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Stila “A Whole Lot of Love” ┃Review & Swatches

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

❧ Are you in a hurry with to little time to read this post but love eyeshadows & blushes? Here is the very short version: GRAB this PALETTE!!! Five stars. Two thumbs up. Must have. Surely one of the best  palette for the  2015 Holiday Season.

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

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Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

For the rest of you my beauties …

Way back in July (I already miss summer 😥 ) when the first pictures of all those holiday sets were popping on the web, I was ecstatic and I wanted them all. I mean ALL. But seeing them in pictures and then in real life, my feelings have taken a bizarre turn. I’ve been more disappointed than the other way around. With the exceptions of the Sephora Favourites (Superstars & Brow Raising), Stila’s “A Whole Lot Of Love” Gift Set has been the only one I’ve actually fell in love with (To date that is!!!!). Love? Bahaha!! Let’s say more head over heels in love!! ❤️

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What it is: 
A classic collection of beloved Stila essentials in an all-in-one makeup palette for the eyes and face.

What it does: 
Inspired by the classic romance of hand-written love letters, this A Whole Lot Of Love Gift Set features top-selling makeup for the eyes and face in one palette. It comes wrapped in a vintage-inspired special delivery package that’s perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself.

This palette contains: 
– 20 x 0.03oz Eye shadows in White Sparkle, Pale Peach (matte), Nude Shimmer, Metallic Peach, Rose Gold, Rose Pewter, Seaweed, Metallic Taupe, Warm Honey (matte), Warm Taupe (matte), Cool Taupe (matte), Chocolate (matte), Rose (matte), Deep Plum, Lapis, Denim, Frosted Lavender, Eggplant (matte), Black Pearl, Coal (matte).
– 4 x 0.16oz Blushes in Light Pink (matte), Dusty Rose (matte), Peach Shimmer, Berry Shimmer
– 0.20oz Deluxe-size HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara

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Exclusively at Sephora: it’s a Limited Edition, available for 59$US (77$CND)

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♥ The packaging is as cute as it can be. (A huge mirror is included inside).

♥ First time trying Stila’s blushes and I’m super impressed. Easy to blend and with different variation of pigmentation. The 2 matte ones (Light Pink & Dusty rose) are subtle, but Peach Shimmer & Berry Shimmer can pack a wicked punch.

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

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In order: Light Pink, Dusty Rose, Peach Shimmer & Berry Shimmer

♥For a day-to-day use, every shades you could need are in there. If however, you feel like Miley Cyrus and you want to party all night, this palette has it all too.

♥The eyeshadows are of the same quality as there regular palette. Stila didn’t cheap out because it’s a holiday set. (Trust me this happened a lot !!!). They are really rich in texture and very buttery.

♥ Strange enough they don’t swatch very good but they apply like dream (Go Figure!!! – It’s way better then the other way around don’t you think?).

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♥ Reasonably priced considering there are no duds in the 4 blushes, 20 eyeshadows.

♥ No creasing, no fading & no fallout (Of course I always tap my brush & used an eyeshadow primer).

♥It’s definitely a very good palette for traveling. Blushes (✓) Eyeshadows (✓) mascara (✓)

♥ Very beginners friendly since there are no crazy shades that require a beautician course to make them work.

♥ Any other brand, deluxe-sized mascara can fit in that set. The foam inside the packaging is pretty tight, so it won’t fall out. I love this feature  (So cool, practical and travel friendly) – Thanks Stila it’s a really nice touch!!

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♥ The names of the eyeshadows are not written. Not a big deal but I do appreciate it a lot.

♥ This palette is quite big, for sure not purse friendly.

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Who cares if I sound like an infomercial, I have no affiliation with Sephora or Stila and I paid for this wonderful palette with my own, hard-earned money. I’m just happy to have maybe found a strong contender for the best overall palette of the year. That’s right, I said it!!!  With the exception of the darkest blackish shade, that I never use regardless of the palette I buy, I could have easily created this palette myself as each shade is perfect for my usual makeup. The color selection is per-fect!!! Seriously, it has it all: the mattes, the shimmers, not one of them has those crazy glitters that nobody wears. It’s an every day palette as much as a night out one; nothing like those palettes that you will use at Christmas Eve and never touch again (I have succumbed to a few of those flashy packages and I have regretted buying all of them)!!! I’m very surprised that I haven’t heard a lot about this adorable palette. I’m really impressed, charmed, smitten & I have enjoyed using it since the day I got it.

Note: To be honest I haven’t tried the mascara since I already have 3 opened ones. An update soon !!!

Big Hugs my beauties

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Ingrid in Loooovvvve xxxx (Sorry BeardMan) 😘

Disclaimer : 100% paid by myself !!!

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