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Saturday, November 3, 2018

How I Achieve Complexion Perfection Even With Scarred Compromised Skin PLUS ABH X Mario Master Palette Giveaway


Today I want to show you my tips and tricks that I've developed to hide scars, marks and abrasions on the face and achieve complexion perfection.  There are things that I've developed as I've gone along that I wanted to share as well as some really excellent forgiving complexion products.  You can learn more when you view the video.


And as a special surprise, we are giving away the Anastasia Beverly Hills Makeup By Mario Master Palette.  Enter via the widget below.  Have fun and good luck!!!

PRODUCTS USED:
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Brush
Dermaflage Concealer   https://bit.ly/2z5Kr1a
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime, (Osmotics, Dermstore)
Hard Candy Pore Defense Primer, (Walmart)
Real Techniques Face Brush
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, (Nordstrom, Sephora)   https://bit.ly/2JltXH9
Esum Cosmetics Metal Palette, (Muse Beauty Pro)    https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/
Cover FX Power Play Foundation    https://bit.ly/2Ppzim7
Tarte Creaseless Cream Concealer   https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vz/
The Makeup Bullet Sponge, (Ulta)
JLo x Inglot Bronzer
Wayne Goss #00 brush, (Beautylish)
Hourglass Translucent Veil Powder   https://bit.ly/2Q4UHyl
Mac 165 brush
Esum Cosmetics X51 brush, (Muse Beauty Pro)   https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/
Pixi Beauty Makeup Setting Mist   https://bit.ly/2q7kHOe

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Lavender Get Ready With Me Using Viseart Cool Mattes 2!!

Today we've got a fun purple get ready with me video using the Viseart Cool Mattes 2, as well as a few other things I really love.  The Cool Mattes 2 is one of my best purchases of the year, hands down.  I hope you'll enjoy!  The products I used will be listed below the video.


PRODUCTS: Charlotte Tilburry Flawless Filter https://bit.ly/2JltXH9 CoverFx Power Play Foundation https://bit.ly/2Ppzim7 Pixi Beauty Strobe and Sculpt Palette http://go.magik.ly/ml/9ait/ Hourglass Veil Powder https://bit.ly/2Q4UHyl Benefit Cosmetics Brow https://bit.ly/2SmCOwt Dermaflage Concealer https://bit.ly/2z5Kr1a Tarte Creaseless Concealer (undereye) https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vz/ Buxom Cosmetics Maldiives bronzer https://go.magik.ly/ml/gtci/ MENTIONED: Viseart Cool Mattes 2 https://bit.ly/2yKZ0Iv Esum W23 brush https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/ Smith Cosmetics 230 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vc/ Esum W21 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/ Smith Cosmetics 247 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vc/ Esum Pro Pinky Powder Puff https://bit.ly/2OY922P Mac 242 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8w0/ Elf angle liner Beauty Junkees Pencil smudger Crown Brush 528 https://bit.ly/2C3VigO Sephora 38 brush https://bit.ly/2O7AvtK Pixi Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen https://bit.ly/2zajmu5 Mac Pencil shader Crown Brush https://bit.ly/2C3VigO Anastasia Beverly Hills Pool Party blush trio https://bit.ly/2qgIV8I Real Techniques blush brush https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8wb/ Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist https://bit.ly/2q7kHOe Esum T05 Stilazzi Sapphire Gel Liner Viseart Rose Coral blush palette https://bit.ly/2OcqbAL Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8wc/ Makeup Geek Celestial highlighter http://bit.ly/2lpdAjX Tarte fan brush https://bit.ly/2PobUFK Diet Coke, lol Buxom Plumpline in Hush Hush https://bit.ly/2CMxH3j Pixi Beauty Evening Rose liquid lipstick https://bit.ly/2Q2cohO Buxom Cosmetics Selena lipgloss https://bit.ly/2OU4Jp7

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Do you have a shiny t-zone in the summer? 15 Minute Beauty hates mid-day shine on her nose and has tried just about every product out there to keep her skin looking matte. Here are her favorite products to mattify her skin.

