The Organic Skin Co. | Review and a Look

For such a small blog, I receive quite a few PR samples. But, I only share the ones that I think deserve more attention. The Organic Skin Co is a company that I believe definitely deserves all the attention.

The beauty products are cruelty free and vegan, and with each product purchased a tree is planted. That isn’t each order, that’s each PRODUCT!

The products are also all natural!

This post will be long. So, let’s get into the products and my honest thoughts.

4 pan palette $28 Blush

The palette it’s self is extremely sturdy. It is made of a hard plastic, has a magnetic closure, and contains a nice mirror. For an empty palette, $28 is steep. With all of the options out there, I would not say this in particular is a must have. However, if you can spring it, I 100% recommend it!

The palette also comes in charcoal and stone. There is also an 8 pan option.

Check out the 4 pan palette Here.

The Pods

We are going to go in order from left to right.

The Eyes Have It Pod “Day Dreamer” $21

Cream shadow wasn’t my thing, until now. The formula is long wearing, easy to apply, and blended really nicely.

The shade I have “Day Dreamer” is the perfect one and done shade. There are also 9 other options to pick from.

“Day Dreamer” also makes a fantastic cream bronzer/contour.

If you enjoy cream shadows, or don’t I mean I didn’t, and enjoy easy and quick application, with a lasting formula… give the Eyes have it pods a try.

You can look at all the colors Here!

In the Spotlight Pod “Lunar” $21

If there was one product I could have skipped, it would be this one. It is still great quality and makes a great inner corner highlight. But, as a face highlighter it isn’t for me. I like that in your face highlight.

If you like a natural ethereal glow though, this highlight is amazing. It did not make my foundation patchy and it applies well with a finger or a sponge. It blended out effortlessly.

You can check out both shades Right here.

Hide and Seek Pod “Porcelain” $21

I did not go into this thinking I was going to find my new favorite concealer. I assumed this was going to be light coverage and hard to work with.

I was WRONG!

The Hide and Seek concealer covered blemishes, dark circles and scaring like a dream. Blends out well with a finger, sponge, or brush. Once the weather warms up here in Missouri I may just wear this concealer and go with out foundation!

I do have to say… the shade range leaves much to be desired. There are 8 shades, most of which are a shade of beige.

You can view all 8 shades Here.

Cheeky Lips Pod “First Blush” $21

This Pod is for your lips and cheeks.

Personal preference, I prefer a matte lip, but for quick easy days I always go glossy. Now, I don’t think I need any of my other glossy lip shades!

As a lip color the pigment is great! The formula is comfy and relatively long wearing. It will not last through food or drink. And no, it is not kiss proof. ( Sorry Coty 😂)

As a blush? I am in love! If used lightly it gives your cheeks that wind flushed look. Just like the other products, it blends out easily and lasts ages.

There are 7 shades that you can view Here.

Meet the Press Eye Shadow “Nutmeg” $31

Nutmeg is a matte cool dark brown. It isn’t unique to my collection, but what is anymore? The pigment is fantastic! The texture is buttery and it blended in like 3 seconds!!

There are 10 shades Here, and I really want more.

  • For my eyes I placed “Day Dreamer” all over my lids and blended it out with “Nutmeg”, then I took “Nutmeg” on my Lower lash line.
  • Lastly for my eyes I popped “Lunar” in my inner corner.
  • I applied “Day Dreamer” in the spots that I would bronze and contour.
  • I applied “First Blush” a little further back than the apples of my cheeks.
  • I applied “Lunar” on my Cupid’s bow, nose, brow bone, and cheek bones
  • I placed “First Blush” all over my lips.

That’s it! A quick and easy clean look!

I will never say you absolutely need something, because that just isn’t true. But, I will say I will pick up more of both shadows and repurchase the concealer and lip/cheek product when mine run out.

Personally, I am happy to pay a higher price if it is going to an ethical company that has the well being of our environment in mind.

Have your tried Organic Skin Co?

Thank you for reading🌙

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Please note, all opinions are honest and I earn nothing from this post or the links.

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ColourPop Ooh La La | Review and Swatches

Tonight, I bring you another Colourpop review, I recently made a big order, so expect more to come.

I love how affordable Colourpop is, and they are cruelty free. The fact that they come out with such colorful palettes makes me happy.

The Ooh La La Palette has a pink theme, perfect for the month of February. Pink by far is not my favorite color, but I found myself drawn to this palette.

The packaging is hot pink and made of a hard sturdy plastic. There is a mirror inside, perfect if you feel the need to travel with a pink eyeshadow palette.

Ooh La La is $12 and you can get it on the ColourPop site Here!

