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VLOG SALE

I am moving rooms and have a lot of unloved things I am trying to sell at very reasonable prices. And... a portion of my sales is going to go for a giveaway on my Youtube and Facebook channels because both are close to 1000 subscribers!!!!

Check out my sale! I will consider reasonable offers on multiple items.

Any suggestions on what I should give away?


Mally Beauty Pro Tricks correcting palette- haul

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I love my Mally Beauty products! I occasionally just browse her website to create my "wishlist" and window shop. That is how I stumbled upon these correcting/concealer palettes I have for you today. I was unsure which one would work best for me, since I am a medium skin tone the majority of the year. (Right now I am very light, though). I ended up purchasing both palette's since I could not find swatches of either one online.

While shopping, I also found the concealer pencils, which were on sale, and I thought these would be excellent for spot concealing and lip line correcting.

My haul

top is deeper, bottom is lighter
top is deeper, bottom is lighter
I have my suspicions that FLM1 is fair and FLM2 is light/medium in concealer and TR1 is tan and TR2 is deep in concealer. I only have tan in my collection and it matched almost identical to TR1.


I love this delivery system for concealer. Great for pimples!
Concealer pencil is on bottom. It is identical in color to FLM2.
I w…

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Review

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I was so excited to get this foundation after seeing it online at Sephora.com. It was one of those items that I saw and instantly thought this could be an HG product for me. I'm so sad to say that it is not.

I chose the shade Buttercup.

From Sephora:

What it is:
A full-coverage yet breathable foundation formulated with high concentrations of pigment and water. 

What it does:
Ideal for any skin type, this formula contains a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely conceal imperfections, redness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture in a weightless cream. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
The average foundation formula usually contains 10 to 15 percent pigment and 5 to 10 percent water, whereas this product contains 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water. 

Research results:
Based on a 24-hour study consisting of 28 subjects, this foundation is clinically proven to provide 2…

Mally Beauty- Mally's So Natural Look- Review

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Mally 5-pc So Natural Look Collection

I am a sucker for complete collections, especially easy to use ones. When it comes to Mally Beauty, I like to try just about anything. I watched this collection being presented on QVC, and it looked like a great, grab and go, kind of makeup look that I could slap on quickly without thinking. Of course, I couldn't order it fast enough.

When I know something is coming in the mail, I get this nervous excitement, like a kid at Christmas. This finally came this morning, and I had to use it right away!


What's Included:

Eyeshadow single in Honey
Blush single in Mally's Baby
Liner in Can't Slow Down Brown
Lipstick in French Kiss
Volumizing Mascara

That is 5 full size pieces for only $40, and a cute little bag to carry them in.



Mally's Baby is a satin finish peachy pink that leans more peach on my skin. It is very pigmented and requires only the smallest amount.
Honey is an apricot with a slight sheen. It is also very pigmented. This s…

Hourglass Cosmetics Haul- Pretty in Pink

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Hourglass Cosmetics is one of my new favorite makeup brands. Everything from the packaging to the product textures is luxurious and amazing.

This is my first ever haul from Hourglass. I have other pieces that I have picked up one at a time, but I really wanted to treat myself this time to some items I had been wanting.



I chose the Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Ballet. I am obsessed with perfect pink lips right now.

I also chose the new Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta. It is the perfect pink blush and matches the lipstick perfectly.

I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to concealers, and this one has such great reviews, I had to add it to my order.


Concealer in Warm
Ballet
Radiant Magenta- top is a mix, then the bottom two are each of the colors.
daylight
flash
These three products are everything I hoped they would be. The concealer melts into my skin and has the perfect amount of peach to counteract my dark circles. It doesn't settle into the lines around m…

BareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Preview

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Tune in this Friday, Feb 21, to QVC for the premier of this new liquid foundation from Bare Minerals. I was able to find this online thanks to a little birdie, and here is all the information:

Ingredients:

Titanium dioxide 11.0%, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coconut alkanes, silica, stearalkonium, hectorite, lecithin, glycerin, maltodextrin, coco-caprylate/caprate, jojoba esters, propylene carbonate, tocopheryl acetate, soil minerals/syringa vulgaris (lilac) leaf cell culture extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides

Description:

Clinically proven tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum in one. Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance. Made with the bare minimum ingredients and formulated without oil, silicone, parabens …

boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal- Review

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I stumbled upon this little gem while perusing the What's New section of Sephora.com. I was shopping for a new foundation when this caught my eye. I am always looking for a miracle product to help clear my skin and shrink my pores. This looked like a lava rock.

What it actually is:

A pore-perfecting pillow-soft Konjac Cleansing Sponge infused with Bamboo Charcoal for clean, smooth skin.

What it does:
Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal cleanses and exfoliates to deliver smoother, softer, brighter-looking skin while minimizing the appearance of pores and eradicating blemish-causing bacteria. Formulated for combination to oily skin, the konjac root absorbs debris and impurities, while the bamboo charcoal acts as a natural anitbacterial agent, to cleanse deeply and detoxify pores without irritation. Gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types, it can be used over the face, neck, and even the delicate undereye area. When used regularly, it helps draw out impuritie…

Mac Box of Chocolates Blogger Curated Palette Giveaway!!!

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Hi gorgeous! Myself and 29 other bloggers have gotten together to show our love to our readers with a special giveaway treat. An eyeshadow palette is like a box of chocolates - but this one has 30 different flavors inside each one chosen by a different blogger! We've put together a special blogger-curated palette filled with 30 of our favorite MAC shades in a MAC Pro Large/Duo Palette for one of our readers to win! The shades include our favorite neutrals to fun, bold colors and everything in between - but you'll have to win to see what they are! All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter. US only! Giveaway starts February 14 - February 28th! 
I can say that the shade I picked is Woodwinked- My very favorite Mac shadow. I can't wait for the winner to see all the beautiful shades we have picked for you!!!
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Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder- Quickie Review

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318 Natural Buff
Before
After
I applied this with a dense stippling brush. It applied like a dream, covered everything, made my skin look smooth, and it set like a powder. I did not need any additional setting product. This color was perfect for my skin. This could be love at first sight! I love how thin this formula is, but it is still really good medium coverage. My skin looks even and bright.

I would highly recommend!!!!