SpaRitual Wander Collection for Fall 2014

SpaRitual Wander

I first saw the SpaRitual Wander collection for fall 2014 online when looking at what was new at Ulta. A few of these shades SCREAMED at me, so I went to check them out in person. They did not disappoint.

This collection features six new shades all with a “sandy matte” finish. I picked up the three that appealed to me the most. I actually didn’t even notice these were supposed to be this matte texture until I swatched the first one, then looked at the bottom of the bottle where it clearly said “sandy matte shimmer”. On their own they have a very slight sandy texture, not anywhere near as textured as most other brands though. They just look dull and kind of blah, like they are begging for a shiny top coat. So I’ve swatched them with a top coat so you can really see the shimmer coming through. It’s magical!

SpaRitual polishes have such a great formula and these are just as good as I remembered. They are smooth, apply perfectly and cover in two coats. And in case you weren’t aware, SpaRitual is cruelty-free, three-free and vegan.

SpaRitual Wander

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Note: Cruelty free

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Soul

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Soul

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Soul is one of four new palettes for fall 2014 being offered at Sephora and Ulta right now.

The four palettes are based on the idea that true beauty is revealed from within. The palettes include Soul, Body, Spirit and Mind, and each one includes twelve different eyeshadow shades inside either a yellow, rose or white gold shiny compact. Each palette includes a large mirror as well as a booklet featuring three looks using the shades within the palette.

I had a really hard time choosing which of these palettes I wanted to take home with me. This is the first one that jumped out at me because of the gorgeous-looking shimmery shades. The other one I decided on (which I will review soon) was Body because it features a lot of cool toned shadow. And just for your information, Mind features a mix of cool and warm-toned matte shadows and Spirit features mostly warm-toned shimmers.

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Note: Not cruelty free

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Swatches

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! Ok no more Pointer Sisters, just Urban Decay Naked2 Basics.

Yes folks you have heard correctly, there is a new Naked Basics palette in town and she is even better than the first (if you ask me). Like the first one, this features six gorgeous matte neutral eyeshadow shades, but this time, everything is cool-toned. yay! Yep they cooled everything down with cool taupe shades, which I am allll about.

The palette itself looks very much like the first one but it’s a slightly lighter shade and the writing is gunmetal, rather than brown like the first one. It’s the same size and has the same large mirror.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics-2

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Note: Cruelty free

Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Drugstore Products

Top Ten Favorite Drugstore Products

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday and my favorite drugstore products!

Let me start by saying this was an incredibly hard task. I mean, there are so many great drugstore products out there now so narrowing it down to just 10 things was ridiculous. There are so many other things I love, so these are really just ones off the top of my head. :)

You will probably notice that half of this list is comprised of Milani products. Yeah, they are really that good.

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My Favorite Mascaras

My Favorite Mascaras

I’ve been wanting to do a post about my favorite mascaras for awhile but I was waiting until I could re-purchase one of them. Since I finally got around to doing that, today you will find out what I love the most (at the moment)!

There are seven mascaras that I am currently having an affair with. That might seem like a lot, but hey, I’m a Gemini and I get bored easily. ;)

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