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  • Alaska Travel Makeup Bag - Lips

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    What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag: Alaska

    If you got a chance to read my blog post this morning then you know I’m on my way to Alaska today for a land & cruise vacation. If you didn’t, well then now you know! I always like reading posts about what makeup items people bring with them on vacation and I’ve shared my own travel makeup bags in the past. Click (here) to see the one from my trip to Arizona last summer. Base Products Benefit Porefessional Primer Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation BareMinerals Well Rested BareMinerals Mineral Veil Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder Randoms NYX HD Concealer IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye NYX HD Eye Shadow Base…

  • Majorette Blush

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    Majorette Blush

    Last year when Benefit came out with the Majorette Cream to Powder Blush I thought the packaging looked adorable, but since I wasn’t a huge cream makeup fan I didn’t really think seriously about purchasing it. I’ve never been a huge fan of cream products, but they’ve been slowly growing on me. I first started coming around to the idea of them back in the winter with the BareMinerals Pop of Passion Blush Balm. So seeing as how I was starting to actually like cream products and Ulta had Majorette on sale for $10 from its original $29 price tag, I decided to get it. How amazing is that deal?! The packaging is…

  • Charlotte Tilbury Haul

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    My First Charlotte Tilbury Haul

    When Charlotte Tilsbury became available in the US over a year ago, I knew it was a brand I would be lusting over. Then, I saw bloggers and YouTubers fall in love with her products and rave about pretty much the entire line. There were so many items I wanted to get myself, but I kept putting it off in favor of spending money on beauty items I need to replenish or splurging on limited edition items. Well, the time finally came where I found myself ordering some long-awaited Charlotte Tilbury goodies! The items in this haul were not all purchased at the same time, but over a few different Nordstrom orders.…

  • Urban Decay products

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    Urban Decay FOTD

    Happy Easter! I hope all of you who celebrate have a wonderful and hopefully sunny day while celebrating with friends and/or family. It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of face of the day (fotd) post. Back in my first year of blogging, I used to share the makeup products I was wearing on a weekly basis, but I stopped doing that because it was getting to be super repetitive. So I thought I’d share a simple look I wore the other day just because 3 of the main products I used were from Urban Decay. It’s not a one-brand look because I don’t own an Urban Decay foundation…

  • Estee Lauder Duo - Raisins

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    Estée Lauder Eyeshadow Duo

    A few months ago I bought my first ever piece of makeup from Estée Lauder. I was browsing around The Cosmetics Company store and picked up this eyeshadow duo, “Raisins”. For those of you who don’t know, The Cosmetics Company, is an outlet store  that sells high-end skincare and makeup at discounted prices. For makeup, the products are usually (but not always) ones that are from collections the brand is trying to push out to make room for the new ones. So, I picked up this duo and was no longer Estée Lauder-less! First up, the packaging. The packaging is beautiful. The top is gold with the brand’s “EL” monogram featured…

  • BareMinerals Nude Lip Trio

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    Nude Lip Trio

    It’s no secret that my top lip color of choice is nude or your lips but better shades. So when I had a discount to use at BareMinerals before the holidays I picked up the Work, Weekend, Wow – Marvelous Moxie Lip Trio in Nude – that’s a mouthful! Sadly, the kit is no longer available, but since each of the 3 lip items in here are sold separately by BareMinerals, I thought I would still show them. The kit comes with a lipliner in “Liberated” which is described as a blushing almond shade, a Marvelous Moxie lipstick in “Take Charge” described as a nude rose shade, and lastly a Marvelous Moxie…

  • Pop of Passion - Blush Balm

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    Pop of Passion Blush Balm

    I have always been a powder blush wearer much preferring it over cream blushes. In fact I think I’ve mentioned it on here before that while I’ve tried cream blushes before they just weren’t my thing. Well all that has changed now that I’ve tried BareMinerals’ Pop of Passion Blush Balm . The product’s description states: Give cheeks the look of pure passion. This blush balm has a lightweight texture and weightless, buildable color for effortlessly smooth, even application. Melt-in moisture provides hydration while passion fruit seed oil with vitamin E helps nourish. You’ll be left with a gorgeous, glowing finish and a comfortable color-stain. BareMinerals offers 3 shades and I…

  • Ambient Lighting Blush

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    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

    With all the crazy stuff going on in the world, I want to try to keep today’s post light-hearted. But first I do want to begin today’s post by sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of France, especially my readers from France. I decided to stick with my plan of writing a beauty post for today to keep this space positive and light. I’ve been hearing about how amazing Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blushes and other face products are for a year or two now – basically as soon as they hit the shelves. Back in the spring, I bought my best friend a blush from the brand for…

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    MAC Guo Pei Haul & Tips

    It’s Monday again and I’m hoping this week goes by faster than last week! Last week seemed to crawl by and the weekend flew by as usual, of course. As many of my fellow beauty lovers know, MAC comes out with limited edition collections all the time and the packaging is usually seriously amazing. If you’ve been following me long enough, you may remember my haul from last year’s Prabal Gurung collection which had super luxe packaging. The latest release, the Guo Pei Collection, came out a few weeks ago and I thought I would take the opportunity to share what I hauled! I haven’t used any of these items yet…

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    Watt’s Up & Rockateur Combo

    How was everyone’s weekend? I’m officially back to work today. Students don’t come in until next week, but I have a week of workshops and meetings all day, every day this week. Can you feel my excitement? So I thought I’d start off this week with a little beauty post about a combo that I’ve been absolutely loving lately. Both products are from Benefit and they are the Watt’s Up Cream to Powder Highlighter and the Rockateur Box o’ Powder Blush. The Watt’s Up that I have is a mini I received from Sephora  a long time ago but have just gotten around to using. So far I like it…