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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Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystal Lip Balm Review

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Hello lovies, welcome to the blog today!! Yeah for Friday, Happy Friday ya’ll!! This has been a crazy week, with not much sleep, damn insomnia has kicked in overdrive this week, I am barely functioning at work right now 😦 Anyways, I am glad it’s the weekend, but it will be busy as well, so I wanted to make sure that I get some blogs wrote, and accomplished! I am definitely trying hard to post 3-4 times per week, so far, so good! Wish me luck!! I am making it a priority now, since I am getting such wonderful responses from all of you, it seems like you are all enjoying it! I have a fun little blog post for you all today, I wanted to purchase this new lip balm from Burt’s Bees ever since it launched, and it’s been a challenge thus far finding it, but I saw a super cute display, and wanted to get all 3, but I controlled myself, lol!

I am a huge Burt’s Bees fan, have been for years now, LOVE their lip balms, I have so many, I think I have every flavor, no joke, who’s with me on that? I am obsessed, so when a new product comes out, I am so interested in trying it! I am so glad I came across the display, and man is it cute or what? I stopped in to my local Rite Aid, and found them, yeah! I was pretty excited. They come in 3 different flavors, Red Raspberry, Tropical Pineapple, and Sweet Orange, they all sound yummy, and smell amazing! I may end up getting all of them, we will see, I didn’t love the formula though, so I’m not sure if I will. Have you tried it yet? What do you think? 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into my review, the price of these are $3.99 each, which I think is fair for a lip balm at the drugstore. Let’s talk about the super cute packaging!! I think it’s great, and they nailed it aiming for the younger, or older crowds alike! I love the bright colors, and the theme! I noticed at first application of this lip balm (I got the Red Raspberry flavor) that it wasn’t like their normal formula, I was expecting burst of flavor from the crystals, I didn’t get that all, I think that’s all marketing, crazy as that sounds. I also had to use a lot of product, yes my lips were dry, but I had to go over my lips like 5 times!! That’s a lot for a lip balm, it just didn’t glide on well at all, the flavor, and scent was nice, I could lick it, but that’s not really the purpose of a lip balm. I found the formula to be a little drying actually, and didn’t last on my lips at all sadly. I don’t think I will be purchasing anymore, but will remain a fan of Burt’s Bees for sure!! 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Raspberry Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Raspberry At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Tropical Pineapple At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Orange Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Sweet Orange At Target Here

Purchase Any Flavor At Ulta Here

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm nourishes with long lasting moisture to keep lips smooth with a burst of real fruity goodness. This natural lip balm glides on with a moisturizing texture and a taste of real raspberry. Formulated with hydrating beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil and antioxidant rich raspberry extract to keep dry lips moist, soft and smooth. This product is made with 100% natural ingredients and the packaging is 100% recyclable. Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm pampers your lips with fruity goodness.

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Too Faced Funfetti 5 Piece Collection HSN Set

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Hello Lovies!! Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and feeling happy, and in the holiday spirit for the coming holiday this weekend! I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here, this month has flown by! I have learned so much, and have gained so much in the blogging community this month, I very much thank you all again for your support. The blogging 5 days a week has been work, but I have really enjoyed it, and my favorite part is knowing that my readers are loving the reviews, I love your feedback as well, as I am forever growing, and learning, please always leave a comment if you wish 🙂

