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As many of you know, I’m a HUGE Hydro Flask supporter.  Everyone in my family owns at least two and I have an addiction sometimes, constantly wanting to pick up fun designs and colors.  So, I can’t tell you enough how excited I was to see Hydro Flask post sneak peaks of their Hawaii Collection on social media.  The day of the release, they actually hid several flasks throughout Maui and left clues for a scavenger hunt.  I didn’t get a chance to find one, but I was definitely excited to get my hands on one as soon as it hit our local stores.  Just in time for the holidays, the Hawaii Collection celebrates the spirit of Aloha with three gorgeous gradient colors and today I’m going to share them with you.

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These gorgeous Hydro Flasks come in three colors – Moana, Anuenue and Pomaika’i.  They are inspired by the Hawaiian Islands and the special gradient color application is unique to this product release only.

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Moana – which is inspired by the ocean.  Moana in Hawaiian means… “large body of water”.

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Anuenue – which is inspired by the rainbows.  Anuenue also means “rainbow” in Hawaiian.

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Pomaika’i – which is inspired by the sunsets.  Pomaika’i means “Good fortune or blessings” in Hawaiian.

Each bottle comes with a wide mouth opening for faster fill and flow.  They include TempShield insulation which eliminates condensation and keeps water cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours.  Like with other Hydro Flask products, you can expect to have the durable 18/8 Pro Grade Stainless Steel Construction and it is BPA-Free and Phthalate Free.  These 40 oz. Wide Mouth bottles pair perfectly with the Hydro Flip Lid and Wide Straw Lids so you can customize how you drink from your bottle.

Retail:  $47.95 each

The Hawaii Collection are now available at Hawaii Retailers (I already have seen the display at Whole Foods on Maui yesterday).

Here’s a list of Hawaii stores you can find them at.

  • Whole Foods Market
  • T & C Surf Designs
  • Green Tea
  • Down to Earth
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Hawaii
  • Tokunaga Store Inc
  • University of Hawaii
  • Foodland Super Market
  • Farmers Market Lahaina
  • Island Naturals Market
  • Maui Clothing Company
  • Seasport Divers
  • Deja Vu Surf
  • Hawaiian Island Creations
  • Malama Pahoa
  • Napili Market
  • Haiku Market
  • Maui Sporting Goods
  • Vim N Vigor
  • Bikefactory Hawaii
  • Papaya’s Natural Foods and Cafe
  • Abundant Life Natural Foods
  • Island Snow Hawaii
  • Alive & Well
  • Pedal N Paddle
  • Hi-Tech Surf
  • Work It Out
  • Big Island Running Company
  • New Maui Fishing Supply
  • Mana Health Foods
  • McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods
  • Hawaii Forest & Trail
  • Bike Works Beach and Sports
  • Sole Mates
  • Bike Works Kona
  • Aloha Exchange
  • Kuau Store
  • Nukumoi Surf Co
  • Kona Mountain Coffee
  • Health Ways II
  • Northshore Pharmacy
  • Oshima Surf & Skate
  • Malama Surf Shop

Whether you are looking to take a long drive or spend endless hours at the beach, the Hydro Flask 40 oz. Wide Mouth bottles are perfect to keep hydrated.  Your water or drink will stay ice cold or piping hot no matter what you have on your plans.

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Check out the full selection of Hydro Flask products here and don’t forget to look for these gorgeous limited edition flasks to add to your collection, I know I will be picking them all up for me.

Have fun and stay hydrated!




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It’s no secret that Milani is one of my all-time favorite drug store brands and has been for a couple of years now.  I have had the opportunity to try out quite a bit from the line they offer and for the most part – I’m always impressed with what they roll out.  I literally fell out of my seat a few weeks ago when I got word that Milani was rolling out Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers and I couldn’t have been more excited.


