Friday Finds: Bobbi Brown, Tarte, Benefit

Hey Fashionista,

So this past month was my birthday month, which of course you know what that means – NEW MAKEUP!!!!

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I actually bought a bunch of new makeup and received some free samples from Sephora, but that’s for a later post. Today I want to focus on 3 new products: Bobbi Brown Mini Bronzing Power, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder – Medium 

 

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I received this bronzer powder from my 500 points reward. It came with a kit but I haven’t used the rest of the products yet, so we’re just gonna focus on the powder. Even though this bronzer is a powder, when I swatch it, it feels so velvety and buttery. The pigment is perfect for my complexion. I’m generally pretty fair but with the summer and my trip to San Diego, I have a somewhat nice tan to work with right now. When I first saw it, I immediately thought that it was too dark but surprisingly, it blended perfectly on my cheeks. The bronzer is a perfect match with my tan on my shoulders. It gives off the right amount of warmth to my face and is super buildable. The pigment is dark enough for me to use as a contour but for a more casual look, I can use this as an all over bronzer for my face and body.

Would I recommend this to a friend?? Absolutely!! This bronzer comes in several shades so you’re sure to find a match for you!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Paaarty

 

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This blush was part of the birthday gift set….hence the name Paaarty!!! Can we just take a moment to think about how cute and perfect that name is for this gift set??

Ok…so this blush is absolutely gorgeous. Now during the summer, I tend to stick more to bronzers than blushes since I love the summer bronze look but this past Monday, I decided to add some rosy-ness to my cheeks to change things up a bit. It was gorgeous, but I do need to warn you, the colors are extremely pigment!! Literally…you just need 2 dabs on the brush and that’s it. I made a mistake and I dabbed, swirled, and pressed my brush into the pot and I ended up having to tap off tons of product. And even then, I ended up putting too much so I had blend….like I was making a smoothie on my face. It did end up really pretty but lesson learned: less is more 😉

Would I recommend this to a friend?  Yes….but you need to really find the right color for your skin tone. I loved this color but I definitely want to try out other shades to find the right summer blush color.

Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer – Color 2 Light Medium

 

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This concealer is actually a new arrival at Sephora. I really loved their original Boi-ing concealer so when this new line came in, I immediately had to get it. I got mine in shade 2 – light medium which is a little fair for my skin tone, but shade 3 was too dark for me so I settled for this one. It is very creamy and extremely blendable. However, the one thing that I am not a fan of is how drying it can be. My skin is pretty dry so this concealer doesn’t really give off the “airbrush” effect. It blends beautifully but the final effect makes my skin look kind of flaky. I’m thinking of getting the Benefit hydrating concealer and trying that one instead.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Hmmm…yes but you definitely need to know your skin. It’s extremely blendable and creamy but depending on your skin, it might not be the right fit. Know your skin and don’t be afraid to ask the makeup artists at Sephora to help you out!

So there you have it – my recent Friday finds! What are some products you would like me to try out and review?

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

***This post is not sponsored. I bought these products with my own money. All reviews are honest and come from my experience using these products.

Friday Finds: Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb

Hey Fashionistas,

The thirst is realll…..for Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb!

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I first heard of Belif from my colleague who recommended it to me since I was complaining that my current moisturizing cream was too heavy. I felt that my past cream clogged up my pores…causing me to break out even more. So I went to Sephora to check it out and got some samples of it to see how my skin would react to it.

Well, let me tell you…..It was amazing!! Literally the BOMB cream that I’ve been missing (pun literally intended there). The cream is water based so it doesn’t feel heavy at all and perfect for summer! Most creams I use leave my face feeling sticky and yucky after 30 minutes of putting it on…but not this one! But I get ahead of myself…so why don’t we break it down!

Packaging

  • Simple, clean, and pure like water!
  • Has only the necessary information written to describe the product without getting confusing
  • Blue and White color scheme which goes excellent with the Aqua theme

Product

  • Smells a little tree minty but not too strong that it’s overwhelming
  • Cream is a light aqua blue color so it looks like water when you open it
  • Feels extremely light and airy
  • The older product was 18% hydration level but the one that I bought in Sephora is 70% hydration level!!

