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Monday, October 29, 2012

My current obsession!

I mentioned in a recent YouTube video that I'm currently obsessed with Longchamp - I'm planning on it being my "go to" bag for inclement weather this winter... Right now, I'm thinking of the lovely Bilberry color!

I also am still obsessed with Tory Burch flats this year and I'm hoping to add to my Tory Burch shoe collection with another pair of Eddie flats:

And these gorgeous purple Revas:

I'm also still obsessed with Bond No. 9 frangrances (for a year and still going strong!) - I've decided that this will be the year! I'm finally breaking down and going for a Bond fragrance during Christmas time... I'm leaning towards Scent of Peace now.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Answers to your questions on You Tube!

You asked... I answered!

My answers to a few popular questions that I've gotten recently on my You Tube Channel, Bags4Bubbles...

Tips for buying Pre-owned, Authentic Designer Handbags & Accessories:

Top 5 Purse Styles and Designer Handbag Brands that are essential for any woman to own!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Pumpkin Patch Do-Over!

Since our first attempt at going to a pumpkin patch was a rain out, we had a pumpkin patch do-over day this weekend! It was lots of fun!

The girls got to see a lot of different activities, but I do believe the petting zoo was the favorite event!

It was a great day and we finally got to see some pumpkins in great Autumn weather!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Our rainy day at the pumpkin patch!

We attempted to check out a pumpkin patch this week... but unfortunately it was rained out. We were supposed to be meeting a mom's group there for a fun kids day and the day that was blocked out in our schedule happened to be the worst day weather wise to be outside! (Isn't that always the way?) I already had the kids loaded up in the car and ready to go - when the mom's group event was canceled... but I decided to still go over and check it out, to see if we should plan a family day there on a weekend when Daddy could go with us.

Here's our day in the life, of pumpkin patches (sort of), and running errands!

Cupcake got to pick out some cute small pumpkins for Peanut and herself!

At least I got a few fun indoor pictures of their matching Halloween outfits!

A 2 year old version of "Cheese!"...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set Review!

I've enjoyed this collector's set from Tarte so much, that I had to review it and share my favorite parts of this set!

All around, it is just an incredibly great value - 24 shadows and 8 deluxe sample size glosses would be well worth the $54 retail price... but with the additional deluxe sample size blush, full sized face brush, deluxe sample mascara, deluxe sample finishing powder, & great travel bag that is included... It makes me feel fortunate that I paid as little for the set as I did!

There are a number of stand out shadows in the palette...

- From the purple quad: Boston Brick, Spanish sangria, & Napa grapes - beautiful and unique purple tones that blend nicely together

- From the top right quad: Pearl River - a gorgeous base color that looks great all over the lid and up to the brow; Seychelles Sand - a matte gray with a hint of taupe that is great for layering

- From the top left quad: snowfall in Paris - lovely cream with a hint of gold shimmer that is great as a base or highlight; pyramid gold - subtle gold tone tan that looks lovely on the lid

- From the bottom left quad: Iceland Air, Mystic Seaport, & concrete jungle - combine for a stunning blue tone look

The shadows have above average staying power - especially when combined with my NARS Pro Prime eyeshadow primer - and I'm happy with the pigmentation in all of my favorite shadows. There are one or two shadows that I feel aren't as wearable or maybe don't have much pigmentation - but honestly, for 20 out of the 24 shadows to be winners is an overall win in my book!

And in my opinion, all of the glosses are great... not too sticky, great consistency, and moderate staying power. My favorites are the colors with a bit of shimmer to them - but all of the colors have been winners to me. I especially like them over the Dior Addict lipstick, Pink Cherie.

Also with this set, you get three deluxe sample sized products: Smooth Operator finishing powder; Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara; and Adventurous Blush (shimmering rose).

The Tarte face brush included is a full size and decent quality - I've especially liked using it to apply the  blush from the set. The Adventurer bag that the set is housed in is pretty good quality and is laid out well for travel. It has a large mirror on the inside so that you could put everything you need to do your makeup in the bag and finish it while on the go!

I think this set would make a great gift for anyone that loves makeup and is perfect if you're wanting to try out multiple items from the Tarte brand. My final verdict: It is worth the money and a great value for all of the items that are included in the set! This will be one of my favorite beauty items for Fall & Winter!