You know when you have one really productive day – I swatched like 3 full collections! – and then the next day you go to hot yoga in the morning and throughout the rest of the day, the productivity is gone because you have to fight to stay awake anytime you sit down in your comfy chair? (Can you tell I just started working out again regularly). Well it happened, and that is why this review and post took an extra day to get finished up. I’M ONLY HUMAN. I realize that you only know it took an extra day because I’m telling you, and I create these “deadlines” for myself, but what can I say, we overshare here on this blog.
But at least now I got a built up stash of swatches, so you guys know that there are a lot of posts and reviews coming your way.
Now let’s look at this collection! We’re looking at our very first official spring collection today. This is the OPI Mexico City collection for Spring 2020. As with every OPI collection, it’s inspired by the colors of a certain place, and obviously this is inspired by Mexico City! This is a standard 12 piece collection, mainly made up of cream shades.
As always, I picked this up from polishpick.com. They’re my favorite place to buy new OPI shades (as well as throw in some older polishes I’ve never owned every so often). They have the best prices still (only $5.25 a bottle, instead of $10 from most drugstores!) and their shipping is so incredibly fast and I always have my polish in under a week, usually just a couple days. I know I gush about them a lot, but I’ve literally ordered all of my OPI collections from them since 2018, and I can’t say enough about it. (And if you do order from their site and found it through this blog, you can put in my name in the dropdown – I receive no commission from this, it just shows where traffic is coming from and allows me to purchase shades at more of a PR discount to review).
It’s the first day of summer! I got my butt into gear to give you the first post of the summer collections on the first day of summer! – Eh, eh, you see what I did there?
While I was in Europe, I saw a post about a flash sale on this collection, and bought it right up. The whole collection for $50 – shipped! Considering OPI normally retails for $10 a bottle, that’s a steal. Seriously, follow ‘Skyline Beauty Supply’ on Instagram, as they’re always offering 24 Hour Flash Deals on the newest collections. I’ve ordered from them a couple times and have been super satisfied – their shipping is so fast as well!
Anyways, the OPI Summer 2017 collection is called ‘California Dreaming’ and is a standard 12 bottle collection. It features 10 creams, and 2 metallics, based on the state of California! It’s a collection of a small shade range, featuring pinks, reds and orange tones.
Today I have a review of a Hard Candy product. If you don’t know, Hard Candy is a brand available exclusively at Walmart. You can buy them on Walmart.com – which thank god, they seem to be better at putting their new products up. (I’m going to be moving away from access to a Walmart, where I only go for Hard Candy, Flower, and the other Walmart exclusives, so that’s a relief for me that I don’t have to leave them). ANYWAY.
This is the Sheer Envy ‘Prismatic Highlighter’. It claims to give “an Iridescent effect on skin” and retails for $6.
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and lemme tell you, I AM PUMPED. I mean, I’m a senior in college, and it’s my last St. Paddy’s Day in college what can I say.
But it also means lots of new green nail polish, especially from Sinful Colors.
Today I have the 2017 Sinful Colors St. Patrick’s Day collection for 2017. It’s called ‘The Luck of the Stylish’ and there are 8 colors – I have 6 of them. The display at my Walgreens was pretty well cleaned out, so I couldn’t pick up the gold shade, ‘Gilded Goddess’, and ‘San Francisco’, the dark green cream. It looked like ‘San Francisco’ at least was a repromote – so I wasn’t too worried about that.
Either way, I have the other 6 shades to swatch at least! I have 3 repromotes, and 3 new shades. Let’s start with the new shades.
Hello friends! The post you’ve been waiting for, and the makeup I never get tired of – limited edition Wet N Wild collections. BRING ON MORE. I LIVE FOR THE WHITE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING.
Sorry this took so long – I was on Spring Break this week. You would think that would mean I would get a lot of work done with all my time. INCORRECT. My roommate and I went on down to Chicago – she had some job interviews and we had a blast otherwise!
But here it is now!
Anyways. I have all the products except for the lip palette – I don’t tend to use lip palettes at all, so I decided to pass. But I do have the highlighters, eyeshadow palettes, brush and cream color sticks! I was so happy to see new eyeshadow palettes in this collection – I missed out on the fall ones, so I was just itching to have some new Wet N Wild trios.
This collection is called the ‘Queen of My Heart’ collection, and features 2 highlighters, 3 eyeshadow palettes, 3 cream Lip & Cheek tints, a lip palette, and a new kabuki brush.
