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Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Perfect Affordable Holiday Gift

So I know my timing is bad, but I still wanted to share this gem just in case you ran out of ideas of what to buy next after Christmas. You know, planning ahead for any possible gift cards you might have received.

Can I just say this was the worst [best] Christmas ever? Mostly because I feel all cosmetics companies are stepping up their game! That could just be me though. These holidays kill me. I want to buy everything that gets released but I get scolded for ruining the chance for anyone to get me those things as gifts. BUT then I take a risk of not getting it and it selling out. :( Wow. I sound like Veruca Salt. "But I want you to get me an Oompa Loompa RIGHT away!"

Did I ever mention I dressed as an Oompa Loompa my junior year in high school for my International Thespian Society initiation? Probably not, but I did. Orange face, white eyebrows, green hair, and all. I might have a photo somewhere. I dunno. MOVING ON.

I mentioned in my last post my trip to California which included  a visit to the World's FIRST NYX Cosmetics store. That was an experience and a half. It was amazing. NYX is a staple in my makeup collection so being in the presence of thousands of products was overwhelmingly exciting. I honestly can't wait to see what they come up with next in 2016. This particular palette caught my eye when my friend mentioned their highlighters. I had already played with the shadows a bit and was very impressed. Needless to say, I needed it. But working on a very strict budget while on vacation I decided to take a photo of it for future reference knowing there is always coupons and sales with NYX products.

See, my thing with NYX is that I can't swatch 90% of their products. My Ulta is very limited to what they carry and there are often products I can't swatch. The NYX store had all the palettes on display to swatch, the "Butt Naked" palettes, that is. The three to choose from were the Turn the Other Cheek, Eyes, and, last but not least, the Underneath it All palette. That is the one I fell in love with. Not only were the highlighters the best of the 9, but the blushes were the most flattering and the shadows were the most everyday wearable. And for $25? It was a steal.

The box comes in three tiers. The bottom being the highlighter and blush pan and the top being three rows of five shadows. Shall we begin with the highlighters?

Left to right you have a soft pearl shade, a pale golden shade, and a peachy pink shade. All three are very pigmented and blend so well. The highlighters are what sold me on the palette, they aren't too powdery and don't fade quickly. Last Monday I used the entire palette on my face and was soooooo satisfied. I thought I had a selfie to share, but apparently I wasn't "feeling myself" enough to have kept it. I did post a couple to my Snapchat story (Punkrosette) but deleted them after about ten minutes.

Next you see the blushes. 

Left to right you have a pale pink, a soft coral, a peachy pink, and a very pale peach. All but one are matte. I combined the coral and pale peach on my cheeks for the perfect peach glow.

Finally we have the shadows. I swatched each row from the bottom up. My one complaint is they didn't feel as pigmented on the lid, but after a primer I was content. They blended wonderfully and didn't move or fade through the day. The more I think about it the more frustrated I am with myself for not keeping a photo of myself from that Monday.

Row 1 we have some of the more neutral shades which definitely speak to me. That third shade from the bottom? Heart. Eyes. For. Days. Unfortunately, this palette doesn't have any names so we'll just go with burnt red. Great transition shade, amirite? The top shade also works for an all over lid base color while the second from the bottom is a great brow bone highlight shade which makes this row most appealing to me! 
Moving on to the second row. This one also has so many gorgeous shades that I lovvvvvvvvve. That top shade? Ugh. Yes. Please. PERFECT. And so pigmented. If you don't already know, then you need to know any pigmented shimmers or glitter shades pretty much call my name and speak to me. Would you agree they does the same to you? Bottom three shades.... Yes. Just yes. Especially the second and third up. The center shade is similar to the last in the first row, but more pigmented with just a tad more grey to it. I like it a bit more. 
Last row. My favorite shade from the entire palette is the bottom (left). It reminds me of a deeper version of Morphe's Bridesmaid. I'll be honest, the second from the top (right) was one of the shades I wore last Monday and it didn't wear well without a primer. Maybe it's because I have such high expectations from my shimmers that I was slightly disappointed, but all was well with a little primer. The top (right) shade was suprsingly very pigmented and I really can't wait to play with it. 

