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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Tarte Cosmetics Magic Collection *Now Available*

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Hello lovies!! OMG so this just happened today, I feel like I have been waiting forever for this collection to launch from Tarte Cosmetics, maybe it really wasn’t forever, but it sure felt like it, it must because I KNEW I had to have it all, this was right up my alley, and literally was calling my name, “Come and buy me Renee, it’s so magical, and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of” yep, that’s it, lol! How many of you all did this collection say the same to? I mean holographic, magical, glitter, glam, and beautiful all wrapped in a collection by one of my favorite beauty/makeup brands, yes please, can I get a hell yes? lol! So, the purpose of this post is to share photos, and links, so you can also get your hands on this collection! It just launched today on the Tarte Cosmetics website, and will be launching at Sephora (app only) on Friday March 17th, and Ulta I am not sure when, also I am not sure of when this collection will be launching in stores. I can keep this post updated though 🙂 Okay, this collection is absolutely stunning!! The entire collection is special limited edition so please if you want anything in this collection, don’t wait, as I am sure it will all sell out quickly. I mean, just the packaging alone, OMG, I literally screamed when I saw previews of this collection, I am a Tarte Cosmetics junkie, and own MANY of their products, including pretty much every large palette, and every blush, lol, no joke. I can’t get enough!! I am so excited to get my order, so I can review everything, and share with all of you! Let’s check out the magical pictures now, let’s get to it already! Have a wonderful day, and be magical!! P.S. I love unicorns, always have since I was a little girl, so when I say this collection speaks to me, um yes, hell yes it sure does!! 

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Miracle *Diamond Sponge* Review

Hello lovies, happy happy Wednesday to all of you! I hope your having a great half of the week day, hump day! We made it through half the week, lol!! Okay, I will keep it real, I am writing this on Sunday, lol trying to catch up on blog posts while I have a free moments, so Happy Sunday! lol! Busy, busy weekend for me! Lots, and lots of work, 3 days straight to be exact! Yikes, but it’s all good, I love what I do 🙂 Today’s blog is a good one! I searched high and low at 3 different ULTA stores to find this new sponge, the miracle diamond sponge by real techniques, and finally found it, yeah!! I wanted to get a review up quickly, because it’s pretty awesome, and beautiful as well! Hey, it’s always fun to apply your makeup with something beautiful right? I am a sucker for pretty things, and diamonds for that matter, after all, diamonds are a girls best friend!! 

I am a huge beauty blender fan, if you haven’t been introduced into the makeup sponge world, let me introduce you. I, at first was skeptical, but wow, such a life changer, seriously SO worth the money, the look you achieve with applying your foundation, and concealer with a beauty sponge is unlike anything you can achieve with your hands, or a brush! If you have never tried any type of sponge, you really should! Okay, so like I said I normally use beauty blender brand sponges, but I like to try new ones, especially ones that are much cheaper, because who doesn’t like saving money? If it works the same, why not spend less? In my opinion, there is no reason to spend more! So I have been a long time fan of the real techniques miracle complexion sponge, it applies my makeup just like a beauty blender does, and it’s so much cheaper! It’s literally 1/3 the price of a beauty blender! I love the flat angle to the sponge, it works really well at patting out concealer, and fits perfectly around my nose, and eyes. So, as you can imagine since I love the regular miracle sponge by real techniques so much, I had to try the new diamond one! The shape, and angles really interested me, I wondered how well it would really work. It is also very pretty, yep, I feel for the pretty factor of it!!! Their is a price difference though, the miracle diamond sponge is $9.99, and the regular miracle sponge is $5.99. All in all, considering I don’t think the price difference is to bad. 

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Review-

This sponge is beautifully packaged, and once you get it open, ps it was difficult to open, but I guess that is to prevent theft in the stores, so it makes sense. The sponge once wet, expands nicely, definitely get’s to a bigger size, and more soft, not to big, not to small, just the right size to hold in your hand. The different textures, and edges make my foundation, and concealer application look flawless, it provides a true airbrushed effect, just like with any beauty blender, or sponge application, without being streaky, or having brush strokes, which is nice!! The pointed tip gets right into my inner corner, and crevices of my nose, really blending out my foundation, and concealer without making it look patchy, or smeary. I enjoy this beauty sponge more than the original Real Techniques beauty sponge, but will continue to use both, and the variety, because I like to switch it up every now and a then for variety of application, etc. I definitely will be repurchasing this product again, when this one is done. The only negative thing about the miracle diamond sponge that it is awkward to hold especially when you use both ends, and it’s too pretty, lol, it took me forever to break into the packaging, and actually use, and review it for you all, because I didn’t want to mess up the grey/white marble color of the sponge! Ugh, the OCD in me was screaming lol! What are your thoughts? Is this something your wanting to try? Let me know! 

Details-

This multi-faceted Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge is uniquely designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two Miracle Diamond Sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design.

