Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yes Please! Restock this Friday

The palette that ColourPop can't keep stocked will be back this Friday (09/22/2017) at 10 am PST.  Be sure to mark this date on your calendar so you can snatch this gorgeous palette before it runs out!  I say Yes Please! to the restock.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette Still Available

The much anticipated Kat Von D Saint and Sinner palette (limited edition) has finally been released for purchase at the Kat Von D Beauty and Sephora websites.  The beautifully designed cathedral stain-glassed window inspired package contains luscious, hyper-pigmented, and dare we say sinful eyeshadows.  The Saint and Sinner palette was swatched earlier this month and everyone, including myself, was blown away by the spectrum of colors and finishes (satins, mattes, shimmers, and duochromes).  Kat Von D's favorite shade is called "Vestment", an emerald-black, duo-chrome hue influenced by dragon scales.  This would be perfect color for any Game of Thrones fan.  To see the swatches, click on Kat Von D Beauty's Youtube video below.

The palette retails at $62.00, which is on the expensive side.  However, when you calculate the price per gram, the palette is actually a great deal (Sephora and Kat Von D Beauty offer free shipping if your purchase is over $50).  Each color will most likely last a long time, given that it only requires one brush stroke to get a dramatic eye look.  The palette is still available on both websites and I have already purchased mine. So which one will you be, the saint or the sinner?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 for August 2017

Every month seems to go faster than the one before it.  The summer was filled with lots of new launches from Anastasia, Morphe, Too Faced, ColourPop, and many more beauty companies.  It was almost too much to keep up with.  I have been trying out a couple of items from these new launches and discovering cosmetics that have been a mainstay in the beauty community.  If you want to see the makeup that I have been loving for the month of August, keep on reading.

1.  The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette ($38.00).  This is one of those palettes that was hyped throughout the summer.  The palette itself ranges on the more expensive side for Morphe, but as evidenced by the fact that the palette has sold out every time it relaunched, it is well worth the money.  The eyeshadows are of a higher quality than Morphe typically has and I am hoping that this is a sign that Morphe may be reformulating its older palettes.  The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette features 42 gorgeous and very bendable eyeshadows.  It is mainly geared towards warm toned colors (perfect for fall!) and a few pops of unexpected colors.  I think the metallic gold, bronze, and copper make this palette worth the investment.  I have gotten a number of very pretty looks with this palette and can't wait to take it back out again in October to play with it some more.  I will keep you informed on the next relaunch date.

2.  Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Apri-Cot in the Middle ($2.99).  Wet n wild is known for being an affordable yet high quality cosmetics brand.  Wet n wild surely doesn't let you down with their Color Icon Blushes.  I have been wearing Apri-Cot in the middle pretty much everyday in August and am continuing to use it in September as well.  Apri-Cot in the middle is a super pigmented blush that is the right combination of nude, pink, and peach.  It looks great on the apples of the cheeks and goes perfectly with the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette and a new highlighter that I am going to discuss.  Apri-Cot in the middle is super affordable and super flattering.
3.  Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold ($9.99).  I fell hard for this highlighter.  It is absolutely stunning on the high points of the face.  I have a number of
high end highlighters that cannot do what this less than ten dollar highlighter can do.  The shade, in my opinion, is universally flattering and gives a gold, bronze goddess look.  It pairs wonderfully with my other two favorites (above) this month.  Pick it up and try it out, you won't be disappointed.

4.  Juvia's Place the Magic Palette ($35.00).  The other palette have been wearing exclusively in August is The Magic Palette by Juvia's Place.  NikkieTutorials featured an eye tutorial on this palette.  It has 16 huge soft and pigmented eyeshadow pans.  The metallics are some of the best eyeshadows I have ever used.  I really love this palette and love that The Magic Palette is now part of my permanent makeup collection.

