BROKEN Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette

Hey babes!

I really wanted this post to be a review and demo of the new ABH Prism Palette, but this palette arrived broken in the mail. This is so disheartening because this is the SECOND broken palette I received from the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand this year.

ABH is usually great about their packaging but I noticed right away that the box they used to ship the new prism palette didn’t have the usual shredded paper stuffing to protect the palette.

Watch the full video:

Here is the first broken palette I got, this video got so much hate saying my reaction was fake but it was literally how I felt at the time. I was actually in shock.

If you tried the new ABH Prism Palette, let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

 

Lisa

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SEPTEMBER 2017 BOXYCHARM

OMG!! This was the best Boxycharm Unboxing I have ever done! If you’re new to my blog or channel, Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that gives you 5 FULL SIZE beauty products every month for about $20/month. I know some subscription boxes are a hit or a miss, sending things like cheap or sample size cosmetics or something in strange colors that you would never use. After getting Boxycharm for over 1 year, I have NEVER gotten a box I am unhappy with. To put thing in perspective, Ipsy is always a hit or miss for me and I’m not a fan of the sample size products, and Sephora PLAY! is a joke to me.

Here is a video comparing the 3 boxes:

Okay, so now let’s get to the September Boxycharm Unboxing:

I was happy with EVERY. SINGLE. THING. in my September Boxycharm, this ALWAYS happens though and I feel like their boxes just keep getting better and better!

If you are interested in subscribing to Boxycharm, click HERE to learn more!

Thank you for watching as always!

XOX

KKW Beauty Powder Contour Kit Review

Hi LadyCode!

I was so excited to take a break from makeup today because I have been filming almost every day this week, but my KKW Beauty Powder Contour Kit showed up in the mail so I knew I had to review it ASAP!

Here is my full review video on the channel:

I was pleasantly surprised with the formula and application, and the generous amount of formula that came with the palette this time. I loved having the large mirror on the palette too.

PROS:

There is a lot of product

The formula blends nicely

Mirror on palette

Pigmented and buttery

CONS:

The brush is terrible

There is a lot of fallout that spreads all over the palette when you dip your brush in it

Indie Beauty Expo 2017

Hey girlies!

If the Indie Beauty Expo sounds familiar to you, of course it’s because our very own Charlotte Trattner attended the event in Dallas and shared her experience right here on LadyCode!

I attended the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC as a speaker and I had so much fun! They gave me a HUGE bag of products from the vendors for showing up, and everything looks so amazing but there is no way I can try it all! I decided to add some things from the bag in my next big giveaway, and YOU get to pick what I include in it! Leave a comment with what you want from my video below:

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I’ve finally been catching up on sleep after a whirlwind of a summer.

 

MOSCHINO X SEPHORA COLLECTION

If you’re here you probably already know there is a Moschino x Sephora Collection giveaway happening on LadyCode!

This collection was an absolute NIGHTMARE to purchase. First of all, they delayed the launch date. THEN, they accidentally released the products online a day early, so by the time the ACTUAL launch date came around, everything was sold out.

The collection came out in stores on August 24th, which happened to be when I was in NYC for a convention. Of course I set my alarm and waited in LINE for my nearest Sephora in NYC to open, but I wasn’t early enough. I had to chase these bears down to get them for myself and of course extra for you!

Watch the full story here:

OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES:ย 

  1. Open to LadyCode YouTube Subscribers & followers of @Lisa_Opie on IG only. Winner will be asked to verify with screenshots that they are subscribed to LadyCode//follow @lisa_opie
  2. Add lisalopie on Snapchat and screenshot the snap of the prize, and repost that screenshot on either Instagram or Twitter and share that LadyCode is doing the giveaway. Tag @Lisa_Opie and #ladycodearmy You can Tweet AND post the photo on IG for 2 entries.
  3. BONUS ENTRIES:
    1. Comment on the most recent photo posted by @lisa_opie with one beauty product you can’t live without
    2. Follow @ladycodeofficial on Instagram + comment on the most recent photo saying that you entered the Moschino x Sephora giveaway
    3. Comment on the Moschino x Sephora video posted above with your favorite emoji + IG/Twitter username (to match your entry)
  4. Winner will be selected on Monday, August 28 at NOON Eastern Standard Time and announced immediately after. If you Tweeted, you will be contacted via Twitter dm. If you reposted on Instagram, you will be contacted in a dm.
  5. LadyCode giveaways are always international! Disclaimers: Make sure it is legal in your country to enter my giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ladycode is not responsible for the prize after shipment, so make sure you provide the CORRECT address if you win. If winner does not respond to the DM within 24 hours or cannot verify their subscription to LadyCode, their win will be forfeited and another winner will be picked.

BEAUTY ROOM//CLOSET TOUR 2017!

Hi dolls! I recently got a new apartment in Miami and now that I am finally settled in, I am doing my VERY requested beauty room tour in my new place!

You can watch the entire video glam room tour here:

 

Wall storage system: ALGOT System from IKEA. This system cost me about $200. Installation is very easy the and entire system is super customizable! I love utilizing vertical space to organize my smaller spaces. The hangers are also from Ikea and the wooden texture elevates the aesthetic of the exposed wardrobe.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP ALGOT WALL CLOSETย pictured above.

