Jolii Cosmetics Pop Up Shop at Lockwood Astoria

Jolii Cosmetics Pop Up Shop at Lockwood Astoria

I was able to go to Lockwood Astoria's Ladies Who Brunch event on Saturday, March 25th. The event featured two pop up shops: one with Jolii Cosmetics and one with Lisa and Lucy NY. I was particularly interested in purchasing some goodies from Jolii Cosmetics. I came across the brand on Instagram and really wanted to buy a couple of their products. I was so excited to find out that the brand was having a pop up shop at one of my favorite local boutiques. 

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Makeup Drawer: LORAC California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Drawer: LORAC California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette

I don't have any of the LORAC Pro Palettes but I've such great things about them. I was actually torn between getting this palette or one of the Pro palettes but the price point of the California Dreaming Palette definitely pushed me towards getting it. I really appreciate palettes that aren't a part of any series and that element about this particular palette also made me want to get it. Not to mention, I found myself attracted to the colors in this palette, 

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Drugstore Haul: Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks

Drugstore Haul: Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks

I am a sucker for good drugstore makeup so when I came across the Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks, I got so excited! I bought every shade that was in the display. I was only able to get 4 shades but luckily, after days of searching, I found more at another drugstore. I grabbed the rest of the shades that I was missing. I haven't been this thrilled about a makeup purchase in a long time!

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Wedding Day Essentials

Wedding Day Essentials

I've always envisioned myself wearing a Chanel lipstick on my wedding day. Not doing so would've been a big no-no for me. I stopped by a Chanel counter at Macy's and got myself my first Chanel lipstick! I've always passed by their counter and would internally drool over the lipsticks.

I could never get myself to buy a $50 lipstick. A wedding was a pretty good excuse to finally buy one! 

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Makeup Drawer: MUA Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Drawer: MUA Eyeshadow Palette

I never tried anything from MUA cosmetics before, so I really wanted to get my hands on something from the brand. Unfortunately, most of the MUA products that I saw were only brushes. I spotted this eyeshadow palette at another aisle (not the makeup aisle) and it was stacked with other stuff all the way up the shelves.

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NYX Week: Pro Lip Cream Palette

NYX Week: Pro Lip Cream Palette

I've had lip palettes in the past but I never really took them seriously because they always looked and felt like toys to me (am I making sense here?). The lip palette that I've had always had flimsy packaging and the formula were really thick and gloppy and I just never liked them. But when I saw these at the NYX store, I was drawn to their packaging. I think that they have a really pretty and sturdy packaging.

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NYX Week: Plush Gel Lipsticks

NYX Week: Plush Gel Lipsticks

3 shades really stood out to me: Pastel Dust, Breakup and Sacred Mix. Pastel Dust is as the name suggests, a pastel muted pink shade. Breakup is a brown/rose/red shade (very trendy). Sacred Mix is a dark fuchsia shade.

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NYX Week: Ombre Blush

NYX Week: Ombre Blush

I don't think I've seen this at stores yet so I jumped at the chance of being able to have it. I have the shades Soft Flush and Strictly Chic. Soft Flush is a bright coral shade while Strictly Chic is a toned down coral shade, leaning more towards a rose color. I've used both shades but I've only used each one once so I can't really say whether I 100% love it. But I want to share my first impression with you guys!

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NYX Week: Tango with Bronzing Powder

NYX Week: Tango with Bronzing Powder

It comes in a nice, pretty box and the actual product container is sturdy. When you open it, you'll see the product right away and then it has another layer that you flip over and the you'll see a small brush and a mirror.

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