Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette!

Unique Formula!

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
All the Holiday sets and palettes are releasing and I've made a promise to myself to only buy whats different! A lot of them are starting to look identical to previous years which I'm not mad about because my bank account will thank me later haha. So what's so unique about this product you ask? It's a bouncy texture! I was so unsure on how to apply these highlighters but once I figured it out I completely fell in love with the palette! :-)
Basics: I purchased it from for $39 and the claim is that these will leave a naturally radiant glow to your skin. Lets get into my thoughts!
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
I appreciate how sleek the packaging is! When I first saw the shades I was concerned that I would only be able to wear Kitten (the middle shade) but this palette is pretty versatile! You can mix the shades to create the perfect highlight and even wear them as shadows!
They are a bouncy formula, kinda like colourpop! It's such a cool concept because when swatched it doesn't look like much but on the skin it's sooo intense yet natural! It melts into the skin beautifully and you can build it up to the intensity you prefer.
I used my mini beauty blender to apply and that was perfect! After 8 hours of wear it still looked stunning!
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Kitten is my favorite! Below I'm wearing Kitten on the left and Transcendence on the right. Kitten is definitely more illuminating while Transcendence is a more subtle opalescent glow. I haven't tried Bronze because it's a little too deep for me right now but it would be beautiful for the summer.
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Bottom line: I love this palette! I took a leap of faith when ordering it but I'm so happy I did! It's simple to use, just make sure to use a sponge rather than a brush. It stays put and you can even layer a powder highlight over for added glow! If you've been eyeing this palette I'd say go for it! :-)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Swatches: Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors! (Limited Edition!)

Cool Colors!

Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors
Jordana Cosmetics released a new Halloween Collection of their Sweet Cream Liquid Colors in eight shades! I have four shades to share with you and if you're interested in purchasing make sure to stop by Walgreens. They are limited edition and $4.99 each. These colors are bold and pretty darn cool!
Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors
I love the original formula of the Sweet Creams but I feel like these a bit different. Not sure if it has to do with the colors but they are very patchy and drying. They instantly felt dry on the lips and they didn't layer very well. Lets get into the lip swatches!
Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors

Bottom line: I love that Jordana released these funky colors! Kinda reminds me of some of the colors in the Kat Von D line but those are way better formula wise. Compared to the original Sweet Creams these aren't as comfortable and they don't go on as evenly. But if you're looking for something cool to complete a Halloween look definetely pick these up! They are limited edition so check out your Walgreens ASAP! :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

OOTD: Warm Fall Day! (Featuring Justfab!)

Lovely Warm Day!

Utah weather is crazy! It can be pretty chilly rainy day and within minutes it's a beautiful sunny day. For that reason booties are my transitioning shoe of choice because it's so easy to throw on, no matter the day or outfit! 
This day my husband and I took our dog to his training class which was so much fun. We visited my sister in law and her little fam and later that night we tried to go to a haunted corn maze but guess what? It was shut down due to rain!... Oh Utah!
We're planning to go this weekend so I'll be taking the same bag because it fits everything I need + it has a zipper which comes in handy when you're running away from Zombies! ;-)

What I wore:
Tank: H&M
Open front Cardigan: Forever 21
High Rise Jegging: AE
Bag: JustFab
Booties: JustFab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: NEW City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

New & Improved!

City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
City Color Cosmetics released a new and improved version of the Spice Me Up Palette and it's amazing! It has better packaging, more product per eyeshadow pan and two brand new shades! This palette retails for $15.99 and has 12 shimmer-satin shades inspired by spices like paprika, clove and cayenne... how cute is that?!
Like the original this palette doesn't include matte shades which was an eyebrow raiser for me since I strictly use matte shades for blending. To my surprise I was able to create complete looks using only this palette and they came out great! Even though all the shades are described at shimmer-satins some shades have less shimmer than others so they work really well in the crease. 
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
The color selection is right up my alley and perfect for this time of year! I love the mix between the warm and cool shades and the color spectrum is great.
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
The formula is really smooth and the shadows are buildable. Here are the swatches by row:
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
This bottom row speaks to me! ;-)
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
I wanted to share two looks I came up with using solely this palette. I love how they came out and it was relatively quick/easy to create. 
*side note* You guys see the difference in my skintone? I still had a tan on the look below but the look above is what I look like now... Casper! hahaha.
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
Bottom line: I'm really happy City Color Cosmetics decided to upgrade this palette. I love the packaging and all the colors are beautiful. The price point is awesome too and you can get it just in time for the fall season! :-)

*Use coupon code ReinaRivera at checkout for an extra 10% off!*