In the Mail: First Products from Iherb!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 10:03 PM
This is actually my first two Iherb orders all together. It is mostly essentials, but somehow I managed to sneak in some makeup. Oops.

Life-Flo Liquid Iodine Plus 2 oz. - Why Iodine? At the recommendation of my chiropractor back in Missouri I add a drop of this to my sinus rinse.

Alvera Aloe & Almonds Roll-On Deodorant 3 oz. - Never tried this brand before but I am always looking for new deodorants to try!

Cococare 100% Coconut Oil 4 oz. - Unlike some previous coconut oil's I've had this one doesn't have a scent. I wanted a small one to keep in the bathroom since coconut oil can pretty much be used for anything. I recall the brand Cococare from all the cocoa butter sticks I stocked up on at Walgreens in high school... to use as giant lip balm!

Bob's Red Mill Arrowroot Starch/Flour 16 oz. - I got this mostly to use as makeup setting powder, and may also use it to make my own deodorant. Also has many kitchen uses seeing as how it's actually a food. The bag burst in transit so I sent a picture to Iherb and they refunded me, but I'm going to use the half of the product that remained in the bag.

Tom's Maximum Strength Sensitive Soothing Mint toothpaste 4 oz. - I'm currently using Squiggle and I like it but it's expensive. They don't carry it on Iherb so I decided to try this toothpaste from Tom's.

Sierra Bees Organic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm .15 oz. - I needed to get to $20 for my first order and this was 49 cents! I got one for me and one for David. I will definitely be getting more of these in the future. The future in which I pretend I need lip balm.

Ecotools Detailed Lip Brush - I've been using the E.L.F. Studio Retractable Lip Brush for awhile but it isn't my favorite. I've been wanting to try this Ecotools brush for awhile. The majority of brushes I own are Ecotools and E.L.F. brand.

Sundown Naturals Vitamin E Oil 70,000 IU 2.5 oz. - Trying this to see how it compares to the Derma E for my hair and scalp.


For the makeup!

    Girl's Best Friend Blush, Sweet Coral Blush, All Smiles Blush

    Gimme a Kissimmee Bronzer, Poipu-lar Shores Bronzer, Lanai in the Sand Bronzer

    Girl's Best Friend, Sweet Coral, All Smiles, Lanai in the Sand, Poipu-lar Shores, Gimme a Kissimmee

As you can see, Girl's Best Friend and Sweet Coral are both pretty pale shades. I have really red cheeks so I tend to like pale shades because they're hard to overdo, but the Everyday Minerals blushes I have tried in the past have sometimes been too pale to show up as a blush. If these don't work as blush they will make good highlight colors. All Smiles is the same color I received in the December Petit Vour Box... good thing I like it! Lanai in the Sand looks like the perfect bronzer color for me! I always want my bronzer to be paler than it is! Poipu-lar Shores is pretty yellow but I think may still work on me. Gimme a Kissimmee is that traditional way too dark bronzer color that I can never pull off. I do really like these colors but the packaging of this product is a bit problematic. I only have small sizes of Everyday Minerals products. Each one is .06 oz. These containers all seem to have the same problem where the product has difficulty coming out of the sifter. I used toothpicks to loosen it up a bit and hopefully that will do the trick.

Pretty sure Iherb is my new drugstore. It's also worth mentioning their shipping is super fast. I placed this second order January 18 and it arrived today, January 21. You can check out Iherb here (affiliate link) or use reward code LND485 - either way gets $5 off your first order. 

In the Mail: December Petit Vour Box!

Monday, January 19, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 11:49 AM
I've actually had this box for a little while so I had time to play with this stuff for a bit before sharing. I wasn't planning on subscribing to Petit Vour because I need to purchase less makeup... but after the awesomeness that was the LE Holiday Box I just had to try it. Following Petiv Vour on Facebook I saw some things they were planning for January and signed up, not expecting to receive the December box, so I was surprised when it showed up! This box showcases items chosen by Vegan Beauty Review.

