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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Peach Pandemonium

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The Peach Palette craze has been REAL around here, you guys! ??? Clients ask for it every day, even though my local Sephora (and Ulta too, I think) isn’t scheduled to receive any more. Is that to say we’ll never see it again? Not at all!

I have full faith behind the idea that there will be more produced, or that the palette will be made all-together permanent. A little like Champagne Pop, if you will! ?

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What Makes You Smile?

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As you all know from my glowing review of Guerlain’s Holiday Meteorites, I’m a little obsessed with the brand. I won’t go into the extent of my Guerlain makeup collection, but suffice it to say, I have issues.

So, though I tried as hard as I could to the resist its beckon for the last couple of months, I couldn’t pass this lovely blush up when I went to Dillard’s and saw that there was ONE of these left!

 

Now, another blush has found its forever home on my vanity ☺️. What makes this packaging stand out from all the bronzers and shimmer products I have from this line is that gorgeous red packaging! So shiny and luxe and bold. I can’t stop looking at it! The name is even pretty: Rose Aux Joues Smile Blush Duo.

 

Once opened, the blush emits that familiar Guerlain sugary violet scent. I could smell that forever, my friends! It’s light, but still sweetly intoxicating, and it smells just like luxury.

 

The compact includes a small flat brush beside the blush duo. Each shade has a subtle, almost duo-chrome shimmery finish that makes cheeks super glowy. The left is a warm hot pink, and the right is bright and bubble-gummy, but of course they look best swirled together as a cherry blossom pink.

 

If you know me by now, you already know my favorite feature of this product though: the embossed ‘SMILE’ that graces the powder’s surface. I love how this friendly reminder makes me feel when I see it each time I open the compact. It literally makes me smile! And you know that’s always the best way to apply blush perfectly on the apples of your cheeks (:

 

Thanks for reading! If you’ve been eyeballing Guerlain’s Summer Meteorites, they’re currently in transit to me! Be looking out for that review soon ?

 

Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Highlight

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This evening, I sat down to write a review of February’s Play! box, when I realized that I promised you all a review of this highlighting stick during last month’s Play! review. Now, I shall deliver!

 

Chubby Sticks are a family of products made by Clinique that come in the form of – you guessed it – chubby sticks. The range includes lipsticks, eyeshadows, a foundation, and new for Spring, contour and highlighter sticks! I have the latter to share with you all today.

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary – How Does Your Garden Glow?

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Hey, lovely reader! Come join me on another trip to Dior’s Glowing Gardens.. You might remember that we visited back in January with Glowing Pink, but this time, we’ll be in the Nude!

That’s right, I’m talking about the other highlighter released as part of Dior’s Spring 2016 collection, called Glowing Nude.

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Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani – The Blush Palette


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The partnership continues! In case you missed it, I reviewed the Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette after its December launch, and this blush palette is my newest purchase from the Urban/Gwen collaboration.

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I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations

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Fast side note – your mid-twenties are a really strange time, my friends. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t, here’s what’s coming:

You don’t really know what’s ‘cool’ anymore. At least, not right away. I can’t keep up with which videos went viral this week, what dance everyone is doing now, or all the millions of new apps that rise to fame and fizzle out every couple of weeks. The things that defined my childhood are totally different than the technology driven world today’s teens have been raised in, so when I write posts with titles like ‘I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations’, I’m hoping that the Beach Boys have spanned enough generations that I don’t alienate my audience.

You also don’t feel super adult-like. Sure, I have a toddler, a mortgage, a car note, and have to make my own doctors appointments now, but I’m still not a Grown Up, right?

 

It’s a weird age. But makeup makes the transition a little bit easier! ? That I know, and that I can keep up with.

 

Now that I’ve let you all in on my quarter life crisis, let’s get down to business!

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Live From Austin!

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Austin is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The food is great, the people are friendly, and the shopping is outstanding. I’ll take any excuse I can find to come up here for a day (or ten) to chill around the city.

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Chanel Perles et Fantaisies

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It’s taken me a minute to write this review (and by a minute, I mean a few days, of course). It’s just.. I couldn’t touch it, you guys. This Chanel highlighter is SO BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t bring myself to swatch it. How can I review it if I won’t use it?

But thankfully, I worked up the courage and can now present this one for your viewing pleasure!

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A Colorful Spectrum

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Ah. The Urban Decay Spectrum Palette.

 

I reviewed this one back in October after it briefly popped up online for the holidays. Unfortunately, even I wasn’t fast enough to grab it from Sephora, so I ended up purchasing it for a large mark-up off of eBay.. and now my tears of regret can be your tears of joy!

 

The good news for you guys is that Spectrum is coming back for Spring, AND it will be in stores this time! I don’t know of a launch date, but it should be very soon. That’s why I thought we could revisit it for a minute, and I’ve added swatches as well!

I’m actually really excited that this is re-launching, because it’s very pretty and deserves some more attention.

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