Palladio Desert Rose Blush/Bronzer

I recently bought this at Sally Beauty Supply and thought I should review it, because, hey, if you’re like me, (always looking for awesome products), then you should know about this! ❤

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So, for starters, it has five shades, two of which are more satin, the other three are slightly shimmery.

I wear this on my cheek bones, on my nose, on my eyes, and a little on my chin and forehead. It makes me glow like a natural beauty, not look obviously fake. You can mix the colors together (like I do), or wear them separate, but I honestly prefer them together. It creates a “beach peach” color: not light and cool, just slightly warm and bronzed.

PROS: 

Multitasking

Pigmented colors

Silky

Easy to blend

Good variety

Makes the face look WONDERFUL

CONS: 

Sometimes you have to make touch-ups! :{

The packaging is a simple, plastic case with a clear top with NO brand name on the front (that’s all on the back), and looks very sleek.515t_YessEL._SL1000___37915.1355886395.1280.1280

Personally, I think it looks very cute and high-end, so I, Isabella, give YOU the permission to tell ANY lie with this.

“Oh, this stuff? I bought it for 21 bucks at Sephora.”

“It was limited addition.”

“Michelle Phan HERSELF gave this to me at a meet-and-greet!”

But whatever, it’ll be our little secret. ;}

Love you all!

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Five Weekly Faves!

Hey Curly-Fries ❤ (Can I call you guys that?)

This week I had a lot of interesting favorites that I thought I could show-and-tell. I rarely ever do favorites, but here y’all go!

Favorite #5: Natural Scents Candle in “Vanilla Latte”

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This candle smells reallllly great, sort of like a creamy vanilla candy, with no coffee-reminescent smell to be detected. Natural Scents has THE BEST candles, and their selection of scents is astounding. They have everything from Sugar Cookie to Eggnog to Birthday Cake to Watermelon to Bubblegum to Raspberry Truffle to Ylang Ylang and everything in between.

The best part is the glass square it comes in is made out of recycled materials! Score!

You can get them here. :}

Favorite #4: Lace Socks 

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Who doesn’t love some feminine lace socks? I love the little button accents and the lace on the hem! They were made by Grace and Lace Company on Etsy, who makes a lot of girly socks, leg-warmers, and the like. This particular style also came in mint..one of my fave colors!! Image

Weekly Favorite #3: Zoi Greek Yogurt in “Raspberry Cream” Flavor Image

In my opinion, Zoi makes the best greek yogurt in stores. I’ve tried all types from all brands, but this is my favorite. It’s got a solid, creamy-white upper layer, then a soft bed of fruit in the bottom. I like how it’s not gooey and chunky like other brands; it’s more like you’re eating a cheesecake than anything else. And it’s healthy!

Weekly Favorite #2: The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter 

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Not gonna lie..I’ve used up at least ten of these in my 13-year-old-life. But I just got a new one this week, and supposed that I’d better add it to the list!

First off, the scent is soft. It doesn’t bombard you, it BECKONS you with coconutty goodness. And it moisturizes your skin like no other, actually repairing it with each use. I love coconut scents, but if they’re not your thing, The Body Shop has many other options!

Weekly Favorite #1: MAC Lipstick in “Syrup” 

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I recently got this in the mail with a bunch of other MAC lipsticks, but this is one of my most favorite. It’s described as a “cloudy pink” on the MAC website, but in reality it’s more of a creamy mauve.

I love it. It’s a great everyday shade, and I’ve been wearing the heck out of it.

Anyway..that’s all for today!

I’m really tired, so I’m going to crawl in bed and take a leisurely sleep.

‘Nighty night starlets. ❤

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Wal-Mart Haul!

Hey my little curly-fries!

I went to Wal-Mart literally just a half an hour ago, and picked up some stellar products that I wanted to share with you!. :}

It was late, and I was tired, and my mom wanted to leave, so I snatched some products that looked interesting and booked it to the nearest check-out.

So let’s dive in!

First off is two Essie nail lacquers in “Sugar Daddy” and “Mint Candy Apple”. Image

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As you can see, the colors are very pastel and candy-like, like the colors on an Easter-egg! They go on really smoothly; Mint Candy Apple dries to a cream finish and Sugar Daddy is a sheer gloss.

These are my first two Essie nail polishes, and I’m SO happy with them! Sugar Daddy is totally my new staple nail-color because it makes your nails look really healthy. Mint Candy Apple is a very fresh spring-summer color, very minty, and very bright. If you’re tan, it will pop against your skin!

