[Beauty] Makeup Pick-Up | Too Faced Mystery Bag

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I’m sure I have admitted it on here before, but if you’re new you may not necessarily know this. I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic. I love to shop and I can shop when I’m in a good mood or when I’m in a bad mood. I use it as an escape and I love the instant gratification it provides me. Anyhow, I wanted to share something that I picked up from Too Faced’s website. Continue reading “[Beauty] Makeup Pick-Up | Too Faced Mystery Bag”


[Beauty] Wet n Wild – Comfort Zone Palette (New)

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As many of you know, Wet n Wild has recently revamped their eyeshadow palette formulas. I was a huge fan of the original Comfort Zone palette and I absolutely loved it because it was extremely affordable and pigmented. It gave all my department store brands/higher-end brands palettes a run for their money. Anyhow, let’s see how this compares.  Continue reading “[Beauty] Wet n Wild – Comfort Zone Palette (New)”

Maybelline|SuperStay Matte Ink | Believer

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Today’s review is on a product that, I have to be honest, haven’t really tested out. I tried it once and let’s just say I wasn’t the biggest fan. I actually recorded a first impression video on it, which you can check out on my channel (just click here).IMG_2162 Continue reading “Maybelline|SuperStay Matte Ink | Believer”

Revlon|ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow|720 – Chocolate

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Today’s review is focusing on a product that I got from Revlon’s Sampling Club. If you haven’t heard about Revlon Sampling Club, all you do is sign up for an account, pick your free full-size sample product, and review it! Very simple. Anyhow I picked this particular product because I was originally curious about it; I passed by it a few times at Target and Walmart, but I always passed on it because creme eye shadow never really lasts on me. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts, the let’s jump in! Continue reading “Revlon|ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow|720 – Chocolate”

Essence | Strobing Highlighter

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. After what had happened in Manchester, I kind of stayed off social media. I did post a picture on Instagram, but to be honest, it didn’t feel right doing so. Anyhow, I hope you guys are doing well! Before we get into the rest of the review, I just wanted to take a minute and just ask that you put some positive energy back into the world and today, you be the type of person you needed in your life during your darkest time.

Alrighty, so today’s post is all on Essence’s Strobing Highlighter. I saw this pop up on their website as a new product, and decided I had to pick it up. Now to be honest, I didn’t really know what strobing is, but according to the Huffington Post it’s illuminating your complexion using different highlighters. Continue reading “Essence | Strobing Highlighter”

Maybelline | The Falsies | Push Up Angel (WP)

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Welcome back to the blog! I have decided to add in new categories of products to review – nail polishes and mascaras. I know they’re not typically the most exciting, but these are products that I use often, well, not really with the nail polishes. However, I use nail polishes on a bi-weekly basis and I figured I have enough to talk about and review.

Anyhow we’re kicking off these new reviews with a Maybelline mascara. Now before I really get into the review, I must disclose that all the mascaras that I use and try out are waterproof formulas. My eyes can be extremely watery and I don’t like to mess with my mascara throughout the day – I don’t have the luxury to worry about it smearing, smudging, etc. Alrighty, now that that’s out of the way, let’s jump into the review! Continue reading “Maybelline | The Falsies | Push Up Angel (WP)”

Viseart | Theory Palette |Theory V Nuance

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Welcome back to another review! I hope we all had a great Mother’s Day, even though I’m not a mom, I did enjoy shopping with my mom and picking up some cute stuff for the new moms in my life! Today’s review is all about a holy grail eyeshadow palette. I know, I know, stop the presses because it’s an actual palette! It’s Viseart’s Theory Palette in Nuance. The theory palette from Viseart is the smaller, more affordable, palettes that Viseart has in their line and let me just say, it’s worth the money!
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What Is It?: “Perfect for the makeup artist, these colors are a new addition to Viseart’s range of mattes and shimmers, providing unparalleled coverage, pigment, and all-day, long-lasting color. Create a neutral eye look for day and evening looks with three mattes that range from light-to-medium tones, including one basic brow and crease shade. Use the shades for a subtle shimmery eye or for a sophisticated, satin-glow finish. Use the matte shades to fill in and shape eyebrows.” – Sephora.com

