Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette | Look and Review

For a while it seemed like every Beauty influencer was talking about the Violet Voss Holy Grail eyeshadow palette. So, I am a little bit late to the party. Recently, Violet Voss has entered Sephora making it easier to order and buy in stores, so I took the opportunity to finally get my hands on this beautifully packaged palette.

The palette retails for $45. You get 20 shadows and a wonderful large mirror. I actually have been using the mirror lately to do my makeup sense it is so nice.

The palette is full of warm and cranberry shades. Very on par with recent trends. Very rarely do I hop on to trends, but this one I absolutely adore.

The pans are nicely sized and the packaging seems sturdy, although it is made of cardboard.

  • Crystal
  • Ploof
  • Thanks A Latte
  • Transition
  • Hashtag

  • Awesome Sauce
  • Bestie
  • Toffee
  • Chill
  • How U Doin

  • Bat My Eyes
  • Cool Beans
  • R U Kitten Me
  • So Jelly
  • On Fleek

  • Brownie Points
  • Teddy Bear
  • Glamping
  • Cranberry Splash
  • Wine N Dine

The shadow names are hilarious to me. Never have I referred to something as on fleek and I have no clue what a Ploof is, but the shade names still crack me up.

The Look

  • I started off by priming my eyes with the Too Face Shadow Insurance. I set it with the shade Thanks A Latte. I also used this to blend out any harsh edges.
  • I then went in with a large fluffy brush and placed the shade Transition in my crease and a bit above and below it to act as, of course, my transition.
  • Then I went in with a smaller crease brush and buffed in the shade Bestie.
  • I repeated this step with the shade R U Kitten Me.
  • Then I took the shade Brownie Points on the outer part of my eye with a fluffy shader brush.
  • I then lightly put Bat My Eyes on the inner part of my outer lid, if that makes since.
  • Blend.
  • Then I carved out my lid with a concealer.
  • I then used a flat packer brush to pack on the shade Cranberry Splash, obviously over the concealer.
  • Bleeeeend.
  • I used Thanks A Latte to high light my brow bone.
  • I then did a wing, with the Too Face Sketch Marker in Black.

  • For my lower lash line, I lined my water line with a black pencil.
  • Then I put the shade Wine N Dine right in my water line. I wouldn’t do this if your eyes are really sensitive. Just recently have my eyes gotten used to doing this. Know your limits.
  • I buffed this out with the shade Transition.
  • Lastly for shadows, I popped Ploof in my inner corner.
  • Once my eyes were properly painted up, I applied the Tarte Tarteist Mascara.

Over all thoughts

If you are wanting to spend some money on an eyeshadow palette, and like these shades, this is the one I would highly recommend. The shadows are all consistently wonderful. You get a wide variety of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. After trying this Palette I want every single other Violet Voss palette. In fact, I think I am going to use a gift card I got to pick up another.

The formula is extremely blendable. 20 shades, all of which are stunning, very much so worth the $45 you are spending. I would say skip out on similarly priced palettes and pick up one from Violet Voss.

🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 out of five pigeons think that this palette has earned its name of the Holy Grail palette.

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Have you tried this Palette? Which Violet Voss palette is your favorite?

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Fenty Beauty Foundation & Primer | Review

By now I am sure you have all heard of the Fenty Beauty line. But, in case you just came back from living under a rock (that sounds rude, I swear it’s a joke πŸ˜‚), Fenty Beauty was released not all that long ago at Sephora and is the makeup line created by the beautiful and talented Rihanna. There’s lip products, eyeshadows, and of course face products

I was curious about the foundation, it has gotten a ton of hype. So, I went into a Sephora and requested a sample of the Foundation, I matched to the shade 150, and the Primer.

The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation retails for $34.


It is meant to be a Matte, medium coverage, long wear foundation. It is made without Parabens and phthalates. It has climate adapting technology, so that you can wear it anywhere without it being affected by sweat or humidity. It also won’t clog pores! The formula is also oil free. Sense the formula is so light, your skin will actually look like your skin. Fenty Beauty is also 100% Cruelty Free!!

