While members of Parliament have been sparring for months over the deal Boris Johnson proposes to the European Union with Brexit, there seems to have been a breakthrough from the MPs in Westminster, but the EU is not so receptive. 447 more wordsPM Boris Johnson’s ‘new’ deal….again (4-minute read) — Center for International Relations and International Security
Often times, I get so wrapped up in all of the confusion on what makeup company is stealing another makeup company’s ideas that I decided that we are gonna try our best to just stick to the art and the makeup itself. Here are some of the new items that raised our eyebrows in the Ulta store:
I can say with confidence that these makeup companies are milking the shimmer craze right now. MAC is on the loose with their new ‘Skinfinish’ liquid-powder highlighter, available in Snowflushed and Oh Darling. With a 4.8 out of 5 stars, I was curious to know exactly what would give a single-pan highlighter such a high rating. Here is what some of the reviewers said about this product:
Oh well, isn’t this interesting! While some reviewers are saying that this product is easy to apply and lightweight, other are having difficulties with the application. Also 75% of the reviewers said that they would definitely refer this product to their friends. With this product containing glitter, it can be an automatic deal-breaker for some of us. Let’s see what else is out there:
Morphe seems to always have a foot in the race of the top new age makeup brands. Here is the new ‘8S Stellar Impact’ highlighter palette with eight stunning colors to grace our presence. From left to right we have Ultraviolet – Galactic – Comet – Meteor – Aurora – Trace – Big Bang – Mirage. While not extensively bright when looking at the palette, a simple photo from online can be a bit different. Let’s see what our peers have to say about the palette:
So far, there are only eight reviews but all have given this palette at least three stars. While no pros or cons have been documented yet, some comments from the reviewers say this product is comparable to major makeup brands, the colors are beautiful, and creamy to the touch. On the other hand, some other comments was that the product is overpriced and chunky when the product is applied. While they say the palette is pretty, no word on the pigment when the product is applied. Let’s see what’s next:
Okay, we are all friends here right? Please tell me why the hell is this four-palette bronzer $38.00?????? Not to mention it has excluded most, if not all coupons. If you don’t know, Beauty Bakerie is an independent beauty brand that is quickly growing in beauty community. While I support inde brands, some tend to be a bit out of some of our price ranges. I believe that sometimes, companies charge these prices due to process to make the product high quality. Hey, I’m not knocking Beauty Bakerie and the owner’s success. I just can’t seem to justify the price for the about of product. There are only six reviews so far:
4.5 out of 5 is a great rating, even for just six reviews so far. Some of the comments about the palette is that is blendable, highly pigmented and is better suited for tanned or darker skin. One reviewer said the product was pretty but more of a ‘ehh’ due to the glitter. This palette is also said to be great if you want that ‘chocolate gold’ look to your makeup. And our last review for the day:
Stop kidding yourself, okay? If you are big on makeup or a beauty-guru watcher on YouTube, you probably have heard about James Charles and this is his latest collaboration with Morphe. This eyeshadow palette is simple called ‘The James Charles Palette’. This palette consists of a 39 shades over five rows, consisting of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. Guess what? $39.00
Due to the high anticipation of this eyeshadow palette, there have been many reviews already established, especially since this product is exclusive to Ulta stores.
4.8 out of 5 stars is very well for a new palette and collaboration. The pros of this palette are reported to be highly pigmented, wide range of color, blendable, and long lasting. Others say that it the colors did not blend well for them, flakes off the eye, creases, and that the packaging seemed cheap.
Have you used any of these products yet? Leave a comment and let us know ⚜️
As what I love to do on at least a monthly basis is look at what products have come out at our favorite major makeup stores. Likely, you’ll get your makeup from about two of the following: Sephora, Ulta, Morphe, CVS, Walmart, or Walgreens. Well today, let’s check out the latest things that may have hit the Ulta stores. If you are big on social media, you may have seen some of these products.
DISCLAIMER: (Please keep in mind that we are observing the products themselves, and do not take into consideration of the people who are behind the products. Let’s be here for the makeup, fashion and love 💕).
*I can not wait until someone reviews this foundation.
* Come on now, NO CONS to this Urban Decay palette? I think we should wait a little longer to see because that’s not what I’ve been seeing on YouTube reviews 👀
*Hey, hey….all you get is 12 shades, so don’t shoot the messenger. I didn’t even bother looking at the reviews because can you consider the reviews to be diverse and unbiased? Come on Benefits Cosmetics!
* I had to double-check the price of this palette. $38.00 for a palette with only eight shades? THAT’S $4.75 PER SHADE! Gurl, I can not……the Venus XL palette:
This palette is $56.00 for 18 shades….that’s $3.11 for per shade. What is the deal with the price? Is this normal?????
You know what, I gotta take a break from this one for the day. I gotta say that I’m a bit shocked at the price of Lime Crime’s eyeshadow palette, especially since they are an online-only brand at Ulta. Is there anywhere that you can physically see this product before buying it or is it a private company?
Let me know in the comments below.
