The Best Target Beauty Buys!!

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I like many people in the world have a Target obsessions. Bored? Go to Target! Sad? Go to Target? Happy? Go to Target! Target literally makes everything better and because Target is totally stepping up their beauty section this makes it even better! Or worse… for your wallet depending on how you view it but glass half full people it’s a great thing!  I love browsing the beauty section at Tarjayyy and here I am to share my favorite beauty buys from Target, with you!

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Kristin Ess Haircare is a must if you’re at Target!!!! A must. The shampoo and conditioner are great. The Beach Wave Spray is good but I like the Dry Texture one better. Both offer non-sticky texture and grit without making your roots feel saturated with powder! It’s preference for me but I like the Dry Texture better, I think it does more. The Blow Dry mist is amazing at stopping frizz and cutting down blow dry time.  It also makes your hair sleeker.

Good Chemistry Fragrances. This is a line of fragrances that recently came to Target. They have perfumes and colognes and they have testers out at Target  so you can smell them!! This one was $24 and it in no way smells like a cheap perfume! This is the scent Queen Bee and its playful and fruity smelling.  I like it but I will say the sprayer part that you push down to get it to spray often gets stuck inside the bottom part.  I mean the perfume is only $24 so it’s fine if you’re patient but just to let you know!

Thayer’s Witch Hazel. This is great to use before makeup or after you wash your face. It’s tones, hydrates and gets the extra gunk off your face. Honestly just a great staple!! Pro Tip: If you’re drier, use a spray toner because cotton will strip your skin of moisture.  Or if you’re just lazy or like me I’m both! This is the lavender scent but its very tame smelling. They also have scentless if you’re sensitive!

Acure Skincare. Acure is awesome and the price point is great. I love their oils, they’re under $10 and they work!

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Bliss Spa products. I’m loving the new Bliss products at Target! I recommend the masks and the dewy moisturizer!!! The In the Honey one is super hydrating. The Mighty Marshmallow one feels awesome on your face and makes your skin radiant.  The Ex-glow-sion moisturizer has iridescent shimmer and is so pretty under makeup! It reminds me of the Glam Glow mega illuminating moisturizer! I love this stuff so much and it feels high end and from what I’ve tried it works!! I can’t wait to try more.

Loreal Lash Paradise. I love this mascara. It’s a Too Faced dupe and my favorite mascara at Target. It also keeps my hard to curl lashes curled!!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. This is a staple and IMO the best concealer at the drugstore! They recently expanded the shade range too! It’s not perfect but it’s getting better.

There are my favorite Target buys? DO you have any that aren’t here? Please lemme know! 🙂

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NY Diary!​ Summer 2018

Hi All!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know I was in New York last week.  I was there for a graduation but I had some free time to fill with shopping and eating.  It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy…maybe it does hahah…but a Sephora and guac is a quick ticket to get there!  One of the highlights of my trip was going to the bite beauty lip lab!!! You get to make your own bite beauty lipsticks and I 100% recommend it. I did it with family and it was awesome and it was a hit! I love beauty and my family isn’t as into it but we ALL wear lipstick so it was awesome for everyone! It doesn’t get better than being able to create your own shades!

I vlogged my week in NY so that should be up soon!

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Here are all the pigments! Pretty to look at but is it just me or shouldn’t this be covered because…dusty!?!

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They pair you with a consultant to mix your colors.  Here’s goldilock’s I mean my mom’s! 🙂 They’re pretty patient and you try on every color and get to tell them what you want to add.

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Here’s MINE!! I went with the first and the fourth shade. I tried to add some color so I did a sheer coral and of course, a brownish nude. SO happy with my shades. They also have different finishes and scents to choose from that you add to the lipsticks.

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Dress is F21 but can’t find it online. // Fanny Pack is freep…Free People! Shoes are sole society!

I did go for a graduation, NYU’s graduation so here’s one of my outfits! I’m so obsessed with wrap dresses. Also my fanny pack I’m dead for it. I LOVE it. It makes every outfit chicer.

I’m so @$#@$ pale! I want to try this tanner.

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oo35mm!!! The go-to spot for K-Beauty in NY. It’s in Soho in the heart of Chinatown right on Canal street. It’s the size of a closet and stuffed to the brim with product but a great spot for k-beauty.

