Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nyx Ombre Blush Review: Mauve Me and Strictly Chic

     Today I will be reviewing the Nyx Ombre Blushes. I always wanted to purchase ombre blushes. They just look so pretty. When these came out and I saw how affordable they were, I thought this was a good chance to try it out.

Nyx Ombre Blushes retail at $9.99. This blush is suppose to give your cheeks a three dimensional radiant flush of color.

Nyx Ombre Blush in the Color Mauve Me

The first swatch is the lightest part of the blush. The second swatch is the darkest spot. The third swatch is both colors mixed together. As you can see when the colors are mixed together it has a nice sheen to it.

Nyx Ombre Blush in Strictly Chic

Again, first swatch in the light color of the blush. Second swatch is the darkest part of the blush and the Third swatch is the two colors mixed together. It leaves a nice flush of a coral tone. Perfect blush for the spring and summer months.


Overall, I love the Nyx Ombre Blushes. In my opinion, these are a two in one product. You get a nice pigmented blush and a nice subtle highlight. The colors blend beautifully and wore on my cheeks for eight hours. These blushes are so affordable compared to other high end ombre blushes. I highly recommend the Nyx Ombre Blushes. I plan on picking up more shades. 

You can purchase the Nyx Ombre Blushes at Ulta, Target, and Walmart.

Thank you for stopping by and see you in my next blog post.

Maryam ox :)

****Products purchased by me****

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red- Review and Swatches

     Hey everyone! Hope you are all well. It seems to me everyone in the makeup industry are coming out with liquid lipsticks. After the higher end brands debuted the liquid lipstick trend the drugstore brands soon followed along the liquid lipstick craze. Today I will be reviewing the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red.

     The Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick retails at $6.99 $7.99. Product claims to be a mouse like velvety matte texture that delivers high pigmented lips.

Flat doe foot applicator.


This is suppose to be Matte, but as you can see it has a little shine to it.


    I do not know how I feel about the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid MatteLiquid Lipstick in a rebel Red. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. When I applied the lipstick it glided it on nicely, but then I noticed as I was applying it it would take out the color. I had to wait a minute and re apply it again. I don't know if it had to do with the fact that I had a little bit of vaseline lip balm and that is why the product might of had a hard time adhering to my lips.

Let's talk about the name. The product is called vivid matte liquid lipstick, but it doesn't seem to be 100 percent matte. The color has a shine to it and it doesn't completely dry. The shine only left when the color was wearing off. I would say the Maybelline Color Sensational is more of a satin finish. 

     If you are looking for a long wearing liquid lipstick then this product isn't for you. Also, if you are looking for a kiss proof liquid lip then this product is not for you. However, if you are looking for a hydrating liquid lip with good pigmentation then this will work for you. You will just have to reapply the product as it is not long wearing. The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick lasted for about 3-4 hrs then once I ate it was down to a stain on the lips. At that point it looked as though my lips were bleeding. Furthermore, if do do not apply a lipliner first, then the color will bleed and it isn't a nice look. It looked like I over lined my lips. Before applying make sure you hydrate and exfoliate your lips because it will stick to dry patches on your lips.

      Would I purchase again? Maybe only to see how the other colors perform and show on my lips. Am I crazy about the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivd Matte Liquid Lipstick? Not really, But I wouldn't toss it in the garbage. It is a decent liquid lip nothing more nothing less. 

You can find the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivd Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red at Walmart, Target and your local drugstore.

Do you own the the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Liquid Lipstick? If so what are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by and see you in my next blogpost. 

Maryam ox

*Product was purchased by me* 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette- Review and Swatches


     Hey guys! Hope you are all doing well. I am excited to be reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette. This has been one of the most coveted eyeshadows palettes of 2016 and looks like it will be again for 2017. The color scheme of the eyeshadow palette mimics the renaissance period hence the name modern renaissance.

     Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance Palette retails for $42.00 contains 14 shades that range from neutral to berry tones colors. These shadows claim to be highly pigmented crease and fade resistant.

     The packaging has a velvety texture. The downside to this is once the cover gets dirty there is no way of cleaning it. Unless you want to wash in the washer machine, but there goes the eyeshadows. lol Be careful when handling the palette if u do not want it to look dirty and stained. The packaging is sleek and light weight perfect for traveling.


                                     Tempera is a beige color with a subtle sheen to it. I use the color for a slight                                                highlight of the brow bone and inner tear duct.

Golden Ochre-is a light brownish beige color. 

Vermeer- is a light rosy color.

Buon Fresco is a dusty rose color.

Antiqued Bronze is a brown bronze color.

Love Letter - is a magenta red shade.

Cyprus Umber is a chocolate brown.

