A review: Tarte’s Tarteist Lipaint 

Who else, besides me, is obsessed with liquid lipstick? Okay for me, it’s specifically matte, dark colors. OBSESSED. A couple months ago, I bought Kat Von D’s long-lasting lipstick in Lolita. It was my absolute favorite for a while, but then I needed a new color, but from the same general palette (Idk, I just really like dark purples, browns and nudes. I stay away from all the other colors!). I decided to try Tarte’s new line of liquid lipsticks.

So the lipsticks come in a really cute package. Tarte calls the lipstick “lip paint.” I was a little confused about what “lip paint” was and if I would even like it.

I really like the thin brush on the wand. It helps with precise lining which is really helpful. The consistency is also a lot like a matte liquid lipstick only it goes on really smooth! It takes a little while for it to completely dry, but the color is amazing.  

I ordered the colors “tbt” and “manbun.” Tbt is my favorite because I can wear it a lot more often. It’s a nude pinkish color that gives me life. Manbun is a mix of a Vampy red and berry purple. It’s dark and I’m in love with the name and everything about it.

Here’s a quick swatch after a couple minutes of letting both colors dry.

Overall Impression: 

  • Colors are vibrant, does not take a lot to fully cover lips
  • A little smaller than I would have expected for $20
  • Fun packaging and creative color names
  • Lasts the whole day
  • 4.5 out of 5

What’s your favorite lipstick? Do you tend to buy similar colors or do you like to diversify your lipstick color collection? I want to know, comment below!

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moonchildja

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Homemade Brightening Face Scrub: Warm and Spicy

So I promised a homemade face mask post, but I realized that I had too many recipes for just one post. I decided to just post one or two, but spread out. They’re all super easy because who wants to be spending any more than 10 minutes making a face mask :/ No one. So enjoy ❤

Warm and Spicy is one of my favorite homemade masks. Yes, I made up the recipe and the name, haha. 

Here’s what Warm and Spicy will do for your skin: 

  1. Brighten
  2. Clean
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Tone Evening

List of what you’ll need: 

  1. Sugar
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Nutmeg
  4. Honey
  5. Lemon juice

Step One  

    

Just a teaspoon and a half of sugar into a small bowl of your choosing.

Step Two  
Just a sprinkle of nutmeg. Nutmeg is a curative so you won’t want to skip on this part. It heals acne scars, sun spots and dark spots. It also uncloggs pores! 

Step Three  
Add about three shakes of cinnamon. You may be asking “why cinnamon?” Cinnamon has so many benefits for skin and hair that many people don’t realize. If you have pimples, dry skin or eczema (I have all 3) cinnamon in facemasks or cinnamon oil helps with that aspect. 

Step Four 
  

One tablespoon of honey. You can also add more if you do not need as much exfoliation. Or less if you like more of a scruby mask. Honey is great for brightening and skin tone evening.

Step Five  
Add just a teaspoon of lemon juice which will brighten anything the honey won’t. It also will clean your skin really well. (I hate this step because the lemon juice makes the mask smell like a really weird combination. But I assure you, lemons are great for your skin).

  
  

You’ll want to scrub your face gently in small circles and then let it sit for about 20-25 minutes. When time is up, wipe off with a warm rag then splash your face with water to make sure you got all the sugar granules off. Moisturize and repeat atleast once a week before you apply makeup! 

As you can see here, there’s enough for 2 applications. I always make more than I need because I like to keep adding as I’m waiting for my first layer to dry. 

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List of Favorite Fragrances — Do’s and Don’ts

“Do’s!” (in order)

  1. Marc Jacobs Decadence __________________ $30-$100+
  2. Marc Jacobs Daisy ______________________$20-$100
  3. Victoria’s Secret Love Spell _______________$14
  4. Chloe Chloe eau de parfum________________$30-$100
  5. Dior J’adore eau de parfum________________$80-$100+
  6. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb_______________$80

 

Don’ts

The only really bad fragrance I have come across is a new line by Tocca. It smells like rubbing alcohol with a slight flower scent. Just beware!

What’s your favorite fragrance? Does price matter to you?

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A Review: NUDE Skincare Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder!

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This little bottle can do so much for your skin.

I’ve used this NUDE face scrub that I bought from Sephora for about a month now and it’s definitely one of my favorite skin care items.

NUDE’s Detox face brightener is really cool and fun to use. It comes in a powdery form with little grains in it. Add just a small amount to your hand (about the area of a quarter) and add a few drops of water and it foams magically in front of your eyes. You’ll want to quickly apply to your face rubbing in small circles evenly all over your face. After the scrub has somewhat dried on a little, you’ll want to wash it off with warm water.

