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Hello, kittens and welcome to Dripdrip!
Don't you just love February, filled with reds, rose motif everything, hearts and chocolates? because I know Ipsy doesn't. Making this my biggest pet peeve with this month's bag. It's hella ugly. While other companies are releasing valentine's exclusive themed boxes, Ipsy just had to go all denim on us? I mean, of course, if you're into this style, I mean no offense. It's just not what I was expecting for the month of February. At least it's not as bad as the graffiti one from June 2016 but this one's definitely the runner up.

February's Glambag contained:
Luna By Luna Cosmetics - Highlighter in Calypso: $23
Trust Fund Beauty - $12 Latte: $15
NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick - Ripe Berry: $6
Promise Organic - NOURISHING COCONUT MILK DAILY FACIAL SCRUB WITH WALNUTS & SUGAR: $2.50
Lord & Berry LINE/SHADE Eye Pencil - #221 Black: $5


Total Glambag value: $51.50


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★ I've never been a fan of highlighters up until recently, simply because I always believed they were oversized and overpriced shimmer eyeshadows. I still do, especially since my oily face already gives me that eternal glow. I'm not as against them as severely as I once was and I've been experimenting with a few lately. This one by luna cosmetic's not bad. It's very pigmented and blends nicely. I keep staring at the price and I honestly don't understand why highlighters are so overpriced? Anyways, I will be using this as eyeshadow too so thank you Ipsy! 

★ Let me start by stating that this eyeliner retails for $16... This has to be illegal somewhere. It's waterproof and actually blends decently but no kohl eyeliner pencil should be worth this much. Also, I used it for a night out and It didn't last? I will continue using this because I'm not going to just throw it away, It does work... but I don't see myself purchasing this ever after it runs out.

★ This Nyx butter lipstick is the prettiest shade of berry. I think this was my favorite product out of the entire bag, probably the cheapest too! This lipstick retails at $6 at your local drug store. It's smooth and pigmented, however, it doesn't last. At all. Not even through a cup of coffee. I know it's not a liquid lipstick, but I've had regular lipsticks last longer than this! Might continue using this until I find this shade on a better brand? So, If any of you have any suggestions please let me know! Seriously so in love with this color.

★ My nails look like poop. Okay? POOP. I love Trust Fund Beauty because their nail polishes seem to last longer than the usual nail polish, however, this backfired tremendously as I tried this polish on. At first, I was excited expecting a cute Latte brown, like the name suggests but no... It's the ugliest brown ever. Maybe for nail art, it could be useful? but please don't paint all your nails in this color. The sad part of it all, I convinced myself on leaving them painted like this until they chipped off so I wouldn't have to use acetone on my nails... they've lasted an entire week.

★ This scrub smells so good, It has organic honey and coconut milk! This gentle exfoliator's supposed to be good for sensitive skin and can be used daily. I think this is a good affordable addition to my skin care routine. I can't believe I had never heard of this brand. 

What was your favorite item in this month's bag? Any hits or misses? Drop a comment below, with your thoughts! Always wishing you all a happy week; Venus is in retrograde so make sure to keep your emotions well kept and your expenses at bay! 
~ Natidí

IPSY: MUCH LOVE FEBRUARY 2017 ✿REVIEW✿

March 6, 2017


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post which means that the products I'll be reviewing were provided to me by YesStyle. However, this will not hinder my true thoughts on each one of the products shown. 



Hello, kittens!
Have any of you ever spent nights binge watching all of them K-dramas while wondering how the actors and actresses accomplish such perfect complexion with minimal to no makeup? Sounds impossible, right? The western culture has this weird way of teaching us to hide or mask our flaws, rather than treat it. Whether it is with foundation, concealer, etc. We are bombarded by so many daily ads and makeup products, for example, Primers! You just have to wonder, why waste money on an expensive pore clogging product, that yes, may smoothen out your face so that your makeup looks flawless, but the true solution to smaller pores could be as simple as washing our face properly every day!
I strongly believe that's the thing I love most about Asian cultures, they actually give a great amount of importance to the skin. The largest muscle in our body and the only one you've got!  
Now, even if you agree with all of this and are fully committed to begin your new skin care regime, they're so many products out there. How do you even begin? ...and that's YesStyle cue!  "YesStyle is the first online retailer to globally distribute a wide range of fashion, beauty and lifestyle products from Asia through their website YesStyle.com."