Milani Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers

If you have ever tried or used or even seen (for that matter) one of Milani’s Baked Bronzers, then you will know that you get a lot of product for a really affordable price tag.  I have a plethora of Milani products, especially their blushes and I have been waiting patiently and asking the Makeup Gods for the day that Milani would finally come out with a baked bronzer that was matte.  Thankfully, they did.  However – these are limited edition so you want to make sure you get your hands on them… STAT.

These two new limited edition matte bronzers are available in the shades 08 Sunset (medium tan) and  07 Sienna (light golden tan).   They retail on Milani’s website for $8.99 which is the same cost as Milani’s original bronzers like 04 Glow, 05 Soleil and 06 Golden.  As I mentioned, the big difference between these new LE bronzers is that they are completely matte.

Milani Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers

08 – Sunset (light golden tan) is on the left and 07 – Sienna (medium tan) is on the right 

Each bronzer comes with a little bronzer brush (not my favorite to use but definitely awesome in a pinch) and a mirror that is placed in the compact below the bronzer.  The come in Milani’s signature gold packaging which gives it such a gorgeous look.   Milani definitely ranks high for me when it comes to packaging, because I always feel like I’m buying a luxury brand from the drug store.  You get a lot of product in each bronzer – Net Wt. 0.25 oz/7g and because it is a baked bronzer, you can use it dry for a sheer matte finish or wet for a more intense or dramatic look.  These bronzers are multi-purpose beauty products as they can be used for both your eyes, face and body (hello – total bonus).  They are streak free, apply easily and blend well for an effortless bronze.  Since I have both shades – I like to do a contour with Sienna (the darker shade) to define my face and then for an all over summer bronzed look, I use Sunset (the lighter brown) and apply as an all over bronzer.

Milani Matte Baked Bronzer Sienna

07 – Sienna is a warm golden bronze and is perfect for those with Medium and golden skin tones.  If you have a darker skin tone, I definitely suggest using this wet and build the color up to the shade you think will work best for you.  If you have a warmer skin tone – this bronzer will be perfect for you.  Since it is matte and baked, you can build up to the shade that you like and those who are not fond of shimmer bronzers, these are perfect.

Milani Matte Baked Bronzer Sunset

08 Sunset is a medium tan bronzer and lends for a cool toned brown.  It is perfect for those that are light to medium in skin tone and those like me who want to warm up my face without contouring, but looking for an all over bronze.  Just like with Sienna, Sunset is buildable and if you need a deeper more intense color for contour, you can definitely use it wet and build upon that color.

Milani Matte Baked Bronzer Swatches

The swatches above were done dry on my bare skin and I only used one swipe.  Considering I’m fairly darker in skin tone, both shades do show up on me and Sienna is the perfect bronze for me to contour for extra depth and dimension.  I love to use Sunset as an all over bronze if I’m looking to achieve a warmer look.  Each shade lasts all day with minor fading after 5 hours… but the wear on these bronzers are long lasting.  I love that they apply effortlessly and last, but most importantly my skin enjoys them – no break outs at all and it didn’t oxidize or start to look muddy on me after a few hours.  If you are planning to use these bronzers for a long period of time, I think they will surely work well for that purpose.

Milani Matte Baked Bronzer Try On

In the look above (tutorial for that look can be found here), I am using Sienna to contour in the hallows of my cheeks to define my cheek bones and along my nose, hairline and jawline.  I have always had a few favorite bronzers to contour and warm up my face, but after using these the last couple of weeks, I have to admit that I have neglected my other favorites.  I love these bronzers!  Their price point is great and the products are awesome.

If you want to get your hands on  one of these bronzers, check out their awesome 30% off sale for Memorial Day.  I have a long list of suggestions, but if you are looking for swatches on the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes, you can check out my review and swatches for those here.  Happy  Shopping.

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Click here to check out the discount and details.

Have you tried these new bronzers out yet?  Our you planning to if you haven’t already?  Will you be taking advantage of this awesome sale? Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend Loves… wishing you lots of fun and sun!

