Saturday, March 31, 2018

March Humble Beauty Opinion #52

Well hello there! 
Guess whose back, well yup it's me Emma Z! 
Thanks for coming back to BehindTheLeopardGlasses
I spend the last 10+ days exploring Thailand with my hubby, 
this was a surprise trip that I booked for him for to celebrate our 30th birthdays this year! 

Of course a trip recap is coming, 
but until I gather all my thoughts and catch up with some (lots) of school work, 
there will be pre-vacation blogging content.

It is the last Saturday of the month so lets chat some humble beauty opinions!

I was so excited about this month's Ipsy bag, it is so cute! 
Although the thought of coloring this beautiful bag is a little stressing to me... 
isn't that the opposite of what coloring is suppose to do?
IDK I just feel like I would ruin it and I love the pattern...

I loved the imagery with this month's bag! 

As far as the contents:
◦ I am pumped for another shade of a Mellow lipstick, I love this formula.
◦ The INT shadow is pretty but pretty generic, also this pan was not magnetic 
and hard to put into a Z-Palette, I thought that was the point of these shadows 
with flimsy packaging but guess not?
◦ I have yet to try the eye liner but I generally prefer liquid, 
◦ Was really excited to finally try a Glossier product, this balm is nice, I need to try more products
◦ The sparkly pink brush is so pretty, I don't know if I will use it but it is pretty to have on display
◦ I love the card it came with and posted it by my makeup vanity!

When I saw that Morphe had their empty magnetic palettes super on sale, 
I picked up a couple... a big one "ACC4" and a little one "ACC9"
I know, I know... I just redid my Z-Palettes...
but I moved all my "normal color" highlighters into the big one,
 and plan on (& did!) use the little one on vacation.

I also picked up the m522 brush, Kathleen Lights recommended it for Colourpop pot shadows, 
which I find those hard to use unless you use a finger,
 so I am excited to try them with this brush.

Kathleen Lights also recommended the B71 brush for brushing out clumpy mascara, 
I have been using this daily! 
Usually I don't need this when I am using my favorite mascaras, 
but I am trying to use up a couple I don't particularly like, and this has been so handy! 


Speaking of empty palettes:
 These Pixie Palettes from Devinah Cosmetics, currently on sale for $16,
are so pretty! 
May add one to my growing collection... 

A couple of my favorite nail polishes have become so thick and hard to use,
 so I have been looking at "thinning agents" & have heard decent things about "Nail Tek Extend"
I have had it in my Amazon cart for a couple of weeks,
 but I found it in person for cheaper at Manhattan Beauty Supply in NYC, 
so I got it but haven't tried it out yet- keep ya posted!

KL Polish released their spring "Ethereal Garden" collection
and I really want to get these two shades: 
#1: Charmed

#2: Selene

Will have to add those shades to my collection!

I loved this mani that Ipsy shared on instagram
some spring mani inspo!

Love this limited edition "Pisces" shade from Bite Beauty that dupethat shared on Instagram:

Everyone has been posting about the re-release of the Give Me Glow "Holo" highlight, 
my goodness does it look beautiful! 
Add this to my wishlist {currently sold out}

 Also love the color combo in this Give Me Glow "Staple Palette": 

especially the eye looks! 


& this month's empties: 
bath: BioRepublic "Green Tea Detox"- got this from Ipsy, love me a good face mask! / "Acne Mud" face mask from Thailand, I loved this! It really helped my face after I was breaking out from traveling. So good for about $1.50 / Revlon Colorsilk "Deep Burgundy" hair color- one of my all time faves! / Up & Up "Extra healing" moisturizer- I like this from Target, has a sweet smell that is not my favorite but I think this lotion works well and it is cheap / Up & Up "Skin Clearing body wash" in pink grapefruit- I did not like this. The scent was a weird sweet, but almost BO scent... will not purchase this scent again / Equate "Refreshing Apricot Scrub"- this is pretty good, still prefer the St Ives version though / Secret "Chill Ocean"- I love this smell, reminds me of when I was in high school... which is surprisingly comforting? / Old Spice "Swagger"- this is a hubby empty, I love this scent on him & had to share, it's a favorite! / philosophy "purity"- this face wash was nice, but I think a little too gentle for me... I need more oomph in my face wash I guess / Jergens "Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer"- I liked this initially but it did leave me with weird streaking and patching around my ankles and knees / Loreal "OleoTherapy" conditioner- this stuff was a life saver after some hotel shampoo left my hair really dried out / Schwarzkopf "Gliss Hair Repair"- I love how this smells, would purchase a full size / Soap & Glory "Flake Away" Body Polish- I loved this! I used this before the wet skin moisturizer and thought it would help prevent streaking but it couldn't help... would purchase though / Neutrogena hand cream- this is a nice cream but more gel than lotion / Skin Food Black Sugar Mask- I loved this! I used it more as an exfoliant than a mask though / fresh Rose Face Mask- I didn't really like this, it was okay / Dove "exfoliating body polish"- I loved this, I will get a full size / celavi makeup remover "pomegranate"- I get these from H-Mart, love them / Venus razor, I love these and have used them forever, need a replacement! 

