Sunday, December 22, 2013

Because It's Completely Normal to Spend This Kind of Money on Beauty Products

Hey Everyone!!! I wanted to share with you some new items that I picked up in my most recent Haul!  I also filmed a video on my whole entire haul that I will link Here, so check it out if you are interested in seeing everything I hauled!

So Lets Get Started....

If you are a beauty obsessed person like myself you would not think twice about dropping some MAJOR cash on makeup and other beauty related items. However the normal average person might call you cray cray for doing so. Recently I made a few shopping trips and I purchased a few higher end products... So let's see how that turned out...

The first place I went was Sephora, where I purchased....

1. The GlamGlow Face Mask Gift Set. This set includes the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment and the YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. This gift set was $69.00 and can be purchased online or at Sephora stores. The Supermud Clearing Treatment mask is a mask that you apply to your skin to clean out your pores. I have tried this one and it does work and it cleaned out all of my pores, however it left my skin feeling sooooo tight when I took it off. The YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask I have not used yet but I am planning on using it this weekend when I do my weekly Mask treatment. This mask is to be used for acne issues and has a tingling effect. I am a bit hesitate to use it because of the tingling effect but I am still going to give it a try.

2. Marc Jacobs Lolita Palette. This palette retails for $59.00 at Sephora. This is a neutral palette that has shades that range from creams, browns, coppers, and champagnes. There is a mix of mattes, sheens, and highly shimmer shades in this palette. I am really excited to try this one out. From what I can tell in my swatches the color pay off is going to be amazing!!

3. Soap and Glory "A Great Kisser" Lip Balm in Juicy Peach. I heard about this lip balm from Hope at Beauty and Bliss 67(be sure to go check out her blog and YouTube Channel). This lip balm is so soft and creamy and it smells just like Fresh Picked Peaches!!

Next I went to MAC and you can do some damage at that place.....

1. Wedge Eyeshadow- This is a soft matte brown eyeshadow that I picked because it is going to be a great crease/transition shade. It is so soft and creamy.

2. Cranberry Frost- This is a beautiful frosty cranberry pink. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

3. Amplified Creme Lipstick  in Up the Amp.

4. Satin Lipstick in Snob. Very Popular Pink Shade

Finally I went to Dior.......

1. I purchased the Dior Rouge in #361 Rose Baiser - Very soft Mauvey Pink. Sooo moisturizing and long wearing.

2. Diorshow Fusion Mono is #381 Millenium- VERY SHIMMERY eye shadow pot. So pretty, the second I swatted this I fell in love and had to buy it.

So I am really excited to be using these products over the next few weeks and I will be happy to report back and let you guys know what I think.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Perfect Drugstore Palettes for Thanksgiving Looks

Hey Everyone!

Today's post is going to be about the best palettes from the drugstore to create the perfect look for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and everyone will be traveling and spending time with family and other loved ones, so how fitting is it that you create your makeup to reflect the holiday. I have chosen these palettes because they have shades in them that when you look at them you think Thanksgiving. This holiday is not only being thankful for family and friends and whatever else you may be thankful for, but about food. When you think of the spread of food on the table you see oranges, greens, browns, creams, yellows, and reds.

Here We Go:

#1 Wet N Wild Fergie Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Festival
This Palette contains 5 eyeshadows, the shades are absolutely gorgeous! There is a beautiful cream shade, a matte dark brown, a shimmer filled dark dark chocolate brown, a shimmery copper color, and a beautiful matte orange. When I first looked at this Palette Immediately I thought of the awesome looks you can create for Thanksgiving! So Beautiful!!!

#2 Revlon Color stay Eyeshadow Quad in Harmonious
In this quad there are 4 shades... A beautiful taupe, dark brown, light sage/grass green, and a beautiful coral shade that comes off a light orange when applied. These shadows are very creamy and when they are applied they go on like butter. This quad makes you think of fall when you are looking at it.

