Swatch/Review: Essence ‘Pure Nude’ Highlight

It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted, but here I am! I’ve been sick for about a week or so, and then it was topped off by an eye infection – so you know that made testing makeup really hard having that. Luckily I had some things saved up to post, and I have some nail posts coming up as well! Spring collections are dropping so it’s about to get busy in the nail world!

But for today, we have a review of a new drugstore highlighter that’s sweeping the beauty nation! It’s the Essence ‘Pure Nude’ Highlighter, and I’ve heard so many good things about it, so of course I wanted to try it out for myself.

This retails for $4.49 at Ulta. So let’s just get on into it.

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Swatch/Review: Physician’s Formula ‘Bronze Booster Highlight + Contour’ Palette

Whew! Talk about a mouthful for the name, right?

Welcome to yet another review! I’ve been slowly working through all of the new makeup I picked up during the holidays. I’m loving this, guys. It’s been a while since I’ve really gone out and just tried new makeup. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the makeup reviews as well!

Today I have a new product from Physician’s Formula. This is the ‘Bronze Boost Highlight + Contour’ palette. I have the ‘Matte Sculpting’ shade, which means it’s 3 matte shades. They also have a ‘Shimmer Strobing’ shade which is all shimmery shades.

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Swatch/Review: Covergirl TruNaked ‘Jewels’ Eyeshadow Palette

COLOR. COLOR EVERYWHERE. 2017 is the year of color, y’all. I am fully embracing my wildest colorful dreams and wearing whatever I want – this includes green lipstick. Stay tuned for that one. It’s coming.

But for now, let’s stick with color on the eyes.

Today I have the newest addition to the CoverGirl ‘TruNaked’ line. This time, they came out with the ‘Jewels’. When I saw promos for this, I drooled everywhere. I mean, I had heard so many good things about the TruNaked line of palettes, so this one had me all sorts of excited.

It retails for  $12.99 at Ulta, and features 8 new and colorful shades. It’s the exact same packaging as the other palettes in the TruNaked line.

Let’s get into the palette.

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Swatch/Review: City Color Cosmetics ‘Figtastic’ Eyeshadow Palette

It’s the start of a series of eyeshadow palette reviews on the blog! What can I say, I love palettes, and I picked up 10 million new ones. So you’re going to hear about all of them!

Now don’t worry, there will be nail polish again on this blog too. I’m on the hunt for the new Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson polishes, and the Valentine’s Day polishes as well, so those will be coming soon. But for now, we have palettes!

Let’s get started with City Color Cosmetics.

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SwatchWeek – Day 5 – Revlon

It’s the last day of SwatchWeek! We made it! I survived a whole week of swatching polishes at my parents house with inadequate lighting. I think that’s a Christmas miracle in itself. I honestly had a lot of fun doing this, and it allowed me to try out the polishes of lesser known brands I had sitting in my collection. I definitely have some new favorites! I hope to do this again sometime.

Now let’s get on in to the final day of SwatchWeek! Today I have 6 polishes from Revlon. These are their normal polishes from their core line. Some of these I did find discounted down to $2, so be sure to watch out in your Walgreens!

Let’s start!

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SwatchWeek – Day 4 – Funky Fingers

Hey-o, it’s Day 4 of SwatchWeek! Just one more day after this, tomorrow!

Today I have 5 Funky Fingers polishes to show you! Funky Fingers can be found in Five Below stores (if you don’t have a Five Below near you, I weep for you because they’re so incredible. I specifically go in them for their nail polish, and because they sell discounted City Color Cosmetics makeup. Anyways).

One of my friends, Molly, who I can give some credit to for enabling my nail polish addiction, always had Funky Finger nail polishes, and I was so intrigued. So finally, one day when I went into Five Below, I picked up some polishes.

I have 2 polishes that change color in the sunlight, and then 3 of their normal polishes! The Sunlight polishes were 2/$5 while the normal polishes were 3/$5.

Let’s get into the swatches!

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SwatchWeek – Day 3 – Wet ‘N Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel

Welcome back! It’s Day 3 of SwatchWeek – this one is on the correct day, did you notice that? The rest will be as regularly scheduled, so don’t you fret.

Up today, we have some Wet ‘N Wild 1 step gel polishes! These claim to be like gel without the light – but are also in black bottles, so I can only assume they’re more gel-like than other brands. I haven’t been able to truly test how long these last – little hard to do in a SwatchWeek, isn’t it. Someday I’ll test them and be sure to get a wear test out for you!

I have 4 shades from this polish style, and they came in a lovely holiday gift set that I got from my sweet friend Cassi for my birthday. Thanks Cass! You can find the Holiday set still at Walgreens.

There are 3 creams, and 1 one shimmery polish. Let’s get into Day 3!

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SwatchWeek – Day 2 – Finger Paints

Welcome to Day 2 – ish. I know this is a day late. Who could have guessed I would get behind on this during break. I can explain, I swear. I had friends visiting during the day so this meant no time to post.

And then, I reshot all of my photos because my lighting was terrible, and now they are much better and more color accurate. I’ll never take my lighting setup back home for granted again.

Don’t you worry, Day 3 will also be coming later today as well.

Onto Day 2!

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SwatchWeek – Day 1 – Formula X The Effects Nail Polish

Welcome to SwatchWeek! This whole week, (Monday through Friday) I’ll be uploading new posts of polishes hanging out in my stash that need to be loved. Most, if not all, of these polishes are still available to buy, so last minute Christmas ideas? Yes? Christmas gift ideas for yourself? More likely.

Let’s get into Day 1 with some Formula X!

A while back, when I was in Vegas for a conference, we spent a free day shopping, so of course we wandered to Sephora. I had to *of course* look at the nail polish. Formula X had their ‘Effects’ Nail polishes on sale for $5. FIVE. DOLLARS. These are normally $15 a piece, so I immediately snatched up any colors they had left on display. I got 3 this day.

The Effects are nail polishes of differing textures and finishes.

So let’s get into the swatches!

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