08 May 2015

Where the Light is

Hello again!

So my 22nd birthday just passed about two weeks and a half ago and one thing, I did ask for, and was super excited to receive was ColourPop's quad by YouTuber KathleenLights called "Where the Light is". After watching her video about it being released I knew it was something I had to purchase. Honestly, besides the fact that it was created by Kathleen, who is probably one of the cutest, most genuine YouTubers on the internet (In my opinion), I was sold when I saw the packaging! It's absolutely beautiful, and the fact that it's girly and rose gold just made me want it that much more.

This was the first time ever that I've purchased anything from ColourPop cosmetics and needless to say I will surely be purchasing from them again in the future. The quad consists of four (obviously)  unique colored Super Shock eye shadows. Going a little in depth individually, let's start with the highlight. The highlight color in this quad is called "Glow" which gives a stunning matte finish. Kathleen did mention in her video that this is the only shadow she has that may not suit every skin tone as a highlight. The next color is called "Cornelious" and just like "Glow", it's a matte finish. Cornelious is very much a crease color shadow but I also like to pack this color all over my lid and blend out. (Also, I've already dug through it as you can tell by the way it doesn't have the creative designs like the others.) The third color is called "Blaze". Blaze is one of my favorite shadows. I don't really know how to describe it's color except for using the word "beautiful". As you can see from the photos, it has gold flex and sparkles throughout it and has a metallic finish. Last shadow of the quad is called "KathleenLights". This is a gorgeous copper color with a pearlized finish. These are a combination of eye shadows that you could have on your eyes all at once and it would make a beautiful look.

The best part of these shadows (besides that the colors are stunning) is the consistency of them! I have never felt an eye shadow that felt like these. They have kind of like a sponge-y consistency. A bit like soft clay. My description of how it feels doesn't actually do it justice.  When you buy products from ColourPop, it comes with an information card that tells you about the product along with helpful Tips & Tricks section. This is what they write about their Super Shock Shadows. "This long-wearing creme powder has an elastic-like texture that is totally party proof. Avoid the fall out from traditional powder shadows and say goodbye to raccoon eyes! This feather soft formula glides on and feels freakin' amazing. Super Shock Shadow comes in tons of kick [butt] shades, kissed with glitter and tweaked with mutiple fabulous finishes." (ColourPop).

Not only are the colors stunning and the consistency amazing, but they're very pigmented products. I'm just so impressed with quad and the brand in general. It's one of those things that you would have to try yourself. If you want to watch Kathleen talk about these, you can watch that HERE . And if you would like to purchase it you can find that HERE . (Mini Disclaimer - I am not affiliated with ColourPop or Kathleen. I am not getting paid for this post. I just really like this product.)

I hope that you've enjoyed this post. If you've tried this brand, what's your favorite product?

Thanks for reading!


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04 May 2015

Blog Relaunch!


It's been a while! After almost a three month hiatus and no inspiration to write any posts, I decided to give my blog a new look and a new name! A relaunch if you will. I feel this truly makes my little space here an established blog. Somewhere that's mine, that represents me and what I would like to share. The thought of it really excites me and I hope it does the same for my readers!

Name Game?

So as you may have noticed, I changed my blog's old cringe-y name to a fresh and exciting new name! Wahoo! If you read my posts before you would have already known that my blog used to be called "Jayxoxox".  Not the most creative name on the planet, I know. It is now called, "Blissful Beauty Bird". Let's face it, we knew that the word "beauty" was going to pop up in part of the name because that's what I write about most. (If you want to see daily makeup routine's or a beauty haul then this is the right place for you!) The other two don't have deep meanings except for the fact that I wanted all the word's to have the same letter. "B" was the winner! And a fun little fact is that bird's are my favorite animals so I thought it would be fitting to add that, and "Blissful" because.. well I feel like I'm just a naturally happy person. So, thus it became Blissful Beauty Bird!

Scheduled Posts?

I never developed a schedule when I posted regularly, but mentally I actually kind of did. I liked to post 1 - 2 times a week at most and on certain days. I'm not sure if I have a schedule to help me stay on track with my posts, or just bust them out as I finish them. If you have suggestions about it, that would be great!

What to expect.

You can expect more posts about makeup I've recently purchased and outfit's that I just have to show you. I would also love to throw a few occasional "Get to know me better" posts and maybe some DIY's! I look forward to watching this blog continue to grow and to see what things I can come up with next.

Well there it is! My new and exciting Blog Relaunch! I feel really inspired to start writing some new posts so hopefully those will be coming to you soon. As I've said from the beginning I welcome recommendations, suggestions and helpful critiques!

I really hope you enjoy what you see and read as this blog continues to move forward!