The great lash enabler: GrandeLASH-MD, GrandePRIMER, and GrandeMASCARA #LongLashes

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I am not completely lazy…I am willing to put in the work for great results. At the same time, I want immediate gratification – otherwise I get discouraged. Luckily, I get both long-term results and instant fabulousness with GrandeLASH-MDGrandeLASH-MD has totally enabled me on my quest for big, fat, amazing lashes.

@grandelashMD  Facebook: GrandeLASH-MD #LongLashes

@grandelashMD Facebook: GrandeLASH-MD #LongLashes

For long-term results, I use GrandeLASH-MD. This is an eyelash conditioner – ingredients include a mix of vitamins, peptides, amino acids, and conditioners that promote lash health. My lashes used to get dry and crunchy, especially from using waterproof mascara, and this awesome conditioner has helped them look their best. I really noticed it after about a month of applying it like a liquid liner at night right before bed. GrandeLASH-MD is totally safe for use around the eyes and has a 90-day money back guarantee.

GRANDElash - no primer or mascara

GrandeLASH-MD – no primer or mascara #LongLashes

So the GrandeLASH-MD is my responsible, ‘seeing the bigger picture’ treatment…but I also want results right NOW. To take care of this, I use the GrandePRIMER. This is a white primer that coats every individual lash. It has nutrient rich mini fibers that thicken lashes and make them longer as well. I’ve had primers that make my lashes stiff and crunchy, but this one leaves them feeling soft and lush thanks to a conditioning ingredient called Sympeptide 226EL. Like all the GrandeLASH-MD products, it has a 90-day money back guarantee.

I find that for the best results, I put one coat of the primer on my lashes then immediately apply the GrandeMASCARA. The primer dries quickly, but when it is just a tiny bit tacky it does an even better job of enhancing the lash appearance.

GRANDElash - with primer

With GrandePRIMER #LongLashes

Finally, I finish with the GrandeMASCARA. Honestly, one coat is all I need over the primer for tons and tons of volume and length. This makes me happy because even though the primer seems like an extra step, since I only need one coat of mascara I’m actually spending less time getting my lashes as dramatic as possible.

The GrandeMASCARA is really terrific. It also has the Sympeptide 226EL, which ensures volume, length, and conditioning. It stimulates keratin, so while I get my immediate gratification I also get long-term results without giving it a thought. The applicator grabs onto every lash, which are already defined thanks to the primer – and my favorite part is the mascara simply doesn’t smudge. It’s a total winner, and combined with the GrandeLASH_MD and the GrandePRIMER this is the total package for lush, fat, dramatic lashes.

GRANDElash - with primer and mascara

GrandeLASH-MD – with primer and mascara #LongLashes

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GrandeLASH-MD eyes! #LongLashes

I know it’s the holidays, and there is no doubt that a set of GrandeLASH-MD would make any beauty conscious giftee extremely happy. However, I recommend you put this on YOUR wishlist…or just buy it for yourself because you’ve been a very good girl this year. You will be very happy and your lashes will be even happier! Plus, there is a special offer at GrandLASH-MD right now:

20% OFF Any Holiday Gift Set  Promo Code: HOLIDAY20  Expiration Date: Until 12/31/15  Just click HERE.  – Lisa

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Tarte Cosmetics Fall 2014 collection review and swatches part two

Yesterday, I reviewed the primers and concealers from the exciting new tarte cosmetics Fall 2014 collection.

tarte fall 2014 collage

Today I have the rest of the items tarte sent us.  I love that the packaging features snake skin, because these products are as adaptable as a snake shedding its skin.tarte fall 2014 best in fauxbest in faux lash extending fibers ($19) is very interesting.  The fibers are black, not white, so it almost seems like putting on two different types of mascara.  Start with the tube of lights, camera, lashes mascara to prep lashes for grabbing onto the fibers, follow with the best in faux fiber wand, then finish with another coat of mascara.

tarte Fall 2014 Best in Faux

tarte Fall 2014 Best in Faux

prep, extend, and finish with tarte Best in Faux

prep, extend, and set with tarte Best in Faux

Typically I have big problems with fiber lash enhancers – the fibers bother my eyes and make them very uncomfortable.  But this system works fantastically for me – big huge lashes that wear perfect through the day with no fallout!