Next is a Maybelline Eyestudio Duo in “Persuasive Plum”…something I wasn’t too sure about. Image

Guys, I’m a brown-eyed girl, and purples are my thang, mmkay?! (Tho I haven’t found the perfect shade yet.)

The duo comes with a dark eggplant-purple shade and a lighter shade with spots of champagne, mauve, light brown, dark brown, and lilac. The dark purple was so pigmented and velvety, but the lighter color HARDLY showed. Poo.

AND LAST is a cream foundation, my first, I might add! It’s the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, a very hit-and-miss product, in the color “Classic Ivory”.

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It’s really emollient, but comes in a sort of funny packaging. If you guys want a review, leave that suggestion in the comments! I’d be more than happy to do one!

Anyway, that’s all for tonight!

As Tigger says: “TTFN! Ta ta for now!”

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My Concealer Collection!

Concealer is a huge part of my daily routine. It’s like my under-cover agent, for concealing my dark circles, zits, redness, and any ugly part of my epidermis.

I have the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in #10, Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in #01″Light Neutral”, and Mineral Fusion Concealer Duo in “Neutral”.

If you’re wondering “Why the *bleep* do you have more dan one concealer, gurl?!?! Dat cray-cray!”

Wellllll…it’s because sometimes I’m in the mood for different textures. My Fit Me is good for travel, my Clinique is good for under eyes, and my Mineral Fusion is great for pimples. They’re like three best friends, you love them all, but they’re unique from each other!

So here’s some mini-reviews on my three concealers! ❤

MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER 

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These concealers come in tubes like a lip gloss, and you get a lot of product for your buck! The doe-foot applicator in the picture looks really thin and stumpy, but in real life, it seems very full, soft, and squishy on contact. The concealer itself has a thin, creamy consistency that’s very emollient…it’s probably the best thing out of the whole Fit Me line!! P.S: It has a powder finish, and if you actually SET it with a powder, it can look caky!

I use this when I’m too lazy to actually use foundation or tinted moisturizer, like when I’m on the go! I just dot a bit here and there, then blend it out! It provides a great all-over coverage.

CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES CONCEALER

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This is a concealer I love. You only need a MINUSCULE amount to get good coverage, and you can mix it with moisturizer for a customized tinted moisturizer. Compared to the Maybelline Fit Me, it’s more thick on the skin.

P.S:  It’s not oil free, and the ladies at the Clinique counter recommended to only use it on my under-eyes, but when I use it on acne, I don’t see or feel a difference! I guess for sensitive-skin-people, you should only use it on your eyes, but whatevs. Rebel life, yo.

MINERAL FUSION CONCEALER DUO 

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This is my favorite cream concealer in the whole world. Blending is effortless, and you can mix your own shade! The darker peach color is what I use to correct my dark circles, and I dot the lighter one on acne. It really clings to your skin, so it lasts quite a long time! I can’t explain how much I love this…but I love it a lot. It was a bit pricey if I remember, but compared a handful of high end concealers it wasn’t that shocking. I’m actually starting to make a dent in it! ;}

Anywayyy that’s my concealer collection! I hope the reviews are helpful, and if you have any questions you can ask them in the comments. Do you guys have more than one concealer, or am I just weird? :}

Buhbye guys!

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My Butter London Collection!

Hey you charming peoples!

I thought I might share my Butter London nail polish collection, because they have such beautiful colors and finishes.

Let’s go!!

1. La Moss

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This is a creamy, vampy color that you can build up super easily. The finish is very, very glossy, too, and I love how this nail polish is dark without being gothic..it’s elegant and beautiful, named after Kate Moss herself!

2. Trout Pout butter_london_nail_lacquer_in_trout_pout_shop

This is a super-hot, super-bright coral color that looks great against most skin tones! It’s got a high-gloss finish, kind of like La Moss, and looks really juicy and peppy.

3. Kerfuffle

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This is a nice, neutral pink. It’s not really high-gloss, it’s more creamy, soft, and sweet, like desserts! It reminds me of a cake-pop or a cupcake, and is a nice, basic pastel.

4. Fash Pack

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This color makes my skin glow, and brings out all the golden undertones. Under different lightings it can look different, from a purple-brown, cool taupe, or a delicious, milk-chocolate shade. It’s truly gorgeous.

