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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Matte Emerald

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Matte Emerald

Hello everyone! We have officially finished taking a closer look at all of the glitter shades from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette and now we are onto the matte colors. Today, we are going to look at the emerald matte hue, which you can see on the middle right:

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Check out the swatches:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

Although this emerald matte shade is pretty, it’s not my favorite one that the palette offers. I have never been too keen on matte eyeshadows, especially since I am a matte lipstick girl and I don’t want matte overload happening on my MOTD. This is actually the first matte shade I’ve ever owned and, I can see why I’ve never bought it before, because it does like kind of dull. I like my eyeshadows to have that little extra something going on with it, like a metallic shine or glitter but I don’t want it looking too glitzy. The matte hue is nice, but there’s not enough going on with it that would make me feel so inclined to wear it.

I might experiment with this color as an eyeliner, but I already have a metallic emerald liner that I like a lot so we’ll see what happens. First impressions, though? I don’t think that I would wear this one. #whompwhomp

Do you prefer a matte or shiny eyeshadow? How about matte or glossy lipstick? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Glitter Fern Green

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Glitter Fern Green

Hi everyone! Today, we are going to discuss the last glitter shade in the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette. It is a fern green shade and it’s pretty-ish, but just not the right color for me. You can see the eyeshadow in the top right hand corner of the palette along with the rest of the colors below:

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Now, let’s take a closer look:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

Sadly, this color is another one that I don’t think I can see myself wearing. Although it’s a nice eyeshadow, the hue is just too light for my liking. And it looks rather dull, despite the twinkling glitter. With really pale skin and a preference towards dark clothing, my makeup always has to be more saturated, because anything less just makes me look sickly.

I’m a bit disappointed with this palette. I feel like it was a good idea, but the colors weren’t executed well as far as color quality goes. And, the literal quality of the eyeshadow isn’t the best to me, either. It’s really dusty and you need a lot of the product to get complete coverage. There are certain shades that I do plan on using, but I can easily say that the eyeshadows that I’ve used from drugstore brands have provided a more satisfying experience than this high end one.

What is your favorite drugstore brand when it comes to makeup? What about your favorite high end brand? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In A Questionable Shade

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In A Questionable Shade

Hiii everyone! We are still not done swatching from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette, so we are getting right back to it with a color that I am just not sure of. This shade was very much a case of it looking like one color in the package and applying as something totally different. Today, we will be talking about the eyeshadow on the middle left:

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At first glance, I thought that this color was going to be a deep, forest green and I was pretty excited for it. But, unfortunately, it swatched as a shade of brown with some green undertones to it. Take a closer look and you’ll see what I mean:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

As pretty as this palette is, the colors are definitely worth taking a better look into before you buy it, because you might be left feeling a bit disappointed. Almost every shade that I’ve swatched seems to stray from the color that you’re initially seeing and that’s certainly off putting if you’re spending money and expecting something completely different.

I had high hopes for this color originally, because I love shades of green. But, I also do like brown eyeshadow, too. Not this shade, though. I like strictly brown hues when it comes to eye makeup, because brown with green undertones just makes for a swampy color and it is so unappealing to me. In the words of the title of this post, this shade is questionable at best and I don’t plan on using it.

What is your favorite shade of eyeshadow to wear? What is a color that you avoid when it comes to makeup? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Bath Bomb Blitz: Lush’s World’s Smallest Disco Edition

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Bath Bomb Blitz: Lush’s World’s Smallest Disco Edition

Hi! This past weekend, I enjoyed a nice, relaxing soak with the World’s Smallest Disco bath bomb from Lush. This was a treat from my sister’s Christmas gifts to me, and, despite a difficult clean up, this bath bomb was a lot of fun. With a name like World’s Smallest Disco, how could it be anything but a total blast?! Check out some pics and let’s discuss:

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It should come as no surprise that I love bath bombs that turn the water either black or really dark blue, so World’s Smallest Disco was the tops for that matter. It transformed the water into a gorgeous, inky blue with tiny galaxies of glitter floating throughout the water. So. Pretty!

So pretty, in fact, that I talked about that first instead of the neon pink, yellow, green, orange, and blue polka dots that erupted from the bath bomb, fizzing out like shooting stars. They also took longer to dissolve than the grey portion of the bath bomb, so the little disco lights stayed in the tub with you until they went away themselves. This product had great movement and it moved itself from one end of the bath tub to the other, leaving bright streams of color throughout the water. It was a spectacular light show and definitely felt like a dance party happening before my eyes.

