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  Back in March of this year, HoneyXO Cosmetics sent me some samples to try, and use at a Spring Fling Party I had attended.  I gave one girl a makeover at the party, and then also tested them myself thereafter. These products arrived in a envelope mailer, and were neatly packed in a cute, gold rose drawstring pouch.  Also enclosed where some gorgeous business cards, displaying the CEO, Honey, herself modeling the makeup in different looks. 
  I was sent eight shadow samples (Chocolate, Butter Creme, Just Win Baby, Forest Nymph, Chantilly, Sweet Nothings, Glass Slipper, and Ever After), a lip gloss sample (Hula Girl), and a lipstick sample (Violet Shock).  

 
                                                 ABOUT THE COMPANY....
  HoneyXO Cosmetics, is a makeup company run  by Honey, a stay at  home mother, professional photographer, and beauty blogger and youtube guru.  At one time it was known as I-Candy Couture, run by two sisters.  However Honey's younger sister decided to pursue another career.  Honey took over the company, and has been running it these past two years.  Occasionally, third party items have been brought in, but the majority of the makeup and jewelry are created by Honey herself (lipsticks, lipglosses, jewelry, loose mineral cosmetics, ect...).  Her passion and inspirations are displayed in the quality of her products.  Even some of the cast on Jeresylicious use her jewelry and cosmetics.

 Honey XO's products are not only affordable but made with love.  I strive to provide my customers and clients with the best possible products and keep my customers happy.  All items sold at Honey XO are handcrafted by me,... Don't forget to add a little Glitter and Sparkle to your day! "
xoxo

Honey   

                          What I received for testing and my thoughts...
  Even though the matte shadows appear to be a crumb like texture, the mineral shadows are velvety soft and apply smoothly on face and lids.  I truly enjoyed trying all the shadows for this review.  The pigmentation for all these shadows are most vibrant and easily blend able.  I noticed fallout with the mineral shadow Sweet Nothings, however I still maintained a good color payoff.  It is gorgeous.  
  An hour or so after I applied Forest Nymph in a tutorial, I noticed a lot of the shimmer had disappeared.  I talked with Honey about it, and she said it was supposed to be a matte, but if I wanted to retain some of that shimmer, I could probably foil it.  Which, I wore it that way when I filmed the review for these products on my youtube channel. 
   I have tried some of the shadows on one eye with a base and primer and on the other eye without. While the one with primer and base still looked vibrant at the end of the day, the other still retained a decent amount of color.  With each look I have tried using all the shadows, I have noticed no creasing at all. 
  Her shadows are sold in sample baggies for one dollar.
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I love this matte white!! It is perfect to buff out dramatic dark smokeys.
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This is a matte dark eggplant color. I think it works well for contouring and for lining the lash line.
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I love using glass slipper (a lighter purple matte) for a transition color, to begin deepening a nice smokey.
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Chocolate is a rich matte brown, and is perfect for lining lashes and for deeping sultry eyes in the outer v and crease.
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I prefer to use this matte shadow/bronzer as a bronzer. It's just lovely for my natural everyday looks!
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Of the new shadows I have tried for this review, this is one of my favorites. Such a sweet taupe.
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Shimmery at first, but then Forest Nymph turns into a lovely green matte. I love how this brightens my hazel green eyes!
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This copper metallic tone shadow is just breathtaking! Excellent pigmentation!!!
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First row top to bottom: Just Win Baby, Forest Nymph, Glass Slipper, Ever After, and Chantilly. Second Row top to bottom: Chocolate, Sweet Nothings, and Butter Creme
  I actually have a full sized Hula girl lipgloss already that I had received in sample size. My full size is nearly gone, as it happens to be one of my favorite lipglosses from HoneyXO Cosmetics.  The sample didn't have a scent, but the full sized one I have used a lot, has a nice coconut smell. I am nuts about it.  The lipgloss is very moisturizing and is a nice pink nude color-most flattering, I believe.
  The Violet Shock lipstick is well named; a shocking bright purple with a powerful pastel punch that will amp up any simplistic makeup look.  I used this lipstick in an ombre lip, in tandem with a pink lip crayon.  It turned out very well. As the lips were very bold, I kept the eye makeup very neutral, so my makeup didn't look too over done.  However, I am brainstorming of what other eye makeup looks that will compliment such a beautiful bright shade of lipstick.  
  This lipstick is very creamy and moisturizing on the lips.  It doesn't dry out my lips at all, nor does it cake into the lines of my lips.  