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NEW NYX Palettes Spring 2014

This year NYX released some new goodies to their line… from their Butter Lipsticks and Colored Mascaras to some new and fun palettes.  Included in some of those new NYX palettes is the Adorable Palette, Sex Bomb Palette and Dream Catcher Palettes.  I have been testing out these new palettes for the last couple of months and wanted to share my thoughts on the products themselves as well as swatches and photos.  Check out my video review embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.  Keep reading on below the video for swatches and my thoughts.

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Let’s talk Sex Bomb Palette.  This palette comes with six gorgeous shades that are perfect to create a bold and sexy smoky eye.  This palette retails for $7.50 on NYX’s website and was released along with the Adorable Palette (pictured below).  Most of the shades on this palette offer great color pay-off and pigmentation.  They can be a little powdery – but still apply nicely with a great base and/or primer.

NYX Sex Bomb PaletteThe shimmery taupe shade is probably the least of my favorite in this palette as it is very shimmery and leaves behind quite a bit of glittery fall out.  I definitely suggest applying that shade over a creamy/sticky base to keep the shimmers from falling but also to keep from the shadow disappearing after applying.  This shade lasted the shortest on my eyes and creased very easily, even if over my best base and primer.  I attest it to the shimmer and while it can be a pain, it’s still a gorgeous shade.  The black and cream shade in this palette is absolutely awesome – giving you great color pay-off and the matte taupe is a favorite to use all over the lid or as a transition shade.  The red looks like a red in the palette but it did seem like a red with a pink tone to it when used on the eye or swatched.  It’s not a shade I would use often, but it is gorgeous and I love that it is matte.  The charcoal shade in the palette has shimmer, but looks great for smoky looks.  Overall I’m impressed with the NYX Sex Bomb Palette and think it would be a cool addition to any collection, especially at its price point.

NYX Sex Bomb Palette Swatches

Next… the NYX Adorable Palette.  Similar style in packaging to the Sex Bomb palette (and the Natural palette released last year), the Adorable Palette includes soft neutral shades to create an every day neutral eye or even bump it up for a smoky eye.  This palette includes 6 shades in a selection of soft shades to create gorgeous eye looks for those that are looking for a palette that does not include bold bright colors.  If you are someone that loves neutral/nude colors, this would be a great palette for you.  Like the Sex Bomb Palette, this retails for $7.50 and can be found on NYXcosmetics.com, Ulta.com and select stores that carry the brand.

NYX Adorable Palette

This palette is probably my favorite out of the three that I am reviewing here.  The shades are the most universal for me since I do not use bold shades often.  Even if they look like soft neutral colors, you can easily create a bold and daring look with little effort.  I created the smoky eye below using this palette and it was easy and fun.

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A tutorial for the look above can be found here and products used can also be found here.

I’m quite impressed with the colors and their quality in this palette.  The shades are pigmented and you can always build them up easily if you are going for a deeper, bolder look.  While some of them may be a tad bit powdery, blending was easy and the color pay off was great.  The shade that was not my favorite would be the Shimmery brown shade, while absolutely gorgeous with its gold shimmer, you lose the shimmer while blending and you can experience some fall out.  The base for that shade (the dark brown) is still pretty pigmented however, so if you are not interested in the gold micro glitters that are in that color, the dark brown works well.

NYX Adorable Palette Swatches

I love that the Adorable palette is like an all-in-one.  It not only offers you lid and crease shades, you get transition, highlight and even an outer-v shade to create a plethora of eye looks.  I think this palette is probably my favorite because it allows me to use one palette to create a look instead of dipping into my collection to pull for a transition shade or highlight – which I often do with other palettes I own.

NYX Dream Catcher Dusk Til Dawn Palette

The Dusk Til Dawn Palette (Dream Catcher Palette) comes with 10 shades.  It is one out of 3 Palettes that is included in the Dream Catcher Palette Collection.  These are said to be Limited Edition though they have been available on NYX’s Website, Ulta and various Drug Store locations for the last few months – so I’m not too sure if they will hang around a little longer.  Each palette in the Dream Catcher Collection retails for $15 and include rich neutral shades that you can use to create smoky eyes or every day looks.  The particular palette I received (Dusk Til Dawn) includes neutrals and a purple toned shade to create looks.