Laugh, Love, Contour takes us on a trip to California this summer with the new KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection. The 8 piece collection will transport your nails to the lush West coast shore, even if the rest of you is stuck a little closer to home!

Are your feet ready for sandals weather? Never Say Die Beauty has fallen for Farmhouse Fresh Instant Pedicure Sampler for soft, smooth feet in minutes!

Beauty Info Zone loves meeting new brands and loves to host giveaways. Put those together and you'll be able to learn and hopefully win a Body Be Silk Lip Fix Kit. It's scrumptious and efficient. Read and enter.


If you have a penchant for luxury face oils, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil and Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil. The former is a delectable youth preserving oil for normal skin, while the latter is an ultra-luxe regenerating oil for mature and sensitive skins. Both are absolutely amazing! #Herbivore

Prime Beauty loves the new OleHenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask even if it makes her look like a Smurfette!

Shipra from Taneja's Bride just isn't a rule follower. She has exquisite taste and no one is going to tell her the rules. That's why you need to read her Kris Eyeshadow Palette x Kylie Cosmetics review with your wallet nearby.

There are many ways to save money on your beauty products these days. Head over to Makeup Obsessed Mom to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck.

Thinking of booting your Vitamin-C game? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out JASON's Antioxidant skincare. Find out what she thinks!

Have you heard Covergirl released the Peach Punch Collection? Polarbelle has it as well as comparisons to the TooFaced Sweet Peach palette for your consideration.

How much do you rely on concealer? If you are Justina from Justina's Gems then it's a lot. See the comparison she did on two favorites from Tarte to see if one of them will become your favorite too.






Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads For Mother's Day

Shu Uemura Art of Hair makes incredibly luxe and effective products that are a joy to use! Here are a few of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's current favorite cleansing, treatment and styling products from them that you will want to know about!

Did you know that May is Melanoma Awareness Month? Cindy from Prime Beauty helps you get your tan on yet keeps it safe with Bondi Sands Self Tanners.

Never Say Die Beauty is a real fan of the unique texture and pigmentation of Butter LONDON's Glazen line. Check out the swatches from the Majestic Metals Glazen Eye Gloss set and the Glazen Blush Gelée.

Did you ever find something that you are just crazy about? That's how Marcia of feels about her RescueHer Essential Kit. You'll want one too once you see it.

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty layers her SPF products for Summer!

The new Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is not only versatile it's absolutely flipping GORGEOUS! Find out why Christa from Realizing Beauty can't get enough of it.

Justina's Gems has tried both the matte and the hydrating versions of Tarte's Shape Tape foundation. See which one is her favorite!

15 Minute Beauty has noticed that her skin has gotten drier over the years. She's just tried the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and she's amazed at what a difference it has made in her makeup!

Polarbelle has began a new series leading into summer entitled Battle Of The Body Glows. The first edition is a Glow Off between Fenty Beauty Body Lava Who Needs Clothes and Smashbox X VladaMua Petal Metal spray luminizer. See which you prefer for glowing summer skin.

Beauty Judy took the new Urban Decay Beached Collection for a test drive. Check out her looks and thoughts on the palette and lipsticks!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

The Boxwalla February Green Beauty Box Moonlight & Silver Sleep which features MŪN Skincare Aknari Brightening Youth Serum and Amly Botanicals Beauty Sleep, is a must-have eco-luxe beauty box for skincare enthusiasts. Check out the review on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog to learn why you will want to get one before they sell out!

Prime Beauty is getting her skin red carpet ready with Brevena Skincare, the same product that is in the Oscar swag bags! You can too with her 20% off code!

Lisa at Beauty Info Zone can't resist Paula's Choice. There are two new skin boosters that you need to learn about.