Would I recommend this? YES. I really think it's highly underrated and I haven't seen many posts about it so I thought I'd share! You can find it at Ulta here and the NYX website here. First time users on NYX website can use the code "welcome25" for 25% off bringing this palette down to $18.75 OR you can take advantage of the $3.50 off $10 or more at Ulta. Personally, I'd take the 25% off. ;) 

Pigmentation I'd give 8 out of 10 mostly because of the few that require primer. 
Affordability is definitely 10/10 because the highlights alone I'd give a value of $25. 
Bendability I'd give a 9/10 with the right brush. Don't be fooled, the right brush makes a world of difference. 

So that's it for now! I'm really excited for my next post because it'll be my first for 2016. I have so many ideas and I received so many goodies for Christmas I'm DYING to share. Don't believe me? Here's a sneak peak below. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Favorites.

Hello again, friend of a friend.

It's been awhile! I feel like I say that every time because I keep disappearing on everyone! But after a 4 day weekend of doing close to nothing while catching up on 3 (maybe four) seasons of Pretty Little Liars, I realized it's time for a blog. What better place to start than my November favorites. Monday November came to an end and I know I tend to not post as much during the week since it gets so dark early I can't take my photos in natural light. So here I am, mid week trying to get this done! Before we begin though, can we talk about how I spent last weekend in California for a MUCH needed vacation? It was amazing. My friend and I stopped by the Morphe store AND the World's first NYX store. I would definitely love to share more about my trip soooooo how about I try and dedicate my next post to it, yea? Until then, here's me at Disneyland. <3 

Wow. I felt like I rambled on and on in that last paragraph..... So let's begin. 

I'm sharing a lot of oldies and new goodies this month. I didn't share my last two months of favorites so there are some things I've had for awhile but are new to this blog post. 

First and most important, lippies! 
L-R: Makeup Monsters "Sedona," Jeffree Star "Doll Parts," Jeffree Star "Masochist," Lonely Planet "Rebel Rebel," Colourpop "Avenue," and Too Faced "Melted Velvet."
Guilty. They are all liquid lipsticks. Are you surprised? Probably not. Let's begin the swatches!

Makeup Monsters Cosmetics "Sedona" is described on their website as "Pinky Brown." Honestly? I have nothing like it. I swatched it last night next to a few shades that appeared similar in tube and nothing matched up. I've had this shade for a few months now and it's been one of my constant favorites since I first swatched it! Makeup Monsters liquid lipsticks sell for $15.95 and are technically considered an indie brand. The crazy thing to me is they're made 2 hours away from me in Washington state! I'm so used to having everything shipped from California that little facts like such make me most happy. You can purchase them here online.
Sedona swatched in natural light.
Next, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid lipstick in DOLL PARTS. Did you think I wasn't going to include a Jeffree Star lipstick in my favorites? No no, don't be silly! This first shade was just released on the 6th of November. It was one of five limited edition shades that was available in a bundle for $75 which saved you $15. How could I possibly pass that up? The shade can be found here along with the rest of the 21 one shades once restocked. The weekend I received my bundle I was in no hurry to wear makeup (I prefer to let my face breath on the weekends) but after some quick swatches of all the shades I was DYING to wear Doll Parts. The next day I dolled myself up just to wear sweats and put on Doll Parts. Obsessed was/is an understatement. Doll Parts is a crazy gorgeous blue based pink, described as cool toned on the website, that I found incredibly unique to my collection. It was slightly staining on the lips, but I don't think of that as a negative since it "prolongs" the wear. Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks sell for $18. This shade is said to be limited edition, but here's to hoping it gets made permanent! 
Doll Parts swatched in natural light.
Another Jeffree Star liquid lipstick. This time? Masochist. This shade was released with Dominatrix and Dirty Money at the end of September. This a deep berry pink that I can't get enough of. I reach for it more than my red lipsticks (I know shocking!) because it really goes with all looks. You can dress it up or dress it down and it''ll still look good. As you can see, it's no where near close to Doll Parts in shade. They're both pretty amazing pinks, don't you think?  
Masochist swatched in natural light.

