June- Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box

Hey guys I know I am super late with posting this months beauty box. Between the heat wave and it getting me super sick, I literally had nothing in me to do swatches or reviews. And I must admit to being a bit depressed lately, and sometimes it effects my blogging among other things. So I finally sat down and did these swatches and I’ll go through them really quick. 

Hey June!:

1. Lipstick in Yolo- $12:

This lipstick is a semi matte lipstick in the shade Yolo. It’s a bright pink and it’s pretty full coverage. I kind of had to go over it a few times to get it completely opaque. This is not one of my favorite shades. I literally hate pink lipstick and it is so not for me. 
2. Totally Baked Eyeshadow in Tubular- $9:

Tubular is a teal green. I’m really loving these new baked shadows. They are very pigmented and they are not dry like other baked shadows. I’m pretty sure if you were to wet these they’d be even more amazing. 

3. Oh So Natural Lip & Cheek Stain in Raven- $8:

This is a lip and cheek stain in the shade Raven. You can use this all over your face. I have used them one the cheek and eyes and lips. I like them best on the lips. Very moisterizing in the winter.  This is a comparison of two different lip stains. The second shade is Moody, which is darker and more pigmented than Raven. Raven is a sheer cherry shade whereas Moody is a bit more of an opaque cherry shade. 

4. Shimmer Eye Dust in Jail Bait- $8:

Jail Bait is shimmery baby pink. It’s a loose shadow with a shifter and is 1.5 grams. 

Total: $37

It’s not an overall exciting box but I like everything but the lipstick. The shade is just not for me. I was happy to get another of the lip stains. 

Let me know if you liked this months box and if you have subscribed to their subscription. Thanks so much for reading and stay purple. 

Lime Crime Hi-Lite: Opals

When Lime Crime came out with highlighters, it was just mean. Mean because Lime Crime is so extra and you knew these would be hella extra too. Mean because I knew it’d make my wallet hurt. And mean because I know I’d have no choice but to get them. I really love unconventional highlighters because I’m weird and also that’s what I would create if I had the chance. 

And these highlighters are really different because they are iridescent. The holographic nature in them is beyond. I wish I had a camera to be able to capture how amazing these are. I wore this one night and literally went crazy putting it all over my face. And of course on those beat face nights is when you can never get a good picture. 

Pink:Gold: Peach:

These are formulated to be translucent in the base and then come to life once it’s on your skin. They are calling these milky shades that adapt to every type of skin tone once applied. These are vegan and cruelty free. The packaging is so beautiful, a hard material with a magnetic closure. The package itself is so holographic and beautiful, I’m not sure how I’ll ever be able to throw it away. Each highlight is 0.25 oz, which is 0.01 smaller than the pans in the ABH quad Glow Kits. So you’re definitely getting a good amount of product. 

These are very soft and super pigmented. As you can see, you can blend out the product and build it up. The first set of swatches I wanted to sheer them out to show how they would look blended on the face. The second half were finger swatches to show exactly the type of pigmentation you’re dealing with. 

And who is about the mermaid collection?? I know I definitely am. I swear Lime Crime wants all our money and they ain’t sorry about it. Let me know if you bought any their Hi-Lites and if you got the mermaid collection. Thank you so much for reading and stay purple. 

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter 

Too Faced finally got in on the highlighter band wagon. I’m not a huge Too Faced fan, I think all their palettes look the same. But I really have fallen in love with their blushes and liquid lipsticks. And these highlighters totally stole my heart. I love the design of these so much, the packaging is just ridiculous. I didn’t care if it worked or not I just know I needed it. 

I got two of the shades, Ray of Light and You Light Up My Life. I want to get all eventually but I felt these shades would look best on me. 

Let’s light it up!:

Ray of Light:

Ray of Light is a rose gold highlight shade. 

You Light Up My Life: 

You Light Up My Life is a gold highlight shade. 
These are 0.32 oz each and $30. This is definitely up there with my more expensive highlights. I know the lighting on these pictures are very wonky but the chrome of packaging made it so difficult to capture! I absolutely love love love the heart shaped compact. Has a mirror, and a magnetic snap closure. The product itself is shaped like diamond facets with the logo initials branded on them. 

The formula is a combination of powder,  liquid, cream, and baked formulations. This is an Italian liquid to powder formulation. The pearls aren’t crushed but kept whole to reflect light from any angle. The feeling of the highlight is extremely soft and melts onto the skin. I know a lot of people were upset because it wasn’t a super blinding highlight. This is definitely one of the more subtle ones that released this year. But you can always build it up. 

I do like a hella blinding glow but I’m not mad at these. And you can always wear it wet, and build build build. The gold is definitely the more pigmented of the two. 

I can’t wait to actually wear these. Let me know if you picked any up and how you like them. If you have  questions feel free to ask. Thanks so much for reading and stay purple. 

