ATTENTION ALL BEAUTY BLOGGERS!!!

I truly apologize for not doing a beauty blog in forever! But I am back and will be more committed for my amazing followers on here! Which I truly love and appreciate EVERY single one of you! But let’s get on the subject. I want to keep this one short & sweet!

I very much want to do a collaboration with one of my amazing followers! So with that being said, the collab will involve emailing each other. I will ask 10 questions for whom ever decides to do the collaboration. I will send the questions to that individual to see if they like the questions. I will then have the chosen blogger to email me 10 questions as well. I will also link that bloggers page on my blog. There will be 5 favorite beauty products, & 5 favorite skincare products. 

So if interested, please email me at grimmett1907@gmail.com

I sure hope to hear from you guys! I love you & I will always support you! Also if you’re new, please subscribe by hitting that follow button! 

Much love from me to you my beauties!!! 💞

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Brand New Makeup Geek Eyeshadows|Swatches!

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Hello my loves! How are you guys doing today? Wonderful I hope! As you can see from the tittle, today we will be going over the brand new Makeup Geek eyeshadows and as always I will be providing you with swatches! You know the drill! Makeup Geek is seriously one of my very favorite brands out there period, end of discussion on that!

The brand is so very affordable being at drugstore prices, and even cheaper than some drugstore single eyeshadows. In my personal opinion her eyeshadows are so much better than M•A•C. Marlena is an amazing person! She’s so sweet you guys! If you haven’t already, check out her YouTube channel! It’s MakeupGeektv.

Her eyeshadows are not only perfect in pigmentation, longevity, blendability, price, and texture but her ingredients are also amazing! She does not use any cheap fillers like most cosmetic companies. Even the highend companies sneak cheap fillers in on us. Her eyeshadows also do not contain Talc. The company is based here in the USA and the lab that creates the formula’s are as well! You just simply cannot ask for more out of a makeup company!
She will also be releasing a complete line in the future such as concealers, foundations and highlighters and much more I’m sure. She already has amazing contour powders for every single skintones and undertones. She will also be launching lipsticks. I think she said they will be out by this June but, don’t quote me on that!

Disclaimer: This blog is not in ANY way sponsored by Makeup Geek. I am simply speaking the truth on how I truly feel about this brand! I do however have an affiliate link so if you do decide to purchase these eyeshadows or anything from Makeup Geek, it would mean the world to me if you will go through the link that I have provided below! It doesn’t cost extra or anything like that. You will be ordering the same exact way. I would just make commission from it and the more people use it, I will be able to provide good discount codes for you guys in the future! I mean who wouldn’t want to save money? Anyway, let’s show those swatches my loves!

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Names in order of swatches left to right.

• Hopscotch (Bright iris matte finish)
• Tiki Hut (Medium Tawny brown matte finish)
• Tuscan Sun (Medium salmon pink matte finish)
• Sand Dollar (Porcelain pink gray matte finish)
• Taboo (Ultra deep raisin purple matte finish)
• Friend Zone (Dusty purple brown matte finish)
• Wild West (Rich rose brown matte finish)
• Brownie Points (Cool milk chocolate matte finish)
• Fashion Addict (Medium orchid purple matte finish)

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Names in order of swatches left to right.

• Anarchy (Medium marsala shimmery finish)
• Hot Pants (Bright orchid with a purple shift shimmery finish)
• Chit Chat (Medium periwinkle shimmery finish)
• Pillow Talk (Soft lilac with a silver shift shimmery finish)
• Rebel (Deep dusty purple with a gold overlay shimmery finish)
• Toxic (Deep eggplant purple shimmery finish)
• Venom (Deep moss green with a golden shimmery finish)
• Sin City (Vibrant marigold shimmery finish)
• Casino (Medium tangerine shimmery finish)
Price (If you purchase the bundle) $100.00.

So what do you think of these colors? Which are your favorites? Let me know!

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Smoothing Primer|Worth the Hype?

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Hello my loves! How have you all been doing? I sure hope you’ve been doing very well! I am so very sorry that it has literally been forever since I have put up a blog. For some reason I have been battling with a bit of depression lately and also suffering from anxiety. If you or someone that you know suffers from depression, you know that it is very hard to get and stay motivated and truly difficult to be very productive in any aspect really. But on a much brighter note, I am bouncing back little by little. Which that also means that I can get back to blogging very often! On a side note, if you have ever dealt with depression, just know that you are not alone and that you can indeed recover and move past this point in your life! But I have done enough chatting so let’s begin on what this blog is really about.

