REVIEW: URBAN DECAY PULP FICTION PALETTE & MRS. MIA WALLACE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK

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Hello Everyone!

This is literally a dream come true. My favorite director is Quentin Tarantino, for those of you who do not know that already. Pulp Fiction is a great movie. If you haven’t seen it, what are you doing with your life?? It is on Netflix by the way (along with Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Jackie Brown, and Reservoir Dogs).

When I saw that Urban Decay was releasing a Pulp Fiction collection in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the film, well, I was all over it!! I was only able to get two items (thanks Todd!), but I am so happy with them. The only other thing I would purchase from the collection would be the nail polish.

Let’s get to it!

Pulp Fiction Palette

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From left to right: FURIOUS, RIGHTEOUS, TYRANNY, VENGEANCE, ANGER

I love that all of the shadows are words from Jules’ quote from the bible; he is one bad mother fucker!

I would say this, if you have the Naked Basics (and you don’t care for Pulp Fiction) then you can skip out on this one. I had the chance to pick up the Naked basics earlier this year, and I am so happy that I did. Honestly, I would buy this palette even if I had the basics. It is just something that I really needed to have.

Let’s talk about the shades: (In order of my swatches)

  • Furious: is described as a “white satin”. It is a stark white shade with micro-glitter. It makes a perfect highlight shade.
  • Righteous: is described as a “light cream matte”. This one is probably the most chalky of the five, but it blends well. This matte vanilla cream color (slightly yellow toned) makes a perfect base.
  • Tyranny: is described as a “warm brown matte”. This color looks just like a very milky chocolate (orange-toned brown). It is the perfect brown for the crease! I was nervous because of how warm this brown is (I am very cool-toned), but I really like it.
  • Vengeance: is described as a “deep taupe-brown matte-satin”. The taupe in the brown makes this a nice, dark neutral brown. I think matte-satin is a good term for this because it looks matte from far away, but you can see a satin depth to it when you look closely. Great for the outer corner!
  • Anger: is described as a “black satin with slight tonal sparkle”. This black is definitely not the blackest black, but it is a nice dark black shade. It has largest chunks of glitter compared to the other shades, but that being said, the glitter is still slight and very small.

All of the shades have great pigmentation and are “buttery” smooth. I think this is a wonderful neutral palette.

The packaging is made of cardboard, but it is very sturdy. The mirror is a nice size, and the brush is a nice added touch. The packaging style can be related to the Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, as they both have the magnetic cardboard casing. The Too Face palette comes with “get the look” and the palette does have a pocket for them. The Pulp Fiction palette came with a get the look card as well, but no pocket. I don’t mind because I only used the card’s direction for reviewing purposes and will not be using it again. I will keep it in the packaging that the palette came in though.

This palette along with all of the Pulp Fiction collection is limited edition, so get it while you still can! The palette runs for $34 USD, a little more pricey compared to the Naked Basics at $28 USD for six shades instead of five (no brush).

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Here is the “get the look” for Mrs. Mia Wallace. I didn’t feel like wearing mascara today, but I followed the card that came with the palette for my eyeshadow. I tend to not care for the directions that come with eyeshadow, but this one is definitely not bad. I think some extra blending would really make this look more “Mia”, but I am excited to make my own neutral looks with it. I definitely feel awesome wearing this shadow. It is nice to have a strictly almost matte neutral palette, which is great for daily use.

 

Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

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This lipstick is described as “deep blood-red” shade. I completely have to agree. This lipstick is so pigmented and creamy. It is a nice finish which gives a slight shine. I have been wearing it for hours with zero fade and it is definitely not drying. I am a red lipstick fanatic, and I am glad to have this one. As you can see from the photo I put above of Mia, he lipstick does seem a bit darker than this one. It would have been nice to have an even darker blood red, like more of an oxidized blood. BUT I am super happy with this shade still. It is beautiful.

This lipstick runs for $22 USD, the same price as the other Revolution Lipsticks, but the packaging is a gunmetal black instead of the standard silvery gray.

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Here is a full photo. The only other product on my face besides what I just reviewed are my brows. I definitely feel fabulous. I’m ready to overdose on some cocaine! (Just kidding)

What do you think of the new collection?

Tina

(I am not affiliated with Urban Decay)
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HAUL: FROM MY LOVELY MAKEUP PENPAL

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So, I made a friend that lives across the country from me. We both share the love for makeup, and I absolutely adore her! Recently she suggested to send a spare product to me, and I got really excited. I was planning on asking for her address around Christmas time so that I could send her something special, but instead, we totally became makeup penpals. Our skin (and taste in lip products) are on opposite ends of the spectrum, so we both have ended up with products that we just don’t or won’t use (or have extra of).

