9.01.2011

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The main reason I've been m.i.a. is school...the supporting reason is that it was my birthday last weekend! Woohoo!

Adorable owl mug courtesy of a friend

Appropriate birthday card courtesy of another friend

I got the Slatkin & Co. Coconut Leaves candle when I bought all of those C.O. Bigelow lip balms I talked about in my last post and I have to say, it's even more amazing than I had anticipated. It has a fresh, coconut scent that's not sickly or overly sweet like some other coconut scents. Love!

I got that colorful, glass beaded bracelet at a local arts and crafts market. The beads are hand-made!

The silver and gold chain bracelet is The Ombre Metals Bracelet from HRH Collection. It's PERFECT...exactly what I wanted :)

The white hand bowl is not a new new purchase, but it was inspired by a post I saw from Lilladylife a few months ago :) It's from Urban Outfitters.

My makeup routine has become increasingly pathetic and boring, but I figured I'd include it anyway for those of you who were interested.

My "essentials" lately have been:
MUFE F&B foundation in #20
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte (surprise, surprise)
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (surprise, surprise, surprise)
Skin Food Vita Tok Lipstick in PK03 (moisturizing and pretty pink color...see original post here)
C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm (better than both Aquaphor and Elizabeth Arden 8-Hr Cream as an overnight lip treatment, in my opinion!)
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Line (ab.so.lute.ly. gorgeous. I've been using it for winged liner and on the top lash line only.)


Skin Food Vita Tok lipstick in PK03 (left) and MAC Black Line


And last but not least....
Can you tell I really like this stuff?! ;)


Exciting news: I think I may be purchasing a few new makeup products this weekend for the first time in a while! Stops at MAC and Sephora are a must :D Any new product suggestions?


42 comments:

  1. I LIVE on the Stay Matte powder. Only thing that keeps me shine free! SO GOOD.

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  2. I really need to try out that candle...I love coconut scents! Happy belated birthday. I hope school is going well and you are settling nicely into your new place. 
    xx
    Alicia

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  3. u got the hand bowl? AWESOME! i actually bought it after seeing it in one of Michelle Phans videos! it was just in the background and i was like I NEED that! omg u finished dream matte? Im not even close! i hit pan before u too!! what in the world??? hehehe u got 2, hope you got them when Maybelline has those deals! I have like 3! home, purse, office - this is a NECESSITY item!! lol 

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  4. Happy belated birthday Tiffany! <3 Love the HRH bracelet, her pieces are all stunning! Hope you have an amazing time shopping for new makeup :)

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  5. JessicaGettingCheekySeptember 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    GRR Tiffany, I'm sorry I completely forgot to wish you a happy birthday this past weekend! We shared the same birthday weekend for heaven's sake and I still forgot!

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I sincerely hope that you were able to step away from the insanity of grad school for one day and really enjoy your birthday :)
    ♥ Jessica

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  6. Happy belated birthday! ^_^ Hope you had fun!
    There you are again, Luminoso! How I adore you...

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  7. I got the exact bowl after seeing it on LilLadyLife! Loved all of her cute storage options! Extra funny because in one of your last posts I saw a green buddha bank from Urban Outfitters as well and I happen to have that too! Happy Birthday and can't wait for more posts! :)
    xx
    Megan

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!! As for going to MAC, I suggest Carbonized :)

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  9. LOL at your Maybelline powder stash! I left mine in the UK but excited to get back to it!

    Looking forward to your haul, and happy belated birthday!

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  10. I love it so much! And it's so cheap too :)

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  11. Thank you so much, Alicia! I hope you're well :)

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  12. No, there wasn't a deal but I had a hard time finding it in my shade at my local Target so when I saw it at a different one, I got 2! Thanks for getting me hooked on it! :D

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  13. Thanks, Ebru! I'll be sure to post about my new buys :)

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  14. Thank you, Jessica! And yes, I had a really nice birthday! I hope you did too...I'm afraid I forgot to wish you a happy birthday as well :-/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! When do you leave for Paris?

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  15. Thank you Amy! And LOL! Looks like someone else love Luminoso too.... ;)

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  16. Thanks, Megan! And don't you just love UO?! They have such great house stuff...not to mention clothes and everything else too!

