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Showing posts with label tarte. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mini Holiday Haul

Holiday shopping already? YES girl, because I've learned my lesson. If I don't pick up the limited edition sets when they come out and wait til November/December, they'll be GONE. And I'm not trying to pay double the price on eBay, ya feel me?! So I've been snatching up the holiday sets that I've had my eyes on and I am sooo thankful I was able to be dear lawwwdd these sets are beautyyyyyful. Here's what I've hauled so far because TRUST ME, it's only September and there is way more to come! :)
Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette
This retails for $44 at Sephora and is worth every stinkin' penny! The Tarte blush formula is just amazing. They come out with a blush palette every year and since last year, I made it a tradition to pick it up each year.
Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Palette
This was a limited edition palette that comes with 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters. It retails for $12.50! An amazing steal! It is sold out at the moment but rumor has it, Carli wants to bring it back because she wants everyone that wants one to get one. How sweet?!
Laura G Nail Polish Set
@laurag_123 on Instagram came out with her own line of nail polishes. This set retails for $48. She also has 2 separate sets that has just 4 polishes that I believe is only $24 which is amazing considering these actually cost $14 a piece! So I had to get them mainly because of the nude and the mauve color but ugh they're all stunning. She is also coming out with a matte top coat that I can't wait to get my hands on.
Becca Glow On The Go Set and Becca AfterGlow PaletteI purchased both of these off of the Ulta website. The Glow On The Go Set retails for just $20! So for those of you that have been dying to try the most loved highlighter out there, Opal, now is your chance without spending the big bucks for the full size. The AfterGlow palette retails for $39.50 which is not bad for all the shades you get. You get 5 shades: 3 highlighters and 2 blushes (Moonstone, Rose Gold, Topaz, Wild Honey, and Flowerchild). And the packaging is just stunnninnngg!
Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks and La Crème Lipstick SetI always love love loveeeee Too Faced packaging, especially for the holidays because they always do it big. But I had to pick up the Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks because I really wanted to try their blushes. This retails for $36 and both the melted lipsticks and blushes are travel size. The blushes are suuuper mini but they're adorable. This set includes melted lipstick in Fig, Peony, and Nude and blushes in Your Love is King, Justify My Love, and Love Hangover. The La Crème lipstick set retails for $29 which is a steal because one of their lipsticks costs $21 and you're getting 3 FULL SIZE lipsticks plus an adorable bag. The shades include Nude Beach, Taffy, and limited to this set WHAM!.

Another super cute thing about the Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks set is that you can potentially break them into 3 sets and give them as gifts to one of your makeup loving friends. But as the packaging says, "None for you, ALL for ME!" Haha.
And last but not least, this baby just released on Ulta's website for Platinum members and I definitely had to scoop this up before it was gone. I purchased the Lorac Mega Pro palette from last year and it is my FAVORITE palette ever. I have the Lorac Pro 1, Lorac Pro 2, the Mega Pro and now I'm adding this one to my collection.

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.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

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 

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


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tarte Sale! 20% Off!

My girl Bellynim ( always has great updates! Here's one she just posted that I'm sure all of you will be excited about. Tarte has a sale going on for 20% off plus free shipping and samples on orders over $40! Use promo code: APRIL. The sale ends 4/16 so hurry while it lasts!