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom got to try out a lipstick subscription box. See what she thought of her first box from LiveGlam.

Have you tried Caption Polish yet? Polarbelle has and thinks you should know about the polishes and ease of the stamping plates.

Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty's Clear Skin Favorites including Zapzyt and more!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been learning the backstory of a new skincare brand, Pili Ani Beauty. Harvested from the nuts and bark of the pili tree from the Philippines, pili and elemi oils are the key ingredients in new Pili Ani Youthful Glow Facial Cream. So lightweight yet so hydrating at the same time!

Stunning duochrome lipsticks from Tarte are so much fun to play with. Read Justina's Gems review of the new Shade Shifting Lipsticks.

BeautyJudy used four new makeup products to create a fairytale makeup look Including a new palette from Maybelline and eyeshadow from Stila!

Maybelline New York has released 10 new shades of SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. The new Un-Nudes Collection is all about an unconventional and unexpected take on nude lipstick. Check out all the shades, including a light lavender nude on Realizing Beauty!

15 Minute Beauty is sharing all of her long-haul flight beauty tips. No, she doesn't mist herself with water every hour. Did she include your favorite tip?



Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads


Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit down, relax and check out what the members of The Beauty Spotlight Team have brought you this week. Enjoy!

Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil was just selected by Lola's Secret Beauty Blog as a must-have handcrafted, ultra-luxe face oil that is covet-worthy this winter.

You may have heard of Scentbird, the fragrance subscription service, but did you know they have expanded? See how much Prime Beauty is enjoying this.

There's a lot of controversy over Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation. Justina from Justina's Gems discusses the issue that is being discussed as well writing her personal review. What do you think about all of this?

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a giveaway Paula's Choice Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA, a lightweight essence/serum with multiple anti-aging benefits. Enter to win it!

A monthly beauty box subscription with limited-edition YouTube-inspired palettes? Yes, please! Pammy Blogs Beauty is totally onboard with Deck of Scarlet!

Want beautiful hair? Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has discovered Monat haircare and is head over heels with the products recommended for her. When you see her photo you'll understand why.

Shipra from Taneja's Bride wants you to follow the yellow brick road to Devinah Cosmetics Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bundle Set

Christa from Realizing Beauty doesn't have many "favorite" products but the Dior Lip Glows are absolutely one of them. She shares her review of some of the new shades and finishes!

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Polarbelle is going to show you just how brilliant a diamond can be with her review of the TooFaced Diamond Highlighter.

Are you looking for a reasonably priced subscription box? If so Makeup Obsessed Mom has the deets on the Target Beauty Box for January.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Picks For Highlighters of the year 2017





I think the Best In Beauty yearly awards are the videos I look forward to the most.   Throughout the year I get the most questions about highlighters.  I'm asked what highlighters I'm loving and which highlighter is a specific color.  So the end of the year Best In Beauty series had to begin with highlighters.  I wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the video, if you haven't yet.  Which of the items you love made the list.   Do you have any disappointing highlighters - I've included 1.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:   (** PR Sample)
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops - Celestial
** Pixi Beauty - Glow Booster
** Pixi Beauty Glowy Powders
** Hard Candy Illuminating Drops
Too Faced X Kandee Johnson Kandy Glow
Fenty Beauty Confetti and Starstruck Match Stix

Natasha Denona Glow #1
Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow
Milani Afterglow #01 Strobelight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Highlighter
Mac Cosmetics Snowball Collection Whisper of Gilt
Wet N Wild Mermaid Highlighter

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette
Senna Cosmetics Rose Quartz Divine Shine
Lime Crime Unicorns Highlight Trio
Kat Von D Metal Crush
** Pixi Glowy Powders
Ciate Solstice
Fenty Beauty Chic Phreak / Girl Next Door
Wet N Wild Lilac To Reality

Dose of Colors DesiXKaty Fuego and Mirame highlighters
Maybelline Master Chrome Molton Gold
Laura Geller Peach Glow
Laura Geller Diamond Dust
Itsse X Love For Lacquer Goal Digger from the Glambition COllex
** Model's Own Golden Sand

How did my list compare to yours?  Did I miss any that you'd like to tell me about in the comments?  The giveaway is currently closed unless the winner doesn't respond.   What were your favorite highlighters of the year?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Hey guys!!  I missed getting my link in this week for the Beauty Spotlight Team roundup of posts.  Had some illness junk and dr junk and so I felt like I've really let you all down this week.  Hopefully this coming week will be prolific!

