Mac Cosmetics “Fruity Juicy” Pearlmatte Face Powder Review

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Hello hello lovies! Welcome to the blog today, I am pre writing blogs, but I am writing this, and dreaming of where I will be in a few days, yep, I will be laying poolside in Las Vegas, I am so excited to be going again so soon, yeah for pool, and Vegas time. It’s only been a month since I was there, but it is calling my name again, so I am pre posting because as this is posted I will be at the pool on Monday morning, yeah! It’s okay really, you can be jealous!! This is the perfect blog post for the moment that’s for sure, but honestly I am not bringing it, I am to scared of it getting broken!! LOL, for real though! Anyone who knows me, knows I will always be a beach girl, I was raised in Florida, now living in Oregon, yep, opposite coast, still a beach girl, always will be. I have always loved hibiscus flowers, have a tattoo on my foot, because I am that in love with them!! I grew up with hibiscus flower bushes in my front, and back yard. I am so excited to see them by the pool at the belliagio, we always stay there, and there is hibiscus bushes by the pool, I am really hoping that they are blooming right now!! Anyways yes, I truly love them, so when I saw sneak peeks, I freaked out, I mean this was MADE for me. I actually a few years ago, bought on eBay the “surf baby” collection highlighter/blush that was brand new in the box, and I was so lucky to have it, as I am definitely a mac collector, I still haven’t ever used it lol, with that collection the gold hibiscus flower is just a spray over sadly, so I haven’t wanted to use it. This powder however, is not a spray over, it’s actually indented product of different colors in the compact, which is awesome! I love the packaging on this as well, it’s so tropical, bright, and beautiful, I also love the shiny black as well, although, I do feel like they could’ve done better, like have bright coral, or pink packaging, but that’s okay, I still love it. This powder is a pearlmatte finish, and is the perfect combination when swirled together, my darn ocd makes it very hard for me to mess up the beautiful hibiscus flower design, so the photo below of the swatch isn’t mine, just to let you know. There are many other products to the collection as well, this was just the only thing that I HAD to have, so it was the only piece from the collection that I purchased from Nordstrom. It retails at $33, which is typical of a normal mac cosmetics facial powder. The pan size is large, and it will last for a long time. The collection is called fruity juicy collection, most of the collection is still available online, and in stores, but it is selling out quickly, so I would act quickly if you want anything! It’s such a fun collection, I am so glad that I have this face powder full of hibiscus flowers in my makeup collection! Thanks for reading, were you able to purchase anything from this collection? 

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What it is: A limited-edition face powder featuring a flirty floral pattern and special packaging with a tropical fruit and floral print.

What it does: A combination of pearlized and satin shades features a rich texture and gives skin a velvety finish. It can be used as a blush and highlighter and is also suitable for use around the eye area.

Swatch:

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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water- Resistant Lip Topcoat “White Lie” Review

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Hello lovies! Happy Saturday, I have been wanting to switch up my posting days, since I don’t really have a strict schedule, I would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you think, I won’t be changing the time that I post them, because I feel like 8 AM PST is a good time for everyone, but who knows, please let me know what you all think, I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thank you! Okay, let’s get right to the blog post today. As you can already guess, this has been sitting on my “to do” list for a while now. I actually bought it right when it launched. I was super excited about it, because as a lot of you know, I am seriously obsessed with anything translucent, iridescent, shiny, opal like, oh you know, all the pretty things, lol! I thought this was such a cool product, new, innovative, and I had to have it! I at least had to have 1 of the 12 shades, and this shade was the only one that I wanted, funny, I would like a few more, but I knew this one was for me. It is absolutely beautiful!! I mean, just for the glitter alone, the colors, and the effect that it provides is so worth it! The lip topcoats retail for $18, and are available where Urban Decay is sold. I purchased mine at Macy’s! I think the retail price is pretty reasonable for the amount of product you get. I feel like because this is a top coat, that it will last for a long time, because with this product, you don’t need much, and a little goes a long way! By applying this top coat, it completely transforms any lip color, or lipstick, and makes it look totally different, I really think it’s such a fun, and innovative new product! I have seen topcoats before, but this is definitely more glittery, and really changes the look! This is perfect for a night out, from going from a day to night look, and just so fun! IT is shade shifting, and gives a duo chrome effect on the lips, without being over drying, it dries down, and melts perfectly into the lip color that it coats. I do have a complaint though, I don’t like the applicator brush, it makes the product clump together, and get chunky, which does goes away once it is applied to the lips, but it could’ve been more thought out, and designed better, I do however love the packaging, and the product is great, I know other’s haven’t enjoyed it, but I do like it, and think it does exactly what it was intended to do, which is transform your lips, and give a completely different look to them, while maintaining moisture, and smoothness. I think you should give it a try, I think you will love it as much as I do! I always love Urban Decay products, and some of them are my absolute favorite!! Thank you for reading! 

