Twinkling Lights Collection by Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Review

Due to Afterpay, which is amazing, I predict a lot of new Colourpop in my future, and I’m totally okay with it. It is also available at some of my other faves like Free People and Forever 21, which could be a good or bad thing. Basically you get to pay your total in four payments interest free. No this is not sponsored. When I heard of Twinkling Lights and the dawn of Colourpop introducing Afterpay, I was too excited.

Some people were complaining about being bored with Colourpop collabing with the same people all the time, but I honestly don’t care. I love Kathleen Lights and Colourpop, and that’s not going to change because Colourpop collabs with her frequently. Yes, you may have similar products, but I found some gems you most likely don’t have, and honestly, how can you not like Super Shock Shadows and Colourpop lippies?

My standout favorites are the shadow in the shade Vela and the lippie in the shade Little Star.

Vela is an incredibly unique shade and I’m obsessed.

It has a peachy brown base and a beautiful purple-y pink iridescence. It’s described as a “light saddle brown with pink violet duochrome flip” on Colourpop.com.

I’ve never seen or owned any shadow like it. It’s definitely my favorite item in the collection.

The other shadows are gorgeous however. Glisten and Light Up are similar to other shades I own, but of course the formula is my favorite hands down of any brand, so I’m always stoked to have more, and these are good staple everyday shades. Blitzen is unique and gorgeous. It is a pinkish red with pink glitters throughout, perfect for the holiday or a bold red going out look. I love the shade.

My second favorite item in the collection is the lipstick Little Star. It is described as a “rusty warm brown“. I’m a huge fan of brown lipstick. It’s probably because I’m a 90s girl at heart, but I think they’re so cute and flattering and wear them every opportunity I get during fall and winter.

This collection definitely has something for everyone, and both neutral and everyday lips and glam lips are possible with the kit. I got the entire collection and I have used it for both going out and for work.

The most unique lippie is definitely Night Light. It is a “metallic bronze drenched with gold and hot pink glitter” Ultra Glossy Lip. I’m not the biggest metallic lip wearer, but I’m into anything glitter, and I love this for a night when you want to look glam without trying much. Throw this on with some lashes and something in your crease and your good to go.

All in all, as you probably guessed it, I’m a fan. If you’re thinking of getting the collection but aren’t sure, get what you most likely will use and are excited about. Your coin will not be wasted, believe me.

Love you all!! Happy new year!

I’m wishing you loads of love and life!

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The Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick Holiday Set by Too Faced Review

So I caved and bought myself not one but many things on my holiday wish list. What can I say? There’s something about holiday makeup that makes me so cheery and filled with joy.

Sweet Smell of Christmas by Too Faced. $25 at Sephora and elsewhere.

The colors in the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick set are all tones I wear on the regular anyhow, and also if I wait for someone to figure out what I want… most likely won’t happen.

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

Enough excuses for my shopping habit, and here’s my thoughts on the set;

I adore the smell. It’s sweet and reminiscent of freshly baked sugar cookies without being overly potent or sickly. It lingers on the lips but eventually fades. Gingerbread Man is definitely my favorite shade from the set and it doesn’t appear as orange is it does on the models above and below on me; it pulls more brown . I have warm light skin for reference.

The shades are true to color and last a long time on the lips. As far as how drying they are, I think that depends on whether or not you wear lip balm underneath and whether your lips are naturally dry to begin with, which mine absolutely are.

I’ve shyed away from matte lippies in the past for this reason but I’m recently liking Ulta’s moisturizing lipstick primer and CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine. If you want a gloss free pout then I recommend Ulta’s lip primer, plus it’s got a nice coconutty scent. The Mentha Lip Shine is a bit more hydrating though and is a breath freshener. Both are great.

What goodies have you gifted yourself?

Much love and light sent your way!!