We all want that “perfect” looking skin that has no noticeable pores are fine lines, right? Yes girl, of course we do! I mean who wouldn’t? I am always on the hunt for a primer that fills in my pores and the little smile lines that I have around my mouth. Because come on, sporting parentheses around the mouth isn’t cute. Unfortunately there are just so many “pore feeling” primers that either doesn’t work, or it dries my already dry skin out. Like for an example, I find the Benefit POREfessional  Face Primer kind of drying on me but most of all it just balls up on my skin. Do you know what I’m saying? Anyone else ever had that issue before? Anyway, the only pore filling primer that I absolutely adore is the YVES SAINT LAURENT (YSL) Touche Eclat Blur Primer. And girl let me tell you, that will cost you an arm and a leg coming in at a whopping $52.00 for 1fl. oz.! I did a blog on that if you’re interested in checking it out for more details! But let’s begin!

MAKE UP FOR EVER STEP 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer

Product Description:
‘Smoothing Primer instantly fills in and blurs imperfections for silky soft skin. This satiny, non-oily formula evens out skin texture by minimizing pores, wrinkles and fine lines. Skin looks resurfaced and perfectly smooth for a flawless makeup all day long.’

When it comes to makeup I am very picky! Especially with primers and foundations because I’m all about flawless looking skin (or as close to it as possible anyway). I had first heard of the Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer from the amazing miss Jaclyn Hill that’s on YouTube! And she too has dry skin so I thought hey, this might be worth a try! So with all of that being said, it’s time for the details!

The primer truly does feel in pores and fine lines. It glides on the skin effortlessly. Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer does actually keep your makeup locked in all day/night long! I’ve noticed the very best way to apply this primer is by dabbing it on the areas of the face where you have the most problematic spots. You can use your fingers (with clean hands) to really push that product into the skin. Another method that I love is to gently apply it in the areas that need it and go in with a dry Beauty Blender or any other sponge and just press it in. I wait about 5 minutes before going in with foundation. You obviously do not have to do that, but I find it works best for me. Also it gives the primer extra time to absorb. I give the Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer a full ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I highly recommend this primer to anyone! My dry, combination, and oily skinned gals can all where this primer!

Price $37.00 for 1.0fl. oz.

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The consistency isn’t runny at all but does make the face feel velvety smooth!

Here I have listed the entire STEP 1 SKIN EQUALIZER collection. Note: I don’t have the Smoothing Primer listed because that is what this blog is about but Make Up For Ever has 10 different primers within the STEP 1 line.

• Mattifying Primer – For Oily Skin

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• Hydrating Primer – For Normal Skin With Occasional Dryness

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• Nourishing Primer – For Constant Dryness

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• Redness Correcting Primer – For Redness

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• Radiant Primer Blue – For Light Skin

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• Radiant Primer Pink – For Light to Medium Skin

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• Radiant Primer Yellow – For Light to Medium Skin

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• Radiant Primer Peach – For Medium to Tan Skin

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• Caramel Primer – For Dark Skin

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Make Up For Ever did an outstanding job on creating these amazing primers! I am so very delighted that they literally cover all skin types and tones! So what are your thoughts? Have you tried the Smoothing Primer? Let me know what one’s you have tried!

Direct link to products:
http://m.sephora.com/product/P393965?icid2=make_up_for_ever_lp_bestsellers_carousel_us

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LANCÔME MY PARISIAN PASTELS PALETTE Hot Or Not!

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Shimmer Cube Eyeshadow and Highlighters Palette

It’s that time of year again of which every single makeup brand has already launched their new summer makeup collections. It’s also that time of the year where us makeup fanatics start to notice wallets, purses, and bank accounts dwindling down. The only two things that increase is credit card debt, and our makeup collections! So with that being said, it’s important to know what’s hot and what’s not! So let’s begin ladies!

Product Description:

“Inspired by the famous Rubik’s Cube, this smart yet glamorous palette contains shimmer pastels and luminous cubes for custom combination. A dream come true, in only one product you get nine eye shadows, blushes, and highlighter! My Parisian Pastels is the must-have makeup product of the fresh and dreamy Parisian.”

“This spring, the collection is inspired by playfulness. More than an ephemeral attitude, it is a state of mind, the art of twisting the use of an object to create something completely new and surprising!”

