Palettes for $12 or Less!

Welcome back to another blog post.

Let’s start with the facts. Makeup is EXPENSIVE. We all know that, and with new brands everywhere, it can easily get extremely expensive. It’s hard to keep up with all of them!! I’m just being straight honest with you guys as always.

The other day I went shopping at Kohl’s. It was the first time I went back to Kohl’s after a good minute staying away to avoid impulsively shopping. Kohl’s has a beauty department if you didn’t know, and while I was at the check out line I saw these three palettes. The cover caught my attention, it reminded me a bit of KylieCosmetics. Minus the mirror in the eyeshadow palettes. I decided to play with them while I waited in the line. I mean, there’s never a time I don’t stop and touch makeup or clothing. I like to feel the texture of clothes or makeup. The packaging of all three is pretty decent. Pretty stiff after opening, but for the price, I can’t complain. I did use some Kohl’s Cash for my entire purcashe so it definitely cost me even less!

Palette #1 | Highlighter |

STROBE & GLOW 4 shade highlighter palette.

The price was $12.99 dollars. As you can see in the image, it has that shiny, plastic look to it. However, it does give some shimmer. Not like your favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills palette would, but it gets the job done. I wouldn’t say they’re creamy, but again it’s surpringly good for the price. I purchased these for future Halloween looks or in general to really dig in them and do my favorite artistic makeup looks.

Palette #2 | Peach Scented eye shadow |

Peach Scented Eye Shadow 9 Shade Palette.

The price was $10.99 dollars. It’s supposed to have “Peach” Scent, however, I didn’t smell much peach? I had to really hold it close to my nostrils to really get some peach scent and I could smell a bit of chemical and maybe some peach mixture if anything. But, this was my favorite palette of all three. “Bellini” shade is probably the most pigmented of all three matte shades. “Calypso” disappointed me. I really thought it would have more pigment. Overall, this palette is nice for my natural girls.

Palette #3 | Mulberry eye shadow |

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Mulberry Eye Shadow 9 Shade Palette.

The price was also $10.99. Out of the two eye shadow palettes, I must say this one has more pigment. “Wild” and “Queen” really took me by surprise. The matte shades are okay, but if you really like pigmented color and prefer more of that bold look. You might be dissapointed. However, if you would like to save some cash and makeup is not your dialy thing, I say give this palette a try. “Diva” and “Pink Fizz” are definitely great colors. All shades are pretty soft, and do feel somewhat creamy.

There’s EVEN MORE!

They have a Metallic and Holographic 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette! + Another eyeshadow palette! I found them while searching about them. I am definitely interested in the Metallic and Holographic! So, stay tuned babes!

I hope you guys enjoy this post. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube Channel, where I have the video using the Peach Scented palette, or simply click PLAY & watch on the video below! xoxo -Izzy!


Hey, babes! Have you ever wondered how Instagram girls seem to have it all together all the time? Well, today I want to show a quick little video of how I transfor myself and how YOU can too. Makeup is fun and all, but don’t let it get to you or get you feeling down. Don’t compare yourself. We are all beautiful and I think there’s nothing wrong with having fun and exploring with makeup, wigs, and contacts etc! First of all. I want to clear that I don’t wear wigs on daily basis and on my normal days I wear nothing to minial makeup. It’s true.

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Let’s get started!

As shown below of my YouTube video (to subscribe click here). I used my ColourPop cosmetics current top palettes in “Yes, Please” and “I think I love You”. I must admit, these two palettes are gorgeously amazing for their price! $16 US dollars + shipping and handling. Super soft and pigmented enough. I was pretty surprised with I THINK I LOVE YOU palette in shimmery color “let’s do it”. Even though I haven’t played around with FENTY BEAUTY famous highlighter the “KILLAWATT” retailing for $34 US dollars. The color “let’s do it” from the I THINK I LOVE YOU palette reminded me a bit of FENTY BEAUTY famous highlighter. At least on the camera. Super happy with these palettes. The eyelashes are by Ardell in the Natural Multipack 110 black. They took me by surprise as well. I wasn’t sure if they would look good on me, but I was pleased.

The wig, as mentioned on a previous post the BLOODY HARLEY QUINN, is from my local wig store. I did find a few on Amazing, where I think I’ll be ordering and review in a future post. I’m thrilled to try cheap ones from Amazon since I only use them for looks on the blog and social media. I think wigs help make the makeup transforamtion look a little different at times and it makes it even more fun.


