Violet Voss Hashtag Palette | Look and Review

Welcome!

Post tidbit:

Recently I have been obsessed with succulents. I have a cute little collection going. I paint mason jars and old candle jars to put them in and they sit right by all my crystals!

Not only am I obsessed with succulents, but I am OBSESSED with Violet Voss eyeshadows. When I saw their warm/cranberry palette named “Hashtag” I had to have it.

The palette contains 20 shades in various finishes and an awesome mirror.

It retails for $45 and can be purchased Here.

The pans in Violet Voss palettes are nicely sized. The layout of the shadows is very ascetically pleasing!

Swatches:

• Fresh – White matte

• Sauce – Nude matte

• Savage – Pale peach matte

• G.O.A.T – Dusty pink matte

• ILY – Black matte

• Truth – Golden shimmer

• Lady Boss – Champagne shimmer

• No Filter – Deep golden shimmer

• Throwback – Orange shimmer

• Lit – Bronze shimmer

• Vacay – Rose gold shimmer

• Goals – Orange matte

• FOMO – Light pink shimmer

• Low-Key – Pink toned brown shimmer

• Living – Pink purple shimmer

• Sunset – Purple matte

• Relevant – Purple shimmer

• TBT – Plum matte

• Petty AF – Deep purple shimmer

• Life – Indigo matte

The Look:

*I apologize for the font change. When I copied the shade description from beautybay.com the font messed up.**

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Glitter Primer. I set it with the shade “Fresh”.
  • I took a fluffy crease brush and used the shade “Sauce” as my transition.
  • I did the same thing with the shade “Savage”.
  • And again with the shade “goals” but with a bit of a smaller brush. I also put it on the inner and outer corners of my lid.
  • I went over “Goals” with “TBT” And also concentrated it more in my crease.
  • I then popped the shade “Relevant” in the center.
  • “Relevant” didn’t give me enough of a pop so I placed “Truth” on top of it.

  • Under my eyes I placed “TBT” as close as I could to my water line.
  • I blended that out with “Savage”
  • And then blended again with “Sauce”.
  • I popped “Truth” into the inner corner.

Final Thoughts:

I love it! This palette is fantastic. Violet Voss has probably my favorite shadow formula. If you are into cranberry and warm shades I would say that the Hashtag palette is very much so worth the $45. The shadows are infused with jojoba oil, so your lids are getting some special treatment! They are also made with out parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠 out of five fish. I highly recommend this palette!

Thank you so much for stopping by💜

What is your all time favorite eyeshadow palette?

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BoxyCharm x Pür Palette | Is it worth $36?

Long time no review and look!

I am going to be honest. I have felt no motivation to play with make up. Full disclosure; sometimes mental illness makes doing the things you love hard, I have thought about making a serious that talks about my path and struggle. It would also be an informative series about dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as a women in my early 20’s. But, that is just an idea.

For now, back to the post at hand! I am sure by now you have all seen last months BC. And the new palette that came in it. When mine arrived I was so excited. The shades looked stunning, and the layout really does inspire some more creative eye looks.

The mirror is bomb by the way.

You have peaches, and cranberries, and blue, and an ALMOST gunmetal shade. It is a pretty unique pallet, at least to what I have in my collection.

  • Pürfect: a Matte Cream
  • Nakey: a Matte Peach
  • Belle: a darker matte peach, a bit more pink
  • Squad: a Shimmer Peach

  • Charmer: a metallic bronze
  • Alliance: a metallic gold, to me it almost looks like a gunmetal type shade.
  • Bae: a shimmer lighter cranberry
  • ATL: a metallic cranberry

  • Duet: a dark matte brown
  • MIA: a very shimmery blue
  • BFF: a matte magenta
  • Body Black: a matte black with some sparkle

The Look

  • After priming my lid I set it with the shade “pürfect”. I also used this shade to blend out harsh edges and highlight my brow bone.
  • I used a large crease brush and buffed”Nakey” into the crease and over my lid.
  • Using a smaller crease brush I buffed in “belle” but kept it more targeted to the crease.
  • I decided to do a halo eye. So on the inner and outer thirds of my eyes I applied “BFF”. I had to pack this one on. Over and over and over. I then took a pencil brush and connected the two thirds.
  • I popped “charmer” in the middle. Which was hard to do. It wouldn’t stick, and I tried a million different ways! It only looks nice in the picture because it caught the light.

