Wednesday Drugstore Epic Beauty Snag|Quo Palette

 

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quo eyeshadow palete

In today’s segment, I love to talk with you on the drugstore beauty brand named Quo. I was fairly new to Quo Cosmetics brand until recently after I acquired their first eyeshadow palette that makes me feel like I was on cloud nine 🙂 Therefore, I’m sharing with you the next eyeshadow palette which stole my heart the second time. I got this from my local Shoppers Drug Mart (Canadian Drugstore) and there was only another one left from this Holiday Collection. It was on liquidation sale.

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I bring you their previous Holiday Gift Collection in Must Have Eyes by Quo. You’ll get 29 classic eyeshadows which you can easily wear for day or evening . Included in this package you’ll find 5 cream liners. Regular price was $35.00 but I paid $15.00 only for this bad boy.

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The packaging is unique with two tier palettes that you can be turned the top palette to 360 degrees.

quo cream eyeliner

The 1st row from left to right is the cream liners in Black, Royal Blue, Dark Brown, Grey and Purple while the 2nd and 3rd rows are all eyeshadows. Awesome choice of eye liners all in one package.

Quo Eyeshadow Palette

These shades are not very loud and in fact the contrary. It has a soft muted shades of Lighter tones to Brown and Taupe. I love love the texture. Very easy to work and beautiful blending. Soft and smooth with stunning pigmentation.

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Color swatches of the 1st palette shadows swiped directly on bare hand. No primer was used for these swatches. What you see is what you’ll get! Beautiful pigmentation don’t you think? I think so too. There are some sparkly shimmer shadows on this palette too.

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Next is the 2nd palette which has all my favorite colors for fall. The darker shades are perfect for a smokey eyes makeup look for example the blue, purple and taupe.  Beautiful colors selection to work on. I was so excited that I’ve been playing with some of the shades as you can see in the pictures shown below.

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Here are the color swatches of the second palette which has more cooler tones and a few Purple and Taupe shades. There are two matte shades on each palette. Matte shadows are wonderful to apply on the crease and as a transition color.

Quo shadow palette

Again, some more pictures of the palettes and each has hard plastic cover to protect the eyeshadows,

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I’m so excited I kept taking more pictures and I have to share them in this post. I really love the colors in this palette. It goes from light to mid-tone and dark shades.

quo eyelook

I’m impressed with the textures, blending and the finishing look. It gives an amazing color payoff and it lasted all the day. No touching up necessary. So yay! Love it!

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Here are the eye makeup looks that I’ve been playing with this palettes. You can create unlimited look with it. How cool is that? Don’t wait, if you stumbled upon this palette, do yourself a favor and grab one. You’d sure to love it.

quo eyeshadow look

Yes, you’ll see more purple eye makeup look for the coming season. It’s fall after all and purple is one of my favorite shades to wear. How about you, which color would it be?

quo and mac eye look

The Blue on my lid and on the lower lash line, I used Mac eyeshadow in Plumage. I smoked the Blue I used on the lid for a smokey results. The rest I use the matte Brown from Quo for the crease from the top palette. Then I apply Taupe from the other palette on the outer corner for more definition. Just blend out the rough edges and finished with a simple winged liner. Et Voila!

Whew! It seems like a novel book long but I enjoyed every minute of it. Hope you find this post useful and fun to read. Catch up with you guys again next Wednesday on Drugstore Epic Beauty Snag. I highly recommend it!

Tell me what is your latest beauty snag from your drugstore in the comment section. I love to hear your comments.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Thankful Thursday!

Good morning Thursday!

What am I thankful for today? Well, there are several things to be thankful for:-

1) I’m thankful to be spending time with my other half

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2) For a beautiful day, called TODAY!

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3) For the roof on top of my head

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4) I’m thankful for every breath I take. Sharing this song taken from youtube for all to enjoy!

I’ve shared mine and now is your turn to tell me yours. I hope you have as much fun as I am doing this Thankful Thursday challenge. Anyone can join and spread your gratitude to that person just right beside you now. Let’s just say thank you, for been YOU! It’s not so hard, right! 

See you guys next week on Thankful Thursday 🙂

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Hey guys!

Today, I will be doing something different from my weekly Top 5 Tuesday Favorites. I would like to talk about Urban Decay VICE 2 eyeshadow palette. As some of you may know, I lusted after Urban Decay palette ever since I posted it’s new released of Vice 3 lasted Oct. But instead of getting Vice 3, I opt for Vice 2 since I personally love the color shades more.

I put my order online and I received it on time to make this review and color swatches to share with everyone.

UD Vice 2

Vice 2 has its unique packaging and color palette behind the box.

color swatches VIce 2

look at her there, isn’t she beautiful!

casing opener

This plastic casing looks very pretty. The palette is housed in a large plastic palette where the lid releases upon pressing on the push button. It has a large mirror inside the lid.

swatches

 SMOKEOUT/LOVESICK/SHELLSHOCK/COAX/X-RATED

PRANK/MADNESS/STRIKE/STASH/POISION

RADAR/DAMAGED/VOODOO/BETRAYAL/DERAILED

DOPE/TOXIC/HABIT/AMBUSH/REWIND

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It has excellent pigmentation, this palette is nice with soft and lovely shades. It wears well and do not fade or crease over eight hours (without a primer).

line 1   shadow line 3

I don’t seems to be able to find any misses on the color payoff except the X-Rated. I find that it’s a little drier, and the cool toned pink is too light or sheen and must layer up a couple of times as compared to other shades in the palette. The shades like Prank, Lovesick, Voodoo and Toxic are a little bit rough due to the metallic formula but overall all of these have rich pigmentation. It’s super easy to blend and I really enjoy the finishing look.

