February Empties

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Can you believe February is almost over?! One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to use up the stuff I already have so I have been going through products like crazy. Check out my latest empties in the video below!

What did you think? Love/hate any of the same products as me? Let me know in the comments below. I hope y’all are having a great weekend so far!

Too Faced – “Better Than Sex” Mascara

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I wanted to love this, I really did. Everyone has been RAVING about it so when I saw the combo of a mini version of this and a mini shadow insurance I scooped it up!

Let’s start with Too Faced’s claims…

Take home our Better Than Sex mascara and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will be fulfilled. One application of our collagen-fueled formula and touch of our specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic. $23.00

How it is in real life…

I have to say I agree with all of those claims. One coat and you literally start to look like you have falsies even though it’s not a fiber mascara. Two coats was perfect for me but three started to look a little spidery for my taste. The brush is a really effective shape and helps get to those shorter inner lashes plus it holds a curl beautifully.

The reason I can’t love it though is because about 2/3 through the work day I check the mirror and it is all under my eyes. It flakes and smudges like crazy on me. I tried so hard to love it but it just does not work with my watery eyes.

Have you tried it? What did you think?

Something else? Tell me about it in the comments!

This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me. All reviews are 100% honest.

Empties – January 2015

Tons and tons of empties….

If you made it to the end of this video, kudos to you! I’m sorry the lighting is so bad, it’s been super gloomy around here lately.

Products Mentioned:
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Balancing Toner
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Refreshing Cleansing Gel
Bioderma Cleansing Water
Korres Shower Gel – Basil Lemon
Alba Botanica Hawiian 3 in 1 Cleansing Towelettes
Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo
Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner
Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair With Quinoa Protein
Dove Dry Shampoo
Alterna Hemp Strength Tousled Waves Spray
L’Occitane Olive Oil Body Lotion – Discontinued
Kiss My Face Moisture Shave – Key Lime
First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Cream
Origins – Modern Friction Scrub
Origins – High Potency Night A Mins Moisturizer
Origins – GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
Origins – A Perfect World Moisturizer
Ole Henriksen – Invigorating Night Gel
Tarte Maracuja C Brightening Eye Treatment
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
Boscia – Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil
Crabtree & Evelyn – La Source Hand Creme
Urban Decay – Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara
Korres – Quercetin and Oak Concealer – light (Sold out)
Benefit – Erase Paste – Fair
Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder – Universal
Urban Decay – All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Bare Minerals – A Stroke of Light – Eye Brightener – Luminous

Thanks so much for watching and reading!

This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.

Top 5 Lip Products of The Month

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I am obsessed with lip products. If you’re running late (which I normally am) and you don’t have time to do much makeup, you can always grab a lipstick before you head out the door and apply it real quick and instantly, you look more put together! It was so hard to narrow down my top 5 favorites of the month but I did it. Here they are:

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick in “Melted Berry”

This stuff is amazing! I put it in my December favorites video and I’ve been wearing it just as much in January. It’s so pigmented and lasts all day, plus the color is just gorgeous.

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Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in “Vigne”

I have loved every Bite product I’ve ever tried. They’re so creamy and moisturizing, plus they’re made entirely out of food grade ingredients. What’s not to love?

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Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in “Stanuchly Stylish”

I have been obsessed with this lipliner since I got it in late November/early December. It looks great on it’s own for a “Kylie Jenner” look or it layers perfectly under any darker lipstick. It gives you that precise line, extends the wear of your lip product and keeps your lipstick from feathering at all.

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in “Anita”

I am so in love wit this lipstick and if it wasn’t so expensive I would buy all of them! You need the teeny tiniest amount of product and it almost stains your lips and lasts so long without drying them out!

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Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Balm

So this isn’t colorful but it’s definitely been a favorite this month. My lips have been so dry with this weather and this is my lifesaver. I’ve used this every single day.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! What are your favorite lip products for the month?

This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.

Tarte CC Bronzer Blush – Park Ave Princess – Pink Bronze

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I was so excited to get this as a gift from one of my best friends for christmas! I have loved every Tarte Product I’ve ever tried and I hadn’t ever heard of or seen this before. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the packaging is. It reminds me of a stone from the desert or something, so unique, and the inside is even prettier. The pattern pressed into the pigment is absolutely gorgeous!

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Now onto the actual product inside…You can purchase it online here.

Here are the claims –

“All-over buildable bronzer blush infused with color-correcting colored clay.