I'd like to invite you to visit my post that talks about the largest trend that is sweeping the beauty industry.  It's called The Grey Wave.

Prime Beauty loves Holiday lipstick sets--they are perfect for gift giving and are a great value. My pick for Holiday 2017 is the Tarte Lip Luxuries Deluxe Sculptor Set!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom is getting cash back just by shopping online. Read how she does it using TopCashback.

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty is fighting her dreaded dark under eye circles with Shiseido's White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream.

Space NK The Essentials Gift with $165.00+ Purchase ($200.00 value) is a must-have, fabulous GWP! Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all of the details about this great gift that is available October 16-29 #SpaceNK #SpaceNKUSA #SNKessentials

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is trying to fade her vertical liplines new Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Lip Complex. Have you tried it yet?

Have you entered the Beauty Blog Hop Mega Giveaway yet? Beauty Info Zone is one of 35 blogs with great prizes like the 2 ColourPop palettes they are giving away. Enter 1 or more for prizes and a chance at $350 paypal, worldwide!!!

Christa from Realizing Beauty reviews one of the cutest beauty collaborations of all time. The shu uemura x Super Mario Bros. Collection is a must under the tree this year!

Shipra from Taneja's Bride has a fun, easy and economical way to make your lips ready for Halloween fun with the Wet n'Wild Fantasy Makers Megalast Catsuit Lipsticks. Make it a special Halloween!



Sunday, October 8, 2017

September '17 Beauty Triumphs & Tragedies - My Favorites For The Month


My September Beauty Triumphs and Tragedies video is now live on Youtube.  I have some favorites that made the cut, a couple things that I'm still on the fence about, and a couple of things that I've given the boot.  I've linked to my previous youtube and blog reviews next to the products I've covered in case you want to know more.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED: (with links to my other reviews)
*pr Frederick Fekkai BlowOut Spray
*pr Frederick Fekkai Blowout Sealing Serum
*pr Curel Ultra Healing Lotion
Kat Von D Lock It Cream Concealer
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Stix: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw & http://bit.ly/2wVKttx

TooFaced X Kandee Johnson Candy Glow Highlighter: https://youtu.be/BqyXM9cRhqg & http://bit.ly/2y4fcCX
Too Faced X Kandee Johnson Candy Liner: https://youtu.be/BqyXM9cRhqg & http://bit.ly/2y4fcCX
Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow Highlighter: https://youtu.be/hnydGo9zk_U & http://bit.ly/2fUVcdG
Eddie Funkhouser blushes: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw
LORAC Venice Beach and Malibu Palettes: https://youtu.be/J4CxHQPhMpE & http://bit.ly/2wG8vWi

Buxom Lip Plumping Liner in Hush Hush
Nyx Luv Out Loud Liquid Lipsticks: https://youtu.be/2fAne4Vv6tY
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Matte Foundation: https://youtu.be/OfjlU7R8K1k & http://bit.ly/2wG8vWi
Fenty Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak Kilawatt Highlighter
TooFaced Cosmetics Peach Perfect Setting Powder
Ciate Solstice Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Highlighting palette https://youtu.be/kOsyPxeaD8A
Lorac Ocean Sunset Palette: https://youtu.be/J4CxHQPhMpE & http://bit.ly/2y9ZMfp
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lipgloss: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette: https://youtu.be/zCgMEokGPK4 & http://bit.ly/2yyfxAW

