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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sephora VIB Sale Haul April 2015

For those of you that don't know, Sephora's VIB sale started 2 weeks ago 4/12 for Rouge members, 4/16 for VIB members and I believe 4/17 for Beauty Insiders. Sephora has 2 sales a year - yup, THAT'S IT! So when Sephora gives you a discount, you take advantage of it! Annnnnd that's pretty much what I did. I don't normally splurge like this but it's been awhile since I've had a big haul and the VIB sale had me like, "take my money, just take it all!" So this was the end result; me with a ton of new beautiful products to play with and my bank account hating me. I also got a bunch of other stuff from a few other places but I'll be putting that in a separate haul so stay tuned for that!
Here's what I purchased from Sephora:
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush in Celebrated
2 Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral and Light Warm (will be exchanging for Light Neutral)
LaVanilia Deo Trio Sunkissed Deodorant Set
Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Cheek Palette in Pink
Sephora's Summer Obsessions Set 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper
Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo Pro #1 Pink Beige
Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo Pro #2 Golden
LaVanila Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender
Houglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Canvas
*Not pictured* Tarte Amazonian Lipstick in Park Ave Princess (exchanged for ABH Brow Wiz in Medium Brown)
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush in Celebrated 

 Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral


LaVanilia Deo Trio Sunkissed Deodorant Set

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Cheek Palette in Pink

Sephora's Summer Obsessions Set 

 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette 
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper 
Marc Jacobs Blacquer is Better Eye Defining Essentials

Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo Pro #1 Pink Beige
Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo Pro #2 Golden

LaVanila Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Canvas


Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Wishlist

It's been awhile since I've done a wishlist, but as you can see from the collage above, I've accumulated quite a list! I've been lusting after most of these products for quite some time and just haven't had the chance or the means to pick them up. But I plan on checking these beauties off little by little. So let's get started!
Chanel Mediterranee Lumiere D'ete Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quarts
Too Faced HangoveRx Primer
Too Faced Selfie Powders
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
Benefit Roller Lash
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
Kat Von D Contour Palette
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Frenzy, Craving, and JubilationNARS Audacious Lipsticks in Raquel, Anita, Barbara, Brigitte, and Anna
What's on YOUR list?!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HUGE Sephora Giveaway

Please only people who genuinely want to follow me and my blog. Please do not follow me just for the sake of winning and then unfollow me if you are not chosen. 

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on Instagram @beautyandablog
2. Repost this picture and hashtag #beautyandabloggiveaway
3. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the right hand side
4. Comment "DONE" on my blog post 


Giveaway closes on April 12th at 11:59 PM EST

Winner will have 24 hours to email me with their address and which shades they would like in the Too Faced Melted Lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. If they do not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NEW From Sephora

Sephora just decided to put all of the amazing products out at once! Now available for VIB Rouge is Kat Von D's Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette along with a KVD dual ended eye brush. The Hourglass Bronzer has finally released and Bite Beauty's Watercolor Lipgloss Library! I am eyeing the bronzer and lipgloss library.

Here are swatches of the Bite Beauty Lipgloss Library, courtesy of TrendMood and Temptalia, in case you were interested :) The colors are beautiful for Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Get the Glow: Hourglass and Laura Mercier

There are two products that I am absolutely dying over. One is already available and the other one is coming soon. 

The first one is by Hourglass and it is a new Ambient Lighting Bronzer. Did you say bronzer? Yes! They have their Ambient Lighting highlighters and blushes so it's only right they come out with a bronzer too. It looks beautiful and as always, beautifully packaged. Perfect timing for Spring/Summer. Their blushes and highlighters range from $35 to $45 so I expect the bronzer to be in that price range. 

The other one is already available at Sephora and it retails for $42. It is the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Indiscretion. This is amazing and looks like it could be a dupe for Whisper of Gilt/Heat Wave but of course it is a limited edition product. Wahhhhh! *insert sad face* These limited edition makeup products are killer. 

These are both gorgeous products. What are your thoughts? 

