September 2018 Allure Beauty Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the September 2018 Allure Beauty Box today. The subscription is $15/month.

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This month was really nice and had some of my favorite brands. Here’s what I got:

  • Tarte tarteist Pro Lash Adhesive – Retail Value $9
  • Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes – Retail Value $12
  • Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial – 15 ml Value $24
  • MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo – Retail Value $18.50
  • IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

Also be sure to check out my September 2018  Allure Beauty Box video reveal too!

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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder Review

I received a sample size of the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in my May Ipsy Glam Bag. This silky finishing powder feels amazing on my face.

What’s to love?

The Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder looks and feels like the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder. It’s silky smooth and helps with my fine lines and imperfections. It’s oil free and does not look cakey on me.

Full-Sized price: $33

Boxycharm April 2018 Review

The April 2018 Boxycharm Box is called Bae Cation and it’s really nice! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription. The box value is $148.

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Here’s what I got:

  • Tarte Pro Glow: Liquid Highlighter – $29
  • ColourPop Semi-Precious Eyeshadow Palette – $26
  • Dr. Brandt Pores no More Vacuum Cleaner – $47
  • The BrowGal Instatint Tinted Eyebrow Gel – $22
  • Adesse Hi Definition Liquid Lipstick – $24

My Top 3 Wish List Palettes For April

There are so many drool worthy palettes this Spring and I can’t decide which ones to get. Here are my Top 3 wish list picks.

Tarte Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow PaletteI am loving the sparkly colors in this Tarte mermaid palette. The purple Bubbles shade looks amazing.

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Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette – I think this is my favorite on the list. I can’t resist unicorns.

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Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat – I think this would be an awesome palette for Summer! I like the Strike shade.

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Which palette do you want for Summer?

Oh My Mermaid! Check Out The “Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette” From Tarte

Tarte has a brand new palette that’s straight from under the sea called Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette. I am all over this mermaid theme — I may even get my hands on Splash tonight, you know that awesome move with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah? Anyway this palette is making me drool!

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Image Credit: Tarte

I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette. It’s at Sephora and the price is $42. The palette has “14 matte and metallic shades, all stashed in a dreamy, iridescent seashell compact” . The shades include:

  • Nude Beach
  • Shore Thing
  • Frosé
  • Beach Please
  • Mermosa
  • Cavern
  • Fin-Tastic
  • Sandbar
  • Salt Water
  • Shipwreck
  • Shell Yeah
  • Bubbles
  • Splash
  • Lagoon

The brown metallic Cavern shade looks so pretty!

Rainforest of the Sea Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette

New from Tarte is the Rainforest of the Sea Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette and I am all over this one! I LOVE metal shades and this one comes in a blingy textured aqua blue case that is calling my name.

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This gorgeous palette has “textured foil formulas” and it looks amazing. I am a huge fan of the metals so this is right up my ally and I love that they are so textured. The metallic shades tend to make my 47-year-old eyes look younger.

You get 3 foil finish shades and a split pan on the end with 2 sparkling shades.

  • gold coast (champagne)
  • sailor’s delight (burgundy)
  • sea glass (chocolate)
  • stargazer (sunset/silver)

I especially love the burgundy and chocolate shades and this palette is on my Spring wishlist.

Price: $39

17 Best Beauty Picks For 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’ve compiled my favorite beauty products for 2017 and created a video to celebrate 2018! Thank you to everyone who have watch and read Queen of the Girl Geeks in 2017.

On a side note — these glasses are freaking me out because they remind me a bit of the Cyberman on Dr. Who.

Here’s my 17 favorite beauty picks list for 2017…

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor

Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm

Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon

Dirty Springwash Shower Gel

trèStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Bath & Body Works French Collection

The Eggies Beauty Sponge Case & Jelly

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette

Bath & Body Works Unicorn Snot

Your Best Friend Dripping Bling Illuminating Creme

Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer

New It Girl Palette

Boxycharm December 2017 Review

The December 2017 Boxycharm Box is called Glitz & Glam and it’s amazing! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription.

The theme this month is called and I got products from Tarte, Real Her, Crown Brush, Pretty Vulgar and Beat Basics.

Here’s my video unboxing of the December 2017 Boxycharm box!

 

Boxycharm October 2017 Review

The October 2017 Boxycharm Box is called Beach Please and it’s amazing! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription.

The theme this month is called Spellbound and I got products from Becca, Dirty Little Secret, Tarte, Dr. Brandt and more.

Tarte 2017 Holiday Collection

Tarte just released their holiday line and top on my list is the Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set for $59. This set looks so pretty and I am loving the case.

The Limited-edition set includes:

  • 24 Amazonian clay eyeshadows in new matte & metallic shades
  • 2 Amazonian clay blushes in perk (carnation pink) & wish (watermelon pink)
  • 2 Amazonian clay bronzers in navigate (matte bronze) & excursion (bronze luster)
  • Amazonian clay highlighter in wanderlust (light champagne)
  • full-size kitten eyeliner
  • deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
  • deluxe tarteist™ quick dry matte lip paint in grand (deep rose)

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And if you think this is pretty go ahead and check out the rest of the new Tarte arrivals! I am literally drooling and I think my wallet is about to get a lot thinner.

Here’s a sneak peek!

Limited-edition goddess glow highlighter

Limited-edition artful accessories brush set

 

Limited-edition spice up your stare deluxe tarteist™ eyeliner set