My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: February 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Maybelline Eye Studio Spring 2017*

'It's all in the eyes. And the possibilities are endless. Demure daytime looks. Deep drama night moves. Subtle lines and definition, smokey vibes, custom brow looks, classic tones or a shot of color. Eyeshadow and eyeshadow primers, eyeliner, brows, and mascara collections designed to transform your look in the blink of an eye.'

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For their Spring 2017 campaign, Maybelline launched two new products that rolled out in January. The Colossal Big Shot Mascara ($8.49 U.S.D) is a new one coat volumizing mascara where in a consumer panel survey, 8/10 saw root to tip volume instantly. The 24karat Nudes Palette ($11.99 U.S.D.) is a 12-pan neutral palette featuring shimmery gold, bronze, and copper shadows.

Colossal Big Shot Mascara

The wavy bristles of this mascara is said to maximize the delivery of the formula to lashes which I do agree and really like! It catches the tiniest lash hair without me having to go over it like how I usually would. I really like using this mascara for my bottom lashes!

24karat Nudes Palette

I've seen these mass brands launching shadow palettes and to be quite honest, they don't appeal to me. The 24karat Nudes Palette is said to have a silky texture but I think otherwise. I find the shadows to be dry and chalky - even with the use of a primer, you'd have to work with packing the shadows on for any color to really show.

Master Precise Liner

My favorite type of eye liner will always be a gel liner versus a pen liner. I find the Master Precise Liner applicator a bit scratchy which did not give me smooth strokes when applying the product to my eyelids. Because of the scratchy applicator, it was cumbersome to work with and when flicking the pen to create my wing, the product skipped a bit and so I ended up going back a few times.

My favorite Maybelline product out of the three is the Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara. This is definitely on the list of my drugstore makeup favorites! The price points of all these are affordable and won't break the bank - so if you're curious to get these items, you should definitely give them a try and see what is your favorite and works for you!


*Samples were sent to me courtesy of Maybelline for editorial and review purposes. Any opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Personal Update

I can't believe that it is already February! It's been way long overdue since I've blogged and I want to start off in small steps to get back into the rhythm of blogging.

2016 ended perfectly for my family and I. We were able to welcome 2017 with our new baby! Baby E.J surprised us with her arrival on December 24th (yes, Christmas Eve!) instead of our expected due date (New Year's Day)!

All has been well! It's been one big roller coaster ride for quite some time. Even with Baby E.J here, the momentum hasn't stop. I've been juggling multiple plates at once and haven't had much time to do anything just for myself. I'm soaking up every second I have right now to just even get this post up!

>>Baby E.J is thriving at almost 6 weeks old! I'm cherishing every second of this precious time with my infant. I forgot how exhausting it can get taking care of a teeny human being! It's been 5 years since I've taken care of an infant, so I'm always searching things I have questions about online (and have my daughter's Pediatrician on speed dial if it's super urgent).

>>My little boy is going to be 5 years old in a few days! He absolutely loves and adores his baby sister - my heart aches with so much love for the two of them!

>>When the kids and I are a bit restless at home, we'll tag along with Daddy to his work.

Once things start to settle down a bit more, I plan to come back and focus more on my blog. Even though I've been MIA from blogging, that doesn't mean I don't think about it and my readers/followers! I've been slowly working on a few different things that I can't wait to share with you all!

Thank you! for all of your support - I really appreciate it!