Dusk Til Dawn Swatches NYXWhile the shadows appear to be very pigmented and have a buttery texture, they do offer a heavy amount of fall out and can be very powdery when applying.  I felt that it was quite a challenge working with the shadows because of how powdery they were, but the shades themselves were absolutely gorgeous and offered a great variety for creating a daytime/neutral look or smoky eye.  When working with these – I needed to apply them over a sticky base and I also needed to consistently build up on the color to get the color pay off that you see in the swatches above.  Overall – I think the shades could use a little work, but I would love to see NYX come out with another one similar once the formulation on these shadows are fixed.  As I said before – the colors are gorgeous, they just don’t offer the pigmentation and buttery quality I look for when using eye shadows.  Staying power was also an issue as after just a few short hours, even the dark shades were faded on my eyes over a great primer.

Final Thoughts

I have been using NYX products since 2007 and for the most part, I am always impressed with their quality – especially since the brand is affordable.  For the most part, I think these palettes are pretty good – though I do think the Dream Catcher palette could use a little tweaking in formulation.  If you are just starting off or are seasoned in makeup, I think any of these would be great additions to your collection.  Do you own any of these palettes?  If you do, I would love to know your thoughts on them and if you don’t… what palette do you have your eyes on?

Have you seen my review on the NYX Butter Lipsticks?  Check out my thoughts and stay tuned for a write up with swatches of some NYX Butter lipsticks not yet posted.

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Last year, Milani rolled out 4 Limited Edition Rose Powder blushes (Coming Up Roses).  I was so excited about them, I asked my husband if I could get them and he ordered all 4 for me through Milani’s website – which sold out within 24 hours of it’s release online.  The Coming Up Roses collection included three matte blushes and one shimmer in gorgeous wearable shades.  It sold out instantly in Drug stores when it was released and I know many that wished they could get their hands on it before they were gone.  These blushes were some of my favorites for 2013 that it made my Best of Beauty products for the year.  Because I enjoyed them so much – I was completely ecstatic when I found out from Milani that they were releasing them again this year – but this time around, they had four new shades.Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014This year’s new release includes four new shades that are matte.  These shades are a little more daring that those in last year’s collection and very pigmented.  The shades included:  05 Coral Cove, 06 Lady Rouge, 07 Love Potion, 08 Tea Rose.  They retail for $7.99 on Milanicosmetics.com and should be available at select Walgreens stores soon – if they are not available already.   Just like last year – this year’s collection includes 0.60 oz / 17g per blush, but unlike last year – all the shades are completely matte.

Check out my video review embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.

05 Coral Cove Milani Rose Blush

05 Coral Cove is a beautiful coral/orange shade that will be awesome for the Spring and Summer months for those beachy looks.  This blush is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way and you want to take your time building up the shade.  For those of you with medium / dark skin tones – I like that this shade will show up nicely and still provide a great punch of color.  If you have lighter skin tones – this will also make an awesome selection for you.

06 Lady Rouge Milani Rose Powder Blush06 Lady Rouge is a gorgeous deep shade.  I think if you are dark skinned or medium skin toned, this shade would be perfect for you.  It’s a reddish-orange with deep pigmentation.  A little goes a long way with this product and because it is so pigmented, if you are light skinned, I suggest that you use a stippling brush to apply.  Tap off the excess from your brush before swiping on your face and build up the color instead of applying a lot at one time.

07 Love Potion - Milani Rose Powder Blush07 Love Potion is probably one of the boldest shades out of the four.  This shade is a hot pink / almost magenta shade that reminds me of a pink fruit punch.  Like all the others – this blush is very pigmented and a little goes a long way.  For those of you that are medium / dark skin toned, this shade works really nicely and is very visible and gorgeous against deeper skin tones.  If you have lighter skin, this shade will be equally gorgeous, but be sure to take your time building up the color.