Moving on to another indie brand. This one I've blogged about before here, but I had to bring it back. The formula is still so unique and I'm addicted to the smell. This shade featured is Lonely Planet Cosmetic's Rebel Rebel. It's still my favorite of the five shades I was sent to review. These are only found online on Etsy here, but that makes me love it even more. This shade is perfect for winter. Nothing beats a mauve berry liquid lipstick, NOTHING.
Rebel Rebel swatched in natural light.
And last I have the perfect holiday combo. You see, Colourpop tends to be very drying on the lips. And while everyone loves a long lasting liquid lipstick that doesn't transfer, I'm not one who enjoys their lips to feel like chalk. BUT THAT'S JUST ME. Don't get me wrong, I have grown to love the Colourpop Ultra Mattes. This combo though. To keep my lips from feeling dry as hell, I've been pairing certain shades with a matching or color enhancing Too Faced Melted. 
Swatched in natural light.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Pictured above I swatched Colourpop's Avenue, Too Faced Melted Velvet, and Too Faced Melted Velvet over Colourpop's Avenue. They're perfect together. It's like they were made for eachother. This combo just puts me in the holiday spirit. Who doesn't love an amazing red lip just in time for Christmas? Colourpop Ultra Mattes sell for $6 (YES 6 DOLLARS) and Too Faced Melted sell for $21. Are you in love yet?
Swatched top to bottom: Sedona, Doll Parts, Masochist, Rebel Rebel, Avenue, Velvet, Avenue + Vekvet
Moving on from the lipsticks. Another oldie. One of the Kiko Cosmetics eyeshadows that was sent to me from an amazing IG supporter. This shade is 102 aka perfection. It's incredibly pigmented and blends like heaven. 
Kiko 102
Kiko 102 gold shade in natural light.
You can wear it with or without a primer and the shade wears all day. These shadows are extremely underrated in my opinion. These shadows sell for $6 as individuals and are constantly on sale. Just keep your eye out for them. Seriously though, golds and reds are meant for the holidays so how can this not be one of my favorites at the moment, 
Swatched in natural light. 
More Colourpop. These two shades are really old, but they've resurfaced to my makeup "vanity" multiple times last month, 
Top to bottom: Cornelius and Nillionaire
Pictured are Super Shock Shadows in Cornelius and Nillionaire. 
Cornelius and Nillionaire
It was really hard to capture Cornelius on camera, especially when I tried to swatch it on my arm. That's what I love about this color. It's the perfect crease shade! Let's be real, some mornings I don't want to use a brush and blend until my arm falls off. The beauty of Colourpop shadows is they blend better with your finger. Call me lazy, but hallelujah. This particular shade can only be found in Kathleen Light's quad, but all four shades are amazing so it's worth it, Cornelius just happens to be my favorite crease/transition shade at the moment. It's like the cream version of MUG Creme Brulee which I can totally dig. 

Nillionaire on the other hand is warm bronze with pink and gold glitter mixed in. It's STUNNING. I'm a fan of glitters so this one has been a hit since I first received it. in September. As you can see, it's been through hell and back since I first swatched it here. This shade paired with a red lip has become a staple look these last few weeks. Can't stop, won't stop.
Swatched inn natural light.
I'm beyond excited to talk about my next favorite. This highlighter or, as Anastasia calls them, Illuminator was released three months ago but I've been using it like crazy lately. It has a soft rose tint to it that quickly made it my favorite. I think it compliments most blushes so well which is why I reach for it so often. It was released with three other shades, but none compare to this one, Riviera. 
Riviera in natural light
I use a Real Techniques brush to apply it to the apple of my cheeks and it blends flawlessly. It doesn't fade or move throughout the day. As a fan of highlights, the fact that I reach for this more than twice a week is huge for me. Maybe that's why I made it my favorite for the month of November. ;)
ABH Riviera
I can hardly contain my excitement with this next favorite. The Kat Von D Monarch palette. This palette has been out forever and a decade, but I was always so indecisive as to whether or not I wanted it. I mean, I wanted it, but I'm sometimes a cheapskate. But when I saw it on saw it on Sephora's website in a set for $75 with two lippies, mascara, and eyeliner a week before the VIB Rouge sale, I knew I had to have it. I quickly went to my local Sephora to swatch it one last time before I pulled the trigger and purchased it. I almost cried tears of joy. It swatched like butter. The shades are so pigmented and blended SO well.
Kat Von D Monarch Palette
Counterclockwise from the top: Entomology, Wrath, Papilio, Summerfly
The palette has three sections with four shades that compliment eachother. Of course, you can mix and match to your liking. I would definitely have to say the first set of four shades is my favorite!!! Wrath is a shade sent from the Makeup Gods. I try not to use the same palette more than once a week, but I can't seem to stay away from this palette. All shades work so well for the season change. And for the price with the set, you really can't pass it up.
Clockwise from the top: Telepathy, Vanish, Delaney, Killing Jar
Clock wise from the top: Tiny Death, Deadhead, Shadow Box, Disintegration
L-R: Shadow Box, Killing Jar, Wrath
Can be found in a set or as a solo palette on or on Sephora's website.