I am leaving for Washington State tomorrow for a little over a week (expect a lack of posts, I’m sorry!), but her package to me came a day early! It was supposed to arrive right after Todd and I hit the road. It was definitely a pleasant surprise!

If you don’t follow Bronze and Blush already, then give it a go right now! She posts pretty much daily, and I love reading every one of them! My little care package will make it out to her once I make it back from Washington :).

She packed it all in one of her ipsy bags, and I am really excited because I needed a small bag for my purse!

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Well, isn’t this photo wonderfully out of focus? I took a break from packing to post, so sorry for the lack of photos! I will review all of these products (along with many others I have recently started using) soon!

  • Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base

This little sample is just SO CUTE! I am about to go to Etude’s website and die       from a cuteness overload. The packaging says that it’s a “light and fluffy” moisturizing makeup base with SPF 25. I’m excited to try it!

  • Chella Hello Beautiful Eyes Indigo Blue Eyeliner Pen

I think she got this in an ipsy bag, but I’m not completely sure. Colored eyeliner is right up my alley, and I don’t have a darker, indigo blue. I think this will be great for daily use! I love my stila felt tip eyeliner, so if this one doesn’t smudge, I’ll love it too!

  • Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

This concealer leaned a bit too yellow for me, but I decided to try it anyway. I ended up layering my current concealer over it, and I was impressed! Yay!

  • Milani Lipliner in Cherry Pie

I must confess, this is my first Milani product. I really want to pick up some baked blushes sooner or later. I already own two red lipliners, but I think that you can never own too many red lip products! I am excited to try this.

  • Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Electric Orange

I am the bright lip queen! I have been itching for an orange lipstick, and this lovely lady answered my prayers. I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells nice. My first red lipstick was from Maybelline, and I liked it!

  • Clinique Different Lipstick in A Different Grape

I actually already own this exact lipstick LOL! I will be gifting this one to my mom because I know that she’ll like the shade as much as I do. It’s a nice deep purple. Toni thought I would like this, and I do haha!

  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

So, this was the product that she had a spare of. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, IT’S ALREADY ALL OVER MY FACE!!! This is a great highlighter and eyeshadow. It’s gold tinted, perfect for summer, It is my first product from theBalm, and it will definitely not be the last.

Thank you so much Bronze and Blush! I am so excited to use everything you sent!

xoxo
Tina

SURFS UP VOX BOX REVIEW

 

To get this post started, let me just say that I received these products complimentary from a site called influenster for testing purposes. Just because I received these products for free, doesn’t change the fact that my review is based on my own opinions.

Now, let’s get to the fun part!

Box

If you haven’t already noticed from the name of the box, these products are geared towards summer! I think “surfs up” suits me well since I live just a short drive away from the nearest beach on sunny Orange County!

Card

Every box comes with an information card that gives a little description of each product that you receive. I love the photo on the card, it’s adorable! If you want to be apart of this community, either post your email down below, or email me at: blushingdaisyblog@gmail.com.

Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit

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Right under the card were these Jamba Juice coupons! They are for these smoothie kits that Jamba Juice sells in grocery stores. I picked up Razzmatazz, under the request of my lovely boyfriend. You only need to add juice, and the bag says it contains two servings. Todd and I don’t drink juice, so I added almond milk instead.

Price:

  • The card says that they retail for $3.49, but they were $4.49 at my local grocery store.
  • You receive 80z in the bag of fruit & yogurt, thats less than 60 cents/oz depending on the price at your grocery store.
  • Not including the price of added juice.

The Razzmatazz kit had:

  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • Non-fat yogurt cubes
  • There is sugar added (20g total before juice is added)
  • Small amount of banana
  • Modified corn starch (I’m guessing in the yogurt)
  • Xanthan gum (probably in the yogurt too)
  • Stevol glycosides and absorbic acid (preservatives)

Taste:

  • I prefer razzmatazz from Jamba Juice, but if we used apple juice and not almond milk, it may have been closer to the flavor.
  • It was sweet in a sugary way, not a sweet ripe fruit way.

Verdict:

  • I prefer the smoothies I make from scratch. It’s cheaper in bulk, and there is no added sugar.
  • There wasn’t much for two people. This whole pack made about the amount of an original size at Jamba Juice, for about the same price. I would prefer to just go to Jambe Juice and get a smoothie from them if I was going to drink something with added sugar.
  • I still want to try the green machine one though, I will use my $1 off coupon.
  • I wouldn’t repurchase after I use my last coupon.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion

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I have used the Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen before, and I loved it! I was really excited to test this. The scent is coconut papaya, and it leaves a nice, faint scent on your skin after application. It is half lotion and half aloe vera, and you can see the ribbons through the bottle. It’s soothing and cooling on the skin, and does last a long time. I always wear spf when I go out, but my skin feels tired after being in the sun all day. This is a nice pick me up for my skin!

