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FOTD with coastal scents, tarte & beautyblender (+ reviews)

19 Mar

I received my mini Sephora order the other day and had to share two of the products..

Sephora haul

The beautyblender sponge ($25 for 2pack)beautyblender review + FOTD

Here is the beautyblender right out of the package (the indent went away) Looks like a normal, basic sponge, right? Why would anyone pay $20 for a sponge? well, I understand why now.

You can use it dry or wet, but its super easy to wet it, run it under water for a second and squeeze it, it’s like magic. It kind of inflates (but isn’t even noticeably wet) You place your liquid foundation spotted around on your face, then just dab/pounce the large end of the beauty blender all around your face. When you wet it, it doesn’t soak up and waste much of your foundation, as most sponges would do.

It applies foundation flawlessly, I understand what the craze with this product is about now.  Additionally, you use the pointy end to bounce in concealer. It shapes perfectly around your eyes/nose/t-zone area. Great product, and I would totally recommend it. I was also skeptical about paying $20 for a sponge, but this is a staple in my makeup, and has amazingly put my tarte airbrush finish foundation brush to the side for awhile.

The other stand-out product I received was the:

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse ($28)

Amazonian clay waterproof brow mousse -

I have sparse brows, that just won’t grow, so I’ve tried many products to help fill and shape them. So many eyebrow pencils/fillers are just the wrong color, don’t last, or just don’t look natural, but I think I’ve found a great thing in this product.

I order Taupe (a natural blonde color) and it blends nicely, I enjoy the mousse formula, it lasts and helps shape my brows. The brush is really handy because it both combs and has the brush end.

In the photos below I’ve used both the beauty blender & Tarte emphasEYESbeautyblender review & purple eye FOTDAdditional Products:

  • Coastal Scents 88 Palette
  • Nars Sheet Glow Foundation in Santa Fe
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser
  • Tarte smooth operator amazonian clay finishing powder
  • Maybelline the Falsies mascara
  • Revlon matte ‘pink pout’ and Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in Pink Pop
  • mark. glow xpert face shimmer
  • Loreal carbon black Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner
  • Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon
  • Estee Lauder Broze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush – Blush soleil

Coastal Scents FOTD

(in the photo above, the flash kind of washed out my face, it’s not the makeup’s fault)

Repping my Detroit Tigers + bad picture taking + bad lighting =

tarte EmphasEYES review + FOTD

I’m adding these pictures just because I used the beautyblender & tarte amazonian clay waterproof brow mousse, so you can get a better idea of the payoff…coastal scents 88 color palette FOTDCoastal Scents st pattys FOTDCoastal Scents green FOTD

Sidenote: I don’t do any retouching to these pictures, considering I’m trying to showcase the makeup and how the product works and looks, so there will be imperfections and whatnot.

Have you tried the beautyblender or tarte brow mousse? I recommend them!


Review: Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S

17 Dec Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S

Hello! I wanted to review a product I received in the mail today…

Crown Smart Pouch

Crown Smart Pouch in Mint

It’s a wallet/purse for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 or iPhone 4, 4S

I have the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is about as big as a phone gets, plus a case (I would have demonstrated with the phone inside, but I needed to use it for the photos) and it fits inside nice and snug.

This purse is SO CUTE. Want to know what makes it even more attractive?
It cost a whole $7.50, shipped.

Even better? You can get it right now for $5.92, shipped (on sale) I just took advantage and purchased one in every color and a few doubles for gifts. How could I not?

Ok, so about this product..
My Samsung Galaxy S3 fits in the back opening nicely, it also has slots for you to use your headphone jack or even charge the phone while it’s in the wallet (i’m not positive why that’s necessary, but it’s cool nonetheless.)

The purse is nicely made, its simple and the two tone colors give it a slight vintage feel. It’s compact, but you have plenty of room for change (there is a zipped change area) credit cards, money, license, you may even be able to stash a lipgloss or something essential inside, too.

About the seller, I received the package in about two weeks (I didn’t keep track, considering shipping is free) the clutch was nicely packaged in bubble wrap and came in a clear branded box. I was nervous for a second because the handle wasn’t attached, but it was folded and stored inside the clutch.

UPDATE (01/07/13): 

I had to purchase a bunch more for myself and gifts. Here are some photos of the other colors, I believe I got all colors besides the orange…

Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S

Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4SCrown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S Crown Smart Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, iPhone 4, 4S



Here are a few photos from the seller (ebay):


Here you can see that it accommodates either the Galaxy or iPhone


I would highly recommend this clutch, and it works for both Galaxy or iPhones (it would probably work with an iPhone 5 as well, just don’t take my word for it.) Here is the link to the seller/product on ebay:

New Multi propose envelope wallet case Purse for Galaxy S2,S3,iphone 4,4S

And if you’ve never used ebay before, you don’t give the seller your credit card information, everything is done through PayPal. If you’re not familiar with PayPal, it’s a secure way to purchase things online, either from your bank/checking account, credit card, etc. So you don’t have to worry about giving sellers your personal information.

Let me know what you think. In my next shipment I’m definitely keeping the beige and light pink ones for myself.