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I don’t use a lot of makeup during the summer time and lately I have found that I have really been enjoying a simple look – mascara and lip balm.  But, after getting my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, I’ve really been enjoying working with it and creating looks.  Contrary to how it looks, this palette is much more than a pink toned palette like it seems.  I’ve been loving the combination of warm tones to create showstopping looks.  Today I share with you a look I created using mainly this palette with a little pop of color on my lower lash line with ColourPop’s Flower Shop (from their Spring / Summer collection).  I’ll be sharing this look with you as well as swatches of the palette and more.  Be sure to click on the video if you want to chit chat with me and watch me GRWM when I create this look.

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Let’s chit chat about this palette first before we get into the whole makeup look, shall we?  The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette retails for $42.00 and includes 14 beautiful shades appropriate for any time of year.  This palette also includes a duo-ended brush to help create those stunning looks.

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I purchased this palette with a little help via an online site called Octer.com.  Octer is a cool platform to help with online shopping, making it possible and easy to shop no matter the device you use – whether you’re browsing on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.  Octer lists the biggest US stores and 8,000 brands across all verticals and fashion from everyone like Topshop, ASOS, Farfetch and Net-A-Porter.  Octer has been live since November and has a feature which helps consumers find the right product at the right price.  It’s easy to use and as simple as searching your favorite type of product – housewares, clothes, accessories, makeup and more.

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is an essential eye shadow collection that includes a variety of neutral and berry tones.  It’s the first permanent palette in the ABH line – which I love, since so many of the palettes I own from her were Limited Editions.  This palette includes gorgeously pigmented shades that offer you the opportunity to create endless looks for daytime and evening.  I am absolutely in love with the pigmentation of each color even if some of them did kick up a bit of dust and a little bit of fall out it’s a beautifully pigmented palette.  At first glance, this eye shadow palette looks like it would be too berry or too pink to create many looks, but I have found that I’ve been able to create a variety of looks with the shades.

The palette has faux suede packaging that make it feel really nice and soft and so far it has been easy to clean.  I love that each name is listed under the individual shades – which is always a great thing in any eye shadow palette.  The magnetic closure seals the palette up tightly, but not too tight as to make it difficult to open and close.  The mirror is a good size and this palette really offers a variety of shades for your money and make it a good travel palette.  I’m impressed overall with this palette, the packaging and the shades.

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The colors included in this palette are:

Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish

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To create my look I used the neutral tones in the Modern Renaissance Palette to create the base of my makeup look.  For the pop of color, I decided that I would use Flower Shop from ColourPop as a little pop of color on the lower lash line.  Of course, you could totally utilize one of the berry shades in it’s place to really make the look pop.

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  • Raw Sienna – used as a transition shade above my crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Burnt Orange – used to deepen the crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Primavera – blended onto the lid and inner corner of my eye
  • Red Ochre – used to deepen the outer v to add dimension
  • Cyprus Umber – blended into the outer v and outer corner to add depth to the eye look, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Tempera – used as highlight on browbone
  • Youngblood Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner to create wing and liner on upper lash line
  • Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes
  • Flower Shop by ColourPop as pop of color on lower lash line
  • ColourPop Wisp – highlight on face
  • BlossomTime Rose Blush – Rose Powder Blush by Milani
  • Milani Dolce Caramello Lipstick (pictured), originally I had on Kandooment Orange & Pink Cadillac by Bdellium Tools
  • Jordana Cosmetics 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua Stone – pop of color on lower lash line (base)
  • Milani Baked Bronzer in Sienna

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Want to see how I created this makeup looks?  You can check out the GRWM style video on YouTube where I chit chat with all of you as I get ready.  Click here to watch directly on Youtube or watch the embedded video below.

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If you are looking for a cool place to check out products from different devices, I definitely suggest checking out Octer.com, I’ve been enjoying the site since being introduced to it and it’s a fun place to check out items all over the web.  It’s not yet a year old, but has come a long way since it started in November.  When it comes to makeup palettes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has really won my heart.  The eye shadows are very blendable and pigmented.  Considering the price point, you get gorgeous shades and it’s definitely worth checking out.  Like I mentioned before, while it looks like a palette you may only be able to utilize in the Fall, it’s actually a great neutral palette with pops of color.

Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette?  If not, is it something on your list to check out?  If you have, what are your thoughts on this beauty?  Don’t forget to check out my video for a GRWM and walk through on how I got this makeup look.

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Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for review consideration while others were purchased with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased, as with anything on this site – sponsored or not.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

 

Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with soft pinks and sweet kisses and as a tradition, each year I have created a Valentine’s Day look using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palettes.  This year I decided I would go ahead and do a “GRWM” Style makeup look that features the newly released Too Faced Bon Bons Palette and add it to my tradition.  “Just Call Me Sweetheart” is a soft and sweet Valentine’s Day look that can be used day or night but it is an easy look to create that features a little pop of pink that’s subtle with a little sexy.  I hope you enjoy this look.  Check out the video below and hang out and talk story as I get ready and create this Valentine’s Day look.

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“You know you’ve found love when you look in their eyes and find yourself.” – Monique Patton

Click here to watch the GRWM (Get Ready With Me) Video and let me walk you through the steps on how I created this look.

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Creating this look meant it needed to be quick and easy.  From start to finish I say it took me about 25 minutes to complete.  I wanted this to be a wearable makeup look that could be used for day or night.  If you want to spice things up a bit – you could surely add a pair of flirty false lashes to the look to make it a bit more glam, but I opted to go for my mini lashes (natural lashes) and the look was complete.  To create this look I used the following products:

  • Eye brows:  Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil and Taupe Brow Powder set with BDB Brow Gel
  • Eye shadow base / primer:  Milani Eye Primer
  • Eye shadow palette – Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, shadows used:  Divinity (all over the lid from lash line to brow bone), Mocha (transition shade), Molasses Chip (lid), Bordeaux (outer v / outer corner and lower lash line), Dark Truffle (used to deepen the outer corner), Totally Fetch (lower lash line blended with Bordeaux), Satin Sheets (inner corner highlight), Divinity and Cashew Chew (brow bone highlight)
  • Mascara:  Essence Get Big!  Lashes Volume Boost in Waterproof (black)
  • Eyeliner:  Milani Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
  • Foundation:  PUR Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation in Tan (I don’t use foundation normally, but I’m trying this one out… so if you want, you can opt to go without foundation as I would normally).
  • Blush:  Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette – Blush in Love Hangover
  • Lips:  Jordana Twist Up Lip Liner in Rock-n-Rose, topped and layered with ColourPop Lippy Stix in Lumiere and Milani Matte Naked Color Statement Lipstick.  Later in the day, I switched up my lips and added ColourPop’s Bumble for all day smooch-proof lips.

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When I created this, I wanted this look to be soft with a pop of color so I opted to use fluffy brushes to apply and put down most of the shades on my eyes.  If you really wanted to you could use a more defined brush for precision but I really wanted the eyes to look diffused so each shade was applied using a blending brush except for the lid shade which I used a pretty large eye shadow brush to lay down the shade.

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 “You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.  You are a song, a dream, a whisper… and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.” – Nicholas Sparks; The Notebook

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If pink is not your favorite color for the lips, you could opt for a nude lip shade and it would still do very well with the eye look.  Play around with colors and see what you think will work for your skin tone and your overall look.

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Check out “Genuine Sweetheart” – a look I created for last years Valentine’s Day using the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, here.  And, “Cherry Truffle” which is a Valentine’s Day look I created the year prior using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day – no matter how you celebrate it or if you don’t celebrate it at all.  For a full list of products used as well as a walk through of how I created this look, check out my video and don’t forget to subscribe.  Wishing you a wonderful day of love!

xo

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Disclaimer:  The product(s) mentioned and featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products.  Affiliate links may be posted through out.

 

Want to know about a tradition my husband and I have each year?  Check out this post and see why Time is so important to us.

