Beauty Reviews, Tarte

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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Image Credit: Tarte Cosmetics

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

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September 2017 Allure Beauty Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the September 2017 Allure Beauty Box today. The subscription is $15/month.

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

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush -This blush is amazing! I got the Dazzled shade which is Soft Rose. Price; $29

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast – This is a really neat product. I thought it was just dry shampoo but it really poofs up my hair and it smells good too. Price: $29

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream – I am a huge fan of the Drunk Elephant and this cream is so soft and moisturizing. $60

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye –  This is a new product to me but I can’t wait to try it! Price: $37

Beautyblender Micro Mini – This little beauty blender is so cute! Price: $18

Also be sure to check out my September 2017 Allure Beauty Box video reveal too!

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Review

I received the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II in my August Boxycharm Box and it’s gorgeous! I am thrilled to have gotten this palette as part of my Boxycharm Box.

What’s to love?

First up, I love the case. It’s gold with a pretty blue, purple and pink sea scape.

The palette itself is amazing too. The shades are super pigmented and almost feel like a cream. I swatched the shades below although the riptide shade does not look blue to me. At first I thought it was dark green but it’s actually more of a charcoal. My favorite shade is marina!

The shades from left to right are…

  • pearl (white shimmer)
  • conch (off white)
  • sunset (yellow gold)
  • marina (caramel)
  • seaside (chestnut)
  • siren (dark brown)
  • breezy (shimmering slate)
  • riptide (steel blue)

I also found the shades to be very blendable and long lasting. They have no scent although I do wish they had the “Tarte” vanilla scent as I love that smell!

The palette is Made in Italy and retails for $36.

Also check out my video unboxing of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box!

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Boxycharm August 2017 Review

The August 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.

Here’s what I got!

Moda Pro 3-Piece Brush Set by Royal Langnickel – I am loving this “new for Fall 2017” brush set! Price: $26

Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eye Liner – This is an Ebony eyeliner that’s hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. Price: $15

PUR PRO Eyelashes 3D Silk Cruelty-Free – I don’t wear false eyelashes but I might have to start! Price: $14

The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick – I got the Date Night shade. It’s also Vegan & Cruelty-free. Price: $14.95

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II – This palette from Tarte is so pretty with neutral shades. Price: $36

The shade you get are:

  • pearl (white shimmer)
  • conch (off white)
  • sunset (yellow gold)
  • marina (caramel)
  • seaside (chestnut)
  • siren (dark brown)
  • breezy (shimmering slate)
  • riptide (steel blue)

This months box is a $105.95 value!

Also check out my video unboxing of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box!

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The NEW Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III Is Calling My Name!

The NEW Limited-Edition Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III looks amazing! I am a huge fan of Tarte and these colors are so perfect. This palette comes with eight, creamy, vegan highlighting shades including:

  • Escape (nude pink luster)
  • Tiki (matte beige)
  • Heat Wave (pink luster)
  • Malibu (plum bronze)
  • Rays (peachy copper)
  • Compass (champagne)
  • Jewel (copper)
  • Treasure (pearlescent)

Price: $36

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My 5 Favorite SPF Products For Summer (so far!)

As Summer is starting to roll in I’ve got my SPF arsenal ready for the sun. So far I’ve been relying on to protect my face from those UV rays.

I’m starting to lean towards more organic sun protectors this year too.

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Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 – This 70% certified organic spray feels very light weight on my face and works well with my make-up. I love having that extra protection in a spray. It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – This has become my go-to, must-have skin product lately. It gives my skin a flawless finish and protects with SPF 50+. I also really love the citrus scent!

Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I’ve been using Tarteguard on my hands and arms as well as my face. It’s Tarte’s first non-chemical sunscreen with active ingredients of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. It is free of Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and gluten.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 – I really want to pick up the full-sized bottle of this sunscreen which is 20% Zinc Oxide. It’s also Cruelty-Free and they even have a blacklist of ingredients not in their products.

