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There was absolutely no reason for me not to get the Lorac Mega Pro 2 after seeing sneak peeks months before it was released.  I was one of the lucky few that got my hands on Lorac Mega Pro last year and it has been a palette I have enjoyed and well loved so I just knew I needed to get my hands on its sister.  Being a fan of Lorac Pro palettes – I also own 1 and 2, I felt that I would really enjoy this new one and decided it was a great idea to get my hands on it.  A great friend, Kiley – waited in line and picked one up for me so I could add it to my collection and it’s been a palette I have been using consistently since.

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

The Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette was released in October this year as an exclusive palette to Ulta.com and Ulta Beauty stores.  This gorgeous thing retails for $59.00 and sports 16 shimmer and 16 matte shadows for a total of 32 gorgeous beauties all in one palette.  If you recall the Lorac Mega Pro palette (see my review and swatches of this palette that is no longer available here), this palette has a similar layout and packaging of the first and really looks great when compared to its sisters in the Pro family.  This sequel to the Mega Pro Palette is double the size of the Original Pro Palettes (1 & 2) and has a gorgeous blue packaging which I think is very appropriate and eye catching.  Like with any of the Pro Palettes from Lorac, the shadows are gorgeous and buttery, offering a velvety-smooth feel that is infused with soothing botanicals for easy application.  These shadows are very pigmented and do well wet or dry.  You can use each shade to apply to the lid as an eye shadow, wet a liner brush and apply wet as an eye liner or wet to increase the vibrancy.

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

With such a wide and versatile range of shades, this palette would make a great holiday gift for that makeup lover in your life.  There are a few shades that are repeats from some of the Pro palettes like Black since they are essentials for an eye look.  The matte shades blend and apply really nicely and while they are all buttery, the shimmer shades can kick up some dust or fall out so for those that don’t work well with them, I suggest taking your time and patting each shadow on before blending.

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

1st Row: Porcelain (matte), Custard (matte), Tawny (matte), Burlap (matte), Melon (matte), Tangerine (matte), Saddle (matte), Forest (matte)

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

2nd Row: Bisque (matte), Lavender (matte), Purple (matte), Sorbet (matte), Goji (matte), Cabernet (matte), Ash (matte), Black (matte)

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

3rd Row: Sugar (shimmer), Chiffon (shimmer), Prosecco (shimmer), Soft Plum (shimmer), Cinnamon (shimmer), Sandstone (shimmer), Gunmetal (shimmer), Blue Quartz (shimmer)

Great Gift For Your Favorite Makeup Lover - Lorac Mega Pro 2

4th Row: Moonlight (shimmer), Seashell (shimmer), Peony (shimmer), Dark Sienna (shimmer), Penny (shimmer), Olivine (shimmer), Gold Leaf (shimmer), Black Ivy (shimmer)

Whether you are a neutral lover or love a little pop of color – this palette will offer a wide range of shades and the price point can’t be beat.  I’m a huge fan of Carol Shaw and the Lorac Pro line so I knew I would enjoy this palette and all the gorgeous shades that it offered.  The bottom row of shimmer shades is probably my favorite, Dark Siena and Penny offering colors for me that easily work with my skin tone.  I think overall this palette not only gives you a wide range of shades to play with but the textures are nice and very blend-able.  As I mentioned before, if you have a little trouble with the dust kick up or fall out in these shades, make sure to tap the excess off your brush and apply in patting motions to the eye lid.  Also – a little goes a long way with these, so take your time when applying to the lid.  You can build the shades up to the intensity you want – so pick up a little color at a time.  You can always build up your shades, but removing color once it’s placed is near to impossible without starting all over again.  Used over an eye shadow primer, you can get all day wear from your shadows and so many of the shades make great “washes of color” to use all over the lid for those days you just want a little “something” added to your looks.

"Any time not spent on love is wasted." - Torquato Tasso
“Any time not spent on love is wasted.” – Torquato Tasso

I’m so glad that even with the hype around this palette, it is still available at Ulta.com giving other beauty lovers an opportunity to get their hands on it.  Last years launch of the Mega Pro palette was a huge fiasco and while I was lucky to get my hands on one of those, I felt so bummed that so many didn’t have an opportunity since it sold out in a matter of minutes.  If you are looking for a gift to treat yourself this holiday or one for the makeup lover in your life, I highly suggest picking up the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette.  With so many options to choose from, hopefully my little suggestion will give you a little ease with shopping.

So what about you?  Did you get your hands on the Lorac Mega Pro 2 when it was released?  If so – are you loving it?  If not, will you be adding it to your collection or giving it as a gift – or both?

Pick yours up today (or a gift for someone else) at Ulta.com or Ulta stores.

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Disclaimer:  The product mentioned in this post and featured was 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 this product.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

“Forever & Always!”