The Fenty Pro Filt’r Retouch Primer retails for $32.


Instantly absorbs shine and helps to provide a longer wear in makeup.

My experience:

This was after the initial application. My skin looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. The Primer helped to fill in my pores and the foundation really did leave my skin looking airbrushed!

4 hrs in…

My skin still looks very nice. No blemishes have shown through. There is creasing under my eyes, but that is attributed to the concealer I used. Note, I did NOT touch up at all.

8 hrs in…

There is some oil coming through on my t-zone. A little bit of the blemishes are starting to show. This is after 8 hours and no touch ups what so ever.

My over all thoughts

I love it. Point blank. I am going to pop into the Sephora’s near me and try to find my shade in stock. Online mine is sold out! I 100% think this Foundation is worth the $34 I had enough of the foundation for two uses, my second use I used a different primer and it was just as fantastic.

🧠🧠🧠🧠🧠 out of five brains would buy this product!

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What is in my Z palettes?| Bonus: My go to look!

I love the idea of Zpalettes. They allow you to make your own custom palettes, which I think is really fun. If you aren’t a fan of single shadows, you can depot single shadows that do strike your fancy and place them in your handy Zpalette.

ZPalettes obviously vary by size and price. Anywhere from $5 for palettes that hold 3 shades, to around $30 (maybe more) for double sided palettes. Now, other brands do make their own magnetic palettes, and there are ways to make your own. I just happen to only own Zpalettes, because they are easily accessible. I live in St.Louis, so there are a lot of Sephora and Ulta’s around me. Thank God!

Let’s jump into my Zpalettes!

Palette one

This is a large Zpalette, and it retails for $20. I got an orange one because I never see orange ones on others social media platforms, so it intrigued me. Sorry for the mess, I dip into these shadows a ton!

Row one:

  • ColourPop Locked and Loaded
  • ColourPop Bel Air
  • ColourPop Come and Get it
  • ColourPop Take it Slow
  • ColourPop Note to Self
  • ColourPop Cloud Nine
  • ColourPop Take the lead

I love the ColourPop singles, and I do plan to purchase more and their palettes. I would say they are one of my favorite shadow formulas.

Row Two:

  • ColourPop Criss Cross
  • ColourPop Paper Tiger
  • ColourPop Popular Demand
  • ColourPop Stay Golden
  • ColourPop Get Out
  • ColourPop Top Notch
  • Make Up Geek Anarchy

The ColourPop mattes are amazing, so creamy and pigmented! I am going to be honest, I only have two Makeup Geek shadows, and they aren’t as good as the ColourPop. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Row Three:

  • Makeup Geek Mirage
  • Ofra Millennium Gold
  • Ofra Bohemian
  • Ofra Buttercup
  • Ofra Smoke
  • Ofra Iron
  • Merle Norman Poolside

The Ofra shadows are alright, I probably wouldn’t purchase anymore. The Merle Norman Shade was a gift and was actually supposed to be a bronzer sample. I just use it as a shadow, it isn’t the best, isn’t the worse. I like using it as a transition.

Row Four:

  • Merle Norman Mist
  • Merle Norman Bare
  • Urban Decay Black Out
  • MAC…I am not sure of the shade name, I’m a savage and didn’t put it on the back of the pan.
  • MAC Cork
  • Ofra Truffle

Black Out is my all time favorite black shadow! I set liner with it a lot and use it in Smokey eyes. The Mac shades are nice, I have heard MAC is going back to fully CF, not testing where required by law. I pray this is true!

Palette Two

This is a baby Zpalette sold at Sephora. It retails for $10. It is perfect for travel. I am still in the process of really organizing my Zpalettes.