Lots of drama with tarte best in faux

Lots of drama with tarte best in faux

I am totally digging the limited-edition Amazonian clay dual eyeliner ($24).  Holy smokes this is good stuff.

tarte Fall 2014 Duo Eyeliner

tarte Fall 2014 dual eyeliner

tarte Fall 2014 Duo Eyeliner in Brown/Black

tarte Fall 2014 dual eyeliner in brown/black

tarte Fall 2014 Duo Eyeliner Brown/Black swatches

tarte Fall 2014 dual eyeliner brown/black swatches

The dual eyeliner comes in a large glass jar with two shades of gel eyeliner.  I have the brown/black duo.  The brown is not a flat brown, it’s more of a shimmery bronze.  This is a super creamy, easy to apply gel liner that has a little play time before drying down to a smudge-free line that just doesn’t budge.  I love using the black on the top lash line and the brown on the bottom lash line.  This dual liner also comes in a green/black duo and a plum/black duo, and I am most definitely buying both of them.

The colored clay tinted brow gel ($21) was a surprise to me.  I am so used to larger, mascara-sized brushes for brow gels that this tiny little brush took me aback at first.

tarte Fall 2014 Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel

tarte Fall 2014 colored clay tinted brow gel

tarte Fall 2014 Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel in Medium Brown

tarte Fall 2014 colored clay tinted brow gel in medium brown

The tiny little brush packs a big punch.  I absolutely adore what it does for my brows…they look polished and perfect with just one swipe.  This is a seriously great brow gel that fills in brows and keeps them in place all day.  And the tiny brush is a stroke of genius – the larger ones always leave extra gel that I have to wipe off, so my on-the-thin-side brows love this.

I can’t have a complete eye look without curling my lashes – mine are stick straight without the help.  The be charmed limited edition picture perfect eyelash curler ($19) is a great option that isn’t too small for larger eyes.  Plus, this one includes a removable snake charm and a deluxe size lights, camera, flashes mascara.

tarte Fall 2014 Be Charmed Eyelash Curler

tarte Fall 2014 Be Charmed Eyelash Curler

tarte be charmed eyelash curler with deluxe size lights, camera, flashes mascara

tarte be charmed eyelash curler with deluxe size lights, camera, flashes mascara

tarte be charmed eyelash curler

tarte be charmed eyelash curler

close up of the removable charm

close up of the removable charm

be charmed eyelash curler up close

be charmed eyelash curler up close

Lots of eyelash curlers are too small for my eyes, but the be charmed eyelash curler works with room to spare.  It gives major curl that doesn’t droop by the end of the day.  Take the cool snake charm off and put it on your purse or keychain – snakes are a symbol of spiritual guidance and personal growth, so it’s a perfect reminder that you are on the right path!

wearing best in faux, eyeliner duo, and brow gel

wearing best in faux, dual eyeliner, and colored clay tinted brow gel

lashes curled with be charmed curler, black liner on upper lid, brown liner on lower lid, brow gel and best in faux

lashes curled with be charmed curler, black liner on upper lid, brown liner on lower lid, colored clay tinted brow gel and best in faux

That’s a lot of items for eyes…for lips, the tarte Fall 2014 collection features a new LipSurgence lip gloss ($19) shade, Envy.

tarte lipsurgence in envy

tarte LipSurgence in envy – check out the gold snake-skin cap!

tarte lipsurgence in envy

tarte LipSurgence in envy

tarte lipsurgence in envy swatched

tarte LipSurgence in envy swatched

wearing tarte lipsurgence in envy

wearing tarte LipSurgence in envy

envy is a matte yet shiny mauve berry shade.  It’s a natural shade that gives lips a little ‘oomph’ of color plus a lot of glossy shine.  It keeps my lips looking and feeling moist and lush.  Love it.

