Friday, April 15, 2016

Tarte Amazonian Waterproof 12 Hour Concealer


Hey everyone welcome back to my blog! So today I am reviewing the Tarte Amazonian Waterproof 12 Hour Concealer in the color Fair which is sold on Tarte, Ulta, and Sephora. It also sells for $23.

Anyway, good news! I am getting the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette tomorrow AND I just got an invite to Sephora Play which I just signed up for and hoping I like it and will be able to use most products since I can't have gluten in my products. I like the fact that you can get a free perfume sample with each box and you get 10 points each month into your Beauty Insider bank. I have been obsessed with perfume samples and I made two more Sephora purchases since they refund me for one of my products that chipped badly so I ordered a new Tarte limited edition box and I chose 2 perfume samples. With my other order I just made yesterday I ordered another Tarte concealer, but I went with a different one for some reasons and I chose two more perfumes plus used a code to get 9 perfume samples. I love the two I got with my previous order and I want to review them. I also got my Birchbox today and won't be reviewing it until later due to one of my products being broken and Birchbox will be sending me a replacement.

Anyway, onto the review. This concealer is in the color fair like I said and that is for people who have fair skin with pink undertones and this concealer works beautifully on me. It is pretty thick, but I like it because I have veins that can be seen under my eyes that I love to conceal and usually I use concealer to clean up under my eyes due to eyeshadow fallout. 

The reason I did not re-purchase this because it only lasts me for 2-3 months and I wanted a concealer that can last me longer so I am going to try another Tarte concealer and see how that goes.

I do recommend this concealer since it does last a while on the face and there really is no noticeable creasing.

What is your favorite concealer? I will be posting a picture and possibly some swatches of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette tomorrow on Instagram and Twitter so follow me. @allthingskayla on Instagram and on Twitter @allthingskayla1. Talk to you all next Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Sephora Haul

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today I am doing something different and going to talk about my Sephora haul. Everyone is doing hauls do to the VIB Rouge, VIB, and BI sale. I however did not use my beauty insider 10% of coupon and bought my items a few days before the sale happened, but I did get my haul today since I got some items that made it take seven days to get to me. 

The items are ordered are: Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, Tarte Glam Goodies Set, and the Formula X 5 Piece Customizable Set. For my samples I got the Dolce and Gabbana Dolce Perfume, Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, and the Bare Minerals Hydrating Gel Cream. I also used a promo code to get a deluxe sample of the Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3D Filler Mask.

With all the items I received I will be doing a review on each item.

I have heard really bad reviews on the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara and I am a little nervous about it, but so far it is working for me and I will be doing a review on in a few weeks and then a battle of the original and the waterproof mascara. But, I will say this, I really love the packaging because I love any shade of blue and the water droplets on the tube look awesome and are 3D which is very cool.

With the Tarte Glam Goodies Set it was $25 set and I was first planning on getting the Tarteist Lip Paint in TBT because I love my deluxe sample of the color Namaste and for a full size is $20. I then saw this and thought for $5 more I can get a deluxe sample of the Tarteist Lip Paint in TBT, a deluxe sample of the Tarteist Lash Paint which is Tarte's new mascara, and then the Tartelette Tease Palette. When I was doing my makeup one of the shadows in the palette chipped big time for no reason and I didn't drop the palette and I am very careful with applying my eyeshadows, so that was weird.

When I was placing my order I was trying to get enough in my cart to get free shipping and I saw Tarte had a limited edition set for $10 that was their new skincare line and they were deluxe samples, but they went out of stock before I could check out. Instead I found the Formula X 5 Piece Customizable Set. I got to pick 4 full size shades and then got a free nail effect top coat. I really like the colors I picked. The colors I picked are: Fearless which is a greyish green, Dusk which is a reddish pearl, State of the Art which is a turquoise, and Fathom which is a slate blue. I just painted my nails with one of the colors and the top coat and so far I like it, but I will do a review to say how I like the formula and how it all holds up. 

The perfumes smell pretty good and I can't wait to try the Dr. Brandt filler mask.

Did any of you get anything from the Sephora sale if so what did you get? Have any of you tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara, if so how did you like it? I will be doing a review this Friday so stayed tuned and follow me on Instagram @allthingskayla and on Twitter @allthingskayla1.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! I am so sorry that this post is a day late. Yesterday I was calling my local Ulta and Sephora to see if the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette was in stock and it wasn't. I know I told one of you I was not going to purchase the Sweet Peach palette, but I decided to because it so, so gorgeous and I have been trying to enter giveaways with no such luck. After calling around I was watching a review and the person mentioned HSN and I decided to check their page since I haven't for a while and lo and behold they restocked! I got one before it was tweeted out and instagramed by many people. Well after I purchased I got on a live chat with HSN to ask them if a four day hold on my bank account was normal and then the representative told me they would be sending a fax to my bank because it is being cancelled! I was devastated, but after talking to verifications and to a few other customer service representatives we got it worked out and it was a huge misunderstanding. Last month I made another account to try and get the $20 off the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and verifications cancelled that and the first representative was looking at that and not my Sweet Peach Palette. So hopefully it does come and I will tweet and instagram once I get it. So that is why I didn't blog yesterday and that is one hard palette to get a hold of.