On my lower lash line I mirrored my lid and I popped a random highlighter in my inner corner.

My Thoughts

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I am not a fan. All three dark mattes are very disappointing. The pigmentation just isn’t there. “Charmer” doesn’t work. I am not sure if if just me, I mean I am no pro.

I do love the entire first row, but I have those shades a dozen times over.

The palette retails for $36 on Ulta.com, but I would pass this one up. Now, try it for your self- you may love it! But if we generally agree, I would let this Palette slide pass you.

🌳🌳 out of five trees. The mirror is amazing, and some of the shades work, but those shades aren’t rare. I will be passing this along to a friend to try. I do want to give it props though for being vegan AND cruelty free!!! I wish I would have loved it.

Alright guys. I need ideas. What content would you like to see!?

Thank you for reading💜

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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 ” Brûlée “.
  • 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”.
  • REMEMBER TO BLEND WHEN NEEDED
  • 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.
  • REMEMBER TO BLEND WHEN NEEDED

  • 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!

Check them out on Ulta.com!

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

Thank you so much for reading 💕💕

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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 💜

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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.

🍑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!

🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 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.

🍑🍑🍑 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.🙄

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!

Thank you for reading🍑🍑🍑🍑

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

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Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette | Look and Review

For a while it seemed like every Beauty influencer was talking about the Violet Voss Holy Grail eyeshadow palette. So, I am a little bit late to the party. Recently, Violet Voss has entered Sephora making it easier to order and buy in stores, so I took the opportunity to finally get my hands on this beautifully packaged palette.

The palette retails for $45. You get 20 shadows and a wonderful large mirror. I actually have been using the mirror lately to do my makeup sense it is so nice.

The palette is full of warm and cranberry shades. Very on par with recent trends. Very rarely do I hop on to trends, but this one I absolutely adore.

The pans are nicely sized and the packaging seems sturdy, although it is made of cardboard.

  • Crystal
  • Ploof
  • Thanks A Latte
  • Transition
  • Hashtag

  • Awesome Sauce
  • Bestie
  • Toffee
  • Chill
  • How U Doin

  • Bat My Eyes
  • Cool Beans
  • R U Kitten Me
  • So Jelly
  • On Fleek

  • Brownie Points
  • Teddy Bear
  • Glamping
  • Cranberry Splash
  • Wine N Dine

The shadow names are hilarious to me. Never have I referred to something as on fleek and I have no clue what a Ploof is, but the shade names still crack me up.

The Look

  • I started off by priming my eyes with the Too Face Shadow Insurance. I set it with the shade Thanks A Latte. I also used this to blend out any harsh edges.
  • I then went in with a large fluffy brush and placed the shade Transition in my crease and a bit above and below it to act as, of course, my transition.
  • Then I went in with a smaller crease brush and buffed in the shade Bestie.
  • I repeated this step with the shade R U Kitten Me.
  • Then I took the shade Brownie Points on the outer part of my eye with a fluffy shader brush.
  • I then lightly put Bat My Eyes on the inner part of my outer lid, if that makes since.
  • Blend.
  • Then I carved out my lid with a concealer.
  • I then used a flat packer brush to pack on the shade Cranberry Splash, obviously over the concealer.
  • Bleeeeend.
  • I used Thanks A Latte to high light my brow bone.
  • I then did a wing, with the Too Face Sketch Marker in Black.

  • For my lower lash line, I lined my water line with a black pencil.
  • Then I put the shade Wine N Dine right in my water line. I wouldn’t do this if your eyes are really sensitive. Just recently have my eyes gotten used to doing this. Know your limits.
  • I buffed this out with the shade Transition.
  • Lastly for shadows, I popped Ploof in my inner corner.
  • Once my eyes were properly painted up, I applied the Tarte Tarteist Mascara.

Over all thoughts

If you are wanting to spend some money on an eyeshadow palette, and like these shades, this is the one I would highly recommend. The shadows are all consistently wonderful. You get a wide variety of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. After trying this Palette I want every single other Violet Voss palette. In fact, I think I am going to use a gift card I got to pick up another.

The formula is extremely blendable. 20 shades, all of which are stunning, very much so worth the $45 you are spending. I would say skip out on similarly priced palettes and pick up one from Violet Voss.

🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 out of five pigeons think that this palette has earned its name of the Holy Grail palette.

Thank you for reading 🦄🦄

Have you tried this Palette? Which Violet Voss palette is your favorite?

