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Hi there Happy Sunday! Weekends are when I lay back and get some reading done. I thought I would share some of the blogs I've been reading today hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Beauty Professor I'm kind of obsessed with her hair <3

Bubbly Michelle Shes currently somewhere in paradise island vacationing and sharing her holiday essentials with us.

Beautygypsy Loving the swatches of The By Terry Smokey Nude Palette. I think before I go back on the no buy I should purchase some By Terry blushes and palettes.

Naturalnchicmakeup I love her blog! She always have the latest beauty products swatches up on her blog.

Temptalia  I think we all read her blog love her short simple reviews, sneak peeks and swatches.







Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette

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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette
Price $29.00 for 9.7 g/ 0.342 oz.
Where To Purchase: Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette

Memebox Description
#Itgirlpalette is Nylon's special gift to its readers in celebration of their 16th anniversary. All colors were carefully picked by Nylon's Senior Beauty editors with a strong emphasis on versatility and uniqueness. Each color packs a punch so you can amp up the night with just one shade, or blend your favorites to create a custom look! Its cruelty free.


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette 

The packaging is very light and travel friendly just like The SoothingSista Palette. It comes with a small duo brush/sponge tip applicator. The eye shadows are named after some of the most iconic cover stars of Nylon.


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette 

Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette contains 7 eyeshadows, and one stunning bright pink blush.

The Moment- Its a gorgeous light pink glittery eye Shadow and it can be used as a highlighter.

Lilo- Its a matte white eye shadow. This one felt a little dry and powdery when swatched. Its not very pigmented I had to go over a few times to get the color to show up without being patchy. .

Marykate- A beautiful light olive color shimmering eyeshadow.

Mischa- Its a pretty reddish rust shade. 

Lana- Its a gold color shimmering eyeshadow.

Paris- It comes off as a rose gold color on my tan skin.

Nicole- Its a blue brown shade its hard to explain this color. Its an exact dupe of Mac cosmetics Blue Brown pigment or the eye shadow from Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. This felt a little powdery.


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette 


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette


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Sweet 16 Blush ( top without flash, bottom with flash )

This bright almost neon pink blush kinda scared me at first but once I swatched it I realized its not as scary as it looks. I had to go over twice for the swatch picture. It can be worn as sheer as you'd like or layered for a dramatic look.


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette ( without flash )


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Nylon x Memebox Sweet 16 Eye & Face Palette  ( with flash )



Overall
I would have to say I like this palette but not so happy about the pigmentation on some of the shades. I had to go over Lilo and Nicole a few times, both of them lacked in pigmentation. I swatched all the eyeshadows without any primer. I did a look and used two eye shadows from this palette with primer and I didn't have any problem with blending or pigmentation. These shadows performs well with a primer. My favorites from this palette are The Moment, Paris, and Mischa eye shadows and the Sweet 16 blush. This palette was sent to me for review purpose and as always I gave my honest opinion. Enjoy 15% off your next purchase use code ' ITGIRL' expires on April 30th, 2015.




Tom Ford Spice & Platinum Cream Color For Eyes

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Tom Ford Spice & Platinum Cream Color For Eyes
Price $42.00 each for 6 g/ 0.21 oz.
Where To Purchase: Tom Ford


TOM FORD DESCRIPTION
Warm your eyes with alluring glistening metals that create a seductive, molten-toned look. This highly reflective, ultra-pigmented formula combines advanced color technology with antioxidant ingredients to deliver pure, luminous color and an ultra-smooth finish that is non-creasing and long-wearing.


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Tom Ford Platinum & Spice Cream Color For Eyes

Tom Ford Spice and Platinum Cream Color For Eyes are limited edition. I purchased these two items back in October 2014 I've had enough time to play with these cream shadows and all I can say is I'm a fan. Lets start with the packaging they are housed in a thick glass pot and the closure is a twist cap with TF logo on it. Its been a few months I've had these in my collection and I can say they are still the same exact texture as they were the day I received them no drying whatsoever. I love the wet metallic look of these shadows.


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Tom Ford Platinum & Spice Cream Color For Eyes

At first I ignored Platinum because I loved the chocolate brown with gorgeous gold glittered Spice cream shadow for obvious reasons. I guess the season had something to do with that as well since it was fall but recently I reached out for Platinum while I was in a rush and I was surprised I had to take a few second to admire the gorgeous shade called Platinum. With these shadows a little goes a long way you don't want to pack on too much then it can be difficult to blend out specially Spice. I used these shadows with and without primer and didn't notice any difference both times I got long hours of wear. I prefer using my fingers to apply these shadows I tried using a brush but ended up going back to using my fingers. I love Spice but Platinum is such a easy color to work with you can wear it everyday to work, school etc or for a night time look you can do a thick wing liner smoke out the bottom lashes apply a few coats of mascara and you're good to go.



