Midas Cosmetics Decaf Chocolate Raspberry Quad

Today, we are doing a little look and review with the Midas Cosmetics Decaf Chocolate Raspberry Quad. This quad retails for $12, though it is currently sold out. However, I still wanted to give it a little attention.

You get 3 mattes and a shimmer. All pinky berry shades.

  • Whole Bean- A pink matte
  • Soy Milk- A matte pink-berry
  • Drip- A shimmery Pink
  • Roasted- A deeper berry matte

For some reason the shades are showing up a bit more orange in the swatches than they actually are.

  • I primed my eyes and set it with a matte cream shadow.
  • I used a fluffy brush and worked Whole Bean into my crease and a bit on my lid.
  • I used a more tapered blending brush to work Soy Milk just into my crease.
  • I used a shaded brush to place Roasted on my outer corner and crease.
  • I placed Drip over the rest of my lid.

  • I used a more pointed pencil brush to place Roasted close to my lash line.
  • I buffed that out with a mixture of Soy Milk and Whole Bean.
  • I popped a random highlighter in my inner corner.

I am in love with this little quad and have been getting a ton of use out of it. $12 very well spent!

The formula is very buttery and the pigmentation is top notch.

I highly recommend keeping your eye out for this little guy!

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Karity Picante Palette | A look and Review + Swatches!

Look! A post that isn’t subscription box or empties related!

Today, I am going to give y’all my thoughts on the Karity Picante Palette.

It is a warm toned palette, with beautiful splashes of berry and purple.

The Picante palette retails for $29, Pick it up here! It is cruelty free and vegan, as well as paraben free. There are 21 shadows, coming out to $1.38 a shadow.

  • Delia- Matte Peach
  • Fearless- Shimmery Champagne
  • Dune- Matte Mustardy Brown
  • Embers- Shimmery yellow gold
  • Pimento- literally a matte version of the orange shade in Pimento cheese.
  • Bronzed- Shimmery Bronze
  • Mornin’- Shimmery Gold

  • Sunrise- Shimmery orange gold
  • Bobbie- Warm matte brown
  • Fuego- shimmery reddish brown
  • Harvest- A very warm matte brown. Lots of orange
  • Hayley- shimmery copper
  • Flamenco- A matte warm brown, a lot of red undertone
  • Fahrenheit- This one is hard to describe. A shimmery reddish brown but deeper.

  • Spicy- Matte Berry
  • Passion- Shimmery berry
  • Epice- Matte purple
  • Sass- Shimmery lighter purple
  • Flora- Shimmery basic purple
  • Aish- another warm matte brown, midtone.
  • Bittersweet- matte deep warm brown

As you can see, there are a lot of warm browns in this palette, you will never need another warm blending shade in your collection.

Every single one of these shadows is very buttery, pigmented, and easy to blend. This palette is a breeze to work with!

* Peep my boyfriends Hawaiian shirt I wore for the luau themed rehearsal dinner for my brothers wedding!*

  • I started off by priming my eyes and setting them all over with Delia.
  • I then used a really fluffy brush to buff Pimento into my crease.
  • I used a less fluffy brush to buff Flamenco into my crease and outer corner just a bit.
  • I then used a flat brush and placed Sass all over the lid.
  • I popped Embers into the center of my lid with my finger.

  • I used a liner brush and placed Epice as close as I could to my lower lash line.
  • I used a clean fluffy brush to buff Epice out, using a mixture of Dune and Delia
  • I popped Fearless into my inner corner.

I promise one day I will start listing the actual brush I used. Just know they are mostly Luxie.

I LOVE how the look turned out. I highly recommend this palette. It’s so easy to work with and the shadow quality is phenomenal. This has quickly become my most reached for palette. Honestly, it’s probably one of my favorite palettes in my collection!

Have you ever tried this palette or another one from Karity? What are your thoughts? Comment below!

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Ipsy Ultimate Un-Boxing | May 2020

It’s time for my longest post of the month! Ipsy Ultimate. It is $50 a month. Ipsy also has a $25 and a $12 option.

Let’s jump right into the products!

We will begin with the add-ons. Yes, I actually remembered the add-ons this month!

Nomad Kiss of Sun Palette

This palette was a $12 add on. It’s a highlighting and bronzer palette. I thought it was super cute. I also love supporting Indie brands, which Nomad is.

I should be able to use a few of these shades. I can’t wait to give them a try.

MOTD Eye Brush Set

I also believe that this was a $12 add on. I have wanted to try MOTF brushes for a while now, so there was no way I was passing up on this offer.

Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Foundation “Fair Light” & Yensa BC Concealer “Light Neutral “

These add-ons were either $6 or $3 dollars. Either way, I thought it would be a fun little way to test a new foundation and concealer.

They both seem like they will be pretty good matches.