How Much? $45
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Where Can I Buy It? Sephora.com (online only), musebeauty.pro,


When I initially heard about Viseart, I heard so many amazing things about the formula, but I had seen very little people talk about it. It was one of those products that would pop-up here and there on my social networking feeds and then go away the next day. The price point is extremely high for an average makeup user. I have tried a lot of drugstore products that are just as pigmented and buttery smooth.

With all that being said, you might be wondering why I even bothered to pick it up – well, because Sephora had their sale!.. Just kidding, but not really. What really drew me into this particular palette was the range of colors. I have always loved the rusty, cranberry colors because they are so easy to use and make it look like you put in a ton of effort, when you really didn’t. I had originally seen peeks of this palette on Viseart’s instagram (click here) and knew I needed to pick it up! When it originally launched I wasn’t in the financial position to jump all over it, however, the makeup gods must have heard my prayers, because it wasn’t long till I got my Sephora email letting me know the VIB sale was coming up. I immediately placed this palette in my cart and patiently waited.
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Looking at the palette, you’ll notice that there are no matte colors. Each of these colors have some type of shimmer in them – some are more pronounced than others. The best part of this palette is that you can easily transition any look from night to day, however, I would suggest if you do plan to do this, you will want to incorporate some type of a matte transition color. The palette is small enough to be portable, but if you’re like me, you’ll want to have your “best friend” transition color with you.
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Color Breakdown:

  1. A golden beige (shimmer)
  2. Yellow-tone gold (shimmer)
  3. Dark cranberry (shimmer)
  4. Light pink w/ hints of gold (shimmer)
  5. Pinky rose w/ slight hints of gold (shimmer)
  6. Cranberry w/ hints of gold (shimmer)

All of these colors work amazingly together, but they also amazing individually. Also, colors 2, 3, 5, and 6 work perfectly for a one-eyeshadow look. What an one-eyeshdaow look? It’s when an eyeshadow can be placed on the lid, then brought to the crease and look like a completely different color. It works best with shimmery colors like this and if you take a smaller, denser brush, and tap it in the same color and place it on your outter “V,” it’ll show up as a darker version of the color.
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The longevity is impeccable and the pigmentation is pretty amazing right off the bat. I noticed that there was a lot of excess product being kicked-up from my brush. My only gripe is that colors 5 and 6 look pretty similar to color on my skintone. I wish that they would have incorporated a matte taupe with hints of pink or a pinky-toned mauve as a transition shade.


Pigmentation: 9/10

Longevity: 9/10

Texture: 9/10

Application: 8/10

Overall: 8.75

Though I am head over heels for this product the only downfall for me is the application. I wish that that the product didn’t have so much fallout in the pan. However, when it comes to buttery smooth eyeshadows, they usually have a ton of fallout in the pan. I’m just not a huge fan of that. I also took into consideration the fact that there is NO matte transition color. I always have to have a transition color in a palette and when a palette does not have one, it automatically lowers the score for me. When I look at a palette I always ask myself two questions: “If I were to take it on a trip, would I be able to survive solely off this palette?” and “Is it beginner friendly?” I think it’s definitely beginner friendly because the colors are so easy to blend out, but I would not be able to survive on a trip with solely just this palette. I definitely would want some type of a matte transition color.
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Have you tried this out? What are your favorite product from Viseart? Maybe eventually I will pick up their $85 palettes, but let me know which one is your favorite! Also, if you’re interested in seeing the products that I have been testing out or falling in love with, check out my Instagram and Twitter @ciaociao808. If you’re interested in checking out express reviews, vlogs, and just a variety of videos, you can check out my youtube channel!