Morphe Brush Subscription March/April

Morphe Brush Subscription March/April

I am so behind on posts about my Morphe Brush Subscription. Today I'm sharing my March and April brushes. My May shipment is lurking on my desk, waiting to be photographed. Slacker. I am such a slacker.

Morphe Brush Subscription March/April

March was a selection of three brushes, geared to face.

April offered up five brushes, for highlighting and eyes.
The brushes from the last two months are all natural bristles, they are quite soft and perform nicely. Are Morphe brushes the very last word in makeup brushes? No. But they are quite nice, especially for the asking price. 

Morphe Brush Subscription March/April

Morphe Brush Monthly Subscription is a good deal. Every month you receive $30.00 worth of brushes for $19.99 with free shipping in the US and Canada. This subscription is fun for brush hoarders collectors and useful for beginners or anyone who wants to build up a brush collection without a huge all at once financial outlay.

So far, Morphe is doing a stellar job with this service. My card is charged the precise amount, every month. My brushes ship, without fail on the same day every month and arrive on my doorstep usually two to three days later.

I don't know how long I will continue this subscription. I will keep it going for a while as I want to try a cross section of the brushes offered by this brand. I imagine that sooner or later I will feel that I have enough brushes (yeah, right) and end it but I'm content to let it roll on, for now.

Are you subscribed to Morphe Brush Subscription Service? Are you happy with the brushes you have been receiving? If you're not currently subscribed, are you thinking about trying it? Please do share.

Morphe Brush Subscription March/April

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection | My Notes and Swatches

What's tan, cream and purple, packaged in an adorable tin and smells like peanut butter cups? Why, the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection, of course!

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette Review

This cute, limited edition compact tin palette is printed all over with peanuts and features a raised, smiling open faced peanut butter sandwich on the lid. When you open the magnetized lid, there is a mirror inside to help you create your perfect eye look.

Nine pans of delicious, candy scented eye shadow are labeled with their names and each trio is labeled by look. Obviously, you can mix and match to your heart's content.

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette Review

Warm, neutrals are the main feature with a couple of purple grape jelly shades to add a pop of fun, wearable colour. There are three matte and six shimmer finises in this palette.

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette

Swatch time!

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette

I wasn't paying attention when I swatched and photographed. The three "look" categories run vertically, in this photo rather than horizontally, as in the palette. Yeah, I know...

Soft & Sweet: 
  • Spread the Love is a soft satin-matte peach with tiny gold glitter sparkles
  • Peanut Butter is a warm, saddle tan matte
  • Peanut Butter Cup is a lovely bronzey brown shimmer

Rich & Creamy: 
  • Bananas is a soft, pale gold shimmer 
  • Peanut Brittle is a rich, warm copper rose metallic 
  • Jammin' is a greyed purple satin with tiny glitter sparkles

PB & J: 
  • Extra Creamy is a barely pink creme ivory matte
  • Jelly is a luminous magenta with a lovely pink shift
  • Nuts About U is a soft, burnt orange matte

The shadow quality in this palette is very good. The mattes are creamy and smooth, Peanut Butter is a touch stiff but all three are pigmented and they apply, build and blend very nicely without getting muddy or flying away. The shimmers and metallics are soft, velvety and very pigmented. Application and blending are a dream. Even the glittery shades are pleasant to use and don't give me much fallout. Jammin' is a little sheer and needs to be packed on and nailed down with a good primer. 

Overall, the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection is a fantastic little palette. If you like warmer tones and a mix of mattes and shimmer with pops of colour, you might really enjoy this one. Hell, buy it because it smells like peanut butter cups! Seriously, this thing smells good enough to eat. 

Do you own this lovely shadow collection? How do you like it? If you are craving, you can find it at Ulta Beauty, in store and online. 


Cyto-luxe by Glo Therapeutics Face Cream | My Notes

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Cyto-Luxe Face Cream

From Glo Professional comes Cyto-Luxe Face Cream.
This rich, luxurious anti-aging cream promotes Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production to help counteract the effects of time. Infused with the ultimate combination of plant stem cell technology and a supportive cascade of actives designed to promote healthy skin cells and preserve a youthful radiance.

Cyto-Luxe Face Cream Review

Packaged in an elegant, heavy frosted glass jar with a sleek silver toned lid is a thick, rich, lightly rose scented cream that contains shea butter, coconut squalane, glycerin, natural beneficial oils and skin loving plant extracts that deeply hydrate and replenish my complexion.

Glo Therapeutics Cyto Luxe Face Cream

Evening, after cleansing, I like to lightly spritz my face with my Cyto-Luxe Toning Mist, (yes, I am still obsessed with this stuff!) apply my fave serums and eye cream then smooth a little of my Cyto-Luxe Face Cream across my skin then gently press and tap it in while I enjoy the lovely, soft rose scent before it dissipates. This cream is rich! Only a small amount is needed to deeply hydrate, plump and pamper my complexion, leaving it looking and feeling so soft, smooth and fresh, in the morning.

 Do you use skin care from Glo Therapeutics Clinical Skin Care? Have you tried the gorgeous Cyto-Luxe Face Cream or my favorite Toning Mist? My experience with these beautiful products lets me recommend them without reservation.

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Cyto-Luxe Face Cream Review
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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick | Chocolate Milkshake

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Liquid lipstick is the current "It Girl" of the makeup world. To be honest, I haven't been all that enthusiastic. Most liquid lipsticks murder my very sensitive lips so I tend to avoid them. One exception is Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick | Chocolate Milkshake Review

Knowing that I like the Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick formula (I own two shades and love them) when Too Faced released their Chocolate lipsticks, I was intrigued. I like lipstick. I like chocolate. Problem is, I'm not wild about brown or tan/nude lip colours on me. I saw swatches of this newer line and one shade, Chocolate Milkshake seemed to be a rosy/nude that could actually work for me, so I ordered it.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick | Chocolate Milkshake Review

Too Faced Liquefied Lipsticks usually match their tube colour and as you can see, as it squeezes out through the applicator, it appears more rosy than tan/nude. However, once I got it on my lips, this lipstick looked very different than I expected. Most definitely lighter, more nude than rosy. I wasn't sure about it but I left it on, took pictures and lived in it for a while.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick | Chocolate Milkshake Lip Swatch

Surprisingly, I'm not mad at it. I don't usually look well in tan or beige nudes, they make me look, for lack of a better word... Dead. Melted Chocolate Milkshake has enough pink in it, even on me to look lively and flattering and I have to say, I dig it. It is rare, indeed that I find a nude shade that I like and that works with my complexion.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquefied Lipstick has a lovely formula. Smooth and creamy with good body, it is easy to apply, control and settle into an even, opaque finish with not too much work. My preferred method is to begin with a good fence of clear barrier pencil then smooth the lippie on with the applicator, outline, shape and fill in. Then I use my finger to perfect and even everything out just right. There is a soft, chocolate scent that lingers for a while, if you dislike scented lip products, you are not going to appreciate this one. Wear time is very good. I can wear this for hours and when it begins to look a little worn, a quick lip smush or swipe with a clean finger settles and smooths it back into place. Comfort is not too bad, considering. My lips come out of a day in this formula pretty happy. I balm up well, before application and that definitely helps.

Have you tried the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquefied Lipstick or other Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick shades? Which are your favorites?

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