Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wet n Wild Fergie Holiday 2014 Sets

Posted by Kristen Williford at 2:27 PM Comments
When you are a beauty hoarder like myself, this time of year is a highly difficult time because of all the things.  I mean have you seen some of the gorgeous offerings out there? A lot of which I cannot afford right now, but I can afford Wet n Wild. I got three of their Holiday sets for $15 (and there are more that I do not have). These three just stood out the most.  And you will see why in just a second.

I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the length of this post.  I got a little snap happy with the glitter palettes, and I couldn't choose which shots I liked better.

Snowfall Soiree and Comet Loves Cupid

Here are the goods:

  • Shimmer Eye Pencil Collection: Includes 4 shimmery eye pencils and an eye sharpener (that you will need sooner than you expect).
  • Color Icon Glitter Palettes in Comet Loves Cupid and Snowfall Soiree
Those Glitter Palettes are GORGEOUS! At least in the pan. Alone, I don't think they will wear well at all.  But I do think they have potential as an eyeshadow topper, provided they don't crease, which I anticipate they will.  Boy are they pretty to look at though. Especially Snowfall Soiree with its stunning, vibrant shades.  Comet Loves Cupid is nothing to sneeze at, though.  The emerald green, copper, and taupe-y shade are lovely.  Plus the names of the palettes are cute.  I didn't swatch every shade, but I did include a few from each palette to give you an idea of what they look like.

Snowfall Soiree

Snowfall Soiree

Those blues! *swoon* 

Snowfall Soiree and Comet Loves Cupid

And another one.

Now on to the eye pencils.  The texture of these is really nice.  They are very soft, but not quite as creamy as say the 24/7 liners from Urban Decay.  I did experience a problem with these pencils right off: the tip broke off.  Which, ironically, helped the pencils swatch better and more smoothly.  As long as you don't make the tip really sharp and pointed, I don't expect this to be a problem again.  But of course I will let you know in a full review.  This set comes with 4 shimmery pencils and a small sharpener.  A navy with holographic shimmer, a shimmery copper, pale silver, and black with silver shimmer.  All of them had really good color payoff, except the silver.

Am I the only one who loves the wording?

I couldn't get a good shot of the last shade because the wind was working against me and the best lighting is always outside.

For only $5, I don't have many gripes yet.  Of course that could change once I wear them. If you are on a budget for gift buying (most of us are), Wet n Wild has some lovely selections.  These three sets are just a drop in the bucket.  I found these at Walgreens.

Have you seen these pop up yet?  What other Holiday beauty products are you liking?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You Need the Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose Palette

Posted by Kristen Williford at 6:56 AM Comments
I'm just going to start out by saying that I LOVE this palette! Wet n Wild really created an inexpensive gem with this eyeshadow palette. The colors are wearable and are perfect for fall.  Smoke and Melrose provides us eyeshadow fiends with a nice mix of neutrals and plum shades.  An added bonus is that it makes my blue eyes pop, and it would look stunning on brown eyes, too.  I actually see this working across the board for all eye colors and skin tones.

Browbone: kind of an odd shade, but it works.  This is a matte mauve.
Base: shimmery pinky beige
Definer: lovely, shimmery burgundy
Lid: shimmery taupe with hints of purple. Gorgeous shade!
Crease: a light, shimmery copper.

I can't figure out which I am more shocked by: the amazing pigment or the formula.  I typically find Wet n Wild eyeshadow to be quite bad.  Not this time.  Each shade has really nice pigment, with the brow bone shade being the least pigmented (which is a good thing).  The formula is pretty darn fabulous.  The lid and crease shade are almost perfection because they are smooth and buttery.  The matte brow bone shade is also smooth and not the least bit powdery, which none of the shades are. The base color is just a little on the powdery side, but still smooth and lovely.  I wish the definer were as smooth as the others, but it still applies without tugging and pairs perfectly with the other shades.
With Flash

With Flash

Without Flash

Basically, you NEED to get this palette! But hurry, because it is limited edition. And we know how challenging it can be to track down some Wet n Wild limited edition products.  As a matter of fact, do not pass on any items from their fall stuff. All of it is great.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipcolor in Urban Night

Posted by Kristen Williford at 4:40 PM Comments
Say hello to the perfect, budget friendly fall lippie.  For a $1.99 product, this limited edition semi-matte lipstick packs a lot of vampy punch.  I love the darker, more mysterious fall looks, and Urban Night fits in just perfectly.  Urban Night is a beautiful deep shade that is kinda red, but also has hints of berry.  I was actually able to build it up to look like a deep wine.

And does anyone else have the problem of lipstick getting on the clear plastic? Every tube of Megalast I have eventually does this.  Drives me insane!

The pigment of this lipstick is quite amazing.  A little bit will do and it can be easy to overdo it.  The texture is quite nice, too.  I have only tried maybe two other Mega Last shades and I hated them because they were pretty drying on my lips.  Not the case here.  Urban Night has a lovely, creamy texture that stays put for house.  I did notice some oh-so-slight feathering, but nothing a matching lip liner or clear lipliner won't fix (I recommend the one by Milani).
With flash.

No flash. Lovely shade, isn't it?

For some extra fall punch, pair with the limited edition Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Polish in So Berry On Trend, which I will review later on.

You can find this limited edition fall collection at CVS and Walgreens.  Seriously. Go out and find it before they are gone.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take a Peek at the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

Posted by Kristen Williford at 10:43 AM Comments

For some reason,  I never get really excited over new Urban Decay releases.  But that is different with the Vice 3.  That could be the result of the eye catching packaging and the slimmer case.  Plus the colors are gorgeous!  Plus the packaging has kind of a cool, 70's vibe going on.  I haven't tried out the palette yet (doing so today), but I do have some swatches and preliminary thoughts for you.

As you can see, there is  a nice array of colors.  You got some neutrals and you got some fun, punchy colors to go with them.  The shadows in the Vice 3 also seem to be more dense than what I remember.  And there is none of that annoying micro glitter flying around. And now for the swatches.

Row 1: Truth, Dragon, Vanity, Alien, Last Sin

                                            Row 2: Undone, Freeze, Lucky, Alchemy, Angel

                                            Row 3: Downfall, Heroine, Reign, Bondage, Defy

                                            Row 4: DTF, Brokedown, Bobby Dazzle, Sonic, Revolver

Considering the number of shadows in this palette, the packaging is surprisingly small and sleek. I love the jeweled 'Vice" on the front and the overall design of the palette.  It has a magnetic closure and for it to be so narrow, it feels rather sturdy.  You won't have to worry about this one popping open on you.  And they also included a large mirror.

You also get a lovely bag to keep the palette and a nice double ended blending and eyeshadow brush.

The Vice 3 Palette is $60 and is now available at Urban Decay and Sephora.

What do you think about the Vice 3 Palette?


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