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Sephora Freebies

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Sephora Freebies

Hi! While getting some of my holiday shopping done on Sephora’s website, I received a major freebie haul! It. Was. Awesome. I cashed in my 500 point Beauty Insider gift for a Clinique goodie bag and I also received a free travel bag filled with good stuff for spending over fifty dollars. Plus, I got free shipping! I spent just one dollar over the fifty minimum and I got a ton of amazing travel sized products to show for it. Take a look and let’s discuss:

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The Haul:

  • Lancome: La Vie Est Belle perfume sample
  • Laneige: Water Sleeping Mask (Loved it!)
  • Lancome: Mascara
  • Rahua: Omega 9 Hair Mask
  • Urban Decay: All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Fresh: Soy Face Cleanser
  • Briogeo: Heat Protecting Cream
  • Caudalie: Moisturizing Sorbet
  • Tarte: Lip Paint in Birthday Suit (LOVE! I was running low on my birthday gift color from last year!)
  • Clinique: Moisture Surge Face Spray
  • Clinique: Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon (See the swatch tomorrow!)
  • Clinique: Moisture Surge moisturizer sample
  • Clinique: Mascara
  • Clinique: Foundation + Concealer samples

^^^ So good, right?!

Sephora is such a wonderful company to shop with online, because the promotions that they offer are second to none. I have never not received a free product when shopping online, because they usually offer the promo when you spend over twenty-five dollars. And, let’s be honest, that’s not hard to do!

I used to shy away from Sephora, because when you shop in store there is never any type of promotion running to give you some bang for your buck. But, when I shop online, I always feel pleased with what I’m getting in free product for the amount that I’m spending. I will definitely still pop into the store to see what’s new and examine all the colors and products up close. But, I will go home and order whatever I liked online every time, and I recommend that all of you Sephora lovers do the same. Can you get that amazing haul seen above in store for absolutely free?? I think not!

Which stores offer the best online promotions? How do you shop smart when it comes to Sephora? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Oh, Heyyy

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Oh, Heyyy

Happy Sunday! I realize that it has been a phat minute since I posted a picture of myself and *gasp* I’m not wearing red lipstick in it! I swapped the red during a day out for one of my favorite Tarte lip paint shades in Rosé. This picture is also featuring a Lauren Conrad top from Kohl’s that I got for a whopping five dollars. What whattttttt!

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Oh, Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

How are you spending Sunday Funday? How often do you take selfies? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Blush, Baby – Tarte In Feisty Edition

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Blush, Baby – Tarte In Feisty Edition

Hello! Although I am not huge on buying makeup outside of the drugstore, my favorite brand that Sephora offers is probably Tarte. I love the way that their products work and the variety of colors that they offer. My sister is the makeup queen in my family, and she gave me this hand me down Tarte blush that she never even used a few weeks ago! It is a tinge darker than what I usually go for, but it’s still pretty all the same:

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This Feisty blush actually reminds me of the exact shade that my mom would use when she did my makeup for skating competitions. Can I see myself wearing it in real life? Maybe in the fall, because I feel like this color would be gorgeous during that season. But for spring and summer, it just seems a bit too dark for me. There seems to be a really red undertone to this shade and with my hair and the pink undertones in my skin it all would be too much!

My sister, on the other hand, could get away with this shade because she is a bronze goddess so I’m not sure why she gave this to me. But, it doesn’t hurt to experiment and maybe come autumn I’ll have a new favorite shade.

What is your favorite brand that Sephora carries? Do you prefer dark or light blushes? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Tarte Lip Paint Swatch In Rosé

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Tarte Lip Paint Swatch In Rosé

Hey! Today we are going to wrap up my hand me down makeup haul from my sister with a swatch of my favorite new nude lippie color. I have been a HUGE fan of Tarte’s lip paint ever since I got the birthday blush and mini lip paint tube from Sephora FO FREE. I absolutely love both of them, and the lip paint that I received for my bday remains one of my favorite nude lippies. So, I was freaking THRILLED when my sister gave me the Tarte lip paint that she rejected in “Rosé”, a shade that’s only a hair darker than what I got for my birthday freebie. Take a look:

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Hmm… Why are there two heart swatches, you might ask?

ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN:

Okay, so after I finished taking my pictures, I went to the bathroom to wipe off the swatch. The first heart seen above is what I had taken when I first put the lip paint on. The second heart is what the product looked like after TWO rough scrubbings with a wet hand towel. The color had barely budged and is still on my hand as I’m writing this. Ah-freaking-mayzing.

I have my birthday lip paint, a red one, and this newest addition by Tarte and they have all proven to be as long lasting as what I just described. It wasn’t a fluke. If you are preparing on eating a five course meal but really want to wear lipstick, Tarte lip paint is what you should use. It. Doesn’t. Come. Off.

Does it get much better than that?

IT DOES:

Because this Rosé color is freaking gorgeous, dahling. It’s funny, because I stay very true to my favorite red lipstick, but I LOVE using different nude ones. Admittedly, I only like wearing a really specific shade of red because I know what looks best with my skin and hair. But you can play around with nude shades because a color a bit lighter or darker isn’t going to make or break your look. Rosé is probably the darkest nude lippie that I own at the moment and I am looking forward to wearing it throughout the rest of the winter for some fresh faced fabulousness.

