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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder in Fair-Review

Tarte tinted pressed finishing powder is $34 at
tarte smooth operator

This product review isn't full of bright swatches,and glitter like most of my reviews. This is probably one of the least exciting reviews visually. However, this product is so great that I knew I had to share this with you.

I have oily,sensitive,acne prone skin and a lot of powders break me out. If they don't break me out, they set on my skin or in my pores and make me look like a cake face. This product has been so great to me, that I have been using it and I forgot to review it. You are in luck that I took photos before I dug into it because it isn't so pretty anymore heh.

I use a dusting under my eyes to set my concealer, and then again when my foundation is done to finish off my look. It doesn't break me out or give me any type of flashback on camera. I find that it has kept my oil from breaking through and keeps me shine free. There are a few finishing powders I have tried and they gave me those lovely little breakouts on my forehead. I love Tarte because none of their products give my skin any issues.

If you are looking for a great finishing powder, especially since it is warmer weather give Tarte a try.

If you have less pigmentation you can use this powder by itself for a light coverage. I have to use it over my foundation because I still need a fuller coverage until my scars fade a little more. The only downfall to this powder is the color range. If you need a shade darker than Tan they only have the four options. I hope that is something they are working on because everyone would love this powder!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hair Repair by New York Streets Review

hair repair by new york streets review
Hair Repair by New York Streets $21 for 3.3oz online here!

hair repair by new york streets review

hair repair by new york streets review

hair repair by new york streets review
 This is my hair after stripping all the fun colors out, and it turned lime green. That is not a typo, my hair that was purple and pink turned lime green when I stripped it out. My husband came home Friday and there I sat with lime green hair. He is a man of few words, I played it cool like it was "on purpose" and I waited for it. He came in, sat down on the couch and said "Well, that's a look". We had a good laugh, and then we went and got some hair dye to make it a normal shade eheh.

What does this have to do with anything, you ask? Well, look at that photo of my hair it has been dyed 5 times in 2 weeks. You wouldn't know it by looking at it or touching it. Thanks to this Hair Repair from New York Streets. It kept my hair from being cotton candy,noodles,mush whatever you want to call fried hair. I wash my hair, and while it is wet I spray this liberally all over. I then use a wide tooth comb and from root to tip brush this through. 

My hair is so soft,smells great and not a tangled mess. I have been using this for almost 2 months now, and the container is almost completely gone. I have put it to work over the past few weeks but I love the results. No matter how much I use in my hair it is not greasy, nor does it feel like I have product in my hair.

What is your go to leave in hair product? Have you tried Hair Repair by New York Streets?

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score

urban decay afterglow blush in score
 Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score you can buy it here or wherever UD is sold for $26!
urban decay afterglow blush in score
 This blush comes in 11 different shades
urban decay afterglow blush in score
 I bought the shade SCORE which is a medium pink peach with shimmer!
urban decay afterglow blush in score
 Love the packaging but I got my grubby hand prints all over it :)
urban decay afterglow blush in score

urban decay afterglow blush in score

This is the blush that I picked up in store, when I went they didn't have them on display. They had a bunch of boxes setting out and no employees offered to help me out. So after a few boxes I grabbed this one and left. I did come home and place another order after seeing more swatches. You will see a blog post on those once I get them.

Score is a beautiful peach-pink with a hint of shimmer. You can't even see the shimmer in the pan or on my swatch unless you look for it. It is very subtle but when I wore it I looked at myself in the car mirror I thought it had a beautiful glow. It isn't a glitter shimmer, you have more of a glow. Which is very nice, and I feel good about picking this one up.

It states that it is in an 8hr blush and I have worn it for a few different looks and noticed that it had great staying power. I have large pores, and oily skin plus it has been 90degrees here in TN. You will get the same great quality that we all expect from Urban Decay.

Have you picked up any of these blushes? What is your favorite?

To see more beautiful swatches check out my girl Brooke over at Blushing Noir to see her review and swatches of some of the other beautiful shades!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

Essence Metal Glam Shadows review and swatches
$2.99 each at ULTA and
Essence Metal Glam Shadows review and swatches
 The Metal Glam shadows are available in 8 different shades (4 not shown).
Essence Metal Glam Shadows review and swatches

If you caught my blog post yesterday you know already that I am a big fan of the Essence brand. These eyeshadows are no different, they are gorgeous colors and have great shimmer which I love. If you aren't a fan of shimmer/glitter then you might want to pass on these. They call it a Metal finish, but after wearing these trust me there is lots of glitter left behind hehe.

All the swatches shown are without primer, and just 1 swipe from container to the back of my hand. Although it may appear from the picture that the glitter topcoat goes away after you use the shadow. It does look a lot less glittery, but the glitter is still there trust me. 

I am loving the Sugar Mint Candy shadow it is a fun color and has great payoff.All of these shadows also have great staying power, and are easy to blend.

