Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist DUPE

Hello loves!

So, this post is way overdue but I figured better late than never. 

I'm sure by now that many of you have either tried the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist or have at least heard about how amazing it is. I'm completely in love with it too, however what I am not a fan of it is the high price tag ($48 for just 1.35oz). I understand that is a very luxury product and that there is a reason behind the cost, but for most people it's just not practical to use everyday. So while I do love it, I will save it mainly just for special occasions or on days when I'm feeling extra.

Now onto the dupe. A while ago I happened to stumble upon the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist while looking for Salon Perfect lashes at Walmart. There was a few things about it that drew me in, namely that it said "hydrating", "12hr radiance", and "alcohol free". I mean, sign me up!! With those claims I wanted to douse myself in it, and at $8 for 2.2oz I wouldn't feel even remotely guilty about it. 
If you can get your hands on this dupe I highly recommend that you try it. I have tried them both for months now and the only thing that I can really tell the difference between the two is that the Hard Candy doesn't have the greatest smell (though it dissipates quickly), but the end result between them is always the same for me. Save $40 and get almost double the product... yes please!!

Until next time,

Pretties and Pastries

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Colourpop Flutes and Kaepop Crenshaw swatches

Hello lovelies!

On the Colourpop website it seemed to me like these two looked a bit similar. I'm glad I got them both though because they are quite different and so pretty! 
(Colourpop Flutes from the Alchemy launch, and Colourpop Kaepop Crenshaw swatches on NC15 skin)

Flutes remind me a bit of MAC Soba but in a matte finish or a lighter version of MAC Uninterrupted, and Crenshaw I would say is similar to MAC Saddle but a bit deeper and more neutral. 

Until next time,

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, March 4, 2016

Face Chart Friday #5

Welcome!

I just picked up Kat Von D's Ayesha liquid lipstick this week and I bought it was the perfect inspiration for my face chart this week. 
It's not my favorite overall chart, but I am still completely in love with this lipstick though. 

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, February 26, 2016

Face Chart Friday #4

Hello lovelies,

This week I was inspired by MAC blue brown and Makeup Geek Insomnia pigment. Although when I used insomnia on it, it didn't read very well so I went over it with some shimmery green shadows. I smoked out the crease with gray and paired it with a peachy-nude cheeks and lip. 

p.s. I think her little nose ring is super cute! 

See you next Friday for sure, but hopefully before that!

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, February 19, 2016

Face Chart Friday #3

Hello lovelies!

I am in LOVE with this weeks face chart! The main reason why... is the glitter. I absolutely adore glitter for makeup looks  and so it was only fitting that I would make that the focus this week. 

Bonus: I got to do a glittery makeup look without the agony of spend hours scrubbing every inch of my face trying remove those glorious little specks of light (You feel me on this one, right?! I can't be the only one that hates removing glitter). Total win!

Until next time,

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, February 12, 2016

Face Chart Friday #2

Hello lovelies,

It's Friday again and that means the weekend is finally here, and it's time for my second face chart Friday! 


I tried to do a gray winged liner, with a cut crease, and glossy red lips but the liner was a bit overshadowed by the lashes. I'm still trying to learn all the tips and tricks for making these dynamic. It's hard to make things appear how you invision them to look, especially when it comes to doing a glossy/glittery/dewy look.

Until next time,

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, February 5, 2016

Face Chart Friday #1

Welcome lovelies!

I have decided to start doing 'face chart Friday' here on my blog (admittedly in an attempt to post more frequently). I'm ashamed to admit that I post to Instagram more frequently than I post here, and it should probably be the other way around.  :( sorry, guys!

Here is my most recent face chart to start this series off: 

I am loving blue lipstick lately, so this was inspired by lipsticks like Kat Von D Echo, Jeffree Star Blue Velvet, Anastasia Paint, and Sephora Private Boudoir. 

Until next time, 

-Pretties and Pastries