Recently e.l.f. brought out a new product in the form of their Bite Size Face Duos. These are very similar to the Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes, but for your face. A little info on the Face Duos; there are 8 colors to choose from, they come in blush and highlighter or bronzer and highlighter, there is a mix of shimmer and matte shades, the colors in each duo compliment each other and the shade range is pretty big for only having 8 palettes. And one of these will run you $3.00.
This is what each palette looks like and for being bite size the pan size is decent.
I bought one just to see how I liked it and I got mine in the shade Lychee.
I really like this shade for blush, it’s a lightish pink and I’ve found that it’s very buildable. It’s been a long time since I’ve worn an e.l.f. blush and this one is very smooth and nicely pigmented. Initially I wasn’t sure what to think about the highlighter because this is my first experience with an e.l.f highlighter, but I do like it. This one is in a nice lighter gold that has a little bit of rosiness to it. It’s not the most pigmented highlighter ever, but it does build nicely and it’s very pretty when the light hits it.
I know that I won’t buy all of the other shades because I won’t use them, but I’ll buy at least one or two more. If you’re wanting a new face palette in general or you’re looking for one to pop in your handbag, I would recommend these.
That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve purchased one of these let me know which and if you haven’t but are going to I’d love to know which one.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many face palettes :).
As it’s the last day of the month, I thought today would be the perfect time to do my June favorites. There were so many things I tried and liked this month, but didn’t include because I have them set aside for other posts. I do think I still have a pretty good mix though, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it. My first Boxy favorite is the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. This is a very hydrating primer that leaves your skin super smooth and gives you a lasting glow. I like that it’s enough of a glow that you can see it under foundation but it’s not too much. If you want more of a glow you can apply multiple layers of it to build it up. It also sinks in to the skin pretty quickly and it smells really good.
My next Boxy favorite is the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Coco Bling. This is a loose highlighting powder that has a good amount of shimmer and pigment. This comes in a bunch of different shades, but Coco Bling is a light silver. I find this to be great for face and body and it’s very buildable. I don’t have any other highlighters in this shade or tone, so I’m really enjoying this.
My last Boxy favorite is the Beauty Vaulte Circadian Lip Liner Trio. I really like these. I’ve worn all three of them as liners and as all over lip colors, they go on really smooth and creamy and they have great staying power.
The first one we have is Kozy Kira and it’s a nice medium brown, this is a brown shade that I didn’t already have as a liner, and I’m glad I do now because it goes with so many of my brown lipsticks.
Then we have Beau Babe and this is a rusty brown. This is a perfect match for the Too Faced Gingerbread Man Melted Matte Lipstick.
Then we have Natty Nat. This is a deep red and it’s a really good red, I like it a lot.
And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size palette in Cream & Sugar. This has a nice range of light to dark neutral mattes and shimmers. These are colors I tend to gravitate towards when doing a neutral look and I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of it.
Moving on I have a couple of fashion favorites. The first is a black and white American flag shirt from Tactical Pro Supply. I always buy myself new America gear, so I have options not only for July 4th, but for any time of the year. Tactical Pro Supply is a veteran owned company who donates a portion of their proceeds to a charity that’s important to them and I really like that. This shirt in particular is black with a white flag on the back that’s sitting in a cool way, a flag on the right arm and an eagle on the left side on the front.
My second fashion favorite is a Team Penske hoodie. Now that racing is slowly but surely starting back up, I thought it was time to treat myself to some new gear. I’m always rooting for the Penske cars in IndyCar and IMSA, and I have so much respect for Roger, I mean he’s The Captain for a reason. But I didn’t have gear to support, so I went to the website and found quite a few things that I’ll probably go back and purchase at some point, but I liked this hoodie a lot. It’s dark grey with the red line and ‘Team Penske’ written in white. It’s so soft on the inside and it keeps me warm and cozy but it’s also really light so I can wear it all year. Additionally it has the holes for your thumbs, which I like.
And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s Let Me Love You Baby by B.B. King and Eric Clapton. This is the second previously unreleased song from their album Riding With The King. This song is straight up two blues masters doing what they do best and it’s just so good. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t heard it.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your June favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great June :).
Today I’m back with part four, the final part of my ‘Reviewing e.l.f. Bite Size palettes’ series. I will be linking the other parts down below if you haven’t read them. After not finding the four that I didn’t have in store, I ordered them and recently received them.
As a quick reminder, in total there are eight of these palettes, each has four shadows and they’re $3.00.
