Boxycharm | A Clothes Look

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Boxycharm is a $21.00 a month subscription box and this month the theme was Jingle Belles. If you would like to sign up, I’d appreciate it if you would sign up through my referral link. I have no been disappointed with a box yet.

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So what was in my box?!

Eva NYC Hair Product – Hairspray, travel size $7.00

Lina Lashes Luxury Mink Lashes, full size $30.00

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette, full size $40.00

Be A Bombshell Lip Product in Hot Damn, full size $14.00

Mistura Beauty Solutions Retractable Beauty Brush, full size $20.00

Total Box Cost: $111.00!

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So I’m super impressed with this box. I think it’s personally awesome that for $21.00 you get 4-5 full size products!

Holiday Look & Giveaway | A Clothes Look

Hello everyone!

I wanted to show you a easy make up look I created for the holidays

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To start, I placed NYX pencil in black bean all over my lid and blended it in.  Then I took the Lime Crime Venus palette and mixed Muse and Creation in my crease and my bottom lash line , put Aura on my brow bone and then with a wet brush swept Utopia on my lid and Black Karat by Laura Mercier on my lash line. I finished the look with a winged eyeliner using Nars.

Would you wear this to a holiday party?

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If you want a chance to win the Make Up Geek Utopia Pigment used in this look click the link below!  The giveaway is running until December 20th at 12:00am eastern time

Click here to enter!

Dare to Bare | A Clothes Look

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted the last few days, finals week has really been taking a toll on my time.  Today I am here to bring you though, one of m favorite lip sets this holiday season.  Dare to Bare by Fresh. This set is $45.00 at Sephora and I believe it’s worth it!

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This kit includes:

- 0.28 oz Sugar Lip Polish
– 0.16 oz Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
– 0.1 oz Sugar Shine Lip Treatment
– 0.08 oz Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
– 0.08 oz Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

There are two amazing products in this that to makes it worth it to me.

The item I most adore in this kit is the Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy.

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If you apply half a pump of this to your lips, your lips feel smoother, they’re more plumped (with no stinging!) and they are hydrated.  I have fallen in love with this stuff and I will repurchase once it runs out in this kit but I feel like this deluxe size sample will hold me over for a while!

The other outstanding product is the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

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As you might be able to tell from the photo this isn’t a dry lip polish, but it still offers an amazing scrub. Since it is a gel consistency you only need a little bit. I first tried to use it how I use my dry Lush lip scrub and realized how much I didn’t need.  I have really been liking this lip polish it flakes the dry skin away easily and smells great.

The Advanced Therapy Lip treatment is a nice moisturizing lip balm, the Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 has a lovely tint to it while still moisturizing your lips so it’s great for those no make up make up days.  The Sugar Shine Lip Treatment is my least favorite product, it does give a nice shine to your lips and feels great on the lips and is not very sticky but it does not stay shiny for a long period of time.

Do you have a lip lover in your life that would like this set?

InnerStellar Kat Von D Palette | A Clothes Look

I have been seeing people picking up this palette for a few days now at Sephora inside JCPenney so I decided to go into mine today to see if they had it and the lovely sales associate got me one from the back.  The Kat Von D InnerStellar is on the Sephora website right now for VIB and VIB Rouge clients.  I believe if you’re not a VIB or VIB Rouge this palette will be released in January to you.

This palette is set up like the Monarch and Chrysalis palettes and it costs $46.00 and is limited edition. According to the Sephora website it is suppose to be a  ” lunar-inspired palette of cool, cosmic colors”.

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The packaging is cardboard, with this listing of shadows on the back just like the recent packaging she has been doing.  These are 12 new shadows

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Top Row L to R: Graviton, Vast, Lycan
Bottom Row L to R:  Night Crawler, Dios, Lunacy, Astrological, Darkstar, Orion, 3am, Moonshine, Killing Moon

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The top row plus the first four on the left side.

Gravitron (soft iridescent pink), Vast (pearlized taupe), Lycan (matte cream), Night Crawler (matte dusty beige), Dios (silvery gray iridescence), Lunacy (rich pearlized purple), Astrological (pale lilac sheen)

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The last five eyeshadows

Darkstar (purplish pewter), Orion (matte chocolate brown), 3am (metallic champagne), Moonshine (metallic silver), Killing Moon (matte black)

I’m very excited to start using these. All of these shadows are incredibly soft and feel wonderful, I’m very happy with the pigmentation of all of these none watched patchy for me.

Do you think you will buy it?

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot & Depotting | A Clothes Look

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Benefit Sweet Cheek set, is no longer available online at Sephora that I can find but it is still available in store. I wanted to show you today how to depot them into a little less bulky packaging because it is a great deal, but the packaging can be a little much.

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This includes 6 blushes (not full size) which are: Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Hoola, CORALista, Rockateur and  a small Watt’s up and a brush.

These do not swatch well at all for me, but they do apply very nicely to the face!