The two photos above feature LACK shelving units from IKEA. I love these because they are functional yet aesthetically pleasing, and they are also very simple and easy to assemble. One lack shelf retails for $49.99. CLICK HERE to shop LACK shelves on IKEA. As you saw in my room tour video, I love using file organizers to vertically store my palettes. I purchased most of my acrylic makeup organizers from LadyMoss.

Another IKEA favorite is the MALM desk. This desk is sleek, slim to save space, and features a drawer that fits all of my office supplies and makeup. I purchased two MALM desks, one for my vanity and one for my work desk. This desk comes with the glass table topper included in the package, so you don’t need to purchase the topper separately like other IKEA products. This desk is on the pricy side at $169, but for is space-saving properties and chic visual appeal, I think it’s worth the price.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE MALM DESK ON IKEA

My fuzzy white stool paired with my vanity is from HomeGoods. I adore it because you can elevate it if needed, and it spins around for easy movement. I use it to film all of my YouTube videos.

 

My velvet curtains are from IKEA, and the dual curtain rod and sheer panel are from Home Depot. I purchased my office chair and mouse pad on Amazon.

Shop office chair: CLICK HERE

Shop Mouse Pad: CLICK HERE

My mini trash can and sequined cushion are from Five Below (YUP, $5!).

My floating shelf system for my shoe closet is from Home Depot. You can find this in the shelving section at your nearest hardware store. Each shelf cost about $7, and the suspension rod and shelf hooks are between $1-$3 each, so this shoe closet cost me no more than $60.

This hanging organizer is from Five Below as well. It has made my life SO much easier because I can just throw my earrings in a pocket when I am done wearing them. For $5, you can’t say no to this organizational life saver!

This is another essential to stay organized! Like I said before, utitlizing vertical space is KEY to maximizing small spaces. This over the door unit was actually a shoe organizer, but I but bottles of hair products, lotion, straighteners, and curling irons in them instead. This basically disappears when my door is open to conceal the clutter, but its also easily accessible if I need anything from this unit. You can find over the door organizers for affordable prices at your nearest department store.

I hope you enjoyed my room tour! Thanks for watching my video and stopping by โค

XOX

@Lisa_Opie

 

Beach Waves Hair Tutorial

Hey LadyCode!

I’ve been obsessed with effortless beach waves ever since I learned how to do them from Jen Atkin at her Mane University class in NYC! Here is my take on the beach waves with a full talk through tutorial:

 

CURLING WAND: Vanity Planet http://vpwow.com/lisaopie – This wand retails for $49.99 but you can get it for $25 (50%off) with code “lisaopie” The wand ships worldwide and includes a heat-save glove ๐Ÿ™‚

DNA Hair Tools straightener: https://goo.gl/7eMEH3 Use code “LADYCODE” for $$ off sitewide, including their gorgeous hair extensions!

Products used:
-OUAI Memory mist
-Oribe Dry Spray
-Oribe Dry Conditioner
-Tresemme 5 Hold hair spray
-Wide tooth teasing comb

If you try this look, tag @ladycodeofficial in your pictures so we can repost them and show some love!

XOX

Lisa

Subculture Palette Review

I was sooo bummed when I found out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario was limited edition, but today I discovered something that gave me hope. My Subculture palette arrived in the mail. I purchased this palette for reviewing purposes and I honestly didn’t have high expectations for it: It wasn’t something I felt like I absolutely NEEDED.

THAT opinion of the palette changed as soon as I dipped my brush into the buttery smooth pigment! I created a super easy look on camera, and I realized the possibilities are endless with this new ABH palette.

Watch my unboxing, first impressions, tutorial, and review of the Subculture Palette in the video below:

If you are looking for a palette that will satisfy your need for the discontinued Master Palette by Mario, this is your new BFF!

This palette will be available at Sephora stores in August and it should be restocking on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website soon!

XOX

@Lisa_Opie

Hair Extensions: BEST & WORST Review

If I’m not wearing a wig from The LadyCode Shop, I am most likely in hair extensions because I have very fine hair. I love how glamorous I feel in extensions, but there are some sets of extensions that make me feel more like a hot mess than a glam goddess. Here is my breakdown of the BEST and WORST hair extensions I have tried:

BEST:ย 

  1. Hair Secrets– ย I am in LOVE with my Hair Secrets extensions. They are clip-in extensions with major density! The quality is amazing and the hair is easy to style and blends seamlessly with your natural hair. https://goo.gl/uSTRRX $219 Use code LADYCODE for $10 off
  2. Secret Extensions– I love the halo style of the secret extensions and you can beat the price! If you need some extra volume for a daytime look, definitely grab this easy halo set. $39.99 https://goo.gl/cJ5sv9

BLAH:ย 

  1. Zala Hair Extensions– I had high expectations for Zala because so many YouTubers rave about Zala. I was not impressed. The extensions are cute and they do the trick but it is not something I would repurchase. https://goo.gl/unUwDU $169

WORST:

  1. Bellami Hair– ย I really don’t know what is wrong with Bellami hair. The hair gets easily matted, the consistency of the hair almost feels sticky, and it doesn’t blend into your hair at all! The hair is choppy looking on the ends. I think the worst part about Bellami is their customer service. If you complain about their horrible product, good luck getting a response back. https://goo.gl/sKxjPS

Watch the video below to see all 4 extensions and more details about each set!

XOX

Lisa