April 2014 - Mommy Life Up North

Palladio Herbal Lipgloss in Capri Coral

Hey girls, I have a new lip gloss to share with you guys and this is from the Herbal Lipgloss collection from Palladio. This is part of there new collection they released that included a bunch of amazing products. Today I will be reviewing the shade Capri Coral.

Palladio Capri Coral $7.99: This color is a bright coral/red/orange shade. It has a mixture of different tones to it like red and orange. I first want to start off with the pigmentation of the lip gloss. It is seriously perfection. When I took a photo of the swatch for you guys I had only swiped the applicator once on my arm and the color pay off was just amazing. I have never seen such great pigmentation before in a lip gloss so I was very impressed. Secondly, this lip gloss was very moisturizing. It didn't appear sticky to me at all and just did a great job with moisturizing my lips. 

Another thing I really liked about this product is that the applicator was larger than a normal lipgloss applicator which made it extremely easy to apply and cover all over my lips. Overall I would give this lipgloss a big A+ rating because the quality is amazing and it is also extremely affordable. 

Maybelline Color Elixir in Luxe in Lilac

Hey loves, I have a few exciting post coming your way on the new Maybelline Bleached Neons collection. I recently found some of the displays at my local Walgreen's so I picked up a few items to share with you guys. After getting some of the items, I really want to go back and get more because this collection was just pure perfection. 

The first product I have for you guys is the Maybelline Color Elixir in the shade Luxe in Lilac. I was very skeptical when purchasing this because this is the first purple lip gloss I have ever own. But after wearing it I was super happy that I picked this up. Luxe in Lilac is such a beautiful light lilac color. It does have a tiny hint of pink in it. It is not a dramatic color and it does have more of a neutral shade to it. If you were ever scared to try something purple, I would highly recommend this lip gloss to you. It seriously looks so beautiful on the lips and I find it very flattering. I love the formula of these elixir's. They are very hydrating on your lips and I do not find them sticky.

Overall I would give this elixir a big A+ rating.

Maybelline Lipstick in Sin-a-mon

Hey girls, I have been a major lipstick kick lately, so I have so many different lipsticks to share with you all. I always buy them and post swatches on my Instagram, but I always forget to write up reviews on them! So I will be reviewing a bunch for you within the next couple of weeks, so I hope you don't mind! 

Sin-a-mon is part of there newer nude lipstick collection that had came out months ago. I remember seeing this one on clearance at Target, and I just new I had to get it. This shade is a cool tone light brown. I found that it was pretty opaque compared to a lot of Maybelline lipsticks I have tried. I am also a huge fan of the packaging. The light beige packaging makes it super easy when telling the difference between each Maybelline collection they have for there lipsticks. I found this color to be a great everyday nude shade. It is more of a brown which I don't think flatters my skin tone very much, but if you have a tanner skin shade, this would look amazing on you. 

Overall I would give this lipstick a B+ rating.

E.L.F Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx

Hey girls, so my Target recently re-did there beauty section and I was so excited to see that they added some more E.L.F products which included some of there Studio Line lipsticks. So of course I had to pick a couple up since they were only $3.00.

Pink Minx is a really pretty light pink color. Which I thought would be perfect for a everyday shade. The problem I found with this lipstick is that it is not long lasting at all. It last maybe like a 1 hour tops and it would already be off my lips. It is pretty moisturizing but the lasting power was not good at all. I do love the color though. I find the color to be very pretty.

Overall I would give this lipstick a C+ rating. It's a beautiful shade but I love looking for lipsticks with good lasting power. 

OFRA Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood

Hey girls today I have an exciting post on the OFRA Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Hollywood. I have been reviewing there products for a while now so I have been enjoying trying out different products, and I was excited when they sent me one of there liquid lipsticks! 

