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Hit or Miss: Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

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Hey, darlings! I’m baaaaaaaaaaaack! I know it has been such a long hiatus, but it’s been one hell of a spring & summer. So many changes have been happening so blogging had to take a backseat for a while. However, I have a lot of new content ideas so expect to see me regularly posting.

Now, let’s get back to Hit or Miss! I’ve been using Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream for about 4 months now and I absolutely loveeeeee it. It’s basically a cream that tightens and smooths your skin, OVER TIME. So don’t expect immediate results. However, the smell and the glow it gives your skin is AMAZING! I feel more attractive and luscious when I put this on my body. Some the ingredients include: coconut oil, acai, guarana, and cupuacu butter. Also, the consistency is bit thick so a little goes a long way.

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All of my friends who I’ve recommended this cream to love it! I suggest you guys buy its ASAP. You can get it the 8 oz jar at Sephora for $45. If you wanna try it before you fully commit, the travel size is $20.

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BH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette 3rd Edition

Hey, all! Usually, I only talk product reviews on Monday, but I wouldn’t classify this as a product review. Why? To, me a product review is discussing the pros and cons of a product. Today, I’m just going to tell you why you need this palette in your life! I rarely say the word “need” in anything I talk about, but I’m telling you that you NEED this palette and here’s why…

First off, this palette costs $15. Yes, $15 for 120 shades. Second, the variety is amazing! You literally have hues of every color on the rainbow. You got purples, blues, yellows, pinks, reds, oranges, browns, greens, etc. You also have some cool tones and warm tones. Not only are the shade ranges amazing, this palette has a variety of finishes. Some eyeshadows are matte, others shimmer, and others metallic. Most importantly, every eyeshadow in here is super pigmented.

This palette is just godly. I literally think it’s the only huge palette I’ll ever need. Let me just say that I’m not a huge eyeshadow type of girl. I put eyeshadow on when I’m really trying to go all glam or on a special occasion. Usually, it’s just mascara and eyeliner for me. This palette makes me want to use eyeshadow every day. Coming from me, that’s saying something. To me, this palette just fits any mood that I can possibly have. I’m not saying I’ll never buy another eyeshadow palette ever again in my lifetime. However, what I am saying is that eyeshadow has made me the most content out of all my other palettes. The one and only issue I have with this is that the packaging gets easily dirty and no matter how much I scrub it, it’s gonna have white prints on it!

If you’re not big on eyeshadow, I would recommend this to you. It’s super affordable – especially for the quality and quantity. Most of all it’s versatile. You can use it day or night. You have tons of options with this palette and you can do tons of different looks. Literally, the options are endless! So, go on bhcosmetics.com and check it out. You won’t be disappointed :D.

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Hit or Miss: New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder

Hey, all! I’m pretty proud of myself for being pretty damn consistent with this series. So, here we go!

I’m definitely more of a bronzer than blush girl. So, when I received this baby in my Fiesta VoxBox, I was obviously excited. However, I was slightly disappointed that it only comes in one shade! Yes, one shade. I just find that insane because one shade doesn’t fit all obviously. I’m already tan, so I need a bronzer that’s going to warm up my face and not just look like regular face powder. Still, I gave it a shot and to my surprise it was pretty good!

This powder gives you that sun-kissed glow that you need when the cold weather starts coming through. It’s not a shimmery bronzer but it definitely warms up the skin. Although it’s matte, I wouldn’t use it to contour because it’s not the perfect contour shade for my skin tone. However, someone with lighter skin might be able to use it as a contour powder. Overall, I think this product is great. I find myself reaching for it often. Needless, to say it’s a HIT. I got it for free, but you can buy it for $3 at any drugstore that carries New York Color.

Note: I’ve received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Carli Bybel Palette: Swatches & Review

Hey, loves! As I’m sure all of you know that Carli Bybel partnered with BH Cosmetics to create her own palette. It was launched September 8th at around 2:45 am EST time. It was literally insane! People were in a riot on social media complaining that they couldn’t buy the palette. The first 2 batches were sold out in less than a day! I, however, wasn’t one of those unfortunate people. I was in and out of BH Cosmetics’ website like an assassin 😉 My palette finally arrived on Tuesday and I would love to share with you the godly goodness!

Here is what it looks like on the inside. It has 10 gorgeous eyeshadow shades and 4 godly looking highlighter shades. BH Cosmetics has great quality palettes so getting swatches are super easy. The eyeshadows and highlighters are super pigmented and creamy! Enough of my ranting and raving, I know you’re dying to see the swatches so let’s go…

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The first row has mostly matte shades. The only shimmer one is the second from the left as you can see. You got a pearl, matte white, a sparkly, pearl, a muted pink with plum undertones, a muted lavender, and a dark plum.

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The next row of shadows are more metallic and as we all know metallics are in this season :D! We got a pearly, metallic color with slight peach gold undertones, a metallic, champagne color, a shimmery, deep bronze, a metallic copper, and a matte grayish brown color.

Now, moving on to the gorgeous highlighters that everyone has been talking about! These highlighter colors are similar to the eyeshadows in the palette. We got a pink champagne, a champagne color with beige undertones, a straight up gold, and a copper bronze.

Needless to say, these colors are gorgeous and the palette is perfect for fall! The best thing about it is that it’s only $12.50! Yes, all this goodness for $12.50! So make sure to get on the order list, because as you can see this palette is hella popular!

Thanks, Carli ❤

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All About That BRONZED GLOW

Although it may not feel like it, summer will be slowly coming to an end. The end of summer means less sun so less of that bronzed glow that you were rockin all summer long. Now, I know you may be thinking that I’m naturally bronzed, which in a way is true. That still doesn’t mean that the summer doesn’t give me a healthy glow. I, just like the rest of you, want to maintain that glow! So here are my favorite, affordable products to help you achieve and maintain that! Also, shout out to Desi Perkins for giving me the inspiration for this post. She stay doing bronzed makeup tutorials haha.

  • Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls ($9) – This is my absolute holy grail!!! I’ve been using it for years and it’s never failed me. I use it all year long to give me that warm glow all over my face.
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Face Studio Hi-lighting Bronzer ($10) – I fell in love with this last fall. It’s a highlighter and bronzer in one. However, it is pretty pigmented so I’d keep a light hand when using. Some people complain that it’s too shimmery but uh hello, it’s a HIGHLIGHTING bronzer.
  • Colourpop Highlighters in Butterfly Beach & Highly Waisted ($8 each) – These products are more for complimenting the bronze since they’re obviously highlighters. I pair these up with my Avon Bronzing pearls all the time and it looks FLAWLESS!
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($10) – I got this complimentary for testing purposes from Influesnter months ago. However, I just used this to the beach on Sunday and it was amazing. I have some scaring on my legs from childhood injuries so I wanted to cover them up. Not to mention my legs were on the pale side since I hadn’t really bared them all out this summer. So I dabbed this all over my legs with a stippling brush and it was AMAZING. It even makes cellulite look less noticeable, but I’ve heard that’s what self tanners do. Then when I got into the sunlight, it was GLOW HEAVEN. There was a sparkle to my legs but nothing like you see in “Twilight”. It was just the perfect finish.
  • NYX Liquid Illuminator ($8) – Once again, this is a more complimentary product for the bronze but it’s still great. I used to have Gleam, which was perfect for my bronzed summer skin but now I have Sunbeam. Sunbeam is great for all skin tones, but especially light to medium. So, I definitely plan to use this when my skin gets a bit paler.

What are some of your favorite products to keep that bronzed glow?

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