I'd love to hear what some of your September favorites have been.  And even some of your phooies.  Did you find anything that you really love in September?  What are you looking forward to wearing for fall?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow Holiday 17 Highlighter Extravaganza


Yes, it's a highlighting extravaganza today!!!  I have something to show you that I purchased at the Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday Preview event.    I've already talked about the Fenty products that I purchased on youtube where I also introduced this piece of hot Tarte fire.  There are swatches and thoughts in the Fenty video linked and well as my video dedicated to the Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter itself.  The highlighter has .42 gm of product for $35.  As of this writing it is available at Sephora and Tarte's website.  Tarte is a cruelty free vegan company.


The etching in the highlighter is to be remniscent of the tile work in Morocco.  I think they nailed it!!  I've used it five or six times already and the pattern is still well intact.  It'll take awhile to ruin the pattern with use.   There is a full mirror in this oversized compact.

The overall color is a delicate champagne beige with micro sparkles.  I think it swatches best in the video so if you'd like to see the swatches please watch the video.  I have some thoughts and tips there too.



I'm loving wearing this with all my tanks and cold shoulder tops.  It would be brilliant on the body during holiday season as well.  The teeny golden micro shimmers stay where you brush them on and don't fall off flaking all over.  It's a really well done highlighter.

Are you curious to see what else Tarte has coming out for holiday?  ME TOO!!!  I know there will be tons of stuff, Ulta Exclusives, Sephora Exclusives.  I'm getting curious!

You can follow Tarte Cosmetics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.  What do you think about this lovely?  What kind of makeup are you looking forward to this holiday season?


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Summer 17 Makeup Triumphs And Tragedies - Summer Favorites


Summer has been so busy!!!  I did a summer makeup favorites roundup on my youtube channel, rather than a month by mouth accounting.  I spend more time in the pool than the makeup chair in the summer months.  The following are what I've been loving for getting me through this hot desert summer.  All items mentioned are listed in the description under the video.


Products Mentioned:
Kylie Cosmetics Vacation shadow palette:  http://bit.ly/2tAMyd3
Models Own Barely There eyeshadow palette:  http://bit.ly/2iZiOlA
Urban Decay Basquiat eyeshadow palette:  (sold out, but check your Ulta or Nordy Rack)
Tarte Cosmetics Make Believe In Yourself palette:  http://bit.ly/2gGZUzi
Osmosis Colour Pressed Base:  http://bit.ly/2iROBFc
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation:  http://seph.me/2wgwbRI

Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYC Strobe & Sculpt Palette:  http://bit.ly/2ilyc6q
Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYX Strobe & Sculpt brush: http://bit.ly/2vCOMKF
Becca Ipanema Sun Bronzer:  http://seph.me/2x284c
Manna Kadar Beauty Paris Dream Palette:  http://bit.ly/2snzxzw
Osmosis Colour Brow Gel:  http://bit.ly/2wvGoeJ
Ittse Glambition Collection Goal Digger Highlighter:  http://bit.ly/2x28dgb
Models Own Golden Sand Highlighter:  http://bit.ly/2qWM4sd
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter:  http://bit.ly/2uSgEJz
Laura Geller Diamond Dust Highlighter:  http://bit.ly/2xKIeXA

Flower Beauty Sweet Pea Blush:  http://bit.ly/2wD1w0S
Pixi Beauty Rome Rose blush by Aspyn Ovard:  http://bit.ly/2gCM80R
Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Pretty Pink blush:   http://bit.ly/2pR7bzb
Emani Cosmetics :  http://bit.ly/2wymSfV
Osmosis Colour Summer Rose blush:  http://bit.ly/2eYa8aN

