Dupe OR Not? | Naked 3 VS Makeup Revolution Iconic 3

IMG_6118.JPGI don’t know about you but I LOVE a good dupe. Sometimes you don’t want to spend $50 on an eyeshadow palette or it’s sold out and you want it like yesterday. 😫

We tested out the Urban Decay Naked 3 & the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 to see if they were similar. We swatched them and used them on the eyes and here is what we found.

IMG_6114.JPGHere is the Urban Decay Naked 3. This palette was brand new before swatching. It swatched beautifully and was super blendable and creamy like my Naked Heat palette.

IMG_6115Here is the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3. It also swatched beautifully. The shades are pigmented and creamy and blend well on the eyes.

So, are they dupes??

IMG_6113Yes! The palette colors and texture are almost exactly the same on the majority of shades. There are a few shades in the Iconic 3 that are slightly more warm as you can see from the swatches. I also really like the Iconic 3 super dark shade better than the Naked. It’s creamier and just feels a lot nicer.

Overall, I would say the palettes are incredibly similar so if you don’t want to spend $54 on the Naked 3, I would get the Iconic 3 for $7 ( it’s currently on sale for $5.25 at Ulta) .

Thanks for stopping by! If you would like to see more dupes or have recommendations on posts you would like to see, leave us a comment below and make sure you follow us on social media. ❤️

 

– Carmen!

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Sol De Janeiro || Product Review

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If you have never tried anything by Sol De Janeiro, let me bring you to the dark side or should I say, sunny Brazil side. I originally bought the tiny travel size jar of the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream at Sephora after seeing people post about it smelling amazing. They ain’t lying’.

So let’s break each product down:

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Brazilian Bum Bum Cream                          Retail Value: $45.00

Size: 8.1 oz/ 240 mL ( Full Size)                   Available at: Sephora

First let me say, they are not wrong is saying it smells amazing. This product smells like the beach and a cake made a baby. Idk why but that mix smells SOO good.

The texture of this cream is amazing. I am NOT a fan of any oily lotions and can not stand when a lotion takes forever to dry on my skin. This cream is not like that. I can rub this all over my body and it will dry rather quickly. My skin stays moisturized with a little shimmery glow which rocks during the summer. I mean who doesn’t want a little shimmer on that awesome summer tan. It does provide a bit of firming. I wouldn’t say it is a “omg, I look like I just has lipo” firming but it does make your skin feel a touch firmer. I ended up liking this product so much I used all of the tiny jar and bought a huge one.

Pros:

Smells great

Smooth application

Non- oily feel

Smooth texture

Shimmery Glow

 

Cons:

Firming ( I’m honestly not sure that it does that much but I’ll be honest I’m not helping it by eating Chick Fil A on the regular either.)

Price

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Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel                    Retail Value: $25

Size: 13 oz/ 385 mL                                                                             Available at: Sephora

 

I purchased this product to see if it was as great as the cream and I am really pleased with it. It is a very creamy body wash that feels incredibly moisturizing and also smells great. A little bit of this goes a long way which is great considering the price. Theres not an overabundance to review on this one since its a simple body wash but I really like it and it does the job well.

Pros:

Smells great

Feels moisturizing

A little goes a long way

Doesn’t leave a residue

 

Cons:

Price

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Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter                                Retail Value: $18.00

Size: Not listed                                                                      Available at: Sephora

 

This is by far my most used and most loved product. This lip balm comes in a HUGE tube, smells amazing and feels SO AMAZING on the lips. I tested out lipsense and that product butchered my lips. I started using this with my Origins Lip Saver and it brought them back to silky smooth so quickly. I keep this in my purse and use it all the time. It has such a smooth application and really does moisturize the lips. It is pricey for a lip balm but I feel like it is worth it for the amount of product you get. I couldn’t find the details on size online but its not a small tube by any means.

 

Pros:

Smells great

Moisturizing

Smooth application

Doesn’t taste horrible

 

Cons:

Price

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Overall I would highly recommend these products. They are all sold on Sephora. I purchased all of these myself so this review is 100% unbiased and not sponsored. I really love Sol De Janeiro’s branding and their products and I hope to try more soon.

If you guys would like to see reviews on other products, please comment below and let us know what you would like to see. You can find us on social media by following our links at the bottom of our site.

-Carmen!

 

 

 

 

SNAP & SHOP TRAY | Product Review

Hey Y’all!