  • Jane Iredale, again I am a savage and didn’t write the shade down.
  • Anastasia 10k
  • Anastasia Topaz
  • UD Fireball
  • Pink Pewter Kua Bay
  • Han Romance
  • Han Sunset
  • DLS Tease
  • Younique Trusting
  • Nomad Cosmetics, shade name unknown. This one is listed in my single shadow collection before I depotted it, if you really want to know!

I love the Anastasia shadows. There are a ton at TJMaxx, so keep that in mind!

Palette Three:

This Palette was a collab with BoxyCharm. I believe the retail price was $10. I intended to use this one for shadows, but this highlighter would not stay in the pan.πŸ™„

  • Ofra Rodeo Drive
  • UD Sin

I really love both of these highlighters and reach for them often.

Bonus Look:

  • I set my eye Primer with MUG Mirage. I also used this shadow to blend out any harsh lines.
  • For my transition shade I used ColourPop Belair. It isn’t too warm or cool, it is a great basic transition shade.
  • For my lid I used CP Come and get it. I wet the shadow with Fix Plus, just to give it extra shine, you don’t have to do that though, it’s great dry as well.
  • For my outer corner I used MUG Anarchy. I really concentrate it on the outer corner.
  • To deepen up my crease I used the CP shade Cloud nine. I concentred this towards the outside of my eye as well.

  • For my inner corner I used the CP shade Take it Slow.
  • On my lower lash line I used CP Get Out.

That’s the eye look I tend to do when I don’t want to think about it. The shadows I use do change up depending on the day. I really enjoy how it makes my green eyes pop!

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Estate Cosmetics Liquid Lip β€œShade” | Look and Review

I get tons of lip products in subscription boxes, and then never bring them up in future posts. I am going to change that!

In the December Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, which you can read about Right here, I got the Estate Cosmetics Wet Matte Liquid Lip in “Shade”.

What is a wet Matte you ask? I have no damn clue. The only product I found listed on their site were some lip pencils, so no info there. The formula is a really light weight and comfortable, but doesn’t look wet, besides in my swatch picture, because it hadn’t dried down all the way.

The shade “Shade” is a darker rosy pink. It’s the color I tend to reach for, so that makes me happy!

The application was easy, the formula is more of a whipped consistency so it isn’t messy at all. It is also extremely comfortable. I think it was the least drying Liquid Lip I have ever worn!

  • Before I started my makeup I applied a lip balm
  • I lined my lips before applying the lip shade, I believe I used Milani “Spice”.
  • I then applied the Liquid Lip.

I wish I would have remembered to take pictures through out my day to document the staying power, because I was impressed! There was very little transfer on to my coffee, no smearing on my face, and after a few hours it still looked nice.

πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€– out of five robots! If you can get you hands on the Estate Liquid Lips I would say they are way more than worth the $12!!

You can check out their un-useful website, Here.

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Dec. 2017 | Bold Beauty

Sorry that I have been away for a few days! Saturday, I had my wisdom teeth and a cyst removed and I am not bouncing back as fast as I thought I would. I have spent the past few days binge watching Kathleen Lights videos and Watching Star Wars.

My Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for December came in today though, so I decided it was time I make myself doing something. I also went to work today.

So, let’s dig through this box while I ignore my swollen face!

Herbal Transdermal Papaya Enzyme Soft and Silky Mud Mask $16

I have tried a toner from Herbal Transdermal before, and loved it. I have never used any skincare with Papaya, but it smells good, and my previous experience with the brand gives me high expectations.

Timeless Organic SkinCare Timeless Eye Serum $30

This Eye Serum came at the perfect time. I just finished up my night eye cream, which you will hear about in my Empties, so I needed another. I have been giving my moms my eye creams, but I am starting to notice how dry and dark my under eyes are. Expect a review on this, I. My opinion, pricey eye cream soon!

Koils By Nature Mositurizing Shealoe Leave In Conditioner $6

I have really dry frizzy hair. I haven’t color treated it in almost a year, but it still appears pretty damaged. I am still trying to find a holy grail leave in conditioner. So, anytime I get to try a new one out I’m excited.