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Childhood Memory

As a kid I had neighbors who were almost like brothers. Their dog was a sweet, big, red haired dog, kind of like Clifford the Big Red Dog. I loved him dearly. He was the inspiration for this drawing, which I did as part of Childhood Week on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been down for any drawing challenge and I’m currently looking for my next one. I’m sad I couldn’t do all of the Childhood Week prompts but this week has been beyond chaotic for me, yet very amazing all in one.

Love you all!

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Holiday in the Mouse’s House

The mouse told a holiday tale, but the fox had eaten so much, he fell asleep. The owl and the otter stayed up late, waiting anxiously for Christmas morning.

I’m thinking of creating a comic strip or illustration series for my blog. Please like the post if you like this idea.

Love you all!

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Sending you lots of holiday cheer.

Folktale Week Highlights

I’ve been drawing so much inspiration from Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights:

“Insect”

“Witch” (based on Hansel and Gretel)

“Magic” (based on the Scandinavian folktale “Saving Spring”)

“Forest”

Above is a screenshot of the prompts if you’re not familiar with them. Folktale week wasn’t nearly as popular as Inktober, but just as inspiring and fun. I’m a huge fan of folktales and children’s books and illustrations. Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights.

To see all of the drawings I did, including one based on Mexican and Central American folktale La Llorona, go to my Instagram; @maggieinhermoon

Love you all! What has been inspiring you lately?

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Inktober Highlights Part 2

Here are some other drawings I did for Inktober. It was quite the challenge but even though I barely got my drawing up on some nights, I throughly enjoyed it. I will keep drawing as it’s helped me stay inspired.

I didn’t follow a prompt on this one.

Last one – “Slice”

“Expensive”

“Drain”

“Guarded”

“Chicken”

“Stretch”

“Exhausted” like me at the end of Inktober.

Love you all!

Sending you hugs and good vibes for the weekend!!

Do whatever makes you feel passionate. ❤️❤️

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The Three Most Covetable Holiday Gift Sets at Sephora (in my opinion)

Too Faced’s The Sweet Smell of Christmas Lipstick Collection

Too Faced’s The Sweet Smell of Christmas Lipstick Collection. $25.

I am a huge fan of Too Faced lipsticks, anything holiday scented, and can we talk about this packaging? It’s adorable as is the Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette. I’m loving the whole holiday lineup by Too Faced this year. The formula is the Melted Matte and the shades are totally wearable not only for the holidays but all year. Love it. I’ll definitely be gifting myself this set!

Too Faced holiday 2018 Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette and Melted Mate lipsticks photo by Trend Mood.

Of course I’d love the palette too but I can’t justify the price. I’ll probably buy it anyway! 🙄

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler. $65

I’ve been getting so into perfume lately which is a passion I’ve had for a while but which faded in recent years. For some reason, it has been reignited, and I blame youtube and free samples from Ulta. I’m really into warm and sweet scents and vanilla, coffee, woodsy, and feminine notes. Occasionally I like natural fragrances like fruity coconut or apricot and also floral if it’s tasteful. It all depends on my mood.

I’m into Black Opium by YSL right now and looking for more wearable everyday fragrances. I know I already love Marc Jacob’s Daisy, so that fits the bill. I can’t wait to try Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner and Nest’s Black Tulip. love that you get to try 15 perfumes and redeem the voucher you get in the set for a full size of your favorite. What a genius idea! I can’t wait to try them all. I’ll most definitely be buying this for myself and other perfume lovers.

Drunk Elephant Agent Ellie Day Kit

Agent Ellie Day Kit by Drunk Elephant. Image from drunkelephant.com.

Considering all the rave reviews Drunk Elephant gets, I feel like there’s no reason not to try their products. I just watched a video by Wayne Goss where he describes the amazing turnaround his skin had after a troubling period of breakouts.

Image from Sephora.com.

My skin is very sensitive and I’ve been meaning to try these products, some of which are already on their way to me. This is such an amazing value I’m definitely getting it anyhow, as Drunk Elephant products are pretty pricey on their own.

What holiday gift sets and products are you eyeing at Sephora and hope to buy yourself or receive this holiday season?

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