The Swatches

Tickled: A very light pink with a purple a blue flip to the glitter.

Soft Core: Matte warm pink

Poodle: Matte true pink

Big Sugar: Shimmer bubble gum pink with a silver sheen.

Opulent: Bright fuchsia shimmer with a blue sheen.

Sandbar: Matte bright pink

Trove: Matte raspberry

Caddy: Matte deep purple

Moon Struck: Metallic peachy gold.

The Look

* please ignore the mascara on my lid, I didn’t notice it until I took the pictures.

  • I primed my eyes, did not set it.
  • I used a big fluffy brush and applied Soft Core to my crease area.
  • I used the same brush and repeated the same step with Poodle.
  • I took a pointed crease brush and applied Sandbar to the outer part on my lid and the blended it in to the crease
  • I took a smaller pointed crease brush and applied Trove to my outer V.
  • I applied Opulent to the outer two thirds of my lid.
  • I applied Big Sugar to the remainder of my lid.
    • I lined my water and tight lines with a pink liner.
      I used a liner brush and applied a mixture of Trove and Caddy to my lower lash line.
      I blended it out with a mixture of Soft Core and Poodle.
      I popped Moon Struck in my inner corner and topped it with Tickled.
  • Over all thoughts

    The shadows do not swatch the best, but what is important is the application. The shades apply like a dream and blend out beautifully.

    If you really enjoy pink, I would say this is a wonderfully palette to add to your collection. It is also a great palette if you usually wear neutrals and want to add a pop of color to your looks.

    For only $12, the Ooh La La Palette is a great, inexpensive piece to pick up!

    What is your favorite Colour Pop palette?

    Thank you for reading🖤

    Find me on IG @_ notan_alien

    ILuvSarahii x Colourpop Collection | Review and Swatches

    I have to say. I love Colorpop. Their formulas, packaging- everything!

    To be honest, I haven’t watched much of ILuvSarahii, but the collaborations I have seen her put out just speak to me.

    I bought the bundle on Colourpops website for $39, it is currently on sale for $31.20!

    You can also purchase all of the products separately.

    Through My Eyes 16 pan eye palette $23 currently on sale for $18.40

    First and foremost, the packaging is really cute, and totally my aesthetic. It is they typical sturdy cardboard packaging.

    There are a variety of shades. You can get a ton of looks out of this palette. Neutral, blue looks, red looks. It has everything you need in a palette, in my opinion anyway. I have traveled with it and it was perfect.

    Row one:

    • Lúcido: A champagne metallic.
    • Wild Soul: A matte mustard
    • Mesmer-eyez: A metallic Gold
    • Sandalwood: A light matte brown

    Row two

    • In a wink: A matte cream
    • Euphoric: A matte red orange
    • Canela: A warm brown with some glitter
    • Lomo: A shimmery red

    Row Three

    • Emerald Dream: A metallic emerald
    • Muze: A metallic Copper
    • Divina: A deep matte purple
    • Flecks: A cool brown metallic

    Row Four

    • Nostalgia: A matte dusty rose pan, it when used pulls orange, no idea how it manages this.
    • Moody: A matte teal
    • Nocturne: A metallic Cranberry
    • Misbehave: A matte cranberry

    The shades are all pigmented and buttery, true to the Colourpop formula.

    I did want to show a comparison to the little ILuvSarahii x Dose of Colors palette. I think that they work great in conjugation. The Colourpop one really looks like a larger version. If you were thinking of getting the Dose of Colors palette, I would recommend skipping it for the Colourpop one. It has more options, works just as well, and is less pricey.

    Lip Bundle #3 $16 on sale for $12.80 you can also get them individually for $5.20

    This is ILuvSarahii’s third lip bundle with Colourpop. (I may pick up the other two.)

    It contains two Ultra Matte Lips and one Ultra glossy lip.

    • Sueño De Coco: A matte light brown.
    • Glass Lip: A neutral glittery gloss
    • Dulcet: A matte orange red

    I think Sueño De Coco is my new favorite liquid lip. The CP matte liquid lip formula is great. It is long lasting and inexpensive!

    The look

    • To prime my eyes I used the original Urban Decay primer potion. I set it with In a Wink.
    • I used a fluffy brush used Sandal Wood as a transition. I just placed it all over.
    • I used a bit smaller of a brush and used Wild Soul to add warmth to the look.
    • I then used a pointed crease brush and placed Euphoric on my outer corner and into my outer crease.
    • I then put some glitter primer on my lid and and put Emerald Dream all over my lid.
    • Lastly I popped Lúcido on my inner corner

    • I lined my lower lash line with Moody
    • I blended it out with Sandal Wood and Wild Soul.

