Last Sephora Haul Of 2011: Bare Escentuals, Philosophy & More!

Hello my gorgeous beauty chameleons! I did not think that I would have time to do this but God works in mysterious ways!! I am excited to share with you my last makeup haul of 2011!! I can’t believe that this year is almost over, and you know what I am excited to start the new year with a bang!! We are all going to have fun and be beautiful inside and out next year and always!! Anyway. . . I went to Sephora in Novemeber and I picked up a few things the get me ready for the new year from skincare and color. I still need to make another haul, but I will wait until after christmas and share that with you all in the new year.

Anyway. . ย Here is a list of things I picked up. I know a lot of you like it when I list them with links just incase you are looking for the same things to try! Also don’t forget today is the last day to use your Sephora Beauty Insider & VIB coupons!!

  • Bare Escentuals Golden Tan
  • Bare Escentuals Ready eyeshadow quad in Truth
  • Bare Escentuals Ready eyeshadow duo in Showstopper
  • Bare Escentual Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Savvy (I LOVE THIS COLOR!!)
  • Philosophy Instant Skin makeover set
  • Fresh Lip duo
  • Sephora By Opi Nail Polish: Sparktacular
  • Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream

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Happy Holidays!!

Tasha ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sephora Haul: bare Escentuals, Philosophy & More!!

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Bare Escentuals: My Foundation Routine

Hello beauties!! I am so glad to be here today sharing another video with you all! Thank you so much for your wonderful response on my holiday makeup 2011: classic smoky eye tutorial!! I am so glad you all liked it and that some of you are going to even try it for your next holiday event which is fabulous!!

Today I am going to be sharing with you my new foundation routine for the moment of course (I can't stick to one foundation for too long, lol). For the past month I have been wearing the Bare Escentuals/ Bare Minerals foundation. You are probably thinking, what? Bare Minerals??? Yes, I decided to get back on the Bare Minerals band wagon since my skin is so tired of wearing liquid and cream foundations for the moment. Lately I just wanted to give my skin a break and wear something that is light weight and powder like and Bare Minerals was the one for right now. I am using the original formula foundation that goes on like a powder, but has a dewy finish like liquid foundation. If you have oily skin they now make a Matte formula too!

A while back and I mean a while back I tired bare minerals and I was always matched with either Tan or Dark and neither color matched my skin. One was too red and the other was must too dark for my yellow/olive skin. So since they now have this new shade Golden Tan I can now have a close match. I still have to manipulate the finish a little bit around the forehand and contours of my face with bronzer to get the perfect finish since my forehead is a little darker than the rest of my face. The bronzer I use for that is either NARS casino or MAC bronzer in Bronze.

I have notice that after wearing the bare minerals my skin is clearing from the breakouts I was experiencing from wearing liquid foundations and not sticking to my night time cleansing routine too. (Working late makes a lazy Tasha, lol) Anyway, in the video below I will be sharing with you what I use with the bare Minerals in order to create my flawless face routine. Do any of you use the Bare Minerals? If so, what do you like about it or not like about it? Let me know by leaving your comment below. Until then enjoy the video!!

Happy Holidays,

Tasha ๐Ÿ™‚

Some facts about Bare Minerals, $26:

What it does:
Made of only pure, crushed minerals from the earth, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation looks like a powder, feels like a cream, and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity while feeling as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The coverage is complete and is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.

Products Used in Video:

  • Ole Henriksen Express The Truth Moisturizer
  • Conceal FX in Deep
  • Bare Minerals original foundation: Golden Tan
  • Bare Mineral Mineral Veil
  • NARS Casino Bronzer
  • Sephora Airbrush Foundation Brush & Powder brush from the platinum brush set for $65
  • Sigma Beauty Concealer brush from the Make me Crazy brush set for $59

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Pinup Makeup Look: Holiday Red Lips

Happy holiday beauties!! I can not believe that I am saying that now, but. . .are you all ready for the holidays? I know I am! I LOVE the holidays! All of the shopping for gifts and family get togethers are so much fun to look forward too! With the holidays in mind I decided to create a makeup tutorial showing a easy pinup look using a bold holiday red lip. This look is very easy to achieve and will be beautiful to wear while you all are celebrating the holidays with your friends and family.

