Cyber Monday Stila Haul

Beauty

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Finally arrived in the mail today! I ordered from Stila this Cyber Monday because I really wanted the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Wanderlust. While I was shopping, I picked up the Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in Black Obsidian (only $4!!!), the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Olive ($10 on sale!!!), the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina ($15!!!), and swooped up the bonus sample of the mini black Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in Black. Sweet!

 

I swear by those Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners. Although, the last two Brown ones I’ve gotten have not been as good as before…

 

The Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is BRIGHT. It is SO glittery. Definitely a special occasion look for me. I’m more into the mattes and ‘natural’ look, so this is going to be for Night Outs. But I know a lot of you can pull it off during the day too! It is extremely pretty.

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I have been doing WAY too much online shopping lately…

 

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lip Color

Beauty

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Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte lip colors are my absolute favorite. Above pictured is MEDUSA, a trendy, ‘dusty mauve.’ I am wearing it in the following photograph:

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The formulation has a pleasant and subtle vanilla scent when applied. The scent dissipates quickly. It goes on wet and dries quickly to a matte finish. I find this brand to have extremely excellent staying power. After eating an apple, unsliced, I did not lose any of the color or have to re-apply. It is only mildly drying to the lips. In fact, I did not really notice any drying after I removed it at all.

 

Huda is available on Sephora. The company website has more products but does not offer shipping to the United States, unfortunately.

 

Five out of five starts for this product!

 

Too Faced Mystery Bag!

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Every year on Cyber Monday Too Faced has a limited edition Mystery Bag up for grabs. This year, I snagged one and it arrived today! So exciting!

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SPOILER ALERT!!!

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I opened up the Mystery Bag as fast as I could – I love surprises!

And…

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The contents of this Mystery Bag included — a mini Better than Sex mascara, a full sized Creme lipstick in Double Bubble (bright bubblegum pink), a full sized Perfect Eyes black waterproof eye liner, a full sized Size Queen mascara, and the Too Faced Peanut Butter palette. That is a pretty good deal for $39!!!

I already have the Too Faced Peanut Butter palette, so I am deciding whether I should keep it as a fresh one, or sell it…

The Better than Sex mascara is ALWAYS included with everything as a bonus, so that wasn’t really a shocker to me.

The bubblegum pink lipstick is actually really fun and cute – I tried it on right away. It is a little sheer so it is not overwhelmingly pink like a liquid lipstick.

I’ll be trying the eye liner and Size Queen mascara tomorrow.

All in all, it was a great purchase and I hope to snag one of these Mystery Bags next year! Mystery Bags are super fun!

 

… Yes, I’m back to blogging now. I took a looooong break. I was super busy with life – i moved! And we all know that moving is stressful!

Pretty Woman NYC Nail Polish

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I don’t have perfect nails and am not really into manicures. But I do love nail polish and somehow have a disgustingly large collection.

 

In my Ipsy September Glambag, I received a nail polish by Pretty Woman NYC in color “Girl Boss.” The color looked interesting – a grayish purple. So I clipped and filed my ragged nails and put it on. And it went on SOOOO easily! I was mesmerized by how easy it was to apply. So even. No bubbles or bumps. Just smooth, thick, rich, shiny color. Wow.

 

I’m in love with this shade and this brand of polish. I had never heard of Pretty Woman NYC until my September Ipsy bag. But this is not the last polish from them I will be buying. Their website says it is sold at Walmart among other places and they are quite cheap – $7.99. You can see what other lovely polish colors they offer here!

 

 

Sephora Weekly WOW Beauty Deal

Beauty

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OMG – this is an AMAZING deal. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for only $27??? Insane. I already own this palette and can attest to the fact that it is AMAZING. If you don’t have it, get it. You will look smoldering hot with these awesome shadows. The packaging is gorgeous too.

 

You can order yours today here!

Urban Decay Little Vice Lipstick Set

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I picked up this sweet little set of mini lipsticks by Urban Decay at the Sephora Holiday Preview Event yesterday. This is a great selection of five lipstick colors (pictured below) and will be great for my every mood. They are smaller sized than the regular Vice lipsticks. It’s really a cute little set.