There are a lot of shades that has micro-glitter or micro-sparkle on it but I didn’t notice on half on them. I only notice fall out with a few shades but nothing was too problematic. Seeing this palette, I’m totally surprised that I don’t mind with some of the subtle glittering even though I’m more of a matte type of person. I got to admit that these gorgeous shades really make my day. I would recommend this to a friend.

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shadow 4 shadow 4 (2)

Having said that, all the colors are incredibly bright and vibrant. It’s a perfect palette for those who loves to play with eye makeup. I have been trying out many of the shades and I can mixed my own shades which i find them useful.

wrist swatches vice 2 color swatches

I did the color swatches on all twenty color shades and it comes out pretty on the skin. The only 2 shades which are matte are Habit and Rewind. The rest of them has a metallic iridescent micro glitter finish.

golden smokey eyes (2) prank and dope

Stroke & Damaged shades                           Prank & Dope shades

Overall, I really love this eyeshadow palette and I can go over and over again talking on how amazing these shades are. But I’ll save it until you have try them yourselves.

I can use all the shades in this palette by wearing in for day or night. Such gorgeous color and you have to try it to believe it!

Frankly speaking, I’m obsessed with it and do take note that this palette is a limited edition and it will sell out. Fair warning right!

You can pick this up at Sephora and Ulta.com for $59.00 before stock last.

Will you be picking this VICE 2 eyeshadow palette? I love to know.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Neutrogena Skin care

Hey friends!

Yesterday, as I was cleaning my bathroom cupboard, I found a package of this Neutrogena skincare products. It must have been hiding behind the cupboard among my other toiletries. Oh my, I was surprised and happy at the same time. They came in a sample size packaging. Since, I’m doing skin care today, I throw in this Mary Kay hand cream as well. I don’t recall where I got these products from but it must be from free samples which I subscribed many moons ago.

neutrogena products

Honestly, I haven’t tried any of Neutrogena’s brand before and I’m excited to try and leave my thoughts and opinion on these good looking skincare 🙂

neutrogena haul

  1. Mary Kay Satin hands (net wt: 0.72 oz)
  2. Neutrogena Beach Defense with SPF 60 (net wt: 29 ml) 
  3. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle daily cleanser (net wt: 14 ml)
  4. Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer (net wt: 7 ml)
  5. Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing cleansing wipes (7 wipes)

mary kay satin hands beach defence

This brand is something you might have heard about. It’s the Mary Kay Satin hands cream seems like a dupe of my Lancome Nutrix Royal Body cream in terms of the packaging. It’s fragrance free and it’s light on skin. I’ve never tried this brand before and will check it out more.

Next is the Beach Defense which comes in a full bottle of 198 ml. It provides superior skin protection from harsh summer elements, further more it’s clinically proven to help defend the signs of sun damage. Good news is that it’s also waterproof. So, hip-hip hurray!!!

ultra gentle healthy defence

Oh my gosh! This ultra gentle daily cleanser smells wonderful. I love the sweet scents of it. The color formula is transparent. It says that this effective yet gentle formula removes excess oil, dirt and even makeup while protecting skin’s natural moisture barrier to leave it feeling soft—never too dry, never too tight. Regular size in 12 fl oz selling for $8.99 at Neutrogena 

Beside it is the Healthy Defense daily moisturizer which is smooth and moist when I tried it on my hand. Faint scents of beautiful fragrant soap. This exclusive hydrating antioxidant blend with pure vitamin E helps prevent the visible signs of aging. On top of that, it is lightweight and non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and keeps sin hydrated all day. Comes in a 50 ml regular size tube. So high five to that!!

makeup wipes

Neutrogena Makeup Wipes (7 counts) $1.99 – helps to remove even the stubborn traces of dirt, oil and makeup especially the waterproof mascara. It cleans and leaves skin fresh in just one easy step effectively. I usually use liquid and butter makeup remover but never on this brand for makeup wipes. But I will definitely try them since I also read many good reviews on this brand.

hair care free sample garnier

Okay, these two are random samples which I got from picking  some beauty products. Anyways, they’re a Garnier brand. So, what I have here are these Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser and Garnier Fructis Triple Nourishing Oils in Avocado, Olive and Almond. There are 3 packets in pack. Frankly, I’m not a hair fashion person and so therefore I cannot speak much about them. I will for sure to give them a try and see how it works on me. If you need a review on this, please comment below.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

NAKED On The Run !!!

Hey Beauties!

Okay, I’m sure most of us have heard or seen Kim Kardashian the frontal and her naked glossy body on the paper magazine photo shoot but what about Naked On the Run by Urban Decay?

I’m just going to share some of this sneak preview of what I gathered on their New Naked On the Run makeup palette.

nakedontherunpackaging nakedontherun closed up urban decay naked on the run  Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette

Alright, ladies have to hold your horses, I know we are all excited. Did you know that this is a limited edition palette and will only be available online at Sephora on Dec 1 and the last time I checked it’s available at Urban Decay for $54.00 a palette.

It includes six eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, eyeliner and mascara all in one palette. How cool is that?

Okay, I’m not going to stop here and putting this on my wishlist. I’m a Urban Decay fan and I just get excited when I heard new releases especially on their NAKED palettes 🙂

So, now who is up with me to get Naked on the run? Let me know on the comment below.

Thanks for reading and hope you have great time.

Sharon xoxo