Tarte Palette Giveaway Winner

Hey everyone! Its time to announce the giveaway winner! The winner is…Marae from https://thealwaysfabulous.wordpress.com/. I will be emailing you! Congrats!

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Ipsy January 2015

Yet again another amazing Ipsy bag. I have been obsessed with my glam bags the last few months. I feel like Ipsy has stepped up their game. This months was so cute and I got some great stuff!

IMG_1825.JPG1. Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
2. Eco-beauty Moisturizer
3. Probelle Into the Blue Nail Laquer
4. Pacifica Eyshadow
5. BellaPierre Cosmetics Eyeshadow Pigment in Celebration

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Tarte Bon Voyage Palette Review

I’m going to be honest and say I’ve never owned anything Tarte until this palette. It’s a bit crazy because Tarte is an amazing brand that everyone loves. This Bon voyage palette is gorgeous and I’ve been using it a lot lately so I thought I would share my thoughts.

IMG_1802.JPGAs you can see this palette is quite natural which is right up my ally. It’s also French themed which I love. It comes with 20 different shades that are all super wearable. When I’m finding a good eyeshadow there are two things that are important to me and those are that the eyeshadow is pigmented and that it is creamy. I love when you can put on a eyeshadow and it just meshes into your skin. I hate chalky and dusty eyeshadows. In this Tarte palette all the eyeshadows have gorgeous pigmentation and are creamy so they blend perfectly.

IMG_1808.JPG I’m very happy with this palette. Actually I’m beyond happy. It’s a great addition to my collection. I can now officially say I’m a Tartlette.

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Splurge or Save? | Urban Decay Naked Skin or Revlon Nearly Naked

Drugstore dupes for high end products can be amazing. It’s a great feeling when you get a makeup product that’s pretty much the same as a high end item for a for a fraction of the price. Today I’m going to be comparing the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation to the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation.

IMG_1813.JPG Both foundations pretty much claim to do the same kind of things. They claim to give you an even natural complexion, to blur blemishes, and to feel weightless on your skin. Both of these foundations both give my skin an even complexion which is great but for me when it comes to foundations it about how long they last. The UD Naked Skin last way longer than the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. The consistency of the UD foundation is super thin and super easy to blend into my skin. The Revlon foundation is thicker than Urban Decay but still thin. I find this one easy to blend with a buffing brush. Revlon claims this foundation to feel weightless but I find it to feel a bit heavy on my skin where as Naked Skin makes me feel like I have no makeup on. The price of the Naked Skin is $39 and the price of Nearly Naked is $10.99. The last thing to add is Nearly Naked contains sunscreen and Naked Skin does not. Whether you like sunscreen in your foundation varies from person to person.

To splurge or save? I would say to splurge. Nearly Naked isn’t a bad foundation but it’s no where near as good as Urban Decays Naked Skin foundation. Hope you enjoyed!

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Spotlight Review: e.l.f Makeup Artist Palette

I’ve had this blush and bronzer set for about a month now. It was sort of a impulse buy. I was literally walking out of the e.l.f studio store, after spending way to much money already, and saw this beauty. I grabbed it real quick and bought it for $15. After being home for a bit I realized I had never even opened it. So this week I intentionally started to use it everyday to try it out and now I love it. I do need to add that under the blushes there is an eye palette but I have not used it this is strictly the blush and bronzer.

IMG_1778.JPGThis palette comes with 5 blushes and 5 bronzers. The blushes are gorgeous. They are pigmented and creamy. The first three are my personal favorites. The bronzers are very pigmented as well. They are perfect for warming up my face. I am very pale and I actually use some of these bronzers which makes me beyond happy.

IMG_1780-0.JPGI’m now so happy I bought this. Sometimes impulse buys can be really bad and I usually don’t like to buy makeup without back knowledge but for $15 I thought I might as well. If you are interested in this you can buy it online. Here is the link eyeslipsface.com/sets-and-palettes/Palettes 50_Piece_Makeup_Artist_Palette

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Top 5 Drugstore Foundations

I love foundations. Plain and simple. Out of all my makeup I believe I own more foundations than anything else. It’s because I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. Is it out there? I’ll let you know if I figure it out. Until then I do have some drugstore foundations that I love.

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1. Rimmel Match Perfection foundation: This claims to be a light reflecting foundation which means it should go perfectly with your skin. Out of all the foundation that will be mentioned I go back to this one constantly. I found my love for this foundation at the beginning of 2014 and have now repurchased this 3 times. That probably gives you an idea of how much I love it. It’s makes my skin look flawless and last all day. Plus it’s a really great price coming in at $5.99.

