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So I’ve been sitting on this beauty now for a couple of weeks, playing with the shades, checking them all out and trying to figure out my favorites.  After keeping this little beauty to myself this whole time, I figured I would share it with you today.  It’s no secret that I’m infatuated with ColourPop and absolutely agree to hoarding all the goodness, but when I first seen this collection – I honestly didn’t think it would be something for me.  I don’t use blues often and I felt at first glance that there was no warm shades that I could make use of properly in this set.  But, after staring at it for a while and unable to ignore the urge, I ordered the ColourPop Forever Freshman set.  When it arrived, I thought to myself… I would not make use of it.  But, after a few weeks, I can finally share my thoughts with you on this little set.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

The ColourPop Forever Freshman set really intrigued me because of the names and the fact that I was a Freshman in the early 90s, so I thought this was a great throwback for me.  After receiving the collection, at first glance I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the shades… but I was quite impressed after swatching and playing with them.  Retailing for $30 – the Forever Freshman set includes six ColourPop eye shadows.  What’s great about this set is that each shadow is full sized (as are with any of their collections).  You get a variety of textures and finishes:  pearlized, matte, ultra-metallic and satin luxe, which allow you to create a variety of looks or use all the shades to create something cohesive that works.  I love when the sets include mattes so you can really get a complete look.   The shades are gorgeous and definitely a great fall collection.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

Crimper is a soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a metallic finish

As If is a mid-toned cool taupe in a matte finish

Melrose is a true rust shade in a matte finish

Koosh is an icy silver taupe in an ultra-metallic finish

90210 is a gorgeous greyed out taupe that has pink and gold glitter through out.  This shade is in a satin luxe finish

Baby T is a deep blackended blue in a matte finish

The shades in this collection can easily be used to create a look though it is missing a matte highlight shade which I would like.  However I find that the range on this offers cool tones that can create a gorgeous look for the season.  Koosh and 90210 are such great shades for all over the lid – as are all of them.  Baby T is a great outer V or crease shade or even awesome as an eye liner or lash line accent.  Each shade is pigmented, as are all of the ColourPop shadows I own and will be a great addition to any eye makeup look.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

I would have loved to have seen a creamy matte like shade in this collection instead of a shimmery one for highlight – but nonetheless, I think they will all work well and create something showstopping.  If you have some of the shades from the 90s collection (individual shadow release – read about that here) I think these will all work well together.

Have you seen this set or have you gotten your hands on it?  Do you see any colors in this collection that you’ll want?  Have you made the ColourPop conversion yet?

 

 

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Happy Foodie Friday!  It’s been a while since I have shared with you an food favorites so I figured why not celebrate Aloha Friday with some yummy treats that my family and I have been loving.  Let’s face it, while on a diet or even looking for a little sweet treat, popcorn can be such a great selection to help on those days and nights when you need a little something.  For a while now I have been seeing people rave about Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP® but I hadn’t seen them in any of my local stores until recently.  As soon as I caught a glimpse of them at my local Target on an end cap of the cash register aisle, I knew I had to have them.  So are they really that good?

Foodie Friday - Sweet Snacks From Angie's Boom Chicka Pop.

Let’s face it – I love food and snacks that are sweet and satisfying will get me every single time.  The BOOMCHICKAPOP® story is really awesome and one of the reasons I completely clicked with the brand and the product.  The product began in Minnesota in a garage by Dan and Angie Bastian.  This awesome team turned their amazing kettle corn recipe in their BOOMing business when they wanted to do something fun with their kids.  After selling at local events, the popcorn quickly became a hit and the rest is history.

Foodie Friday - Sweet Snacks From Angie's Boom Chicka Pop.

This certified gluten-free and use of non-GMO ingredients in their products make it a hit for moms like myself.  They offer you a great snack with simple ingredients, calorie transparency and yummy delicious tastes.  After one bite, I was hooked and so was the rest of my family.  You can select from a variety of different flavors, from sweet and salty and Cholesterol-Free goodies for yourself and your kids.  While not all are Vegan, many selections are and include whole grains and “always real” ingredients that make these a great snack.

Foodie Friday - Sweet Snacks From Angie's Boom Chicka Pop.

Do you have a love of food and snacks?  I think you may find yourself addicted to these after trying just one piece.  We have tried four or five different flavors and while the boys love the sweet and salty kettle corn, my favorite  is the tropical mix with coconut and pineapple – it’s delicious.  The only con about these that I think they taste so good, a large bag will be empty before you know it and then you’re left with nothing, so make sure you buy more than one bag.

Foodie Friday - Sweet Snacks From Angie's Boom Chicka Pop.

You can find Angie’s  BOOMCHICKAPOP® at many retailers including Target, Costco and your local grocery store.  They range in price from $3 – $5.00 a bag depending on the size and flavor you select.  BOOMCHICKAPOP is available in eight different flavors, BOOMCHICKABITES available in three flavors and BOOMCHICKAPUFFS available in three flavors.  These little treats have a great crunch versus what you can find on the market shelves and they never last long enough to store, so eating it by the expiration date is easy peasy.

Most importantly – These are mommy, daddy APPROVED.  Kevin, Luke & Isaiah approved too!  I think your family may enjoy them too and if not, stash a bag for yourself and eat it all on your own 😉

These little goodies make great after school snacks for my sons and we love taking a bag or two with us to my son’s football games on the weekend.  Have you tried any of the Angie BOOMCHICKAPOP goodies?  If so, which one is your favorite?  If not – what one do you have your eyes set on?

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