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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lorac Contour Kit

Hey babes, just a heads up! Ulta is having an exclusive pre-sale for all platinum members. So if you're a platinum member and have been wanting this contour kit, now is your chance! They have a limited supply so hurry while supplies last! The actual release for everyone will be 6/14 and they will be releasing in store on 6/28!


Friday, May 29, 2015

Makeup Geek Announces....

Makeup Geek creator, Marlena announced some HUGE info regarding new releases coming up. We normally don't get all of this info at once but here you go! I think the most exciting thing is probably the Jaclyn Hill palette! That woman is on a roll with her collaborations. First Gerard Cosmetics, then Morphe, now MUG! Amazing. I am also personally excited for their lip creams also :) 


Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Colourpop!

It's Colourpop's first birthday and to show their appreciation, they want to give back to us! With ANY purchase now through 5/25 you will receice a FREE limited edition birthday eyeshadow. There is no limit for how much you spend. You can purchase just one thing and you will qualify. It is a gorgeous shimmery gold color, almost similar to their Get Lucky shadow, but a with little bit more champagne undertones. 


@makeupbyjesi on Instagram posted a video with beautiful swatches of this coor and I fell in love ! 

Photo cred: @makeupbyjesi


NARS Triple Threat Offer

Shout out to the lovely @herpinketc.closet on Instagram for sharing this with me. NARS is having an amazing deal! On any order of $50 or more, use the code TRIPLE and you'll get 3 mini products: an Orgasm blush, and Orgasm lip gloss, and an eyeliner! That is a steal for NARS. This is probably a $45 set that you're getting. NARS is one of my top 5 favorite cosmetic brands so anything from them is amazing. 

Urban Decay Lip Vault

Does Urban Decay have another vault coming to us soon?!? This is called Stockpile Vault. It includes 10 liners and 10 lipsticks for USD $279 (a $420 value). This is not yet available in the US but it is available on Selfridges for you International beauties. 



Shades Include:

  • Naked 2
  • Liar
  • Native
  • Streak
  • Turn Off
  • Manic
  • Bang
  • Anarchy
  • 69
  • Venom


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Becca Beach Lip Tints


Introducing Becca Cosmetics Beach Lip Tint. We all know Becca is infamous for their amazing highlighters, especially Opal and now they have combined that formula with a lip tint to give your lips a beautoful shine. Above are the shades and they are now available on the Becca website. They retails for $25 a piece. I am loving Fig/Topaz. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Makeup Sales

I will be updating this post with all the makeup sales I find for Memorial Day so be sure to check back within the next few days for any updates! 

Too Faced is having 20% off PLUS FREE shipping for 4 days only! Use coupon code: MEMORIAL20




Tarte is having a 20% off sale now through 5/25. Just use code: SPLASH


Lorac is having 35% discount on orders over 75%, no coupon code necessary.  


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Melt for Lippies

Melt Cosmetics is coming out with 4 new lipsticks but they haven't been revealed yet. Can you guess what they will be?! I'm thinking maybe 2 pastels, a neon and a dark shade. I love when companies do this, it leaves us hanging on and wanting more. Good job, marketing team lol. I only have the shade Dark Room by Melt but I would love to own more. What are your thoughts on this brand?


Kat Von D Serpentine Palette

Kat Von D let the cat out of the bag! Apparently she's working on a new eyeshadow palette called "Serpentine". This is all I know of at the moment. If you have any updates please #beautyandablog or email me at beautyandablogxo@gmail.com!



Top 5 Blushes for Summer


Hey babes! A new video is up on my channel and it is a collaboration with HayleyRow27! I filmed my 5 favorite blushes for summer and she filmed her 5 favorites, totaling 10! So click this link http://youtu.be/iD_jXLK36JI for my video and don't forget to take a look at hers! I'll have her URL in the description box on my video!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Foundation Crisis

Many of you saw that I posted on my Instagram yesterday (@beautyandablog) about me picking up a full size Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ecru. I also filmed, edited and posted a video talking about this specific shade. You can see the video here. Unfortunately I am suuuuuper disappointed. It's an extremely long story BUT I feel like it needs to be explained. Don't get me wrong, I still am absolutely in love with this foundation and the formula, but you'll understand why I'm disappointed in a moment. So I got a sample of Ecru which matched me PERFECTLY, I ran out of the sample and decided to get a full size. After filming and such, I for some reason had a feeling I should swatch it.
 
