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Blogmas Day 12: The Christmas Caper 

Welcome to Day 12 of Blogmas! We have a bit of a mystery today. I opened today’s advent calendar panel and discovered that it was…empty!

That’s right! Day 12 was just an empty hole where it appears a full sized eyeshadow could have fit. I feel a bit cheated, but it is also kind of funny as I imagine a makeup-loving grinch absconding with my little gift. Oh well! I do think that this advent calendar is a great idea, but it has been a bit underwhelming. Maybe next year I’ll get the one from L’Occitane.

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 11: Lip Liner to Go 

Welcome to Day 11 of Blogmas! I can’t believe that Christmas is only two weeks away! Today’s advent calendar panel finally revealed something that  US Sephora users can buy too: the Sephora Lip Liner to Go. These tiny, portable lip liners can be purchased for $6.

I’ll admit that I don’t typically use or like lip liners, but I’m glad that I have this one now. I think that red is the one color that often requires lip liner because it bleeds more than other colors in my experience. So, I’m glad this one is red! Also, it works really well. It’s easy to apply and lasts a very long time. I would prefer if it was just a bit creamier, but this is still a pretty good one at a very convenient size!

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 10: Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes 

It’s day 10 of Blogmas! Today’s gift is another Sephora Australia exclusive: the Sephora Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. These can be purchased for $8 for a box of 20 individually wrapped wipes.

As far as makeup removers go, this one is okay. The wipes are very effective at removing eye makeup. However, I didn’t love the texture of the wipes. They are just a bit abrasive, which concerns me since they’re for use around the delicate eye area. I would say that the price and texture make this product not worth it. There are plenty of just as effective wipes that are gentler and cheaper (like the Neutrogena wipes!)

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 7: Sephora Blush 


It’s day 7 of blogmas! I can’t believe it has been a whole week already. I’ve had a fun time with these blogs, and I hope you’ve been enjoying these short little posts too. Today’s goodie was a great one: a full-sized Sephora Blush in the shade 05 Sweet on You.

This was a really great blush! It retails for only $14, which is great for such a large container of blush. I liked this pinky/coral shade. I typically go for more pink than this, but I found that the coral mixed in with the pink didn’t make it too warm for my skin, so it still worked. Also, a teeny bit went a long way. This is definitely very pigmented! Overall, I was really pleased with this blush, and I’d absolutely recommend it to someone looking for an cheaper blush at Sephora.

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 3: Fingertip Eyeliner

Welcome to Blogmas day 4! Today in the Sephora advent calendar I received a bottle of the Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner, which can only currently be purchased in Australia for $14.

This is a unique little eyeliner. Your fingertip fits in the lid of the container to allow for a precise application. This eyeliner was easy to use and the design of the container worked well. The brush is thin enough to give you a lot of control to create the type of line that you want, so this was a huge plus. The only downside is that this formula does smudge and fade throughout the day. If they could have a different formulation with the same design, it would be a big winner.

Have any of my Aussie readers tried this one? If so, what did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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Blogmas Day 1: Eye Pencil to Go

Welcome to blogmas! This December, I’ll be blogging for 24 straight days leading up to Christmas. I thought the perfect subject would be the little goodies from my Sephora advent calendar. First up is the Day 1 present: the eye pencil to go. This cute little pencils can be purchased from Sephora for $6.

I was actually really impressed by this eye pencil! It has a very thin, precise tip which is great for application. The formulation could have glided on smoother, but it was also really long-lasting and budge-proof which definitely makes up for this. This is perfect for tossing in a purse if you think you’ll need a touch up throughout the day.

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-XO Tiffy

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Almay Smart Shade Makeup 

Sometimes I get sucked in and buy drugstore products in the hope that they’ll be just as good as higher end options. I’ve found some gems and had many more disappointments. Recently, I decided to try the Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup which can be purchased from Target for about $10.

I’ve got to admit that this one ended up being a HUGE disappointment for me. It blended well into my skin – too well, in fact. I couldn’t see any difference wearing this product versus wearing no makeup at all. I guess it’s claims are really true then because it matched to my skintone perfectly, but it also didn’t cover ANY of my flaws. My skintone still looked a bit uneven and my acne was not even a little bit covered. I think this foundation would really only work for those blessed few who already have perfect skin and are only after the SPF factor.

