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QVC TSV: Tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection

Hey everyone!

Today QVC is having their TSV (today’s special value) on Tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection. Originally $72.50, it is being offered for $59.96.

tarte beauty without boundaries makeup qvc tsv sale

 It comes in 5 different options for skin color: fair, light, medium, tan, deep.
It includes:
  • 1-oz BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.08-oz BB tinted undereye corrector–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • 0.31-oz Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara in black
  • 0.009-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner in black
  • 0.04-oz LipSurgence power pigment in Awakening, a rose pink–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Special edition complexion brush–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Undereye brush
  • Makeup bag

What you will get with the different colors:

  • Fair: receive primer in fair and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Light: receive primer in light and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Medium: receive primer in medium and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Tan: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Deep: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in deep

These sets are perfect for people wanting to try out brands when you don’t know what to get!

Remember this sale will end at midnight EST tonight (9/24/13).

Let me know if you try it out!

~~ Andrea

Makeup Palette Sale!

Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long, but I plan on getting back to a routine on doing posts!

Today I am bringing to you makeup palette sales going on at My Habit (Amazon’s flash sale site). You may know some of these palettes as Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, Celia’s Makeup, etc. These palettes are made in China and then companies just paste a logo on them and sell them for 60 bucks! I own the 88 matte palette I bought on Hautelook about two years ago for $17 + $6.95 shipping. However, these palettes are now available on sale for $15 and FREE shipping!! ::Edit: A bonus that I just saw while I was purchasing is that they are returnable!! AMAZING! end edit::  I would love to buy all of them but $15 a piece adds up. haha  A little mini review on the palette I have: it is not completely matte colors, some have shimmer/satin finish. It has a variety of colors which is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants that. It also has a really great matte black which is well loved for soft eyeliner looks or just adding depth and dimension to eye looks. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to spend so much money on quality shadows, but doesn’t want to be skimped too much on quality! haha

Listed below are the different palettes I found that are cheap and good! (don’t forget to check out the rest of their beauty products that you might be interested in)

88 Warm Palette: $15

88 warm palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

 88 Metal Palette: $15

88 metal palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

88 Shimmer Palette: $15

88 shimmer palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

78 Eyeshadow/blush Palette: $19

78 eyeshadow matte shimmer blush palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

28 Warm Palette: $15

28 eyeshadow warm palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

36 Neutral Leopard Palette: $15

36 neutral leopard palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

36 Matte Leopard Palette: $15

36 matte leopard palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

I am getting the two leopard palettes because I can’t decide between the both. hehe! Let me know if you get any!!

~~ Andrea

NYX Lip Product Swatches – Jumbo Lip Pencils

Hey Everyone!

Today I am continuing my nyx lip product swatches, focusing on the jumbo lip pencils. In a previous post I swatched the Round Lipsticks, so check those out!

For reference I am NC35-40 in MAC and for Face & Body foundation I am C4. Right now I am leaning toward the end of that spectrum because I have some color from the sun.

Jumbo Lip Pencils:

Iced Coffee:

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee sheer application up close 1

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee sheer application 1

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee sheer application up close 2

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee sheer application 2

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee opaque application up close 1

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee opaque application 1

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee opaque application up close 2

iced coffee jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Iced Coffee opaque application 2

Iced Coffee is a strange color opaquely applied. It is very brown toned and I feel it doesn’t go well with my skin tone. Perhaps it might look better on dark skin or fair skin. Applied with a sheer coat however is perfect for a nude lip.

Fuchsia:

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia sheer application up close 1

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia sheer application 1

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia sheer application up close 2

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia sheer application 2

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia opaque application up close 1

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia opaque application 1

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia opaque application up close 2

fuchsia jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Fuchsia opaque application 2

Fuchsia is not what you would expect at all! You would think it would be a bright pink but instead it is a neutral mauve. I feel this color may not suit my skin tone all that well. But I am not used to these type of mauve colors, so it may just be that.

Chaos:

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Chaos sheer application up close 1

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Chaos sheer application 1

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Chaos sheer application up close 2

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

chaos sheer application 2

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Chaos opaque application up close 1

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

chaos opaque application 1

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

chaos opaque application up close 2

chaos jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

chaos opaque application 2

Chaos is a bright barbie pink color! I think it will work for any skin tone and doesn’t make your teeth look yellow. 😀

Plush Red:

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red sheer application up close

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red sheer application 1

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red sheer application 2

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red opaque application up close 1

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red opaque application 1

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red opaque application up close 2

plush red jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Plush Red opaque application 2

Plush Red is a gorgeous, bright red color. It doesn’t make your teeth look yellow and is a definite showstopper! Definitely recommended.

Burgundy:

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy sheer application up close 1

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy sheer application 1

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy sheer application up close 2

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy sheer application 2

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy opaque application up close 1

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy opaque application 1

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy opaque application up close 2

burgundy jumbo lip pencil nyx swatch swatches

Burgundy opaque application 2

Burgundy is a dark prune-ish color. Great for the bold, dark lip, bare face look.

