Fergie’s Jet Set Makeup Palette from Wet ‘n Wild

Being the sucker that I am for makeup palettes, I nearly wept when I found this at Walgreens. It is the limited edition Wet ‘n Wild’s Fergie’s Jet Set Makeup Palette…

samples and swatches 063 samples and swatches 064 swatches galore 012 swatches galore 013 As you can see from the photo above, this palette has a lot in it. When you open it up, the array of shades is overwhelming…

samples and swatches 068 samples and swatches 069 samples and swatches 070Is there a color that is missing? Maybe a red but, other than that, you could want for nothing. Some are matte, some sparkly and some shimmery. Some are very pigmented and some are on the light side. With 72 shades, there’s something for everyone…

samples and swatches 081 samples and swatches 077 samples and swatches 074Here are just a few random swatches. I used a swap to apply them…

samples and swatches 100 samples and swatches 098Most of the lip colors are balms. They are rather ‘wet’. Thus, there isn’t a lot of staying power with them. However, they are pretty…

samples and swatches 085 samples and swatches 084 samples and swatches 096 samples and swatches 095 samples and swatches 093And here are a few random swatches…

samples and swatches 105Having an array of blushes makes me reach outside of my comfort zone. I can easily get by with just one blush. Actually, I have to consciously work at trying different colors. These are pretty enough to try them all…

samples and swatches 088 samples and swatches 108Sadly, these eyeliner and lip liner pencils are gratuitous, in my opinion. I suppose you could use the brown one for the brows, as well. There are just way too many other liners that are better. However, if someone doesn’t have any, these will fix you up…

samples and swatches 089Last are the highlighters and contour shades. The darker shade is too sparkly for me to contour with however, it does make a decent bronzer on my skin…

samples and swatches 086samples and swatches 059Maybe the sun was gone by the time I snapped this photo thus, the off white balance. Those shades are richer in color than the photo tells.

So, if you want to add to your palette collection or, just want to have a robust amount of eye shadow and lip color selections at hand, you might want to consider this. The only downside I see is that you can’t pop one of the lippies into your purse for on-the-go touchups. This palette is $30 at Walgreens. Considering the amount of makeup in this palette, that’s a pretty good deal.

Are you a palette collector or, do you add to your collection bit by bit?

Newest Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Collection 2013

The colors for both nail polishes and eye shadows have been so appealing this summer. I don’t think I have been this pleased with summer shades. When I saw the new Sally Hansen LE polish collection, I have to admit, it was the ‘LE’ that reeled me in. I managed to pick just 3…

Sally Hansen and Salon Perfect polishes

Sally Hansen and Salon Perfect polishes

nail swatches 027The sunlight was just right to show off the sparkles in these polishes. I thought they were pretty in the store when I found them; they are breathtaking in the sunlight…

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nail swatches 035 nail swatches 031 nail swatches 034I was able to flesh out the real blue tones in ‘Royal Invite’ when I used my green adirondack porch chair. This shade looks like a brilliant night time sky.

And, if ‘Royal Invite’ looks like the night sky, then ‘On Parade’ is the morning sun…

nail swatches 030‘Private I’ has all the makings of a crushed velvet king’s cape…

nail swatches 029All three of these vibrant colors remind me of the Colorado Renaissance Fair that I went to this past weekend. I saw the Queen and King in their carriage and, a bawdy beggar where no one got away from him without some sort of wicked barb..

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Maleficent: elf Limited Edition Disney Villain Palette

Before I had a chance to dig in and do a thorough review, I mentioned I purchased the Limited Edition elf Disney Villain Palettes here. I reviewed Cruella’s Palette, first, here. The Evil Queen, my favorite of all three, I reviewed here.

Now, for the last of the three, Maleficent: Sinister Smoky Eyes…

Of all the villains in this collection, Maleficent has the best look. Change out her garb and she looks quite benign, actually. Sultry, not evil.

The false eyelashes are bold…

The Day Evil shades…

Spindle; Sceptre; Fog of Doom; Fauna.  ‘Spindle’ has a sheen to it. But, ‘Fauna’ is your matte in this group.

Have I sufficiently convinced you that I’m mad about these lip and cheek pencils?…

The Night Villain shadows are truly smoky…

Misfortune; Forest of Thorns; Deep Sleep; Diablo. Diablo is actually a very matte charcoal soot color.

The eyeliner, while glittery and pretty, just doesn’t translate well, sadly…

I would use this over another eyeliner. And even then, I don’t think it would show much sparkle.

And, the pencil doesn’t disappoint…

Enjoy some swatches…

If you are inclined, you can use the mirror that is in the book…

Each book has a day/night look tutorial and they are so doable. You can view them on my post here. This collection is a Limited Edition, so you may not want to sit on the fence too long deciding if you want them or not. For $10 each, I think they are better than the price tag. I hope elf will do something similar to this again.

Did you find your palettes at Walgreens? It is my  understanding that is the only place you will be able to find these.

Maybelline New York Fall 2012 Polish: Downtown Brown

Holy Whip It…Good!

It would be a huge surprise to me if my beauty blog is the only one you read. Heavens, I read at least 50 from time to time, myself. I’m a blogger but I’m more of a blogger reader. So, I have seen this gorgeous Fall polish alllll over the blogs…

A fancy-smancy ‘Downtown Brown’ from Maybelline. Coming from their Fall 2012 collection, I didn’t dally around trying to decide if I wanted this one. I grabbed it!

This is two coats and I didn’t even take the time to put a top coat on it. I loved how easy this Maybelline polish applied.

Not quite as light as milk chocolate but the green shimmer makes this one full of mystery!!…

The color in the bottle transferred to the nail very well. I don’t have to hunt for that green shimmer to show.

I still have nubby nails but they are growing fast and they feel strong too. ‘Downtown Brown’, however, continues to make me focus on my nails because that color is just BOSS! This is, so far, my favorite Fall shade.

I found this display at Walgreens and it was $4.99. I have seen this in several other Walgreens and Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I don’t think it is too difficult, at this time, to find.

Are you going to get it?