Tarte Gifted Mascara

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This is my mascara obsession at the moment. I think Tarte Gifted has become my new, all time favorite.

With just a few quick coats it gives amazing volume and definition. It’s not really a super lengthening mascara, but it does coat all my lashes incredibly well and makes them look longer and fuller. I really can’t get enough of this mascara and everyday that I don’t use it, I regret it.

Perhaps the best feature of this mascara is that I get very little or no smudging when I wear it. It stays put and I have only had a couple of instances where it transferred to my lid.

The wand is very thick and brush-like, which I find makes it quick to apply and coats every lash in the first go. It builds very well so you can go in later and continue to layer it on and it doesn’t make your lashes go all clumpy.

I only wish that I hadn’t fallen in love with a high-end mascara, because now I am going to be forced to repurchase it and pay the price.

Never mind, it’s worth it.

-Jules

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The Best Lip Products to Keep In Your Purse

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Purse Glosses. These are the lip products that will go with any look and you can apply easily without a mirror. I am guilty of keeping up to 10 lip products in my purse at a time so I can easily change my look at the drop of a hat, but the ones I tend to reach for most are the low maintenance, neutral, hydrating options. I’ve selected 3 of my tried and true favorites that look great even if your lips are dry or the rest of your makeup has gone wonky.

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Lush Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar

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This post is quite late! My apologies, but the little guy is too cute not to post. And people lust after the Lush holiday collection all year, so I think March is as good a time as any to post a review.

I preferred the smell of this one to the Christmas Penguin, but the bubbles were not as soft in my opinion. Maybe that’s just all in my head. They were quite similar in color and size.

Obviously it’s cute and you buy it purely for the pleasure of having a hedgehog shaped bath bar.

I will buy again this year; just for fun.

-Jules

Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

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Milani Baked Blushes are a thing of beauty. Their marbled look and textured shimmer make them the cheap version of the coveted Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes.

Luminoso has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it. I wasn’t sure which color to try next and then Mac’s Warm Soul had a spotlight moment on the interwebs. Berry Amore is supposedly a dupe for Warm Soul so I decided to try it out instead since it is the more affordable option.

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Space NK Haul

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Questionably the most exciting day of my year so far was when I discovered my local Bloomingdales opened a Space NK counter.

It’s still a 30 minute drive away for me, but so worth it and much closer than the UK.  I couldn’t contain my excitement at By Terry being readily available that I bought another Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon.  I am in love with these eye shadow sticks.  Blond Opal will be my next purchase.  I am already planning my next trip back to Space NK and scheming about what I will buy.

My luck continued when Sephora had the YSL Rouge Volupte 1 Nude Beige in stock.  I had to pick it up while I had the chance.  YSL lipsticks are the most beautifully packaged makeup items in the world. We can all agree on that.

-Jules

“Color Changing Lipsticks”

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Finally!  Someone validates my opinion on the Dior Lip Glow.

Thank you Into the Gloss.

Color changing lipsticks are a gimmick.  Be warned.

-Jules