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Sunday, March 25, 2018



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Friday, February 16, 2018

It's been so long!

I am so embarrassed to see that nearly a year has passed since my last post! A lot has been going on and we found out we got an apartment we wanted around May/June last year right when we decided to look into switching the kids schools for the Fall and moved in July so that was hectic. The kids started their new school in September which was another adjustment. Then because we now live in a building with rec rooms, we decided to have a birthday party for the kids since they've never really had one. A double party for a 5 year old girl and a 10 year old boy! That was another ordeal, it took me the week after to recuperate, lol! Then throw in Thanksgiving, Wedding Anniversary then Christmas and I was a mess. Let's not even mention makeup because that took a serious back-burner position. The move made me realize how much makeup I had and didn't use and even just moving it to a new space was stressful. I kind of became pissed about it and stopped buying stuff...which meant my IG slowed down. Anyway, the Christmas break was when I was finally able to catch my breath and do "homey" stuff like hang paintings and photos up on the wall. And since the new year I did other little projects around the house such as a "mud-room" area at the front door and a little mini-bar area in the living room. My current project is my bedroom closet and my next post will be about that transformation. I know it's not makeup, hair or style, but stay tuned!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/o Feb 27th


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/o Feb. 13th


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/o Feb. 6th 2017






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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/of Jan 30th 2017


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Made-Up: Juvia's Place The Saharan Palette (REVIEW)

Juvia's Place released some of their Saharan palettes early on Jan 24th, and I was so on it (thanks to ColourPop Cult on IG!) It shipped the next day and I had it in my hand on the 27th (Friday). Yay!! They will still be doing the full launch on Jan 30th. 

Box cover

Inside (duh, right?)

I did some packaging/palette size comparison shots between all of their palettes. It's one of their smaller ones. 

L-R: The Masquerade, The Nubian 2, The Saharan, The Nubian

Same palettes stacked to see size differences

Inside of all palettes

In terms of formula, and only finger-swatching, they feel so good! Smooth and buttery and super pigmented without primer. Wodaabe and Senegal literally feel so therapeutic, lol. The only 2 shades I had issues with were Jamila and Zoya. I had to swipe many times to get good color pay-off whereas the other shades, one swipe was enough. It's actually weird that they weren't consistent with the others. 

Pretty swatches

I found after ordering it and having just received the Kylie Royal Peach (and it fresh on my mind), that some shades could be similar. I did some swatch comparisons today and there are indeed a few shades that are.

Saharan on top, Royal Peach on the bottom

Comparison shot
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The Saharan

Comparison video

Update- I am actually wearing the palette today (Jan 30th). I used Sokoto, Wodaabe and Katsina. All applied well on the lids as well. I usually apply my lid color, blend, then go back in with the color again on the parts I want more intensity. I did that with Sokoto. I put Urban Decay's Primer Potion on my lids and NYX's Glitter Glue only on the part I wanted to apply Wodaabe since it's a metallic shade.