Review: Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation & Concealer

I was browsing around Walgreens, as you do, when suddenly out of the corner of my eyes new Wet n Wild products catch my attention. Naturally I rushed over, who am I kidding I walked and probably super slow too. Anyways I saw the Photofocus line and instantly fell in love…I mean these are the most expensive looking products Wet n Wild has ever released but we will get into that soon enough. While looking through the stash of foundation I couldn’t find my color anywhere, darn my pale skin, finally at the very back and in the wrong spot I got the very last one. Then I proceeded to find the concealer and I did. The lightest shade looked to dark but I shrugged my shoulders and bought it anyways, I can’t be stopped when it comes to makeup.

Now for the actual review of the products. I have been wearing both of these products and I feel like I have a pretty good judgement on these product. First off I will say if you have dry skin you will absolutely hate the foundation. It dries out on your skin so quickly. My skin is normal so I didn’t mind it so much. The foundation is a great color match for my skin and gave a really nice Matte finish. I wore this foundation my whole work day and noticed that it settled into my pores and really extenuated them. This foundation is horrible and for six bucks it doesn’t get much cheaper! The concealer is the real surprise for me. I originally thought it would be to dark for my skin tone but it ended up being a perfect match. It blends out beautifully and does everything you want a concealer to do. Overall these products are so inexpensive and the quality is not bad either.

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Favorite Palette for Fall

Fall is such a great time for makeup lovers am I right? It’s fun to switch up your makeup when the seasons change and it gets a bit colder. I’ve been loving this Mac palette lately that is perfect for this time of year.  With its purple hues and gorgeous mix of Matte, Satin, and frost shades it makes for a perfect palette. I will admit I was a little scared to use it when I first saw it but it can be used to make a really pretty natural everyday look. The bottom left shade is my favorite it’s perfect to blend into the crease. Plus Mac just slays their packaging. Sometimes I want products just because they look pretty. The tones in this palette are the perfect shades to wear during the Fall season. It isn’t the cheapest palette but it’s worth the price tag. 

Worth the Hype: Kylie Jenner Lipgloss

  To start out with these things were extremely extremely and again extremely hard to get my hands on. I had been dying to get at least one for what feels like forever.I’m pretty sure a few of you feel my pain. So when i finally got my hands on “Literally” I was pretty excited.

I want to start with the packaging. I think its really chic and durable. Its perfect to just throw in your purse and go. In fact I will admit mines in my purse 95% of the time because I just wear it that much.
Now for the actual gloss itself. The shade is probably one of the most wearable shades of gloss that I own. I feel like it literally, no pun intended, goes with every outfit. I paid fifteen dollars for it which I feel like is not cheap but its not ultra expensive either. I don’t own any that people would consider dupes but I’ve heard Colour Pop and NYX have some great ones. Overall I really love this lipgloss and its worth the hype one hundred percent. Any other Kylie Lipgloss owners love theirs? Anyway I have to go and watch the Warriors kick some Cavalier butt. 

DMQ Dream Big Palette Review

I love supporting others who have the same passion as me so when I saw that Diva Makeup Queen on YouTube was coming out with her own palette of course I bought it. I’ve been watching DMQ for a while now and can say that she really does embody the concept of this palette which is “Dream Big.” It really is amazing that she did this on her own not through any company. Now lets get to the actual palette! 


 

  I absolutely love the colors in the “Dream Big” palette. They are right up my ally. I love the neutrals since I’m a neutral eyeshadow kind of girl but I also love the colorful options as well. Plus the finish of the eyeshadows are just beautiful!

  

 In the picture I am wearing Passion in the crease and right above it. Then Faith right in the crease and Believe in the outer corners. All over the lid is actually the purple color which is called Imagination and to finish it out Gratitude is on my browbone. I love that all of the names of each shadow are what you need to dream big. Again congrats to DMQ on her launch of this amazing palette! If any of you are interested in this palette here is the link: http://dmq-cosmetics.myshopify.com

Ipsy January 2015

Yet again another amazing Ipsy bag. I have been obsessed with my glam bags the last few months. I feel like Ipsy has stepped up their game. This months was so cute and I got some great stuff!

IMG_1825.JPG1. Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
2. Eco-beauty Moisturizer
3. Probelle Into the Blue Nail Laquer
4. Pacifica Eyshadow
5. BellaPierre Cosmetics Eyeshadow Pigment in Celebration

Hope you enjoyed!

