Get Ready with Me & First Impression: Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Another First Impressions/Get Ready With Me video for all of you! And this time, it’s not a limited edition palette! Wahoo! The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is, I believe, a permanent product. And if not, well, it’s still available just about anywhere that sells Too Faced cosmetics.
I think the first thing that intrigued me about this palette was that it SMELLS like chocolate. I was sort of feeling…eh…about the palette at first glance. But then the sales associate told me to smell it. Not something you usually hear when you’re eyeing up an eyeshadow palette! I tried to play around with a look that I typically wouldn’t wear. It’s a little more “dramatic” than I’m used to, but I liked the end result!
If you’d like to know which colors and tools were used, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing my overall opinion on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and how I put the look together, check out the video at the end of this post!
Face:
Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW20
Foundation: MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Setting Powder: MAC Blot Powder/Pressed – Medium Dark
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Exposed
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Creme Brulee – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Crease:  Semi-Sweet – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Crease: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Outer V: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Outer V: Gilded Ganache – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lower Lashline: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lower Lashline: Gilded Ganache – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Brow Highlight: White Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Inner Corner: Marzipan – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lips:
Lipstick: Too Faced La Crème – Spice Spice Baby
Brushes/Tools Used:
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (Outer V & Lower Lash line)
Urban Decay Double Ended Brush (concealer)
e.l.f. Powder Brush (setting powder)

Has anyone tried this palette yet? What do you think? And what are your thoughts on the smell?! Think the chocolatey smell will be good enough to assuage a hormonal craving for chocolate? Haha. Ok, I think I took that a little too far. Until next time, lovelies!

Click below to see my first impressions and review on this palette!




Get Ready With Me & First Impression: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways (Limited Edition – Ulta Holiday 2013)

So, let’s address the elephant in the room: I’m about 2 months too late with this video. But I really wanted to film another First Impressions/Get Ready With Me video and didn’t have anything new to show you guys EXCEPT for this palette. For those of you that have this palette and haven’t played around with it much yet, this could be helpful! Although I find it doubtful that anyone could keep their hands off this palette for long. I wouldn’t have had I not had the *thing that shall not be named* that’s plagued my eyelid and kept me away from eye makeup for a few months (due to self-consciousness). This could also be helpful for those of you out there that can still get your hands on it. This is no longer available on Ulta’s website, and I have no idea if the stores still have their holiday palettes in stock or if they’ve pulled their stock. But if this is a palette you REALLY want and haven’t been able to find it, you could always turn to Amazon or Ebay and try your luck there. But take that suggestion at your own risk! Use your best judgment and make sure to purchase from a reputable seller.
If you’d like to know what was used in this tutorial, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing what I used to put this look together and my overall opinion on the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways holiday 2013 palette, check out the video at the end of this post!

Face:
Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW20
Foundation: MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Setting Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim Light
Setting Powder (T-Zone): MAC Blot Powder/Pressed – Medium Dark
Blush: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Ambitious*
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Great Sphynx & Santorini bikini*
Crease: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Transition: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Grand Canyon*
Outer V: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Lower Lashline: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Brow Highlight: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Serengeti sand*
Inner Corner: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Taj Mahal*
Lips:
Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette Lipgloss – Czech Me Out
Brushes/Tools Used:
Real Techniques – Expert Face Brush (concealer)
EcoTools – Deluxe Fan Brush (all over powder/set concealer)
e.l.f. Powder Brush (T-Zone setting powder)
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (Outer V & Lower Lash line)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending/Transition)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Browbone Highlight)
Products marked with * = Limited Edition – Link unavailable

I might post another Get Ready With Me using this, but I feel like that might be cruel and unusual punishment since the palette is no longer available. Haha. What do you think? Any suggestions on other color combos I should try out? 

Click below to see my first impressions with this palette!



Review: Revlon Lip Butters

As promised (way too long ago…lol) here are the swatches for the lip butters I reviewed in my YouTube video (linked at the bottom of this post).