What it is:
A top coat that transforms any lip color for a completely customized look.

What it does:
Go from all-business to a party look in one swipe with Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat. It transforms any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized and matte shades of UD’s Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to create a completely customized look.

Instantly morph your favorite colors and make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look—or wear these shades alone. Available in shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes, Urban Decay’s innovative, comfortable, gel-cream formula dries down quickly for long-lasting wear that never feels sticky. Vice Special Effects not only lasts, but also creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath and prevents it from moving around on your lips.

Vice Special Effects comes in a clear tube (so you can see the shade inside) with gold accents. To set it apart from Vice Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay gave it an iridescent white cap. The flexible brush applicator helps the formula glide on smoothly, without messing up any lipstick underneath. Marine Filling Spheres™, rich in marine collagen, deliver moisturizing and skin-smoothing properties.

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Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops Review in the color **rosé**

Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops rosé review, hello there lovies, let’s jump right into today’s blog post!! Let me tell you, it’s a pretty one, and the pigment is incredible as well, so so beautiful!! So, I am first going to say, that I got these at a discount, thankfully, I paid $14.99 for this, it is full size, and was brand new in the box! I found it at Marshall’s! I have found TONS of the Algenist line at Marshall’s, and TJmaxx in the last month or so, amazing deals, literally half the price of retail, I have picked up a few of the makeup products, this being one of them, and have really been loving them so far, so I thought I would do a review for this one, since it’s my favorite, and SO beautiful! My Marshall’s only had 1 of these, so I had to grab it! I was excited, because I have a sample size of this, and have tried it, and knew it was an awesome highlighter/ illuminizer! This comes in 3 different shades, the one that I was able to purchase is in the shade Rose, yes it’s gorgeous, and a must have in my opinion! It is so versatile, and is very light in formula, and I love putting just a little on the tops of my cheek bones, it gives the perfect amount of shine, and shimmer, but still remains light, not overpowering, without the chunky glitter look. Also, a little of this goes a long way, so this bottle will last for years I am sure! This is available at Sephora and retails for $38, but you can find them at TJMaxx, and Marshall’s right now, you just have to look! This is actually healthy, and good for your skin, check out the chart below! Buy it at Sephora.com here

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Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A multi-use featherweight drop formula which can be used alone for an enhanced highlighting effect or added to your favorite beauty products to impart a radiant glow.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven skin tone
– Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
This lightweight serum highlighter captures and diffuses light for a soft-focus, illuminated radiance. Algacorrecting Complex color corrects and targets uneven skin tone while ultra-fine, luminous pearls impart a subtle, radiant glow. It is available in three shades that highlight targeted areas with a gold, pink, or silver glow.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
These products are also formulated without synthetic dyes, GMOs, or triclosan. They are noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and suitable for all skin types.

Shades:
Champagne: illuminating gold
Rosé: glowing pink
Pearl: highlighting silver

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HIGH end beauty Las Vegas outlet shopping haul *Tom Ford, NARS, Burberry, Estee Edit*

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Hello, hello lovies. Good day to all of you, okay, it’s night time when I am writing this post, but yes, it will be morning when this is posted 🙂 I hope your day is going wonderful so far, hopefully my day will be awesome as well. I mentioned in my last post yesterday that I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas, and had a great time, sunshine, pooltime, great food, and amazing shopping deals, are always so fun, right? My gosh, this was a great time this time, I really needed some sunshine, and pooltime to relax, but I got so damn sunburnt that I had to take a little break from the pools, and go shopping, my second favorite thing to do in Las Vegas besides the pool! Shopping is always so different in Las Vegas, because you just never know! I decided to try the North (in downtown Las Vegas) outlet mall this time, next time when I go in June, I want to go again to the North, but also want to see what is at the South, I also didn’t have time to do any other shopping this time, so gotta make more time for that next time as well! I am all about finding good deals!! I found some amazing deals on makeup this time, yeah!!! I couldn’t believe it, I was literally SO freaking excited when I saw there was a bare minerals store in the outlet, and a cosmetics company store as well, yeah!! I walked in to both of these stores, and almost cried lol, oh joys of a makeup lover lol! So anyways check out everything I got!! I will post the prices I paid as well just so you all know, what kind of amazing shopping deals you can get at these types of outlet stores in Las Vegas, so totally worth the trip, p.s. I took the bus from Bellagio, where I stayed to get there, it was definitely the way to save money, and travel while in Las Vegas, highly recommend it! Please let me know your favorite thing from my haul, I am curious to know, my favorite thing was both of the Tom Ford items, that bronzer/highlighter duo is LIFE, I saw it, and freaked out, so so beautiful my gosh yes!! These are my first 2 Tom Ford items in my collection, fyi, they are full of luxury, and elegance that’s for sure, simply stunning, and so is the price tag, lol, even at outlet prices!! I splurged, it’s always good to treat yourself every once in a while, why is makeup so beautiful, and pretty? LOL! Enjoy my haul! You can live through me, and my bad shopping habits! 🙂 Oh, and I do want to mention that Bare Minerals offers a free birthday gift (the full size eyeshadow) for your birthday, mine was April 14th, and I am a member because I am a Bare Minerals junkie, lol, so I got that for free! Also, the store was having an additional percent off because it was the weekend, so I really got great deals, I don’t know if they do this on non weekend’s though, so you may just get lucky like I did! The cosmetics company store was doing an additional 1/2 off everything in the store except Tom Ford, but that’s okay, they were still great prices! 

