Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Palette | Slytherin Green Look

I FINALLY GOT IT. As soon as I heard Storybook Cosmetics was on the Ulta website I ordered the palette. I couldn’t let it get away from me.

Storybook Cosmetics is a company started by three sisters and is Cruelty Free!

Slytherin is my house, so naturally I had to do a Slytherin Look first. It also works for St. Pat’s!

The Wizardry and Witchcraft palette retails for $55 and has 12 shades of multiple finishes.

The palette contains a very nice mirror, and let’s be honest this packing is precious. I comes in a super cute burgundy velvet bag and looks like a book. You could store it on a book shelf and it would blend right in!

The Shades

  • Broomstick
  • Sorcerer
  • Cloak

  • Potions
  • Prophecy
  • Salem

  • Merlin
  • Bewitched
  • Cauldron

  • Spell Books
  • Charms
  • Jinx

The Look

  • I primed my lids with my Manakadar Step One Eye Primer. I then set that with Wet N’ Wild ” BrΓ»lΓ©e “.
  • I used a large fluffy brush and buffed the shade “Charms” onto my eye as the transition shade. I like the warm tone with the green shadows.
  • I used a regular crease brush to buff “Cloak” into the crease and on the lid some.
  • To deepen the outer crease I used a small dense crease brush to buff in “Broomstick “.
  • I used a shader brush and packed “Potions” all over my lid. I love this green.
  • To deepen my outer corner I layered on the shade “Cauldron”
  • I popped “Jinx” in the inner corner for a silver pop.
  • I highlighted my brow bone with the shade “Prophecy”.
  • For my wing I used the Ulta Fine Tip liner in black.
  • My mascara is Tarte Tarteist Mascara in Black.
  • I used Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion to line my tight and water lines.

  • For my lower lash line I placed “Potions” as close as I could get it to my waterline. Which is right in my water line, but I know not everyone can do so.
  • I blended that out with “Cloak”

Final Thoughts

Each shadow formula is fantastic. The softness, the pigment, how easy the shadows are to blend, all of it. I have no gripes! The only complaint I have is how bulky the packaging is, but I understand that is for the novelty of the product. If you are looking for a more neutral look, obviously this palette is not for you. If you are a literary fan I recommend checking out this brand.

🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 out of five top hats recommend this palette. I WILL be ordering more from Storybook Cosmetics!

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What book do you want to see made into a palette? I want The Great Gatsby and War of the Worlds!

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Goddess Provisions March 2018 | Tap into your body’s wisdom

I was very happy to come home today and find my Goddess Provisions Box on my bed. I had a fantastic experience with last months Box, so I was really looking forward to this one.

This months Box is centered all around Ayurvedic Wellness, and I am very intrigued. I have had some Ayurvedic products in Vegan Cuts boxes, so I have been interested in learning more for a while.

Monthly mantra: “I’m aligned in body, mind, and spirit.”

Idiots Guide to Ayurvedic By Sahara Rose $20

I can not wait to read this. I really want a better understanding of Ayurveda, and I believe this book will be very helpful.

Paavani Tridoshic Spritzer $12

“Aromatherapy mist for harmonizing all three sos has featuring lavender, geranium, and cedar.”

The scent is lovely and very calming. Once I learn more I am interested to see how well this product works.

Copper Cup Turmeric Latte $19

This latte mix is meant to reduce inflammation in the body.

I am not the biggest coffee fan, I prefer teas. But, my person loves coffee so I will probably have him give this a try.

Gonesh Sandalwood Incense Cones $2

I love the scent of sandalwood and I really enjoy burning incense. Sandalwood is a scent I find very relaxing, so I am sure I’ll get a ton of use out of these.

Copper Tongue Scraper $10

This instrument is meant to remove buildup and bacteria from your tongue. I have never heard of one of these, I am going to have to do a bit of research.

