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Tarte Haul from Sephora


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Recently, Sephora featured several amazing Tarte products in their sale section and I took full advantage! I’m certainly glad I did because they sold out pretty quickly. Having been a fan of Tarte products for a while, especially their Amazonian Clay foundation, I was excited to score these little bundles for such great prices! PLUS, its summer, the season for tans and traveling, and some of the products I purchased are perfect for both! Here’s what I picked up:

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The set I’m most happy about is the Tarte Discover The Amazon 3-Piece Kit in Fair. First off, the bag is adorable! I love it! It’s a lovely addition to my beach bag and could even be used as a fun casual clutch to a pool party or something. I don’t normally get this jazzed about free makeup bags but I’m weirdly obsessed with this one. Inside the bag : a full size Pure Marcuja Oil rollerball – love this stuff! perfect skin pick-me-up full of vit C! A deluxe size Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12-hr Foundation and SPF 15 Sunscreen – my current favorite liquid foundation! And a full size Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara – This is my first time trying this mascara by Tarte but I’ve loved mascaras of theirs in the past so I’m sure I’ll love this one too.

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Being on the summer bronzing kick that I’m currently on, I couldn’t pass up the Amazonian Clay and Annatto Body Bronzer. Applied with a delicate puff, this bronzer is waterproof! Perfect for when you get a little vain before the beach and/or pool. Can’t wait to put it to the test!

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And then, there are the two fabulous To-Go sets I nabbed!

1.) Tarte Prime, Shine & Define To-Go which included: Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting PrimerAmazonian Clay BB Illuminating Moisturizer and a mini version of the Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara.

2.) Tarte Golden Opportunity To-GoBrazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner (which I’ve never tried but am excited to do so) and Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess which is one of my favorite bronzers EVER! It was one of the first two Tarte products I became a devotee for.

All these little to-gos are perfect for my summertime purse and beach bag!

I’m looking forward to a beautiful summer! Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Nars Lip Glosses


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As part of my recent birthday beauty splurge, I bought two new lip glosses from Nars off of Sephora.com. The two shades I chose were Bad Education and Coup De Coeur.

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Bad Education is the perfect red gloss to top off a bold red lip. The other night I paired this gloss with my Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Kiss of Life. (This is one of my favorite red lipsticks mostly because it has “Kate” written on it all pretty.) It look fantastic. A couple of reapplies though out the night, but a fabulous red lip!

Coup De Coeur is a warm medium brown color with some red tones mixed in. I haven’t put this color to any “real” use yet but I can’t wait to do so.

Both of these glosses were only $10 on sephora so I’m thinking Nars may be discontinuing them. Kind of a bummer, if thats the case, since both of these colors are fantastic.  Below is a quick swatch on my very fair skin.

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Thanks for reading, as always! Love, GK

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Birthday Makeup Haul :: Urban Decay & Sephora

Happy Birthday to ME! Almost. But since it’s so close to my birthday, I decided to treat myself to a bit of a beauty shopping spree so I hit up Sephora.com and UrbanDecay.com for some new goodies! And since I’ve been up all night marathon watching Season 1 and 2 of HBO’s Girls, I figured I’d take the time to brag about my most recent purchases.

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Having been a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palette for a long time now, I knew i needed to purchase a new one. I had never purchased the Naked 2 palette before since the colors are pretty close to the colors in the original palette. Things time, however, I went for it and bought the Naked 2 palette as well. I also picked up the brand new Naked 3 palette full of rosy must-have colors, a couple of lip glosses from Nars, new brushes and some sweet extras.

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From Urban Decay, I ordered the original Naked palette and the Naked 3 palette. I received two samples of eyeshadow primer with each palette and a Naked lipgloss sample with my entire order.

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Over on Sephora, I ordered the Naked 2 palette, 2 Nars lip glosses in Bad Education and Coup De Coeur, and a travel eyeshadow brush set. Additionally, I received a sample sized Lip Junkie lipgloss with the Naked 2 palette, Tarte clean slate pore less primer by entering a promo code, and the three samples I selected to receive with my entire order are: Murad Age Reform Intensive Wrinkle Reducer, Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator and Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer.

I’ve got a few posts scheduled showcasing these products including a review/comparison of all three Urban Decay Naked palettes, brush set review and Nars lipgloss review. I hope you’ll be back to check those out.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Recent Additions :: Nars and Laura Mercier

Earlier this month, I had to cash in my Sephora Beauty Insider $15 Credit so I picked up one must-have of mine as well as a new favorite!

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My cheeks just love Nars blushes and my absolute favorite shade is the peachy-pink Orgasm. Having been out of it far longer than I’d like, I finally ordered a replacement. I’ve become a new fan of Laura Mercier products and was interested in trying the lipsticks in the rouge nouveau collection so I ordered Shy, a pink-coral and I love it! Subtle and feminine, I’m very happy with this new acquisition.

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A new and an old favorite I was excited to share with you. Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Too Faced :: Beauty Editor Darlings Set

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Yet another set from Sephora.com. I picked up this Too Faced set with my In The Glow/It Kit haul. The products in this kit are pretty awesome and if you are new to Too Faced products (as I was for the most part), this kit really gets you going. Here’s what the Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set includes:

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–          0.13 oz Deluxe Lashgasm Mascara :: Deluxe Lashgasm Mascara’s flexi-firm brush grabs every lash and coats from base to tip with an ultra-black, volumizing, and fluffing formula.

–          0.17 oz Deluxe Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer:: Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer makes shadows wear smoother, longer, and with truer colors without creasing or fading.

–          0.1 oz Deluxe Glamour Gloss Volumizing Lip Gloss in Sexpot :: Deluxe Glamour Gloss in Sex Pot is a universal shade for a naturally sexy pout.

–          0.12 oz Deluxe Lip Insurance Smoothing Anti-Feathering Lip Primer :: Deluxe Lip Insurance Lip Primer locks down lip color, keeps colors true, and prevents fading and feathering.

–          0.17 oz Deluxe Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer :: Deluxe Primed and Poreless makes lines and pores disappear while locking down makeup for longer-lasting wear.

There you have it. This set is still available on Sephora.com

Thanks for reading! Love, GK