Ulta Haul!

Ulta Haul!

Hello All!

I went to Ulta today to pick up a new foundation, unfortunately, they don’t sell Estee Lauder, so I will have to try that out another time. I’m really looking forward to that! Naturally, I bought a few more things and received two samples! Those are always the best!



BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Gel in Buttercream

This is something that I’ve been eyeing for a while and I decided to try it out now that it is finally starting to warmup in the Midwest. I like lightweight coverage so I’m excited to see if this improves my skin.


Real Techniques Bold Metal 200 Oval Shadow Brush

I love my 201 brush, so when I saw that these were marked down ($19 to $12) I thought that was pretty damn good deal. I can always use more brushes and after testing this out, I’m pretty sure I don’t have anything like it. Plus, it is so pretty!


Tarte Total Lip Service in Berry

It’s no secret that I love a nice Berry Lip color. Plus I adore Tarte. With those two things in mind, how could I walk past this? I was actually happily surprised that the jumbo pencil is full size! What better way to try out some new lippies?


Tarte Maracuja Neck Cream

This was a freebie that I received. The lady checking me out said that if I didn’t want to use it on my neck, to use it on my legs. So we’ll give that okay and see what happens. I literally have no idea what to expect, the beauty of samples.


Mini BareMinerals

How cute is this? This was the second freebie. She guessed my color so I’m not entirely sure if it’ll match but I love looking at it. Mini things are my weakness. I’m super pumped to try it out.

Well y’all, that’s it for now. Have any of you been shopping recently? What did you pick up and would recommend? Always need an excuse to shop 😉

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Foundation Recommendations

Foundation Recommendations

 Hello all!

I want to pick up a new foundation this weekend from sephora or Ulta and am looking for recommendations! I really have no requirements, just want to hear what you guys are loving. 

Currently I’m using Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation. 

Thanks y’all!

No buy over!

No buy over!

I finished my 30 day no buy today so naturally I ran to target… 

 L’Oreal the Palette Nude 1, L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 103, & Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture 


Look at those beauties! April- not a good month to do a no buy cause there are so many deals! I literally refused to go to places like Ulta cause I knew I would just be tempted. Even Walmart was out at the end there. I think it’s a nice little cleanse not to buy anything beauty related for awhile though. Or make a list and put what you really, really want first. 
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GWRM: Theatre Bound!

GWRM: Theatre Bound!

It is no secret that I love theatre. I adore going to musicals and plays, and I was actually in a few in high school. I still love going to the shows that my high school put on so I was excited that I could make the one this past weekend. The show was Big Fish and the cast was incredible, seriously, how are they high schoolers? I thought I’d show you what I put on my face to attend this show!


 Naked 3 Palette (Liar & Nooner)

CoverFX BB Gel in Light

Tarte 4-in-1 Mascara

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Tarte Concealer in Light

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in Meritage

Lorac Blush in Coral

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

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March Favorites!

March Favorites!



1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer in Light

I’m just going to jump right in, y’all get it. This is the concealer! I’ve actually never tried a high end concealer aside from Bare Minerals, but I adore this. The packaging is super cute and the stuff inside is even better. It is super easy to blend and a perfect shade match. I didn’t realize that it was waterproof, but that’s a cool little plus.

2. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite

This is finally back in my life! Aw man, has it been awhile. I bought a NYX one, that I didn’t love, but wanted to use up cause money. But I will never part from this again! What a freaking holy grail product. I think my brows just look the best with this. I like how small it is and my brows and I would like to thank Anastasia for existing. For real, don’t leave this beauty behind. Plus, the little spoolie that’s attached is the bomb.

3. Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Berry

I think mot of us have probably seen Carrie Underwood talking about these on our tvs. I really didn’t know much about this but it caught my eye in Ulta. Plus I got a deal with it. I realllllly like it. I love buttery lipsticks like this, they’re my new obsession. I’ve also realized that I really like Berry colors, and lo and behold, this products name is berry. There are a number of colors and once I’m off my no-buy, I will check more of these out!


4. LoracPRO to Go

Oh Me, Oh My! Look at this gorgeous thing! I bought this during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and along with a few rewards points, ended up scoring this for 20 dollars! That is a deal. I am completely obsessed with this thing. It is obviously perfect for travel because it includes so much, just need a base. My favorite from this, though, is the coral blush. Holy shit, it is so pretty. It is my new go to blush and perfect for spring/summer.

5. Real Techniques Bold Metals 201 Pointed Crease Brush

Ooo another real techniques brush! I adore these brushes, they’re so affordable and the best quality. This is the only one that I have from their new line, but I want to check out more. I actually use this for what they recommend! Who woulda thunk. I’ve been on the search for a crease brush and saw this beauty. It is so, so soft and so fricken pretty. Plus, it is fantastic at doing its job. But for real, how fun is this to look at? My gosh.


Wellllll, I hope you all enjoyed a quite weird monthly favorites. I loveee these and I loveee adding unnecessary letters to words, I think it really helps express how I feel. My goodness, this has been a time. Plus, I’m writing on my computer, which I haven’t for awhile. Makes me want to type more words because it is so easy. Well, this took a turn. In all seriousness, I hope you enjoyed! Link me to your monthly favorites, I would love to see them! Pleaseeeee.

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BRAND New Face: Tarte

BRAND New Face: Tarte

Thought I’d do another brand new face with what is, probably, my favorite high-end brand, Tarte! I am seriously obsessed with their makeup and want to get my hands on more. I apologize that what I’m using mainly came from a Christmas set but there are a lot of other gems in here as well!


For my base makeup I used my holy grail foundation, Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Light Neutral, which I absolutely adore. Then I used Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer on Light that I’m not going to talk to much about because it’s going to show up in a little monthly post soon. 😉


I then applied a light sweep of Park Ave Princess bronzer. I really love this. I don’t always use bronzer, but when I do it is usually this. It’s not too muddy and I just think that it is the perfect color. Then I used the blush in Envisioned. Man, are these things hyped about. I can understand why and they’re very pretty but I’m just not that infatuated with them. I’m going a bit out of order so I’m going to talk about the lip gloss. This is in the color Paris.  I really do like these, they have a really pretty color payoff, but they’re kinda sticky. Like hair always gets caught in it sticky.


I started my eyes by using the clean slate 360 creaseless eye primer. I find that this works best with other Tarte products, weirdly? I do like it but I just don’t find the lasting power works as well with non Tarte shadow. Maybe that’s just me. Next, I used the colors from the palette above. These are so, so pretty. The color is definitely buildable. They last all day and do not have any fall out. I seriously love them. The gel eyeliner I used is new to me, and I think it’s my favorite gel ever. It is the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Clay Pot in Blackened Plum. Now, I haven’t used many because they kind of terrify my, but I’m obsessed. The purple color is so, so pretty and the liner itself is 100% manageable. Definitely worth checking out. Then I used my mascara that I’ve raced on and on about, so I don’t need to say anything else


Overall, I love Tarte as a brand, I think they are incredible. I’m obsessed and will definitely be checking out more of their stuff.

What Tarte recommendations do you have?

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