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Coastal Scents Purchase: Getting Ready for Winter Part II

Coastal Cocoa.jpgThe Winter months do have me fighting extra hard to maintain beautiful skin. Coastal Scents is currently having another sale on their website.

Coastal Cocoa2.jpgThis time around I purchased the cocoa butter and more black soap. I am continuing the non ashy Winter theme. The cocoa butter is a nice addition.

Coastal Black Soap

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I purchased more black soap just to stock up. I previously purchased the Liquid Black Soap. I wanted to try the Liquid Black Soap with aloe vera.

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I also purchased more the of Black Soap with Cocoa Butter and Black Soap with Shea Butter Unscented. This should take me well into Spring.

Coastal sampleHere is another eyeshadow sample. Little gestures like this mean a lot to me. 🙂

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2

Lorac.jpgEach Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.

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I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. 🙂

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A Closer Look: Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics

Em Shade Play.jpgIt was such a surprise to see a Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics with my ipsy bag. I received the Dublin Khakis Palette. I already knew this would be a quality palette. I already own the Life Palette Moment Holiday Life: New Year’s Countdown.

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The colors in the Dublin Khakis Palette are very pigmented and blend nicely. I used the Pacifica Power of Love Lipstick in Sweet One (from my December ipsy Bag) to complete this look.

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December 2015 ipsy Bag

December ipsy.jpgReceived a bonus gift with my ipsy Bag. Em Michelle Phan Cosmetics Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette – Dublin Khakis

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The contents of my December ipsy Bag are:

  • Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick – Sweet One
  • Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Cream
  • Peony Cosmetics Shadow Trio
  • Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer
  • COSTUME NATIONAL So Nude Eau de Parfum

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December ipsy Swatch Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick – Sweet One

December ipsy Swatch2 Peony Cosmetics Shadow Trio

December 2015 Birchbox

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The contents of my December Birchbox are:

  • Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES
  • Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
  • The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream
  • Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist
  • COOLA Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face

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Crown Brush Order From HauteLook (something I needed)

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Whenever Crown Brush is on HauteLook, I do look to see if there is anything I need. I will admit I almost placed another brush order.

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  • HD Effect Primer
  • HD Effect Under Eye Primer

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To be honest I really did need primer. The foundation goes on a lot smoother when primer is used. What really surprised me was the HD Effect Under Eye Primer. It minimized my fine lines. It was like I was wearing a really good under eye cream.

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I do see myself purchasing both the HD Effect Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer again.

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By the way, I purchased the Professional Stainless Steel Mixing Plate. It’s good to have another option when mixing makeup.

My First Morphe Brushes Order from HauteLook

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I’ve seen Morphe Brushes on HauteLook several times. I normally order makeup brushes whenever Crown Brush is on HauteLook.

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The Travel Brush Set is really cute. I’m trying not to feel like I’m cheating on Crown Brush though. LOL! The fact the case zips shut is a bonus. I can just throw the brush case in my tote bag and go.

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By the way, Morphe Brushes is currently on HauteLook. I’m not sure if I will place another brush order. I will say the eyeshadow palettes are tempting. 😉

Homecoming Style 2015

Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, November 7, 2015. She is a high school senior now and it was amazing to see her style evolve for homecoming. I have watched her grow into a polished young lady. Naomi also used homecoming as a way to practice for her Senior Prom.

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Naomi purchased her homecoming dress earlier this year from Goodwill. She didn’t believe in spending a lot of money on homecoming. The shoes and purse are her sister’s The necklace was given to her.

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Naomi styled her own hair. She make clip-ins for extra fullness. Naomi has also gotten quite good at doing her makeup. The only thing I did was her eyeshadow.

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I am so proud of her! 🙂

November 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my November ipsy Bag are:

  • Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Chile Red
  • Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush
  • Coolway Stronghold Spray
  • Chine Glaze Nail Lacquer – Soft Sienna Silks

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November ipsy SwatchtreStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Chile Red

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MAC Purchase from King of Prussia Mall

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It’s safe to say I’ll be making a trip back to the King of Prussia Mall. I don’t know when though. Finding a MAC store at the mall is enough for me to make a return visit. LOL! This was a pleasant experience for me. Everyone was so helpful and attentive. Needless to say I made a purchase.

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  • MAC Matte Lipstick – Sin
  • MAC Eye Brows – Spiked
  • MAC Lip Pencil – Nightmoth

The matte lip is very popular for Fall. Sin is a great shade for me to wear this season.

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MAC Lip Swatch

I must say the eye brow pencil in Spiked is my all time favorite. I have used other pencils, brow powders, and eyebrow gels. I always seem to find my way back to Spiked. It’s tried and true.

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MAC Brow Pencil Swatch

I purchased the lip pencil in Nightmoth in the past. I decided to become reacquainted with this deep plum shade again.

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MAC Lip Pencil Swatch