Tom Ford Bronzer/Highlighter Duo: $54

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Duo: $42

Burberry Eyeshadow: $16.24

Burberry Lipstick: $18.48

Burberry Lip Gloss: $15.97

Nars Laguna bronzer: $37.96

Nars Eyeshadow: $16

Nars Eyeshadow: $16

Bare Minerals Eyeshadow: FREE

Estee Edit Kendall Eyeshadow Palette: $16.50

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Thanks for reading, and checking out my Las Vegas shopping haul! Happy shopping lovies! 

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Goodwill/Thrift Haul For April 2017

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Hello hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a fantastic day, and are ready for another goodwill/thrift haul!! This is everything that I purchased at Goodwill in the last month, the month of April, I say this every time, but I got some amazing stuff this month, and am so lucky to have found what I have! I honestly never know what I may find, and it’s always a chance, or a risk, but So worth while looking, and sometimes I come out with a a lot, a few, or nothing, you never know what you will find, it’s the hunt that is my favorite! I look at it like a treasure hunt, never knowing what I may find, it’s a ton of fun, but I have always been this way, I love finding good deals, and treasures, but who doesn’t right? I am continuing to do this blog series, as it seems like I am getting a lot of positive feedback, and you are all enjoying it! I appreciate your continued support in this series, and checking out, and sometimes being jealous of my finds, hey I am jealous of the people that was able to find even cooler stuff then me, for example, in this haul, I went into my local goodwill, and the woman (all the employees know me) said, oh ya, we had a bunch of Urban Decay stuff, but they are gone already, I almost died, lol, I got the 2 that were left, they were priced at $2.99 each, yes they are bright purple, but come on I couldn’t pass them up!! So ya, I know how it feels for sure, I can’t go every day, lol, although some people definitely do! So, I always feel fortunate to find such amazing stuff when I do go! Like I have said, I go to about 6 different stores in my area, I am so lucky to have so many so close to me, and live in a very eco-friendly, recycle friendly city/state, yes Oregon is seriously the best, and am so thankful I live in this beautiful state!! I will link below my other goodwill hauls I have done, and ps, I don’t even share everything that I purchase, like clothes, etc, because somethings are just to hard to photograph lol! I hope you enjoy my finds, if you are curious on prices that I paid on anything just ask! 🙂 Here are my favorite things this month that I found! What do you think? What is your favorite? Below is a list of my favs, make sure you come back around the same time next month for more awesome stuff I found at goodwill!! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Swan clutch (how cute is this, I’m in love) paid $3.99 

Urban Decay 2 lipsticks (bright purple colors, but who cares) paid $2.99 each

Clear plastic thread travel bag pouch (I looked this up because it was so unique, and it retails for $78, what? it’s a piece of art, and from an exclusive designer) paid $2.99

Reef shoes (my gosh these are so cute, I literally own over 20 pairs of reef flip flops, yes I grew up in Florida on the beach, even though I live in Oregon now, I thought this cute were so cute, they were in my size, and brand new!) paid $7.99

Starbucks Portland, Oregon water bottle (what a find, these are part of the travel series, and wanted this in store, this is brand new, so cool, love it) paid $2.99

Blue quartz stone bookends (I have always wanted a set of these but they are always so expensive, I love these, so pretty) paid $2.99 each 

Butterfly clay jewelry box (I mean this was meant for me to find, it’s so perfect, and cute, I love handmade stuff, and anything butterfly) paid $3.99

Oh Joy (from target) salad server set, and appetizer forks (as you may have seen in my previous posts, I am obsessed with this line from target, and have found so much of it for cheap at goodwill) paid $9.99 & paid $4.99

The body shop bath set in british rose (I freaked out when I saw this, jumped for joy, lol, all brand new, and smells amazing) paid $3.99