Have you tried any of these shadows yet? Are you a fan of glitter shadows?

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Essence 3D Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Essence 3d eyeshadows review
These are available in 6 shades (not shown Irresistible Vanilla Latte)
Essence 3d eyeshadows review
 Essence 3D Shadows are $3.49 each at Ulta and
Essence 3d eyeshadows review
 These swatches are without primer and just one swipe from my finger to the back of my hand!
Essence 3d eyeshadows review

Essence 3d eyeshadows review

The next 3D eyeshadow is my favorite and I have been wearing it a lot! It is the Irresistible Midnight Date, that blue is gorgeous. I have been wearing it dry and wet and just love how it looks both ways!
Essence 3d eyeshadows review

All I can honestly say about these shadows is that I am completely impressed. Like I mentioned above this is without primer, and just one swipe across the shadow onto my hand. I always love picking up new stuff from Essence and giving it a try. You can't beat $3.49 for 2 beautiful colors in one set. I love blue shadow so you know that I would favor the Irresistible Midnight Date.

These aren't just great shadows for drugstore they are simply just great shadows. I love the way they are set in the palette it reminds me of a few MAC shadows I have. I didn't have any similar colors or I would have done a side by side for you. They are long lasting, even on my oily lids but I do wear a primer. I do have high end shadows that crease with a primer so I think that speaks a lot for these shadows.

Have you tried any of these 3D shadows from Essence? What is your favorite shade?

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Vs Urban Decay Naked 3

maybelline blushed nudes vs naked 3 urban decay

maybelline blushed nudes vs naked 3 urban decay

Urban Decay Naked 3 $54 at and Maybelline Blushed Nudes $9.98 at

You can see that some of the shades are pretty close, while others really miss the mark on being a dupe. They are in the same family, and very rose blushed tones. The Maybelline shadows are a little chalkier and their swatches are after at least 2 attempts to get color payoff. The Urban Decay swatches only took one swipe to get the color payoff you see. There is a $44 difference between the 2 palettes and that is without any coupons or sales that you find on drugstore products.

I can't tell you how many times I have heard someone say that this palette was an "exact" dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3. So when I was at Wal Mart I decided to go ahead and pick it up and see for myself. Now the funny part of this is that, the Naked 3 palette is the least favorite of all the UD palettes. Why would I want to duplicate it? I wanted to compare it for the blog and to see if it really was a dupe. 

 Let me start by saying, you can achieve similar looks with both palettes. However, they are not dupes for each other at all. The quality of product in the Maybelline palette is not close to the Urban Decay. There are only a few of the shadows that are close to each other and the others are nowhere near the other shadows . Even though they are similar I don't feel like they are interchangeable or that you can replace UD with the Maybelline palette.

Only about half of the shadows in the Maybelline blushed palette have color payoff. The rest are very chalky and hard to get any color out of. There are some pretty shadows in the Maybelline palette and I have used it a few times, even if a recent video on my You Tube channel. You are paying a lot more for the Urban Decay palette but the quality is there. You get beautiful color payoff with each shadow in the Naked 3 palette.

I think they are both fun palettes, and are both worth owning if you are looking for these shades of shadows. I was hoping that they were dupes, I wanted to bring you good news.

Do you own either of these palettes? Did you think they were dupes?

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring Beauty Haul w/ Shop at Home

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I was recently approached to share my Spring Beauty Haul with you and how I used to make my purchase. If you don't already know about then let me tell you a little. You use them when you shop online and get up to 30% cash back. It's free so why wouldn't I want to get cash back. We all already know I am addicted to online shopping and being able to get money back is a reward I can get behind. By using you are joining over 94 million online shoppers and saving while you shop.

I recently got some goodies that you can find at and I wanted to share them with you.

First up is the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette- It is all matte and has beautiful color selections. It is no joke when I say this is not for the weak of heart. You have to be ready for amazing color payoff, there is no work with these shadows they are highly concentrated and you will get the color you see in the palette from the start. Such a great palette, love it!

Secondly is the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Brush- It is perfection, soft and easy to work with. Not pictured is the cool black casket case that it comes in. It looks nice setting out on your vanity, very Kat Von D style. I have already washed this brush and no shedding but all of her brushes are awesome.

The Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Mask is something very intriguing to me, and I cannot wait to be able to share my full review on it. I think it sounds awesome and after I have used it more than a few times I will be back with a detailed review.

Urban Decay After Glow Blush in Indecent which is a beautiful light peachy nude shade with a hint of shimmer. I haven't used it yet but it was calling my name!

Becca LE Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper is the most beautiful makeup item I have ever owned. I have been using it on my eyes,cheeks,and any excuse to put it on other people. They really knocked it out of the park with this product and I adore it.

Have you ever tried ? Let me know what your favorite stores to buy from online are! I always need a new excuse to shop!

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