Photo credit to @beautylifeofmichelle on Instagram
Photo credit: Sephora website

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Everyday Face

Everyone has their go-to's and recently these are mine. I use these for my "everyday" makeup look. A lot of these are holy grails or things you probably have seen all over mmy page and some are newbies that I've tried and have been loving or ones that I'm just trying to use up until I find a better replacement.
Primer: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (not pictured) - The best primer I've tried yet. The texture is so rich and it makes my makeup last all day.
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge - This definitely isn't a holy grail, but it's something that I'm just trying to use up for now. By no means a holy grail, though. I thought I loved it at first but now I'm not so fond of it for everyday use. If you have any holy grail concealer recommendations please leave them in the comments! I'm always looking for something new to try.
Foundation: Neutrogena Shine Control - This has been my go-to for like a year now and I love it! One of the better drug store foundations. I am testing out the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation so I'll let you know how that goes in a few weeks!
Setting Powder: Neutrogena Shine Control - Again, not really a holy grail, it gets the job done though.
Bronzer/Contour: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil - I love this bronzer for my fair skin, especially on days where I wear minimal makeup. It just adds a little color and dimension to my face.
Highlighter: The Balm Maryloumanizer - Holy grail highlighter right here!! The perfect champagne color, just flawless.
Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black - This one I'm just recently testing out, but prior to this one I was using just the original Voluminous mascara and loved it. It was my holy grail, so I'm hoping I love this one just as much.
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (not pictured) - Probably one of the easiest liquid liners to work with when doing a wing.
Lip Balm: Vasseline - My lips were always chapped and I would always forget to put lip balm on. But this year I've been more conscious about things and I put this stuff on literally like 20 times a day. It gives my lips some color and makes them so soft, plus the fact that it's so tiny is so freakin cute!
Lipstick: NYX Thalia - I would wear this every. single. day. I absolutely adore this color. It's a mauvey-pinish-nude color. It's just gorgeous. And for those of you that are into the "Kylie Jenner lips" this one is a pretty good dupe. I do have a post on
the Kylie Jenner lip and the products she uses if you're interested.
Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz - Because what girl doesn't have this?! It's no secret, I'm awful at doing my brows because they don't really have a defined shape and they're so thin, but this makes it easier to work with.
Beauty Blender: The holy grail of all holy grails. I don't know what I was doing with my life when I wasn't using this to put my foundation or concealer on.

What products do you use for your everyday face?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Birthday Face

Those of you that have been keeping up to date with my posts know that this past Friday (January 9th) was my birthday! YAY :) I absolutely loved my makeup that day so I decided to share with you my FOTD (Face Of The Day). Here are the products I used to create my birthday look:

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
Neutrogena Shine Control Foundation
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighter
Anastasia Brow Wiz
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Lorac Vintage Vixen Palette (first three shades)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (black)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Tom Ford Lips & Boys (Flynn)
Have you used any of these products before? What are your thoughts on them?
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spring Forward Into 2015

Here are a few new products to start looking forward to! I'm starting to feel a little bombarded by all of these contour kits! I don't know which one to go with, there are so many options now! There are also a ton of new eye shadow palettes coming out as well. My favorites from the images below are the Bobbi Brown contour kit and the Hourglass eyeshadow palette. GORG!
I'd love to know what you think of these products!

NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Kit $11.99
(more shades available)

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Palette $46
(more shades available)
Bare Minerals Ready 8.0 Palettes $40 each
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes $58
(more shades available)

Laura Mercier Watercolor Mist Eye & Cheek Palette $58
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday Update On A Wednesday

Hi babes! Me again :) So here is my Top Ten Tuesday post from yesterday about the things I was going to purchase from Sephora today; however, I have swapped some things out for different items and wanted to share what I actually purchased with my 20% off coupon. 

I ended up not getting Tarte Bon Voyage, Too Faced La Belle Carousel, Peter Thomas Roth 21st Birthday (because the 24K Gold had too many similar items), and Makeup Forever HD Complexion Starter Kit.

In place, I got NARS Hardwire Lipstick in Deadly Catch (I'm stalking Adriatic to become available), Kat Von D BauHau5 (since Lolita was out of stock), and Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.

What are your thoughts on these products dolls?

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is here! That means half of the work week is OVER! YAY! Today is also my pay day, something else to celebrate about :). But anyway, lets get to my wishlist for this week. This is going to be a mix of everything fashion and beauty related so bare with me!

I have a pair of boots like these, but their grey and white with an aztec pattern on it and I'm in LOVE with them, I got them from Wet Seal a few years ago and can't find them anywhere, so these are the closest things I've been able to find.

Such a simple and cute necklace from Happiness Boutique! XOXO :)

Apologies for the blurry picture, but these items are all from Charlotte Russe. A high/low twist skirt that I'm obsessed wither, some comfortable "jogging" pants with a scroll pattern, a beautifully embroidered top, and a cute romper! Ugh I need these in my life.

Most of my viewers may not know my favorite animals, but they are owls and elephants (or eFalants as I call them lol) But this shirt is just so cute because not only is it an owl, but they are two dream catchers combined to make it. What a creative idea! I'm also in love with dream catchers, I think they're so pretty. So this is the perfect shirt.

NARS Albatross is on my wishlist because Kim Kardashian West is said to use this to get her glow and we all know how amazeballs her makeup and fashion style is. UGH - to die for. (I've also heard Sephora has a dupe for this in Star Dust (only $14 compared to NARS' $30)

I've heard lots of hype about this product - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Pallete. It is said to highlight flawlessly giving a hint of shimmer.

This item is ALWAYS out of stock online when I try to purchase it - Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita. Why are you so hard to find ?! It's said to be a dusty rose color, but many people have been saying the formula has been changed to more of a brown color which sort of turns me off. I'm looking forward to a dusty rose, so if it is in fact changed to a brown color, I'll be passing. Any thoughts babes?

