How’s Cyber Monday treating you? I’m hoping to remain strong through today, but Haus of Gloi is releasing their Yule restock today and that has the possibility to melt my willpower. Must…stick…to…budget….
Speaking of going over budget, I may have treated myself to a “Hey you finished Ch. 4 of your thesis and you only have one chapter left” reward of the Colourpop Holiday Collection, “Not a Box of Chocolates”.
It was only $30 with free shipping, so I guess there could be worse vices?
I’ve written about Colourpop’s eye shadows here and here, so I think we can establish I am a fan. They have a great pigmented, long lasting formula and amazing color selections. When I saw they had released 6 new shades for the holidays in their Not a Box of Chocolates, I was on that!
Halo-Golden champagne dusted with soft gold glitter / Satin Luxe Finish
This comes out kinda peachy on my skin tone, but it’s still very pretty and very glittery.
Partridge- Saddle brown undertone with a green duo chrome finish / Pearlized Finish
I love me a duochrome, and Colourpop is great at them. This one is really interesting, I love the green and brown tones, dramatic but lovely.
Drift- True cranberry / Pearlized Finish
This is a goregous cranberry shade, I love the subtle shimmer.
Tinsel-Grayed out icy lavender / Metallic finish
This reminds me of Colourpop’s Cricket, but it’s a lighter purple color with tons of glitter, I love it!
Sleigh-Icy sage sprinkled with tons of multicolored glitter / Metallic Finish
This color is the main reason I bought this collection, I don’t have anything like this in my stash. It’s a light green with tons of glitter, perfect for the holidays.
Doe-A-Deer–Blackened violet/ Matte Finish
This shade is a deep dark purple that leans towards brown. I think it would be great in the outer-V for a smokey eye this season.
Swatches in sunlight: it’s all about that glitter.
I’m really pleased with this collection, it’s a great range of holiday colors using Colourpop’s awesome formula. For only $30 I think this could make a great present or you could give out the shades individually as stocking stuffers.(Though you would have to decide who you liked the most because they would receive the glitter shades, obviously. You should probably just keep this for yourself and spare others the pain.)
Questions of the Day:
-Have you ever had to treat ‘yo self?
-What do you think of these shades?
-How’s your holiday shopping going?