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Z Palette & Devucosmetics.com

 Comes in black, pink, leopard, and zebra print, and in two sizes (small/large)

Tina from Devucosmetics.com is so amazing! She responds to emails right away and answers any questions you may have; AND she was nice enough to give my readers 15% OFF your entire purchase! USE CODE: NESS15. They also ship internationally! I was honored when she asked if I would review some of her products because I was actually looking to buy a Z Palette. I have seen these palettes at every IMATS show and never bothered to get one, but I have TONS of MAC palettes, and it’s a pain traveling with all those palettes or even trying to choose between certain ones; and the Z Palette eliminates some of that fuss.

For those of you who may not have not heard about Z Palette ‘s ($20), it’s basically a customizable palette that’s completely flat with a magnetic bottom (no pre-designed pots or worrying about pan sizes). If you have any pan refills that have a magnetic backing, such as MAC blushes, eyeshadows, etc. (it can be used with other brands as well), it can hold your pans so you have only what you want or need. It has a clear see-thru lid so you can easily see what’s in your palette, no need for labeling…it’s made of what feels like a really sturdy cardboard, but I am sure in time it will be subject to wear and tear and may start to get flimsy, or even the clear lid might start to get raggedy, but it’s definitely strong enough to last you a long time.

Even if you have things you want to depot that DON’T have a magnetic backing, you can easily find magnetic dots or squares at any craft store and glue them to the back of the pan so that they can stick to the Z Palette. [Watch my video below to see a demo of the Z Palette in action].

Comparisons? In comparison to the MAC Palettes, they are not that much bigger (watch video to see them side by side), I like that these are bigger than the Unii palettes, and cheaper ($20 vs. $29/$30), even though I think the Unii palettes are really sturdy, well made, and innovative- they are just way too tiny for me. If they had them in a bigger size, I would love them!  If I ever decide to get one, one of these days, I will compare them for you guys.

I also got a couple of fabulous lashes (which I already used in a FOTD, i’ll post soon!) and a few brushes; the brushes are super soft, not scratchy or harsh, and I like that the ferrules and handles are all black- they look so sleek and professional!

Disclaimer: All product reviews and honest opinions on this site are solely that of my own and I am not endorsed, affiliated, or paid for this review unless otherwise specified. These products were given for review consideration by http://www.devucosmetics.com.

Review: Geo Tricolored Contacts in Brown

Hola mi amigas! Hope you all had a great weekend! I was busy looking at a few venues with my grandparents this weekend (since my parents are in WA.), it was fun hanging out with them since my grandparents are just too cute. Anyway, I recently bought Geo Tri Colored Contact lenses in Brown from dbeautyshop.com, and thought id do a quick video and a post on them so you can see how they look.

They are pretty comfortable to wear, they recommend that you do not wear it longer than 8 hours, so just keep that in mind. These particular colored contacts were $19.90 on their website and shipping was relatively fast (ships from Malaysia I believe), and their shipping was only $5. I ordered it October 22, and received it a few days after Halloween, so not too shabby. Each lens was in a tightly sealed glass vial and came with a contact lens case. I got them with 0.00 power (no power), and they come in a variety of other colors such as grey, violet, blue, and green.

I also did a quick video wearing them just so you can kinda get a feel of how they look like in person, although I have a ton of bright lights in my room so it may look lighter in the video, but they look very natural in person, as you can see from the pic below where I have one contact in and the other is my natural eye, they aren’t too fake looking, so if you are looking for something soft and natural these are a nice pick. They are ‘tri-color’ meaning they have various shades of brown sorta meshed together to complement your natural brown eye color, rather than one simple shade like other colored contacts. (Think gradient effect!)

BTW, I give props to those of you that do YouTube videos, so much time is needed to do these videos and uploading/editing, etc. takes major guts too lol. I feel like such a dork when I do videos, I hate the way I sound, so different from what I hear in my head, haha. But sometimes it’s better to convey certain things via video than just pics no? Anyway, enjoy! Time to have some Korean BBQ with my bestie and my fiance!

What I got in the mail:

 
 
 Colored contact in one eye, natural eye color on the other:

Video: Kevin B. from MUFE

Here is a video from the Makeup Show in LA where Kevin Bennett from Make Up For Ever talks about the different shades of their HD Foundation.

