Hello all! I am back to blogging again today after taking a little break from posting regularly. Sometimes life just gets in the way of things and I'm sure you all can relate, am I right?! This blog is my passion though, and lately I've been focusing on ways to improve it and make it more visually appealing and user-friendly. Still working out the kinks of course, but you might be able to spot a few new changes! Anyway, I just thought I should touch base with you all. My readers mean so much to me and I can't even express how thankful I am for your continued support. ♥
Enough of my rambling though! Here are a few of my recent beauty-related Insta-posts. A few of these contain things you'll see in some upcoming blog posts, so check back soon! Also, I recently created a Bloglovin' account for Makeover My World and would love it if you'd follow! I can't believe I've lived without this app for so long! Late to the party, as usual. ;)
My most recent IG post featured a few new purchases from Tarte.
I can't wait to try their new Airbrush powder foundation & I've heard great things about the BB cream! Will post a review once I've tested them out!
So I splurged & got myself a pair of Tieks! Take it from a girl who lives in flats, these are worth every penny. They were immediately comfortable & the construction is really outstanding. Did I mention how great the Tieks customer service team is? They took the time to send a personalized note (& even spelled my name right!). Opening this package truly made my day. It's the little things!
Some recent hauls: the new Dior Addict Extreme in Diablotine, CoverGirl's new concealer/moisturizer (it's amazing & I've been wearing it daily since I got it), & I finally got my hands on the Rimmel Apocalips (not sold in the US yet). Also picked up the Stila In The Moment palette during Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty event. Gotta love a good deal!
Two of my favorite luxury makeup items: Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet (get it while you can!) & the Guerlain Turandot palette from their 2012 holiday collection. Amazing.
Another recent discovery that has quickly become holy grail for me are two of Sara Happ's creations. The Lip Scrub & The Lip Slip have been staples in my daily skincare routine. I'll do a post that goes into more detail soon, but I highly recommend you try them if your lips need a bit of extra TLC. The Gift Set (pictured above) includes the original Lip Slip & the Red Velvet Lip Scrub (so delicious). The Lip Scrub also comes in a variety of flavors to suit everyone's tastes (Brown Sugar, Green Apple, Peppermint, Blood Orange, etc.).
Burberry Beauty: where have you been all my life? I finally decided to take the plunge & try a few pieces from the line & it's pure luxury. After applying their eyeshadows I can honestly say they're worth the splurge if you fancy a bit of a treat. The quality is beyond anything I've ever tried and the shade selection is so wearable. Love! Pictured above is the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in No. 07 Pink Taupe.
If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of all things Disney (my Christmas tree & decor? Entirely Disney). Needless to say, I have this insane need to collect Sephora's Disney Collection Storylook palettes. I tracked down the elusive Cinderella palette & ordered the Jasmine palette (still available) when it released last month. These are soo gorgeous & the quality far exceeded my expectations. I can't wait for the other Disney themed collections to release!
YSL Rouge Volupté Shines in #9 Nude in Private & #13 Pink in Paris. So basically, I love these. They're like a more pigmented version of the YSL Volupté Sheer Candy range. I have a feeling they will be my go-to lip products during the Spring & Summer months due to their lightweight feel & glossy finish. & I still can't get over how beautiful the YSL packaging is. I've said it before but it's truly like jewelry for your lips!
Agh! The lengths I went to to track these beauties down! Revlon released four new Lip Butter shades & while they're supposed to be permanent additions to the existing line, they were near impossible to find for awhile. I called & stalked several Target & Ulta locations before finally finding them while out of town one day. They were so worth the hunt! Pictured above: Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya, Wild Watermelon, & Sorbet. Juicy Papaya now lives in my handbag.
Some things I got a few weeks back. Loving the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders- I now own Dim Light & Mood Light. Review soon? I hope it's not too late/redundant to post a review. I got a second MAC 217 brush (favorite blending brush) & checked the MAC 168 off my wish list. I also hauled the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in 102 Beige Plume. My favorite item from this photo though? The Wet Brush. I have found my hair's saving grace in the form of this brush. If you have trouble getting a brush through your hair, wet or dry, or if you're verging on losing your sanity trying to brush out your tresses like I was... get this brush. Today. You won't be sorry.
I'm making progress in the makeup organization department. My acrylic storage drawers are now full & I couldn't be happier with how nice it all looks on top of my vanity. I snapped this picture that shows part of my Tarte blush collection. I just love how the different colored compacts look together, especially displayed in clear drawers. As you can probably tell, I'm a bit of a fan when it comes to the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes.
So what do you think of these types of posts? I think it's nice to give an update through my Instagram photos every now and then. After all, you'll probably find me on Instagram more than anywhere else. I can't wait to start posting regularly again, so check back soon for more reviews, photos & swatches. Thanks for reading!
*I should note that the links I provide in my posts are currently only for your convenience. They are not affiliate links, but act only as a means for you to quickly reference what I'm talking about. Everything I blog about is purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. :)