October 2017 - Mommy Life Up North

New Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

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Who is excited for all the new Holiday products that have recently been released? I know I am! I am a huge sucker for all the fun packaging. I recently received the new Urban Decay Heavy Metals collection and I have been testing out the new Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette, let me just say, I am in love! 

With this Heavy Metals collection, there is a eyeshadow palette, 13 glitter eyeliners and a lip palette. I will be talking about the palette in this post, but if you would like a review on the eyeliners or lip palette just let me know and I can do a separate post on those. 

This palette comes with 20 beautiful metallic eyeshadows. If you love sparkle, shine and glitter you are going to want to get your hands on this palette. The packaging comes in this beautiful purple case and the eyeshadows pull out and have a mirror in the middle. I was so surprised to see a mirror in the middle of the palette because I have never seen a eyeshadow palette like that before. I find it very unique. The palette has a mix of neutrals and bright colors. Lets move onto the shade names and the swatches. I will go from left to right from the swatches below. 
  • Aluminum which is a metallic warm gray with iridescent micro sparkle 
  • Dive which is a metallic medium blue
  • Punk Rock which is a metallic fuchsia 
  • Amp which is a metallic bright teal
  • Glam Rock which is a metallic silver
  • Ground which is a metallic black with iridescent shimmer
  • Spandex which is a metallic deep blue with purple shift and blue micro sparkle
  • Metalhead which is a metallic deep purple
  • Mullet which is a metallic deep green
  • Twisted which is a metallic gold
  • Glory which is a metallic metallic golden bronze
  • Starfire which is a metallic bright cooper
  • Angelfire which is a metallic pale pink
  • Maiden which is a metallic beige
  • Acoustic which is a metallic nude
  • Bass which is a metallic bronze
  • Demo which is a metallic bronze rose
  • Afterparty which is a metallic red
  • Roadie which is a metallic burgundy
  • Scream which is a metallic mauve
I seriously love all the names of these shadows because I am huge into rock music and all of these shade names reminds me of going to a bunch of rock concerts. I feel like this palette was made for me. 

With the shadows, Urban Decay came out with a whole new formula. It has high intense pigmentation and they are very smooth and blend really good. You don't even need any fix+ with these shadows to get the amazing metallic look. I love how creative this palette is and I highly recommend checking it out.

It is limited edition, so if you are looking to get your hands on it, I would do so before it is gone for good. I am so excited to have this palette in my collection.

It retails for $55.00 and can be found at www.ultabeauty.com

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L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share with you guys some swatches of the new L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks! L'Oreal recently came out with a ton of shades and I finally got around to testing them out for you guys. These were sent to me for review purposes, but all opinions are of course, 100% my own. 

These lipsticks are supposed to last up to 16 hours and are supposed to feel comfortable on the lips. There is 12 shades to this line and a lot of the colors are very unique. And these also have a very cool wand that has a pointer on it to help shape your lips when applying the product. 

The shades in this line are:
  • Roseblood which is a deep brownish red
  • Stirred which is a brick red
  • Matador which is a cool toned red
  • Shake Down which is a rusty nude color
  • Cowboy which is a warm nude 
  • Milk and Cookies which is a pretty taupe brown
  • Nudist which is a pretty peachy nude 
  • Angora which is also a taupe shade but its just a little bit lighter then Milk and Cookies
  • Kitten Paw which is a pale pastel purple
  • Plum Bum which is a stunning plum purple (this is by far my favorite shade)
  • Petal Potion which is a beautiful cool toned pink
  • Deeply Disturbed which is a dark purple
The shades are EXTREMELY pigmented except for Deeply Disturbed. That shade wasn't as opaque as the rest of them. They also do not dry down like typical matte lipsticks. They are very comfortable on the lips and a few of the darker shades do leave a little bit of stain behind on the lips. They also do wear for a long time, but I still had to touch up a little bit throughout the day.

Some of my favorite shades from this line are Plum Bum and Petal Potion. I mean of course, sine they are the most wearable on me. 

If you do not like super drying liquid lipsticks, I think you would really enjoy these. They do retail for around $10 depending on where you get them from. They are currently on sale at Ulta.com for buy one get one 50% off.  

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Baking With Mommy: Soft Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Hi loves, I wanted to start a new series on my blog called Baking With Mommy! Whenever I am cooking I always have my little one near me. Even though she has no idea what I am doing, I am hoping when she is older she would love to bake with me. With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to start doing some baking recipes. So I thought I would start with one of my favorite cookies! 

Now before I begin, just note, I am not the best baker in the world. I do not have a fancy mixer (I used to but sadly I didn't use it much). So a lot of things is all done by hand. But a mixer would be more handy then just stirring by hand, trust me! 

So today I am sharing with you one of my favorite cookies! They are Soft Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. They are seriously one of my favorite cookies. And since butterscotch is orange, I thought these cookies look pretty festive for the fall time. 

Items you will need:
  • 1 cup butter softened (I just used two sticks of Blue Bonnet margarine)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (can use light or dark brown sugar, I used light)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (I use large eggs)
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I love cinnamon so I use a lot, if you are not a fan of cinnamon you can always cut it in half)
  • 2 cups of flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 3 cups of quick oats
  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips (I loveeee butterscotch so I use a lot. If you don't like a lot of butterscotch in your cookies, just use less. I also highly recommend getting the Hersey's butterscotch chips. They taste so good!)

Baking Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 
  • Mix butter, eggs, brown sugar, regular sugar and vanilla extract all together
  • In a separate bowl combine your flour, cinnamon, baking sofa and salt all together
  • Take the dry ingredients and add them to the wet ingredients
  • Once it is all mixed together add your oats and then fold in your butterscotch chips
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes 
Let me know if you are going to try these! And I hope you all enjoy this new little series I will be doing! If you have any feedback I would love to hear it! 