Trust Fund Beauty 5-Free Nail Lacquer, Do You Know Who My Father Is? .57 oz. - First off, I really like this shade - a cool toned baby pink. I had it on my nails 4 days using the Zoya color lock system before I had my first chip. This retails for $16 and I'll be honest, I just don't buy $16 nail polishes so outside of the box I wouldn't buy it, but I'm happy I have it. The only thing that really bothers me about this is the name of the polish... like maybe someone was trying too hard to be edgy and it comes off a little callous. ($16 value)

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream, Lavendar 1 oz. - This is the mini size of Meow Meow Tweet's deodorant cream. I would not have purchased this on my own because it includes shea butter, but since I had it I tried it out and did not have any adverse reactions. I've only used it once so far, but I was happily surprised to find that I did not react to the shea butter and I found it quite moisturizing. This also contains baking soda which I usually react to and I didn't have a problem. Over time I will have to see if I remain okay with these ingredients. As for performance, the day I wore it was last weekend and it worked, but I'm not sure yet if it will hold up to a fast paced work day! Can we just take a moment to appreciate the adorableness of this brand name? ($8 value) 

Blissoma Solutions Pure Sensitive Skin Soothing Complex for Ultra Sensitive Dry skin .5 oz. - I've so far only tried this once. Again, this is something I would not have purchased due to the shea butter included, but from the one time I tried it I didn't have a problem with it. The only issue I actually had with this product was the packaging. It is packaged in a glass jar with a dropper that doesn't work, so I can't actually use the dropper to get the product out. I wrote to Petit Vour about this and they credited me 300 PV points. It may be because I have been using argan oil as my moisturizer lately but to me this didn't feel incredibly moisturizing, but I will continue to try it as best I can with the packaging issue. Hadn't tried Blissoma before and was happy to see they are out of St. Louis! (I'm from Missouri) ($13 value)

Everyday Minerals Matte Blush, All Smiles .06 oz. - I think this may be an exclusive color as I did not see it on the Everday Minerals website. I have bought things from them once before and do like their products, so I was excited to get this blush. It is a beautiful peachy color, which is pretty much what I always gravitate to for blush. I think it's making my hand look ravishing, yes? ($4 value... I think?) 

Overall I am happy with the December box. I will definitely try out all of these products and am really, really excited about what I think is going to be in the January box :) So... I will at least be getting Petit Vour for a little while. So much for not subscribing to beauty boxes, right? I'm calling this box a $37 value... for $15! I'm really loving getting to try new brands with Petit Vour! 

In the Mail: The All Natural Face December 2014 Beauty Box!

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 8:20 PM
I am so excited to have this in my hands. It came in the mail today and I wanted to show it off right away. I've been wondering when this would come. Since I only recently started subscribing to The All Natural Face box and this is my second box I wasn't sure what their schedule is like. It seems like the box will come named for the previous month, but even though this is a December box, it is definitely New Year's themed. Here's the contents of this box:

As you can see, every product is full size! I was really impressed with the value here so I'm going to be breaking it down by product. This is a pretty skincare focused box which I think makes sense for a New Year's themed box.

Organic Helichrysum Hydrosol Toner 2 oz. This comes in a 2 oz plastic bottle with a flip top lid. It only has one ingredient, Organic Helichrysum Hydrosol. I am really excited about this because it is supposed to reduce redness. ($4 value)

Organic Moroccan Argan Oil 1 oz. I've been using my Josie Maran Argan Oil as my facial moisturizer the last week or so and figured if I liked it I would try this much more economical version - now I already have it! Comes in a similar plastic bottle with a flip top lid. ($10 value)

Moisturizing Flavored Vegan Lip Gloss Peppermint .43 oz. This gloss is made of apricot kernel oil, castor oil, vegetable squalane oil, candelila wax, and peppermint oil. That's all! This is my first gloss from the all natural face because I'm not a big fan of doe-foot applicators. I am too much of a germophobe and there isn't any good way to be sanitary using something packaged like this. That being said I like the formula of the gloss and even though I usually don't like mint flavoring this one is subtle and nice. I will probably not keep this long for fear of germs, but I will use it a lot until then!  ($4.60 value)

Vegan Aloe and Crystal Deodorant Stone Roll-On Lemongrass Grapefruit 2 oz.  I am on my second bottle of the Lavendar, Lemongrass, and Rosemary version of this deodorant so I am happy to have another scent to try. My body does get used to this formula after awhile but my first bottle of this deodorant is what I took to Italy and it got me through the hot summer! ($5 value)

