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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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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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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Mac Cosmetics “Work It Out” Collection Prep & Prime Setting Spray Fix + Rose & Lavender Review

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Hello there all my lovies!! Thank you for joining me today on the blog! This week has been busy as usual, and am playing a little bit of catch up, but hey, what else is new! I hope you are all having a great day!! Sorry this post is posting late, as I usually post in the morning at 8AM, but just didn’t have time to get the post up early, and I figured better late then never! So on the blog today, I have had these for about a month now unfortunately, and had the post on my “to do” list, and am just now finally getting around to it, I’m sorry, I missed the ball on this one, and they are all sold out now at stores online, and on Mac Cosmetics online. I knew these would be popular, and sell out fast, I am really glad that I snagged 2 when they came out! These are from Mac Cosmetics, one of my absolute favorite makeup up brands, and products, these were part of the work it out collection, and were special edition. Most of the collection is still available online though, just all 3 of these special edition fix+ collection are sold out. I did purchase mine at Nordstrom, so I got lucky before they sold out. When these were released in the full size, they were very popular, and sold out very quick, I actually didn’t purchase them, in hopes that mini’s would come out, okay, let’s be real, it takes me FOREVER to go through a full size of anything especially fix+ since I don’t use it every day, and only use it on special occasions on my brush to make pigment brighter, and as a setting spray when I really want my makeup to stay put, definitely not something I use daily, or even weekly for that matter, so I knew I really just wanted a mini, or 2, and I wanted all 3 scents originally, but settled with just the 2, since I didn’t really like the scent of the coconut scented one. I have been using these two, the rose, and the lavender, and they last forever, so I am glad I got the minis! The spray on these are amazing, I think I am going to save the bottles, and refill them with maybe a toner for my skincare, because the way these spray are absolute perfection, it dispenses the perfect amount needed, I really enjoy them a lot! These both smell amazing, without being over powering, the lavender is my favorite of the two! Fix+ makes any eyeshadow brighter, making any type of pigmented product wet, makes them more intense, and stand out more, I have been using this product, (the regular fix+) for years, it really does make a difference when you are going for more bold eye looks. This product has many uses though, so the uses are endless, and very versatile. 

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Let’s get physical! Stimulate your senses with a collection where high-performance colour meets the art of fitness. Pump up your look by sweeping on one of 16 bold-as-you-dare shades of In Extreme Dimension Lash. Warm up or cool down your look with super-charged Lipstick hues and six new shades of Crystal Glaze Gloss. Spritz to finish with a mist of Prep + Prime Fix+ in three scents. Now work it!

An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calming blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber, topped with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of sugi. Adds radiance and finishes makeup.

Thank you so much for reading, and again I apologize that I didn’t get this review post up earlier, that’s what I get for waiting to long, but I am glad that I got it done, and could share my thoughts, and opinions on this amazing product from Mac Cosmetics with all of you, because you can always get the regular one, or the mini, it just doesn’t have a fancy scent, but works the exact same, let me know if you have any other uses for this in the comments, I would love to know more ways to use it! Thanks! 🙂

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Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Nude Lip” Set

Hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a great end to your week, boy has this week seriously flown by SO fast!! So much for keeping my goal of posting 3 times a week, man what happened I tell ya! Well, I was with my family all weekend, that’s what, yeah for spending time with my sweet nephews, they are 3 and 5, and we had so much fun, although I brought my computer, and have every intention of blogging, and catching up when they went to bed, that didn’t happen, because this Aunty Nene was exhausted! LOL, so I am still playing a bit of catch up on everything this week, and am just now getting around to posting, so I apologize for that, thank you for checking out this post today! Happy Thursday, and Happy Spring, yeah finally it has sorta stopped raining here in Oregon, well for a few hours at a time anyways before it comes back, and the sun has made his lovely appearance, which I LOVE, my gosh the sun, I remember it! 🙂 Let’s jump right into today’s post! Happy reading, and as always please comment below if you’d like, I always respond 🙂