Benefits:
Pointed tip covers small imperfections
Larger flat sides function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like your forehead and cheeks
Smaller flat sides are great for precision contouring around your eyes, mouth, and brow bone
Top works great to buff and blend out your makeup for a flawless finish

Features:
Use wet for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders
Replace every 1-3 months
Ideal for creams, or liquids for flawless results

How to Use-
Use wet for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders.

p.s. if your reading this, do you notice the little hair around the very top of the last picture on the tip?? I mean really?? I died laughing just typing that…… and no it’s not what you think it is lol, the things you see while editing photos or videos is hilarious I tell ya!! 🙂

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Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review

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Hello, hello lovies! Happy hump day to all of you, thank you for coming to the blog today, and joining me! Today’s blog post is a highly requested review, and a crazy popular item as well. It is the Tarte Cosmetics shape tape concealer!! Check out my review! It was near impossible to find my shade, ha, no not really I just happened to find it in store, they had it in the back luckily in my shade, I was thankful for that! The color I am reviewing is light neutral (which I am guessing is a popular one) as I think it will suite a lot of skin tones, and colors. I was so excited that my local Ulta had it in stock, I jumped right on it, that’s for sure!! P.S. while I was in line purchasing this, there was another woman beside me purchasing it as well! See? I told you crazy popular!! So I bet you are wondering what the hype is? Or why is it so good? Well, let’s jump right into my review!! I am writing this late at night, and need to get to bed, so I won’t have to use a crazy amount of this stuff under my eyes in the morning, lol!!

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My review:

Let me just start off by saying that, I have been searching for a new concelor and I love this one! Great coverage and it’s so easy to blend in!! I really couldn’t believe it!! So easy to use, blends in like magic, I use a damp beauty blender, and you only need a very small amount. The applicator wand makes it so easy to apply, I just lightly pull out the wand, and it’s ready to use for all areas of my face. I don’t have to re dip, which is not only hygienic, but keeps it clean! As many of you know, I have a lot of hyper-pigmentation, and severe acne scars all over my face, and this stuff just covers it up so effortlessly, well mostly, my scars are very deep, and red, so nothing really conceals them perfectly unfortunately, so I take what I can get as far as coverage goes. It brightens my under eye area, and sets very fast, but doesn’t cling to my fine lines, scars, or wrinkles at all. There is a light fresh scent that doesn’t last once applied. It is easy to blend with a blush, finger or beauty blender. The key is making sure you find the right color match for your skin. The product dries, and sets very quickly, so you must blend fast! It lasts all day and you don’t even have to use much because a little goes a long way, like I said before. I Will definitely be buying more in the future, a repurchase must have for me for sure! I definitely think it’s worth the hype! 

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How to use:

This creamy concealer is ideal for applying with the quickie blending sponge (sold separately.)
To Cover & Perfect

1. Dot concealer directly over blemishes, dark circles or other imperfections and use the narrow, tapered side of the sponge to dab and blend.

2. To cover redness or uneven skin tone, apply concealer directly onto skin and blend using the larger, domed end of the sponge.

3. To offset the look of dark circles, trace concealer onto undereye area in a “triangle of light formation” and blend using the narrow side of the sponge.

To Contour & Highlight

1. Trace concealer in light, thin lines directly onto areas you want to highlight and contour, such as the cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose.

2. Use the narrow, pointed side of sponge to blend formula into skin in the direction of the lines you traced. The larger, domed side can be used to soften any harsh lines.

3. Wear concealer 1-2 shades darker for creamy contouring and 1-2 shade lighter as a luminous highlighter.

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Huge Makeup Shopping Haul #1 TJMaxx & Marshalls, Amazing finds!

Hello, hello lovies. I hope today brings you joy, and your all having a fantastic start to your weekend! I have a fun, and exciting blog post for you today, well at least I think it is! I am such a makeup, and beauty junkie that I search for good deals, at stores like TJMaxx, Homegoods, Marshalls, and Nordstrom Rack pretty regularly, not only because it’s fun, but because I love a good hunt!! Let me tell you, now is the best time to shop, around the holiday season is when they get in tons of new stuff, especially in the beauty department! They really try, and boost sales for the holidays, to get the consumers in the door, because once you find that amazing deal, especially on makeup, your hooked! I remember last year I spent WAY to much at these stores during November, and December, I wait all year for the good stuff! Anyways, this year is looking to be the same, spending way to much again. I am splitting up the haul into 2 separate hauls, and posts, because it’s just easier to split it up 🙂 I  just can’t help myself, I can’t pass up good deals, who’s with me on that? The beauty, and skincare department is literally packed with goodies!! I love going, and looking to see what new that got in, and for the most part it’s a lot of stuff they don’t normally carry. It’s like they hoard all the good stuff until now, lol! I am loving it though! I have found so many good high end makeup products, and the prices are always so low, sometimes unbelieveable. Some of the brands I have found lately include, Kat Von D, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bare Minerals, Buxom, Tokyo Milk, Bobbi Brown, Make Up For Ever, Tocca, Lollia, Mac, Too Faced, Ciate, Sephora, Formula X, Nars, Stila, and the list goes on, see I told ya, I have been finding so much lately!! So many high end, prestige brands! I am finding them at such low prices, and at incredible values. I will share below what all I have gotten recently in the last few weeks, and this isn’t even everything, this is just what I set aside to haul, I have gone a little crazy lately lol! I hope you all are able to find some good deals as well, I just wanted to share with you, so you can have your eyes open too, happy shopping, please leave a comment down below telling me which one of my finds you think is the best, and if you have been able to find as well! Happy hunting!! 🙂 If you would like pricing information on anything, please ask 🙂 Haul 2 is coming next Friday, be sure to come back and check it out!! I have been finding amazing deals lately!