#3 Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Smokey Cinnamon
This quad is soooo pretty. These quads are highly pigmented and full of shimmer. The quad has a cream, light green, orange/copper, and a dark moss green. This quad reminds me a lot of the colors that the leaves change in the fall. It is a very warm quad and can create so many different looks for the holiday.

#4 Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Fall Temptation
This quad says it all in the name "Fall Tempation". The Fall Temptation quad is full of warm browns and taupes. Like all of the other Eye Studio Quads they are all full of shimmer shades. There is a beautiful taupe with a hint of cream in it, a peachy tan, bronzy brown, and a dark brown shade. All of these shades can be used to create a warm smokey eye look. So Pretty!

I found all of these palettes at my Local Walgreens and they range in price from $6 to $9!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Covergirl Trueblend Foundation & Concealer and Covergirl Bombshell Mascara and Eyeliner Review & First Impression!!!!!

Hey Everyone!

I have recently discovered some new Covergirl Products and I thought I would share my thoughts and first impressions with you. 

So Lets Get Started....

The first thing that I found was this Covergirl True Blend Foundation. I purchased the shade L6(Buff Beige).  The packaging is a glass bottle with a cap over the pump, this packaging reminds me a lot of the Covergirl  Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation. I especially like that this foundation has a pump, I think that those are always the easiest to use and they are a lot less messy. The foundation claims to blend into your skin, which it does. I feel like this is a perfect match to my skin tone. There are 21 shades available in this line. This foundation is a light to medium coverage, I found that it is more on the lighter side, but you can build it up to a medium coverage foundation. Again, this Covergirl product has that traditional Covergirl Smell that is not that pleasant, but it goes away after a little bit.  I would recommend this foundation to anyone to try, I found mine at Meijer and it was around $7 or $8.

In the same trip to Mejier I also found that Covergirl came out with a Concealer Stick in the same True Blend Line, I picked it up as well to give it a try, I picked up the shade L5 6 7 or Light. I like this concealer stick ALOT. It is very creamy and gives a medium coverage when applied, however it feels very moisturizing when it is on the skin. I would not use this as an under eye concealer, however this would be great to cover up blemishes and or other discolorations. This comes in the traditional stick, it looks a lot like their Jumbo Gloss Balms, it has a clear plastic cap and you twist the bottom up for more product. I would recommend this product to anyone to try.

If you are only wanting to buy one thing out of this new line I would go for the concealer over the foundation, because I feel like the Stay Fabulous Foundation is a little bit better than this True Blend is. I think that with this line Covergirl is going to a similar concept as The L'Oreal True Match. Basically what you do is find your foundation match with your skin tone and each shade has a number assigned to it (i.e. L6) and then you choose from the other products that coordinate with the same shades. I really do like this kind of concept it makes choosing shades a lot easier. 

Next I was at CVS and I found that Covergirl released a new mascara, so of course I had to purchase it, it's called the Covergirl Bombshell Volume by Lash Blast. This was very intriguing to me because it is a double ended mascara, having two different brushes, one on each end of the wand. The end labeled with a #1 is the Extreme Volume Base coat, this end is going to give your lashes the most volume. I found that it does give volume to the lashes, I would say that there are better voluminous mascaras out there but this is pretty decent. The wand for this end has very short rubber bristles, I really did not care for them because I feel like they can't really grab on to my lashes to distribute the product. I find them to be very similar to the Maybelline The Rocket Mascara.

 The end labeled #2 is the Intensifying Top Coat, this coat is going to intensify the volume of the lashes. This wand has bigger non-rubber bristles, which I love!! I think that it really does intensify the volume of the lashes. I would wear this end of the wand alone.

 I did one eye with this mascara and the other with the L'Oreal Butterfly Effects and you can really tell a difference in the Lashes, the side with the Covergirl Looked so much better! The packaging is bulky, it is a very wide tube of mascara and I feel like it would not be very easy to throw in a makeup bag in your purse. Overall though a good mascara and I probably would not repurchase it just because I have so many other drugstore favorites that are out there. 