Balanced Guru Scalp Treatment $11.50

“Relax your mind and body with a gentle head massage using this scalp treatment that delivers nourishing Botanicals straight to your roots.”

I really like the idea of this product. I do get really bad eczema on my scalp though, so I am hoping this won’t cause a flare up if I try it.

Ahimsa Essentials Zen Oil Blend $13

This blend is made of lavender, peppermint, and bergamot. It smells fantastic. It is very close to the oil blend I have already been using and loving at night. I already know I am going to love this oil.

Carnelian $2

“Good for Pitta imbalance, this stone promotes self-empowerment, boosts will power, enhances vitality, and amplifies life force energy.”

This crystal seems like the perfect worry stone for work. I think I am going to place it on my desk and fidget with it when I become anxious or unmotivated. It is also just really nice to look at, I love the warm orange and brown tones.

That is it for this months GP box. I love everything and I am really glad a book was included! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 out of five pigeons!

What is your favorite aromatherapy products??

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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Goddess Provisions Feb 2018| Look for Faeries

I am trying to do things to help my mental health. I am trying to cope with a lot right now. So, I decided it’s time I focus on my spiritual side and self love.

I never really believed in anything besides the calming aspects of nature. After searching some, reading, and learning I’ve come to the conclusion that this is what I have needed to really help myself.

I decided to try out the Goddess Provisions Box. It focuses on crystals, aromatherapy, and different calming and healing things. Everything in the box is Cruelty Free. I do believe it is a bit pricey around $33 a month, but very worth it.

This months mantra: ” Those who don’t believe in Magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

Cottagewicks Candles “Faerie Magick “$20

“Lighten up your sacred space with this soy candle made with lavender essential oil and sprinkled with strawberry quarts crystals, turquenite, and herbs.”

This is the most beautiful candle I have ever seen. I almost don’t want to burn it. It smells amazing, I LOVE lavender, and I think it will be a fantastic addition to my night time meditation.

Pacifica Liquid Highlighter “Crystal Moon” $13

“Use this magic mans to apply a touch of faerie dust to your cheekbones, eyelids, and/or collarbones.”

I have wanted to try more from Pacifica’s crystal infused line. I have tried one other of the Liquid highlights, but this shade has more glitter in it.

I think this stark white shade with iridescent glitters will look nice on my fair skin. I have been wanting to get into using more cream products.

Element Botanicals Bath Salts “Faerie Garden” $7

“Add a dash of these botanical salts featuring rosewood and lavender essential oils into your bath for a cleaning ritual.”

Unfortunately, I do not have a bath tub just a standing shower. But, I could use them as a foot soak or take them with me when I travel to use while away.

The scent is great and the bottle is really cute.

Bioluminescence Flower Essence “Enchanted ” $15

“Add 3-4 drops under your tongue, to your favorite beverage, diy skincare creation, or bath go to align with the energy with the nature spirits.”

I haven’t read enough to quite figure out the benefits of this type of thing, but it is intriguing. I do have to say, there is something calming about it. I was expecting it to have a terrible taste, but it didn’t what so ever.

Use the code GODDESS for 20% off your flower essence order.

Lisa Junius Pin $12

I really love pins. My leather jacket is covered in them. I even bought an Ita bag to display them all on.

I think this pin is adorable and it seems to be nicely made.

Superfeast Mushroom Blend $28

“Boost your immune system by adding a dose of this blend of 8 medical mushrooms to your smoothie, juice, hot chocolate, or to a cup of hot water.”

I will be straight forward. I am terrified of trying the product. It sounds quite gross. Maybe I will be able to manipulate it into tasting somewhat tolerable. I have been victim to the Flu epidemic, maybe the mushroom blend will help.

Rose Quartz $2

“This stone emits the vibrations of unconditional love, joy, and emotional healing. Hold it close to your heart to increase your loving feelings towards all beings.”

The crystal had a beautiful light pink hue and is the perfect size to put in my jacket pocket. I like to put it in my pocket and rub my fingers around it Sense it is so soft.