Video & Pink and Purple FOTD

Jess requested a tutorial on how I apply my blush for a more natural and softer look, so I did a quick video on it since it’s probably easier to get my point across instead of pictures. ***For reference, I am not a fan of doing videos, I get too nervous and end up sounding like a complete putz, LOL. So be easy on me haha. And yes that is an Island Pacific box behind me that my grandma gave me to help me pack some stuff (as the BF and I are preparing to get our own digs so im starting to pack up the junk I am not using now). It’s just hilarious it’s there in the background, gotta love grandma. :)

I will be posting all my videos on Vimeo from now on simply because the quality of the video is phenomenal, and there are zero haters on Vimeo which I love. It’s $60 bucks a year for the premium service which is well worth it to me if that means cutting out the immature people and the many content-stealing on YouTube and having awesome quality videos. I may still add it also on YouTube for my subscribers, but for now I will be posting on Vimeo solely.

Also, for those of you who asked about the Cosme Land store, it looks like it is Ohayo minus most of the houseware stuff, so it’s mostly and mainly beauty products that were in Ohayo, including the beloved Mandom makeup remover! :)

Here are a few “work-friendly” pics to illustrate the tutorial, I also used the stippling brush from PurelyCosmetics.com:

And this is just another pink & purple FOTD, I have done a very similar look before but I made it more vibrant by using MakeUp For Ever’s bright pink eyeshadow #9 and MAC lipstick in “Lavender Whip”.

What I used:

[Face]
– Purely Cosmetics Oil Absorb Powder & Silk Primer Powder (review coming soon!)
– MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige”

[Cheeks}
– NYX Blush in “Pinky”

[Eyes]
– MAC paint pot in “Girl Friendly” as base
– MAC e/s in “Romping”(on top of PP)
– MUFE e/s #9 (over romping)
– MAC e/s in “Nocturnelle” and “Satellite Dreams” on outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Shadowy Lady” on outer-v
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Ardell falsies (forgot the #)
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– Urban Decay eye pencil in “Lust” on lower lashline

[Lips]
– MAC l/s in “Lavender Whip”
– MAC Dazzleglass in “Funtabulous”

Video & Tutorial: Using Anastasia Brow Products

I did a quick tutorial on using the Anastasia Brow Filler Wand (pictured), and I did a video using most of her products such as the Brow Pen I did a review on recently; just basic ways of applying some of her products as I know some of you had questions on specifically the brow pen marker. It’s very easy to use once you get the hang of it.

I don’t like my brows too thin, but this is just the general idea on using some of her products of course you can just tweak it to how you normally do your brows- there’s no right or wrong way! I have tons of product reviews in upcoming posts so bare with me!

I also made sure to add some extra lip smacking loving in the video! :)

Diagram below is from Hollycosmetics.com

A- Lay the pencil against the outside of your nose in a straight vertical line past the inner corner of the eye, with the tip of the pencil reaching up and onto the brow bone. Lift the pencil from the bottom until the pencil tip makes a dot where your eyebrow should begin (point A).

B – Use the pencil again and this time, start at the bottom of your nose and position the pencil in an 45 degree angle across the iris of your eye reaching up and onto the brow bone. Lift the pencil up from the bottom until the tip makes a dot where your eyebrow arch (highest point) should be.

C – Using the pencil again, this time start at the bottom of your nose and position the pencil in a 45 degree angle that reaches across the outside corner of your eye reaching up and onto the brow bone. Lift the pencil up from the bottom until the tip makes a dot where your eyebrow should end. (point C)

D-This is the plane line, so keep it in mind during your product application. Your eyebrow should start and end on the same plane (except for the bulb).

Can fill in brows with the Brow Tint Pen:

Anastasia’s Brow Filler Wand

Powder is inside the cap:

Video: How I clean the Beauty Blender Sponge

Just a real quick video on how I clean my beauty blender sponge in case any of you are wondering…I used Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Soap (also from PurelyCosmetics.com) but you can find it at CVS also. I like it better than the cleaner it comes with, I mean you can use whatever you prefer as long as it gets the job done right?!

Someone on YouTube pointed out that I was wasting water, but I don’t drink water at all (I hate the taste) if that helps LOL, AND it’s rather hard to do a video (hold the camera), hold the sponge, add soap, then turn on the water ALL at the same time…so yeah, me “wasting” water wasn’t on purpose, but I only have 2 hands; besides it was a super quick video. :)

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