Oh Fall… where are you?  Maui is super hot and humid and man I would love some cool chilled air my way, but it just hasn’t been so lately.  It was so warm today that a tank and shorts was on my outfit list… less is better, right? (did I just say that? lol)  So here is my Plus Sized Outfit of the Day…

OOTD Old Navy

You know in Hawaii we rock out flip flops like they are about to be discontinued, lol.  So here is my super quick outfit for going out and tackling Costco with my three sons.  Overall I have to say it was a fun day… we picked up my lil sis and spent a few hours with her while we tackled some errands… overall, I consider it a WIN.

  • Top – Love is Forever Graphic Tank from Old Navy
  • Bottoms – Denim Bermudas/Cut offs from Torrid
  • Flip flops – Guess
  • Watch – Invicta
  • Sunglasses – Maui Jim
  • Necklace – And I always get a lot of questions about my Teddy Bear Necklace.  Sadly I don’t know where it is from, my husband bought me this pendant before we had children, over 10 years ago.  I have heard that some jewelers carry it – but I have not seen it at local stores.

OOTD Old Navy

For my makeup today… I really was aiming to bring Fall into my life, even if it meant I had to do my makeup like Fall was in full swing. lol I also have had my Tamanna palette now for a couple of weeks and each opportunity I have I try to play with new shade combinations and had a few in mind I wanted to pair today. Since I only really wear makeup once a week, I was sure gonna make sure to get some makeup lovin’ in.

FOTD Tamanna Palette

MOTD

Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow and NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel

Eye PrimerCoastal Scents Step One Eye Primer

Eye ShadowsAnastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette (Dress Your Face)

  1. Bengal blended above crease as transition shade
  2. Chocolate worked into the crease as crease/defining shade
  3. Sangria blended into the inner corner and outer corner of the eye lid – leaving the center of the eye lid bare
  4. China Rose blended on to the center of the lid
  5. Fresh applied as my brow bone shade and blended with Bengal
  6. Blush applied on the inner corner of my eyes

Eye linerJordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown applied to lower waterline.  Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Point applied to Tightline.  Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner in Trooper used to create my winged liner.

Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara layered with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara

Lips – Jordana EZ Liner Lip liner in Cabaret topped with J.Cat’s Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts and layered with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Daring.

No face makeup today… did I mention it was hot? Yup, that means no blush, bronzer… na da… too hot. lol

FOTD Tamanna Palette

I’ve been working on a review for the Tamanna palette, and hope to have it up soon since I see that it is still available.  It drives me nuts when things are limited edition and I have to run out and get them because I just have to have it, but that also means that by the time I have had it long enough for me to actually state my thoughts on the product… I don’t get around to it.  Ooh – and on another note… have you seen my hair?  I know these pictures don’t show it well, but I went dark again… I’m actually really diggin’ it.

This plus sized girl was all about comfort and cool today.  I have been loving the Old Navy Tees and Tanks that they have been releasing lately and I’m all about a graphic tee if it means I can be comfortable.  I love those types of shirts for underneath my slouchy sweaters especially… now if Fall can just make its way here so I can start using them. lol  Wishing you all a wonderful Aloha Friday and a kick ass weekend.

Smooches.

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Happy Easter Love Bugs.  I hope you all had a great and fun filled day.  I was quite excited today because my husband was able to get the day off, so we got to spend the day together as a family… Yay Us!  I figured I would share with you the makeup I rocked out today as well as a few photos from our day.  Read more to find out my Easter FOTD.

Easter FOTD

My choice of makeup today was super simple because I wanted a soft sweet look for Easter.  I only had my phone on me so all my photos were taken using my Note 2.  I am truly terrible at taking pictures of my makeup looks on a consistent basis, so I’m working on making it a point to take photos of my looks – even if only with my phone to post.  I used the following products:

Easter FOTD Products

I like to be festive for the Holidays so I pulled out my trusty bunny ears (had these for about 5 years now) and earlier in the day I dressed in a bright yellow dress.  I figured my eye makeup was perfect for the day since it was wearable but still offered a statement.

Easter 2014 FOTD

Of course, no Easter look is complete without a flower crown on your head.  I thought it was very “spring” and I got a lot of compliments on it.  Easter was a lot of fun and I enjoyed dressing up.

Easter Sunday 2014

My parents came up to spend time with the boys and I was able to get a quick camera opp with my sissy – who came up to spend a little time with us too.  The boys got to find eggs two times today, since we spend the day with both my side of the family and then later in the day with my hubby’s.  I am so lucky to be able to have these opportunities with my family – because we know that moments like this are never guaranteed and we need to really enjoy them and take advantage of them when we have them.  I’m truly blessed and had a great day.

I hope you all had a fabulous and wonderful day.  Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it and those who do not – I wish you a fabulous Sunday!

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