That is all through this months Box! What are your favorite spiritual healing and self love items???

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Feb β€˜18 | Compassionate Beauty

I had a completely different post planned for today, but I feel just terrible. My throat feels like I swallowed knives and my entire body is sore. Needless to say I didn’t feel like putting on any makeup today. But, yesterday my favorite subscription box arrived in the mail! So, I decided to do an unboxing.

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a box of 4-5 Cruelty Free and vegan beauty products, I believe it is around $30ish a month.

This months theme is compassionate beauty. The card is covered in hearts. Ya know, because of Valentine’s Day.

Let’s look inside.

Jivi Exfoliating Face Wash “Lemongrass” $12

An all natural Exfoliating face wash. This arrived at the perfect time because I just finished up my current face wash. I will be doing a review on this item. After reading a bit about the company, they offer some fantastic things- to the customer and the community.

Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker “Perky” $12

This months makeup item is a lip crayon. If I am going to use a more traditional lip stick, it’s probably going to be in a crayon format.

The shade is one I tend to gravitate towards, so I am sure I will get a ton of use out of it.

Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream $7.50

I thought it was so funny I received this product. I just watched a YouTube video and the girl (who I can’t remember) was raving about this night cream. I am very excited to try it.

Śaiva Naturals Relaxing Foot Balm $17.50

I don’t think I have ever used a foot balm. But, I may apply it tonight and pop on some fuzzy socks. Maybe it’ll help me feel relaxed and my muscles won’t hurt as badly. It has a citrusy scent, which smells fantastic.

Art Naturals Konjac Sponge Set $10

I also needed a new facial sponge!! Two sponges will last me a while, so I was very excited to see something that is an essential for me.

$59 Value for only around $30. Great box this month VC!

Have you tried any of the products in this months Box yet?

Thank you so much for reading πŸ–€

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Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash-off Mask | Mask and Review

It’s no secret that I love masking. It is a very integral part of my skin care routine. Reason being? I have pretty bad acne, even at 22.

When I saw the Global Beauty Care Charcoal Mask in my Ipsy bag this month, I was immediately interested in trying it out. Charcoal is a detoxifier, so it is great for acne prone skin.

About the mask

“Deep cleansing mud based formula. Unclogs pores and lifts away impurities. All skin types.”

The product is also, hypoallergenic, ph balanced, and cruelty free!

I did want to mention that this mask has a relatively large ingredient list, compared to the masks I have tried from my vegan cuts beauty box

My thoughts

Here is the mask on my face. Can we please take a moment to appreciate my newest Daryl Dixon shirt!?πŸ˜πŸ’•

I really love the packaging. It is in a packet, but it has a screw on cap. So you get multiple uses and it’s easy to store.

During application I didn’t notice much of a scent.

More importantly, let’s talk results.

My skin felt much calmer. The next morning I noticed that some of the smaller break outs were gone, and that the large sized blemishes were smaller. My skin was also much smoother.

For only, $4.99 for a 5 pack of $1.97 for 1 packet, I am incredibly impressed. If I some how run out of my cleaner (ingredient wise) masks, I will be ordering this mask. I may even order some to give to friends and to take while traveling!

Pick some up, HERE, for yourself. You really need to give this Charcoal Mask a try!

πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹ out of five whales, would recommend.

What is your favorite inexpensive mask?

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Jan 2018|All Day Beauty

What it is: A Cruelty Free and vegan beauty box with deluxe to full size products

How much it costs: $29 a month

It’s the first VC Beauty Box of the year, and I was stoked when I saw it in my mail box today after work. I definitely needed the pick me up.

Speaking of, sorry I have been a bit MIA the past week or so, I have had a lot going on.

But, back to the topic of this post!

Heritage 1933 OMG Seal and Moisturizing oil $14

Multi functional oil that can be used on your face, body, & hair!”