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So what do you need to depot this? You need a Z palette, and a small spatula of some sort. The Sephora Z palette comes with one that works well

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The powder are inserted into black foam.  I pried up the foam a little bit as you can see in the photo above. Once you have it up and you can see the line where the two pieces of foam meet wedge in your spatula tool and begin pulling.

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The Watt’s Up highlighter you can just pick up but the powders are glued on.

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Now that the powders are exposed I found the best way to get them off is to grab them and twist them off counter clockwise.

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Now just continue until all six powders are off.  There is a bit of glue residue on the back of it, if this bothers you, you can remove it with rubbing alcohol or acetone. If it doesn’t bother you place them in your z palette.  The magnets in the Sephora Z palette held it wonderfully without having to add any extra magnets to the back of the powder.

If you want to depot your highlighter, once you remove it, you will be able to wedge the spatula in-between the pan and the plastic around it.

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Just apply a little pressure and pop it up, then you can add that as well to your Z-Palette.

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Do you have this set? Do you plan to depot yours?

D.I.Y. Cookbook | A Clothes Look

I wanted to post this because it takes a while to make but makes a great gift for someone who is starting out on their own or someone who is just wanting to really start experimenting with cooking and baking.

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What you need:
Binder
Notebook paper
Dividers

I found a small binder at Target and I think it is the perfect size.

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All you do is collect all your favorite recipes and write them down and put them in the book, super easy! A cookbook is a great gift especially if you know all the recipes are delicious! This gift will cost you under $20.00 if you want to get super fancy get a basket and go to the dollar store to get things like cooking supplies such as measuring cups, measuring spoons, spatulas etc. and put those in with the cookbook.

Since I talked about cooking I thought I would start you out with one of my favorite cookies recipe! Peanut Butter Blossoms they’re super easy to make!

Ingredients:

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1 bag of Hershey kisses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar (plus a little extra in a separate dish)
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk

Step 1: unwrap hershey kisses and sit out your stick of butter to soften, preheat oven to 350
Step 2: In a mixer cream together butter, sugars and peanut butter
Step 3: Add egg, vanilla, milk
Step 4: Add flour, baking soda and salt slowly while mixing.

Your dough should resemble something like this…

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Once your dough is done you can roll the dough into one inch balls and roll the dough balls in sugar

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Place on a baking sheet and bake for around 8 minutes.

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The cookies should look like golden brown and cracking photo below

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As soon as you pull them out of the oven press the hershey kiss in the center

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I let them cool for a few minutes on the tray before moving them, but once you move them enjoy one.

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Do you know someone who would like this as a gift?

Lipstick Kits | A Clothes Look

Today, I am bringing you three different lipstick kits being sold at Sephora at the moment that could make the lip color lover in your life very happy.  It is okay if that is you!

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The first one I’m going to write about is Bite Beauty, This is a four piece mini kit that sells for around $20 at Sephora. This kit is the size of an Altoid case.

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Color of swatches from left to right: Winterberry, Sable, Rhubarb, Pomegranate

The next lipstick set is by Urban Decay called Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash Set available online only contains 5 mini lipsticks (.035 oz) and one full size lipliner in the color Ozone (clear).  This set costs $39.00

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Swatches from left to right: Illicit, Liar, Gash, F-Bomb, Crush, LadyFlower

Lastly I’ll be writing about the Nars Lip Pencil set, Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret, contains five lip pencils at .06oz of product as well as a beautiful pencil case that can be used all year round. This set contains 2 velvet matte lip pencils and 3 satin lip pencils.

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Swatches from left to right: Torres Del Paine, Descanso, Yu, Iberico, Cruella

Are you thinking you will pick up any of these for the holiday or have you already?

The Nars set is probably my personal favorite!

Hello December | A Clothes Look

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Hello December, this month on this blog there will be a post everyday. Some posts will contain numerous things some may contain one.  I am going to be sharing gift ideas (for everyone not just beauty and fashion lovers), reviews, some recipes and hopefully some D.I.Y’s as well as some giveaways!

Happy December everyone!

Lime Crime Venus Palette | A Clothes Look

This Lime Crime Venus Grunge Palette is gorgeous! I thought I would share my thoughts on it today.

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This palette consists of 8 eyeshadows and costs $42.00 on Lime Crime’s website.

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This palette is a neutrals girls best friend, because you can do a neutral look or amp it up.  This is the perfect palette I think for the fall and winter.

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VENUS: The color of bruised fruit (velvet matte)
SHELL: Opalescent shell-pink (glow)
AURA: Golden ivory (glow)
CREATION: Rust brown (matte)
ICON: Dirt brown (matte)
REBIRTH: The color of an over-ripe nectarine (matte)
DIVINE: Dusty stone (matte)
MUSE: Deep burgundy red (matte)

I found all of these eyeshadows incredibly soft, with no fall out when applied.  The only one I’m not over the moon out is Shell, it is a bit chunky when you swatch it and you have to pat it on rather than sweep it to apply it to it’s fullest potential. This is a beautiful palette and I suggest getting your hands on it if you can.

This palette is a permanent palette.

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Do you think you will buy it?