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Drugstore Haul & Review October 2012

This is not a sponsored video. The following products were purchased with my own funds:

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm: Wet N Wild “Fergie Ferg Fresh” Eye Kit: Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara:

Milani Lip Flash:

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Sephora Favorites are Back!

     Sephora Favorites are back in time for the upcoming holidays. Product loyalty is not a virtue of mine. I love to try lots of different makeup, skincare and other miscellaneous cosmetics.  Every time around this year I am excited to see what collection of mini and full size products Sephora has thrown together for our wandering eye pleasure.

    Red is one of my favorite colors so naturally I’m drawn to this red box full of makeup and skin care. Let me not bore you with my endless jibber jabber. This set include 10 items – and 5 of them are FULL SIZE! Here’s what’s inside:

  • Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
  • Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Sunset
  • Nars Blush in Orgasm (FULL SIZE)
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
  • Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • Chloé Rollerball

 Sephora Favorites Draw the Line Eyeliner Sampler

      Just as I am loyal to no brand, I am just as unfaithful to any certain kind of eyeliner. Liquid? Cream? Pencil? I love it all! You can never have too many black liners in your collection. So go ahead and add six more (3 deluxe size & 3 FULL SIZE):

  • Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black (FULL SIZE)
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Mat Black 
  • Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Black Jasper 
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner in 09 Glitter Black (FULL SIZE)

Sephora Favorites Lash Stash      Sephora Favorites Lash Stash is one of the most anticipated Sephora Favorites for me. I go through mascara very fast, because I throw out whatever mascara I am using every month. If I keep a mascara longer than a month, my eyes get itchy. It’s always been that way. This allows me to not only try out a ton of new mascaras, but is kinder on my wallet as well. This year’s collection has 13(!) items: 2 FULL SIZE, 8 deluxe size, 1 eyelash primer and even a set of false lashes with a tiny tube of glue!

  • Tarte multiplEYE – Clinically Proven Lash Enhancing Primer
  • Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara in Ultra Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! In Black
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black
  • Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara in Obsidian Black
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Black
  • Buxom Lash in Blackest Black
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Flutter
  • Sephora Collection Eyelash Glue
  • Beautenizer Fiberwig in Black (FULL SIZE)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black (FULL SIZE) – THIS IS MY FAVORITE MASCARA!

Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam Party Sampler

     This collection has 9 glittery and golden products (3 FULL SIZE). I’m really digging the metallic clutch that they come in. Now I’m dreaming of a New Year’s Eve party…

  • Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten
  • Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color – Wet/Dry in Black Karat
  • bareMinerals Eyecolor in Good Fortune
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Looks Like Rain Dear
  • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black
  • Nars Body Glow
  • Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Gold
  • Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trail Blazer
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Starfish

    Bronze, illuminate and blush yourself! This set has everything you need to make it happen: 3 blushes, 3 bronzer and 3 luminizers. All of the sizes are minis but with products from Tarte, Nars, and Benefit, who can complain?

  • Benefit High Beam
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Flush
  • Stila Convertible Color in Peony
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Splendor
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight
  • bareMinerals All Over Face Color in Pure Radiance
  • Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic
  • Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

Just like you can never have too many black eyeliners in your collection, you can never have enough lip gloss, lip tint or lip care. This set has 4 minis and 2 FULL SIZE:

  • Fresh Sugar Rosé’ Tinted Lip Treatment (sheer berry rose)
  • Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child (sheer nude)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Vintage (sheer mauve)
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll (soft pink shimmer)
  • Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint in Hope (warm rose) (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Precious Pink (very sheer pink with iridescent shimmer) (FULL SIZE)

Sephora Favorites Beauty and the Bride       Beauty and the Bride sampler set is only available online! Just because we’re getting into the winter months, doesn’t mean we can’t still have a summery flush of a bride on her big day. That’s the beauty of makeup, this set has makeup to give you that fresh faced and slightly flushed look while minimizing pores and keeping oil at bay. Four FULL-SIZED items are included in this 11-piece sampler set:

  • Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy (dusty rose)
  • Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) (FULL SIZE)
  •  Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Colour in True Romantic (sheer cool light pink)
  • Benefit The Porefessional
  • Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black
  • bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black (FULL SIZE)
  • Buxom® Big & Healthy™ Lipstick in Brooklyn (harvest fig)
  • Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets) (FULL SIZE)
  • Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
  • Voucher for a complimentary Special Occasion Makeover at the Sephora in-store Beauty Studio
  • Reusable keepsake box

Do you have any of these sampler sets? Which one do you want the most? How do you like them? I would love to hear your thoughts! Please subscribe and comment!

