Review: Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

Hi everyone! Today I’m doing a review of the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, which I’ve had since last year. This palette wasn’t really something that was on my radar; if anything, I was more interested in the Tarte Pro to Go palette, which is a more compact palette with two highlighters and a contour shade that would have been great for travelling. I would not have purchased this face palette at all if it hadn’t been on sale, so you could say this is something that a sale sucked me into buying. Last year, I noticed that this was half off during one of Sephora’s Weekly Wow sales (and I think it went on sale again around July-August of this year). I figured that at 50% off, I could justify buying it.

I used this palette on and off this year – for the first half of 2018, I was trying to pan a Becca highlighter and a NYX contour so I didn’t get much use out of this face palette, but I’ve been spending more time using it in the last few months, so I can finally do a review of it.

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Beauty Products I Purchased Because of Other Bloggers

Like most beauty lovers, I like to stay on top of beauty releases and new products. There are different factors that come into play when I choose which beauty products I’m interested in buying. A lot of the time, I buy ones that sound interesting when I first hear about them in press releases. Others I buy because of YouTube reviews, and some are recommendations from friends. However, there have been a lot of purchases over the years that have arisen because I see my beauty blogger friends raving about them. Today’s post is on the latter: stuff I’ve bought because of other bloggers!

Delectable Hand Cream

Delectable Hand Cream

When I first saw these hand creams at the grocery store, I thought the brand was a rip-off of the Canadian brand Cake, which were slowly disappearing from shelves. After reading many other bloggers raving about this product, like Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life, I found out that the Delectable line is made by Cake! I finally got my hands on some of the hand creams last Christmas, and the good reviews are so justified. They’re creamy and moisturizing without feeling sticky or heavy on your hands!

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Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked palette. I usually try to use products for about a month before writing a review on them, but since this palette is limited edition, plus with the final weekend of the Sephora sale coming up, I wanted to get my review up sooner rather than later!

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette is the brand’s 2018 version of the Ambient Lighting Edit palettes. Hourglass has previously released four versions of the Ambient Lighting Edit palette during the holidays for the last few years, and everyone always goes crazy for them. I’ve passed on every one of them, even though I wanted them all. However, something in me snapped this year, and I finally decided to take the plunge on the new Ambient Lighting Unlocked palette. I already own the original three-pan Ambient Lighting Palette which I love, but have never tried any of the brand’s bronzers, blushes, or highlighters, so this was a really good way to try them.

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What I’m Bringing on Vacation

Hello, everyone! Today I’m doing another post on what I’m bringing with me on vacation. I can’t believe I’m doing another one of these so soon!

As you’re reading this, I am on my flight to Hong Kong. This time, I’m bringing a checked bag instead of only a carryon like I normally do, and I have so much more space than I’m used to that I don’t know what to do with it all! Yet with all this extra space, I feel like I’m bringing even less skincare and makeup than usual. Read on to see what I am taking with me!

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Sephora VIB Haul

I had the opportunity to shop the Sephora VIB sale the last two weekends, and while I had intended on walking away with three or four items, I ended up going a little crazy during the Sephora sale. In my defense, other than the odd Weekly Wow sale item, I haven’t purchased any makeup from Sephora this year outside of the two other sales they’ve held! So naturally I had to make up for it during this current sale, haha.

I made three separate orders in the span of the first weekend of the sale, but did not buy anything on the second weekend – in fact, I made it a point to completely avoid the Sephora stores and website because I spent WAY too much money on the first weekend. Read on to see what made it into my cart!

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Eyeshadow I’ve Forgotten I Own

Hi everyone! Lately, I’ve been feeling really unmotivated and find myself not being able to focus on anything in particular. All this extra time of doing nothing has given me a lot of time to dig around my makeup collection, swatching and playing with everything. Going through my drawers, I found a lot of eyeshadows I’ve kind of forgotten about. Products like blushes and highlighters, I don’t really neglect because I cycle through them often, but I have a lot of eyeshadows that I don’t really use regularly. After going through a bunch of them, I wanted to share what I found on my blog.

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Project Pan Volume 2: Update #2

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing an update on my Project Pan. I’ve been trying to finish or pan some of these items since the beginning of July, and I do a progress update every two months. I’m 2/3 of the way through this Project Pan, so read on to see how I did!

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My progress on the Naked Palette at the end of July

Urban Decay Naked Palette

So in this palette, I’m trying to completely use up Naked, and see baby pan on Virgin, Sin, and Buck. I’ve made some progress on the shade Naked since my last update, but I’m frustrated at how the edges of this shade refuse to be used up – Stashy says she’s having the same problem with the single of this shade! I was a little disappointed at first in how far along this palette got in two months, but two days before the month ended, this happened:

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My progress on the Naked palette on October 29th

Naked Palette
My progress on the Naked Palette on October 30th

I saw baby pan on Sin! It’s a Halloween miracle! Panning Sin has renewed my interest in panning this palette, but I have a hard time believing that I’ll be able to pan Sin and Buck by the end of the year!

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