Review Lorac Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette is A+


Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette + Mini Primer
Purchased at Sephora
Price – $40
*Recently it’s also available at Ulta

Let’s end the month of May with a Bang!
This precious palette has been a coveted favorite of mine this month.
It’s everything I looked for in a great palette from pigmentation to texture to package …this is it ūüôā


Loraz Unzipped Palette Snapshot Review:

This a absolutely, hands down, amazing palette from Lorac Cosmetics.
I think out of all the different high-end and drugstore neutral palette this is my favorite.
I find that this set is very similar to Lorac’s baked eye shadow collection line.
It was strong pigmentation and silky smoothy buttery texture.



What it is

The Lorac Cosmetics Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette has 10 creamy eyeshadow shades.
It comes with 6 shimmery + 4 matte shadows + 1 Lorac eyeshadow primer

The packaging is amazing for traveling. I took this with me on my carry-on to Mexico.
It’s very slim, the eyeshadow pans are the size of quarters (easy to use) and comes with a mirror.


Swatched on watercolor paper without Primer

This is just for white color background reference.
The colors do lean towards more neutral or nude look.
They would be prefer for work, school and professional environments.


Swatched on arm without primer

This is the full set from Top Row to Bottom Row, Left to Right.


Swatched on arm without Primer ( Top Row)

I can’t possibly rave enough about how excited I was to see that Lorac came out with this formulation.
The shimmer and pigmentation is very close the Lorac’s Little Black Palette (baked) without the bulk.

Undercover – Matte White
Unbelievable – Shimmer Rosy Brown
Unattainable – Shimmer Walnut Brown
Unconditional – Matte Light Brown
Unbridled – Matte Plum Brown


Swatched on arm without primer (Bottom Row)

Did I mention there’s little to no fall out!!!
The matte colors are so pigmented and silky without being chalky.

Undiscovered – Shimmer Gold
Unreal – Shimmer Rose Gold
Uncensored – Shimmer Deep Brwon
Unspoken – Matte Brown
Untamed – Shimmer Deep Dark Brown with Gold Flecks

Overall, I’ve been using this palette non-stop for 2 weeks and I say get it!
At one time they said this palette was limited edition so I really recommend picking it up.
Lorac eye shadows don’t get much hype but they sure do deserve it!

p.s. the mini primer is nice too.

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Best Store Return Policies

 

So only 9 more days UNTIL Christmas!

I’m almost finished with my holiday wish list with only my grandpa and my little brother left. Yikes with such limited time and no clue in sight I began searching online for hit presents. Then I realized in case a mismatch gift occurs I want to know my options since it would suck to be stuck with a dud and no way out in sight! This list contains some of my favorite shops, a lot of any time returns, and suggestions seen on csn money. All the information has come directly from the current online¬†sellers’ return & exchanges policy pages.

I’ve compiled a list of companies with GREAT RETURN POLICIES (return policy taken off the store’s online info*)

***BEST STORE POLICIES***

Kohl’s (policy here)

  • Customers who have their receipts can return all items at ANYTIME.
  • Kohl’s does not have a time limit for refunds or replacements.
  • If you have lost your receipt or are using a gift receipt, Kohl’s will allow you to exchange your item for one that is comparably priced or they will issue you store credit.
  • Online Kohls purchases can be returned at any Kohls store

Macy (policy here)

  • We want you to be happy with your purchase from macys.com. You may exchange or return most merchandise for a full refund, less shipping charges, based on the original form of payment,¬†ANYTIME after purchase.
  • If you are returning a gift, you will receive a store merchandise credit.
  • In the case of an exchange, shipping for the new item will be free of charge.

L.L Bean (policy here)

¬†‚ÄúI do not consider a sale complete until goods are worn out and customer is still satisfied. ‚Äď L.L. Bean, 1916.‚ÄĚ Customers can send any item back, at any time, with or without receipts, in any condition‚Ķand still get a refund or exchange. (ANYTIME)
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† –¬†Free return shipping for L.L Bean Visa Card members

Zappos (policy here)  
  • You can return your purchase for up to 365 days from the purchase date.
  • Products must be in the condition you received them and in the original box and/or packaging.
  • Return shipping is absolutely FREE.
  • You will be provided with a pre-paid UPS domestic or USPS domestic label to return the purchase to us.

Costco (policy here)

  • We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund. ANYTIME
  • The following must be returned within 90 days of purchase for a refund: televisions, projectors, computers, cameras, camcorders, iPOD / MP3 players and cellular phones.

Bath & Body Works (policy here)

  • At Bath & Body Works, no sale is ever final. (ANYTIME)
  • If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may exchange¬† or receive a merchandise credit
  • If you prefer a refund (excluding shipping and handling charges), just show us your sales receipt or invoice. (bring original cc)

Walmart (policy here)

  • Most store items can be exchanged or refunded with a receipts within 90 days of purchase (exception electronic/regulated items)
  • Walmart’s No Receipt policy applies to items returned in a store only. You have the option of a cash refund (for purchases under $25), a Gift Card for the amount of the purchase (for purchases over $25) or an even exchange for the product. We also follow any manufacturer’s warranties. You can make up to three No Receipt returns within a 45 day period.
  • Walmart ONLINE purchases can be returned in store (unless otherwise noted in return policy)
  • Items do need to be in original packaging

REI (policy here)

  • ANYTIME
  • Every item you purchase at REI is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
  • Whether you made your purchase online, by mail or in an REI store, you may return or exchange it by mail or at any of our retail locations. Returns information and instructions are listed below and can also be found on the back of your invoice.

