NEW FAVORITE LIGHTWEIGHT SUMMER FOUNDATION // LETIFFANYSHOW

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I’m not going to lie, I suck at matching foundation colors to my skin. And when I was at Sephora staring at these bottles of foundations, they all looked the same to me. Light sand? Medium sand? …Help…?

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Welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m doing a review of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation! This foundation retails for $39 and it claims to be a lightweight, full coverage, hydrating foundation with a SPF 15. It comes in 21 shades- I am in the shade  light-medium sand. (You know, I always wondered how they came up with these foundation names.. )Thinking Face on Apple iOS 10.3The Sephora website also says that this product is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. Lastly, the bottle is made of glass and contains 1 fl. oz of product.

Let’s start off with the box it comes in. I LOVE PRETTY PACKAGING like if you put a shitty product in pretty packaging, I might actually buy it. The applicator itself is a dropper. I’m not crazy about the dropper because I’m not sure what to do with it. The website says to directly dispense the foundation onto a foundation brush, but I prefer to drop it onto the back of my hand first and then dab it onto my skin. I tend to waste product when I directly put it on a brush or sponge.

This foundation has a floraly sunscreen kind of smell but it’s not terrible. It’s not noticeable after it’s been applied to the skin. With a primer (the primer I used was the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer), it went on my face super smoothly and stayed on throughout the day.

This foundation has a runny, watery consistency cause ya know, “water foundation”. It applies well on my skin with either my Real Techniques foundation brush or my Clarisonic foundation brush. I prefer applying it with the Clarisonic foundation brush. That brush just blends everything.

I tried making a video showing you how I like to apply the foundation! LOL my first “beauty” video ever! Check it out!

I found that a lot goes a long way, so I like to start with a drop of foundation and build up from there. When I first started using this foundation, I think I used wayyy too much and it started to look cakey. I learned that one drop from the dropper is enough and then I could always add more to where there are imperfections. I don’t find it full coverage but I think it’s buildable.  I enjoyed how lightweight it is because I’m all about that “no makeup makeup look”. This foundation would be ideal for those hotter summer days 🌞and maybe even humid weather.

I’ve been loving this product and it has been my go-to for these warmer days. The dropper is eh but it makes me feel like I’m in a lab or something. HEHE but that is pretty much it!

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think of it? Let me know what you think! Make sure to like, comment, ask questions… er look around my blog if you’d like..laugh at my posts heheh OKAY SEE YOU NEXT TIME ❤

Shine bright, peace out.✌

❤ , TIFF

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Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

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HELLOOO Friends! 

Ever since I started watching YouTube beauty gurus however long ago, I’ve seen many of them use the Clarisonic Mia 1 and 2. These beauty gurus pretty much did a great job convincing me that I needed one. I mean come on, the box itself says it cleanses 6x better than hands alone. UH YES I NEED THAT. But, that hefty price tag of $169 was what kept me away from purchasing one.

Around Mother’s Day time, the Clarisonic website had a promotion where if you bought their new foundation brush attachment, you’d get $40 off any brush of your choice. I did some calculating and even with the $35 foundation brush attachment, it was still cheaper than the Clarisonic alone. After some long thinking, I finally did it. I put in my credit card information, pressed submit order, and a week later… BAAM it was at my front door. (it was like Christmas day!! thanks mailman!)

The Mia 2 retails for $169.00. It is said to be have 2 speed facial sonic cleansing (delicate and universal). It comes with a sensitive brush head, trial size cleanser, travel case, and a 2 year warranty. It has a 1 minute pulsing T-Timer but to be honest, sometimes even after the 1 minute timer, I turn it back on cause my face don’t feel clean yet!

I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and this is what I thought about the Clarisonic Mia 2:

Pros:  My face does feels a lot cleaner than it used to be. To be honest, I thought the QVC and beauty guru people were exaggerating to make me want to buy it (and yes it worked..unfortunately..haha!) but my face does feel a lot softer! I did see the pores on my face shrink a little bit but not completely. When I apply makeup such as foundation, it seemed to go on a lot smoother. Even without makeup, my face looks a lot clearer and smoother…like a baby’s butt!