Avon set of 2 jars (so so so cute, I had to have them for my vanity, I love vintage avon, and collect them, these are little jars, I love them) paid $2.99 & paid $1.99 

Sephora pantone lipstick (this was the same day I found the urban decay lipsticks, it’s a pretty pink color, and was new in box, no longer available at sephora, the makeup junkie in me had to have it, although it wasn’t “cheap”) paid $9.99

Goodwill March Haul

Goodwill Haul February

Goodwill Haul January

Goodwill Haul

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Tarte Cosmetics: Make Believe In Yourself Collection Haul

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Hello all my beautiful lovies!! Happy weekend, I hope you are all doing well, and having a lovely weekend, even though it’s the end, lol! Sorry about not posting this week, I didn’t really mean to not post, it just kind of happened, life I guess! I am playing a bit of catch up with everything, and today I have a fun post, that I have been meaning to get up for a while, sorry it’s late, but still relevant for sure. I feel in love with this collection the second I saw it, even when it wasn’t even available yet. I love it all, seriously everything is SO beautiful, I wanted the entire collection, but just ended up purchasing most of them 🙂 I couldn’t resist, the packaging, and rainbow, unicorn design is EVERYTHING! I knew I had to have at least the brush set, and the eyeshadow palette, because they are just a must have in my book, and were screaming my name, definite must haves! Tarte Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands, always have been, and have many of their products, including about every blush they have lol, for real though, I love everything Tarte! Let’s jump right into the haul, I didn’t do swatches this time, because their are already so many online, so I mainly just wanted to share my haul, and what I got from the collection with all of you, let me know if you got anything from the make believe in yourself collection, and how you like it! I am loving everything so far, my favorite it is the brush set, the unicorn handles and colors of the bristles are just so pretty, love them, they are absolutely stunning, and are very high quality! My other favorite is the eyeshadow palette, I am obsessed with metallic shades, so I knew I would love these, they are very pigmented, but my only complaint is that they don’t transfer well to the eyelid with a brush unfortunately, it’s almost to powdery of a formula, you really have to layer up a bit to achieve the pigmentation, which is a bummer, because you have to use a lot of product. I do LOVE the lights, camera, lashes mascara, it’s always been a favorite mascara of mine, this limited edition holographic packaging really gives me life, I can’t stop starring at it, it lengthens my lashes, and adds volume, love this mascara formula! I recommend at least getting the mascara, just for the formula, and beautiful packaging! 🙂

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Tarte Cosmetics: ***make believe in yourself collection*** 

***magic wands brush set*** $39

*eye & cheek palette*** $40

***spellbound glow rainbow highlighter*** $30

***spellbound sprinkle face & body glitter*** $15

***lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara*** $23

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Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017 Review

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Hi there all my lovies!! Welcome to the blog today, and happy hump day, lol, let’s jump right into today’s blog, because I only have a limited amount of time today (it’s nap time) so I am going to rush through this blog post today, I hope that’s okay. I just received my Walmart Beauty Box for Spring a few days ago, and wanted to get it up for you all as soon as possible, in case it’s still available, and you wanted to get one! The Walmart Beauty Box is $5 (that covers shipping, the box is free) this box is all beauty related, and is shipped quarterly, which is 4 boxes a year, 1 box per season. When you sign up for the box, it is automatically paid, and the $5 is deducted from your account for the box. I have been a subscriber since the first box was released, and think it’s a great valued box, although I do feel like the brands repeat quite a bit unfortunately, and wish they would get new brands to be in the box. I love trying out new products, hint to why I am a beauty blogger, lol, right? so this box has always been good for me, and a good deal, because otherwise I wouldn’t have the opportunity to try out these products. Everything that is sampled in the box can be found at Walmart, which I shop at anyways, so it is very easy to pick up the full size products, if I end up liking them, which is nice. Let’s check out everything that I got in my Spring beauty box, and fyi the box will vary depending on your age, I am 35, so I am not sure which box I get, and may have changed my age at some point to get the younger box lol, which I believe is called the “trendsetter” but, who knows! What do you think of the box? Do you think it is worth the $5 quarterly? Do you end up using the products, and or coupons? Sometimes I feel like I won’t use some of the products, and I am not a huge couponer either so I feel like those get wasted in the box. If you would like to sign up here is the link 🙂 Enjoy the pictures, I will be back on Friday with another post, really trying to do the 3 posts a week, and stick to it! Thanks as always for your support! 

Sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box Here

Please check out some of my past blog post review’s below 🙂

Winter 2016 Box

Summer 2016 Box

Winter 2015 Box

As a Walmart Beauty Box subscriber, you will receive a custom box each season filled with brand name product samples, all available at Walmart for purchase. Each Walmart Beauty Box is a limited edition and may sell out at any time.

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