Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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I know, I know. This blush doesn’t exactly scream February. It’s not winter-y at all, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it at least once a week this winter. Cream blushes like Make Up For Ever’s HD Second Skin ones are so easy to throw on that I can’t help. This one, #225, is the perfect peach to brighten up your face. These retail for $26 for .09 oz.

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Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2015

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Hey! It’s almost my birthday so on Friday I went and picked up the annual Sephora Birthday Gift. This year’s gift is 2 mini NARS Lip Pencils. If you’re a VIB ROUGE, you’ll also get a mini black eyeliner, but I’m only a VIB. First there’s Cruella, a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and then Rikugien, a Satin Lip Pencil. If you’ve never tried NARS’ lip pencil formula, don’t forget to pick up this free gift when your birthday comes around. The full sizes retail for $26 for .07-.08 oz depending on the type. These two are .05 and .06 oz, making this set worth almost $40!

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Rhubarb Compote

DSC_0260Are you a Rhubarb fan? I definitely am. Actually, I’m obsessed with rhubarb. Everyone who knows me knows it. Half of those people didn’t even know what rhubarb was until I started talking about incessantly. Rhubarb is underrated and largely unknown. Yes, it looks a little like pink celery and is very tart until you add sugarIt pops up in select grocery stores after winter and disappears again when summer ends. So, when I see rhubarb, I get excited and I grab it. That’s what happened a few days ago. And now I have compote for you! (Well, actually for me, since I ate it, but you get my point.)

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Best of the Blogs 05

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great time ringing in 2015! Amidst all the fun this holiday season, I’ve found plenty of (probably too much) time to read my favorite food and beauty blogs, as well as discover some new faves.So, I’m kicking off this year talking about them. This edition of Best of the Blogs is long overdue- keep reading to see some spectacular blog posts about makeup confessions and holiday baking like chewy molasses gingerdoodles!

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Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Kit Review

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With the holiday season came lots of cosmetics kits and sets. And one of the most intriguing ones to me was this Peter Thomas Roth face mask trio. Entitled the Mini Mask Magic Kit, it comes with three of Roth’s famous masks: the Pumpkin Enzyme, Cucumber Gel, and Rose Stem Cell. All 3, in my opinion, smell almost edible. You can find this set at Sephora for $20 for three .5 oz. jars. Each mask separately retails for $45-$58 for 5 oz.

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Peppermint Brownies

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I’m a total sucker for a chocolate and mint together. Hopefully you are too. It’s just so good! As for as chocolate candy goes, peppermint patties top the list for me which is why trying Jessica from How Sweet Eats’ peppermint pattie brownies was a no brainer. They’re seriously amazing! I’ve adapted them a bit by adding crushed candy canes. If you bake a lot for the holiday season, these are perfect.

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Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Review, Photos, Swatches

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You know that moment when you see something on the Sephora website or in the store and immediately think “I need that”? Well, that was me when I saw this online. I love Bite Beauty; they use only food grade ingredients to create beautiful, moisturizing lip products. Before this set, I had never tried one of their High Pigment Pencils, so this set of four varied colors seemed like the perfect opportunity. Plus, they’re mini and, since I bought it during the VIB sale, this $25 set cost me $20. A full size High Pigment Pencil is $24 for .09 oz. this set gives you four .05 oz pencils for only a dollar more. This set has a value of $53.33!
This post is long and full of pictures, so click to read and see swatches!

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EOTD: Everyday Winged Liner feat. Marc Jacobs Blacquer

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Hello & Happy Saturday! For today’s makeup, I’m wearing this super simple eye look with some winged liner thanks to Marc Jacob’s Magic Marc’er. I’m not the greatest at liquid liner (as you can probably tell by the picture) but I’m trying! Click below to see more pictures and the other products I used to create this look:

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THE FALL EDIT

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Hello again & Happy November! Since it’s gotten considerably colder, the colors I reach for in my cosmetics have shifted. Nowadays I’m reaching for bronze eyeshadows, plummy blushes, and raspberry lip colors. While champagne and coral will always have my heart, I’m pushing them to the side for the next few months. Here are six products I’ve been reaching for and will continue to reach for this season:

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