Let me introduce you to the YesStyle Beauty Box,
It's a box that contains five full-size and five sample-size skincare products to help you kick start your skin care routine. Not only that, it comes with a small pamphlet that tells you, step by step, the products you have to use and in what order. At first, it might seem like too much! But give it a week and I promise you'll get used to it.

The products that you'll find in this box are:

✧ RiRe Style Black Head Brush Cleanser (20ml) | Full Size
✧ Etude House AC Clean Up Toner (15ml) | Sample Size
✧ Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask (20ml) | Sample Size
✧ Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack (20g) | Full Size
✧ REPIEL Smart Hair Mask Magic Steam (Optional) (1 piece) | Full Size
✧ COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (1 sheet /24 pieces) | Full Size
✧ AGATHA Essentiel Emulsion (10ml) | Sample Size
✧ AGATHA Essentiel Skin (10ml) | Sample Size
✧ Etude House Honey Cera Cream (10ml) | Sample Size
✧ Tony Moly Panda's Dream Pocket Lip Balm (3.8g) | Full Size


Note, that It's been a week since I received and started using the products in this box. It's the time of reference for the performance of the product.


The RiRe - Style Black Head Brush Cleanser didn't give me immediate results. However, I did notice immediate brighter skin! Weird because this isn't a whitening product. The small brush's gentle on the skin but actually gets the job done. The thing is, I have some pesky blackheads that since forever but refuse to become friends with... they're slowly disappearing, so I have to give this a 4 out of 5. 

✿ The Etude House AC Clean Up Toner is so good! It smells so fresh and it doesn't sting at all. Amazing, right? Especially for a toner. Some of you may be wondering why do you even need a toner? because they finish the job. They do! After cleaning your face, a toner helps eliminate any residue, balance your skin's ph and tighten the pores! You need to be careful, using the wrong toner could strip your face of their natural oils and leave your skin feeling dry. This one treats redness and acne prone skin. 
 ✿ This was heaven sent! This may be TMI but it was actually my shark week, last week. Which means I get the most random pimples all over my face. They're not crazy red acne pimples but close enough. The Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask actually helped to dry them out and just by that, I think this is a great product. Not to mention, it tightened my pores a bit. It doesn't really dry matte hard like I initially thought, so this shouldn't be a problem for people with sensitive skin. However, if you're looking for a pore tightening anti-acne mask, this isn't really what you should go for.

✿ After you've done all of that, you apply your AGATHA Emulsion and Essentiel Skin. You're at the point where you're probably like, okay, is it over? But no. The emulsion basically restores your skin to it's most optimum condition. Giving your skin a small moisturizing boost while adding some good oils to the skin and last but not least, (Unless you decide to use the Etude House Honey Cera Cream.) the Essentiel Skin. This lotion-like substance will just seal everything you just previously did while adding some more moisture to the skin.
I like using these two together simply because they're from the same brand, but to be honest, I'd rather the Etude House cream than the Essentiel Skin. It smells nicer and works as a firming and overnight cream.

✿ The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch was my least favorite simply because I don't have much use for it. My face isn't really acne prone, it's just very oily. So, if anyone else has ever used this, please let me know if it's actually good? It has really nice reviews online, and the claims look fantastic, I just can't really vouch for this product at the moment. 



✿ Sadly, this pack only contained one mask so I'm not so sure if the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack's really worth the hype? At least I took really creepy selfies! Haha. Anyways. Knowing this was the only mask, I left it for longer than expected. Basically, until the mask felt a bit dry because my skin absorbed everything! It did leave my skin feeling amazing, I can tell you that. Plump enough to forget I even have a few fine lines! So, yay?


✿ This is the cream I mentioned previously. The Etude House Honey Cera CreamIt smells so good and I love that it doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky. I've used night creams before and they usually feel so icky, unlike this one. Oh, and it's not really a night cream, just a cream you can use day and/or night. I've been putting this on my smile lines, and wait for my skin to soak it up, I swear I'm going to have a baby face forever and ever. I think it's firming properties real. So, 5 out of 5! 


✿ This was a fun little thing to try on, I kinda wish it brought more than one. I didn't really feel the steaming part on the REPIEL - Smart Hair Mask Magic Steam? But then again, this one was just a fun mess to try out. I've never used a product like this! It did leave my hair feeling really soft. I do wish I could try it out again to compare results since I can't really tell if it was life changing or not. 

✿ And last but not least, the Tony Moly Panda's Dream Pocket Lip Balm. Yes! A lip balm. Because this box literally caters to your entire head. I took for granted this lip balm, ok? I admit it. At first, I thought it was just a cute little trinket. Since I decided to commit regime to this for a whole week, I decided not to skip any step of the products and guess what, no regrets! This balm is almost as good as the expensive one I own from Fresh... dum dum dum. No joke. My lips aren't super dry for the most part but they have their moments. Right now my lips feel really soft, never overlooking cute balms again! 

