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Friday, April 7, 2017

Stila Magnificent Metals

As most of you have heard by now, the beauty world has been taken over by the AMAZING Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow LIQUID Eye Shadow. I was super lucky to get my hands on a few of them and oh wow are they amazing! You can find them on Ulta and Sephora but I will link Sephora here.

I thought to myself, "There is no way these can be THAT amazing, but boy was I wrong. I was completely blown away. The hype is real! And valid. I did do a video on them paired with the Androgyny palette, but it hasn't been uploaded because I am wayyy too hard on myself. Eventually, I will.

ANYWAY! Check these babies out! I'm drooling.

Honestly though! My favorite is actually Smoky Storm currently but the boyfriend did pick out Kitten Karm for me today and I am wearing it as I type this and I am falling in lovvvve. My least favorite? Ballet Baby. I was so excited for it and after having so much trouble swatching it I am kinda bummed. As you can see in the photo, it's definitely the blotchiest. No me gusta! But! I do love the rest and I have yet to try that particular one on the eyes so it could react different. Ya know?

Which is your favorite!?!?


BEST Brush Cleaning Method!

Hey y'all!

Wanted to stop in and post a quick video from my Instagram!

This is the method I have been using to clean my brushes and it is amazing! I used the Dr Bronner's Baby Unscented Pure-Castile soap ($10.99 for 16 oz) in liduid paired with My Real Techniques cleansing palette ($14.99) and I am obsessed! I will be posting a full video on YouTube soon so keep an eye out on my channel, RLQRosie.

Until then, check out a quick preview on my instagram!

Look for this soap!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Obsessions| 2017

March was such an interesting month for me! I went crazy (well, as crazy as I could go) with videos. I ended the month with my March obsessions and I couldn't have chosen more fun things to talk about.

I always feel like I talk to much and when I'm talking about things I like my mouth doesn't stop! Seriously though.

Watch me down below.

That's it for now! I promise my next post will be more exciting. At least, I'll try. ♥


Friday, March 31, 2017

Quick Update!

Just a quick update for my little family of followers!

I've been very blessed lately with everything in life and I keep forgetting to keep y'all in the loop. My YouTube channel has turned into something love more than I could have thought I would! I will admit, some days I watch my footage and almost want to cry because of how tough of a critic I am. Forever having negative thoughts of myself, "I look fat." "My acne looks terrible." "My makeup looks atrocious." "My hair is a mess." You know, the usual thoughts. Some days I say f it and just edit my pretty little life away and some days I run away, on the verge of tears, from my footage and just let it sit for days. But, I am getting better at this! I even did my first Getting Ready With Me. Wanna see?

Honestly? I don’t hate it. I was super nervous and my best friend even commented on that. I am not really known to be nervous... you know?

Anyway, I was proud of myself. I overcame two fears: getting ready on camera and recording in front of Jessy. And since then I've had so much more fun recording. I've even started doing mini instagram videos! Seriously. Check one out here:

Currently, I am uploading (except this last Wednesday) on Sundays and Wednesdays. I learned to be confident in myself being more consistent. Mind you, I am a very confident person, but YouTubing required me to take it next level.

So after two months off from recording, I can proudly say I think I made March my bitch! And that was only the beginning. I won't make any promises but I will be around on my blog more often. I have so many goodies to share that might not make it to youtube. You know how some things are better talked about in writing? Yup. So expect more from me!

Lots of love. XOXO
RLQ Rosie

Monday, December 19, 2016

Jeffree Star Cosmetics: Holiday Bundle

It's the most wonderful time of the year. ♥

I love holiday collections. And what do I love more than holiday collections? Jeffree Star Cosmetics holiday collections, that's what. This year's holiday bundle was absolutely no exception to being amazing. Honestly? It has been my favorite bundle to date. ALL. SEVEN. SHADES. Yes, seven shades made it to this year's holiday bundle which currently sells for $99.99 and can be purchased here.

Of course, you know me, I have already done a swatch video on my YouTube channel ( RLQ Rosie). You can watch that video below:

Let's break it down though!

Like I mentioned before, the holiday bundle comes with seven shades ranging from a soft pink nude to a bold crocodile green. I'm serious! Check the pic below.
Left to right: Designer Blood, Checkmate, Pumpkin Pie, Chrysanthemum, Deceased, Sagittarius, and Crocodile Tears.

I can't even pick a favorite at this point I love them all.Let's break them down:
Chrysanthemum is described as "sparkly soft nude has glitter throughout" and is a limited edition shade with the collection. Honestly I was not sure I'd love this shade. I was almost worried it would be too soft and pale for me but I LOVE IT. 

Pumpkin Pie (which I call Pumpkin Spice in my video what feels like a million times) is an amazing burnt orange that I cannot get enough of. It is the perfect ever day shade honestly. One of my favorites from the collection.

Checkmate is ridiculous! I wasn't sure if I would be too wild about this shade but it was so bold and amazing when I put it on that I didn't want to take it off! I ended up wearing the next night to work. It made me feel sassy af. Might also be giving Redrum a run for its money in my collection. 

 Designer Blood. There are no words for how gorgeous this shade is. Like Game Over gorgeous. It's a deeper Unicorn Blood with the tiniest specks of glitter that make the shade so unique and stunning. It's really a must to your collection.

