Monday, December 31, 2018

✮✮✮✮Top 5, Bottom 5, Rediscovered 5, Decluttered 5✮✮✮✮SEPT, OCT, NOV, DEC✮✮✮✮

Decluttered 5

Too Faced White Peach
This was really not a favorite of mine. I did use it a couple of times and couldn't get behind the color story. I just didn't enjoy it. It's already been sold to someone who is sure to love it.

Nars Wanted Palette
I never used this palette. I didn't need to because I have 100 different versions of this color story. I can't speak to the quality but Nars tends to make some excellent shadow. This was also sold.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Smoke
This palette also was never used. I have a couple of smokey palettes that I like to use. One is a custom palette I created, and I love my little Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette, so this was unnecessary to keep.

AOA Baked Highlighter in Bubbly
This is something I tried to love, but I just didn't. The color wasn't flattering on me, so it's in a bin to donate.

Becca Soft Light Blur Powder
I am so glad I finally used up this powder. I actually did not like it at all and I had to push myself to use it up.

Bottom 5

Colourpop No Filter Foundation
I did a review were I actually liked this foundation, however, the more I used it the more I realized that I actually did not like this. I am thinking about moving this out of my collection.

Too Faced Glitter Bomb
Why did I buy this? I am not sure what the hell to do with this. I honestly don't like it but I doubt anyone else wants it either.

Sephora Coconut Lip Balm
I bought six of these in different flavors and I do not dislike it, I just have other lip balm I prefer much more.

 No 7 Beautiful Skin Softening Heel & Foot Balm
This did nothing for me. I am sticking with my tride and true, Soap & Glory Heel Genius.

Wet n Wild Glassy Gloss
This is a glossy mess. Feels gross on the lips. Trying to use it up, but thinking about getting rid of it altogether. 

Top 5

Kylie Purple Palette
I didn't expect to like this palette as much as I did. I love purple shades on my brown eyes. The shadows blended very well and the color selection is amazing.

Pixi Vitamin C Facial Spray
I love this facial spray. When I sit down to do my make up it's the first thing I spray on my face. It is a bit pricey for the drugstore, but I really enjoy the burst of morning time freshness I feel when I use it.

Ace Beaute Paradise Fallen
There were a lot of mixed reviews about this palette, but you won't get me to say one bad thing about this palette. Beautiful color story. Pigmented and blendable. Love this palette.

Flower Beauty Translucent Powder
This was a surprised to me. I love this powder. I hate this smell, but it's one of the best loose powders from the drugstore. The price is a little high, but I love this!

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This was in a project pan and I was surprised how much I liked it. Beautiful on the skin and gave my skin a healthy but not oily look.

Top 5 Rediscovered

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Sand
I am weening down my foundation collection and this is something I plan on keeping an repurchasing. I love this foundation. This is my third one in a year in half. Definitely a ride or die.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Caramel
One of the best foundations from the drugstore. Decent shade selection. Very good price. I love this foundation.

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder in Medium Deep
Another amazing loose powder from the drugstore. Leaves my face smooth and beautiful.

Lancome Dual Finish Powder
This is an expensive powder, but dammit, I love it. I have hit major pan on mine and I am considering repurchasing.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Facial Toner
If you're not familiar with The Ordinary, get familiar. The BEST skin care on the market and this toner is amazing.

Sunday, December 30, 2018


✮✮✮✮2018 Personal Panning Project✮✮✮✮ FINALE!!!!

Panning Project Products: END OF YEAR FINALE!



Great Progress or Panned

Significant Progress on the way to Panning 

Needs Work; Needs Improvement or Attention

Needs Significant Work and/or Attention 
Personal Panning Project #PAN18IN2018

Becca Highlighter - Opal #1 (SIGNIFICANT PAN)

Lorac Pro 1 (1-2 Pans) #2  - #3 (SIGNIFICANT PAN in Gold & Taupe)

Too Faced - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette (1Pan) #4 (Slight dip, some usage in the shade Truffle)

Urban Decay - Naked Basics 2 (1 Pan) #5 (Medium to Significant Dip in Cover)

Versace Red Jeans #6 (PANNED!!!)

Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder in Medium #7 (COMPLETELY PANNED!!!!)

Too Faced Mini Chocolate Soliel Bronzer #8 (COMPLETELY PANNED!!!!)

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold #9 (1 Pan Top Right) #8 (SIGNIFCANT Pan Showing)

Sacha Buttercup Powder #10 (1/2 of product used & 1/2 product left)

Sephora - Blushed Bronzed & Ready To Glow (Bronzer & Warm Blush) #11 & #12
(VISIBLE PAN in Bronzer & VISIBLE PAN in Warm Blush

Wet N Wild Single Shadows (2): Crème  (Major Pan Showing) & Nutty (Significant Dip)  & NYX Gold Shadow  (Peeping Pan) (1) #13 - #15

 Tarte Contour Kit (Original) Blush, Contour 1 & Contour 2 #16-#18 (All three shades - significant use & dip)

✮✮✮Palette(s) of the Month Series✮✮✮November Round Up✮✮✮

How often did I reach for this palette? Why or Why not?

The two eyeshadow palettes I chose for the month of November both receive significant use. The Tartlette eyeshadow palette from Tarte received the most use. This particular palette is one of my older ones and so I tried to show it a little more love than the eyeshadow palette from Nars.

Did I enjoy using this/these palette(s)? Why or Why not?