5.  First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay ($24.00).  I typically stay with my Mary Kay Timewise set (includes cleanser).  But this month has been strange and I have been breaking out frequently.  I received a sample of this cleanser in my ipsy subscription and decided to give it a world and try it out.  This cleanser really works.  I am not sure how it worked but my breakouts calmed down and my pores shrank, quite a lot.  I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a full sized one from Sephora.  I am continuing to use this cleanser twice a week, while using my Mary Kay cleanser as my main one.  I am interested in trying out the rest of the red clay line by First Aid Beauty.  I am wondering if anyone else has liked the red clay line and which products do you suggest I try next?

That's it for my August favorites!  What products have you been enjoying in August?  Let me know by commenting below.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 for July 2017!

Sorry everyone!  I know I have been gone for a hot minute, but I am back now and ready to share my favorites for July and August (will be posting this one shortly).  July had a lot of new launches on eye, lip and face products.  It was almost too much to keep up with!  I have been testing some of the new products out this summer and some of them have made my favorites list.  If you want to know what I loved in July, continue to read below.

1.  ColourPop Yes Please!  Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00).  What a gorgeous palette! Many beauty vloggers have called this palette a dupe for the Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00).  If you are a warm eyeshadow lover, you need this in your collection.  The pressed shadow formula is the same as ColourPop's single pressed shadow.  They are very creamy and blendable.  I love these colors and have been reaching for them all of July.  These are the perfect hue for the summer and also for fall.  I think my favorite colors are Champs (warm peach) and Chauffeur (a stunning duochrome orange with gold flip).  This palette always sells out but I will let you know the next restock date so you can get one for your own collection.

2.  Jeffree Star's Chrome Collection ($8.00-29.00).  I understand that this brand is controversial because of the creator.  If you are comfortable with Jeffree Star, you do not need to support his brand and can skip past my #2 for July.  He recently launched his Chrome Collection for Summer 2017 and I have been obsessed with it.  I have never purchased any item from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics line before but  could not pass up the chance to own some products from the Chrome Collection.  My favorites from the line are the watermelon lip scrub, Snowcone skin frost, and Velour liquid lipsticks in Candyass and Calabasas. Candyass has been sold out for some time now but there are other products from the line still available on Beautylish.  You can purchase the You Better Work Bundle ($105), which will include Candyass, a beautiful metallic pink-red lip.

 3.  Pixi by Petra Glow-y Powder in Santorini ($16.00).  Santorini is a seriously beautiful highlighter!  It is perfect for a summer glow and is fantastic on the skin.  The highlighter is ultra
smooth and blends into the cheeks like a dream.  It is the perfect golden shimmer that makes you like like a beach goddess.  I like the other highlighter in this line but Santorini is my favorite.  It's very affordable and you will get tons of compliments on your makeup.

4.  Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick in Looking Ahead ($5.00).  I tried this lipstick out on a whim at Ulta.  I am super glad I did.  This is a highly pigmented, creamy, ultra affordable lipstick.  The shade looking ahead is a nude rose lipstick that I think will look great on a number of skin tones.  I am trying out other lipsticks by Makeup Revolution and will you know what my thoughts are.

5.  Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette ($14.99).  I have been crushing on this highlighting palette this July.  The packaging is very nice.  The palette is a sleek (haha!) copper holder and is very sturdy.  The highlighters are very soft, highly pigmented, and stunning.  My favorite ones are the bronze and lavender shades.  The palette is compact and would be great for travel.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Yes Please! ColourPop Palette Restocked today!

