Review of New Beauty Purchases

While, this blog is mainly a fashion and lifestyle blog,  I thought I might throw some beauty at you every now again. You know, to mix things up a little. I am by no means a beauty guru. Fashion is definitely where it is at for me. But, I still thought it might be fun to talk about some of my beauty purchases every now and again, because, why not!

Here is what I recently picked up:img_0467img_0495

TonyMoly Sheet Masks/Tarteist Pro Palette/Chapstick Total Hydration 3in1/Mario Badescu/No7 Radiant Glow Concealer

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I was drawn to this Tarte palette because of the color selection. It is unlike any palette I have ever seen. I am a fan of the variety this palette offers. Also, I love that it’s mostly matte shades. The pigmentation of this palette is good. However, the shadows do kick up quite a bit of powder. Tarte makes their shadows with Amazonian Clay and other natural ingredients, so maybe that is why they are more powdery? Either way that doesn’t bother me too much because the shadows blend nicely. The shimmer shades on the side of the palette are not as pigmented as I would like them to be. Although, the girl at Ulta told me that they are meant to layer over top of the matte shades. I am assuming that Tarte wanted them to be slightly more sheer so that they didn’t disrupt the matte shades when you layer them. Still, it is something to take into consideration when buying this palette, because this baby is not cheap! Overall, I am happy with it, its different and I can get a variety of looks from it.

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My lips have been super dry due to winter weather and this Chap Stick is the only thing that has been working for them. It smells great and works great, other than that I don’t know what to say… since it’s just a chap stick and all. This Mario Badescu facial spray is LOVELY. It smells divine and feels so nice and refreshing on the skin. I use it as a makeup setting spray, I spray it on my face before bed, or I just use it whenever my skin feels parched. I dig it. Now, on to the No7 Concealer. This concealer is everything, it’s brightening, it’s glowy, it’s not heavy or cakey. Go get it.

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Lastly, these Tony Moly sheet masks! I really like these. I haven’t tried either one of these ones yet but I have tried a red wine one. They are calming and cooling, and once you take them off your skin instantly looks more plump and radiant. You have to leave them on for approximately 30 minutes, which is kind of a long time, but worth it if you ask me.

Thanks for reading! xoxo

A 90’s Baby

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Oh Hey,

Lately I have been LOVING all things 90’s. I was a mere child in the 90’s, so I didn’t get a chance to appreciate the great fashion that was the 90’s. Although, I was known to rock a choker throughout the entirety of elementary school. I saw my mom wearing the long cardigans, the brown lipstick, and the chokers. All of it is awesome in my opinion. Maybe I love it so much because it makes me a little nostalgic. The current trend of velvet dresses always makes me think of the one Hallie wore in, My Date with the President’s Daughter. If you are a child of the 90’s, you know the one. It was the dress of dreams! I’m so very happy that 90’s fashion is back and I never want it to leave. Now this outfit is not all 90’s of course, the shoes, sunnies, etc., do not fall into the 90’s category. I like to mix pieces together and not have one solid decade as a look, otherwise its little much for my taste. Brown lipstick, chokers, and high waisted jeans are my jam right now.

On another note..

The husband has gone back to work after a two week holiday vacay, which is definitely a bummer. It was two weeks of living like rockstars, hanging with friends at night and being lazy all day. I wish it didn’t have to end. Now I’m trying to get back into a routine. Yoga here I come!

Snowy Days

The first snow fall of the year! It was a good snow, a hefty snow, not just a light dusting. The kind of snow that sits on the branches of the pines and makes everything look like a scene from a Christmas card. After Joe got home from work last night he excitedly asked me if I wanted to go build a snowman, to which I of course responded, yes. Sadly, the snow was not packing snow like we had hoped. Instead we took our pug, Harold, and we went sledding down the hill in our backyard. I LOVE snow before Christmas. It evokes Christmas spirit all around. Snowy days like this entail a lot of soup. Currently, I am curled up by my favorite scented candle enjoying homemade chicken and dumpling soup and oatmeal berry bars. img_6644

Holiday Party Outfits

The best time of the year is upon us! Get ready for parties galore! I love dressing up (clearly) and holiday parties mean a lot fancy clothes with a little extra shimmer than normal. I am all about that shimmer life. Looking fashionable for the holidays is possible no matter what budget you have to work with. Many of the less expensive stores such as Target and Forever 21 have amazing selections that are right on trend. A lot of what I will be wearing will be a mixture of price points.  Here is a look at my festive outfits…img_6592Top:Forever 21, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Nordstrom

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