Product used:

 

Step by Step Video tutorial

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Fall Inspired Makeup Look #1: Autumn Eyes Tutorial

Hello my beauties! Fall is finally here, however I wish it would act like it is fall here in Texas, lol. Anyway, every time fall approaches it gets me so inspired to create looks that are inspired by the changing of the season. So with that said I decided to create a series of 3 looks inspired by the changing of the leaves that occurs during this time of year. The look you are about to see today will be a wearable look that can be worn to work or school if you are a makeupnista that has time to get all dolled up in the morning or a nice date night look out. Look #1 will be inspired from this photo below.

The products I decided to use are as follows:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Dope & Authentic Loose color concentrates (Occmakeup.com)
  • MAC Cosmetics: Brown Script, Handwritten & Orb Eyeshadows
  • Loreal: Color intense liquid liner
  • Red Cherry Lashes #218 (Madamemadeline.com)
  • Smashbox Cosmetics: Full Exposure Mascara
  • Not mentioned in Video: Makeup Forever Aqua Eyeliner 0L(Black) lower waterline
  • Makeup Forever: Aqua lip liner 2c
  • Sephora Cream Lip Stain: #5
  • Smashbox Lipgloss: Aura
  • Nars: Tao Blush
  • Sigma Brushes (Sigmamakeup.com)

I hope that you all enjoy this look and I challenge you to try this look for yourself and post a picture on my facebook page to share with our other beauty chameleons out there. My facebook page is: facebook.com/beautychameleon. I can't wait to see your looks ๐Ÿ™‚

Autumn Eyes Tutorial

 

 

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Beauty Chameleon’s Makeup Haul: Sephora, MAC, Eve Pear & More!

Hey my beauty chameleon's! It is about that time again! Yes, this is my official first haul of the year even though a lot of things were purchase after Thanksgiving, Christmas and in the New Year. The reason why I like to share my haul is due to the fact that my subscribers from my youtube channel (NHOP76) love to see what I use. I also feel that it also helps other women make a better decision on something that are thinking about purchasing for themselves to use in the future. So with that said, enjoy this video and if you hauled something recently please leave a comment below on your favorite beauty items for 2011!

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Flora By Gucci: Another Fabulous Fragrance For Fall

 

Oh yes! Another fabulous scent to share with you all. In my previous post I talked about my all time favorite fragrance which was Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy, but when I am in my sophisticated and feminine mood I fall for Flora by Gucci. Flora by Gucci launched in the spring of 2009 according to Sephora,

"This beautiful scent was inspired by princesses from the past, present, and future. The Flora Donna is a young, classic, and refined woman with the 'Gucci edge' of power and sensuality. The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons. This scent is an expression of the Flora legacy. Its seductive layers mirror the playful details and bright colors that channel the heart of a fashion empire."

When I first saw Flora by Gucci in Sephora last year and smelled the beautiful notes of: Citrus Accord, Peony, Rose, Osmanthus Flower, Pink Pepper, and Sandalwood I was taken in and had to get it. The combination of the seductive floral scents already had my mind thinking of places to go to rock this scent. I was imagining myself in a beautiful gown walking the red carpet of Austin, lol. Well, maybe not walking a red carpet, but at least a night out with the hubby rocking a gorgeous cocktail gown and wearing Flora by Gucci.

It's funny how much I love this scent because when I looked at it today I can't believe that my bottle is almost empty, so with that said I think I will be hoping over to Sephora because during this time the of year you know they will have some gifts sets and to my surprise they have this one available in a set this year, Yay!! I must tell hubby to read this post, so that I can end up with a new one for Christmas, lol. The Gucci Flora By Gucci Gift Set ($94 Value) Flora By Gucci Gift Set $70, features:

  • 1.6 oz Eau de Toilette Spray 
  • 3.3 oz Perfumed Body Lotion

I totally would love to have this set because it has the body lotion for layer my scent or I can wear it on days I just want a soft scent of the fragrance on me. Now, ladies let me ask you something? Do any of you wear this scent? What do you love about it and what do you think about when you wear it?

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Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value)

Have you ever wanted to try out NARS cosmetics before, but you did not want to spend a lot of cash to try it? I know NARS is expensive, but this is another brand that I truly love when it comes to there foundation, blushes and eye shadows. You trully get what you pay for with this brand.

Well, if you don't know I love when the holidays hit Sephora. During this time of the year Sephora unleashes the most amazing gifts sets at a value prices for all of the beauty and makeup junkies out there that want to get a taste of some of the amazing highend brands out there. The first value set I would like to share with you all is by NARS.

