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Save or Toss? Make-Up Expirations Exposed

Beauty, Make-Up

Hi Everyone! Today’s post revolves around an infographic I created due to the amount of questions I receive from clients and my readers regarding makeup and how often products should be tossed and replaced. If you’re interested, please scroll and keep on reading 🙂

If you haven’t cleaned out your make-up bag recently, it’s time to do some spring cleaning to make sure you’re not applying expired products on your face. When going through your makeup bag, or should I say makeup stash? I know many of you have drawers filled with products… I promise, I’m not judging since i’m definitely guilty of hoarding makeup.

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Tarte’s Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Set- Photos & Review :) Exclusive to QVC! 11/18

Tarte Cosmetics

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features a new holiday gift set from Tarte Cosmetics!
This gift set is exclusive to QVC and launches on November 18!
It’s known as the Bow & Go 3-in-1 gift set!

IMG_8473It includes 24 pieces, separated into 3 beautifully packaged boxes.
My oh my! I just adore the packaging.

IMG_8482So, let’s start off with the 1st box:
This box includes (4) 10-oz Lip Surgence Lip Cremes in Precious, Promise, Thoughtful, & Wonder

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IMG_8488So this was my 1st time trying these Lip Surgence products from Tarte– and WOW!
These lip cremes are highly pigmented! The greatest thing about the products is that they are so moisturizing!
Also, they smell like mint, yum! Perfect for this winter holiday season! Must pick up more shades!

collageAnd here, we have close ups of the shades & the swatches on my hand!

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Names and descriptions of the above lip swatches:
Precious is a nudish pink mauve
Promise is a berry red
Thoughtful is a brown mauve
Wonder is a rosy pink

IMG_8506The 2nd box includes:
2 Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Fig and Matte Brown
Also included are 2 mascara’s: “Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes”

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1collageI absoultely love both eye liners in BROWN & FIG.
The pigmentation was just awesome! They apply very smoothly!
As for the mascaras, I currently use it on the daily, & I love them! Smudgeproof for me!

IMG_8526And lastly, the 3rd box includes:
16 Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows

IMG_8527Included is also a mini tutorial with instructions from the girls at TARTE.
Teaches you how to create the perfect daytime and evening appropriate look with products from this holiday gift set!

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IMG_8531The palette can be removed from the box 🙂
As you can see, the palette includes a transparent film that labels the names of each shadow.
You can create a variety of eye looks!
I love the variety of colors & finishes. Many matte shadows (perfect for blending) & glitter/shimmer shadows!

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Tickled Pink: light pink with soome shimmer
Playful Plum: matte dark plum
Radiant Rosewood: matte tan mauve
Sage Advice: sage green with specs of gold

IMG_85382nd Row:
Beaming Bronze: gold
Grateful Grey: grey
Alluring Almond: matte nude
Hot Cocoa: brown/bronze

IMG_85433rd Row:
Ideal Ivory: off-white (perfect for highlighting brow bone)
Roasted Chestnut: chestnuut brown
Buttercream Frosting: chamoagen gold (perfect for inner corner)
Pumped Up Purple: (matte purple/plum)
IMG_8544Marvelous Mocha: mocha brown
Truly Taupe: silvery grey
Peachy Keen: matte peach
Blissful Brown: dark matte brown

And here’s a quick video from the the lovely ladies @ Tarte showcasing this holiday set 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_J9kL3fe3I

**Overall, I really fell in love with this holiday set! I think it makes a great gift for someone else & even for yourself. It’s a $248 dollar value & you’re paying about $50. You’re getting 24 products! You can keep all 3 boxes for yourself, or goft 3 boxes, or maybe you’re “eyeing” the lip products and not the eyeshadows. These would make great gifts! If you haven’t yet tried Tarte cosmetics, you will especially love their lip products and the eyeliners in this set! Everything is highly pigmented. 5 stars!
I definitely recommend this holiday gift set from Tarte! One day only special of $49.96!

PROS: so affordable, amazing deal, great gift set for you or someone else, pigmentation of products is great!

CONS: none really(: I just wish they could label the names of the shadows on the actual box!

AVAILABILITY: One day only for the price of $49.96!! As a today’s special value (TSV) on QVC:
http://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.A237579.html

PRICING: $49.96 ($248 value)

PACKAGING: 5/5

RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in VIXEN- Photos & Review :)

Gorgeous Cosmetics

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features a lipstick from Gorgeous Cosmetics!
http://gorgeouscosmetics.com

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IMG_8253Here we have a glossy, black lipstick case with beige writing of the company name: GORGEOUS COSMETICS.

IMG_8254The lipstick I’ll be reviewing today is in the shade VIXEN.

IMG_8255Gorgeous Cosmetics offers a huge selection of lipsticks– 30! A shade for everyone!!

IMG_8263And here is a close-up of the shade!

IMG_8256As you can see, this is a swatch of the lipstick.
This is not a matte lipstick, it definitely goes on smoothly and has a slight gloss.
It’s a bold, burgundy-red lipstick. Definitely statement worthy & I think it’s perfect for the Fall/Winter.

**Tips to applying bold or bright lipsticks:
ALWAYS prep your lips with chap stick (aka lip balm) or even vaseline! It makes for a smooth application.

IMG_8237And here are my bare lips as always–

IMG_8262And this is VIXEN applied on my lips!