The hit Yes Please! shadow palette by colourpop and dupe for the Natasha Denona Sunset palette has restocked on the ColourPop website today.  The palette costs $16 and has a wide array of bright and warm hued, super pigmented and bendable shadows.  The limit per customer is 2 and free shipping is with orders over $30.  I would hurry on this sale if you have been eyeing the palette, it is sure to go out of stock quickly!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mark the date: ABH Cosmetics Subculture Launch

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics follow-up to the Modern Renaissance palette was leaked back in May on Reddit.  It is called the Subculture Palette and features a stunning array of warm and cool toned shadows.  While so many companies are launching sunset eyeshadows, the Subculture palette goes bold with darker shades of green, blue, and brown.  There are a few brighter pops of color including a pleasant yellow hue, which I am eager to try out.  The Subculture palette launches today (7/25) at 11:30 am CT.  This palette is sure to sell out, so start refreshing the ABH page.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Keep your eyes peeled in August-Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette Restock

The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette, probably the most coveted eyeshadows of the summer, sold out within minutes of its restock date (July 18th).  Some people took the opportunity to mark up their Jaclyn Hill palettes on ebay, ranging from $62-$200.  I say don't give in to the ebay sellers!  Morphe is set to restock the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette in August.  I will keep a lookout for the launch date and will update the Beauty Trove blog to let you know.  You can also sign up on Morphe's e-mail list for the launch date.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ColourPop Fem Rosa She by Karrueche Restock!

Restocks and relaunches are happening all over the beauty world.  Don't suffer from FOMO!  The Karrueche x Colourpop She palette will be coming back this Thursday at 10 am PST.  Get your palette filled with lush and romantic shades of pink, lavender, purple and taupe.  The palette costs $16.

Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette Back in Stock

Didn't get your hands on the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette?  Don't worry, the relaunch is today at 10 am PST.  Click on Jaclyn Hill for the link.  The palette is $38 but you can use affiliate codes like MANNYMUA for a 10% discount.  Be prepared for a wait line during online checkout and longer times for card processing.  Keep with it, it will be worth it.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ColourPop Launch Fem Rosa

ColourPop just launched (seriously) only a few hours ago the Fem Rosa line.  The lush colored palette sold out and so did the bundle set.  However, if you hurry you can still purchase the Her pressed powder cheek palette.  It comes with a gorgeous highlighter, bronzer and blush.  It sells for $15.  Buy $30 and get free shipping in the U.S..

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 for June 2017

It's time again for monthly favorites!  I have a little bit of everything this month, most of the products I've been loving this month are pretty affordable.  If you want to know more about Beauty Trove's Top 5 for June 2017, keep reading.

1.  No7 Lift & Luminate Foundation ($15.99).  I first heard of this foundation through favorite reviews of KathleenLights and JamBeauty89.  There is a reason why this foundation was a favorite of two top beauty vloggers.  First, for a drug-store foundation, there are a number of great shades.  I think if this product is talked about more, No7 will consider expanding is color range.  This is a medium coverage foundation and it applies smoothly.  I really love this foundation even compared to some higher end ones.  It gives you an air-brushed appearance and it wears nicely throughout the day.  On my skin, it starts to break down after 10 hours of wear.  The foundation gives a fantastic dewy appearance that doesn't like like you are completely dripping...just a nice glow.  I would wait to get the foundation when you see a price reduction.  Typically, Ulta has a BOGO 50% off on No7 items every few weeks.  Otherwise, Target recently had a 10% off and Walgreens also has specials on No7 products.  I am almost finished with my first bottle of No7 lift & luminate so you know that this is something special.

2.  Wet n Wild MegaSlim Skinny Mascara ($4.99).  I've been on the hunt to find a cheaper replacement for the Clinquie bottom lash, and I have finally found one.  This mascara is fantastic for your bottom lashes.  The wand is skinny enough to get close to the lash line and it only requires one swipe because of the length of the wand.  This really gives you a lot of bang for your buck.  If you get this from the Wet n Wild site, they will give you 10% off your first order.  
3.  Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Buttercream ($28.00).  I picked this little beauty up in Ulta's 21 days of Beauty for 50% off.  I am so glad I did.  This is the perfect pink blush to give your cheeks a flush of color.  When I look at this blush on the skin, it looks like summer.  This is a very lovely shade that completes fair to medium skin tones perfectly.  If you purchase this from the Laura Geller site, you can get $5 off your first order.

