Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette Review

Hi everyone!!
Today’s post is my review of the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour palette! Before I hop into the review, please check out my new Instagram (@marielelena_) for makeup photos, blog announcements and more.

I recently purchased this palette in hopes of a great contour palette with both cool and warm toned bronzers. It retails for $46 and can be found at Sephora and the Kat Von D website. I am happy to say that I love this contour kit, and it was worth every penny!

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The Shade and Light palette comes with three highlight shades: Lucid, Lyric, and Levitation, and three bronzers: Sombre, Shadowplay, and Subconscious. All the bronzers are extremely pigmented, as are the highlight shades. My favorite highlighting powder is Lyric and my favorite contour shade is Sombre. I find that those two look best with my fair skintone. I also like using Lyric as a powder and brow bone highlight.

The packaging is very sturdy and sleek, with a detailed black and white label on the front of the palette. There is a good sized mirror inside, and the palette closes with a magnet. All the shades are also written on the back of the palette for easy reference later on. The highlights are 0.08 oz and the bronzers are 0.16 oz. In my opinion, this palette is a steal considering the large amount of product you receive for only $46!


highlight shades in order from bottom to top: lucid, lyric, levitation


bronzer shades in order from bottom to top: sombre, shadowplay, subconscious




I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you’d love to see me review next 🙂

Love, Mariel



Hi everyone!!

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Thanks for all the support!

Love, Mariel

Kate Spade Surprise Sale Picks

Hi everyone!!

As you may or may not know, Kate Spade is holding a massive surprise sale right now for its email followers! I get email notifications from the brand and I am huge fan of Kate Spade products, so I figured you would enjoy hearing the news as well. I believe the sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT. I love deals so much, and the items in this sale are up to 75% off!  I created a list of my favorite items below. I hope you enjoy and have fun shopping 🙂

  1. Hello Sunshine Phone Case – $20
  2. 2016 Agendamultiple sizes/patterns $25-30
  3. Grant Street Grainy Vinyl Neda Wallet – $59
  4. Kennywood Harmony Baby Bag – $139
  5. Primrose Hill Medium Harmony Bow Bag – $159
  6. Grand Street Calico Bag – $129
  7. Elsie Street Exotic Small Meriwether Bag – $159
  8. Sawyer Street Colorblock Maxi Bagmultiple sizes $99-149

To find my picks and so many more deals, head over to katespade.com!

Love, Mariel

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, nor am I receiving any sort of compensation for providing  links to these items. 














Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette Review

Hi everyone!!

Today I am reviewing the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette! I purchased this palette in December, so I have been playing around with it enough to have a sense of each of the shades and write an accurate review. Too Faced Boudoir Eyes retails for $36 and can be found at Sephora, Ulta, and the Too Faced website. I am a massive fan of Too Faced’s eyeshadows, and I am happy to announce that this palette does not disappoint!

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You can create many different looks with the 9 shades in this palette, whether you are interested in a neutral or smokey eye look. The shades are overall very pigmented, but my favorite shades are Satin Sheets and Lap Dance because they can be built up for more drama or used lightly depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

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close up of all 9 shades


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first row of shades bottom to top: In the Buff, Fuzzy Handcuffs, Voulez-Vous

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second row of shades bottom to top: Satin Sheets, Sugar Walls, Garter Belt

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third row of shades bottom to top: Birthday Suit, Lap Dance, French Tickler

The packaging of this palette is pink and perfect for all makeup lovers – as always! The palette closes with a magnetic snap and it seems pretty durable. A mirror is also included in this palette – which is a HUGE plus – and a Glamour Guide is also added to help you recreate three easy looks.

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My go to look with this palette consists of the shade Satin Sheets on the lid, Fuzzy Handcuffs in the crease, and Lap Dance with a bit of Voulez-Vous or French Tickler in the outer-v.  I finish off my makeup look with a sweep of In the Buff on the brow bone and a few coats of mascara. You could definitely get away with only using this palette for a variety of looks, which makes it great for travel!

I hope you enjoyed this review. If you did, please leave me a comment with your thoughts. Do you have this palette too? What do you want me to review next?

All the love x