Today I have a really exciting blog post for you. Let me introduce you to the Too Faced Funfetti 5- piece Collection exclusively from HSN! This set is absolutely stunning, and an excellent value, it will also make a great gift for any beauty lover, because it has it all in the set! Yes, I do realize I am a bit behind the ball on this, however, I have no idea why I didn’t purchase it when I first saw it come out. I was really wanting it ever since I saw the very first sneek peek pictures. I still didn’t get it, I have never ordered anything from HSN, and was a little weary, even though I had no reason to be lol, so I jumped on eBay, and low and behold I bought one (with free shipping) yeah! It was sealed brand new in the HSN box, just like if I were to order it directly from them, I was so happy to finally have this in my hands, and add it to my collection! This is the cutest set I have ever seen, seriously though, these are my perfect colors, and I am sucker for cute, fun packaging, and I am obsessed with Too Faced, who isn’t right? Anyways, I am so excited to start using it now, I had to take some pretty pictures first of course for you guys! I definitely think while it’s still available on both HSN, and eBay that you get it while you can! The colors are absolutely stunning! Love this set!! It’s available for $68 plus shipping on HSN, and I purchased it off eBay for $59 including shipping, WOOP, SCORE not that one! I was lucky, but I still see them listed for not much more than retail. The value of this set is $122, if you were to purchase all this separate. I also wanted to mention that you can also purchase the palette itself for $42, but for the extra money, and value, you should just purchase the entire set right? Such a great deal, you won’t be sorry! 

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A little about the Funfetti Set:

Too Faced Funfetti 5-piece Collection Life’s a party, so celebrate it with style! Get playful with 12 matte and shimmer eye shadows, then top it off with a long-wearing blush, moisturizing mascara and a pop of pretty lip gloss. Discover all the products you crave to make your look fun, flirtatious and eye-catching. What You Get
.36 oz. Funfetti Eye Shadow Palette
.21 oz. Love Flush Blush – Funfetti (brightening peachy pink shade)
.10 fl. oz. Funfetti Lip Gloss – Mocha Freeze (bronze)
.27 fl. oz. Better Than Sex Mascara – Black
Heart Flatbuki Brush
Palette Shades
Feelin’ Good – matte bone
Life’s A Party – silvered lilac
Sequin – sparkling orchid
Over-Served – matte mauve gray
Forever Young – matte peach
Party Crasher – medium cool brown
Funfetti – pink champagne
Girl Gang – gilded brown
Pop, Fizz, Clink! – matte cream
After Party – antique gold
You’re So Fancy – matte soft fawn
All Nighter – charcoal with gold sparkle

Funfetti Eye Shadow Palette:
12 matte and shimmer shadows
Signature pigment-rich formula

Love Flush Blush:
Buttery soft pigments bond with skin and take on a weightless suspended look
Rich, pigmented shade offers unabashedly bold color payoff
Long-wearing and lasts for up to 16 hours
Perfect for all skin tones

Funfetti Lip Gloss:
Pretty pop of color for all skin tones
Provides comfortable, non-stick wear

Better Than Sex Mascara:
Helps moisturize and thicken the appearance of lashes
Provides a deep, intense black
Provides smudge-proof, all-day wear
Helps lock curl in place
Powered by a film-forming polymer

Heart Flatbuki Brush:
Heart-shaped brush
Cruelty-free
Made with Teddy Bear Hair

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Wet n Wild Lipglosses *Stardust & Sequins* Review & Swatches

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Hello, how are you today? I hope you are all doing well, and are living happily in the holiday spirit, I can’t believe how fast this month is going by, and the holiday’s are right around the corner, and will be here before we know it, yeah so excited for that!! Today I am bringing you the rest of the wet n wild stardust & sequins collection from the holiday 2016 collection, so exciting right? I purchased most of the collection, and this is the last of the blog posts, I really wanted to split them up, and do separate posts, to really focus on everything in the collection, because it’s that amazing! This blog post is going to be just for the lip glosses, I didn’t think I was going to do this post, because when I ordered from wet n wild online, I only purchased two of the lip glosses, not all four, I just wanted to try them, to see if I liked them or not. Well, needless to say, I fell in love with them, and had to have the other two in the collection. The first store I went to had them, yeah! Score, so I added them to the collection for the review, I have been using them every day, and love them! 

