Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've likely heard of indie beauty darling, Juvia's Place. This affordable, black-owned, indie beauty brand is known for their affordably and highly pigmented eyeshadows. But are they truly worth the hype? In today's post, we'll deep dive into the Juvia's Place Palette that started it all...the OG, The Nubian  Eyeshadow Palette. This is probably the most controversial of all Juvia's Place palettes because many fans of the brand dislike the formula of this palette when comparing it to the brand's later releases.

Bad or Rad | Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Review

Bad or Rad | Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Huda Beauty Obsessions Palettes remain one of the biggest eyeshadow collection launches of the last two years. The original 9-Pan Obsessions Palettes launched in 2017 with the goal of enabling beauty-lovers to create complete day-to-night eyeshadow looks curated within specific color families. After the success of the original launch, Huda Beauty expanded its range [...]

Makeup Minimalism | MASSIVE Spring Beauty Declutter (Haircare, Skincare & Cosmetics)

Makeup Minimalism | MASSIVE Spring Beauty Declutter (Haircare, Skincare & Cosmetics)

As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying out new cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. However, over the past 2-3 years, I've been attempting to reign in my shopping and work through what I own through a comprehensive inventory system, periodic No-Buys, and yearlong Project Pans. Although my preference is always to finish up the products I buy, decluttering is a necessity when you own a vast beauty collection. The below products are beauty items that I have decluttered this past Spring, excluding those products that I am currently trying to sell on Poshmark. Although the total number of products decluttered is not greater than the number of new items that entered my collection, I still view this declutter as a small victory. It takes a lot of mental toughness to think critically enough to declutter beauty products, because of the personal attachment I place on these goodies. Please keep reading to see what I moved out of my collection this Spring!

Beau-Tea Talks| Buying Beauty PR Packages?

Beau-Tea Talks| Buying Beauty PR Packages?

As the democratization of beauty industry continues, the power dynamic and relationship between brands and consumers is shifting. I bet cosmetic and skincare executives would never have guessed that an endorsement from a reviewer on YouTube could make or break a product launch, but has influencer PR gone too far? In today's Beau-Tea, we'll be discussing the emerging trend for big-name beauty brands to sell PR packages to the public.

Bad or Rad | Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Bad or Rad | Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Y'll I had the toughest time finding the right words to describe the Viseart Grande Pro Volume I eyeshadow palette. To say it in the simplest terms, not all products can be easily defined as being "bad" or "good." Please keep reading for a swatches and an in-depth review on the Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette.

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Bad or Rad | Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Palette Stack Review

Bad or Rad | Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Palette Stack Review

Melt Cosmetics has remained one of the hottest indie beauty brands in the market since the brand released their first line of lipsticks in 2013. Aesthetically, Melt Cosmetics is like the cooler, younger sister of Kat Von D – with marketing and color stories that encourage customers to rock unique, bold looks.

Whenever Melt Cosmetics teases a new release, the hype surrounding that release quickly builds in the beauty community. Hype quickly turns into hysteria as avid fans rush to snag Melt’s newest eyeshadow stack and eyeshadow palette releases. All of the brands most recent releases have sold out within days of launching: Gemini Palette, Twenty Seven Palette, Smoke Sessions Palette, and the BluePrint Stack. But is the brand's beloved BluePrint Stack worth the hype?