I am all about oils! This one you can also use to moisturize your scalp and promote hair growth. Which is awesome.

Andalou Naturals Eye Revive Contour Gel $19.95

“Petal soft soothing contour gel with alpine rose stem cells that gently hydrates-and uplifts.”

Everyone needs a good eye cream. Well, Gel. The 1000 roses line is a really nice line, and none of the products I have tried so far have irritated my sensitive skin. I am excited to give this a try.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator $29

“Iridescent highlighter that can be used on the face and body to create a beautiful glow”

I am trying to get into using cream highlighters, but I’m always afraid they will bring out my pores. I really need to give some a go.

I don’t think this one will look good on my skin tone though, but I’ll try it at least once.

Oral Essentials Whitening strips $2.85

“Gel strips that whiten teeth in just 30 minuets!”

I have been trying to find a more natural whitening strips. I am glad I finally get to try one. Hopefully I like them so I can purchase a box.

MintPear Rose Hip Night Serum $12.50

“Rose Hip night Serum will help you wake up to a fresher, brighter, smoother complexion “

First of all, the packaging is really cute. Love the little card they included. Second of all, anything that will improve my complexion sounds great. I usually do enjoy rosehip.

Auromere Shampoo Bar $1

Ayurvedic shampoo bar with potent herbal extracts to naturally cleanse, nourish, and rejuvenate your hair and scalp.”

I love the Lush Shampoo bars. A less expensive option would be nice. I will give this tiny guy a try and then update you all.

That’s it for this months Box! The grand total of the products of this months Box comes to $72.30. Awesome value! I may not get much use out of the high light, but I have high hopes for everything else.

What do you think of this months VC Box?

Thank you for reading πŸ’•

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Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette | Look and Review

The on-line beauty community has given this brand a ton of hype. I was bound to cave and try it at some point. That being said, I bought three palettes. This post is going to focus on the first, the Nubian Palette.


I am usually not one for really bright packaging. But, I really love the whole ascetic of the Juvia’s Place brand, so the colorful packaging doesn’t seem like it’s just “because”. I do wish this palette had a mirror. The material it is made of seems sturdy, and the packaging is slim so it would be easy to travel with.

The shades look like basic warm nudes. But, they are all pigmented and there is a variety of finishes.

Row one

Row Two

Row Three

The shades all have great pigmentation, and they are all creamy. There is quite a bit of fall out from the more metallic shades. I do wish there were shade names or numbers, this isn’t really that important for day to day use though.

The Look

Please ignore my eye brows! I had not gotten them redone until yesterday, so they are a bit out of control in this picture.

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer. I am really loving NYX Eye primers!
  • I went in with a large fluffy brush and used the second shade in the first row as my transition.
  • I used a bit smaller of a brush and placed the third shade in the forth row a bit more in my crease.
  • I took a fluffy shader brush a used the third shade in the second row on my outer corner. I love this shade.
  • I then took a packing brush and placed the second shade in the second row all over the rest of my lid. I did wet this wit some Fix Plus.
  • Then I took a more compact crease brush and defined my outer crease lightly with the second shade in the third row.

  • I did a wing with my Jordana Fabuliner and tightlined with a random black liner from ELF.
  • I buffed out my liner on my water line with the third shade in the second row.
  • I buffed that out with the second shade in the third row.
  • Then that out with the second shade in the first row.
  • To blend out any harsh edges I brought in BrΓ»lΓ©e from Wet N Wild.
  • I popped the first shade in the first row into my inner corner.

Over all

I do like this Palette. It isn’t anything super unique, I definitely have these shadows else were in my collection. But, if you are just starting out and want warm shades in a variety of finishes, I think the Nubian Palette would be an awesome inexpensive palette to start with. You can very easily get a variety of looks with the shades included. Just remember to watch for fall out!

You can pick the palette up, right HERE, for yourself. ON SALE FOR $25!

Which Juvias Place Palette is your favorite?

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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