Failing is Okay.

a photo of an ipad and diet journal with the word "ugh.." over it

Hey there bow friends,

So this is about the time where I reflect on my resolutions from last month.  Instead we’re going to talk about failure.  Last month I aimed to jumpstart healthy eating and exercise habits and let me tell you, I failed hard.  My health has been on a downward spiral for the last few months.  I don’t want to sit here and complain about it because I don’t really want to throw negativity everywhere.

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Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation and Giveaway Winner Announcement.

Smashbox Studio Skin in Shade 2.3

Hey there bow friends,

It seems every time that I review a foundation, I find my new favorite.  This time is not any different.  Normally I purchase things based on reviews and recommendations from you all or from some of my favorite blogs, but I was pushed to by this foundation after seeing it on Grace Helbig.  A little confusing, but let me explain. I had gone to Playlist Live 2014 and had the opportunity to meet Grace, Mamrie, and Hannah.  She was flawless and so was her skin. She was glowing without being oily or shiny and her skin was so perfected.  A few months later, she put out a July Favorites video where she finally revealed what was making her look extra magical.  The Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation was the key. Also, I heard being a good, funny person makes good things shoot out your face like sun beams so I’m sure she had that going for her. Continue reading

Beauty Exploration: Defining Duds.

NYX Wonderstick and RT Bold Metals 301 Contour Brush

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So I’m a little chubby and round faced.  It’s not the most flattering thing, but I definitely work with what I’ve got.  In order to add some definition into my face I like to contour and highlight.  I usually use powder products (The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer and Tarte Amazonian Park Avenue Princess Bronzer) and my Real Techniques Contour brush to get the job done, but recently I decided to try a cream formula and new tool to apply it.  In come the NYX Wonder Stick in Deep and the Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 contour brush.

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Viva Glam Miley Cyrus and A Valentine’s Giveaway.

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Pink lipstickTara wearing MAC Viva Glam Miley Lipstick with a serious expressionTara wearing MAC Viva Glam Miley  while laughing

Hey there bow friends,

Have you ever seen a color that completely intimidates you?  Pink happens to be the one for me.  You’d probably never guess that based on some of my posts in the past, but bright, true pinks tend to throw me for a loop.  I recently saw the ads for the MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and somehow, I wasn’t afraid (Plus, I love Miley.  No shame.).

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Profusion Feline Lip Luster.

Profusion Feline Lip Luster in Cheshire lipstick tube with black cat earringsA photo of Tara wearing the profusion lip luster in Cheshire

Hey there bow friends,

I ended up with a ton of new lip products over the holidays and they were all 90s nudes and moody reds.  Except for one.  I found the Profusion Feline Lip Luster in Cheshire in the $1 stocking stuffers section of Walgreens right before Christmas.  When I saw it I figured it was your standard children’s play makeup, but I was so wrong.  Someone had opened one before me so I was able to swatch it and oh man.  It’s intense.  It was love at first swatch and after seeing it was only $2, I threw it in my basket immediately.

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Lush Butter Bear Bath Bomb.

A Lush Bath Bomb Shaped Like  A Bear

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I’ve been having a stressful start to my last semester and I’ve been looking for a lot of ways to destress.  Yoga, tea, working out, and kicking back with a mini Friends marathon all work a treat, but you know what’s even more comforting?  Bath time.  I love baths and I love them even more when they’re coupled with a lovely bath product.  I always look to Lush for the perfect bath time companion and I’ve always had a fantastic experience.  Until now.

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Monthly Resolutions 3.

New Year's Festive CrownHey there bow friends!

Conveniently enough, New Years is a time in which we all make resolutions for the year.  I find that doesn’t work for me so I’ve been doing these monthly resolutions (1, 2) and I’m finding it’s going kind of well.  There’s always room for improvement!  Before we get into January resolutions, let’s talk December.
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