The lip glosses in this collection, are not only beautiful, but they are so unique, and absolutely stunning. The formula, is unique as well, it’s not like anything I have used before, including high end, and drugstore. It’s hard to describe, but they are non tingly, no plumping, but yet, very moisturizing, and shiny. They are non sticky, and the color, or shade lasts on your lips, these never cake up in the corners, or get yucky at all. They kind of remind me of the colourpop lip glosses, as far as the metallic shine, and texture. I really have been enjoying them, and thing they are definitely worth checking out because they are only $2.99 each! Amazing glosses for that price! Try them out for yourself! 

Colors: Left to Right

Ring My Bell Bottoms

The Loco Potion

Moxie Brown

Boogie White Lights

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Tarte “Pretty Paintbox” Collector’s Makeup Case Holiday Review

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Hello lovies! Welcome to the blog today, thank you for your continued support, and coming back to check out today’s post, and review! Hope you are all having a fantastic start to your day! This post is for the new holiday collection palette from Tarte, well okay, they call it a makeup case, and it definitely is more like a case then a palette. It is called the pretty paintbox collector’s makeup case, it launched about a month ago, but I am just now getting the review up. I actually kinda forgot about it, since I just purchased the tarteist pro palette, yes a review will be coming on that as well, but anyways, this makeup case is absolutely beautiful! I bought the one from last year, and the year before, I am a Tarte junkie, I can’t help myself, I love these palettes, especially when they are in beautiful packaging. This collection this year is totally different then last year, the color selection is different, the little minis that you get with the makeup case are different, and the outer design obviously is different. If you are a makeup junkie like myself, you will love this, and if you have a lot affair with Tarte, you will also love this! The packaging design is so hip, and modern, it’s a really cool neon colored swirl designed fabric. The makeup case last year did zip all the way around, this year though it doesn’t, it just closes shut, no zipper closure, I also love the flip up design this year where the little samples are kept, I feel like it wastes a little bit of packaging room, but it is perfect for travel, and is an all in one compact design, which I really enjoy, and will definitely use for travel. The product, and color selection are really stunning, the blush colors are beautiful, and yet so unique, because I own almost every blush that Tarte makes, and these are slightly different, and new shades, they pulled out all the stops with this makeup case from the holiday collection that’s for sure, this is a show stopper, and must have, I love it, and can’t wait to use it more! I love that they included all the minis, and a full size eyeliner as well. The pan sizes for the eyeshadows, and blushes are a good size, and will definitely last a long time. They are both rich, and buttery, and last all day on the eyes, and cheeks. I think anyone would really like this palette! And, I am sure I will be getting the one next year lol, I love them that much! Tarte is an amazing brand, I’m a huge fan!

What it is:
A custom collector’s case, packed with limited-edition tarteist™ essentials.

What it does:
Imagine, create, and inspire with this collector’s Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case, featuring all the beauty products needed to complete a number of beauty looks. The custom print, full-size case includes a built-in eye shadow palette with 24 brilliant, limited-edition shades, including warm neutrals and avant-garde bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. It also includes two, lash-loving favorites from tarte, including the waterproof Rainforest of the Sea™ so fine micro liner and tarteist lash paint mascara for an instant, ultimate increase in lash volume. Then, paint on high-coverage, high-shine lip color with the coveted, deluxe-size tarteist glossy lip paint. The case also includes a limited-edition, four-piece cheek palette to contour, highlight, and accentuate cheeks across all skintones. There’s added storage in the mirrored case for some extra tarteist essentials so you stow away the rest of your beauty musts.