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Current Beauty Favorites and Giveaway|October 2017

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Hi loves, I feel like I haven't posted about my current beauty favorites in forever, in fact I don't know if I ever have on my blog. I used to do monthly favorites on YouTube all the time, but since having Mila I haven't filmed a video in forever. So I thought why not bring it to my blog. I gathered all of my current favorites and a lot of my favorites are products that I use on a daily basis. I am also including a little giveaway in this post as well! 

My current favorites:
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II: This palette is my go to palette. I bring it with me when I travel so I do not have to bring highlighter, contour or eyeshadows. It's the perfect all in one palette. The sculpting powder is literally one of my favorites for contouring. It is a nice cool toned shade which works perfectly for my skin tone. I also love the eyeshadows. When I want a basic eye look I use Cool Tan in my crease and then Ruddy Earth in the outer corner just to deepen the look. Then I will take Starlight all over my lid. It is seriously perfect! This palette retails for $65.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com
  • NARS Blush in Madly: This has been a blush that was on my wish list forever! And I finally purchased it in April and I ended up having my daughter May 6th, so I didn't actually end up using the blush until about June when I was finally ready to start doing my makeup again. It has been my go to blush ever since. It is seriously stunning and the perfect nude blush! This blush retails for $30.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com
  • Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara: Oh my goodness, this baby right here is my new favorite mascara! It has tiny tiny fibers that help make your lashes look fuller. And the wand is seriously amazing. It helps separate my lashes. I am actually going to be giving away this mascara to one of you lucky ladies! I seriously cannot wait for one of you to try this. This mascara retails for $24.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com.  
  • FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Honey: This lip treatment is perfect for dry lips. It has been getting pretty cold now here in Northern Michigan so my lips are already starting to get chapped. And this does such a great job at moisturizing my lips. And it has a pretty nude tint to it. This lip treatment retails for $24.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation: It has been so long since I have found a foundation that I like as much as my NARS Sheer Glow, but I finally found one! This Lancome foundation is a medium to full coverage and has a beautiful velvety matte finish. It looks so so natural and beautiful on my skin. It is the complete opposite finish compared to the NARS Sheer Glow, but I honestly love it. This foundation retails for $47.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com
  • Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector: I had heard amazing things about this primer and I finally had picked it up. I ordered just a mini size because I wasn't sure if I would end up liking it but I ended up falling in love with it. I only use it in my t-zone and I feel like it sort of sucks in my pores and fills them which makes my pores look amazing once I add my foundation. The mini size retails for $15.00 and the full size retails for $36.00. This primer can be found at www.sephora.com.
  • L'Oreal Brow Stylist Shade and Fill Pencil: I recently started using this brow pencil about two weeks ago and I really like it! It is very comparable to the Anastasia Brow Definer but this one is much cheaper. The product is much thicker compared to the normal brow pencil, but it makes filling in my brows much easier! This brow pencil retails for $10.99 and can be found at www.ulta.com
Now onto the giveaway. I am giving away one Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara! I am literally so excited for one of you to try it, so I of course wanted to give one away. The giveaway will last a week and end on October 15th at midnight. If you are under 18 please make sure you have your parents permission to enter. 

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L'Oreal Infallible Paint Metallic Lips Swatches & Review

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Hi guys, today I have a little review for you on some awesome metallic lippies by L'Oreal. Metallic lips are extremely popular and I am pretty sure almost every brand out there now currently has metallic products. I am not really into the trend, though I do find that it looks super pretty, but just not on me. L'Oreal released the Infallible Paint Metallics a few months ago and they were so kind to gift them to me. So of course I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions. Even though I do not like them on me, I think the product its self is wonderful. 

L'Oreal sent me 4 out of 6 shades. The shades I will be sharing with you today are Smoldering Eclipse which is a dark purple berry shade, Liquid Venom which is a stunning brick orange shade, Galatic Foil which is a rosy pink and lastly Moon Lust which is a nude baby pink. 

They have amazing color pay off but they do have a little bit of texture to them. Even with the texture, I do not find them to be uncomfortable on the lips. They do feel like a gloss so they do not dry down at all. They are very metallic and I think would look amazing on top of many different matte lipsticks. Out of all the shades, I think Moon Lust is my favorite because it is more of a everyday shade. 

But if you are on the metallic band wagon, I think you would really like these, and plus they are super affordable as well. They retail for $9.99 and can be bought at www.ulta.com

Let me know what you think of the metallic trend and if you have found one that you love!

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NEW L'Oreal Infallible Paint Metallic Eyeshadows Swatches & Review

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Everyone stop what your doing and go pick up these L'Oreal Metallic Eyeshadows! I am seriously in love with these! If you saw my last post, it was on the new matte infallible eyeshadows, and those are seriously amazing as well. But if you want some mega metallic eyes, then you need these! 

These eyeshadows have crazy pigmentation and have a foiled finish. I honestly do not have much to say on these other then that they are amazing. There is 5 different shades to choose from and honestly, I think you need them all!

From the swatches below, going from left to right we have: Violet Luster, Aluminum Foil, Caged, Brass Knuckles and Rose Chrome. The texture of the shadows is amazing and I didn't notice a lot of fall out either. The swatches below have no primer underneath and you can see how pigmented they are. I think even with a little MAC fix plus they could look even more metallic. 

Right now L'Oreal products are buy one get one 50% off at www.ulta.com. And they are also giving away a free mini lipgloss with a $15.00 purchase! I highly recommend checking these out! 

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