Nomakenolife September Box!

Hi friends! Happy October! I didn’t get the chance to blog about this in September but I wanted to show you all the items I received in my September Nomakenolife box!

Here are all the adorable items! :)

Here’s a photo of all the cute items! There was a solid variety this month! Eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyelashes, lip gloss, a face and neck mask, and a hair treatment! Whoo! For this review, I’ll be explaining the items and packaging since they’re all in Japanese! Enjoy!

The first item is Delicious Lip Cream. The two scents that were offered in September were chocolate mint or ramune soda. This is the ramune soda scent.

I personally love this mild soda scent. This lip cream contains olive oil, beeswax, she’s butter, jojoba seed, and macadamia nut oil for extra moisturizing qualities.

This lip gloss shows that it was made in Japan and has the company phone number.

The design has two little ramune sodas on the label and is the same size as the usual lip glosses.

Here’s a quick shot of the actual gloss. It doesn’t have a colored tint to it and goes on very smooth.

Look.At.How.Cute.This.Is! I adore this eyeshadow duo! The two colors offered were green (kiwi) and blue (blueberry). Yes, they are scented!

The back states that this product was made in China. It most likely means that it was tested on animals. 😦

Out of the packaging, this is so cute. It’s a hard plastic that has a locking clasp on it.

The bottom of the bean has that it was made in China and that Jelly Belly actually regulated this product.

The little bean has a nice mirror on the lid and has two shimmery shadows. You could actually make a subtle smoky look with this guy. I do have swatches of these two shades at the end of the post!

Holy lashes!! These are from the popular Japanese brand, Rosy Rosa. These eyelashes are a mix of black and brown nylon hairs and are okay for daily wear. It states that you shouldn’t use mascara or an eyelash curler if you intend to re-wear them. #bacteriaawareness.

How-to apply these beauties: remove the lashes from their casing and re-size them to fit your eyes. Next, apply lash glue to the eyelash strip and place the strip to your eyelid, making sure it goes toward the outer corners. Finally, let the glue dry.

This is the S-Labo Face and Neck Care Mask. The mask claims to reverse sagging skin. It is a lifting mask that helps moisturize. The mask has Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide and a handful of plant extracts.

The steps are shown in pictures at the top. First, make sure to clean your face. Apply the mask to your face and neck. This mask has ear loops! You wanna hook the loops on the face and neck section over your ears! Woah! And then keep this on for 15 minutes and then remove.

This next product… I’m so in love with. This is the Ayurbio Damaged Hair Mask! This mask promises to fix your damaged hair and leaves behind a subtle apple scent. The mask is sulfate-free, has over 38 botanical extracts (apple stem cells), raw keratin, 16 types of amino acids, collagen, Ceramide, and honey!

After washing your hair, make sure to wring out the excess water. Next, take some of mask and coat your hair in it. After two minutes or so, rinse out the mask with warm water. Please try this. My hair has been so much healthier!

The last product is Cezanne Easy Eyeliner. It has a subtle and simple packaging.

The back states that this eyeliner is brown, has a batch code and the barcode.

This eyeliner is super tiny. And easy to lose. Trust me on that one haha.

This eyeliner has an elliptical shape so you can control the size and width of their lines. It is also retractable.

The next shot is a picture of all the swatchable items! There’s the eyeliner and the eyeshadow! Enjoy!

The eyeliner is a dark brown shade and very creamy. The eyeshadows are a light shimmery green and a shimmery olive green that both smell like kiwi.

That’s all for last month’s box! Get ready for more updates in October! Xo!

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Tony Moly x Pokemon Eyeshadow Swatches!

Hi friends! I grabbed this cute little eyeshadow trio about a month ago. This is a collaboration between Pokemon and Tony Moly. I’ve been an avid Pokemon player since I was seven and was so in love with this adorable palette. Let’s check it out!

When this came in the mail, I seriously squeaked for joy because I love pikachu and it is just.too.cute.

The back of the box is in Korean and we can see that this product has a 24 month expiration date, is recyclable and has a cool pokemon holographic sticker.

Here is what this cute palette looks like when it is outside of the box. It has the same graphic and this is a very sturdy palette made of hard plastic.

The back of the palette has the expiration date and the recyclable symbols. This also shows us that there are three shades in this palette and two are shimmer shadows and one matte.

Here’s the inside of the palette. It has a decent sized mirror and a cute sleeve featuring pikachu and the pokeball. There is a sponge-tip applicator but I don’t use them.

Here are some swatches of the shades included in this cute collectors’ piece. This palette will make a nice smoky eye but it does have a lot of fallout.