Price $59.00

I have been eyeing this palette for a few months now because I thought that it looked rather unique. As you can clearly pick up on by the entitlement of this palette, it contains all pastel colors that really just pop out to the eye and gets you in the mood for spring/summer!

The packaging is also another thing that caught my attention, as it is just so cute! These cubes come in a small tin packaging that is very sturdy. The thing that truly stood out the very most (besides the colors) for me though, was that you can take each individual cube out! You can switch them around however you like. They do have numbers on the back of each cube, numbered 1 through 9. The cubes themselves are also individually in cased with little lids on them so that they do not get destroyed.

This palette is truly one of the most versatile palette’s that I have ever seen! Such a creative and innovative idea! As in the product description it can be used for eyeshadow, blush, and highlighters. This palette truly is limitless and absolutely perfect for all skintones. You will find a reason to use every single shade!

Next up we have the texture. The product is so smooth and just glides right on effortlessly! The color selection is completely brilliant and perfect for this time of year! You have your pastel pinks, yellows, purples, and peachy tones! No matter your skintone, there will be a gorgeous highlighter and blush for you in this palette. Though you may just want to use some shades as blush toppers to really get that glow factor!

The My Parisian Pastels Palette will not crease on you throughout the day/night. But I always recommend using some sort of base or eye shadow primer for any eyeshadow. I truly do not understand why people aren’t raving about this palette being as it is so unique and versatile! Yes it is a bit costly, but you get a ton of product, and very little goes a very long way!

This palette was designed and created by the brilliant makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. I absolutely love it when a makeup artist creates their own product because it’s usually going to be great considering makeup artists know what works, and what doesn’t. I highly recommend this palette to anyone who can afford it! Now, it’s time for the swatches my loves!

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In order from the numbers in the palette

Now in this photo some of the shades look almost identical but in person they do not! So keep in mind that this photo doesn’t really do these colors justice!

So have you tried this palette? What do you think of the color selection and swatches? Please let me know in a comment what your honest thoughts are on this!

I rate this palette a full ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Direct link to product:
http://www.lancome-usa.com/My-Parisian-Pastels/3614271266125,default,pd.html

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Why I Have A Love Hate For Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

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I would like to address something before I go forward into details in this beauty blog. I am a blogger because I love makeup and just the gorgeous art of it as well. So I am always buying and trying makeup products. Unfortunately you do run into makeup that doesn’t quite live up to what you expected. With that being said, I in no way enjoy or like bashing makeup companies and that is not what I am here to do. I am here to be brutally honest with my subscribers as honesty is all that truly matters! I am in no way bashing Too Faced Cosmetics. In fact they are one of my favorite makeup brands on the market! If the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation happens to be a holy grail of yours, please do not get offended as everyone has different tastes and preferences. Now let’s get started with the descriptions and then my personal thoughts my loves!

Product Claims:
“Born This Way is an Oil-Free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup and you can’t see imperfections – all that’s left is naturally radiant skin that looks like you were Born This Way.”

Details:
“This revolutionary foundation is infused with a potent combination of Coconut Water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity and Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance.”

More to Love:
• Medium -to-full undetectable coverage
• Oil-Free
• Coconut Water helps delicately replenish skin’s moisture levels without overhydrating – for the look of radiant skin
• Infused with the resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity
• Hyaluronic Acid helps balance skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance
• APPLICATION TIP: For Medium coverage, apply a small amount from the center of the face outward and blend with fingertips, sponge, or brush. Build to full coverage by layering as needed.

Price $39.00 1.0fl. oz.

On the box of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, they have claims that clearly state, and I quote exactly “100% said this foundation BLURRED their imperfections
98% said this foundation made their skin look absolutely PERFECT
97% said this foundation provided NATURAL coverage”

First things first, it did not blur anything on my face whatsoever. And they do say that it is “consumer study results” so maybe it is just me. And when it comes to making my skin look “perfect” well, it doesn’t do that either. I have applied this foundation using my fingers (clean hands of course) using a dampened sponge, and high end foundation brushes yet the outcome is always the same. Which let’s face it ladies, they’ll never be a foundation created to make you look “perfect” unless photoshopped. 😉

The things that I do love about this foundation is that it does have great ingredients such as the Coconut Water, Alpine Rose, and Hyaluronic Acid. So I love that!
Next is it does have a very natural looking coverage just so long as you don’t apply it on thick. Bravo to Too Faced for creating a foundation that does in fact cover every skin tone range so that everyone can find their perfect match! I hate when companies leave out so many skin tones in their foundation line.