Oh, and my little Pumpkin always wants her picture taken too 🙂

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Sephora Black Friday Deals Wish List Shopping Guide

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Hello lovies! I hope you all had a fantastic, and happy Thanksgiving. I am posting this on Thanksgiving I know, but I am sure some of you won’t be reading it until after, so good vibes, and full bellies all around right? I just wanted to put a list together for myself, and thought I would blog it as well, and share it with all of you, and get your thoughts, and opinions as well. I am obsessed with black Friday, I literally wait all year for all these fantastic, and amazing deals, sales, and deals on makeup, anything beauty related, count me in!! Yes please!! Who is just as excited as I am about black Friday? Let’s check out what deals I am lusting after, or ideas of what I am wanting, and maybe you are also :). I will be posting a list here from Ulta, and Sephora. What are you most interested in? Anything catching your eye? Please note, I didn’t post everything here, just items that I am wanting, or an idea of gift ideas as well! Please leave me a comment, and let me know what your most excited about this black Friday! I am most excited about spending time with my family, especially my adorable nephews!!! 🙂

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Sephora’s List:

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Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color Polish Trio Review

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Hello there loves, happy (maybe not so happy) Monday, hey at least it’s going to be a short week this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday! I am so excited to have some days off, and eat some delicious food with my amazing family! I love Thanksgiving. I have set a goal of blogging every day, posting 5 days a week, and posting 2 pictures to instagram, through Christmas pretty great goal right? Yeah for goals, wish me luck 🙂 

Today I am sharing with you an amazing nail polish trio that I was lucky enough to receive from pacifica! I was so excited to get a package from the brand finally, as I signed up to be a brand ambassador a while ago. I love pacifica, and have many of their products, beauty, skincare, nail polishes, and candles, to name a few. I was introduced to pacifica a few years ago, because it is a local to me company, and is based out of Portland, Oregon! Oh yeah for local!! I actually had the opportunity to go to a warehouse sale a few years ago, let me tell you, it was awesome, I scored some great deals there that’s for sure, I hope to hear about another one soon so I can go! Pacifica is hands down my favorite cruelty free brand, because they have beautiful products, and they actually are pigmented, smell amazing, and work! 

Pacifica is newly launching some new on trend nail polish colors, so fun right? These are cool girl approved, makes me feel young again just wearing this nail polish right now, ha, ha! These are the ultimate knockouts, 3 new colors for the holiday season, featuring the brand new on trend color london tomboy. The color is a beautiful aqua green color, with a slight blue tone, a beautiful beachy tone, yet very wearable and pretty. Pacifica is launching a few different options in these holiday nail polish trios, they are all just beautiful, and lovely. I would love to try out more colors, and will definitely be purchasing more , the holographic colors look so fun, and are right up my alley, as I love these kind of colors to help me channel my inner mermaid clearly 😉 These polishes go on so opaque it’s amazing, the color, and pigmentation for such a dark color is perfection. The nail look I created was one coat, yep you heard that right, one coat, unbelievable right? You just don’t get that kind of color with 7 free nail polish, but pacifica really nailed it with these beautiful colors! My favorite out of the trio is the black, as it’s dark but has the perfect amount of gold finely milled glitter, it’s really cute, and adds just the right amount of glitter, and fanciness to my nails! These retail for $9 each, and I am guessing around $22 for the trio. You can find them at Ulta, I just checked and this trio is so new that it’s not yet on the ulta website, so I am hoping it will be available online soon, otherwise try checking in store. You won’t be disappointed, as I am loving them! 

I wanted to include the ingredients, because this is what really makes pacifica’s nail polish different, and unique, so here are the ingredients, and more information about the polish. Pacifica’s 7 Free Nail Polish is long lasting and void of many chemicals that one would find in traditional nail polish. Amazing vibrant colors that go on smooth and stay put, plus a custom wide, 100% vegan brush for easier application. 7 Free is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals.

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Pacifica Holiday Trio:

COLORS: 

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(The nail look I created with the ring finger in luxe interior, and the other fingers in london tomboy)

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