In the same display as the Bombshell Mascara there was a liquid eyeliner called the Bombshell Intensity Eyeliner, I picked this up because well why not, haha. I absolutely did not like this eyeliner at all, it is not very pigmented and I felt that it faded after just a couple of hours of wearing it. I also thought that the tube and the wand with the liner on it was just too small and not very easy to work with. Strange enough when I came home with this eyeliner I thought that I already had this, so I went digging through my collection and found the Line blast 24 hour Eyeliner..... Oddly Enough I think that these two eyeliners are the exact same liners, just repackaged. So to my disappointment I kind of hated that I purchased the Bombshell Eyeliner because I did not like the Line blast 24 Hour Eyeliner.

Overall these are some good products, I wouldn't run out and buy them, but if your looking for something new or different to try, then give them a shot. 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sigma F80 vs. Beauty Blender

Hey Everyone! I hope that you are all having a lovely day! Let's Dive into Today's Post.....

Today I am going to be discussing the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush vs. The Beauty Blender Sponge. 

Many of you have heard of both of these makeup application tools by now. I currently own both of them and have tested them out long enough to be able to give you all an accurate assessment of what I think about them. 

The Sigma F80 brush is a very dense, flat top kabuki brush that has been out for a while now. I have been using this brush to apply my foundation for a while now and I absolutely love it. I usually take the liquid foundation and dab it all over my skin with my finger and then go back and buff it in with my Sigma F80. The F80 gives the foundation a great airbrushed finish to the skin. I love this look because it makes your skin appear very flawless. I have found that I can use this with any liquid foundation that I have and I have not had any trouble with how it applies. The brush is very dense so when it comes to cleaning the brush it does take a little bit of extra time, but if you are like me you are willing to spend the extra time to preserve the life of your brush. I have recommend this brush to many people and I would recommend anyone to buy this brush it is definitely worth the investment. Currently the F80 retails for $21 on, but there are so many coupon codes out there, that you are able to get a discount. 

Now on to the Beauty Blender.... The beauty blender has been around for a while and I have read and watched so many reviews on this interesting little pink sponge that I finally broke down and bought one. The Beauty Blender retails for $19.95 on, however on you can buy two beauty blenders for around $23.00 which is a better deal. I have always been intrigued by the fact that you have to wet the sponge before you apply the foundation with it, in order to get the intended effect. So I soaked the sponge with water, then dabbed my foundation on my skin with my finger, and then buffed it into my skin using stippling/dabbing motions with the beauty blender. The Beauty Blender does give the skin a more moisturized feeling with the foundation and I feel like it gives more of a dewy finish to the foundation no matter what kind you are wearing. This can be a negative because if you are like me the full coverage, matte foundations are not getting their intended finish. I also found that the beauty blender is a little bit harder to blend foundation down into the neck area. The Beauty Blender is very easy to clean, I would just recommend that you use a gentle brush cleaner on the Beauty Blender so that it does not break down the sponge itself. Overall, I have to say that I like the Beauty Blender, especially in the winter because it does leave my skin feeling moisturized. 

I would have to say that you can not go wrong with either one of these products when applying your foundation, especially depending on what kind of finish you are wanting for your foundation. 
With that being said I do have to say that the Sigma F80 is still my go to tool to apply my foundation with.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Almay Shadow Softies -- Review/First Impression

Hey Everyone! I know it Has been a few days since my last post however, I am glad to be back at it!

Today I am going to be doing a Review/First Impression post of the 
Almay Shadow Softies single eye shadows.

Lets Get Started.....

