Review: ColourPop Flutter By Palette (Plus Swatches & 3 Looks)

Hi everyone! Today, I’m sharing a review of ColourPop’s Flutter By palette. I feel like for most of 2019, I wasn’t into any of ColourPop’s palette releases. They released a ton of their monochromatic 9-pan palettes which weren’t up my alley because they were too colourful for me. In November, they released the Going Coconuts palette, and I felt like that’s when the floodgates opened for my ColourPop purchases. A week after the Going Coconuts palette, ColourPop announced the release of the Flutter By palette a week later, and I immediately wanted that one, too. After not hauling from them for most of the year, I suddenly made two hauls in two weeks!

I left this palette untouched for the longest time, because it arrived right before I left for vacation. When I came home, I didn’t have time to take photos of it, so I left it sitting for weeks! I only started using it after the holidays passed, and I’ve finally tested it long enough to give it a proper review. Read on if you have been curious about this palette!

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Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit | Review Part 2 | Worth the Hype?

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is Part 2 of my review of The Littles Kit from Drunk Elephant. I split my review into two posts because there are 8 products in the kit, and my review became too long to put into one review. You can see Part 1 here.

Today’s review will be covering the remaining products from the kit:

Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense

BASICS

Just to recap the previous post, here is a short summary of what Drunk Elephant is all about.

Drunk Elephant is a clean skincare brand that is committed to only using ingredients that are compatible with skin and that your skin can recognize and accept, leaving out products that are potentially toxic and disrupt the body. Their products do not contain the “Suspicious 6” (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS), which the company believes is the cause of many skin issues. The company first started when the founder, Tiffany Masterson, found that the products currently on the market were too harsh on her sensitive skin. Their products are formulated with the right pH levels in mind to best suit the skin. Drunk Elephant products are all made in the USA.

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Review: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks

Hello, everyone! Today I’m talking about the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks, a review that is a long time coming. I never really hear anyone talking about these on social media, BUT these lipsticks have 1,000 reviews on the Sephora website with a rating of 4.5 stars, which means they are truly loved by a lot of beauty lovers! I’ve made it no secret on my Instagram that I am completely in love with these, but I’ve never done a detailed review of them before. They’re currently on sale at Sephora and have been for a while, so I want to let everyone know how great these are in case you want to get your hands on them!

I randomly tried these for the first time back in August when I saw that they were part of Sephora’s Weekly Wow sale. I knew absolutely nothing about these lipsticks at the point, but they were half price, and I thought, “A Bite Beauty product marked down by half? Heck yes, I am going to try this!” Since then, I’ve purchased 3 more of them whenever I saw them on sale. Buying four lipsticks from the same line is saying a lot about the quality of these, considering I usually only own two or three of any lipstick formula. I like to try a lot of new lip products but I don’t want to own 49,274,910 lipsticks, which means a lot of the time I can only buy one or two of from each line so I can try a bit of everything. However, these are too good to pass up!

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Review: ColourPop Brown Sugar Palette

Hi everyone! I made a large ColourPop order at the end of last year, and this was one of the palettes that was part of that order. I’m slowly trying to get the reviews written, but it’s been a slow process since it takes a few weeks to test each palette out thoroughly! Since my last review was on the Chasing Rainbows palette, which was by far the most colourful one I had in my order, today I thought I would go back to basics with the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette. I just posted a product review on Tuesday, and I try not to do reviews so close together, but I’m trying to pump these out before I go on my break!

Far shot of ColourPop Brown Sugar palette on marble surface

THE BASICS

The Brown Sugar palette was released as part of the Brown Sugar collection, which was a collaboration with Karrueche. I don’t know much about Karrueche except that she’s a model and dated Chris Brown for a bit years ago, haha. It contains 9 shades of neutrals, 6 of which are mattes and the remaining three shimmers. The palette retails at $12 USD, and is made in the USA.