At Sephora online you can find this beautiful treat called NARS Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value) Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie for only $69. This set contains some of NARS top sellers like: the laguna bronzer, orgasm multiple and much more. I love this set for many reasons:

One, it  gives a person a chance to try out this amazing brand with out breaking the bank, secondly you are given a beautiful palette of eyeshadows which gives the wearer an ability to create looks that are appropriate for day or night, and lastly, you are able to try NARS best sellers like: the laguna bronzer, the multiple in Orgasm and a beatiful lipgloss. You essentially will have makeup for your eyes, lips and cheeks, love it!!

I currently own a few things from NARS such as the casino bronzer, orgasm, love joy and taos blush, few eye duos Sheer Glow foundation in Cadiz, a canes multiple and the orgasm lipgloss and I love them all! I feel that NARS products last such a long time due to the fact that there is so much product you get in each compact.  Now what exactly is in this beautiful beauty in a box?

 

Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value)
What it is:
A limited-edition kit featuring a handpicked collection of our favorites from NARS, plus a how-to guide.

What it does:
Sephora has teamed up with NARS to bring you this exclusive "Beauty in a Box" set featuring our latest product fixations, plus a step-by-step tutorial. Available for a limited time only.

This set contains:
– Essential Eye Palette – 5 x 0.05 oz Eyeshadow in Night Star (sheer peach with gold pearls), Galapagos (rich bronze with gold flecks), Nepal (rose with shimmer), Ondine (plum with gold shimmer), Thunderball (midnight gray) plus 0.03 oz Cream Shadow in Unconditional Love (peach beige shimmer)
– 0.28 oz Lip Gloss in Ophelia (strawberry nectar)
– 0.14 oz mini Multiple in Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)
– 0.08 oz mini Bronzer in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)

What else you need to know:
This set of NARS signature shades can be combined to create an endless array of looks, whether you're off to work or prepping for a party. To help get you started, the kit includes illustrated, step-by-step guides for creating three distinct looks: "Bronzed Glow, Sparkling Eye," "Romantic and Radiant," and "A Sophisticated, Smoldering Eye."

I am liking this kit a bit more because it includes a set by step tutorial which is great for someone that is new to makeup or for someone that just needs some new tips in applying their makeup for a flawless look. Overall, if you are a fan or NARS or a new fan of NARS I totally would recommend trying the NARS Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value) Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie for yourself or gift it to someone special for the holidays.

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Summer Bright “Purples” Neutral Eyes, Lips & Cheeks Tutorial

Hey everyone! Here comes another tutorial in my summer bright series and this one will include a bright lip and cheek, however the eye look will be more on the neutral side for my neutral chameleon. I decided to break out my MAC eyeshadows and wipe up a gorgeous eye that can be worn for everyday look at the office, dinner date, or out with the girls shopping on the town. Now for my dramatic chameleons out there if you have not seen my Summer bright “pinks” tutorial click here for some drama!

Products used:

  • MAC painterly paint pot
  • MAC Graphology E/S
  • MAC Seedy Pearl E/S
  • MAC Carbon E/S/
  • Cargo Dark/Neutral Browbone color
  • Buxom lashliner: Leatherette
  • Ardell’s Wispies Lashes
  • Lorac Special Effects Mascara
  • MAC Ombre Vintage Grape Cheek color
  • Lorac Tantilizer Baked Bronzer
  • Cargo Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: Tan
  • MUFE Duo MAT Powder 207
  • NYX Lip smacking fun color lipstick: Pandora
  • NYX Lip liner: Purple Rain

Following places to find the products I used: NORDSTROM.com for MAC, Cherryculture.com for NYX, Cargo products at ULTA Beauty and the rest like MUFE and Urban Decay can be found at Sephora.com.

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Make-up Tutorial: Sweet Juliet Meets Venus Teal

Hey my Beauty Chameleons!! If you all enjoyed the makeup I wore in my Raving Beauty Cosmetics review then here is the tutorial you have been waiting for! This look will include a soft and bright look using the following products:

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Sephora Beauty Insiders Save 15% Off. Now Thur April 19th!!

Sale alert for all of my makeup divas out there!! Sephora is giving there beauty insiders 15% off their entire purchase now through April 19th online! Click on the promotion code link : BI15 and save big on lots of your favorite makeup, hair and nail products now! Happy Shopping!

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