I found these single eye shadows on the top shelf at Target, kind of shoved in the back where you wouldn't notice them. There were several shades to choose from but I chose Vintage Grape and Smoke. These 2 shades were the only ones out of the group that I thought I would get the most use out of. The other colors I felt were shades that I would wear more in the spring and summer, as they were brighter shades. These individual eye shadows retail for between $4 and $6, which is around the normal price for single drugstore eye shadows. 
Vintage Grape (left) Smoke (right)

#140 Vintage Grape:

I picked this shade because it looked to be a deep beautiful purple. There was a small amount of shimmer, but I was okay with that because it looked as if it would hardly show up when applied to the lid. When I swatched it there was hardly any pigmentation to the shade so I was kind of disappointed with that, because I thought this would be a pretty shade to go with my hazel-brown eyes. Even when I tried to build the shade up on my lid it was next to impossible to get any color to show up.

#150 Smoke:

This is a smokey brown shade with a hint of taupe. This shade also has a hint of shimmer in it like the Vintage Grape, but it was not enough for me to be concerned with. Swatching this color, I was a little more excited because it did have a lot of color pay off. When I applied it to my lid it was really happy, the shadow was absolutely beautiful. Much like the Vintage Grape I had to pack the shade on, but once I had the color built up it was soooo pretty!

Vintage Grape is the Left Swatch and Smoke is the Right Swatch

Packaging: The package for these shadows are in a black teardrop shaped compact, with a peak through window on the top so you are able to see the color of the shadow. The package is very to open. I would say that if you have ALOT of makeup these could be kind of tricky to store with other single eye shadows because of the their shape.

Texture: These shadows are very Soft, hint the name Shadow Softies. They are very creamy to the touch and apply very easily. They remind me alot of how the Lorac Eye shadows apply to the lid, they go on kind of like butter. I like the texture of these shadows but if I had to guess, this soft texture has something to do with why they are not very pigmented, but I am not 100% certain.
Vintage Grape(left) Smoke(right)

Overall these are very pretty shades, but I would probably not repurchase these because they just do not have enough pigmentation. 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hey Everyone! I was tagged by the Lovely Vanessa over at Lipsticks & Lattes to do this tag! Be sure to Check Her Out!! 

Let me know what you guys think!

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1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses, or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
For Sure the Palettes and Eyeshadows. I could not go a day with at least mascara, I feel like mascara changes your look completely.

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able cut it again?
I would go with Chop it off because it would grow back.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink, I love to wear pinks!!!

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Makeup Of Course!!!!

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner as a Lipstick, I think you could get away with that one. 

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora, I have to have options!

7.) Would you rather use only one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
I would rather use only one lipstick color. I always wear the same lip colors, but I love to switch up my eyeshadows. 

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Summer Clothes in the Winter.... I CAN NOT STAND TO BE HOT!!!!!!

9.) Would you rather have bright nail or dark nail all year round?
I would say bright nail, I have fair skin and I think bright colors make me look tanner.

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
Lip Product for sure! 

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear you hair in a pony tail or a messy bun?
Messy Bun

12.) Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?
Lip gloss... Although I would be okay with either one

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them in.... Are you kidding no eyebrows?!?!

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Nail Polish.... I love Makeup too much to give it up!

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Everyday Makeup Brushes

Hey Everyone! Today I am going to try something different so I hope that you guys enjoy this post and leave me comments below and let me know what you think.

Let’s Get Started!

Today I am going to be talking about the makeup brushes that I use on a daily basis. I have also filmed a video to go alongside this post. I will link the video in the post. I hope that you go and watch it and subscribe to my YouTube Channel that I have Started.

I have a huge collection of Makeup Brushes. I enjoy collecting them and trying out different brushes to see how it affects my makeup application. The Brushes that I will talk about in this post are the ones that I grab for on a daily basis and have quickly become my Favorites.

Face Brushes:

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki: This brush changed how I looked at how my foundation was applied. Prior to purchasing the F80 brush I would apply my foundation with sponge applicator or my fingers. The F80 Brush allows for an even application and creates and air brushed finish to your skin. There are a lot of Bristles in this brush and it is very dense. This brush alone has forever changed my makeup routine.

