New! {L’oréal} The Wild Side Collection

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How cute is the packaging on these lippies? Saw the display when I was in Walgreens yesterday. The formula of these glosses are great and features 6 great color picks for Fall. These are limited edition. My favorites are of course 304 and 306. It was hard to choose and I was only getting one so I got the deeper red of the two, 306. Check out the swatches below:

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{Karma Wellness Water} Review

Karma Wellness Water, Karma Culture LLC

In my forever quest to be healthier, I picked up one of these Karma Wellness Waters to try during my latest visit to Marshall’s.  When I picked up the water, I didn’t really pay attention to it, I just like cutesy crap. Can I tell you I did not know how to open it?  I ended up just unscrewing the whole cap. Have you tried this stuff?  It takes some getting used to…it in no way shape or form tasted like Orange Mango, but if I’m truly drinking vitamins, I’m all in!  Someone on Instagram said Green Tea is her favorite so hopefully, I can try that flavor next.  The highlights?  6 times the vitamins and only 20 calories.  I would definitely repurchase this water.  Learn more about the brand/product here at Karma Wellness Water.

Karma Wellness Water, Karma Culture LLC

Notice the vitamins in the cap? I didn’t. LOL

Karma Wellness Water, Karma Culture LLC

Before dispensing vitamins.

Karma Wellness Water, Karma Culture LLC

After dispensing the vitamins and shaking. Does not taste like Orange Mango. LOL

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Karma Wellness Water, Karma Culture LLCHave you tried this water?

 

{Milani} Bella Eyeshadow – Review

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I was minding my business at CVS and saw the Milani display and thought of alllll the hype about these shadows on Instagram. Being the junkie that I am (and the Buy One, Get One 1/2 off sign) I thought I’d give them a try. Overall, I grade them a C and I am reminded why I don’t fool with drugstore products. See the captions below each photo for more of my thoughts and please share your thoughts on this post and/or your experience with these shadows.

They were easy to apply but I found that they were not “rich in color.” I chose the Cobalt blue because I thought it would be bright…not at all. It was dull and took multiple rubs to get a deep color. The wear was decent. I did not try them wet because I was over it.  I returned them all in the end.

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06 Bella Espresso. My favorite out of the 4. 

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23 Bella Copper. A great copper color but did not like on my skin tone. This one had great color payoff.

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07 Bella White. Because I have no white shadow. This was powdery and had bad color payoff. A lot of rubs to get color.

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25 Bella Cobalt. The most disappointing. It tok a million rubs and the color was terrible on my lid. It swatches better. Powdery texture. Was messy when applied.

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What do you think?

The Pasch Life: Stress Release

::exhales::

Sometimes the stress of life is so heavy! The other day I was so angry with someone. I prayed about it, meditated, napped…nothing.  Finally I went for a run.  Lately I have been using exercise as a way to relieve stress.  It’s a win-win as I am trying to be healthier.  I armed myself with a fun mean song (HA), water and iTunes.  That day I ran my fastest time, ran further, biked a mile and left the gym laughing at myself.  Even on my darkest day…I’m still happier than I was 2-3 years ago!  I believe everything happens for a reason and I am still better off today than I was when I thought I was happy.  Am I making sense?  How do you relieve stress?

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Gym necessities!

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Song: Gives You Hell
::smirk::

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Ran + rode the bike. Great way to work off anger/worries.

Target Collaboration with Designer Altuzarra

WHO? Target will launch another collaboration with creative designer Joseph Altuzarra. “One of the guiding principles of Altuzarra is that fashion can be transformative, changing not just the way you look, but also the way you feel. By partnering with Target, we hope to bring that same experience to a much broader range of women.” – Joseph Altuzarra

WHEN? September 14. Mark your calendars! The collection will include limited edition ready to wear clothes, lingerie, shoes and accessories for women. Of course, to add to our misery, it will only be in select Target stores and online.

I am on the fence about the launch. The past few designer collabs featured poor quality pieces; cheap, coarse fabric, uneven seams and visible glue. I won’t be out early for this one, I will lurk online.

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photo credit: Target

WHAT? The lookbook has ahhhmazing pieces with prices ranging from $17.99 to $89.99. Go here to view the lookbook online.

Will you be on the hunt?

NEW {One Direction} Makeup Collection – Review

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Makeup by One Direction, makeup, BrandBacker, review, beauty blogger, The Posh Blog

Makeup by One Direction, makeup, BrandBacker, review, beauty blogger, The Posh Blog

Last week I received this Limited Edition One Direction makeup collection tin complimentary for review.  The entire collection is “comprised of three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, Up All Night (this is the collection I received), Take Me Home and the latest chart topper, Midnight Memories.   Please visit here for more information on all 3 collections. The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

First Impression:

Lipgloss: Liquilights glow gloss in color Taken. A beautiful pink with colorful micro glitter! Goes on and feels great, but you can lightly feel the micro glitter in the gloss. Non-sticky, non smell formula. This is my favorite item in the box.

Lipstick: Matte pink named I Should’ve Kissed You. Well, not in this lipstick.  100% color payoff but the formula is thick and slightly resembles a glue stick in texture. Lips must be smooth as the lipstick will highlight rough lips and it highlights creases. Looks better with lipgloss on top but creases are highly visible (in person). A lip liner is necessary.

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Top: lipgloss, Center: lipstick, Bottom: Both.

Stencils not necessary for adults but would be fun for a tween or teen.

Eye shadow:  The applicator was rubber on one end and brush on the other, I like the applicator more than I thought I would. Tried it but used my own brushes for application.  I find the small brushes that come with all compacts are too small. No primer was used. I used the pink shade More Than This to highlight my brow and base; very sheer color that is more-so neutral than pink when applied. Build-able. As a base on my eyelid I used Gotta Be You, a khaki-colored shadow. Sheer.  The other other three colors in the compact are in the blue family:  the lightest shade, Save You Tonight, I used on my lid, Another World is a pretty blue glitter used in my crease; Up All Night was the darkest shade with the least color payoff – it appears to be a gel and is clumpy and looks like Another World when swatched. Not a big fan of blue eyeshadow for myself, however, because these shades are sheer, I can work with them except for Up All Night due to texture.

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L-R: More Than This (pinkish), Gotta Be You (khaki), Save You Tonight lightest blue), Another World (bottom blue), and Up All Night (center).

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Chubby: eye-liner stick in color Stand Up is a beautiful blue that went on easily and complements the eye-shadows. Stains when trying to take off.

Mascara: packaging felt empty. Nice big, fat applicator brush which I love. Mascara was hard to get on the brush, therefore, difficulty to apply onto my eyelashes. This product was a fail.  Maybe mine dried out?

Nail polish:  color Na Na Na is  beautiful blue.  Can you tell blue is my favorite color? LOL. Goes on well, has a good applicator, takes three coats to get the color as portrayed on the bottle. Average drying time. Great formula.

The skinny: Overrall, I give this collection 2 grades; for a tween/teen…an A, for an adult…a C. The products are fun and the colors build able. My favorite in the kit was the lip gloss and then the chubby stick. Everything except the chubby stick wiped off easily.  Would I buy this kit?  As a gift for a girl? YES. *Photos taken with no filter and natural light.*

Any questions?  Please drop them below in the comments.

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