Anyway, onto my review. Remember when I did my review on the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette and I said I liked it, but I needed another palette? Well after I got my Bon Bons palette, I decided I wanted this palette. With this review I will not be mentioning or comparing the Chocolate Bon Bons or the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette to this palette. I do plan on do a battle of the palettes down the road to compare them and what not.

I have to say I am very impressed with Too Faced eyeshadows because they are buttery, blend very well, have great wear time, and are really pigmented. When I use to buy drugstore eyeshadows I would usually have my eyeshadow come off before I got home from school or only last for a few hours. These shadows on the other hand can last a while and do well with or without an eye primer. I took this palette on my trip with me and last Saturday when we were traveling home I had my eyeshadow on for 16 hours and it looked like I had just applied my eyeshadow and all my other makeup lasted the same amount which to me is shocking.

This was the only palette I took for my trip and I did miss my other palettes, but I really am happy I chose this palette to come with me and play with it while on my trip.

I thought I would hate the burgundy shades, but I ended up liking them and think that they wear well with whatever you are wearing. Some colors in this palette are fall/winter colors, but I do still like to use them. It is a very versatile palette and you can make many gorgeous looks. I also thought I would hate the forest olive green in the palette known as gilded ganache, but ended up loving it. I tried all 16 of the eyeshadows and I love 14 of the shadows out of it. This a very good palette and I am in love with it.

This is my favorite eyeshadow palette as of now and that could change after I get the Sweet Peach Palette, but we will see. I am currently trying two other palettes and will be trying out another two later this week or next week.

Here are the swatches in my bathroom and then in natural light:


Colors from left to right are:

  • Gilded Ganche-A forrest olive with gold sparkle
  • White Chocolate-A white/cream matte
  • Milk Chocolate-A matte light brown 
  • Forest Truffle-A deep purple with sparkle/shimmer
  • Triple Fudge-A dark cool tone brown
  • Salted Carmel-A matte tanish color (it is hard to describe it, how would you all describe it. I think it is somewhat peachy on my skin tone)
  • Marzipan-A metallic/shimmery pink/champagne color
  • Semi Sweet-A medium rich brown matte
  • Strawberry Bon Bon-A whiteish pink matte
  •  Candied Violet-A shimmery purple
  • Amaretto-A burgundy brown satin
  • Hazelnut-A light brown with some gold hues satin
  • Creme Brule-A gold satin
  • Haute Chocolate-A bit darker than Hazelnut, but is a light/medium brown satin
  • Cherry Coridal-A wine/burgandy matte with some sparkles
  • Champagne Truffle-A shimmery white
My favorites are: white chocolate, milk chocolate, gilded ganache, triple fudge, semi sweet, marzipan, amaretto (my absolute favorite!), hazelnut, haute chocolate, and creme brule. I use champagne truffle as a highlight on my face.

By the way this palette smells so good and smells like chocolate!


Here are some looks I made and sorry for how bad I look in some of the pictures:











What colors do you all like? What is your favorite Too Faced palette and if you have this palette do you like it? Stay tuned for updates from me by following me on Twitter @allthingskayla1 and on Instagram @allthingskayla. I will be posting my Sephora haul when it gets here later this week and when I get the Sweet Peach Palette from HSN! 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Studio Gear Whipped Lip Stain Gloss

Hey everyone, sorry I have not blogged for a long time. I was traveling for the past week, but now I am home and able to blog. While I was on vacation I got to really try out my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and I will be reviewing that this Friday and now I just need to finish trying out the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar and the Tartelette in Bloom. I just made an order with Sephora last night and I have some new items that I will be reviewing once they arrive next week. Anyway, how has everybody been?

Today I am reviewing Studio Gear Whipped Lip Stain Glosses. Studio Gear sent me five of their whipped glosses to try and review for all of you.

The colors I received are: true marble which is a nude, true red, true fuchsia, true burgundy, and true wine. They retail for $17.50 on the website and you can buy these in a mini version for $5 each.

They are very pigmented and only need one swipe to cover your lips. They leave a nice stain after the gloss starts to fade and the stain last the whole day. Each gloss stain is true to the color in the tube so it does not change to a different color once on your lips.

They say they are supposed to be hydrating, but I noticed once they started to fade down to a stain, my lips would start to feel dry and I had to put some chapstick on. I recommend putting chapstick on and then applying the gloss.

The glosses don't have a smell to them which is nice because I cannot stand when lip products have a terrible scent to them. They are also gluten free.

I only tried true pebble and true fuschia only because I love wearing nude lip colors lately and I do like a good fuschia/pink and I felt like they were more springy compared to other three that are more fall like colors. I really like these whipped lip gloss stains and I know they are going to last a while since you only need one swipe.

You can buy the lipgloss stains from http://studio-gear-cosmetics.myshopify.com/ and you get 10% off an order with the code SGKayla.

Talk to you all Friday! I cannot wait to share my review on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.