Coastal Scents Revealed Sampler Review | Birchbox

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While there are always new varieties of makeup coming out one thing never changes, nude palettes. While I am a dedicated Urban Decay Naked fan, I was pleased to receive a shadow sampler from Coastal Scents new Revealed palette in my latest Birchbox.

The Revealed set comes with 20 nude and metallic shadows which seems perfect for the natural smokey look or even something a little shiny for a special occasion. The sampler I received came with four shades from the set; a plum, a olive, a silver highlight, and a black. I figured these were the perfect colors to use to create and nice smoke (I will post my youtube video below of that tutorial!)

Giving that I am an opinionated beauty junkie I figured I would share with you all my full run down review of this sampler, so here we go!

Right off the bat I was pleased with shades I received, I tend to not overdo eyeshadow and focus more on liner so I thought this would be a great time to makeup outside of the box. I was surprised with the pigmentation of the shades,mi thought they had a nice amount of shimmer and shine, all though the colors did come off a little more muted than I would have liked. My biggest problem with these shadows was the fall off, there was a ton! I always do my foundation before my eyes because I’ve never really had a problem with fall out. Up I really found myself making quite a mess of my face while applying. The other problem I had is that I found them a little more difficult to blend and once blended the colors became muddy. The one plus I will give them is that the colors lasted throughout the day with very little creasing.
While I don’t think this palette is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked, it is a nice alternative at a more affordable cost (retails for $32). However I don’t see myself purchasing the full size product because I have no need for it, perhaps it will work best when blending it with some shades for the Naked pallet.

That’s what you get when sampling products, you can either not care for something or find your next big thing!
Lots of love,
Kate

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Influenster JollVoxBox Unboxing!

Hey guys! It has been a crazy holiday month and I’m sorry I haven’t been around as much, but with the season ending you best believe I will be back!
Here is my latest Unboxing video of the Unboxing of the JollyVoxBox that I received from Influenster!
Stay tuned for a full run down and review of these products.
Lots of love,
Kate

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Bichbox Ruffian Manicure Giveaway | 4 Winners! (Open)

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It’s giveaway time! Check out the video below for more info!

What you win: one exclusive Birchbox Ruffian Manicure set which includes three amazing nail polishes.
How to enter:
1.You must be subscribed to either my youtube or my blog
2.Thumbs up this blog
3.Comment with your favorite nail trend!

You can comment as many times as you want, each comment equals one entry.
Good luck!
Kate

*Open to U.S only
*Must be 18+ or have permission from parent

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Eyebrow Tutorial | Shape and Fill

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Raise those eyebrows ladies, it’s time to get those caterpillars in check!
While it took me a lifetime to get mine correct I’m here to pass my trial and error wisdom along to you!
So here’s what you will need:
Eyebrow pencil (or powder, whichever you prefer)
Eyebrow gel
Eyebrow spoolie
Brow bone highlighter
Cream concealer

Now onto the basics!
My simple rules are to follow your natural brow shape, use your nose and your eyes as your guidelines, use short lines and strokes to keep them natural looking, and use a shade match to your roots.

Now that you have the ground rules down its time to jump into it, check out the below video for my full rundown. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Good luck!
Kate
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Birchbox October 2013 | Unboxing and Exciting News!

Hey loves! This is my Birchbox October 2013 Unboxing and first impression!
Thanks for watching!
Kate

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September Beauty Favorites and More!

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Hello my dears!
Now that September has come to an end I’m going to give you my run down of all the products and things that I’ve been in love with this September, a couple of fails as well!
What gave you been loving this Septemver? Let me know below!!

Lots of love!
Kate
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Halloween Makeup Tutorial : Sugar Skull

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October is almost here and that means it almost time for us parents to run around town with our kids trying to hold onto our sanity. While I’m long past my costume wearing prime, I refuse to follow the rules. My son loves that I dress up with him and it’s just a lot of fun.
This is a quick tutorial video on how I do one of my favorite Halloween looks, plus it’s really easy and quick and best of all you can be 100% creative with it. The colors, styles and designs are all up to you and mistakes are encouraged!
So check out of I pull off my Day of the Dead Sugar Skull look. If you try this out take a picture and tag me on Instagram @mkateholmes I would love to check it out!

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Lots of Love…and trick or treat?
Kate
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