SauceBox Cosmetics Mermaid Life Eyeshadow Palette!

Hi friends! Today I’m going to show you this beauty of a palette. To be honest, I was sitting on purchasing this beauty for a while because it is normally $75. Seventy-five dollars. I had no idea how their shadows performed or if the price point was way too high (which is thought it was for nine eyeshadows). On Instagram, SauceBox Cosmetics had a bunch of damaged palettes and discounted them significantly. I purchased mine for $45 dollars (the price includes shipping and a 10% off discount code). I checked for damage and there wasn’t any to the actual palette. There was only a ding in the one eyeshadow. Basically, my face looked like this:

I’m going to show you all some pretty palette pictures and finger and brush swatches of all the shadows. Let’s begin!

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Ta-da! This is the front of the Mermaid Life palette. I love the design of the mermaid and how the palette its self is shaped like a clam shell. Adorable. ❤❤❤ By the way, this palette is huge. You’ll see what I mean.

The back of palette mentions that all of these shadows are vegan and cruelty-free. All the shadow names are located in illustrated pearls and it was made entirely in the United States. Each eyeshadow is four grams so there is a total of 36 grams of shadows. This side has the ingredient list and distribution information.

Check out how big this palette is! There’s a decent sized mirror with a very subtle underwater design around the mirror that consists of coral, seaweed, and seahorses. The bottom of the palette has the clam shell design.

Here’s a close-up shot of the mirror for you to check out. Look at all the pretty design detail.

For this part of the palette, I wanted to show you all the shades included. I labeled them all with the appropriate name for you.

Another fun feature of the palette is that it is magnetic and each shade is labeled by the name and the lot number. This is important because duped palettes will not have that information on the bottom of the metal pans. The majority of the time the pans are glued in and not magnetized.

Next up, we have all the pretty swatches of all these shades. All of these shades swatched beautifully and I had no issue with dryness or crumbly eyeshadow.

The top row of shadows had three shimmery and colored shades. La Sirena is a frosted lilac shade that had the same intensity with the finger and brush swatches. Seaside is a pretty sea blue frosted shade that reminds me of the ocean with the sun shining off of it. This shade was more pigmented with the finger swatch than the brush swatch but not by much. Kelp It Real is a very pigmented frosted emerald green shade that has a gorgeous shimmer. This shade applies better with your finger.

The middle row of the palette featured four shades that varied in shimmers and intensity. Pirates Gold is one of the best gold shades that I’ve ever used and swatched before. The good news is that it swatched beautifully using both techniques. Treasure Chest is an awesome frosted copper-orange shade that is very pigmented and swatched beautifully using both techniques. Merman is a dark-beige shade with a subtle silver shimmer. Shell We Dance is supposed to mimic the inside of seashells and is a light-beige with a gold and silver shimmer.

The last row had two shades in it. Warm Sand is a light peach shade and it is the only matte shadow. I was impressed with how pigmented this shade was for a light matte shade. Moonshadows is a light beige that has a frosted silver look. This shade fully describes how pretty the moonlight looks.

Overall, I believe that this palette is one of my new favorites. However, I still believe that $75 is a bit expensive. For the price that I paid, this was a great price for a sturdy palette that excelled in design, layout, and pigmentation. Grab this while you can! Xo

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I Dew Care Disco Kitten Face Mask!

Hi friends! Today before my tattoo appointment I figured that I should post about some things that I’ve been playing with and getting ready to post. As you know, this is the first time I’ve been working from home, blogging, and taking care of my six-year old during the day. Phew.

When I saw the videos of other people using this mask I had to try it because I have such a huge love for Korean skincare and Memebox products. The I Dew Care Disco Kitten mask is fun. I love the chrome look and how I feel like a bright and shiny soul of light when I use it. I have pictures of the box and the product for you!

The box states that this is an illuminating diamond peel-off mask. My first impression was, I wonder if this is like that painful black peel-off mask all over the internet? Hmmm 🤔🤔

This side of the box has your ingredients and usage warnings. This notes that this is for external use only and do not use if you have any open wounds, scabs, eczema, or dermatitis.