Sephora (policy here) This is a great policy because they take new/used. You can try out the product -any reason

  • If you are not completely satisfied with a Sephora.com purchase or gift for any reason, please return it for a full refund within 60 days.
  • Return shipping and handling fees are free when you use the Merchandise Return label included in your order.We regret that we are unable to refund your original shipping charges unless the return was a result of our error.
  • If we receive your item(s) within 61-90 days of purchase date or if they were paid with a Sephora Gift Card, eGift Certificate, or online store credit, you will receive a refund in the form of an online store credit for the item(s).

JcPenney (policy here)

  • With a Receipt:¬† An original receipt dated within 90 days of the purchase is required for return/exchange for a full refund of the purchase price on the original method of payment. Debit card transactions will be refunded as cash.
  • With a Gift Receipt: returns accompanied by a gift receipt within 90 days will be refunded at the gift receipt price and issued in¬†a Gift Card.
  • Without a Receipt or¬†Receipted and over 90 days: The price refunded will be the lowest on sale price within the last 30 days. A refund will be issued only in the form of a JCPenney Merchandise Return Voucher or a credit to the customers‚Äô JCPenney Charge Card. (photo id)
  • Free return shipping & handling on items returned via mail
  • You can return online items in store unless noted*
  • Some exclusions apply see policy link for more details

Borders (new update here)

Holiday Return Policy Nov 14th extended up to Jan 31st 2011
I didn’t see this on the website as it states 30 days return policy. However I believe I saw something about this on my Border’s receipt.
(that’s way longer than Barnes & Nobles only¬†14 day policy -unless that’s changed too…)

Whew that’s just highlight of the stores! Other stores such as Sears, Ikea, Toy’R US, Target¬†and¬†Lowes also seem to have 90 days return policy. For more details check out their return policy on their websites.,

Sephora’s Getaway Kit (Free Online) while supplies Last!


Sephora Promotion

Free Getaway Kit with any $25 order (while supplies last) ==> Code: GETAWAY
Free shipping with $50 order
Free shipping with certain Sephora gifts
3 Free Samples with Every Order
*Another code: Free Black Tokidoki Tote (code changes daily) on Sephora FB swap envy tab here

*Join free Beauty Rewards membership + free birthday gift + rewards specials

Plus if you go through Ebates get 5% cash back here to sign up + if you are new to Ebates you get add’tl $5 bonus signup rewards!

So today it seems after waiting an eternity (I’m so bad at waiting) my Sephora.com order arrived in the mail. I bet you are wondering why I bought online because I could just get Sephora at the mall. Well Sephora has really inexpensive & online exclusive products that really could it make it worthwhile to check out if you haven’t already.

I got this Limited Edition Smashbox Palette $15 (96 value) here
It’s full size palette. Size is approx. 4 X 4.
It has very nice large square mirror when you open it up. The shadows are blendable and have a slight shimmer. Plus I just love using brown & purple tones so this is a perfect match for me! $15 you can’t find this in stores.

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner $10 (32 value)
This product is more like sample of all their eyeliners. It about the size of credit card. They sell it for $32 in the Sephora Stores.
Sorry! I can’t talk about it more because it’s arriving in a different order. But I’m excited to try it.
Smashbox Smile Brightening Lip Gloss $5
I saw someone on Youtube review this lip gloss. They bought it for $22 dollars! It’s a clearish-pink color, with lots of sparkle and minty tingying feeling similar products like C.O. Bigelow with Mentha. Unfortunately, my lips are not suitable to tingle but for those of you who like it that feeling this product is a steal for the price!

If you don’t like Smashbox products. They also had deeply discounted (limited-online only) on Nars, Bare Escentuals, Philosophy, Boscia, and Stila…to name a few. They are always updating and changing their inventory.

Highlight of this post is the *FREE* Sephora Getaway Bag!
At first I didn’t think much about this because Sephora often has codes to get additional samples/freebies to your ONLINE ORDER.

But this one is REALLY AWESOME! I’ve gotten a few samplers before but these are all DELUXE samples. It comes with 10 deluxe samples inside a travel-friendly bag. I’m pretty sure you can get a month worth of use out of them and with how much make up costs these days… this a great option to try out products. I’m sure this sampler worth at least $10+ by itself.¬† (Samples may vary- there may be substitution)

I love the little bag it comes in because it’s perfect for my flight coming up. My suggestion is that you snag one if you are planning to buy anything from Sephora or¬† have someone who likes makeup in mind. (Sephora has bunch of neat gift sampler sets which have -free shipping)

I wish I could show you my photos so you could see how cool this freebie is but my computer is acting up. ūüė¶

Samples I received in my Getaway Kit:
1. Eternal Grace 1fl oz
2. Mini Make Up Forever Lipstick in Rouge Artist Intense
3. Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer 5ml
4. Tarte Recreate Primer 9ml
5. Anastasia Brow Gel tube
6. Lancome Haute Definition Mascara
7. Sephora mono color eyeshadow in peach beige
(same size as in the birthday gift, I really liked my previous one)
8. Smashbox Limitless eyeliner (half size)
9. Sephora Advanced lash booster tube

10. {Best for Last} Bliss Eau de toilette 4ml rollerball perfume (cucumber spa smell) that’s like $9 value right there!

Bliss perfume I got is nicely-packaged and totally better than the usual perfume splitzer samples they give out.

p.s. I love Smashbox. Here are tips to get deals on Smashbox
+ Smashbox.com has free samples + free shipping on
any order any time!

1. Smashbox.com Let’s do lunch
(free gift with purchase T/Th 9-2pm pst – Gifts change every time!)
2. Smashbox.com Curtain Call for discontinued or sale items
3. Sephora.com
4. Recently Ulta has been coming out with $10-15 value kits with full size product combinations

*Disclaimer: I purchased everything with my own money. Not affilated with any of the brand, stores, or products I talked about. The Getaway kit is limited edition, while supplies last. * However as of right now they still have them left!