Hollywood is a bright pink with a hint of red/magenta in it. The pigmentation of this lipstick is seriously unbelievable. I only had to apply one coat of this to my lips and it had applied so smoothly. I love the applicator because it makes it easier when applying it to my lips. It doesn't trying out my lips and the color is actually very long lasting. It lasted up to 8+ hours. Also these have such a great smell too. It reminds me of a cupcake scent which I love. They are a little pricey with a price of $19.00 each, but honestly the quality is amazing.

Overall I would give this lipstick a A rating for the fact that the lipstick is pigmented and is very long lasting. You can purchase this lipstick here: Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood

Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked

I don't know about you, but I have always been a huge fan of Urban Decay's eyeshadow palettes. They were the only things I would buy from Urban Decay, but I thought since there palettes were amazing, I should go a head and give one of there lipsticks a try! So I ended up picking up one of there lipsticks and I chose the shade Naked.

Naked is a pretty pink color. These lipsticks are seriously so hydrating on the lips. I have never found a lipstick so hydrating and soft in my life. I fell in love with this lipstick since day one. Now I have been wearing it almost everyday. It has great color pay off but the only bad thing I would have to say is that I have to apply it a lot throughout the day. It normally last a few hours then I would have to apply it again. Other then that I have nothing else bad to say about this lipstick. I find that this is the perfect lipstick for my lips. 

Overall I would give this lipstick a A rating. These are $22.00 each and can be found anywhere that sells Urban Decay products.

Milani Lipstick in Flamingo Pose

Hey girls, I have been a huge Milani kick within the last few months and I have been purchasing so many on there products to try out! I have tons of different products I will be posting by Milani within the next few weeks, so hopefully you will find these post helpful when you are looking to try some more of there products. I love Milani and they have so many amazing products for such a great price. Where I live, I have to drive over an hour to find anything Milani but it is so worth it because I love there goodies.

Flamingo Pose is considered a flamingo coral cream. The color its self shows up more like a hot pink/red shade which I have been loving. It is so bright and beautiful for the summer time. The one thing I love about there lipsticks is that the pigmentation is amazing and they all have a creamy texture to it so it does not dry on your lips. They apply so smoothly and last for hours. I have been wearing this one a lot lately and it does last about 5 hours before I need to apply it again. The scent is also a huge plus when it comes to these lipsticks. They have a watermelon scent to them so they smell so good you could almost eat them!

These lipsticks are between $5-$6 depending on where you get them from. I usually pick mine up from Kmart or order off of there website.

I would give Flamingo Pose a nice A+ rating.

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hey girls, so over the past few days I thought I would go a head and post my MAC lipstick collection. I did a video into two parts. One for the regular MAC lipsticks which is part one, and then one for the limited edition shades that I own which is part two.

Some of the lipsticks I talked about in part two have just become permanent or are permanent shades that are in limited edition packaging. So I hope you enjoy both videos and leave a comment below with which color is your favorite MAC lipstick!

MAC Lipstick in Toying Around

Hey everyone I wanted to save this baby for last because this is my new favorite lipstick right now! This lipstick is also from the MAC's Playland collection and this is in the shade Toying Around. It was the only lipstick that had really caught my eye from this collection so I just had to pick it up!

Toying Around is considered a hot coral pink which has a amplified finish to it. I don't see much pink when it comes to this lipstick. It is for sure a coral but I would say its more on the orange/red side verses the pink side. This lipstick is also very opaque and looks flawless on the lips. It is going to be that perfect shade for this upcoming summer.

I would give this lipstick a A+ as well. Let me know what items you picked up from the Playland collection!

MAC Lipstick in Red Balloon

Hey loves, I have a couple exciting post today regarding a couple of the new MAC Lipsticks from the Playland Collection. I only ended up picking up two lipsticks from this collection, and both shades that I picked are amazing! The first one I am going to be showing you is Red Balloon. 

Red Balloon is considered a hot fuchsia which has an amplified finish. The pigmentation of this lipstick is amazing. It is very opaque so you only need to swap it on your lips once for that beautiful color. It applies smoothly and doesn't dry out your lips or anything. It is a bright red with a hint of magenta. I am so happy I picked this lipstick up because it is seriously so beautiful.
Overall I would give this lipstick a A+ rating.