Melt Cosmetics Digit Dust Highlight

Omg y’all are killing me!!! Melt Cosmetics has come out with three of their own highlighters. They are called Digital Dust highlights and these are not branded to be your typical highlighter. These aren’t made to be Instagram poppin’ but more red carpet ready. This was made for MUAs who wanted to give their clients a more wearable glow. And they wanted to bring this to us. 

Now let’s glow to town:

So, you can see, straight on it’s not very full blown blinding. But gurl turn to the side and bam! I love it. This is when you want to be high fashion glow. Like you’re going somewhere super fancy or maybe you don’t want blind everyone that day. You want a low key glow.

I got one in the shade Gold Ore. I’m trying so hard to be good but Melt got me. I just had to try one. They are $39 and 8 grams. It is probably one of the most expensive highlights that I own. Especially a single highlighter. I’ve bought sets that were this much but you’re getting multiple highlights. 

Anyway, I completely understand why it is this much. First, of all, indie companies I understand their pricing because it’s literally just them. It’s a small operation that’s completely organic. Not coming from corporate, and charts, and trend reports. And I must say these are really big. I love the size of the compact and it is really smooth and matte. Totally on brand. Comes with the mirror and the highlighters are imprinted with the Melt logo that have had on previous shippers. I absolutely love it. It’s so beautiful. 

The closure is a magnetic snap close so you don’t have to worry about the closure wearing down. Also the formula is very high end. From what I can remember, Lora Arellano said it is combination of some of her favorite highlight formulas from brands such as Estee Lauder. So for me that’s enough for me to pick these up. I know they put a lot of work into making sure we got something really high quality. 

I’m debating on getting the other two. Maybe in the future but there’s too much makeup right now. They are driving me crazy. 

Let me know if you picked any up and how you feel about them. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks for reading and stay purple. 

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair

Hey there! I have a super fun post today. Lime Crime’s hair dye is something I’ve been dying to get my hands on ever since it was announced. Stalking Doe Deere’s and Lime Crime’s Instagram for a release date for over a year. Most anticipated thing of life. And when I saw the Insta story of the dyes being a reality soon, I screamed. I threw my phone, my head hurt and so did my wallet. But I was beyond excited. The one color I always had my eye on is Doe’s signature shade, Pony. I love how bright and amazing this shade of purple is. It’s a pretty unique shade, different then other purples I’ve used. Instead of being just being a deep purple or lavender, Pony is more an electric purple. And boy is it bright. 

Let’s get into procedure:

This is my hair before we bleached it. It’s pretty faded and blonde already. But we still bleached it to make it as light as possible. The back of my hair and roots are really dark and grown out. 

The bleaching process:

This is how blonde we got my hair. We don’t wait too long let the bleach process. That’s how you don’t have too much damage to your hair, especially of you dye a lot. And my hair lightened very fast, so we just listened to my hair. The green is from when I put teal steaks in my hair, so the bleach is making it resurface. We mostly cared about the roots and the darkness in the back and underneath my hair. 
Fun time:

My friend dyes my hair for me because I am no good with hair. We let it set for over an hour or so. 

The end result:

I absolutely love the color. Probably the brightest I ever been. As you can see there’s different colors and some parts are darker than others. That’s only because I’ve dyed my hair so much and have bleached it before. And I don’t like to force myself hair to get super blonde if that’s not where it’s going. I let it do what it can and that’s it. My roots were white so I am good with that. 

Let’s talk about pricing. These are $16 a jar. And when I say jar, I mean jar. The amount of product these hold is ridiculous. This holds 6.76 oz/ 200 mL. Let’s compare. Pravana is 3 oz and is about $8-$11 depending on how cheap you can find it. Manic Panic is 4 oz and about $10. Special Effects is 4 oz as well and is about $8-$11 depending on where you find it. So everyone complaining about the price, they must take into consideration that one is literally twice the size of one regular one. You can see how thick my hair is and it has gotten pretty long. I would usually have to buy about three or four hair dye products to cover my hair. Me and my friend were so shocked when we literally used a jar and a half. And we were kinda just slapping dye all over just make sure every area was covered well. 

What we both noticed is that when we were washing the dye out, the water runs clear. Like no dye came out at all. Like it was washing out, but nothing was in the sink. We both thought that was very interesting. And now I’m wondering whether or not it will come out in the shower. I still haven’t washed it, it’s been weeks. And before you shade me about my hair, mine doesn’t need to be washed every day. That dries out my hair. 

And omg this smells sooooooo good!!!! It smells floral and sweet. It smells amazing like I can smell that all day. Probably the best smelling hair dye I’ve ever encountered. 

Here are the other shades:

Chocolate Cherry, Anime, Pony, Salad, Strawberry Jam, Neon Peach 

Gargoyle, Dirty Mermaid, Blue Smoke, Leelo, Jello 
Bunny, Sext 

I really really love these shades! I’m excited to try more but I am purple living right now. I love that I only need two, and Doe was not playing! She even gave a coupon for a discount for when you need to buy more dye for your next touch up! And it lasts all the way to September!!! And I still have a jar and a half so I am definitely good for awhile. I cannot wait to see how this fades and will totally keep you updated. 