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  17. Happy belated birthday! That glass beaded bracelet is so unique and pretty!
    I need to try out this Maybelline powder, what I'm currently using just oxidises on me and does nada on taking away shine... Boo

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  18. wow i want the milani baked blush. i love baked blushes.

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  19. ohh belated happy birthday to my fave beauty blogger next to ebru of course.both of you girls are so great at blogging.I can only hope that one day I'll be as good and successful as you girls. but anyway i'm looking forward to your make-up haul and many more posts in the future.i hope you're getting plenty of rest and not just all out studying and what better way to take a break from the books than beauty blogging? hahaha

    ps i really need to try that dream matte powder from Maybelline. =D

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  20. I've heard the eye shadows from the new MAC Me Over collection were great! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! 

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday, Tiffany! I think I'm going to have to try that Maybelline powder. Wish they'd go on sale. I totally recognized the HRH Collection bracelet! Please show it on? And enjoy your shopping :)

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  22. It's so difficult to find near my place just because of it's raging popularity! Ahh! I have to have a steak out in front of a drugstore to capture it.

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  23. Thank you so much! I know the Dream Matte powder doesn't work as well on some people, but I think it's definitely cheap enough that's it worth a try! Let me know how it works out for you :)

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  24. Definitely get it if you can! Luminoso is AMAZING!!

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  25. Thank you Diane!!

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  26. Thank you, Kelly - I definitely did :D I just might have to check out the new MAC collection soon...I feel so out of the loop!

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  27. Thank you! I'll definitely wear the HRH bracelet in an upcoming post :)

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  28. I wasn't able to find it near me either! A blog friend found one and sent it to me :) Good luck on your search though - it will be well worth it, believe me!

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  29. Thank you, Lindsay! I saw swatches of Carbonized on Temptalia and was thinking I'd have to check it out too :)

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  30. Thank you so much, Yu!

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  31. happy belated birthday! i bet your schooling has been demanding. i have some friends that are in pharmacy and they basically disappeared on me when school started haha. i need to try that dream matte powder out...

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  32. Just found your beauty blog and spent lots of time reading past posts, its absolutely lovely! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

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  33. I want that mug!
    Product suggestions? Why, I have plenty!- Stila shadow in Golightly. It's a unique bronze shade. No hints of red or orange whatsoever, and suits my very warm skin. What I like is that it has the sliiightest hint of olive without looking green on the eyes. You could call it an antique gold! It's lovely, and SO buttery smooth and gentle on the eyes. And it's quick to apply.
    - I have my eye on Stila shadow in Wheat. I've always found highlighter shadows too light and frosty on me, but this one looks absolutely perfect- a fleshy golden beige shimmer. I'd like to try using it on the cheekbones as well as an all over lid color for those lazy days. :)
    - NARS blush in Sin. I steered clear of this for awhile because I didn't think such a lavender-looking blush would look nice on me, but it turns out, my yellow/olive undertones suck up the purple and leaves the most natural rosy flush. And it has a slight golden sheen (no chunky glitter here!)- LORAC blush in Soul. Looks dull in the pan, but on the cheeks? It's a dusty yet warm rose. Very pigmented - I just tap the brush in the plan. Lorac blushes get a little powdery in the pan, but never looks so on the face.I'm finished. :D

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  34. Thanks Kelly! Yeah, it's been pretty crazy but I love it at the same time :) If you have oily skin, you should definitely give dream matte a try!

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  35. Thank you so much, Emma! :)

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  36. Whoa, thank you SO much for the detailed recommendations! Loved them! I'm going to check them all out when I go to Sephora this weekend :D Thanks again, CB!

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  37. Happy Belated Birthday! That coconut candle looks amazing!

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  38. Thank you so much, Nisha! It smells really, really good :)

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday Tiff! I bought that Milani Luminoso blush because of you and loving it! Now I think I need that Maybelline powder lol

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  40. I'm obsessed with Slatkin candles, just did a posting of their "autumn" scent that is to die for with the onset of cooler weather.  Love your blog name, too cute! Glad I found your site, visit mine if you get a chance! www.jennysuemakeup.com

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  41. Thank you, Amy! I'm so glad you love Luminoso too! It's SUCH an amazing blush, and I can't believe it's from the drugstore! :)

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  42. Thank you so much, Jennifer :)

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