Face Food Fruit Facial Wash Cherries and Cream 2 oz. This is my first face food! It comes with a tiny scoop to get the product out. This is a 2 oz. jar which normally sells for $15 - the price of this entire box! This has two ingredients - dried cherries and dried coconut milk. You can mix face food with water, oil, honey, another cleanser, etc. Cherries and cream is supposed to minimize wrinkles, reduce inflammation, and brighten and smooth skin. Sounds good to me! ($15 value)

Pure Rhassoul Clay Mask 1 oz. Clay is the only ingredient in this. This is for occasional use to remove skin impurities. The full size bottle is 2 oz. ($2.87 value)

I am so excited about this box! For $15 I received $41.47 worth of products, not even including the fact that shipping would normally be added. So far I have been very impressed with both All Natural Face subscription boxes I have received and will keep getting them. Here's November's if you missed it! 

Christmas Goodies: Josie Maran & The Body Shop

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 7:00 PM
Today I am sharing some pretty gifts I received for Christmas! First off, my sister Joelle gave me these goodies from The Body Shop:

On the left is Atlas Mountain Rose Shower Gel, on the right is Wild Rose Caring Hand Wash. I love rose scented things so I am looking forward to these! 

Next up my mom gave me some Josie Maran products: 

Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter Sweet Cranberry 8 oz. and 2 oz. This is really soft, creamy, and hydrating and smells awesome! 

Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream Vanilla Apricot 2.37 oz. This smells amazing and is very moisturizing! I wash my hands about 9 thousand times a day so I always need a hand cream. Ironically enough my mom and I both gave each other hand creams this year! 

100% Pure Argan Oil .5 oz. This comes in a dropper bottle and I plan to try it on my face. 

Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil .5 oz. Limitless Pink This is one of those skin care products that is also makeup - my favorite kind of skin care! 

Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Limitless Pink

Much thanks to Mom and Joelle for the awesome gifts!! 

Holiday Travel Makeup Bag

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 7:00 PM

This is the makeup I took with me during my travels. I took it in a small rahua bag that I got some shampoo in last year. Because I got a cold while I was traveling I didn't wear makeup every day, but I was glad to have it when I needed it. This was definitely enough to get me through the last two weeks! For Christmas we traveled from Columbia, South Carolina to Columbia, Missouri & Marshall, Missouri, then drove back here, rested a day, and spent new years in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now I'm ready to unpack my bags and take a few days off :)

Pacifica Charmed Shadow Palette - I have labeled the color names since they weren't written on the palette. Click here to see more pictures of this product. This was a great thing to travel with because it is very small but provides a wide array of colors. It was so nice to have a pressed palette for travel! 

Lucy Minerals Lucy Light Light Medium Foundation - This is the full size.

Jing Ai Kabuki Brush - I took this to use with the Lucy Minerals foundation. It's so soft! 

Au Naturale All Over Shadow Brush and Angle Liner Brush

Christopher Drummond Beauty Duo-Phase Concealer Light - sometimes this is just my foundation. True story. 

Herban Luxe Chubby Vegan Eye Crayon Black

Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener

Gabriel Color Mascara

rms beauty Cream Eye Shadow Lunar

The All Natural Face Vegan Blush Peachy Rose

In the Mail: Essentials from Real Purity and Amazon

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 7:00 PM

During Real Purity's 30% off sale I purchased a few essentials. I also bought a few things as gifts the following week during a different sale, so I have a few extra samples to share. The products I bought were:

Real Purity Roll-on Deodorant - This deodorant is pretty much the best deodorant I've ever tried. I have to switch around because eventually my body gets used to it, but this is my favorite deodorant of everything in my rotation. I can't even tell you what bottle I'm on!

Velvet glove Theraputic Hand Creme - This is currently my favorite hand cream. For Christmas I got one for me, one for my husband, one for my mom, and one for my sister Joelle. (Mom and Joelle got Real Purity, I sent Megan The All Natural Face products to Korea.) I used up one of these in the past year and am happy to have a new one!

All Natural & Organic Toothpaste Wild Mint - I have tried samples of this before and finally decided to try it. It's pretty expensive for a toothpaste but it is a large tube and it is supposed to be good for sensitive teeth. Dental care has been hard for me to go natural on because my teeth are so sensitive and I usually use Sensodyne.

