Tis the Season : Mini Beauty Haul

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I love shopping but I love it even more when there’s Christmas music playing, lights dangled, and the weather is cool. There’s something exciting about walking into stores and seeing all of the holiday products on display not to mention all of the great deals. Tis the season!

I have been wanting to try Tarte cosmetics ever since Ingrid Nilsen mentioned it on her youtube channel and I finally got around to it. I have only had it a few days but I can honestly say that Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is by far my favorite mineral foundation ever. I usually opt strictly for Bareminerals mineral powder but I am so glad I stepped out and tried something new. I don’t know what is about this product but it just feels so light on the skin and gives great coverage that looks natural and lasts. You don’t necessarily have to buy the mini kabuki brush to go with it but it does work extremely well with the foundation and it’s just so cute how could you not? This is also my first time using YSL Touche Eclat; I have seen a lot of great reviews about this product and was also directed to it by one of the employees there so I decided to try it. The YSL pen is great as a highlighter and also helps cover fatigue; which let’s face it keeping up with an energetic 15 month old can be exhausting. One of my greatest accomplishments during this haul was being able to convince my mom to also try these products. While I was wandering aimlessly through the Sephora isles I also got a glimpse at their glittery holiday makeup brush set I haven't quite got my hands on it yet but I'm thinking I might soon!

When it comes to friends asking about Lush I always tell them to go for the Vanilla Dee Lite body lotion; it’s seriously my all time favorite it’s light aroma gives off fragrance all day and leaves you feeling so smooth. There’s a noticeable difference when I am just using a regular body lotion verses when I use VDL. I recently ran out of my shower scrub from the body shop so I decided that I wanted to try Rub Rub Rub by Lush and I actually like this one better. It smells great and just works better overall. Whatever you do don't make the mistake of shaving before you use this scrub it contains sea salt and lemon and it will burn if you do. Trust me I know. In fact maybe just save shaving for a totally different time.

When there is more than one make up store present you can't just go in one of them right? Right! They had this really great 5 for 5 deal at Ulta right before you walk out so I grabbed a few holiday themed rubber duckies for Lyla and some hand cream as well as some new nail files. I was pleasantly surprised with the hand cream usually they have an overpowering scent to them but I can see why they decided to call it pleasant plum. As for the filers I just really like their pattern. The Chi Aragon Plus Moringa oil was just a random filler or the 5 for 5; I have used it before and it adds a nice smooth touch to the hair so I figured I could use that every once in awhile when It’s looking a tad dull.

Oh, and since we’re talking about hair...I cut 9 inches off this past weekend. Yep, it happened and I may or may not be regretting it. Hair post coming soon!

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