The next favorite is actually fairly new to my makeup collection but I've used it EVERY SINGLE DAY since buying it. It was one of my amazing scores from the NYX store. Even though I can find NYX at my local Ulta, this stuff is always sold out! My friend and I each had to have it. I couldn't wait to try it and see if it lived up to the hype. The next day I wore it to set the concealer under my eyes and birghten and correct the area as well as to line up under my blush .....oh my lanta. I could not stop selfieing at Disneyland. I felt flawless!
This is the NYX Color correcting powder in Banana sells for $9.99 and can be found anywhere NYX is sold (if you can get in stock). I'm sad I didn't get a backup, but at least now I know it's amazing and will definitely be rebuying!
And just for funsies, my before Disneyland selfie. 

Okay, so as some, or none, or most of you know, I am a huge Katy and Desi fan. You know, Lustrelux and Desiperkins on IG and YouTube. Anyway, they have often raved about this concealer and after 20 million years (and a 40% off coupon) I picked it up! Oh my, this product lives up to the hype. It's replaced my Benefit Fake Up! The one I chose was the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Brightener. Normally it sells for $8.99, which is amazing for a concealer, but I made sure to get it on sale when it was BoGo 40% off at Ulta. 
Another NYX product. I've been using this for a few months now and I don't think I'll ever go a day without it. As you can see, I've hit pan. It's affordable and has replaced my Laura Mercier translucent powder. I can't rave about it enough so let me begin with it's perfect for controlling shine! My skin type is combination oily and dry. Mostly my T-zone is oily, but I do tend to breakout a lot on my cheeks since practicing Bikram last year. Anyway, I'm a full coverage foundation wearing girl so I wear lots of KVD Lock it and L'Oreal Infallible foundation. These are well known to control shine and minimize the visibility of oily skin, but my skin is possessed abd still shines through occasionally. Since finally getting my hands on this NYX finishing powder my life has changed! I apply it to my T-zone and to clean up my blush lines 
You can almost always find NYX products on sale. Currently, you can find NYX for BOGO 50% off at Ulta. The pressed Translucent finishing powder is regularly $9 and worth it.
THIS MASCARA. This came with with My Monarch palette and I have a minor confession, I wasn't sure I was going to love it. I know I love all other KVD products, but her mascara? She can't be amazing at EVERYTHING. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, I hate admitting I was wrong, but this mascara was worth being wrong for. ♥ I've reached for this mascara so often since receiving it that it's now found a permanent home in my purse.
What I love about this mascara is the wand. It's so unique! I'm not really into doing my bottom lashes because I am forever getting mascara all over my lower lash line, but this mascara has changed that for me. The Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 hour mascara is so light and brings life to your lashes. Or maybe it's just me? Regulary $20 on it's own, you can find it with the Monarch palette and a few other goodies here
Another item picked up at the NYX store that I have used every day since buying, the NYX Micro brow pencil. Let's be honest, my eyebrows are far from amazing and I'm still learning what I like best to work with them. This seems to be doing the trick! I think it's the micro pencil. It makes drawing in the brows so much easier.
These sell for $9.99 and can be found at Ulta as well so you can usually get it on sale. One end has the spoolie brush and the other end is the micro pencil. I've been using black and it's perfect. It's definitely my new favorite brow product at the moment.
Last favorite. I received this deluxe Bobbi Brown makeup remover awhile ago but haven't given it much attention, but last month I picked it up and have been using it almost every day! It's one of the best makeup removers I've used in a very long time, possibly ever. A little goes a long way. Full size can be found for $26 at Macy's, but it's so worth it!

