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September 28, 2013

Sigma Creme de Couture Palette

Hi!

Here's a little review/first impressions post of Sigma's new Creme de Couture Palette. I had been getting e-mails from Sigma about this palette for a while and I had decided not to buy it because I figured I already had colors similar to the ones in this palette. 

Enter Xsparkage. 

I'm sure you all know Leesha from Xsparkage but if you don't, she's a YouTube beauty phenom. She does tons and tons of beauty tutorials, product reviews, and I think you get the picture. Well, she posted a review on her thoughts on this palette and she totally and completely changed my mind! Ha! So I had to buy it and I'm glad that I did. 






In all honesty, I do have some of these colors. Like the brown, maybe even the orange, and the peaches but I certainly do not have those blues and lilacs. Leesha described these as "pastel neons" and I agree with this description. They are really bold, pigmented, pastel colors. 

They're all matte and surprisingly enough for a matte texture these shadows are very easy to blend into one another. I haven't swatched them without a base but when I applied them, I used my NYX milk eyeshadow pencil and they were really bright. Here's the look I did: 



I have not used it after that but so far in impressed. The palette is $32.00 but I did get a 10% off with a code that I can't quite remember at the moment (but you can totally get some percentage off codes from YouTubers and on retailmenot.com) so, it came out to roughly about $32.00 for me. I think it's definitely worth it if you don't have similar colors to these especially if you're a lady who sometimes enjoys her neutrals but also loves pops of color. 
,
Elba 

What I've Been Up To

Hello little love bugs! 

I imagine you're all doing well! At least I hope you are! As you can see, I've been quite the busy bee! I've been progressing in school and work has been slowly crushing my soul. However, I keep going! I've been learning a great deal about myself and a great deal about others. Life lessons! Anywho, here are some things I've been working on at school: 

This is my first completed oil painting.

A logo for myself that I'm working on that is also crushing my soul and killing me softly. 

My second oil painting, not finished!

My hybrid animal. 

People think that studying art is easy. It's really not. It's time consuming and frustrating but very fulfilling! I'm happy with my progress so far, the only thing I really want to knock out of the ballpark is my logo. Talk to you all soon! 

,
Elba 
xoxo
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