My Holiday Picks!

Compared to how much I wanted to spend on holiday season gifts, I would say that I did a good job at holding back on trying to collect everything. Holiday specials can sometimes be a hit or miss for me. I've heard and purchased some holiday kits that were subpar and usually not as good as the full sized permanent range. So far, I'm pretty happy with what I chose! Keep reading to see what I got along with some mini reviews.

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Review & Swatches: Melt Cosmetics She's in Parties Eyeshadow Stack

I'm such a massive fan of the Melt Cosmetics eyeshadows that I couldn't resist getting the She's in Parties Eyeshadow Stack. I've also been trying to get into purples and this fit perfectly into what I wanted. The stack comes with two mattes and two "dimensional foil" shades that compliment each other so well. This stack contains 13.85 grams / 0.48 ounces of product and retails for $48 on the Melt Cosmetics website here.

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My Kind of Nude Lipsticks

I've never really been a nude lipstick person until maybe 2 years ago? Even now when looking at my nude or MLBB choices, they're darker than the typical skin tone lipstick. Light nudes or the ones that match my skin tone make me look really washed out and so I gravitate towards darker non-beige based nude lipsticks. 

I personally categorize all of these shades as part of my nude lipstick collection but they also fall under the brown, mauve, or orange categories as well.  

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What's In My Travel Makeup Bag!

For Thanksgiving, I'll be out of town for about a week and so I'm trying to make sure that I bring enough makeup for most occasions but I'm also trying not to bring my whole collection. I'm planning this post ahead of time and so there's probably a 80% chance that I'll bring more things than what I've listed.

My absolute must have favorites for every occasion are unsurprising - Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium and Boy Brow in Brown, Pony Sharping Brown Definer, and Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. If you follow my Instagram page, I post a lot of eye looks and these four products are in almost all of them. Since I do mention these products a lot, I'm not going to expand on them in this post since it's already a super long one.

I also use the Glossier products so much that I was invited to be a Glossier Rep (smooooooth transition, Hao). If you would like to support me by using my affiliate rep link, please click here! You can get 20% off your first purchase as well as free shipping with orders including 2 or more products. 

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[GIVEAWAY] Red Lip Picks ft. Bobbi Brown, Pony Effect, and Bite Beauty

As repeatedly stated, I'm a huge red lipstick lover. I also feel like I annually put out a red lipstick post as well but this time, I'm focusing on three formulas I've really enjoyed throughout this year with a bonus giveaway! I photographed using my own products, but the products in the giveaway are brand new.

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Shining Brightly With The Maybelline Matte Metallics

I recently received the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipsticks in Smoked Silver and Molten Bronze* for free from Influenster and I tried so hard to be creative and fun with them, but I ended up with basic full face swatches. I'm going to be doing a mini review at the end of this post, but I'm not really a fan of this formula. They do retail for about $7 and so they're affordable and easy to play with, but I don't plan on using them a lot outside of fun makeup looks at home.

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