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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M.Y.O Cosmetic Case | What is it!?

I am forever trying to find the best and most efficient way to transport my makeup while traveling, damn, even the best way to transport it for touch ups.

I hate bulky makeup bags and cleaning up spills, but I live a busy life and don’t always have time to run home after work and before I head to class or out with friends, and I know a ton of you are in the same boat. Ladies and dudes, I may have just found the answer to all of our problems.

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Case!!

The extremely durable hard plastic clutch is made in Canada, by an innovative company led by women ( founded by Suzanne Carter). I am thrilled to be able to help support a women led company, who have developed such a useful product.πŸ–€

The plastic that the case is made of is not only durable, but TSA approved and sustainable! A women led AND environmentally conscious companyπŸ–€πŸ–€.

What does it include?

To make the M.Y.O. Cosmetic Cases even more effective for travel, a few helpful features are included.

  • The gray lining you see above is called a Circlet, this is what prevents spills. This part comes in different colors, but unless it’s my makeup or hair I like to stick to gray or black. This piece is made of medical grade material that is hypoallergenic and recyclable.
  • There are also two magnetic plastic pieces called Style Sticks. You can place them on either side of a lip product or mascara, for example, so they don’t roll around. They are made of the same material the Circlet is.
  • The three containers included are called Beauty Pods. They are meant to hold liquid products like skin care and foundation. I find this extremely effective and helpful. They actually hold quite a bit. The pods are made of recyclable, medical grade material and are washable.
  • The last thing included (besides the awesome mirror) is the double ended brush. The brush is for brows and eyeshadow. I have to say it is extremely soft and fantastic quality. Of course, the brush is Cruelty Free!

Here is just a basic idea of how it looks with a few things inside.

It holds around 15 of the ColourPop single shadows or 6 full-size blushes from ofra.

My full thoughts

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Cases retail for $44.79. While that price is a bit steep, I have been getting so much use out of mine that it is unreal. Right now I have it set up for touch ups, but I am going to be taking it to Cancun with me, it’ll fit everything I need for my few days in paradise! I really want to get a second one.

If you travel or live a busy life style, I really believe you will benefit from the M.Y.O case. More than worth its price.

πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 5 out of 5 hearts. Durable, sustainable, and women led.

Have you tried the MYO Case or something similar? Comment below!

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*product was sent for review, all opinions are honest and are all my own!!!!*

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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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?

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ColourPop Yes Please Palette | Look and Review

After Christmas ColourPop had a pretty big sale. Of course I had to pick up somethings I have had my eye on. I picked up a few palettes and a few single shadows. No lip colors or face powders, the ones I wanted we all sold out. πŸ™„

Tonight, we are going to be focusing on the “Yes Please” Palette.

This Palette retails for $16 and was included on Nylon’s Hit List!


The packaging is made of a sturdy cardboard. I am not sure why the front says “Cute AF”, and the palette name is smaller and on the back. The shade names are also on the back, I would prefer them in the palette, but at least they are there. There is no mirror.

The palette is very sunset-esque. I have heard that it is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, I wouldn’t know I have never even swatched it.

Row one

  • Bling shimmery almost metallic copper
  • Champs Matte Light Peach
  • Big Cocktails matte orange
  • Full Zip Matte Cream

Row Two

  • GNO Matte copper
  • Spoiled Matte red
  • Butter Cake metallic yellow-y gold
  • Louie metallic orange

Row Three

  • French Kiss deep warm brown
  • Chauffeur metallic peach
  • Note to Self warm light brown
  • Mischief matte yellow

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer and set it with “Full Zip”. I also used this shade to blend out any harsh lines.
  • I took the shade “Champs” on a fluffy brush and used it as a Transition
  • I took a smaller fluffy brush and placed the shade “Note to self “in my crease and just a bit on the lid.
  • Taking a more dense crease brush I placed “GNO” just in the crease
  • With a fluffy shader brush I put “Louie” on my outer corner
  • With a flat shader brush I put ” Chauffeur” all over the lid
  • Using the same brush I placed “Butter cake” in the center of my lid.

  • I placed “mischief” in my inner corner.
  • I used a pencil brush to put “GNO” as close as I could to my water line.
  • I blended that out with “Champs”

I lined my eyes and applied some mascara. Bam eye look done!

Over all

I am actually very happy with this Palette. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I do. More than worth the $16!

🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎 out of five lizards!

Have you tried the Yes Please palette yet?

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Palette | Review and Look

I am sure you all know about the original Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Palette. It is an all Matte palette separated into 4 quads. It is fantastic and has became a favorite amongst the beauty community.

But, did you know that Kat came out with a Shimmer version? Because I didn’t until I say it in Sephora. It is essentially a shimmery sister to the OG Palette.

Visually, shade layout and packaging wise, this Palette is very appealing to me. The packaging is a hard plastic, and you get a fantastic mirror. The design of the palette is simple yet beautiful, in true KVD still. The shades are displayed in a very cohesive manor, which makes the palette easier to navigate.

Let’s look at some swatches!

Quad one

  • Porcelain A staple Matte Cream Shade. The only Matte in the Palette
  • Copper when swatched appears as a shimmery Gold.
  • Bronze a bronze shade. More powdery then the last larger glitter chunks.
  • Sterling a sheer glitter cream shade with Silver glitter. Seems like more of a shadow topper.

I enjoy the first two shades in this quad. The other two I find hard to work with.

Quad Two

  • Dusk a light shimmery neutral brown.
  • Cinder a neutral brown Shimmer, green under tone.
  • Onyx a black with chunky glitter. I found this shade very dry.
  • Glacier a white glitter shade. Another one that seems to be more like a shadow topper.

