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Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Review:

Happy Fall Equinox glamour babes! Could you believe it?! Fall has officially crept up on us in its good old fashion style-sneaky! So, as you have your pumpkin spiced latte in one hand, Lorac’s California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette should be in the other (on sale for $15. Orig. $30).

Even though it’s a summer palette, the soft, universal shades are neutral enough to wear during all seasons.

The limited Edition Palette has a variety of shades, containing 6 Matte and 7 Shimmer finishes.

Sandcastle is a warm pearl shimmer.

Button is a linen shimmer.

Overcast is a dusty lilac matte.

Bonfire is a pastel mauve matte.

Hot Toddy is a rose mauve matte.

Starfish is a coral bronze shimmer.

Seaside is a deep emerald shimmer.

Cable Knit is a plum wine matte.

Cozy is a khaki matte

Boots is a blue steel shimmer.

Kitty Cat (my favorite) is a bronze pewter shimmer that looks more like a foil finish.

65 Degrees is a pink champagne shimmer, and is the least pigmented out of the twelve. I use it to highlight my brow bones or base for the lids.

The formulation of the eyeshadows are finely milled with a super soft texture. When applying, I suggest using some sort of an eyeshadow shield to prevent fallout. These can get messy. They are highly pigmented, comfortable to wear, blends and builds well, does not crease or run, and works for all skin tones.

You can play them up or down. Either way you do it, your eyes will stand out beautifully. I love creating pale, dusty lids and lining my lower lash line with a more deeper shade (Kitty Cat) to make my eyes pop.

I haven’t worn eyeshadow in 10 years (crazy I know) so I am having a ton of fun at the moment experimenting with various palettes, especially this one. Like I need another addiction, lol. At least it’s affordable…….hahahahaha. Yea right. Who am I kidding?!

The longevity of these eyeshadows last just as long as the California Dreaming Cheek Palette- 8 to 9 hours with or without primer. You’re probably better off using a shadow primer to keep the hues rich. They will fade a bit without it.

Lorac’s California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette is available online at LoracCosmetics.com for the sale price above, which is a nice steal for a high end palette.

Do you think you’ll grab one?! Way or no way?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Lorac Cosmetics California Dreaming Cheek Palette Review:

Do not let this palette get away glamour babes. Lorac Cosmetics California Dreaming Cheek Palette is definitely one to consider owning. The shades are beautiful. And, it is now on sale for $21 (orig $30 for 0.48oz) on their site!!! Link is above.


The cheek palette carries four limited edition shades that will add highlight, color, and glow to your complexion.

Sunlight is a warm gold pearl shimmer.

Wavelength is a soft warm pink shimmer.

Ray is a warm dusty matte rose, that works nicely as a contour shade.

Golden Hour is a rose gold bronze shimmer.

Ray and Golden Hour are very dark for fair skin tones. I’d go in with a light hand when applying these two shades. Lightly swirl and tap your brush of any excess powder. If bronzers or blushes are something you’re not use to wearing. The colors can come off as overwhelming.
Perfect for everyday wear. The formulation of the four are finely milled (kick back alert), richly pigmented, velvety smooth, lightweight, comfortable to wear, apply evenly and easily, blendable, buildable, flattering on all skin tones, and have a frosted pearl finish, except for Ray.

You can wear them invidually or mix and match the shades to create a customizable one.
I didn’t get that creative. I liked wearing the neutral toned hues separately, using Ray as a contour, and sometimes as a rosy blush to get some color back into those cheeks of mine.

The color payoff is great. Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray, and Golden Hour stayed intact for a full nine hours, showing lots of glow, vibrancy and warmth throughout the entire day.

So, what do you think of Lorac’s California Dreaming Cheek Palette?

Is she pickin up a good vibration?

Do share your thoughts!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! Today I wanted to talk about Milani’s Color Harmony Blush ($13.00 for 0.30oz). Walgreens was having a buy two get one free sale on drugstore brand cosmetics, which I believe is still going on thru the 23rd. So you still have time if you’d like to stock up on some of your makeup favorites, wink.

I was actually trying to find Wet n Wild’s Mermaid Collection, but alas it was sold out. Sigh. I did happen to find the next best thing though-The Color Harmony Blushes! Something I did want to try and review for awhile now.

I purchased three out of the four shades. Pink Play, Berry Rays, and Coral Beams. Bronze Burst was beautiful a looking bronzer, but looked a bit dark for my fair skin. Blushes tend to be more my thing during the fall anyway.

Berry Rays has warm rosy, mauve tones.

Coral Beams has warm peachy, pink coral tones.

Pink Play has cool blush toned pinks.

Each blush compact holds four color quadrants ranging in different shades. For some reason the fourth color (bottom) quadrant would not swatch for me whatsoever. This goes for all of the blushes I bought. They have a very waxy, slippery texture. Something I found odd with Milani. Usually their blushes have great pigmentation for swatch testing. I was a little disappointed considering these are not exactly cheap for a drugstore cosmetic brand.

The other shades in the compacts, however, are richly pigmented, buttery smooth, blendable, buildable, lightweight, and have a satin frosted finish, flattering most skin tones.

You can apply these shades individually to sculpt, shape and highlight your cheeks, or swirl them together to create a custom color.
I found that Coral Beams had the most pigmentation comparing to Pink Play and Berry Rays. I had to use a much denser blush brush and plenty of wrist power for those two. I didn’t mind. The extra reinforcement created a beautiful, soft, healthy glow to my cheeks with a pop of color!

The color payoff is outstanding. The Milani Color Harmony Blushes clung on for 8-9 hours, zero fading. That had me glowing with satisfaction.

I really enjoyed these blushes. I just think for the money, the quality could have been better. $13 is kind of extreme to pay for a drugstore blush that doesn’t deliver in my opinion. I would definitely wait for sales or coupons to grab a few of Milani’s Color Harmony Blushes if you’d like to try them. They are now available at Walgreens and MilaniCosmetics.com.

Did you purchase any?

What are your thoughts?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Pixi Quick Finish (Translucid) Powder Review:

Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder ($20 for 0.11oz) is the perfect finishing touch for oily complexions glamour babes. My skin is ridiculously oily and I was impressed by how well it worked.

Formulated with skin soothing properties such as Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Grape Seed, and White Tea Leaf Extract. The Silica based translucent finishing powder creates a beautiful velvet matte finish on top of makeup or bare skin that gives off an air brushed look.

I personally love using it both ways-bare faced and to set my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh, and flawless looking all day.
The Quick Fix Powder comes housed in a small cylinder plastic container that has a soft sponge puff attached for mess free blending, and a mirror above the cap for easy touch-ups. A great travel buddy for those on the go!

Be mindful to remove the seal. I was shaking the darn thing like a crazy woman thinking it was broken, not realizing there maybe something preventing the powder to come out. Smh. Duh! Lol.

The powder itself is super lightweight, finely milled, silky smooth, invisible, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, does not cake up or clog pores, blendable, buildable, and sets in a matte finish without looking overly matte (dry).


Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder suits all skin tones. There is zero color. It does not leave a ghostly, Casperish white residue on the skin whatsoever. As you tap and blend the finishing powder on your skin, it just melts right in. Blurring imperfections and minimizing shine. Did I say I love this already? I don’t care, I LOVE IT! Great Icona Pop song by the way. Now I can’t get it out of my head. Lol.

FUN TIP: Try using some of Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist ($15) after using the Quick Fix Powder to prolong the wear. The two make an exceptional pair when combined together.

Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder is available at Target and PixiBeauty.com.

Do you think you’ll get one?

Stay beautiful! Xo.