So there you have it. My favorites. But really, can I just say all makeup is my favorite?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Lipstick Set

I want nothing more than to be lazy this Saturday afternoon, but alas here I am typing away. I should be more tired. Sleep didn't come until almost 4 am thanks to a battle of "Who Can Get The Higher Tetris Score" (which you can bet I won) and the continuation of the Revenge marathon we started Monday. THAT SHOW IS SO GOOD. Anyway, I was up at 9 and I knew I had to start swatching my life away and taking pretty photos as soon as possible. 

Thursday my holiday set of Kat Von D's limited edition Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss lipsticks. Wow. That's a mouthful. As soon as I saw the announcement of this year's set and the "limited edition," white packaged, only available in this lipstick set, unique shade of Gold Blooded lipstick, I was sold. Available only on Sephora here for $42, I was pleasantly surprised with the colors it came with! Only two were repeats which I can deal with since they're gorgeous shades and one I already have the full size of. 

I have quite a bit of photos to share, so let's just jump right in! 

Photo with Instagram Gingham filter turned low.
The set comes with seven minis and the one full sized lipstick. Last year's only came with minis. I think they made up for that in quantity because there were 12 in the 2014 set. This year's came with the following colors: (l-r below) Wolvesmouth, Sexer (repeat), Noble, NaYEON, Bachelorette (repeat), Halo, and Coven. 

Photo taken in natural light.

And let's not forget the one and only Gold Blooded. 

What I love about this set is the range of colors! I love the unique shades (Coven and NaYEON) that I would normally not go out of my way to buy are included. Surprisingly though, I do own NaYEON which was given to me as a gift and I LOVE love love it. Thank you so much. :) 

Full size Kat Von D lipsticks sell for $21 (half the cost of the entire set!) with .1 oz of product and minis are .04 oz. I'm no math wizard, but if you add up three of the minis, you equal just over .10 oz to make another full size lipstick. Voila! Four of the seven items already equal the cost of the entire set. That's how I justify this purchase. ;) 

Photo taken in natural light.
What makes this set unique and a necessity [in my life] is this gorgeous shade of Gold Blooded in its white packing. I will get to the swatches soon. Stick with me. 

Gold Blooded in natural light.
Gold Blooded is described as "a remixed red with subtle gold shimmer" by Kat Von D. I don't think I could think of a more perfect description. You can actually SEE little gold specks of shimmer in the lipstick. 

NOW we get to the swatches! First up, Gold Blooded. 
Photo taken in natural light.
I have nothing like this shade. It is absolutely perfect. The gold specks give it an orange tint to it in sunlight.
Photo taken in sunlight.
If you own some of the other shades with specks of shimmer, you're familiar with the texture of this shade. It's not a smooth application, but the somewhat gritty texture still makes it easy to wear.

Next up is Wolvesmouth. 
Photos taken in natural light.
Wolvesmouth is described as a "metallic berry." I thought I owned this color but I didn't! To me it's actually a plum berry with tiny specks of pink shimmer giving it a metallic look. It's absolutely gorgeous and perfect for fall. I may or may not need the full size because I will definitely be using this one quite a bit.

Then we have Sexer. 
Photo taken in natural light.
Sexer is a repeat from last year. But seriously, look at it!! Do you blame them? I didn't swatch my new one though. The one shown above is last year's. Why ruin a perfectly new lipstick when you already have one used? Amirite? Sexer is described as an "iridescent fluorescent pink" and to be honest I can't think of any other way to describe it. It's just a ridiculously bright hot pink with purple undertones. Same texture as Gold Blooded.

Moving on to Noble. 
Photo taken in natural light.
Noble is an amazing nude with peachy pink undertones. It's amazing how different this shade looks on different skin tones. My good friend bought this shade and I thought it would be too pale nude for me consider it looked gorgeous on her and we are way opposite skin tones! Well, I love itttttt. Kat Von D describes it as a "matte petal pink nude." This one is also a cult classic. I'm really glad this came in the set because I would have NEVER bought it on my own. And now I am already imaging lip liners to pair it with to make it pop. ♥

Next shade is NaYEON. 
Photo taken in natural light.
NaYEON is one of the newest shades released at the beginning of August. This one is described perfectly as "pitch black with gun metal shimmer." On my lips it's less black, but it's definitely a gun metal black with shimmer and the same texture as the other shades containing shimmer. This shade was a collab with instagrammer NaYeon Kim, well known as NaYE0NA on istagram. If you follow her on either the 'gram or Twitter, you'll see this color is perfect for her personality. She's a huge cruelty free advocate, not afraid to speak her mind, and a board member of the Chews Life Dog Rescue. NaYEON is a shade worth owning just knowing the created behind it is such an amazing and rare soul.

