Wet n Wild Au Naturel Nude Awakening Palette

I purchased this palette myself and all opinions are honest and mine for my followers.

 

These gorgeous eyeshadow colors are buttery and smooth and have such great pigmentation, especially the burgundy and black. This palette is sold exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com and I only paid $5.62 for this palette!

 

 

 

Get a little risque and go au naturel! Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eye Shadow features a palette of ten rose-hued shades that’s anything but ordinary. You’ve got every rose gold shade that tickles your fancy, from mattes to shimmers to satins to sparkles. Includes a jet-milled base, silicone technology, and pearl density for uber-pigmented, silky-smooth, and long-lasting wear.

Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eye Shadow:

  • Ten rose-hued shades that are anything but ordinary
  • Get a little risque and go au naturel

The back tells you how you can do different looks with this palette which is great for makeup beginners

 

 

 

About Wet n Wild:

We are cruelty free, and always have been! Read more about that here. We also make it a point to work with cruelty-free, third-party vendors.
Our products have always, always been some of the best-priced on the market and it’s not like we use different materials to make them than our competitors. Know what we’re saying? We care about you.
We are the trusted beauty destination for women, inclusive of all ages, ethnicities, skin colors, and economic statuses. So basically, no matter who/where you are in life, we have a product for you, lady.
We are the #1 value brand in America. No, we did not name ourselves this.

Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette

I purchased this palette myself and all opinions are honest and mine for my followers.

Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette

 

For the price, this palette is a bargain at $11.99. The quality of the shadows is amazing, the colors are versatile and the finishing is long-lasting something that I wouldn’t normally expect from a drugstore palette. Nude eyeshadows go a long way and can be incorporated in any look! This palette has 12 shades; 4 matte shades & 8 shimmery shades.

The palette is a mix of neutral, warm and cool-toned shades. On the back of the palette it shows how you can split it into duos, trios and quads, the instructions show you what colors to use and wear for the most effective outcome.

The Nudes palette is available at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and other mass retailers.

About Maybelline New York:

From a small, family-owned business to the number one cosmetics company in America, Maybelline New York takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Inspired by confident, accomplished women, Maybelline gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-theminute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully.

 

 

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

The products I have used in this makeup look are in the picture below. I received no compensation or free products for this review. Everything was purchased by me and all opinions are my own!

First and foremost you should start with a clean and exfoliated face. I use Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub. Then apply your favorite moisturizer, I am currently using Proactive’s. After your face is dry apply a primer. My favorite is Elf but with the Younique foundation I used it has a primer included! After your primer apply your liquid foundation in streaks, blobs, what have you, across your face then take a big foundation brush to blend it in making circular motions. Next take a concealer to cover trouble spots such as acne and sun spots, I use Maybelline Fit Me concealer in #220. Add a powder to even it out as well, I actually used Wet n Wild’s Icon Bronzer in Reserve the Cabana since I am tanner or I use Maybelline Fit Me Powder #220. That’ll leave you with a clean and fresh face!

 

Now, it’s time for your brows and I didn’t take a picture because they are pretty self-explanatory, well my method is! I use Rimmel  Brow This Way sculpting kit for my brows. It’s a tinted wax powder that you apply with an angled brush, included in the set.Onto eyeshadow, favorite part! I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette which is my favorite right now.  There are 12 rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. I added Nonner as my crease, Strange for my Highlight, Limit for my Eyelid and Darkheart for my outer V.

Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

The Brushes I used are ELF, Sigma and Essence Beauty

I then added 2 coats of Urban Decay Perversion mascara to my top and bottom lashes, this is the best mascara I have ever tried!

 

I added Ulta’s check color in Adore for a Winter blushed look. I received it as a free gift from Ulta so I’m not sure if it is still available.

 

 

I set my makeup with NYX Dewey Setting Spray

The finished look with Jordana Twist and Shine Balm Stain in Terra Crave to match my blush color

All Done!

 

 

Thank you for stopping by and let me know your thoughts on this look?! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Easy Eyeshadow Tutorials from my Favorite Beauty Blogger!

This is a quick post so I just wanted to share some of my favorite eyeshadow tutorial looks from my favorite Beauty Blogger Emily! I have been a fan of hers for about 4 years now and love the looks she does along with the reviews as well. Check her out below!

Emily’s Channel can be found here

Emily’s Facebook Fan Page is here

Sigma E25 and E40 Brushes

I purchased these brushes myself as I have been a fan for a while and they are broadly used in beauty bloggers tutorials. I was not compensated for this post in any way.

First off let me tell you how soft these brushes are. They are the softest fluffiest brushes that I have ever seen or shall I say felt in my life! I will have a tutorial up soon on how I use these brushes! Check out my reviews below and make sure you take advantage of their Brush Sales.