Price:

  • The bottle I received is 2oz, and it runs for $2.99, which is $1.50/oz
  • The regular size bottle is 8oz for $8.99, running at ~$1.13/oz
  • Both are a great price for this product, in my opinion.

Verdict:

  • Smells nice, it faint on the skin
  • Soothing & cooling
  • Good price
  • I will definitely be repurchasing once I run out! I may pick up some more sunscreen from HT as well.

First Aid Shot Therapy

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This is an interesting concept: a berry flavored caffeine shot containing 500mg of choline salicylate (NSAID). For those of you who don’t know me, I have fibromyalgia. I was interested to try this because I live with aches and pains on a daily basis. I happened to have menstrual cramps, back pain, wrist pain, and a headache right before I took this.

Price:

  • $2.99 for one dose (1.35 fl oz)

Verdict:

  • Smells like a juice pouch
  • Tastes like watered down cough syrup
  • Started feeling some relief from cramps/back pain in 20 min!
  • It didn’t help with my headache or wrist pain
  • Would be great to pick up in a pinch on a road trip, but I would stick to my pill formed NSAIDS.
  • I tend to not take medication, even in pain though.
  • This says it can help with hang overs. It won’t cure it, but it may help ease your symptoms. Drink a lot of water!

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish

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The shade is Firefly: a bright neon yellow with micro glitter. I am actually wearing a different shade from Sinful Colors on my fingernails, and I am really impressed! I saw some people receiving this gorgeous blue shade, and I was a little disappointed when I opened my box. BUT I am glad to have a yellow polish now because I did not own one previously.

The application looks bad because I was in a hurry.

The application looks bad because I was in a hurry.

Price:

  • $1.99 for 0.5 fl oz: $3.98/fl oz.
  • This is one of the cheapest nail polishes on the market!

Verdict:

  • You need two coats, no matter the shade.
  • long lasting (over a week with no base/top coat!)
  • Cheap
  • Good color range
  • I am going to hunt down that blue shade at Target!
  • Go buy some shades, you’ll be pleasantly surprised (like I was!)

COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous by LashBlast Mascara

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I have heard some bad things about this mascara, but I honestly think that it was user error. I had a terrible first application, but it applies fine if you don’t try to rush it. You need to remove this with an oil based makeup remover (I used coconut oil!). I had a dramatic difference, and I DIDN’T use an eyelash curler.

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I am quite impressed.

Price:

  • $9.49-11.99 for 0.66 fl oz
  • ~$14.38-18.17/fl oz
  • About half the price of a mid-end mascara

Verdict:

  • Curling, lengthening, and volumizing
  • Lashes still felt pretty natural
  • Removed easily with coconut oil
  • No flaking
  • Cute packaging, and it’s weighted nicely
  • Would I repurchase? Maybe! I have so much mascara to go through, so I can’t think about buying more!
  • Let’s say if I went on vacation (like I am next week), and I happened to  forget my mascara, I would probably purchase this!
  • I like using two mascaras at once, and this is perfect for that!

Do you own any of these products? How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina

Swatches/Review: My MAC Eyeshadow Singles

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Hello everyone!

Yesterday I was gifted an overwhelmingly large amount of makeup (Thanks Bon!), and a big hunk of it was MAC. I only owned two eyeshadow singles beforehand, and I didn’t see the point of reviewing only two shades. I was actually planning on reviewing my MAC collection as a whole because of how small it was, but I have enough now to break it up into sections.

I like MAC’s eyeshadow, but I wasn’t wearing the two that I owned previously very often. You might be thinking why I neglect them, and, in all honesty, I neglect most of my eyeshadow! Since I received my Naked 3 palette for Christmas, I haven’t really been using much else. Well, it’s time to make a change!! My plan is to give my other shadows use alongside my beloved Naked 3!

No matter what brand eyeshadow, I will always use an eyeshadow primer. I switch back and forth between Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion. They both function on par with each other on my skin! For the swatches today, there is no primer though.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Jealousy Wakes

This is a dark shimmery forrest green. It applies smoothly and is very pigmented! I didn’t experience fallout while swatching this.

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Melody

This eyeshadow is more light than Jealousy Wakes and appears to be matte. It looks a bit powdery, but I didn’t experience any fallout while swatching.

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Left: Jealous Wakes | Right: Melody

Favorite of the two: Jealousy wakes. I prefer darker greens, but they can both be used together in the making of a green smokey eye!

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MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Very Violet

This is a faintly shimmery purple. It’s not deep, but not too light. There was no fallout, and it is very pigmented.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Shock-A-Holic

I don’t understand. This eyeshadow is definitely not matte. You can see the glitter in the photo!! This one was harder to build up, and it did have a little bit of fallout. It’s a bit more deep of a purple compared to Very Violet.

