Tarte Tartelette Palette | Review

Although I own tons of neutral eyeshadows when I saw Tarte’s Tartelette palette I was so drawn to it! I own one or two tarte palettes and I enjoy them alot so since everyone was raving about this one I decided to pick it up on a trip to Ulta.

I know, I know, better late than never, right?


Price: $44.00

Where can I purchase: Ulta.com, Sephora.com, Tartecosmetics.com, and anywhere else Tarte is sold.

Packaging: Tarte did such a great job with this palette’s packaging, I absolutely love it! It is so durable and comes with a huge mirror that is perfect when you are traveling. Also, the size of the palette itself is perfect to take it with you on the go.

Consistency: These eyeshadows like most of Tarte’s eyeshadows are very smooth but not powdery. They blend out perfectly and are packed with pigment.DSC03587

Overall Thoughts: This palette has become pretty much my every day go to palette. The colors are perfect for everyday use. I specifically love using these shadows for day time looks. They are the perfect combination of neutral colors and the consistency of the shadows makes it so easy to apply and to blend. I recommend this palette to anyone who doesn’t already own a neutral eyeshadow palette because it will definitely become your most used palette.

Do you own this palette? What are some other palettes you recommend?

xo, Jess

May Beauty Favorites | 2015

I have finally been able to upload my May favorites! I apologize for uploading it so late. I promise my June favorites will be on time haha. I had a few good items in this favorites video so make sure you check it out!


What were your favorites for last month? Any recommendations?

xo, Jess ♥

Special Occasion Makeup Feat. ABH Artist Palette

Wedding season is right around the corner. I have been invited to two this month and I will be doing makeup on brides and bridesmaids for both! I decided to create a look that I would wear to a wedding or special occasion.

I was so excited to play around with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and I love the way the look came out!

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to share and subscribe if you liked the video!


  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Buttery, Dusty Rose, Punch Fuchsia, Unicorn)
  • Violet Voss Glitter Glue
  • Violet Voss Glitter (Holy Grail)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-matte Foundation (Creme Caffe)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (Opal)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
  • Makeup Geek Cosmetics E/S (Glamorous, Bleached Blonde)
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner (Onyx)
  • Inglot Gel Liner (#77)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
  • Benefit Bronzer (Hoola)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Memorable)
  • M.A.C Mineralize Bronzer (
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Lovely)


xo, Jess

April Beauty Favorites | 2015

Once again, another month has come and gone. April was fun for me because I was able to attend IMATS and buy new makeup. I haven’t been purchasing too much new makeup lately because I don’t have enough storage space. Don’t worry though, I am working on that! I can’t wait to one day have my own beauty room/office space. I digress..

I hope you guys enjoy this video. If you have any recommendations on new products for me to try let me know below in the comments. As always don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, like, share, and comment if you enjoyed my video 🙂


  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
  • Murad Blackhead Remover
  • First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Eye Cream
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • M.A.C Fix+ Setting Spray
  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
  • Makeup Forever Instant Brush Cleanser
  • Formula X For Sephora Top Coat
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara

What were your April favorites?

xo, Jess ♥

Bold Vampy Makeup Tutorial ♥

Lately I’ve been so into dark vampy lips like I’ve never been before. I feel like they seriously make any makeup look, whether it’s simple or intricate, look amazing! Also, most vampy lipsticks make your teeth look whiter, and who wouldn’t want that? One of my serious go-to’s lately has been my Revlon VaVa Violet lipstick. It’s a beautiful deep plum color that can pretty much go with anything. For me, the darker the better when it comes to these types of lipsticks.

While filming this, I had no idea what makeup look I wanted to create. All I knew was that I wanted it to be based on this lipstick. I think it came out pretty good, right?

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ Tarte – Tarte of Giving Holiday Palette 2013 (Daniel’s Teddy Bear, Meredith’s Hula Hoop, Sam’s Ice Skates, Nuria’s Boombox, Jess’ Story Book, Steph’s Pearls, Erica’s Dollhouse)
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Holiday Palette (Chocolate Brown)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium Deep)
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)

♥ Urban Decay Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner (Perversion) *Not Shown in video
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation *Not Shown in Video

♥ Benefit They’re Real Mascara
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Bare Illuminating Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Pro Longwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Becca Highlighter (Opal)

♥ M.A.C Lip Pencil (Night Moth)
♥ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Va Va Violet)





xo, Jess ♥

Classic Pin Up Makeup ♥

When I think of Marilyn Monroe there are two things that come to mind, Red lips and a Mole. The Classic Pin Up makeup look has been around for years and I still think it can be one of the most sophisticated and classy makeup looks someone can wear. This look literally goes with every skin tone, and every outfit. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it for any occasion. It’s just one of those classic looks that you can always go to.

I spoke about my M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick in my last L.O.T.M post , I’ve been so obsessed with this red, that it basically inspired me to create this look for you guys. It’s such a simple look that anyone can do this!

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and if you do please thumbs up, like, comment, and share the video!


♥ Sonia Kashuk Vitamin Rich Primer
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation
♥ Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra definition Loose Setting Powder
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Banana, Havana)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Luminosity Bronzer
♥ MAC Mineralize Blush (Love Joy)
♥ MAC Paintpot (Painterly)
♥ Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (Creme Brûlée, ,Shimma Shimma)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics ()
♥ Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer
♥ MAC Viva Glam Rihanna






xo, Jess ♥

Best of Beauty 2013 !!

Hey loves,

2013 has come and gone and I am super excited to show you guys what products I loved for the year!

Last year was a fun year for me when it came to blogging because I decided to be more consistent with my tutorials on youtube & I started this blog! I’m hoping to grow my audience this year and hopefully be able to interact with you guys a lot more!

here’s the video, If you like it please subscribe, comment, like, and share it with your friends! Thank you so much for your love & support, lets make 2014 a good year!


♥ Sonia Kashuk Primer Base Perfecting Mattifying Primer
♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion { Eden & Original }

♥ Revlon Colorstay Foundation { Rich Ginger }
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
♥ Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation

♥ Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer

♥ Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

♥ Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer & Highlighter Duo
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer

♥ Urban Decay Illuminated Highlighting Powder

♥ MAC Mineralize { Love Joy }
♥ Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush { Memorable }
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush { Pink, Flushed }

♥ Anastasia Brow Wiz { Brunette }

♥ Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
♥ Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette

♥ Motives Cosmetics Luxe Precision Eyeliner
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner

♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

♥ Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm { Shameless }
♥ NYX Butter Gloss { Eclair, Tiramisu, Creme Brulee }

xo, Jess ♥