Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Swatches + Brief Review

Happy Holidays! I hope you are enjoying your time with family and friends, as we prepare to ring in the new year.

As a Christmas gift to myself, I purchased the Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette during its second release. If you were not aware, Too Faced Cosmetics has launched an all new peach collection, featuring their infamous eyeshadow palette, a new highlighter palette, a peach blush, and 8 peach oil lip glosses. These are available at Too Faced, Sephora, and Ulta.

I have been eyeing this palette since it came out last year, and am beyond excited to finally get ahold of it. The sweet peach eyeshadow palette retails for $49 – if you want to get $10 back sign up for Ebates using my link, or purchase on HSN (new members get $10 off – coupon code available online).

This palette is absolutely gorgeous, and almost every shade lives up to expectation! The stand-out colors are NectarLuscious, Bellini, and Caramelized. As you will be able to tell from the swatches, those shades are stunning!! The worst shades in the palette are Delectable and Talk Derby To Me (Too Faced can never seem to make a pigmented purple). Those two are very patchy and chalky.

The only other thing to be aware of is the peach scent. It is very sweet and overpowering; you may want to steer clear of this one if you are not a fan of scented palettes. Also, the majority of shades are warm toned, so only purchase this if you can see yourself using peachy bronze shades. Sweet Peach definitely lives up to its hype, but make sure you will enjoy the shades before jumping on the bandwagon.

I really love this palette, and would definitely purchase it again. There is a great mix of mattes and shimmers as well, so you would not need to bring any other eyeshadows with you to create a look.

Below are finger swatches of the palette:

 

What do you think of the Too Faced Sweet Peach collection? Will you be purchasing any of the products?

For an unboxing photo of the Sweet Peach palette, check out my Instagram @marielelena_

Love, Mariel

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“Beauty Wishlist” Part 2 (ISO*)

Hi friends!

I posted my “beauty wishlist” a few months ago (click here), and I thought it would be fun to add a second installment. Just to update you, I have purchased almost every item on my previous wishlist at this point. This time however, I want to ask for your help in finding these items. Many of the products on this wishlist are not found at Sephora. So if you own any of these items, (preferably new condition), live in the US, and are willing to sell at a reasonable price, leave me a comment down below and I may contact you. Also, if you are in search of a certain beauty product as well, share in the comments section too.

Without further ado… my beauty wishlist.

  1. Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette
  2. Too Faced Romantic Eye
  3. Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe
  4. KVD Saint & Esperanza Palettes
  5. BH Cosmetics x Shaaanxo
  6. Allegory Story Primavera Lip Gloss
  7. Manny MUA X MG
  8. Tarte x Grav3yard Girl palette
  9. Urban Decay The Vegan Palette

*ISO = in search of

Spread the love in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share the products on your beauty wishlist 🙂

Love, Mariel

Artis Brush Dupe Demo + Review

Today I will be reviewing one of my new favorite brushes! I’m sure you have heard the hype over the Artis face brushes, but have you seen the price tag? I was not willing nor able to shell out $50+ for a makeup brush, so I turned to Amazon for a cheaper dupe of the product. I will link the exact brush I ordered below.

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First Impressions: Inexpensive price (tip: I used my Opinion Outpost credits and paid nothing for the brush); soft bristles; gorgeous rose gold color

Pros/Cons: Pros: Brush handle seems to be of high quality material. Good size for foundation, but also works for concealer and powder. Great price and free shipping. Blends liquid makeup into skin nicely. Cons: A few hairs have shed, but I think this brush will last a while.

size comparison: brush to average size concealer tube

 

Buy or Pass: For me, I would definitely say this brush is a BUY! How could you pass up a $7 brush? It is also a good way to test out a face brush similar to an Artis brush before you decide to purchase an expensive luxury item.

And for my very first demo EVER – check out my Instagram @marielelena_ . I posted a quick clip demonstrating this brush and a concealer. Here is the link: instagram.com

Artis Brush Dupe – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/

Thanks for reading! Leave me some love in the comments – I have so much fun reading and responding to you guys.

Love, Mariel

This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. 

Vanity Tour

The idea for this post came from a company called MakeSpace, an on-demand self-storage service that picks up, stores, and delivers all the items you need. I’m sharing my vanity and organization system with you. I will link my organizers and drawers below if you are interested in checking them out.

My makeup display consists of three acrylic containers, which are filled with various makeup products. Eyeshadow palettes are my weakness – I have way more than I will ever need. This palette box is from Amazon and fits all my palettes at the moment. It comes with a bunch of glass dividers that are used to line the box. Keep in mind that the more you put in, the less room you have for larger palettes. I only have  3 or 4 of the dividers in at the moment.

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To the right of the palette organizer, I have two acrylic makeup organizers. Each organizer has about 3 drawers and a top display to contain more products. These organizers are also from Amazon. I like these drawers because decent sized products can lay inside, while larger or more decorative items can sit on top.

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overview of acrylic containers

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top display of second organizer

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inside of first drawer

The last section of my vanity is the area for my brushes. I keep all my makeup brushes in a customized mug I purchased from Etsy. I’m not sure if this exact style is available anymore, but I will link the seller/shop below.

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Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my vanity 🙂

Love, Mariel

Palette Organizer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015IHU77U/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Acrylic Set #1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DUJEWDE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Acrylic Set #2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I53EGGS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Brush Cup: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FarizulaDesigns/items

Links are non-affiliate, and all opinions are my own. 