Raw Sienna- is a light yellow brown color.

Burnt Orange- is a light orangey brown shade.

Primavera- is a champagne gold color.

Red Ochre- is a orange red shade. Such a a gorgeous color .

Venetian Red- is a muted red shade.

Warm Taupe is a taupe brown.

Real Gear is a orange clay color.


     I have never loved a palette as much as I do the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette. If I have to give eyeshadow palette of the year award for 2016 it would be this one. I have no complaints whatsoever. The pigmentation is amaaaazing! The colors are so rich and velvety soft and blend like a dream. I wore the eyeshadows for 7-8 hours and the pigmentation was still going strong and there were no signs of fading or creasing. Be careful when dipping your brush  and make sure you go in with a light hand. The eyeshadows are so soft that it can kick up product. A little goes a long way with these amazing eyeshadows. Anastasia and Norvina did a fantastic job with the Modern Renaissance Palette. I am so happy this palette is permanent and if one day they decide to discontinue, I will buy some back ups. I seriously recommend this palette to everyone!

Hope you found this review helpful. Do you own the Modern Renaissance Palette? If so, what are your thoughts? Leave a comment down below. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you in my next blog post! :)

You can find the Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance Palette at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Website and Sephora.

Maryam ox

Monday, January 2, 2017

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette - Review

Hey guys! How are you? First post of the new year! Today I am reviewing a palette that started the peach eyeshadow craze and trend and that is the Too Face Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. As soon as this palette came out it was sold out within hours. At first the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette was limited edition, but with growing demand of the palette, it is now permanent and Too Faced Cosmetics launched a whole sweet peach line! Who doesn't love peaches right? Let's get into the review shall we?

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette retails at $49.00 and contains 18 peach scented eyeshadows ranging in matte and shimmer shades.

The packaging is super cute with the peach logo and gold lettering.

I love when eyeshadow companies print the actual colors on the pack to give you a preview of what the colors are inside.

Awww cute! Peaches! This has the same tin packaging as their other eyeshadow palettes.

My favorite colors of the palette are Luscious, Summer Yum, Bellini and Puree.



White Peach - Light frosty white shade. Has nice pigmentation  and works nicely as a highlight for the eyes such as the brow bone or inner tear duct.

Luscious- Peach champagne color. Nice color for the lids.

Just Peachy- Pinky peach color. This is not at pigmented as it looks in the pan. I found when using it I had to pack on the color multiple times. My advice is apply a white base first to make the color more vibrant.

Bless Her Heart- An olive shimmer shade. It has wonderful pigmentation.

Tempting- is a very dark purple color. Blends nicely and is good for adding dimension to your eye looks.

Charmed I'm Sure- beautiful chocolate brown color to smoke out your eye makeup.

Nectar- light yellow peach color. Excellent for highlight on the eyes as well as the cheekbones.

   Cobbler- light copper color. This color did not show up on my skin. Using a white base helped the color show up more on my lid.

Canned Peach- beautiful orangey peach color. I found the texture on this shade to be dry. Also the pigmentation is lacking. It shows best over a white base.

Bellini- rose gold color. It is a beautiful color however when I applied in onto my lid it didn't show up very well. I applied a white base to make the color pop. the color is still gorgeous.

Peach Pit- Plum with dark undertones. Great pigmentation.

Delectable- Eggplant purple. I found this color difficult to blend. Still a beautiful color with nice pigmentation.

Peach Creme- is a cream peach color. Makes for a nice highlight shade.

Georgia- light peach shade. Does not show up on my skin. This is the least favorite color of the eyeshadow shades in the palette.

Puree- Warm light brown. God pigmentation and works as a nice transition shade.

Summer Yum- Red brown color. Such a beautiful crease and transition shade.

Talk Derby To Me-  is a purple with with a little blue undertone and purple micro glitter. This color didn't swatch well. This color can be used at a shade in the outer v of the eye to add depth to your look.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I really like the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. For the most part the pigmentation is really nice. There are a few that are lacking good pigmentation and has dry texture that made it hard to blend. I wore the eyeshadows for about 7 hrs and there were no signs of creasing. In my opinion, I thought the palette could of had more peachy shades and less purple. The packaging is cute and very sturdy perfect for traveling. If you love peaches and peach scented eyeshadows as well as warm toned eyeshadow shades then the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette will be a nice addition to your collection.

You can find the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette as well as the whole sweet peach collection at Ulta and Sephora!

Do you own the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette? What are your thoughts and favorite colors in the palette? Leave a comment below :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog! See you guys in my next blog post.