 beautyOPI “Wipe-Off” nail polish remover wipes- these are pretty darn good! I wasn’t expecting them to work so well, not sure if I would purchase them but I have enjoyed using them / elf eyeshadow primer- at first I liked this but after a while I didn’t think it worked very well / Morphe Eyelid Primer- this sample held a surprising amount of product, I enjoyed this and thought it did a pretty good job / Jessie’s Girl green eyeliner-  I wanted to love this but they just dry out so fast and are patchy, not my favorite / Angel perfume by Mugler- love this, I have a big one of the Alien one but this one is also really nice / Harvey Prince sample, it was a green colored perfume from a very old Birchbox, I held on to this forever because I didn’t want to use it up but I loved it and wish I could find out what it was called and get a big bottle of it… / Chanel “Gabrielle”- loved this too! / Urban Decay “Failbate” lipgloss- I wish this sample came in a different packaging so it was easier to use, but it is nice / Revlon Photoready BB Cream- I used this to cut the cakey coverage of my foundation mixture down, it worked well / touch in SOL “Advanced Real Moisture” foundation- used this on vacation because of the SPF and it was perfect! Perfect amount of coverage and my face didn’t get burned / Verizon sunblock- got these in a company gift bag (it is a long story) but this is a pretty good sunblock, used it up on vacation! / Aquaphor- use this on the first couple of days with new tattoos or patches of skin that really need some moisture / CVS Cleaning Clothes- thy work well and are cheap

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Clean Break.

BehindTheLeopardGlasses will be taking a break for about 10 days,
this will be the first legit break I've taken from daily blogging in 7+ years. 
It is much needed and I am excited to relax on Spring Break. 
{source: mynewhappy.com}

See you on the other side, 
thanks for your support! 
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy 30 Charlie!

Happy 30th Birthday to my hubby Charlie! 
+ 1st Day of Spring! 
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{source: Pinterest}

I recently saw this on Facebook and laughed out loud:

Which reminded me of this:

Happy 30th to my hubby Charlie!
So happy we get to celebrate on an adventure,
can't believe we've been together since we were just 19! 

We started birthday celebrations at Nomad Pizza in Princeton 





Still can't believe the Z's Turn 30 this year! 

Happy Birthday hubby! 
Love you lots! 

Cheers to many, many, many more years! 
🍻🍻🍻🍻

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Feelin' the Byrne

We kicked off March with an amazing "Once-In-A-Lifetime", if you will,
concert:

The Talking Heads are one of my all time favorite bands, 
when we saw that David Byrne was going on tour we knew we had to go, 
tickets sold out immediately so we ended up getting them on a resell website 
& paying way too much but it was worth it.

 {source: Davidbyrneofficial on Instagram / artist: Steve Powers}

Charlie bought me this "Feel The Byrne" shirt from our fave tribute band Start Marking Sense



What I Wore: glasses- WhereLight, lips- NYX "Stone", necklace- Hunt & Orchard, shirt- gift from Charlie via Start Marking Sense, cardigan- Target, pants- Old Navy, booties- Aldo {gift from sister}




I couldn't believe that he was playing at Count Basie in Red Bank, NJ.

This where we had our dance recitals!



We sat on the balcony but it was the perfect view of the whole stage, 
David Byrne came out in the beginning of the show and said that this was the first stop on his new tour and he would appreciate no pictures being taken while they work out the kinks.

I obliged, and danced the nigh away but others broke the rules so I used some of their pics! 

{source: my sister Silvia's snapchat}



He played the perfect mix of old and new, 
of popular and lesser known songs.
It was amazing. 

Since the show his new album American Utopia came out 
& these are the songs I can't get enough of:

Perfect album to start off my 2018 Spotify Playlist!


It is so true, 
David Byrne is definitely Still Making Sense. 

He is playing again in September at King's Theater 
{the same beautiful venue that we finally saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs last year}
It is sold out already but hoping we can find tickets for a decent price...

Fingers crossed we can get tickets because this show was amazing! 
🀞🏻

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

"Someday I will be a beautiful butterfly" :: Spectacular Sunday


With Spring around the corner 
{& also another Nor'easter storm?!}

I can't help but feel like the caterpillar from A Bugs Life:

Love these sunnies that I found on Pinterest

I love these 1950's "Bumble Bee" novelty glasses that I found on Pinterest,
They were selling for $180 on eBay,
love them! 

Also love the shape of these Peter Coombs sunnies

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