Turns out the full size was significantly darker than the sample. I asked for help as to why this was and people gave me explanations as to possible oxidization or possible formula change, but I decided to go to the Estee Lauder counter myself to get to the bottom of this. Odd enough, the employees had NO idea why this was they even checked their own full size bottles and it matched my full size bottle; however, the foundation that they had to give out as samples for Ecru was the exact same, lighter shade as the sample I previously had. I am so upset that I can't get my match all because they have 2 completely different shades - one as a sample that doesnt even match the shade, and then the shade itself. I hope all of this is making sense because I know it's very confusing. I'm just super frustrated 😩

The picture above was taken yesterday. I know the lighting is really bad so both of these shades look too dark for me, but the bottom shade actually matches me perfectly. The top shade is from the full size bottle and the bottom is from the sample. Both foundations are Ecru. So I exchanged the darker Ecru and now have to use a lighter shade foundation because they dont have Ecru in the same shade as their Ecru sample. πŸ˜” Has this happened to anyone else ?!?




Now, below are swatches of Ivory Nude (the foundation I exchanged Ecru for) and you can clearly tell its a little too yellow for my skin tone. The middle is what I could scrape out of my first sample and the bottom is the new sample of Ecru they gave me. You can see both of the Ecru samples are the same, but are different from the full size Ecru. πŸ˜©πŸ˜” So now what does a girl do? Am I supposed to just keep asking for samples of Ecru since that's my match? Or do I go with the lighter shade that is too yellow for me?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Too Faced Foundation

Looks like we have a launch date ladies and gents! There has been numerous pictures flying around the internet of a mysterious Too Faced foundation bottle with the name Born This Way on it. We now have confirmation that this will be releasing June 15th and if I heard correctly, it will be a toofaced.com exclusive! It is a medium-full coverage foundation and there appear to be 12 shades. No word on how much this will be but my guess is probably $36-$40 ish. I'm actually really excited about this. I love TF as a brand and I've never tried anything other than their powders so I'm anxious to try a liquid foundation by them. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

What's New? | NYX and Makeup Geek

I just got an email from NYX with information on a new "to-go" palette! There are 6 eyeshadows, a bronzer, a blush, and a highlight! How incredibly awesome is this for traveling and better yet, a drugstore purchase ?! The downside is they are $17 a piece which if you think about it, isn't too awful because you're getting 9 different products in one palette so that's roughly $1.89 a piece. The neutral one is called Wanderlust and the more colorful one is Bon Voyage. This is now available on the NYX website. 



Also, something amazing has come about. @MakeupGeekTV on Instagram posted these sneak peek pictures. It appears they are branching out from just shadows and brushes. They are now working on what they're calling Cashmere Lip Creams! Sounds to me like liquid lipsticks. And my goodness these colors look beautiful! 




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

25% Off Stila

Stila is having a sale! 25% off sitewide. Just use promo code LOYAL25 at check out. Now's your chance to stock up on your Spring/Summer products! Happy shopping :) 

Freeman Beauty: New Plus Buy 3 Get 3 FREE!

I'm sure many of you have seen me mention this brand before, it is Freeman Beauty which is sold online and at Ulta and I believe also at select drug stores. They have come out with 3 new face masks that are all tropical themed. They are also having a special going when you buy 3 full sized face masks, you get 3 FREE! That is such an amazing deal! This offer ends May 31st so hurry while supplies last! Use coupon code TROPICAL at checkout. I am a big fan of this company not only for their affordability but also because they have amazing products.

The new masks they've come out with are Coconut, Banana-Oat, and Key Lime! Perfect for Summertime.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amazing Deal!!!!!!

I just wanted to update all of you on a deal my good friend, Caitlin made me aware of.

There is a company called BeautyKind that sells beauty products such as Laura Geller, Glamglow, and Butter London and they give 5% of the orders to a charity of your choosing. I absolutely LOVE that this is a beauty company that wants to give back. 

For a very limited time they are offering a FREE $50 gift card to customers to build up their following. If you have exactly $50 in your cart it will be completely free. If you have $49 or under you will only need to pay for shipping which is $5.95. If you have over $50, shipping will be free but you will have to pay the difference. So if you have $58.50 in your cart you will only need to pay $8.50. I personally have placed an order myself and have received  a confirmation email almost immediately afterwards so this is legit. 

Click on the link below and use coupon code: love50 at check out!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Lorac CONTOUR Kit

So I posted this photo that was leaked earlier this week of a sneak peek from Lorac. 


We now have confirmation that this will be available June 14th online only on Ulta's website! I don't have a confirmed price but my guess is somewhere around $45 ish. That brush looks amazing! Get excited! I can't freakin wait. I think the shades themselves look a lot like the Kat Von D contour kit. What do you think?


Tarte Steal on QVC!

Tarte has a 6 piece essentials set available ONLY today! It includes 6 products and it looks like these are perfect for everyday looks. Just go onto Tarte's website and click "Shop Now" or go onto QVC's website and type in the item number. This is definitely a steal because the value of this is over $100 and you're getting it for under $50! 