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Review: Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

Hi everyone! Today I’m doing a review of the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, which I’ve had since last year. This palette wasn’t really something that was on my radar; if anything, I was more interested in the Tarte Pro to Go palette, which is a more compact palette with two highlighters and a contour shade that would have been great for travelling. I would not have purchased this face palette at all if it hadn’t been on sale, so you could say this is something that a sale sucked me into buying. Last year, I noticed that this was half off during one of Sephora’s Weekly Wow sales (and I think it went on sale again around July-August of this year). I figured that at 50% off, I could justify buying it.

I used this palette on and off this year – for the first half of 2018, I was trying to pan a Becca highlighter and a NYX contour so I didn’t get much use out of this face palette, but I’ve been spending more time using it in the last few months, so I can finally do a review of it.

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Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked palette. I usually try to use products for about a month before writing a review on them, but since this palette is limited edition, plus with the final weekend of the Sephora sale coming up, I wanted to get my review up sooner rather than later!

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette is the brand’s 2018 version of the Ambient Lighting Edit palettes. Hourglass has previously released four versions of the Ambient Lighting Edit palette during the holidays for the last few years, and everyone always goes crazy for them. I’ve passed on every one of them, even though I wanted them all. However, something in me snapped this year, and I finally decided to take the plunge on the new Ambient Lighting Unlocked palette. I already own the original three-pan Ambient Lighting Palette which I love, but have never tried any of the brand’s bronzers, blushes, or highlighters, so this was a really good way to try them.

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Review: Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a review of the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette. This palette was released last August so I’m more than a little late to the game, but that’s okay! When this palette first came out, I really wanted it, but after sleeping on it for a few weeks, I decided I wasn’t going to get it. As pretty as the palette was, I know my own taste in eye looks, and I knew I wasn’t going to get much use out of a bunch of red-based shades.

Fast-forward to this July, and I saw that this palette was part of the Sephora Weekly Wow sale. At half the original price, I was happy to add the palette to my collection. I was still a little skeptical on how often I would use the palette, but at least I wouldn’t be paying full price for a palette I might rarely touch. Read on to see what I think about this palette that I was unsure about!

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6 Month Update: My Experience with The Ordinary Products (Part 2)

Hello, everyone! I’m still on vacation and I know I haven’t replied to your comments in my last few posts or commented on your posts, but I promise I will catch up soon! Today’s post is a continuation of my post from Tuesday, which is a review of a few products from The Ordinary. Today’s post will cover the following products:

100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peel

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6 Month Update: My Experience with The Ordinary Products (Part 1)

The Ordinary is a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time, and I finally took the plunge back in March. After a few months of using a handful of their products, I’m finally doing a review of how some of their products worked for me. I have used the following from the brand, so please stay tuned if you’re interested in any of them:

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Marine Hyaluronics
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
100% Plant Derived Squalane
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
AHA 30% + BHA 2%

Today I’ll be covering the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Marine Hyaluronics, and the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Stay tuned if you want to hear about the other products, as I will be reviewing those on Thursday.

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Review: ColourPop Super Shock Shadows & Highlighters

Hi everyone! Over the last eight or nine months, I’ve started collecting a few ColourPop Super Shock products. I currently own six of their shadows and two of their highlighters, and today I’m doing a review of the shades I have. It’s tough to choose between everything that ColourPop has to offer, but I think that so far, the Super Shock products are one of my favourite products that I’ve tried from the brand. The formula is easy to use and the pigmentation is generally great (more details later on), not to mention the texture is quite interesting. Read on for more details!

THE BASICS

I ordered these straight from the ColourPop website; the company offers free shipping for purchases over $30 USD within the United States, and for international customers like me, shipping is free for orders over $50 USD, otherwise you pay $9.99 USD for shipping. I did not have to pay customs for either of the orders.

The Super Shock Shadows retail for $5 USD and the Super Shock Cheeks retail for $8 USD. Both the shadows and the cheek products are made in the USA. The Super Shock products are supposed to be metallic and bold, with no creasing or fading.

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