I used this palette on my recent camping trip and it was so small and easy to use. Like I noted above, there is a lot of fallout but it creates a nice three-toned look.

Ipsy Glambag September!

Hi friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. With school starting and work, I’ve been kind of swamped but didn’t forget about you all! On Saturday I got my Ipsy bag and looked at all the awesome items that were in it. I was seriously impressed! Ready?

I loved this bag. It is black and studded. The zipper is gold and has two tassels with the “Ipsy” logo written on it.

This is a quick preview of all the items included in my bag this month. I think I made out pretty awesome this month with variety and quality of items 🙂

Here’s the front of the Boss Lady info card. It has a nice photo of Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam on it.

The back of the card has a bit of info about Charlotte Cho and how she included one of her favorite K-beauty products in this month’s Glambag.

I’m going to move on to the product pictures right now. There are also swatches included of the Colourpop shade and the Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow.

This is the front of Elizabeth Mott’s ‘Pop Goes the Shadow’ in shade ‘Gunmetal’. It has this really cute pop art feel to it and has the distribution information on there.

Here’s the inside of the eyeshadow casing. This shade is a pretty gray shimmer that is pretty nice in texture.

The second item is this organic nail polish by Adesse. This is my second one of their polishes and they apply great.

This side of the box has their website, distribution information, and states that they do not test on animals.

This side has the ingredient list and shows that this product is recyclable and flammable. Be careful!

This side states that this nail polish is free from DBP, Taluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, GMOs, Triclosan, and Triphenyl Phosphates.

The nail polish comes in a pretty bottle with their lotus design and a black top.

The back of the bottle actually has everything summarized that was on the box. Which is completely awesome!

This shade is called, ‘Deception’ and is a pretty beige-gray shade. It also features the ingredient list.

I wanted to show you guys what the brush looked like and the consistency of the nail polish. It is a bit thinner than other polishes but gets the job done in two coats.

This product is the skin care product that Charlotte Cho included in this bag. Skin Food’s Egg White Perfect Pore cleansing foam. I’m so curious about this. I enjoy K-beauty products a lot and hope this one loves up to the hype.

This product states that it completely removes makeup and leaves a smooth and clear complexion.

Yay! I know a lot of the Ipsy users complain about getting brushes. You can send them all to me. Brushes can be expensive and I’m so happy to get some in my Glambag. Xo.

This is Luxie’s 207 Medium Angled Shading brush. This brush is cute and fluffy. 🙂

Here’s a shot of the bristles with the flash on so you can see the gradient of colors and how packed the brushes are.

The last product is this Lippie Stix by Colourpop. This is an exclusive shade that Ipsy subscribers voted on. Yay!

This side of the box has the distribution information, says it is recyclable and is a cruelty-free product.

The bottom side of the box shows a preview of the shade and it is a super-matte shade.

I love how simple the packaging is for their products.

This lip product applied very smooth and evenly. I love this shade so much. 🙂

The last picture for you all are my swatches of the eyeshadow and lip product! Enjoy!

The eyeshadow looks completely different based on the finger (F) and brush (B) swatch. The finger swatch is more shimmery where the brush swatch is more matte and blended out. The Colourpop shade is a bright coral pink shade that has no odor and applies very smooth.

I’m curious, what did you all get in your bags this month? Xo.

Ipsy August Glambag!

Hi friends! I received my Glambag over the weekend and wanted to share it with you all! The theme this month was Good Vibes. As with the current events happening, I wish you all safety and good vibes to get you through. I know it doesn’t mean much, but positivity and love are everything.

Okay, soooo Ipsy has a new money back program. I’ll go into it as much as I can.

To be honest, I did not want to get up and take pictures at my table so my fox blanket will be the background today. This was one of the bag designs out of three. The big pamphlet behind the bag details the new reward program.

This is the front cover of the reward program booklet. It has Gabriel Zamora and a pink poodle on it. It also says Lavish Life on the side. To be honest, I don’t know much about Gabriel, I don’t pine and obsess over people on Instagram so I have no clue as to what he does or has done. Sorry.

These pages describe the Ipsy Cash and how it works. Basically, you earn cash back when you purchase from your favorite makeup brands and you can get the rebate in the mail or through PayPal.

I included these pages as examples of which brands are available in this program. MAC, Smashbox, and Bobbi Brown are three major brands included in this new service.

Next, I have my five products for the month and I included swatches of the eyeliner and the eyeshadow. Enjoy!

