Initial Thoughts: New Wet n Wild Products 

 Walgreens has a new display of the New Wet n Wild products that include brand new releases and new formula throughout the whole line. I wanted to share with you my initial thoughts after I used them for the first time and see what is worth buying and what is best skipping out on. Let’s get started….

 
The Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink is gorgeous. It blends easily and is very smooth. The glitter is not too over powering that looks like it’s just sitting on the skin. You get 4 highlighers that have a good mix of warm and cool tone shades for $5.99. Definitely through it in your basket if you come across it!  

   
Yes Yes! A brand new blush shade to add to their color icon blush line, Rose Champagne.  It has a beautiful glow, very fine glitter gives a more satin finish. The formula is very smooth almost buttery texture. The price, $2.99 there is defined room in the basket for this!

   The ultimate brow mascara in Nothing But Bru-nette, only 3 shades available. It’s a cream gel formula, therefore  I found it a bit too wet to work it into my eyebrows. I also don’t like the fact that the product is not evenly covering the brush rather it all clumbs together in the middle, as shown in the picture below. That makes it hard to achieve an even application. Once it dried I was left with a hard/greasy feel. We can skip this, $4.99.
 
Velvet Matte Lip Color in Hickory Smoked and Charred Cherry. No room in our basket for these, $3.49.They feel very soft and moisturizing on the lips but it’s so hard to build on the color. They do not apply evenly. I found that the more I passed it on my lips the more the product would move around and give me more of a washed out look.  

 
Okay, time to take our finds to the cashier register with our highligher and blush! The rest we will leave behind! 

So glad to have the opportunity to join you in your shopping trip. I hope my initial thoughts on these products were helpful! What products from Wet n Wild will you be purchasing? Any that you are excited on trying? 

  

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Anastasia Self Made Palette Review

  It has taken me a while to get used to this palette. I thought about returning it but decided to give it a chance and play with it a bit more.  The shadows are beautiful, very pigmented, you can find a variety of finishes. I bought it at a glance, which means, I made the decision to purchase it based on the shade colors on Ulta’s website. I did not look into any product description or swatches prior to this purchased. Therefore, I had a very different expectation towards this palette than what the palette had to offer.

Packaging is beautiful, very sturdy and travel friendly. Comes with two sided brush, the blending brush is not soft it does feel a bit stiff does poke the lid a bit when using it to blend shadow in the crease.   

   
  
(Down below I have listed the description of the eyeshadows which I found on Ulta’s website)
Shades:

  • Pink Champagne (rose gold with a titanium finish)
  • Metallic Plum (dark plum with a metallic finish)
  • Self-Made (deep bronze with a satin finish)
  • Witchy (khaki gray with a sparkle finish)
  • Blush (light beige with a duo chrome pink finish)
  • Blossom (lilac pink with a metallic finish)
  • Buttery (buildable beige with an ultra-matte finish)
  • Deep Purple (amethyst purple with a titanium finish)
  • Treasure (ultra-light Champagne with a metallic finish)
  • Hot & Cold (rum brown with a metallic finish)
  • Sherbet (ultra-light peach with a velvet finish)
  • Isla (sea foam green with a duo chrome gold finish)
  • Spirit Rock (galaxy black with a sparkle finish)
  • Hot Chocolate (rich, cocoa brown with an ultra-matte finish)   

As you can tell by the description and the swatches of the eyeshadows, there are a lot of beautiful and different finishes. Having said that, you only have 2 matte shades to work with: a dark brown and a beige. My only complain is there are no transition shades for blending. Of course you can create glamorous looks, night looks full of sparkle but multiple everyday neutral looks is not something easy to create using only this palette. The majority of the time you will have to pull from other palletes to complete a look. I didn’t experience much fallout during application and after a 12 hour day. They are very long lasting, of course an eye primer is always recommend to use. I didn’t find the need to wet my brush to intensify the color payoff. You get 14 eyeshadows for $35.00, so is not as expensive as other palletes.

In my opinion, if this is the first palette you will purchase I recommend going for something more versatile. If you already own several palettes and don’t mind pulling from other palletes to create a look and want to experiment with metallics, duo chromes, sparkle, satin, tatainum, velvet and ultra matte finishes then I do recommend it. It’s a fun palette.
What do you think? Are you interested in this palette? Do you own it? 

Ulta Haul + What’s in my Z Palette 

I did some online shopping at Ulta a couple of days ago. My order arrived yesterday. 

  1. Large Z palette
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made 
  3. Becca Afterglow
  4. Ulta bag with 8 deluxe samples (free with a $40.00 purchase.)

  

This was my first time depotting makeup. It is time consuming but the end result is worth it. I mostly have Wet n Wild products in my Z palette.

Trios: 

  1. Silent Treatment
  2. Walking on Eggshells
  3. Spoiled Brat 
  4. Sweet as Candy

Singles: 

  1. Brulee 
  2. Nutty
  3. Cheeky

Blushes: 

  1. Heather Silk
  2. Mellow Wine
  3. Pearlescent Pink

Other:

  1. Revlon quad : Sea Mist

  

I’m very happy with the over all result. It is a great way to keep your single makeup items organized. Very sturdy packaging, very convenient for traveling.

Do you own a Z palette? What items do you or would you put in your costumized palette?