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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentines Day Lusting


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So Valentines Day is coming around and we all know it's everyone's favourite time of year, not. Let's be honest, no one likes the holiday. Sure the silly couples that are young and in love are walking on eggshells and trying to suck up for some sexual healing but other than that everyone is a bitter mess. I think the only real benefit of a holiday like Valentines Day is another excuse to buy cute makeup. Do I really need another lipgloss? Of course not, but it's Valentines Day and this pink colour is just right for that date I'm not going to have. So here are a few beauty treats that are festive colours, the pinks, the rose golds, and that nice fuchsia flush that makes it okay to be single because we have makeup that makes us look good.

You all know that this was going to be mentioned, literally everyone is talking about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes and yes, I am incredibly tempted to spend ridiculous amounts of money on one. I personally am drawn towards this Vibrant Poppy Shade. I am not a blush person, I feel like I always scurry away from blushes because I don't like highlighting my acne scarring or flaws on my cheeks but I am one to give into hype and this Valentines Day, I have a feeling I'll be picking myself up one of these overpriced gems. Next up, is this absolutely beautiful palette by Tarte, the Be Mattenificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette. Pink tones have been all the rage ever since Urban Decay had to come out with that beautiful palette that no one really needs. I went into an Ulta the other day and swatched the colours of that palette and this one and was just fully in love. It's so stupid too because pink tones don't even show up on my skin tone. They make me look like I'm trying far too hard and my olive complexion is just begging to be pale so I can pull off these shades. What I really love about this little collection of wonders is that they're all matte shades. I love matte eyeshadows because they are just so versatile and are amazing blending colours. In my upcoming days of singleness gloom, I'll probably pick up this gorgeous palette.

Next is something that caught my eye purely because of the packaging. I know we're all taught not to judge a book by its cover but you know we all do. The packaging is what it's all about. I will admit full out that I have purchased tons of makeup simply because they look pretty and would be cute little packaged goods to add to my collection. Companies do it right when they make adorable little patterns on their jars and containers. This Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment is just what I need. I have been on the hunt for an eye cream and this one comes in a beautiful little jar. I've actually seen good reviews for this product and it's not too pricey which is a definite plus. Also, as I've been feeling ill lately my eyes need some definite pamper time and an eye treatment is perfect for just that. Lastly are two products I feel really silly for not already owning. Nyx Butter Glosses are honestly raved about so much and the fact that they are only like 5 bucks makes it purely ridiculous that I haven't jumped on the bandwagon and picked up every shade. I am not a gloss gal, I hate the feel of sticky products on my already small lips but when HeyClaire mentioned loving this product in the shade Creme Brûlée, I was hooked. I am the kind of viewer who will purchase most products my favourite youtube gals rave about and HeyClaire is definitely my guilty favourite. Her skin tone is close to mine so whenever she mentions a shade that works for her, I automatically figure it would work for me too. I just like making excuses to buy products I most likely don't need. Also, eyelash curlers. I do not own eyelash curlers. I think I swore off them when I was in high school because I was convinced they were ruining my lashes but that was probably just because I was using them wrong. Now that I've become more acquainted with makeup, I really need to pick up a pair.

Are you single this Valentines Day too? Don't fret, don't pout, just go out and spend stupid amounts of money on pretty packaged goods that will make you feel hot, powerful, and dang worthy of any prince charming. We single girls need to stick together and what better way to do that then splurge on beauty goods and chat about the benefits of not needing a man.

Have you tried any of these products? What are some products your lusting over this February? Let me know, down bellow!

Stefanie xx 
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28 comments:

  1. Love these picks I use a lot of them and love them!

    
With A City Dream


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    1. I really need to get my hands on all of these!

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  2. Ohh the Hourglass blush looks so stunning! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. Vibrant Poppy is also the one that I would go for because its mixed with the diffused powder which I think is good to block out the red spots we have on our skin!! I want it but just dont have the money for it right now.. :(
    xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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    1. I want it too I just don't want to pay for it :( We're in the exact same boat Alexandra!

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  4. i really want one of them blushers they are so pretty i don't think i could use it
    fashion and beauty tribes

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    1. i know exactly what you mean! They're too gosh darn pretty

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  5. I am totally feeling you on the bitterness of Valentine's Day - I'm already buying myself presents to wrap up and give myself. And I'm totally treating myself to dinner. Why the hell not?
    I've had the Hourglass blush and the Tarte palette on my wishlist - they're both so gorgeous! I can't believe Sephora is completely sold out of the Hourglass blush... Just shows how popular it is.

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    1. haha love your enthusiasm for Valentines Day, we should just spend stupid amounts of money together (:

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    1. Thank you so much Aimee that means so much!

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  7. I NEED that tarte eye cream!! How gorgeous is the little jar?! I'm such a sucker for cute packaging..........
    xx

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    1. I am too! It's so horrible because companies suck me in with adorable packaging every single time!

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  8. I'm definitely all about spending Valentine's sending love my own way in the form of make up! In fact I'm super excited about it I plan on wearing red lips, drinking a hot chocolate and wearing my new favourite shoes. I've been seeing so much of the new Tarte eye and cheek palette lately it's crazy! I know I'm definitely going to be scoping one out in the next few weeks!
    Wishing you a fabulously single Valentine's Day! :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. Red lips are a must even for slipper days! Pfft at least we'll look glamorous sipping our hot cocos. WHO NEEDS A MAN? more mash mellows for me

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  9. OH my are those eyelash curlers rose gold colour? I need them! xxx

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    1. I'm obsessed with Rose Gold products too xx

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  10. The hourglass blush is on my wish list too. I also don't own eyelash curlers, I really should invest in a pair! x

    lamourjosie.com

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  11. I love tart!
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    MAJOTRON.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  12. I've nominated you for the liebster blog award!:*
    http://studded-rose.blogspot.co.uk/2014_02_01_archive.html
    x

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  13. All of these products look great! Lovely blog :) xx


    http://dreamlovelivefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much Eleanor that means so so much!

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