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.
Do you know the feeling when there is that one shade you think makes a palette totally worth it? Do you know that voice in your head saying “it’s only 20€, get it!”. Well that’s how I ended up buying the Zoeva Café palette: low price tag and a lime green shade. So since I bought it and used it, how about writing a review and showing you some swatches. I thought it was the perfect content to go up on the blog, separately from Youtube, so let’s get into the Zoeva Cafe palette review and swatches.
We’re here for another palette review and dupes. After the ABH Subculture palette, it is time for my Jeffree Star Androgyny palette dupes and review. I tried to resist for a long time because I do not like the guy, the ridiculous amount of designer stuff he buys every day and especially his past. Nevertheless, I was won over by the perfect selection of shades in this palette. That is, until I used it.
A lot of drama has been going around the beauty scene and it is all about the new Anastasia Beverly Hill Subculture palette launch. This is definitely a polarizing palette with people loving it and others hating it to extremes. This brought on ridiculous reviews like “the worst palette evah”or “wtf this sucks”, which in my opinion are all just riding on a few bad first impressions by the first people trying it, and nobody actually tried to find out how this palette works best. That is how I approached this palette, tip toeing around it and getting to know it before feeling completely comfortable with it. So now that I’ve had it for two weeks, this is my Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette review.
The Colourpop Yes Please palette is the first pre-made palette Colourpop came out with and it was an absolute success. It sold out within 15 minutes both at launch and the following restocks and for good reason. The color choice, formula and compact packaging definitely make it on trend, affordable and a must have.
Second week of July, like clockwork, Nabla released their Summer 2017 collection and we all went crazy for it. After all the heat from the winter Goldust collection, this summer release is all mermaids, unicorns and cool tones. In this post I share my thoughts on the collection as well as swatch comparisons of all the bits I purchased. Here’s Nabla Freedomination swatches and review.
Freedomination is a poem you wrote and which you are hearing for the first time
While the Earth slowly keeps on spinning
Listen to the sounds of your own freedom
In 2016 I tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and it earned it spot all the way in my 2016 makeup favorites. Naturally, the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge Set was impossible to resist. So in this post I’ll tell you some considerations and a review of the set, but check out the video for a full demo of these sponges and multiple ways to use them.
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is one of the most famous alternatives to the famous Beauty Blender when it comes to makeup sponges. I have been using it for the past year and thought it was about time to write a full review, especially due to the controversy on the “new” vs the “old” version of the sponge.
I had this plan of showing you my Colourpop collection in detail with swatches after I posted my collection video on Youtube (here), but that was last year (hihi pun intended). Oops. Better late than never though and after the post on the eyeshadows (here), now we are taking a look at my Colourpop highlighters.
I haven’t been this excited by a makeup collection in a while. The new Nabla Goldust collection has made my heart beat a bit faster since the press release at the end of November. A collection inspired by the Golden Age, or Belle Epoque, those years of art, music and parties just before the First World War. Think of Paris at night, reflections of gold and copper, flowing chiffon dresses and the art of Klimt. Well all of this excites me a lot when combined with new formulations of eyeshadows and a new finish for lipsticks. After stalking this collection on the blogosphere thanks to the work of colleague bloggers (Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast, Elsa from Like a Candyshop, Stefania from Nude Powder, Chia of La Vie en Cosmetique, just to name a few), I decided to pick up a selection of products that I knew I would get a lot of use from and would give me an idea of the novelties introduced with the Nabla Goldust collection.
After spending some time playing with the products and off the record, I think I can safely report here my opinions and experiences on the Nabla Goldust collection.