Long Time No Post

Hello my readers!  Long time no posts! I have neglected my blog to focus on work, but I wanted to hop on and say a quick hello and tell you guys I have invested in a few products that will help me become consistent with blogging. I have ideas of cool posts especially when it comes to skincare since makeup isn’t much of what I’m buying this days. I hope everyone is having a good summer break ! See you very soon.

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Product Review: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Hello Everyone!

Happy Tuesday. We are just a few days away from Christmas! I am happy to say that I am finally done with my Christmas shopping and all that I have left to do is wrap my Christmas presents. I admit the whole wrapping gifts…not my strongest suit. Although, I have tried various YouTube and Pinterest follow instructions…I always tend to butcher them.

This post is all about the lips. I think I have finally found the lip mask of all lip mask…that I seriously can’t see myself using anything else. In fact, I lost mine and was so sad, I had to reorder it immediately. So what am I talking about? The answer my friends is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask! I am telling you once you try this, you won’t want to use anything else!

This is a soothing, leave-on lip mask that replenishes the much needed moisture. According to the Sephora website, the formula contains organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and some sort of vanilla extract which is what makes this be so moisturizing. It is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

This product goes for $26 for 0.52 oz or 15 grams of product. It comes in a squeeze tube that you have to poke. My favorite way of using this is actually putting it one right before bedtime. My lips feel moisturized and hydrated when I wake up in the morning. I also add a thin layer of this before wearing a liquid lipstick. As much as I love liquid lipsticks, they can be quite dehydrating so adding this product actually helps!

I definitely give this product a two thumbs up and I try to recommend this to just about everyone! I hope you all enjoyed this quick review! I hope you all spend a lovely holiday and I will be back next week with another exciting post.

Until next time!

Much love as always,

-Kat

Best Body Butter Ever?

Happy Friday Folks!

This week is finally done and we’re that much closer to Christmas. I wanted to write a quick post to wrap up this week with another skincare item. It’s basically winter season and my skin has been quite dry. One of the best items I love to use during this season is skin butter. I find that the rich and thick consistency adds that much needed moisture back to my skin.

The one that I have been loving is Soap and Gory The Righteous Butter. This product costs around $15 dollars for about 10.1 ounces (or 300 ml.)  of product. It’s described as a rich and luxurious product that features some new technology that is designed to trap moisture into the skin and restore that smooth baby soft feeling. Let me just say that my skin absolutely loves to soak this product up! The smell…it smells absolutely yummy. Yes, this product has a super strong fragrance.

The best way to use it is to add this right after the shower. My skin soaks this right up and my skin is left feeling nice and soft and smelling great! I’m telling you, I am hooked! So if you’re looking for something that adds more moisture, I would totally recommend you pick this up.

I hope you all enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Much love as always

-Kat

Product Review: Dr Jart + Water Fuse Hydro Soothe Eye Gel

Hello Dearies,

I hope you all have had an awesome start to your work week! I am back this week with another product review on a kind of new skincare item. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know that one of my favorite things to review is actually skin care items. I tend to change it depending on what my skin needs and the season.

Now that we’re definitely into much cooler weather, my under eye area needs something that will actually pack a whole lot of moisture. So after doing much browsing on the Sephora website, I decided to purchase the Dr. Jart + Water Fuse Hydro Soothe Eye Gel.

The price for this is $42 for 0.7oz or 20 grams of product. Now, according to the Sephora website the gel-like consistency product is good for pretty much all skin types. It also states that this is a cooling eye cream that relieve puffiness and wakes up tired looking eyes.

Since I work overnight, a normal sleep night consists of around 4 to 5 hours. So finding a product that can perk up my skin and de-puff my eye contour are is super important! Now getting into the gritty details, the gel-like cream feels nice and cooling once you apply it to your eye area. There is no smell that I could pick up. Now, word of warning, if you use some sort of oil-based serum before you put on this product…this is going to peel. Simply because this is a water-based and naturally oil and water do not mix… so it will cause some flaking. Probably will do the same thing if you use an oil-based concealer. So unfortunately, you’ll want to check the ingredients because flaking could happen.

If you suffer from dry skin, this will definitely pack a punch of moisture that your skin will soak up. My eye-contour area did feel nice and hydrated. Apart from the random flaking (again oil and water reaction) I enjoyed the product. Is it for all skin types? I don’t think so—I would actually recommend this to people with dry skin. Now that we are in winter and skin tends to dry—I think this would be a good product to try. Maybe ask for a sample first and see how your skin reacts to it especially under makeup.