You can buy the whole collection now on Wet N Wild’s website – wetnwildbeauty.com – for $30. Hopefully the products will be available individually soon as well.
So there’s lots to talk about – let’s get right into it.
Today’s post comes from the depths of archives of photos I have stashed in folders within folders. I haven’t had the time to create new posts lately because of school, so I wandered the folders to see if I had good photos from all the fruitless times before this I tried to (unsuccessfully) start and keep a blog. And I found some buried treasure!
Today’s post is about a loved product that’s been in my collection for a while, that’s still available today, and something I still recommend for many people! It’s very much like all of the blush palettes coming out in the drugstore recently (but City Color did it first).
This is from the brand City Color Cosmetics. Their products can be found in Five Below stores, or on their website. They have such affordable, quality products, and I can’t stop singing their praises.
For this post I’m talking about their Intense Blush Quads. They have 4 different collections, and I have the original 2 collections to talk about today. These retail for $7.99 a piece on their website – or I picked mine up at my local Five Below for $5 a piece. They also have a deal on their website where you can pick up Collection 2 and Collection 4 for $12.99. Absolutely so affordable.
Another Kandee Johnson collection? THAT’S RIGHT. The first collection was called ‘Pretty Vintage’ and was all cream colors with a lovely matte or textured finish – see my post about it here. This collection is called the ‘Vintage Anime’ collection and features all lovely glitters and a range of fun toppers.
Of course I needed both.
Now there are 12 polishes in this full collection. I found them on a larger standalone display in my Walgreens, separate from where new Sinful Colors displays usually are. There’s a variety of finishes in this collection, but pretty much all of them have glitter or shimmer in them.
These have rose gold shiny tops, instead of just matte black like normal, a little like the Sinful Shine line, but are still part of the normal Sinful Colors line. But they also retail for $3 each, instead of the normal 2. They all have the ‘Kandee Johnson for Sinful Colors’ sticker on the caps as well.
I was going to go in numerical order, but many of the polishes that have similar finishes aren’t numerically after one another (why, God, why), so I’m going to go in little sections. I’m going to group them by different finishes and formulas.
It’s getting to the point where I honestly only go to Walmart for the makeup. Curse you, Walmart exclusive brands! Flower beauty and Hard Candy keep me coming back. Luckily they’re cheap and just so pretty that I can’t be too mad.
This product I have today, I saw so many others hauling it, and as soon as I saw the photos of it, I knew I had to pick one up.
This is from the brand Flower Beauty, Drew Barrymore’s makeup brand. Before I was skeptical of the brand, almost seeing it as another celebrity just putting out makeup products. But for Spring 2017, she’s been putting out beautiful product after another. And it’s hard to stop myself from picking them all up. Fabulous job, Drew. My wallet thanks you.
This is her new ‘Flower Pots’ Powder Blush. There are 4 shades, and I picked up the one in ‘Warm Hibiscus’. These were $8.98, and exclusive to Walmart – but you can pick them up on the Walmart website as well.
SPRING IS ON ITS WAY. Well, that’s what I’m going to pretend anyways as all of these beautiful soft spring collections come to us. Welcome to my first spring post!
Today I have the Orly ‘La La Land’ collection, as based on the movie of the same name that just came out. I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET SO NO SPOILERS. This also means I don’t know exactly what the names are referencing to, oops. Whatever they’re pretty colors and new nail polish so duh I got them.
I purchased mine off transdesign.com, as with nearly all of the new collections I get.
This is a 6 piece collection, as most Orly collections seem to be. There are 5 creamy pastel shades and then one shimmery topper.
Everyone who knows me personally, knows that my brows are honestly the part of my makeup routine that I care about the most. It’s a characteristic of me that my eyebrows are always loud and proud. So anytime I see new brow products from the drugstore, I’m intrigued and want to try it out, to see if they might be worthy of the brow routine.
So when I ran out of my beloved L’Oreal ‘Brow Stylist Definer’ (I cry) I thought this was the perfect time to pick up a new pencil. I saw Jessica Braun talking about this Revlon one, so whatever Jessica does, I do.
This is the Revlon ‘Colorstay Brow Pencil’. I picked mine up in the color ‘Soft Brown’, the darker color in the display in my local Walgreens store. It retails for $8.99. On Walgreen’s website, the only color they have listed is ‘Blonde’, so hopefully find this in stores – otherwise all the colors are up on Ulta’s website.