Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

I’m in love, folks. I am truly, madly, deeply in love, and just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I was already in the market for more BB anyway. I’m on my last tube, and I’m running low. I snagged a sample of this while checking out on Sephora’s website, and I’m so glad I did.

The texture of this is what I’d describe as “fluffy.” I actually wonder if it’s whipped. It’s very reminiscent of the Amazonian clay foundation. It’s very light, and it glides on like a dream with my fingertips. My usual beef with a BB is that a lot of them feel more like a foundation than a moisturizer, but this felt more like an actual moisturizer. My skin felt instantly nourished. Continue reading “Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen”

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Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask

Yes, I still hate sheet masks. I think they’re messy and a great way to pay more for less product, but as a bonus you do get to scare the bejeezus out of your husband when you walk into the room. I find it nearly impossible to relax in these things. I’m always dripping everywhere, and someone almost always wants me to get up and do something, and here I go drip-drip-dripping all over the place while the sheet slowly slides down my face. Continue reading “Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask”

About (Seemingly) Huge Price Slashes on Certain Products

While I’ve never used this stuff, I’m finding myself intrigued due to the heavy markdown, which is something I see often. How much of a markdown are we talking about? Well…

Yes, that’s a $849 skin cream for $42. Thing is, I also see these products on Groupon and other discount sites at around the same prices, and I do wonder about brands that have HUGE price markups and then go “on sale” at what should be the regular price for something like this. Are they ever really purchased at their “full price” price tag, or is this just a way to make people think, “OMG! This is a HUGE deal on a luxury brand! I must have this NOW!” when they’re actually purchasing it at full price. It tends to be an automatic turn off for me when I see it, and I just lose all interest in the brand at that point. (I mean, honestly… If you were selling a skin cream that was truly worth nearly $850, would you sell it for $42?) Then again, it could just be product that they’re phasing out. Continue reading “About (Seemingly) Huge Price Slashes on Certain Products”

HauteLook Deals

Right now, there are three great brands on HauteLook. You will need an account to view sales, but it’s free to sign up. Here’s my invite link.

First up we have Stila. I’m happy to keep seeing them pop up on HauteLook. Earlier this month I tried out their smudge sticks on my waterline, and it seems to hold up well. There are some great deals here, though for once I don’t see any of their popular lip glazes available.

Next, there’s Morphe, and there are some brushes and palettes you can grab on the cheap.

Finally, Embryolisse is available through the end of the day. The Lait Creme Concentre is up there and seems to be a huge hit with a lot of people as a multitasker. I got the sample for this in my January Birchbox. It’s okay, but it’s not my favorite, and I definitely don’t understand the hype. Still, if this stuff is your jam, it’s currently 29% off.

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

Hoo boy! Get ready for a rant, folks, and not a good one.

You see, I’ve just taken this with me on vacation in Gatlinburg, TN. I had the bright idea to bring one of my many chunkable mascara backups from my sub boxes with me. The idea was to travel with my cheaper makeup and leave the good stuff at home. (There’s also a pileup situation going on at home, because EVERYONE wants to send me mascara these days, and I don’t go through it that fast.) Continue reading “Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara”

Acure Organics Day Cream Gotu Kola Stem Cell + 1% CGF

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I’ve had previous experiences with this brand through both ipsy and Target, and I’ve yet to be disappointed. They even make one of the few shampoos that doesn’t dry out my hair. So when I got this in my Target Beauty Box, it was one of the first things I tried.

This day cream has been no exception to that rule. It’s highly moisturizing, and while I don’t care for fragrance in my skin care, it does smell wonderful and citrucy. It goes on light, which is important in a daytime moisturizer.  Continue reading “Acure Organics Day Cream Gotu Kola Stem Cell + 1% CGF”

January 2016 Birchbox & Ipsy Review

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I’ve got to say… Even though I was slightly underwhelmed this month, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by a few things, and there’s only one thing that I can say I probably won’t use, so this month is still a win for me with both subscriptions. I still might dump one of them if Sephora and Macy’s decide to let me play with them, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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Monday Deals

Instead of boring you all with my usual Musings post (because, trust me, my life really isn’t that interesting), I’m going to let you guys in on a couple of great deals.

The Balm is on HauteLook RIGHT NOW

Go take a look. I’m a HUGE fan of The Balm, and there are some wonderful items for 50% off. You’ll need an account to shop, but it’s free to sign up. Here’s my invite link.

Some items I personally love and already own:

Balm Desert is actually one of my favorite bronzers for contouring (along with one I use from NARS). There’s a lot more, so definitely check out the whole collection.

No Ipsy Waitlist

Today and tomorrow ONLY, you can subscribe to Ipsy and not have to bother with the waitlist. Here’s my referral link. Ipsy is a great deal, in my opinion. It’s just $10/month, and for that you get great products that are personalized to you. My bag for this month was worth over $80, and it was all stuff I’d use, so it’s well worth it. You can use the search bar on the right to look through my previous reviews of Ipsy if you’re curious as to what type of items you’ll get.