What are some foundations that disappointed you? Are there any I should definitely avoid? Please, let me know in the comments section!

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The Top 10 Products I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and this time of the year is a time for us to be thankful for all the things and people that we’re blessed to have in our lives. Of course, I’m so incredibly grateful for my friends, family, Josh, a job that I love, and so much more! I’m also so very thankful for my readers (that’s you!) because you make blogging so much fun as we share our favorite products and navigate the worlds of beauty and fashion together. So, I thought I’d share with you the top 10 products that I’m thankful for:

Product #1: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Day Tint

This tinted moisturizer is the best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used. It blurs and conceals my imperfections and makes my skin look so much better after each use. This is the perfect blend of makeup and skincare.

Product #2: Dior Addict Lipsticks

This is the one lipstick range that I return to over and over again. I’ve purchased so many of them because they’re just the best – longwearing without being at all drying. The colors are so pretty and the buttery formula is divine.

Product #3: Tangle Teezer Brush

After I shower, my long hair is always tangled, and this is the best brush in the world to easily (and painlessly!) remove all the tangles.

Product #4: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

This medium-coverage foundation blends so well and covers all my imperfections. It lasts all day long and is my go-to foundation whenever I need that extra boost of skin confidence.

Product #5: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

My acne responds so well to this product. Every time I use this product, my zits look noticeably reduced the next morning.

Product #6: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Removing waterproof eye makeup has never been easier than with this product. It’s so gentle but effective and never leaves a weird residue.

Product #7: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

The harshest of winters is no match to this lip mask. This thick mask can be used overnight or at any time of day for an instant dose of moisture. Chapped lips won’t stand a chance.

Product #8: BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener 

This concealer is my favorite for covering my dark under eye circles. It makes me look more awake and never settles into fine lines or looks caked on or unnatural.

Product #9: Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder

This subtle but beautiful glow is amazing! This product highlights like a dream and is perfect for contouring.

Product #10: Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme

Whenever my hair looks dry, frizzy, or is just rebelling, I know this creme will tame it in an instant and make it look smooth and shiny without looking at all greasy.

So, what products are you most thankful for? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Oil Gloss

Glosses that are oil-based are some of my favorites because oil makes glosses a lot less sticky! Recently, I received a sample of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Oil Gloss which can be purchased in full size from Sephora for $13.

This is definitely a great lipgloss, especially if you’re looking for a moisturizing neutral. All of the colors in this range are pretty neutral because the shades are so sheer. So, if you’re looking for a deep colored gloss, this isn’t the range for you. However, this is a great neutral range.

One great thing about this product is that, like most oil-based glosses, this one is not sticky! I don’t know about you, but I hate when lip gloss is sticky. It makes me distracted all day long when my lips are sticky, and I also feel like stickier consistencies make glosses look worse. Sticky glosses somehow make lips look flakier (even when they’re not particularly dry) because they don’t wear evenly. However, this gloss looks great and fades evenly because of it’s oiliness.

Also, like the rest of Too Faced’s Sweet Peach product series, this gloss smells like peach! Now, I can’t say that it smells entirely natural. It smells more like synthetic peach candy, but overall it’s still a really nice scent.

I definitely recommend this one!

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-XO Tiffy

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Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer 

It’s going to be winter soon! This means that moisturizer is going to become extra important in any skincare routine (although, it really should be important year-round). I recently tried a different moisturizer: the Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer which can be purchased from Sephora for $30.

One great thing about the Clinique brand is that they have great, quality products for more affordable prices than other Sephora-based brands. I find that this moisturizer is no exception. It does a great job at moisturizing and would work well as a primer. The “blur” effect is noticeable and allows makeup to sit really well on the skin. It fills in all the nooks and crannies that pop up on a face to create a smooth canvas.

I do think that this is a lighter moisturizer. Some people with dry skin might find that it doesn’t quite pack enough of a punch for them. My skin is pretty normal/combination and does not get extremely dry, so I find that it works well for me. I would think that it would be a good moisturizer for oily skin as well because the “blur” properties also make it look a bit mattified even though it’s moisturizing.

Have you tried this one? What’s your current go-to moisturizer? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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