Overall, the tarte cosmetics Fall 2014 collection is pretty darn fabulous.  The biggest surprises for me were the dual eyeliner and the colored clay brow gel.  I think my favorite items are the best in faux lash fibers and the be charmed eyelash curler…although there isn’t a clunker in the bunch.  tarte has definitely outdone themselves with this collection.  Thumbs up!  – Lisa

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tarte cosmetics 'eye of the day' with the Fall 2014 collection

tarte cosmetics ‘eye of the day’ with the Fall 2014 collection

Holiday Gift Guide: Tarte sets for eyes

One of the things that Tarte Cosmetics is known for are their holiday sets and for 2013 they’ve totally outdone themselves. There are gift sets galore that you’ll find at all prices. These sets are always great values with quality products that are just beautiful. When you need a gift for a birthday, Chanuka, Christmas or any other event, Tarte is the place to go. Today we are featuring some sets that are specifically for the eyes that we know will have you drooling. Plus we have a bonus for you. If you order one of the sets on THIS PAGE at tarte you will get a FREE Glamazon lipstick in your choice of color with the code GLAM13, just add it to your cart and use the code. Of course something this great is going to go fast so don’t hesitate.

MARCIA’S PICKS FOR EYES:

tarte Rare Gems Eyelash Curler

tarte Rare Gems Eyelash Curler

When Tarte was kind enough to send us some items for review my eyes glommed instantly onto this Rare Gem limited edition rhinestone picture perfect™ eyelash curler with a deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara. Who can resist purple rhinestones? I surely can’t. I love purple, I love rhinestones and I love tarte. The perfect combination. And guess what – this amazing set costs only $19! I was shocked when I saw the price. I’m always looking for gifts that are in this price range and I know exactly whose eyes will glimmer when they see this in their package.

tarte Rare Gems Eyelash Curler with extra curler and mascara

tarte Rare Gems Eyelash Curler with extra curler and mascara

open wide!

open wide!

The eyelash curler is surprisingly easy to use. You’d think that the rhinestone handle would get uncomfortable but it doesn’t. It opens very wide so it’s easy to get your eyelashes in without pinching. This great set comes with an additional rubber applicator replacement. Plus the mascara that it comes with is Lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara, one of tarte’s best. This is the total package!

LISA’S PICKS FOR EYES:

I actually have two picks, because both sets are terrific values and come with some of my favorite tarte items.  I am loving the Stop and Stare set ($39) and the Best for Lash set ($25).

tarte Stop and Stare

tarte Stop and Stare

inside the Stop and Stare set

inside the Stop and Stare set

The Stop and Stare set comes with six items:  3 full size skinny smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners in onyx, purple garnet (a new shade) and azurite green; 2 full size smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners in taupe (a new shade) and rose gold; and a deluxe size lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara.  It has everything you need to create beautiful eyes that truly will make everyone stop and stare.

The lights, camera, flashes statement mascara is a great mascara, especially for tons of volume and lots of length. The skinny eyeliners are great for getting a super precise line that really lasts. And the chubby waterproof liners give a gorgeous, thick line that can be smudged out with the rubber smudger or even used as a lid shade. Here are some swatches:

swatches

Left to right:  onyx, azurite green, purple garnet

swatches

top shade:  taupe, bottom shade:  rose gold

Another great option for eyes is the Best for Lash set, which has my vote for ‘most clever name’.

Best for Lash

saving the Best for Lash

inside Best for Lash

inside the Best for Lash

This set has four items:  a deluxe size multiplEYE™ lash enhancing primer, a deluxe size  lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara, a deluxe size lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara, and a deluxe size lights, camera, lashes™ waterproof 12-hr inner rim liner.

Just think of the amazing eye looks you can create with the primer to boost lash volume, two different choices of mascara (the 4 in 1 for excellent separation and curl, and the flashes 4 in 1 for even more volume), and the rim liner for super precise eye lining and rim lining! Both of these sets are perfect for any cosmetics-loving gal and even more perfect for YOU.

Tarte has some incredibly affordable, high quality gift options for the upcoming holidays. With the offer of a free Glamazon Lipstick, now is the perfect time to start that holiday shopping.

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