This side of the box describes the product and gives you the how-to use instructions. This mask is formulated with pearl powder (to brighten skin), diamond powder (to purify and improve elasticity), rice bran extract (to moisturize and add vitamins), oats (to add antioxidants), and a complex of Lily, orange flower, elder flower, Jasmine, and Magnolia (to hydrate and nourish skin).

I’m pretty sure this side says, DANGER! DON’T STACK ME SO HIGH!

The bottom of the box shows the barcode and expiration date.

The top of the box has a cute little winking face 😉😉😉 right back at you, cutie.

Here is the product out of the box. Mine did not come with the silicone brush to apply the mask so I either use my Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding spoon or my fingers.

The other side of the product has the directions and ingredient list just in case you threw the box away.

Here’s a pretty shot of how smooth the mask is. It has this pretty silver sheen and is pretty tacky.

Before you apply the mask, make sure to clean it first and pat dry. This is what the mask looks like when it is first applied. It says to keep this mask on for 20 to 30 minutes. Try not to touch it or get it in your hair. It hurts and is a pain to get out.

I had the mask on for the full 30 minutes and you can see how much it dried and how creepy it gets when you scrunch up your face.

Here is how it looks when you try and peel it off. I like to try and peel the full mask off in on piece. You don’t have to, I just like to. 😃

Here’s what my skin looks like after. My cheeks are a bit red but went away. It makes my skin so soft and it seems brighter. I love it.

I absolutely loved this product. ULTA carries it but it has been sold out for a while. If you can, grab it and love it. Xo

Hollywood Enzyme Orchid Face Mask!

Hi friends! It has definitely been a while since my last post. I had a shoulder injury that made it very difficult to move. I am back finally haha. I promise that this week I’ll be swatching the Kat Von D Shade & Light Glimmer Eye Palette and I’ll be doing a review on Mont Bleu and some of the products they were kind enough to send me.

I decided to do a post on a face mask because it has been quite some time since I did a new brand or type. This product I received in my Nomakenolife July subscription box. This is the Hollywood Enzyme Orchid mask.

The Hollywood Enzyme Orchid mask has been around for almost 50 years and uses enzymes to clean and soften skin at home.

I see that pictures are disabled in the new Android update right now so I guess we’re waiting for the bugs to be fixed. As you can see, the packaging that the mask comes in is a lot longer than other face mask packs.

This product is made in Japan and all the writing is in Japanese. Have no fear, I’m going to walkthrough this mask step-by-step so you know what to do! Please note that the company has their website on the back.

The first step for this treatment is to tear open the package. I’m sorry I had to tear your head, miss enzyme model 😭😭

When you get the package open, there is… another package! Wait, what? Exactly. This purple package two sides. The top is full of powder and the bottom is a cream that gets mixed into the powder.

The back of the packaging shows the directions on how to fully combine both parts without making too much of a mess.

As you can see, you want to mix the cream part into the powder by pushing up to the powder section of the pack. I moved it up there by curling the package up like a tube of toothpaste.

When your cream is in the powder section, it will puff up like the picture above. I’m really sorry but updating is hard because the pictures disappear and I can’t use them for reference.

Next, you want to tear where the powder portion of the package is…

The inside of the package should look something like this! The directions say to take a small spoon and mix both powder and cream together.

I used my Boscia Charcoal Pudding mask spoon to mix this together but I recommend a spoon with a longer handle. 😂 I made a mess.

After washing your face, you can apply the mixture. The consistency reminds me of a whipped butter. The smell is floral and very faint.

This is what the mask looks like completely applied. There was more than enough product in this package and it says to keep the mask on for 3-6 minutes for sensitive to dry skin and 7-10 minutes for normal to oily skin. I kept mine on for 10 minutes because the summer months turn me into an oil slick.

After the 10 minutes, you can see how the mask absorbed into my skin and during the time it was on it felt kind of tingly.