I was pretty happy with the variety this month, there was a Glamour Dolls brush, green tea moisturizer, The Balm eyeshadow, a new brand eyeliner, and a First Aid Beauty face cleaner. I love that cleaner! I think I first tried it before I started blogging and missed it dearly! Welcome home, cleaner!

The first item is the First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser with red clay. This is safe for sensitive skin, removes excess oils, unclog pores, and purified skin. This sample is one ounce of product.

The back of the product has the ingredient list and you need to avoid contact with your eyes. This is allergy tested and hypoallergenic. It says to use this only twice a day, and to use it just lather it together and gently rub onto your face. After you cover your face, just rinse. Ta T’s!

This is a moisturizer from A-True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream. That isb a mouthful but smells amazing. This cream is 70% Black Tea water and it states that this heritage is from France and rediscovered in Korea. Sounds epic.

The back of the sample has the ingredient list and the directions. After you clean your face, massage this on your face and neck. This sample is 1.5 ounces and is made in Korea.

The third product is this rosy blending eyeshadow brush. I love these brushes and they’re so affordable. I snagged one of the Lisa Frank angled brushes before and wow. Such fluffy. So blend.

Here’s a pretty close-up shot of the bristles. This brush reminds me of the blending brush from Sugarpill. Or maybe I just like white and pink synthetic bristles. 🙂

This is a new precision tip eyeliner by Steve Laurant. This is waterproof and does not fade to grey. Yay!!!

There’s the tip of the eyeliner. It glides and applies easily and does not run or smear. I enjoyed this.

This is a sample shadow from The Balm Voyage Volume Two. I love the design for the sample shadow.

This eyeshadow has a 12 month shelf-life and has a lot number of 16L1. This side of the sample has the website, distribution information and the ingredients.

The shade I received was Willkommen. This is a buttery and shimmery brown shade. It is super pigmented.

Next, I have a finger swatch and a test of the new eyeliner for you all! Check these out!

I seriously love this liner. I have such problems finding actual waterproof eyeliners that last. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to test this one out! You can see how pigmented the eyeshadow is also. I’m impressed. However, it is nothing new to the eyeshadow game.

There you all have it! Next post will be about Sephora Play and their August bag! Xo!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Swatches!

Hi readers and friends! I was going to wait until a lot of drama subsided with this palette but I wanted to show swatches for it. We all know this palette and we all know that a lot of people hate it, love it or are on the fence about it. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. As we all know, this palette was marketed as the sultry and night-loving sister palette to Modern Renaissance. For some awkward reason, when I saw the marketing for these two palettes, I immediately thought of Daria and Quinn.

This is just how my mind works, I suppose. Anyways, I purchased this palette right off of Anastasia’s website before it glitched out and I snagged a P7 batch which I hear is the better performing palette. Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 Let’s check out the pictures and swatches I took for you all!

This is the palette in the box. I apologize how this box looks but because of the felt on the palette, I tend to keep it in the box for storage. I also have used this palette religiously for the last two weeks just to check out pigmentation and how each shade performs.

The back of the box has the batch code which is P7F2O. From what I watched and read online, the P7 batch performs better than the others that were originally launched. The box also has the main ingredients, distribution information, cruelty-free bunny, the layout of the shadows, and it shows a six month shelf life. Don’t get it twisted. All of ABH’s eyeshadow palettes have a six month life, while their glow kits have a 12 month shelf life. Please check my other posts for my verification on this.

Here is my actual palette. I love how it is a darker color than the Modern Renaissance palette. It will still get dirty but I don’t think it would be as noticeable.

The back of the actual palette has the same information as the back of the box. It has a note that says the eyeshadows were made in the United States. The brush includes in the palette was manufactured in China. Please note that these shadows have talc as the main ingredient instead of mica. I’m describing a lot of the details because there are dupes of this palette all over Wish and eBay already. *sigh*

Here’s the inside of the palette. It has a mirror that comes with a peel-off sticker and two rows of shades. There are eleven ultra-matte shades, two duochrome shades, and one shimmer shade. As you can see, I have used this palette a little bit.

Here is a close-up of all the shades in the palette. Since this palette is more of a pigment palette than an eyeshadow palette, please use these colors with caution and just dab a bit on each application and don’t be scared to build up color. 🙂 A little of this guy goes a long way.

Here is a picture of the brush included with the palette. It does have nice blendability and the bristles were soft. I used this brush for all the brush swatches today.

Okay, it’s swatch time! Please note how much pigment are in these swatches. I promise that I haven’t hit pan yet on any of these shades and I have used all of them in my two week use experiment. I swatched these in quads. Also, the quads are shades that would compliment each other to make eye looks.

