June 2016 - Mommy Life Up North

New L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme Review & Swatches

Hi loves, today I have another review on one of the new L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette's. This is the second one I purchased and this one is in the shade Boudoir Charme. I wanted to get this one because it had beautiful warm shades, and I feel like warm eyeshadows have been such a huge trend lately, so I of course needed this one in my collection. If you read my review on the French Biscuit palette, you would know I was in love with the formula. And I love this palette as well.

This palette comes with a beautiful cream shade, a beautiful shimmery warm brown, a shimmery gold and a shimmery dark brown. You can create the most beautiful neutral makeup look using this palette. The texture of these are exactly like the single eyeshadows that L'Oreal came out with not too long ago. And I love those, so the fact that these palettes come with four shades, its so exciting. The texture is very soft and the colors are very pigmented. They all blend out really nice as well. I played around with this palette a little more, and I loving using a little fix + by MAC to make the shadows even more vibrant. 

I am so pleased with these palettes that I really need to go out and purchase more! I think they are a great staple to have in your drug store collection. They do retail for $9.99 and can be found at www.ulta.com.  Also a lot of times Ulta has really good deals, so you would be able to get them for cheaper when they do their buy one get one 50% off. 

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box June 2016 Unboxing

This box was sent to me for review purposes by POPSUGAR. 

Hi loves, welcome back to my blog! Today's post is an exciting one! It is on the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for June 2016. I have received tons of subscription boxes before, and POPSUGAR has always been a favorite of mine. It is a life style box so each box typically contains everything from beauty, fashion, food and even home decor. It's always exciting receiving one of these boxes because I love getting a variety of different products rather then just all beauty. So today I wanted to share with you what was in the box for the month of June. 

With POPSUGAR Must Haves, it is a subscription box you receive each month. Each month it does cost $39.95 plus free shipping. They also have a MINI box you can choose which is $18.95. Now lets go over what came in this months box!

  • NCLA Born on the 4th Nail Polish: This nail polish has beautiful red, white and blue glitter throughout it and this shade was developed with POPSUGAR. This nail polish does retail for $16.00.
  • Knock Knock Are You Ready (For Your Close-Up?) Compact: I am in love with this mirror. It is thin so it doesn't take up much space in your purse so you can take it with you anywhere you go. This compact retails for $10.00.
  • Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes: I was so excited to see this box included these. I am going to a music festival in a few weeks and this will for sure come in handy. They are easy for refreshing on the go and they do help neutralize odors for hours. These retail for $9. 
  • Pressels in the flavor Sriracha: These taste amazing!!! They have less fat and sodium compared to other popular chip options. I seriously love the taste! A bag of these retail for about $1.29. 
  • Sisters Of Los Angeles "Cheers" Gold Bottle Opener: I am so happy that I now have a bottle opener! And I love that it is gold! It makes it so classy. This bottle opener retails for about $12.00.
  • Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong: This sarong is very light weight and it can be used for many different things. You can tie it in so many different ways and you can even make it into a beach coverup. This sarong retails for $58.00.
  • Wild And Wolf Ridley's Games Room "Who Am I?" Quiz: I was so excited to see that this box included a game. My family and I love playing card games so this will be super fun to bring on road trips, to the beach or even just play around the house. It retails for about $12.95.
So with everything that is included in this months box, it does come to a total of $119.24. So that is such a good deal when the box its self is only $39.95. I love everything that was included in this box and I can see myself using everything. 

Let me know what you guys think of this subscription box and if you have tried it before. If you are interested in signing up, you can signup through the link: http://bit.ly/292L7eQ

New L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in French Biscuit Swatches & Review

If you are obbessed with makeup as much as I am, you are probably burning a hole in your pocket as well with all of these new releases! I recently went to my Walmart within the last two weeks, and each time I have found tons of new drug store products. One thing I was super excited to see were these new L'Oreal Colour Rich Pocket Palette's! They are just like the single colour rich eyeshadows, but now in a palette form. I was in love with the single eye shadows so I made sure to purchase a couple of these palettes to try out and see how the quality compares to the single shadows. I was never really a big fan of L'Oreal quads before, but oh my goodness, I was very impressed with these palettes. 

I purchased two to try out so far, and in todays post I will be talking about the quad in French Biscuit. This palette comes with a beautiful mid tone pink with a matte finish, a medium warm toned brown with a matte finish, a shimmery bronze and a shimmery gun metal. I loved the color combination in this palette. You can either create a beautiful warm look, or even a beautiful smokey eye. 

The texture of these shadows are pretty close to the single eyeshadows. I did notice they had a little bit more of a dryer texture compared to the single shadows. The colors in this palette were pigmented. They do blend out really nice, and did not have any fall out. I noticed the brown matte shade in this palette was a little chalky, but the rest of the shadows performed really well, and had a very nice finish. With the shimmery shades, I didn't notice any glitter falling out was well. I loved that L'Oreal added different types of finishes with this palette to make it easy to create beautiful and easy makeup looks. 

I am so happy that this palette performed so well. I love finding gems at the drugstore. Also, these palettes are very affordable. I found mine at Walmart, and you can also purchase them at www.Target.com for $8.99. I have another palette to share with you guys, and I really want to get some more that have more fun colors. I usually go towards the neutrals first just for testing purposes, then I typically go back and go for more bold colors if I love the formula. So I for sure have my eyes on a few more! 

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New Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Swatches & Review

Hi loves, I am so excited to talk about the all new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. When I saw photos of this palette before it came out, I knew I needed it in my collection. If you love warm colors you will then love this palette. It comes with a beautiful mix of warm transition colors, orange shades, browns and champagne colors. This palette had everything I could possible want to create a warm look. On top of the amazing colors, the packaging is also beautiful. It is a light pinky nude shade and its stunning.

This palette comes with 14 different shades and retails for $42.00. One thing I love the most about this palette is that it is made up of mainly matte shades. It comes with 11 mattes and 3 metallics. It also comes with a dual side brush, which I love. Now onto the shades in the palette:

  • Tempera is a beige with a ultra matte finish
  • Golden Ochre is a earthy yellow with a ultra matte finish
  • Vermeer is a beautiful iridescent shell/pink with a metallic finish (this is one of my favorite shades in the palette. I love using this all over the lid or in my inner corner to brighten up my eye look)
  • Buon Fresco is a pinky/lavender shade with a ultra matte finish (I love using this shade in my crease to deepen up my look a little)
  • Antique Bronze is a medium brown with a metallic finish
  • Love Letter is a raspberry shade with a ultra matte finish (this one did apply a little patchy, but it is super easy to blend out)
  • Cyprus Umber is a dark brown with a ultra matte finish
  • Raw Sienna is a neutral light brown with a ultra matte finish (this is one of my favorite transition colors in this palette)
  • Burnt Orange, just like the name says, is a burnt orange shade (my other favorite transition color in the palette)
  • Primavera is a beautiful shimmery gold shade and has a metallic finish
  • Red Ochre is a sienna shade with a ultra matte finish
  • Venetian Red is a crimson shade with a ultra matte finish (I am not a huge fan of this shade. It did apply a little patchy, but just like Love Letter it is easy to blend out)
  • Warm Taupe is a very pretty earthy gray with a ultra matte finish
  • Realgar is a brick red/orange and has a ultra matte finish
I thought all of the shadows performed very well. Love Letter and Venetian Red did apply patchy, but they did blend out nicely. I loved the texture of the shadows. They all have a very nice buttery texture, and were all very pigmented. I did have a little fall out with some of the shades, so just be sure to tap off your brush before applying it to your eye. 

I think for $42.00 you are getting such a good deal with this palette. If you love warm palettes and matte shades, I highly recommend pick this up! 

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Travel Size Must Haves Featuring It Cosmetics

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Summer is finally right around the corner! And with Summer comes a lot of traveling. I will be attending Rock USA this year, going on trips down state and even going camping. So I wanted to share with you some amazing beauty products that you can take with you when you travel this Summer, or basically anytime you travel! 

All of these products are some of the top favorite products by It Cosmetics. It Cosmetics seriously has a travel size in anything you would need to complete a makeup look. Today I will be sharing with you everything but a eyeshadow palette, (which It Cosmetics does have cute palettes that are perfect for traveling).
  • Your Skin But Better CC+ Foundation- this is my current favorite foundation. It is such a light weight foundation and also includes SPF 50+ so I love wearing it for the Spring and Summer. You can get a travel size at www.ulta.com for only $15.00. 
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer- if you want to bring a full coverage concealer with you on your trip, this one would be perfect for you. It literally is full coverage and helps coverup the dark circles under your eyes. You can get this travel size product at www.ulta.com for only $10.00. 
  • Confidence in a Cream- I am literally obsessed with this moisturizer.  It is perfect for all skin types. I use it in the morning and at night and it just leaves me skin feeling so smooth. You can purchase this travel size at www.ulta.com for $16.00. 
  • Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara- I love using this mascara for a everyday look. It makes your lashes look long and full. You can purchase a sample size at www.ulta.com for $12.00. 
  • Brow Powder Universal Eyebrow Pencil- this brow pencils works for almost every single eye brow color. So if someone you are on vacation with forgets their brow pencil, then this would for sure come in handy in case they need it! You can purchase a travel size at www.ulta.com for $12.00. 
  • Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara- this stuff is incredible at getting all of your lower lashes. It has such a small brush so its nearly impossible to make a mess. I love using this everyday and I will sometimes use it to separate my top lashes in case they are to clump at all. You can purchase this travel size at www.ulta.com for $10.00. 
They also had sent me over a travel size lip gloss and eyeliner but I was unable to find those on the Ulta website or the It Cosmetics websites. I think all of these products would be perfect to take with you anywhere and they are even perfect size to keep in your purse as well!