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Laura Lee's Nudie Patootie Palette | Review

            Youtuber Laura Lee just released her second eyeshadow palette called ‘Nudie Patootie’ and it has quickly become a must have for those who are into makeup. But, is it worth all the hype and the price? Let me start out by saying I absolutely love Laura Lee, but I am going to keep this review as non bias as possible. She really is one of my favorite Youtubers and I really want her to succeed. As much as I love Laura and I support her makeup products, I did have three complaints about this palette.

The first complaint is the palette came broken. One shadow, named Au Naturale, came all cracked. I did contact customer service, but I was a little eh with their response. They said they would happily send me a new palette, but then proceeded to say that this shade was one of the three shades that is considered to be creamy. They made it seem like it was almost normal for this shade to come cracked. I did include photos of the box that it arrived in which was badly beat up as well. And even though they did mention they would replace it, I never heard from them again nor did I receive that replacement palette. But it was okay. I pushed the shade back into the container to the best of my ability. But, it was one of those situations where the product didn’t come the way you expect and you get a little disappointed. And then that disappointment kind of made me like the palette a little less. I couldn’t look at it the same way with the same excitement that I once had when I bought and waited for it to arrive.

The second complaint is more of a personal preference. At the time that I bought this palette, I also bought her Cat’s Pajamas palette. I swatched both palettes and played around with them, and I must say I liked the formula of the eyeshadows from the Cat’s Pajamas palette more. I know a lot of people complained about the formula of this palette and I do not understand why I do like it, like I said it is a personal preference. I think that if you disliked the formula of the Cat’s Pajamas palette then you will like the Nudie Patootie palette. The final thing I disliked was that there were two or three shades that are very similar, and I feel like she could have included one or the other and that way she could have added a different shade just to give some more variety.

Now that we finished with the negative opinions on this palette, lets talk about some of the things I did like about this palette. The first thing being the names. I am a sucker for cute names on any products whether it is makeup or nail polish, and these names killed the game. They all went along with the nude theme and some of them were very creative.

The second thing I love is these eyeshadows are very pigmented. I might not have liked the creamy formula, but I cannot deny that the pigment is really good. You don’t need a lot of product to get the color on you eyelids. The glittery shades are also my favorite, they are very beautiful, and they also differ from other glittery shades that I have tried in other palettes.
The third, and final favorite of mine is the price for the amount of shades. Laura Lee’s other palette had 10 shades for $40 while this palette has 14 shades for $45. So, you get four shades for five more dollars. Too Faced is my favorite brand so I compare all makeup prices to theirs. The Just peachy palette contains 12 shades for $45. So, you’re getting two more shades for the same price as a Too Faced palette.

Overall, I did like this palette and I would encourage you to buy it if you feel these colors compliment your skin tone. If you tried Laura Lee’s last palette and you weren’t too thrilled about the formula, then I would recommend you give this one a try. However, if you did like the last formula, I would just suggest to prepare for the formula to not be the same. 

Sometimes You Just Have to Have Faith.

            This past semester I took a class called Metaphysics, and it honestly changed not only my life but my relationship with God. In my metaphysics class we proved three things. The first being that we know there is a God, second being that we know what God is not, and the third thing is we will never know who exactly God is on a personal level until after our life here on earth. The last proof, it brought a lot of questions. I was always taught that we are a friend of God and that we can have a relationship with Him. But this class was showing me that I didn’t really know God. I’ve never gotten a direct response from God, and I only know Him because of the image I created of Him based on knowing about Him.

            So, I started searching for answers. I started praying differently and I was diving into research about God. I even checked out a few websites dedicated to philosophy and metaphysics, but I couldn’t find the answers I was searching for. I came up with dead ends and it was getting frustrating. I so badly wanted to know answers that just seemed to not exist. I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t comprehend who God is.

            What I realized after days, and even weeks, of being in search for answers to who is God personally is I’m never going to fully be able to comprehend who God is while I am alive. And as much as that frustrates me, and it is definitely not the answer I wanted, it is the only answer I got. We’re never going to fully be able to comprehend God because of how complex He is. He made us, and our brains cannot understand His magnitude. Think about how a human created the iPhone. This device was designed to know my voice and do the work what I tell it to do, but it wasn’t designed to know me personally. It knows me accidentally but never personally. This relationship between people and their phones is similar to the relationship of God and His people. We get to know facts about God based off of His affects, but we don’t know Him. Sure, we get to know more about God than an iPhone gets to know about us, but we cannot know Him 100% until we rise to His level, when we go to heaven.

            The other day I was talking to a professor about how physics wasn’t my favorite subject because it was so hard to comprehend. And my professor told me, it’s built on other math that you have not studied but if you did study them you would fully understand certain things in physics. Until then, you just have to trust that this is the way a physics problem works because you don’t have the knowledge to the information that has built up to this point. I think that goes for God too. We know God because of the effects He has on our lives and on this world, but unless we have all of the information on God, we wont be able to fully comprehend God. Without this information we won’t receive all the answers we have been looking for. And this information isn’t available until after our life. Sometimes you just have to have some faith and trust that eventually, even if it is not anytime soon or while you’re here on earth, you will have the answers to all the questions you, and I, have come up with.