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City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pots


Are you past the Monday struggle? I'm not! I had a shoulder day at the gym and I am sore to the max! To help me not think about being sore, I'll distract myself with these City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pots. There are 6 shades to choose from and I have 4 of them for you today.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

These shadows are super creamy and pretty easy to apply. For more precise application, using an angled or liner brush would probably work best. Your finger works well if you're doing all-over color.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

I absolutely love how each of these looks. I would definitely use Cosmo and Nebula in a smokey eye for sure. If you're going to mix these with dry shadows, let these set on your eyes for a few so you don't get muddy smudges. You can help it by blending out the areas you know you'll be mixing later on. A small, precise brush will help with this.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

If you're interested in getting these shades or any other City Color Cosmetics product, definitely check them out. Click HERE to get 10% off your total order. It will automatically be taken off at checkout - no additional coupon code is required! Enjoy and let me know what you buy!

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Christie Brinkley Close Up Wrinkle Treatment


Wrinkles. Every one will eventually get them. I'm sure I have ones forming as we speak and being a new mom, I feel like I'm aging even quicker. Today's post is on an instant wrinkle reducer from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. Though there was no visible evidence that this worked, I could definitely feel a difference in my skin.

Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

I don't usually use items like this in my skin care regimen, mostly because I forget. I had to remind myself to use this both in the morning and at night. Honestly, I'd remember to use it more at night than in the morning. Here are the things it claims to do:
  • Immediate sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
  • Smooth under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.


Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

This cream/serum has no scent which is perfect. I definitely felt a difference after applying it. It blends in well and leaves no residue of any kind on my skin. I can go on with my day as normal and at night, I don't feel like I've woken up with any sort of greasy skin.

Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

Overall, if you are looking for something with almost immediate results, I'd recommend it. I know that with skin care products, each person reacts differently. Definitely do some research on their website and see if this product could be for you.

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ColourPop Tie Dye Summer 2015


Hey guys! More ColourPop for ya. Unfortunately this set is long gone and went quickly but I wanted to show you anyway in case it EVER comes back. These are the Tie Dye shadow/cheek products for Summer 2015. They are seriously gorgeous and I'm glad I got them when I did.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 | Kat Stays Polished

Here are the 3 Tie Dye shadows. The last one came to me cracked and broken so this was my attempt to fix it with alcohol. It worked just fine and didn't affect the color at all. These are super smooth, but not as pillowy as some of their other standalone shade, which is fine. The color payoff is amazing though.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 - Shadows | Kat Stays Polished

Road Trip is their cheek product - a highlighter for everyone! It's really pretty and you don't need a lot to get that bright look. I'm just in love with the pretty swirls in both the shadows and this highlight.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 - Road Trip | Kat Stays Polished

Here are the swatches of all 4. I'm not exactly sure how often I'll use Flamingo, but I have it if I ever want/need it. Summer Lovin may just be my new all-over lid shade.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 | Kat Stays Polished

Were you lucky enough to catch these before they disappeared? What did you think? Hopefully they have something similar coming out in the future.

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City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadows

 

It's been a week full of the same brand so let me end the week with something different - City Color Cosmetics! I first got to try out City Color in one of my Ipsy bags. I got one of their White Gold shadow pots and loved it! Luckily, I now get the opportunity to try more of their shadows. 

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

These are some of their single matte shadows. They come in these cute and compact pans with more than enough product

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

The 4 shades I received are perfect for that natural eye look. You could easily use these in the fall. These colors remind me of the Autumn leaves...although, I don't really get that here in Florida.

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Creamsicle | Kat Stays PolishedCity Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Smoked Salmon | Kat Stays Polished

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Love Fern | Kat Stays PolishedCity Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Outer Space | Kat Stays Polished

Overall, the quality of these is pretty good. The texture is really smooth so when you run your finger over it, it feels like you're not picking up any color. A brush for these will pick up a lot better than your finger. They blend really easily and honestly, for the price, you can't go wrong. There are 8 more colors to choose from so definitely check it out!