Last but certainly not least, I love the packaging! I think that Too Faced always has the cutest packaging ever! The bottle is a slightly frosted glass with the adorable Too Faced Logo on the top of the lid. It does come with a pump which I love because it keeps the foundation sanitary!

Bottom line, this foundation isn’t bad but from my personal experiences with it, it doesn’t deliver every single thing it’s advertised to do. But I am just speaking about me personally. In my opinion it is just your average foundation. Not some miracle worker. With all of that being said, I give Born This Way Foundation a ⭐⭐⭐ stars.

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In this photo you will see that the foundation is slightly runny but not too runny. It is perfectly straight down the middle. And just for the record I am currently in the shade Nude.

So what are your personal thoughts on the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation? Is it a holy grail of yours? Was it hit or miss for you? I just want to know exactly your personal thoughts on it!

Now I will show you photos of all 18 shades in order to help you find your perfect match if interested!

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Snow (Very Fair with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Pearl (Very Fair with Neutral-toGolden Undertones)

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Porcelain (Very Fair with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Ivory (Fair with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Vanilla (Fair/Light with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Nude (Light with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Warm Nude (Light with Neutral-Golden Undertones)

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Light Beige (Light/Medium with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Natural Beige (Medium with Neutral Undertones)

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Warm Beige (Medium with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Sand (Medium/Tan with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Golden (Tan with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Honey (Tan with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Caramel (Deep Tan with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Mocha (Deep Tan with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Maple (Dark with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

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Chestnut (Dark with Neutral-to-Golden Undertones)

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Mahogany (Deep with Neutral-to-Pink Undertones)

Direct link to product:
https://www.toofaced.com/p/foundations/born-this-way-foundation/

Site link:
https://www.toofaced.com/

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FIONA STILES Sheer Sculpting Palette Hot Or Not

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Details:

Only at Ulta

“Fiona Stiles Sheer Sculpting Palette Translucent with contouring powders for sculpting, shaping and defining your features. Created to bring realistic shadows and dimension to the face. Sheer buildable coverage for fool-proof usage and application that blends effortlessly into the skin. Suitable for all skin tones.”

Benefits:
• Created to bring realistic shadows and dimension to the face
• Silky powders blend effortlessly into the skin
• Flawless-fade-proof finish
• Translucent, buildable coverage for fool-proof usage

How to use.
Use darker shade powders to create shadow and recede facial features.

Pro tip: Follow your natural bone structure to deemphasize prominent areas of choice.

Price $28.00
There are two contouring palette’s within the line and one is Light/Medium and the other is Medium/Dark.

My personal thoughts on the Fiona Stiles Sheer Sculpting Palette:

I purchased the Light/Medium palette as I am pretty fair these days. The powders themselves aren’t too soft but aren’t too stiff either. It’s right down the middle (which I personally think is amazing). Now, as for it being sheer, it isn’t as sheer as it is described so if you have this palette or decide to purchase it, I recommend that you use a light hand. Always remember it is much easier to just build up to your desired amount rather than trying to blend away that intense contour. As far as blendability goes, it does blend beautifully! The contour shades will not fade on you (which is what we all desire of course)! I love the fact that each palette has three contour shades so you are pretty much guaranteed to find your perfect contour shade! I also love how she included all skin tones within her line! 

The Fiona Stiles packaging on all of her products are a gorgeous deep purple which I love. This palette is very small and sleek but you get a ton on product so don’t worry my loves. It’s definitely travel friendly and the packaging feels very sturdy. It also has a cute little mirror that is very high quality. It is magnetic so it opens and closes very easily. So this product is HOT! I would in fact recommend this product to everyone! Perfect for beginners or even the most experienced makeup artists. Now I will show you swatches of the Light/Medium palette my loves!

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So what are your personal thoughts on the contour shades? Have you tried this palette for yourself? Leave me comments on what you think!

I give this Fiona Stiles Sheer Sculpting Palette a full ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Direct link to product:
http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13641097

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My Tatcha Beauty Wish List!

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If you couldn’t tell already, I am completely 100% obsessed over makeup and skincare products. And with this beauty blog I’ve decided to do something a little different. The tittle of this blog is pretty self explanatory, but this is my Tatcha Beauty wish list. This brand is crazy expensive, but the products that I own from Tatcha are simply some of the best products on the market! So I have my eyes set on so many different products from their line. They all have amazing reviews as well (which makes it even more enticing). It’s very bitter sweet because of their prices and yet Tatcha’s products are perfection! I will say that if you can afford some of the companies products, go purchase it because you won’t be disappointed! A lot of times you really do get what you pay for. So let’s begin talking in depth on the products that I’d absolutely love to have my loves!