At last, we've reached the end of this review! Do you think you can manage to commit to this routine? It can be a bit daunting at first, but I honestly saw improvements on my skin, and the products aren't even empty yet! (Except the one-time use ones, duh!) Any specific product you'd like to try? 
You can get this box this box here: YesStyle Beauty Box. Currently, 30% off the list price and there's also a Spring Break Sale going on, with Up to 80% off ending in Mar. 12, 2017 | ENTER CODE: 2017PARTY.
Have a wonderful week, much love! ♡ 
~Natidí


YesStyle Beauty Box - Korean Skincare Essentials ✿REVIEW✿

February 27, 2017

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Hello, kittens!
I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day yesterday! Hopefully, you were able to spend it with your friends and loved ones. If not, well that's okay! Hoping you still had an awesome day. This is a holiday I really enjoy, maybe it's the 50% off candy the very next day, because yes! But more so for the awesome Valentine motif everythings companies launch. Not only are they usually red and pink themed, which are my favorite colors. They are also flower and glitter filled too!  

Limecrime launched their beautiful Dreamgirl bundle which includes 3 full-sized shades:
'Dreamgirl' Velvetine - deep cranberry
✧ 'Red Hot' Velvetine - metallic cherry red
'Cheap Thrill' Diamond Crusher (lip topper) - sunset/rose shift


Like all Limecrime products, these are "PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free." 
Their Velvetines are liquid lipsticks that apply smoothly and have an amazing lasting power. Until this day I've never encountered better liquid lipsticks and with their vast range of colors. If you want a more in-depth review on their performance, you can check my other previous Velvetines reviews posts on the blog here: Velvetines Reviews ♡

These colors are all too gorgeous to describe! The Lipstick that I was most curious out of the bundle was the Diamon Crusher: 'Cheap Thrills'. They had released this line a while back, but I don't know why they never really called for my attention. Maybe because I thought they'd be too bright for daily wear or too sheer?  and guess what, I was right! At least 'Cheap Thrill' it, to the point that I might just have to wear this for night time looks, or maybe more editorial looks?  Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful. Just too overwhelming for me.
Also, they're a mess as lip toppers. Which is what they were intended for.

You can see the photo swatches I posted below that I applied it on top of the already applied and dried Velvetine. Wha a mess. As if you couldn't already tell in the photo! Hah. It was just so hard to get an even coat... and it took forever to dry.
The end result's beautiful but, I guess I'd rather just wear it with lighter colors and not these intense ones. Maybe I'll make a further post trying this with other much lighter Velvetines. Would you guys like that?





My favorite was Red Hot. I swear their metallics are stealing my heart. It's such a unique shade of red! To be honest, I've read really bad reviews about these Metallic Velvetines, hence why I haven't taken the plunge to make a huge order. However this one and the other one I own, Jingle are just so good and lasting! Seriously no complaints here.

Anyways, There you have it. I hope you all enjoyed my quick review. When it comes to Velvetines I feel that they're always so consistent with their formula that I basically just need to try and swatch them for you all and if something's really bad, it'll be more than obvious!
If you want $5 off your next order you can use this link: 
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Have a wonderful week, good vibes forever!
~Natidí

Limecrime: Dreamgirl Bundle ✿REVIEW✿

February 15, 2017

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Hello, kittens! ♡ 
A few of my friends were eagerly waiting for this specific review for a while now so at last, here it is! I have so many mixed feelings about this palette that I'll go into details further in the post, hence why It took so long for me to actually complete and publish this... Mind you, In case you're curious, I usually write multiple reviews/posts at a time which takes forever to pro-read and edit everything! A little price to pay for wanting everything to be perfect, forward and honest. 

Anyways! Two awesome cruelty-free brands, one glorious palette! The Better Together collection was a collaboration between the brand's Too Faced & Kat Von D Beauty. This collection retails online for $65.00. Pricey, right? However, to its defense, it does include two full sized products of the Better Than Sex Mascara ($23) and the Tatoo Liner in Trooper ($20). So technically this palette's actually $22... sort of, right? Too bad the only way of getting this palette is actually purchasing the bundle. 
As a designer, I think aesthetically this palette is simply wonderful. From the little details like the fact that the two sides can detach whenever you want or both the notes, the owners wrote on the inside of the packaging. I wish companies would do things like this more often, focusing on details instead of mass producing products just to make a profit. The art is in the details.  