Please be aware, that Ipsy did not include a pricing card this month.

Innbeauty Project Lip Oil “Candy Apple”

This lip oil taste and smells amazing. It is a bit more like a gloss than I am use to in an oil. It gives a slight little tint of color.

Hey Honey Look into My Eyes Eye Mask

I have never tried an eye mask. I am interested to see if this product is helpful or not. My under eye are has been dry.

Invigorating Hand And Body Lotion “Sweet Orange & Elemi

This lotion is slightly thick, so it feels amazing. The citrusy scent is magnificent. It is a little hard to get out of the bottle though.

KISMET Buff Sugar Scrub

I do believe I got a Kisment primer in my last Ipsy box. I am currently using a different lip scrub, but I will not have a back up!

The Beautiful Factr. Water Jam Cleansing Gel Balm

I love balm cleansers! I really love trying out new ones as well. I have never tried a gel balm, so this should be fun to try.

PureHeals Pore Clear Black Charcoal Peel Off Mask

I just finished a toner from this brand! I just had to throw away my yes to tomatoes charcoal peel off mask because I neglected it and it tried out. This couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

Murad Resurgence Renewing Eyecream

Strange, on my profile I said I rarely wanted eye treatment products. Yet this month I got two. However, I do enjoy Murad, so I will give this product a go.

Dermedicine Weightless Face Moisturizer SPF 25

A moisturizer and an SPF. I am all for being able to skip a step in my routine. With this I can knock out moisturizer and SPF.

Araceil Ojos Perfectos Liquid Liner “Black” and “Brown”

I could do with out another black liquid liner. But, I have really been wanting a brown one. Now I’ve got it! I will probably pass the black one along to someone else.

Dr. Huang Beauty Lab Shea Butter Nourishing Mask & British Rose Hydrating Mask

I love sheet masks. I use one basically every night. These two seem like they will both work well for my current, crazy dry skin, concerns.

Huda Beauty Golden Sands Highlighter Palette

I am not sure if these shades will work for my skin tone or not. But, I sure am going to try it. The formulas in the palette are nice, and the shades are very pretty.

Smashbox Cover Shot Ablaze Eye Palette

I chose this palette this month. Yes! I actually remembered to make my choice as well.

I love the Cover Shot palettes and have wanted this one for a while. I am excited to have it, Ablaze will be a great, easy, go to palette.

That was all that I got in Ipsy this month! I really enjoyed this box. Not so much all the eye creams, but I loved everything else! And will use the eye creams regardless.

What was in your Ipsy bag or box this month?

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Ipsy October Mystery Glam Bag | Unbagging

Ipsy has this thing now where you can purchase mystery bundles from past months. The regular glam bag bundles are $14, GBP is $32, and GBU is, I believe, $60.

Today, we are unbagging the October 2019 Glam Bag Mystery bundle.

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Mask x2

I have tried these masks before and do really enjoy them. My under eyes have been really dry recently, so these came at a great time.

Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

This is a product that I have been wanting to try out, but wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price tag. Now, I have a pretty nice sized deluxe sample to test out!

Ipsy x Betty Boop Lipstick “Mauve it Baby”

Bullet lipsticks aren’t really my thing, but this is a really pretty color. The packaging is also pretty cute too.

Space Case Highlighter 1-E

This is a product I do already own, so I will be passing this along. It’s a very pretty highlighter and I love how it looks on the skin.

Kaleido Cosmetics eyeshadow “Sizzle”

This is a really metallic silver. I love everything about it. My the formula and pigmentation, down to the embossing on the product. I can’t wait to use this on the eyes.

That was everything I got in my mystery bag. Not too shabby! Really, the only thing I won’t be using is the highlighter. And that is just because I already own it.

What do you think of these mystery ipsy bags?

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Ipsy October Mystery Glam Bag | Unbagging

Ipsy has this thing now where you can purchase mystery bundles from past months. The regular glam bag bundles are $14, GBP is $32, and GBU is, I believe, $60.

Today, we are unbagging the October 2019 Glam Bag Mystery bundle.

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Mask x2

I have tried these masks before and do really enjoy them. My under eyes have been really dry recently, so these came at a great time.

Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

This is a product that I have been wanting to try out, but wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price tag. Now, I have a pretty nice sized deluxe sample to test out!

Ipsy x Betty Boop Lipstick “Mauve it Baby”

Bullet lipsticks aren’t really my thing, but this is a really pretty color. The packaging is also pretty cute too.

Space Case Highlighter 1-E

This is a product I do already own, so I will be passing this along. It’s a very pretty highlighter and I love how it looks on the skin.

Kaleido Cosmetics eyeshadow “Sizzle”

This is a really metallic silver. I love everything about it. My the formula and pigmentation, down to the embossing on the product. I can’t wait to use this on the eyes.