So I was surfing Facebook the other day and stumbled across these Snap & Shop Trays that you snap on the shopping cart to hold snacks for your kids. I don’t know about you guys but my son is horrible when it comes to snacks in the store. He makes a HUGE mess and I feel like that hot mess mom who leaves tons of messes for the Target employees. Sorry Target! Please don’t end our amazing relationship. image1-6

When I saw them I immediately thought they were awesome. Checked them out and the price was super reasonable so I ordered 2.  They were $14.99 and shipped free. I ordered them and received them in about a week by USPS. You can find them HERE. They came in a few different color options so I ordered a pink one for my 6 year old and a aqua colored one for my 2 year old.

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I really loved how durable and easy to use these trays are. You can throw them in your purse or diaper bag which is always a must in my house.

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We tested the aqua one out at Target and it worked so well. Easy to use and really didn’t get flimsy or feel like it was going to fall off the cart at all. I was also able to easily re-attach the lid if my son wasn’t using it.

Overall, I really love these trays and will be using them A LOT. For $15, you can’t beat them. These get our mommy seal of approval.

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-Carmen!

May Favorites| Lip Products

Hey Y’all!

Cora and I decided we are going to start doing a series with different products every month. To start May favorites I am doing my favorite lip products. These are the lip items I have been reaching for the most.

This months favorites just happen to be ColourPop.

First up I also try to keep my lips moisturized and exfoliated. I am using the Origins Lip Remedy currently and really love it.

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For an easy to apply on the go lipstick I have been using ColourPop Lippie Stix in the shade Parker with Colourpop Glossy Lip in the shade Game On over it.

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ColourPop Parker & Game On

Matte Lips are always in but since its Spring transitioning to Summer its the perfect time to wear those pretty purples, nudes and rose pinks. My favorite matte this month is ColourPop Matte Lip in the shade Milk Bottle from the Hello Kitty Collection. Unfortunately this one is no longer available on ColourPop’s site but you could probably find it in the B/S/T part of Colourpop Fanatics Facebook group run by the awesome Adelina. You can find this group by following the link HERE.

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Milk Bottle on the lips and the Morphe 25B palette on the eyes. 

We hope you guys and gals enjoy this new segment! If there is something you would like to see, let us know in the comments. Click on our social media icons at the bottom to follow us to stay up to date on the latest beauty news and images.

-Carmen!

GRUNDY MAKEUP LOOK USING|| JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS ANDROGYNY PALETTE

Hey guys! I’ve been wanting to dig into this palette for months it seems now. I finally got enough time to film a quick grungy makeup look for you guys! Products I used will be listed down below!

Eyes: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette
Lashes: MLash in the style “blow me”
Lips: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lip “posh spice”
Bronzer/Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Highlight: Flower Beauty Strobe Palette
Setting Spray: MAC Fix +

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Eye Look| Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Palette

Hey Y’all!

Here is a quick video we put together doing an eye look with the Lorac: Pirates of the Caribbean| Dead Men Tell No Tales Eye Palette and Cheek Palette. I have the blush Caribbean and the highlighter Star Reader on in the video. As always, I’m a mom so if seeing kids in the background bothers you, well too bad.

I’ll post an in depth review of these palettes soon with all my thoughts.

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Vacay Must Haves

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With summer right around the corner it’s time to think about what to throw in your bag for all those fun vacay’s! 🌈☀️🌊🏖here’s what we throw in our bag:

A mix of our favorite brushes and sponges from Docolor, Real Techniques and of course, Morphe.

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow

Lips: ColourPop , Kat Von D and Wet N Wild

Primer: Hourglass Mineral Veil

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape, NYX Wonder Stick

Contour: Wet N Wild Highlight Contour Palette

Highlighter: Becca & Jeffree Star x Manny MUA Eclipse

Setting Spray: NYX Dewy setting spray

Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Blush: Too Faced Peach blush

Eyeshadow: Tarte Tartiest Pro & assorted ColourPop Pressed Shadows

 

Bumble & Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil | Product Review

Hey GlamBar Girls!

Recently I have been in the market for a new conditioner for my mermaid locks. I asked on my Facebook what everyone’s favorite conditioner was. A few stood out for me to try but as I was quickly vetoing several due to ingredients, one stood out to me the most. Bumble&Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil just sounded so incredibly right for my mermaid locks!

IMG_6797The description says “6 featherlight oils that helps soften, silken and tame” All the things I needed to tame the frizz that this nasty Florida weather causes! To much of my surprise after the first use, it did exactly that!

Shoutout to Savannah for this recommendation 😽 Thanks boo!

Here is the link I used to purchase mine!

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner, 6.7 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7O2Z16/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YlJ9ybQE9HG3P

I hope everyone has an amazing week!

-Cora