Product Performance: Glow beyond with tarte’s latest complexion-enhancing essential. This all-over mineral powder delivers natural radiance and instant dimension with the perfect balance of bronzer and blush for any skin tone. Offered in a gorgeously warm park ave princess™ bronze shades, the buildable formula imparts the perfect level of sunkissed radiance as the nutrient-rich powder brightens skin without appearing dry or flakey. Infused with tarte’s revolutionary colored clay, this skinvigorating™ formula helps to restore gentle skin balance and defend against free radical damage.”

Here’s my take – 

It’s a light bronzer/blush/highlight combo. I wouldn’t call it “all over” because of the shimmer and the fact that you can’t just dip your brush in one color. You’re inevitably going to get some pink and you definitely don’t want that all over. It is perfect to throw in your bag if you just need a little something to perk up your look throughout the day because it gives a glowy, healthy, lit from within look and it’ll definitely give you that “sun kissed” look. All of the colors are shimmery but not at all glittery or shiny looking and it doesn’t have that annoying overspray of glitter on the top. This is the perfect product to sweep on your cheeks before you run out the door and you’re set. I am so happy she got it for me and I’m loving it!

Are there any other Tarte products out there that I need to try? Let me know in the comments!

This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.

December Favorites 2014

So this blog didn’t officially launch until January 1st and I know it’s late but I just had to share these favorites with y’all! Check out the video below for more.

Products Mentioned:

-Kevyn Aucoin Blush “The Pure Powder Glow” in “Shadore”

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Kevyn-Aucoin-Pure-Powder-Glow-Blush-Shadore/prod153490018/p.prod

-Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation – Light Beige

http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-Amazonian-clay-full-coverage-airbrush-foundation

-Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

http://www.urbandecay.com/all-nighter-long-lasting-makeup-setting-spray-by-urban-decay/356.html

-Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

http://www.urbandecay.com/perversion-by-urban-decay/457.html#start=1&cgid=1_501

-Naked Basics 2 Palette

http://www.urbandecay.com/naked-2-basics-palette-by-urban-decay/283.html#start=6&cgid=12

-MAC Pro Palette

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/1556/22062/Products/Accessories/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Eye-Shadow-x-15-Insert/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/1556/22060/Products/Accessories/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Large-Single/index.tmpl

-MAC eyeshadow in “Brulé”, “Grain”, “Soft Brown”, “Sketch”

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/2146/907/Bestsellers/Eye-Shadow-Pro-Palette-Refill-Pan/index.tmpl

-MAC Pigment in “Naked”

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/154/372/Products/Eyes/Shadow/Pigment/index.tmpl

-Fresh – Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Balm

http://www.fresh.com/US/lip-treatment/sugar-lip-treatment-advanced-therapy/H00002406.html#start=7&cgid=lip-treatment

-Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick – “Tannin”

-Bite Beauty Lip Crayon – “Rhubarb”,  “Pomegranate

http://www.sephora.com/matte-creme-lip-crayon-P387705?skuId=1619626&icid2=Bite_LP_WhatsNew_Carousel_P387705_link

-Bite Beauty Lip Gloss – “Currant”

http://www.sephora.com/lush-fruit-lip-gloss-P379098?icid2=Bite_LP_Bestsellers_Carousel_P379098_link

-MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner – “Staunchly Stylish”

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/167/17337/Products/Lips/Lip-Pencil/Pro-Longwear-Lip-Pencil/index.tmpl

-NARS Audacious Lipstick – “Anita”

http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/makeup-lips-lipstick/0607845094609.html

-Too Faced Melted Lipstick – “Melted Berry”

https://www.toofaced.com/p/lipsticks/melted/

-Sephora 12 Hour Wear Waterproof Eyeliner – “Black Lace” 01

http://www.sephora.com/waterproof-contour-eye-pencil-P377784?skuId=1473743

What were some of your favorites from December? Let me know in the comments below!

*This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 2

I got this for Christmas and have used it pretty much every day since. All of the colors are super creamy and pigmented plus they blend really easily. It’s perfect for travel too, every color you could want for a basic neutral eye all the way to a super smoky one.

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I think every travel palette should have a dark, mostly, matte shade if it’s going to be totally versatile. That’s one of the main  reasons I chose this one over the “On The Run” Palette. The darkest shade in that one is a deep, super sparkly, brown. This dark, smoky, gray is nice and pigmented but still easy to blend out, it also works great as a liner. The sparkle doesn’t even really show up on the skin. The shimmer in the “Skimp” shade does show up pretty well on the skin and is a perfect highlight color.

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This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.