The wig (left image) is the similar wig I found on Amazon. I’ll personally give it a try and order it and maybe a few more. As I continue to use wigs, the more I get used to them I will probably purchase nicer ones to wear out and have fun with my transformations.

I hope you enjoy this post! xoxo -Izzy





Hey, there!! It’s Halloween time and the last post was a pretty soft look to start off the month of October. Here’s this creepy vampire look. The wig is really what creates this look so odd and creepy. You see, sometimes what you really need is a touch of something. It can be anything. In this case, the contact lenses and the wig made this look stand out as a “creepy” vampire. Here’s a tip. Before I take pictures of my looks, I like to practice in front of my mirror. If you don’t know already, I am super blind! Taking images with color contacts is a REAL challenge for me, due to my vision so blurry when looking at the screen of my camera. So, I practice in the mirror. My secret. When I like how I look in the mirror, which is how it will look on camera. I  create my “self-awareness” of how I pose, and how it feels. Which eyebrow I’m lifting. Where my eyes are looking, moving etc. This helps me when I’m in front of the camera, and having a hard time seen myself. Did you know, photographers used to have a mirror behind them so models could see themselves? Now you know! And resource of it the book Get Gorgeous: Twenty-One Days to a More Beautiful, Confident You.

Ok! Let’s jump into products I used to create this look. Super easy. Again, it’s all about a touch of something.

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I started off with my usual makeup routine. I used reds and browns for the eyeshadow look and just a bit of purple and blue under the eyes. Some eyeliner and done. I also added some shadow and veins with my BhCosmetics Palette. Lips are NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Hearts & Spades. I believe you can’t find these on their site anymore, but you can still purchase it at Walmart, CVS, and other online stores! They are super easy to work with and only under $20 dollars. My contact lenses were purchased at a local shop. If you’re reading from MN. You can find these contacts at the Hmong Village, Johnson Parkway, Saint Paul, MN.☺️  The contacts and the wig are not new. I’ve mentioned the wig before in my “Dark Wich” post, where you can find the location and Facebook page to the wig store. I love them! Super affordable and lots of options for fun or this coming Halloween, so hurry!! The cape was from Walmart for only $9.98 dollars! Which I also found at Walmart online for less. I did use a little bit of my 3rd Degree Silicone for my forehead and alcohol base palette. It was a small amount though and you can totally skip it or create it with some eyeliner pencils and shadow! Lashes were purchased at Walmart as well. They are mink lashes by Kiss in the KLCS03.
Now to my favorite part…. BLOOD!!!

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy!!! I must admit. This was the most fun, creepy and satisfying thing ever. It’s CANDY blood! You can watch my video on YouTube (and subscribe as well 🙃) here. Or simply press play on the video below. It’s a MUST watch! I purchased the candy blood at the check out line at Party City. I tried searching the candy blood site but fail. So here are a few similar items. That is all for today! I hope you enjoy this post. Don’t forget to follow on my Facebook Page, where I’m more active. Muahhh ! xoxo -Izzy


Halloween 2017

Hey there! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on the blog, but here’s another post! My favorite time of the year is finally here again!! I decided to start off this year’s Halloween with this eye look. Makeup + Halloween = Happiness!

My favorite product for this look and what I’ll probably continue to use this month is the Mineral Eyeshadow in Melting Maple by MPrincess. If you follow me on my facebook page, you probably know about it already. I got it inside my itsy bag! Which the bag was a gift from my hairdresser. I’m not sure why it took me a minute before I gave this brand a try? It wasn’t until one of my clients from this summer’s Quincenera bookings, who asked for a very particular eyeshadow look… Pigment!! And this brand had my client jumping! I try my hardest to deliver what my clients want and this was “The One” for her. So, let’s jump right into it!

The brand’s name is MPrincess. You can visit their site and learn more about them by clicking here.

They offer shimmer shadow to some matte ones too! I’m pretty excited to order this and I will definitely give you a review on the matte ones. I applied dry at first, then I sprayed a little fix plus from Mac Cosmetics onto my brush for the second round. Even though I applied shadow twice, you’ll realize you don’t need much to get pigment. Also, it surprisingly remained lightweight on my eyelids! Which they do mention on their site. They also recommend using their brush for a smooth and blendable finish. Although I didn’t use their brush, I believe the shadow deliver the same results. If you like to know about product ingredients, their site has it on each eyeshadow, which is awesome.

