Splurge vs. Steal: Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Palette vs. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

  Everyone loves to save money and when I find a bargain I love to share. I own both the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette ($49) and the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Palette ($15) and it occurred to me they are very similar. Are they exactly the same? No, but Chocolate Vice is 1/3 the price […]

PUR Cosmetics Vanity Palettes Eyes and Cheeks!

    Pür Cosmetics Vanity Palettes ($36) are perfect for us girls on the go. With our busy lifestyles, these portable palettes make touch-ups a cinch whether you’re just going to the market or traveling to far away lands. The packaging is so unique and convenient! These pretty, sleek, silver oversized compacts come with a full-size mirror that […]

Pixi Beauty ItsJudyTime Eyeshadow Palette!

This spring Pixi Beauty founder, Petra Petra Strand, decided to jump on the collab bandwagon by tapping four of the biggest beauty bloggers on the net—Caroline Hirons, Judy Travis, Maryam Maquillage, and Aspyn Ovard. All four bloggers co-created limited edition pieces for the brand. “These are women that I already had relationships with already and knew that […]

Beauty Steal: LORAC Dance ‘Til Dawn Eye and Cheek Palette!

  Earlier in the week I wrote about my disappointment in the LORAC California Dreaming Palette. Well beauties, LORAC has redeemed themselves with this mini gem of a palette Dance ‘Til Dawn. I needed to get to $50 for free shipping on an Ulta order so I chose the Limited Edition Dance ‘Til Dawn palette, on […]

Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette!

  Smashbox is eponymous for their photography. The cosmetics company started out as a photo studio photographing movie stars, supermodels and pop stars for countless covers for the most popular magazines and glossy publications. Their newest creation, Cover Shot Eye Palettes ($29) are a collection of 7 high-impact eye shadow palettes influenced by trends seen at their […]

Pür Cosmetics Trolls Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches!

For those of you from the younger persuasion, Trolls didn’t always mean pot bellied, neon fuzzy haired dolls. To us, *ahem* older old ladies Trolls also can mean a mythical monster-like creature that lives under a bridge. Oh nevermind. Youngsters, sit back and let Auntie Cindy tell you the story of Trolls. Take it from me […]

Lancome AUDACITY in LONDON Eyeshadow Palette!

  I admit I am quite the Anglophile (a person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain). My first husband was British and in the 9 years we were married I learned a lot about the Brits, the UK and the Queen. I’ve been to London three times and never tire of […]

The Best Makeup Palettes of 2016!

It’s no secret that I am a makeup palette Ho. There I said it. I like to have a lot of choices at the ready and multi palettes (face, eyes, cheeks) are even better especially on those mornings when I’m pressed for time. Since eyeshadow is my jam, I do those palettes in a separate […]