BH Cosmetics x ItsMyRayeRaye Collection is #GlowGoals

The second I heard Raye Boyce (@itsmyrayeraye) was launching a collection with BH Cosmetics, my ears perked up. BH’s last major collaboration with vlogger Carli Bybel was a HUGE success and I was immediately curious as to how they would top the quality and affordability of both Carli’s projects. I didn’t have to wonder long as Raye’s collection dropped right before the Thanksgiving holiday. I was set on supporting Raye so I ordered immediately and sat at my doorstep like a sad puppy until it came. Boy, was I in for a treat!

I’ll focus this post on my impressions of the palette as I have not yet washed (or tried) the brush set. I like to wash all new brushes before I use them because ain’t nobody know where those brush bristles have been! All I will say is they FELT amazing as I lightly brushed each one across my arm to check the softness and density. I have high hopes!

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Start 2018 off “Nude and Rude” with Karity’s 21 Color Eyeshadow Palette

To kick off my new year, I adopted the most adorable grandpa of a dog this past week, 8-year old Charlie. He’s an Australian Cattle Dog mix … I think. Growing up, I had cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit – everything EXCEPT a dog. I begged for a dog and my dad kept saying “some day”.

Now, at 26-years old I stopped saying “some day” and marched myself down to the Williamson County shelter here in Austin and brought home this big ole’ blob.

Because of my new sweetie pie, I’m going to try being more aware of makeup brand’s stance on animal testing. I’m going to begin supporting more cruelty-free brands because they support keeping animals like Charlie out of testing labs. With that said, I’m very excited to share a review with you of a new-to-me cosmetics brand Karity. All Karity products are Peta-certified CRUELTY FREE (*happy dance*) and 100% vegan. Karity kindly sent me their 21 Nudes and Rudes Eyeshadow palette and their E31 Tapered Blending Brush ($5!!!!!) to review and I’m here to say I’m about that #KarityLife.

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Are you ‘In Your Element’? NYX Cosmetics is ready to take you there!

The new NYX Cosmetics ‘In Your Element’ Metal palette is what all your metallic mermaid dreams are made of. NYX recently sent me one of six new eyeshadow palettes themed by naturally occurring elements. I was also able to snag the ‘Earth’ palette at The Makeup Show Dallas so check out that review if you are a fan of earth tones.

The ‘Metal’ palette features 12 metallic shades. Don’t pick this up if you are looking for an all-in-one, on-the-go palette as it’s missing matte shades. I’m perfectly fine with that omission as I have plenty of matte and/or transition shades just itchy to accompany this baby anywhere. I’m more impressed that these 12 shades are different enough to stand next to each other in a palette of this size and not appear similar at first glance.

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All the Fall Feels feat. NYX In Your Element Eye Palette in ‘Earth’

Austin has finally gotten the memo on fall weather! I’m so happy to be free of 90 degree weather you have no idea. I can officially create fall-appropriate looks without feeling like a complete fake in my tank and shorts!

I got my hands on the NYX Cosmetics In Your Element eyeshadow palette in ‘Earth’ just in time for the leaves to begin changing. Twelve gorgeous shadows in matte and shimmer finishes will quickly having you seeing pumpkin spice. Want to know my thoughts on this brand new palette? Keep reading!

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Looxi Beauty Fall 2017 Shimmer Eyeshadows

On August 25th, Looxi Beauty is releasing 14 new eyeshadows in celebration of the fall season! I’ve been playing with them all and I’m going to focus almost exclusively on the shimmers because those are the ones I think are really going to make you all drool!

Looxi has been my favorite indie brand pretty much since they released their first collection and I lost myself in their gorgeous gunmetal shimmer ‘Pistol Whipped’.  This time around, we are looking at a collection that’s warm and fuzzy and can hold you close during your latest Netflix binge in front of the fire with a pumpkin spice latte in hand. Too specific? Maybe because that’s what I wish I was doing right now instead of staring out into a dreary sky thanks to Hurricane Harvey.

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Smokey Blues and Purples + Life Update!

Hello friends in the blogosphere! Long time no chat, eh? Thanks so much for working with me as I took some time away from Spence’s Beauty to move to a new apartment. I’ve moved something crazy like eight times in the past 7 years, but I have to say that this particular move and subsequent unpacking period took WAY longer for me than it ever has before. I thank you so much for your patience as I get back into the regular swing of things!

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Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill are launching another eyeshadow palette that will sell out immediately

The last time Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill released an eyeshadow palette, the Morphe Brushes website experienced a server overload like they’d never seen before. This time around, will probably be no different.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Brushes

Morphe and Jaclyn are collaborating once again to bring us another limited edition 35 color eyeshadow palette launching June 21, 2017 on the Morphe website and at their Burbank, CA store. Jaclyn is bringing her MUA experience and star power to Morphe’s high quality, affordable range of professional artists and enthusiasts alike. The 35 color eyeshadow palette ranges from Jaclyn’s staple nude and gold tones to bold purples and blues. A gorgeous follow up to their previous collaboration, I’m expecting this to sell out immediately. If you are not able to purchase at launch or don’t feel like fighting the virtual crowds, Morphe does an excellent job at regularly restocking so you will definitely have a chance to purchase then.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills is Launching the Most Summer Collection of Summer 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills is launching the most summer collection of summer! Comprised of old favorites and some new new, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The collection includes 12 single eyeshadows (three repromotes, 9 new), 10 lip glosses (mix of new and repromotes from the 2016 summer and fall mini lip gloss sets), and 5 trio blush palettes to complement every skintone.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer 2017 will launch May 16, 2017 online at anastasiabeverlyhills.com. It will be available online at Anastasia Beverly Hills retailers (Sephora, Ulta, Dillard’s, and Macy’s) on June 13, 2017. Finally, it will launch in stores at the same retailers on June 23, 2017. Eyeshadows will retail for $12 each. Lip glosses will retail for $16 each. Blush trios will retail for $30 each.

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Get The Look: Mermaid Eyes feat. Juvia’s Place The Masquerade Palette

Summer is right around the corner and I’m absolutely ready! I’ve been planning a beach vacation and you can tell it’s on my mind by the number of blue eyeshadow looks I’ve done recently. Sorry not sorry! If you are just as ready for summer as I am, check out my most recent ocean blue eye look because nothing says summer quite like mermaid halo eye realness. Primary shadows used in this look came from the Juvia’s Place The Masquerade shadow palette. For full look details, keep reading!

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