I’m glad I gave this brand a try and will probably order a few more mineral shadows from them for the holidays. As mentioned on their site. The brand is a Cruelty-Free Mineral makeup line and their packaging is recycled materials and remains 100% recyclable. I find it amazing when brands are capable to do this and I believe we should try supporting it. So, if you’re a girl that prefers the mineral makeup, I believe this brand is for you my love. I encourage you to give it a try. Did I mention they offer foundation and blush? I hope you enjoy this post! Stay tuned to my Youtube Channel for this Months Halloween looks! And like always, thank you so much for stopping by love and if you’re new Welcome! I hope you enjoy my blog.  Muahh!! -Izzy


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“Wild Thoughts” Makeup

Wild thoughts blue eye shadow

??? Wild, wild, wild, thoughts….???

Rihanna’s Makeup look for this video was just beautiful! The combination with the red lips was something so catchy. I loved it! And just like everyone else did, I also had to recreate the look. The hair was also my favorite! I’ve been really into short hair lately, considering I cut off my long hair not long ago. I’m so in love with it short + curly!! ❤️ (This post is focused on BASE, EYES & LIP product detail only.)

Her skin looked pretty bronzed and shimmery in the music video. To achieve that, I added an M.A.C pigment in “TAN” to my NARS foundation & mixed it all together. Before applying my foundation I spray M.A.C’s Mineralize water all over the face and decollete as a usual foundation routine & then go on with my well-mixed foundation.

Product Details for the eyes.

Eyelid base + under eye concealor | Radiant Creamy Concealer by NARS

Eye Shadow (I used 3 palettes for the look) |

Modern Renaissance by ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | “Tempera” (Browbone), “Buen Fresco“, “Raw Sienna“, “Cyprus Umber” (Crease), and “Vermeer” (Browbone).

Waterline |“Emerald” by ELIZABETH ARDEN

 Balm Voyage palette by THE BALM COSMETICS| “C2” all over the lid & lower lash line.

      Electric palette by URBAN DECAY| Fringe” on lid & lower lash line…. applied after “C2“.

Tear Duct | “Vanilla” pigment by M.A.C.

Lips | Lip liner Hot Red by NYX × American Doll by ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Lashes | Ardell Lashes

Mascara | IM Natural × Clinique “Lash Doubling” (These two remain my favorite).



I hope you liked this look!! I LOVED IT! xoxo Izzy 

Rihanna's wild thoughts blue eye shadow inspiration


Sugar Candy Makeup



Bright & Pink!! Sugar looking creepy but cute makeup look!

Hello, babes! This is another of my favorite looks! Inspired by my wig ☺️

 |•Products I used for this look •|

♥Bh Cosmetics Palette |Eyes on the 60’s

♥ TooFaced Cosmetics Foundation |Born This Way

♥ NYX liquid Suede + liquid liner | Sway, Amethyst &White liquid liner

♥ Mac Cosmetics loose powder |Mineralize Foundation

♥ Lashes |Ardell


♠ Hat | Target

♠ Wig | 7 Mile Fashion

Thank you for stopping by!! 😉 xoxo Izzy

  • bright, pink makeup look.



Beauty for Moms on the Go!

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How to stay flawless for the mom on the go! Summer is pretty much here and with sports etc! There’s no time for an hour to get ready. Feeling a face full of makeup is probably the last thing you want. Here are some great products I recommend for the busy mom you are! Stay flawless on the go! Let’s get started… note: Please know, these are products I recommend based on the clients I worked with & from my own experience.

1. Clinique! I love this brand for the mom on the go! I worked for them full time for over a year. It’s the place for the day to day mom! I saw busy moms of all kinds walking in and out, daily! So why Clinique?

  • The product is hypoallergenic.
  • They have options for your skin type. If you’re a mom with redness like rosacea, they have that too!
  • Makeup and Skincare all in one brand.

Here are some great Clinique products to try.

Clarosonic| This brush is my favorite to this day. You won’t believe how soft and gentle it is on your skin. I leave it in the shower, this way I don’t forget to wash my face. It’s been working great, battery last is awesome! It’s a great way to not skip washing your face. You won’t skip taking a shower, so by having it ready in the shower makes it a great life hack.

High Impact & Lash Doubling Mascara | There’s not a day I didn’t sell these mascaras. It’s the perfect everyday mascara. It adds length to my eye lashes and I love it.

Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops | OMG! Clinique really knows their clients, especially moms. If you’re in a rush, turn your moisturizer into a BB or CC cream and done! You can get going with the busy day. For fuller coverage foundation just add 3 drops and blend well.

