Thursday, November 21, 2019


Bad Azz Cosmetics The Chronic Eyeshadow Palette: Product Review

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:

Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)

Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)

Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)

Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)

Pigmentation: (via swatches)

Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)

Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.

Performance: (longevity of wear)

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)

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.


Price & Purchase Process & Packaging:

I purchased this product at a very reasonable price. It was on sale and I was able to use a coffee for an additional percentage off. There was an issue with some of the palettes arriving damage, but the company kept me informed and offered to refund my money immediately or throw in a bonus if I decided to wait. I truly appreciated the devotion to the customer and helping them starting fully informed about their order. They were kind and personable, all of which was completely unexpected, but indicative of quality customer service.

Pigmentation & Color Payoff & Performance:

Now, let me preface my review by stating that I own nearly 800 eyeshadow palettes, many of which are colorful, so I feel as a consumer, I have a wealth of knowledge to pull from and provide an accurate account of my experience while still imparting knowledge that is objective and reasonable. 

This palette is a tad gimmicky and plays to the casual use of marijuana, and as a person that believes in the substantial influence of drug culture on our young minds, I think we have a responsibility to not perpetuate ill conceived notions of acceptable marketing ploys in order to obtain financial gain. With that being said, I do own the Melt Cosmetics "Smoke Sessions" Palette, however I am an adult with an informed mind and the packaging of the Melt Cosmetics palette is more sophisticated, if you can call it that, whereas, this palette's packaging is very adolescent driven. Not all fifty States in the union have legalized the user of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and I happen to love in Texas, so I'm sure you can only imagine. the Cosmetics industry is a billion dollar industry and it is a huge platform that owners have the opportunity to use to incite goodness and Justice and not continually capitalize on issues that are inappropriate for young minds. If you have the opportunity to create a brand and you center it around drug culture, what does that say about your brand? Is your product not able to stand on its own merits without attaching it to something like drug culture?

I digress.... Although I think my former point (s) are both important and valid..... The palette, with all that I've said, is quite impressive, especially for the price point and the debut eyeshadow palette from this brand. Although the swatches in the above pictures are spectacular, they are nothing compared to the color impact during the application process. It is imperative that you are gentle when you dip your brush into the pans and I find it even more prudent to additionally tap of your brush before applying the matte shades to your eye area. If you're not careful you will have more product than you possibly intend and blending might become an issue. However, when applied with a light hand, these shadows blend magnificently. When applied to the eye area, the shadows are true to color and representative of the shade in the pan. The shimmer/metallic shades are equally impressive especially when you would your brush.

Overall Product Presentation:

When I considered the political angles of this palette, I am disappointed because the product within the palette doesn't warrant the gimmick of piggybacking on popular, yet inappropriate themes co-signed by overly socially approving millennial culturalism.

Rating: 8/10

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Nine by Netflix
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Creator: Elease (IG- @pan_de_replay)

I created this project because of my love for Netflix and all the shows they have created!
Pick nine Netflix original shows (shows created for and by Netflix) and connect them to 9 products in your collection you wish to make progress on or finish. Start Date is 9/9/19, end date is 1/9/20.

Some examples include:
Stranger Things
She’s Gotta Have It
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
13 Reasons Why
Bird Box
The Umbrella Academy
The Haunting of Hill House
Orange is the New Black
Santa Clarita Diet
Here is a current list:

BoJack Horseman Secret (BoJack secret sister), Paw (Mr. Peanut Butter), Feline (Princess Carolyn), Far Right Cornet (Color of Horse)
Big Mouth Two Center Shades (Shame Wizard), Loveee (Puberty and self discovery), Pink Blush reminds me of Nicks lips
Disjointed Boss Lady (Kathy Bates)

In the Panning Zone (season 1)
Dates: October 2nd 2019-July 1st 2020
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There is a prompt to pick a product to go with each episode. You start with first six and roll in new products as you finish them. Monthly updates.

