Marc Jacobs Instamarc Light Filtering Contouring Powder

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It seems that the big makeup trend this spring is contouring.  Everywhere I look there is a new contouring palette making its way onto the shelves.  Of course I had to check out some of these palettes.  The one that I have been using the most is the Marc Jacobs Instamarc Light Filtering Contouring Powder.

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February Favorites

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Thank goodness March is finally here. That means we are one more month closer to warm, gorgeous weather. Anyone else tired of winter? I am OVER it. In February I visited some old friends and tried out some new goodies. Here are some of my makeup highlights!

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Jamberry Nail Wrap Review

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I love having my nails done. There is nothing like having a well manicured nail to make me feel feminine and put together. However nail polish chips. Like a lot. Sometimes I will do my nails and it is chipping within 24 hours of the initial application. So when I started hearing about Jamberry wraps I was definitely curious. There were all these cute options, that were supposed to be easy to apply and long lasting. It sounded pretty awesome. I had a few friends that were selling Jamberry and I always considered contacting them to give it a try, but it wasn’t until my friend Angie contacted that I finally made the move to give them a try.

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DIY Picture Frame Makeover

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Hello lovely. We had a beautiful weekend a few weekends ago so I dragged the kiddo outside and finally took some time re-purpose a frame I found at Kirklands for about $7. I have had this picture frame for a while now and was waiting for a good weekend to work on it. I love trying to find things that I can repurpose for a good price. I wanted some chunky frames for my bedroom, but they can be really expensive. Almost nothing in my house is new. I have a hard time paying big chunks of money for home décor so I am always looking for a deal.

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: Review

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There is a ton of hype surrounding the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample from Ulta last week. The Mascara is due to launch this Friday. I went to Ulta today and the place was plastered in Benefit Roller Lash Posters. Benefit is promoting the crap out of this Mascara so I have got me some high expectations people.

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Tartelette Eye Shadow Palette: Review + Swatches

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Hello my beautiful friends! My name is Addie and I am an eye shadow palette addict. Lately I have been trying to cut down on my beauty purchases due to things costing money and all, but I could NOT pass up on the Tarte Tartelette Eye Shadow palette. When I saw this beautiful bugger in person I knew it had to be mine. I immediately snatched it up to add to my embarrassingly large eye shadow palette collection.

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Last Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

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I am a gift giver. I absolutely love coming up with ideas for something special that I know a friend or a love one will appreciate. However, these days I spend most of my time running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get through my never ending to-do list. Because of this, Birthdays, Holidays, special events etc sneak up on me and I often have to come up with a thoughtful gift in a hurry. Valentines snuck up on me. I LOVE Valentine’s day; The red, the pink, the purple, doing things for your loved ones, cute baby outfits, date nights, sweet gifts, I like it all. So I despite the fact that I waited until yesterday to even think about this day of love I came up with a quicky valentine gift for my husband that I am so excited to give to him.

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January Favorites

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I have a confession. I have spent the past month binge watching Gilmore Girls. Every free second I get I am pretty much watching Gilmore Girls. This has made for an unproductive month. I have now completed all seven seasons (still not sure how I feel about it all) and am ready to attempt to be a little more productive. So today I sit here to tell you January was a pretty good month for beauty products. I have come across some goodies that I am super excited to share with all you other addicts out there.

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Wet N Wild Fergie Matte Lip Color: Review + Swatches

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I was in the drugstore getting something I needed like milk or shampoo when I ran into new Wet N Wild products. I like Wet N Wild they are cheap and, for the most part, pretty decent products. I saw the new Wet N Wild Fergie Velvet Matte Lip Colors and I was pretty excited. Matte Lips are so in and it appeared that they had some very beautiful colors. I picked up four of these guys.

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Milani Rose Powder Blush: Review + Swatches

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Hellooo my beautiful blushing ladies
Milani not only came out with new Matte Lipsticks (check out my review here), but they also re-released three shades of the previously limited addition Rose Powder Blushes into the permanent collection. Romantic Rose, Tea Rose, and Coral Cove have been released into permanent glory. I purchased all three because I have a makeup hoarding problem… They come in the standard gold Milani packaging with a transparent top. Through the transparent lid you can see that the blushes have been sculpted into the shape of beautiful rose. How cool is that (I’m a sucker for gimmicks).

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