This palette doesn't include a mirror which has stirred some complaint in the makeup community but honestly, I don't care because chances are you need another palette anyways to create a full look using these colors. This is actually where my mixed feelings come along; I feel you need other matte colors to bring out the true potential of this palette. 

The colors are beautiful, yes. But it's really hard to get a cohesive look with these colors. I feel like you can only do two looks at most using both the sides of the palette. Let me explain, the norm when creating a full eye look If you don't already know, of course! Is to put your base color, crease color and then a brow highlight. Since these colors are so different it's really hard to blend them together into, let's say, for example, you're trying to do a smokey eye with the red swoon from Kat's side you have no other option than using the black or gray and let's be honest, a smokey eye with this red color would look killer with a dark brown on the crease, anyways! That's just preference but honestly, this palette needed least more matte or transition colors.


Supposedly, they're hinting of doing a Vol. 2 of the Better Together, so maybe that has something to do with the selection of these colors but again, these are just my two cents.



The colors aren't bad. They have a bit of a kick back but like I've previously stated, maybe it's the brushes I'm using. They're smooth to the touch and blend really nicely. I won't go into every single shade into detail... however, I will mention my biggest letdown, ever. It pains me so much to say so because It is my favorite shade out of this entire collection; Swoon.
I used Primer. Okay? I literally had to dig into my makeup box and find my Urban Decay's eyelid eye primer just to see if I could make this color work. This is such a big deal since I hardly ever use primer on my lids because I really dislike how it feels. Honestly concealer really always does the trick for me yet this color kept fading away... At first, you're super excited because it looks so pigmented and you're like hell yeah super feeling yourself but by the time you finish doing your face, the color starts looking less and less vibrant... and by the end of it, it just looks like a really weird copper color.
Really bad.
On the other hand a color I feel needs recognition is LovelyI had no expectations whatsoever on this color and bam. It's actually a true pastel-pigmented pink! I still don't know how I'm going to use this, or if I'll ever will, but at least it's true to its color when swatched. Oh, and Yours, It's Such a beautiful true gray that I see people using when blending dark smokey eyes. 


Last but not least we have the Better Than Sex Mascara and Tattoo eyeliner in trooper. Both products are definitely not new to me since I use them religiously on the daily. The hype is real with this mascara. believe me, I was in denial for the longest of time until I received a sample in the Ipsy bag. Since then, I really think this is such a good mascara. It doesn't clump your eyelashes and it gives them this thickness that seems almost as if you're wearing falsies without the hassle. I've lived off drugstore mascaras for the longest and never understood the difference until this came along.

Finally, we have Trooper which I've come to the conclusion that everyone already owns this eyeliner. Am I wrong? Do I even need to review this? Seriously, who doesn't own this already? Haha, It's so dark and pigmented, a true black. It goes easily on top of other eyeshadows without feathering and to be quite honest making a wing with this is a breeze. Unless, well... you have a bad pulse or you're just bad with eyeliner? Then I suggest you use the tape method which works every single time!  


We've come to the end of this review. I love you forever if you made it all the way 'till the end. This one took me quite some time to finish! So, what are your thoughts, I'm curious! Do you feel the same way, or is it just me? Do you think it was over hyped, or is it just as you had hoped for? Are you planning on getting this If you don't already?  Don't forget to leave a comment below this post and have a wonderful weekend! 
~Natidí

Too Faced x Kat Von D - Better Together Collection ✿REVIEW✿

February 10, 2017


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Hello, kittens!
I am assuming you have arrived here today because you're probably curious about the glorious Alchemist Holographic Palette by Kat Von D, and let me tell you the wonderful rumors are all true!


It's a versatile palette that you can literally use everywhere and anywhere on your face; On the lids, on the lips and even as a highlight! Their formula "features DoubleDimension Technology: 360° refractive pearls dipped in a prismatic coating..." as stated on their website. They can be used the by themselves or on top of other colors to give them magic powers! 


Right off the bat, I can tell you the packaging is simply majestic. This has to be my favorite piece in my entire makeup collection. You can just stare at it for hours!
My only observation is that the pods are so small. Mind you this was actually a gift from my boyfriend which I'm endlessly grateful! but this palette retails fo $32 dollars minus the shipping or taxes, so maybe I was just expecting a lot more product for the price? However, I don't mind because this is so pigmented that I doubt I'll ever hit pan!