This is what my face looks like after I rinsed it off with warm water. It did make my face look brighter but my skin was so smooth. It’s been a while since I took the mask off and my face still has the refreshing tingle and looks just as nice. Xo

Kat Von D Shade and Light Glimmer Eye Palette Preview!

Hi readers! Today I’m going to show you a preview shot of the new palette coming out by Kat Von D. This is the glimmer version of her bestselling Shade and Light Eye palette. This palette is ALL vegan and includes four glimmer finishes. 

This palette is available on Sephora.com on July 11th and comes to stores on July 13th! This palette is also retailing for $49. I have a gift card to use so I’m saving it for this!

This is all I know so far about this new palette. I have so much respect for Kat right now. Her speaking out against NARS was so inspiring. How do you all feel about NARS dropping their cruelty-free standard? It makes me so upset just because this brand was a great choice for blushes and lip products that were not tested on animals. It made me so sad to see a company more motivated to line their pockets than hold their ethics higher for people that have compassion as a huge factor for their lifestyle choices. Xo

Ipsy June Glambag! 

Hi friends! I hope you had a good weekend! Today I’m going to review my Ipsy Glambag for this month! 

The Glambag this month is a fabric bag with lips on it and a little card that focuses on how to make your looks bold and loud!

These are the five items that were sent to me this month. There’s an eyeliner, mascara, lip and cheek pigment, skin cleaner and eyeshadow. It was a nice mix that in a pinch I could make a look with.

The first product is from NYX.  This is their Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé in shade Cocoa Bean. I did take an arm swatch and lip swatch for you of this. This is a nude brown that you can use for contouring or a light brown lip shade. 

Here is a quick shot of all the ingredients, shade name and where it was manufactured. 

This is how the applicator looks. It is a soft diamond shape that has a hold in the middle to evenly distribute product to your entire lip. This smells faintly of vanilla and is a very smooth formula.

This is the quick lip swatch of Cocoa Bean. It is a very warm brown that adds a subtle hint of color to your lips. I apologize for the look in this photo. It was pretty early and I wasn’t awake yet. 😂

This is the Maxlash Volumizer Mascara by Doucce. This mascara is a true black and the wand helps coat every lash that you have.

As you can see, there is a lot of texture to be had from the wand. It is pretty intense and I am digging this mascara so far. I have it on in my lip swatch picture of the NYX shade above.

The third item is an eyeshadow single from Luna in the shade Jace. This is a vegan and cruelty-free shade! Yay! I like how this actually comes in a box so it prevents being broken.

Here on the back of the box they have the website, shade name, distribution information, and ingredients. 

This is Jace out of the box looking completely pretty. This shade is a dusty rose shade that is matte and a light color. This would be nice for a soft summer look to add a pop of color. 

The back of the eyeshadow has the name of the shade and the website to grab more products from.

I’ve been using this Skyn Glacial Face Wash since Friday and I love it. This has white willow bark in it with a bunch of other ingredients to help purify, soothe and detoxify your pretty face. 

The back of the product has the ingredient list, a how-to use, and the company website.

The last product is from Makeup Forever. This is their Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black. 

The back of the product has a quick blurb about Makeup Forever and their mission statement, an ingredient list and where you can find this product. 

The inside of the sample pack has a preview of all 20 shades in the line, states that it is waterproof, ultra gliding and has an intense color. In my arm swatches, I did a swatch of this and it stayed on my arm, completely unsmudged from about 12:00 PM until the next morning at around 8:00 AM. They don’t lie about it being waterproof and smudgeproof!

The last picture is of my arm swatches. They are all labeled by what product they are and there is a finger and brush swatch of the Luna eyeshadow. Enjoy!

The top swatch was of the NYX Cocoa Bean shade. It is very subtle but totally can pass a bronzer. The next swatch is of Jace by Luna. I seriously love how subtle this shade is. The last is the Makeup Forever eyeliner. Look at how black this eyeliner is. 

There you have it loves! This is the June Glambag in all of its glory! Xo