Thursday Feature : FOTD

• FACE :
Olay Complete moisturizer
Maybelline Baby Skin primer
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation (220)
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (Medium Beige)
MAC MSF Natural (Medium)
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour (Lyric, Sombre)
NARS blush (Torrid)
Too Faced blush (Papa Don’t Peach)
ABH Illuminator (So Hollywood)
NYX Dewy Finish setting spray

• EYES :
ABH Dipbrow (Ash Brown)
ABH Brow Gel
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette (Laetus, Lazarus, Samael)
Too Faced Sweet Peach palette (White Peach, Bellini)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eye pencil (Smog)
Stila Kajal eye liner (Topaz)
MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack)
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

• LIPS :
Maybelline Babylips Balm
MAC lip liner (Spice)
Too Faced Creamy Peach Oil gloss (Tickle Me Peach)

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Thursday Feature : FOTD

I thought it would be fun to incorporate a weekly ‘Face of the Day or ‘Makeup of the Day’ feature here. I’m always writing about all the makeup products I’m buying/trying so why not show that I actually use/wear them? Y’know, as evidence. 😉

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• Face :
Olay Complete moisturizer
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation (220)
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (medium beige)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (medium)
NARS blush (deep throat)
ABH Illuminator (so hollywood)
NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray

• Brows/Eyes :
ABH Brow Gel
NYX Microbrow (ash brown)
NYX Brow liner (charcoal)
Clinique Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Lift cream
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette
MAC Fluidline gel liner (blacktrack)
Stila Kajal eyeliner (topaz)
L’Oréal Voluminous mascara (black)

• Lips :
NYX Slim lip pencil (pinky)
Revlon Colorstay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (adore)

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Sweet Peach Frenzy

Earlier this month I received my order of the re-released Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette. I’ve been trying out the shadows and so far am loving the quality and range of shades! I’ll have a full review on it sometime soon.

Last night I was able to order the Sweet Peach Glow palette and the Papa Don’t Peach blush from the Too Faced website around 10pm PST (it was officially released online at 12EST on 12/14).

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Once again the website was bombarded with people trying to place their orders. This time around the company was prepared with an online queue system. I didn’t have to wait long at all (despite having 4000+ people ahead of me) as I was able to open up another browser window, bypass the whole queue and place my order.

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With my purchase I was also able to get the Sweet Peach Beauty Bag. Of course now the bags are completely out of stock.

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I can’t tell by the photo but I’m assuming it’s bigger than a pencil case. Possibly the size of a small makeup bag? I guess I’ll just have to wait and see when it arrives.

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Earlier in the day I ordered the Peach Oil Lipgloss in the shade ‘Tickle Me Peach’ from the HSN website. Evidently they were able to release just that particular color to the public. I took advantage of it and added the Better Than Sex mascara to my order as I had a 20% off code. Shipping was free so I got both for less than retail!

From what I’ve read online (replies to tweets and IG comments from the people at TF), the eye shadow palette will be a permanent item. As far as the other items in the collection, that remains to be seen. However, I’m sure they have more than enough in stock for everyone.

I have to say, I’m not normally this into buying new makeup. Really! It’s been quite a while since I’ve gone on a new makeup binge. Since paring down my collection a few years ago I’ve been using (and using up) My staple/holy grail items. Getting all these new products is fun as they’re replacing/upgrading my old stuff. So far I haven’t been disappointed!

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Makeup Monday : Blush

Over the years I’ve tried quite a few different blushes from low to high end, baked formulations, powders and creams. For a while I was happily rotating between a few MAC blushes (Springsheen, Dainty, Peaches, Coy). However, all of those were put away (and put to shame) once I discovered Nars.

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This is my current collection and as you can see, some are very well loved. A couple shades (Deep Throat and Angelika) have been re-purchased multiple times over the years because I’ve used them so much.

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Left to right :

Angelika
Torrid
Deep Throat
Sertao
Sin
Madly

PROS :
– fantastic pigmentation
– wide range of shades
– highly blendable
– lasts all day
– shimmer isn’t obnoxious

CONS :
– a little pricey
– packaging gets tacky/sticky over time (use Clorox wipes to clean residue off)

OVERALL :

For the more concentrated shades like Angelika and Torrid, I only need to use the tiniest bit. The color pay off is great for all of these shades, they go on smoothly and stay on. Mind you, I currently have normal to dry skin so if you’re on the oily side, your mileage may vary.

There’s something about NARS blushes that just works – at least for me. It’s no wonder a lot of make up lovers consider it to be their holy grail. While the price ($30) may put off some people, I feel it’s worth the splurge for a quality product.

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Pretty Peachy

My presale order of the long anticipated re-release of Too Faced’s Sweet Peach palette arrived today!

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The packaging alone is quite adorable and very pink! Upon opening the palette the scent of peaches is pleasant, not overwhelming or fake (well, it is technically, but y’know what I mean).

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I can’t wait to play with these shades! There’s a good mix of mattes, shimmers, neutrals and bold colors. They’ll look awesome come Spring/Summer, too.

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