Makeup worn in all the pictures:

MAC Face & Body Foundation C4

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Medium

MAC Prep + Prime Loose Powder

MAC MSF natural Medium-Deep

NYX Cream blush Natural

NYC Bronzer Sunny

Maybelline Color Tattoo Bronze

L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

I put on more powder than I would normally wear because in the photos the flashback would make me look sweaty. lol

Overall:

These jumbo lip pencils are very slippery. They are very comfortable to wear because they feel like a gloss rather than a balm or pencil. However, because of this, they easily slip all over. If you have problems with feathering this may not be worth the trouble, considering the whole point of the lip pencil is easy application and hassle-free. Like the round lipsticks, if you use these with a lip liner and blot they’re lasting power is dramatically increased. The good thing is they are easy to reapply and convenient to shove in a small purse to go out. Let me know what you guys think of these if you have them.

~~ Andrea

IT Cosmetics: Your Most Beautiful You QVC Sale

IT cosmetics your most beautiful you qvc sale

QVC has TSV, or Today’s Special Value, which is an item that they sell on sale for that one day (from 12 am to 11:59pm ET). They sell many cosmetics and this one caught my eye. Sorry this is so late but I figured I would share it!

The kit is called Your Most Beautiful You by IT Cosmetics and is on sale today for $59.96 (original price is $72.50).

It includes:

  • 1-fl oz Bye Bye Under Eye concealer (in your choice of Light, Medium, Tan or Deep)
  • 0.23-oz Hello Light luminizer cream
  • 0.003-oz Your Brows But Better pencil
  • 0.11-fl oz Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lipgloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (a sheer pretty pink flush)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation and Concealer Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Complexion Brush
  • Application chart

It seems like a great value for money especially since I’ve heard rave reviews of the concealer and their Bye Bye Pores Powder (not included in this kit). Right now the price is a little steep for me so, I’ll have to pass this up. Hopefully one of you readers can get it and let me know how the products are!

You have until 12 am ET tonight to decide!

~~ Andrea

Engagement Party OOTD

Hey everyone!

I know.. it’s been about a month since I last posted anything! I’ve been super busy with my sister’s engagement party and other events that I didn’t have the time or energy to do a post. But hopefully I can get into the swing of things again! Anyways, on to the post.

Last Sunday was my older sister’s engagement party and here is what I wore:

OOTD, outfit of the day, engagement party, forever21, windsor, ann taylor

*Awkward Pose 1* LOLOOTD, outfit of the day, engagement party, forever21, windsor, ann taylor*Awkward Pose 2* hehe

Outfit:

Dress: Forever 21 Ditsy Lace Fit & Flare Price: $29.80

— I bought mine at the store and it didn’t come with a belt 😦 I wanted to wear a belt but didn’t have one that matched the outfit.

Shoes: Windsor Nude Mary Jane Bow Pump  Price: $24.90

— beware these shoes are extremely arched! I had trouble walking in them (and I am not a novice to heels) but they were so cute I had to have them for the price! I also knew we would be sitting down, eating most of the time  😀

OOTD, outfit of the day engagement party, windsor mary jane nude bow shoes

Love the bows!

Earrings: Windsor Gold/Pearl Bow Earrings Price: $8.90

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Pearl bow earrings 😀

Bracelet: Ann Taylor Pearl Chain Bracelet Price: around $1.50 on clearance

Note: the link to the bracelet is an ebay seller I found just so you can see more pictures of it. I don’t recommend buying it for that price! You can find alternatives that are way cheaper 😀

OOTD, outfit of the day, engagement party, pearl chain gold bracelet ann taylor

Pearl bracelet

 

My makeup was simple:

Face

-Make Up For Ever HD Primer

-MAC Face & Body Foundation in C4

– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35

– MAC Prep & Prime Loose Powder

– NYX cream blushes in mainly Orange & a bit of Natural

– Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray

Eyes

– Wet ‘n’ Wild Brulee all over the lid up to the brow bone (creamy color)

– NYC Sunny bronzer in the crease with Hakuhodo brush J5523 which is the softest brush I’ve ever used! (MAC 217 Dupe)

– Wet ‘n’ Wild Bronze Eyeliner smudged along the lash line with Royal & Langnickel Silk synthetic smudger.

– Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night mascara

– Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude eyeliner

Lips

– LipFusion Lip plumper in clear

— basically chapstick lol I didn’t want lipstick or lip gloss because it was going to be a lunch/dinner and I didn’t want to be reapplying anything.

For my makeup I was in a rush because we had a rough week making last minute preparations and favors etc. so, I didn’t get up early enough. I wish I had done something different with my eyes as it creased by the end of the party and I got oily from the weather being so hot that day.

For my hair I used my Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Rotating Styler. This hair dryer is AMAZING. If you blow dry your hair using a round brush I highly recommend this as it will cut your styling time in half! The only downside is you really have to wait for your hair to be more than 70% dry if not it is difficult to use. Other than that it is awesome! I originally bought one for my older sister for her birthday and I loved it so much I bought one for myself. I also gave one to my mother for Mother’s Day this year!

