Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review: Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette

I was at Sephora the other day (I swear I'm always there) and I was looking for something new.  And, I found the most gorgeous palette, the Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette.  Now, this link takes you to the Sephora page, but you can get it other places.  For example, I know Ulta also carries Smashbox products.

Palette is $48

Anyways, onto this gorgeous eye shadow palette...

The colors are (I'm reading them from  top left to right and then down to top left to  -->)

Nectar  (matte)
Vanilla  (matte)
Lucky Penny
Stone  (matte)
Nude  (matte)

The brown rectangle on the left is Bronze Liner (a cream liner) and on the right is Taupe Liner (also cream).

The brush that comes with the set is actually good, which I was surprised about because usually they are awful and cheap.  As you can (hopefully) see from the picture, the brush is double sided, one side a soft fluffy brush and the other (which I am actually crazy about) is a really good liner brush.  For a thicker looking brush, it actually creates a perfect thin clean line.

The kit also has a mirror on the top of the case (the case is magnetized to hold it together).

A small tube of Photo Finish Lid Primer also is included, which I am wearing today and my makeup has not budged.

Ok, onto the colors, which I am sure you are waiting to hear about:

They go on smooth, are soft and pick up easily, yet are well pressed.  I mentioned next to the colors above which of the shadows were matte.  The others are satin except for Flirt which is a shimmer shadow.

I LOVE the colors!  They are colors that I can wear as "natural" colors, yet still be able to play them up.  As far as the liners go, I adore those colors too, although the Taupe is definitely my favorite; it is a perfect color to make smoky eyes with.

So, would I recommend?  Yes!  Although, I would actually recommend all of Smashboxes products, they are a really great brand.

**I was not paid for this review.  I purchased the mentioned items with my own money.  I wrote this review to share my honest opinion with the public.**

Friday, April 8, 2011

FREE eBooks!!!

Sourcebooks is having an awesome promo for THIS WEEK ONLY:

Backstage Pass by Oliva Cunning (I LOVE this book girlies!!!) Just click the link and it will take you to the webpage for the ebook.

50 Ways To Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom  Just click the link and it will take you to the webpage for the ebook.

I personally downloaded both.  While I already have the paper version of Backstage Pass, I wanted the e-version too so I can always have it on me for whenever I am having a Sinner's withdrawl ;)