Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi Beauty Babes!

Yes, I know...it is the 2nd of February and I am just now wishing you a Happy New Year! I apologize that I have been away for so long.  I could tell you all of the reasons why I haven't been writing blog posts or filming YouTube videos.  Life just happens sometimes.  And sometimes when Life happens to us we may not be able to do some of the things we really want to do and it boils down to doing what you "have" to do.

With the beginning of 2016 I am making a real concerted effort to turn the things I want to do into the things I have to do.  Does that make sense?  I only have one life and it only makes sense that I enjoy it, right? I turned 40 in December and I want to make this year the best one yet!

So, 2016 is going to be my year of YES! I am going to do all of the things I have been putting off saying that I will get to it "someday".  I have started filming again so you will be able to see my videos both here and on my YouTube channel (don't forget to subscribe!).  I have stepped out of my comfort zone and filmed a plus size clothing haul as well as a few other videos since the beginning of the year.

You may be asking yourself "well, what other things are you going to do during this year of YES?"

First on the list: I AM GOING TO IMATS NYC!!!!!

I am so excited I am practically bursting at the seams!  I will be there on Sunday April 10th!  If you are going I would love to meet you! I have never been to NYC or a make-up trade show so I am super duper stoked!!

Second on the list: I am going to the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta May 13-15!  Good music and good friends should make this weekend super special!

What plans do you have for the year? I would love to hear them!

Since it is February, I thought I would share what beauty products I have been loving for the month of January.  Watch and Enjoy!  See you soon!


Tara B

Monday, May 11, 2015


Hi Beauty Babes!

There is a hot deal at Ulta!  Sign up for Ebates and get 16% back on your purchase! There is also a 20% off one item coupon now code 306717.  Add those together for AMAZING savings! Unfortunately, prestige brands are excluded from the coupons but you still get 16% back which is more than the recent Sephora VIB sale! If there is something you have been wanting like the NYX contour palette or some real techniques brushes now would be the time to get 'em!

Happy Hauling! 


Tara B. 

FYI: I do earn referral credit if you sign up for ebates through my link, but you earn $10 too! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Ok Beauty Babes!

Here is how to get this great deal! (HURRY! They won’t last long! Some end at Noon EST Sunday 2/9/14)

First – Sign up for Ebates! Get cash back on your online purchases!

Second – Sign up for nomorerack and get $10 Off!

Lastly – go back to your ebates account and search for nomorerack in the search bar.  Click on shop now. Log in to nomorerack and shop away!

I do get credits for you signing up at these sites.  If you want to sign up on your own – feel free to do so!

2 Pack Acne or Deep Pore Cleansing Heads

2 Pack COMPATIBLE Brush Heads

2 Pack Sensitive Brush Heads

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIY Brush Tree

Want an inexpensive and easy solution for drying your makeup brushes?

Try this DIY Brush Tree!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lancome DreamTone - Review

*SheSpeaks provided with me a bottle of Lancome DreamTone for review.  As always this is my unbiased opinion. 

Who doesn't want perfect skin?  That is something that all of this can say we wish we had? Am I right beauty babes?  My skin has been an issue for me since I hit my 30 year mark.  I used to have wonderfully smooth blemish free skin until I turned 30 and it all went downhill! I suffer from hormonal breakouts, enlarged and clogged pores and worse of all uneven texture from previous acne scarring.

I was thrilled when SheSpeaks sent me an invitation to try Lancome’s new serum DreamTone and review it on my blog.  Let’s talk about some of the claims before I get into my experience.

 About Lancôme DreamTone: DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark.
The results:
• 74% saw glowing skin*
• 70% noticed a more even skin tone*
• 69% saw the appearance of dark spots reduced*
• 78% saw color imperfections reduced*
*All results based on global self-assessments of women of multiple ethnicities in an 8-week study. 72% reflects 8 weeks of use.
How to Use: For best results, apply the product twice per day, in the morning and evening under your moisturizer.
Purchase Information: Lancôme DreamTone retails for $98 for a 1.3 fl oz. bottle and is available for purchase at Lancôme.com and department stores nationwide.

My Experience
I have been using the product for four weeks now and I am highly impressed with the results. It comes in a rather large bottle with an interesting pump design where you twist the top and it pops up.  You can then twist it back down to lock the pump.  That is a great way to protect your product if you are traveling.  Since I am fair skinned I chose the Fair shade.  It is a slightly tinted serum that smells wonderful! It is truly a treat to apply to my face.  I wash my face as I normally do, tone apply DreamTone and then my normal moisturizer.

My results
I think that my skin has a healthy glow and I noticed a reduction in the small bumps and clogged pores I had on my cheeks.  Overall I feel like my skin is smoother and radiates with an even tone.
Here is a pic:

Yes, that is me with no makeup! #bareselfie  I almost feel confident enough to go out without makeup on! We actually had friends over for dinner last night and I didn’t feel like I HAD to put powder or a bb cream on to make my skin look better! What a revelation!

I highly recommend this product!
Thank you to SheSpeaks and Lancome USA for the opportunity to review this product.  It has become a new staple in my beauty routine!

If you are interested in my entire skin care routine here it is!

XOXO, Tara B

Wednesday, October 2, 2013