Friday, August 30, 2013

Tarte Tickled FOTD

I recently repurchased a blush I had gotten rid of awhile back. There is no reason in the head of a fickle makeup lover. Tarte Tickled is a lovely peachy rose. It is on clearance at, so get it while it is still around (and be sure to hang on to it this time, especially if you have commitment issues).

I used Armani Boudoir on my eyes. This palette has a gorgeous combination of peachy shimmer and matte brown colors. YSL Corail in Touch Rouge Volupte Shine was my choice for a brightening peach.

Armani Boudoir, Tarte Tickled, and YSL Corail in Touch:

Swatches in the same order:

Armani Boudior:

Tarte Tickled and YSL Corail in Touch:



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Coral Crush FOTD

I used the Tarte Coral Crush palette for a soft eye and cheek look. Sandy Grey is the all over lid color, with Cocoa Cabana defining the outer V and crease. I used Lilac Mist on the lid and Paradise Pink on the inner corners. I blended Park Avenue Princess and Carefree for a natural cheek color.

The main part of this look is the lip- Marc Jacobs Happy Ending lip gel. I am enjoying the formula so far- full of pigment yet light. The color is vibrant in one layer.



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

This Summer

Our new puppy:

My baby is getting too big:

Brotherly love:

Clouds on the way home:

You can follow me on Instagram- link in the upper right corner :) I am back to homeschooling for fall, so blogging will be more sporadic. I do Instagram more often, but mostly family and farm pictures.


Tarte Coral Crush Amazonian Clay Palette: Swatches and Review

After absolutely loving the Tarte Aqualillies Palette, I decided to give the next Tarte disc palette a try.

Coral Crush has no coral except the design on the outside- confusing? I love the starfish, although the fact that it is a raised charm does take away from the sleek design.

Inside the disc are a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and six eyeshadows. The highlighter and bronzer are the same as the Aqualillies palette- which works for me since I loved them both.

The blush is called Carefree, and the shadows are (left to right) Cocoa Cabana, Tropical Suntan, Sandy Grey, Golden Getaway, Lilac Mist, and Paradise Pink.

Champagne, Park Avenue Princess, Carefree:

Champagne is a light golden beige. Park Avenue Princess is a neutral matte bronzer. Carefree is a bright shimmering cool toned pink.

Cocoa Cabana, Tropical Suntan, Sandy Grey, Golden Getaway, Lilac Mist, and Paradise Pink.

Cocoa Cabana is a matte medium brown. Tropical Suntan is a lighter matte brown- coffee with lots of cream. Sandy Grey is a silver grey shimmer with a hint of brown undertone. Golden Getaway is a shimmery light gold. Lilac Mist has a matte light purple base with fine silver shimmer. Paradise Pink is a light frosty pink.

The color scheme is gorgeous- neutrals with a bit of color added in. I love the disc format, and everything is great quality. This isn't a palette where one or two shades are a dud- everything is beautiful and nicely pigmented. Overall I am loving this Tarte palette!