4.  ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Cheap Date ($5.00).  I've been trying to use my ColourPop shadows more recently.  I started using Cheap Date at least once a week.  This is an incredible gold shadow with hints of silver.  It actually looks like melted gold!  I absolutely love it.  I apply the shadow on my lid with my ring finger so it really packs the color on.  

5.  Bath and Body Works Fiji Pineapple Palm Ultra Shea Body Cream ($3.25).  OMG this cream smells amazing.  I am a huge fan of Bath Body Works' Body Creams.  This is the perfect cream for the summer.  I love applying this on my arms and legs before I start my day.  Fiji is the perfect combination of pineapple and coconut.  I picked up another bottle recently at Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale.  I am also thinking of purchasing the shower gel and the body spray.  At $3.25 this body cream won't stay around long, be sure to check it out!
Let me know what your June favorites are by commenting below!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Half-Yearly Sale at BH Cosmetics!

BH Cosmetics is having their half-yearly sale.  All items (with the exception of sale cosmetics and the Carli Bybel palette...I know too bad it doesn't include this) are 33% off.  Free shipping is included on orders over $45.  Some items that are worth checking out are the Backlight and Spotlight highlighting palettes ($11.38 each), the Solar Flare palette ($10.71, shown below), and the Marble Collection Warm Stone Eyeshadow palette ($8.03).  The last day for the sale is July 1st.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Semi Annual Blowout Sale- Bath & Body Works

It's that fantastic time of the year again!  Bath and Body Works is having their second semi annual blowout sale!  Now is your chance to get floral, beachy, fruity, and sensual fragrances lotions, creams, and body sprays.  Most items are heavily on clearance for 50-75% off retail.  I especially love the aromatherapy line of body lotions.  Stop by your local Bath and Body Works store and check out the sale online.  Either way, you will be glad you did.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 Favorites for May 2017

Happy start of summer everyone!  I love the summer months for nice, pretty and colorful makeup.  I've been trying out a lot of new cosmetics and skincare items lately and have a great set of must haves.  If you are interested in knowing what I have been loving in May, keep reading...

1.  Butter London + Pantone Color of the Year Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00).  Let me just say you need this palette in your life.  I absolutely love new pantone color of the year--greenery.  Greenery is this fun green color somewhere between a sage and lime hue.  It is a really fun pop of color to punch up your makeup routine.  The palette comes with 7 other lovely lilac, plum, rose fold and grey shades.  There is a little kickback with the shadows but the color payoff is totally worth it.  If you are ever at Ulta, take a look at this palette.  I know I will be wearing mine all this summer.
2.  Nyx Cosmetics Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Snow Rose ($8.00).  If you wanted to try the duo chrome highlighter trend than look no further.  The Nyx duo chrome highlighter in snow rose has been my go to highlighter for May.  Snow rose is absolutely stunning!  It is a nice icy highlighter that shifts to pink and lilac.  If you pair this with the Butter London palette or the Nyx palette that I am going to mention soon, you will have a gorgeous and very sophisticated look.  The highlight is very pigmented so if you want something a little more subtle, you will have to use a light hand.  For $8, this is really worth every penny. 

3.  Nyx Cosmetics Ultimate Shadow Palette in Cool Neutrals ($18.00).   I honestly was on the fence about purchasing this palette.  I picked it up as part of the Ulta BOGO 50% off sale.  I am really glad I did.  I don't typically go for cool colors but I have been wearing all the colors in the palette none stop this May.  I especially love the second row paired with the dark plum color in the corner.  There is a nice mix of shimmers and mattes.  I am in love with the lilacs shades and you can see how this palette pairs nicely with the snow rose highlighter.  It is more on the expensive side of Nyx Cosmetics so I would purchase this when there is a BOGO 50% off sale at Ulta.  Pick up the warm neutrals palette as well during the sale.  