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm In Juicy Peach – I am loving this SPF 20 lip balm. It comes in Tropical Coconut, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, Crisp Apple and Berry Burst and Sweet Cherry is my favorite! It feels soft without being greasy or sticky and it tastes and smells so good.

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Bonnie’s April 2017 Monthly Beauty Favorites!

I had so many products that I loved this month and it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 but here goes.

Here are the reviews of my April Monthly Favorites!

I hope you enjoy my picks!

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Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette Review

I am absolutely thrilled with the new Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette, it’s even prettier in person than in pictures and the colors are perfect for me. I also love the unicorn theme and how cool is it that Tarte gave me unicorn tissue paper in my box!

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is so pretty, the outside of the compact is gold with a blue, pink and purple lid and it’s huge at 4.5″ in diameter.

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This palette really has it all. It has one matte shade (that could even be used as a blush), 9 metallic eye shades and a white pearl highlighter. The shades are…

  • myth (matte nude)
  • magic (bronze)
  • wings (copper)
  • marvel (metallic sage)
  • trance (taupe slate)
  • fairy (metallic lavender)
  • mystic (blue pearl)
  • dream (turquoise)
  • crystal (iridescent champagne)
  • pixie (golden pink)
  • believe (pearl highlight)

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The eyeshadow is a medium consistency, it felt a bit hard at first but once I worked it with my brush it got much softer and smoother. In my video below I tried out the fairy (metallic lavender) and crystal (iridescent champagne) and I think it looks so pretty!

All of the shades very pigmented and I really can’t decide which one I love best. This palette also has the classic Tarte vanilla scent which is my absolute favorite scent.

I have to say that I am just in love with this palette. It’s got an 80’s feel to me and now I really want the limited-edition wands and brush Set and the limited-edition spellbound glow rainbow highlighter.

I don’t care how old you are unicorns awesome!

I also did a short little first impression video on YouTube. Enjoy!

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Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Review

I received a full-sized Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in my March 2017 Glossybox and I am loving this product now that it’s starting to get sunny out.

It’s Tarte’s first non-chemical sunscreen with active ingredients of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. I really love having zinc in a sunscreen.


 What’s to love?

I am really loving this sunscreen for my face. It has maracuja, red algae, soybean extract, apple extract, honeysuckle extract, sodium hyaluronate and Vitamin E.

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I do feel like it gives me extra moisture and I love the sun protection. The white creamy formula rubs in quickly and it’s got a very pleasant (and light) citrus/floral scent.

It  did not make my face feel greasy which I really liked. Most facial sunscreens feel heavy to me. I am also able to easily apply my make-up over the top.

I think this is my new favorite facial sunscreen and the bottle is so pretty and it has a rubberized texture so it’s non-slip.

Retail Price: $32

Check out My March 2017 Glossybox Unboxing video!

 

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March 2017 Glossybox Review

I am brand new to Glossybox this month and I am thrilled with my first box. This is a subscription box that costs $21 per month and you do get a discount if you subscribe for more months. I’m giving this month a 10/10.

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What I got in my Glossybox for March 2017…

Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 –  I was super excited to get a full-sized Tarte sunscreen, I can’t wait to try this one. Price: $32

Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette 010 – I like the pinks and purples in this pretty palette from Catrice. Price: $6.99

etre belle Cosmetics Golden Skin Roll-On Caviar Eye Gel – I am all over trying this caviar eye gel.It’s supposed to relax and refresh. Full-Size Price: $45

Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner – I love getting quality new brow pencils and this dual-end one from Studio 10 has colors I love. Full-Size Price: $20

eb5 Anti-Agin Skincare AHA Cleansing lotion & Toning Formula Set – I have a few eb5 products that I want to try and now these are on my list.

Incoco Nail Polish Applique – I have never tried nail appliques and I am excited to see how these work! Price: $8.99

Eve By Eve’s Brush – I am all over this Eve By Eve’s Brush. It’s so soft and feels like a high quality brush.

I am so glad I decided to try Glossybox, I got 6 amazing products and I did an unboxing video too!