And here's the fun stuff... makeup samples!

Shrimp Lipstick, Wine Lipstick, Pink Cream Blush, Shrimp Powder Blush, Mulberry Eye Shadow, Olive Eye Shadow

I've been hearing a lot about Elderberry syrup, so I decided to try some from Amazon for immune support. I also needed some more derma e Vitamin E Skin Oil and decided to try the derma e Vitamin E Creme as well. I was so happy when it arrived and I realized that $9 had gotten me a 4 oz. jar! This smells amazing. I'm going to try it first as a face cream. 

While I was visiting my family in Columbia, MO I immediately got a cold. While I did rely on cold medicine for a few days I wanted to try a natural remedy. I went to Lucky's Market planning on getting Elderberry syrup since I left my bottle here, but ended up trying these Nature's Way Elderberry Vitamin C Zinc Lozenges. These taste like Zinc to me, which is not a great taste, but I really did feel like they helped my cold symptoms and I got over my cold faster than I normally do. I am trying to not use antibiotics and have officially gone a year without them despite often getting sinus infections, so finding products that help find colds and sinus infections naturally are essential for me! I love Lucky's and hope someday they come to South Carolina! 

December 2014 Empties

Monday, January 5, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 7:00 PM

Here are the products I used up in December. I am going to try to do less purchasing in 2015 and really focus on using the products I have. I definitely purchased a lot during Black Friday/Christmas sales and want to try to spend less on beauty products in 2015. Without further ado, here are my empties!

derma e Vitamin E Skin Oil 14,000 I.U. 2 oz. - I use this to moisturize my dry scalp. After using this up I bought another bottle and have already used quite a bit! I tried a cheaper Vitamin E oil and wasn't as impressed, so I will definitely keep buying the derma e. Repurchase? YES

Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater 4 oz. - I have already repurchased this in a larger size. I use this as a face toner. Sometimes I mix in other things but it actually works really nicely on it's own. Repurchase? YES

Silk Naturals Kiss Cleanser 4 oz. - This is pretty old so at this point I don't think I can give it a fair review. There's nothing wrong with this cleanser but my skin does much better with oil cleansing so I will not be repurchasing now. 

Zoya Remove + Polish Remover 2 oz. - I have several other bottles of this, so I don't need to repurchase now, but I will inevitably! 

Silk Naturals Flirt sheer blush sample - This color was nice but not something I need right now. 

The All Natural Face Vegan Glow samples pale rose and cherry blossom - I love the glows and ordered some other colors, but I didn't feel the need to get either of these. 

In the Mail: Petit Vour Holiday Limited Edition Box

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 11:00 AM
This is my first box from Petit Vour. I don't subscribe to Petit Vour but when I saw this box I got very excited. I was particularly excited to try the Jing Ai products. The cost of the box was $45 and the Jing Ai Sierra Glow Duo with Kabuki brush alone would have cost more than the price of this box, so I felt it was well worth it to try my first Petit Vour box! I was also excited to try some new brands as I had never tried any products from any of these brands before!

Here's a breakdown of the items in the box:

Aster & Bay Dandelion Face Grains: This is made with Frankincense and Myrrh! I received a 1 oz. bottle of this. You can buy a full size 4 oz. bottle here for $30 so I am estimating the value of this is $7.50. I am looking forward to trying this especially as I am transitioning back to oil cleansing and I think this will work well along with that.

Georgie Beauty Bon Ton Faux Eyelashes and Clear Adhesive: Ok, I haven't tried faux eyelashes in years. I will try these because I have them, but they definitely were not the reason I bought this box. These lashes can be purchased here for $18 and the glue is $8.

Gressa Lip Boost Aux Rouge: I am very excited about trying this product! Gressa Lip Boost's retail for $26. You can purchase the full size here. The full size is .24 oz. The Lip Boost I received is .17 oz. and looks like it will last a very long time, so it is only a bit smaller than the full size.  I will be using this product with a lip brush since in comes in a pot. This product has very nice color payoff especially for a lip product created by a skincare company! Some of the reviews on the website suggest using it as a blush as well, so I will be trying that too!