 Deceased (currently sold out at the moment) is the mauve greige of the collection. It reminds me of a softer Scorpio, but then again, so does Sagittarius. This is probably the most sought after shade, but to be honest it might be a little to muted for me even though I do love it!

Sagittarius (spelled wrong in my video. OOPS) is a more purple version of Deceased and Scorpio. Less grey undertones. It's such a great shade and described as the "hybrid of mixing nude with mauve."

Last but not least Crocodile Tears! The most wearable green in my collection. I am so in love with this shade it is almost ridiculous. Definitely one to try if you're looking to be more adventurous. It's seriously amazing. 

So what do you think? Gorgeous right!?! I'm in love with every shade. The bundle is still available as well as individually sold AND smaller bundles. Highly recommend you check them out. :))


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Influenster Kat Von D #LockItRevolution

So here's the scoop, a couple of months ago I was offered the survey to get on the list for the Kat Von D's Influenster Vox Box, so of course, I took it. I had no idea what it was for or if I was approved until a couple of weeks ago. The campaign was for the latest "Lock it Revolution."

If you're familiar with Kat Von D products then the phrase "lock it" should not phase you. The infamous Lock It Foundation has been around for quite awhile. It's very well known for it's full coverage and the latest concealers are NO exception. If we're being honest, I didn't use the old Lock It Tattoo concealers. A small part had to do with its packaging, another had to do with my preference for a more affordable concealer. But let's move past that.

So here I am receiving the Kat Von D Lock It Revolution VoxBox not knowing what to expect. Actually, I expected the concealers. Just two concealers. Typically, Influenster sends out two to three of a brands collection for you to review and test. What I wasn't expecting was 90% of the latest collection. Boy was I in shock. 

I received two concealers, one light in L9 and one warm in M17, the Lock It Setting Powder, the Lock It Setting Powder Brush, and the Concealer brush. I was more than excited for it all! 

So let's talk concealers. If you know me, you know my go to concealer is the NYX concealer pot in yellow. Affordable and amazingly pigmented. When I received the Kat Von D concealers, I was secretly hoping not to love it as much as I did (solely for the sake of my wallet) but alas, I was in for an immediate admiration. These sell for $26 each. 

The two shades I received were L9 which is described as light with neutral undertone and M17 which is described as medium with warm undertone. M17 is my new favorite. It's warm undertones work so well with the yellow in my skin! Absolutely LOVE it. The L9 is ideal for days I want to brighten my under eyes since the neutral tone cancels out the darkness under my eyes. It's necessary often. 

As you can see from the swatches, they're very different in shades light is definitely light! I did feel when I swatched them on my arm L9 didn't appear as pigmented as on the face. That could be because my arm is much darker than my face....I'm not too sure. They're lightweight and buildable so you don't have to worry about it looking cakey or heavy under the eyes. And trust me when I say, they're soooooo blendable! I'm was so very happy when I went in with my beauty blender and saw they blended out so well without losing pigment intensity. That's uber important to me, don't you agree? 

And then we add the concealer brush to the equation. 

Personally, I'm not a fan of brushes for blending concealer, but this one isn't bad at all! I still reach for my beauty blender to blend out my concealer though, it's a habit! I think the denseness of the smaller head make it favorable for some people when it comes to blending concealer, but it's definitely personal preference. This particular brush sells for $24. I think brush is great for application and even from some lid work. ;) 

Now we get to my favorites from the collection. <333333

The Lock It Setting Powder. Three words: I. AM. OBSESSED. This powder is amazing. Again, if you know me, you might know my go to is another NYX product which is the color correcting powder in yellow. This new KVD might have replaced it. This one does sell for $30 which is fairly decent compared to some of the other "high end" setting powders.  What I love most about this powder is how friggen light it is on the face. Seriously, I strongly dislike the feel of silky setting powders. I know to each their own, but I just can't do it. It feels too heavy on the face. This one is sooooo not heavy. It's light AF. It blends out so well too! 

Now the brush? Oh my lanta. It's SO FLUFFYYYYY. No, but seriously, the bristles are so amazingly soft and pick up so much product. It is my second favorite item. The stiletto wand handle just gets me. This brush does sell for $38 which may not be the most affordable, but it is only slightly above average for the quality. I'm obsessed with it though. I won't use my setting powder without it.  Paired together they're meant for eachother.

I'm sure you're all now wondering, how the heck do I get me one of those boxes!?! It all starts with YOU. Influenster uses YOUR influence and YOUR social impact and YOUR lifestyle to qualify you for campaigns to receive Vox Boxes. Frequently they send out surveys for campaigns they think will best suit you. To be honest, there's been times I was so sure I'd qualify and they'd deny me. *sad face* It's understandable though. What I find most appealing about the program is the variety of campaigns you can be eligible for. Cosmetics, food, home goods, health, fitness, you name it. Prior to this campaign I received the Make Me Brows Vox Box. I was VERY happy with that one too. 

How do they determine what campaign would best suit you? Your impact. You can answer "snap" questions they send to your dashboard or review almost any product you can think of from energy drinks to lipsticks to running shoes. Each time you review a product it goes towards your impact score. The higher the impact score, the better, naturally. What else affects your impact score? Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, Tumblr, Pinterest, and even Foursquare. If you have a small number on one social network, there's always another. LINK. THEM. ALL. :)))))

Still want more information? Go here and do your thing! You won't regret it. Just give honest reviews and share your love for what you love and you're all set. 

Feel free to comment below with any questions you might have.