And then there's Bachelorette. 
Photo taken in natural light.

Another repeat from last year, Bachelorette is a matte reddish fuchsia. Not an extremely unique color and I did use last year's for this swatch, but a great bold everyday color. And by "everyday color" I'm definitely referring to those of you who enjoy color in their life. I know some people are just terrified of color. WHICH YOU SHOULDN'T BE! 

Second to last we have Halo. 
Photo taken in natural light.
Halo is another new shade released in August. It's described as "neon clementine." I'm going to be totally honest. I am through the roof, over the moon excited to own this color. As some (or none) of you know, I am a huge San Jose Sharks fan and I had my eye on this color because it's a perfect orange for this hockey season!!! In case you had no idea, Sharks team colors are teal, black, and white, with orange detail. This shade is a matte and it goes on so creamy and smooth. I absolutely love it. 

And last but not least, Coven. 
Photo taken in natural light.
Coven is a matte lavender. This shade reminds me of Jeffree Star Cosmetics' Blow Pony, but lighter. Any purple shade makes me happy so I love this color. I'm glad it came with this set because I'm not sure I would own the full size. Don't get me wrong because it's a gorgeous shade, but I own a few similar to it already and I would have put off buying it forever.

Photo taken in natural light.
There you have them side by side. I really don't know why the photo above looks blurry. What the heck. Maybe it's my eyes from staring at all these LCD screens. 

Photo taken in sunlight.
Do you see Halo though? Check it out in sunlight I'm in love! I would definitely say it's one of my favorites  of them all along with Wolvesmouth and Gold Blooded. 

Photo taken with lower resolution (Snapchat camera) in natural light.
Photo taken with lower resolution (Snapchat camera) in sunlight
Now we get to the fun part. 
2014 vs 2015 

Above you see the complete 2015 collection (top) side by side with last year's 2014 Holiday lipstick set (bottom). 

Last year's didn't include the full size, so I removed it and you can already see the similar shades (and repeats) above. I made sure to get them side by side for good measure. 

So! In the photo above I separated the two shades that didn't have anything close to it in last year's set (NaYEON and Wolvesmouth).  

Below you see Sexer and Sexer (repeats), Noble and Agatha, Bachelorette and Bachelorette (repeats), Halo and Countess, and Coven and Wonderchilde. 

While these aren't dupes in any way, they are similar ranges of color. Pinks, nudes, reds, oranges, and purples. I'm not complaining. It's nice having the variety from the Kat Von D Studded Kiss collection.  

Before I move on, the one thing I LOVED about this year compared to last year is definitely the packaging. Last year's were just plain Studded Kiss minis and this year they added the infamous KVD monogram. I don't know about you, but that's one of my favorite things about Kat Von D lipsticks.  

This minor detail made me reallllllly happy. 

Repeats (top) Sexer and Bachelorette (bottom).
Yes, you're seeing double. 2014 vs 2015. 

Now let's get to the swatches.
Photo taken in natural light.
Last year's Wonderchilde was the purple version of Sexer. Wonderchilde is an iridescent neon purple vs the neon pink. You can see its way different from this year's Coven

Last year's orange was Countess, a matte hot orange red. Swatched above you see it next to Halo and it's a much deeper orange. I really love them both. Especially with Halloween and hockey season around the corner. These will both be necessary. 
Photo taken in sunlight.
And last you see Agatha and Noble. The funny thing is Agatha is really pale on me.  Kat Von D describes it as a "matte parole peach nude." I think that's what turned me off from Noble in the first place. I already owned Agatha and it was my lease favorite. Can you see why? 

There you have it. That's my take on this year's Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca lipstick set versus last year's. Honestly, if you purchased last year's, I would still recommend this year's. Definitely two very enthusiastic thumbs up. :)

Until I finally get around to my Kiko post (I've actually been debating just filming it....), I have a few posts coming up! That's it for now, but I do have one more question. Should I do a giveaway with Sexer and Bachelorette?  Let me know below or on Instagram.

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