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Left: Very Violet | Right: Shock-A-Holic

My favorite of the two: Definitely Very Violet. Shock was hard to build up, and it still appears patchy in the photo. Shock was also not matte, but claims so on the package. I’m shocked! (pun intended)

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Faux

How do I explain this color? It’s a reddish-taupe that leans slightly brown. It is matte, pigmented, and I didn’t see fallout.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Antiqued

This is a beautiful coppery-reddish brown. It’s shimmery, pigmented, and doesn’t fallout! I think the name is quite suiting.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Passionate

This is a pigmented matte pinky-red. I didn’t see any fallout. I have no idea how to integrate this color, but I am up for the challenge!

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Left: Faux | Middle: Antiqued | Right: Passionate

Favorite of the three: Antiqued hands down. The color is so beautiful, and I am excited to use it with my Naked 3.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Knight Divine

This is a shimmery grayish-black. I love setting my pencil liners with this. It’s pigmented and there’s no fallout when using.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Bright Future

This is a shimmery yellow gold that leans more yellow. It’s pigmented and there is very minimal fallout. This is from the Style Warriors Collection, and I am assuming that it was LE (Limited Edition).

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Left: Knight Divine | Right: Bright Future

Favorite of the two: Tied. They are too different to choose between!

Overall Favorite: Antiqued

Overall Least Favorite: Shock-A-Holic

Blushing Daisy Score: 9.5/10

  • Pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Wide shade variety
  • Little to no fallout
  • Only two shades had minimal fallout: Shock-A-Holic and Bright Future
  • Only one patchy shade: Shock-A-Holic
  • Blend easily
  • $15 a pop

I like these overall, and would consider purchasing more in the future! Do you own any MAC shadows? How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina

Sephora Favorites: Lash Stash To Go

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Oh my. Look at this pretty little thing!

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For a limited time at Sephora you can purchase this pretty little sampler for $25. It comes with five different sample size mascaras and a voucher for a full size of one of the choices.

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From left to right (sorry for the blur!):

  1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (.17 oz- ~$14.50)
  2. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (.16 fl oz- $10)
  3. Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara (.18 fl oz- ~$8.75)
  4. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (.135 fl oz- ~$16.88)
  5. blinc inc Blinc Mascara (.08 fl oz- ~$9.90)

The prices are based from Sephora’s pricing. The packaging says that this is a $65 value, but honestly it is much more. The samples themselves are worth $60 together + the voucher. This little box is actually worth ~$80-90! I think $25 is a steal for this! You are practically paying for a full size mascara, and you are receiving five free sample sizes.

The voucher does not have a expiration date that I can see. I think it will take me at least a year to get through all of these samples! I will be reviewing these babies as I use them, Lancome being first. Mascara is really based on preference, so this is great for finding one that works great for you!

I didn’t think that I would ever get my hands on this baby! I am lucky to have such a supportive boyfriend. He definitely spoils me much more than I deserve! (Thank you Todd!)

What is your favorite mascara?

You better snag one up before this deal is gone! I highly recommend it.

xoxo
Tina

Surprise Haul From A Wonderful Boyfriend

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My boyfriend, Todd, is so amazing. He knows what I will love without even asking! My eyes lit up when I saw that beautiful little Sephora bag in his hands.

I got out of class early today (I still have class later this evening though unfortunately!), and I got home while Todd was still at the mall. I knew he was picking up some jeans for work, but I had no idea that he would be coming home with surprises for me!

I have been wanting a bronzer, and Snow Bunny from Too Faced is ADORABLE! I mean, how can you not like something with the name “Snow Bunny”?

My liquid liner took a crap on me on Saturday, and I practically had a melt down (let’s face it, I totally had a melt down) because we were already at a car show about an hour and a half away from home! Clumpy eyeliner is not the business. I have heard MANY great things about Stila’s Stay All Day liquid eyeliner pen, so I am super pumped about it! I already adore their Stay All Day liquid lipstick, so I know I will love this!

I have been wanting an eyeliner pencil from Urban Decay for a very long time now, and I am almost out of my MAC Technakohl eyeliner… I don’t even think that Todd knew that.

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Swatches from left to right:

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Velvet
  2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black
  3. Too Faced Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer

First Impressions:

  1. UD’s pencil feels like butter and is very pigmented.
  2. Stila has great packaging, it is very pigmented as well, and this is not going to budge, I can already tell! I couldn’t get the thin line underneath to even come off!
  3. SNOW BUNNY IS GORGEOUS! I love the luminous glow. It’s awesome that I can choose if I want to blend all of the colors or just use specific ones.

You should expect some reviews soon on these products!

Overall, I am ECSTATIC! Todd, thank you so much! I LOVE YOU!
I LOVE HIM YOU GUYS!!!

xoxo
Tina