The first four shades being swatched are Cube, Dawn, Roxy, and Electric. Cube reminds me of the Pink Heart highlighter from their Moonchild Glow Kit. You do need to work this shade but it adds a beautiful inner corner tone. Dawn is a peachy beige matte that works as a great base shade. Roxy is a pastel orange-pink shade. I love this shade and how pigmented it is. Electric is a pretty duochrome that is a brownish green that is super pretty.

The next four reminds me of camo colors. Destiny is a matte olive green that is lighter wirh brush application but can be built up. Adorn is that token copper shimmer shade that has been in every palette for the past two years. It blends well but nothing new. Fudge is a matte chocolate brown. New Wave is one of my favorite shades in this palette. This is a matte light-orange yellow and so pretty. This shade is highly blendable.

This third swatch set starts off with All Star. I love this shade but it lacked in pigment with both application techniques. This shade can be built up into something beautiful. Mercury is a dark beige-gray matte shade. Untamed is a dark bluish-green that needs to be built up when using a brush. Edge is a matte mustard shade that can be found in Lime Crime’s Venus 2 palette.

The last two shades are Axis and Rowdy. Axis is a dark matte blue. It looks nicer muted with the brush technique, in my opinion. Rowdy is a matte browinsh-burgundy shade. Please take note, while pretty, use lightly because it takes over a look quickly.

There is the overview of the palette for you. I’m happy with this purchase, but everyone is different with their preferences. If you are unsure, wait until Sephora carries it to swatch and check the shadows out on your own 🙂 xo

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

My Pretty Zombie Lipsticks and an Eyeshadow! Swatches Here!

Hi readers! I got a package today! My Pretty Zombie recently had an awesome sale to celebrate their seventh year in business. They released a bunch of new products like lipsticks, hand sanitizer, eyeshadow, finishing powder, contour, highlight, and there is a fun set featuring the B-Horror movie, Dolly Deadly. They also ran a sale from July 1st to July 8th. The best thing is that they threw in a free eyeshadow, named 43. 

I opened my bubble package to these two cute bags! I adored this skull bag so much I kept it as my new sample bag keeper lol.
I seriously have never been so excited to open these bags. It made me smile so big. The sample bag had so much nice stuff in it! Grape Pez (yass!), a sticker, a pin, makeup samples, a cat figurine, and the full-size eyeshadow, 43. If somehow the owner of this company is reading this, thank you ❤
Here is a photo of all the makeup including the samples I received today. There is a sample of Pickles’s Miraculous Beauty Dust in Gold Glow, Rabid Weasel eyeshadow and Reclusa, a pretty orange blush. The full-size items are Exsanguinate and Rabid Weasel lipsticks and 43 and Revenge is Sweet eyeshadows. I have done swatches and reviews on the full-size items. 
Here are the back labels of the two lipsticks and eyeshadows. Both of the eyeshadows are vegan yet only one is lip safe. The distribution information and website are on the bottom and the weight is 1.5 grams. The lipsticks are both cruelty-free and they are not vegan. 
Here is a close-up of the eyeshadows 43 and Revenge is Sweet. Check out how pretty these look! Revenge is Sweet is a pretty magenta shade with purple sparkle. 43 is this beautiful teal shade with a slight shimmer.
Here is a close-up of the lipsticks. Exsanguinate is a bright and bold red with a pretty shimmer to it. Rabid Weasel is a blueish gray.

Here come the swatches! I have done arm swatches of all the full-size products and labeled them like I usually do with finger swatches and brush swatches.

Here are the arm swatches of all the products. 43 is this beautiful teal frosted shade. When used with a brush, it is more bold but I love how subtle it looks when brushed with my finger. I’m in love with this. Revenge is Sweet is a magenta reddish shade with purple sparkles that offer a gorgeous shimmer. Rabid Weasel is a transparent gray that makes a nice subtle color. Exsanguinate is a gorgeous red with subtle gold sparkle in it. All four of these shades are pigmented and very easy to work with.

Next are the lip swatches of Rabid Weasel and Exsanguinate. I also used Revenge is Sweet on my eyes today. Check these out below!

I loved this shade so much. Rabid Weasel is this beautiful transparent gray. It gives off such nice dead girl vibes. This shade is scented like lemon and lime. Revenge is Sweet compliments this lip shade as a pop of color.
Exsanguinate really makes a statement with how pretty and bold it is. It smells like strawberry lemonade and really makes beautiful warmth on your face.

That’s all for my review on these new products! If you haven’t checked them out, please do! The lipsticks were $6 each and the eyeshadow was $5! Give them a try! Xo