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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review & Swatches

This palette has the perfect mix of matte and shimmer neutrals. I really like this palette because it's so versatile and the looks you can create with it are endless! What attracted me to this palette initially was the awesome array of matte shades, as most palettes barely even have more than one! It reminds me a lot of the Lorac Pro palette, so I was so excited to see another palette with an equal amount of matte as there are shimmer shades.

I usually prefer a matte shadow (on myself) but surprisingly, the only colors I've really explored so far are the "shimmer ones." They're called shimmers, but I have to say, they transfer onto the skin more like pigments! They don't look like typical shimmer shades, they look a lot more glittery, as a pigment would. So I really love that. I especially love the color S2 (top row, 2nd from the left) because it literally looks like a sparkling gold color when applied to the lids!

While swatching, some of the colors were a little less pigmented than others, but nonetheless, you can definitely work with them. Also, you will probably need to use a dense flat brush to get the best color payoff from the shimmers. I give this palette a 10/10!





It also comes with an awesome insert with information on how to create different looks based on your eye shape, and a small sample size of the Full Exposure mascara.






Tuesday, February 4, 2014

V-Day Makeup ft. Naked 3 Palette! + Giveaway!


Hey loves! So I figured since Valentines Day is just around the corner (not that I'm particularly into the holiday or anything haha) and I haven't yet gotten a chance to put up a video featuring Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette, I put together a Valentines Day "Date Night" makeup tutorial!



What's different about this palette in comparison to the other two Naked palettes is this one has more rosy toned and pink toned shades where the other two have more gold, bronze toned and neutral shades. I knew this palette would be my favorite of the three because it is honestly the perfect mix of mauve shades on the first half of the palette and then the second half are more taupe shades- which if you guys know me by now are my two absolute favorite eyeshadows to wear.

If you look at any eyeshadow palettes I own that contain either a mauve or a taupe shade in it, chances are it has hit pan completely where I have to go and buy a new palette just for specific colors alone! (it's bad LOL) So I was super excited to get my hands on this palette because it's a perfect mix of all my favorite eyeshadow shades, and I've been using it like crazy! Which one do you gus prefer of the three?!


If you guys want to check out my tutorial, watch the video below! I'm also doing a giveaway on the Naked 3 palette and it ends February 24, 2014 so if you're interested definitely enter it! All the details regarding the giveaway are listed in the description bar of my video. :)





XOXO

Alix


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Get Ready With Me: MY BIRTHDAY!



So this past Sunday was my birthday and I decided to film a GRWM video! All products used in the video are listed below! :-)


Loreal Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother
Cover Girl 3 in 1 Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Ben Nye Cameo Powder
NYX Matte Finishing Powder
MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel
Sephora Brow Kit
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee e/s
Sephora pocket eye palette
MAC Red Brick e/s
MAC Smolder Eye Pencil
Wet n Wild Gel Liner
Revlon Liquid Eye Pen
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes #43
Hard Candy Moon Glow Powder
NYC Bronzer
MAC Blush in Gingerly
Urban Decay Lipstick in Native
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray


XOXO
Alix

Sunday, December 8, 2013


The past is always tense, the future is perfect. Amazing things to come!  #27

XOXO
Alix


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

November Monthly Favorite Fashion & Beauty Products!

Here are a few items I chose to discuss in my November favorites video! I linked all the products below if you're interested in purchasing any of them! Also, clarisonic is having a 20% off sale on all their cleansing devices if you use the coupon code: CYBER20 (which is an AWESOME deal!) so grab one while you can!!! And if you want to watch the video, it's linked at the bottom. I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL thanksgiving! Love you all! xoxoxo


1. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy

















2. NYX Set It & Don't Fret It Matte Finishing Powder

























3. Red Cherry False Lashes #43


obviously a different color - the black ones I think are sold out online :(























4. Sam & Libby Kaye Buckle Boots


























5. Clarisonic Aria


XOXO
Alix





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Makeup Look & Outfit!

It's the holiday season again yeeeeyyy! I put together a very appropriate holiday look (light matte eyes and dark lips which obviously is a holiday staple!) as well as a sexy yet conservative outfit that would totally be appropriate for your work holiday party, or any holiday party you may be attending this year. Hope you all enjoy! mwaaa xoxoxo




Products that I used in my holiday look tutorial and outfit details are listed below!

Makeup Look:
MAC Painterly
MAC Soft Brown e/s
MAC Texture e/s
MAC Espresso e/s
MAC Blanc Type e/s
Wet 'n' Wild Gel Liner
Rimmel Nude Liner
Ardell Lahes #113
MAC Coppertone Blush
MAC Accentuate Sculpt Powder
NYX Matte Bronzer
Rimmel Lipliner Sugar Plum
Revlon Black Cherry Lipstick

Outfit Details:
Dress: H&M
Stockings: Target
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Extensions: Bellami




XOXO
Alix