Category: Face

Completely Fangirling Over the ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection 

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection Swatches on Dark Skin School is Fun Super Shock Cheek, Super Cute Ultra Glossy Lip, Lock Diary Ultra Matte Lip, Tiny Chum Ultra Satin Lip, Date Mate Lippie Stix, Konnichiwa Lippie Stix

Is anyone else over 25 still obsessed with Hello Kitty? Don’t be ashamed, girl. You’re in good company! I still love me some Hello Kitty and I jump (and scream) at the chance to add even more of her to my collection in anyway possible. From undies to seat covers, my Hello Kitty addiction leads me to buy pretty much anything with her cute little face on it. And that includes the new ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection celebrating the iconic cat’s birthday on November 1st.
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Gingerbread Cookie Inspired Look for Holiday

Too Faced Gingerbread Cookie Palette, MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact, Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner, Bite Beauty Cava Creme Matte Lip Crayon

Natural looks are my jam on an everyday basis. But special occasions and holidays are for going all out. You get dressed to the nines and put on your best shoes. You beat your face to capacity. You just go crazy with it for the holidays. And that’s okay. ‘Cause I do too. Lately I’ve been finding myself feeling a little smoky when it comes time to get ready to hit the scene. I recently created a look with one of my holiday buys, the Too Faced Gingerbread Cookie Palette from the Grand Hotel Cafe Set.
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Tarte Swamp Queen Palette is Back! 

Tarte Swamp Queen Palette, MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact, Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner, Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

I don’t know about you but I just love when limited edition goodies make a comeback. As a beauty blogger, I try to make it my duty to try everything new and snatch up limited edition products to give you an early scoop. Sometimes I find myself in sticky situations because I can’t always afford the latest and greatest right when it comes out. That often leads me to waiting on a restock, waiting to shoot it, test it and then finally post about it. Which defeats the purpose of it all if it manages to sell out by the time I share it with you. Talk about a never-ending loop!
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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink! 

Stila Papillon Stay All Day MATTE'ificent Lipstick, Rosa Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Water Blossom Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush

You thought I forgot about Pink Wednesday didn’t you? Nope, girl! I’ve been a little busier than normal but we all need a little pink pick me up from time to time. This week’s pink pick features a few cute goodies from Stila that I received as gratis. I loved how Stila coordinated the pinks all together because I love pink and everything is so girly and cute. Plus who couldn’t use some pink lipstick and blush?
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection is Delightfully Adorable

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Compact Swatches on Dark Skin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! MAC hasn’t exactly wowed me too much during holiday for the last couple years but this year I was all in. MAC really came through with the Nutcracker Sweet Collection! The packaging is beautiful and the colors are perfect for the season. I just couldn’t help myself.

I went from, “I’m just getting this compact I don’t really need.”

Then soon to, “Okay I could use a few more things from this collection.”
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Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette: Contour. Blush. Highlight. 

Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette: Contour. Blush. Highlight. Swatches on Dark Skin

Holiday season is all about impulse buys. Sometimes it just happens. I’ve been trying to keep up with all the new goodies rolling out lately but somehow Smashbox’s holiday lineup almost slipped right by me. Until I walked pass the Smashbox gondola and saw the beautiful Light It up L.A. Lights Palette: Contour. Blush. Highlight. It’s a huge palette that mashes 3 full sized L.A. Lights Blush and Highlight trios together for maximum cheek coverage all season long.
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Ulta Holiday Haul

Butter London Fancy-full Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection, Stila Stay All Day Sparkle All Night Lipstick Set, Smashbox L.A. Lights Palette, LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette, Tarte The Kissing Squad Lip Sculptor Quad, Too Faced Grand Care Hotel

There’s a ton of reasons to make all of your beauty purchases at Ulta but the best one is the rewards program. Hands down! Racking up points at Ulta doesn’t just get you deluxe samples or impossibly hard to get mega sets. Shade but no shade. Sorry Sephora. I’ma let you finish but Ulta has the best rewards program around! Instead of getting deluxe samples of goodies you’d essentially receive for free elsewhere Ulta rewards you with dollars off your next purchase. The more points you have the better!

I’ve been spending up a storm over the last few months at Ulta but it’s all paid off because I was able to score almost all of the new limited edition holiday sets and palettes on my list without breaking the bank. I let my points stack up to 2,300 and redeemed them for $133 off. Talk about win! I couldn’t wait to grab a grey bag and fill it up with my top holiday picks so far this year.
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Tarte Invites You to Rethink Natural this Fall!

Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte is known for being your friendly, natural based everyday makeup brand. But this year Tarte seems to be taking their products to the next level. That’s right. Tarte is going Pro! Tarte surprised us all over the weekend when they randomly dropped 2 new palettes and an entire new line of lipsticks on us out of the blue. The madness started when Tarte sent some of our favorite YouTubers (like MakeupShayla) to Bora Bora for what seemed like just a nice, killer vacation but it turned out to be a pre-release party of some sorts. Snapchat stories went from boat parties and jet skiing to swatches of new palettes that just magically appeared on Tarte’s website. Well played, Tarte!
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I’m Kinda Digging Makeup Revolution..

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer, Make Me Tonight Amazing Lipstick, Enchant Amazing Lipstick, 100% Vamp Amazing Lipstick

When you’re constantly being bombarded with pretty images of new releases and bomb new collections from uber popular brands it can be hard to see the beauty in other brands. It literally took me years to wean myself off MAC and now my eyes are open to the endless world of wonderful makeup brands out there that don’t always get a ton of love. Like Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution is probably more popular in it’s hometown of London but over the pond it’s just starting to get a little shine thanks to the geniuses at Ulta who exclusively launched the line in stores here in the US. Good move, Ulta!

Now we aren’t forced to order Makeup Revolution goodies online and then wait for them to cross the 7 seas to revel in its affordable goodness. You can simply waltz in Ulta, grab a palette or lipstick off the shelf and then be on your merry way without spending all your coins. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true?

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Fancie Faves

MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Strip Me Down, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Mahogany, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Let’s take a quick break from all these incredibly tempting new fall and holiday collections. Shall we? I don’t know about you but my head is spinning from all the newness in the beauty world right now. It’s so overwhelming! Lately, I’ve been finding myself spending and spending on more and more makeup that I don’t need. But I love shiny new things so I can never quite help myself.

I’ve been trying to keep myself a little grounded a little bit by exploring some old goodies in my collection and showing lots of love to the newer stuff that I’ve been buying and it’s been helping. Somewhat. Last month, I found myself reaching for a few of the same products every time I did my makeup. Which is nice because I got a chance to really appreciate some products that deserved lots of love and attention.
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