My Christmas Decor Home Tour!

Merry Christmas!!! Long time, no see! I’ve missed posting, but as you all may have guessed, the little free time that I have is usually devoted to looking at baby stuff! Anyway, I made a video showing my home decor for Christmas. I know its a little late for this video, but I wanted to post it anyway because it may give you some ideas on things you may want to pick up during the after Christmas sales. Plus, I personally love watching any type of home decor or house tour videos, so I figured I would add one to the mix. Please keep in mind that my house is still a work in progress so it may look a bit bare. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this little peek into my home!

Do you go all out for Christmas decorations or do you keep it simple like me?

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Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette Review

DSC01296-impToday’s post is featuring another holiday gift set, the Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Palette. I really wish these companies would stick to a 3 word maximum on the names of their products! Anyway, this palette features 4 almost full size blushes and 1 bronzer (a normal blush size is 0.2 oz, the blushes and bronzer in this palette are 0.158 oz). This set also comes with a cuff bracelet. Keep reading for my thoughts and swatches!

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Give Me More Lip!

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This is the best time of the year for makeup shopping! Every year around this time all the holiday gift sets and limited edition items start popping up in stores. I recently purchased the Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip set that features 16 lip products! It has 4 full sized products and 12 deluxe sample sizes. Keep scrolling for swatches!

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Review: NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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I finally found my perfect red lip! Red lipstick has always been very intimidating for me. Lately though, probably due to all the holiday makeup looks that I have seen, I really wanted to try a red lipstick. I looked all over the internet for swatches and pictures to try to get an idea of one that would suit me. Finally, I came across a video that mentioned NARS Dragon Girl and they described it as being very similar to MAC Ruby Woo, but not as drying. That intrigued me because Ruby Woo seems to be loved by women of all ages and skin colors. Unfortunately, I was not able to find many swatches for Dragon Girl on women of my color. That is one of the main reasons I wanted to share my views and provide some pictures for you!

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Sparkly Holiday Makeup

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This is the time of year when you can get away with being “overdone.” By that I mean that you can go all out with makeup, hair, accessories, and clothing. One way to add that extra flair for the holidays is by going sparkly. Glitter and sequins are major this time of the year. I went to a Christmas party last weekend and decided to partake in the glittery madness going on. Keep scrolling for pictures and a video showing how I got this look!

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Nail of the Day: Essence Modern Romance

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Today’s nail of the day is very appropriate for the holiday season. The color is Modern Romance by Essence and the accent nail is Millionaire by Nailtini. I really like this combination. I used 2 coats for each of the polishes and a top coat. I probably should have done another coat of Modern Romance, because if you look closely you should be able to see that it is not completely opaque. However, I was being lazy and decided to stick with 2. Β I also really like the brush on this polish. It is fat and rounded that makes it quicker and easier to apply to the nail.

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MAC Holiday 2012 Collection & Ulta Haul

MAC has a huge holiday collection this year. I purchased a few things online last night and received them today! I wanted to get pictures and swatches up for you because this collection hits stores on October 25th, 2012. MAC collections usually sell out pretty fast (especially lipsticks) so act quickly if you want anything. The rest of the items can be viewed at maccosmetics.com.

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