Thursday, December 12, 2013


This picture. 

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She was actually doing really great at first, but then Santa pulled his beard out of her hands and she turned into the spawn of Satan.  Because obviously beards are for pulling.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation.

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I've been a fan of MAC and BareMinerals foundations for years, but I had been hearing great things about this foundation, and I decided to give it a whirl a few months ago.


There are no words to adequately convey the depth of my love for this foundation.  The coverage is great, the finish is flawless, and they have a zillion shades, so you should definitely be able to find one to match your skin.  Plus, it stays put.  At least as well as the MAC Pro Longwear that I've been using.  Consider me an official convert.

After trying it out in the store and finding my shade, I've been buying it online from Sephora or Ulta (yay, free samples!), but if you buy direct from Tarte, they've got it on sale for 30% off right now!  If I hadn't just ordered two more tubes last week, I'd definitely be taking advantage of that.

And if any of you find that you're a Light Honey, let me know.  I bought that one and used it for a few days before realizing that it was the WRONG color for me.  I'll send it to the first person who comments that they want it. :)

Pandora's Peaceful Holidays Station. 

Amen.  That is all.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.
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This came in my very last Birchbox (I suspended my subscription for awhile), and I fell in love the first time I tried it.  This is, by far and away, the BEST face cleanser I've ever used.  It's a thick, creamy cleanser that you massage onto dry skin.  Once you've massaged it all in and loosened up the makeup/oil/etc., you take the muslin washcloth that comes with the kit, run hot water over it, and then buff it over your face in small circular motions to gently exfoliate and cleanse.

I'm telling you guys... my skin has never felt softer.  PLUS, the other products I use on my face seem to work much better now that I'm applying them to a more uniform surface.  My acne has subsided, and my pores look smaller, and it's all just very, very good.  It's pricey-ish ($24.50 for the starter kit that comes with the waschloth, and then $21.50 for the cleanser thereafter), but you don't need much, and for me it's just worth it.  I have normal to oily skin, though, and a friend with dry skin wasn't in love with it.  So keep that in mind.

Rewined Candles. 

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These are "wine"-scented candles poured into recycled wine bottles, and they're just so much fun.  Plus, they smell fabulous.  I'm a fan of the Riesling and Champagne scents.

So those are the things that are floating my boat right now.  What are you guys loving lately?


The Tale of Three P's said...

Of COURSE beards are for babies to pull. Love the idea of those candles!

Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

I love her outfit, We are planning to take Savanna to visit Santa this weekend. Super nervous about how she'll take it. She's not a fan of strangers LOL but I have to try!

Thanks for the product reviews! I'm always looking for some good foundation so I'm totally going to check that one out.

Hope you are doing well and enjoying the season:) xo

Ashley St. John said...

I'm a Mac user. I will have to try out that tarte foundation. Thanks for sharing :) Olivia has screamed in her last two Santa visits, we'll see how this year goes.

Kate said...

I'll have to check out the foundation! I am using Nars at the moment but I'm not totally sold on it, but since it cost me $40 I'm going to see it through to the end.

Joy said...

I was just in Sephora on Tuesday and I should have tried that Tarte foundation. Next time I go, I'm trying it! =)

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