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What’s The Best Subscription Box? #BuryMeMondays

I buy way too much stuff. If you follow me on Instagram it’s obvious. So to curb that I jumped on the subscription box train and sprung for the Play by Sephora one. It’s $10 a month and products are curated based on my PLAY! PROFILE. This month’s box is my first one and so far I like it. I’m excited to see what next month’s box has to offer and to try some things without spending too much(Keep me lifted in prayer on that one).

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Swatches, Swatches, Swatches: The Beginning

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Drugstore and Prestige Lipstick Swatches On Dark Skin

I have grand plans. Plans that involve lipstick and photos and me wearing those lipsticks in said photos. I’m not sure how it’s all going to shake out. Some say the hardest part of doing something is taking the first step. That makes sense. Many talk themselves out of doing something before the first move is made. Now I just have to keep going.

Pass the lip balm and these lip patches. Continue reading Swatches, Swatches, Swatches: The Beginning

The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays

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I’ve asked this question before but there’s been a recent development so I wanted to ask it again.

Chicago Tribune reports that “a limited portfolio” of NARS Cosmetics is coming to Ulta. There’s no telling which products will be included but this could be a game changer if this is your favorite brand. Continue reading The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays

#SwatchWednesdays @BiteBeauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Black Truffle

Bite Beauty Black Truffle On Dark Skin

It’s Swatch Wednesday! Ow ow ow! Today’s swatch is Black Truffle from Bite Beauty. I love a dark lip and this is some vampy realness. Black Truffle is a black violet and part of the Sweet and Savory Amuse Bouche shades that came out a few months ago. Stay tuned for some dupes as well. Continue reading #SwatchWednesdays @BiteBeauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Black Truffle

Natural Korean Beauty for Sensitive Skin from @CaolionUSA

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Caolion Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo and Caolion Hot & Cool Pore Foam Cleansing Duo Available at Sephora

Korean beauty is everywhere. From bb creams to Korean towels to sheet masks it’s taken the US market by storm. There are lots of brands to choose from and places to go to get your fix. I stumbled upon Caolion recently and was really impressed with the message of making products for sensitive skin. Continue reading Natural Korean Beauty for Sensitive Skin from @CaolionUSA

What Should You Buy With Your @Sephora Gift Card?

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You’ve begged. You’ve pleaded. You’ve dealt with everyone rolling their eyes, but you finally got it, a Sephora gift card. I know you heard the harps play and angels sing, but now the anxiety is setting in. You want to make this purchase count so what should you get? There are endless possibilities and perhaps some not-so endless funds so here are some suggestions in case you can’t ball out of control in Sephora after the holiday or anytime a gift card comes your way. Continue reading What Should You Buy With Your @Sephora Gift Card?

Save and Splurge: Vampy Lip Edition

I’m a woman who likes options or at least that’s what I tell myself when I pick up something that may or may not look similar to something I already own. So today I have a few swatches of some vampy lip options for you. One is on the high side while the others are budget friendly so hopefully you won’t feel left out if vampy lips are your lane and you haven’t tried these yet.

Vamp Lip Swatches

Wet N Wild – Vamp It Up ($1.99)

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lacquer – Vamp ($4.59) 

NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Train Bleu ($26)

When it comes to a dark lip what’s you’re go-to shade?

A Fall Blush Option: @NARSissist Dolce Vita

Fall is upon us. You may be dragging your hoodies (or someone else’s *winks*) from your closets so that means it’s time to transition your makeup to deeper tones. Deeper lippies are a staple, but what about blushes?

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NARS Cosmetics Dolce Vita($30)

Dolce Vita Blush From Nars Cosmetics

Nars Cosmetics Dolce Vita has been in my makeup drawer forever. It’s described as a dusty rose and a great blush for fall. It’s matte so if you’re trying to stay away from sparkly or glitterly blushes then this could be for you. Unfortunately, Nars blushes are not cheap. Prices have slowly crept up on us Narsissists in the last few years, but I still think they’re great. There’s something out there for most skintones so even if Dolce Vita doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s another one out there waiting for you. And if you already have a fave Nars blush let me know in the comments. :-)

Nars Cosmetics Dolce Vita blush($30) is available at narscosmetics.com, Sephora and wherever Nars Cosmetics are sold.     

What’s The Worst Beauty Advice You’ve Heard? #BuryMeMondays

What's The Worst Beauty Advice You've Ever Received BuryMeMondays

You’ve heard it. You’ve snickered at it. You probably tried it and learned from experience how wrong it was. So what’s the worst beauty advice you’ve heard?

The one that gets me is “reviving” your dried out mascara with eye drops. With mascara prices running less than $5 there’s no reason to revive anything. If for some reason your mascara is drying out before it’s time to replace it, return it, and may it never make its way into your shopping cart again. Ok? OK.

So let me know, what’s the worst beauty advice you’ve heard? Comments are always welcome and don’t forget to use the #burymemondays if you answer on social media.

The Beauty Blender: Truth or Hype? #BuryMeMondays

Beauty Blender Truth or Hype

The Beauty Blender. Is it an egg-shaped beacon of light or just another makeup sponge? I happen to love mine to the point that I stopped using brushes for a long time. Others don’t see the big deal or are happy with cheaper options from other companies. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Is the Beauty Blender everything you’ve ever wanted in makeup application or a hyped up, overpriced, colored sponge?

The Original Beautyblender is available at beautyblender.com, Sephora.