    For my lips I used Sueño De Coco and layered Glass Lip over it.

    Over all:

    I love this collection! I can’t stop using it. If the colors speak to you like they did me, I would pick it up while it is on sale. You will not be disappointed!

    What is your favorite ColourPop palette?

    Thank you for reading🐧

    Find me on IG @ _notan_alien

    January 2019 Empties

    January ended up being a hell of a month for me. I turned 23, had a week long hospital stay, and finally got a full diagnostic evaluation done.

    Now that it is a new month, and I am going through some major changes, it is time to do this empties post and throw all this trash away.

    Sheet Masks

    The Crème Oh Deer! Detoxifying Lemon Sheet Mask

    This mask was a gift, and I did enjoy it. I had a great makeup day the day after use. My skin was softer and brighter than normal. If I saw it I would pick it up.

    Jeju:en You can’t handle this sheet

    This mask came to me in Ipsy last month. It was neat, there was flames on the check area. The name is hilarious as well. However, I didn’t notice it do anything.

    Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

    This is my favorite Sheet Mask. Will always repurchase.

    Biobelle #Beautysecret

    This mask was great, made my skin very soft and moisturized. Which is a lovely perk to have in the harsh winter months.

    C’est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

    I was sent these wipes to try out and i really like them! One wipe removed a full face of makeup, they are loaded with product to remove the makeup. They didn’t irritate my eyes either and most wipes do. I believe Target is beginning to sell this brand, I will be picking more up.

    Veíse Hydrating Face Wash

    I was also sent this product to try. I works great, my face was more clear than it has been in ages thanks to this wash. It is also a very clean product. However, I just cannot handle the apple cider vinegar smell. If smells don’t bother you, I recommend it.

    Fortune Cookie Soap You’re the One That I Want Microdermabrasion Scrub

    I loves this scrub. It made my skin feel great! I am probably going to purchase another if they have it on the FCS site.

    Peter Thomas Roth 24 K Gold Mask

    This mask was cool to use because it was gold, but I did not notice it do anything. I wouldn’t spend the money for the full size.

    MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base

    I got this sample in Ipsy. I really enjoyed it, made my base makeup look great. I would purchase the full size if MAC was cruelty Free.

    FCS Sugar Rush Solid Sugar Scrub

    Solid sugar scrubs are my new favorite thing. It’s so much easier to use and less of a mess than traditional body scrubs. This one smelled like candy! I will repurchase another solid scrub from FCS.

    Farmacy Eye Dew Sample

    The cream is really thick and made my under eyes feel very moisturized. I have another sample to go through, after that I may pick up the full size.

    It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara mini

    I love this mascara, it is my current holy grail. I have already purchased the full size.

    That is is for this months empties!

    What did you use up this month?

    Thank you for reading 🦙

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    Glamour Ghoul Box | Limited Edition Beetle Juice Makeup Box

    Glamour Ghoul Box is so cool. I buy their boxes every now and then. They are all themed, spooky themes, and cruelty free indie products. All of my favorite things!

    I ordered this so long ago that I don’t remember the cost- the boxes sell out fast. The prices on the boxes seem to vary.

    But, let’s get down to business and see what’s in side.

    Apocalyptic Beauty Setting Spray for the Recently Deceased

    Isn’t this the coolest setting spray you have ever seen!? I cannot wait to give it a try.

    Apocalyptic Beauty Bio-Exorcism Pigment

    I don’t think I have a lime green pigment! This one is really pretty.

    This is going to make for the great focus point of an eye look.

    Necromancy Cosmetics Mood Lipsticks “Mood Orange”

    This is one of those heat activated color changing lipsticks. I never really saw the point of these. I get that it is cool seeing the color change, but after that, they all look pink.

    Here it is changing to pink. I might use this, I might pass it on. We will see.

    Flora and Aurora Infinity Lipcolor “Tea”

    First and foremost, 10% of the company proceeds go to the ASPCA, which is fantastic.

    The product itself looks like a pretty color and the formula feels really nice and hydrating.

    I think I will get a lot of uses out of this lip color.

    MGC Pigment “It’s Showtime “

    I am pretty positive that this is a highlight, but there is no info card or info on the container.

    It is pretty though. Peachy. I will put it on my eyes and face. I like it. Very pigmented. Definitely a POW kind of glow.

    MGC Pigment “Moonlight Rendezvous”

    This one is definitely a shadow.

    It is a nice sparkly gray. I think I have a Pigment that looks like this. If I do I may pass one of them a long.

    Have any of y’all heard of the brand MGC?

    That is it for the box!

