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January Favorites!

7 Feb

Hello all! I have decided to start doing favorites monthly now, as time permits.

First up, a splurge item from Chanel (as seen in Michele1218’s videos on youtube, link is in the left side bar). It is the Soleil tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base, and I really  really enjoy this product.

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

The smell of this is divine! I love the creamy consistency and it blends so smoothly. It gives the perfect glowy bronze look and it is matte. It was more expensive than I would normally pay for a bronzer but I haven’t seen another product quite like this. If you haven’t seen or tried this, I recommend visiting a Chanel counter and checking it out!

My next favorite is an eyeshadow palette I have already reviewed here. I have been raving and raving about this palette, which is again from something I saw in Michele1218’s videos (love her!).

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Palette

There isn’t much more to say then I have already said in the review. I use this palette SO frequently, more frequently than even my UD Naked Palette. Love, love love!

Now on to my favorite lip product of the month. It’s a lipstick by MAC and I have been wearing this almost every day.

MAC Freckletone

It is my favorite nude lipstick. It isn’t chalky or cakey looking and it is a warm nude instead of a cool pink nude. It looks great with my skintone and is wearable with just about everything.

Another MAC product that I am currently loving are the paint pots. I have a few colors but my two current favorites are Rubenesque and Soft Ochre.

MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre and Rubenesque

I have been using these everyday. Not together, of course, but one or the other. Soft Ochre is great for neutralizing any discoloration on your eye (veins, etc.). These act as great bases. I still use a primer underneath, because they can crease on you. They really help bring out the color in eye shadows. They also help the shadows stick better. Great product.

Last thing by MAC as a favorite for January is an MSF I found last month at a CCO but didn’t really start using until this month. It is the Refined MSF.

MAC MSF Refined

I am glad I found this. I have heard about this on various blog and videos I watch. It is so natural and not over the top like other MSFs can be (I am looking at you, Shimpagne). I love using this as a highlight and even lightly dusting all over my face because it isn’t super sparkly or shimmery. I will have swatches coming up soon.

My next favorite is a blush I had my eye on for a long time before finally swatching it a Sephora and deicing I needed to have it. Check out NARS Douceur.

NARS Douceur

It shouldn’t be a surprise that this is my favorite blush this month since it pairs nicely with my fav lipstick and eyeshadow palette. I have been wearing them all combined together A LOT. NARS blushes blend well and although the vast majority of their blushes are highly pigmented, this one has a more subdued feel which makes it nice to pair with a more dramatic and bold eye. Be careful with this one, depending on your skin tone it may not show up on you, or you may have to layer it quite a bit to show up. I am NC37 for reference.

My last favorite is going to go be nail polish. I usually change my polish every 2-3 days because I just love to experiment, but this is a polish that I can wear for days and days and I normally don’t like nudes. This one just works for me so well. It’s from Essie’s spring collection, it’s called Topless and Barefoot!

Essie Barefoot and Topless

This polish lasts on me for at least a week. It would have lasted longer I am sure but I changed my polish to match a dress for an event I went to . Nude polishes usually don’t look flattering on me but this one works with my skin tone. It is a creme finish and it had a nice smooth application.

Well, that sums up my go-to products for the last month. I love hearing and reading about other people’s favorite items, so please leave your ideas in the comments below or tweet me your favs!


Tarina Tarantino Palette Look

21 Jan

Good Morning All!

Here is the look I told you about the other day. I used the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold Palette for this look. Enjoy!

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Palette

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Palette

Products used for this look:


  • Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC 37
  • Benefit Erase Paste in Medium
  • Bare Minerals Well Rested
  • MAC MSF Natural Medium Plus
  • NARS Blush Douceur


  • MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre
  • Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold Palette
  • Urban Decay 24-7 liner Bourbon
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara- Black
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette- Virgin (Highlight)
  • ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit


  • EOS lip balm Summer Fruit
  • MAC Freckletone Lipstick

My HG Palette Find!

17 Jan

Ok. So I have been wanting to post this for awhile now, but I wanted to get good use out of the palette in several circumstances to make sure it was truly HG worthy, and let me tell you it is. That, and I was traveling :). At any rate, I didn’t discover this on my own, I was led to it by a Youtuber I watch, Michele1218, a link to her channel is below in my links section. After she used it in a tutorial recently, I knew I had to see it in person. I went to my local Sephora, saw it and fell in love at first sight. Le sigh.

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold Palette

It’s Tarina Tarantino’s Sparklicity Gold Palette and it is soo gorgeous. From the packaging above to the shadows below, it is truly stunning.

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold Palette Shadows

I love sparkles and I love gold, so it’s no surprise that this won me over. My fav of this palette is the center color. It is rare that a makeup item holds my attention for any length of time. With so many companies and products constantly vying for my attention and dollars (ahem) I easily get distracted and side tracked UNLESS it is truly special. I have used this palette EVERY SINGLE DAY since I bought it three weeks ago. It is that good in my opinion. I use it over Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray or MAC’s Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and it lasts all day. I don’t experience a lot of fall out, some on the lightest pink shade. All of the shadows are pigmented and blend easily. I just cannot get over how much I truly love this palette. That center color (called Twinkling Topaz) warms up my eyes so much, I believe it is my favorite all time color.

Sparklicity Swatches: Fringe, Rosette, Frill, Brooch, Twinkling Topaz

I don’t know if I have ever raved this much about a product, but I truly feel this is a gem, and worth the $39 price tag. It is a bit more than I would like to pay for 5 eyeshadows normally…but this is no ordinary palette. Tomorrow I will be posting a look with this that I wore recently.

How do you feel about Tarina Tarantino’s makeup line? Are you a fan? I know I am! You can find this palette in Sephora Stores or at Sephora.com.