Who else is a fan of Tarte lip products? What is your favorite shade? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

New Tarte Lip Paint

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New Tarte Lip Paint

Hiii everyone and happy Sunday! For my birthday, I got a free Tarte blush and mini lip paint from Sephora for my birthday and I am obsessed. Both shades are simply gorgeous and I love using each of them. But that lip paint? It is something else, I tell ya! That stuff doesn’t budge. It is seriously the best food proof, kiss proof, fool proof lip product that I have ever used. Don’t get me wrong, the blushy nude shade that I got for my birthday is to die for but getting it in red was a necessity at this point.

Despite not being the biggest makeup girl in the world, I went to Sephora yesterday and was so happy to get the last tube available in the Tarte lip paint that I wanted. Although I hate the name of the color, “Bae”, it really is pretty. Take a look and see for yourself:

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What I love about this shade, is that it is a pure red. With my skin tone, hair, and personal style, the true reds are the only shades that I feel “work” for me. Reds with orange-y tones look clown-like on me and the deeper, more ox-blood reds look super goth girl on me. Neither of which are the look that I’m going for! No, I just want a simple and elegant red lip.

I have many beautiful variations of a true red lippie in plenty of reputable brands – NYX, Loreal, and Urban Decay. So, obviously, this latest purchase wasn’t something that I truly needed. But, my god, I really wanted it. To have a lipstick that you literally don’t have to worry about reapplying is a godsend for any lippie lover. Having just that little taste of what could be with my birthday freebie gave me an insatiable craving for more and I am insanely happy with my purchase.

I went out to lunch with my sister and her boyfriend while wearing my birthday shade and after finishing a big meal, my sister asked me if I reapplied my lippie. Nope, it just literally didn’t move the entire time I was stuffing my face. That’s how you know you have an effective lipstick, darling!

So there you have it, my New Tarte Lip Paint! What is your favorite makeup brand to shop at Sephora? Who else is obsessed with Tarte? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Mascara Battle: Who Won? Who’s Next? You Decide!

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Mascara Battle: Who Won? Who’s Next? You Decide!

Hello everyone and welcome to the very first post to kick start my vacation guest bloggers series! While I am away, my blogging friends will come out to play by helping me maintain lifewithlilred until I return. Today’s post is from the gorgeous Gintare from Saturday On Wednesday.

Gintare knew the way to my heart by referencing The Hunger Games in her initial email and from then on it was a beautiful collaboration. My guest blogger today told me about her idea of doing a Mascara Battle for her post and I told her to do the damn thing! The article that Gintare created is freaking awesome and her blog is even better so please be sure to check it out! Without further ado, here is the guest post that Gintare created special for my readers here on lifewithlilred:

Mascara Battle: Who Won? Who’s Next? You Decide!

We start with five mascaras, but only one will be the winner! Aka I bought these so you wouldn’t have to. These scores are just a reflection on how I felt about them. But if a mascara is performing well on my close-to-nothing lashes, chances are they will do well for you, too.

I am pleased to present the following mascaras for you to judge:

Better Than Sex by Too Faced – £17

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♦ Length 7/10 ♦ Volume 7/10 ♦ Curl 8/10 ♦ Ease of use 9/10 ♦ Lower lash 8/10 ♦ Blackness 6/10 ♦ Best at separating the lashes. ♦ For everyday use. Very lightweight, non- committing lashes that would suit most day looks. However some lashes looked misshapen. :/

Tarteist Lash Paint by Tarte – £18

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♦ Length 8/10 ♦ Volume 7/10 ♦ Curl 8/10 ♦ Ease of use 7/10 ♦ Lower lash 7/10 ♦ Blackness 8/10 ♦ Best at length. ♦ Natural to casual wear. Good for length, not so much for volume. I don’t have either so I do need both. 😦

 O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara by Mark Jacobs – £20

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♦ Length 9/10 ♦ Volume 8/10 ♦ Curl 8/10 ♦ Ease of use 8/10 ♦ Lower lash 10/10 ♦ Blackness 9/10 ♦ Best at a little bit of everything. ♦ Very natural yet pronounced. Actually buildable to a more night appropriate look. Easy to take off but stays all day.

Ubame by Milk Makeup – £17

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♦ Length 8.5/10 ♦ Volume 6/10 ♦ Curl 9/10 ♦ Ease of use 7/10 ♦ Lower lash 8/10 ♦ Blackness 7/10 ♦ Best at curling. ♦ This a very subtle mascara, perfect for the ‘no makeup’ makeup look, not so perfect for anything else. Pretty brush though, so there’s that.

Triple Shot Mascara by Ciate – £19.50

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♦ Length 8/10 ♦ Volume 7/10 ♦ Curl 8/10 ♦ Ease of use 5/10 ♦ Lower lash 5/10 ♦ Blackness 10/10 ♦ Best at color pay off. ♦ This is hands down the messiest mascara I have ever tried. Don’t even attempt the lower lashes because you’ll just end up smearing this everywhere. The color is really opaque and it might be really nice for people who like clumpy mascaras. More dramatic than the rest of them but the messiness put me off.

For me, the winner was definitely Mark Jacobs. It had the most satisfying effect on my lashes with a very stress free application. I was expecting Better Than Sex to steal the show, as I’ve heard so much about how life revolutionizing it is. What can I say, it wasn’t better than sex after all. 😦

Who won for you? What do you want to see battling next?

Pssst: Sneak peak to the next one! Recognize some?

Thanks for reading,

❤ Gx

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^^^ Okay. That was amazing. Gintare, you are a beauty goddess and I absolutely adore you for this post! If you loved this guest blog as much as I did, then PLEASE check out Saturday On Wednesday for more! What mascara do you think won the battle? What do you want to see Gintare try out next? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah