Tarte Pallet Review – Cue The Confetti

Hello to all my beauty lovers out there ! I am so excited to bring you this review on my blog. I found this little palette by accident when I was on the Sephora website looking for something completely different and it caught my eye.  Let’s get into the details of this little beauty and why I like this palette so much. Oh, and just so you know, this is not a sponsored post. Tarte doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall.

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Yes, I’m a neutrals gal and these neutrals are just stunning. The pigmentation is amazing as I would expect any Tarte shadow to be. The darker metallic and luster shades look like they would be too dark but I was amazed when I first applied the metallic bronze color into my crease, it was the perfect amount of pigment. Not too dark not too light and you can most certainly build them up if you so choose. Let’s take a look at some swatches. Forgive me, I’m not the best swatcher (is that a word?) but I try.

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As I’ve gotten older my preference has changed when it comes to makeup. For my look I believe less is more. I took a quick shot of what this palette looks like on my eye just to give you an idea of how it looks.

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These shadows blend beautifully, they are highly pigmented without any patchiness .

I also like this palette because it’s smaller and only has five colors. I have had tons of palettes in the past. For years I was sucked down the beauty of hole of wanting to have all the newest palettes that came out and most of them had anywhere from eight to fifteen colors to choose from. Then one day I guess I finally got hold of myself and realized that for me I was just wasting money because I wasn’t using all the colors in these big palettes. I gravitated to the few I really liked and just never stepped out of my comfort zone with the rest. I believe makeup should be fun but it also should be easy. I no longer want to have to hunt through a big palette and decide what colors would look good together. I love the easiness of this palette and the price is only $19.00! Can’t beat that for a Tart Palette.

URGENT! This is a limited edition palette so if you’d like one I suggest you order it now before they’re gone. Tarte had a limited edition palette years ago that I was in love with and when I went back to order another one they were all gone and selling on E-Bay for $80.00 so I wouldn’t wait too long.

I hope you enjoyed my small review of the Tart Cue The Confetti Eyeshadow Palette.

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2016 Make-Up Challenge!

Hey friends!

The other day I was, yet again, sorting through my makeup “collection”. I called it a collection because ridiculously enough, for me, I have acquired so much there’s no other word for it. As I was sorting through I threw away any pieces I knew I wouldn’t use or haven’t used an I kept only what I know I would use and really like.. As I was doing this I realized I was still left with a lot as far as eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and blushes. These are my three addictions when it comes to makeup. As I looked at all of it just staring back at me I thought to myself “this is ridiculous! You have to use all of this and not add to it”

So I came to a few realizations that I am going to stick to this year.

1. I have enough eye shadow palettes and blushes for ten women and two years.

2. I have a shopping problem which I’ve always known and thought I kicked it only to realize I didn’t I just replaced jewelry with makeup.

3. I’ve wasted  a lot of money over the last two years on makeup. Now if you’re a makeup artist then I can completely understand having a ton of it but for the average woman like myself, no one ‘needs’ all this.

4. Lastly and most importantly I realized that I thought by having a lot to choose from it would be freeing and fun. Instead I’m not free at all and it’s not fun. Why? Because there is TOO MUCH to choose from. That’s not free or fun. Every morning is a battle deciding what eye shadow I want to wear, what blush etc. The truth is when we have such an abundance of something we actually create more stress than less and more stress is the last thing I want. What I want is easy. I know what I like, what looks good on me and I want to sit down to my makeup in the morning without having to take ten minutes to decide what I should wear. 

In light of all this I decided to do a 2016 makeup challenge.

I chose some eye shadow palettes and a few blushes that I want to use and I put the rest away. When I am finished with these I will then pull out what I have left and I do NOT want to add to it. I don’t need anymore and I don’t have the money to waste.

So I thought I would share with you all the products I’ve chosen to use up. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 

⇔Eye Shadow Palettes⇔

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For those who have not seen the Tatrtlette Tease Palette as it’s fairly new I’ve snapped a photo so you can see the colors. 

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⇔Blushes⇔

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The rest of the photos are items I use all the time and will replace as I use them up.

⇔Foundations⇔

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As for lipsticks. I pretty much got rid of most of them and I left myself with four lipsticks and three lip glosses. I’ll do a separate post on those if you’d like to see what I chose. 

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Josie Maran Moisturizer

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Hey there Pretties!

Today’s review is on,

Josie Maran’s Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

I think I received this sample in an IPSY bag, (which I have since unsubbed to, will explain at a later time) and its been sitting around for quite a while. I decided last week to give it a try. What was I waiting for!!!!

As in all my posts it seems I remind you how dry my skin can be. I’ve been using Oil Of Olay Daily Moisturizer for many moons and while that is a good product I was looking for something more. Something with moisture on the scale of an oil but not a slick if you know what I mean.

I started using this last week and so far I love it. I also went on the interwebs and started hunting around to see just how much this baby costs. Yep, sticker shock. Well, while I was looking around I ran across some reviews on the product and it seem the formula has been changed from what it originally was. According to the comments on Sephora anyway. As for me, I wouldn’t know the difference because I just started using it. It seems the chief complaint is that it leaves a white cast on your skin I’m guessing because of the SPF in it.

It does come out of the bottle white and when you start to apply it , it is a bit white but once you’ve rubbed it into your skin AND you let it dry and settle into the skin the whiteness goes away. At least thats what I have observed. Maybe the women who wrote the reviews aren’t letting it dry and settle in as they should before applying anything else? I don’t know but for me, it works as it should.

What I like : I love that it’s SO incredibly moisturizing, I love that even though it’s an oil it absolutely dries down but it still leaves my skin feeling soft, dewy and moisturized and it has a very faint pleasant scent. Also, a little seems to go a long way for me.

What I don’t like: Again, the price. At Sephora a 2.0 oz bottle is $32.00 US but you can also get a 0.5 oz for $14.00 US . Personally, while I don’t like spending a lot of money on cosmetics even though I do love them, for this product, for me I think it’s worth the money. And I plan on purchasing more when my sample bottle is gone.

How I apply it : I thought I’d throw this little tip in case anyone else is thinking of giving it a try. With a freshly washed face I apply it all over my face, neck and decolletage . I then move onto priming my eye lids giving the Argan Moisturizer time to sink and dry down and thats it. Simple stuff beauties.

See you next time!

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