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It’s no secret that I’m a romantic at heart and I’m pretty lucky to have found a fairy tale love “Happily Ever After”,  which is something people search for their entire lives and never find.  So while I believe that love should be celebrated every single day of our lives, I am a fan of a day that celebrates hearts, chocolates, flowers and pretty things.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

It’s time for another Valentine’s Day makeup look and this time I am using a combination of Milani and Jordana Cosmetics for a budget friendly, drug store look you can create quickly and easily.  Since my last Valentine’s Day makeup look (click here to view) included browns and bronze shades, I wanted to bring out the playful side of Valentine’s Day offering up a soft purple and rose gold look that would be perfect for a lunch date or stroll at the park.  In collaboration with my friend Beth, we are once again doing date night looks, her look will include drugstore products for an evening look and mine for a daytime look.  Check out the video below for a talk through (Get Ready With Me) style video or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Details of my Cupcakes & Hearts Valentine’s Day Makeup can be found below.

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Click here to watch the step by step video to create this look and don’t forget to subscribe.

Products used on the eyes/brows:

  • Brows – Jordana FabuBrow Eye Brow Pencil in Light Taupe and Milani Clear Brow Gel
  • Eye shadow Primer – Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Eye shadow base – Milani Brow and Eye Highlight Pencil in Matte Beige
  • Browbone Highlight Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Ivory
  • Transition Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Cappuccino
  • Lid Eye Shadow shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Champagne
  • Outer V and Crease shade and lower lash line – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Purple
  • Inner Crease Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Espresso
  • Shimmery Lid Shade – Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine #03 – Florence, Rose Gold shade
  • Inner Corner Highlight – Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine #03 – Florence, Light Gold Shade and Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Chiffon
  • Lower Lash line liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner Pencil in Purple Fix
  • Waterline – Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Blackest Black 01
  • Winged liner – Jordana Fabuliner in black topped with Jordana Cat Eye liner in 01 Black Leather
  • Lashes – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara and Ardell Demi Whispies 120

Valentine's Day Makeup look

Products used on the Face / Lips:

  • Lips – Jordana Rock n Rose Easy Liner Lip Liner and Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked
  • Bronze / Contour – Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna
  • Blush – Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
  • Highlight – Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar and Milani Bella Eyes Eye shadow in Bella Chiffon

Valentine's Day makeup look featuring Milani and Jordana

I enjoyed creating this look and wanted it to have a pop of color but also be soft and wearable.  If you have brown eyes like I do – the purple on the lower lash line will certainly bring out the brightness in your eyes almost instantly.  The color choices I picked reminded me of cupcakes and conversation hearts and I think this would make a great look for anyone with any skin tone shade.

Don’t forget to stop by my YouTube video and check out the step by step talk through.  And, head on over to my friend Beth’s Blog and check out the look she created to use for a night time date look using drugstore cosmetics as well.  Happy Valentine’s Day loves!  Wishing you a wonderful day filled with love and a lifetime of “Happily Ever After!” Smooches!

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I’ve had the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette now for about a month or more and I have been really enjoying it.  But, I realized that I didn’t have a tutorial up using the product and I always like to do that before posting a review.  Since Hawaii has been dealing with Tropical Storms and hurricanes, it has left me with a bit of cabin fever so I figured the best way to combat the blues is to do a makeup and then head out for some grocery shopping.

Check out my video tutorial embedded before.  Well, actually it is a GRWM (Get Ready with Me) with a little chit chat.  I’ll show you the steps on how I achieved my look and hang out like girlfriends as we talk story a bit. lol  If you want, you can click here to watch directly on YouTube.

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If I were to decide to wear makeup every day – which everyone knows I normally use eye makeup maybe once a week… this would be what I would choose to do – a soft brown smoky eye.  It’s simple to create and since the area between my eye lid and brow is so large… I normally need a soft wash of color to pull a look together.  The Amrezy Palette offers some really nice shades to create just a look for a daytime wearable ensemble or something with a soft pop of color.

Products used (eyes):

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Collection – Creamy Beige
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette:  Caramel, Morocco, Legend, Glisten, Topaz, Deep Plum
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner – Black Velvet
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara blended with Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow in Cocoa

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I especially love these types of shades because it is perfect for my eye color.  Browns and bronze shades really make my eye color pop and bring out the natural sparkle.

Products used (face):

  • Milani Color Statement Lip liner in All Natural layered with NYX’s Extreme Shine Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • Covergirl True Magic Sunkisser Bronzer
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb

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I hope you all enjoyed this soft bronze toned look.  It’s perfect for summer but a look that can we worn year round.  Don’t forget to check out my video if you haven’t already and subscribe too.  See you all in my next post. Smooches!

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