Four High End Product Fails

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1. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I’ve tried this on three different occasions in two different colors. For my needs, it’s just not that great of a concealer and I get similar/ better results from Maybelline Fit concealer. It’s biggest problem is how thick its consistency is.

2. Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder
If you’ve ever tried and loved Dermilogica Daily Microfoilant and had hopes this was similar then you’d be greatly disappointed like I was. I had hoped this would have been a cheaper more luxurious version of the Dermilogica but was shocked that when I opened the seal a huge explosive chemical puff cloud popped in face and I both inhaled and ate the product. The container was 3/4 filled and the exfoliant never dissolved unlike the Dermilogica. Major fail.

3. Urban Decay Naked Double Ended Brushes
These are actually great brushes in terms of the synthetic material used but where the real problem comes in is the density. They are so tightly packed that there is nearly zero mobility and therefore blending becomes a nightmare. You end up doing more exfoliating than applying or blending.

3. Hourglass Arch Brow
This isn’t a fail because of the product itself but because of its packaging moreso. See my in depth review here.

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Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil Review

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil ($32.00).

Hourglass: This revolutionary pencil combines all of the benefits and technique of various brow formulas to create the look of naturally fuller, multidimensional, defined brows in one easy step. The sleek metal double-ended component has a unique triangular shape tip on one end to allow complete control and precision with every application. The other end has a brush to groom the brows into place.
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The Blush Tag

I came across a sweet little blog and this blush post.  She did the The Blush Tag and her name is Cat of Consuming Beauty.  Hi Cat!  I first and foremost tag Kristen of Glambunctious.com and Christina of A Casual Beauty.  Then I tag all of YOU!  Please leave a link to your tag in the comment section below to share with everyone else.  I really love tags to see what’s in everyone’s collections or to learn more about other bloggers.  That’s why we are here right?

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

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Product details (Sephora/ Limited Edition) $58.00:

Hourglass:
Evoke a luminous glow with this soft-focus cheek palette. Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, its cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. Infused with Photoluminescent Technology to create depth and dimension, this blush does not fall flat and is lightweight, amplifying the colors to a multidimensional level, and leaving the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow. Featuring Incandescent Electra, an exclusive, limited-edition shade in a cool peach, this palette also includes Luminous Flush, a champagne rose and Mood Exposure, a soft plum color. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique, which means “to mix” in Italian. This process achieves the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike, but all deliver a natural radiant finish that offers buildable color.

This set contains:
-3 x 0.11 oz Cheek shades in Luminous Flush (champagne rose), Incandescent Electra (cool peach), Mood Exposure (soft plum)

Travel Haulage and Travel Essentials

So I have been hauling excessively lately. I have been traveling a lot too. Unfortunately the traveling hasn’t been for pleasure but moreso for medical reasons. Here are a few of the things I’ve purchased. I’m not going to swatch the Naked palettes unless I get a request from someone, I feel like there are plenty of good swatches out there. I’d be happy to do it if someone wants me to or wants a picture of a specific color etc., just ask. Continue reading