I enjoyed using both palettes. In particular, I noticed that the Nars eyeshadow palette was in my opinion the perfect neutral eyeshadow palette for me and so I'm very glad that I had the opportunity to use it. The Tartlette eyeshadow palette is an oldie but goodie and I was able to use that in many cool tone looks or looks that had a purple tone to them. Overall it was very satisfied with the amount of use that I was able to get out of both eyeshadow palettes.

Did I rediscover a fondness for this/these palette(s) or did I discover that I was fonder of this/these palette(s) than I realize?

I did rediscover my fondness for my Tartlette eyeshadow palette. I am not a huge fan of matte eyeshadow palettes, because I never do all matte looks, but I was able to create some magnificent looks using this palette and I'm very glad that I've kept it in my eyeshadow collection. In terms of my Nars eyeshadow palette, I must admit this is my first use of a Nars eyeshadow palette. I still think that Nars products are generally overpriced especially their eyeshadow palettes, but still was a solid neutral palette and I very much enjoyed it. 

If I lost this/these palette(s), would I repurchase?

If I lost these eyeshadow palettes, I would repurchase them with the idea that I would have a more pared-down collection. For example, I would only have 1 to 2 all matte eyeshadow palettes and I would significantly pare down my neutral palette collection using this one as a base of my neutral palette collection.

With this experience and knowledge regarding use of this/these palette(s), what would I do differently (regarding this/these purchases, future purchases of similar products, trends?

I would really watch my purchase of neutral and matte palettes. I have more than I really need at this point and these are two solid palettes that I could get more use out of if I decluttered some of my other neutral and matte palettes.

Keep, Declutter, or Probation?

Both are keeps!

Friday, December 28, 2018

✮✮✮REVIEW, RATE, & RATE✮✮✮ WEEKS 48 & 49✮✮✮

Review, Rate, & Rotate Week 


✮✮✮WEEKS 48 & 49✮✮✮

If you have a massive beauty collection, and you really are not into minimalism, leave a comment below regarding how you rotate through your collection. I would love to have your feedback and input. If I was to tell you how many eyeshadow palettes I have, you wouldn't believe me. . . Yep, it's that many! If there is something you want to see reviewed, in particular, eyeshadow palettes, you can reach me on my Contact Me page or Click HERE to send me an email! 
Thanks for checking out my Review, Rate, & Rotate Series!

Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0, .0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
1.     Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
2.     Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
3.     Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
4.     Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
5.     Pigmentation: (via swatches)
6.     Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
7.     Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
8.     Performance: (longevity of wear)
9.     Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.

If I mention that I am selling any of the items listed below, you can catch those products at a reasonable price on Poshmark @ bougiebriexo or on Mercari @ BougieBrie or you can always reach out to me on my social media channels or click on the Contact Me link at the top of the page and shoot me an email! 

Unisex1 Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I got this little, well it's not little, it's actually pretty big, palette from a seller on Mercari. It looked interesting and the price was reasonable so I purchased it. I did a little research on the palette and found that it was available on Amazon and has two sister palettes. This is the first palette in the series. I was pleasantly surprised by this palette. Extremely pigmented, although it does throw off some kick up. I love the color story and the shimmers are very nice as well. For the price I paid for this palette, I feel like I came out the winner and additionally, the pan sizes are massive.

✮Rate✮ 8/10 Packaging could be a little more original.

✭Rotate✮ I just did a sweep of my affordable collection, and this made the cut!

Kylie Purple Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I wasn't expecting to really like this palette but I was more than pleased. My favorite part of this palette besides the theme of purple's, was the top left corner shade, which was so damn beautiful I couldn't stand it. I am not a Kylie fan because, well, frankly I'm not her demographic, but my brown eyes love this purple palette.

✮Rate✮ 8.75/10 I am not a fan of of the price. I think her products in general are over priced. This is a great little palette, but the price isn't for me. 

✭Rotate✮ Keeping this one!

Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I think Zoeva makes some excellent products. The palettes are affordable and the color story is easy to follow and makes sense to the consumer. Here's the problem....a great majority of their palettes look too much a like, reference this palette and the one below. I enjoyed using these palettes but there was nothing spectacular about the quality that makes me want to keep them in my collection.

✮Rate✮ 6/10 These palettes are nice. They are great for beginners but they are nothing against colourpop or Juvia's Place. I went through all my Zoeva palettes and got rid of these of them. I kept this ok next but I am selling Offline on Mercari and Poshmark in a bunch bundle. 

✭Rotate✮ Of my 6 Zoeva palettes I kept four, and this was one if them. 

Zoeva Offline Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ See above description!!!

✮Rate✮ See above description!!!!±

✭Rotate✮ This one is on sale on Mercari and Poshmark in a Zoeva bundle!

Blush in Pink Rose & Estee Lauder Bronzer✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ (a)  I hated this blush. Horrible color. Very powdery. Crappy packaging and that's pretty much all I have to say. (b) This bronzer was from holiday 2016 and I pulled it out of my mother's makeup collection. Beautiful application and great for those of us with medium to tan skin. A real treat!

✮Rate✮ (a) 2/10 (b) 9/10

✭Rotate✮ This blush is being passed along to charity and the bronzer is staying with me!

Marc Jacobs The Vamp Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I am a big fan of Marc Jacob's. This palette is comprised of their older formulation, which I quite enjoy. I have several of these style palettes. This is a perfect palettes for fall/winter but so sad that you can no longer purchase it unless you look on a secondary market. 

✮Rate✮ 8/10 Love this palette and love the sleek design, however several of these palettes don't close because the clasp is broken. Major inconvenience. 

✭Rotate✮ This one is staying put!