I decided to try the swatches on a Berlin. Which is one of my favorite  KatVonD lipstick actually, it's the one I mostly use on the daily. So on the photo below, you'll see the Alchemist palette swatches and swatches on top of Berlin.

I notice they're powdery, in the sense that they have a lot of kickback but then again, It could be the brush I used. They do apply better with your finger but then again, I really need to get new brushes ASAP because I've been having this same issues with other products... Have any of you ever experienced this with their brushed? They just won't grab enough products no matter how hard you brush? Oh well. If you lovelies have any recommendations on brushes please let me know in the comments below! 


           
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Here's the quick look I did using {blue} saphyre on the inner corner of my eyes and highlight points, like cheeks, nose and brow bone.
I can't wait to play with all the other colors and get out of my confort zone when it comes to makeup looks. Hence why I decided to try a cooler look today. To be honest Opal's my favorite but that's no surprise since it's a lovely pink!

Anyways, that's it for today! It's mid week so I hope you're all surviving! Remember, it gets better.
Love always and see you'all in my next post, hopefully! 
 ~Natidí.


KVD: Alchemist Holographic Palette ✿REVIEW✿

February 8, 2017

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Hello, kittens! 
Here's the long overdue review of the Sugarpill's Pumpkin Spice lip and eye duo! These are both sparkling metallic colors with hints of spice in their scents. This set was released for the Holidays in 2016. I've been obsessed with these since the very moment I got them! The packaging is also very well thought out and gorgeous, like wow! Sugarpill Cosmetics, which is a "cruelty-free line of vibrant, richly pigmented cosmetics based in Los Angeles, CA" have been definitely on top of the liquid lipstick game lately and the shadow's a dream. 




✧ Let's start with the liquid lipstick.  The very first lip color I ever got from them was Trinket .  (Click to see the previous review since I'm going to be using it for comparison, a lot!)Trinket was a solid 10 out of 10 in my book. The color was gorgeous and lasting. The only complaint I had was with the applicator, it was a bit too puffy for my taste but that was about it. This time around they changed applicators! I haven't found any information or confirmation regarding this but as you can see from the photo below and compare it to my review on Trinket you can see what I'm talking about... 
Anyways, this formula is so lasting. You can accidentally leave this lipstick at home and not have to worry about it turning into a nightmare. However, if you're going to have a long night ahead of eating & drinking I suggest you take it with you since it doesn't feather as gracefully as Trinket but then again, this is a much darker color so unless you have dark skin, you're going to want to be a little careful. 
Now, this may be an unpopular contradicting opinion since I strongly believe there's no rule when it comes to makeup. If you want to wear whatever color on your lids/lips and it's a bit unconventional, the doubt shouldn't even cross your mind and you should just wear it! However, and here's where the contradiction happens, I do feel this color stands out a lot, and unlike Trinket, it's not an everyday look kind of lipstick? Personally, you guys know I don't ever care about doing bright lips and eyes on the daily but I do find myself hesitating to wear this lipstick especially when I have to go to college if I don't have a full face of makeup. But like I said, take this with a grain of salt, It's just my opinion. 
 The eyeshadow is so gorgeous! It's smooth as butter and extremely pigmented. It product feels so thick too! Ah, and it doesn't have that Pumpkin scent. Which was kind of a bummer but who cares? It's a bit tricky to blend because of this, so my suggestion is to do your base, crease and transition colors first and after they're well blended out you can apply this. The only little thing I didn't like is that it fades away throughout the day/night. I feel that after 8 hours is not as pigmented as when first applied but then again, I usually set my eyes with concealer and I've read that's not the best way... I'm considering getting the Enigma primer from UD, what do you guys think? Anyways! I do feel this is a must in anyone's collection since it's a unique color that's actually wearable at any time of the day. I'm always biased to them warm tones, anyways!

✧ One last detail is that both the lip and eye colors aren't exactly the same. However, I don't think that's an issue? I've read a few negative comments about this, they are different shades but once worn they look alike especially in photos. 
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This is the look I created using both these products! I really love how cohesive they both are without looking too boring. Though I don't think you can ever look boring using metallics, right?
I hope you all enjoyed this look, If you want me to re-create this in a tutorial, let me know in the comments below. I might just consider it. 

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful to you.  I finally fixed my comment section and I can now reply, again, to all your comments! Love and suggestions are always welcomed. 


Have a great week up ahead and see you'all real soon!
 ~ Natidí

SUGARPILL: PUMPKIN SPICE LIP & EYE DUO ✿REVIEW✿

February 6, 2017

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