Rite Aide Renewal Powder Brush: I stumbled across this brush on accident at Rite Aide. I believe that it retails for around $8 or $9 at Rite Aide. This brush is very fluffy and applies powder or bronzer very even over the entire face. I especially love this brush because of the way that it holds its shape after each time that I wash it. This is a great hidden gem at the drug store. I would recommend you to purchase it if you are able to get your hands on it.

Walmart Blush Brush: This brush has been talked about by YouTubers EmilyNoel83 and KristenGehm. I found this brush at my local walmart and I believe it was between $3 or $4. The brush has a lot of bristles and picks up a TON of product when dipped into the blushes. The shape of the brush is angled and I feel that it is the perfect size for sweeping the color across the cheek bones. After I washed this brush a few times I was really impressed of the quality of the brush because it held its shape and there was no fallout for the bristles.

real Techniques Blush Brush: This brush can be purchased at Ulta or online. I believe it retails for around $12 or $13. It is a domed shaped brush with a pink and black handle. I have used this brush for blush, but when I used it for blush I found that it did not pick up the product very well. So I have found that when I use it for highlighting or contouring that it picks up the perfect amount of product. The dome shaped brush head make it perfect for applying the bronzer under your cheekbone for contouring.

Sigma Large Angle Contour F40: This brush is very similar in shape to the Walmart brush, however this brush has a smaller head of bristles. I use this brush strictly for contouring. This brush much like the real techniques blush brush, is the perfect size to get under the cheekbone and bring the bronzer back up to the hair line. It also has a dense enough set of bristles to make it very easy to blend the bronzer into the skin. I purchased this brush in the Sigma Make me Cool set.

Eye Brushes:

Real Techniques Shading Brush: This brush is purple with a black handle and I believe retails for around $9 or $10 at Ulta. I use this brush for applying my brow bone highlight and my inner corner tear duct area color. I like this because the bristles are very fluffy and they do not pick up a lot of color. The bristles are very soft and this makes it very easy to blend the eye shadows out. I also like this brush because it is very thin and small, this makes it very easy to travel with.

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Brush from Naked 2 Palette: This brush came with the naked 2 palette. It is a great eye shadow brush. It is not very dense, however it picks up a lot of color. I enjoy using this brush to make on the eye shadows onto the lid. It does not do well with blending, but packing on color is the best use for it. The brush itself is very heavy for a makeup brush, but I feel that just justifies the quality of the brush.

Sigma Precision Flat P80: This is the baby of the F80 that I spoke about earlier. This literally is the same brush just in a smaller size. This brush is perfect for applying concealer under the eye and around the nose. I also use this brush to wipe away fall out from eye shadows around my eyes. GREAT PURCHASE and I would recommend to everyone.

Sigma Pencil E30: This is just a standard pencil brush that I use to bring the eye shadows down onto the lower lash line. I also purchased this brush in the Sigma Make me Cool Set.

Sigma Medium Angled Shading E70: I have what I call Semi Hooded eyelids, this brush is great for applying shadows into the outer corner of the lid and blending them up into the crease. This was purchased in the Make Me Cool Set from Sigma.

Sigma Eye Shading E55: This brush is much like the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Brush, in the sense that it is good for applying and packing color all over the eyelids. I do not use it for any other purpose,other than packing the color onto the lid. This was purchased in the Make me Cool Set from Sigma.

Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E-40: This brush has become my holy grail eye shadow brush. I use this brush clean to blend all over the lid and I use this brush with shadows on it to blend into my crease or blend out my transition color. This brush is so fluffy and it the perfect size for any shape or size eye. I also purchased this brush in the Make Me Cool Set from Sigma.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly vs. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Just Beige (Limited Edition Shade)

Hey Everyone!
Today I am excited to share my thoughts with you on a couple of products! So Lets Get Started……

Mac Painterly Paint Pot vs. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Just Beige

So everyone that is apart of the beauty community has to have heard about Mac Paint Pots and Maybelline Color Tattoos, if you haven’t heard of either one of these products, crawl out from under the rock you have been living in and go get you some!!!