4.  It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream ($48.00).  I've been trying the bye bye under eye cream out for the last 8 months out.  Yes, the eye cream has lasted this long!  I just recently ran out but purchased another container.  It is one of the most hydrating and cooling under eye creams I have ever tried out.  Bye bye under eye cream just feels really good after a long day.  I've also noticed that when I have used it for a couple of weeks, my eyes don't look as tired.  I know this is on the expensive side so I would wait for It Cosmetics to have a 25% off sale.  Really worth your money. 

5.  Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara ($4.99).  A friend of mine told me that she never buys prestige brand mascara.  Now I know why!  The drug store has some amazing formulas of mascara.  I started using Essence's Lash Princess in May, and I am hooked!  It reminds me a lot of It Cosmetics Super Hero mascara.  When I am in a rush, I don't even bother using an eyelash curler...I just give my eyelashes 2 coats of this mascara and I have voluminous, doll-like lashes.  Ulta is having a BOGO 50% sale on Essence.  This is a great time to try out some products by Essence.  

That wraps up my favorites for the month of May.  Let me know what you have been loving in May or if you have tried any of the products I just mentioned by commenting below.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Calling all Tartelettes, 15% off Sale!

Have a blast this summer with Tarte's 15% off sale.  Now is the time to splurge and pick up the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette (orig. $53) on sale for $45.05.  Use promo code WEEKEND at checkout.  Sale ends tonight.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Celebrate Memorial Day at Beauty Bakerie!

It's the sale you have all been waiting for!!!  Beauty Bakerie is having an awesome sale.  Free worldwide shipping and 30% off!!!  The sale starts at 9 PM PST.  I know I will be stocking up on their famous lip whips.  The Sweet on You set is $36, on sale it is $25.20.  Great for gifts for friends and yourself!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

April 2017 Top 5 Favorites

Sorry I've been absent lately.  It has been a hectic time with some family health emergencies.  But I am happy to share the top 5 cosmetics I have been enjoying for the month of April.  If you want to know what I think have been great products this month, please keep reading!

1.  The Galaxy Chic Palette ($15.99).  So I confess that I have owned this palette for at least 5 months now but never really played around with it.  I know some beauty bloggers will have a monthly makeup drawer, which I think is a great idea to circulate some palettes that you haven't used in awhile.  Bottom line: I love this palette.  I feel that BHCosmetics is a brand that is certainly not talked about enough.  The packaging on the Galaxy Chic palette is okay.  It is a sturdy cardboard palette that does have a fairly decent mirror.  The palette comes with 18 beautiful baked eyeshadows.  I really like how the eyeshadows have a marbled look to them.  I will say that the palette is not a stand alone look and that you will need to borrow from other parts of your makeup collection for transition and brow bone shades.  But the eyeshadow colors are very pigmented and shimmery.  I especially like the Cosmic and Aphrodite shades for a fun purple and wine look.  I do have a tutorial on the Galaxy Chic palette to give you some ideas on how you can use this palette.  BHCosmetics usually has 20-25% off sales throughout the year so I would purchase this palette then.  Overall, I really enjoyed the Galaxy Chic palette.
2.  Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation ($39.00).  If you are wanting a full coverage foundation that doesn't dry out your skin, look no farther.  Pur Cosmetics' Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation is a creamy, full-coverage foundation.  It applies beautifully using the Real-Techniques miracle sponge of the EcoTools sponge, most likely it would work well with a Beauty Blender.  I was really impressed that just the smallest amount of this foundation covered up all redness and dark circles.  My skin looked absolutely flawless. The foundation has 1.5 ounces of product and comes in 10 colors.  I think as the popularity of this product grows that Pur will start to increase their color range.  I know this is somewhat pricey.  If you sign up for the Pur newsletter, they will let you know when they have different sales.  I picked up two in the shade Porcelain during their BOGO sale.
3.  Mary Kay Eye Color Palette in Sunlight ($24.00).  The Mary Kay Eye Color Palette in Sunlight is perfect for the spring and summer.  Just looking at the palette makes me happy.  The packaging is very compact and looks like a modern piece of art.  The Sunlight palette has 4 stunning bright shades that apply like butter.  You can get a number of fun looks with this palette.  My favorite way to wear this is by using the orange shade as the transition, the purple on my lid, the pink as my outer corner color, and the soft ivory color on my brow bone.  This is a limited edition palette so if you are considering getting this I would go and talk to your beauty consultant or purchase online.
4.  Versailles Lip Whip ($20.00).  Beauty Bakerie is a relatively new brand for me.  I've purchased three different lip whips from them but Versailles is my favorite.  I've paired this with the Mary Kay
Eye Palette and the Galaxy Chic Palette.  The lip whip is a moussey texture and dries down matte.  It is the perfect shade of cool mauve-pink.  Simply gorgeous!

