CLARRIA COSMETICS, YOU NEED TO TRY THIS!

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A few weeks ago I got contacted by a new cosmetics company called Clarria Cosmetics and I was thrilled and excited beyond belief. I love makeup and if you give me makeup to try I am all over it. They were also offering a sponsorship/partnership and that made the email more interesting to me. They also offered to send me samples of their foundation so I could try it out. The box above was delivered and I was in love with the presentation of their product. The lettering and the black box were beautiful but more than that they were generous with their samples and I couldn’t wait to try and find my shade out of the 7 shades that they sent me. The little foundation vials that the product was packaged in were so adorable that I almost didn’t want to disturb them.

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As I took each and every one out of the box, the hard part was trying to find my shade but I think that it wasn’t that hard once I saw that some were more darker or lighter than others. After much trial and error I found my shade and it was shade Lucky 005 although I also fell in love with Lucky 006 as it looked amazingly pretty with the completion of my blush and lipstick on so its a toss up between these two. Will have to check on the 006 shade with the help of natural light and see how it really looks on me but I love both shades either way. Check out the pics below of my before and after makeup transformation….

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 Below I took several pics of my before and after and I love the results….

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As you can see the makeup looks amazing on me…I love it and that pretty box is everything.

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Here’s my picture before applying my Clarria foundation shade…

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Here’s my after pic..love the way it looks. The makeup goes on easily and its very smooth going on the skin. Fabulous ..truly fabulous!

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My makeup looks and feels awesome!

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One more after pic..I love it!

I have a feeling that this isn’t going to be the last I’ve heard of this company. My order will be in sooner that what I really thought. I really can’t afford to pass up this amazing opportunity to try Clarria Cosmetics..stay tuned for more updates on this company and their products.

Special thanks to Clarria Cosmetics for letting me try and review your products. Hope to create and keep maintaining a lasting relationship with your company for years to come!

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COLOR BECOMES ME: MY OBSESSION WITH MAKEUP!

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Its all started when I was 12, color was everything to me. I can remember in school when my teacher would ask the class what colors we would like in folders or writing notebooks and I was always the odd ball. The kids in the class would pick beautiful pinks, red, blues, or purple and I was the only girl in class to pick yellow, orange, green or some whacky tacky color like that. I didn’t care, I was expressing my love for unconventional colors that most girls my age would have never picked to be their fave at the time. Was I an oddball or was it the start of something seriously obsessive?

Lets go back to when I remember it all started for me. Being 12 and living in NYC, I was constantly around color, makeup, and trendy stylish people. My first encounter with makeup was when I was allowed by my mother to wear colored lipgloss. Yeah, I considered that makeup and it made me feel all grown up and ladylike. I was so happy to have been allowed to wear it because it was the start of something big for me. As the years went by I experimented with more vibrant colors (I won’t post pics because I want to save myself the embarrassment) that I thought would look amazing on me. At the age of 17, I remember buying this beautiful blue Maybelline eyeshadow (haven’t seen that color since) – hey I thought It was going to bring out my light brown eyes. Needless to say, It was an awful choice and I was made fun of by other girls in high school because they thought it looked horrible on me and did nothing but make me look like a clown. Could it have been jealousy or was it really that bad? I’m really not sure but I loved that eyeshadow and I believed at the time that it looked beautiful on me. So I decided to experiment with more colors in makeup over the years – this is the beginning of my obsession with all things color and cosmetics.

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My childhood lip glosses looked like these. I thought I was grown with my new found glossy lips!

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My first eyeshadow was almost similar to this color and I was so in love with it. Haven’t see that exact same color in years.

Today I can truly say I’m a true makeup junkie, I collect makeup like I collect shoes, scarves, and handbags. Today’s makeup is nothing like the makeup from years ago. Nowadays you can find every and any color you are searching for versus ages ago where you only had the basic colors. There are so many brands/color varieties that its saturated the market and you almost need a makeup allowance to keep up with it all. Uhh Ohh, I think I gave myself an idea..Sephora and Ulta are already loving me.

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Eyeshadows in various colors…need a color I probably have it. This is only a portion of my collection!

Color is important but the patterns or the way they are presented to me are important also. Heres why – A while back, I went with a friend on a shopping trip and walked into the Vera Bradley store and boy were my eyes in for a shock. I mean I love color but jeez I felt like I had walked into the 70’s. I’m sorry, I know that there are those that love the Vera Bradley brand but her colorful merchandise really doesn’t appeal to me. I can never find a color pattern that I like in her items, although I did see a beautiful towel that was amazing and I need to go back and purchase it before I never see it again. Thats a first of me ever liking one of her items, the colors never seem to be right for me and they do not seem to go together…and those swirls and flowers Uggghhh! I will stop at that thought for now before I put my foot in my mouth LOL.

I love color but this is insane!

 I woite this blog post because of an epiphany while leaving the Ulta store. I walked in with the idea of taking advantage of a sale and walked out with a hundred dollars worth of makeup. What happened? Well I was asked by one of the ladies that worked there if I needed help and was given one of their complimentary makeovers and thats what did me in. Don’t get me wrong I love complimentary makeovers and I loved the way it looked on me. It gave me a dewy look and I was sold. I walked out with every item she applied on my face plus a few more non makeup items.  Did I need it, No! Did I want it, Yes! Heck, it made me look beautiful and thats what had me sold. Will I ever get tired of makeup, color patterns, and the beauty of it all? I probably will not and will continue to enjoy it for as long as I can. Its in me or should I say it becomes me and we become one.

As you can see here’s my problem, how can I walk into this store and not wanna buy everything….Ughh!

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Oh Ulta, I’m obsessed with you!

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My Ulta Purchase..plus that free glittery cute bag, love it!

Makeup for me is at times obsessive, expensive, and color crazy but I love it. Hey, how can you not love looking and feeling beautiful. Ladies do I really need help and is there any other female that can relate to my epiphany?