Category: Face

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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MAC Studio QuikTrik Stick Collection for Fall 2016

MAC Studio QuikTrick Collection for Fall 2016

Just when you thought strobing was over and done with MAC is here to remind you that it’s here to stay. I know the extra strong, “look at me!” highlight isn’t for everyone but there’s a few makeup junkies (like me) who like to glow in the dark all year round. Maybe it’s just the glitter fanatic in me but I can’t walk out the door in a full face of makeup without a poppin’ highlight. It’s an absolute must!

Thanks to MAC, all of us glow gals can twinkle like stars in the night all day long with their upcoming Studio QuikTrik Stick Collection. The new Studio QuikTrik Sticks can be used to highlight, contour, bronze and even add color in a single swipe. These limited edition dual-ended QuikTrik Sticks are bound to be your best friend this fall!
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Time to Get Vampy!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Mahogany, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Deep, Anastasia Beverly Hills Potion Liquid Lipstick, Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

The second I start to feel a little chill in the air I’m instantly ready to break out the boots and vampy lips. In the blink of an eye, I’ll go from glossy, bold lips and sandals to Uggs and a super deep vampy lip. That’s right. This girl doesn’t do grey areas! When fall first hit, I was really feeling the fall vibe with some warm neutrals. Once the temperature started to drop a little I decided to slip into something a little more vampy like a plummy smokey eye and a blackened plum lipstick.

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