Hope you beauties enjoyed!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

This is another blog post idea that I found on other blogs, so I won't be taking any credit for the topic! But kudos to whoever thought of this because it's genius! Anywho, my wishlist is a million miles long, but I'll go ahead just and give you my top 20! Please note I do not own any of the photos. Also, these are all high end products, so for those of you that have a price range more towards the drugstore end, I will try to do a Wishlist Wednesday post next week with all drugstore products :)

1. Becca Highlighters in Opal, Champagne Gold,Rose Gold, and Moonstone

I don't have any of Becca's products, but these highlighters are insanely gorgeous and I absolutely NEED to get my hands on them. Added to wishlist? Check!

2. Clarisonic

Lately I've been all about skincare because I tend to pick at my face. I've heard everyone raving about this product and I'm hoping for the price, it's as good as everyone says!

3. Nuface

I've never heard any reviews on this skincare product, but I've seen t on and decided it might just be something for me. It's extremely pricey though, so, add it to the wishlist!

4. Color Me Foundation Applicator

This is a newer product to Ulta. It electronically applies your foundation, no more hurting arms from stippling! And it's only $54! I thought something like this would be a little more expensive, but trust me, I'm glad it's not!

5. BareMinerals Foundation Brush

This brush is so unique to me because of the middle. As you can see it has dense bristles and a round divet in the middle. I'm anxious to try this and see if there's a difference in my foundation application.

6. Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof (both)

This product was referred to me on MakeupSocial and I'm dying to try it! But for $40 for 3.4 oz, I think I'll add it to my wishlist until a later time. I've heard this product lasts long, though because you only need a minimal amount for each use. And the packaging is so gorgeous and eyechatching!

7. Too Faced Everything Nice Palette 
This is a new product for Too Faced and I thik the colors are perfect for Fall. The case is an elegant gold and it comes with a mini mascara and a pink pouch to put the palette in.

8. Boscia Little Black Book from Sephora's Holiday Collection
Believe it or not, I have yet to try any Boascia product, but I have heard good things about this brand. I figured this would be the perfect pick up to try a little bit of everything!

9. Glamglow Gift Sexy from Sephora's Holiday Collection 
Because GlamGlow is all the rave lately, I absolutely NEED this. For the price of one full sized jar, you get 1 full sized jar and two mini ones. The full sized jar runs $69.00 USD and the mini jars run $19.00 USD. This is definitely a steal! Instead of spending $107.00, you save almost $40.00!

10. Best of Hourglass from Sephora's Holiday Collection

This is another brand I have yet to try, but I've heard the primer is great, although expensive. This is another great set to try a little of everything all at once.

11. Makeup Forever Starter Kit from Sephora's Holiday Collection

Again, a great steal getting 4 products for a combined cost of $79. This is great if you're just trying out the products, which is what I'll be doing, eventually when I buy it and cross it off my wishlist.

12. Peter Thomas Roth 21st Birthday Kit from Sephora's Holiday Collection

Skincare is the first step to having flawless makeup, so why not grab 5 products at once to acheive the perfect skin? PTR has done it again with their sets (I love the skinstant trio set) and I think this is a great buy!

13. Kat Von D Monarch and Chrysalis palettes 
I loved Kat Von D when she was on Miami and LA Ink, and her makeup line didn't disappoint! I'm a palette hoarder so these are a necessity to add to the collection.

14. Nume Curling Wand 
Another product I've heard so much about. 5 wands in one? Yes please! Right now I have a Revlon regular curling iron and I need a wand ASAP, so why not get one that has interchangable sizes?!

15. Lorac Pro Palette and the Lorac Pro Mega Palette (because I already have the 2)

I already bought the Lorac Pro 2 because it was half off on, so I'm still waiting for that in the mail, but to complete my collection and feed my obsession with palettes, these two beauties need to be mine. Wishlisted! 

16. MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Lipsticks and Liners (every single one!)

Let me just say, I aboslutely hate limited edition items because I want them all and they're only out for a certain amount of time. sure, the companies want to make their customers more intrigued with these collections, but they should really either bring them back more often or have more product so they don't run out as quickly. Anywho, these lippies are the perfect colors for Fall. GIVE ME!
17. Urban Decay's LTD palette 
This gorgeous product really made me mad! Yes, mad! First, UD comes out with the Vice 3 at $60 each. Then a week or so later they come out with this beauty that is limited edition (hence the LTD name). Not only is it limited edition, but it was only on Sephora's website (which sold out in less than 3 hours) and it was exclusive to VIB Rouge members at Sephora, which I am not. Talk about jealousy! I'm praying Ulta comes out with this baby and it's available to everyone! 

18. A New Michael Kors Purse

(Don't mind the Polka B. writing, I'm not sure why that's there). Anyway, I've had my MK purse for almost a year and I think it's time for a new one. I really want a red or a royal blue one since I'm boring and always stick with neutrals and blacks. So this beauty needs to be mine. Wishlisted!

19. A Michael Kors Watch

This is the first watch from MK that ever stole my attention and I still have yet to get my lazy butt up and get it. So until we meet, darling MK watch!

20. Every single Essie Nail Polish ever made!

I love Essies color scheme and they have a ton of colors to choose from. I need them all!

Hope you enjoyed! If you have any of these products or were inspired by this post to go out and grab any of them, let me know how you like them :)