5. Nyx Cosmetics Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique ($20.00).  This Nyx palette in Rustic Antique is a warm toned eyeshadow lover's dream.  The palette comes with 10 sizeable, creamy, and highly pigmented shades in warm tones of brown, gold, pink and wine.  I bought this during the Ulta 20% off sale and am super glad I did.  The packaging is okay but the colors really put this palette as one of my top favorites.  I think this palette would be perfect for the Fall.  I am looking forward to using all the colors more often this year.  
So those are my top 5 favorites for the month of April?  What are your favorite cosmetics for the month of April?  Have you tried any of the products I've listed?  Let me know and comment below!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

$15 Lip Whips at Beauty Bakerie!

Happy Easter Darlings!  Time to celebrate with this fantastic deal at Beauty Bakerie.  Get the amazing, pigmented, comfortable, and smooth lip whips for $15 each (reg. $20) until today at 9 PST. I especially love Versailles (featured below), Ginger Snap, and  Sakura.  Get yours while there is still time on the clock!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Palette Tutorial- Star Child Eye Look

This week I decided to revisit some of my eye shadow palettes that have not received enough attention.  I came across my BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette that I purchased on sale back in December.  I forgot how truly awesome these eye shadows are.  The Palette comes in a compact case and a decent sized mirror.  The palette has 18 luxurious baked eye shadows that range from gorgeous neutrals to stunning pops of colors.  I like to use my MAC fix plus to amp up the pigmentation with the more colorful shades.  All of the eye shadows are pretty metallic and some have flecks of glitter, which I think are pretty.  If you purchase this palette, you will need to use some other eye shadows in your collection to create a completed look.  I use some of my matte eye shadows and lighter shades.  But this is a really great palette to get a number of fun looks.  The Galaxy Chic palette is currently out of stock on the BH Cosmetics website but you can have the company e-mail you when they restock.  Also, BH Comsetics has a number of sales every other week so the already very affordable price of $15.99 can be even lower. This is a fantastic and high quality palette.  I created a stunning eye shadow look with this palette.  If you want to recreate the look, just keep reading!

1.  Prime your eye.  Gently smooth your favorite eye primer on your eyelid to your brow bone.  I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden.

2.  Apply an eye shadow base to your entire eyelid.  Using a flat eye shadow brush, take a neutral eye shadow and apply it on your eyelid to your brow bone.  I like Urban Decay's Eye Shadow in Foxy.

3.  Apply Prometheus as your transition shade.  Take a clean blending brush and gently swipe in Prometheus.  Lightly apply Prometheus into your crease using a windshield wiper motion.

4.  Blend Aphrodite into your outer corner.  Using a pointed crease brush, dip into Aphrodite.  Be sure to tap off any excess eye shadow.  Apply Aprodite by gently pressing brush into the outer V of your eyelid in a small circular motion.  Take a clean blending brush and blend the upper portion of Aphrodite into your crease.

5.  Make your eyelids pop with Cosmic.  Dip an oval eye shadow brush in Cosmic.  Spray the eye shadow brush with Mac Fix Plus (or water) and gently press onto eyelid.