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Tom Ford Spice & Platinum Cream Color For Eyes without flash


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Tom Ford Spice & Platinum Cream Color For Eyes with flash


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Tom Ford Spice & Platinum Cream Color For Eyes Left without flash & Right with flash


Tom Ford Spice Cream Color For Eyes- I would describe Spice as a gorgeous warm rich chocolate brown. Even though the texture is mousse like and velvety I find this requires for a little more blending work. 

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color For Eyes- Is a warm taupe silver shade. This is my favorite out of the both cream shadows. I find Platinum a lot easier to blend than Spice. 



Overall
After using these two eye shadows I regret not getting the other limited edition cream shadows like Pink Haze hope they re promote it like they did with Platinum. These cream shadows are highly pigmented and very long lasting. I got a good 9 hours of wear without any fading or smudging. I love these shadows so much that I just purchased the Spring 2015 Cream Color For Eyes too better late than never right? These shadows are a bit pricey and I think we tend to reach out for our powder shadows more often so it depends on how much use you'll get out of these shadows. Let me know what are your thoughts on these cream shadows on a comment below. 




Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp

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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp
Price $52.00 for 5.2g / 0.18 oz
Where To Purchase:Charlotte Tilbury


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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp


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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp


The packaging for the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palettes are stunning. The mahogany and rose gold color combination looks beautiful. Like I mentioned before on The Dolce Vita Palette review the packaging does catch some finger prints. There is a small star on the top right corner of the mirror also she didn't include the flimsy eye shadow applicators which I'm totally okay with since I never use those things. This is my second favorite Charlotte Tilbury palette. I love rusty earthy shades so its no surprise this palette was my second purchase from CTilbury makeup line. I love the texture of the eye shadows it kinda reminds me of Tom Ford eye shadows. 

Top Left - Its a pale pink shade with fine silver shimmer.

Top Right - Its a warm plum shade with a sheen finish.

Bottom Left - A stunning gold glitter shade. This glitter eyeshadow can be used wet or dry. 

Bottom Right - A deeper plum shade with beautiful micro shimmer. 


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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp without flash



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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp with flash


Overall
I love how thin and slick these Luxury Palettes are its perfect for traveling. The longevity of these eye shadows are very good I used it with primer and it lasted about 9 hours. I love Vintage Vamp its absolutely beautiful this palette gets a thumbs up from me. Have you tried this palette? Please leave a comment below I would love to hear your thoughts about this palette. 



Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Review

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Price $29.00 for 0.22oz
Where To Purchase: Sephora


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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer


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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Last year I was in dire need of a good concealer and I came across Nars Creamy Concealer and I fell in love. The name explains it all its very radiant and creamy it blends in seamlessly. I'm not a big fan of the packaging maybe cause the doe foot applicator came off after a few months. I wish it was a tube or a pan but for now this will do. This concealer comes in 10 shades I choose the shade Ginger. This concealer is Paraben free, Sulfate free, and Phthalates free.


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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger

This concealer can be full coverage or sheer depends on how you apply it. It does have a thick consistency which requires for more blending work. I use my ring finger to blend out this concealer I find that's the best way to warm up the product that's just what I prefer. I did try using a beauty blender I didn't like the application so it depends on what you're more comfortable with. If your under eye area is dry I would suggest you moisturize well before applying this concealer. This concealer hides all my imperfections like old acne scars also it doesn't clog my pores. I don't have severe dark under eye circles so one layer is all I need and it brightens up my under eye area really well. This is one of my favorite concealer it has been for the past year and yes I did repurchase and replaced the old tube if you're wondering.


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This picture was taken after a long day of my daughters ballet recital followed by lunch and shopping. As I recall that day was pretty warm and as you can see no creasing at all. On this day I had applied a very sheer layer of the concealer and I set it with MAC Cosmetics powder. This picture was taken with no flash in natural lighting.


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These pictures were taken with flash. On the left picture I set the concealer with a translucent powder and the pictures on the right I set the concealer with Ben Nye banana powder mixed with Lancome powder. I prefer setting the concealer with Lancome or Ben Nye powder cause its more yellow as opposed to the translucent powder which can leave a white cast under flash photography. I only mix the Ben Nye and Lancome powders for party looks since the makeup look is a bit dramatic and it works great as a highlighter as well.



Overall
I love this concealer it's one of the beauty products I will always repurchase. This concealer is a little thick and it dries quickly so if you have dry skin as long as you prepare your skin before applying the concealer you'll love the result. The only con I can come up with is the doe foot applicator coming off maybe I just got a dud tube the first time. Over all this concealer is worth every penny have you tried this concealer yet? If so please share your thoughts and opinions.





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