Too Faced | Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

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Check out my thoughts on the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks!

You can buy them on Too Faced’s Website for $21. Have you tried these? Let me know what your favorite shades are!

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Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer 



Tarte is one of my all time favorite makeup brands. They have amazing, high quality cosmetics plus they’re free of most of the ingredients I like to avoid • A win/win in my book!

I bought this on a whim because I wanted a new concealer that would be similar to Benefit’s “Erase Paste” but either in a tube or with a wand. I didn’t like sticking my fingers in the container. 

What Tarte claims it does…

Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer offers long-lasting, full coverage in a creamy, velvety texture with pure skin-soothing ingredients. This high-performance natural formula is infused with tarte’s pure maracuja oil, which helps to improve skin’s texture, tone, and moisture content while imparting a brightening, dewy, luminous finish. In addition to promoting healthy skin, this velvety concealer is also ideal for masking discoloration and imperfections such as acne, blemishes, redness, scars, hyperpigmentation, and dark circles. This nutrient-rich, blendable, liquid makeup brightens and restores skin’s natural luster, leaving you with a flawless complexion

What it really does…

I actually completely agree with that description. It’s a very thick consistency so I like to use my fingers to apply it. I squeeze a bit onto my ring finger and then rub it between my fingers to warm it up so it’s a little easier to work with and it becomes this beautiful creamy consistency. It layers really nicely, isn’t drying at all, kdoesn’t crease(!), and covers well. It’s great for anything from under eyes to blemishes. Plus, it’s paraben, petroleum, and phthalate free.  I love this stuff so much I’m thinking about getting two shades when I run out of this tube. One for correcting my undereyes and one for blemishes. 

Have you tried this? Let me know in the comments! What are some of your favorite concealers? I love trying out new ones!

If you’re interested in purchasing this, you can buy it here for $24.

Favorite Winter Fragrances

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It gets so hot here in NOLA that I save a few fragrance favorites for the winter just because to me– they seem too heavy with the hot, humid, summer air. These are some of my all time favorites that I use every winter. (I am not great at describing scents so I’ll leave that to Sephora)

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Balenciaga – Balenciaga Paris

As the scent opens, an airy bouquet of violets is set against the antique charm of dried petals found between the pages of a book. Traces of past memories turn to the present as a peppery note swells over a calm trace of mossy wood. A scent that breathes in the secret hours of night, it is mysterious and fragile—yet leaves a lasting trail.

Notes:
Violet Leaf, Pepper, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver.
Style:
Light. Mysterious. Antique.

I absolutely love this perfume. A little goes a long way and it lasts all day. The first time I ever sprayed this perfume on me I was shopping in Sephora. I sprayed one spray and didn’t think much of it– but as I was shopping around the mall, I kept getting whiffs of it and by the time I left the mall I was sold!

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Jimmy Choo – Jimmy Choo

Luminous green top notes join a heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid and lingering base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli to leave a sensual memory on the skin.

Notes:
Green, Tiger Orchid, Toffee, Sensual Indonesian Patchouli.
Style:
Feminine. Luxurious. Stylish.

This perfume smells so warm and cozy to me, that’s why I love wearing it in the fall/winter. I just love wearing this with a big, cozy, chunky sweater!

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Chanel – Chance

A decidedly young scent for those who dare to dream. A light, subtly sensual fragrance, filled with vitality and energy, evolves from one moment to the next, each wholly unique. – (The Sephora website doesn’t list the notes for this one.)

This is a light scent but a little strong for during hot summer days. I do love this perfume for a night out though. This is definitely a “getting dressed up” perfume for me and the perfect complement to a fancy dress.

Something to definitely keep in mind is that each perfume will smell different on everyone. When I first sprayed the Balenciaga Paris perfume, I wasn’t impressed but as it meshed with my body chemistry I loved it more and more. Definitely go to the mall or your nearest department store and try them out on yourself before you invest.

What are some of your favorite perfumes? Let me know in the comments–I would love to hear your thoughts!

This is not a sponsored post. I purchased all of the products in this video unless otherwise stated. All opinions are ALWAYS 100% my own, honest thoughts. I only link to products I have personally used and would recommend.

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!

Sephora Collection – Age Defy Eye Cream

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As you all know by now, I have very dry, sensitive skin, so a lot of skin care products are misses for me. This, however, is not one of them. I picked this up on a whim because I wanted an eye cream that was affordable, super moisturizing, and suitable for sensitive skin. I had my eye on the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 eye cream but this one was cheaper and I’ve had good luck with Sephora skincare in the past, so I decided to give it a shot.

Here are the claims on Sephora’s website…

What it is formulated to do:
This antiaging eye cream is a small wonder that’s packed with active ingredients to instantly refresh the eye area while visibly reducing smile lines. Its updated formula includes HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
HydroSenn+ is a plant-derived ingredient that leaves skin feeling soft and luxuriously comfortable. This fragrance-free formula is ideal for sensitive eyes.

Here’s my take…

I could not be more pleased with this product! It’s unscented, thick and moisturizing, fragrance free, and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes at all. I can put it on my eyelids and right up to the lower lash line and I have no irritation at all. When I wake up in the morning my eyes feel supple and soft. I had never heard of “HydroSenn+” but it definitely works better for my sensitive skin than Hyaluronic Acid.

I can’t speak to the wrinkle reducing claims because I don’t really have any wrinkles yet but I do feel like the intense moisturization is helping stave them off.

Also, a little goes a long way and all I need for both eyes is a pump/a pump and a half. Although I bought this as a nighttime eye cream, I have tried it during the day and if you don’t wait for it to fully sink in or apply too much it can get gloopy and pilly under your makeup, so watch out for that.

All in all, I love it! It does everything I wanted it to and it’s already lasted me months. I feel like my money was well spent and I will definitely be repurchasing!

If you want to try it out you can buy it here for $25 on Sephora’s website.

Have you tried any Sephora Collection skincare products? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

This post is not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased by myself. All opinions are 100% honest.

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.

New Video – January Birchbox Unboxing

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I got my first ever Birchbox this month. It’s only $10 a month and you get a box full of surprise sample delivered to your door. I’ve seen Beauty bloggers talk about them for a while so I’m so excited to be getting my own! Check out the video to see my first impressions of the products included!

Birchbox Unboxing – January 2015

**My box was missing a lotion sample so I emailed them and they responded within minutes apologizing and saying a lotion sample was on its way!**

Join Birchbox here: https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9ntpm

Here’s some links to the products in case you’re interested in them:

Harvey Prince Ageless Pink Grapefruit Perfume

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/harvey-prince-ageless-100ml

The Balm Cosmetics- Stainiac 

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/the-balm-stainiac

Beauty Protector – Protect and Detangle

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/beauty-protector-protect-and-detangle-spray

Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/lord-berry-paillettes-eye-pencil

This is the lotion that was missing – Gilchrist & Soames – Spa Therapy Sea Fennel Body Lotion

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/spa-therapy-sea-fennel-body-lotion

I’ll be back with my full review of these products in next month’s Birchbox unboxing!

*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.