I seriously am obsessed with all the Sephora Favorites, but the lippy sets always speak to me the most, and I just love them, this one was all nudes, what is better then that? This is a must have for any nude lippy lover like myself! Sephora Favorites give me some nude lip set retails for $28, but it is an $88 value, so these Sephora Favorites kits are always an amazing deal, they do sell out fast, as this one has in the past, but it is restocked now currently online, I am not sure if it is in stores or not though, hopefully they are! Make sure you grab it if you are wanting it, as with any Sephora Favorites, these are always very popular, and will eventually sell out, and be no longer available. This set contains a total of 7 products, 2 full size, 5 deluxe sample size. This set also includes some of my favorite lip products, and brands, so I knew I had to get it! The mini’s are just so cute as well!! This set is perfect for anyone, the packaging alone is SO cute, but the products, and presentation are even better! I am not swatching these, but I am showing  you everything that comes in the set, if you have any questions let me know 🙂 Thanks for reading! 

What it is:
A mulitbranded nude-hued lip set.

What it does:
Get our nude-ist edition to Give Me Some Lip™! This neutral set features six must-haves to create the perfect nude lip look. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb to Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B. Find the perfect nude shade for your lips and explore different nude lip colors.

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
– 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
– 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude) FULL SIZE
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
– 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown) FULL SIZE

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HUGE Goodwill/ Thrift Shopping Haul!

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Hello all the lovies, welcome to the blog today!! Boy do I have an awesome post for you all today!! Just like last month around this time, I have decided to share my awesome goodwill haul with you for the month of February. Also, again like last month (I will link it here) I have some amazing deals, and finds! Obviously I am a beauty blogger, so most all of this is beauty related! Sometimes when I find these deals, I can’t believe my eyes, I grab it so fast, because I know it’s a great deal! Part of the fun is the hunt, as I have said before, it’s like you are finding little treasures. I typically don’t find this much beauty/ skincare/ makeup items, but this month I scored for sure!! I was so excited for some of these finds! My favorites this month are marked below, but they include the Oh Joy pink swan, I can’t wait to hang it in my beauty room, the vintage drawer box, man this thing is so cool, it was covered in residue from cigarette smoke, I cleaned it up, and it’s perfect now, I don’t know how old it is, but it most definitely is beautiful, that will go in my beauty room as well, I couldn’t believe it was only $2.99, wow!! This was the only non Target donated item I found this month, everything else came from Target. Like I have said before, I am very thankful to have amazing goodwill’s in my city, I shop about 10 different locations on a regular basis, sometimes I find amazing stuff, sometimes I walk about with nothing. These hauls are an accumulation, but I go often, as I never know when they are going to have anything, or put it on the shelves! I also want to mention, I find, and purchase a lot more, that I don’t even show you 🙂 Sometimes, it’s to big of an item to take good photos of, or I want to use it right away, and I never show the clothes I get because it’s a pain to photograph, but I do share most of what I find as much as possible, because I think you all enjoy seeing! Thank you for the support, and if you think buying from Goodwill in any negative way, then please keep those comments to yourself, as I do not, and have been shopping, and saving thousands of dollars for years! And I would never buy “used” makeup, that’s just nasty in my opinion 🙂 These are my opinions, and I love shopping at goodwill, and am not afraid, or embarrassed what so ever, I highly recommend checking out your local goodwill, and thrift stores! Enjoy the post, if you have any questions just ask! Thanks for checking out all the cool stuff I got at goodwill this month! I am excited to start using everything now 🙂

January Goodwill Haul Here

Goodwill Haul Here

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All Brand New (donated from Target)

Kristin Ess Curl Defining Creme $3.99

Kristin Ess Volumizing Mousse $3.99

Kristin Ess Cleansing Conditioner $3.99

Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask $3.99

Savannah Bee Set $.99

Vaseline Lip Therapy x3 $.99

Tweezerman Eyelash Curler $4.99

Pacifica Lipstick $.99

Pixi by Petra Lipstick $1.99

Rimmel Eyeliner $1.99

Sonia Kashuk Lipgloss $.99

Loreal Lift Blur Foundation $3.99

Burt’s Bees Chapstick $0.99

Burt’s Bees Set $0.99

Burt’s Bees Kissable Color Set $0.99

Vichy Eye & Lashes Serum $4.99

Zella Bath Fizzers Set $2.99

Illume Candle Jar $3.99

Voluspa Pink Candle $1.99 (MY FAVORITE FIND THIS MONTH) OMG!!! 