This set contains:
– 24 x 0.031 oz/ 0.87 g Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow in Glitter Glue, Nude, Bronze Casting, Silhoutte, Waterlines, van Gogh with it, Metal Work, Charcoal Sketch, Pearl Earring, Frameworthy, First Impression, Starry Night, Fresco, Hearts & Crafts, Selfie Portrait, One Too Manet, Porcelain Dali, Monochrome, hot MoMa, Stained Glass, Pastel, I Lourve It, Get Surreal, Still Life
– 0.10 oz/ 2.83 g Tartiest lash paint mascara in Black
– 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Blush in Moment (coral)
– 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Authentic (champagne)
– 2 x 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Unique (shimmer), Provacative (matte contour)
– 0.10 oz/ 2.83 g Rainforest of the Sea So Fine Micro Liner in Black
– 0.01 oz/ 0.47 g Tarteist glossy lip paint in Ovbi (warm nude

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TJmaxx & Marshalls Shopping Haul #2

Oh boy lovies, do I have a haul for you today! Thank you for checking out my first haul last Friday! This week it’s time for the rest of it! Yeah, right? It is so fun to shop for good deals, there is always good finds at my Tjmaxx’s & Marshalls, I feel very lucky, that’s for sure, but I do follow the hash tags on instagram as well, so I know what to keep my eyes open for, and most of the time, if I search hard enough, and hit it right, I find them! The makeup selection during the holidays is always the best, but I save up all year, because I know it’s when they put out all of the best selection, and brands. The makeup, and skincare department is superb this time of year throughout the holidays! I keep finding high end brands for such amazing prices, unbelievable really. Some of the finds that I have found lately, are still available at the high end stores, (sephora) it’s awesome! As you can see this haul includes brands from Erzo Laszlo, Bare Minerals, Kat Von D, Formula X, Buxom, and Laura Gellar. I couldn’t believe I found all this awesome stuff, super excited to start using it! If you have any questions or want a review on any of the items, please leave me a comment below, I’d also love to hear what you’ve found lately as well! Please share! Happy hunting, I’m not done yet, I’m sure I will have another haul soon, so keep checking back for that! Enjoy! Thanks for checking out my  haul! And, yes I was wearing hot pink pj pants in the reflection, lol blogger life! 

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Lorac “A Lavish Affair” Holiday Lip Gloss Set Review & Swatches

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Hi there lovies!! Welcome to the blog today, I hope you are all having a wonderful day, it’s pouring rain here today, so I hope you are staying dry, oh Oregon, I tell ya, it doesn’t stop until Spring lol! This week I did the blog review, and swatches for the blush, and highlighter in this collection, and promised I would review the lip gloss set as well! Here it is, later in the week, but I just had to share with you because the color selection is absolutely perfect, and seriously beautiful! I wanted to get some good swatches of the colors for you to really get a good feel for all the colors, and how highly pigmented they are. This collection I purchased at Khol’s but it is also available at Ulta as well. This is part of the new holiday collection from Lorac. It is part of the rose & rivalry collection, and are the alter ego lip glosses. The price on this I thought was to good to be true, but low and behold, these are all FULL SIZE lip glosses, and you get 6 in the collection for $25, amazing right? If you do the math this set is a $96 value, WOW!! I thought these would be mini sized, but nope, all full size!! These normally retail for $16 each, the value truly is unbelievable!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this at my local kohl’s I was so excited, and the colors are so pretty!! The glosses last for hours on the lips, and they smell like vanilla frosting, or cake, so no chemical smell here with these lip glosses, yeah! The colors are opaque, and glide on effortlessly on the lips, they are also non sticky, and look stunning over lipsticks, especially pretty I bet over their lipstick collection!! Let’s get right to the swatches, tell me what your favorite shade is!! Mine is the nude, which is in the color bae, it’s my perfect shade of nude! 

Lorac’s A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection edition collection gives you a lip for every look. Decorated in Rose Gold, the Alter Ego lip gloss shades will take you from the first toast of champagne through the finale with one swipe of highly-pigmented, glossy color. The set includes 6 full size Alter Ego Lip Gloss Shades.

Lip gloss shades include:
BAE (nude)*
It Girl (coral pink with gold shimmer)*
Goddess (mauve)
Diva (hot pink)*
Icon (cherry red)*
Dominatrix (deep burgundy)

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