1. Where Is Everybody?
a. A product that is all alone in your collection
i. A product that is the only type of its kind in your collection, the only product of a specific brand, etc…
Cover FX Loose Powder

2. One For the Angels
a. A product that gives you an angelic glow
Imitation Angel Perfume

3. Mr. Denton on Doomsday
a. A product that would last through doomsday
i. A super long wearing product, etc…
Milani Conceal & Perfect Foundation

4. The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
a. A mini, sample, or deluxe sized product
Marc Jacobs Liner

5. Walking Distance
a. A product that reminds you of your hometown
Pretty Vulgar Gel Liner

6. Escape Clause
a. A product that seems to last forever
The Ordinary Facial Serum

7. The Lonely
a. A product you could never leave behind
i. (desert island/holy grail product)
8. Time Enough at Last
a. A step in your makeup/skincare/bodycare/haircare routine you wish you always had time to do or were better about doing
9. Perchance Dream
a. A product you use before bed or wish you used more often before bed
10. Judgement Night
a. A product you would repurchase over and over again
11. And When the Sky Was Opened
a. A product that seems to disappear
i. A product you go through quickly
12. What You Need
a. A product that is exactly what you need
i. An exact color match, a product you can always rely on, etc…
13. The Four of Us Are Dying
a. A product that is a jack of all trades
i. A multi-use product
14. Third from the Sun
a. A product that is secret in your collection
i. A product you don’t like to use on camera or post about
15. I Shot an Arrow into the Air
a. A product or brand you’ve turned on
i. A product or brand you no longer like or support
16. The Hitch-Hiker
a. A product you can’t seem to get away from
i. A product that has made it through multiple declutters
17. The Fever
a. A product you took a gamble on (whether it was a big win or a huge loss)
18. The Last Flight
a. A product or brand that was ahead of its time
19. The Purple Testament
a. A trend you predicted wouldn’t last
20. Elegy
a. A product from a brand that’s stuck in its ways
21. Mirror Image
a. A product that has replaced another in your collection
22. The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
a. A product named after a tree, plant, flower
23. A World of Difference
a. A product that was an unexpected star in your collection
24. Long Live Walter Jameson
a. A product, product type, or trend that stuck around way too long
25. People Are Alike All Over
a. A dupe for a high-end product
26. Execution
a. A black product
27. The Big Tall Wish
a. A product that makes you feel young/antiaging
28. A Nice Place to Visit
a. A product you loved but now find boring
29. Nightmare as a Child
a. A product you’re afraid to pan
30. A Stop at a Willoughby
a. A product that makes you feel like yourself
31. The Chaser
a. A product from a brand you stalk on social media
32. A Passage for a Trumpet
a. A product that reminds you of jazz song or jazz singer
33. Mr. Bevis
a. A product you have shattered, broken, or is in rough shape
34. The After Hours
a. A product having to do with the number 9
i. $9, 9 pans, etc..
35. The Mighty Casey
a. A product made in the USA
36. A World of His Own
a. A liquid liner

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Around the World Project Pan (UPCOMING)

October 15, 2019 – April 15, 2020

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This project is all about bringing all the people in this group even closer and be like one big family, as we already are. The idea is to pan the flag in the following countries. It can be either the color of the flag or made in label on the product (eg. Made in Italy or USA) You can choose makeup, skincare, haircare, bodycare ect.

USA: Red, White and Blue: Blue Color Made in USA,  Ulta Gel Liner in Blue

UK: Blue, White and Red: Made in UK, Meesha Lou Queen Bee Palette

Sweden: Blue and Yellow: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (Yellow) & L’Oreal Infalliable Cream

Denmark: Red and White: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (Red) &
Iridescent white shade from Inglot

Italy: Green, White and Red: Made in Italy,  Natasha Denona Palette 5 #9

Germany: Black, Red and Yellow

Greece: Blue and White

Thailand: Red, Blue and White

Spain: Red and Yellow

Japan: White and Red

Sri Lanka: Green, Orange and Brown

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