Cons: Like an electric tooth brush, you have to replace the brush head every 3 months. Now, these clarisonic brush heads are not cheap. They retail for about $27 each and $44 for pack of two. I read a lot of reviews where people love their Clarisonic but some have stopped using it because they didn’t want to buy the expensive brush head (totally understandable). Heh good thing I have a bunch of Ulta reward points saved up but its still an investment to think about.

Conclusion: I’ve only been using speed 1, which is “delicate” because someone recommended that as a new user, you should start with the lower speed. Maybe as I start using the “universal” speed, my skin will improve even more. Hmm..but, we’ll see. I’ll keep ya’ll updated. 🙂 Although it made my skin feel smoother, I don’t know if my skin feels 6x cleaner like it claims on the box…maybe 1x? 2x? I don’t think it’s necessary to have this device to achieve nice, clean skin. Pero like, I like it. I’m glad I finally made this purchase! YAY SKINCARE!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Make sure to like, comment, ask questions… er look around my blog if you’d like..laugh at my old posts like I do.. heheh OKAY BYE!

Shine bright, peace out.✌

❤ , TIFF


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COLOURPOP LIPPLES // LETIFFANYSHOW

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A few weeks ago, ColourPop had a flash sale and yes… i gave in. I’ve heard all about ColourPop from beauty gurus so I thought I’d give it a try! They were originally $6 each but after 20% off, they were about $4.80. At that point, I was like… why the heck not?

These are the colors that I got! 😀

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Lippie Stix: Brink 

Ultra Matte Lips: BumbleTulle ,1st base

Ultra Satin Lips: Echo ParkLyin’ KingLondon Fog 

I’ve only tried one of the colors (Bumble) so far and I really liked it. It has a liquidy consistency but dries matte. Bumble is really pigmented and the staying power is pretty good! I did my make up at 9 am and spent the day eating, drinking and shopping. After lunch, I checked my lips and most of the color was still there. Finally, I took off my make up at 10pm and most of the color was still there.

I haven’t tried the rest yet but I’ll have an update! But so far, for $6, its a pretty good price for the quality.

So I recommend you to try it out! Have you guys tried Colourpop? Let me know other products I should try! I’m curious 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing day! ❤ 

PS. free shipping if you buy over $30!

 

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Favorite 14 things of 2014

It’s finally 2015! Whew, that’s gonna take a while to get used to..In 2014, I started to wear more makeup and experiment with more products. Today, I’m going to show you 14 things I really loved in 2014 and hopefully, you can try them out in 2015! 😀 Alright, lets dig in.

(For the prices, I put -ish after the prices because prices may vary within each store!)

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1. Physicians Formula Super CC+ Color-correction + Care CC+ Powder SPF 30 ($13.99): I used this as a powder to set my foundation. To me, it worked…like a powder (haha). I didn’t really see any color correcting effects but it could be because the foundation already covered up any blemishes or pigmentation.

2. Olay Regenerist micro-sculping cream moisturizer (about $28.99): I may still be young, but I really love this moisturizer. I was home for break and I had run out of my moisturizer so my mom let me borrow hers. This moisturizer made my skin feel tighter in a good way. I like to joke around and ask my mom if I look 30 years younger. haha but this is one of the things I will repurchase.

3. NYX Matte Bronzer ($8.99) in medium: I have been using this since 2013. Err..maybe I should have switched it out by now but I just really love this product. A little goes a long way so you only have to dab your brush in for a little. I love all matte things because I feel like shimmer is too much for everyday wear.

4. Ecotools brushes ($10.49-$11.99): I decided to put these two brushes into one category because I frequently use them together. The first one is the Bamboo Powder Brush ($10.49). The bristles are really soft and it applies my powder pretty well. The other is the Bamboo bronzer brush ($11.99). This brush is the perfect size for my face when it is used to apply bronzer. Like the powder brush, the bristles are soft and easily blends in the bronzer into the rest of my face makeup.

5. Revlon Colorstay Makeup for combination/oily skin ($12.99-ish): This foundation is a favorite among many YouTubers I’ve watched over the past years. It was about time for a new foundation, so I decided to pick this one up. I love it. It makes my face look so nice and it really stays on all day. By the way, this is a full coverage foundation.

6. Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation ($9.99-ish): I reach for this foundation a lot too. It is lightweight on the skin and when you apply it, it has a powder finish. It makes my skin feel soft. In my opinion, it is a medium coverage foundation and it blends it quite well. It has a strange applicator, but I use my hands to put on foundation anyways.

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7. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Touch of Spice 660 ($7.99-ish): I love how matte lip colors look but not on me. However, I decided to try out this line of matte lipsticks and I fell in love. It is moisturizing and has nice pigmentation to it.  

8. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Plum Perfect 435 ($7.49-ish): When fall came around, I wanted to try going for a darker lip color. I was searching around for a dark red…maybe a little hint of purple. I looked through several makeup stands and found this one. It is moisturizing and has no taste to it. It is very pigmented too.

9. Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose ($4.99-ish): This lip gloss was a spontaneous buy. I’m not much of a lip gloss gal but I wanted to try one out. And boy boy boy, I am glad I tried it. This lip gloss is not sticky which means, my hair won’t get stuck onto  my lips! (yay!) It is moisturizing and has great pigmentation to it. Plus, it’s also very affordable.

10. C.O Bigelow Lavender Salve ($___?): This Lavender Salve can be used on the lips, face, cuticles, elbows and knees. I used it mostly on my lips. My lips are often chapped and chapped lips are a no no. I always put some on before I begin to put on my makeup so my lips are moisturized when I want to put on lipstick. I got this a while back at Bath and Body Works. I’m not sure if this was a limited edition product but I couldn’t find it on the internet. However, they still make the Rose Salve ($5.50).

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11. Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Waterproof Mascara ($7.49): This is one of my favorite mascaras of all time. It really holds the curl and doesn’t clump. It has a slight scent to it. The only problem with this mascara is that it is really hard to remove. I have to rub my eyes with make up remover in order to remove it. Even with that, I still see mascara smudged on my under eye area.

12. Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($9.99): I don’t usually wear eyeshadow but I like to experiment with them. I have heard great things about this palette and I had to get my hands on it. The colors are really pigmented but great for everyday wear! It would look great on all skin tones!

13. Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20.00): I never really used a eyeshadow primer because it was quite expensive. But one day, I decided to give in and pick up a tube. The primer helped enhance the colors of the eyeshadows and helped them stay on longer. At the end of the day, my eyeshadow would still be on my eye and not anywhere else!

14. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner ($9.99-ish): I love this eyeliner!  It glides on smoothly especially with the brush that it comes with. It doesn’t fade out throughout the day… it kind of just stays there. The downside about this eyeliner is that the eyeliner itself dries out pretty quickly. I haven’t had it for very long but it seems to be a bit dry.

Welp, those are my 14 favorite products of 2014! I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you ever try these out! Hope you had a wonderful New Years day!

Thank you for reading this blog post,

❤ , Tiff

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IPSY December 2014

Today, I will be talking about the Ipsy december 2014 bag. I was on the waiting list for a really long time and when I finally received an email regarding my IPSY bag, I was super duper excited.

First off, if you don’t know what an Ipsy bag is, it is a subscription box/bag that is $10/month with no shipping fee. (yay!) Each month, you receive a makeup bag and inside, you will find 5 deluxe samples.

Now you have a little insight on what an Ipsy bag is, lets dig right in! (eeek so excited!)

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TARTE lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara (full size: $20.00)

NYX Butter Lip Balm in Lady Fingers (full size: $6.00)

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Coolway Boost Repair Treatment (full size: $29.95)

Crownbrush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush (retail: $17.40 but on sale for $6.99!)

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Pixi Fairy Dust in Brightening Bare (full size: $10.00)

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Overall, I really enjoyed this month’s ipsy bag. I think my favorite item in my bag was the duel brush. I have been looking for a pencil brush but haven’t found one that is affordable and has good quality. But, my search is over! woohoo! What did you guys think about this month’s ipsy bag?

I hope you enjoyed my review of the December 2014 ipsy bag! Thank you reading this blog post. I hope you have a beautifully wonderfully day!

❤ , Tiff


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