Until later,

Heather N King

Tarte Statement Lips 5-piece LipSurgence™ Collector’s Set

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     Hello everyone. My name is Heather. Heather N King. “N” as in Nicole. From and I was psyched to death when I saw this in the store today. So I just wanted to share this with everyone. One of my absolute favorite brands, Tarte, has – this is one of their many holiday collections that are coming out. This is a set of five Liplusters. If you’re not familiar with Liplusters, let me bring you up-to-date.

I love these. They are awesome. Sorry, I’m going to open this while I’m talking to you. So Liplusters are basically lip glosses in solid form. And they have three different finishes which I love. So this one actually has – well, first off let me start with more about what it is before I tell you what all is in here. I’m going to pop these out while I’m talking. So, I love these because, well, first I love Tarte. Tarte is one of my favorite brands because it’s very natural. I’m actually not big on natural things but I love the philosophy of this brand. All their cosmetics, all their lip lines are free of ph – blah! Can’t even say the word! They’re free of phthalates, parabens. No parabens. No synthetic oils. No synthetic fragrances. And they’re also free of sodium lauryl sulfate. Which is in everything! So I don’t think I’m actually allergic to sodium lauryl sulfate, but I know a lot of people are. It’s nice for them to have a natural makeup brand that has great quality products. I love Tarte.

Some of the good ingredients – like a lot of their products are actually really skin healthy. As in these have jojoba seed oil which is very softening. They have – hold these up so you can see all the colors. They have vitamin C, vitamin E. Oh, and these Liplusters have peppermint oil. So they give a very slight cooling on the lips – not overwhelming! Not… It doesn’t feel like you rubbed like toothpaste on your lips or anything. So, I really love these. At first I was psyched to death when I saw these in the store today because one of these normally costs… Let me pick up one. Here we go.

     This is one of my favorites actually, “Exposed”. One of these in the store actually costs $24 on average. $24. And it’s worth it. I love this one. Oops! I used this one as you can see. I’m not wearing this one now. I’m wearing a different one. One of these usually costs $24. And they had this set of five – full size! These are full size. These are not trial size. These are not minis. This set of five was only $34! I mean that’s a huge value. I mean that’s what? Let’s see. I’m cheating off the box here. So, yeah. If I wanted to get five of these on a regular day that was not in a holiday pack, this would cost me $120. So, this is definitely a steal. Take advantage while you can. It’s only going to be around for the holidays and then they’re going to go back to being $24 apiece. It can be kind of pricey if you want more than one.

Ok, so what I love about these is they all come in three finishes. And like, the entire line. There’s probably over 20 different shades of these I think. I don’t know the exact number. But they have different finishes. They have a matte finish. They actually put one of the matte finishes in here. This is actually one of my favorites from this line. If I’m wearing really dramatic eye makeup or like a smokey eye, then I love this one. It’s called “Exposed”. And I’ll go ahead and swatch it for you. With my skin tone it might come off looking kind of purple but it’s actually a very nice neutral nude color. But on me, it might be… might be a purple undertone because I have a golden undertone. So keep that in mind ladies. That certain mattes, excuse me. Certain nude colors on women with a yellow undertone or a golden undertone sometimes leave kind of a purple cast. It’s still very pretty, but watch out the shade of nude. Sometimes you end up looking a lot more purple on your lips than maybe you want.  So there’s that one swatched. This one’s called “Exposed”. This is a matte finish. I love these with dramatic smokey eyes so that it doesn’t take away from my eye look but it doesn’t unbalance my face. So, I love that.

Alright. And then let’s do this one. This one is “Enchanted”. This is another one of their finishes. So they have a matte finish. They have sheer finishes. And then they have shimmers. Sheer, matte and shimmers. This is one of their sheers. But this is also a lip tint. What I love about these is that they go on glossy and then once the gloss fades… you know, just throughout the day from talking, eating, whatever. Once the gloss fades, these actually leave a little wash of color on your lips. So it’s a very light stain. It’s not a super dramatic stain. I’ll go ahead and swatch this. This one is called “Enchanted”. I love this one too. Sorry if you can’t see that because of my light. I’ll try to move it around for you. This one is called Enchanted. Sorry about the lighting. I’m working on it. I’ll go ahead and swatch that for you. I’ll swatch it a couple of times because this one goes on a little more sheer. Here you go. So there’s that one. I love this one.

