Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow – Review, Photos & Swatches


Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow ($16; .12 oz.; Vegan) is a seasonal limited edition shade of rustic copper foil with sparkling golden reflects in a super saturated, rich and velvety formula. Check out the video below for live swatches and my quick thoughts.



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Overall: This is an absolutely beautiful shade with a very soft and pigmented formula. I'd recommend using a light hand when picking up the shadow because you will get some fall out.



One Glitter Shoe That Will Get You Through All of Your Holiday Parties

There is just something about the holidays that scream glitter to me. I always find someway to incorporate it into my holidays looks - whether it be on my lips, eyes, clothes or my feet - I must always sparkle during the holidays. However, if you're more on the conservative side and can't wear glitter on your eyes/lips or you're just looking for a fun shoe to wear this holiday season, take a look at this pump from Shoedazzle.

Available in 3 shades, Raziel is the perfect pump to take your party wardrobe to the next level. I have this in gold and I absolutely fell in love with the ombre glitter.  sd-razielsd-raziel-2

I will warn you...this shoe is not for the high heel faint of heart. It runs true to size and has an outside heel height of 4.5 inches. There is no platform in this shoe so don't expect it to feel comfortable right off of the bat - you're going to have add some inserts and break it in before going outside with it. I recommend that you plan on wearing this on occasions where you're not standing or walking much - not more than 3 hours neither. It is imported and made of faux-leather and glitter. 


Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches On A Woman of Color - Holiday Red and Gold Lips

Last week, I showed you quick swatches of the Gold Crème Lip Gloss from Bite Beauty on different skin tones. Today, I wanted to follow that up with some lip swatches and a video so you can see it in action. The lip gloss on its own is stunning - very pigmented; non-tacky - the only thing is it doesn't apply as evenly as I would have liked on its own (see video and photos below). However, you aren't going to be able to see that when paired with a lip color as a base. img_1363-ccc img_1350-ccc 7f3ce141-5352-4609-88b6-3170e486ce8e

Here is a video of me applying a red lip pencil as a base and applying the gold lip gloss as a topper. I recommend patting the Bite Beauty lip gloss on your lips as opposed to smearing the wand across so you get more of a color payoff and you won't "shift" the products on your lips.


Swatches of the lip creme as a lip topper (I used it over a red lipliner). This photo was also taken with flash.img_4733

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Available: This is limited edition and currently in stock at Sephora for $22.

Other products used: Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - I added this for today's lip swatch because I received so many comments and questions about the Farasli one that I showed in previous videos. Note - I am working on an entire video on this for you guys, but I use a beauty oil to keep my lips healthy and moisturized during the day and especially when I am doing lip swatches for you.

The Farasli Rose Gold Elixir is a super fancy beauty oil that you can use in your moisturizer, lips, skin etc. I paid $55 for the 30 mL bottle. The ingredients include Rosehip Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, 24k Gold, Vitamin E, Lemongrass Oil and Orange Peel Oil.

Now when you guys see me using it in my videos, please know that it is a good product - it does what I need it to do without any complaints as to its performance - but keep in mind that I am only using it now to use it up. Would I repurchase this again? Not for $55! I'll admit that I feel for the YouTube and Instagram hype around it and the allure of the gold flakes. The gold flakes or 24K Gold in this case do absolutely nothing beneficial for your skin or lips.

Again, I will have an entire separate review on lip products that I use but I wanted to address this really quickly. Oh, and the Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is something that I purchase religiously and will continue to do so.


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Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss - First Review & Swatches On Different Skin tones

Excuse me as I interrupt our regularly scheduled program - but I just had to when I opened this Gold Crème Lip Gloss from Bite Beauty. img_1363-ccc img_1350-ccc

Literally. Liquid. Gold. I will update you all once I have do official lip swatches but my friend @manniefique and I swatched this so you can see how it pops on different skin tones.

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I was mesmerized from the moment I took this out of the box. There is no other lip topper or dazzleglass in my collection or that I know of that comes near the amount of shimmer and sparkle in this. I wore it around the house (for about 45 minutes as I'm typing this) and it's not sticky or gritty at all nor does it have a scent.

Again. I will update you all with a better swatch and some looks as soon as I can but I wanted this to get up while it was still in stock (and I was able to get a back up of it)

Update: You can view a video of me using this on my lips here



Available: This is limited edition and currently in stock at Sephora for $22.


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The Beautiful Kiss of Death: Happy Halloween

Now I know that I made the title of this piece overly dramatic but come's Halloween! The thing that I love about Halloween is that the make up gods come out to play! This is truly one of the few times of the year that you can stun everyone with your make up artistry skills and hey, if you're like me and just want to have fun, it's the perfect time to try out some new looks without looking crazy. So I decided to do some fun lip art! I tried my best to capture it for you guys by my lighting wanted to suck!


To do this look, I used MakeupForever's black lipstick rouge artist intense in 50 and Violet Voss's glitter in Paige for the purple topcoat.

What fun make up looks did you guys try for Halloween?xoxo1