    I am going to keep buying these every now and then. It’s a fun way to support indie brands.

    Would you like to see any of these products reviewed?

    Thank you for reading 🖤

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    Ace Beautē Grandiose Palette

    I have been so MIA lately. I have had no motivation. The Holidays are draining and I don’t particularly enjoy them.

    But. I do have a review for you! Of a palette that arrived in last months Boxy Charm.

    The Ace Beautē Grandiose Palette $24.99

    I was really excited when I received this palette. It is a brand I have wanted to try and I mean, look at it….

    It’s beautiful! So warm and pretty! A nice mix of mattes and metallics. All in shades I want all over my skin.

    Row One

    • Jasmine- metallic light gold (white gold?)
    • Clove- the perfect matte peach
    • Myrtle- metallic copper
    • Cinnamon- warm matte brown

    Row Two

    • Patchouli- a matte yellow-cream
    • Rose- a metallic pinky red
    • Poppy-a matte purple-pink. I know there is a name for this kind of shade, but it has currently escaped me.
    • Prime-rose – metallic gold

    There are 4 mattes and 4 metallic/shimmer shades. All are very pigmented and buttery.

    The Look

    • I set my primer with Patchouli. I also used this shade to buff rough edges out.
    • I then used Clove as my transition. And pretty far under my lower lash line. I just put it everywhere.
    • I defined my crease with Cinnamon.
    • I used Poppy to define my outer V and places it close to my lower las line.
    • I then places Rose all over my lid.
    • I placed Primerose on the center for a bit more pop.
    • For my inner corner and brow bone highlight I used Jasmine.

    Over all thoughts

    I really love the formula, but the packaging isn’t the best, one of my pans just fell out.

    But that is an easy fix.

    If I could buy this in a store I probably wouldn’t mind the price tag. But to be honest, I don’t trust online shopping and knowing one of my pans fell out of a lightly used palette- it makes me worry.

    I would love to try more from the brand, but I can get the same look with ColourPop shades- and their small palettes are like $12 and just as nice.

    Have you tried Ace Beatuē? What pallets should I get from them if I try another?

    Thank you for reading!

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    Ipsy November 2018 | New Bonus Add Ons!

    Ipsy had something exciting this month, which will hold me over until I can get on the Glam Bag Plus waitlist.

    They had bonus add one ranging from $3-$9. I believe you were only allowed 3. Luckily the 3 I chose were are $3 each and they were a great bargain!

    I got the Lottie London Blush Crush in the shade “Zac”. It is just a pan. I am throwing this in with my best friends Christmas/Birthday gift, it will look really pretty on her skin tone. BTW, both of our birthdays are really close to Christmas, so we just combine them.

    I also go the Juno & Co Microfiber sponge that has been all over the inter webs. It usually retails for like $6, so I got it half off!

    Lastly, I got the Tarte Blush in Quirky. I love Tarte blushes, so I am happy to add another for only $3.

    The bag.

    This month the bag is navy blue with black hearts and gold accents. I may uses this one to gift a part of a gift. It is more their style than mine. It does seem to be nice quality though.

    Timeless Beauty Bar sheet Masks “Glam and Glow” and “Up in the clouds”

    I am always happy to try new cruelty free sheet masks. I am going to save Glam and Glow for a night out like the packet suggests. I do not fly enough for up in the clouds to be saved with out going bad.

    Lottie London Blush Crush Zayn

    Lottie London is not a brand that I have ever seen in stores, but I have heard some of their products raves about by beauty influencers in other countries.

    The blush is a really pretty shade. Very pigmented! I am excited to give it a try.

    (Please ignore my nails. It is almost time for a fill in.)

    Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lip “Trusty Rusty”

    This is such a tiny sample! It has to be like three wears. This is my first product from sugar, and to be honest, I don’t think I have really heard of them before.

    I do have to say, the shade is very pretty.

    MAC Strobe Cream

    I know for sure MAC is not cruelty free. Not sure about Lottie London.

    This product is also getting thrown in with Wethonia’s gift. It is apparently in the shade “Pinklite”

    I will be honest I am not sure what strobe cream is meant to do. Is it a high light or a primer or either?

    Jelly Pong Pong Cosmic Light Pigment “Pulsar”

    This is a giant size for a pigment. It is going to last me ages!

    A nice icy blue. Perfect for a halo or spotlight eye!

    All in all, I have to say I am very happy with my bag and I hope that Ipsy keeps up this add on program! I am super excited to try most of what I got. Much worth the $10 for the bag and the $9 for the add ons.

    What was in your Ipsy bag? Dis you purchase any add ons?

    Thank you for reading 🦃

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