Tarte Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Collection Swatches, Photos & Review

Tarte Gifts From The Lipstick Tree

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection is a new kit from Tarte featuring three items in one new shade: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster and Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss.

The collection is based on the achiote tree which is found in the tropical regions of South America This tree is also known as mother nature’s lipstick tree because of the natural pigments produced from the seeds of the fruit it bears.

The shade we’re speaking of here is a shimmery golden pink. Universally flattering and super soft and feminine.

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Question of the Week

Good morning and happy Friday!

I hope your week went well. Mine was pretty good, went by fast. Funny thing about working from home – time is going by SO much faster than when I was sitting in a cubicle. I think that’s a good thing.

I recently finished a really good book called Defending Jacob. Great story and a very chilling, make the hairs stand up on your arm ending. Now I’m reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I also recently rented a movie called Shame with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. I had no clue what it was about when I rented it, but wow. Michael Fassbender is really good in it, but it’s not for the prudish!

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Is Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Spirited the Perfect Orange for Summer?

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint Spirited

New from Tarte this summer season is a hot shade of their awesome LipSurgence Lip Tint, and it’s called Spirited.

Spirited is a super hot shade of orange/red. It’s bright, pigmented, shiny, moisturizing and simply put, amazing.

LipSurgence Lip Tints are gel-based, peppermint infused and engineered from a proprietary blend of plant bio-nutrients. They contain jojoba seed oil, peppermint oil, vitamin C and vitamin E.

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Unruly Brows? Get ’em in Shape with Tweezerman!


Do you pay $20-30 every couple of weeks to get your brows waxed, trimmed or threaded by a professional? I do! I have been going to the Benefit Brow Bar for many years for this service simply because I didn’t have the know-how or tools to get my brows into shape myself. This is where Tweezerman comes in!

Tweezerman has been the “gold standard” for tweezers for what seems like ever. And there is a reason for that. They have really great ones! In fact I reviewed a few of their products back in June 2009.  Their tweezers are stainless steel and super sharp and precise. They will also sharpen them for you for free (when they become dull over natural usage) if you send them to their Sharpening & Service Department in New York!

You might be like me and think, a tweezer, is a tweezer, is a tweezer, right? Wrong! There are actually a few different types for different usages. And even some with super cute patterns!

But not only does Tweezerman have tweezers, they have all the tools necessary for you to maintain your unruly brows.

Tweezerman Tweezers

Here you see a variety of what they can offer. Various sizes, shapes and tips. From top to bottom:

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Anastasia See And Be Seen Kit for Summer 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Ansatasia See And Be Seen

The Anastasia See And Be Seen Kit is new for this summer, and has some really great products inside!

Go from flawless California casual to photo-ready in a flash with this versatile set for the eyes and face. This California color story represents effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl.

Inside you will find a Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel, Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in On Set and two Hydrafull Glosses in shades Plastic and Heiress. All of these items pack a really nice color-punch, and are perfect for summertime.

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