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Posted on December 5, 2014

tarte Sweet Dreams Holiday Collection

Makeup/ Tarte
Press Sample

Raise your hand if you shopped more for yourself on black Friday and cyber Monday than for people on your list. Yeah me neither…….lies all lies. I have to admit some of my favorite beauty companies have been bringing the awesome this season. I am happy to whip out my card and yell HERE TAKE MY MONEY. 

picture of the tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set

If you haven’t seen the tarte sweet dreams holiday collection yet girls get ready, tarte is always great about putting great valued kits together and this is no exception.  The tarte Away Oui Go collectors set is is part of the Sweet Dreams holiday collection. This collectors set with a portable palette is exclusive to Ulta. Just an fyi a $5.00 off coupon was on the latest catalog which was in my mailbox yesterday. 

So here is what you are getting in this French inspired set; 

  • 4 removable eye and cheek palettes                                                                                                    

(16 French-inspired Amazonian clay eyeshadows & 4 Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes) 

  • 3 deluxe size maracuja lipglosses
  • 1 deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara 
  • 1 portable collector’s compact 

tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set

The palettes easily pop in and out of this lightweight travel compact. Small enough to travel with or throw in your everyday makeup bag. 

tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set palette

Just in case you are doing your makeup on the go the palette includes a mirror. 

tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set

The names of the shades are listed on the back of each palette.

tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set

The tarte maracuja lip glosses are one of my favorites from tarte. These maracuja glosses glide on nice, are not sticky, and have great color payoff. I reach for these most days when I am going for the “no makeup” makeup look.   

 tarte maracuja lip glosses  from the tarte sweet dreams holiday collection Away Oui Go collectors set

This set is available now at Ulta for $48 ($410 retail value) Grab one before they are gone, you won’t be disappointed. 

*I received a press sample of the items featured for editorial consideration, all opinions are my own. 
Posted on February 2, 2014

♥ January’s Favorites ♥

Coppertone/ Crabtree & Evelyn/ favorite things/ Hard Candy/ Makeup Forever/ Nars/ Palmer's/ Rimmel London/ Tarte
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Seriously beauties can you believe we are already into February, I need time to slow down. I haven’t done a favorites post in a few months so I’m happy to bring this back this year, hopefully life calms down and I can keep with posting them.  I hope you enjoy reading a bit about some of the products I have tried and loved in January. 

Makeup Forever Large Powder Brush ($55)
I have actually had this brush for a few months now, but it was so pretty I didn’t want to use it. I know smack me that is so dumb, but its the truth. This uber soft large dome shaped brush is perfect for apply loose powder. 
tarte Amazon Escape Palette ($44): I am obsessed with pretty much everything from tarte and this palette is no exception. 
If you recall the tarte QVC exclusive beauty without boundaries set I posted about back in the summer this palette was included with the second auto delivery shipment. This eye and and cheek palette contains two blushes and six eyeshadows. The color payoff is excellent for mineral pigments, the shades are soft and easy to blend. 


Nars Blush in Taj Mahal ($29): This is another Makeup Show Orlando purchase that I am just getting around to using.
I tend to go with darker with blush colors in the winter and this burnt orange shade is perfect for my skin tone.  This color looks bold but it is absolutely gorgeous, my olive and darker skin tone ladies this is a must have, another home run from Nars. 
Rimmel London Exaggerate Liner ($6): This black felt tip eyeliner is a drugstore hidden gem. I usually have a hard time perfecting the winged eyeliner look, when I used this liner I got my wing perfect on the first try. I think I actually stood up and clapped for myself. Seriously this eyeliner is so easy to work with 
Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki ($9.00): This matte bronzer gives a sun kissed hint of glowing color sans shimmer. 
Another underrated gem, available at Walmart Stores. 
L’Occitane Lip Balm ($12): This ultra moisturizing lip balm containing 10% shea butter has been a savior for my dry lips. This balm hydrates without that greasy feeling and lasts for hours. 
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil ($10.99): This light oil with vitamin E for the face is amazing for a drugstore oil. It’s no secret that I am a die-hard skin oil fan. I’m used to spending big bucks for fine oils for my sensitive skin, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Helps with fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, discoloration and ageing skin. Hyperpigmentation seems to be a thorn in my side that past few years so I am tackling it full force. I had visible results after just a few days using this oil, dark spots fading and skin was supple and radiant. This is not a heavy oil at all,  I have been using this in place of moisturizer in the a.m. 
Coppertone Oil Free Faces ($9.99): Now listen up beauties, if you are not wearing sunscreen year round you are tripping! An absolute must no excuses okay. The suns ultraviolet and UV rays are not on vacation in the winter, they are very much present. UVA Rays can not only give you wrinkles, but also cancer. I have very sensitive skin and used to avoid sunscreen on my face because every one I tried would cause me to breakout. Although this SPF 50 is more than I need in the winter this is one of a few sunscreens that my skin likes. This Coppertone Oil Free Faces sunscreen is very lightweight, absorbs quickly and will not clog your pores. 
Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Wash ($18): Besides looking pretty next to your sink this hand wash packs a punch. This luxurious fragrant hand wash produces an ample conditioning lather that conditions as it cleanses. 
What do you think of my picks for the month, have you tried any of these products before.  What have been some of your favorite products for January? 

*This post contains a mix of items that were provided by pr and things I purchased. All opinions are my own. 

Posted on January 31, 2014

Eye of the day with BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette

BH Cosmetics/ Mac/ Mally Beauty/ Milani/ Tarte/ Urban Decay
Good morning beauties, is anyone else excited that today is Friday? Whoot whoot I am so ready for the weekend. I have an eye of the day to share with you today featuring my favorite color for shadow, green. From light to dark greens this color works well on pretty much every skin tone and really compliments brown eyes. This is very subtle smoky eye look perfect way to add some color but remain office appropriate. 
Green & Gold Smoky Eye Look with BH Cosmetics
All the eye colors I used were from the BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette. 
BH Cosmetics Day Night Palette
I used a gold tone on the inner corner of my eye and the green concentrated on the outer portion of the eye and also carried it underneath. I used a medium brown shade to transition from the eyelid to the lighter color I used under the brow. 
Eye of the day with BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette(Tarte, Urban Decay, Mac, Mally Beauty, Milani)
Because I have small hooded eyes I try to keep my eyeliner very thin. 
Eye of the day with BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette(Tarte, Urban Decay, Mac, Mally Beauty, Milani)
Complete Look: 
Eye of the day with BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette(Tarte, Urban Decay, Mac, Mally Beauty, Milani)
Here is the breakdown of the products I used in today’s look; 
Eye of the day with BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette(Tarte, Urban Decay, Mac, Mally Beauty, Milani)
tarte pure maracuja oil
tarte BB tinted moisturizer in tan 
Mac studio finish concealer in NC50 
AJ Crimson loose powder in bamboo 

Anastasia Brow Wiz in ebony 

Urban Decay primer potion 
BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette 
Lower lash line essence cosmetics eye pencil in bling bling 
Tightline tarte inner rim liner 
Upper lash line Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof liner in midnight 
tarte lights camera FLASHES mascara 

Milani baked blush in red vino 

Mac lip pencil in mahogany 
Mac Viva Glam VI 

What do you think of the green and gold, are these eye colors you ever wear? 

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