6.  Line your bottom lash line.  Take Prometheus with a smudge brush and line the bottom lash line.  Follow this by taking Aphrodite on a clean smudge brush and apply and blend on to the outer one-third bottom lash line.

7.  Define eyes.  Using a deep brown eyeliner, rim your bottom and upper lash line.  I like Mary
Kay's Deep Brown Eyeliner.

8.  Amp up the look with mascara.  Apply 2 coats of mascara with your favorite black mascara.  For this look, I used Tarte's ManEater Voluptuous mascara (upper lash) and Clique's Bottom lash mascara (lower lash).

There you have it my Star Child Eye Look!  Go out and shine lovelies!

Did you like this eye look?  Let me know and comment below!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Take an Extra 20% off of Stila Sale

Stila is having a sale on their sale!  Check out their sale items and take an extra 20% off when you use the promo code SALE20 at checkout.  I like the Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Palette in Sunrise Splendor ($20; orig. $30).  Sale ends today!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Beauty Trove Review: Soap & Glory Orangeasm

Hi Beautiful!  These past two weeks I have been using the Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Butter.  I am a fan of Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter and decided it try it out based on a monthly favorites vlog by Shaanxo.  The description on the website says that the new zesty formula is scented with green mandarins, Sicilian lemons and sweet orange peel oils.  The body butter is intensely moisturizing and invigorating.  The product is sold in a large red-orange container and includes 10.1 oz of body butter.  It retails at Ulta for $15.00.  My overall review is that I really love this product.  The container is solid and has a cute label on the front, which I appreciate.  Once you screw off the lid, you can smell the citrus laden scent.  It does smell like fresh oranges, which I really like.  If you are not a fan of citrus, oranges and lemons, you should not buy this.  It is an orange colored cream with darker orange beads inside (shea message butter balls).  I like using this in the morning, especially after a shower.  You just need to message a small quarter size amount into slightly damp skin.  It is super moisturizing and it works lovely on dry patches.  I also like it because it is a refreshing scent to get you started in the morning.  Ulta is having their 21 days of beauty so if you purchase the Orangeasm body butter, you can get a second one for 40% off.  There are other items in the Orangeasm scent, such as body wash, exfoliating body polish, and body spray.  I am planning on purchasing the exfoliating body polish and body spray.  Let me know if you tried this product and what you thought of it by commenting below!

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017 Top 5 Favorites

It's the last day of March.  You know what that means?  Top 5 monthly favorites!!!

1.  Makeup Revolution Naked Chocolate Palette ($15.00).  I am so glad I purchased this palette!  I've used it pretty much everyday this March.  It has quality eye shadows at a super affordable price.  The palette comes with 16 buttery and highly pigmented eye shadows.  There is a nice mix of highlighters (for your brow bone), transition shades, shimmer shades, and darker shades for the outer v or eyeliner.  One of the reasons that I have been continuously going for this palette is that it is a stand alone palette, meaning you don't have to go searching for other eye shadows to complete your look.  Also, this is a great palette that transitions from day to night easily.  The palette itself is very aesthetically pleasing.  It is in a very cute yellow case that looks like a chocolate bar that is slightly melting.  If you like to display your makeup on a vanity, this would be a great palette to select.  I don't really care for the sponge brush that is inside the palette.  I use my Real techniques brush with the eye shadows.  The color payoff is fantastic.  I highly recommend this product.  You won't be disappointed if you get one for yourself or for a friend.
2.  Maybelline New York Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation ($12.98).  I usually don't go for drug-store foundations and stick to companies like Too Faced and Pur Cosmetics.  I made an exception for this because I heard a lot of great reviews and I was intrigued by a cushion formula.  Glad I took a chance on this.  This is a great foundation if you want a medium coverage look.  It is very easy to use, applies nicely, and covers blemishes easily.  There is a price range with this depending upon where you get it.  I think Walmart has one of the cheaper price tags.  The color range is a little limited but it might be that Maybelline is testing to see how well consumers like it before expanding to other shades.  I like to use this as an every day makeup look and save my more expensive foundations for special events or job interviews.

