Black Friday Beauty Steals

With so many stores taking part in Black Friday sales, beauty retailers and brands have partnered together to get a piece of that glorious black Friday dollar. This is the best time of year to try out new products and brands. Since I love learning about what’s new in beauty, I’ve created a round up of the most exciting sales and products.

Source: Sephora

At big beauty retailers, brands are developing exclusive products and sets that are only available in limited supply. A favorite of mine over the last few years has been the sets that Tarte releases; mini blushes and highlighters in new shades. Two years ago, I ordered three of their $10 blush and cream colour stick sets from Sephora and they are still some of my favorites.

Whether you’re trying to get a deal on a favorite product or you’re in the market to try new things without having to purchase the full size, these sets are practical buys. Plus, who doesn’t love having minis and travel sizes for travel? Continue reading

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Too Faced Funfetti Collection

funfetti-paletteIn my last post, I said that nobody really outdoes MAC with their packaging. I was clearly wrong; there is one exception. Too Faced Cosmetics. Ultimate kitsch, girliness, and cute factor all the time. While they may not be as creative and inventive as the MAC product design team, you better bet that Too Faced has perfected its niche and brand identity.

You might be aware that I really adore Too Faced and their lovely blushes. The Love Flush Blushes are one of my favorite blush formulas of all time. When I saw some photos of confetti blushes on Instagram, obviously I was very excited. However, it took months for any more details to emerge. Finally, they announced it. The Funfetti Collection. HSN exclueive. Calendar reminders were set, and I ordered it the moment presale began last week.

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection

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As always, MAC has put out a visually stunning collection for the holidays. MAC holiday stuff has always kind of been a tradition for me for a solid ten years, so I always get excited to see what is in store.  The aesthetic of each collection always exceeds what any other brand is doing. They go above and beyond to make special packaging that MAC junkie will cherish and enjoy using and displaying on their vanity.

The Nutcracker Sweet Collection definitely does not disappoint.

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Two Great New Lipstick Formulas

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I’ve been waiting for Jeffree Star’s Lip Ammunition collection to drop since the first time it was announced. I am a big fan of his Velour Liquid Lipsticks, and since I normally prefer traditional lipsticks, I knew I would probably love these.

I am also really interested in Charlotte Tilbury, but had never made a purchase. When I was checking out on  Beautylish, I decided that it was as good of a time as any to grab something from her collection. I have been seeing lots of photos of the Hot Lips collection lately, so I opted to add one of those to my cart as well. Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Review

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I’ve been a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills since I started figuring out what the hell to do with my sparse blonde eyebrows. Since then, the brand has expanded to include more fabulous beauty products in their line. Their powder and cream contour kits– which seemingly kicked off the contour palette craze of the last two years, eyeshadow (both singles and palettes) , gel eyeliner in a variety of colors, single highlighters, and most recently, their foundation sticks. In such a short time, Anastasia Beverly Hills has gone from a single focus brand to a beauty powerhouse.

One product I kept coming back to were their glow kits. I would swatch them at Sephora and Ulta every time a new one came out. I’m a bit of a highlighter and illuminator collector, but I kept coming up with reasons not to grab one of the glow kits. Enter the Sweets Glow Kit Continue reading

Kat Von D Lock it Collection

lock-it-collectioneditA few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to receive the Kat Von D VoxBox from Influenster. As I’ve written about in the past, Influenster is an awesome program that allows select users to try the latest products in a variety of different categories.

OBVIOUSLY I was thrilled to receive free products from one of my favorite makeup brands. If you follow my Instagram or look at my beauty collection, you probably know that I’m super into the vibe and quality of each of her products. They have edge and style like Kat, and as a tattoo fanatic, I love the tattoo themed products.influenster-box1

 

Influenster and Kat Von D chose to share 4 new products from her most recent line; two makeup brushes, a setting powder, and two concealers, sold exclusively at Sephora and Kat Von D’s website.

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