The first palette we have is Berry Bad. This is a mix of berry toned mattes and shimmers.
These palettes all have a different layout, and this one is matte, shimmer, shimmer, matte. Like most of the other e.l.f. shadows, the shimmers are really pigmented, creamy and the mattes are super smooth and blend like a dream.
The first shadow we have is a lighter matte pinky berry. Next to that is a deeper shimmer and it leans more towards the maroon side, but it has warm, golden undertones. Then there’s a more pink/red berry shimmer. The last shadow we have is a matte maroon and this didn’t swatch very well. It didn’t seem like it had the most pigmentation, but we’ll see what it’s like on the eye.
The next palette we have is Pumpkin Pie, a mix of oranges and brown mattes and shimmers.
The layout for this one is matte, shimmer, matte, shimmer.
The first shadow we have is a deep matte orangey/brown and it made me laugh when I was swatching it because in the shadow you can see the yellow undertones and it made me think of how you can see the yellow in the pumpkin when you’re making pie. Next to that is a deep orange/bronze shimmer that’s super pretty. Then there’s a matte brown, but it’s that tone of brown that looks a little dull if you will, like a carob or wood color. And the last shadow is a light orange/gold shimmer.
The third palette is Cream and Sugar and it’s an interesting palette. It goes from light to dark neutral mattes and shimmers.
The layout for this palette is matte, shimmer, shimmer, matte.
So the first shadow we have is a matte peachy/nude. Then there’s a white/cream shimmer that would make a great topper. Next to that is a medium toned gold shimmer and the last shadow is a deep matte chocolate brown.
The last palette we have is Carnival Candy and this one is really unique in color. It of course is a mix of mattes and shimmers.
The layout for this one is matte, matte, matte, shimmer.
The first shadow we have is a matte peachy/nude. Then there’s a lighter matte brown with some maybe orange or yellow undertones. Next to that is a matte brick red and the last shadow is a blue shimmer that I would say is somewhere between azure and navy, it’s a very pretty shadow.
That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have a favorite Bite Size palette I’d love to know which it is.
Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).
As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be a good time to do my May favorites. I tried quite a few new things this month, so I have a good mix. That being said, let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I started BoxyCharm and because I subscribed at the very end of April I got my April box in May along with my May box, meaning I have favorites from both. I will of course link both of those posts down below if you haven’t read them. The first is the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. My go to eyeshadow primer is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but this one is now up there as a go to. It’s on the thicker side and has a fade proof and crease proof translucent finish that really does make my shadow last all day and brings out the vibrance.
My second beauty favorite is the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. This has hyaluronic acid and algae extract for smoothness, to seal in moisture and help in reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This has quickly become a favorite of mine. I’ve been using this since I got it and I do feel like I can see a difference. I’ve used a few different Murad products and they’re honestly all great. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a new eye cream.
My second to last BoxyCharm favorite is the Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium-Tan. In this palette you get three blushes, hence blush trio, but you have Seclusion which is an orangey/peach shade, Isla which is a coral and Toasted, a rosey pink. These blushes are all very pretty. They’re buildable, blend out nicely and are quite pigmented without being too much.
My last BoxyCharm favorite is the Vintage By Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil in Mocha. This is honestly a great lip pencil. It’s in a really nice medium brown that goes super well with most of my current nudey/brown lipsticks. I’ve also worn this on it’s own all over my lips, it goes on really smooth and has great staying power.
And my last, non Boxy favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size eyeshadow palette in Truffles. This palette is a mix of darker neutrals, browns and blacks. There is a lot of versatility in this palette and I’ve worn it a few times since talking about it. I also ordered the rest of the Bite Size palettes I was missing and got them yesterday, so look for part four of the Bite Size series soon.
Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are one of my favorite snacks and I love popcorn, so when I saw these I was intrigued. These don’t have as much of that vinegar pop that you get with the Cheetos, but they have a good heat and will leave your fingers that bright red-orange.
And my last favorite, a music favorite, is the 20th Anniversary Edition of B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s Riding With The King album. This comes out on June 26th, but it’s available for pre-order now on CD, 2 LP and Digital. Along with being remastered, this album has also been expanded. So you get two unreleased tracks, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and Let Me Love You Baby. I have the original CD, but I’ve pre-ordered this. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ has been released on Spotify and I think it’s great. Eric has done a few versions of this song over the years and this one fits in perfectly with the rest of the album and I’m glad they decided to add it in now.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your May favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great May :).