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

Mariel

 

Desk Decor

Hi everyone!!
Today I thought I would share my desk’s layout to give you ideas on how to organize your own work space. I was inspired to share my desk by my good friend Brooke; you can view her designer desk over at brookeanne.co I would totally recommend checking her blog out if you haven’t done so already. Hopefully my desk decor will give you some ideas on how to style your own working area.

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My desk has a mint/teal green and gold theme with a few light pink accents. I like to display cute packaging from brands such as Too FacedUrban Decay, and Benefit that fit my color theme as well. I also included one of my favorite Topshop nail polishes, as well as a beautifully packaged perfume bottle. If you move over to the right side of my desk I have a few books stacked up. My current favorites are Sally’s Baking AddictionLove Tanya, and the Lauren Conrad Beauty book. On top of the stack of books is an inexpensive glittery sign I purchased from Icing (go figure!!). Lastly, on the far right I added a decorative binder, my copies of People Style Watch and Seventeen. To top things off, I have my mint green Instax camera complete with a few Polaroids of my friends. My teal Kate Spade journal lays at the front of my desk, full of tons of new blog post ideas! My journal sits next to my teal headphones and my laptop computer – covered in stickers 🙂

Let me know if this post gave you any ideas on how you style your desk, and please share and follow me to be notified of my next blog post. And if you can see them, leave me a comment sharing what laptop sticker of mine is your favorite. It’s too hard to choose.

Love,

Mariel

 

Jolly January Makeup Haul

Hi everyone!!

Happy New Year! I hope you are enjoying your last few days of the holiday season. I have a short post for you today, but I think you will enjoy it nevertheless. Recently, I purchased a few makeup and beauty related items. I thought I would share the goodies on here, but keep in mind this is a collective haul (meaning not everything was purchased at once). Let me know in the comments which of these products you would love to see me review. All of the items in this haul will be linked down below. This post is not sponsored. 

MAC: eyeshadow shades – Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, Swiss Chocolate        

It Cosmetics for Ulta: Your Superheroes Full Size Travel Brush Set 

Real Techniques: Bold Metals Collection – 301 Flat Contour Brush  

Too Faced: Chocolate Bar Palette ; Boudoir Eyes Soft and Sexy Palette 

Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line Eyeliner Set (no longer available)

Deborah Lippman: Roses in the Snow Nail Polish Duo (no longer available)

Tarte: Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation 

Lancome: Hypnose Drama Mascara

Love,

Mariel

 

 

Too Faced La Petite Maison Review

Hi everyone!!

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday spent with your family, friends and loved ones. I meant to have this post up earlier so you could consider buying this set as a holiday gift, but things got pretty busy. It’s better late than never, and I figured you would still enjoy reading a review on this palette! The Too Faced La Petite Maison set is available at Ulta for $39. It is one of Too Faced’s limited edition holiday gift sets, so grab it while you still can! The set contains a 12 shadow palette and a deluxe size of the Better than Sex mascara, all wrapped up in an adorable mint green box. To start off, I must say that the packaging of this palette is what initially sold me. Mint green is one of my favorite colors and the Parisian theme added a glamorous aspect to the overall look of the package. In my opinion, the best/most pigmented shadows are in Row 2: Don’t Settle, After Hours and Secret Lovers. Swatches of all the shades, along with photos of the packaging, will be located at the bottom of this post.

I really love the color selection of this palette and I am able to create a multitude of eyeshadow looks using only these 12 shades. One thing I do not like about this set involves the packaging of the palette itself. The eyeshadow palette is removable from the gift set (as shown in the photos below) for travel, but it does not contain a mirror. This will definitely be a turn off for some, and I found myself constantly annoyed of holding both a mirror and the palette whilst doing my makeup. Also, the shade Honey Pot can be found in many other Too Faced palettes, and there may be more repeat shades as well. Overall, I think this set is a perfect gift for any makeup enthusiast, but it is not the best Too Faced palette out there. If you have purchased this set, leave me your comments down below and also let me know what kind of posts you want to see next!

Love,

Mariel

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size of set in relation to a magazine

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interior packaging

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close up of contents of box

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first row of shades from bottom to top: Let it Snow, Reindeer, Honey Pot and Knockout

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second row of shades from bottom to top: Paper Roses, Don’t Settle, After Hours, and Secret Lovers

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third row of shades from bottom to top: Pussy Cat, Dreams, Jungle Love, and Chocolate Moon

This post is not sponsored and I received this product as a gift from a friend. 

Sephora VIB Sale Event

Hi everyone!!

The Sephora Holiday VIB Sale event is rapidly approaching, so I thought I would share my favorite Sephora products with you guys! I will also include the holiday gift sets that look fantastic – especially with this extra deal. This particular 20% sale is only for VIB Rouge and VIB members of Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program, so if you are eligible to receive the discount you will be sent a coupon code in the mail.  The dates for the sale can be found on Sephora’s website, but I believe they are:

VIB Rouge sale dates: Nov 6-Nov 9 (20% off)

VIB sale dates:  Nov 13 – Nov 16  (20% off)

Listed below are a few of my favorite beauty products. If you are a VIB member, now’s a great time to check them out or splurge on something you’ve been dying to try because you will receive 20%  off your whole purchase!

  1. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Palette $34
  2. Too Faced La Grand Chateau $49
  3. Urban Decay Naked Smoky (or any of the other Naked palettes) $54
  4. Diorshow Overcurl Mascara $28.50
  5. Benefit Gimme Brow $24
  6. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer $12-$29
  7. Pink Sugar Perfume $20-$60

Hope you all have a great weekend. Happy Shopping!

Mariel

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and I am not receiving compensation for mentioning any of these products.