08 Tea Rose - Milani Rose Powder Blush08 Tea Rose is a beautiful rose hued pink and probably the most wearable out of the bunch.  Like the other three, it is super pigmented but definitely a blush I think anyone of any skin tone could add to their collection.  If you could only choose one out of the whole collection and are looking for a blush you want to be able to wear often, I think this would be the shade for you.

Swatches of the Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014Overall – I think these blushes are gorgeous, but as I discuss in my video here, they can be a bit patchy to work with.  After using them a few times (like last year’s edition) the patchy problem is not prominent but it is something you may have to work on at first.  While each color is super pigmented as you can see from the swatches, they can lend for a powdery consistency and will require you to blend out appropriately for the look you want to achieve.  I noticed that by using a stippling brush for application that it applied nicely and the color was distributed evenly.  Since there is that gorgeous rose embossing in the blush – I think some of that may be the reason for the patchy application.  It takes a little finesse and if you are willing to take the time, I think it would be well worth it.  If you are interested in these simply for collecting, I know they will be an awesome addition to your collection – but I use my blushes from last year often, so after using them a while – I’m sure they will become favorites.

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I did rate them a 3.8 – 4.0 on the Sparkle Scale.  That is a fairly medium rating considering I do love them a lot.  The reasoning behind that is because as I mentioned, I love them and don’t mind the work of building up the color slowly for the proper color payoff or taking my time to deal with the patchy color you can get when you first start using the blushes.  Those are things I will easily get past and I’m not worried about them.  However, you are only able to pick up one type of blush, looking for great color pay off and don’t want the hassle, I suggest the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes.  I have a review on those which you can find here.  If you want to get at least one Rose Blush and looking for something wearable – Tea Rose would be an awesome choice.

Overall – I think that these are beautiful, a great statement to any collection and highly pigmented.  These blushes are still available at milanicosmetics.com – so check them out if you are interested or find them at select Walgreens stores in March.  Remember, these are Limited Edition – so once they sell out, they’re gone.

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2014 is definitely a year for new products from Milani Cosmetics.  This year Milani rolled out the new Matte Baked Blushes to add to their already awesome Baked Blush line.  As a matte blush addict, I was so excited to hear about these and couldn’t wait to put them to the test.  As one of my favorite Drug store brands, Milani really has stepped up their product line over the course of the last few years and the brand’s products have made favorites pretty often.  So – what are my thoughts on these new blushes?  Read on to see…Milani Matte Baked Blushes

There are two matte blush additions this year to include the colors:  Bella Rosa and Delizioso Pink.  Each blush retails for $7.99 on the Milanicosmetics.com site and contain 0.12 oz of product (3.5g) which is the same amount as their regular baked blushes.  If you are a fan of their original baked blushes but really do not care for the shimmer they offer, then these blushes will surely offer you all the color pay off without the glitter.

Check out my quick overview video (embedded below) or watch it directly on YouTube here.  Also scroll down for swatches and more details.

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Milani Matte Baked Blushes

The shades they have available (Bella Rose & Delizioso Pink) are highly pigmented and long lasting.  Just a little of the product goes a long way and I prefer using a stippling brush to apply the product for an airbrushed effect.  The colors are also very true to their shade in the pan.  I especially love how bold Bella Rosa is, but I am very impressed that both shades held up very well against my medium skin tone.  A little note – take your time in building up the color of  each, after picking up the color on your brush, tap your brush prior to applying so that you have a perfect blend of color.  While each blush does come with a little brush (hidden in a little compartment below the blush, tucked in next to a mini mirror),  I suggest using a blush brush or stippling brush for the right effect.

Milani Matte Baked Blushes Review Swatches

What I love about these is that they are not as powdery as Milani’s original baked blushes – because they do not have all the glitter.  They offer high quality pigment with a satin feel.  Besides providing a great matte finish, they also have the lasting power of high end blushes without the high end price tag.  And, of course – they have Milani’s signature packaging which I think gives the products a little “high end twist”.  I’ve said it many times before and to me… Milani is the High end of drug store.  I am always amazed with the new products that they come out with.

