MAC New Matte Collection

Hi Beauties!MAC’s new Matte Collection launched this morning. I had Stone on my Wish List and I’m happy to report that I only bought Stone. It’s so unique. It better look good on me. LOL. Did you buy any?

They will be available online through Macy’s and Nordstrom on 6/8 and MAC in-store on 6/11. I believe they’re permanent.

Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brushes: Review

 

Sonia Kashuk brush set, Target, beauty, beauty blogger, makeup So excited to have received this Happy Mail package from a dear follower on Instagram.  My local Target was out of these brushes and she sent me a set.  They are so pretty and the colors are happy.Sonia Kashuk brush set, Target, beauty, beauty blogger, makeup

 

Sonia Kashuk brush set, Target, beauty, beauty blogger, makeup Sonia Kashuk brush set, Target, beauty, beauty blogger, makeup

What is it?

Limited Edition Art of Makeup ABC 6-piece brush set from Sonia Kashuk.

2 of each; 1 for face and one for eyes: A (Accentuate), B (Blend) and C (Countour).

Pros:

Beautiful colors with gold accent. So pretty! Reasonably priced.

Cons:

When washing the brushes, there was bleeding, most noticeable on the green brushes.  No bueno.  I washed and rinsed until it appeared to rinse clear water.  I used them anyway for about a week and there were no issues with my skin. THEN…the face brushes would leave brush hairs on my face…

Review:  

Overrall, they are just okay.  I don’t see why there is such a hype over the Sonia Kashuk brushes, this is my second set and they are just.okay but I did limit this review to just this set.  For me to buy another Sonia Kashuk set, it will have to be beautiful to look at, not for their value and performance.  On the low end, I suggest Eco Tools brushes you can find at drug stores and on the high end I love Sephora’s Pro brushes.

Please share with me your thoughts on my review and what are your favorite makeup brushes?

Lucky Magazine May 2015 Comments

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Beautiful Joan Smalls :thumbs up:

Hi Luvvies!  I am sick in bed catching up on the internets and magazine reading.  this is just my rambling on a few pages I deem noteworthy of the May 2015 issue of lucky Magazine.  All commentary captioned on the photo. BTW, is it just me or are the issues smaller?  Commentary welcome, let’s chat! xx

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Not sporty nor sophisticated in my opinion…

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SO yummy I could drink it!

Great investment, love mine.

Great investment, love mine.

Lucky Magazine, Giuliana Rancic

Meh on her but I can’t be mad at wine…

NARS Christopher Kane Collection

 NARS Christopher Kane Collection

photo credit: NARS

 

Personally I’m disappointed with the NARS Christopher Kane collection. Heathernking on IG had failed swatches but I am in love with one gem…and even that has its issues. The Outer Limits eyeshadow is so beautiful! I stumbled onto it when Tori (MUA) used it to do Madisyn’s makeup for her prom. Lots of fallout but Tori said to just use a good glitter base and it will be fine.  NARS Outer Limits 

I wear my makeup lightly so I’m not worried about it. The photo below shows one pass through the eyeshadow; you can add more for an evening look (see bottom photos).  NARS Outer Limits   

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The Pasch Life: Grace Under Fire

It was not easy for me to share about my divorce but I believe and it was proven after I hit publish that you help others when you share.  I cannot tell you the amount of messages that were parallel. This post is prompted after private messages and  recent conversations with a mixed bag of people in my life since my divorce in December.  “You seem happy,” “You handle pressure well,” “I wish I was as strong as you.”

Shut.up.

Listen, the first thing you don’t ever never ever want to say to someone coming out the fire and still feeling the sting of it…is you wish you were strong like them.  Bite your tongue before you get your wish.    It is not a party you want an invitation to. I have learned that strong people are strong due to their life experiences.  I seem happy?  LOL. I am happy! Sh*t ain’t all great but I am still happier than I was in the last few years of my marriage.  When going through a hard time in order to keep your sanity (besides faith) you must look at the good in life.  What would I look like focusing on what’s bad?  Uncute. LOL That leads to wrinkles, anxiety and depression.  Stress has in the past made me physically ill. No more, I choose joy.

Now, I still have my bad days but they are situational and they don’t last long.  Single parenting can be ugly. You’re flying solo and everyone is looking at you for what they need.  Those days I’m feeling like:

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But then I come across messages like this and I have to change my outlook:

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Hard times don’t last always and your girl is not quitter.  This is my journey and I know there is another side and I’m hanging on until I get there (anytime, Lord, I think I am ready).  Sometimes I chuckle and look up and say, “I’m going to be ahhhhmazing at the end of these few chapters.”  But in the meantime and in between time: My children are doing well in school, they lead active lives outside of school and we are closer than ever and all healthy.  I am so blessed to have behaved children.   I know now that 2015 is not the year I wanted it to be ::rolling my eyes:: so I am making changes and prayerful that 2016 will be.  Press on!  Thank you all for your kind messages and DM’s inquiring and wishing me well.  I am good! I am in love with my journey; it is tailor made for me.

BIG love, Pascha

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Manicure Monday

Manicure Monday and I almost forgot to share. I’m starting my week off with black and white (my faves). If you haven’t tried Zoya polishes yet, you’re missing out. Great price, great formula and so many color options! xx

What color(s) are you wearing right now?

 

New YSL Mascara Review

New YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara Review, YSL, YSL Beauty, makeup, beauty

Hello Beauties!  Have you tried the NEW YSL Mascara yet? I know, this new YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara review is long overdue but definitely worth sharing!  I was so exciiiiiiited to be one of those selected by Influenster to receive and review a full size (complimentary for testing purposes). Keep scrolling for more photos and my review.

New YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara Review, YSL beautyNew YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara Review, YSL BeautyPros: Words cannot express how much I love this formula.  FULL lash coverage without the weight. Stays put all day but still comes off when it is time to clean my face.  Did not dry out as promised (almost 3 months).

Cons: None really but I will mention the very first time I used it I noticed the light scent.  It is pretty but not necessary.  I can be very fickle when it comes to scent.  Makes sense?

Overrall:  My new favorite.  I would easily repurchase when the time comes.

Have I convinced you to try this?  You’re welcome. xx

The Posh Blog, Pascha Shepard, beauty blogger

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Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Review

My Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk review may surprise you. This is one of those things I just had.to.try. Had to. This may surprise you but I won’t be buying this again or recommending it.

Pros: It is a good moisturizer. My skin responded well to it. I like it a lot.

Cons: Firstly, it is not worth the price tag. I have tried many moisturizers and this simply compares to many other affordable moisturizers out there. Another sticking point is that you, well I, needed more than the recommended 3 to 5 drops to cover my face–it finished quickly.

Overall: it’s good (just good) and I don’t value the price point. Nothing about it stood out to make me think it isworth the asking price.

Sephora Cream Blush Review

Good morning beauties! Today I’m sharing my love for Sephora’s Cream Blush in Coral Rose. This is not a new item, I purchased this last summer when I was looking for a softer blush. In the midst of putting away winter make up and pulling out spring and summer make up I thought I would share a review with you!

 I normally like to wear a cranberry-ish blush but I have been moving into more neutral blushes or just highlighting. The minimum. Tori at my local Sephora immediately showed me this beautiful coral blush. True to myself I gave her a hard time and wasn’t really willing to try but I’m so glad that I did  because it is gorgeous. I am also digging this cream formula. This is definitely worth a swatch on your next visit to Sephora if you are looking for a lightweight blush for a kiss of color.

xx, Pasch