 

1993 is my fav, actually, because it takes me back to high school days. Back then, we coveted MAC lipsticks and Twig was THE shade with an obvious lip liner around it. And when it wasn’t Twig, it was frosty pinky purples like B-Cup and Pervette (also by MAC). Oh yeah, and of course a MAC eyeshadow in a tacky blue – Tilt was the one – metallic AF.

 

Okay, I just dated myself. Totally. This makes me think of a convo I heard in a Sephora not too long ago where a prospective employee was being interviewed. They were quizzing her on the history of Urban Decay and were like ‘do you know how UD started?’ She was like ‘…that is before my time…’ I knew… nail polish. I didn’t say though, since I didn’t feel like ruining the vibe of her interview. I was such a Urban Decay fan. When they branched out into eye shadows and lipsticks, I snapped up as many as I could. That Vice re-release of retro shades – I had all of them… And those individual eye shadow pans – I loved it. Those wild colors… And as much Hard Candy as I could afford for my nails. We all wore those ugly plastic jelly rings from HC polishes. OKAY! I have to stop. Too much 90s flashback.

Have a Happy Sunday!

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Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday Preview Event!!!

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The special Holiday Preview event at Sephora for VIB Rouge members! September 9th, from 8:30am to 10am – I was there…

I am away on holiday now, but that didn’t stop me from going to the local Sephora and indulging. Below is a picture of the Gift with Purchase – a totally sweet Sephora make up bag with cute lips all over it, and some beauty sample-sized items.

The sample items included Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r primer and foundation, Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Amore Pacific vintage single extract essence, Farmacy’s Honey Savior all in one skin repair salve, Algenist’s advanced lift contouring cream, and Giorgio Armani’s ecstasy shine lip color.

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I did also indulge a little too much and my haul is pictured below…

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I picked up two of the Holiday Preview items – the Urban Decay Little Vice set of lipsticks and the Smashbox shadow & light travel sized palette set. I also picked up a few things on my beauty shopping list including another Urban Decay Vice full sized lipstick, a Too Faced Peach Kiss lipstick, the mini travel sized Kat Von D under-eye circle set, as well as a lip liner in a shade that will hopefully go with some of the lipsticks in the box.

I picked up a few more things than planned, but I haven’t had a beauty splurge in a while…

Did you go to your local Sephora for this VIB Rouge event?

Sephora Beauty Insider Too Faced Bite-Sized Beauties!!!

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When I saw the 500 point Beauty Insider reward from Too Faced, I knew it was time to spend some of the points I had accumulated. It did not disappoint!!! This cute box of treats had me all excited! I opened it and found the sweetest mini Chocolate Bar palette – perfect size for traveling! It also came with a mini eyeshadow primer, better than sex mascara, and Melted liquid lipstick.

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The shades in the mini Chocolate Bar palette are totally perfect. The Chocolate Soleil tint is perfect for a sun kissed glow. I love Too Faced and am excited to bring this palette with me on my next trip!!!

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Clean your Brushes!

Beauty

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How often do you clean your make-up brushes? I do at least once a week – usually on Sunday evening! It is very important to do this to keep them bacteria-free and to keep your make up fresh. Gentle soap and water works fine and be sure to let them air dry. Also, be sure not to get the part at the handle and metal interface wet or the bristles can become unglued.

Too Cool For School – Dinoplatz Lost Identity Lip Tint

Beauty

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Too Cool For School is the brand that brought us Egg Mellow Butter (a DREAM!) and I was curious to try their cosmetics line. What better places to start than with a lip tint! That stained, i-just-drank-a-red-drink lip look is very trendy these days and I am always looking for something to achieve this. So I purchased the Dinoplatz Lost Identity Lip Tint in #1 Lost in You. It is sooooo cute!

The packaging really caught my eye! Look at how this pencil was wrapped and the artwork inside! LOVE!

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I have tried this and actually have used it almost every day going to work this week. Next I want to try another shade and another product of theirs. The Mascara, maybe? Has anyone  tried anything else from Dinoplatz?