3.  Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipcolor in Almond Rose ($5.59).  Maybelline has been on a role!  Almond Rose is such a beautiful shade of nude-pink.  It pairs nicely with any eye shadow look.  I've worn this lipstick pretty much everyday this month with the Naked Chocolate palette above.  It wears nicely throughout the day and requires minimal touch up.  It also is very comfortable and is not drying to the lips.  I recently purchased other shades in the line, Beige babe and purely nude, and can't wait to try them out.

4.  Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinavia ($18.00).  I've been setting my face makeup with Mary Kay's finishing spray.  The setting spray is by Skindinavia, which is a well known for its bridal finishing spray.  The spray dries down quickly and keeps my makeup in place.  It also works well as a refresher throughout the day (16 hours).  
5.  Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter in Color 1 ($39.00).  One of my favorite cosmetics is highlighters.  And I do love me some glow!  The new MUF highlighters definitely deliver on some high impact glow. I've only tried the color 1 since it is meant for light to medium tones.  This is a gorgeous pink and slightly golden highlighter.  You can build the highlight up if you want to take a 20 watt to a 1,000 watt glow.  This is a great highlighter for work, if you apply it with a subtle hand.  It is expensive.  But if you are going to mainly be using one highlighter, the MUF  color 1 is worth the investment.  The packaging is very durable and the highlighter comes with a nice attached mirror.

This wraps up Beauty Trove's Top 5 for the month of March.  Have you tried any of these products out?  What were your top 5 for March?  Comment below!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Laura Geller Baked Blushes on Sale at 50% off

Ulta continues to awe with their amazing beauty steal sales.  Beauty Trove is especially in love with the 50% off sale on Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten compacts.  The Blush-n-Brighten cosmetics typically cost $28 but is on sale today for $14.  There is a limit of 2 per customers.  If you don't own these already, I would select the Peach Delight and Tropic Hues blushes as they will be perfect for spring and summer.  Hurry and pick up your blush-n-brighten compacts as they are sure to sell out fast!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Medusa's Makeup March 2017 Unbagging

Medusa's Makeup, an independent vegan beauty line, offers a monthly subscription for $15.00.  This month subscribers received four cosmetic pieces.  My overall enthusiasm for March's unbagging is about a 6 (on a scale of 10, 10 being woo-hoo that is awesome).  This is mainly due to the lipstick shade, which I don't think would be super flattering for me.  It is a hue that I just would never purchase for myself so I think I will be passing along the lipstick to someone else who would love it.  The beauty bag is valued at $39, which is a decent return given that the last few months haven't been all the impressive.

The first item in the bag is the bright lipstick in Lydia.  Lydia is a lavender shade that applies semi matte. It is valued at $12.  I have a picture below that displays swatches of Lydia, the lip paint, and the eye dust.

The next item is the stick it eye primer ($8.00).  I am interesting in trying this out.  The primers I usually use are silicone based so I am excited to use a natural wax product and see how it performs with my eyes shadows.

The other lip product that was included is one of the new lip paints.  The lip paint color is in the Get Lucky shade ($12.00), a shocking hot pink.  It dries down matte after a minute or so.  It is a pretty color and I think I would wear this out on a weekend or at night.  It feels a little tacky but it is comfortable on the lips.  I do like the lip paints, hopefully next month includes another lip paint.  I would be excited to get the shades Hanky Panky, Shag, or Cowgirl.

The last item in the bag is an eye dust in Wasabe ($7.00).  Wasabe is a gorgeous emerald green with flecks of green and gold glitter.  I really love this shade,  I wore this on St. Patrick's Day.  I think their eye dust products are some of the best items you can get at Medusa's Makeup.

So that's it for this month.  We will see if next month's Medusa's Makeup unbagging can top this one.