Category Archives: Beauty & Health

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation (470) w/ Comparison Shades + Some Things You NEED to Know

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So I finally had a chance to peruse Fenty Beauty! But see, the way my budget is set up this month, I wasn’t able to buy anything aside from the Pro Filtr Foundation. And even that I wasn’t planning on buying but I happened to pass by another Sephora the same day I went to check the line out that and they only had ONE foundation left in stock that seemed like my shade. See what scarcity does? lol Luckily though I had a gift card that helped cover a majority of the foundation purchase.

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TSABD Edit: Makeup Geek Nude Collection, A.J. Crimson x Naturi Naughton, Desi x Katy on Dark Skin

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So much of this stuff is pretty late in the game but 1. It was summer (ok technically it’s STILL summer) and I allow myself some leisure in the summer 2. I was out of town for my birthday and 3. I do reviews differently now which sometimes means it might take me a little longer to do them. But hey, we’re here now! Make sure you’re also subscribed to the blog so you don’t miss any other updates.

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Could I Have a Curated Makeup Stash?

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Hey there fine folks. So first things first, this post is me thinking out loud (and typing it out on a blog that the public can read…lol) and sharing with you. I’m likely not making any major decisions soon if any—I’m just talking for now and also curious to see what you guys think about your own stashes. Leggo!

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Sephora Holiday 2017 Beauty Gift Sets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair, Fragrance, etc.)

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I’ve always been a fan of seeing which holiday gift sets are coming out for beauty and of course being a blogger for so long, I’ve not only been to a ton of holiday preview events, I’ve also been sent a lot of holiday gift sets over the years. But even in ten years of blogging, I’m still getting surprised by things. I waltzed into the Sephora Holiday 2017 preview press event last week to see the gift set offerings but was super surprised when I learned I’d be taking home almost everything I saw in a HUGE traveler’s backpack.

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TSABD Edit: NEW DARKER Shades of Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless & Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder w/ Demo

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So I’ve already reviewed the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation so if you’re looking for my thoughts on that, make sure you check out this post and this post where I swatched more of the darker shades. Today I’m just going over the new deeper shades the brand recently launched in the formula.

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TSABD Edit: NEW NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick + Precision Lip Liner on Dark Skin

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NARS finally has a foundation stick! I remember my first ever NARS purchase (which was also my first ever Sephora purchase) back around 2001. I waltzed into what was then a brand new Sephora (and only like the second store to open in the U.S. at the time) at Roosevelt Field mall during one of the blocks of my school day where I didn’t have class (I attended nearby Hofstra University). My purchase consisted of Outlaw blush and an eyeshadow duo that has since been discontinued. After that I had been a huge fan of the brand accumulating almost every blush shade that flattered my skin tone (and some for my kit back when I was a makeup artist), a ton of eyeshadow duos, Multiples, lip colors, and more. Through blogging I’ve tested a number of NARS foundations and it was so amazing to hear the brand finally has a foundation stick. But of course this is NARS so it’s not simply a foundation stick, but the NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick.

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