Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul

Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul

Before you lay into me, I have been on a new makeup fast since the last sale season in November. I didn’t buy any new products for four months! I started easing up on my diet around March with some drugstore purchases and went to Sephora a few times to swatch up a storm, but I never made any purchases.

I think having a “sale season” in cosmetics helps me a lot when I go on makeup diets. It gives me a clear goal/end-date which helps me maintain the diet. I know I’ll get rewarded for my patience eventually. Ulta and Tarte had a sale recently and I’ve been waiting patiently for the Sephora VIB sale since last fall. That being said…let’s get into part of the damage I did this sale season! Continue reading “Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul”

Winter Favourites

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I’ve decided to start doing something a little different for my “Favourites” series on the blog. In the past, I’ve been featuring my beauty favourites of the moment and while they are never in short supply, sometimes I do find myself going back to basics in terms of simplifying my makeup routine. In short, I don’t really have that many products I’m necessarily obsessed with at any given time.

Moreover, I get pretty obsessed with random stuff for a few months and since it’s my blog and I can do whatever my little heart desires, I decided to include some non-beauty favourites for my winter roundup. If you’re just here for makeup and swatches, don’t worry. I’ve got some of that too! Continue reading “Winter Favourites”

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

I haven’t been wearing a ton of makeup this fall, for a number of reasons. I go through phases with makeup where sometimes I’m just not feeling it, haven’t got a lot of inspiration etc. Also, I had my laser eye touch-up in October so I wasn’t able to wear any eye makeup for a couple of weeks.

All this to say….That didn’t stop me from going a little crazy during the many sales this month. There was the L’Oreal warehouse sale, the Sephora VIB sale and I had a 20% off coupon for Tarte’s website….In my defense, I haven’t been indulging in new products as much as previous years, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to stock up since I could take advantage of some discounts. So stop judging me! She yells defensively…

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

Truth be told, I went a little crazier than I had originally planned….I don’t know what happened, guys. I just kept adding things to my cart. WITH ABANDON. It was equal parts exhilarating and shameful. Where are my fellow makeup junkies at? You know what I’m talking about….

So, here’s a roundup of my purchases with some swatches of the makeup items and a short blurb if you’re interested in knowing more about why I bought them. This is gonna be a long one, guys… Continue reading “Sephora VIB Sale Haul”

Vampy Lipsticks For Fall


Normally, my go-to lipsticks are red or nude, with a coral or pink thrown in during the summer for some variety. Although I am a recovering lip addict, I’m not super adventurous with my colour choices. Greys, browns, and the ever trendy “greige” don’t really do it for me. And forget about the blues and lilacs! They can look great on other people, but they just aren’t for me.

That is not to say, I don’t like having options. Especially now as we go into fall and winter, I think there’s a really good reason why burgundy, oxblood, and other vampy lipsticks are so popular now. They add a kind of richness to the season’s dimmer colour palette.

vampy fall lipsticks Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Mulberry Scarlet Tarte Tarteist Lip Pencil Squad Ciate London Liquid Velvet Voodoo

From top left to bottom right:
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Mulberry
Tarte Tarteist lip crayon in Squad
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Scarlet
Ciate London Liquid Velvet lipstick in Voodoo

Continue reading “Vampy Lipsticks For Fall”