Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit

I got the Tarteist Lip Paint as my Sephora Birthday Gift, along with a tarte blush as well. I’ve used it a couple of times and I really like it. It has a bit of a peppermint smell and feel that really reminds me of Christmas despite the color not really matching. Tarteist Creamy Lip paint is a vegan full coverage lipstick that stays creamy throughout the day despite creating a matte look. Most matte lipsticks I’ve used dry my lips out to the point that you can see every wrinkle and imperfection, which really is not a flattering look. I didn’t have a problem with this lip paint as it stayed pretty creamy.

I was surprised at how easy it spread across my lips, despite the applicator feeling a bit flimsy ( I thought it was going to fall off if I applied too much pressure). The staying power was nice I only had to reapply after eating so that was great. It does transfer a bit so be careful against clothing and whatnot.

The color is a nice pinkish nude, that is great for any occasion. While it is a bit expensive ($20 per lipstick) I think it is worth the price and I am thinking about getting more colors like ‘So Fetch’ or ‘Lovespell’.

How you used Tareist Creamy Lip Paint? What did you think?

Teeth Whitening the natural way


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You all know I drink tons of coffee. So, of course, I am constantly trying to find new ways to whiten my teeth. I saw so many people try charcoal and while at first, I thought it was weird I knew I wanted to eventually try it.

The Activated Charcoal from BeLive is from coconuts and it comes in a really fine powder. They also have 2 free charcoal strips in case you wanted to try those too.

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Okay, so this stuff can get everywhere so be very careful when using the powder because it stains! I didn’t have any problems with spilling and made sure to immediately wipe up if I spilled any.

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Do not expect this stuff to taste good. It tastes exactly how it looks, and it took me a while to get used to it. I, however, saw results from the very first use. I would not recommend using this as an alternative to toothpaste though. While it did whiten and clean my teeth I still didn’t get that satisfactory cleanliness feel like I did after using toothpaste.  I mostly use this at night as I feel that is when it would benefit me the most.

If you would like to purchase this you can do so HERE

Story Book Cosmetics Quill and Ink Set Review

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I am in love with Story Book Cosmetics designs. It’s everything I ever wanted a beauty product to look like. However what we need to know is that yeah It looks pretty but does it work well? So I got this recently on a sale from their website. I also got free shipping because I bought a couple of things. I know I am technically on a buying ban with the whole house thing but I really needed this!

Before we get to the nitty gritty of this review lets just admire the look of this yea?

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First of all it comes in this gorgeous tin as a set and I had to stand and just admire the look when I first opened it.

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This brush is gorgeous and extremely soft bristled. It reminded me more of a lip brush than a line brush though.  I love that it comes with a base, but I got to make sure that I clean it before putting it away because I don’t want any gunk getting in to the base as it so tiny I think it will be hard to clean.

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While I love the look of the ink pot I have to say I was extremely disappointed at the size. This thing is tiny! A lot of people have complained about the lid not staying on, so far I have yet to have any problems with that. I do know that they revamped the top to make it a proper twist top and while not as pretty it apparently works well. Right now the only color they have is black but they are working on different colors and the next model will be able to be refillable. Anyone who purchased the old pot (this one) will get a discount on the refill purchase.

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The big question though is how well does it work? My answer, not very well. The brush is way too soft that it cannot be used with the ink pot at all. Plus the formula for this is very dry so it makes it hard to spread on the lids. I had to go over that line a couple of times (with one of my sturdier brushes) for it to even make that line. Do I regret buying it? Absolutely not! I will say though that until they improve the formula this is no where near ready to replace any of my other liners.

What do you think?

Deep CLeansing Purifying Peel Off Mask

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I bought this mask for a dollar off List so honestly I was not expecting anything great. This peel off mask is supposed to be super peely (that’s not even a word….) so I was careful only to use it on my nose, chin and forehead, no sensitive places like my cheeks. This black mask is super tough and I was surprised that it actually went down into my pores to get those blackheads and nasty dead skin that blocks my skin.

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This does take a very long time to dry and you need to lay it on super thick to make sure that when you peel off it does not hurt. Like I said before it’s definitely a toughie so I wouldn’t use it every day maybe twice a week at the most (for me).

Not Your Mother’s Plump for joy hair thickener

I’ve always had trouble with flat hair, but I’ve never really done anything about it. Now I am starting to be more adventurous. I’m 30 I can’t be afraid to take risks. When I saw this at my local drugstore I decided to try it out and I have not been lead astray by Not Your Mother’s products before. Sadly this didn’t really do anything, besides it smelling good and being easy to blend into my hair it still fell flat. I tried it while my hair was dry and damp and it was still the same results either way. I keep using it though, I guess I’m hoping that it will some how mysteriously work?

 

I am so disappointed, you were suppose to be my go to hair products!!!

 

Okay maybe I’m being a little harsh, and it was not really that expensive so I am not too hung up about it. I just want my hair to have some volume and doesn’t look like I’ve been wearing a beanie all day.