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

If you're interested in getting these shades or any other City Color Cosmetics product, definitely check them out. Click HERE to get 10% off your total order. It will automatically be taken off at checkout - no additional coupon code is required! Enjoy and let me know what you buy!

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*Products were provided for an honest review. All opinions are 100% and my own. Post also containes affiliate links where I make a certain percentage of each purchase.

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ColourPop Rebound Collection


Ever been on the Rebound? I don't miss those days. This shadow set from ColourPop will definitely brighten up your day. I love the colors in this set and the names are even better! Let's take a look!

ColourPop Rebound | Kat Stays Polished

ColourPop Rebound | Kat Stays Polished
  • One & Done – (Soft butter cream ivory / Matte Finish)
  • Too Soon – (Golden peach with pink opal iridescent duo chrome finish / Metallic Finish)
  • Ex – (Bright Coral Red / Matte Finish, Pressed Pigment) *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.
  • Adios – (Smokey taupe gray / Matte Finish), 

ColourPop Rebound | Kat Stays Polished

One and Done is a great matte base shadow for this set. It works well with my skin tone and goes on smooth. It's wonderful for the pressed pigment in this collection.

ColourPop Rebound - One and Done | Kat Stays Polished

Too Soon is your metallic highlighter in this set. It's semi-sheer and perfect for creating that extra eye pop wherever you need it.

ColourPop Rebound - Too Soon | Kat Stays Polished

Ex is a bright pressed pigment shade. It definitely needs to be over a base or primer to get it to really pop but if you're looking for some color on your eyes but don't want it to be too dramatic, a little goes a long way.

ColourPop Rebound - Ex | Kat Stays Polished

Adios, buh-bye, use this matte shade to smoke out your final look. Use this with other ColourPop shadows for the ultimate smokey eye.

ColourPop Rebound - Adios | Kat Stays Polished

I really enjoyed this collection and I'm learning that each set comes with everything you need for a specific look. ColourPop also has such a variety of colors and finishes so you can easily mix and match your shadows for a custom look.

ColourPop Rebound | Kat Stays Polished

Grab this set while you can! Another recommendation from me to you!

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ColourPop Where the Light Is Collection


Happy Wednesday! To be honest, I'd never heard of Kathleen Lights before her ColourPop collaborations. I'm also partial to this set because Kathleen is my name too! This set is full of diverse neutrals and I am in LOVE! Take a look below for some quick swatches!

ColourPop Where the Light Is | Kat Stays Polished

ColourPop Where the Light Is | Kat Stays Polished
  • Glow–(Creamy Vanilla / Matte Finish
  • Cornelious–(Mid-tone warm caramel / Matte Finish)
  • Kathleenlights–(Bright Golden Copper / Pearlized Finish)
  • Blaze–(Coco Bronze Sprinkled with Multi-Dimensional Glitter / Metallic Finish)

ColourPop Where the Light Is | Kat Stays Polished

Glow can go down as a base color for any look. Because of its matte finish, it's very diverse and will just enhance the colors on top of it.

ColourPop Where the Light Is - Glow | Kat Stays Polished

Cornelious is another matte shade that's great as your transition color. This is different than the one posted yesterday but still amazing to have in your collection.

ColourPop Where the Light Is - Cornelious | Kat Stays Polished

KathleenLights - her shade. It's delightful and seriously pigmented. An all-over shade that will definitely make your eyes pop!

ColourPop Where the Light Is - KathleenLights | Kat Stays Polished

Blaze is a great color to smoke out your look. Finish off your smokey eye with this in your outer corner, blending inward. I can't wait to try out this look! Everything you need is in this set!

ColourPop Where the Light Is - Blaze | Kat Stays Polished

ColourPop Where the Light Is | Kat Stays Polished

I hope you grab this set while you can. I know her first collab went quickly and I missed out on it. Go grab it now!

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