LUMINOUS
Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate
Price $110.00  1.7 fl. oz.

What it is:
“A unique, hydrating gel-like serum concentrate to visibly replenish and diminish the look of fine lines, revealing a youthful glow in one use.”

Why it’s different:
“This ulta – concentrated formula of hydrating Okinawa Red Algae and 7 other rich botanical extracts including ginseng, squalane, wild thyme, and sweet marjoram visibly improves skin clarity, texture, and tone for overall renewed radiance overnight. Formulated with Tatcha’s proprietary, anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex.”

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LUMINOUS
Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum
Price $95.00  0.5 fl. oz.

What it is:
“This weightless serum of Okinawa Red Algae, Honeysuckle Leaf and caffeine offers instantly-visible Firming, reduced puffiness, and plumping hydration to diminish fine lines.”

Why it’s different:
“A cooling ceramic applicator and fine dust of 23-karat gold brighten the shadows under the eyes without adding shimmer.

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GOLD
CAMELLIA BEAUTY Oil:
Price $95.00  1.01 fl. oz.

What it is:
“A light and rich beauty oil for face, hair and body. Infused Licorice Root Extract gently calms skin, while young Bamboo and Green Tea fragrances offer transport to a Kyoto countryside.”

Why it’s different:
“Camella Oil and Squalane nourish skin and seals in moisture, while 24-karat gold flake gives skin a sensual glow.

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SUNRISE: A Plum Blossom
23-Karat Gold IllUMINATED LIPSTICK
2016 limited edition Lipstick Price $55.00.

What it is:
“This lipstick brings a youthful, cool plum pink blush to lips with a fine hint of 23-karat gold for a creamy, lustrous finish to flatter any complexion, day or night.”

Why it’s different:
“Inspired by the iconic pink Japanese Plum Blossom peeking through a snowy Kyoto morning wrapped in golden light, Plum fruit and silk extracts richly hydrate lips.”

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Just look at how gorgeous this color is! 😍

SUPPLE
Moisture Rich Silk Cream
Price $150.00  1.86 fl. oz.

What it is:
“Luxurious yet weightless feeling gel-cream of Silk extracts, Squalane, Royal Jelly and our anti-aging HADASEL-3™ Complex.”

Why it’s different:
“Long lasting anti-aging moisturizer with heavy oils.
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LUMINOUS
Deep Hydration Firming Serum
Price $95.00  1 fl. oz.

What it is:
“A firming serum featuring a deeply hydrating blend of Okinawa Red Algae and hyaluronic acid to nourish skin in need of bounceback.”

Why it’s different:
“23-karat gold lends skin a lit-from-within look, without adding shimmer to the face. After 1 week, 80% of women agreed that their skin felt firmer.”
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INDIGO
Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
Price $135.00

What it is:
“Formulated for sensitive skin, this anti-aging moisturizer is rich in Indigo extract, Colloidal Oatmeal and Sophora Japonica extract, which calm, comfort, and restore skin’s natural resiliency.”

Why it’s different:
“Our soothing blend of botanicals calms sensitive, easily irritated skin and reverses the signs of premature aging. Formulated with 3% Colloidal Oatmeal (the highest percentage available in a product of this kind on the market), skin is left comforted, supple and replenished. Awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.”

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I do own the Tatcha LUMINOUS Dewy Skin Mist and it is absolutely hands down the best facial mist for extremely dry skin! The price for it is $48.00 for 1.35 fl. oz. You’ll love it if you’re like me and are a dry skin gal! I have a blog on here talking all about that so go check it out if interested!

So do you have any of these Tatcha products that’s on my wish list? If so, do you love them? Let me know in a comment!

Tatcha’s website link:
http://www.tatcha.com/

So my grand total on my wish list comes to a whopping $735.00.

I sure hope you have enjoyed this beauty blog! I have a drugstore haul coming very soon so keep on the lookout for that! As always I truly love hearing from you guys so please feel free to leave me comments! And if you haven’t already and are interested, please subscribe to my blog by hitting the follow button. It’ll mean the absolute world to me! Much love from me to you my beauties! 💞

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