Monday, April 13, 2015

[Steals and Deals] Target Beauty Box for Spring 2015 available now!

Target's Beauty Box for Spring 2015 retails for $5 + free shipping and is valued at $38. The box includes: 
  • Maybelline Color Elixir (full size)
  • L'oreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray (full size)
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream (deluxe sample)
  • Shea Moisture 10-in1 Renewal System Shampoo (travel size)
  • TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold Spray (travel size) 
  • and probably some coupons! 
This is amazing deal! If you are interested in this I would say order now since they tend to sell out quickly :) And if you have a Target REDcard you get a 5% discount as well! Get yours here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aritaum Honey Melting Lip Tint in Lady Dessert



Description:
Aritaum Honey Melting Tint in Lady Dessert
Retails: ~$10 on eBay and Jolse.com
4g




Lady Dessert is a pinky coral with a slight sheen


Left: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti
Middle: Aritaum Lady Dessert
Right: Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

Thoughts: I've always loved the tinted balmy type of lip products and the popularity of Aritaum's Honey Melting Lip Tint made me very curious. Judging from the name Honey Melting Tint I expected this to be very balmy but pigmented much like my favorite Revlon Lip Butters. However, this turned out to be quite dense and has a slight sticky feeling on the lips though not unbearable. The pigmentation is great, you can do a sheer wash or build it to full on color. Because it isn't as balmy, I find that the staying power is a decent 4 hours and I believe it leaves the slightest tint on your lips after it wears off. 

The shade Lady Dessert is a gorgeous mix of pink/orange coral, it is a slightly red leaning especially when compared to Revlon's Tutti Fruitti which is an orange shade and Juicy Papaya which is a more orange coral. I love this shade, I tend to wear it over lip concealer so that it shows up true to coral, on my pigmented lips it leans more orange. 

The packaging is quite cute and sturdy, it is a typical twist up bullet with a cap that shuts tight. It doesn't feel cheap or loose in the packaging. 

Overall, I really love this Honey Melting Tint, to me it is more of a lipstick than a tint or balm. It is very comfortable to wear and I quite like that its not slippery like balms can be. I've always loved Korean lip products for their really pretty wearable shade ranges. I definitely want to pick up more in the future!   


Cargo Vintage Escape Palette


Description:
Cargo Vintage Escape Palette
Limited Edition (I got mine from allcosmeticswholesale.com, btw they are having a 20% off Cargo sale right now!)
12 eyeshadows, (5 mattes, 7 shimmers)
0.36 oz 



Harvest Moon: Matte cream, neutral
Cuddle: Shimmery pinky-champagne, cool 
Frolic: Satin brown, warm
Cinnamon: Shimmery bronze, warm
Twigs: Shimmery navy blue, cool
Black Crow: Matte black, cool


Crisp: Shimmery pale yellow, cool
Hot Cocoa: Matte medium brown, neutral
Autumn: Matte orangey peach, warm
Withered Leaves: Shimmery olive green, warm
Rustic: Shimmery brown with red undertones, warm
Chestnut: Matte dark brown, cool

Thoughts: I was lusting after this palette for the longest time and finally found it on Allcosmeticswholesale.com. The site looked a bit sketchy at first because they sell a lot of discontinued products but everything I've ordered (this and Wet n Wild's Penny single eyeshadow) are authentic. Shipping is counted by weight so the more you buy, the more shipping will cost which is the only downside (I am not being paid to say this!!). 

Anyway, back to the palette. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows are very good, aside from Harvest Moon which doesn't show up as much as I like but it does feel very smooth. The shimmery shadows are especially nice, smooth and buttery but not too buttery that it flakes. As for the mattes, Black Crow and Chestnut are a bit on the dry side but Autumn and Hot Cocoa are very creamy. The shade selection screams Fall, even the shade names are very fall-esque and those who love warm neutral looks need this palette. To be honest I wanted this palette purely because of the bottom row. My favorite shade is Autumn, something about a matte warm peachy orange just draws me in. 

I also love the packaging, the leather-like cover and the fact that it wraps all around making it extra secure. I thought that the inside would be cardboard but it is actually a hard plastic and is very sturdy. I just wish the palette itself isn't so thick (it is about the size of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette before they repackaged, and is thicker than the Naked palettes). 

Overall, this palette is wonderful warm neutral palette that is especially great for fall or all year round. The quality is great and you can get a variety of looks out of the shades from a green or navy smokey eye to warm natural day looks. For me, the only downfall of this palette is the size of it. I think if you love warm neutral looks this palette would be great for you!