It does sting a tiny bit just because it is scrubby and if you have pimples or dry skin, it might sting, but it’s all helpful — trust me!

So this face scrub is really great for your skin. Most of the ingredients are all-natural. The lemon and lime extract helps with brightening. The rose seeds and vanilla seeds are great for exfoliation and cleaning out your pores. The Inca gold oil, coconut oil and acai berry oil are all for protecting your skin from toxins or dirt.

So you’re probably asking when you see some results. Well, I have good news! The very first time I tried this product, my face looked 10x brighter and felt cleaner than ever. Even when I applied my makeup for the day, my bright skin was shining through it! Just use about 3 times a week and you’ll maintain a bright glow!

Final Words:

  • 5 out of 5
  • Great for a quick, bright face
  • Only takes about 3 minutes
  • Fun to use
  • $42, but worth it if you’re looking for something that will work and last for a while
  • Top ingredients are all-natural
  • Instant effects

 

What would you like me to review next? Wanting to try something, but don’t want to risk the money or time? Let me know below!

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Obsessions of 2015 — My can’t live withouts!

2015 was a great year! Here were some of my obsessions: 

  1.   Matte Lipstick- Holy Cow. Dark brown matte lipsticks, nude matte lipsticks, dark purple matte lipsticks. One word: Amen. Not to mention Kylie Jenner’s new lipsticks that sold out seconds after they were released. Yeah I was one of those excited, loyal fans that was ready to click the “confirm my order,” exactly the time it came out, but sadly Kylie has too many fans who clicked that button half a second faster than I had.
  2.  Younique- This new brand of makeup has had me so obsessed. Some of the proceeds go to women who have experienced domestic violence and if you know someone who sells it (it’s kind of like Mary Kay only better for your skin!) they will receive some of the profit too! I think it’s just a great company. P.S. I’ll be releasing a review of the AMAZING Younique foundation and crazy cool mascara very soon! No harsh, unnecesary chemicals and less than 12 ingredients! It’s great for your skin!
  3.   Instant headache remover- I just recently found this nifty eye cover. Heat it up or freeze it and just put on your head when you’ve got a headache or right before you go to bed! It’s only about $1 at T.J Maxx and serves as one of my favorites from 2015 for whenever I need some relaxing me time.
  4.   Glass Animals Zaba Album- I’ve come across some great music in 2015! The Glass Animals have been around for a few years now and this album is great! If you like electronic, tribal music with a peculiar taste, this is for you. Listen to Gooey if it’s your first time hearing them. You will not regret it! 
  5.   Travis Scott- Like rap with a great beat and bass drops? Travis Scott has made some great music this year on his album Rodeo. You may have heard Antidote, as it’s one of his most popular songs and has been on the radio for a while now. If you like Antidote, you’ll LOVE the rest of that album! 
  6.   Gray Ombre- Ombres in general have been my thing all year, but the color grey has been my favorite color. Although I have not done this to my hair yet, it is coming soon! I promise I will post before and after pictures! 
  7.   Heels, anything with HEELS!- Addictive. That’s all I have to say about that!  


What were some of your obsessions? Let me know! I love trying new things! 


Thanks for reading, stay golden. 

Dramatic, Festive Eyes Tutorial

  
So I was going to name this New Year’s festive eye makeup, but I doubt anyone out there is scouring the Inter-webs for how-to’s for New Years two hours before the ball drops. This can be got any festive event 🙂 Enjoy!

So this is what you’ll need: 

  • Sephora’s Moonshadow baked palette, or any sparkly dark brown and gold baked eyeshadow.    
  • Eyeshadow brush and eyeshadow blender
  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Black Mascara *note, I did eyeliner and mascara before eyeshadow 
  • Sephora’s Gold Jumbo Crayon

First, take the darkest brown color on the palette and apply darkest to the space between your eyebrow and the outter corner of your eye, then very lightly to the whole eyelid like so:


Then, take the goldest, sparkliest color on your palette or if you have the Moonshadow palette, use the color that is one right of the first color.  

Apply the gold color from the corner of your eye and blend close to where you applied the brown but not all the way up. Make sure the gold is blended partly with the brown so that the two colors won’t end abruptly — that would look weird.   

 Because you can never have too much gold eye color, I like to add Sephora’s gold jumbo crayon to the corners of my eyes (It’s long-lasting…hooray!)

Hope you enjoyed my festive makeup tutorial! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden! 

 

A review: Bésame Lipstick Matchsticks

   
At first, I had mixed feelings about this product. I received it in the mail from Sephora for $6.00 (way overpriced for my liking) and thought the sticks would be a bit bigger. Well, here’s the package. It’s cute, vintage-y. 

  I opened it up and I was confused  
 How was I supposed to apply lipstick to my huge lips using the tip of a matchstick with like maybe two drops of lipstick?? I pouted about this for a while, it sat in my makeup bag for quite a while and then I thought about trying it. 
  
Again, I couldn’t get over the size, but I decided I should stop complaining and try the dang thing. As I lined my lips with the tiny, miniscule matchstick (that is actually SMALLER than an actual matchstick!) I thought: It ain’t that bad! 

Believe it or not, the color was vibrant! I would use these matchsicks for lining and then use another color to fill the rest of the lip (just because I have bigger lips) Someone with smaller lips could apply the matchstick to their whole lip, but it was not working for me, sadly.

The full version is available on Sephora’s website and it is a fairly new product and I would imagine they would go quickly so if you like what you see, knock yourself out and buy one! 

Final words:

  •  3 1/2 out of 5 stars
  • Great, vibrant color
  • Goes on smooth
  • Neat packaging
  • Guess you get what you pay for (regarding the size)

If you’ve tried this product let me know below what you think! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden.

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How you know you’re actually a hipster! 

  
So I recently was called hipster. Okay cool, not mad. I asked what makes me a hipster and they were stumped. “Just the way you are! How you dress and all your hobbies!” Well, I looked up the actual word hipster and it simply is a person who is stylish and trendy in an unconventional way. It originated in the early 1940s describing jazz musicians or people who were jazz listeners. Of course, we have evolved ourselves over the years and hipsters are not all exactly people who sit in jazz clubs with a full suit and top hat every day. Just people who enjoy underground, independent music and style. If this is you, embrace it! 

If you’re a hipster: 

You have a unique taste in music, not to mention, a record player and maybe a collection of vinyls  

You may have one of these nice record players in your house, along with a collection of vinyls you would die for. Some of my favorite vinyls are Honeymoon by Lana del Rey, Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd, a couple Van Morrisons, and Abbey Road by the Beatles. I have plenty more and I always find myself ordering more and more. Oh! Not to mention a nice, versatile tapestry! 

You find yourself at coffee shops more than usual drinking teas and coffees most people have never heard of  At your local Starbucks or Teavana, you know the baristas and many times they know your order. Be aware of how often you visit a coffee shop, if you’re there close to everyday, you may be a “hipster.”

You prefer Apple products and are loyal to them even if Samsung has a breakthrough device.   

No matter what, I will always have an Apple product. I just like the look and Apple was the namebrand of the first device I have ever had. It’s just sharp looking! Even if Samsung comes out with the best phone on the planet, I will keep my iPhone.

You get angry when people ask you if you’ve heard a song that came out 3 years ago that you listened to first yet they claim it just came out. 
Try again late listeners! Glass Animals has been on my playlist for years now. Gooey did not come out in 2015. But okay. Those of you who can relate, feel betrayed, in a sense. When you listened to the newest underground tracks, it wasn’t cool, but now that it’s on the radio or in a movie trailer, people change their minds! It happens all the time, learn to live with it. 

You blog.   If you know what this is, enough said. 

Vintage-y stuff catches your eye  Along with your impressive, fancy Canon camera, you have a super cool old-fashioned polaroid camera, or atleast dream of having one. And anything else not of this era. Thrift shops and antique stores are always on your to-do list.

If any of these match your personality, you may be a hipster — and there’s nothing wrong with that! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden. 

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Face Masks: My Must-Haves

Wanna know how I get my face so clear? Read below! 

 Literally face masks are the best things ever. There are all kinds too. My favorites are the peel-offs eventhough they hurt peeling off! I also like the scruby kinds too. 

So I’m splitting this post in two, this one is the “Must Haves” which are the face masks you can buy at any beauty supply store or even supermarkets or grocery stores. The second part is homemade face masks so make sure you check that out too! 

Peel-Off Masks

 
This mask is brilliant! I’ve had this for a really long time so the packaging may look a little different now, but Queen Helene’s Grape Seed Extract Peel Off Masque will always be my favorite peel-off and it’s cheap! The only downside is that peel-off masks hurt. Well, I also have a very low pain tolerance so most people would probably think it’s fine. If you’re like me and you don’t like the feeling of tightness and pulling once the mask dries on, just think how even and bright your skin will look after! And omce it’s off, splash your face with cold water and pat dry, add a little facial lotion and you’re golden! You’ll feel like you have new skin! 

The next peel off is a new mask I’ve used for a couple months now and thought it was worth adding to the list.

This Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel-Off Mask smells great! It’s so fresh and does the same thing as the Queen Helene mask. There are full sizes of these available, but I barely use these. Once a week is good for these masks because they are really potent. Oh and that reminds me, keep away from eyes! Like do not get too close, it WILL burn, even if it’s not on your eye. 

For both of these peel-offs, I’ve had the best results leaving a thin layer on for 15 minutes then peel off (if you don’t peel off and wash off instead, the dry/dead skin will not get pulled off and that’s the whole point!). After you peeled it all off, splash your face with COLD water and make sure all the mask is removed. Then moisturize. 

Clog Dissolving Milk  
This mask is great when you’re in a hurry and need instant skin cleansing and clearness. Bliss’s Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk has fast working exfoliating enzymes that work in just 5 minutes! That means you apply it, maybe brush your hair, pick an outfit and in no time, your skin looks great! With me, smell always matters and well, this mask smells great! There aren’t negatives except that this mask is pretty potent as well. Keep away from your eyes, don’t even risk getting close to them! 
Pore Refining Sheet Masks  
You can never go wrong with sheet masks! If you’re looing for moisture and softness, you’ll want a sheet mask. I really like this one because it helps in so many areas. The serum in the mask gives a gentle clean, removing makup or dirt you can’t see, smoothes and moisturizes. I have really bad dry skin, especially in the winter so you’ll see me in these a lot this time of year. Pretty close to every day! 

So that’s my skin mask spiel. 

Any questions, ideas, comments — don’t hesitate to contact me! 

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Get the Pocahontas look — It’s Easy!

Pocahontas Look

Alright, it’s seldom I ever go without eyeliner unless I’m doing this look. It’s natural and very golden, that’s why it’s called the Pocahontas look eventhough I don’t look like her exactly (it just reminds me of her). This look is great for tanner skin tones, but if you are not very tan, you can do this as well! 

Hydrate and Prime  
You’re going to want to start out using some sort of facial lotion, make sure it is for the face NOT the body! The product above is what you’re going to use as a primer! I am in love with Roc products and this is one of my favorites. A little goes a long way and it makes your skin soft and ready for foundation.

Apply Correct Shade of Foundation

  Any liquid foundation will work, but I prefer Nars’ Medium 4 Barcelona. Use a small amount, about two pumps. Apply all over your face, dot close up to your eyes, high cheeks, bridge of nose, and forehead. Use a kabuki brush and spread evenly. 

Now, we need to highlight. My favorite highlighter is Sephora’s Ultra Light drops. A little goes a long, long way with these! Spread half a drop under each eye with a concealing brush out to the top of your cheeks. All this does is make your undereyes look brighter and your cheeks will have a bright, glowy look. 

   

   

Next, we need to seal the liquid with powder. For this look, you’ll need powder foundation to bring more color out. Do not use translucent powder for this look, it will cancel out the brightness. I like to use Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo powder foundation in Medium 56. Use the same kabuki brush from before and apply by patting, not rubbing. Careful when doing this, you do not want a cakey look. 

Bronzing Time! 

   

 Bronzing is my favorite type of makeup! It contours your face however you want and makes my face look thinner. For this look, we really want to bring out strong facial features. We want a high cheekbone and a sharp bone structure around your chin. Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed palette has a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. To apply the bronzer, grab a slanted brush. This is kind of silly, but make a fish face! Like a duck face, but act like you ate something sour! The lines that appear on your cheeks from the corners of your mouth up to the side of your face is where you should apply bronzer. Do not be afraid to add too much bronzer because you can always blend it in with a kabuki brush. 

Mascara! 

  

Buxom’s Full and Fabulous Mascara is perfect for this look, but you can also use anything that makes your eyelashes look long and full! 

Cream Eyeshadow

Here is where you can get creative. Cream eyeshadows that are matte and neutral are all great for the Pocahontas look. i used a matte cream brown eyeshadow by Elle. Brown eyes are better off doing light browns to medium dark brown, blue and green eyes can do a light gold. For my look, I kept my eyeshadow on my eyelid, but pulling the color out a little more is fine too! 

Lips! 

  

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita dries into a beautiful matte color. Before you apply this color, make sure you hydrate your lips. I like to use mint EOS balls before I apply any matte colored lipstick because they tend to dry out my lips. I love this lipstick so much, it lasts all day and doesn’t go anywhere when you eat or drink. Of course, you can use any matte lipstick with a slight pinkish brown, but this lipstick is a must have! 

So there you have it! My natural look secret and that I call my natural look Pocahontas. 

Comment pictures if you try it! I’m curious to see if anyone else loves it too.