***Overall, I am in LOVE with the quality of Gorgeous Cosmetics lipsticks. So far, I’ve had so many compliments on MAN TRAP and I like VIXEN as well. Bold isn’t always my thing– but it’s definitely trending. So why don’t we just jump on the bandwagon for once & give bold colors a try? As for longevity, it lasted about 6-8 hours, applied at 8 in the morning & fully removed by around 4pm. It slowly starts to fade out. But for some reason, re-applying lip sticks or even lip glosses doesn’t bother me. Another tip: If you don’t have full lips, I suggest applying bold colors in front of a mirror, and cleaning it up with some concealer for a precise application. I have no upper lip (hahahaha), I know, so I tried my very best to bring you great swatches! I hope you’ll give this shade a try– or any other color from the line.

PROS: pigmented, 30 shades to choose from, longevity is great!
CONS: can be a tad pricy, but you get what you pay for! 
AVAILABILITY: http://gorgeouscosmetics.com/store/product.php?productid=18132&cat=505&page=1#Nordstroms (select stores) 
PRICING: $25.00
PACKAGING: 5/5
RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick- Photos & Review :)

MAC

Hey Readers (:
Today’s featured product is a lip stick from MAC called Candy Yum Yum!
http://www.maccosmetics.com/

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The Mac Candy Yum Yum lip stick sells for $15 (not including taxes &/or shipping)  for about .10oz of product. This is a bright pink lipstick with a matte finish. It is a blue-based pink lipstick with a vanilla scent, opaque & very wearable. I can’t say that this lipstick is incredibly creamy… it is slightly creamy, but more on the dry side. I can get about 7 hours of wear with this lipstick, and it leaves my lips with a lovely pink stain!

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Here is a hand swatch of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum! 
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And here is a lip swatch of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum.

Overall, I am satisfied with this lipstick. I think it’s a great purchase for the price point if you do like bright lipsticks. I think the color can be flattering on all skin tones, wether you’re a light-skinned or dark-skinned. I always get compliments when wearing this lipstick. I definitely think that this lipstick can be worn alone, but can also be paired up with another lipstick or lipgloss if you want a glossy finish, or to tone down the color.

PROS: pigmented & long-wearing 

CONS: none(:

AVAILABILITY:  http://www.maccosmetics.com/

PRICING: $15.00

PACKAGING: 5/5

RATING: 5/5

DUPES: Milani’s Rose Hip (but not as bright as MAC Candy Yum Yum) ($5.49)

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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FTC: This lip stick was gifted to me.

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks: Photos & Review (Plums & Sangrias)

Milani

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s featured products are lip sticks and lip liners from Milani!
http://www.milanicosmetics.com/

IMG_5267I’ll be reviewing 7 different lipsticks and 2 liners in this review!
These are permanent shades added to their collection of AMAZINGNESS!
IMG_5270I’m loving the vibrancy of these lipsticks and the packaging is AMAZING!
These lipsticks have a very yummy scent– reminds me of Starburst and Cotton Candy.

17 plumrosePlumrose is a mauve cream finish lipstick.

raspberry rush 19Raspberry Rush is a raspberry metallic finish lip stick.

20 uptown mauveUptown Mauve is a violet cream finish lip stick.

sangriaSangria is a reddish wine cream finish lip stick.

22 chilled brandyChilled Brandy is a red shimmer finish lip stick.

24 black cherryBlack Cherry is a brown berry cream finish lip stick.

violet voltViolet Volt is a metallic purple finish lip stick.

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Summer 2013 Lipstick & Lip Gloss- Photos & Review :)

Youngblood Cosmetics

Hey Readers (:
Today’s featured products are a lip gloss & lip stick from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics!
http://www.ybskin.com/
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This is the packaging for the Summer 2013 lip gloss!
This gloss is named FLAUNT. MAY 207
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MAY 210I admire the different style packaging for this lip gloss.
The lip gloss is definitely sheer and can be worn alone or paired with any lip stick of your choice.
It does not have a sticky texture!

MAY 213this lip gloss does have a little shimmer, but it’s not too overwhelming.
swatch of the lip gloss named FLAUNT. 
MAY 214swatch blended out:)
MAY 217lip swatch of the lip gloss in FLAUNT.

MAY 222Featuring the summer 2013 lip stick from Youngblood Cosmetics!
MAY 223I love the simple packaging– I can distinguish it from all the other lip sticks I own.
MAY 224Here’s the beautiful lipstick. It’s such a pretty coral pink!
I believe that it’s definitely the perfect color for the spring and summer.
This lipstick can be worn during the day or night– it’ll look beautiful on you either way!
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MAY 227swatch of the lip stick in DRAGON FRUIT.

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MAY 243FLAUNT and DRAGON FRUIT combo!
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Overall, I am very pleased with the lip gloss and lip stick. I’ve tried this color out on my clients and they absolutely love it! the texture of both the lipstick and lip gloss is fantastic. I think it’s worth every penny and I can’t wait to hear what you all think after trying out these products or other products for Youngblood Cosmetics.

PROS: amazing quality products, affordable, pigmented. 

CONS: none(:

AVAILABILITY: http://www.ybskin.com/

PRICING:
Mighty Shine Lip Gel $25.00
dragon Fruit Lipstick- $19.00

PACKAGING: 5/5

RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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