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it SUPERHERO Palette

Note:  I received these items from it Cosmetics.  I am not a brand rep but I am grateful for the goodies because I would not have tried this brand otherwise.  You already know…I form my own opinion.

Received: The new it SUPERHERO palette, a dual ended brush and a makeup bag. I used the eyeshadow for 2 weeks, the brush(es) for about a week and the makeup bag every day.

First thoughts:  Super thrilled to have this palette in my collection.  Beautiful, beautiful neutral shades! Gorgeous makeup bag and what makeup junkie doesn’t love a new makeup brush …or two?

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The palette: The shadows feel like buttah.  Minimal fall-out, great color payoff.  I love how they grouped the palette into sections; the top row are 3 eyeshadow foundations (I used as eyebrow highlighters).  The bottom has 1 set of 3 nude eyeshadows, 1 set of 3 neutral eyeshadows and 1 set of 3 liners.  I really like how they organized the palette. Shadow has “anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides & antioxidants.”

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The brush(es):  Soft but firm.  No complaints.

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The makeup bag:  Adorable.  It’s black and cute.  Done deal. LOL

Dislikes?  The blue liner.

Overall:  A great addition to your neutral eyeshadow collection.

Do you love this brand, do you already have this palette?

Kylie Lip Kit: Candy K

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Hi Beauties! It has been forever since I’ve been here. Micro blogging on Instagram has allowed me to slack but today I wanted to share my thoughts on Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit in the shade Candy K. Okay, honestly…when it first launched I had no interest, the Kardashian/Jenner somebody is everywhere and on that particular day I was over it. Because I’m moody, the next day I decided I should try it (being the lip junkie that I am) and could.not.get.any. “Sold out.” That’s what I get, right?
Fast forward and my great friend Njeri said she wanted to send me one. Say what?? THANKS, Njeri. XX

Here’s my skinny: I love the soft fresh scent, it’s hella matte (use a good moisturizer) but it’s not drying which is important to note. It goes on even and wears well. I need more…so now I hunt. I blended with MAC’s Chestnut to add some neutral to the pinkish shade. Drop a comment and let me know what you think. 

xo, Posh

Old Factory Aromatherapy Candle Review

Old Factory Candle, Spa Day, aromatherapy, aromatherapy candle, relaxationCandles soothe me and I was very happy to review these aromatherapy candles from Old Factory Candle.  When I chose the Spa Day set I did not realize that it would be a set of three candles.  Note to self: pay attention.  The Spa Day set contains the following three scents: Lemongrass, Green Tea and Cucumber.  Listennnnnn, all of them individually smell clean and fresh.  I have never burned candles as part of a set.

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They burned evenly with a light, fragrant scent. Smells so GOOD in my room right now! I love that they burn neatly, making it possible to actually finish the entire candle (the wick isn’t lost in the wax).Old Factory Candle, Spa Day, aromatherapy, aromatherapy candle, relaxation

The set that I chose made me feel relaxed, I burned them as I played around at my makeup vanity.  Green Tea my favorite scent.  I am going to move them to my nightstand.  You can find them exclusively here and they would make a great gift!

These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Below are the list of themes and their related fragrances:

Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread

Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow

Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean: Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen

Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea

Vacation: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi

Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea

Man Cave: Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany

High as a Kite: Cannabis, Incense, Bag O’ Cookies

New Born Baby: Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket

50 Shades: Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles

Happy shopping, you will love them! xo, Pascha

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Review: Tarteist Clay Paint Liner

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Hi beauties!  Check out my quick video reviewing this new product by taste.  Questions, or comments, let me know above in the comments section.

evian Facial Spray | Review

Hey beauties! I received the evian Facial Spray complimentary for my review from BrandBacker.
I am excited to share my review because I doubted the product going into it. The beauty junkie in me had to try it, though. Keep scrolling and feel free to share your thoughts or ask any questions in the comments below. xo, Pascha

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Yes! This facial mist is everything great. I have seen it for a while and thought to myself, “Self, why? Why would I want to mist my face with water?” Oh how ignorant I was. A fool I was. So dumb I was. My answer today? Because it sets your makeup, moisturizes your skin and is refreshing. Listennnnnn, it is now a holy grail product on my vanity table. My skin felt silky. You have no choice but to feel refreshed because let’s face it, you just woke yourself up with a mist of water. LOL. The setting makeup is an added bonus because I didn’t expect that.

I didn’t use it as indicated during the day. But at night, absolutely, I sprayed until my face was dripping. My skin feels great and it made me feel great.

Cons: None.

Have you tried this product? If no, you must. You can check out complete details and purchase here.