Trish McEvoy Bar Soap Set $3.99 

Molton Brown Travel Set $6.99 (MY FAVORITE FIND THIS MONTH) LOVE THIS BRAND!!

Real Techniques Sponge Set of 6 $6.99

Real Techniques Brush Set of 3 plus bag $9.99

Nip + Fab Glycolic Pads $2.99

Nivea Set of 3 $2.99

Nuxe Micellar Foam Cleanser $2.99 (SO EXITED TO TRY THIS)

Nuxe Comforting Cleansing Milk x2 $2.99

Eco Tools Kabuki Brush $.50

Liberty Water Bottle $2.99

Oh Joy Wall Decor Swan $12.99 (MY FAVORITE FIND THIS MONTH)

Vintage:

Vintage 3 Drawer Box w/ Mirror $2.99 (MY FAVORITE FIND THIS MONTH) SO COOL!

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Buxom Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Hello, hello lovies!! How is everyone doing on this after day after Christmas day? I can’t believe that Christmas is finally here, it came, and gone, it seems like December has truly flown by, are you with me on that? I guess it’s time to bring on the new year soon, and 2017! I hope you are all enjoying today, and this holiday season. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to post this pretty palette, since it’s so beautiful, and sparkles like ice! This set is available at both Ulta, and Sephora, and here is the best part, it’s on sale right now for $29, down from $42. I was going to purchase this when it was $42, I am really glad I waited, because now the entire line of  the buxom holiday collection is on sale, and more sales are rolling out on other holiday collections as well, yeah for sales! I love good deals, especially on eyeshadow palettes, because they are always expensive! Let’s get right into the review!

The packaging itself on this is absolutely stunning, and so classy, and pretty, I really love it. It’s also high quality, something I definitely expect from buxom. This would make a beautiful gift for any beauty lover. As you may know buxom is a brand that is also owned by bare minerals, so their products are a lot alike, and have the same quality which is awesome. I own a few other buxom eyeshadows, and lip products, and I love them, the brand makes great products! This eyeshadow palette features a 12-shade limited-edition Buxom Eyeshadow Bar palette, including four new diamond-to-coal shades and sultry fan favorites, this collection will give you the must-have, need-now shivers. The primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eyeshadows and mascara for outrageous volume will deliver smoldering looks for eyes that’ll stop them in their snowy tracks. The pigmentation on these shadows are amazing, I have always been impressed by these, they are smooth, buttery, and stay on all day with or without primer! The matte, and shimmer shades are equal, and I love how this palette is split pan, so you can get more of a color selection with just this one palette. My favorite color in the palette is Mink Magnet, it’s the perfect bronze, and perfect for the holiday season! This palette has a value of $95, and for this price it can’t be beat, get it before it’s gone! 

Eyeshadow Shades:

Diamond Darling (shimmering frost)
Champagne Buzz (shimmering pearl)
Trendsetter (matte putty)
Sequin Sparkle (sparking pewter)
Frosted Pewter (sparkling iron)
LBD (matte black)
Velvet Show (sparkling white)
Mink Magnet (metallic bronze)
Haute Couture (metallic java)
Jetsetter (matte griege)
Graphic Glam (sparkling charcoal)
Black Tie (sparkling onxy)

Includes:
Stone Cold Babe Palette (0.03 oz each)
Buxom Lash Mascara mini (blackest black) (0.2 oz)

What do you think of Buxom? Is it a brand that you purchase, or use? Let me know in the comments! Sorry about the bad pictures, the lighting was not in my favor today!! 

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