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Jeans are Topshop and YES my grandparents did ask me if I got them onsale.

Here’s me pretending I’m a hypebeast. Also, I’m denim on denim’s biggest fan….and my fanny pack’s.

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Shelfie + products I won’t be buying!

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This is traveling light :’)

Hi from NY! I’m here for the week to go to a family graduation. Def going to do some Sephora shopping so I’ll share that soon! Also trying to vlog! ** crosses fingers** I forgot today LOL but tomorrow is a new day so we’ll see how it goes.

Back to the post!

Oddly enough I like watching Youtube videos about products people aren’t going to buy so here is mine!


Glossier Lash Slick. I like dramatic, voluminous lashes and this is more natural. It’s just not a good fit. I’d rather get the Milk Makeup Kush mascara.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dream palette. Looks like another holographic highlighter palette. I appreciate it and it’s gorgeous to look at but I don’t need to own it or wear it.

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered palette. I want a Huda eyeshadow palette but the colors in this are the same as her other palettes just with a new formula. Boring! If I wanted those colors I would have got it already.

Kylie Momager, Kris Jenner collab. Nothing in this collab gets me excited or sticks out. A lot of it looks similar to past releases…. IMO.

Tarte x Aspyn palette. I wanted this when I saw the swatches but the palette just looks boring.  Its gorgeous neutrals but I have so many neutral palettes.  It just doesn’t get me excited and I already have good basic shadows in my collection.

Colourpop Fame Palette. Gorgeous but Colourpop is a hassle to get and I don’t need a neutrals palette plus I go for warmer tones.


What I could buy…

Available Now! LINK ➡️ BIO 💗💄✨online @Sephora The Orgasm Afterglow #LipBalm 👄 From the upcoming Orgasm ✨ #Collection @narsissist #Summer2018 includes: 1. #Afterglow #LipBalm $28 2. Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer $26 3. Special Edition Orgasm #Blush $39 4. Illuminating Loose Powder $28 More pictures in previous posts . . . The complete collection be available ➡️ MAY 17TH Online @sephora early access / MAY 20TH for everyone . . Did u get yours?? 💗✨💄 #Trendmood #narsissist #sephora . . #makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk #makeuptutorial #makeuplover #makeupaddict #makeupaddiction #makeupdolls #onpoint #onfleek

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Nars orgasm lippie. I love that its sheer and the color is flattering and light for summer.

Fenty Beach Please eyeshadows duos. I LOVE Fenty. The new shadow/face duos along with the Killawatt duos are gorgeous! I want both…one of each!

Milk Makeup Kush Mascara. I have heard good things.

Huda Beauty coral obsessions palette. Super into red/orange matte shadows. what happened to me?!

Kat Von D anniversary highlighter. I DON’T NEED IT BUT THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS.

Fave Contour Products

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I’m about 4 years too late but I have been really into contouring!! It’s definitely not part of my everyday routine, I like it for nights out, pictures or when I’m just in the mood to look more beat.

I really appreciate the value of contouring my forehead!!! I have a big forehead, a 5 head so I always make sure to add some bronzer up there if my hair is up for some kind of foreheard minimizing. If you watched Rihanna’s 10 minute going out makeup look she swears contouring!  She does her forehead and a triangle under her chin to down her neck to manage the double-chin. That’s a trick I haven’t heard of before and I tried it and it works pretty well.

You can contour with bronzer! I like to use a cream contour and then go in with powder bronzer. Most people recommend contouring with a cool tone bronze. Its all about preference and what you like on your skin. I like a cool tone contour if I want a chiseled look. I like a warm tone contour if I want my skin to look warm and my bronzer to wear longer.

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POWDERS

The Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder. This is amazing for contour!  I use this after I bronze the face on my cheekbone hollows, forehead and nose.  A little goes A LONG way. It’s smooth, buttery and it’s more cool toned but never grey.  I have the color dark and I’m a medium skin tone. I could use the medium one but I like the dark for extra oomph.

Morphe Brontour. This is my favorite bronzer at the moment. It features a contour side and a bronzer side and I mix the two. If I feel like adding some definition I’ll dip my brush on the contour side. This is amazing!! It’s $12 and everyone needs it. It’s gorgeous and it has a soft glow to it. OB-SESSED.