Let me know if there’s anything else you want to know or see. Feel free to ask any questions at all. Thank you guys so much for reading and stay purple!! 

May- Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box

Hey guys! Back again for this month’s beauty box from Medusa’s Makeup. This month’s is pretty cool and full of their newer goodies. Let’s get right into swatches. I don’t have much of an introduction today. 

May Beauty Box:

1. Glitter in Pegasus- $7:

Pegasus is a lavender glitter with some blue and pink undertones. The shade is so beautiful. Pegasus is the perfect name for this. It’s such a magical shade. 

2. Totally Baked Eyeshadow in Bitchin’- $9:

Bitchin’ is apart of their new baked eyeshadows. This color is a shimmery champagne color. This is really pretty and can also double as a highlighter. 

3. Lip Paint in Shag- $12:

Shag is their Lip Paint, their new liquid lipsticks. I really really really hate this color. Like it does not go well with me at all. It’s a nude coral shade and it’s very very light. I’m hoping to get a better shade in future. 

4. Lip Paint Remover- $10:

This is the Lip Paint remover. It’s completely vegan and cruelty free. It’s a proprietary blend of almond oil, grapeseed oil, and fragrance. I like that you can really smell the almond and grapeseed. This doesn’t work right away. You let it sit on the lips and I like to rub it in. I let it set and break down the liquid lip and wipe it off. It completely comes off there is no residue. The ingredients are so natural I’m not scared if I swallow some or not. 

This month’s total: $38 

This month definitely had some big ticket items. Still not in love with the Lip Paint shade so I don’t know when I’ll actually be able to use one. This just did not look nice on me. But I really liked everything else and happy to try another new item. 

Hope this helped in your decision on whether or not you would want to get this beauty box. It’s $16 a month, cruelty free and vegan. Thanks so much for reading and stay purple. 

Laura Lee x Violet Voss

I had recently just starting following Laura Lee and I really have grown to like her. The past year of having to get to know her and hear about her palette, I really wanted to try it. I was sad I missed the first launch. I was debating on getting it when it relaunched and then Beauty Bay had a coupon for 15% off, so I figured why not. The shades are really beautiful and it’s even better in person. This was the first time I got anything by Violet Voss and I am extremely happy with it. 

Now let’s get into some swatches!

Swatches will be starting from the first row going across. Then it will start on the top of my arm going down. I will review each shade for you guys. 

First two rows of the palette:

Basic is a vanilla cream shade. It’s very light on me I’d use it as a brow bone color. 

Sugah is a shimmer cream shade. This is very light on me as well but I’d use it a brow bone or inner corner highlight. 

Priss Pot is a very neutral orange shade. It is also extremely light on me. I would use this is as an all over neutralizing shade. 

Mamma Bird is a brighter orange that actually shows up. This is a great transition shade or when you want to do a neutral look. 

Raga Muffin is a burnt orange shade. This is another great transition shade or to deepen up the crease. Larlee is such a beautiful shade. It’s a pinky peach duo chrome shade. This is a great highlight shade or shadow topper. 

Tickled Pink is a frosted pink shimmer shade. I’m not a huge pink fan but this shade is super pretty. Definitely great for highlight and accent shade. 

Hissy Fit is a gorgeous deep gold shade. 

Bitty is a really pretty shimmery bronze shade. 

1988 is one the prettiest shades. It looks plain but when you swatch it, it’s a pinky gold duo chrome shade. It is absolutely gorgeous. 

Last two rows of the palette:

Fleeky is a metallic yellow gold. 

Britches is another neutral tan shade. This is another great crease or all over lid color. 

Fried is like an olive shade. I like this shade because it’s a very unusual shade to put in a palette but I really like it. 

Yoshi is pretty duo chrome brown and green shade. 

Rammer Jamer is a really pretty metallic pinky red shade. Alabama is a brown shade. It has a bit of red undertone to it. Another good transition and crease shade. 

Whiskers is a dark brown shade. This is for those smokey eye transition shades. 

Bubs is an even deeper brown but less red and getting more grey undertoned. 

Smashlee is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a duo chrome teal and gold. It literally looks like a mermaid’s tail. 

Lou is a super matte black. I don’t know why but I don’t use black in my looks a lot. Or ever lol. I’m scared to use especially for smokey eyes. I don’t do smokey eyes much or ever. I’ll be brave and do it eventually. 

My overall review of the palette is that it’s absolutely amazing. I watched a lot of reviews of this palette and was very nervous about it. They said the matte shades were hard to use bit everything in this palette was like a dream. Every shade pigmented and velvety. Even though there were some extremely light shades in this palette, the shades weren’t chalky. 

So if you are debating this palette I say get it. Even if you don’t know Laura Lee. The shade selections are really different and there are a lot of gorgeous shades in here. There’s a lot of stuff I’d never think to put together and love it. 

Here are some looks I’ve done with the palette. 

I love that I was able to create some really neutral looks and some really fun ones as well. 

If you guys have this palette, let me know if worked out well for you. Thank you guys so much reading and stay purple.