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss: http://bit.ly/2x6uaL1
Loreal Infalliable Paints Metallic Lip Gloss: http://bit.ly/2vGyArv Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel LIpstick White Russian: http://seph.me/2ezmvgO Buxom Full On Lip Cream Pink Champagne: http://seph.me/2xGzGRw Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick in Whip: http://seph.me/2gBVObV Osmosis Colour lip pencil Rosewood: http://bit.ly/2s75jjT Osmosis Colour Lip Gloss in Bare: http://bit.ly/2eRGBzK

Pixi Lip Pencil Summer Rose:  http://bit.ly/2xLIDcz
Bodyography Lip Lava Rose Moon: http://bit.ly/2eRQZaL NYX Super Cliquey Matte Lipstick Empowered: http://bit.ly/2gBG60h Ella & Mila Laced Up Creamy Lips: http://bit.ly/2iTw8YU Osmosis Colour Waterproof Eye Pencils: http://bit.ly/2euYQtZ Cherry Blooms Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: http://amzn.to/2gCp1Ds Loreal Lash Paradise waterproof mascara: http://bit.ly/2eY4s0p Loreal Lash Paradise mascara: http://bit.ly/2eY4s0p

Phew, that's a lot of writing and linking!!!  Did you see anything that you like or is a favorite of yours?  What have you been loving over this summer?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Refresh, Recharge, Renew With The PopSugar #MustHaveBox 5 Year Birthday Edition


August marks the fifth anniversary of the PopSugar Must Have Box, a monthly subscription box carrying a variety of items in a curated selection by Lisa Sugar and her editors.   The category of the items range from fashion to fitness...food to lifestyle, home, beauty and anything in between.  It's such a fun box and while this month is their special birthday collection, every box feels like a present to me.  I'm always excited to see the thoughtful items that are included.  The subscription is $39.95 per month and if you subscribe thru 8/31, use the code PARTY to save $10 off your first box!  Each box always contains well over $100 worth of products.  I've unboxed so many beautiful Must Have Boxes both here and on my youtube channel and now I want to tell you all about the August box valued at over $154.

This month's 5th year anniversary box inspires me to take moments to refresh, renew and recharge in this hectic digital age.  Let me explain why.  The first item I pulled out of the box is a beautiful rose gold Fringe Studio journal with gilded rose gold edged pages inside, ($16).   It is sponsored by Jeep and comes with a card that has information about a Jeep Compass giveaway and some suggestions on renewing your day.


Jotting notes or thoughts in a journal is an excellent way to learn about yourself and your world.  You can help refresh your mind by dropping your to-do list in it, or anything that is busying up your thoughts.  Freeing your mind of those things you're trying desperately to remember all day is a way to renew your outlook on the day with less stress.  The world has gotten so busy in the 24/7/365 digital age that taking moments to sit and relax and express ourselves is often overlooked.  Spending a few minutes to do so can be freeing mentally and a lot of fun when you re-read it years later.  Sometimes those things we wrote put our perspective into focus; such as reading that our past worries weren't really as big as they felt at the time.  And sometimes they make us laugh remembering a long forgotten event.    You know how you smile when Facebook pops up your written memory from years ago?  You can find the same enjoyment in items you have scripted in a journal.

And while you make notes in your journal, you can relax and refresh with the First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Bounce Mask, ($38).  Masks are a special treat to ourselves while we pamper and renew our skin.


If you're at all like me, sometimes it's a moment with a friend that brings the much needed emotional and mental recharge.  Why not invite your friend or neighbor over and serve up some sweet tea with the enclosed Pastel Cheers Laquered Tray, ($28)?  Enjoy the Goodie Girl Cookies, ($2.95), together.  If I had small children around, I'd invite them to my lemonade party and we'd use our cheery tray to serve it.  Wouldn't it be fun to renew a relationship with a child by making them feel like your special guest?


You can share the Dogeared Friendship Bracelet with your guest, if you wanted to give it to a special friend.   Also included in the August box is a Shoptiques gift card for $25.  With it, you can shop a resource of boutiques from across the globe.  Spend a few relaxing moments shopping with it or refresh a friendship by gifting it to someone.


