Thursday, November 29, 2012

☆Tarte's Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush enthusiast set Swatches

Hey Guys!                                                             Today I bring you the Tarte Fantastic Foursome  Amazonian Clay 12-hr blush enthusiast set.. *phew*.. That's a mouthful. These blushes are infused with Amazonian Clay which sounds like a miracle! describes the benefits of Amazonian Clay for each skin type:"For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay's nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin's moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result? Blush that wears better, longer, and truer!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

☆Tarte 5-piece LipSurgence Collector's Set Swatches

Hey Guys!

Tarte has come out with another Christmas value set that comes with 5 lip colors. They are all gorgeous colors and it is sets like these which make me wish we had a Sephora where I live. I would totally stock up on different sets, split them up and give to friend's as Christmas gifts!

The packaging is adorably girly and on the back of the box it has a gift tag where you can write the name of the lucky recipient of this awesome gift. It also says which colors come with this set on the back of the box.

This set includes:
2 full size LipSurgence lip tints in Enchanted (sheer rose) and Elite (sheer melon)
2 full size LipSurgence lip lusters in Escape (shimmering pink) and Sweet (shimmering peachy pink)
1 fill size LipSurgence matte lip tint in Exposed (the perfect nude)

L-R: Escape, Enchanted, Exposed, Sweet, Elite
All the Lipsurgence's seem natural and wearable but there isn't as much variety of colors in the swatches as it seems when you see them in the packaging. They are similar shades, but I love pinks all the same. Escape and Sweet have some sparkles and they all have that nice minty smell. I've only worn Enchanted so far and it makes me want to wear some white eyeshadow, cat eyeliner and sing Taylor Swift songs all day :) ♪ I was enchanted to meet you Tarte LipSurgencessssss ♪ Side note: I think Enchanted is one of my all time favorite Taylor Swift songs.. It's so b-e-autiiiiful!

L-R: Escape, Enchanted, Exposed, Sweet, Elite
One of my favorite things about Tarte is they are aim to provide a healthy makeup alternative with ingredients that are good for you. Tarte LipSurgences are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate and synthetic fragrance which are things we should be all watching for in our beauty products! Another little plus is the LipSurgences do not require a sharpener which can get messy and annoying.

This gift set is sold at Sephora and is $34 US ($120 Retail Value) and $44 Cdn ($156 Retail Value) which is a super deal since one LipSurgence is regular $31 Cdn.

Do you think you will be picking up this set or passing? Is there any Sephora Christmas gift sets you've been eyeing this year?
Ashlee Signature 1

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

☆Fresh Paint: Sephora by OPI Metro Chic

Please ignore my sad, stressed nails! :(
Hey Guys!

Oh my goodness- long time no talk! I might be a bit absent for the next couple of weeks because I have finals coming up, but I'll be all finished December 8th! I can't wait to do some major posting and talking to you guys! I'm also thinking about posting some holiday makeup tutorials here. Please let me know if you guys like the sound of that! :)

Today's nail of the day is Sephora by OPI Metro Chic which is a classic, coveted fall color. In this picture, I have 2 coats of Metro Chic and one coat of OPI Top Coat. When I took this picture, I was after wearing this nail polish for 4 days so the staying power is awesome!

A great dupe and cheaper alternative for this color is Rimmel Steel Grey so I would recommend checking it out if you can't get this one.

What are you guys wearing on your nails today and how is everything? I feel like it's been so long since I've gotten to talk with you guys!
Ashlee Signature 1

Friday, November 2, 2012

☆October Favorites + Empties

Hey guys,

October has been like the flu month for me. I feel like I just couldn't shake this one.. I'm finally starting to come around though. Unfortunately, I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup this month but I do have some staples that will help get you through the flu. This post will also have my empties because I only have a few to show this month so.... let's get this show on the road!

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