Lethal Cosmetics Awakening collection is their latest release for Spring/Summer 2019. I have been a fan of the brand since my first order with them in 2018, and you can read my review of their shadows and more information on the brand in this article here. With the new release I bought another 14 shades and will present here Lethal Cosmetics Awakening eyeshadow swatches as well as comparisons with other shades in their lineup.
Did I need new lipsticks, probably not, but I have a weakness for Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla released 16 new lipsticks in The Matte Lip Collection, with 3 new finishes to replace some of their older Diva Crime lipsticks and add new shades. I was not a big fan of their old lipstick formula as two of the ones I tried (Kernel and Cosmic Dancer) felt like slug slime on the lips. The new formulas are nothing like the that thankfully. I decided to purchase one lipstick per finish, and luckily the shades I wanted were in a discounted bundle called Spicy Bundle, 4 lipsticks for the price of 3. Let’s take a look at the new Nabla Cult Matte lipsticks.
New month, new eyeshadow swatches! You know I couldn’t resist a good old BYOP (build your own palette) sale, especially when it coincides with the launch of 24 new Colourpop eyeshadows. After wearing them for a few weeks, here is my review and swatches. Check out the accompanying Youtube video to see comparisons with other Colourop eyeshadows.
My love for eyeshadow pans is only rivaled by my love for indie italian brands making single eyeshadows. In this post I will be sharing my We Makeup eyeshadow swatches, and you can find the full review on my Youtube channel.
After the great success of 2017’s declutter, I decided to start 2019 with a makeup declutter to clean up my collection and start fresh. In these 5 videos I went through my makeup collection and picked what to keep and what to pass on.
I have no self-control when it comes to single eyeshadows and customizable palettes. I live life with a “gotta catch ’em all” attitude. So when I saw my talented friend Cynthiaiskillikill use a bright neon green shadow in her inner corner (this look) and found out it was from an indie brand based in Europe, I have been hooked. That’s when my obsession for Lethal Cosmetics eyeshadows started.
Black Friday is the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (23/11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (26/11, Monday after Thanksgiving) great deals and discounts. In this globalized world, these days have been adopted by European brands as well to push consumers to start holiday shopping.
This year’s Black Friday 2018 sales already started with a bang, with BeautyBay having 30% off most of their stock. I personally already spent all my money on that sale but nevertheless, let’s see what the new Black Friday sales are. I would recommend you take this week to make a plan, a wishlist, a budget and stick to it. I am horrible at it but I can always recommend this strategy right?
In this post I will try to bring you discounts and codes valid for this occasion in the most used beauty-related webshops. For my European readers, I will signal the American website for which you might be charged customs costs. I would personally not suggest you make big purchases (above ~27$) unless you’re prepared to pay around 40% of your purchase extra. In most European countries custom charges are due for orders outside the EU for a value higher than 22€. This excludes shipping costs, but be careful that some brands will put the price without discount as value (Colourpop, Makeup Geek have done this to me), so you might be charged custom fees regardless. These are around 13€ of administrative costs + 21% VAT. You can check for and indication at invoercalculator.nl.
I will keep updating this list as much as I can leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday so keep an eye out for new brands and websites!
Are you surprised that I couldn’t resist an all-matte single shadow collection? Somehow I’m not ghghg. When Nabla announced that they were coming out with a new collection of eyeshadow refills and they were all matte, I got butterflies in my stomach and giggled in a silly way. I am an eyeshadow refill collector and matte eyeshadows are my passion since I have hooded eyes. So of course I snagged up the full Nabla Matte Collection off of nablacosmetics.com and here are my review and swatches.
Here we are with another dupes post. I somehow like to do these on the blog rather than Youtube. As always I really appreciate your input as I struggle to find a semblance of balance between content on the blog, Youtube and Instagram. But coming to the point of this post, I am here to bring you some Urban Decay Born to Run dupes.
Well by now we all know that I didn’t resist and bought the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault collection at launch. Of course I had to compare the dupes I found when trying to convince myself I didn’t need the palettes, with the actual palettes. So here are my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault dupes in retrospect.