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

Wanna see my tutorial for this sampler?
Youtube.com/users/KatesTillMidnight

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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
Have you subscribed to my youtube channel yet? The giveaway is close to being open, and if you subscribe to both blog and channel you double your chances to win!

Get Ready With Me Date Edition!

Last night was Sunday night, so you know what that means….date night! Every Sunday my husband an I put the kids to bed nice and early and cook ourselves an awesome meals…often times new ones we haven’t tried before. The best part? We get super gussed up! Yeah it’s silly and weird but we love it, and I really think that it’s little things like this that keep relationships fresh and fun.
So follow me as I attempted to get myself fancied up for our date!

If you like what you see please subscribe to my youtube channel and blog because my giveaway is soon and you need to be subscribed to win…you know how the old story goes.
Love you guys to pieces!
Kate

Golden Look Using The Urban Decay Naked Pallet

Hello and might I say a biiiig thank you! My blog has been going crazy with views and subscribers more these past couple weeks more than ever and it makes my little black heart melt. You guys are truly awesome!
Now lets get to the stuff we all love the most…beauty. If you saw my birthday haul blog you saw that my amazing husband gifted me the Urban Decay naked pallet and since then I have been non stop playing with different looks and combinations and decided to share some of my favorite looks with you all in an easy how-to series of videos.
So here is my first installment of this series and I hope you like it! I call it my “Golden Smoke” and its a really wearable look for night and day and plus it shimmers! If you try this look please take a shot of it and tag me on Instagram @mkateholmes so I can see the amazingness that is YOU.
In all seriousness you guys really do make my world go round.
Lots of love!
Kate
If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog and my youtube channel for your chance to take part in the 100 subscriber giveaway I have coming up as a ‘thank you for being you’. And remember you get extra enteries for being subscribed to both<3

Now on with the fun….

How I Curl and Style Short Hair

I recently cut my very long locks off and have been searching for the perfect short hairstyle, ala Alexa Chung! So here is my take on the quick and easy way to curl and style short hair using only one tool!
If you try this, let me know what you thing and snap some shots!
Don’t forget to subscribe to both my blog and youtube channel for your chance to be entered in my upcoming giveaway (I’ve starting buying stuff for it already!) information on that will be coming up as soon as I hit 100 subscribers and that is coming up faster than I thought so make sure not to miss out!
Lots of Love,
Kate

Exciting News!!

After over a year of considering it I finally decided to put my pride and my self doubt aside and launch my Youtube channel, and I need your help!
I so appreciate all of your love and I’m hoping it translates over to video as well. Don’t worry though, I will continue to run my blog as normal but i’m just adding another element. So check out my welcome message and don’t forget to subscribe.
Also if you read my last post you saw that i’m in the process of planning my giveaway and i’m planning on linking it to my Youtube channel so once the giveaway is announced you will be able to get extra entries by subscribing to my channel as well.
So ignore my nerdness and let me know what you think, and again thanks for all the support and I look forward to sharing this journey with you all!
Love,
Kate