Today I’m back with part three of my ‘Reviewing e.l.f. Bite Size palettes’ series. I had originally planned to order the palettes I didn’t yet own, but with everything going on right now I was unsure of how long shipping would take. So when I went to pick up more of my foundation and concealer, I decided to look around and see if there was any of these palettes in stock. They did have a few, but they were the ones I already own, plus one that I didn’t so that’s the one I picked up.
As a quick reminder, there are eight of these palettes in total, each palette has four shadows and they are $3.00.
So the palette that I picked up is Truffles and it’s a mix of darker neutrals, so on the brown/black side.
Each of these palettes has a different layout, so this one is glitter, matte, matte and shimmer. The mattes go on really smooth and the glitter/shimmer shades are really creamy and nicely pigmented.
The first shadow, the glitter, is a really pretty taupey shade, which is an odd color to think about as a glittery shadow, but I think it works really well. Next to that is a light matte brown, this would be a great shade in the crease or as a transition. Then there’s a deep matte, almost chocolate brown and next to that is a black shadow with flecks of silver and maybe blue shimmer in it.
One other thing I took a look at was highlighters and I found myself in the Wet N Wild section. I’ve never actually owned a Wet N Wild highlighter, but I’m always hearing talk of how nice they are so I decided to pick one up and ended up choosing the Megaglo Highlighting Powder in 335A Bloom Time.
This is honestly so pretty. It’s similar in color to my Maybelline Molten Rose Gold highlighter, but this is slightly more pink and it has a great glow when the light hits it.
That about wraps it up for this post, the next time I pick up one or two of these palettes I’ll do another one of these so keep an eye out for that.
Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).
As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my March favorites. It seems like this month has been 97 years long and there’s been a lot going on, but I hope you’re all doing well. I have a good group of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box and I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. This is a product I used long ago and loved and now having used it a few times since getting it, I still love it. It glides on really smooth, there is room for error with this liner which you don’t always get and once it dries then it’s not smudging or going anywhere.
My next Play favorite is the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. It’s a rich cream that sinks in quickly and because it is whipped, feels nice and light on the skin. It makes my skin really soft and it feels very moisturized. Definitely a moisturizer I would recommend if you’re looking for a new one.
And my last Play favorite is the Versace Bright Crystal perfume. This is a really well balanced scent. It’s fruity and floral with the perfect hint of freshness. A great scent for spring and summer and I have ordered a full size of this perfume. If you haven’t smelled this and you get the chance, I say definitely do.
My next two favorites come from the winter Walmart Beauty Box, which I’ll link down below, and the first is the Curel Dry Skin Therapy Hydra Skin Moisturizer. I use the Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer and love that so I had high hopes for this and it delivered. It sinks in to the skin quickly, leaves my skin feeling really moisturized but not greasy and has a nice almost citrusy scent.
My other Walmart Beauty Box favorite is the Color Club Nail Lacquer in 1198, It’s Complicated. This is a really pretty, nicely pigmented magenta shade. The formula is nice, it goes on smooth and for me two coats was perfect. It also held up pretty well and lasted on my nails once it was on. This is a brand I hadn’t purchased from before but now I’m definitely going to see what other polishes they have.
And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size Shadow palette in Rose Water. This is a mix of pinks and purples. The shimmers are really nicely pigmented and creamy and the mattes are very smooth. I’ve talked about a few of these and I definitely recommend them, they’re great little palettes.
Moving on I have a drink favorite and it’s the Pure Leaf Raspberry Tea. Pure Leaf is always my go to if I want a good tea in a bottle and I typically stick with the same one or two, but I love raspberry tea so I decided to try it and I’m glad I did. I also saw that Pure Leaf has some new and different teas and I picked up a Peach Hibiscus to try, and I’m excited about that. It’s the perfect spring/summer tea flavor.
I want to quickly mention something that isn’t exactly a favorite because I just started watching last night, but I’m 3 episodes in to Tiger King on Netflix and holy wow. It’s already not what I expected. No spoilers, but I want to know if you guys are watching/have watched and what do you think?
And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s AC/DC’s album Rock Or Bust. Something I’ve been doing recently is a deep dive into some of my favorite bands/musicians and listening to music of theirs that I haven’t heard or have forgotten about. It’s been a lot of fun. The songs on this album are pretty short, but in this case it works. Like most AC/DC songs the chorus’ are catchy and when you hear a riff you know it’s them you’re listening to. Overall great album. Speaking of musicians I like, I want to wish Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton a happy 75th birthday. I’m listening to music as I write this.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your March favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you all had a good March :).
