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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OCC Lip Tar Swatches in Traffic and Butch!

I know, I know, your thinking more lip tars, that's all you've been posting! But what can I say I'm addicted to them! I needed these for mixing! Lol.

Traffic and Butch

I have been trying to get my hands on Belladonna lip tar which has been discontinued and have had no luck! I decided I can try and mix my own colors to recreate that color. I found on the OCC facebook page where they said you can mix a bit of RX and Hoochie to get a similar color to Belladonna. Well every time I try and do that it comes out too blue, even using the tiniest amount! So I decided I needed to get Butch since it's a much lighter shade of blue I figured it would be easier to work with to get the shade I was trying to create. I also added Traffic to my order because why not?! :p 

 Traffic and Butch


If your not familiar with Belladonna it is a Violet/purple shade. I think I did I pretty good job recreating the color. I mixed Butch, Narcissus, Pretty Boy, and the tiniest bit of Hoochie to get this color. I'm so loving violet lips right now! The weather has been so gorgeous I'm just ready for Spring and pastels already! That's California living for you though! :) 

Butch is no longer on the OCC website, I ordered mine from Beauty.com so get yours while you still can!

OCC Lip tars retail for $16.

What are your thoughts on OCC Lip Tars? Have you tried them? Love em or hate em? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stila Valentine's Day Cheek Palette 2013


Was just browsing Nordstrom and came across the new Stila Valentine's Day Cheek Palette and how cute does it look! It's only $14 with free shipping so I might order it. The one they did 2 years ago was my favorite. Last years was not so great, kinda chalky and not nicely pigmented. I hope I like this one! :)

What do you all think of these Valentine's Day themed blushes Stila puts out every year?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review!

My mail box has been flooding with all the new Spring Collections coming out and one thing that stood out was Too Faced new Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. I love this time of year because we see so many cute Valentine's Day/heart themed products which I love! This one takes the cake! 



 Ok let's just get straight to the packaging! It is too cute! This is the main reason I bought it! Yes I am a total sucker for packaging! I love the soft pink box with gold print, it just feels so girly. And it's heart shaped! Could it be any cuter!.

Why yes it can! Lol. When you pull the lid off you get three stripes of blush color in the box. It starts with a shimmery pink, then a matte coral, then a shimmery peach.

The pink portion is definitely large enough to use that shade on it's own, as is the outer shimmery peach color. It might be difficult to pick up the center coral color on its own. Of course you can just swirl it all together for a gorgeous glow, which is how I used it.

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Shimmery Pink, Coral, Shimmery Peach, Swirled all together.

The colors are very soft and sheer, but can be built up, although this does have shimmer in it so adding too much might be overkill. I have a light/medium skin tone and this works for me as a blush, I personally like my blushes very sheer since I wear such bold lips daily I need blush that is toned down. If you are a deeper skin tone you can definitely use this as a highlight. 

While I love this blush and will get a lot of use out of it, the color itself is nothing I haven't seen before. It looks like every other peachy/coral blush. If you don't have anything similar to this definitely pick it up because it is a gorgeous color, if not just get it for the cute factor! 

As for wear, I have had this on for about 7 hours already and it's still intact, but I do use Model in a Bottle so that helps my makeup last all day. 

Also this blush is huge! It will last you forever! You get 5.5 grams of product. 

I bought the last one at my Ulta so check your stores. You can find it online at toofaced.com or sephora.com for $29.

Guys this would be a great gift to your girl for Valentine's Day! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

OCC Makeup Lip Tar Swatches ~ Grandma, Divine, Narcissus, and Rx!

It's been such a long time since I last blogged. I guess I've just been too busy with life...kids and what not. I ordered these back in December with my Sephora VIB gift card, and I had a VIB 10% off coupon, plus I had two $5 Sephora gift cards on my Wrapp app to use so I got a great deal on these! I only paid $31 for $64 worth  of lip tars, I was so proud of myself! Lol!
L to R 
Grandma, Divine, Narcissus, and Rx

Grandma was a lot brighter than I expected but it's a gorgeous color. It's very similar to Radiate but a more toned down version.

I picked up Divine and Narcissus because I wanted to get some lighter shades in my collection. I wasn't sure how I was going to like these because I don't usually wear lip colors this light, but I was very pleasantly surprised with them. They are so pretty and really great everyday colors. These are great for mixing as well.

Now I know why blue, but Rx is such a fun color! It looks really cool on it's own but it's really fun for mixing with other lip tars. I just had to have it! I instagramed myself wearing it so you can look that up if you want to see it. :)

I've been really happy with these new additions to my lip tar collection. I honestly can't get enough lip tars! They are literally the best lip product out there. A tiny bit goes a long way. They can get a bit drying but a little lip balm solves that problem instantly. They are also very long lasting. When I wear my lip tars I can eat and drink and my lips are still intact!

Oh yeah and they are 100% Vegan and cruelty free! Usually when I wear any other lipstick I totally avoid kissing my baby because he has very sensitive skin, but when I have my lip tar on I don't mind at all because I know there are no harmful ingredients in them. His skin has never acted up from my lip tar kisses! Yay! :)

If your going to IMATS this weekend definitely check them out and pick some up! Sadly I wont be there this year! The whole date change doesn't work for me as we have other things going on. I hope they change it back to June next year! :)

You can also purchase these on Sephora.com or OCCmakeup.com for $16 each.