I also have my younger sister‘s OOTD to show you! 😀

OOTD, outfit of the day, engagement party, forever 21, windsor, traffic, sears, wet seal

So pretty! She should be a model 😀

OOTD, engagement party, outfit of the day, forever21, windsor, traffic, wet seal, sears

Beautiful!! ❤

Outfit:

Dress: Forever 21 Sequined High Low Price: $34.80

Shoes: Traffic Pink Wedges Price $25.00

— couldn’t find them on the website

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Blush Wedges

Wristlet: Windsor Gold Skull Wristlet Price: $7.50 on clearance half off originally $15

— can’t say enough about how much I love this wristlet!!

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Gold Skull Wristlet

Earrings: Wet Seal Chandelier Pink Feather Earrings Price: $1.20 on clearance

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Chandelier Feather earrings

Necklace: Sears 1928 Porcelain Rose Simulated Pearl Cluster Drop Price: $10.80 on clearance

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1928 Rose Pearl Cluster necklace

Bracelets: mix Wet Seal Bangle Set and Charlotte Russe Bangle set Price: about $8.00 each

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Rose, pearl, gold bangles/bracelets

For her makeup I just used the  Make Up Forever HD primer, yellow concealer from the Kirkland Borghese concealer wheel where needed, black shadow along the lash line and mascara. We were going to wave the ends of her hair but didn’t have enough time so she just left it down which still looked nice. 😀

Well that’s it for today! Make sure to leave any questions you have in the comment section, I’ll def get back to you!

Don’t forget to check my younger sister’s blog http://titanfood.wordpress.com/!

~~Andrea

Dove Clinical Protection Review

Hey everyone!

I was at Target last week getting a few things that I ran out of and headed straight for the beauty clearance section. LOL I always check it out in case I see any great deals. Well I ended up seeing a bunch of Dove’s Clinical Protection deodorants on sale. They came in different smells but I chose the Clear Tone one because it said it would also help to lighten the dark parts of my pits! These were only $5.45 and came with a mini attached I hurried and bought one to try out.

dove clinical protection clear tone

Clearance at Target, Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone deodorant/anti-perspirant

dove clinical protection original clean

Clearance at Target, Dove Clinical Protection Original Clean Mini (attached to full size Clear Tone)

I have used Secret’s pH Balanced deodorant in spring breeze for about 6-7 years now. I like the smell and thought it definitely helped me out the most when it came to body odor and sweating. I never thought I was one who needed a clinical deodorant but have always thought I would like to try one. I am a heavy sweater, profusely at times, which is embarrassing and not to mention I do get stinky! Most deodorants I have tried (even another Dove one) have never been able to control the odor, which is my main concern. Some wouldn’t even last a few hours! So, I didn’t have high hopes for this but I am glad I was wrong!

This is labeled as a deodorant and anti-perspirant, which I think it does both VERY well! It comes in a twist up package like most, but is not a solid. It twists up as a liquid/foam and then you can spread it under your arms. It was a little strange for me since I am so used to solids. I got used to it fast though. It has a pleasant scent which isn’t overpowering. It smells a little like baby powder. The first time I used it I wore it for two days (I was at home the second day not leaving the house at all so I thought I would shower at night to see the lasting power).

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

The first day I wore it I had a final and it was rainy and humid out all day. When it is humid out, my sweating goes from normal to DRENCH mode! Someone even asked me if I was okay because I looked awkward. I think he was just trying to be nice because my face was dripping wet! I don’t know why the humidity does that to me but needless to say it was a great day to test it out!

The second day wasn’t really humid anymore but I was doing many things around the house which caused me to work up a sweat since we didn’t have the air conditioning on. This is cause in NJ the weather is crazy and it’s hot one day and cold the next! Thank you Spring!

The night of the second day I smelled myself and barely smelled at all! Not to mention the deodorant lasted the whole time too! I even made my boyfriend smell and he was like WOW that is amazing! HAHA

After about a week, I’ve noticed that it also isn’t as drying as my other deodorant is which is really nice on my armpits. Especially since it’s getting warmer out and I’ll be shaving more often, they will be happy that they don’t get dried out on top of the irritation from shaving! As for the lightening of the dark pits, I don’t really have dark pits to begin with and I haven’t been using it for long enough to see if it did anything.

Anyways, I definitely recommend this to anyone who tends to smell a bit more than usual, sweats more than usual, or for anyone in the Summer. I know some Targets have different sale items but check your local one to see if they are on sale there, if not I’m sure you can find one online. Also, if you buy 2 deodorants or more at Target they give you $5 gift cards! Since I went back and bought 4 more for the summer my bf ended up getting $10! 😀 Check it out and let me know what you think of it in the comments! 😀

TL;DR– If you sweat/smell more than usual, whether in the Summer or all year long, def try this out!

~~Andrea