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Vietnamese Lunar New Year

11 Feb

Hello everyone! Chúc mừng năm mới! 新年快樂!Happy New Years! It’s a day late but better late than never right?

It’s New Years again and this year I haven’t done anything as I usually celebrate these things but I thought that I would show you what I wore for the occasion and my makeup (afterall, this is a beauty blog).

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I just did some simple eyeliner and blush… I wanted to go all out with glitter but there was no time for that after work and a shower. Thanks to my sister for taking the photos and making me not look so flattering.

New Years is a special time as the family all gets together and we wish each other a Happy New Year and wish for them all to be prosperous as well as having good health for the rest of the year. I really like just getting together with my cousins and chit-chatting on how life is treating them.

I hope that this year will be a great year for everyone and that it will be a prosperous year for you all. I would love to thank each and everyone of you personally for reading my blog whether from the beginning or just recently. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And just for fun a bonus image of my socks for that night. ^_^ Betcha weren’t expecting that.

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Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Natural Beauty

11 Feb

Hello everyone! A Tarte blush review today I only have two of Tarte’s blushes and would love to get more but they are pretty pricey in Canada. Anyways, onto the review!

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My apologizes for the upside-down photo of the back of the blush.

Description: A reddened pink matte blush. Able to withstand 12-hours wear and has oil-controlling properties due to the Amazonian clay used.

Review: I must mention that I don’t own a blush this shade and was extremely excited to try this out. The formula is dense but a brush picks up color easily. It is extremely pigmented so having a light hand on this product is recommended. There was no discernable scent to the blush. As for wear time it actually varied with the base products that I used. If I used a matte foundation then it stuck around for 10 hours but if I wore a dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer it only lasted 8 hours. Trivial as wear time and fading isn’t really a point that I care about but it was pretty good for lasting power. I feel for girls whose skin is oilier might find that this lasts only abotu 8 hours but that’s still very good for a blush. The outside packaging matches what the inside looks like which is pretty easy to figure out which blush shade it is which is a bonus when you have all similar packaging and can’t tell what blush you’ve picked out.

Cost: $26USD/$31CDN

Where to buy: Sephora or at tartecosmetics.com

Would I recommend this product? I totally would these blushes are awesome and would love to pick up more.