Free for Haul Friday, Volume #359

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Holiday barrage — bareMinerals, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham
  • Weekend plans: The usual — brunch and blogging!
  • Do you like staycations?: I’m a homebody, so I love being home, but practically speaking, I’m terrible at not working if I’m home, so while I like them, they’re probably not actually relaxing or much like a vacation is supposed to be!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

He used to think it was real! Missed my baby! My pet sitter sent me this photo while I was away 😍

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Sneak Peek: BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Palette Photos & Swatches

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows, and it is the same size as the six-pan Eyeshadow Bar Palettes. The difference is that each “pan” is split into two distinct pans. It includes six new, limited edition shades, while the rest are part of the permanent range. Here are swatches…

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What's the Best Full Coverage Foundation that you've tried?

Share your pick! And don't forget to share why!
I have normal-to-dry skin, light-medium skin tone, warm undertones. Technically, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea is full coverage, which it can be, but it isn’t crazy, intense pigmentation in one tiny drop. That would be my favorite, but after that, I would argue Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (always a classic). I also liked Tarte’s Double Duty Hybrid Gel Foundation, but it doesn’t have a great shade match for me.

-- Christine

Sneak Peek: bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have a creamy, hydrating formula with medium coverage and a “balmy shine.” There are 20 shades, which you’ll find swatched below (don’t ask why on earth I thought it was a smashing idea to swatch 20 lipsticks on top of a bajillion palettes this month). I hope to review these, but I’m not sure on the timing as I need to start reviewing the palettes/kits I’ve posted recently first.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick

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