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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Xmas 2011 - Lorac Bejeweled Day & Night Jewelry Box

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Hi all =D I am temporarily back =X I didn´t pass that bad-ass exam early October so I got caught up in my study materials to prepare for my 2nd try this Monday (November 7th). And besides having 3 kids and a household and all I am stuck in the university a lot these days, too, so my blog had/has to stand behind, sorry! Will not blog a lot the next weeks as I firstly don´t have a lot of time and 2nd not really much new stuff to review =( A few reviews are set to be written though so please keep checking or subscribe.

Anyone checked out the Japanese Xmas collections yet? It´s really weird but so far NOTHING caught my fancy at all. Maybe I´ll get that Lunasol kit but other than that I feel rather underwhelmed with the stuff.

However I got couple of non-Asian Xmas palettes, my fave being the one from Lorac! I got myself a shipping addy so I took chance of the Sephora 20% off sale last week and snatched up their huge value-for-money Bejeweled Day & Night Jewelry Box! It retails for US$56 (containing stuff worth US$415) but I got it for US$44.80 =)

I have never tried Lorac before but the positive youtube/online reviews convinced me I needed this gorgeous kit.

The Day & Night Jewelry Box contains:
-2 High-Shine Lip Glosses in Peach (Day) & Rose (Night)
-1 Bronzing Powder
-2 Eye Liner Pencils in Brown (Day) & Black (Night)
-1 Face Palette for Day featuring 16 Eye Shadows and 1 Blush
-1 Face Palette for Night featuring 16 Eye Shadows and 1 Blush
-Jewelry box with mirror, flip-top and 2 drawers in a silver glittery lace fabric

As you see there is a lipgloss, eyeliner and face palette each for day respectively night and the bronzer goes with both looks.

The top part contains the 2 lip glosses and the bronzer. The lip glosses come in 2 universally flattering shades, one being a soft peachy pink for the day look and the other one a beautiful muted rose shade to go with the night palette.
Both contain very fine pearly shimmer, show up very well and have a slick non-sticky texture. Staying power is quite good despite the creamy texture.
The glosses are full-sized and do not contain any fragrance or flavor.

The bronzer is really huge and features a beautiful light peachy tan shade with the softest satin glow throughout. It really gives that nice healthy sheen to my cheeks and is not too brown or muddy. Actually I can wear this as a natural blush or to contour my face (though for more tan ladies it might not work for contouring).

The eyeliner pencils are of good quality and quite soft and pigmented however the black one isn´t as smooth and dark as the brown one. The brown one definitely is a very deep nice color with great color pay-off. Overall nice quality pencils but nothing that special in my opinion.

The star product of the kit are definitely the 2 palettes. Each contains a whopping 16 pigmented, blendable and super smooth shades in matte, metallic and shimmery finishes. Together both palette contain actually a good amount of neutrals (more brown ones for day and the cooler more gray-toned ones for night) but there are also some nice colors like green, purple, teal, burgundy, gold my opinion both combos are wearable at any time of the day so both palettes are super versatile and wearable.

The day palette is particularly stunning with its array of rich metallic shades. The night palette has a few blacks and grays that look a bit too similar in my opinion and is in general a bit more matte/flat than the other palette.  
Each palette also has a blush to go with the lip gloss (peach for day and rose for night). The blushes are also smooth and pigmented with a very soft glowy finish.

The staying power of all the products is really good. I applied my makeup at like 9 AM today and now (7 PM) the colors still look fresh (of course I reapplied the lip gloss several times during the day).

The jewelry box is really pretty however it sheds glitters like nothing else so I keep it in its cardbord box. The drawers are pretty small so you could only store really flat things inside.

What I really love about this kit is that all the contents are fully removable incl. the eyeshadow palettes so you can take them out of the box and use it for other things (unlike other kits like the Tarte jewelry box),

Overall I am totally thrilled with this gorgeous kit and can highly recommend grabbing one for yourself (or as a gift perhaps). The products are of high quality, the colors are universally flattering and wearable for all occasions.

Rating definitely a well deserved 5/5


Lucy said...

Good luck with your retake exam!!!
I thought you stopped blogging completley ;_;
I have no idea how you can handle kids AND university. My excuse for struggling for uni is my pet parrot LOL
And such a lovely review =)

Ratzilla said...

Glad to see you blogging again!

galpal.hi said...

Good luck on retaking your exam!


Light Love said...

OH wow!! This is an amazing kit! So many colors and so worth it! I love this because everything is so wearable; love! Thanks for the pictures and review!

Haru said...

Hi dear,
Thanks for the very detailed review and best of luck for your exam!

dunia kecil indi said...

aww, cute box :D

dunia kecil indi said...

omg, i want that lip gloss! :) good luck with the exam :))

Katherine Tealeaf said...

The palette is simply amazing. O_O; I love all the things it comes with. I hope you post some of the looks that you do with it. :]

Just started following you, good luck for your exams. xD

Emeline said...

The bronzer is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

wow you're a superwoman! Good luck with studies! The palette looks gorgeous!

Epicuren said...

Lovely collection and interesting make up kit I have seen your blog first time and will see later on for more products......

Aleya Bamdad said...

Perfect for traveling!

Sana said...

Lovely Blog <3 <3 <3

A new follower from , would love if you follow me back :) xx

Roxanne Saynac said...

Wow the product seems really cool! Having 2 palettes, eyeliners and more is really worth the money. :)


raspberryblood said...

Hi ^^, I've been following your blog for some time. By the way looove the colors of those lip glosses!!

GetMetheSkinny said...

very fine pearly shimmer, show up very well and have a slick non-sticky texture. Staying power is quite good despite the creamy texture.

Smashinbeauty Makeup Blog said...

WOW that looks amazing!

BTW thanks for the all the BB cream posts :D

paperdollrevenge said...

Happy belated new year!!

I hope your exam went well! You are a great blogger and I really don't know how you do it with university & not 1, 2, but 3 kids!

I just tried my first Lorac too recently and really like it. Your palettes look lovely and such beautiful swatches! I will be sure to keep Lorac on my radar and of course, your reviews too (even if you can't blog as much). =)

Dawn Monet Stennett said...

Ahh, I know the feeling of getting behind on your blog! My kiddo's won't let me take a breather >_< Glad that I'm getting back into it cause I came across your blog^^The glosses look so pretty:P Good luck with your exam!


Beauty Basics said...

Wow what a competent busy mom!
Thanks for sharing such a thorough review! This kit is such a good deal! Hope that you pass the exam.

Bruts Bees said...

My husband got me the Clarsonic too after I sowed him you blog! I love it! Thanks for another great recommendation!

S✰ said...

Just thought I'd pop by and say hello~. I've been missing your posts so I was just reading some of your older ones. I hope everything is well. :)

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Shelly said...

Love the colors and swatches! I know that this post is dated but hope that your re-taking of that exam went well!

Rosie said...

Good luck with your studies! I did an MBA when my daughter was 1 year old. It was tough! Never give up!
Love all these cosmetic tips. They're really helpful to people like me who don't know what to buy.

mineral foundation said...

I don't know if I like the range of cosmetics but definitely I love the box it is packed in.The trays come out and make it easy for application and use.

Alana Mitchell - skincare tips said...

Hello Kathi, this Lorac Bejeweled seems to be a rather useful product.Kindly also share some skincare tips for sensitive or easily damaged skin.

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