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Best of Tarte

tarte must haves

Basically this is a concentrated version of a favorites post from me. Instead of showing you all my holy grails, I basically filter it by brand. All of the products mentioned are Tarte products I feel like I get my money’s worth out of and have recommended to friends.

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Makeup Look | Tan & Non-Tan

Confession- I don’t have makeup for my lightest level. Everything I own is for either a healthy dose Banana Boat Summer Color or a deep level of Loving Tan Ultra Dark.

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How to Trim Lashes without Losing Length

I think it is so important to trim falsies before wearing them to get the most seamless look. Falsies are amazing for transforming a makeup look but if they’re poking the inner corner or extending past your outer corner no one is going to be looking past that.

A few months ago I came up with a hack to trim them while still keeping all the length. I’ve heard that some people actually trim the inner corner because they don’t like getting rid of the tail that usually has the longest part of the lash. This is mortifying to me (sorry dramatic) because the inner side is tapered to blend in well with your natural lashes. Here is a little pictorial of how to do my “hack”! Read the rest of this entry »

Warm Matte Shadows Palette

FacetuneRow 1: MUG Chickadee, MUG early bird, MUG desert sands, LOOXI wheatness, MUG tiki hut, MUG preppy, ABH custard, MUG mirage

Row 2: MUG Poppy, MORPHE hunts, MORPHE Roxanne, MUG cabin fever, ABH blazing, MORPHE jacz, MUG cherry cola, MORPHE chip

Row 3: MUG White lies, MUG peach smoothie, MORPHE butter, MUG bake sale, MUG Tuscan sun, MUG Wild West, MUG cocoa bear, MORPHE buns

Row 4: MUG Corrupt, MORPHE Central Park, MUG taboo, MUG vintage, MUG unexpected, MUG bandwagon, MAC scene, MUG fashion addict

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Golden Caramel Eye Look + Lip Combo I Love


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For this shadow look I used quite a few of he shades from the new Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette, with a couple other of my favorite brands thrown in. Usually I go for more rose gold tones than straight gold or yellow gold, but I was trying to feel more tan than pink this day and I love how the look turned out.   One of my favorite aspects of the look was the inner corner highlight- Enlight by Morphe was so bright it looked like I had photoshopped on the pigment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette | Depotting & Thoughts


I decided to ignore all of  the controversial drama surrounding this release and try it myself because of the color selection.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, search “morphe jaclyn” on Reddit. The cake gate is my personal fave.

 I used to have a few Morphe palettes that I got rid of- the packaging is huge and cheap plastic. The formula wasn’t awful but was dusty and I just never reached for it. The potential different formula in the new Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette was appealing to me. Jaclyn based this palette off her personal “life palette” aka single shadows in a Z Palette that she had curated.

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Birthday Outfit Details 2017


While I love following fashion bloggers, I don’t typically do fashion posts of my own. I don’t go a lot of places where a cute outfit is a necessity unfortunately, and I don’t have someone to follow me around taking endless cute flattering photos.  For my birthday outfit however, I loved how it turned out and figured I’d share here.

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Best of Sephora Collection

imageMany people overlook the in house brand of Sephora, but there are some major hidden gems.  Not only are they great products, but they’re some of the most affordable offerings in the store. Here I will go over the ones that have been a success and some duds.



Cream Lip Stains / I have raved about these matte liquid lipsticks so much, but they are one of the best formulas I have tried. They crack less than many other mattes, and last extremely well. The color selection has more “trendy” colors than many other lines.

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Dose of Colors Lip It Up Review

Dose of Colors Lip It Up satin lipsticks come in a beautiful sleek gold bullet packaging. That feature alone makes it so perfect for pulling out of my bag to reapply during the day, but the formula is nice as well. I received the shades Brulee, Toast, and Mocha for my birthday. I had been chatting with my friend about how the colors Brulee and Toast were “a must” and she surprised me with sending some to my apartment! Such a good gift and I love her for it.

dose of colors lit it up

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2017 Birthday Gift Haul

The best gift I get every year is spending time with my friends and family on my birthday, but my awesome friends are also super generous.  They’re just as glam as I am if not more so, and they know what I’ll like so I usually get fabulous makeup gifts from them.  This year I had a couple friends over to do our makeup, then we headed out to prefunk at an apartment closer to downtown where we went out. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun night! The next day I met up with my family to check out a new spot- Ridgewalker Brewing.  I hope this post doesn’t come off braggy- I will be using lots of these products in upcoming posts so I thought it would be cool to share! 


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer / I opened this and was SO excited to use it that night. My friend knew this was on my wishlist and bought it for me… I have been raving about this on my blog like a lunatic lately but I feel like I’ve been missing out on such a good primer for so many years.

NARS Creamy Concealer / Oddly enough I have never tried out this classic concealer. I already love it! Mine is in the shade custard.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Complexion Brush / I used this that same night as well and it made my foundation apply so evenly and quickly.


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