Tarte The Royal Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

The Tarte Royal Collection is sold exclusively at Ulta and online at tartecosmetics.com. I’m so hyped to bring you my review today since Tarte is currently having 40% Off during their Friends and Family event so if you fall in love with the Royal Collection, as I did, you can score it at a great price.

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Yay!

Let’s take a peek!

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Hard Candy Bad Girl Next Door Review, Swatches, Photos

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Anyone successful scoring some of the Hard Candy Holiday Gift Sets? Lots of endless, useless, and torturing steps through the Evil Empire but no luck here.

Good news though, some are available on Walmart’s website and have free shipping if it appeals!

I did get a Hard Candy Bad Girl Next Door Set to try out which should appeal to those wanting a quickie, budget smoked out eye look!

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Check it!

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Demeter Little Twin Stars Cologne Spray Review, Photos

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I dunno about you but I really like tart citrusy scents like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. You know those ones that make you suck your lips in like a goldfish.

I do not however associate such scents with Sanrio characters like Little Twin Stars though. As you know Demeter recently introduced scents for a few of our fav Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.

Little Twins Tart scent is a tart grapefruit….

Let’s check her out!

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Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup Review, Swatches, Photos

It looks like you’ll see a new wave of hydrating foundation powders in the makeup come Spring (or now if you check around), so far I’ve seen two. Both Revlon and Almay have two new hydrating powder foundations available which mimic MAC Dr. Facilier Magically Cool Liquid Powder.

It’s been a while since this type of powder has made the drugstore rounds. I can only remember one instance of it actually and perhaps you remember it too, it was from Physicians Formula and must be at least 10 to 15 years back when they had a pink powder that had a hydrating, cool, water-like effect. A few high end types such as Awake have had such powders as well.

You can commonly find these from Asian brands however they haven’t quite taken off in the US and if the formulas are anything to go by now, may never take off. But we’ll see….

Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup is my focus today and later in the week I’ll introduce you to Revlon’s new Photo Ready Hydrating Makeup.

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Let’s have a look and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with hydrating makeups you’ve come across.

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher Review, Swatches, Photos

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I used to stick to the high end road on Musings for a very long time but many of you expressed more budget friendly posts and thus my adventures in drugstore land began. I’m lucky the walls don’t crumble down around me when I walk into a drugstore because lord knows I avoid the makeup aisles at the local shops like the plague.

But lately….

Things have improved and brands are definitely competing with their more higher end sisters. So Beauty and a Budget is definitely a regular deal around these parts and I’m ever so happy to bring you a great deal on makeup that has high quality to back it up!

One such item, Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher. Can you say wicked good?

Jump!

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