Too Faced Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry

Hey girls, I have another post on the Too Faced Flush Blush and this is in the shade Something About Berry. I feel like I was so late on getting these because I feel like everyone bought these such a long time ago, but I am so so happy I finally picked this one up as well. 

Something About Berry is the perfect pink blush. When you mix them all together you get this beautiful mid tone pink with a hint of that magenta color which is where the berry comes from. I love how this blush gives that perfect glow as well and makes your cheeks look so beautiful and glowy. It does have a hint of shimmer which works wonderfully on your cheeks. 

I was also able to get this baby on sale for $15.00 during Ulta's sale. Honestly I don't know what took so long for me to purchase these blushes because they are amazing.

Too Faced Sweet Heart Blush in Peach Beach

Hey loves today I have an exciting post on the Too Faced Sweet Heart Flush Blush in Peach Beach. I had been eyeing these blushes ever since they were released and during Ulta's beauty deals, I ended up picking up two of the blushes for $15.00. I was so excited to see that they were on sale. 

Peach Beach is honestly the prettiest blush I have ever seen. It has the perfect peach glow and it is going to look amazing on the cheeks during the summer since it will give you almost a tan affect since I am so pale. It has three different shades which I swatched each for you so you can see the pigmentation of each. I also can not get over how freaking cute the packaging is. Too Faced really does have some of the best packaging I have ever seen.

I know I will be wearing this blush a ton this summer and I highly recommend it to you guys as well! If you own this blush, do you love it as much as I do?

How I Apply Cream Blush

Hey loves today I wanted to share with you all how I apply my cream blushes. I used to only use my fingers until I came a crossed a brush that applies my blush perfectly. I know there is many other methods of applying cream blush, but I found this way to work perfectly for me and I hope you find this post helpful!

So to begin the cream blushes I always use are by NYX cosmetics, because I find those blushes to be wonderful and super affordable. There blushes are very creamy and add such a beautiful glow to your cheeks. Which its always good to have an amazing blush to add with an amazing brush.

Now the brush I use is the Sigma F50 Duo Fibre brush. I find this brush to be the most effective when applying my cream blush. I just dip my brush into the cream blush and dab it on the apples of my cheeks and blend it all together. It always looks so good on my cheeks and makes it look natural. It does not leave streaking behind and like I said makes my cheeks look beautiful. 

This brush is $23.00 and can be bought here: Sigma F50 Duo Fibre also you can use code SPRING2014 to receive 10% off.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Secret

Hey girls, today I have an exciting post on the Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Secret. Back in the fall time I was able to make it to a Chanel counter and this was the first thing I bought by Chanel, which is really the only thing I have bought by Chanel. 

This is honestly one of my favorite lipsticks ever!! Since it is the only Chanel lipstick I own, I try not to use it ever day since there products are pricey. But I know I will be saving up some money to splurge on more of there lipsticks in the future.

Secret is such a beautiful light pink color and applies very smoothly on the lips and just gives you a beautiful natural lip. I need more of these in my life! What are your favorite Chanel products? I need some more to add to my wish list! 

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove

Hey lovely's, today I have a exciting post on the Milani Rose Powder blush. Where I live, if I want to buy Milani products I have to drive an hour a way, so one day I took that trip to find these Limited Edition Rose blushes and could not find them anywhere. So my boyfriend was so sweet and ordered me one right off there website. The color I chose was Coral Cove. With Spring here and Summer right around the corner I knew it would be the perfect shade to try!

Coral Cove is a bright coral color. It also has a matte finish which is a huge plus when it comes to blushes with me because I don't like too much shimmery all over my face so its perfect having it be a matte finish. Also these blushes are very affordable. They are $7.99 and these babies are huge. The color is so beautiful and last all day. I would highly recommend this blush! 

I would give this blush a A+.