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LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches & First Impressions

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches and First Impressions on Dark Skin

The holiday season is fully upon us and the palettes and sets are rolling in heavy! I saved up thousands of Ultamate Rewards points just so I could lose my mind (guilt free) on all of the incredibly amazing holiday goodies popping up this year. There were quite a few sets and palettes that I knew I wanted for sure but there was one palette that I just kept going back and forth on. The LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette has been a huge hit on social media since its release but I wasn’t quite convinced that I needed it.

“The colors are super dupable.”

“Hmmm some of those mattes look too pale.”

“There’s too many mixed reviews among other brown girls”

“I’m just gonna pass.”
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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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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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Still NYX Haulin’!

NYX Ruffle Trim Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, Club Hopper Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, Downtown Beauty Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, NYX Push Up Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, NYX Classic Tan #NoFilter Finishing Powder, NYX Breakup Plush Gel Lipstick

When you find good makeup that’s already pretty cheap and on sale what do you do? Buy it all! Almost everything NYX offers is under 20 bucks so coming across a buy 2 get 1 free sale is dangerous. I got so excited at Ulta that my mind was telling, “Buy it all. Buy everything you want today, Fancie. Do it!” So I did pretty much that. Even after hauling a handful of goodies earlier, I still had a little haul left in me and a few more things to get. Damn you good sales!

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Marvel in the Works of Tarte Holiday Collection at Ulta!

Tarte Limitless Lippies Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Normally when October rolls in, I’m thinking of costumes I can slip into and pass as a teenager so I can go trick or treating one last time. I’m in my mid-20s but I could easily pass for a highschooler looking to get her trick or treat kicks off for the last time. Call me crazy but I’d do anything for free candy. Especially Reese cups.

This year, my mind is juggling how to finagle trick or treating one last time and trying to balance all these holiday collections that are coming so fast that my head is spinning like the exorcist. One of the first holiday collections to pop up at Ulta is Tarte’s limited edition Works of Tarte lineup. It includes both deluxe and full sized value sets that’ll have you knocking on your neighbors’ doors for money instead of candy for Halloween.
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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 20

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner, Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick in Troublemaker and Man-eater

No matter how much you love makeup or how much makeup you own there’s always that one signature look you regularly rock. For me, it’s a killer wing, falsies and a bold lip. That’s my go to pretty much everyday or whenever I’m in a rush and don’t have time to fuss with blending 5 eyeshadows or highlighting and contouring. I suppose that’s why I ended up indulging in both of the beauty steals on Day 20 of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. Day 20 was all about wings and a poppin’ lip and that’s all me!

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 6

Tarte The Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss in Sass, Intoxicating and Rogue

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty hauls I unleash more. Don’t you just love it?? I wasn’t kidding at all when I told you guys that Ulta had me hooked almost everyday for the entire event. There were so many great beauty steals this time around that had me mapping out a budget and whipping out my trusty pink highlighter to strategize. It got real!

There were a few things here and there that I wasn’t quite interested in at first but there a lot more beauty steals that I knew I was going to end up indulging in. Like the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss that went on sale for half off on Day 6. For just $12, you could grab up to 2 (or more if you cheat) of Tarte’s creamy, buttery smooth Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss to tickle your fancy.
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NYX is B2G1 Free at Ulta!

NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks, Pro Foundation Mixer and Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

The only thing better than affordable makeup is affordable makeup that’s on sale. It’s a win, win! NYX has always been a great brand for nice quality makeup on a budget for years. Today, NYX has evolved into more of a “professional” drugstore brand with a variety of products that the everyday makeup lover or hardcore makeup junkie can appreciate all the same. NYX seems to be working overtime this year to reign supreme as the best drugstore brand on the market with a ton of great new products that won’t leave your pockets hurting.
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Blush for Days with the New Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette!

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Is it just me or are holiday collections coming earlier and earlier every year? We haven’t even made it to Halloween yet and we’re already seeing new holiday palettes and sets. I’m not complaining. But dang! Can I go trick or treating and get through Thanksgiving first before these beauty brands are digging all in my pockets? Sheesh! I could have used a short break after Ulta’s enticing 21 Days of Beauty but it looks like that’s not happening since many brands, like Tarte, are already flashing their new holiday goodies in our faces.
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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 3

LORAC Starlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter, Twilight Illuminating Highlighter, Technicolor Color Source Blush, Aura Color Source Blush, Cinematic Color Source Blush, Chroma Color Source Blush, Infrared Color Source Blush Swatches on Dark Skin

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Should I buy new clothes? Or this makeup I really want?” I literally had to ask myself this as I was preparing to head to New York for Ipsy’s Gen Beauty. Lord knows I needed new clothes (and shoes) but Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty just kept hitting me with these amazing one day only Beauty Steals. In real life, makeup doesn’t trump real life responsibilities. But in this instance, a one day only sale on makeup I’ve been wanting for months trumped the other shopping I needed to do. You can go shopping for clothes and shoes on any day, right?

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