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2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum: This one was a recommendation from Essiebutton. Of course Bourjois is not available in the U.S so I ordered this one online. This stuff is amazing. It’s radiance boosting and is suppose to be good for your skin. When I wear this foundation it always feels so light on my skin. Plus just gives me an even complexion. It’s a little pricey, at 14.95, for a drugstore foundation but it’s worth it. If you are interested in purchasing this and you live in the U.S this where I bought it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005IEH5W4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1421076499&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SY200_QL40

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3. Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation: This is a recent favorite of mine. This foundation stands out to me because of it’s staying power. It really does stay on for a long time. It does everything a foundation is supposed to do. It claims to be full coverage but I would call it medium coverage. Its a great foundation for those who need their makeup to last a super long time. I picked this one up for $6.99.

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4. Revlon Photoready Foundation: I love the coverage and feel of this foundation. It’s perfect if you know you are going to be taking a lot of pictures. It’s light weight but still gives you that full coverage look. It’s very smooth and easy to apply. I believe that I purchased this one for $10.99.

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5. e.l.f Acne Fighting Foundation: This foundation is so underrated to me. I recently picked this up at the e.l.f Studio store in Soho because I had heard a little about it. This has great coverage and is super light on the skin. This foundation does have some harsh acne fighting chemicals in it so I only wear this on really bad skin days. The price of this foundation was $6.

IMG_1765.JPG I hope everyone enjoyed reading about my top drugstore foundations. What are your go to drugstore foundations?

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Tarte Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I have decided to do another giveaway and I’m so excited about this one. At the end of 2014 I fell in love with the brand Tarte. I had never used any Tarte products before and I feel like I missed out big time. Since I’m currently loving Tarte so much I decided to giveaway a eyeshadow palette from them. It’s the Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights palette. So read on to find out rules and details!

You must be 18 yrs or older. Only open to Unites States residents. All you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment with your email address. This giveaway will run from January 9, 2015 to January 23, 2015. A winner will be picked randomly. I will post who won. Then will be in contact with that person shortly after. So make sure you leave your email address in the comments. Here’s what you’ll win!

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I didn’t want to take it out of the box so this is what it looks like inside.

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It’s so gorgeous! Good luck!

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New Year. New Skin.

This year I’ve decided to focus on skincare more than I’ve done in the past. As you know I love makeup and its a passion. But good skincare is the key to good makeup. This year I’ve decided to spend more time and money on skincare rather than makeup.

I recently have been using a brand that you can get at Sephora called First Aid Beauty. This brand is chemical free and is perfect for those with allergies. I’ve been using First Aid Beauty since the beginning of January and I can tell a difference in my skin already. My challenge to you is before you put on all that makeup make sure you are taking care of yourself and your skin.

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A Little Note from My Heart: Dreams

I’ve been thinking so much lately about dreams and how to achieve certain dreams. If you’re like me then sometimes those dreams just seem unattainable. Or maybe you’ve had people tell you that you’ll never reach those dreams. I’m telling you that you can.

As a little girl I was constantly dreaming. One week I wanted to be a princess and the next a ballerina. As I got older I realized I was from Florida and would never be an actual princess and I was way to clumsy to ever be a ballerina so my dreams began to shift. I started dreaming of more practical things. As do most people.

A question to myself is why stop dreaming the impossible. No dream is to big or to small. Maybe your dream is travel world and that’s great. Or maybe your dream is to get married and have a family. That’s just as good of a dream. Sometimes I feel like people in general try to belittle other people’s dream. Just because it’s not your dream doesn’t mean it’s a bad dream to have. We’re all unique and special so why would we have the same dream?

I guess what I’m trying to say is dream on dreamer.

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New York City Day 6: Meeting Harry Styles and Times Square One Last Time

Today was literally the perfect way to end our trip. We decided this morning just to spend a little while shopping in time square. After that it was almost time for our plane. So we walked back to the apartment to get our stuff. As we were walking my friend saw someone and says that looks like Harry Styles. Then we realized it was. It was literally just us who noticed him so I went up and asked if we could take a picture. He said of course! And then said I’m Harry what’s your names? So we told him then he asked if we would like to cross the street and then take the picture. So we did and this was the result.

IMG_1337.JPG He was so nice and kind to take time and do that for us. So here’s some Times Square pictures if you care at this point.

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IMG_1276.JPG Hope you enjoyed! XOXO!!

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