Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Bare Melon & Bare Popsicle: Review, Ingredients, and Swatches (Color Adjusting Lip Series Part 9)
Jan16

Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Bare Melon & Bare Popsicle: Review, Ingredients, and Swatches (Color Adjusting Lip Series Part 9)

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I didn’t even blink between the time I saw the new shades of Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint for sale online and the time I pressed the “Place Your Order” button. Bobbi’s Extra Lip Tint in Bare Pink was such a hit last year that I knew these two new additions would be hot as well.

Bobbi Brown's Extra Lip Tint in 2 NEW shades! L to R: Bare Popsicle, Bare Melon, and Bare Pink.

Bobbi Brown’s Extra Lip Tint in 2 NEW shades! L to R: Bare Popsicle, Bare Melon, and Bare Pink (original shade).

So what are they?

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RealHer Moisturizing Lipsticks: Something New and Fresh!
Sep19

RealHer Moisturizing Lipsticks: Something New and Fresh!

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I found something totally new and exciting without even trying. Isn’t that the best way to discover things? I first tried RealHer Lipstick this past month. I would be surprised if you had tried this lipstick too, or even if you had heard of the brand yet! 

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Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tints in Very Nice, Very Charming, Very Sweet and Very Popular
Sep06

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tints in Very Nice, Very Charming, Very Sweet and Very Popular

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Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tints are newer-to-my makeup collection. These tints have been reviewed and swatched by many bloggers out there, but I thought I’d try to give you a different take on them–more than just the basics– so you can really try to imagine the product and decide if this would be right for you.

After I got into the brand with the lip treatments (my post), I also wanted to try these. So far I’ve purchased 4 of 6 available colors. The shades available are: Very Popular (Warm Rose), Very Nice (Pinkish Nude), Very Sweet (Shimmering Peach), Very Charming (Petal Pink), Very Naughty (Ruby Red), and Very Vivacious (Coral). I have not tried the last two shades in the list.

The tints come in little glass pots with screw on lids. While I would love for these to come in twist up sticks or even mirrored compacts, I have to admit that the pots are really fun. There is something nostalgic and satisfying about holding the glass jar of potted color in my hand.

So why have I bought shade after shade of these? The ingredients are why– it’s skincare ingredients in the form of colored makeup. Because I feel completely confident about the contents, I plan to use these all the time. And, by the way, you do need to reapply these often to maintain color, but I’ll discuss that further down.

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint Ingredients:

Cocos nuciferra (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed wax, Natural and Organic flavors, Palmitoyl Isoleucine, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) seed oil*, Plukenetia (Sacha Inchi) Volubilis Oil*, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Tocopherol MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 75409, CI 77891, CI 77492) Carmine, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Trihydroxystearin

As cosmetics go, this list is astonishingly pure. Add the information provided by the brand, that all products are gluten free, synthetic free, cruelty free, made in the USA, and so on (note that they are technically not “vegan” because of the beeswax used), and I feel good about using Tata Harper products for many reasons.

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However, these tints may not be for every girl or for every occasion. I find that the colors wear off quickly on both my cheeks and lips, and I have to be willing to re-apply it if want color that shows. For my lips, I like to re-apply balm or gloss throughout the day, so this does not bother me. But the color fade from my cheeks is annoying and I constantly check the mirror to see if I look like a ghost or a happy girl. My take on this is if you’re hardcore into healthy makeup then you are probably willing to check the mirror more often to re-apply tint. At least, that’s how feel about it. I won’t digress too far here, but let’s just say that very few products on the market are “clean.” That means that any product with the “fragrance” ingredient could be sneaking in really anything. If you are genuinely sensitive and reactive, you would benefit from a brand that goes all the way in terms of purity and quality. Tata Harper, I feel, does that.

The other qualities of these tints are all good things though. There is the slightest scent from the natural ingredients that actually reminds me a bit of that old-school violet lipstick smell. It’s very pleasant. The color selection is good, and the tints come in different finishes and levels of sheerness.

-My favorite in terms of smooth application and sheerness is “Very Popular” (Warm Rose).

-My favorite actual color is “Very Charming” (Petal Pink). This does not come as a surprise to me, because I love bluish pinks.

-“Very Sweet” (Shimmering Peach) and “Very Nice” (Pinkish Nude) show up on my lips but not as well on my cheeks.

-“Very Nice” applies with heavy color pay-off and “Very Sweet” is sheer.