Since these blushes are a part of the Permanent line, you can find them at your local drug store that carries Milani (CVS and Walgreens) and they are also available at milanicosmetics.com.  You can expect them to cost about $6 – $7.00 and as mentioned earlier, they are $7.99 on the site.  If you are planning to check out your local drug stores, call them first to see if they have gotten them in stock yet.  I know that many locations have received them, but some are not releasing until March 2014.

Milani Matte Baked Blush Swatch

In the photo above, I am using Bella Rosa on my cheeks.  As you can see – the color provides a huge punch of color.  Interested in seeing the tutorial for this look?  Click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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Last year my awesome hubby purchased all four of the Limited Edition Rose blushes for me when Milani rolled it out.  This year – they are rolling out four new shades.  Since I didn’t have the chance to review the shades from last year – I’ll be talking about those in a blog post and video review soon and hope to get my hands on some of these new shades as well.

Milani Limited Edition Rose Blushes

Last year’s limited edition blushes made my Best of Beauty 2013 products because of their matte texture (most were matte) and staying power.  Not to mention that they are the awesomeness that come out of Milani and Milani blushes are some of my favorites.  These blushes retail on Milanicosmetics.com for $7.99 (shipping not included) and will be available next month for purchase at select Walgreens stores.  If you can get your hands on these, I highly suggest it.  Not only are they absolutely gorgeous in packaging and design, I truly love the first edition and I know I’ll be rampaging through my local Walgreens stores for this collection as well.

Note:  A review on the original four Milani blushes will be coming soon as well as the new release for this years four if I can get my hands on all of them.  Stay tuned.


As many know, I am a huge supporter and addict of The Body Shop’s products.  Their Special Edition Blueberry Body Butter is no exception and I am absolutely loving how they make my body feel and how awesome they smell.  I wanted to introduce you to the new Blueberry goodies that was just released on January 27th – check out The Body Shop’s Facebook Page for all the details on how you can get a discount on this line.

The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter


I also did a write up on Beauty Stat for the new Blueberry goodies.  Be sure to check it out here:  http://bit.ly/1mSVGuW.  I have photos of all the goodies and you can pick and choose which ones you love best.  Also – don’t forget to check out my Video reveal which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d4odnQh2OM and see all the product live as I go through each one with you.  The video is also embedded below.

Do you know that the Body Shop sells a jar of body butter every two seconds?  I believe it!  As a big supporter and lover of their products, I make an order about once a month and I am always happy with what they offer.  Check it all out!  Have you tried The Body Shop’s products before?  What are your favorites?

There are several Milani Cosmetics products that are to be launching in just a few short weeks.  I have also been told that you can order some of the new additions via Milani’s website – milanicosmetics.com.  Right now, I have some new lippies to share with you.  I am not sure what else they have coming out but as soon as it is released or as soon as I receive anything – I’ll be sure to let you know.

Here are two videos of the new releases with swatches.  I’ll be posting the final release of the Brilliant Shine glosses in the next 24 hours and will list that video here as well.  I was going to do them all on one video but decided I would split it up so you could decide which would be the best buy – or get all of them.  I hope to have photos with swatches and my thoughts on the products once I have had the chance to use them.  I’ve been wearing them all week so hopefully I’ll have some reviews up in the next week!


Pretty much as soon as I got the email that the Naked 3 Palette was available, it was sold out.  Darn it. lol  But that means this palette that everyone has been waiting for has been released.  Are you getting it?  What are your thoughts?  I had hoped that they would have a nice purple shade in this palette and since this palette is Rose toned, they could have done a plum purple with Rose gold glitter or shimmer in it.  But, that just means that I have my hopes on them releasing a Naked 4 with purple shades. lol j/k

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Did you guys take advantage of the QVC’s Special Value yesterday?  The Tarte Bow & Go set was on sale for Special Value at just $49.98 plus shipping and handling.  Such a steal considering all that you would receive in this kit.  Those of you that did not take advantage of it – that’s okay – because it is still on sale on QVC for just $54.98 – which is a steal even if you it is $5.00 more.  The regular price will be $61.00 once the discount ends.