How it applies

  • Need only a dollop size to cover my entire face, though sometimes I go overboard and start putting it on my arms, legs, etc… *teehee*
  • Feels like it just melts onto my skin…like my skin is just drinking in the cream
  • Leaves my skin feeling hydrated and cool without the sticky and oily residue feeling of a regular cream

 

Key Question: Would I recommend it to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!!

I would absolutely positively recommend it to a friend, family member, even to a stranger! I love how it feels on my skin – cooling and well hydrated. The best part about the product is that it doesn’t feel like it clogs up my pores! I’ve been using the product for a week now and my skin feels super soft! I use it every night before I go to bed and I wake up feeling great and I’ve actually noticed that my skin has a natural glow to it! I am definitely going to be adding this to my post-makeup routine 😉

Belif, you officially have my heart! I can’t wait to try out some of your other products ❤

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

*This post is not sponsored. I bought this product with my own money and all reviews are honest and come from my experience using this product.

Fashionista Thoughts

Have you used this product before? What did you think?

Have you used other Belif products?

What’s your go to post-makeup routine product?

Vlog Wednesdays: Post Lent Makeup Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

OMG!! It literally feels amazing to back here on the blog – posting, filming, and just talking to you guys! I’ve been going through a lot these past weeks and my computer ran out of memory for me to film…but I am now BACK ! Back with new content, a new hairstyle, new makeup….BASICALLY…a whole new me and just in time for the (unofficial) start of summer!

And of course…what better way to come back than with one of my favorite videos…A HUGE SHOPPING HAUL!!!

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Products:

Too Faced Born this Way Foundation – Warm Beige

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – Light/Medium Matte

Tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Double Dare

Boscia Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters – Radiant Lights

Real Techniques Brushes

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

February Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Happy February!! My inner blonde came out to play 😉

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Rimmel Insta-flawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara
Jordana Sculpt n Go Contour Stick
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
Clinique Cheek pop/Blush pop
NYX Ombre Blush
Elf Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer
Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipstick – Raw Chocolate & Beige Babe

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Vlog Wednesdays: January Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Just another typical makeup shopping addiction….

Face:
L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Maybelline Dream BB Fresh
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Too Faced Love Flush Blush
Tartiest Pro Glow

Eyes:
Tartiest Pro Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Eye Kit
NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette
Mac Cosmetics Pigments and Glitter Kit

Lips:
Too Faced Melted Lipstick
Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Chinese New Year
Mac Cosmetics – Mariah Carey
Kiko Milano – Lipstick & Lip Pencils

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

November Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Soo…we’re two weeks into December, so I do apologize for this late late post. (I kinda had writer’s block for a while).

But….let’s talk about shopping sprees and retail therapy! With the seasons changing, of course, I went and did some winter shopping! With Veterans Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales, how could I not go shopping??

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Cold Gear Long Sleeve Shirts – Under Armour

Baby It’s Cold Outside….when you’re running in the winter at 8am on Saturday morning. So, I stay warm in these cold gear running long sleeve shirts

Banana Republic Print Full Skirt

This classic red print skirt is literally perfect for my favorite holiday that is just around the corner – Christmas!! ❤

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Black Leather Jacket

One staple item in any wardrobe is the classic black leather jacket. Now I didn’t buy this jacket in November, but I did wear it for the first time this month and it was just too cute to not talk about it!

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Alex and Ani bracelet set

These bracelets were a super belated birthday present from one of my best friends. They are simple enough that I can wear every day but cute enough that it gives my arm some arm candy to play with.

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Rings – Charming Charlie & H&M

I liked it…so I put a ring on it 😉

Gold Christmas Tree Necklace and Hair bow – Charming Charlie

Rudolph…rockin around the Christmas Tree

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Stay tuned for Part 2 of my November Shopping Haul: Makeup Edition

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Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts:

Did you take advantage of all the amazing sales?

What were some of your favorite items that you bought in November?

What was your favorite outfit this past November?