That’s all I have for today! Please check back because I will another product review coming up this time on a new moisturizer that I am completely loving!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Until next time—much love as always,

-Kat

Product Review: Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Lipgloss

Hello Dearies,

Happy Friday! Another week has come to an end and we are that much closer to celebrating Thanksgiving. I do actually love this holiday but for me, it all kicks off with Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday followed by Dia de los Muertos. It kind of kicks of the season where I am surrounded by my friends and families.

I am back with another product review. I recently bit the bullet and decided to purchase one of Bite’s Beauty Prismatic lipgloss in Rose Pearl. Tis the season to add a little sparkle so why not addi it to the lips right?

The lipgloss come in a variety of shades and cost about 22 dollars each. The packaging is nice and sleek plastic tube where you can see the colors. The tip of the wand is tear shaped with a nice tip for a nice application. There is a bit of a slight, sweet smell that is not over-powering. You don’t really notice at all once it’s applied. The color is described as a prismatic rose with a green and violet shimmer.

The formula is a bit sticky at all and it stays on my lips for about 4 hours. Now the shimmers are small but it does make the formula a bit grainy and it can’t be felt on your lips if you actually rub them together.

Overall, I actually enjoy this product very much! It adds a nice shift when you put it on. The color is nice and this lipgloss is perfect to be worn alone or on top of a nice berry color.

That is all I have for today! Talk to you soon with another fun review.

Until next time,

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23 and Me Predictions

Hello my lovelies,

I hope everyone is having a great start to their work week! Can you believe we’re already in the month of November? Where has this year gone? I feel like time is literally just flying by.

I am super excited about this post. In case you haven’t heard 23 and me is an ancestry company that takes your DNA and analyzes and checks your ancestry to find out where your family came from! This has always fascinated me. Being of Salvadoran descent I know that a grand majority of my DNA is in fact Native American and Spanish. I have always wondered if I have any middle eastern origins because I get confused for being Persian all the time. I find this entire process quite fascinating.

I thought it would be fun to do a bit of a prediction and then once I get my results back, do a bit of an update to see how correct my predictions were.

My guess is that I am probably 30 percent Native American maybe 40 percent. At least 20 percent Spanish… the I am going to guess that I have some sort of Middle eastern origin and quite possibly African….

All in all I am super excited to finally be able to do this. If you would like to get a little more information on the entire process, I invite you to check out their website, 23andme.com

Just as a little side note, this is not in anyway a sponsored or an affiliated post.

Until next time, hope you guys have an amazing rest of your week!

Much love as always,

-Kat

ABH Subculture Drama

Oh man…. has this certainly been the hot topic of just about every blog… beauty influencer and enthusiasts out there…the much awaited Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette “Subculture” had people flipping the lid.

 

Ok…confession time… I mean the colors look absolutely amazing. With the entire world basically obsessed with warm tones. I was getting bored. I felt like every new makeup palette release was all the same. Golden hues, bronzy tones, brows, oranges…I needed something more! Don’t get me wrong, I love warm tones, in fact, it is what I wear most often. However, I was becoming very uninspired with basically every makeup company coming out with the same thing I craved something new!

Naturally, when I caught the glimpse of the subculture palette, it was the breath of fresh air I needed! The color scheme looked beautiful…the cool tones, that mustard yellow, the duo chromatic shadow…it spoked to my soul! Just like every other makeup junkie out there…I was ecstatic! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Since, I am an adult… you know… priorities… had a few bills to pay… it wasn’t that necessary… etc.

Then… the storm…the reviews started coming in and people started to hate it. The fallout looked like a mess… the shadows appeared to not blend correctly; it seemed liked the colors changed. My heart broke; here was a palette that had it all but it somehow wasn’t performing up to par. Until I saw on review that switched the way I viewed the palette in my mind. Wayne Goss added his three minute video and hit the nail on the head. He explained that one: matte shades are the hardest to make and two we needed to see them as pure pigments.  Bam.

I think he absolutely nailed it. If you start to view the shadows as pure pigment, the ingredient list starts to make more sense. Yes… they are messy, but also because the shadows pack such a punch when it comes to pigment you barely need to tap the brush in to get a full saturation of color. Maybe Anastasia Beverly Hills should have clarified that… pure pigments… not shadows.

In the end… I still find the palettes color scheme to be absolutely beautiful and the palette might just be mislabeled and a little misunderstood. Will I purchase the palette… of course… I don’t need it but I want it for sure.

On that note I hope you found this blogpost interesting. If you bought it…what do you think? Did you love it or did you hate it? Did you end up returning it? Let me know your thoughts!

Until next time…much love as always.

-Kat