Sephora 2018 Birthday Gift: BITE Beauty

Sephora 2018 Birthday Gift: BITE Beauty

Lips, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
My birthday’s tomorrow, so now is a great time to talk about Sephora’s 2018 birthday gift! I love BITE Beauty, and I was so happy to find out that they’re cruelty-free (the other birthday gift option is Glam Glow, which unfortunately isn’t cruelty-free). I have a few lipsticks that started with minis just like these—one from when I was VIB rouge and a duo from one of their holiday collections. I’ve since expanded to a couple full-size lipsticks because they had a VIB Rouge exclusive and a couple limited-edition shades that caught my eye. This little set comes with two different lipstick formulas and a couple lip care samples. Let’s take a look! Lipsticks: Amuse Bouche in Chai on the left, Matte Créme Crayon in Glacé in on the right.…
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Tartelette Flirt Palette

Tartelette Flirt Palette

Eyes, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Hey, how 'bout a blog post review instead of a video today? ;) Spoiler alert: Today’s review is a rave review. You may remember from my VIB Rouge Sale haul this year that I snagged this little eyeshadow palette for my then-upcoming Thanksgiving trip. Well, I enjoyed it so much that I continued to use it when I got home, then took it on a pre-Christmas visit to see my Dad, and so on… I had to force myself to pick up other products again after a while! So let’s talk about what I like so much, yeah? Packaging I have ZERO complaints about the packaging for this product. It’s slim, light, and fits in just about any small space you might have when you’re packing a suitcase or gym…
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Colourpop at Sephora: Golden State of Mind and Polite AF Sets

Colourpop at Sephora: Golden State of Mind and Polite AF Sets

Eyes, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Hi, friends! I got my hands on a couple of the Colourpop products that launched at Sephora back in November, and I’m so excited to finally share my thoughts with you. I’ve wanted to try some of their products for a long time, and it’s so much more convenient to do so now that they’re at Sephora! All of their products are cruelty-free and reasonably priced. Let’s dive in! Golden State of Mind Palette This palette caught my eye because it’s full of gorgeous shimmers and glitters. I don’t have a lot of very glittery eyeshadows, so I knew this would give me a lot more options in my collection. This palette sells at Sephora for $22, but as of this writing it’s on sale for $18. You may be…
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Fall Hauls: ASOS and Sephora VIB Rouge Sale

Beauty hauls, Style hauls
I haven't posted a video in a while, so here's two! I ordered a few fall items from ASOS, and made two orders during the two 20% off sales at Sephora for VIB Rouge members. I hope you enjoy watching these, and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American readers! ASOS haul: https://youtu.be/DmrGmpZvxzg Sephora haul: https://youtu.be/OInJOdfg4tA More photos of the makeup and skincare are coming with my reviews. Hang tight! Until next time,
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First Impressions: Sephora Color Switcher and Makeup Tape

First Impressions: Sephora Color Switcher and Makeup Tape

First impressions, Product reviews, Tools, Videos
Happy Sunday! Today I want to share a first impressions and demo video for two Sephora Collection makeup tools: the Color Switcher by Vera Mona and the Line Up Makeup Tape. These are both fairly inexpensive tools that might be useful to have around. See these tools in action along with my in-depth demo and review: https://youtu.be/_a-Lop_bGQ4 Color Switch I spent the most time in this video on the color switcher, because I really wanted to see if it works. The idea behind this product is to let you wipe off eyeshadow from your brush before switching colors, saving you time and keeping your eyeshadows untainted from one another. For my day-to-day makeup, I tend to use two brushes to get the job done, so I figured if this works,…
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Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme and Lipliner

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme and Lipliner

Lips, Product reviews
Hello, lovelies! Marc Jacobs came out with a liquid lipstick (a bit late to the game, but hey, it's exciting), and I was so excited to try it. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know how much I love lipsticks, especially liquid lipsticks. You can imagine my thrill when I received an email from Influenster saying I was getting this voxbox. I've talked about Influenster before and I've gotten a number of voxboxes through them, but this was probably the box I was most excited for. If you want to sign up for Influenster, you can use my referral link or just go to their website. I don't get paid or anything, just more "impact score points" for the first 20 referrals, which increases my chances of…
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Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Off Haul 2016

Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Off Haul 2016

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hello! Very exciting video and post here. I haven't gone shopping in a long time, so I was really excited to go out and get a few (or a lot) of things! I go through what I got in this video. Keep scrolling for photos and swatches of all the products! If you see something you'd like a review for (whether video, blog post, or both), let me know in the comments. I always prioritize requests over whatever I have planned, so don't be shy  :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2A2HeqcmIE I had so much fun filming this haul, and I really hope you enjoyed watching it! Now, let's take a closer look at everything I got. Just an FYI before we jump into all these photos: I tried my darndest to get the colors…
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VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Comparisons, Face, Lips, Nails, Product reviews, Videos
I'M SO GLAD THAT THIS VIDEO + BLOG POST ARE FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY. I've been working on this since February. That's right, February, as in five months ago. Basically, finding dupes takes time, and every time I thought I was done, Sephora kept coming out with more VIB Rouge exclusives! Not to mention all the traveling and the fact that I work full-time. Even at the time I'm posting this, there's been at least one more item added, continually out of stock, and I'm NOT waiting another five months! I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me... I'm sure you understand the dreaded "out of stock" message anyway! VIB Rouge exclusive products are certain shades of popular products that are exclusive to VIB Rouge members. I…
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Makeup from Sephora Paris

Makeup from Sephora Paris

Beauty hauls
Hello! I'm really excited about today's post because I've been holding onto these items since I got back from my trip to Paris last month. I got to go to Paris for work so I could meet some of my team members I (obviously) hadn't had the chance to meet in the year since I've been at my job. But despite needing to clock in at the office, I got to spend a weekend and the evenings there for exploring. After that, I went over to Berlin to meet up with some family and learn about my grandfather's childhood there during WWII. It was a fantastic trip (until I got my phone stolen, but that's a different story...). Anyway, while in Paris, I made sure to visit Sephora's flagship store on…
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NEW(ish): liner.designer by beautyblender

NEW(ish): liner.designer by beautyblender

Eyes, First impressions, Product reviews, Tools, Videos
Hi all, During the spring VIB/VIB Rouge 15% off sale, I thought I'd pick up something different. I ended up getting this new liner.designer by beautyblender to see if it could actually help me put eyeliner on quickly and flawlessly (or, at least with fewer mistakes!). The liner.designer is made of silicone so it can adapt to lay flat on your face. It's also that signature beautyblender pink! The case has a 5x magnifying mirror and a suction attachment so you can attach it to a wall or bathroom mirror. The mirror is helpful because it gives you a good view of what you're doing, but as you'll see in the demo, I ended up with slightly strange wings. I feel like this was because being so zoomed in made me lose the context…
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Smashbox Lipstick Palette Swatches + Giveaway

Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Smashbox came out with a limited-edition lipstick palette of 25 of their Be Legendary lipsticks, sold at Sephora for $75. Sephora describes this palette as: A limited-edition, sleek, collectible palette of 25 lipsticks that features Smashbox's most beloved creamy and matte shades, all inspired by icons. I have dozens of eyeshadow and blush palettes, but no lip palettes. This seemed like a good product to start with, especially because I don't have a lot of Smashbox products in general. Also, I'm way addicted to lipstick. Price-wise, $75 seems a little steep, but with what you're getting, it's not too bad. I was going to do the math, but Sephora's site says each lipstick in the palette is .5 oz and each full lipstick is .1 oz, but that seems way off. I think…
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