You could invite the person who recharges your heart to write their name and a special memory in your journal.  That would be so cool to look at later and have for years to come!!!


The last item in this month's PopSugar box is a set of white candles with gold glitter that can make any event a celebration.  They are from Meri Meri, ($7.50), and I'm always so excited to see an item from Meri Meri in my box because they make excellent photo props!  I still use the stars that were in the November box in photography.  I love the tall skinny shape of these candles.



Do you see why I feel such inspiration to refresh, recharge and renew inside this celebratory box?  A good way to renew is by entering a contest, am I right??  PopSugar wants to celebrate this anniversary with you!!!   They are offering $10 off the first month's subscription with the code PARTY.  In addition, they are offering all subscribers of the Must Have Box, (subscribed by 8/31/17), an opportunity to win the following:

Week 1:  A limited number of subscribers will win something from Pehr Designs.
Week 2:  Limited number of subscribers will win something from First Aid Beauty
Week 3:  Limited number of subscribers win something from Kendra Scott
Week 4:   Limited number of subscribers win something from Tarte Cosmetics
Week 5 (8/31): 5 Grand Prize! Limited number of subscribers something from Cambridge Satchel Co + 1 year Must Have Box!

Be sure to subscribe HERE by 8/31/17 to be eligible to win.  And don't forget to use the code PARTY for $10 off the first month.  You can follow PopSugar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I've been so inspired by this box...what about you?  Do you see an item that really speaks to you in this month's celebratory box?


Monday, June 5, 2017

May 17 Beauty Favorites - Lip and Eye Edition!


There's a new video up on my youtube channel covering my May '17 Favorite lip and eye products that I've been using this spring.  I think some of these will be good choices that you might want to consider going into summer.  There is a list below of the items that I talk about and the items with an asterisk were pr samples sent for consideration.  Have a little lookie-loo and let me know what you think.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
*Glossier Balm Dot Com: http://bit.ly/2qS53J7
Sephora Collection Colorful Gloss Balm: http://seph.me/2s8S45Q
Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick: http://bit.ly/2qXkNub
Jouer Rose Gold Creme Lip Topper: http://bit.ly/2rVhnIJ
Maybelline Baby Lips: http://bit.ly/2qWJeU8

Lorac Pirates of The Carribean lip duos: http://bit.ly/2qSndus
Kylie Cosmetics x Kim: (sold out)
*Pur Cosmetics DIY High Shine Chrome LipGloss: http://bit.ly/2rVSXyJ
*Jesse's Girl Cosmetics Liquid LipStick Angelic: http://bit.ly/2sH0kX9
*Models Own Lix Matte Liquid Lipstick: http://bit.ly/2qWM4sd

Too Faced Natural Love eyeshadow palette: http://seph.me/2pMRQAb
*Malin & Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2qSeqbV
L.A. Girl Eye Lux Eyeshadow palettes: http://bit.ly/2nhTTKr
*Bodyography Cream Glitter Pigment: http://bit.ly/1PPGcpa
Tarte Cosmetics Make Believe In Yourself Palette: http://seph.me/2qWGyG2
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara: http://bit.ly/2qSdvrZ
*Esqido Mink Lashes: http://bit.ly/2pufQ7R
*Esqido Companion Eyelash Glue: http://bit.ly/1JcvF4s

Thank you for watching!  I'd love to hear what some of your favorites during spring have been.  Let me know if there's anything in particular that you'd like to see on my channel.  I'm always open to suggestions.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tarte Cosmetics Make Believe In Yourself Magic Wand Unicorn Makeup Brushes Plus Sephora Haul


Right???  RIGHT??!!??!  Unicorn brushes!!!  From Tarte!  I love Tarte's brushes on the daily anyway and being a total brush fiend, I needed to have the newly released unicorn handled colorful makeup brushes.  And just LOOK at that tissue they were wrapped with inside the box!?!?!  My hair is devastated because it's no longer the most unique little unicorn in my house!