Today I thought it would be fun to talk about four makeup looks that I did this month that I had a lot of fun with. I was noticing that I have quite a few different green eyeshadows throughout different palettes, so during the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day I did different looks using them and I’m really pleased with how they all turned out.
The first look we have is very simple. The first thing I did was prime my face using the First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer, I’ve been using this primer for a while and I really like it. First Aid Beauty has a great range of products and all the ones I’ve tried have been great. Then I went in with my foundation, the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory. Then I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and anywhere else I wanted more coverage. I topped that off with the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Translucent setting powder.
For the rest of my face I used one of my favorite bronzers, the Nars bronzing powder in Laguna. This is a nice lighter brown that’s really blendable and has a nice shimmer to it. Then I went in with a Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. This is one of my all time favorite highlighters, it’s a beautiful rose gold that really pops when the light hits it without being too over the top.
For my eyes I started off by covering them with a little concealer and then I went in with my eyeliner. I used the Lord & Berry Velluto eye pencil in 1808, Supreme Green. This is a deep green that is really pigmented and goes on nice and smooth. I topped that with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, applied Colourpop Lippie Stix in Slacker, this is a gorgeous peachy/nude in a creme finish and set the look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
The next look is one that I found while scrolling through Pinterest and thought it would be really fun to try and recreate and I’m super happy with how it turned out.
For this look I started with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is something you can wear on it’s own, under foundation or you can use as a highlighter but I like it the best under foundation and it gives a nice subtle glow. I followed that with my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and I set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder. You get a nice smooth finish with this powder and it smells like peaches.
For the rest of my face I applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, this too is a nice lighter brown that blends really nicely. Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.
The eye look is where it gets fun. To start I applied the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer, then I went into the big palette from the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Collection and the first shadow I applied is Cream Filling, I used this as a base all over the eye. Then I went in to Oh Snap! And did that in the crease and a little bit on the outer corner of the eye. I wanted something with some sparkle that wasn’t too crazy so I went in to Icing On Top for my eyelid. It’s a gorgeous light rose gold. Then to bring in the green I went to the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar palette and put the deep sparkly green under my eye and for a little bit of pop I put a tiny bit of sparkly silver in the inner corner. Eyeliner wise I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion and I topped off the eyes with the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. For my lips I used the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, which is a great nude liner, and the Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex On The Peach. And set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
The second to last look I did is one that I do more often than any of the others and I think it’s a fun look.
To start I primed my face with the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer. Then I used my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder.
For the rest of my face I went in first with the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then with the Too Faced Daydreamer blush. This blush is a light/medium pink, it’s really pretty on and very buildable. Then I used the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.
For my eyes I applied the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer then used the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette and the first shadow I used is a really light peachy/nude and I used that as a base all over the eye. Then I went in to a deep matte green and put that lightly in the crease and more heavily on the outer corner of the eye. And I used the sparkly silver on the lid. I applied the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes with the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara, this does fantastic things for your lashes. I used the Nars Satin Lipstick in Tolede on my lips and set the look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
And the last look I did was for St. Patrick’s Day. I had a lot of fun with this one and it looked even brighter in person than in the photo.
I started this one with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow then used my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder.
For the rest of my face I used the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.
For my eyes after applying the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer I used that really light peachy/nude shadow from the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette as a base, then I went into the e.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette in Hot Jalapeno and I used every shade. I first used that light matte green and put that in the crease. Then I used the dark matte green and put that a little bit in the crease but mostly on the outer corner of the eye. I put the bright sparkly gold on the lid and dabbed the light sparkly green on top of that. It made a really fun color mix. I used the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and finished the eyes with the Benefit BAD gal BANG! mascara. For my lips I applied the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02 Nothin’ But Nude and the KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig. And set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always really like doing these posts so look out for more in the future.
Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many green eyeshadows :).
Recently I did a review of one of the new e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite Size Eyeshadow palettes, I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it, and today I’m back with another because I bought two more of them. In total there are eight different palettes to choose from, each palette has four shadows and they’re $3.00.
The first palette we have is Rose Water and this is a mix of pinks and purples.
Each of these palettes are laid out a little differently but like a lot of e.l.f. shadows the shimmers are really creamy and nicely pigmented and the mattes are really smooth.