Tarte Bon Voyage Palette Review

I’m going to be honest and say I’ve never owned anything Tarte until this palette. It’s a bit crazy because Tarte is an amazing brand that everyone loves. This Bon voyage palette is gorgeous and I’ve been using it a lot lately so I thought I would share my thoughts.

IMG_1802.JPGAs you can see this palette is quite natural which is right up my ally. It’s also French themed which I love. It comes with 20 different shades that are all super wearable. When I’m finding a good eyeshadow there are two things that are important to me and those are that the eyeshadow is pigmented and that it is creamy. I love when you can put on a eyeshadow and it just meshes into your skin. I hate chalky and dusty eyeshadows. In this Tarte palette all the eyeshadows have gorgeous pigmentation and are creamy so they blend perfectly.

IMG_1808.JPG I’m very happy with this palette. Actually I’m beyond happy. It’s a great addition to my collection. I can now officially say I’m a Tartlette.

Tarte Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I have decided to do another giveaway and I’m so excited about this one. At the end of 2014 I fell in love with the brand Tarte. I had never used any Tarte products before and I feel like I missed out big time. Since I’m currently loving Tarte so much I decided to giveaway a eyeshadow palette from them. It’s the Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights palette. So read on to find out rules and details!

You must be 18 yrs or older. Only open to Unites States residents. All you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment with your email address. This giveaway will run from January 9, 2015 to January 23, 2015. A winner will be picked randomly. I will post who won. Then will be in contact with that person shortly after. So make sure you leave your email address in the comments. Here’s what you’ll win!

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I didn’t want to take it out of the box so this is what it looks like inside.

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It’s so gorgeous! Good luck!

New York City Day 1: Flying, City Streets, and Ramen

Today myself and a couple of my friends headed to New York City for a girls trip. We’ve been planning this trip for a while and are super excited for this week.

IMG_0190.JPG We arrived in NYC around 12:30 but didn’t get to where we are staying 3 hours later. We got a little lost to say the least. We were so tired we just chilled out and took our time getting ready for the night. We finally made it out and decided to do a bit of exploring in the snow. There is something about this city that’s just so invigorating. There’s to many things to take in its overwhelming but I love it all the same.

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IMG_0249.JPG After exploring a bit we were all starving. I knew coming here that I wanted to try Ramen because last time I was here I didn’t get to. We made our way over to Ippudo which was amazing! I absolutely love real ramen. We also ordered and appetizer of pork buns and they were really good. The food was amazing and the workers were so nice. At the end of our night the waiter brought out green tea for each of us and said it was on the house. Needless to say we were impressed!

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IMG_0254-0.JPGI hope you enjoyed my post and you enjoy following me around in New York City this week! XOXO

Tennessee Day 3: Doughnuts, Aquarium, and Mountain Views

Today we spent the day in Gatlinburg. It’s a quaint little town in the smokies with endless places to eat and shop. As we were walking we noticed a doughnut shop called Maypops. The doughnuts looked so good we couldn’t pass it up. We also couldn’t pass up a glass bottle coke.

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IMG_9858.JPGAfter that we headed to the aquarium. I saw pictures of this aquarium a few weeks back and decided that I would really like to go. I wasn’t disappointed at all. Such a cool place. At one part there is a underwater experience section. Which was my favorite part.

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IMG_9850-0.JPG Then we decided to go on the Sky Lift which I was hesitant at first to go on. Even though the ride up was a bit terrifying the view at the top was worth it. Its crazy how beautiful it is.

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IMG_9849.JPG Now we are ending our night with a Christmas light tour. It was a perfect day and I can’t wait for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO

Tennessee Day 2: Perfect Weather, Christmas Shopping, Apple Barn, and Dixie Stampede

This morning we woke up to the most beautiful weather. It was quite chilly but its not often we get to experience this cold of weather very often so we soaked it in.

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IMG_9557.JPG Then we headed out to do some serious shopping. This area of Tennessee had plenty of places to shop. I personally love the Christmas stores.

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IMG_9610.JPG Then we headed to lunch at this cute little place called Mel’s Diner. It was so good!

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IMG_9611.JPG After lunch we ventured on over to the Apple Barn. This is a cute little area of shops and has yummy Apple pies and milk for dessert.

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IMG_9608.JPG After a little more shopping and a little nap we went to see the Dixie Stampede. I had never seen this show and now I think it’s a must. It was Christmas themed and really puts you in the spirit. I really enjoyed the show!

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IMG_9631.JPG I had a great day in Tennessee! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO