Monday, 2 September 2019

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

Monday, 2 September 2019
Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette | Jackie O My
Photo: Anastasia Beverly Hills.
     Have you been dreaming of the heavenly hues of Anastasia Beverly Hill's Norvina Palette? If so, you're not alone. I've been wanting to snag this palette for such a long time. I was instantly taken with this palette; its pretty celestial shades were a makeup dream come true for me, and I considered it the perfect palette.

I already own the Modern Renaissance palette and love it, so I expected the same amazing quality from the Norvina palette that Anastasia always provides. Unfortunately, I was left more than a little disappointed. Let's get into that.

The Details

Norvina Soare, the president of Anastasia Beverly Hills, designed this to be her go-to palette. There are fourteen buttery shades; seven are metallic and seven are matte. The shadows are 0.74 g each, and the shades are: Dreamer, Base, Summer, Soul, Wild Child, Incense, Rose Gold, Love, Celestial, Volatile, Dazzling, Eccentric, Drama, and Passion. Like Modern Renaissance, the packaging is a sleek faux velvet box that includes a mirror and dual-ended brush. This palette costs $55.00 CAD at Sephora.

Norvina said this of her palette:
I have always wanted to create a palette that embodies my spirit. I'm a dreamer at heart and get lost in my own fantasy world daily. It's a whimsical place that leaves you feeling carefree. If I had to explain how those colors made me feel, I would say "Happy".
Norvina's wisteria color scheme does bring a smile to my face, but will her palette?

Thursday, 29 August 2019

5 Things I Love: 08/29/19

Thursday, 29 August 2019
5 Things I Love: 08/29/19 | Jackie O My

     We're coming up on another weekend, but before we do, I'm here to deliver your weekly dose of essential reads and inspiration.

My week has been...well, boring. I'm definitely stuck in a rut lately, and although I hope it doesn't show through the quality of my writing, I'm looking for a big change to spice up my life. Some options I'm checking into: a new diet, yoga classes, a completely new makeup look & wardrobe, and just getting out more from behind my computer screen. Spending time outdoors is a must. But while I'm here, let me update you on 5 cool things I discovered this week. Enjoy!
Monday, 26 August 2019

Valley Girl

Monday, 26 August 2019
Valley Girl Outfit Post | Jackie O My

     Happy Monday, everyone! Hope your weekend was super restful and you're ready to take on the week ahead! I'm kicking off the week by sharing my first outfit look in quite a while.

These photos were taken by my wonderful boyfriend on his IPhone during a recent shopping trip, so please excuse the quality. I just had to share them because this is one of my current favorite outfits - my go-to look for when I want to actually dress up. I bought this ribbed body-con dress from Free People. It isn't something I would usually choose for myself but I actually love the way it looks on me; from afar, I actually have curves! I paired it with my favorite Matt & Nat Handbag and the best of all trends this summer, the humble hair barrette. This one is a tortoise shell slider barrette from Skinnydip, a brand I haven't found an opportunity to talk about yet, but I love them.