Happy Thursday peeps!!

A few days ago, something exciting happened in the makeup world. The stunning and ever so fabulous Gigi Hadid released a collaboration with Maybelline and let me tell you, it gives me all the feels. I have been a huge fan of both Gigi and Maybelline alike, so when I found out on their collaboration I was so pumped. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this collection to be honest, and I was pretty bummed. So I decided to give it a try for myself! The complete collection comes with so many items, but since ya girl is one broke blonde, I only got the Jetsetter Palette and the Tinted Primer!

The Jetsetter Palette is complete with two concealers, two mini brushes, four eyeshadows, a mascara, bronzer, blush, two lip balms, and a highlighter! Literally everything you could ever need minus foundation. It’s perfect.

So, honest review. This palette is awesome and beautiful, butttt not the highest ofย  quality. The eyeshadows aren’t super creamy and pigmented as I would have hoped, and the bronzer is a little bit chalky. Other than those minor factors the palette is perfect! The shades that Gigi chose to be a part of the palette are essential for a natural, yet glam look! The Tinted Primer is super hydrating, and gives my skin a really healthy glow which I am all for. I think that this palette is a necessity if you’re a traveller, and even if you’re not tbh. The packaging is so chic and screams my aesthetic. I’m actually obsessed. Now I’m no makeup artist (that’s my sis you should check her out), but I am really pleased with the look I created from this palette! I think it’s perfect for girls who want a natural glow! I recommend this palette for sure! You won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you guys enjoyed this review!! If there are any other products you are wondering if it’s worth the hype then leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to give them a go!! This palette is affordable, and worth the money for sure!! (And I’m not just saying that because I love Gigi) ๐Ÿ™‚ Give it a try and let me know what you think!!

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Last week I introduced a new series called, “Get to Know ___” with the brand Mikasa Beauty! If you haven’t seen that post you should definitely check it out because I have a really get discount code for you guys there and I show you some really fabulous products ๐Ÿ™‚ This week I want to tell you guys about one of my new favorite brands, Winky Lux. If you receive ipsy bags then you might have gotten a sample of their Diamond Complexion Powder which is essentially the most magical thing you’ll ever put on your face, but I’ll go into that more later ๐Ÿ˜‰ I reached out to Winky Lux a few weeks ago, and they were kind enough to send me some products to review for you guys!

Before we get into the review, I want to remind you all that I never agree to talk about a product unless I truly love it and think it is worth your time and money ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Now besides having a really freaking adorable name Winky Lux is a makeup brand that offers high-quality makeup for an affordable price. Here is an excerpt of their mantra from their website for you guys to get a better idea of the product and brand. I love the way they wrote this, so instead of paraphrasing here is the Winky Lux motto.

“Winky Lux is a line of color cosmetics made from the highest quality ingredients known to woman-kind. All of our products are cruelty free, paraban free, phthalate free,ย non-toxic and heavily pigmented. We don’t test on animals and we insist that our suppliers don’t either. They’re sustainably made and we strive to create beautiful and unusual colors toย stop you in your tracks. Since we sellย online, we’re able to pass significant savings on to our customers.ย This allows us to offer a luxury product at a drug store price.”

Now that you guys are more familiar brand let’s get into the goodies ๐Ÿ™‚

Flower Balm

When I opened this lip balm I just about fell over. This has got to me the most favorite thing I was gifted and my new favorite lip balm for the rest of forever. Not only is there a FREAKIN’ FLOWER inside this insanely smooth balm, but it smells like a tropical heaven with notes of coconut. It goes on clear, but reacts with the pH levels in your lips to create the perfect shade of pink just for you. Is this a miracle product or what? It’s only $14 which is totally amazing and an added bonus ๐Ÿ™‚

Glossy Boss: Birthday Cake

If you’re like me, then you try to avoid glosses for the fear of sticky tackiness that makes your lips look and feel like a goopy mess. With Glossy Boss though, that is not an issue whatsoever. This gloss is so smooth, and it’s infused with Vitamin E so your lips are getting some extra love and care. It’s not sticky at all and it offers a gorgeous shine. This particular scent is made with real vanilla extract for an authentic birthday cake scent, and who doesn’t love that?