Maryam ox

*Products purchase by me*

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Neutral Eyes and Neon Lines Ft. Urban Decay and Tarte Cosmetics

Hey loves! I was feeling creative one day and came up with the fun look. I wanted to use neutral colors with pops of neon which is my favorite eyeshadow combo to do. Hope you like this look. I have more quick looks and products used coming up soon.

In place of the orange I was going to use neon pink, but opted for orange instead.

For extra glam, I added purple glitter on top of the purple liner.

    I am happy with the way it came out. It is fun to add pops of neon to a neutral look. The best part of this look and you can use what ever pops of neon colors you want. Maybe next tike I will use pinks, greens, purples and blue.

Products used:

Eyes: Tarte cosmetics Tartlette in bloom  
            (Firecracker, Rebel, Sweetheart, Charmer, and leader)
Urban DecayCosmetics Electric Palette (Gonzo, Thrash, Slowburn and Gonzo)

Liner: Gonzo(purple) from Urban decay Electric Palette

Glitter: Nyx Face And Body Glitter Brillants in GLI 11 (purple glitter)

Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black 

Waterline:  Maybelline Lasting Drama Water Proof Gel Pencil in Sleek onyx

I had so much fun creating this look! See you loves in my next blogpost!

Maryam ox :)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Loreal Lumi True Match Cushion Foundation Review

Hey guys! I have missed you! I have been gone for a little bit, but I am back now. I have a new addition to the family, so I have been quite busy. Now that things are less hectic, I can slowly come back to blogging again.  Today I am reviewing the Loreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. I heard great things about this foundation and one of them is that it is good for people who have dry skin like me.  If you are one of them then this might be a foundation worth trying.

Loreal True Match Cushion Foundation retails between $14- $16.99 depending on where you go to purchase it. This foundation is suppose to create a luminous finish and buildable coverage if needed.

I love the rose gold packaging and love the fact that it has a mirror. Perfect to use when on the go.

I am in the shade w5.5 face wise. 


Over All, I really love the Loreal Lumi Cushion foundation. At first I had my doubts, but when I went into labor wearing this for about 12 hrs my skin looked flawless and got compliments from the nurses. :) It feels light weight and made my skin look hydrated. As far as the luminous title, goes it wasn't as luminous as I thought it was. This is still a great foundation for those who have dry skin. This foundation is buildable however, if you have redness in your skin you might want to color correct those problem areas before applying this foundation. I would wear this foundation during the cooler months since this is when my skin is the driest. During the summer months my skin is a bit more oilier, so if your skin is also the case in the summer then u might want to dry for satin foundation and save this awesome foundation for the cooler months. This foundation is a bit pricey for drugstore brand, but worth the results in making your skin look hydrated and flawless.

You can find this foundation at your local drugstore.

Hope you found this review helpful. Do you own this foundation? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below. 

Have a great day and I am happy to be back! See you in my next blog post!

Maryam ox :)

*Product purchase by me*

Friday, February 19, 2016

Life Update: 35 Weeks Pregnant and Exhausted!


      Hey guys hope everyone is well. Lately, I have been falling behind my blog posts and for good reason. I am 35 weeks pregnant and extremely exhausted. I remember in late summer, early fall of last year I went without blogging for about two and a half months because I was too sick and had no motivation whatsoever. In November, I felt better and more like myself and blogged three times a week up until a few weeks ago when my third trimester fatigue kicked in full force.

     I have three beautiful children already and super busy during the day between taking them to school, housework, cooking and ect. By the time night comes the last thing I want to do is blog because I am so tired. I have been busy prepping for my baby's arrival and trying to get things in order. It has been tough tackling all these tasks everyday and gets harder by the week as I get closer to my due date.

     I will not be blogging as much. I want to focus on getting things ready for the baby and resting as much as I can because giving birth requires all my strength and energy. I can't promise a set schedule. If I feel up to it you may see a blog post at least once a week or the most twice. There will be times that I will not blog at all and it doesn't mean I am abandoning my blog. I love blogging and interacting with you guys. Makeup, beauty and this blog is my passion and I will never leave it. I also won't be blogging as much once the baby is here either and probably won't be blogging for weeks at a time.  I will be around reading all of your wonderful blog posts and will be active on Instagram. You can follow me on that link. Instagram is much easier to handle at the moment.

    I am super excited to see my baby and once things are in order I will be back posting reviews and makeup pictorials for you guys. As for what is to come in the future of this blog, well I love art and I want to do more artistic or avant garde makeup looks. I know no one will wear those types of looks on a daily basis, but I love the art behind those types of makeup looks and think it will be fun to create and step out of my comfort zone. I have so many ideas and can't wait to share them. Until then I will see you guys when I can. Thanks for following and reading my blog posts!

                                               You can check out my latest blog post here.

        See you all soon! 

Much love,

Maryam ox :)