Fresh Out the Box: Marc Jacobs Beauty

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It’s here! The awaited makeup line by Marc Jacobs! Don’t we all love Marc Jacobs! From his super duper creative costume jewelry, shoes, handbags and we can’t forget the clothes! His style is one to write about! Edgy and different! I love love love him!
And then he hits me with a makeup line! There is nothing more in life I am addicted to than products! And while looking at the website I was convinced I need to try one of everything!
The packaging is sleek and chic! The brushes look softer than a cashmere sweater and the colors of the makeup are definitely calling my name! Here are some photos of the products he has created..

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I cannot wait to hop over to my local sephora and get my little hands on these products! Anyone tried the line yet? Tell me all about it! I’m dying to know!

Fresh out the box: bringing you the new new!

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What’s in the box Wednesday : Julep Maven June box

I’ve always loved the Idea of these monthly box subscriptions. As a product junkie you always want to try everything you can and the price is usually really worth it! So I was only subscribed to ipsy.com and now I am a julep maven!
I’ve always loved julep nail polish. I just couldn’t gather myself to pay $14 per polish. But with their subscription service you get 3 julep items be it skincare, haircare or nail polish all for $19.99 per month with free shipping!

I got my first box for free as a first timer ! It included two free gifts and my “it girl” nail polishes. 3 nail polishes all pictured below. Since I began subscribing late June this is the June box.

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It comes packaged really cute bubble wrapped to ensure safe travels. And it usually has an insert which describes the inspiration for the months choices!

For $19.99 I think it’s totally worth it because for 3 julep polishes alone it would cost you $42 dollars!

If you’re interested click the link below! Let them know I sent you!

http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/244995/

or enter  my unique invitation code at sign up: 18864615

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Manic Monday: Kate Somerville exfoliate review

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It really is a manic Monday or better yet it was a manic weekend! Such an amazing weekend full of events! Birthday parties and the best blessing of all one of my BFFs delivered her first baby boy! Healthy and super adorbs! I’ve been at the hospital the past two days and decided a good exfoliation was necessary!

Exfolikate by Kate Somerville is one of my all time favorite exfoliators. The scent and the results are EVERYTHING. This product is so gentle  I can use it twice a week ! Keeps my  skin as smooth as a babies bottom and glowing like a pregnant mother! Those analogies work today because I have baby on the brain. 🙂 But in all honesty this keeps my skin clean, smooth, bright and glowing!

Another pretty cool thing is Kate Somerville has 3 different formulas of this product based on your skin type. There is exfolikate intensive exfoliating treatment, exfolikate gentle exfoliating treatment and exfolikate acne clearing treatment, and lastly the exfolikate body intensive exfoliating treatment. The prices range from $22 to $175 depending on size from 0.5 oz to a 5 oz size. It is definitely a little pricey but is equivalent to getting a facial by Kate Somerville they say!

This product can be used up to twice a week. You apply to the face and apply with circular motions. Leave on for 20-30 seconds. They say do not scrub and just let the enzymes do their job.

I wish I had a before and after photo for you! Maybe I will update this post with a photo. Have any of you tried this exfoliator?

This was the perfect relaxation for my busy weekend. Until the next manic Monday.

I am glam.
I am gluttony.

Flawless Foundation Friday: Kat Von D Lock it Foundation

Hi everyone! This is a new topic I will be adding to my blog! I’ll be showing you some of my ultimate fav foundations that give you that flawless finish! Today’s foundation that I will be focusing on is the Kat Von D’s lock it tattoo foundation!

I finally got my hands on a bottle and now I totally understand the ranting and raving about this product.

Just a little bit of deets and then you can enjoy the video for the application.

Kat Von D Lock it tattoo foundation:

Full coverage

24 hour wear

1.0 oz size is $34

A little goes a long way! you will see in the video.

14 colors.

 

Here are some photos of the full look once the video was done. Keep in mind I did not use a setting powder for the foundation. It has an amazing finish.

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Makeup details:

Foundation: Kat Von D lock it foundation in medium 64

Highlight & Contour: Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit # 3

Blush: Stila Custom color blush self adjusting pink

Lips: Nyx Cosmetics Dolly Pink lip pencil, MAC cosmetics Saint Germaine Lipstick

Eyebrows: ELF eyebrow kit Medium

Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher in black

Liquid Eyeliner: ELF felt tip

Eyeshadow: MAC shadows: plum dressing (crease), Vapour (highlight and lid), purple haze (crease), Shadowy lady (outer crease)

I love a flawless face. Until the next flawless foundation friday.

 

Have you guys tried Kat Von D’s foundation? How do you like it?

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

 

We Love Lashes Wednesday: Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition

ImageThese weeks fly by so quickly! Here it is wednesday again! Two days closer to the weekend and back with another Lash review!

Today I will be reviewing Shiseido’s Perfect Mascara Full definition. I received this as a sample in an online Sephora order, I am a sucker for samples and think it is a great way to try a product before investing your money! Because like most I hate returning.

Anyways about the mascara.

This shiseido mascara is designed to add volume, length and also separate the lashes. It is also mentioned to be non clumping, and contain the ingredient camellia oil complex to keep the lashes healthy and conditioned. It can be purchased in two colors: black and dark brown. It is $24.00 for a 0.29 oz size.

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Up above is my before and after of the Shiseido mascara. Although you can see a difference in volume, it is not one of my favorite mascaras. I have personally seen more volume and length in other mascaras. I also noticed it beginning to clump more than expected during the second application of product.

I personally would not purchase this product at $24. It might not work for me, but it just might work for someone else. It does definitely give some results but not the results I am looking for.  And this is the perfect example of why I love samples! I was able to give it a go without having buyers remorse!

Until the next we love lashes wednesday.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

We Love Lashes Wednesday: Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

ImageI’m BAAACK with a love we love lashes wednesday! Today I’m reviewing Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara this is honestly one of my top five mascaras! The first time I tried it about 9 months ago I absolutely fell in love with it.

It’s designed to be your all in one mascara, it lengthens, volumizes, curls, lifts and separates. It is not noted to be waterproof or smudge proof but Geez louise this mascara is difficult to get off!

 

 

 

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It comes with a crazy little brush, this brush was obviously designed to do everything it says it’s going to do. For me I notice it really helps with separating the lashes as well as volumizing. I think that’s why I love this mascara so much because I already have the length I just need the volume. I love the fact that it is super black! I hunt for mascaras that are extremely black so when I do decide to do a full smokey eye I know my lashes will still stand out. The only con to me for this product is the difficulty of getting it off! I know it sounds weird most of us WANT and NEED for our mascara to not smudge or come off, but I struggle with taking off waterproof mascaras. It is a battle with my lashes and the makeup and the makeup usually wins while I have little lashes in between my finger tips. One of my goals in life is  to hold on to the lashes that I do have! 

 

An easy removal tip: use a cleanse off oil, then a makeup wipe, then wash face.

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Here is my before and after of the Benefit They’re Real Mascara. 

As you can see the volume is definitely there. 

This is one of the non drugstore mascara’s I would buy again. It really works for me. It retails at $23.00 so it’s not too pricey. It can be found at Sephora.com, Macy’s, A benefit boutique, Ulta, and Benefitcosmetics.com! 

Give it a try! Or if you are a Sephora Beauty Insider, a travel size is included in the Birthday Gift this year! So save some money and don’t forget to pick up your birthday gift at Sephora!

Until the next we love lashes wednesday.

love and lashes.

I am glam.

I am gluttony. 

 

We Love Lashes Wednesday- Tarte Cosmetics

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to review a new mascara! Because I love lashes! Better yet EVERYONE loves lashes! And since I am a product junkie I’m still on the hunt to find my PERFECT mascara.

Today’s lash victim is Tarte Cosmetics. I chose to try a primer this time around which I don’t usually do because they never really work out in my favor. I chose the Tarte Lash Primer along with the Tarte Lights Camera lashes mascara in black. I received these in a sample package from a Sephora order and I am glad I did. One reason I am glad i got these as a sample is because the Primeeyes Tarte Lash Primer alone is $22 and if this is something that I will be needing to replace once every 3 months I need to make sure the investment is worth it! And secondly, I love sample mascaras because for some reason the smaller brush in the sample size and the miniature size handle works better for me and my tiny hands!

So let’s talk about what the product is supposed to do:

Tarte Lash Primer: High performance primer with natural ingredients (Hydroplant) to enhance volume and length of lashes.

Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes! : 4 in 1 mascara designed to lengthen, curl, volumize and condition. Tarte’s motto a push up bra for your lashes! It’s active ingredient for conditioning the lashes is Olive Esters.

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So here is a photo of my lashes before, lashes with primer, and lashes with primer and mascara.

I definitely noticed an increase in volume and length. Next time around I would love to try it with just the mascara alone to see the amount of length and volume I get from just the Mascara. Plus the primer made it a little clumpier than I usually like my lashes to look. But, you can totally see the primer does it’s job because my lashes definitely lengthened and thickened within one application. The primer and mascara definitely talk the talk and I would rate it a 6 out of 10 and that is only for the bunching of the lashes with the primer

The best thing about Tarte cosmetics is that it is made with less chemicals and these products are formulated without parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic fragrance, and triclosan. Perfect for someone who wants to find a cosmetic line that is more on the natural side.

We Love Lashes Wednesday! – on the journey to find MY PERFECT mascara.

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I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: RetailMeNot.Com

It’s my favorite day of the week! Tight Wallet Tuesday!

Today i’ll be giving you a secret website! Just kidding not that secret. Many of you probably already know about this site, or landed on it while typing in promo code on google. This place is magical if any of you online shop a ton, a majority of online shoppers rather not pay for shipping right? This site not only gives you free shipping codes, but it might even give you an additional 10% or maybe even 25% off your order with free shipping! And because I like to get the BEST BANG For my BUCK, I present to you the website http://www.retailmenot.com.Image

There are many websites very similar to this, but this one is my absolute fav. It’s extremely easy to navigate, when you type the website in the search field it will give you an average of what most consumers have saved and it has literally almost any and every website you can think of!

Also on the homepage it shows you all of todays top coupons!

Some of Tuesday April 16, 2013 Top coupons include:

Macy’s extra 20% off sitewide with free shipping over $75 coupon code: thanks

6pm.com earn points 10% off and free shipping

Walgreens 40% off all photo print orders: coupon code: allprint40

But for you beauty and fashion consumers here are some good discount codes as well:

Sephora.com- Free Tarte BB Cream with any purchase of +$25 code: BBPRIMER

Beauty.com- $10 off order of $50.00 or more

Bobbibrowncosmetics: 20% off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $65

Before doing any online shopping,stop by http://www.retailmenot.com and see what kind of goodies can be included in your order, or great discounts you can receive on an order! And always look for that FREE SHIPPING CODE. Most websites only allow one promotion card, so decide which is more beneficial for you!

Stay tuned for the next tight wallet tuesday!

Being glam on a budget.

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I am gluttony.

Manic Monday: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask review

It’s Monday again! And I’m back with another cure for the Monday blues! When you get home kick off your shoes and relax your feet and try this organic, natural resurfacing mask by Tata Harper.

Have you guys heard of Tata Harper? Such an unbelievable line of skincare and aromatherapy products! First of all it is 100% natural ingredients, and non-toxic ingredients 100% of the time! That is extremely hard to come by with a skincare line. They manufacture their own products! They manufacture in small batches in their Vermont lab to ensure the freshness of their products. There formulas are concentrated with anywhere from 9 to 29 active ingredients in every single bottle! And best of all, all of the ingredients are grown on their own farm in Vermont to make sure that they are completely organic!

This company is also animal cruelty free there is no testing on animals what so ever!

ImageSo the mask that I will be talking about today and absolutely love is the resurfacing mask! This mask is designed to get your skin glowing immediately! It’s primary focus is to eliminate dull skin cells, and minimize the appearance of pores and keep the skin looking soft! It’s great for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin eczema or rosacea it is not recommended.

How to use:

Can be used once a week for oil and blemish control.

For immediate glow apply a thick layer on a clean face.

Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes! 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water. This product can also be used as a spot treatment, put a dab on blemish and let sit over night.

Because these products are extremely natural make sure to store in a cool dry place.

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Gel like consistency.

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Thick layer applied over face.

The Tata Harper resurfacing mask is 81% organic, with 11 Active Ingredients. Some of the Active Ingredients in this product are:

Pink Clay: Reduces pore size,detoxifies and tones without stripping the skin

Beet extract: promotes hydration in the outer layers of the skin

White willow extract: gently exfoliates

Witch hazel: minimizes pores and reduces inflammation

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Aloe vera: naturally stimulates healthy cell growth!

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This is my Before and After of the Tata Harper resurfacing mask. You can really see the instant gratification of the brighter smoother skin.

If you ever get the chance to try this product you will be surprised at the results considering it is all natural botanicals! It runs about $55 a jar and can be found at the Tata Harper website http://www.tataharperskincare.com or  at your local Space NK  or the Space NK website http://www.spacenk.com. If you go to a Space NK they will be able to provide you with a sample that way you can give it a try before purchasing!

Make your Monday not so Manic and try this resurfacing mask, the ingredients will not only provide you with brighter and softer skin, but the scent of the botanicals will soothe your soul like aromatherapy.

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SEPHORA VIB’s GET 15% OFF!

ImageThursday April 11 2013! Today is the day for all of you Sephora VIB’s to go in and get your 15% off any item in store! For all of us who have worked in cosmetics and/or love buying cosmetics it is very rare that the average consumer ever get discount on makeup, fragrance or skincare! Anytime MACY’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom have a big sale cosmetics are always EXCLUDED! So pretty much it’s a big deal! 15% might not be a huge amount but it will definitely save you $7.50 on that Naked 2 palette you’ve been dying to have or $12 on that new Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose that smells absolutely delicious! Which in turn allows you to probably purchase one more item that you might not have been able to afford at regular price! And Best of all Sephora is great at giving samples, and little gifts! So if you make it in to store today, while supplies last you’ll get a cute little limited edition Sephora tote loaded with goodies! And you know we ALL LOVE gifts with purchases! Im on my way out the door to go get a few of my favorite things! But just wanted to give you guys a reminder before I left! So if you’re a VIB get to your local Sephora and shop the day away at 15%!

Because we all love to save a little money!

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I am gluttony.