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Crème Brulee

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Peach Parfait

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Berry Smoothie

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Pink Truffle

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Candy Apple

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Red Velvet

Just a brief synopsis of what my video covered:

I am a big fan of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. The packaging is sleek, yet adorable (I LOVE the quilted pattern!). Packaging may not matter to some people, but I’m a sucker for cute packaging! These lip products basically feel like a lip balm with a LOT more color payoff than a typical balm. I’m not crazy about the colors that have shimmer because in my personal opinion, I feel like I can feel the reflects used in the product. BUT I still use them. The colors are lovely, and the staying power is hit or miss. They aren’t meant to be a long-lasting lipstick, however I do find that the darker colors (i.e. Red Velvet) tend to have longer staying power and need less touch up.

These lip butters are made with mango, shea and coconut butter, which are super hydrating ingredients, but when it comes to hydration, I prefer using a regular lip balm.

The only products I can personally compare these to are the MAC Sheen Supreme lipsticks. I don’t find the Revlon Lip Butters as hydrating as the Sheen Supreme, but these are at least 50% less in cost and are a lot more accessible because you can find them almost anywhere. Since I first picked them up, I have found their empty displays (definitely a hot commodity!) at the majority of the major drug stores, and stores like Ulta and even Bed Bath and Beyond (larger locations that have a large selection of personal hygiene/cosmetics).

My overall opinion: I love these things. My 2 favorites (so far) are Pink Truffle and Red Velvet. But I plan on picking up a few other colors, still. So we’ll see if they continue being my favorite. More than likely, they will continue to show up in my monthly favorites videos for quite some time!

If you’re interested in seeing my full review:

My first HAUL entry, sort of…

Ok, so it’s really not considered a HAUL, but I was super excited about these couple items and wanted to share them with all of you!

Down the street from where I work is a used bookstore. I go in there from time to time when I’m looking for new books and don’t really feel like paying an arm and a leg for them (I mean, $30 for a book that ONLY comes in hardcover? No thank you!). Today I just happened to be in the mood to browse for new books, so I went down the street and started to peruse the shelves. I made my way towards the health and beauty section and to my excitement and surprise I found 2 books I have been dying to get.
The first book:
Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin
The second book:
Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin

These are 2 books that I have gotten a lot of great feedback about. Everyone I know that has read these have nothing but compliments. Josh (Petrilude), another YouTube beauty guru, recently posted a video on one of his most-asked questions; how he got started. He didn’t have a bunch of formal training or videos to follow, he self taught with books and experimenting. These 2 just happen to be on that list. As soon as I got home I started looking through them, and I am excited to read through and work on some of my techniques and learn some new things!
The last thing I got at this particular book store was a little journal to jot down my ideas and some information for my channel and my blog. Right now I have random pieces of paper everywhere – my car, my desk at work, my bathroom, and my desk at home. All of these scraps of paper have ideas written on them or information for when I begin filming more reviews and tutorials. I actually had no intention on buying a journal from there, but they were up in front and this one caught my eye!
Medium Wire-O Journal in Zebra Print by Piccadilly
How CUTE is that journal?! I’m kind of obsessed with zebra print, so I LOVE it! I’m excited about being able to use this to jot ideas and suggestions for all of you! I’m a little obsessive about organization (you’ll see this about me eventually, I’m sure!) so this little journal was perfect.
My final part of this “haul” IS actually related to makeup. I stopped by Ulta after my little adventure at the bookstore and FINALLY got my hands on NYX’s jumbo pencil in black bean. While I was there, I also bought the very last Runway Collection palette in Jazz Night. I haven’t used either of these yet, but I’m planning on playing around with them this weekend and get some ideas on doing a tutorial. Here are a few pictures:
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NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean and NYX Runway Collection Palette in Jazz Night
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Here is a picture of each of the colors in the Runway Collection: Jazz Night palette
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And finally, swatches of each of the products without primer or a base
My overall opinion of this palette so far is that it’s a good buy! It’s about $10 for the palette, so you’re basically paying $1 per shadow. As far as pigmentation, some of the shadows are better than others, but for what you pay this is DEFINITELY a great buy. I can’t wait to create some looks for you guys!
And on that note, this “little” blog post has turned into a fairly big one, although I blame that on the pictures! 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have a tutorial up for you guys by next weekend – depending on how successful I am at getting the perfect lighting in here!! The lighting in my bathroom is GREAT and filming at my vanity would be perfect, except for the fact that I film at night and my 4 year old brother’s bedroom shares a wall with the part of my bathroom that my vanity is in – so no can do! Thanks for being patient guys! Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you all soon!