Wet n’ Wild MegaSlim Skinny Mascara Review

I’ve been looking for a mascara for the minimal make up days when all I want is a small pop of lash and a tinted lip balm, no flash or glitz. That’s why I picked up the Wet n’ Wild megaslim skinny mascara and it delivered on what I wanted. The small plastic wand is small enough to get the small stray lashes that try to evade the bigger brushes, but it is not too small where it doesn’t give enough coverage.

I will say that you will need more that two swipes to get full coverage, but the build up is easy and the formula does not make my eye feel gunky or sticky like some mascaras do. The skinny mascara give me natural looking lashes while subtly giving a bit of oomph! The removal is easy too, I didn’t have to pull on my lashes, and it didn’t give me huge raccoon eyes when I was washing my face.

You do have to remember this mascara is for a natural look with some definition, if you want full Hollywood glamour you should look else where.

Lush Ladybug Bubble Bar Review

More bubbles, courtesy of lush and this time it’s so much fun. I once again was about to break this little beauty in half and get two uses out of it, which is suck a plus in my book. this was a fun one, not only did I have a bath tub full of bubbles but the bath water turned a fun red color as well. If I wasn’t thirty years old I’d have brought some toys and added to the fun. (also I own action figures not toys, there’s a difference).

Considering that the featured ingredient was peppermint oil, the bath lack a bit of the smell but honestly, I didn’t really mind. This bath totally destressed me, not only was it fun, but deeply relaxing and left my skin feeling so smooth. I only wish I had a bottle of champagne to drink out of while taking it. ( I love champagne)

SO let your inner fun out and totally make time for a bubble bath.

Treat yo’ Self

Sorry I’m rewatching parks and recreation and I just got to that episode. Plus I may have indulged in a bit (or a bottle) of that champagne I forementioned before.

MMMelting Marshmellow Moment Bath Oil Review

This was recommended to me by one of the Lush Assistants. Compared to You’ve been mangoed I can tell you this is not as moisturizing, however that does not mean that it’s lacking. I just soaked longer than I would have normally. Also the smell is slightly sweeter than I would have liked, but that is just my personal prefrence. With the other oil I was able to break it in half and get 2 uses out of it, but this one you need to use to whole piece. I am not hating on this at all, quite the opposite, I really enjoyed this. This still was very moisturizing and the smell is relaxing despite not being the biggest sweet fan.

This turned the water a very pretty rose gold color that I was at first very worried that it would stain my tub, but I had nothing to worry about. I felt extremely pretty and feminine soaking in this oil. I had wished I used this on a date night and not just in the middle of the day on my day off. This gave me some big confidence and the strength that I needed to help me get over my health slump that I have been in.

So try this baby out if you need to get your femininity back and just give yourself that sensual boost that we need every once in a while.

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I seem to be using dry shampoo more and more these days, as I just can’t seem to get my hair straight. One day it’s limp and oily, the next day full of fly-aways and dryness. I don’t wash my hair everyday to try to preserve it’s life, so sometimes that limp and oiliness makes me look unwashed. That’s where dry shampoo comes in.

Not Your Mother’s is on of my favorite drugstore hair brands. Not only is it inexpensive but cruelty-free as well, they even have recently come out with a line of more natural products that I cannot wait to test out. Considering how much I love using Not Your Mother’s products I decided to try out the dry shampoo.

The Clean Freak Dry shampoo boasts instant results of Absorption of excess oils, No residue and a Matte finish. I can tell you that 2 out 3 of these claims are right. IT does immediately absorb the oil in my hair and leaves it looking I didn’t wash it the day before, The matte finish as well can be claimed as try as my hair is not overly shiny. However it did leave a white residue in my hair after I used it, which I need to immediately brush out so as I don’t look like I am going grey.

Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo also gives a slight volume boost to my hair so that it does not fall limp, this lasts about half the day but I am assuming it’s because I tend to play with my hair more than I should making it fall flat. This is unscented, which I don’t know if I like but at the same time I don’t know what I would like it to smell like considering.

They also have a tapioca dry shampoo that I really want to try out to see how that works. This is only $7.00 which I love because I have seen half this size run for double that with other brands.

The Original Make Up Eraser Review

First impressions:

  • Very Soft
  • Like that it is black
  • Detailed instructions of washing

 

What it says it would do

  • Clean all waterproof make up
  • Will last 1000 washes

 

What It’s made of:

  • Handcrafted polyester

 

Purchasing this on a whim, I never thought that having anything polyester was a good thing, but this has changed my mind. Sometimes I’m just way too tired to get out my make up remover, a cotton swab and scrub the make up off my face and also wash my face afterwards. With the cloth just run it over warm water and it clears away WATERPROOF make up. It’s also washable so it saves me so much money!

 

I really do recommend this cloth to everyone, plus it so soft. Like ridiculously soft. I wish I had a blanket of this cloth! It’s great for sensitive skin too, so long as you are not allergic to polyester you