Jing Ai Sierra Glow Duo Piccadilly and Kabuki Brush - The Glow Duo is $28 and the Kabuki brush is $22. I am so excited about these products! The powder is beautifully packaged. The colors look great separately and mixed together. The powder is very soft and blendable and the brush is the softest Kabuki I have ever tried. The blush comes with a little paper filled with seeds that can be planted. The Sierra Glow Duo can be purchased here.

Gressa Lip Boost Aux Rouge, Ging Ai Sierra Glow Duo Piccadilly: pure side, love side, both sides mixed together.

One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil: I'm not sure if I'm going to use this because it is primarily made of shea oil and butter, which I can sometimes be sensitive to. The full size of this is $58 for 4 oz. I am not sure what size the sample is but I would guess 1/3 to 1/2 oz. Will probably pass this on to David. You can buy this here.

R. L. Linden & Co. Thousand Petal Beautifying Mist: I will try this as a toner. The really exciting thing about this product is that it offers aromatherapy benefits and relief from anxiety. Definitely an unexpected bonus in something I would use as a toner! The full size is $48 for 3.4 oz. To me that is pretty expensive for toner. The bottle I have is .5 oz. and I am looking forward to trying it. You can purchase this product here.

Overall I am really glad I purchased this box. In an effort to save money I try to avoid subscribing to beauty boxes because you never know what you are getting, but this box was great because I knew what I was purchasing. I wouldn't have chosen all of these products individually but the products I was most interested in are outstanding and now I get to try several other things, so I am very happy with my purchase. Unfortunately this box is currently sold out. I originally purchased it here. This definitely makes me want to try more things from Petit Vour but... I really need to buy a car, so.

In The Mail: Holiday Goodies from Au Naturale!

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 11:00 AM
Today I am sharing the products I purchased from Au Naturale for the holidays. First off I am sharing the Bold Eye Palette which was created for the holiday season 2014.

Au Naturale Bold Eye Collection shadows Peacock, Satellite, Chiffon

Au Naturale Bold Eye Collection shadows Marina, Dijon, Auburn

The Bold Eye Collection also included the All Over Shadow Brush and Angle Liner Brush pictured above. Au Naturale all sent me samples of Beige Creme Concealer and Palma Creme Eyeshadow. 

Creme Eyeshadow Palma, Creme Concealer Beige

Top swatches are without primer, bottom swatches are over Palma Creme Eyeshadow. Auburn, Satellite, Chiffon, Peacock, Dijon, Marina. 

As you can see a primer is essential with these eyeshadows to make the colors pop. The Palma Creme Eyeshadow did this very well. All shadows are shimmery except for Marina, which is matte without primer. I think this shadow collection is gorgeous and am very glad I got it. As long as you have a good primer I would highly recommend these shadows. I tend to gravitate towards turquoise shades so it is no surprise that Peacock is my absolute favorite of these! I have also been using the All Over Shadow Brush pretty much every day that I have worn shadow since picking this up. 

I also purchased the Organic Lip Palette, which I have been eyeing for quite some time! This was a fall release but I was patient and waited for Black Friday to purchase this. Unfortunately the glue in this palette didn't stick very well so only one of the five pans was glued down into the palette that i received. I contacted Au Naturale and they replaced the palette and I am returning the original palette to them. The palette includes five colors: Innocence, Marionberry, Ruby, Spanish Rose, and Wild Lotus. I have previously used up a tube of Spanish Rose and loved it so that was already a reason I was excited to receive this palette! 

Innocence, Marionberry, Ruby, Spanish Rose, Wild Lotus. 

Spanish Rose is still my favorite color of the bunch. I am also a big fan of Ruby and I think Wild Lotus is much more wearable than I originally thought. I also appreciate that both a lip brush and a mirror are included with this palette, as this makes the palette fully functional without any added accessories. The only problem I have noticed with both the first palette and the replacement is that the palette doesn't stay closed very well, but I am so excited about these colors that I am determined to be careful in transit to make it work. Overall I am very happy I purchased these products and have been pleased with Au Naturale's customer service. Au Naturale is a company I have been purchasing from for a couple years and they consistently produce some of my favorite products! 

