Bowtube – Collective Haul feat. Tony Moly, UD, Rimmel, Maybelline, and more!

A photo of moments from Tara's Haul video

Hey there bow friends,

Today I’m showing you all of the goodies I’ve been collecting over the last couple of weeks as well as my fancy graduation present.  I picked up a bunch of these products on our New York trip and the rest have come from many drugstore trips to CVS.  I’ve been all about CVS recently and found my favorite one in my new town.  I never realized how much money back you end up getting when you’re a rewards member there and so it helps me justify beauty purchases.  It’s a dangerous game, but I’m addicted.

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A Face Full of NYX.

NYX High Voltage lipstick in twisted; NYX  Tinted Brow Mascara in Black; NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt; NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe; NYX Powder Blush in Terra Cotta.

Hey there bow friends,

As I’ve mentioned about a million times before, I have spent the last month or so moving.  Moving means almost all makeup free days, but every once in a while I find a reason to play with some new products.  I recently noticed that a variety of NYX products have found their way into my makeup bag and I thought we could do a little round up review of them all.  Plus I’ve worn them all together so you can see them in action!

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Beauty Exploration – The Hand Bag Lip Product Situation.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss in Berry light/medium; MAC Plumful; Jordana Twist and Shine in  Honey Love; Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm; Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment.

Hey there bow friends,

You know when you go to clean out your handbag and somehow you end up with…a million different lip products?  Part of me is always relieved that I found one of the lippies I was missing and part of me feels ridiculous for having so many in there.  When I took the plunge and sorted through all my receipts and wrappers, I came across five lip products all within the same color family with completely different formulas.  A little excessive?  Maybe, but they’re all in there for a reason.  Give me a chance to justify why we  I need them.

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Just In Case You Missed It.

A Home Vlog

Hey there bow friends,

So I have been vlogging a lot these past couple months.  I briefly mentioned my new-found love for videos in my favorites, but if you missed it, let me tell you.  I am crazy about it.  Some vlogs cover what I did over spring break and a trip with B to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  A new vlog is up today all about getting some itchy hives, some cute shots of one of our kitties, a sneak peek at my vanity, and even making pizza.  Yes, lots of up close shots of making a pizza from scratch (basically).

This week is actually my last week of classes in my undergraduate career.  Isn’t that a little scary?  Beauty reviews and such will be back next week though!

We shall talk soon!

-Tara Joy ♥

Getting Personal – Feeling Blue | A Hair Story.


Tara smiling while her hair is blue

Hey there bow friends,

You may have recently noticed that I have upgraded my hair yet again.  I’ve been playing with my hair a lot this year and I thought we could talk about why.  A lot of it has to do with rediscovering who I am and a lot of it has to do with appreciating myself.  That might be confusing, but let me explain.

Before we get too deep, let’s back track through some of my hair color history, shall we?  Sit back, relax, and maybe play Hair by Lady Gaga in the background to get you in the zone (I’m not going to lie, this song makes me really emotional.).

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BowTube – Recent Favorites and a Giveaway.

A collection of photos of Tara with some of her Recent FavoritesHey there everyone,

I haven’t done a favorites post in forever (literally forever). I’ve been loving making videos (Vlogs, beauty videos.) recently so I figure there wasn’t a better way to share some things I’ve been loving with you.  Including my new blue hair.  What?!  Oh yeah, and I’m hosting a little giveaway.

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FOTD – Cheap and Cheerful Spring Time.

drugstorefotd A photo of makeup products  all from the drugstore that Tara used in her makeup look Hey there bow friends! Ahh, spring time! Well, in Florida it’s basically summer, but I’m finally getting into the spring time mood.  I ended up doing some really simple and quick makeup before work the other day and came to two realizations.  1. It was super springy and fresh looking. 2. Every single thing I used was drugstore which was really exciting. Continue reading

BowTube – No Heat Curls For Summer.

Conair Pillow Soft Rollers

Hey there bow friends!

It always seems that around the spring time I get really into princess, curly hair.  Last year, I shared my favorite products for getting awesome curls, but now that I have bleached ends, I really wanted to find a way to get those curls without using heat.  Now I know what you’re thinking, everyone and their mother posts a no heat curls post/video.  It’s true.  The thing is those braids, twists, and knots never offer consistent results or really work well with my hair type.  So you can imagine how happy I was when I found the Conair Pillow Soft Rollers.

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E.l.f. Smudge Pots.

Some purple lilies with the e.l.f. smudge pots in Cruisin's Chic and Let It Go

Hey there bow friends!

I’m constantly looking for products that are easy on my wallet as well as easy to use everyday.  When I think of the perfect everyday product, I think of something that does all the work for me.  I want to apply it 1,2,3 and have it look fabulous all day and all night.  When I picked up these cream shadows, I had very low expectations and didn’t think they would out perform my favorite everyday eye products.  Who would have thought the e.l.f. Smudge Pots would be my new daily eye look champion?

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