First off, let me say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has subscribed to my new YouTube vlog channel and those who plan on doing so after this post. Its a progress but I would love for you to watch me and my channel grow. Now…..I’ve been reading articles and watching vids on people’s account of what happened. At time point, the sources are talking! Here’s what I found out so far:
So, first off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been supporting me. The blog, the store, elderly family, the dog….they all can be down right demanding. But doing this with you, its a new journey and I love it, I truly do. So, do to the requests, I have decided to release the video that made me cancel the Allure Beauty Box subscription.
Now, in releasing this video I will tell you this: I was nervous. Nervous about the backlash of not being on the Allure Beauty Box ‘Love it’ group. I wanted to be in that group, I wanted to like the Allure box, every single box and every single item. But I would like to be honest with my audience, no matter how big or small. I truly believe, with the understanding of lack of statistical data, in replacement of demographical marketing, and management…..it doesn’t matter if I like the Allure Beauty Box. It doesn’t matter if you like the Allure Beauty Box either. Allure is getting marketing, good or bad. We are talking about them, and to be honest, I commend them for that.
But as a subscriber with an expectation of products, it didm’t work for me. So, without further ado, here is the video. Please, I welcome all comments, suggestions, gripes…..bring it all. I love you all!!!!!!
It seems that around this time of the year, Louisiana comes out of the winter and celebrates spring with a series of festivals that generations of families have enjoyed. One in particular that I try to attend every year is the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Nestled between Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Breaux Bridge swells with people from all over the state to experience the taste of crawfish cooked every way possible.
One of the beautiful things about this festival is that there is something there for everyone, including art from local artists and businesses, carnival rides and ohhhh, so much of that glorious cajun music. Being embedded in southeast Louisiana, some good cajun music will definitely get the crowd on their feet. . Check out a few of my photos from the festival this year:
And while you here, get you some of this cajun music 🎶🎶
Oh goodness, let me just be open with you….I absolutely could not wait to complete my articles for Midwest Fashion Week because of the beautiful designs. I will go back and give you some insight into a few of the designers, but you gotta see these collections! Enjoy it and share with your friends and let them know there’s more to come. Click on each photo to get a closer view ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨
While I have spent my share hours of my little life in front of a mirror, attempting to do my makeup before a date, important events, or just a day to cover blemishes, one trend that has gotten the masses out to the makeup aisles…..holographic and glitter makeup. Yes, dear reader, I am aware that your favorite YouTube beauty gurus have attempted to kill the holographic/glitter craze of 2017 but the reality is….it just takes some of us normal people time to come around to what the latest trend is. Sometimes the latest trends don’t fit into our lifestyle in which we have transitional time in which we come around to trying new makeup ideas. Other times, new makeup trends cost us not only our time, but extra money. That’s right, it can tend to put a dent in other everyday things that are standard so, buying new makeup can be considered a ‘treat yourself’ moment, let alone a product you have never used before.
Yes reader, just like some of you, makeup trends are a luxury to me and I have often passed them up and settled to watching a professional makeup artist use the latest products on their own faces while I observe for free. Now that time has passed and I have taken the initiative to engage some of the new holographic and glitter trends, I’d like to share with you some of my favorites in no particular order:
While this product is one of those ‘I don’t know’ things until you read all the good reviews or your friends start talking about it, you’ll quickly regret not getting it sooner. Priced at a reasonable $9.99, L’Oreal’s Infalliable Holographic Highligher stick is highly sought after in the shades Cosmic Pink, Astro Blue, and Galaxy Gold. While still exclusive, don’t get mad at me when you visit your local ULTA store and its likely to be sold out. This is a highly-pigmented, multi-use highlighter that fits wonderfully into your purse, bag, in the armrest of your car….you get what I’m saying girlie? This product can be applied to the brow bone as a highlight, over a matte eyeshadow, cheekbones, cupid’s bow…need I say more?
Now since L’Oreal has brought the makeup community a definite holographic series winner AND bought another cosmetic corporation for about $1.2 billion…maybe we can finally get those iT Cosmetics foundation shades expanded a little?🤨🤨😁
Now before you start, let’s be honest here…Wet-n-Wild has come a long way in the makeup community. While I have been a bit apprehensive about liquid highlighters, this one was something I couldn’t pass up. While available in you local drugstore, this highlighter can be bought just about anywhere. Why is it so amazing? Because its BLINDING!!!! Yes, highlighter overload if you don’t watch it, so a little goes a long way, which is a good thing. While priced at $4.68 on Walmart.com, this highlighter is a great way to start playing with the different way in how this can bring some ‘pop’ to your makeup routine.
When we talk about low-cost highlighter and fancy glitter lipgloss, one of the names that usually don’t come to mind is Urban Decay. With their impressive lippy-series called Vice, Urban Decay has brought a full spectrum of color to the makeup game. What they also did with the Vice series is provide us with the lip topcoats. These lipgloss-like toppers can be worn alone or over a matte lipstick, giving you that glitzy effect with hints of stunning color. Now….ready for the price? While originally priced at $18.00, these lip-toppers are on sale at your local makeup store (Ulta, Sephora) for $9.00! Gurl….what are you waiting for??? Get to Sephora 💕