Monday, September 01, 2014

Tarte CC Undercover Cover and Eye Primer Review

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Tarte CC Undercover Cover and Eye Primer Review

Have you seen the goodies that Tarte has been coming out with lately? I admit that I've been testing these two for a month or so, and I'm just now getting around to mentioning them. But, they're pretty amazing.

Tarte CC Undercover Cover and Eye Primer Review

Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector
"This multi-tasking, full coverage corrector expertly masks undereye discolorations and dark circles in two universal shades. The light-diffusing particles brighten undereye areas and soften the appearance of fine lines as color-correcting colored clay helps to offset the look of dark circles."

This is a faintly peach concealer, and while it comes in a pan, it does feel hydrating. I have the light-medium shade, there's also a tan-medium. The peach is just enough to color correct my undereye circles, though I think it is more of a light-medium coverage. I do still add a little concealer over the corrector, though I don't need much. This is only because I need more coverage, otherwise it blends into my skin and looks pretty natural.

The corrector stays put all day long. I've been using it quite a bit lately (I definitely have problems sleeping the further along I get in my pregnancy!) I know I'll be using this corrector after the baby arrives, basically every day!

Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick
"Infused with color-correcting and skin-nourishing colored clay, this smoothing eye primer absorbs excess oil on the lids, offering a neutral base for the perfect eyeshadow application. The lightweight waterproof formula works overtime to address the appearance of redness and discoloration... Simply prep the lid with the easy-glide, neutral pencil tip prior to makeup application for better wear and truer shadow payoff that can last for up to 12 hours."

This eye primer is pretty similar to the NYX Eye Shadow Base that I talk about all the time. They're both creamy and offer coverage to help cover up my visible vessels. I love that. But there are a few important differences. First, the Tarte is a bit... thinner? I'm not sure how to describe this. The consistency is a bit different (one is a stick and one comes in a pot afterall), and the Tarte definitely leaves a thinner layer on my lids. But it still covers everything up, and it is a little bit closer to my actual skin tone. And with the Tarte as a primer, my shadows do last a little bit longer.

Finally, it really is easier to be able to just draw the primer all over my lid and pat it in to blend it, rather than dipping my finger into a big pot. This is definitely a product that I'll be repurchasing!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Labor Day Weekend Reads

It's no secret that Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a penchant for luxury face oils, but TATCHA'S GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil takes luxury to a whole new level. You will see why it truly is the GOLD standard!

Famous for some of the best eyeshadows this industry has ever seen, Rouge Bunny Rouge recently launched their first eyeshadow palette! Sunny shares a sneak peek and comparisons on Mostly Sunny. This beauty is limited edition, so don't let it slip through your butter shadow-loving fingers!

Christa at Perilously Pale reviews the new Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara. Finally a mascara that's truly different... and amazing!

Carrie from eyeliner on a cat is head over heels in love with Sage Lifestyle's gorgeous and eminently wearable perfume oil blends. Click through to find out why...

It's a rare day when Jessika from polish insomniac feels like she can pull off red lips. Check out what products gave her glowing skin and even confidence them off!

The Painted Rogue knows what she likes, and what she likes is phenomenal sapphire blue eyeshadow treasure! In the case of the Sleek Arabian Nights Palette, that treasure comes with a host of other lovely colours to boot. Did she mention there's sparkle? And a price that's friendly on the gold purse? Come take a look!

Win It!!! Reverse signs of aging naturally with TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel! Enter to win on Pammy Blogs Beauty!

As with most things, makeup is only as good as the tools you use. Read Prime Beauty's Top 10 Picks for Makeup Brushes!

15 Minute Beauty rounded up her Best MAC Cosmetics Products! Which products are your must haves? Did they make her list?

Beauty Info Zone has found blush nirvana at Makeup Geek. Check out the swatches and find total blush bliss!

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Labor Day Weekend Sale Picks

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Labor Day Sale Picks 2014

So, today my inbox exploded. Basically every store known to man is having a sale. And while I'm not sure how much I'll buy (I only have so much room in my closet), it sure is fun to window shop! I thought I'd share my favorites with you while I look around, and I'll be sharing codes if I have them as well.

Jewelry styles starting at 50% off
Now – 9/1

Up to 40% off
Ends 9.1

40% off final sale (use the code Weekend) with free shipping on orders over $100, Free Shipping on all orders on Labor Day
8/29 – 8/31

Kelly Wearstler
50% off select jewelry, ready-to-wear and accessories, use the code LABORDAY
Ends 9/2

50% off sale and select full price styles
9/1 11:59 PM EST

Clearance sale: 40% off Mens, Womens, Juniors, Kids, Home & Gifts
Ends 9/7

Old Navy
40% off the entire store
8/29 – 9/1

Sally Beauty Supply
Save 25% on orders of $50 at, Free Tote Bag for orders >$45 (use code 444452)
Ends 8.30

Get up to 75% off summer favorites

Too Faced
Up to 70% off
Ends 9/3

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Win it! Klorane Shampoo and Dry Shampoo with Nettle

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I have a fun Labor Day contest today!

Klorane, the amazing brand behind a few of my favorite shampoos and the dry shampoo that I obsess over (I may have just ordered myself a few extra cans), has offered 2 of my faves (including that dry shampoo) to 6 winners. Yes. 6 people will win this duo for themselves!

What you get:
Klorane Shampoo with Nettle
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle

The contest is open to those in the US and over 18 years of age. Good Luck!

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10 Great Navy Polishes for Fall

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10 Great Navy Polishes for Fall via

One of the hottest nail colors this fall might look a bit familiar, it's navy! (Again? Yes, again.)

I've been feeling Navy for a year or so, I can't even tell you how many navy shirts I own (and purses, and necklaces, and especially eye liners). There are a lot of great navy polishes out there, which one will you be picking up?

1. OPI Nail Polish in Russian Navy
2. Tenoverten Nail Polish in Commerce
3. Essie Fall Nail Polish in After School Boy Blazer
4. JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Rhapsody
5. L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail in After Hours
6. Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Midnight Blue
7. Essie Nail Polish in Midnight Cami
8. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Rolling in the Deep
9. Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in If the Blue Fits
10. Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Bleu Cobalt

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