The description on QVC's website states this set includes the following:

0.31-oz Amazonian clay smoothing balm in choice of Fair, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Tan, or Deep

0.24-fl oz lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara in Black

0.10-oz LipSurgence lip creme in Vintage, a soft honeysuckle pink shade

0.24-oz special-edition colored clay eyeshadow palette with 0.06-oz each in Classic Cream an ivory shade, Simple Slate, a taupe shade, Tantalizing Tan, a tan shade, and Breathtaking Brown, a brown shade

0.003-oz Amazonian clay tightlining eyeliner in Black Brown

Smoothing balm brush 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

April Favorites

A new video with my April favorites is up on my YouTube channel! Go check it out https://youtu.be/dF7lulnvZo8 and let me know what you think :) Please be nice, I'm still getting the hang of this filming thing so I'm still super awkward lol!




New from Colourpop

I have just been informed that Colourpop has not only released their highlighters today and a few new eyeshadow and lippie stix shades, but they've also surprised us by launching BRONZERS! Um yessss just in time for Summer. Colourpop is poppin' out new products like it's a piece of cake but dear goodness! Bom Voyage and all of the highlighters are giving me lifeeeee! I'll definitely be doing a Colourpop haul soon!



Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe

The Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe that you've seen all these YouTube beauty gurus have is now available to the public for a limited time on TooFaced.com ! It is a bit pricey, but you are getting 6 FULL size bronzers and a full size kabuki brush for $198 when original cost would be $274! I would definitely say this is a steal and a staple in a makeup collection. Love this set and it's perfect for summer!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Waterproof Creme Color

Anastasia is releasing 6 new limited edition Summer Waterproof Crème color shades. The shades are: Barbie Pink, Ice Blue, Coral Reef, Sunset, Yellow, and Ocean. They will be available at Macy's on May 15th and they will be $18 a piece. These are supposed to be able to withstand very hot and humid temperatures which is perfect for summer. I am personally not all that interested in these, but they are definitely a good concept. If I were to get any, it would definitely be Ice Blue and Sunset. What are your thoughts? Like em, love em, hate em?


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What's In My Bag

Hey babes! New video is up on my YouTube channel! It's a "What's In My Bag" video! I hope you all enjoy :) If you have any suggestions or requests, feel free to leave a comment!

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New on the Market: Drugstore & High End

Hi babes! Sorry I've been MIA lately, I've been super busy with YouTube and a bunch of other stuff. So let's just dive in to the new goodies that will be or have already released!


First up is a NYX product that will be coming out in June. SOOOOO soon! This is their new Liquid Suede lipstick. I can't imagine these being any more than $5 - $8 seeing as they're drugstore, although their prices have been increasing a lot lately. It looks like they made some beautiful neutral colors I can't wait to get my hands on that pink one!  
 
 
 Next is 6 Long Lasting 16 hour blushes by Too Faced. These have cute heart packaging and adorable names! These are a part of their Fall 2015 line so I'm not sure when these will be releasing. I'm assuming possibly in August? And do I spy their new foundation in the background?! "Born This Way" is what it is called. That should be releasing around the same time. I've never tried a Too Faced foundation so I'm excited to try that. I think I definitely want to get my hands on the Baby Love blush too! Eeeeek, I'm already starting a Fall wish list and it's not even officially Summer!
 
Next are the Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks. These have been the talk of the town all over the place. But, wait, because there's more! They are coming out with ten new shades that will be permanent! Clay Crush looks beautiful for Spring! OMG. I'm not sure if these are out already or not, but check your local drugstores and Ulta's because they may be sneaking onto the shelves already.
 Last is a new line from e.l.f. called Beautifully Bare which includes a blush ($4), blending brush ($6), foundation serum ($8), lash tint mascara ($4), defining mascara ($4), and a lip tint (not pictured $5) . They mentioned on their Instagram that there is a limited quantity for their launch so hurry while these last! I am definitely interested in getting the blush, foundation serum and that blending brush!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Lorac Cosmetics

If you haven't seen my review on Lorac cosmetics lipsticks in Girl Next Door and Heiress and TANtalizer in Golden Glow, click http://youtu.be/7A2r60WnnKc and see my thoughts :) 

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*I'm not sure why the color looks distorted. I know I look super orange in the video I don't know why, it must have been the lighting*

Friday, May 1, 2015

HUGE Sale on Hautelook: The Balm

EVERYTHING from The Balm Cosmetics is on Hautelook.com and everything is 50% OFF! I believe this is only a 24 hour thing so hurry while it lasts. Free shipping on $100+ purchase. I would definitely suggest Marylou-manizer. That is a holy grail highlighter in my book!