Me & My Sephora Birthday Gift

 

Hi guys! Do you know that May is my birthday month? Well, May is an exciting month for me for many reasons month one of which is that I get to receive my Sephora‘s Birthday Gift (for FREE!) :).

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This year there are three sets you can choose from (check out the other two on Sephora’s website here). Caudalie and Jack Black are both nice sets but since I’ve already have the Caudalie skincare products I skipped on that one. I really want to try the Jack Black but it’s only redeemable through online and since I was already in the store, I grabbed the Tarte Lip and Cheek set instead.

It includes:

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1x Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty  

This shade is described as a gorgeous dusty pink which neither look too dusty on cheeks but is the most perfect toned down pink that isn’t too dark or too mauvy vibe to it … did that makes any sense? It’s so beautiful and richly pigmented that a little goes a long way. This is actually my second blush from this line and I love how creamy and smooth the formula is. It blends extremely well on cheeks and the shade is absolutely stunning. A perfect shade for summer it is.

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If you need a natural look blush for a medium -light skin, this shade is for you. The best in every way and my all time favorite blush for every occasion.

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1x Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit 

Second one in this set is Birthday Suit and do allow me to talk about it for a sec. It’s truly matte and the neutral nude looks so flattering on my lips. It feels very comfortable and not drying at all. It’s definitely MLBB (My lips but better) and yet noticeable. I’m so much in love with it that I’ve been wearing it nonstop since I got it. This could be my perfect MLBB shade after all. I posted a #LOTD photo in my Instagram link wearing it.

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You know it’s’ the one when —  (a) the lipstick is basically the same shade as your lips but adds just a bit more depth and intensity to your pout. (b) The one you can apply without a mirror and (c) after having four cups of coffee or tea and not mess it up.

To be completely honest, I was blown away to the point that when I’m done with this one, I’m most definitely picking the full sized version of Birthday Suit.

Glad you asked —  Did you know that you don’t have to even shop at Sephora to qualify for your free birthday gift?  All you’ve to do is sign up for a Beauty Insider account. Easy as 123! And if you’re already a member, don’t forget to redeem your birthday gift at the check out or in store the next time your birthday is coming up.

I don’t know about you but I love that the Sephora Birthday Gift comes at me with options this year.

So what are your thoughts on this year’s Sephora Birthday Gift? Anyone received it yet? Which one will you choose?

Thanks for taking the time to read. I’ll see you again on the next post :).

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Youtube Made Me Buy It – Makeup Products

 

Hi guys! If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m a makeup addict, and for most of you who have no knowledge of my beauty product addition! Just so that you know, in fact next to reading blog posts on all different topics, watching beauty bloggers on YouTube is something else that I love. And yes, I take their opinions seriously!

I found out, on YouTube of course, makeup products they swear by it. So, here’s Youtube made me buy it products.

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I did my Sephora online order recently using ebates cash back for 4% returns and for those of you who aren’t familiar with ebates, click here to find out more. I’ll also put a link down below if you care to check it out. In case you’re wondering, no I’m not paid or affiliated with ebates. I’m sharing good news of earning cash back as you shop.

Sorry I went tangent, let’s get back to the point. I got Nars Radiant Concealer and Sephora Matte Lip Color, while the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skincare travel set has been sitting in the storage room for a couple of months because I didn’t got the time to try all of them out. So sorry about that guys! There are so many products that I wanted to test run for you guys but with so little time.

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Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color in Ruby Luster. You can get them at Sephora and there’s 12 colors to choose from.

I’ve never tried any Sephora brand lipsticks before and I was super excited to give this a test run the moment I got it in my hot paws.

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I really like the applicator because it’s a flat doe tip so it’s very easy to line your lips and just turn it over flat to fill in the color. It doesn’t have any scents at all, that’s actually a good thing because like most lip products the scents lingers.

What is it? 