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CREAMS

Nudestix Bondi Bae.  This is a mid-tone cream bronzer. I like to use it on its own for lighter makeup days but you can totally set it with cream.  If you’re new to contour I recommend something like this. Creams seem scary but they’re so easy to blend if you use too much. The applicator makes it really easy to carve our your nose and cheekbones too.

Milk Cream Bronzer. I love this warm cream bronzer. You can use it bronze or contour. Its warmer so it leaves my skin more bronzed looking than contoured. I love this so much and its great for beginners, bronzer lovers and cream junkies alike!

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Wand. This is awesome because it’s SO buttery and easy to blend.  This is a cool tone contour so its perfect for a chiseled face.  It’s not too grey which I love. Kevyn Aucoin makes awesome contour products.

LA Girl Pro conceal in Toast. This is a great drugstore contour option. Any darker concealer will work but I love the chiseled look this gives and the brush applicator. It’s not too cool toned but it can still leave you super chiseled looking!

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New stuff in the rotation!

I’m in the midst of finals so forgive my lack of posting this week! I’m pretty active on Instagram, though. Here are a few products I’ve started using and loving lately.  There are some older ones that I started using again in the mix too.  These aren’t my April favorites, but I want to start doing monthly favorites again. I go home for summer next week so if I start feeling super ambitious and less of a scaredy cat maybe I’ll even do a video.

My whole routine now is so light and airing on the side of I could give a shit… I really could but I still like beauty so it has to be some type of elaborate routine.

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Youth To The People Superberry hydrate + glow oil.  That is a looooonnngggg name.  I love face oils for many reasons; they’re hydrating, and they make your skin look dewy so basically whats not to love?  Maybe if you’re oily nothing but I’m dry, so I have lots of love for face oils.  I was actually surprised by this one because its very light and absorbs really quickly into the skin.  This isn’t a bad thing!  I just have a few more oils that I love with a thicker consistency, so that’s what I expected for this. I’ve been wearing it at night time with moisturizer and in the morning under makeup.  Personally, I could go with a thicker oil at night because I’m dry but this is hydrating enough! Its great for under makeup.. which is scary to a lot of people but it absorbs so quickly and makes you dewy. This is an effective everyday oil, and it smells amazing! Sort of like a tropical kiwi.

Mario Badescu cucumber and aloe spray.  I’ve always loved this and I’ve gone back to using it as a hydrating mist and setting spray.  This is my favorite scent.

Dr. Jart. Cicapair drops.  If you like the Dr. Jart Cicapair cream you’ll love this.  It’s a lighter, serum-like consistency that cancels out redness. I will say this isn’t as full coverage as the cream which is good and bad.  The cream has full coverage with SPF which is what I like BUT it has a noticeable white cast that it leaves to the skin. The drops are lighter, add a dewy finish but aren’t as full coverage or have SPF.  I love the drops since I can cancel out redness without looking paler. The drops also layer very well with sunscreen and makeup.  I use the drops and then layer over them with sunscreen and concealer. If I’m really red I’ll use a hint of the cream for extra help! I like the drops more since I can still look tan.  I think they’re a great, lighter option for summer!

DE Umbra tinte. I’ve talked about this sunscreen before. It has a slight tint and sheen that it adds to the skin. It’s my favorite and I don’t even have a desire to try other sunscreens because I love this one so much.

Super Goop SPF setting spray.   I wish more brands would come out with something like this. It’s a great concept if you don’t like the feeling of sunscreen and its great for reapplying throughout the day. The smell is a little chemically.  It’s cooling on the skin but not refreshing like other sprays. It’s a spray sunscreen so expect that.

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Tarte Shape Tape.  I always go back to this concealer because it’s so good.  I love the full coverage since I don’t wear foundation or bb cream.  I will say, I think it can look cakey with foundation if it’s not sparingly used! It can also a tad drying so I have to prep my skin for it and sometimes I can’t use it under my eyes.  Why do I love it? Its full coverage, easy to blend, it matches my skin and it has a skin-like finish. It’s just the perfect concealer and its a staple in my collection that I always go back too.

Nudestix Bronzer in Bondi bae. I love cream bronzers and this one is no different.  It has a more orange bronze tone but it doesn’t look orange when you apply it.  It’s good for warming up the skin and it’s easy to blend.

