I’m the last person to board the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Train. All of her Glow Kits are beautiful, but none have ever really stood out enough for me to buy. My normal go-to highlighters are Becca Opal, Champagne Pop when I’m a little more tan, and ColourPop’s Stole The Show. Since so many people were disappointed with the holiday Glow Kits I was a little nervous about this one, but something told me I had to go for it. Plus, Nicole sisters need to stick together.

I was lucky enough to snag this in stores before it launched thanks to an amazing associate at Sephora. I was so excited I didn’t even swatch it to test it out. I walked straight up to the counter and headed outside for a Boomerang. The packaging looks like cotton candy dumped in glitter. Sign me up.

In the pan, these shades look very glittery. I was nervous that they’d feel dry but these are some of the creamiest powders I have ever worked with. In most palettes there’s always one dud but all of these are buttery goodness.

I thought that Forever Lit would be my go-to shade but I’ve worn Forever Young almost every single day since I purchased this palette. To apply, I finish my makeup, generously apply my setting spray and then go in with my highlighter before it’s dry to really make everything pop. The other day one of my coworkers said she could see my highlighter from across the room – the highest compliment you can give a makeup junkie.

T-B: Kitty Kat | Forever Young | Daydream | Forever Lit | Glo Getter | 143

Kitty Kat and Forever Young are not as similar as they appear in the swatches. Kitty Kat has a touch more gold with a peach base and Forever Young has more silver with a neutral to cool base. Glo Getter and 143 are far too dark to ever be a highlighter on me but are stunning on the center of the lid.

In case you haven’t already figured it out, yes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit is absolutely worth the hype. If you can find a way to get your hands on it, run toward the register and don’t look back.

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For makeup/product junkies, Holiday season is a dangerous time. Your brain starts saying: But it’s a value set! I’m saving so much money! It’s Limited Edition and will soon disappear forever! You get the picture. This set came to me as an early holiday gift and I could not be more excited. Let’s dive in…

Sephora Favorites Super Stars 2014

I’ve only tried 2 of the products in here, so this was a great chance for me to try new ones.

Sephora Favorites Super Stars

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!

  • Nars Blush – Orgasm: I felt like a sham of a self-proclaimed blush junkie because I didn’t own Orgasm. The game has changed.

Nars Orgasm

  • Stila Liquid Eyeliner: My hooded lids have never cooperated with liquid eyeliner but I am determined to make it work.

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow – Sin: I LOVE this shade already. So perfect for highlighting and brightening up the eye.

Urban Decay Sin

 

  • Anastasia Brow Wiz: I think this color might be a bit too dark for me. If I can’t make it work I’ll pass it along to a friend.
  • Fresh Sugar – Rose: I have the Berry so I am so excited for this mini red.
  • Bumble&Bumble Surf Spray: I think this will be great for my spring break trip so I’m super excited to give this a try.
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Light: I’m almost out of my current BB cream so I’m excited to try this.
  • Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil: I think this will be great for the transition into Winter.
  • Benefit Porefessional: I like this primer but I have one that works better for my skin so this will make it’s way into something special coming up soon 😉
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara: True life I think the mini version is better so I’m always excited to get a sample of this.
  • Formula X Nail Polish: This looks like such a pretty holiday red and this formula always gets rave reviews.
  • Chloe Rollerball: I love this scent but have never owned it so this was super exciting.