It’s hella cherry blossom central out here, ladies! I’m talking about the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. El Hub and I spent a couple hours there yesterday. I really needed a little time to relax, so we walked around the gardens, took a billion pictures of blooming cherry blossoms and shared a pot of Jasmine tea. If you’re ever in the area and looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you could do a lot worse.
Mother Nature was all up in the house! The garden was bursting with pink, magenta, yellow, green and blue. With spring colors on my mind, I dove straight for the Cargo Tahiti Palette ($28) as soon as I got home.
The palette comes with four shimmery shades of royal blue, yellowish green, emerald green and jade. The mere sight of it teleports me back to the tea gardens.
Swatches with flash
Swatches without flash
Not only are the colors gaw-geous, they’re super easy to use. Each one glides on smoothly and delivers intense pigmentation, yet the shades blend together with hardly any effort at all.
I love the sturdy compact (isn’t the decoration on the top lush?), and the pans are huge, too. I think they contain more product than MAC’s. You definitely get a lot of product for the price.
Cargo Tahiti Palette
Use: A spring palette of blues and greens for the eyes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
If there were one minor thing I could do to tweak this palette I’d ask Cargo to include a shimmery golden brown like MAC Soba, so that girls who aren’t partial to blues and greens in the crease would still have something to use. But even as it is, without changing a thing, I think this palette borders on perfect and I’m loving it!
I’m about to pump myself full of Zyrtec and go for a quick run. What are you plans for today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,