  • Clinique Fresh Pressed System | Another of their most recent De-aging system that can also be mixed with your moisturizer! So what is it? A Vitamin C System! Get up every morning, cleans your skin with a new fresh package cleanser powder, rinse with water and boost your skin with quickly adding two drops of their fresh pressed daily booster (which you can write the date on) into your moisturizer and go!! Repeat this every day in your morning routine. Quick and fast right? There’s actually a funny video about this great De-aging product for the busy mom you are. If you would like more information about this amazing product or “how to” to properly use it. I suggest visiting a Clinique counter! Clinique really focuses on training their employees about their product. Also, their site is really informative! Click here to learn more about this new Vitamin C System.

Here are the products + my favorites!

2. Bare Minerals. This one is a no-brainer. I could go on about the benefits of this brand, this is also a brand that has clients walking in and out. So why Bare Minerals?

  • Award- Winning Mineral Makeup!
  • Good for your skin
  • Easy steps

Here are some great Bare Minerals products to try.

  • Original or Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 |  This is one of the products they’re known for. Did you know it’s made with only 5 mineral ingredients? It’s crazy I know! This nice foundation can easily be blended for your busy days. You can easily build up coverage, and I recommend using their brush that works perfectly well with the foundation. It’s a great foundation for days on the go!
  • Mineral Veil | Setting your makeup is important and making it quick & easy it’s the way to go!
  • Matte liquid lip color | Oh yes!! This has to be one of my favorite makeup products by Bare Minerals. The liquid lipstick is still a trend! Bare Minerals caught on just right. While I worked at a previous beauty counter. I always had mature women or moms that wanted a long lasting lipstick. As usual, before I suggest a lipstick I always asked if they’ve heard of a liquid lipstick? I showed them the benefits. Which are. Long lasting, feels lighter on the lips and stays in place! But why did I showed them Bare minerals liquid lipstick over the other brands? The HYDRATION! and easy to remove. I love liquid lipstick and I’ve managed to find my tricks and hacks to wear any liquid lipstick. However, this is a topic for the mom on the go and I’m sure you don’t want drying lips. These liquid lipsticks are just beautiful. Worth the try. + They got NEW Lip Matte Liquid Lipcolor! Exciting!!
  • Bare PRO | A little more coverage and long wear foundation? Zero liquid, no mess. Just something to go. It’s breathable and can you believe it’s 90% Vitamins and Minerals? Silky, just smooth. I love the finish look on the skin. So easy and quick to apply.



3.Tarte. This is a great brand as well. It’s also a favorite for moms just as much as young girls. Including people with sensitive skin. Their product is actually great for sensitive skin. Great quality. Did you know they have vegan deodorant? Well, now you know!

Why Tarte? Well, their site says it. High Performace naturals, offers some vegan and gluten free products.

Here are some great Tarte products to try.

  • Tarteist PRO to go palette | This is a very tiny, slim and lightweight palette version of one of their most recent PRO palette. I love this mini palette. While working retail, I suggested this palette for a gift, for the moms on the go or newbies jumping into makeup. Like young girls. It has 3 matte colors and 3 shimmers. All 6 shades are perfect for the day look & adding a little more to convert it to a soft evening look. The matte color is perfect for the crease, and the shimmers are also perfect for highlighting.
  • Tarteist PRO glow to go highlight & contour palette | What’s also more perfect than having something to add for the rest of the face that’s also slim and lightweight! Also the mini palette, but for contour & highlighting!
  • Shape Tape Contour Concealer | Oh yesss! AGAIN. I love the NARS Cosmetics concealers and this recent one by Tarte is just as good! Girl, you can’t skip trying this one. Long lasting, creamy and just perfect vegan-friendly concealer.
  • Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 | This is a great one for oily skin. I love applying it with a beauty blender! It’s so lightweight and gives a beautiful finish look. Perfect looking skin. Long wear and Amazonian clay is an ingredient, good vitamin A & B too, and gives a fade appearance of pores. Quick to apply, looks and feels great on the skin & you’ll be ready for your busy day! Worth the try, I’m telling you!


 So why do I recommend these brands for the mom on the go?  

Trendy- They have the new trends in the beauty industry, such as liquid lipstick! Bare Minerals is my favorite for more mature women or someone who dislikes dry lips. It’s a must! Clinique also has a few liquid lipsticks too. They won’t dry your lips either. However, I feel Bare Minerals adds more hydration. Tarte is just a great brand to try. Women of all ages walked up to me asking for Tarte while I worked at a previous cosmetics counter. I was surprised to find out by a client that Tarte is one of the very few brands that she can wear near the eyes without an allergic reaction! Pigments are awesome, and they recently launched individual eyeshadow colors. With that being said, I hope you found this post useful or helpful!

xoxo Izzy 🙂