5. Marrow images

Marrow is a beautiful purple color, that looks amazing. It’s not really too dark, it’s just borderline “purple”, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. It’s a very sexy shade.

6. Two-Finger Salute 

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I’m actually not too fond of this shade, but it was a gift. It’s a light, minty-teal color with gold glitter, which I don’t think looks that great on me. It doesn’t really go with anything I wear, either! There’s nothing wrong with the formula…just the color.

7. Queen Vic 

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This is my newest Butter London shade, and one of my favorite ones! On the nail, it’s a juicy, creamy fuchsia that reminds me of berries or lip gloss. It’s so festive! Perfect for the holidays, or a party, or school dance, or fun night out, whatever!

So that’s my collection, guys! :} I hope you enjoyed this post.

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The Truth About Baby Lips

Hi prettifuls.

So. Baby Lips. Hmm.

Are you curious about these? I was. It seemed like everyone was either in love, or seriously hating. I jumped right in and bought three colors, “Grape Vine”, “Cherry Me”, and “Pink Punch”.

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Grape Vine: 

This one smelled just like grape Jolly Ranchers or grape Kool-Aid or SOMETHIN. It was a beautiful deep purple color in the tube but came up EXTREMELY SHEER!! Like, so sheer, you could barely tell it was purple. Bleh.

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Cherry Me: 

This is basically just like “Grape Vine” except for popsicle-red in the tube. It smelled like Jolly Ranchers and had adorable packaging, but the color was SHEER SHEER SHEER! Blehhhhhhh. Even for a tinted lip balm, it was super sheer.

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Pink Punch:

This one was the most pigmented. I think it will look the best on lighter-medium skin tones, because I’ve seen a couple reviews of darker-skinned women who think it looked pretty funky. But it’s definitely the most pigmented out of these three, and adds just the most gorgeous, almost lipstick-like wash of color. I love that you can apply it without a mirror. It’s my fave!

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OVER ALL: 

These are very moisturizing for me. They’re like butter, but compared with the Revlon Lip Butters, the Maybelline Color Whispers, and the new L’Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks, the Baby Lips are almost a joke. They’re okay for a tinted lip balm, but I think, in my opinion, you can find better-pigmented, moisturizing drugstore lippies out there.

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Product Of The Week!

Hey my honey-bunnies.

Here’s a product I’ve been using a looooooot and wanted to show y’all’s. It’s probably my all-time favorite MAC Lipstick, tied SUPER closely with “Brave” and “MAC Red”.

And the product of the week is……. *drumroll*

HOT GOSSIP!!! Whooooooooo! Hot Gossip, you go, girl!

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I had this in a few previous posts, but I just needed to share it again. I’ve been wearing the HECKness out of this, fo sho!

I mean…it’s gorgeous. It’s a warm pink with mild shimmer, that can look only slightly cool in some lighting. It’s not “Barbie”, but some ladies say that it makes them feel like a hooker. To me, it’s not too much for everyday, in fact, it’s pure perfection! It’s such a sweet, candy-like color, that’s my signature for day and (sometimes) night!

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Plus, F.Y.I, the shimmer TOTALLY does not look at all frosty. In fact, it’s far from frosty. The finish is more creamy and glossy (it’s a Cremesheen), and the staying power is pretty good! But I love to pull it out in public anyhow, so people ask what I’m wearing and I can totally fan-girl over it.

0Aaaand here’s it on meh lips. See? It’s glossy-ish!

It smells great, too, like vanilla cupcakes, unicorn farts, and happiness.

What’s your fave MAC lipstick? :}

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Milani Baked Blush Review

Hi guys!

One of my followers asked me to do a full review on a Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”, which I recently bought in a drugstore haul.

So, for starters, this is one of the most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen in a blush. 

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Packaging is a gorgeous, signature Milani-gold compact, and the color is a less-orangey dupe for NARS Orgasm. 

I know the glitter looks terribly disco in the swatch, but it’s honestly not. My camera just picked it up more and made it look 100000 times more chunky, but in reality, it’s a subtle, fine-grained shimmer. 

Also, it blends sooo easily, and you can build up the color in a snap. It’s not too powdery, either, and it just warms up your features SUPER nicely. 

It’s sort of a soft, pink-rose color with subtle gold veining, and comes with a stumpy little blush brush I don’t plan on using any time soon. 

