July 26, 2016

Lush Sympathy for the Skin Smells Just Like a Banana Smoothie!

Lush Sympathy for the Skin

I almost forgot how much I love Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion until just recently. I stopped into Lush recently when I noticed they were sell Dear John (you need Dear John in your life by the way). And I wanted to quickly rush out for a number of reasons one of which is the aggressive sales reps that want to demo bath bombs and two I tend to get into trouble at Lush and want to buy everything.

As I was clearing a path to the cash register with my Dear John loot I noticed Sympathy for the Skin on the shelf located off to the far right of the register. It was sitting there, shining like a beacon in the night, and I had a flash back to my first Lush purchases. I remember one of my very first Lush hauls included a pot of Lush Sympathy for the Skin and I recall it smelled like like banana smoothie.

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July 26, 2016

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil Review

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Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil ($12.99) is a new cleansing oil that’s mineral oil-free which is formulated to easily remove makeup. I’ve been waiting for Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil to arrive since hearing about it several months ago. Actually, it feels like a year since I heard about it!

But finally, it’s here and launching at drugstores. I picked my bottle up at Ulta.com but I’ve heard people successfully purchased it at the evil empire (Walmart). I was pretty excited about the launch of this cleansing oil but my biggest rant was the packaging which lacks a pump. Le sigh! I always find cleansing oils without pumps terribly messy as you likely no after reading my Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil review and rant. I also thought the smaller 4.2 oz size at $12.99 was quite expensive especially considering there are a few other drugstore cleansing oils available at around the same size such as Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil and Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil that can be purchased for around $8 bucks at drugstores. Not to mention Japanese ones that are around $4 to $6 each at Sasa.com as well from Ebay.com sellers like AlphabeautyUK.

But the thing that bugged me the most, the hugest offense of all, was the fact that you can’t use it on your eyes. REALLY? I mean really? Cleansing oil you can’t use around your eyes? Let’s not forget a majority of Simple cleansing products such as their Simple Eye Makeup Remover is labeled as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. What!? Eye makeup remover you should avoid getting into your eyes? Typically I rely on eye makeup remove to remove my eye makeup but I wear waterproof mascara and sometimes my eye makeup remover doesn’t always get it all off. So, after I remove my eye makeup I proceed to follow up with cleansing oil on my face and around my eyes. But apparently, Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil is also marked as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. Sigh…! This is beyond stupid to me.

Here’s my thoughts on the formula but they lost me at “avoid getting into your eyes” which saddens me because the formula is quite nice.

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July 26, 2016

75% Off Kate Spade

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kate spade spring 2016

I dunno if there are any Kate Spade New York fan girls or guys around but the Kate Spade 75% off sale starts today! They have cute accessories/jewelry as low as $19 and purses and totes that start at $100. There are pretty good deals to be had.

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July 26, 2016

Tarte Tartetist Naughty Nudes Creamy Matte Lip Paint Review & Swatches

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Tarte Tartetist Naughty Nudes Creamy Matte Lip Paint

The 90’s called and so did Eddie Vedder apparently they want their lipstick shades back! The Tarte Tartetist Naughty Nudes Creamy Matte Lip Paint is a new selection of Tarte Tartetist Creamy Matte Lip Paint available in a selection of nude browns that my teenage self would have happily worn to my first Pearl Jam concert.

I was 16 when I first saw Eddie Vedder perform and have since seen him many times after but the time that sticks in my mind the most was that first Pearl Jam concert. I actually didn’t sport a brown lipstick shade at that concert because we didn’t have an incredible line up to choose from like these new shades from Tarte. Hell, Tarte doesn’t even remember the 90’s all that well as they are just baby having launched in 1999! So, they really did miss the informative years of the 90’s but it’s ok, they’ve gifted us with five shades of well researched brown liquid lipsticks that should bring the era back for you.

But the one thing I ask is, am I that old that grunge is considered vintage now!?

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July 26, 2016

Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm Review & Swatches

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Mara Hoffman Sephora Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm

Go! Now! Get the Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm and thank me very much later! As you know designer, Mara Hoffman, collaborated with Sephora on an accessory and makeup line that launched earlier this Summer which is available for a limited time. One of my favorite pieces from the collection is the Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm. I rarely do backup purchases lately because my stash is huge and it’s difficult to actually finish anything. I’m sure you know the struggle is real.

The exception to the rule would be the Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm. I can’t be without this lippie in my life. I need at least two backups!

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