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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blog Sale: Blushes!

While I'm sure most of you are busy preparing for Thanksgiving dinner and gearing up to brave the crowd on Black Friday, I've decided to use my PTO to clean out my makeup stash. Hence...

The blog sale is back! 

This par will be for cheek products only. Trust me, I have a lot more to go through. :(

First, the rules!

All sales are based on first come first serve basis. I’ll hold items for 24 hours. If the payment is not received within 24 hours, the item will go to the next person in line.

Unfortunately, due to exorbitant international shipping cost, this sale would only be for domestic (US/Canada) buyers. The shipping starts at $3 and $0.50 for every additional item. All packages are shipped first class unless you request (and pay) for tracking. 

If you are interested in any items, please email me directly at iamgrape1119@hotmail.com with the following information:
  • Items you want
  • Your paypal email address (I will send you an invoice)
  • Your shipping address confirmation (a lot of times it’s different than the ones listed in Paypal)
All the items are VERY gently used, and I’ll leave it to the buyer to sanitize them since everyone uses different methods of sanitation.


All sales are final. These are items purchased with my own money, so I can’t afford to refund or exchange things.

The goods:
Sleek blush trio $10 each
  • Pumpkin SOLD
  • Flame SOLD
  • Sugar SOLD

Benefit Hoola $15

Cargo blush $15 each
  • Key Largo
  • Mendocino
  • Siena SOLD
  • Amalfi SOLD
Benefit $15 each
  • Poppy Tint SOLD
  • Cha Cha Tint SOLD
  • Highbeam

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush $15 each
  • Amused
  • Fearless 
  • Natural Beauty SOLD
  • Glisten
  • Tickled 

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer $12 SOLD
The Balm Instain blush $12 each
  • Toile SOLD
  • Pinstripe
  • Argyle
  • Lace

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy shopping!

xoxo,

Tao

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Product Review: Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Hi everyone!

Before we start this review, let’s just take a moment and do a happy dance for this Bite Beauty lip set. I totally missed out on the epic holiday set Bite came out last year, but I was lucky enough to have grabbed this during the Sephora F&F sale. Now, not only have I had the chance to try out the much-hyped High Pigment Lip Pencils, I was able to do so at an AMAZING value.
This set comes in a cute red metal tin that reminds me of Altoids. It retails for $25 and includes four mini High Pigment Lip Pencils containing 0.05 oz of product each. So get this, you are essentially getting 0.2 oz of product for $25, whereas ONE of the full size Lip Pencil, which contains 0.09 oz of product, retails for $24. You pay $1 more for over doubled the product, AND gets to try out multiple shades? Where do I sign up?
It also has a decent sized mirror on the tin.
Seriously though, how cute is this?!
The four shades that are included are:
Sable (exclusive)—described as “nude” by Sephora, this color comes off as a light yellow pink. While this isn’t my favorite since it’s too light for my pale complexion and washes me out terribly, the creamy texture makes my lips look amazing.
Rhubarb-- described as “plum rose” by Sephora, this is DEFINITELY a MLBB (my lips but better) shade for me. I would describe this as a dusty rose with a strong tint of plum. Very effortless to pull off, this shade is perfect for everyday wear. One of my favorites!
Winterberry (exclusive)-- described as “festive berry red” by Sephora, it’s more berry than red to me. It has a strong cool tone and is the perfect raspberry shade. While this color is great for the colder months, I personally don’t find this shade very unique.
Pomegranate-- described as “rich red” by Sephora. MY FAVORITE! It’s a face-brightening red that’s more neutral as opposed to cool or warm. I personally think this shade is way more festive compared to Winterberry; it’d be the perfect shade to wear during the holiday season.
Arm swatches!
L-R: Pomegranate, Winterberry, Rhubarb, Sable
L-R: Pomegranate, Winterberry, Rhubarb, Sable
This is my first time trying the Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencils, and I’m happy to say that the hype is real. The shades are all super pigmented (duh), and the texture…Oh the texture! It’s so dreamy!! All of the shades are creamy and buttery with decent lasting power (around 4 hours for me).  
All in all, I strongly recommend this set to people who:
  • Have been dying to try out Bite products but don’t want to commit to the high price tag  
  • Hoard makeup and can’t possibly use up a full-sized of anything
  • Want to get friends/family who are makeup lovers a great Christmas present

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Til next time, have a great day!
Xoxo,
Tao