Monday, April 13, 2015

March/April Favorites

It's been quite some time since I've done a favorites post, but here are the products I've been loving for the last month and a half!
Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Lust For Blush: I picked up the infamous Divine Wine and I decided to try a pink from their matte collection and this is the one I went with. I never saw swatches so when I brought it home and opened the tube I was a bit disappointed and didn't think I would like it on my skin tone. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and I fell in love. It is such a beautiful color and perfect for Spring time.
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighter: This beauty was a limited edition item (I'm sorry!) but it is just absolutely gorgeous on the skin. I thought I had a bad batch when I received it because as you can see, it's very patchy with pink and white, but I was told it is supposed to be that way. This highlighter literally gives me liffeeeeeee!
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara: There was a lot of hype about the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and I wasn't all that impressed with it. I've also heard some hype on this mascara so I was a little hesitant on trying this one. I did really like it, though and it has been my go-to lately, especially for those no-makeup-makeup days.
Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil: I've mentioned this and had a whole review and demo on this baby. It is just the best at removing makeup and it is so gentle. It doesn't tug, burn, or leave any residue. I will definitely be repurchasing this baby one it runs out. I know it looks like it's still full, but that's because it's laying down. I promise it's sadly almost gone lol.
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: This bronzer is perfect for fair skin babes like myself. The original Chocolate Soleil is a bit too dark for me so it can easily look muddy on me, but this one is just beautiful.
Tarte Tartelette Palette: I'm sure you're all tired of hearing about this darn palette. It's pretty much everyone's go-to palette, including my own. I love the matte shades and the neutrals, plus the packaging is adorable!
NYX Buttergloss in Éclair: I'm not big on glosses, but lately on days where I don't wear a full face of makeup, I'll throw this baby on and it gives my lips a little life. It adds just enough color and shine to complete my look.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ecru: You're all probably wondering, if this is one of your favorites, why isn't there and Estee Lauder Double Wear in the picture? Well, there is lol. It's the small little sample sized bottle. I haven't run out of it yet and I've been using it like crazy. So once this baby runs out I'll be picking up a full sized bottle.
Milani Rose Blush in Romantic Rose: Can we just talk about the detail on this blush? Dear lawwwdd. The color is perfect for Spring, but blush can be tricky if it's too pigmented. You don't want to look like you just dipped your brush and packed it on. So a light hand it the trick with this one and you'll end up looking airbrushed.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tarte Summer Collection

Tarte released their Summer collection which is now available at Sephora. They have so many different new products out, I don't even know where to begin! I love the color palette they chose for this collection because it screams Summertime; it's a beautiful purple and almost like a papaya color. Tarte is definitely one of my top 10 favorite brands and they never seem to disappoint. I am definitely interested in the Amazonian Lipstick in Park Ave Princess, Amazonia Clay 12-Hour Blush, Empower Flower Collectors Palette, Play it Safe Essentials Kit, and the Showstopper Palette. These companies are making my bank account HATE me lol. What catches your eye from this collection?!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tarte's Showstopper!

This gorgeous, gold packaged Tarte palette is finally available at Ulta! It retails for $38. In the palette, you get 6 eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, and a highlighter. That's what I call a steal! 

It includes the following shades:

  • 6 Amazonian clay eye shadows in Showstopper Copper (bronze copper), Go For The Gold (gold), You're A Natural (nude), Steel The Scene (steel taupe), Rose To The Top (rose gold) and Dim The Lights (black brown)
  • Blush in Fame (warm peach)
  • Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
  • Highlighter in Champagne Pink

Friday, March 20, 2015

High End Fresh Face

My previous post showed you makeup products to achieve an Affordable Fresh Face from the drugstore but for all you high end junkies, here's some high end makeup products to achieve the same look. All of these products can be found at Sephora or on their website. Again, this is the order I would typically apply my own makeup, so feel free to apply your makeup in the order you feel comfortable with.
First prime your face with either a brightening/illuminating primer or the Smashbox Primer Water would be very refreshing especially on a warm day.
Next, apply your foundation. I suggest a luminous foundation rather than a matte foundation to give you that dewy glow. This is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation that everyone swears by.
After that, apply your concealer (one to two shades lighter than your foundation) under your eyes to brighten up the under eye. If you want to highlight other areas of your face as well, highlight your chin, your cupids bow, the bridge of your nose, and your forehead. This is the infamous NARS Radiant Creamy concealer.
To bronze your face, you don't necessarily have to use a matte bronzer because matte bronzers are used for contouring, but when you're bronzing the face you can use either matte or shimmery bronzers. So use whichever bronzer you want just to give some warmth to your face. This is the Too Faced Sunny Bunny Natural Bronzer.
Then to add some color to your face, add a small amount of blush. This is the Tarte blush in the shade Dollface. I love light pink blushes for natural looks, especially on fair skin.
To add some glow to your face, add Becca's Skin Perfector in Opal. This color looks good on so many different skin tones.
 To give your eyes some definition, add a coat or two of mascara. My favorite is the Urban Decay Perversion mascara.
To make your eyes look more open and wide awake, apply a nude eyeliner on your lower lash line. This one is this Ardency Inn Modster eyeliner.
Fill your brows in to frame your face. You can go for a more natural look by just running some Anastasia brow gel through them or you can actually fill them in with the Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Set your makeup with the Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray to give you a flawless, dewy look and lock your makeup in place.

Last, apply a natural looking lipstick. I would suggest either a nude, a light pink, or a mauve color. This is the NARS Audacious lipstick in Anita.
What are your favorite high end makeup products to use for a fresh face?