Anyways, I have used Mac’s Painterly Paint pot for about a year now. Painterly is a nude/skin toned cream eye shadow that Mac has had out for it seems like forever. I use this almost like a primer before applying my eyeshadow each day. I feel like it gives my eye shadows something to stick to and allows for the shadows pigmentation to shine through. I absolutely love this product, once I began using it I quickly realized that I would not use anything else for an eyeshadow base. Painterly is matte, which i believe is what allows the pigmentation of the eye shadows to come through, because the shadows are not competing with any shimmer from the paint pot. 

Maybelline Color Tattoos have been out for a while now and I have to say that I am HUGE collector of them. I have all of the regular shades as well as when they release the limited edition shades I purchase them!. I like the color tattoos because I think they give a great, inexpensive alternative to Mac’s Paint Pots. The color tattoos are very pigmented and they come in a wide variety of shades. This fall Maybelline has come out with a Limited Edition shade in the Color Tattoos called “Just Beige”, when I discovered this shade at CVS a light went off in my head…...Let’s see how this stacks up to Painterly Paint Pot!!!

Check out my Trusty Compare and Contrast Bubble! I like doing this because I feel it gives an easier way to look at what is good and bad when comparing 2 beauty products.
Just Beige on the left and Painterly on the right

Well I hope that you liked this post! I enjoyed comparing the two. I do have to say that this is a great alternative to the Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, however I do not think I would replace it with the Color Tattoo in Just Beige, just for the one simple fact that it is not as creamy when applied as Painterly. If you are able to get your hands on it give it a try, it’s definitely good to have in your collection!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hey Everyone!

I am apart of the BuzzAgent Website, where you can get samples of different products to try out! If you want to know  what that is be sure to click the link to sign up its free. I was able to participate in a product review of the new Buitoni pastas. THEY were Absolutely Delish and I normally don't go for pasta like that so check it out!! Thanks BuzzAgent and Buitoni for letting me try them out!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm and Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm Review!!

Hey Everyone!

Today I am going to be doing a review for you of the New Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm’s and the Revlon Color Burst Lacquer Balm’s. I hope you all enjoy and as always please feel free to leave any questions or comments below!

Let’s Get Started…

Today on my Lunch break from work I had to run into CVS to pick up an item and of course I cannot go into a drugstore without looking through the Cosmetics section. Just as I was realizing that there wasn’t really anything new that I just had to have..... I stumbled across the Revlon Lip Balms. I was intrigued because the packaging was a slightly different than the Original Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, however it just enough to where you could have easily over looked them, but different enough to notice .... if that makes sense?!?!

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm:

I believe that there are 8 shades to choose from in this line. I am not 100% sure on that, I was just so excited I forgot to count. The shades range from nudes, to corals, berries, reds, plums, and oranges. I chose 4 of the shades, I would have got them all but I know I wouldn’t wear some of the colors.

I chose # 205 Elusive, #210 Unapologetic, #220 Showy, and # 225 Sultry.

The packaging as I stated earlier is very similar to the original Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The only difference in this packaging is that the color of the outside of the crayon is a matte shade. There is no shine on the packaging except at the bottom where you twist the product up.  The staying power of these are also very similar to the original Kissable Balm Stains, they do stain your lips and that makes for a long wearing lip product. These shades are suppost to be very matte, which I believe they are. When you take the cap off the looks of this product may appear that they have some shine to them, however when applied or swatched they come off completely matte. I do feel that you have to build up the color on your lips, one coat will show color on my lips, however two coats gives me what I think is the look that Revlon was trying to achieve. As far as the application of the product they are very easy to apply and I feel come off very easy with a makeup remover wipe. When having them on the lips they do feel very soft and smooth with no stickiness to them. They also have a slight minty smell which is kind of pleasant.

 I am very happy with this purchase and I am so in love with the shades that I chose! I would recommend this to anyone and I would defiantly repurchase this product.

