My Kat Von D…

…Palette Collection!

I have been collecting the KVD palettes for a couple years now and not one of my palettes have disappointed.  The textures, the pigmentation and the staying power are exceptional and in my opinion, are what makes her product line very successful.  However, her makeup line was not was made her successful and popular, it her talent as a tattoo artist. She started tattooing at the age of 14 and is a very well known, highly sought after tattoo artist with a waiting list that is endless.  So, it makes sense that she continue her artistry and creativity into the cosmetic world.  Anything she touches is successful.  I was honored to meet her during one of her visits to Calgary, Alberta back in 2007.  She was one of the featured tattoo artist at the Calgary Tattoo festival.  Her honest and true personality totally shone through during our brief meeting. Her smile was so captivating and I thought to myself, this is the best meeting ever.  Like walking towards a friend that I hadn’t seen in years, it was a awesome to meet her.  No automatic alt text available.

This is why her palettes are such a collectors item and why I will continue to add them to my collection.  You can find her products on the Sephora website and shop her site at Kat Von D Beauty.

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My first KVD palette was in her older more sturdier packaging, called True Romance.  I do not have this palette in my collection any longer as I handed it down to my daughter and this is one palette I really really miss.. Why? because of the packaging.  The packaging was embossed with, I’m sure, was one of her own designs which is a true work of art.  KVD’s palettes now are packaged in the newer style.  Looking at it this photo now, kinda makes me sad that I don’t have it anymore.  Do you know this feeling?

Since then I have purchased only the ones that have caught my eye, which is almost all of them, and really enjoying using them.  I’m not too sure what order I pick them up but the following are photos of the ones that I do have… enjoy!

 

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KAT VON D PALETTE COLLECTION

As many of you may know that hitting pan on any of your eyeshadows, blushes or any other product, is a moment that needs to be celebrated and monuments need to be built in honor of this amazing accomplishment.  The palette that I hit pan on is in the Shade + Light Contour palette and the shade is Lyric.  I used to use this everyday to set my under eye concealer and then I thought, “gee, I’m going to have to buy a new one just to continue using”.  Thank goodness I can now continue to use it up and purchase the refill, but i’m sure I’ll still have to purchase the NEW contour palette and then buy the refills.  Doubt if the refills fits in the old palettes.  Anyone?

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TOP – Shade & Light Contour Palette;  BOTTOM – Innerstellar Palette

I love the Innerstellar palette, it has all my favorite shades and I can get many looks out of this one palette.  There are 3 shades that I am coming close to hitting pan and hopefully 2017 will be the year.

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TOP – Monarch Palette & BOTTOM – Shade & Light Eye Palette

For some reason I regret purchasing the Monarch palette over the Chrysalis palette, why? Because I feel I have enough brown shades and would have loved to add more purple shades to my collection.  Wonder if I can still pick this up?   Anyone?

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Star Studded Palette

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Esperanza Palette

I use the Experanza palette to compliment my looks.  I usually use it to compliment other palettes to bring together a look. She’s one of the little sisters, but she can still be used all on her own to brighten my day.

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Mi Vida Loca Palette

I have come up with many looks, bold and softer looks, with this amazing color wheel that KVD created.  Wow, she’s been killing it with all the new products she has been coming out with and I feel she has only just begun.

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Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Plum

Now this little quad rarely gets any love.  After pulling out all my KVD palettes to take this photo, I picked it up and said “where have you been hiding”? I pulled it out from my small eye palette drawer and only remembered it when I saw it.  I have now moved it up to my most used palette drawer where it will receive some much needed love.  I’m sure many of you can relate to this, right?

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Metal Matte Palette

Now this big gun has received lots of love since joining her other sisters in.  Like her big sister, the Mi Veto Loca palette, I can get so many awesome looks with it.  It has the transition shade, the eye lid shade and highlight shades, WOW, she packs a punch.  If you can still pick this palette up, i totally recommend that you do as it is a great all round palette.

There you have it, my Kat Von D palette collection. If you have been wanting any one of Kat’s current or upcoming palettes but don’t know if it’s worth it, I would say try out one of the little sisters.  These quads in my opinion, are just as pigmented and amazing as any of the older sisters.  So with that, take care until next time

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I’m Just Here For The Tea!

Drama, Shade and Tea…

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Here For The Tea, I have been watching this young lady on YouTube for the past couple of months now when her subscription audience was lower and it is now.  However, today, she now has 56,970 subscribers and this number is steadily climbing.  Each time she releases as new video, I go a check out her latest news and notice that her subscriber number is growning steadily , wow, she is hot, hot, hot.  “I’m Just Here For The Tea” is right sizzling hot, however, she’s not for everyone, as some say she comes off as being arrogant, talks down to people and others say she just plain tacky.  As for me, I love her content and the way she tells a spicy story.  You go girl.  For me, I couldn’t care less about what all the Guru’s are doing on YouTube but man the way she disects all the drama is quite interesting and yes “I need to take a break to grab some popcorn”.popcorn

Where is she from, some are asking.  Is she from Canada? What kind of accent does she have and why does she not show her face?  Who cares, I sure don’t and why should I, half the time I have to go to the  channels she referring to just to connect the dots.  I only subscribe to channels that are entertaining and informative.  We all have our likes and dislikes.  But in any event, it’s all for entertainment, in my opinion.  Also, I have to mention  that I do find her voice quite soothing and she sounds similar to the person that narrates Fifty Shades of Grey on Audio books… ? Yeah, she has a unique sounding voice, to me anyway.

So if you live for YouTube Drama and want to hear a fresh new twist on all the drama, drama, drama, then head on over to her channel now and get ready for some shade, sass and witty comments.  I also don’t know what category her YouTube channel falls under but this may describe it is to a “tea”, a Drama Channel.