The first shade is a really pretty light sparkly pink. Next to that is a matte mauve, then there’s a sparkly rose that looks like it will be so pretty on and then there’s a dark purple that has some gold, pink and purple shimmer in it.
The second palette I picked up is Acai You which is full of purpley blue shades.
I don’t really have any eyeshadows that are these colors so I’m excited to try them out and see how they look.
The first shadow is a matte periwinkle and it’s super pretty. Next to that is super sparkly, high shine blue which I can’t wait to wear. Then there’s a sparkly purple toned shadow and next to that is dark matte shade that leans both blue and purple.
That about wraps it up for this post, I said originally that I knew I was going to end up owning all of these palettes and now I’m basically halfway there. And I will do another one of these posts the next time I pick one, or two, up.
Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).
Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would the perfect time to do my February favorites. I have quite a few things to talk about, across various categories, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a couple favorites from my February Sephora Play Box, I will link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. I’ve been using this since I got it and my skin is absolutely loving it. It’s light, it sinks in really quickly and it does hydrate for a long period of time. It reminds me a lot of the Clinique Moisture Surge which I love so much, and I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for something really hydrating.
My other Play favorite is the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder. I’ve been using this for a while, I’m wearing it today, and it’s one of my favorite setting powders. It really does lock everything in place and I like it for baking.
Next we have is the Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer. I got a sample of this with a Sephora order and I was happy to see that it was a sample option because I had been wanting to try before I buy. This concealer is so freaking good. It’s long wearing, doesn’t cake, takes well to powder and pretty much made my under eye invisible. It’s that good and if you haven’t tried it I would definitely say do it.
My second to last beauty favorite is the Too Faced Fall In Love With Your Lashes Set. This set is adorable. It comes in the shape of a heart and you get a full size Better Than Sex mascara and a mini Damn Girl mascara. Better Than Sex is one of my all time favorite mascaras, it gives my lashes volume and length. I haven’t yet tried Damn Girl but I’ve heard great things about it and the brush is pretty big and looks like it will get all your lashes, so I’m excited to wear it.
And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice palette. I did a whole post on this, which I’ll link below, but I’m really enjoying it and it’s different than other palettes I have so I’m having fun with the unique looks I’m creating.
Moving on, I have a tech favorite and it’s the TP Link WiFi Extender. I have a couple of WiFi dead zones that have become more annoying recently so I went on the hunt for a booster/extender and I found this one on Amazon. It came highly rated and I can see why. It’s super easy to connect and it does it’s job really well.
And my last two favorites aren’t music favorites but podcasts. The first is Dinner With Racers. DWR is hosted by Sean Heckman, long time PR man in racing and Ryan Eversley, race car driver. They travel around talking to various race car drivers and people within motorsports. It’s always really funny, super informative and one of my all time favorite podcasts. They recently released a bunch of new episodes and they have a show on Amazon Prime, which I recommend giving a watch. The Poster episode had me cackling, it was fantastic.
The other podcast is called The Afterburn Podcast. Former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, John “Rain” Waters, sits down with various pilots and others to share their stories and how they got to where they are. I find podcasts like this super interesting and I’m really enjoying it so far.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorite this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great February :).
Today I’m going to be reviewing a recent purchase of mine, the e.lf. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice Palette. I did a review of the Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette, I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it, and this is the companion to it. The Sugar palette is more cool toned and this one is warmer and has some shades that I wouldn’t normally go for but I’m interested to try out.
With this palette you get 15 shadows that are a mix of matte, shimmer and satin finishes.
Starting on the top row and in the left hand corner, the first shadow we have is a really pretty, sparkly champagne. Next to that is a very, very light nude, then a gorgeous pinky/purple sparkle, a lighter red with gold flecks and a light brown.
The second row starts with a chocolate brown. Next to that is a yellow, now when you look at this in the pan it’s a very vibrant mustard yellow but let me tell you, it did not swatch that way. It was patchy and that made it difficult to get an even swatch, this is one of those colors that I personally don’t typically wear but it did interest me and I probably will put it on just to see how it behaves on the eye. Then you have a very pretty light sparkly copper, a medium kind of dirty gold sparkle and an even deeper chocolate brown.
The last row starts with an orangey brown. Next to that is a matte grapey purple, then a very pretty light sparkly pink, a brown-ish gold sparkle and a black shadow that has silver and blue flecks in it, it’s so pretty.
That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have this palette I’d love to know what your favorite looks are that you’ve created with it.
Until next time, have fun creating looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).