That was everything I got in my mystery bag. Not too shabby! Really, the only thing I won’t be using is the highlighter. And that is just because I already own it.

What do you think of these mystery ipsy bags?

Thank you for reading πŸ¦„

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Glamour Ghoul Unboxing | February 2020

I bring you all another GG unboxing!

I am lost as to what the theme is this month, as a card is not included. If anyone can enlighten me, that would be much appreciated!

Let’s jump into the unboxing!

Strange Fire and Fumery Gersherms Incense Sticks

I love incense. And these smell amazing. I wish I had a card so I could list the notes. I can’t wait to use them!

Fairytale Bubbles Sweet Orange Bubble Bath

This bubble bath smells amazing. Sadly, my bathroom only contains a shower. However, the bottle is small enough that I could pack it when I go on a trip and really pamper myself!

Bookmark from the Risky Rabbit

This bookmark looks cool and is useful. To be honest there isn’t much I can say about a bookmark. But, I understand one of the points of this box is getting cool little things like this from Indie stores and showing your support of small businesses!

Enamel Pin from Tenth Dimension

I love pins. This one is very well made. I may not quite get what the reference is, but it will be going on one of my coats all the same!

Chirality Artisan Nail Polish “Slappy”

I don’t have a nail polish this color, and I am super into it. It is a grey brown with a lot of glitter. Very pretty! I am excited to try a formula from a smaller brand.

That is all for my box! This wasn’t my favorite Glamour Ghouls box, but I did still get some neat things. I am going to stay subscribed another month, but if I don’t feel better about it next month, that’ll be it.

What did you think about this months products?

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Ipsy February 2020 | Feel The Love

I am sure as soon as you got a post notification from me, you assumed it was an unboxing. Well, congratulations! You were right!

Today, we have Ipsy Ultimate! It retails for around $50 a month and you get eight full sized items and 4 sample sizes. I do want to point out, I never use everything I get- but the things I don’t use I usually pass on to my little sister, and I just love being able to give her makeup!

Another note, ipsy’s card is, again useless. It contains no information, like AT ALL. So forgive me if I am a little off on a few things. My app has also been having issues. I’m not sure what their problem is lately, but they need to step it up.

The Bag

This months bag is velvety, and a pretty shade of pink. It is the perfect size for a night away from home. It seems to be nicely made as usual. I have to say, the bags I have been getting in the ultimate box have been very impressive!

Callyssee Better Bean Clean Coffee Facial Cleanser

Our first product is one of the sample sizes. I have tired face masks from this company before and enjoyed it. Hopefully I like this cleanser just as much.

Feel Harmony Rose Petal Facial Mask

This mask itself is definitely interesting looking. Have you seen the Fresh, I believe, Rose toner? It looks just like that, rose petal pieces and all, just in a jelly format. I am excited to give it a try. Nothing has been helping my skin lately, maybe this new mask will.

Pacifica Rose Water Makeup Removing Wipes

I have tried these wipes before and really enjoyed them. I am glad that I now have a little packed that I can use for travel.

Shainab Brush set

These brushes seem very nice. They feel nicely put together and the bristles them selves are very soft. I think they are going to make eyeshadow application a dream.

Grace and Stella Rose Roller

I have never understood the hype around these, but I am willing to try anything. If anything it’ll look pretty sitting on my vanity.

Catherine Malandrino Dream Perfume

Since the card contains no useful information, I have no idea what the actual notes are of this fragrance. I can tell you that it smells rather floral. I surprisingly really enjoy, and I’m sure I will be using it a ton.

Douccee Punk Volumizer Mascara

This is a mascara that I have always been a little interested in after seeing so many other people get it in their subscription boxes. I am excited to be able to try it for myself.

TrΓ¨stique All Over Starlighter “Ultra Violet”

This highlighter stick is a powder, which is nice. I think the purple undertone is pretty, but I have so many highlighters like it. This might be one product that I decide to pass along.

Fully Fire Matte Manipulation Creamy Matte Lipstick “Sunset BLVD”

This formula feels very hydrating. And the shade is really pretty. It doesn’t wear too long- as expected. I might give this lipstick a few more tries before I decide if I want to pass it on or not.

Nature’s Cartel 3 piece Cream Shadows “Champagne Scandal” “90’s Nude” “Tan Line from Tahiti”

Cream shadows aren’t for me, but I do like the shades. They would make great one a done shadows. I may actually give these babies a try!

Violet Voss Berry Burst Fun Sized Eyeshadow Palette

If you have been follow my blog for a while, you would know that I LOVE the VV shadow formula. They are so easy to work with and the looks always come out beautiful.

This color story is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Even though I won’t be celebrating, I can still do my makeup for myself and whatever food I order.

That is it for my Feb 2020 Ipsy Ultimate! Over all I thought it was a great box, I just wish they would include more information!