Again, I only like two of the four.

Quad Three

  • Dune shimmery light orange shade
  • Rust a shimmery orange-red
  • Jasper shimmery light warm toned brown. Chunky glitter.
  • Quartz a very light orange with chunky glitter. Again, appears to be more like an eye topper.

I bet you can guess that I only like two of the four shades in this quad as well.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Glitter Primer to stop a foreseeable disaster, and set it with Porcelain. Porcelain is also the shade I used to blend out harsh lines.
  • For my transition and blending I pulled in the lightest brown in the KVD OG shade + Light Eye Palette. This is the only time I dip into other palettes.
  • I tried to deepen up the crease with Dusk.
  • I placed Cinder on my outer corner and blended it into the outer crease ever so slightly.
  • For my lid, I placed Dune all over it.

  • For my lower lash line, I lined it with a black liner. Then applied Cinder as close to the lash line as possible.
  • Blended that out with dusk.
  • Then I blended that out with porcelain.
  • Lastly, I popped Glacier in my inner corner.

Over all thoughts

For $49 you get 12 shades. 6 of which I dislike. The other 6 I really enjoy. The 6 shades I did not like were hard to blend, due to how powdery they are. I also found that the ones that were reminiscent of eye toppers were hard to build (and blend), because they have such a slick almost cream like texture.

I love KVD and I hate to say it, but if I could find the box to this Palette I would return it. For almost $50, technically over $50 after tax, I want much more than half the shades to work. I think the concept of the palette was great, but I find that it is really unnecessary and not worth the price.

🐝🐝 out of five bumble bees. The packaging and the shades I liked earned it the two bees.

Have you tried this Palette? What are your thoughts? Comment below!

Thank you for reading πŸ’œ

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Too Faced Sweet Peach | Look and Review

Happy new year!

For our last post of the year, we are going to finally discuss some stuff from the Too Faced Sweet Peach collection.

We have; the glow palette, the Papa Don’t Peach Blush, and of course the Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette!

Firstly; yes, everything smells like artificial peaches. The packaging on all the products is adorable, metal, and very sturdy. Each item also comes with a nice mirror.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow $42

Our first item up for discussion is the highlight, Blush, and bronzer kit.

Unfortunately, I think the Sweet Peach Glow Kit was a dud. There are peaches pressed into the product. This caused the product to become pressed extremely hard. Know what this means? That very little pigmentation comes off. All three of the products take a lot of work and building up. I wish that this wasn’t the case, I think the bronzer would have been nice for my light skin tone and the highlight is very pretty. I am pretty sure the blush in the kit is as same as the Papa Don’t Peach Blush.

πŸ‘one out of 5 peaches. This product just does not work. The only way I would say you should pick this item up is if you are a collector.

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush $30

Not all the face products are duds! I love this blush.

It gives a beautiful peach glow to the skin. It isn’t too much, but it is enough that you notice it. I really do think it is my new favorite blush!

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ out of five peaches!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette $49

Here it is, the eyeshadow palette that started the craze. The Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. For $49 you get 18 shadows, in Matte, glitter, and shimmer finishes. All named after peach related things and southern terms of speech. I have to admit, the names are precious.

Row 1:

  • White Peach
  • Luscious
  • Just Peachy
  • Bless her Heart
  • Tempting
  • Charmed, I’m Sure

Row Two:

  • Nectar
  • Cobbler
  • Candid Peach
  • Bellini
  • Peach Pit
  • Delectable

Row Three:

  • Peaches ‘N Cream
  • Georgia
  • Caramelized
  • Puree
  • Summer Yum
  • Talk Derby To Me

The matte shades are great, as are most of the shimmers. True to rumors the purple shades suck. The shades with glitter in them are patchy and terrible. Quite frankly, I don’t understand why this palette is so hyped up. For $49, there are 5 of the 18 shades that are just terrible.

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ out of five peaches. I don’t think it is worth the money. Especially considering how great the Chocolate Bar Palettes are.

The Look:

  • I primed my eyes with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I set it with the shade “Peaches ‘N Cream”. I also used this shade to blend out the harsh edges.
  • I took a fluffy brush and blended “Georgia ” into my crease to act as my transition shade.
  • After that I took a more dense less fluffy crease brush and buffed in “Puree”.
  • Taking the same brush, but more focused on just the crease rather than part of the lid as well, I buffed in the shade “Summer Yum” to warm the look up.
  • Blend
  • I then took “Charmed, I’m Sure” and put it on the outer corner of my lid and a bit into the outer crease.
  • For my lid I placed the shade “Peach Pit” all over it. Once I realized there wasn’t any purple to this like I thought, I placed “Delectable” over it. This shade also gave off no purple.
  • Blend
  • I then did a wing with the Kat Von D Tattoo liner in “Trooper”.
  • And applied the Tarte Tarteist Mascara.

  • I popped the shade “Nectar” in my inner corner.
  • On my lower lash line I applied “Summer Yum” right on my lash line.
  • I buffed it out with “Puree”
  • Then I blended that out with “Georgia”.
  • I used the highlight and bronzer from the Peach Glow kit.
  • I used the Papa Don’t Peach Blush.

I wanted to make sure I used the purple, so I could really see if they were as bad as I heard. I wish the shades would not have been so patchy. And that they would have been true to color.πŸ™„

The highlight and bronzer could be better, much better. But, the Papa Don’t Peach Blush is something I think would make a great edition to any makeup collection!

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Have you tried the Sweet Peach Collection? What are your thoughts?

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