Another month, another excuse to shop so I can make an awesome favorites video! I gotta admit, this may be my favorite kind of video to make, because feel I like it justifies my shopping habit. Nothing quiets a shopping killjoy better than saying “hey man, it’s for my job!” Really though, I don’t shop for pleasure, I shop to keep my readers and viewers informed. It’s more like a labor of love, really. Not convinced, huh? Ya, neither was anyone else hahaha.
In any case, here’s what I loved for the month of April!
Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Intensive Night Cream $16.99
CoverFX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment $38
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Cream Gel Eye Shadow- Inked in Pink, Gold Rush – $6.99
Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof eye and cheek palette $38
NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil- Peacock $4.99
NYX Glam Liner Aqua Luz Collection – Glam Azure $5.50
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Smoldering Plum, Midnight Blue $7.95
I started my search for an amazing summer palette early this year, and found this stunning waterproof eye and cheek palette by Tarte Cosmetics. At $38, this gorgeous compact has everything you need to look stunning on a gorgeous summer day – six eyeshadows (matte and shimmer), bronzer, highlighter and blush. Best of all, these colors are all waterproof, sweatproof and heatproof! Watch my review now, then check out the color swatches below!
I’m in love with the selection of colors, that features mattes, shimmering neutrals and just a few pops of summer color. I especially love the turquoise shade (poolside), which is super pigmented and looks lovely swept along the lower lashline.
The top picture in this series is the colors when they are freshly swatched, while the second picture shows the colors after being submerged in water. As you can see, they faded a tad but stayed remarkably well considering how much water I exposed them too. If after a long shower, hair washing and a hair treatment these colors still look great, they will surely hold up under the bright summer sun.
Check back soon for reviews of the rest of the Aqualillies for Tarte line, and visit Tarte.com to get your own!
People tend to think because I’m a beauty blogger/beauty guru, I know it all when it comes to beauty. Well, that’s only partly true (haha!). Like any normal gal, there are things I’m good at, and things I’m not so good at. This tag talks about the things I just can’t seem to master, no matter how hard I try. I really enjoyed making this tag video because I think it’s a fun way to show you all that even the “experts” have issues with this stuff sometimes, too. Enjoy!
Wanna do this fun tag too? Go for it, then post it as a video response to my video (on YouTube, not here), so all my subscribers can see. It’s a great way to get exposure, and a fun way to interact with fellow YouTubers like me!
Happy Sunday, beauty lovers!
I was thinking about new features I could add to my blog the other night when it dawned on me – I should do a weekly post about the week’s best beauty bargains. While I love high-end makeup, I love a good bargain even more, so why not scour the the weekly circulars to save a little cash, and pass the information on to my lovely readers!?
As this is a new feature, bare with me as I get the hang of it and figure out how I want to format these posts. And as always, if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments section. And now, let’s talk about the week’s best deals!
theBalm.com was in the middle of it’s 24 hour, 50% off EVERYTHING sale last week when the site unexpectedly crashed. As they work to get back online, they have promised to continue the sale the second the new and improved site goes live. While they don’t have an exact launch date yet, they have promised it will happen early this week. “Like” their Facebook page to stay up to date on when this fabulous sale is happening, and check back here regularly, as I’ll let you guys know the second their site is up and running!
Best Teeth Bleaching Home Kit ($39) – Sale ends Tuesday, 4/9
Monday 4/8 Electronic Facial Brushes & Beauty Tools, Sibu Beauty
Tuesday 4/9 Three Custom Color Cosmetics
Wednesday 4/10 Amir Argan Oil
40% off NYX, Physician’s Formula, Revlon and Almay
Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Cover Girl, Maybelline eye products, Organix Hair Care, Sally Hansen Nail Care, Hawaiian Tropic Suncare, Jergens & Biore Skincare
Buy 2, Get 1 Free The Body Shop products (OMG, so taking advantage of this!)
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Redkin, Sexy Hair & Matrix Hair Care
Ultra Chi Spring Pattern Hot Tools $99.95
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Maybelline, Neutrogena, Rimmel & Wet n’ Wild cosmetics
Conair Hair Appliances $14.99
2 for $6 Aussie & Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, Aussie styling products
Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Aveeno, Roc and Neutrogena skin care
Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Revlon, Neutrogena, Almay, Rimmel cosmetics
3 for $10 Garnier Fructis Hair Care
Spot a deal not listed here? Leave me a comment and I’ll post it, and give you a shout out on my blog!
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It’s baseball season once again, as today was opening day for my beloved San Francisco Giants. While I desperately wanted to go to the game and cheer them on in person, I had to work. Boo. That doesn’t mean I can’t still be festive and support my team from my cubicle, though!
Since today was also Baseball Day ay work, it was the perfect opportunity to bust out my new Giants shirt (made by moi, of course!) and try my hand at a little orange and black makeup. I look a little washed out in the photo below because I didn’t use a filter, but I really wanted to keep the colors as true to what they look like in real life as possible.
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation – Rich Ginger 160
Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Mineral Foundation – Tan
Revlon Photoready Concealer Stick – 04
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Eyeshadow – Hot Orange (lid)
Too Faced Natural at Night Palette – Hot Cocoa (Crease), Spotlight (Highlight)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow – Oil Slick (Outer V)
L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara – Blackest Black
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner Pen – Black (Top lashline and wing)
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner – Onyx (Waterline)
Benefit BrowZings – Dark
Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Blush – Mauve Mocha Latte
MAC Lipliner – Absolutely It
MAC Lipstick – Twig
NYX Megashine Lipgloss – Beige Pearl
And that’s it! Let me know if you guys would like to see a tutorial on this look. Otherwise…Plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Baaaaaaaaaaaaall!!!