What are yours thoughts? What was your favorite that you got in your Ipsy?

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Glamour Ghoul Unboxing | February 2020

I bring you all another GG unboxing!

I am lost as to what the theme is this month, as a card is not included. If anyone can enlighten me, that would be much appreciated!

Let’s jump into the unboxing!

Strange Fire and Fumery Gersherms Incense Sticks

I love incense. And these smell amazing. I wish I had a card so I could list the notes. I can’t wait to use them!

Fairytale Bubbles Sweet Orange Bubble Bath

This bubble bath smells amazing. Sadly, my bathroom only contains a shower. However, the bottle is small enough that I could pack it when I go on a trip and really pamper myself!

Bookmark from the Risky Rabbit

This bookmark looks cool and is useful. To be honest there isn’t much I can say about a bookmark. But, I understand one of the points of this box is getting cool little things like this from Indie stores and showing your support of small businesses!

Enamel Pin from Tenth Dimension

I love pins. This one is very well made. I may not quite get what the reference is, but it will be going on one of my coats all the same!

Chirality Artisan Nail Polish “Slappy”

I don’t have a nail polish this color, and I am super into it. It is a grey brown with a lot of glitter. Very pretty! I am excited to try a formula from a smaller brand.

That is all for my box! This wasn’t my favorite Glamour Ghouls box, but I did still get some neat things. I am going to stay subscribed another month, but if I don’t feel better about it next month, that’ll be it.

What did you think about this months products?

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Petit Vour Box | January 2020

We are now back to our regularly scheduled unboxings!

Today I bring you the contents of my January 2020 Petit Vour box. Petit Vour delivers 4 cruelty free, vegan, and green beauty products monthly for, I believe around $15, maybe $19.

Fit Glow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara $38

This is my first time trying a product from fit glow, and I’m pretty excited. I have heard some pretty good things about the Good Lash + Mascara.

“A multitasking mascara that amplifies lash length and volume! Plant protein and botanical extracts nourish lashes and promote growth, helping lash grow thicker, denser and fuller.”

… that sounds exactly like what I need!

MOA The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm $18

It’s winter here. The weather is freezing ( sometimes). There is currently a pretty big snow storm raging out side my window. At this point, my horribly chapped lips cannot get enough lip balm. I am hoping this one has a bit more of an affect than the ones I have been using.

“This non greasy formula includes castor oil, Shea and cocoa butter. And candelilla wax to moisturize and nourish skin, leaving it silky smooth with a hint of peppermint.”

Aether Beauty Single Shadow “Amethyst” $16

I have really been wanting to try the aether beauty shadow formula. I want the palettes, but they are a bit pricy. This is a great chance to treat out the formula.

“Enhance your natural beauty with the power of crystals. Pigments of topaz, amethyst, and other crystal illuminate the eyes, whole coconut oil and shea butter create a buttery texture for one swipe application.”

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk $3

I am always happy to try a new cleaners, especially when I’m not too worried about it irritating my skin.

“Vegan Probiotics gently remove makeup and impurities, rinsing away dull surface cells and balancing skin. Apricot and borage oil rejuvenate dehydrated skin for a fresh, glowy complexion.”

I have to say, I think this is the best PV box I have ever gotten!

What is your favorite green beauty brand? What products do I need to try?

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Glamour Ghouls Unboxing | Beatle Juice Theme

I am finally back on the Glamour Ghouls train! And I am very excited about it.

For around $35 a month you get 5-6 themed indie products. Any makeup is cruelty free!

I love this box because it morphs two of my most favorite things in the world, movies and creepy things- and makeup.

The first thing in the box was this small notebook and pen. I will be tossing both of these into my bag to write down reminders and such. The paper in the notebook is graph paper, so I may even turn it into a small bullet journal.

The next thing is this awesome Beetle Juice pin from Creep Cake’s play house. I love pins. I put them on my bags and leather jacket. This one will eventually find a home on one of them! It’s very well made and nicely sized.

The next thing is a perfume oil. It is from Dante’s Inferno Room. I believe the scent is called fire and funery. This perfume oil isn’t my type. To be honest, it smells just like fire ball, and it makes my stomach hurt. I am going to try to find someone to pass this along too- but it is pretty strong.

Our first makeup item in the box is a neon pigment from Rebel Rouge Labs. It is in the shade Bioexorcist. It is a beautiful neon green. I’m excited to see all the looks that I am able to create with this pigment!

Our last item in this box is a lipstick from Medusa’s Makeup. I do really enjoy their bullet lipstick formula. The shade is Lydia, and it is a nice lavender purple. Basing looks and outfits around this lipstick is going to be so fun!

That is it for this months glamour ghouls box! I love everything. This box is so fun, I highly recommend checking it out!

What is your favorite indie brand?

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