Cargo Cosmetics You Had me at Aloha Eyeshadow Palette!

Hi loves! Today it is another windy and rainy day. I figured what would be a great way to forget about being stuck inside would be to review the limited edition You Had me at Aloha Eyeshadow Palette by Cargo Cosmetics. This is still available online for $34. I purchased mine at Kohl’s on sale for $25 with a free deluxe sample of their mascara. Yay! 

This palette was a must have for me. I love the beautiful purple shades and well of course, I’m Hawiian and my collection wouldn’t be complete without it. Let’s get started with the fun palette pictures and swatches!

Here is the front of the palette! Took the picture of the palette and the box together because they are different. The box has the name of the palette and the actual palette is more subtle. But it is so pretty with the hibiscus flower printed on both.
Here is the back of the palette and the box! The box has some suggested looks with two shades and then four. It also includes a really awesome diagram with where the shades should be placed and blended. Both the box and palette have matching serial numbers which is super important!
Here’s the inside of the palette! It has twelve shades that vary in matte and shimmer and just scream the colors of Hawai’i. There was also an eyeliner and double-sided eyeshadow brush included.
Here’s the eyeliner that came with the palette. I’m not a fan of pencil liner so I have no idea how this applies.
Here is the brush that came with the palette. I used this brush to do the swatches for you since I was curious about the quality.

I’m going to show you the swatches of this palette but I wanted to tell you that I did six on each arm but with the first row I split it up in three colors because the nude mattes were hard to see. 

Here are the first three shades in the palette. As you can see, they are a tad hard to see on my skin. Hula is a very pretty silver shimmer that picks up better on finger swatch than brush. Waikiki is a golden beige that almost matches my skin tone. Hapuna is a light beige matte that was also a bit hard to see.
Here are the three other shades in the first row. These guys are more pigmented than the first three. Kona is a chestnut brown with a slight shine. Shell is a veryy pretty shimmer. Shaka is a dark pink-purple that reminds me of island flowers.
This second row was a lot more visible and pigmented than the first one. Hibiscus and Island are golden shades that are reminiscent of sand and gold. Kai and Tiki could make a fun duo that could make a palm tree inspired look 🙂 Lei is a color inspired by flowers and Luau is a dark purple with a slight shimmer.

This palette is fun and I love it just because of heritage pride. The colors are very pretty but I do wish they applied a bit better on the brush. Aloha!


Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Stack Swatches!

Hi! I hope that you all had a good holiday! Today we’re going to take a lol at more of Melt Cosmetics eyeshadow stacks. I think I noted before that there are five stacks in total but I only have three of them. This one is an awesome celebration of neon colors. 

Here’s the stack all stacked up! Haha! All the stacks look identical when stored so usually what I do is put a color that I remember from each so I know which one I’m looking at 🙂
I love how these are magnetic so you can stack them all artsy and have some fun! Check out how bright these are!
Here’s the bottom of them! There’s nothing that really stands out. They have the name of the shade on each pan, the company’s website and the serial number. It was hard to catch but this serial number is 15M1R.

I have the swatches for these of course! Done in the typical finger and then brush swatch! 

Aren’t these fantastic?! You can use all of these on the eye for a funky neon look or just use two for a subtle look. Radon is really the only one that is a bit chalky and has some fallout but nothing that will frustrate you.

That’s it for this stack! I have one more to go and then the three that I have will be on the site 🙂

Lipstick Queen: Frog Prince & Hello Sailor bundle!

Hey there! I’m going to show you lip swatches of Frog Prince and Hello Sailor!

I got this bundle for quite a deal. On Birchbox, I had $14 to redeem and this adorable set was in a 20% off sale! I think after all was said and redeemed, I got it for $18 or so. Which is quite a deal from the cost of $35. I wanted this to come earlier but with the snow storm it was on delay… but the beauty showed up today:

I adore that sailor lady! Adorbs!

Okay so when you take them out of the packaging they look like this:

On the left we have Frog Prince and the right is Hello Sailor! Here’s the fun thing: the lipsticks aren’t green and blue. Frog Prince goes on green to light pink and Hello Sailor goes on blue to a berry shade! Yes! They’re sheer and moisturizing! Yesss!

These are going to be hard to swatch on lips considering that they’re sheer but I will attempt!

This one is so close to my actual lip color but seriously, so comfortable and moisturizing!
If you look closely, Hello Sailor is darker than Frog Prince. I do prefer this one because I love darker lip tones and gloss both they were both a fun purchase!

These are completely flattering for everybody since they color change to you. Thank you all who put up with my sick faces through this post. Happy St. Patrick’s day! Drink reasonably. Remember just because it’s a huge drinking day doesn’t mean that your tolerance goes up. Don’t ruin anybody’s day by throwing up on them or being a jerk. Xoxo.