Bobbi Brown crushed lipstick in Sazan Nude.  Everyone needs to own this! Its the perfect nude color that looks like your lips but better. It has a stain, blotted look to it and that’s super flattering and my favorite kind of lip.  It’s SO comfortable and creamy to wear.  I LOVE it.

The tea on some hot new products!

Hi all! Here to share my thoughts on some hyped up, new, makeup releases. We have the Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask which is huge in the skincare/blogger community since blogger Marianna Hewitt created it. Then we have the Milk makeup serum stick, a Morphe bronzer and some new influencer releases.  I’ve had pretty good luck with all of these products so here. we. GO!!

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Nars Fort de France highlighting powder. I didn’t need more highlighter… I never do but I made an exception because this one is so smooth and gorgeous on the skin! Its more subtle, lit from within and far from being in your face and blinding. I’m over intense highlight! This doesn’t emphasize texture and it melts into your skin with a setting spray.  Nars makes the smoothest highlighters in the game and this one is awesome. I will say you really benefit by using setting spray to get rid of the powder look.  Would I buy again? Absolutely!

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.  I love a vitamin c serum ever since I first tried Drunk Elephant C- Firma. Is this as good as Drunk Elephant? No but it does brighten and help retexture skin.  Its not as potent or fast working as Drunk Elephant but its way cheaper! If your skin doesn’t dramatically need brightening or overall help I would say try this!  I really like it and it reminds me of Drunk Elephant just not as fast acting or strong.  Its still a good serum for brightening and smoothing skin and I like it. Would I buy this again? Yes $15 for a good sized mini is an awesome price.

Natasha Denona chrome lid pot. I love this for a subtle eye shimmer/ easy eye look.  Its so easy and you can use your finger to apply it.  I haven’t used this for an intense all glitter eye so I don’t think its the product for that but its great for subtle shimmer and color to the lid. Would I buy again? Yes, I want the brown/lavender iridescent flip one!

Flower Beauty Concealer. This is a good concealer but the color is off. The range isn’t great. This is light medium and its a bit too yellow/green for my skin!  I’m pretty yellow too.  I love the coverage this offers and how easy it is to blend.  It also wears for a while on the skin. I said I like this better then Shape Tape and I used Shape Tape the other day since its more my color and guys…. I just don’t think you can beat Shape Tape! But this is only a fraction of the price at $9 and I think its one of the better high coverage concealers at the drugstore! Would I buy again? Yes but I need more shades because this one is obviously not a match when I wear it.

Morphe Brontour I am SHOOK by this bronzer.  This is the most gorgeous, luminous bronzer I’ve tried in a while!  I love that I have a matte/contour option in this to add more definition to my cheek bones.  Definitely an awesome concept by Morphe and great execution because this is such a good bronzer.  This color isn’t too orange or muddy looking, I got the shade ‘Celebutante’ and its SOOOO easy to blend into the skin.  Its pigmented so use lightly but definitely worth picking up! Would I buy again? HELL YES!

Bliss Marshmallow Mask. I LOVE the texture of this mask. What does it do? I’m not entirely sure but my skin does feel nicer and smoother after washing this off.  Its also pretty soothing….ok read the description, its smoothing and radiant. Radiant is a good description! I agree! Would I buy this again? oh yes!

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Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask!  I understand the hype, guys I do and I understand every awesome review I’ve read on Instagram! ( I have yet to read a bad one. )  This mask is very hydrating and I see why it would be so good on a plane.  (I plan to try it on my plane ride home in 2 weeks!) It left my skin noticeably plumper and glowing..kinda like a huge glass of water for your face.  It has peppermint extract so I felt it tingling on my skin a little bit.  I’m pretty sensitive so it left me a little red but it did go away soon after. Would I buy this again? yes!

Essence Pure Nude highlighter. Needing a cheaper, everyday subtle glow? Look no further because this is for you. I got this because its supposed to be a dupe for the Hourglass ambient lighting powder and it is! I use this more as a setting powder all over my face when I feel like using one and it sets my concealer with a gorgeous, luminous sheen.  You can also use this for a subtle highlighter and its equally as pretty.  It nails the glow from within look.  I totally recommend this as an Hourglass ambient lighting powder dupe or as a subtle highlight. Would I buy again? Yes!