There’s a mirror in the bottom, too, which is super helpful for on-the-go. And, like all the Milani blush/bronzer products, the powder is domed. PLUS, it stays on all day long, even through my combo skin and sweaty work-outs.

If you want a nice, natural blush, this is great. It’s my new holy-grail, and I use it way more than any of my high-end ones. 

I might even buy a few more colors later on… ;} 

Any questions you can put in the comments! Have any of you guys tried these blushes? 

Drugstore Haul

Hey everybody!

I recently went to my local drugstore to do a bit of shopping. Hehe. For cosmetics, yo.

And so here is what I bought! If you want a full review of a certain product, you can put that down in the comments and I’ll definitely get back to you.

So let’s gooooo!

1. Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”

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Oh my god. This totally screams Valentine’s Day, doesn’t it?

It’s the most beautiful light, rosy flush you could ask for. It’s a beautiful shade, that makes you look bashful and TOTALLY, ADORABLY IRRESISTIBLE. I put it on this morning at 4 AM before dance practice, and even after the Valentine’s Day Formal at school, it stayed put. It’s has a slight shimmer, no glitter, and makes you look like a total cutie-pie.

2. L’Oreal Infallible Gel Laquer Liner in “Blackest Black”

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Guys, I have super bad luck with liners. All of the ones I’ve bought in my life weren’t that black, and smeared, smudged, and dripped. Terrible. Icky.

THIS ONE is creamy, pigmented, and comes with a pretty nice brush. The bristles are small and precise, and get a good amount of product on them to make straight, even lines.

3. Wet ‘N’ Wild Bronzer in “Reserve Your Cabana” Image

ONE THING: This does not, any under circumstances, is considered a “bronzer”. It’s a light, shimmery, luminous cream-colored powder in a large disc compact, that will not make the palest complexion bronze.

But  DAAAMN it does make a good highlight and brightener. I put it on my collarbone, my brow bone, my shoulders, my cheekbones, and anywhere else I need a subtle glow. You get a ton of product for the money!

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These brushes are amazing. Period. They’re soft, eco-friendly, travel-friendly, and really great for applying makeup. Plus, their pretty cheap considering the quality.

I ESPECIALLY love the mineral powder brush and the kabuki. They give such a natural finish.

5. Bonne Bell (Lip Smackers) Sponge-On Sparkler in “Vanilla Frosting” Image

I wonder if you’re thinking “LOL Gurrrrrl you still in kindergarden? We don’t use dat no mo’ cuz we gotz Dior and Bobbi Brown an’ shit.”

I knoooow but it’s almost Valentine’s day! And everyone loves a yummy clear lip gloss that tastes like it smells. It makes my pout taste like a cupcake! ;}

6. Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Blusher in “Mellow Wine” Image

This feels like silk, blends like butter, and applies like a dream. The color is perfect, but hun, use a light hand, mmkay?

This is like..um, syrup and pancakes. If you use too much SYRUP, your pancake is overloaded and ruined. Unless you like your flappity-jackies saturated. Then just ignore all of what I just said.

PLUS, it’s cheap. And better than some high-end blushes! Pick up a color, I dare ya.

7. Femme Couture Lip Luster in “Smooth Coral”

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This is my dupe for the MAC Lipglasses. It smells like vanilla cookies, stays on forever, and has phenomenal color and shine! I’ve NEVER heard ANYONE talk about these before, guys.

I bought this one at Sally Beauty Supply, and I love it. A looooot.

Anyway…this was a pretty short haul but whatevs. I missed you guys.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner

Oohhh the UD liners. So promising.

The way the ads make them sound is so creamy, so luxurious, a color that won’t budge.

Truthfully, they’re not all they’ve cracked out to be, at least for me, which is a bummer!!

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I’ve never sugar-coated things, and this eyeliner is not an exception (regardless of how much I love the brand!). I got it in the color “Perversion”, described as the blackest black, like, ever.

For one: it’s TOTALLY not worth the hype! It’s creamy, sure, but it hardly stayed put on the eye and wasn’t as black as I expected. I’ve never had oily lids, but this eyeliner smeared all around my crease and even on my brow bone, making me look just like a panda.

I got it in the December ipsy glambag a while back, but it wasn’t really working out for me. There’s even some drugstore eyeliners I prefer better than this!!

(If you guys know any really good eyeliners, by the way, let me know in the comments! I’m always open to new products.)

But, anyways, back on topic. This wasn’t terrible, but it definitely wasn’t worth the price.

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