 

 

 

 

The E25 Blending Brush

This is a shorter more denser version of the E40. The E25 will give you more color pay off when applying eyeshadow. Also, more precision, since it is smaller. Since this E25 has white hair (goat hair) as opposed to black hair (synthetic) , it will not pack on a lot of color, which is nice when you’re working in your outer crease. You definitely do not want tons of pigment all over the place so it provides a very soft, blurred effect!

 

The Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush

Even when I am in a super rush and only have a few minutes, I still use this brush to throw some bronzer in the crease of my eye! The longer flared out bristles makes it so easy to blend! This brush is needed for achieving that flawlessly blended look. This is y far my favorite eye brush!

 

 

About Sigma:

Sigma Beauty was founded in 2009, and quickly grew into a well-known international online beauty store. In December of 2012, Sigma Beauty opened its first brick and mortar store at the largest mall in the United States – the Mall of America, in Minnesota. With 250+ retailers in 70+ countries, Sigma Beauty is today a global company with a marked presence on all continents.

Sigma Beauty’s mission is to provide beauty enthusiasts with the latest innovations in cosmetics, makeup brushes, and brush care accessories. We strive for exceptional quality, innovative function, and excellence in customer service. Sigma Beauty utilizes science and engineering to constantly challenge the beauty industry status quo and present our clients with state of the art products.

 

 

Glow for a Cause~Body Butter

 

Welcome to GLOW for a cause, beauty that gives back.  Our products are made of the finest ingredients and all scents have been created to be as unique as the person who loves them.  You can feel great about the luxurious products you are purchasing and know that you are doing your part in helping to make the world a bit more beautiful.

 

Glow Body Wish

Well I used this for my face first to see if it acted like a moisturizer and it sure did! It kept my face well moisturized and smelling so amazing! I couldn’t get over the smell! It is a nice blend of coconut and jojoba oil (that I use on my nails as well) to keep me well nourished and smelling radiant! I love this body butter and it is my #1 brand for body butter so pass along the info to your Family members and friends and tell them Chrissy’s Critiques sent you!

She looked up to the sky and saw a shooting star…wish

A magical blend of sparkling light florals, white tea, and bergamot grounded by light musks.

Our luxuriously rich body butter with nature’s best moisturizing oils of coconut, jojoba, sunflower and vitamin E, hydrates and protects the skin while leaving behind a sexy and lasting scent.

Paraben Free.  Phthalate Free.  Cruelty Free.  Gluten Free.  Made in the USA.

GLOW for a cause is a beauty company unlike any other. What started out as a quest to create the purest and highest quality body care products and soy candles has evolved into a glowing movement.

Founded by artist, teacher, and skincare productista, Johanna Querry Smith, GLOW for a cause is a passion project that makes both people and the world just a little more beautiful. GLOW for a cause products are made from the finest and purest ingredients available.

Every time you buy a GLOW for a cause product, you are not only pampering yourself, you are giving back 5% to our partner non-profit organizations. Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.

OUR PARTNER NON-PROFITS

Cowgirls vs. Cancer  provides retreat scholarships for women with breast cancer to experience healing with horses and yoga in Montana.  http://cowgirlyoga.com

Boston Firefighter’s Burn Foundation is comprised of Boston firefighters who volunteer their time to provide emotional and financial support to burn victims and their families.  http://bostonfirefightersburnfoundation.com

The Red Sox Foundation provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and college scholarships to academically talented but economically disadvantaged students through their Red Sox Scholars Program.  http://redsoxfoundation.org

MaxFund Animal Adoption Center is a true no kill animal shelter in Colorado, giving animals, including the injured, abandoned and abused, a second chance at life.  http://maxfund.org

The Gathering Place is Denver’s only drop-in center and community of hope for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.  http://tgpdenver.org

Berni’s Journey is a cinematic quest that serves as a mirror for us to reflect on universal themes of happiness, hope, and living authentically.  Answer the call of adventure and become the hero of your own story.  http://www.bernisjourney.com

About Glow:

Welcome to GLOW for a cause, beauty that gives back.  Our products are made of the finest ingredients and all scents have been created to be as unique as the person who loves them.  You can feel great about the luxurious products you are purchasing and know that you are doing your part in helping to make the world a bit more beautiful.

 

Coastal Scents Eyeshadow/Blush Combo Palette


This is my first time trying Coastal Scents which provides a wide variety of Professional Makeup Palettes and Makeup Brush Sets. Everything a makeup lover could want! and as a Beauty Blogger I like to try out different brands so I found this beauty on Amazon and decided to give it a go! I purchased this myself and I am so glad I did, I was not disappointed. It’s one of my go to palettes now and I am so glad I decided to purchase it.

