Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette



Recently Coastal Scents came out with their Revealed 2 palette and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get my hands on it. I headed over to the website and found that they had it on sale for only $9.95. 20 gorgeous eyeshadows for under $10, how can you say no to that? So I put it in my cart, checked out and waited (impatiently) for it to arrive. Youtubers and bloggers have been comparing this to the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay, but I do not own that palette so I won’t be doing a comparison review. It seems like tons of companies are coming out with their own version of a neutral/naked palette so I thought I would finally try one out for myself and this one seemed like a good one to try!

The palette is made of cardboard and has a very slim and compact design. It also has a magnetic closure which keeps the lid from flapping all over the place. I am not a real fan of cardboard packaging as I find it isn’t as resilient, but for the price I can’t complain. When you open up the palette you are greeted by 20 gorgeous eyeshadows which are a mixture of matte and shimmer finishes. I have never really experimented much with pink toned eyeshadows, as most of these seem to be, so I was curious to see how I would get along with them. Luckily I am really enjoying them and find that they are much easier to pull off than I initially expected, especially since they are more neutral.

I am really impressed with the pigmentation of these shadows, however I did find that the lightest matte shades and the darkest purple shade with red glitter tended to be a bit chalky. Even though they were a bit powdery they weren’t necessarily hard to work with. The colour selection is quite nice but I do find some of the shades to be slightly similar when swatched as you will see. I have been reaching for this palette very regularly when doing my makeup in the morning but I do wish that there had of been a medium brown that could have been used for blending or as a transition colour. There is however a darker brown that when used with a light hand seems to work just fine. The size of the eyeshadow pans are also pretty good and I really feel like you are getting your moneys worth.

I have been loving creating different looks with this palette and can’t recommend it enough. If you’re interested in picking up the Revealed 2 for yourself you can check it out on the Coastal Scents website here. They also have a sale on the original Revealed Palette at the moment for only $11.95 which is an amazing deal! I may have to pick that one up as well!

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Lipstick Love Tag


Recently I was tagged to do the Lipstick Love by the lovely Chelle who blogs over at Makeup Your Mind! I thought it would be something really fun to do and thank you so much Chelle for tagging me! Let’s jump right into the tag!

How many lipsticks do you own?

I only started getting into lipsticks not too long ago. I was very much a lip gloss person but I finally started delving into the world of lipsticks and now I love them. I have lipsticks, glosses and other assorted lip products scattered around my house, but from the lipsticks I could find (easily) I have 72. I’m scared to know how many I have laying around that I wasn’t able to count, haha!

What was your first ever lipstick?

I’m not sure if this was my first ever lipstick but this is the one that comes to mind when I started getting really into them. I believe it was Airy Fairy by Rimmel. I had saw it on Dulce Candy’s Youtube channel and I thought it was such a pretty colour. It was a pinky nude (surprise, surprise!).

What is your favourite brand of lipstick?

My favourite brand of lipstick I’d have to say is MAC. I love how they have so many different finishes, formulas and that huge selection of colours to die for. I’ve never purchased a lipstick from MAC that I didn’t love.

What is your most worn lipstick?

I’d have to go with Creme Cup. It was the first lipstick I ever purchased from MAC and it’s a gorgeous light pink shade that goes with pretty much any makeup look. It’s a cremesheen finish so it’s very creamy and feels like heaven on the lips.

What is your favourite finish?

I have always been one for very opaque, creamy finishes. I have quite dry lips so I like to have a lipstick that will give some hydration while still packing a punch in terms of colour. A good example of this would be Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils. They are amazing!

How many lipsticks do you currently have in your handbag? (including balms and glosses)

I have 7 lip products in my handbag at the moment. Starting off with balms I have the Burt’s Bees Natural Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom and the Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm. For glosses I have two NYX Butter Glosses in Eclair and Apple Strudle and a NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Beige. For lipsticks I have my YSL Sheer Candy in #12 and the NYX Round Lipstick in Fig. Honestly, I usually have more because the bottom of my bag is usually covered in an assortment of different glosses and lipsticks but I had done a clean out recently.

How do you store your lipsticks?

Right now I have them in these cute teal containers that I picked up from Target. I currently have some lipsticks holders on their way to me so I am really happy that I will be able to have some on display. It makes it much easier to see what shades you have!

What lipsticks do you use to rock a red lip?

I don’t rock a red lip often, but when I am in a need of a pick me up or a boost of confidence they are great. For my perfect red lip I use Makeup Geek’s Ravishing. It’s a deep red that is just oh so beautiful. It’s matte and can tend to be a bit drying so I always apply some lip balm before hand.

What lip products are you currently lusting after?

I am currently lusting after more Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils and some OCC Lip Tars, YSL Rouge Pur Couture and Bobbi Brown Rich lipsticks.

I had a ton of fun doing this tag and I hope you enjoyed it! I am tagging Coco from The Beauty Milk, Ashley from Lions Lace Lattes, and Jenn from A Beautiful Zen to do this if they’d like to.

Have a great week lovelies!

NYX Baked Blushes


When I saw these cutely packaged blushes on the NYX website I knew I had to try them. I checked out some swatches before deciding on the two colours I wanted to try and the ones I chose were Wanderlust and Foreplay. I have always been a fan of baked products because I find they have really great pigmentation and glide beautifully on the skin. These baked blushes from NYX are no exception.

“Baked to sheer perfection, this luxurious formula is packed full of pigments to provide a natural glow and highlight to the face. Uniquely designed to be used wet or dry, depending upon the makeup statement you want to make. When used dry with a brush, the look is light and fresh. Want more color? No Problem! Apply wet with a makeup sponge for more intensity.”

Wanderlust is a peachy bronze shade with light pink shimmers. These blushes just give a nice sheen to the cheek and I personally don’t find that the shimmers stick onto the skin so you won’t be having a disco party on your face. Wanderlust would be a great colour for those “no-makeup-makeup” days where you want to add a little something to your cheeks while still looking natural. Foreplay is a medium pink with gold shimmers, which again don’t stick to the cheeks, and I have been reaching for this shade quite a bit recently. I apply these blushes with a small duo fibre brush and I find that it gives a nice sheer wash of colour and never looks over done. NYX also says that you can apply these wet if you are really wanting to amp up the cheeks but I haven’t tested that out to see how it looks so I may give it a go in the future!

If you are interested in trying out these blushes for yourself you can find them on the NYXCosmetics website and they retail for $7 which is a steal for 6.5g of gorgeous, baked perfection!

What NYX products have you had your eye on lately?