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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2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

Favorites, Product reviews
What a year. I’m going to post my 2017 reflection and 2018 goals separately, but I’ll say right now that this year has been both challenging and rewarding in so many ways. I’m also happy to be spending my last night of 2017 at home making videos and writing instead of out partying. Woohoo! This year was an interesting year for me with makeup and skincare. I barely bought any makeup, instead doing one big purge in the middle of the year and another over the next couple days. I learned a lot about skincare and got quite a few products to try, but even then, I didn’t get all that much. This is the first year since I started to wear makeup that I spent so little. I feel…
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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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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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Foundation Samples Mini-Reviews

Face, Product reviews
Hi all, I've gotten a few foundation samples recently and decided to put them all to the test, and let you know which ones I think are worth trying out or buying full-size. Let's get to it! Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil-Free - Light Beige https://flic.kr/p/wQe6ZM https://flic.kr/p/wQe2Z2 https://flic.kr/p/wQJNct This foundation is a terrible shade match for me (as you can see in the swatches), which is a shame because I absolutely love the texture of it. This feels like a true liquid-to-powder foundation that leaves a soft matte finish, and it sets almost immediately. I did put this on my face (dedication!) and it seemed like great coverage and didn't cling to dry or uneven patches of skin, but of course it's hard to tell when the shade was so…
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October Favorites

October Favorites

Videos
So... I only posted ONE substantial post last month, and that was my September favorites. Needless to say, it was a tough month for me. I did a bad job scheduling my courses this semester, so I pretty much get slammed in the beginning of the week, and by the time I'm out of it, I crash. Every week. Luckily at this point my regular assignments are being replaced by long-term final projects, so I can at least have some control over my days now. I already have two more videos ready to go, and a third I'll be posting somewhere in the middle (Sephora VIB Haul coming up!!). Ok. No more excuses. I've got some great favorites this month. Watch them DANCE: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-g83mfCSo] I mentioned in my feedback…
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Tarte Off the Cuff 2013 Holiday Blush Palette

Tarte Off the Cuff 2013 Holiday Blush Palette

Face, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Hi everyone, I'm getting back into reviews, and I'm so excited to share this blush palette with you! I just purchased this during the VIB 20% off sale, and I haven't used any other blushes or bronzers since. The palette retails for $42, and you get 4 blushes and a bronzer, as well as a cute cuff bracelet. I was so excited to see this palette when it came out because I love Tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes and I've been wanting to try more shades. They're super blendable, pigmented, and long-lasting. A look at the packaging: https://flic.kr/p/qb68us https://flic.kr/p/qsD1G4 I didn't think I would like the glittery packaging, but it's really more of a shiny woven fabric, so you don't have to worry about glitter falling off of it while you…
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Fall Blushes

Fall Blushes

Face, Fall, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hi, everyone! Since you guys seemed to like my fall lips post, I thought I'd do the same thing for blushes and nail colors, too! So look out tomorrow for the nail colors. Let's get to the blushes... The "goes with everything" neutral https://flic.kr/p/qbcvEM I wrote a post about this Milani blush because I love the color, texture, and packaging of it! A mauve blush is great for fall because they're usually not necessarily warm- or cool-toned, so you can reach for it any morning knowing it will look great. I also love this brownish blush, NYX in Cocoa. It gives the cheeks a little color but can look much more toned down than a bright color. A natural pink https://flic.kr/p/qb6bgj Some might argue that there's no room for pink…
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