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Here are some of my favorite videos, but I recommend that you head on over to her channel and snoop around, I’m sure you will find something that you will enjoy watching or not, but remember, its only for entertainment.

 

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Allure.com Interviews Stephanie Nicole…

Answers to Questions and more…

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Check out this well done interview by Allure The Beauty Expert, of one of my top YouTuber’s… Stephanie Nicole. She has always done a great job informing consumers on her honest well researched take on a variety of makeup products from lipsticks to eyeshadows.  I’ve been subscribed to her channel for about a year, every since I was on a makeup brush kick and wanted to see if I was cleaning my brushes right and what where people’s favorites.

Lately, Stephanie Nicole has been in the for front of YouTube videos for the video she did recently on JS (I’m using only initials, i think you can guess who this might be).  Good for her and I wish all the best to her and hope that channel gets more love from us consumers who need to know what the real scoop is when it comes to coupon codes, value and what my money can be better spent on… Currently has 232,008 subscribers…so be informed.

Here is the allure.com interview … Allure The Beauty Expert Interview and some of Stephanie Nicole’s videos that I enjoyed…

***No disrespect to anyone, just writing about a fabulous interview and wanted to share… not sure what the proper protocol is, hopefully, I didn’t cross any lines.  Bye for now!

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Stephanie Nicole’s Review

…0f the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette, Ice Cold Skin Frost & Brand Review…

I just finished watching Stephanie Nicole’s review of this product line and I absolutely love her honesty, unbiased reviews and thoroughness she brings forward.  The research she does is phenomenal and always look forward to watching her videos.  I’ve been subscribed to her channel for only a few months and I enjoy her content.

Anyway, I don’t want to ramble on and on, I just want to share her video on my blog because I 100% agree with her review.  After watching her video, I went to my youtube account and unsubcribed from 3 channels, Jeffree’s, Manny’s and Nikki’s.  I also deleted the blog post I had done not long ago, where I featured the Manny’s new palette.  I subscribed to their channels because everyone was either talking about them and or referencing them in some way, and now product launches.  Again, I fell into the hype.  It is a decision I made and I’m ok with it and they won’t even know I was a subscriber and that I unsubscribed from their channels.  So with that, please watch Stephanie’s review of this product line and also PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO HER CHANNEL, SHE’S ONE OF A KIND!

You can also go to Tarababyz channel and what her review of this line as well.  I also like TheFancyFace, Tina’s channel as well.  Bye for now.

I hope i didn’t overstep my links and featured image… if I did, i apologize, im just so excited to share… Beauty Native Style

Disney Minnie Beauty Palette

Purchased and Forgotten…

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I purchased the Disney Minnie Beauty Palette that was a Sephora Collection Limited Edition a few months back.  I picked it up as soon as it launched and I guess I fell victim to all the hype that it received.  I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness, I have to get my hands on this as soon as I can, being a Limited Edition, I didn’t want to take the chance of missing out.  However, I checked Sephora’s website, just before sitting down to write this post and it was still available and if you are interested in purchasing it, you can still do so.

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I was excited when I received it the mail and immediately opened it up, think that I was going to be surprised and would enjoy using the palette.  I swatched all the shades, took some pictures and took it to my vanity.  First off, I it wouldn’t fit where I stored all my eyeshadow palettes, so I end up putting it in the bottom drawer, out of sight and out of mind.  The next day, I pulled it out thinking that I was going to use it and post my look on my facebook, instagram and on snapchat.  However, when I opened it, I just stared at it and closed it up and put it back in the bottom drawer, out of sight and out of mind.

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Well, it’s been a couple months now and I still haven’t used it.  I have no interest in it what so ever and have forgotten I have it.  Why did I purchase this palette?   Well, I don’t know.  All I can say is, I fell victim to all the promotion and hype that it received at the time and I just purchased it.  I do not buy all the newly released makeup products because, #1-I can’t afford everything; #2-I don’t like every single product that comes out.

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In any event, I have a nice palette that I can depot, use the container as a jewelry box or something like that.  I know my grand daughters will love it and hopefully I will eventually do a look with it.  Has anyone else ever purchased a makeup product because of all the hype and end up not using it?  I really hope I’m not the only one.

Bye for now, take care and keep on keeping on.

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Mandy Davis MUA

Celebrating 2,000 Subscribers…

This fabulous lady has worked hard at giving us amazing quality YouTube videos.  I have been a subscriber to Mandy’s videos for a few months and I keep coming back for more.  She’s as true and as wholesome as they come and always gives her honest opinions on the products that she reviews.  I truly enjoy watching her and she is now celebrating her channel reaching 2,000 subscribers.  The winner will receive…. Oh never mind, I don’t want to ruin the surprise for everyone, just watch her video below and she can let you know.  It’s a great 2,000 subscriber prize.  So with that, I bid you goodbye, until next time, toddles.

She’s fabulous right?

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Wicked Makeup Tutorial by Fancy Face

3D Blue Halo Smokey Eye Look…

Have you ever seen an eye look this gorgeous?  OMG, Tina, The Fancy Face, has really outdone herself with this makeup tutorial, in my opinion.  I have watched many of her makeup tutorials and i feel that she has done one heck of an amazing job creating this blue 3D smokey eye look.  Simply stunning.  I have watched many many many makeup tutorials by various beauty gurus on Youtube and have never come across a tutorial this fabulous and eye catching.  If you have not watched this video already, please take a minute and sit back and watch her work her magic and even if you have already watched it, watch it again.  I know I will, again and again.  WOW!

Please Subscribe to her channel, you won’t be disappointed.  She’s one a my favorite’s.  Bye for now.

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