Revlon Color Burst Lacquer Balm:

These are also very similar to the Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains and the Matte Balms; however the packaging is a really cool high shine exterior. It is really pretty to look at and I think would be really pretty to carry in a purse. These also have a twist up bottom in order to get more product out, and they also have the nice slightly minty smell to them. This balm stain differs from all of the other because it is EXTREMELY HIGH SHINE! I mean wowzers! It is shiny! They do have a little bit of shimmer in them; however because of the amount of shine in the product you can barely see the shimmer on your lips. I love these too, the shades are absolutely gorgeous. Like the Matte Balm’s there were also around 8 Shades, but again I only Purchased 5 of them because I wouldn’t wear all of the shades that they offered. They are all very smooth on the lips and again like the others don't feel very sticky. 

I also love these balm stains, I would recommend these to anyone also. I would probably repurchase these just for the fact that they are so shiny that there is no need for a gloss. 

I purchased:

#105 Demure, #110 Coquette, #115 Whimsical, #120 Vivacious, and #125 Flirtatious.

Overall I am really glad I found these balm stains! It was a nice little surprise on my lunch break :) 
I hope that you enjoyed this post and again feel free to leave comments below! 
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tarte Stop and Stare Gift Set

Hey Everyone! Today's Blog Post is going to be over Tarte's Stop and Stare Gift Set. I was really excited when I purchased this from Ulta that I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys! I hope you enjoy.

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Lets Get Started!

Tarte Stop and Stare Gift Set

This gift set was purchased at Ulta for $39.00, the packaging says that the retail value on this gift set is $115.00. As you will see later on in the post it is worth the price because of all the product that you get! 

The gift set comes packaged in a green box with gold flowers on it. The packaging is very pretty and would make a great gift for the Holidays. I feel that anyone would enjoy these products and the shades that come in the gift set are all very wearable shades that would go great with any skin tone.

The Stop and Stare Set comes with 3 Skinny Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners, 2 Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners, and Deluxe Sample Size of the Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara.

The Skinny Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners are as follows:
Onyx - VERY Black Shade
Azurite Green - Deep Jewel Toned Green
Purple Garnet - Deep Jewel Toned Purple with some Gold Flakes

These eyeliners are full size eye liner pencils. They are the kind of eye liners that do require a sharpener, which this is kind of a bummer because let's face it who likes to have to sharpen their liners. They are all very very pigmented. The liners are also very long wearing and waterproof because even with eye makeup remover it is hard to get the color off of the lids. They apply very easy and glide on very smooth. All three of theses eyeliners are very creamy and almost have a moisturized feeling to them.

The Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners are as follows:
Taupe - Metallic Taupe Color with a slight hint of purple
Rose Gold - The Truest Rose Gold I have ever Seen!

These claim to be eye liners, but I could call them more of a shadow stick, even though they can be used as both. They each come with the smudger on the end which makes it great for using this product on the lower lash line so you can smudge out your eye look to have a more dramatic effect. Both of these shades are as pigmented as the eye liners and I think that these go on a lot easier and more creamier than the liners. Both Shades would be great as eye shadow bases. In particular the Rose Gold would be great to create some AWESOME holiday looks with. These too are water proof and were very hard to get off even with the make up remover. As well as being water proof these shadow sticks do require a sharpener like the eye liners. 

Lights Camera Flashes Mascara is in Black - Very Very Dark Black Mascara

This mascara is Very Black. The brush comes with very long spiky rubber bristles that are really really good. I used this mascara for a couple of days and I have to admit it that I really did like using it. The formulation of the mascara is wet, but not wet enough to have to worry about having the mascara bleed onto your lids. The packaging of the mascara is super cute too. It is a gold tube that has a snake/crocodile skin pattern on it, making it look super cute and girly.

Overall this is a good gift set, as I stated above would make a great gift for anyone, especially someone that is interested in trying Tarte's products with out having to the expensive plunge. I would try to get your hands on it if you are able too before they run out around the holiday's

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