Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Maybelline The City Mini Palettes are part of the Summer 2017 collection.  There are 6 palettes with 6 different eye shadows - this is Chill Brunch Neutrals.
 The other colors are Girls Night Glimmer, Roof Top Bronzes, Urban Jungle, Graffiti Pops, & Downtown Sunrise- though small, they are handy - for summer you could do the entire face with just these colors: highlighter, bronzer and eye shadows - some colors have a little shimmer which is perfect for the evening.  And if you are not crazy about shimmer, just put a little on the center of the lid and it will brighten the eye.

I am liking this new Thickening Lotion from AG Hair - pour some into the hand and work thru damp hair - then blow dry.  It is not heavy and gave nice body to my hair which I need with the heat & humidity. (no stiffness)

This is a good value - L'Oreal the Magic Lumi gave good coverage for under the eyes and can be used to brighten up other areas like the laugh lines.  It is a highlighter but works great as a concealer.

I put this on heavily so you could see - a nice color without being dry. This color is Fair.

Also from this line is Powder Glow Illuminator
I bought 2 colors: Golden and Rose - these are easily highlighter, bronzer and/or eye shadow.  Perfect for summer and winter - where ever you want a glow with soft shimmer.  These are frequently on sale so I might go for back ups since they can be used for more than 1 purpose.

And while we are on highlighters I finally got around to ordering Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - gorgeous!
From top: Ballerina - Peach Glow - Gilded Honey (photo taken near bright window)
This is more 'powdery' than the L'Oreal palettes - completely different colors - so I needed both!
I liked this so well......I bought a 2nd set because I am afraid they will disappear!
This set comes with a mirror & double-ended brush - these colors can be used all year - and this would make a nice gift!

Have you seen the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ?
PSA: Urban Decay Just Dropped a Hot New Naked Palette
 Wow, it looks like I have everyone of these colors.....somewhere (see below)!
I was shocked at how neutral these colors are - nothing that shouts 'original'.  For over $50 I am going to pass - afterall, some of the fall/winter collections are coming out and will be available by Aug.

I enjoy reading diff bloggers when they show their make up 'bags' - I can't imagine having so little product that it could fit in 1 bag!  This is not even the beginning.......

Who made this mess???............ ~ must be the dressing room of a beauty blogger!

Time for lunch!!
The greens are very nice this year:

 Etsy shop:
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.

~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
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  1. Great post, dear. I like this palettes

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  2. Cool palette :) Great post :)

  3. Those baked gelato swirls are awesome. I have a few. I love it!! I enjoyed your post today girl. Happy to visit from the Homemaking party!

    1. Thank you for visiting - I always learn something at the link! Best wishes!

  4. Both of the neural eye shadow palettes this week look perfect! I am intrigued by the Loreal highlighter - sounds like a great product. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!


    1. Hi Jennie! Are you visiting Asheville? You are just a couple of hours away!
      Hope you are having a good time; Happy Friday

  5. красивые палетки

  6. Hi Mimi
    I have one of the Naked Palettes and use it every day. Love that. Thanks for sharing the AG thickening lotion, I am going to try that. I love AG shampoo.
    Thanks for linking!
    have a great day
    jess xx

  7. I really like you :)
    Happy weekend!

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  8. I love the mini palettes - hard to resist them! Thanks for linking, xo


  9. HI there - I'm linking with you today from Grandma'sSocial. I love my AG hair products (my hairdresser always recommends them and used them when I'm in her chair) but I haven't used this thikkening lotion. Seems my hair can always use that. I love your haircut, btw. And the swirl blushes are fun colors - I need a peach. Happy summer to you!

    1. So nice to meet you & glad you could visit!
      I also love AG hair products and Ulta puts them on sale frequently.
      Enjoy your summer!

  10. Hi, I shall be trying the AG hair thickener. Thanks for sharing #twinklytuesday

  11. I love the shades in the Maybelline palette! I have three UD palettes but I'm currently using one by Tarte which is awesome.

    Emma xxx

  12. Thanks so much for linking up with me!


  13. Thanks for the tip about the AG hair thickening lotion. I need all the body I can get for my thin, fine hair. I love the eye ake-up colors for summer, too.

  14. Nice beauty palettes. :)

    Xoxo, Victoria

  15. This is a great post! You have introduced me to several new products that I can't wait to try! Thank you for joining the Ladies Who Link Up party! Peace!