Matte Lip Velour

This lipstick is hands down the smoothest, creamiest lipstick I’ve ever worn. Not only is it super hydrating and pigmented, but the colors are sooo beautiful. I absolutely hate when lipsticks make my lips feel like a desert, but this does the complete opposite. While offering an incredible color it also makes my lips look and feel refreshed and healthy. I adore this lipstick and I will absolutely be getting it in more shades!

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Diamond Complexion Powder

I honestly can’t rave about this product enough. As I mentioned before, I got a sample of this in my ipsy bag a while back and I LOVED it. It’s so silky smooth and makes my skin look and feel flawless. I’m wearing it in all the pictures above so you can see what it looks like on ๐Ÿ™‚ When I wear this my skin looks so healthy and naturally glowy. This powder is made with finely crushed diamonds to illuminate the skin. It’s velvety smooth and definitely a new essential item for me!

I hope you guys give Winky Lux a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚ Make sure you check them out on Instagram as well with the tag @winky_lux! Thank you for reading and a HUGE shoutout to Winky Lux for sending me these incredible products! Let me know if you’ve ever tried Winky Lux and what your favorite product is!

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Hey everyone! Today I’m starting a new series I like to call, Spend or Save?. Every month or so I’m going to do a product review for an item that’s a little on the pricier side, and let you know if it’s worth the splurge! I know you might be thinking, “Dana, your blog is called One Broke Blonde. You don’t have money to buy expensive things and we come to you for affordable fashion”, and I hear you on that. However, just because I choose to buy affordable items 95% of the time, everyone likes to splurge once in a while ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m here to let you know whether these items are worth splurging for!

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I have been loving the fact that pom poms are so in this season. They’re on shoes, keychains, sweaters, and hats! I’m a sucker for anything soft and fluffy, so when I saw that Steve Madden had hopped on the fluffy pom pom train, I was very excited. Originally these sneakers are about $90, which I had no intentions of spending on a sneaker. However, when Black Friday came around these babies were on sale for $54.99!! I was immediately sold. I knew it was a sign from the sale gods that I needed these shoes in my life. I saw the reviews that they were small and to order a size up, which I did. I was sooo excited to receive them in the mail that as soon as they arrived I ran up to my room, tore open the box, threw all the stuffing and tissue paper on the ground and slipped them on my feet. And I was a little sad. They are as adorable in person as I imagined they would be, so that isn’t the problem.stevemadden-sneakers_bryanne_grey-multi_sideI opted for the gray, but the shoes are available in pink and black as well! They are really soft suede, and the pom poms are super fluffy and attached well. The issue I have is the fact that they are SO NARROW. I don’t have unusually wide feet or anything, but these shoes are unusually thin. I also ordered half a size up because the reviews said they ran small, but I didn’t think I needed to order an entire size up! I do wish I had though because they rub the back of my heels pretty bad, so they are definitely not a shoe to wear if you’re planning on walking a lot that day. Overall, I would rate these shoes 3/5. They are so adorable and very well made; but the sizing is just not right. If I had super thin feet these would probably fit like a charm. Unfortunately though, I don’t and they are pretty uncomfortable. I ended up giving them to my sister because she has smaller feet than me, and they fit her more comfortably.

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My final thoughts on the shoes: they are made very well, but the sizing is just all wrong. If I were to order them again I would definitely get an entire size (maybe even a size and half) up. If these shoes are screaming your name I would say they are worth the price, but be weary. I would definitely recommend trying them on in person if you can to see if they fit the way you like before you order them! Overall they are amazing shoes, and my sister is very happy with her new pair ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have wide/average feet I don’t think these shoes are made for us. However, if you size up by a decent amount they could fit better. If you have thin feet like my sister, then these babies should fit like a glove ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope this review was insightful and helped someone out! If you guys have any requests for a product review be sure to leave them in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a fab day!

 

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