  Her lipsticks and glosses are sold in clam shell sample jars for three dollars.
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Swatches!! On the left: Violet Shock On the right: Hula Girl
                                                      Watch my review:
                                             Looks Using these Products:
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"Smokin' Neutral Eye With A SHOCKING Coral Pout" Products from HoneyXO Cosmetics, including ones from this review, used in this look: Eyeshadows in Chantilly, Chocolate, Butter Creme, Sweet Nothings, Just Win Baby, Chantilly for bronzer, xoxo blush, Peaches in Cream for highlight, Love Me Lipgloss. The tutorial for this look: http://youtu.be/c-1rmSBvZQA
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"Ombre BRIGHT" using from HoneyXO Cosmetics: Sweet Nothings, Butter Creme, Chocolate, Just Win Baby, Chantilly, XOXO Blush, Violet Shock Lipstick
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"Purple Forest Nymph Smokey" Products from HoneyXO Cosmetics used: Forest Nymph, Glass Slipper, Ever After, Just Win Baby, Chantilly, Peaches N Creme, XOXO Blush, Honey Kisses Lipstick. Tutorial for this look: http://youtu.be/2tPuFOjuZ7U
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My makeup that I wore filming this review. HoneyXO Cosmetics Products used: Forest Nymph, Trax, Just Keep Swimming. All shadows were foiled.
  I love all the products that were sent. Other than the excessive fallout from Sweet Nothings, I really have no complaints. The shadows' quality is spot on- good pigmentation, is non-creasing, and are long lasting. The lipstick and lipgloss are moisturizing, lovely colors, and non-drying.  I am very pleased with the quality displayed by these products.
  Thank you, Honey, at Honeyxo Cosmetics , for sending these products for me to try!

<3 Beth.

NOTE: IF THERE IS A PRODUCT NOT SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE THE READER WANTED, HONEY HAS ADVISED TO USE HER CONTACT ON THE SITE TO EMAIL HER ABOUT IT. 

 FTC: WHILE I WAS ONCE A PROMOTER FOR HONEYXO COSMETICS, I AM CURRENTLY NO LONGER AFFILIATED WITH THEM. SAMPLES WERE GIVEN TO ME FROM HONEYXO COSMETICS, FREE OF CHARGE, FOR REVIEW. I AM NOT BEING PAID BY SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS REVIEW. I GIVE MY HONEST OPINON-100%.


 
 
  Last weekend, I tried a look with more of my loose minerals from HoneyXO Cosmetics .  I like how it turned out. The minerals are so vibrant, and very pigmented.  I am looking forward to reviewing them in the near future. To check out how I created this look, click on the video tutorial below! 
What was used...
HONEYXO COSMETICS:
Chantilly Eyeshadow/Bronzer
Peaches N Creme Eyeshadow/Highlight
XOXO Blush
Just Win Baby Eyeshadow -  Could not locate on site. Contact seller to request.
Chocolate Eyeshadow
Sweet Nothings Eyeshadow
Butter Creme Eyeshadow
Love Me Lipgloss


(NOT HoneyXO Cosmetics):

 Too faced Eye Primer
 Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
Nyx Eyeshadow Base in Skintone
Mary Kay Lash Primer
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in SHOCKING coral 
Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in Iron


FTC: ALL PRODUCTS EXCEPT FOR THE MARY KAY LASH PRIMER AND HONEYXO COSMETICS WERE PURCHASED BY ME WITH MY OWN MONEY. I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN, UNBIASED.

I RECEIVED THE MARY KAY LASH PRIMER FOR TESTING AND REVIEW COURTESY OF INFLUENSTER AND MARY KAY COSMETICS.

 
 
  This past month I found myself reaching for various new products and rediscovering some old I used to use and decided to repurchase.  I am sorry my video is so long; I normally like to keep them short. I tried to keep it moving as quickly as possible. Regardless, I hope you enjoy!
What made it in this month's fav's:

Clothing And Accessories- 
Striped open sleeve oversized tee from 5.99 fashion
Pink Transparent Ipsy Bag 


Makeup- 
BH Cosmetics Trio Palette (the malibu gold) Full Sized Malibu Palette from their website
Wet N Wild Fergie Rose Champagne Glow from Walgreens



Jane Be Pure All Natural Mascara in Blackest Black  (NOTE: destne146 has notified me that this mascara has been discontinued-being the reason the price more than double and most likely the reason my mascara had an odor, being old. As of now, I will no longer be using this mascara, and I now DO NOT recommend buying it online.)


Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Light from Walmart


Chantilly Bronzer/Eyeshadow from honeyxo.com


Eco Tools Fan Brush can be found on their website and drugstores


Mary Kay Lipstick in Pink Cherie from Mary Kay's website

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in #17 
Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in # 01 both from Walmart


Maybelline Color Sensational in #645 in Red Revival from Walmart


Maybelline Electric Baby Lips in Strike a Rose from Walmart


Cover Girl Smoochies Lip Balm in #tweet me from Walmart


Cover Girl Smoochies Lip Balm in #text me also from Walmart


Pond's Exfoliating Renewal Makeup Remover with Citrus and Cucumber from - you guessed it, Walmart!

Nails- 
Maybelline Color Show Poka Dots Nail Polish in #75 Clearly Spotted from Walmart


Hair- 
Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise from Parnevu's Website



Fragrance- 
Justin Bieber Girlfriend sample; 
I received this sample with an order from sephora

-Beth


FTC: ALL ITEMS (EXCEPT FOR THE HONEYXO CHANTILLY BRONZER AND PARNEVU HAIR MAYO-I RECEIVED THOSE FREE FOR TESTING PURPOSES) I PURCHASED WITH MY OWN MONEY. I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, UNBIASED.


Mary Kay lipstick was provided courtesy of Influenster and Mary Kay for testing purposes.
 

    Beth

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