     Alright, but then this is why I was really psyched to death. I realized that three of the shades in this Christmas – holiday, sorry holiday pack are actually new shades. These are not shades that I’ve seen before. So I was really excited about that. Two of them are shimmers. They are “Escape” and “Sweet”. “Escape” and “Sweet” are shimmers. They go on very sheer. They’re kind of like solid lip glosses.  “Elite” is one of the sheers. These are the shimmers. These are the sheers. Sorry. I got confused about whether I said it or not. “Elite” has a nice kind of like pinky tone to it. This is one of the tints. That means that after the gloss fades it will leave a little bit of a stain. And I love stains because a lot of times throughout the day I find I really don’t have time to reapply my makeup. It’s nice that once it’s faded… the shine has faded, I still have color on my lips. Let me go ahead and swatch this one for you. This one is “Elite”. “Elite”. Sorry if you guys can’t see that. Like I said. I’m working on my lighting. “Elite”. I’m gonna swatch that for you.

How convenient that I actually got both of the tints side by side. What I’ll do in a second is I’ll actually wipe away some of those. These two here that are actually the tints – the ones that leave a little bit of a stain – so that you can actually see some of the staining. The heavier you put it on, the more it stains. The longer you leave it on the more it stains. The lighter you put it on, the lighter the stain. What I like is that these actually come off really easily. So even though they have a little bit of a staining property to them when you’re ready to take them off, you can actually just wash your face with your usual cleanser or use an eye makeup remover. [chuckles] That actually works quite well.

Here’s one of the other Liplusters. This one is a sheer one but it’s shimmery. It’s shimmery. So this one is “Escape”. Let me bring that one in. Sorry, if I’m not showing them enough. There we go. Whee! I’m just so excited. I want to play with them all. This one I’ll swatch, oh sorry! Let me bring that up so you can see it. Swatch that for you. So you can see it has really great color. You can see that this one is definitely matte. You can see how there’s not a lot of reflection from the light on this one. So it’s definitely more matte. Love that one. And then this one. I’m keeping track here. This is the other shimmer. It’s called “Sweet”. Very pretty. I love how – I don’t know how well this reads on camera, but when they’re shimmers, the container actually has glitter in the container so you can see that it is one of the shimmers. Let me actually bring that up here. There we go. Swatch that one for you. These are very pretty. I love these.

Oops! I forgot to share with you. I’m actually wearing this one on my lips. It’s called “Enchanted”. This is actually one of the lip tints. I’m already wearing it. I just want to reapply a little. Why not? Alright. So, I love these. I said I would wipe away some. Ok. These two right here, whoops sorry! These two right here are the tints so I’ll just wipe away like half of that. So you can see some of the stain. And I’ll wipe away some of that one. So you can see that one too. There you go. I don’t know how well it reads on camera. But you can see where I wiped away there is still color. For those of you who like stains, this is great. Those of you who just want a pop of color on your lips without being over dramatic – without it being too much, these are great. Like I said, this one is really one of my favorites. “Exposed”. I was just like… I can’t say it enough. I was psyched to death to see this one in this holiday kit. I guess it’s an underrated matte color. I love it. It’s a great neutral. That’s what I like about all of these shades. They all have the potential to be very intense. You can layer and build the color as much as you want. Or if you just want a sheer wash of color you can just slide it on a little and leave it at that. [Crashing Sound] Oops! Dropped… dropped the holder. Sorry about that. But yeah, these are great.

I recommend that you guys grab these because you know at [Chuckles] $34 for five of these. That’s a $120 value. These are not going to last very long. At the store I went to there was only 12 available and now there’s 11. [Laughing] Because I bought one. I’m really excited about a lot of Tarte‘s holiday kits so this probably won’t be the last holiday kit I buy from Tarte. They have some amazing deals. Don’t be surprised to see me do another review. But yeah. That’s that. Let me know if you guys use these. Tried them? Let know what you guys think. Your thoughts? Opinions? Any similar brands I should be checking out? Let me know. Alright I’ll see you guys next time. Please comment and subscribe and I’ll see you next time.

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Until later,

Heather N King