The colors are very pigmented and long-lasting, everything you want in your eye makeup look. I get leary purchasing makeup like this online because you never know how true the pictures are to the actual product but this hit it right on the spot!

I am a sucker for pinks so this palette had light to dark pinks to achieve the pink wintery look I wanted to do. Check out below my look and let me know what you think!

Get top quality makeup at affordable prices directly from Coastal Scents.

It’s a big palette that will last me a long time

 

Can you tell what colors I have used to achieve this look?! 🙂

The colors are so gorgeous!

It was an easy look to do and the colors blended amazingly and lasted all day!

 

About Coastal Scents:

Founded in 2005, Coastal Scents emerged on the cosmetics scene, and is now recognized as a premier cosmetics brand. The best quality makeup, with the lowest price and the best customer service is was what made Coastal Scents stand out since more than a decade ago.

Coastal Scents is a makeup and beauty brand owned by K-Plex LLC, with demographics of teenage girls to mid thirty-year-old woman. By providing more than 800 affordable beauty products, Coastal Scents is able to provide a complete selection, from eye shadows, mascara and blushes to concealers, makeup brushes, lipsticks & more.

Customer suggestions are welcome, we are geared to accommodating a priority customer demand.
Coastal Scents does not test products on animals and only support suppliers that do the same. All the products Coastal Scents carries are produced cruelty free and no animals are harmed. Even though some companies still test on animals, Coastal Scents believes that it is unnecessary and unethical.
As a company with many natural products, we also help our environment by recycling.

Trolls by Dreamworks Palette by PUR Cosmetics

INTRODUCING THE TROLLS BY DREAMWORKS PALETTE BY PÜR
This 16 piece eye shadow collection inspired by Trolls by DreamWorks offers never-before-seen shades that are as colorful and unique as you are. Enjoy this vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks!

The collection doesn’t launch until January 8th, but here is a sneak peek of the collection below!

APPLICATION/USAGE

For a subtle wash of color, apply each shadow with a brush.

For a more dramatic look, dampen the brush for intense color or tap the shadows onto the lid with your finger.

 

SHADES

PRICE/AVAILABILITY/SAMPLES

$29

January 8th on purcosmetics.com

January 19th exclusively in Kohl’s stores nationwide

About Pur Cosmetics:

PUR provides high-performance makeup and skincare products that empower women around the world to live an active, authentic and healthy life.

Vinyl Disorder

 

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I love working with Vinyl Disorder, they are an amazing company with great products and customer service. From car decals to wall murals, they have it all!

It took me a good amount of time to look through all the wall quotes as there were so many to choose from but I finally found the one we wanted.  In fact Vinyl Disorder has over 70,000 images to choose from and they have decals for vehicles, walls and tons of other uses. My decal arrived quite quickly and it was shipped rolled in a tube to avoid damage during transit.

What I really love about the decals at Vinyl Disorder is they are safe to put on your walls. (Especially if you are a renter!)  I put up a lot of pictures in my home so these decals are perfect.  Not only is the decal safe to use on your wall or your car, they look beautiful.

I chose this because I loved the meaning behind it and wanted my kids to see it everyday!

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Find this quote here

 

About Vinyl Disorder:

Welcome to Vinyl Disorder! If you’re looking for unique decals and stickers, you’ve come to the right place. Our vinyl company produces a wide range of designs to suit just about any need. Whether you want some cool artwork for your walls, a neat decal to adorn your car or a stylish sticker to promote your business, you’ll find it here at Vinyl Disorder. And with a huge selection of decals and stickers, we have something for every personality, hobby, interest and decorating style. Best of all, we offer custom designs as well, so you can create a personalized sticker or decal with the unique graphic, text or other artwork you have in mind.

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Band-Aids for Kids

 

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 Now an array of varieties and characters, your little one will be happy to have a fun character on their boo-boo. My Daughter loves them and your kids will too!They offer more than just band-aids such as itch relief, bandage covers, ointment cream, nose sprays and more.

We go through band-aids very quickly in this house so I’m grateful we have enough to last us a while now. Check out the ones I received below and get to your local drugstore to pick them up!

Keeping cuts and scrapes covered with BAND-AID® Brand helps them lock in the moisture they need to prevent scabs and heal up to 5 days faster.

About Band-Aid:

For 90 years BAND-AID® Brand has been there for your cuts and scrapes. We’ve stuck with you through the years and hope our products inspire you to express yourself!
BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are America’s #1 Bandage Brand, thanks to loyal customers like you! From 1920 to today, we’ve stuck with you through the years and hope that our new products always create the inspiration to let you express yourself!