  • It’s a matte liquid lipstick with a subtle sheen
  • It’s long wearing and hydrating
  • Has rose seed hip oil
  • $16 at Sephora

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It’s the most pretty bold matte color that you must have in your life.  The color is so pigmented and long wearing. Definitely feels lightweight on the lips as if not wearing anything at all. I like how comfortable it make my lips feel. It doesn’t feel sticky whatsoever but you’ve to be extra careful when applying this. A precision hand is required so that the product won’t stick on your teeth. Overall, I find it glides on smoothly and the best thing is that it gives you a pretty nice kissable lips. Don’t you think?

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It doesn’t dry down to completely matte as you can see here, I actually kind of like the slight luster of it. It’s subtle and not drying on lips and it doesn’t give the matte finish I was expecting. I wore it the other day when I picked up my son and I got so many compliments from other moms.

Bottom line: This is not really a con because it says it’s a luster matte. So it’s not Matte guys. If you want matte go for the Matte Lip Creams by sephora collection. In conclusion, I really love this lip color. It looks flattering on me and the claims are on point. So yay!

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. I got a deluxe size for now because I want to try out this shade before committing to the full size.

I think this is the product that I’m most excited out of my three purchase. I’ve been wanting to try out Nars concealer for a while now and this will hopefully be one of my first purchases in the line if all goes well.

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I’m always on the hunt for new concealer products to try, so when I saw one of my favorite youtuber raved about it, I’m down to give it a shot. I’ve been dying to try this out and boy was I impressed with the full coverage on the under eye areas. It’s creamy and works very well with any foundation. I didn’t notice any crease or crack from this product. Also, it’s multi functional which I really appreciate.

Let me just say that this is a pretty custard shade which I really like. I really like that it covers my dark under eyes circle very well and it looks fresh on the skin. I want to point it out that the formula could be a little bit thick and heavy but if you use a beauty blender like I did to blend, you wouldn’t have any problem because it blends out really easily.

I’ll definitely get a full size tube on this one.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Make a Splash Hydrating Skin Saver travel set (LE). Whew! That’s quite a mouthful! I got the set awhile ago and the last time I checked, they’ve something similar which is also a limited edition of the Hydration Vacation Skincare travel set.

This product has me very excited.

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Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer – My skin has always been at some level of dehydration. That’s part of the reason with me having a dry to combination skin. At my age, I’ve lost the overproduction of oil and developed dryness quite drastically. So, I was very keen to give it a test run.

It’s thin and gel like but it’s very hydrating. This is a formula that dry skin users will benefit most from. It quickly absorbs into skin without leaving been greasy or oily. It just leave my skin with a nice glow that isn’t shiny but dewy finish. It’s actually great for both day and night use which is a rarity in the gel moisturizer world .

Another thing I want to mention is that it has a slight lavender scents which I wouldn’t be very concerned about. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like scented or fragrance smell in your skincare products then you might want to skip this.

All in all, I’m very happy to have try this. It’s a very nice gel moisturizer and considerably more hydrating than other gel moisturizers I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past. This is such a great treat for my dry skin.

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Deep Dive Cleansing Gel – It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling clean & baby soft. One important factor is the fragrance. This is “lavender oil-infused” and has a lavender that’s very pretty and relaxing. However, like I mentioned earlier if you’re sensitive users then you might not love this.

A product that marketed for all skin-types. It claims to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C. It does a good job removing foundation and color cosmetics and rinses clean away.

It works well as a cleanser should be but I find it to stripe the moisture out after use from my ever drier skin. Anyways, I’ll continue to use it till its empty.

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Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist – This is the third product from this travel set. With my dry skin situation, I welcome and am a fan of a more dewy makeup look so I like this product.

According to Tarte’s website it says as follows: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist is a new four-in-one facial mist that acts as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. So far, I’ve tried only with the misting and I can say it feels refreshing and the mist is an even mist, which I appreciate. From my experience, this is a good product for my combination skin. It keeps my makeup intact.

I’ll be working on trying it out as a primer the next coming days. I’ll report back on the development once I get more use of the product.

I really hope that you enjoy reading my latest post. So glad to find these products to be actually working on me. Shout out to the Youtubers that made me buy it.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? What has Youtube made you buy in the past? I’d love to know what products you guys would recommend that I try, so please leave me a comment down below and tell me what your favorites are!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram (@heysharonoox) for the latest update. In the meantime come and say hi! I’ll see you on my next blog, bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Spring Tartelette by Tarte

 

Hey beauties!

It’s a brand New Year and I hope everyone had a terrific new year party celebration last night:)

Today’s post is going to be a few paragraph long. Since I got my Tarte 4 in 1 mascara, I can’t stop but loving it passionately. I’ve always wanted a collection of Tarte’s makeup products and would love to continue to find and share new released and sneak peek on this product collections.

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The packaging itself is sleek and elegant. Purple with white gold trim and Tarte icon on the casing.

I haven’t picked up this Tartelette yet but I know that it’s already available at Sephora and Tarte online since November 21. I thought it’s a good time to share this awesome matte eyeshadow palette to all my beauties.

It’s selling for $44.00 with the net wt: 0.64 oz.

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It has twelve beautiful shades that will blow your socks off. The shadow pan is bigger than the Naked 3 palette and it has huge mirror. Love the beautiful neutral color tones that looks so pretty and I just can’t wait to get hold of this palette.

If you are a big fan of matte eyeshadow like me, then maybe we can all match in together to grab this Tartelette.

Anyways, I hope you find this post helpful and interesting.

Leave comment whether if you would pick this Tartelette for Spring?

As usual, thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sephora Beauty Haul !

Friday Haul!!! Yipeee! I always enjoy doing beauty haul. You guys might know now that I  am obssessed with makeup. I love to shop at the drugstores, retail stores, high end stores and sometime online stores. I prefer to go to the store to get my makeup stuff but sometimes if I can’t get the particular makeup that I wanted to try it on, then I’ll have to get them online.

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Front left to right: Tarte Brazillian Self Tanner in 0.5 fl oz, Amazonian Clay Bronzer in 0.11 oz

Back left to right: Sephora Color Bronzer, Smashbox Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral bronzer. Came in a nice square box with smooth matte texture. This bronzer doesn’t have shimmer on it. The color pay-off is absolutely great. The texture is pigmented and offer nice bronze contour. I simply used a circular motion when applying this bronzer and  the result is fabulous.

Tarte tannerTarte Amazonian Clay Mineral swatch

This Brazillian Self Tanner is quite a treat. It came together in the same box as the Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer. Don’t be surpirsed by the color of the cream which I squeezed out a bit for swatch. Well, the color component is like dark brown/black. After 8 hours since my swatch on my hand, the stain was still there.

Be sure that you only apply them of  the body eg. the elbow, knee and ankles. Since fall is almost here I will have to keep this for next summer if I plan to do some self tanning. For those of you who are enjoying tropical season, this would be a nice way to get tan at the comfort of your own home. I included the info I extracted from Tarte for ways to prepare the tanning session.

Info on how to use from Tarte website:

Make sure skin is dry before application. Use Tarte’s unique blending mitt for an easy, no-mess, streak-free tan. Dispense at least a quarter-sized amount of self tanner to the mitt and apply to one body part at a time in long even strokes until the bronze color is uniform. Allow self tanner to absorb for 10 minutes before dressing. Wait at least 8 hours before showering, shaving and sweating to allow a seamless tan to fully develop. Use Brazilliance 1-2 times a week to maintain a gorgeous, natural-looking tan.

DSC01241Sephora eyeshadow in dark brown matte

The next item that I got is this Sephora Color Bronzer. In it, there were lip gloss and a bronzer with the 8 pretty color eyeshadows. I feel that the eyeshadow are a little bit chalky and lots of glitter or shimmer. For those who loves the bing and gleam these eyeshadow is for you. Out of the 8 colors I only like the dark brown matte which was quite pigmented and I wore it for my review.

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Last but not least, is this incredible lip gloss from Smashbox – the Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava. There was another color in All Gold E’vrywhere in sheer copper sparkle but I chose this sheer red/orange instead. Be excited with this wonderful vibrant, glassy-finish gloss. Absolutely, an everyday wear. To be worn alone or with a nice lipstick.

When is the last time you shop online? Leave you comment below.

Thank you for reading and stay Beautiful!

xoxo

Sharon