Ellovi Ginger Lemon Lip Butter $5

I have wanted to try the Ellovi Lip butters for so long! They are made of only 6 ingredients, and come in a pretty nice variety of flavors. I have tried their body scrub in the past, which I did not love. But, I am very thankful that I finally have the opportunity to try out the Lip Butter. Especially right now when my entire mouth is so sore and my lips are crazy dry.

Estate Cosmetics Liquid Lip “Shade” $12

I have never heard of the brand Estate, but they have me intrigued. The packaging is very Eye-catching, and that’s coming from someone who isn’t the biggest fan of pink.

The shade I received is called “shade.” It is a pretty rosy shade, which is the type of shade I have really been leaning towards lately. The formula seems very comfortable and light weight.

That is it for my December VC Beauty Box! Are there any of these products you are interested in or have tried? Comment below!

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Ipsy December 2017 | Snow Globe

What it is: A beauty subscription that includes 4-5 deluxe sample and full sized products.

Cost: $10

This months Ipsy is in, and it’s giving me serious winter vibes!

The bag is a cute metallic silver, with silver glitter at the top and accented with Tiffany blue on the zipper and inside the bag. I love it!

Let’s see what’s inside…

Quai Hair Oil

Quai is a pretty pricey hair care brand, I do believe. I love hair oils. I have really dry and frizzy hair, so they always come in handy.

Smashbox Always On Gel Liner “Fishnet”

I love smashbox liners! I can always use another black pencil.

The swatch for this one stayed on for ages and did not smudge. I can’t wait to see how well it lasts on the eyes!

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

I love trying mascaras, and I am pretty sure the babies work better than the fullsizesπŸ˜‚. I believe Rodial is CF, correct me if I am wrong! I will let you know how this one works for me.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Sadly, Rimmel is not CFπŸ˜–. I will be passing this Primer on to someone else. I think this is the full-size, too bad I won’t be using it.

Luxie 239 Precision Shader Brush

Luxie makes my favorite brushes, so I am always extremely grateful when I receive one in my subscription boxes! This brush is extremely soft, and is going to come in handy when deepening my outer lid and crease.

That is it for my Ipsy bag! What did you get this month? Comment below!

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Blinc Electric Eye Palette | Review and Look

This five pan metallic eyeshadow palette came in a BoxyCharm a few months back. It had gotten tucked away in my collection, and I am just getting around to using it!

I considered not reviewing it, because I thought it was exclusive to BC, and it had been to long since that box was given to be relevant. Turns out you can purchase this Palette. It retails for $25 and it is cruelty free!

“An electric combination of jewel toned shadows.”

Besides the beautiful ruby shade, I would not really consider these shades jewel toned. I would say they are very metallic and pigmented. They have an unusual texture, almost wet, which makes the shades apply very vibrant. I recommend patting them on. I used the flat shadow brush from ColourPop with them.

  • Orpime
  • Rhodoni
  • Vanadini
  • Autuni
  • Sphene

What is with these names? I am hoping they are referring to types of jewels, or crystals or rocks and I am just not geologically inclined enough to know.

Aren’t these shades just drop dead perfect! Every single one is one swipe! I need more Blinc eyeshadows, because these are probably the best actually metallic shadows I have ever used.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the concealer I used and set it with my translucent setting powder
  • I pulled in the Urban Decay Ultimate Matte palette for my transition and blending shades.
  • I used that first shade, Orpime on my outer lid.
  • All over the rest of my lid I used the shade Vanadini.
  • For my inner corner I used the lightest shade, Sphene.

  • For my lower lash line I went with the beautiful shade, Rhodoni, for a pop of color. I want to use this all over my lid so bad.

Over all:

πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ out of five Christmas trees!!! I want more of these palettes if they make them in different shades. Personally, I would spend $25 on this. The formula is THAT good! It makes me want to try more from the brand Blinc in general.

Pick up this bomb AF palette for yourself, Here.

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