World’s Smallest Disco also smelled really good, too. Nice and citrusy. It left my skin feeling soft and hydrated after shaving and I loved soaking in the midnight sky bath water. But, this bath bomb was a pain in the ass to clean up. Obviously, the darker colored bath bombs stain the tub in a much more noticeable way than a lighter hue and stain my bath tub, it did. So much so, that the Turtle jelly bomb that I just used was infinitely easier to clean than World’s Smallest Disco. Annoying, yes. But, I still would use this bath bomb again and give it a seven out of ten.

What is your favorite bath product to use? Which store offers the best bath time goodies? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

TJMaxx Beauty Haul

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TJMaxx Beauty Haul

Howdy! Thanks to some generous gift cards to my favorite store, TJMaxx, which I received for Christmas and some extra spending money compliments of their store credit card, I was able to have quite the beauty haul this past weekend. Whenever I have gift cards for TJ’s, I always try and purchase the things that I am going to need with it, like the products that I use in my skin and hair care routine. I made out like a bandit and got all of the following, which means that I won’t have to restock my hoard for a good long while. Check it out:

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The Haul:

  • Alba Botanica Hawaiian facial wash
  • Evoluderm micellar water
  • Global Beauty Care Glowing Metallic face mask
  • The Body Shop Oils Of Life serum x2
  • Lanoline eye serum
  • Rusk heat protecting serum
  • Danielle Laroche day cream

When it comes to all of my skin care products, I like having the next one that I am going to use handy so I don’t have to make any emergency trips to the store because I ran out of moisturizer. My haul was completely free, and I was able to restock everything that I will need for the next handful of months. And, for the Oils Of Life serums, I’ll be set for at least a half a year. 😀

All of the products that I selected seemed to be of great quality, reasonable prices, and Leaping Bunny Certified. I am looking forward to trying out all of these new brands because, aside from The Body Shop, I’ve never used any of the above before. I am the most excited to try out the moisturizer and face mask. Since purchasing my Azure Lux Rose Gold Sparkling Serum from TJ’s a few months ago, I have been obsessed with products with gold in it. So, be on the lookout for a new Face Mask Festivities post coming soon!

Has anyone used any of the products that I purchased in my haul? What were your thoughts on them? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

New Matte Navy & Lavender Nails

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New Matte Navy & Lavender Nails

Hiiii everyone! Thanks to a fabulous new salon and nail tech, I had the most wonderful pampering experience after my month of recovery from surgery. It felt so good to get a much needed fill and have some time to get beautiful after feeling awful for such a long time. And, I even experimented with some new colors and a matte top coat. My new nail tech, Sam, did a bang up job and I am nothing short of obsessed. Check it out:

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The new salon that I have been going to is called Elysian Nails, and it is the most gorgeous and luxe salon I’ve ever been to. And, to make things even better, their prices are insanely low, despite such a posh atmosphere. I follow Elysian on Facebook, and I saw a picture of someone’s nails done in indigo matte and it looked so pretty that I just had to give a shade of blue and a matte coat a try.

I love navy blue and lavender together, so I thought that it would be a perfect color combo to go with as I venture away from all black everything on my nails. But, the matte finish looks so good that I told Sam that a black matte mani next fill just has to happen – no ifs, ands, or buts. I can’t wait!

Do you prefer a matte or glossy finish on your nails? What color of nail polish do you have on right now? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Chocolate Shimmer

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Chocolate Shimmer

Hello! Today, we are going to take a look at a lovely shade of chocolate brown from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette. With the slightest hint of shimmer and a deep, rich hue, this color was a hit for me. Finally! The eyeshadow we are chatting about is in the middle of the bottom row:

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Now, for a closer look:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

I think that the shades in the brown family are extremely underrated when it comes to eye makeup. It makes for such a rich, warm, and different MOTD and I really like that. You can create such a nice, smokey effect with brown makeup and, in a lot of ways, it’s more striking than your traditional grey smokey eye because it’s not seen as often. I fell in love with a gorgeous shade of brown in my Elf Nude Rose Gold palette and, since then, I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of a delicious shade of chocolate eyeshadow.

I like this Chocolate Shimmer shade from the Emerald Obsessions palette for a few reasons. First, I like that, for the most part, it is a pure shade of brown. As you can see, there is a bit of gold mixed in but, I see it more as a caramel drizzle, as opposed to a tone that overpowers the whole eyeshadow, which is a problem that I had with some of the other colors. I also am happy that the shimmer in this shade is fairly subtle. It’s not too much or too little and it allows for the color to still be sophisticated while still having that extra touch of fun. So pretty!

Which color do you think is underrated when it comes to eye makeup? What is your favorite unexpected shade of makeup to wear? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah