Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage airbrush foundation review

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hey Loves! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, did you  any new goodies?

Today I want to talk about my Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage airbrush foundation.
This foundation does not disappoint, you truly do look like you are airbrushed! It was love at first sight for me, then I thought it was breaking me out... I think it was just a combination of things, because I am still using it with no problem.

 
 
 


 
 When I applied it on my sister I was shocked at the transformation in her skin. It looked so smooth and flawless! This foundation has crushed jewels in it, it gives you an incredible glow... The coverage is phenomenal. I can wear it all day and it still looks great when I get home in the evening. I will defiantly be repurchasing this foundation, it makes me feel beautiful!



I know that you know by now that I am a brush hoarder... Really though, if you buy this foundation you NEED this brush. I will post the amazon links below they will be highlighted in blue and they will take you directly to these products. 




you can purchase the foundation here on Amazon

you can purchase the brush here on Amazon


What do you think?
Have you ever tried tarte products before?
What is your favorite foundation?

House of Lashes Iconic & lash house review

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hey Loves!!! Hope everyone is having a great week. TGIF!
I wanted to tell you about my experience with house of lashes... #AMAZING
Iconic
 Feline
I ordered the Iconic lashes and the Feline lashes along with the beautiful pink lash house.
Ok, so you all know by now the love affair I have with lashes... These by far take the cake. They are so full, yet so comfortable. I have tried a slew of lashes and usually when they are this full they wont adhere to you eye properly, not the case with these!
Here is a link for them on amazon
Here is the link for the ONLY lash glue that I use
Here I am wearing the Iconic





The moment I saw the lash house I knew it had to be mine! In fact it was the real reason I placed my order. I will say it looks a lot smaller online, it holds three sets of lashes. I still love it though! It's so girly and I have needed something like this for so long.
Here it is with my two lashes from house of lashes and my MAC #7's are on the top row.

RIGHT! I know crazy! Look at the difference in the quality between MAC and HoL!



Here I am wearing the Felines





Needless to say I am in total lash love with this brand! I can't wait to try more!

What do you think?
Have you ever tried House of Lashes?
What is your favorite lash brand?


NARS dual intensity eyeshadow

Monday, January 12, 2015


Hey loves, I'm back... 
I took a few days off. Not to celebrate the holidays, my grandmother passed away. She was an amazing woman, always a lady! 2014 was a sad year with alot of loss and I'm glad it's over!
I am also glad that my grandma got to spent Jesus' birthday with him and my grandfather, who passed this past February.


Anyway back to the Nars review...

I have this incredible new eyeshadow from Nars.
It's the NARS dual intensity eyeshadow in Dione.
#OBSESSED
I use it almost everyday, for the past few months!





LEFT IS WET 
RIGHT IS DRY



Incredible right?

This color is a real work horse for me, I can't get enough of it! I swatched so many of these in Sephora, and I ultimately went with Dione. (all of them are amazing though) Nars just came out with a palette of these that I am dying to get my hands on.

It's amazing how different it looks when you wet it. The color is in between silver and gold, on my skin it looks more silver.

You can purchase this at Sephora right here on Amazon



How was every one's Holiday?
What did you get?
Leave me some pics can't wait to see!!
Are you following me on IG yet?
instagram/onceuponamanda 
or just click my little camera symbol...

-XOXO

Smashbox on the rocks brush set

Monday, December 22, 2014

I wanted to get this out before Christmas. While I was doing some last minute shopping last weekend I came across these babies in all there sparkly goodness! Seriously, they stopped me in my tracks.

 


 
Here they are w/o flash
 
 
I should just preface this by saying that I need all the brushes do not really need any more makeup brushes.
 
I told you I am really loving my new MUFE set but...... O Smashbox! You really had my number bringing out these blingtastic beauties!

So there they were sitting on the top shelf and I'm not really a smashbox person I haven't really given smashbox a chance. This year I actually made my first smashbox purchase. I bought the contour kit, I really expected to just disregard the brush that came with it but I really liked it, so I thought this is great. I know their brushes are quality and they sparkle.
 
 
 
 I purchased these beauts at Nordstrom but they have them on Amazon right here .

You get a blush brush,
an eyeliner brush,
a lip brush,
a double ended eyeshadow brush
and an angled shadow brush.

3 more days loves!

-XOXO

LUSH Grease Lightning

Friday, December 19, 2014

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I figured with it being the weekend before Christmas you might be out shopping and be near a LUSH store...


Seriously loves, this is a MUST HAVE! Really RUN to your nearest LUSH, I mean or you could order it online.... That's cool too!


 
I can not stress to you enough how AMAZING this has worked for me. When I purchased this (with ultrabland & mint julips) It was the first thing I tried... Why you ask? It's simple I had a blemish on my forehead the size of a little baby unicorn! You know the kind that hurts for you to even look at, let alone touch. Anyway I slapped a little squirt of this on it before I went to bed and BAMMM...... When I woke up it wasn't completely gone but it was 1/4 of the size and pain free!
 
I will ALWAYS rebuy this stuff! I have been using the clinque spot treatment for the past 9 years and I will tell you without a doubt, it doesn't hold a candle to this stuff...... It will be me new go to gift for people!
 
I am so glad that the lady a LUSH talked me into it... The price of this stuff can not be beat either.
 
1.5 oz for $13.95

They also sell it here on Amazon if your an Amazon shopper.
It costs a little more through Amazon, but if you aren't near a lush store that might be your best bet...
 
 It's like magic in a bottle, you can't put a price on magic!
 
Is this something that you would like to try?
Have you ever tried this before?
What are your favorite LUSH products?
Sound off below.
 
Now excuse me while I go order another bottle for my purse...
 

 6 more days!

DIORIFIC SHOCK Color Lip Duo Mysterious Shock

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hi loves, how is your week going??
I could wait no longer I had to tell you about my most recent purchase...
It's the DIORIFIC SHOCK Color Lip Duo. I picked the color Mysterious Shock it's a beautiful plum color. They have amazing gold packaging for the holiday.... I tell you I am a sucker for packaging!
I purchased this at Sephora for $38.00
 
Here it is...

 


 
 
 
 Yep it's a double sided lipstick, that's right double sided! How cool is that! I'm sorry my pictures aren't the best I just ordered a light box and they will be getting significantly better.
 
The first color is the darker plum side, the second is a much lighter almost rosie color and the third is the two mixed together, which is my favorite.
 
Here's what dior has to say about it.
 
The Diorific lipstick is renewed in a two-tone version. Two sides for two effects: one side boasts pure colour with a velvet matte finish, the other the same shade with a pearly gold shimmer
 
I love this lipstick, it was very long wearing. I wouldn't mind picking up another color and there is also a holiday polish that I would love to get my hands on...
 
Do you have any of the Dior Holiday collection?
Does this look like a color you would wear?
Sound off in the comments!
 
P.S. 7 days until Christmas!!!

LUSH Ultrabland

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hello everyone! How's the Christmas shopping, baking, wrapping coming along?
 
I already told about my trip to LUSH a few weeks ago on my review about the mint julips lip scrub. Now I want to give you my review on one of the other products I purchased, Ultrabland! I was very skeptical at first when trying this, but I trust the girl that helped me. Her skin is beautiful and I always see her in there.
I have had some irritation lately around my nose and just this past week under my left eye. I'm not really sure what's causing it. It almost looks like it's small eczema patches, strange right?!?! I mean considering nothing like this has ever been a problem for me. Lets just hope it's dry winter skin... When I went into LUSH I told Laura about the problems I had been having and she suggested the ultrabland.

 
If you have never been to a LUSH store it's a really neat experience. They try every thing on your hand so you can feel it first. So she sampled ultrabland for me, and explained how important it is to have a makeup remover and not just a cleanser. Ultrabland is a two in one. I'm not going to lie though it felt a little thick on my face and I was sure it was going to break me out.... Nope!
 


 
It is very moisturizing and since I have been using it the right way I see a huge improvement.
The bottle says to use only this for a solid month. Though I'm not there yet I can 100% say this will be a repurchase for me.
 
This comes in two sizes the 1.5 oz for $16.95
and a 3.5 oz for 29.95
 
 
Here's what LUSH has to say about it.
 

                                 Non-irritating beeswax cleanser

A hugely popular cult product, Ultrabland is a thick, rich emulsion of essential oils, honey and beeswax to take off any make up or residue that has built up on your face throughout the day. Unlike most make up removers, Ultrabland leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished, thanks to soothing rosewater and iris flower extract. Suitable for all skin types, Ultrabland is a classic LUSH cleanser coveted by staff and customers alike for it’s effectiveness.
 
 
Have you ever tried anything from LUSH?
What's your favorite product from them?
Let me know what you think, I can't wait to try more!!!
 
-XOXO

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