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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.

 

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It seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve shown my face in a makeup look or tutorial or anything along those lines.  As much as I love makeup, I love a bare face so much more and besides a little tinted lip color or lip balm and some mascara, I haven’t been really using much makeup lately.  With the boys out on Summer break and I feeling like a needed a little refresh, I figured I would pull out some makeup products I haven’t touched in a while and a few that I have been loving and bronze the heck out of my face while adding some glow and a little pop of color.  My GRWM video which you can click and watch here (also embedded below) is quite long since I’m chatting and talking it up like girlfriends do, so if you want the shorter version, just keep reading.  If you want to come hang out with me and talk story for 30 minutes or so, hey, grab something to drink – cup of joe or a glass of somethin’ and click play.

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Like most of my makeup looks, I didn’t really give it any thought and just pulled at different cosmetics to create something I knew was functional and that I could use during the day.  It seems like a really long time since I utilized my Milani Bella Eyes Gel Shadows, so I figured I would grab those and make use of them.  Frankly, I just really wanted to use Bella Khaki – it’s such a gorgeous color and I just don’t use it as much as I should.  If you are looking for a soft pop of color, a shade like Bella Khaki is gorgeous for that kind of look – it’s a gorgeous green with a light gold shift so it works really well with a bronze or neutral eye look.

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Here are the products I used:

BROWS

  • Milani Stay Put Brow Color in Medium Brown – brow gel

EYES

  • Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Mandarin (transition shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Taupe (crease and outer v shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Bronze (Outer V and outer 3rd of eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Khaki (lower lash line – pop of color)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Cafe (lower lash line below Bella Khaki to blend and soften lower lash line color)
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Lala (applied and blended onto the eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Chiffon (inner corner of the eyes – highlight)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Ivory (brow bone highlight)
  • Milani Kohl Kajal liner (waterline/tightline and a thin line on the upper lash line)
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes

FACE

  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light (to bronze up the face all over)
  • Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna (to lightly contour)
  • Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
  • Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
  • Milani Illuminated Face Powder in Amber Nectar (blended all over the face to give a soft glow and soften my makeup)

LIPS

  • Jordana Easyliner Lip Liner in Rock’n Rose
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Whisper
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Innocent

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This eye look may require some additional layering, but it’s very easy to create and I love that you really can’t screw it up – it’s all about layering and blending.  You can certainly use this look without lashes and it would still be very wearable for every day – but since my lashes are pretty much non-existent, well – it was a given that I pop some wispies on and call it a day.

** The photos were taken with my phone, so I hope they offer a good visual for anyone reading.  Video also filmed with my phone.

That’s pretty much it.  The look is simple and easy to create and like I mentioned earlier, I do have a video that walks you through the steps if you’re interested in learning how I did it.  It’s a long one as I chat about my life at the moment and explain each step – so if you’re interested in hanging out with me, grab your favorite drink and watch the video embedded above or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

What about you… do you rock out a bronze look as summer season hits?  Comment below and let me know.

xo

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration over the years and some were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything on my site.  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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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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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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Happy Thirsty Thursday Hunnies.  I filmed this GRWM (Get Ready With Me) look on Tuesday… I’m a bit late getting it up, however… the actual video before editing was an hour long. lol  Purple & Golds are some of my favorite eye makeup looks and I am really loving the Bronze Shimmer Powder from Mica Beauty to create this look.  Funny thing is… it’s called bronze but looks like a peachy goldish color.  I absolutely love it and I swear I will be using it all up if I don’t learn to pace myself. lol  So – come and chit chat with me and watch me Get Ready while I create this look.  I love it, how about you?  More photos as well as the Video is listed below – check it out! <3

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I really wanted to get a better close up of the eye.  What I absolutely love about the products I’m using is how long they last and their longevity.  The photo below (as well as those above) were taken hours after I had applied my makeup.  I actually had to retake the photos because the lighting was so bright over head when I originally took them that it washed out a lot of the color.  I had to wait until the light was a little less overhead, so I took these photos about 4 hours after I had completed the look.

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Products used:

Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base: Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
Shadows:  Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Naked 2, Faint, and Foxy), Mica Beauty Bronze Shimmer Powder and Hello Kitty Wild Thing Palette (matte purple)
Eyeliner:  Jordana 12 hr. Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils (Black Point & Purple Fix), Jordana FabuLiner Bold Felt tip liner in Black
Mascara:  Starlooks Lash Booster, Per-fekt Beauty Cosmetics Lash Perfection gel in Flash, Jordana Best Volume Extreme Mascara
Brows:  Per-fekt Beauty Cosmetics Brow Perfection Gel
Lips:  Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Sweet Pink (02) and Per-fekt Beauty Cosmetics Lip Perfection Gel in Paramount
Face:  Per-fekt Beauty Cosmetics Skin Perfection gel in Rich
Blush:  Per-fekt Beauty Cosmetics Cheek Perfection gel in Blushed

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The photo above (with brown background) was taken first thing after I did the look, but as you can tell… they were taken in harsh lighting… so it really washed out the boldness of the color on my eyes.

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The photo above was taken a few hours after the second set of photos… the color is slightly fading… but the blush is still visible, loving this blush… and my eye color still visible.  But this was taken about 8 hours after I applied my makeup originally.  Don’t you just love that lip color, I haven’t reapplied all day.  I have done a test and will have the review up soon – so stay tuned.  That’s it for the looks loves… thanks for joining me.
Have a wonderful Thursday!
xoxo
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