tarte is getting all amazonian on us with the amazonian clay 12 hour blush

I am thrilled to hear that one of my favorite lines has come out with a blush made from clay baked in the sun by the Amazonian River. Tarte's new Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush has hydrating properties while at the same time helps to minimize unwanted shine. The texture of this blush is somewhere between a powder and a cream (perfection?) and it has some serious staying power.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush contains vitamin A, C and E, on top of being naturally nutrient-rich. These extra benefits will keep skin moisturized, improve tone and elasticity and assist in removing oil on skin's surface (which in turn will help foundation last longer). 

This lovely new addition to tart's line comes in 8 gorgeous shades that range from bright pink to coral and can be found at Sephora.

another excuse to play in my makeup - the stila makeup player

HauteLook may be the end of me. I had been attempting to avoid the private shopping site for the last month or so when a friend from Twitter informed me that Stila cosmetics would be available a few weeks back. So I did what any girl in her right mind would do and dropped what I was doing, got online and bought a bunch of makeup.

I am now also the proud owner of The Makeup Player by Stila, a makeup case that doubles as an MP3 player so that you can watch your favorite YouTube guru or listen to music while you are playing in your makeup. It is pretty fabulous. 

Right now Stila has a wonderful deal going on that allows you to select $70 worth of your favorite Stila cosmetics and then enter code MUPLAYER at checkout to receive The Makeup Player for free.  Some of my Stila must-haves are: One Step Makeup, a primer, concealer and powder in one simple step, Sila Sun Bronzer and of course the infamous Stila shadow Kitten.


ispiration and such

It is still flipping cold out. That has not stopped some from busting out their flip-flops, but I am refraining. I needed some inspiration the other day (to get myself out of my warm, cozy bed) so I went looking:

I will take 2 of those..

A splash of Twiggy..

And a Loving Life Dress (it's called that, so I expect that it will make me love life once I'm in it).