Jouer Ready To Wear Warm & Cool Collection Palette (On Sale) and Stila Black Diamond Review and Swatches

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thanks so much for the compliments on my makeup in yesterday's OhConcept Collection post! I was wearing Jouer! Over the weekend, Jouer announced they were having a Spring Clearance Sale of up to 50% off (Kiss em Goodbye Sale). Well I noticed both the Jouer Ready To Wear Warm Collection and Cool Collection Palettes were included. I'm really not surprised they are included in this sale, because these were Jouer's very first palettes and now makeup companies are producing more limited edition makeup/palettes. I purchased these palettes last year, during a Jouer sale for about $25 ea (now they are on sale for $19 ea). I never reviewed them, because I never used them. I showed them on Snapchat, took pictures and that was that. Well when I got the OhConcept skirt, I thought about the sparkly black in the Cool Collection and thought it would work well with my outfit. So I thought this was the perfect time to review both & let you guys know about the sale (not sponsored, I just keep up with brands)!


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Jouer Ready To Wear Warm Collection Palette - Sweet


This is Jouer's WARM palette. BOTH the warm and cool palettes have a bronzer, blush, highlighter and eye shadow selection.  Both the warm and cool palettes have the SAME bronzer & highlighter. So the only difference in the two palettes are the eye-shadows & blush. The bronzer works with my skintone. It's a very pretty and natural looking brown. I used it as a contour around the perimeter of my face and also down the sides of my nose. The blush is called PEACH GLOW and that it is! Now this palette was initially made in '14 or '15, there's no way Christina of Jouer knew PEACH would be the hot color for makeup in '16-'17 (maybe she did, because fashion designers know what will be hot in advance). It's really pretty on the cheeks (see my face swatch) and blends in beautifully with all of my makeup. I used three (3) of the eye shadows in the palette. I used Sahara in my crease, Lace under my brow (excuse my eyebrows. trying to let them grow in) and Cognac on the lid and under my eye. If you want extra sparkle, use Fireside. I put the highlighter down the bridge of my nose. I was worried, because it was so white...but it's very subtle and pretty. I'm wearing Jouer's Papaye on my lips. The pigmentation of Jouer's makeup is very good. There is some fall out with the last eye shadow. Lots of sparkle. So apply your eye makeup first if you use that one. This palette has a square mirror. The palette is magnetized for easy closure. The only thing about these cardboard palettes (Jouer's newer palettes are constructed differently) is that they get really dirty as you use it. Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@averysweetblog) and watch my Instagram Story. I'll show you!


Jouer Ready To Wear Cool Collection Palette - Sweet


Now here is the COOL palette! Same bronzer, same highlighter as the WARM palette. The blush in this palette is called ROSE GLOW. It's a very pretty pink shade. I used three of the eye shadows in this palette. Wisp under my eye brow. Twig in my crease. Rum on my lid and under my lower lashes. I'm wearing Jouer Citronade Rose on my lips.



Stila Black Diamond - Supersweet


Yesterday, you saw Jouer's Havana (Cool Palette) along with Stila's Black Diamond (gifted to me by Little Luxury List) on my eyes. I haven't really purchased any Stila products. Just an eyeliner years ago. I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with the pigmentation of this eye shadow. Gorgeous color and very little fallout (if any). It's a dark silverish gray. I need to get more of these. I could've smoked out my top lid more, but I would need an inbetween shade. I forgot to mention, on my lips I'm wearing (wait for it) MAC x Cinderella Happily Ever After. I use my makeup :D

OhConcept Collection Tie-Dye Skirt

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sponsored: I was sent a beautiful Side String Tie Dye Maxi Skirt by OhConcept Collection (all opinions are 100% my own). I love it for MANY reasons. It's maxi length, so it provides excellent coverage. One side is ruched & ties, which evokes just the right amount of sass & sexiness. The tie-dye design is minimal, sophisticated and wearable. The neutral tones fit my everyday aesthetic & wardrobe. I love black, white & grey! The weight of the skirt is just right; it moves beautifully and is soft to the touch. It's the perfect "I-can-wear-it-now" skirt for me (befitting of New Orleans weather) and I definitely see myself wearing it during the upcoming Spring & Summer months. I like that this skirt is no-fuss! I slipped it on, paired it with an effortless Three Dots 3/4 sleeve black tee, my J.Crew tassel ankle wrap sandals & a gorgeous bracelet my blog friend Rowena of Rolala Loves gave me a couple of years ago. Two fabulous women designers are behind OhConcept Collection. Their mission is to create affordable, comfy & trendy pieces that celebrate a woman's body. They definitely accomplished that with this skirt. It's everyday! It's festival! It's weekend! It's lets go out & have fun! On a separate note, my eye makeup & blush is Jouer's Ready To Wear Warm Palette, which is currently on sale (I'll review it for you tomorrow). The other sparkle on my eyes is Stila's Jewel Eye Shadow in Black Diamond (It was gifted to me by friend & fellow blogger Little Luxury List a couple of years ago). This was my first time trying this sparkly shadow & it is gorgeous. I need to review more Stila! I am impressed. Wanna laugh? Take a look at the last small photo! My Spanx are showing! LOL You guys know I'm a beauty blogger, but my blog buddy Jalisa of The Style Contour has encouraged me to do more fashion and incorporate it into my blog. She is so nice! Definitely follow her and check out her blog! I contemplated about posting the Spanx pic, but I said ... WHATEVER (nothing's showing) ... Keep it real :P

Deborah Lippmann Bed Of Roses Review and Swatches

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MAUVE. Besides peach, mauve is one of the hot colors in makeup for SPRING! Can you believe it? You use to not see these kind of colors until Autumn/Fall. Whenever I use to hear the word mauve, I would automatically think...oh, that's an old person's color! HaHaHa Not anymore! I'm finding mauve color selections to be very complimentary not only to my skin tone, but to all skin tones. They're soft, appealing and very wearable. I reviewed Deborah Lippmann's Marshmallow hand scrub and another new collection of hers is Bed of Roses ($36) I was instantly smitten with the shades when I first saw them on social media. This set contains six (6) bottles of nail lacquer that range from a nude pink creme to a deep plum rose. I usually do full nail swatches, but since the colors were very close in color (to the eye), I decided to do single nail swatches to show you the differences in color. Each is different. I personally loved all of them. I haven't purchased nail lacquer in awhile (have you seen any nail polish reviews on here??? LOL), but I thought these would be a great addition to my collection. Plus these colors are so soft, I can definitely see myself wearing them during the Spring and even Summer months. Deborah Lippann's nail color is a little thicker than other brands, so you definitely want to allow a little more time drying time in between coats. But the color payoff and durability of her nail lacquers are really good. I also love the small bottle. I don't paint my nails as often anymore, so I don't use whole bottles of nail polish (which end up getting thrown away). So I like her small design.

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  Deborah Lippmann Bed of Roses is Supersweet


Deborah Lippmann - Life Is Rosy



Deborah Lippmann - Touch Me, Tease Me



Deborah Lippmann - A Trail Of Petals



Deborah Lippmann - The Look Of Love



I bet this song by ABC was the inspiration for the name of the nail lacquer above. 

She's an 80's music fan like me. I loved this group.



Deborah Lippmann - Coming Up Roses



Deborah Lippmann - Lay Lady Lay