Now, is it worth it?  Of course – even at full price on the site, the whole kit is definitely a steal.  A 24 piece collection with full sized goodies to melt any heart this Holiday Season.  I think it’s not only an awesome value but a great buy and of course, Tarte is probably one of my favorite brands, so I was happy to get it at such an awesome deal yesterday.

Info from QVC’s Site:

What is it: A 24-piece, three-box holiday collection with a 16-shade Amazonian clay eye shadow palette, four LipSurgence(TM) lip cremes, two smolderEYES(TM) Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners, and two lights, camera, LASHES(TM) 4-in-1 mascaras.

Who is it for: Any tartlette who wants a complete collection or three separate, exciting gifts for themselves, or a loved one.

Why is it different: Share in the tarte of giving this season with tarte’s 3-in-1 gift set! We’ve taken the guesswork out of giving with this 24-piece collection overflowing with everything you need to create an endless array of looks for the holiday season. Create stunning, sultry eyes with a palette of 16 Amazonian clay eye shadows (brush not included); four LipSurgence lip cremes; two smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners; and two lights, camera, LASHES 4-in-1 mascaras. Add the perfect finishing touch to any look with brand new shades of LipSurgence lip cremes to give you velvety rich color with a hint of peppermint. Infused with skin-vigorating ingredients like Amazonian clay, olive esters, and vitamins A and E, your look is sure to keep up with you throughout the season. 

Keep the whole set together to give the perfect gift to any tartelette, or break into three single gifts to share the love. Each is housed in beautifully packaged gift boxes and even includes a luxe goldtone ribbon for effortless bow & go(TM) wrapping!

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I have said this on many occasions, I’m a total eos addict.  When I got the email that their Holiday 3 pack was rolled out, I ran over to the site to order it and it was sold out.  Apparently it was sold out in a day and so I missed out on it.  But, I have hope that I can find it at my local Walgreens or CVS.  They also have it at Target or Ulta, both of which I do not have near me or on my island.  I am super excited because this collection has the Vanilla Bean flavor – yummy!  It also includes the Pomegranate Raspberry and Smooth Mint, two awesome flavors as well.  Definitely check out your local stores to see if you can get your hands on this set.  Retail $9.99


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The eos Passion Fruit Lip Balm is one of my favorites.  So much so that this time of the year when they release it on Limited Edition, I try to stock up on it so it will last me the year at least.  Here in Hawaii, we call Passion Fruit – Liliko’i.  It is my absolute favorite eos Lip Balm Sphere EVER and I’m happy to say that they are back again.  Available at Target Stores (sadly, not online – which is a bummer since I don’t have a Target here) and you can get your hands on this favorite of mine.

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Get this limited edition flavor from eos today!

I don’t know about you but I’m super excited to see this sneak peak via NYX Cosmetics Facebook Page.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE NYX lipsticks, so much so that I have at least 20 of them in my lipstick collection.  Tea Rose from their Matte line is probably one of my all time favorites along with Circe.  I am so excited for these.  I haven’t had the opportunity to try out their Butter glosses yet as I’m not a really huge lip gloss fan – not anymore any way.  I do want to try at least one of them but I think I can wait and sit on the edge of my seat till the beginning of December so that I can try these out first. lol

I’m sure they will be the same price or on average about the same as their regular lipsticks – between $4 – $6.  I can’t wait to get my hands on these.  NYX says they should be available around the beginning of December.  They say it will be butter soft and packed with Pigment… I say, Hell yes, I want some!  Check out their Facebook post here for details: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=622382314467061&set=a.109559869082644.5609.105231842848780&type=1&theater


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