I am eyeing “Very Naughty” and I’m sure it will soon be mine. Any even against my better judgment, I will probably get “Very Vivacious” one day — though orange/coral is not usually for me.

Take a look:

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Nice

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Nice

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Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Charming

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Charming

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Popular

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Popular

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Are you tempted?

-JGG


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New in My Purse: Tata Harper Lip Treatments in Be Adored and Be Smitten (Ingredients, Swatches, & Review)
Aug22

New in My Purse: Tata Harper Lip Treatments in Be Adored and Be Smitten (Ingredients, Swatches, & Review)

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I recently concluded that Tata Harper is not just another brand playing up the “natural” image to take advantage of consumers’ growing concern about chemicals. Tata Harper has a different, and genuine, feel to it. With Tata it’s not about avoiding and replacing suspicious chemicals. Instead she seems to start from zero, adding each ingredient to a product for a specific reason, and ending up with potent and high quality cosmetics. (Forgive me for brazenly calling Ms. Harper by her first name, and taking the liberty of assuming she herself formulates the products. Please? I love saying “Tata.”)

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August Means Back to School, and Back to School Means Back to Swatching! W3LL People Nudist ColorBalm No. 1 (Coral) Review and Swatches
Aug03

August Means Back to School, and Back to School Means Back to Swatching! W3LL People Nudist ColorBalm No. 1 (Coral) Review and Swatches

All Items Purchased by Me.

Contains Product Links to Affiliate Stores (meaning a that I could make a commission if you make a purchase). 

I have a backlog of items to review and swatch because with my kids around I can’t get anything done that requires time to myself. I am not ashamed to say that I will be super excited when next Wednesday – the first day of school – arrives, and my kids will be in professional hands for 7 hours of each glorious day!

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A Bumpy Ride: Back to Plant Based, Vega-something-Ism
Jul11

A Bumpy Ride: Back to Plant Based, Vega-something-Ism

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At some point a blogger has to decide whether she is writing for herself or for the benefit of faceless others.

When I started this blog in January of this year I intended to review and swatch makeup, and build an outlet to talk about my love of luxury beauty and candles. After a couple of months I realized I was writing a lot about “natural” and gluten free skincare and cosmetics. Obviously you can’t change who you are and my interests naturally veer there. And since starting this blog in January I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the ingredients I put into my body, as well as what I put on it.

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The Bacterial Benefit: Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
Jul04

The Bacterial Benefit: Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk

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I take great pleasure in leaving my boys and husband at home while I take a leisurely, solo, shopping trip. And luckily, there is pretty much never a time when we don’t need some groceries and other sundries. So I typically head to Target, and usually late on a Sunday morning. I may be imagining it, but the moms and dads shopping with their kids seem to look at me longingly, wishing they were alone like me.

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Derma e Purifying Line: Review after 3 Weeks’ Use of Purifying Gel Cleanser, Charcoal Mask, Makeup Remover, and Youth Serum
Jun16

Derma e Purifying Line: Review after 3 Weeks’ Use of Purifying Gel Cleanser, Charcoal Mask, Makeup Remover, and Youth Serum

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I’ve written many posts about Derma e skincare and how well their products work as replacements for pricier products. I’ve been using the Derma e Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Acid / Vitamin A Toner for quite a while now, and gradually I’ve started trying other products. In the meantime I’ve noticed the popularity of the brand begin to soar, especially in the past 6 months or so. There is good reason for this, as Derma e is offering high quality skincare, free of the ingredients I avoid, at a good price.

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Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Color Cheek Tint Stick for Summer 2016 in Sheer Lilac and Sheer Pink: Review, Swatches, and Ingredients
Jun13

Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Color Cheek Tint Stick for Summer 2016 in Sheer Lilac and Sheer Pink: Review, Swatches, and Ingredients

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Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Color Cheek Tints are limited edition blushes for the summer of 2016. These blush sticks are available in Sheer Lilac, Sheer Pink, and Telluride ($28 for .21 oz). I picked up Sheer Lilac (“A Dusty Pink Tint”) and Sheer Pink (“A Pink Tint”) to try out because they looked fun and pretty, like juicy Push-up-Pops!

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 in “Pink” and “Siren” (Red)- Review and Swatches
Jun03

Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 in “Pink” and “Siren” (Red)- Review and Swatches

In case you were wondering, I did receive the two colors of Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 ($29 for .12 oz – available at Colorescience.com) that referred to having ordered in this post. And well, I’m not surprised, that I love both of these colors. 

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