    Creme Eyeshadow in Palma

Bold Shadows in Peacock, Chiffon

In the Mail: Christopher Drummond Beauty Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer

Friday, January 2, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 12:51 PM
I have had this concealer for awhile because many green beauty lovers speak highly of it. I have been using the color light for the past year and was getting low so when Christopher Drummond had a 30% off sale I decided to order a new one. Here I want to show the difference between my old concealer and my new one which has been repackaged. I ordered the Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer in Light and received a sample of the Finale Finishing Powder #195 Neutro Neutral.

My old Christopher Drummond Beauty Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer Light, My new Christopher Drummond Beauty Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer Light, Finale Finishing Powder Sample #195 Neutro Neutral. 

The old packaging was 7 gm and came in a pump container. The new packaging is 8.5 gm or .3 oz. of product with a squeeze tip application. 

On the left you can see much more product comes out of the old container. The new packaging will probably make it easier to avoid waste, but it was definitely more difficult to get the product out of the packaging. One noticeable difference is the new packaging holds more product and this did not raise the price of the product! This concealer retails for $22.50 so more product is definitely wonderful! The most important thing to note here is that the packaging switch has not changed the quality and color of the product, which is important to me as this is my all time favorite concealer! On the right I swatched the Finale Finishing Powder, which is darker and yellower than the concealer and provides more color than I expected from a finishing powder.

In this photo I am wearing the Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer Light all over my face and have put the #195 Neutro Neutral Finale Finishing Powder on the left side of my face. There is actually quite a bit of color in this finishing powder and it is definitely darker and yellower than the Light concealer. As you can see the concealer does an excellent job of covering the redness on my face. 

This note was included to explain the difference in packaging.

As I stated before, this is my favorite concealer ever. I will continue to use and purchase this concealer no matter how it is packaged, but I hope this post might help anyone who is curious about the packaging change. If you are considering purchasing this concealer I highly recommend it! I purchased my concealer from

In the Mail: New Palettes from Pacifica!

Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 12:39 AM
It's been a couple of weeks of no posts due to lots of holiday travels, so I still have things to show from Black Friday sales! I ordered these products from

First off, the Charmed Shadow Palette:

    Unicorn, Big Sky, Charming, Purple Haze, Moody, Alchemy, Avalon

    Unicorn, Big Sky, Charming, Purple Haze, Moody, Alchemy, Avalon swatches alone on top and over Au Naturale Palma Creme Eyeshadow on the bottom.

As you can see this is a gorgeous palette with an array of subtle colors. This is great for travel - I just took it with me to Missouri and North Carolina - as it is quite small and portable. At .2 oz is actually has less product than the 4 pan Pacifica palettes, but I appreciate having more colors. The colors are relatively sheer and quite shimmery. I have not experienced any irritation with this product, which is fabulous for my sensitive eyes.

Next up is the Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette!

Gold Dust, Island Rose, Pink Opal
Flushed, Bronzed
Neptune, Glow, Treasure
Coral, Mermaid Aqua, Sandalwood

Neptune, Glow, Treasure, Coral, Mermaid Aqua, Sandalwood swatches alone on top, over Au Naturale Palma Creme Eyeshadow on the bottom.

Flushed, Bronzed, Gold Dust, Island Rose, Pink Opal

This palette is pretty large. I really appreciate finding a full face palette which is so rare in natural makeup. The highlight colors are beautiful and smell amazing and coconutty. Flushed is not a shade that I would normally choose for blush because I tend to be too pink already. Bronzed looks dark in the pan but as you can see it is a much more natural color on. The eyeshadow colors are all quite pigmented and the only disappointment is that I did end up with two repeat colors, Glow and Treasure from the Gossamer Wings Palette. I'm still quite glad I got this and it is definitely worth the retail price of $32!

I also received a sample of the Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream. As you can see this product is pretty yellow on my skin. It does sheer out quite a bit and doesn't have very high coverage.

And here's the Indian Coconut Nectar 3 oz. candle along with a sample of the Indian Coconut Nectar solid perfume. I adore this scent, although I prefer the scent of the candle to the scent of the perfume.

Overall I am very happy with Pacifica products! I am so glad to find natural face products in pressed palette form and it is is added bonus that they are readily available and reasonably priced. I don't own very many candles but I can definitely see me purchasing more of those in the future... along with makeup :)