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Review: One Direction Makeup Kit

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How pretty and bright are these kits by One Direction?  So excited to have received these gratis from BrandBacker but please believe the review is MINE.   I had a good time with my daughters using all of these.  Anyone can rock them but  these are awesome for a pre-teen or tween girl.  These make great gifts! They can be found here. Check out my reviews by product category below and keep scrolling for more photos.  🙂

Electroglam Mascaras: 3 vibrant and fun colors.  They all look good on Taylor and I actually like the blue the best.  These mascaras are not only for eyelashes, they can be used on hair also.  Multi purpose!

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Liquilights Glow Glosses: 3 sheer and glitter infused lip glosses.  Great applicator and just so pretty.  It shows better as swatches than on the lips-they are that sheer.

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Rock Me Nail Varnishes: 3 great polish shades with complimentary glitters.  Fun!  Polishes go on evenly, dry fairly quickly and evenly with a sheer finish.

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Review: Paula Dorf Eyeshadow + Mascara

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Hey y’all! I was so happy to be chosen to receive Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete and Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara to try.  My prior experience with Paula Dorf was through her eyebrow shaping kit and I love it so I couldn’t wait to swatch and wear her eyeshadow and mascara.

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Paula Dorf Aztec City Eyes Palette

Likes: I love the size of this palette and the overall shades (being the nude eyeshadow lover that I am).  The palette came with a dual ended brush which works well (I compare the quality to my Sonia Kashuk brushes).

Dislikes:  Blue eyeshadow is just not my thing.  Minimal color payoff, it takes a lot for color to show.

Overall: It will stay in my eyeshadow arsenal because this palette works well for a soft makeup look.  The palette is a great shape easy to pack for travel.  Get yours here and use codeTEAL for your own free Paula Dorf Teal Mascara to try.

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Paula Dorf Teal Mascara

Likes: Great, dark teal color I love because it is not as severe as black.  It is beautiful.  Dries quickly and did not harden my lashes.

Dislikes: As you can see in the photo above, most of the product comes out on the tip on the brush, not the entire brush.  This makes application difficult.

Overall:  It’s okay.   If more mascara would come out, it would be a winner.

I received  Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete and Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara complimentary for review.

My review reflects my honest opinions.

Review: KISS Instawave Automatic Curler

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Being the product junkie that I am I was so excited to receive the KISS Instawave Automatic Curler for review.  My daughter Madisyn’s hair is just past her shoulders and I enlisted her as my guinea pig for my new toy.  I thought I might be able to try on the longest part of my hair but the barrel is huge.

Hair Type: Medium length, coarse, thick hair.

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The Instawave Automatic Curler was larger than I thought and the buttons were simple: low and high.  I was concerned it would wind Madisyn’s hair into a tangling mess and fry it into a matted mess but she is braver than me and set out to try it.  It was so easy to use.  Sectioned off about an inch of hair and the barrel started to wind it (it can be wound in either direction) and you just hold it for a short while to curl.  There is my issue, as with any curling heat tool, how long do I have to hold it to curl it?  We tried it on the  low heat setting first and held it for a reasonably short while and we ended up with loose curls; we tried it on the high heat settings and yielded the same result.  We tried it for longer an both settings and got the same loose curls.  We didn’t want to hold it for any longer for fear of heat damage (same concern as any heat tool for hair).  Initially I was going to include an instruction video but we were not overjoyed with the results and the pictures were not worth sharing.  The curls were very loose and left us both unimpressed. I think it would work better on thinner and longer hair.

Overall:  I would recommend the Instawave Automatic Curler.  No kidding, if you have thin(ish) hair with length beyond your shoulders then this may be the tool for you.  What do you think? You can purchase the Instawave online at KISSInstaWave.com. Additionally in the US, KISS InstaWave is available in Target, Ulta & Amazon.com.  In Canada, Kiss InstaWave is available at Walmart and will soon be available on Walmart Canada dotcom, too – it is expected to be live on November 20th.

From KISS Products:

KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls
Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand
Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions
Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes
2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420

Instructions:

Hold InstaWave vertically
Simply place section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod
Touch the Curl Dial either left or right, and the InstaWave instantly and automatically curls the hair
Hold for 5-10 seconds, hold longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves
Pull the InstaWave down vertically, letting hair out
**Tip: Switch between curling right and curling left to create the most natural looking curls

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Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm

 

 

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How about I did not even know I had this sample size from a prior Sephora haul?

Likes:  packaging, it has SPF 18, lightweight formula and great for under matte lipsticks, very soft mint scent

Dislikes: not moisturizing, doesn’t last long; similar to the Fresh Lip Treatments as far as how it looks, I don’t like this only because I have had one break (Fresh Lip Treatment) while inside the casing

The Skinny:  I am just happy I have the sample size.  This is a high-end, clear lip balm. Would I spend $24 on the full size?  No.

 

Chanel Glossimer in 175

Still here…shopping my stash!  This beauty is also formally known as Chanel Scintillantes Glossimer in 175.  Loooving this sparkly purple/pink shade for this time of year.  Great color, great formula.

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