Tuesday, May 26, 2015

tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Celebrated Swatches, Review

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Summer is definitely upon us, and what better way to celebrate it than to have a healthy, glowy flush on the cheeks?  I am loving corals and pinks for summer, and I had the opportunity to try tarte's tartelette Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in Celebrated.  This color was created to celebrate tarte's 15 years in the beauty industry.

I have probably a dozen or more of these tarte Amazonian clay blushes, and I understand fully why these are cult favorites.  The Amazonian clay formula is truly amazing, and I can say that truthfully.  It has one of the smoothest blush formulas in the market, it stays put all day, they are truly pigmented, and since they are derived from clay along the banks of the Amazonian river, they are natural without harsh ingredients.  I like the fact that the Amazonian clay line has a wide variety of shades and finishes to choose from.

Review and swatches after the jump:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

tarte maracuja™ Neck Treatment Cream Review

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We are all very particular about our skincare, so we slather the best face creams and moisturizers to keep our skin youthful, taut and supple.  However, many of us forget to apply creams on our necks.  I've seen mature people with beautiful, supple faces but their necks looked neglected.  This is the reason why I was really excited to try the tarte maracuja neck treatment - white.

It is a white cream with a nice, refreshing scent.  It also comes in a rather large 50ml/1.7 oz tub.

The cream applies nicely, has a clean, fresh scent that doesn't smell cloying, and it is moisturizing without feeling greasy on the skin.  I apply it sparingly on my neck after I apply my night cream before I go to bed every night.  It does keep the neck area looking and feeling moisturized.

The often-neglected area of the neck is very thin, and it needs lots of care and attention.  
This product from tarte is infused with maracuja™, as well as sodium hyaluronate and algae extracts. tarte claims that this intensely hydrating formula works over time to help promote cell regeneration and skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. While I don't have sagging and wrinkles on my neck to actually verify this claim, I can feel that this product is indeed very emollient and moisturizing.

The tarte Maracuja maracuja™ Neck Treatment is available on tarte.com for $49.00(they are having a 20% off sale this holiday weekend! CODE: SPLASH).

Check it out here:

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are mine. This post contains affiliate links.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks Lip Swatches and Video Review

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Hi everyone! I'd been missing in action on my YouTube channel (and here on my blog in terms of video reviews), but I am back! Below is my video on my Milani Moisture Matte Video Review. Please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you'd like to see more of these kinds of videos.  Check out the video after the jump!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink and Metal Shine Swatches, Review

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As I'd mentioned in my previous post, I was able to try the Essence Cosmetics Longlasting Lipsticks, and I wrote my thoughts about them.  This time, it's all about the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss.

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Metal Shine and Frosted Pink