Feeling I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T with Skylie and Freedom

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Do you know what that means?! Ahhhh, early 2000’s hip-hop.

 

Though I’m only 2 months late in showing you these, that’s roughly 14 years in the makeup world – which means, it’s high time to talk about Skylie and Freedom (and check out lip swatches after the jump)!

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Champagne Still Pouring

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Hey lovelies! My last post discussed Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Palette from Becca, and there’s one more product from that launch that I want to quickly talk about before moving on to bigger and better (and newer) beauty!

 

The much-awaited Champagne expansion collection also included, very briefly, a Champagne pop eyeshadow palette. This product was pretty controversial because, according to Jaclyn’s snapchat and to media statements released by Becca, it was produced in a different factory than the one in which Becca’s normal buttery formula is made. The factory apparently claimed to be able to replicate the formula, and unfortunately, it was discovered after the launch that the palettes’ quality was very inconsistent. Some were amazing, some were awful, and some were a little in-between. This kind of inconsistency, though, is a nightmare for the consumer, and so Becca heeded Jaclyn’s wishes for the palette to be pulled from shelves.

 

However – one of the best perks about working for a beauty retailer is gaining easy access to product, and I was able to purchase one before they were officially sent back to the brand!

So, how did I fare in the eyeshadow lottery? Let’s see!

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Fizz, Pop, Clink!

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Not that we ever need an excuse, but I feel like this weekend is a great time to pop some bubbly! I’ll be  celebrating something big – I’m going back to school this fall, and my first day is Monday! I haven’t been in school in 6 years, and am so excited for this big change. I’ll still be working on the weekends, (because who could give up being a Sephora girl?) but with Fridays free and clear to focus solely on my kiddo.

What more appropriate way to celebrate than by dusting on Becca X Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Cheek Palette?!

 

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Peering Through the Looking Glass

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You guys. I have a confession to make –

I haven’t even seen Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass yet! The namesake cosmetic collection came out May 1st on Urban Decay’s website, and the movie was released on May 27th, but with all the wedding craziness, I kind of ignored them both until very recently. Side note though: when researching the release dates, Google let me know that this movie is still showing at my local dollar theater! Maybe I’ll make it to a showing after all.

 

Even though these debuted in May, as of today, the collection is still available on the Sephora, Macy’s, and Nordstrom websites! Don’t worry, you haven’t missed out yet.

 

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It’s a Small World with Minnie Mouse for Sephora

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Hey, you! Hope you had a great weekend and that Monday wasn’t too unkind.

 

Roll call! Step inside my clubhouse so that I can tell you all about the Minnie Mouse x Sephora collaboration that happened this Spring!

 

Disclaimer: Of the products you see above, the Disney Minnie Beauty lipstick and cream lip stain set are still available on Sephora’s website, but the blush and bag (which was a 250-point perk) are not. Still, I’m positive they can be tracked down (:

 

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Can you Ciate Yourself in this Color?

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Good evening guys!

 

Bold lip colors, like Ciate London’s Lip Velvet in Envy (show above), are not for everyone. I mean, anybody CAN wear them, but not everyone feels confident in out-of-the-box hues like this one. For those of us who love a pop of color though, unique shades really get us hype!

 

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Green with Enviable Neutralized Skin

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Heyyyyyy night owls (or early birds – I see you, overseas readers!) ☺️

 

Tonight, I present to you the final – for now – installment in my mini- color correcting series! We’ll be chatting about Marc Jacobs’ Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector, which is shown here in shade Co(vert) Affairs.

 

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Touch of Bright

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We’ve all heard of Yves Saint Laurent’s famous, award-winning Touché Eclat (Touch of Light), but have you ever thought you may need a Touch of Bright? Enter YSL’s beautifully packaged Touché Eclat Neutralizer in Violet!

 

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Just a Drop of Color

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So, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m doing a mini-series centered around color correcting, and tonight I want to cast the spotlight on Algenist’s miraculous Reveal Color Correcting Drops!

 

Now, I want to put a disclaimer here: the cute mini bottles you see above are not available for purchase from Sephora, but are available for $20 each (or $65 for the set) directly from Algenist’s website. However, each can be purchased at Sephora individually in it’s full-size form, which retails at $38 for .5 oz.

 

Since you’ve got the specifics, lets talk about Algenist as a brand: They’re first and foremost a skincare brand that hails from San Francisco, whose products are formulated using microalgae for advanced anti-aging. So, how did that translate into color correcting?

 

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Color Correction That’s Just Peachy!

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Hey friends!

 

I’ve been thinking about doing a color correcting series since all 2.5 million Spring launches of them, but haven’t yet gotten around to it. What better time than the present?!

 

We’ll start out with one of my faves as of late, which is the Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion in 03 Pinky Peach. This color is made to brighten under eye darkness and hyperpigmentation- and boy does it deliver!

 

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