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NYX The Natural Shadow Palette – Looks and Review

31 Oct

We’re  fans of NYX here at Fairy Godmother.   We have also been actively searching for a suitable dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

UD is pretty amazing with great colors, so this quest hasn’t been easy.

However, in our quest we have have found some great products.  One of these is the NYX Natural Shadow Palette.  It’s a scaled down version of the Nakeds, sort of reminds me of Naked Basics.

NYX is $7.00

Urban Decay is $27.00

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I wore this on separate occasions this week.  I also wanted to show how well and long this wears through the day.  I used the NYX HD Eye Shadow Base in addition to the eye shadows.

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Fun fact – I never realized how more tired my eyes look in the PM after a full day of office work.  Bleah.

This was a smokier look.  I also did a more neutral look:

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My thoughts –

If you are looking for a natural/neutral eye shadow palette, take a chance on NYX.  The shadows wear very well and long, the pigment and color payoff is great, they blend great with the exception of one of the shades.  The first and lightest shade comes out a bit chalky on me.

Also, it’s $7.00

~Anna

Are you a fan of NYX?

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Your Fairy Godmother is going to a LashBash party!

28 Aug

We are super psyched for one of our friends and readers who won the Ipsy and Benefit Cosmetics LashBash Party!!

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Freaking lucky girl!!!!

And one of the Godmothers gets to attend and blog about it later!

So amazing.

Much thanks to Ipsy (my love for them continues to grow daily) and Benefit!  Can’t wait to play with make-up!

~Anna

Are you one of the lucky Glambassadors????

First Empties Post!

16 Aug

All the beauty bloggers and vloggers always do an Empties post, so why shouldn’t Your Fairy Godmother.

We use stuff too 🙂

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I have two (yes TWO) Dr. Who lunchboxes because I am a fanatic.  As you know, one is my mani kit, and the other is my Empties kit.

I will admit, I got really excited when I finally had enough empties to do post.  On first glance, I use a lot of lotion.

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Yeah, I went there….because this movie is freaking fantastical!

Ok, so let’s see what I used 😉

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Julep Beach Tonic was probably my favorite item from my Empties.  I loved this smell and it was so perfect for summer.

100% Pure as my second fave, and I loved this scent for night time.  It was Coconut, and it was so light and relaxing.

Bath and  Body Works in Rasberry.  So yummy and perfect for spring and summer. I layered it with the corresponding body spray  .

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip was another organic lotion in Coconut.  It was nice, but too light for my dry skin.

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Apotheke Coconut Jasmine Perfumed After Bath Tonic.  This paired nicely with my coconut scented lotions.  I guess I really liked coconut this summer!

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Argan Oils Face & Body Serum.   I wanted to use this on my face, but ended up allergic.  So I used it on my hair and it seemed to really moisturize it during the winter. I will probably repurchase this again.
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And I retired a pair of fake lashes.  I think I wore them since New Years Eve, it was time for a new pair sometime in April.
Elf Lashes for $1.00!!!!!   Seriously.  Go.Get.You.Some.  I know we blogged about these before.  They are so good.
What products have you used up lately????

Dupe War #8 MAC Dupe Folie vs E.L.F. Aubergine

7 Jun

I found this dupe when I was desperate for eye shadow to fill in the brows, and I didn’t feel like going to MAC.  Also, we like E.L.F. a lot here at the Fairy Godmother!!

I found Aubergine or Abergine from E.L.F.  The color I have is marked as Abergine, without the “U”.  But online it is called Aubergine.  Not sure if this is misprint or they changed the name.

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MAC Folie $15.00 is on top, E.L.F. Aubergine $1.00  is the top left in the compact.

Here they are Swatched:

MAC left, E.L.F right

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The Folie is red based and has a better color payoff.  The Aubergine is cooler purple based and is more metallic.

However, they are pretty close in color one the skin as you can see.

Hold on, let me do the math for you.  $15.00 for MAC or $1.00 for E.L.F.?   You’re saving $14.00!!!!

Have you ever discovered any good dupes?

~Anna

Sunscreen vs no Sunscreen vs Coconut oil as Sunscreen?

6 Jun

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There is so much information about sunscreen coming out lately.  We at Fairy Godmother have a confused attitude about it, probably like a lot of folks.  Sunscreen causing cancer is a freaking scary concept!

Also, Anna is allergic to most products that contain SPF so she rarely uses it on her face.  And by rarely we mean when she is sitting on the beach in Mexico.  🙂 Continue reading

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – helpful hints

30 May

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - helpful hints

…we need to find a dupe for this palette.

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(update – i found a dupe but i want to try it first.  Follow us on facebook to stay informed!)

Treat Yo Self!! Beauty Boxes – How to try new products for a low price

30 Apr

Once upon a time a young(ish) girl wished for an awesome selection of  beauty products to arrive at her door without lifting a finger to shop.  Poof!  The internets have granted the wish!

Recently we found these three amazing companies that ship you deluxe sample sizes of various beauty products for a low monthly fee.  OH, and it ships for FREE.  Two of these provide a mix of drugstore and luxury brands.  The other provides natural beauty products.

What are these wonderful companies????  Allow us to make your mailperson hate you with how much amazing swag you will potentially be getting.  Go get some glam, girl!

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Sale Alert – 88 Eyeshadow palette for under $10!!!

23 Apr

We are a huge fan of Coastal Scent’s eyeshadow.  As long as you use eyeshadow primer the staying power and color payoff is comparable to MAC or Urban Decay shadows.  Normally retails for $18.95

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        Keep in mind that this palette is not full size eyeshadow pots, that is what keeps the price down.  Each shadow pictured in this palette is about the size of a dime.  So you can experiment with lots of different colors for less then you would pay for one high-end eyeshadow.

Ever since I bought this palette the last time it was on sale I haven’t used anything else since!

Dupe War #4 – Urban Decay Primer Potion vs NYX HD Eyeshadow Base

12 Apr

“Fairy Godmother, I have all these great eyeshadows but they just don’t last.  What do I do!?”

My dears – we have your solution right here!  And of course we have a cheap way to save your face, no matter how exciting your life may be.

Using a primer for eyeshadows is so important.  Have you ever been disappointed after spending $$ on eyeshadows only to find they don’t really look like they did in the container?  Or have you ever spent forever on your eyeshadow only to go out and find that you had so much fun that your eyeshadow mysteriously disappeared?

We want you to wake up the next morning to see the photos people took of you on their camera phones doing dumb things while completely hammered and help soften the blow of  by making sure you at least look good.

Original –  Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) for $20

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What it is:
A sheer nude eye shadow primer with a cult following.

What it does:
Eyeshadow Primer Potion is an ultra-sheer, totally nude base that glides onto the skin. The original, award-winning formula disappears instantly and is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing. (Sephora)

The Dupe – NYX HD Eyeshadow Base for $7.00

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What it is:

Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smooths lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

What it does (our review):

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