So I made a video right away and included the other items that I purchased from Sephora.  There are a couple items I'm not sure about but neither the brush set or the lip paint will ever leave my stash.  Please like and comment on youtube, or on here, if you like.


What's the most unicorn-y item you own?  The most unicorn-y in your beauty stash?  I'd love to hear about it!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I Had A Tarte Attack - Tarte Cosmetics Ulta Exclusive Holidaze Greatest Glitz Collector's Set Swatches


My first item to introduce you to the Holiday 2015 season is the Tarte Cosmetics Greatest Glitz Collector's Set and Portable Palettes, ($49), exclusive to Ulta Beauty.  Tarte is a cruelty free, vegan friendly company and every year they put out a variety of really nice sets for the holiday season.  I missed the Ulta exclusive set last year and I didn't want that to happen again, so this set was the first item I purchased of the season.

The set consists of three palettes in neutral, rose gold, and smoky themes housed in a rose gold cardboard box which has a hidden magnetized closure and a full size mirror in the top.  Each of the three palettes contain .024 oz of eyeshadow and a .155 oz blush.  Also in the set, in a pull out drawer in the bottom of the box, are a deluze size Lipsurgence Lip Creme, (.056 oz.), and a deluxe size, (.13 oz), Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, my current favorite.

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The box is quite sturdy and has a pattern of sequins in the corresponding gold, rose gold and smoky colors on the top.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Let's open the palettes and see the pretties!!

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Each palette is easily removed from the box.  There were one or two eyeshadows that reminded me of last holiday's Sweet Dreams Bon Voyage Collector's set and one or two that reminded me of the Tartlette palette.  Having said that, I want to be clear that the shades are different.  They're not the same as earlier palettes, but a couple may remind you of some of your favorites.

The first palette on the left is the neutral themed palette.

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My swatches are done outside on a sunny day.  Tarte always surprises me when I swatch the products because of the incredible pigmentation.  The colors are soft and swatch easily.  Many of them are very complex, to the point that the camera can't pick it up in a group shot.  I'm including a couple of different shots of my arm at different angles because, as you can see, when light hits the shades at different angles, it brings out different properties and shimmers.

I have swatched the Lipsurgence in Flashy on the right after the blush.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Flashy is the limited edition Lipsurgence for the Greatest Glitz set.  It's a nude rose color, universally flattering.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

The rose gold palette is next in the set.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Again, I have several swatches of this palette.  As the light changes hitting it, so do the colors.  Sometimes the shimmer is more evident than others and also takes on a different tone.  Tarte has  complex shimmers that must be appreciated from different angles to get the full effect.  The two purples might remind you of the Tartelette palette but the Tartelette purples have more of a browned base to them.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

The third palette has a smoky theme, with a matte purple-black and a matte soft black.  The color Mint Spring, (3rd from the left in the bottom row), has the least pigmentation in all three palettes.  It reminds me of a color in the Bon Voyage set from Holiday 2014 by sight, but when swatched, it's quite different and a greener grey than was found in Bon Voyage.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Tarte has one of the most extensive and intriguing holiday collections.  This palette is found at Ulta and is exclusive to that store.  SEPHORA has their own specific Tarte Holidaze Collection.   Macys and Tarte Online have a shared collection and some pieces that overlap with Ulta and Sephora.

I wanted to put swatches up as quickly as possible for you.  There is quite a variety of Tarte items for you to look at this season, and you'll want to investigate them all, I'm sure.  Tarte Cosmetics offers top quality long-wearing makeup, and there is surely something this Holidaze season for everyone.  Tarte is a vegan friendly, cruelty free company.  You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook as well as other social media webbys listed on their site.  Be sure to search their hashtag #TarteHolidaze across all social channels.

Tell me what has caught your eye this holiday season and given you a Tarte Attack?

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