’m obsessed with my new pout!
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I thought it was about time that I did a home haul since I moved in 3 months ago…I still have a few odds and ends to get and a little bit of decorating to do, but soon enough we’ll be ready for a tour!
I went to a few stores to pick up things- I didn’t have much luck at Ross, Home Goods, or TJMaxx unfortunately, but here’s what I managed to find.
Fluffy Faux Mongolian Fur Pillows: These fluffy pillows are under $20 each, which is pretty unheard of. These fit in with a nice modern aesthetic to give a bit more texture.
Modern Floor Lamp: I love the look of this floor lamp because it’s plain and modern. I like the black and white, and the base that reminds me of a tripod, aside from having 4 legs. I held off on buying a floor lamp for so long because I didn’t want to compromise the look of it- so I’m glad I found this one because it’s perfect!
Glass Toothbrush Holder: I wasn’t crazy about this toothbrush holder, but it was the best I could find. I kept picturing my toothbrush falling in the trash or toilet so I figured I ought to grab one, even though I couldn’t find a cool looking marble one.
Bed Bath & Beyond: I got a lot of random baking odds and ends because fall has me wanting to bake, but, I don’t have proper equipment! I’m also 90% sure I’m going to buy a KitchenAid, but I’m waiting a bit longer…
Marble Rolling Pin
Marshall’s: I didn’t have much luck here, but I found some measuring cups & spoons by KitchenAid that were a great priced compared to other stores I went to.
eBay: I love the look of gold flatware, but almost no stores carry it. So, you have to find vintage flatware on eBay. I bought two place settings of WM Rogers & Sons China Gold Enchanted Rose Flatware. The seller is sold out, but you can surely find it from another seller.
Bath & Body Works: I decided to save the best for last, obviously! I found a great deal on Nouveau Cheap for less than $10 a candle during the 2 for $24 deal, so I nabbed it!
Leaves Three Wick Candle: I think this apple-cinnamon delight is the quintessential fall scent…I couldn’t live without it this fall!
Pumpkin Pie Three Wick Candle: I’m not sure if this is a new scent but I loved the simplicity of this pumpkin scent. BBW tends to get a little crazy with all of the caramel and coffee and nuts they add to their pumpkin scents in my opinion!
Flannel Three Wick Candle: This is my favorite cologne-esque scent that Bath & Body Works makes…so much better than Mahogany Teakwood! It’s mostly sold out on line so I’m glad I got it, you’ll probably have better luck in store! Here’s my review of the original Bath & Body Works Flannel Candle from 2013!
So, there we have it! Hopefully this haul wasn’t too boring- I found some great things I think, but there are a few boring things. But, hopefully it shows you what’s to come of my bedroom and apartment!
A few weeks ago I was sent the new Shiseido IBUKI Multi Solution Gel. This gel is supposed to minimize the appearance of acne, breakouts, dryness, and visible pores. It contains salicylic acid and a PhytoTarget complex to build skin’s resistance to external factors.
This gel is pretty cool because it has a crazy gel texture! It’s almost like FLUBBER! I apply it both day and night and find that it helps dry out blemishes. I don’t think it’s the most moisturizing product, so I like to use additional products at night time. But, during the day this suffices! This definitely makes me want to try more Shiseido products! You can find Shiseido at Sephora, the Ibuki Multi Solution Gel retails for $38.
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