Bobbi Brown lipstick in Sazan Nude. This is a collab with blogger and YouTuber Sazan Hendrix. I love her instagram and her YouTuber videos so I knew I had to grab this after seeing its sheer, nude coloring. This is one of the best lipsticks I’ve ever used.  It’s so hydrating, creamy and comfy to wear. I never really went for Bobbi Brown in the past because I considered it a more mature brand and I’m wrong. I have very dry, chapped lips and this lipstick wore so nicely and kept my lips moisturized. I would go as far to say thats its one of the best lipsticks I’ve ever used.  I love the color, its like your lips but better and I will definitely be adding more to my collection. Would I buy again? 100% YES!

Dr. Jart Tiger grass camo drops. If you like the tiger grass cream, you will love this.  Meet tiger grass cream’s lighter, thinner sister! hahah. I would describe this as a color correcting treatment with a serum texture.  You need about three drops and it’ll even out redness into your skin color. I go in with 2 more if my cheeks are really red from sleeping. Since this is a much thinner texture it also doesn’t give the whitecast that the cream has. I need very minimal concealer when I use this and thats it.  Makes me a very happy girl! I really love this product and I reach for it daily. It also layers really well with an oil, moisturizer and sunscreen — no pilling experienced! Would I buy again? OH yes, I expect a repurchase.

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Bliss Honey Lavender Moisturizing mask. This mask gives me Farmacy honey potion masks vibes.  Its similar in color but lighter in texture, non sticky and doesn’t warm on the skin. It does still offers the same amount of hydration.  This has a subtle lavender smell to it which I love.  Its not a Farmacy dupe but its a good hydration mask and I enjoy it. I’ve been needing a good hydration mask and this checked that box. Would I buy again? Yes!

Milk Makeup watermelon serum.  I wasn’t going to buy this at first because it sounded gimmicky but I saw good reviews on sephora.com as well as Instagram so here we are.  I really like using this! I use this in the morning as a primer for my skin and makeup.  My skin is pretty sensitive and it has never done well with a morning and night serum but this one is totally ok so far.  It wears really well under my oil, moisturizer and sunscreen — no pilling experienced.  I do agree with its hydrating and brightening claims!  This gives my skin life in the morning and it has diminished an acne scar I had on my forehead and my skin overall just looks brighter.  I’ve been using for a week and I do notice a difference.  I am using the Ole Henrikson Truth serum but not as consistently so I do believe that this is helping. Besides that I love the handiness of  Milk Makeup’s stick products. Would I buy again? Yes!

Essence Make me Glow Liquid bronzer. This is not a bronzer, its far too light and shiny even if your pale and love glow. This is a champagne, gold liquid highlighter! Its one of the easiest products to blend out and the glow it gives is gorgeous. I think this is one of the easiest liquid highlighters to blend out.  I have the Charlotte Tilbury beauty wand and sometimes I have a hard time blending that out and the product dries in the shape of the sponge applicator on my cheek within seconds.  I never experience that with this; its great, cheap and needs to be talked about more! Would I buy this again? Yes!

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Weekend of Outfits

I love showing my personal style I just am rarely wearing something other then lulus and a sweatshirt. I have to take advantage of the moments when I’m dressed up!  My best friend turned 21 this weekend so we stayed at a hotel in Faneuil Hall and bar hopped. Super fun girls weekend and I love getting a chance to dress up and take pictures. I’m lowkey a grandma but I’ll get up to put on heels and take a picture.

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Top – similar Forever 21 // Topshop Jeans // Dolce Vita shoes.

The shoes are super girly so the jeans rough it up…though not looking so flattering in the crotch area.  Mules are also my favorite shoes to wear. I always get blisters so I love a free heel sitch. I want these ones so bad! Also peep my Sephora bag…soaking up the last weekend of the sale. What I got will be up soon!

 

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Dress is Forever 21, Shoes are Kendall and Kylie

This dress is really stepping out of my comfort zone! It’s white with hearts so girly and way more feminine then what I go for. I love it with the pointed toe boots since it edges it up! Also have 4 layers of self tan on since it’s white and New England decides to snows in April.

These shoes — soo hard to walk on the cobble stone!

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