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What is in my Z palettes?| Bonus: My go to look!

I love the idea of Zpalettes. They allow you to make your own custom palettes, which I think is really fun. If you aren’t a fan of single shadows, you can depot single shadows that do strike your fancy and place them in your handy Zpalette.

ZPalettes obviously vary by size and price. Anywhere from $5 for palettes that hold 3 shades, to around $30 (maybe more) for double sided palettes. Now, other brands do make their own magnetic palettes, and there are ways to make your own. I just happen to only own Zpalettes, because they are easily accessible. I live in St.Louis, so there are a lot of Sephora and Ulta’s around me. Thank God!

Let’s jump into my Zpalettes!

Palette one

This is a large Zpalette, and it retails for $20. I got an orange one because I never see orange ones on others social media platforms, so it intrigued me. Sorry for the mess, I dip into these shadows a ton!

Row one:

  • ColourPop Locked and Loaded
  • ColourPop Bel Air
  • ColourPop Come and Get it
  • ColourPop Take it Slow
  • ColourPop Note to Self
  • ColourPop Cloud Nine
  • ColourPop Take the lead

I love the ColourPop singles, and I do plan to purchase more and their palettes. I would say they are one of my favorite shadow formulas.

Row Two:

  • ColourPop Criss Cross
  • ColourPop Paper Tiger
  • ColourPop Popular Demand
  • ColourPop Stay Golden
  • ColourPop Get Out
  • ColourPop Top Notch
  • Make Up Geek Anarchy

The ColourPop mattes are amazing, so creamy and pigmented! I am going to be honest, I only have two Makeup Geek shadows, and they aren’t as good as the ColourPop. 🤷‍♀️

Row Three:

  • Makeup Geek Mirage
  • Ofra Millennium Gold
  • Ofra Bohemian
  • Ofra Buttercup
  • Ofra Smoke
  • Ofra Iron
  • Merle Norman Poolside

The Ofra shadows are alright, I probably wouldn’t purchase anymore. The Merle Norman Shade was a gift and was actually supposed to be a bronzer sample. I just use it as a shadow, it isn’t the best, isn’t the worse. I like using it as a transition.

Row Four:

  • Merle Norman Mist
  • Merle Norman Bare
  • Urban Decay Black Out
  • MAC…I am not sure of the shade name, I’m a savage and didn’t put it on the back of the pan.
  • MAC Cork
  • Ofra Truffle

Black Out is my all time favorite black shadow! I set liner with it a lot and use it in Smokey eyes. The Mac shades are nice, I have heard MAC is going back to fully CF, not testing where required by law. I pray this is true!

Palette Two

This is a baby Zpalette sold at Sephora. It retails for $10. It is perfect for travel. I am still in the process of really organizing my Zpalettes.

  • Jane Iredale, again I am a savage and didn’t write the shade down.
  • Anastasia 10k
  • Anastasia Topaz
  • UD Fireball
  • Pink Pewter Kua Bay
  • Han Romance
  • Han Sunset
  • DLS Tease
  • Younique Trusting
  • Nomad Cosmetics, shade name unknown. This one is listed in my single shadow collection before I depotted it, if you really want to know!

I love the Anastasia shadows. There are a ton at TJMaxx, so keep that in mind!

Palette Three:

This Palette was a collab with BoxyCharm. I believe the retail price was $10. I intended to use this one for shadows, but this highlighter would not stay in the pan.🙄

  • Ofra Rodeo Drive
  • UD Sin

I really love both of these highlighters and reach for them often.

Bonus Look:

  • I set my eye Primer with MUG Mirage. I also used this shadow to blend out any harsh lines.
  • For my transition shade I used ColourPop Belair. It isn’t too warm or cool, it is a great basic transition shade.
  • For my lid I used CP Come and get it. I wet the shadow with Fix Plus, just to give it extra shine, you don’t have to do that though, it’s great dry as well.
  • For my outer corner I used MUG Anarchy. I really concentrate it on the outer corner.
  • To deepen up my crease I used the CP shade Cloud nine. I concentred this towards the outside of my eye as well.

  • For my inner corner I used the CP shade Take it Slow.
  • On my lower lash line I used CP Get Out.

That’s the eye look I tend to do when I don’t want to think about it. The shadows I use do change up depending on the day. I really enjoy how it makes my green eyes pop!

Thank you so much for reading.💜💜😍

What is in your Zpalettes? What are your fave CP singles or palettes? Comment below!

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