Beauty, nails

Sally Hansen + Crayola Nail Polish

It’s no secret that I adore the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes. It’s already a great product because you just need one or two coats which dry super quickly and then you are good to go. These products are perfect for the gal on the go. However, the product is even better now that there is a new range which is a collaboration with Crayola! Behold the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection. These polishes retail for about $5 at Ulta and most drugstores.

I purchased the three shades seen above, and I have ZERO regrets! The shades (in order from left to right) are Razzmic Berry, Shimmering Blush, and Metallic Seaweed. I love that they are all so metallic and shimmery but have no chunky glitter. They’re pretty and catch the light so well. Plus, I adore how quickly they dry. Yes, they do tend to chip easily, but it’s so easy to fix since they dry super quickly.

Are you embracing metallic nails this fall or is there a different polish trend that you adore? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette

I am finding myself obsessed again with contouring. I love working with light and shadows to help create an optical illusion with my makeup to look just a bit better (slightly more angular and alive). During the summer, I find that I use cream products for contouring, but now that winter is coming, I wanted to find a powder alternative. During the latest Sephora sale, I decide to indulge a bit and buy a fantastic palette: the NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette which is a limited edition Sephora exclusive that retails for $42.

This product is mentioned in my Sephora Holiday Sale YouTube Video – so definitely check that out for more first impressions!

First off, I adore the packaging with this product. It is so shiny and textured and interesting. However, that’s nothing compared to the amazing performance of the actual product. Now, I’m a very pale person, but these shades are nearly universally flattering, so even I can pull off this bronzer without looking muddy. The NARS Laguna bronzer is great for contouring because it adds depth without sparkle. This matte brown with no orange undertones is great for contouring the nose and under the cheekbones because the shade will create natural shadows (unlike some orangey or glittery bronzer which might actually make you look a bit swollen where you want to create depth and shadow).

The Orgasm blush is a beautiful pinky coral that looks like a natural flush of color which blends so well into the apples of the cheeks. It’s complemented nicely with the accompanying Orgasm highlighter which adds some great light and is a slightly warm champagne (but it’s not too warm – so even my cool complexion reacts well to it).

The powders in this palette are fantastic. They’re finely milled and blend very well. All of the shades apply lightly and can be built up as much as you’d like. That makes this the perfect product for even beginners to contouring because it allows for such control. Overall, I just can’t recommend this palette enough!

What are some of your favorite contouring products? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, hair, nails

Sunday Vlog: Biggest Beauty Blunders

Today’s Sunday Vlog is all about my top 3 Biggest Beauty Blunders:

These are the products mentioned in today’s video:

Kiss imPRESS Manicure Press On Nails ($8)

John Frieda Precision Foam Color ($14)

Thanks for watching!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Now that the Sephora Holiday Sale is over, I can focus on the amazing things I bought. One thing that I have no regrets buying is the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette which retails for $49.

I am obsessed with these beautiful pinks and purples! This palette contains 12 amazing shades for a whole range of looks from subtle to dramatic. One great thing about Urban Decay shadows is that they are incredibly blendable and easy to work with. They look so smooth on the lid and will last literally all day long! The pigmentation is also super vibrant! About half of the shades are matte and the others have some shimmer, but there’s no chunky glitter. All the sparkle is very finely milled but still catches the light beautifully.

When Naked Heat came out, I passed on it because it seemed way too warm to go with my cool-toned complexion. I’m so thrilled that Urban Decay came out with this gem which is absolutely perfect for me! I can’t wait to reach for this one every day for the foreseeable future!

What do you think of this palette? Is it one you’re tempted to purchase or are you overloaded with all the great palettes on the market? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Sephora Holiday Sale Haul!

This was a great year for the Sephora Holiday Sale! I got some products that I am loving, so I just had to share a video with some of my thoughts and impressions (also, I think this thumbnail that YouTube picked is hilarious, so I kept it as is because I feel like it’s a pretty accurate facial expression for when I’m excited lol):

Here are the products mentioned in the video:

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette: This palette contains the Laguna bronzing powder, Orgasm blush, and Orgasm highlighting powder ($42).

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette: This palette has 12 amazing eyeshadow shades in some gorgeous pinks, purples, and reds ($49).

Sunday Riley Space Race Collection: This set contains the Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner, the UFO Acne Treatment Face Oil, and the Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask ($65).

I’m hoping to do more in-depth reviews after I’ve had more of a chance to play around with these products!

Did you participate in the holiday sale? What did you get?? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, shopping

New YouTube Channel!

Hi Everyone!

Haute Couture Society is evolving! As of today, I’ve started a YouTube channel. Here’s my FIRST VIDEO!

Part of why I wanted to do a YouTube channel is to infuse this brand with a bit more of my personality. There are certain things that I can convey better in a different medium.

But also, I tend to really hide behind my keyboard. I’m very self-conscious about my appearance. I hate photos and videos, and that’s something I really want to change. I know that posting things online is like opening myself up for public ridicule, and I need to be okay with that. I’m hoping that this endeavor will help me connect a little more with myself and will help me be comfortable again in my own skin.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who have been on this journey with me. I really appreciate it! There will be plenty of blog posts and videos to come!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

Tom Ford Lip Color

I love when Sephora sends me samples of products that intrigue me even though I know I’d never buy them. Such was the case with today’s product: the Tom Ford Lip Color. This lipstick is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $55.

To be fair, this is a fabulous lipstick. It’s opaque, comfortable to wear, long-lasting, and satiny in texture. All of these are definitely qualities that I love in lipstick! So, if you have a big budget, by all means, go for this one! I mean, just look at the beautiful packaging. It exudes elegance. However, I just can’t justify spending $55 on a lipstick. This may seem kind of hypocritical since I own several of Dior’s $35 lipsticks, but there’s just something in my mind about spending $55 on one single lipstick that makes me think I’d be crossing some sort of line with my makeup addiction.

Maybe someday I’ll be fabulously wealthy enough to not blink twice as I buy this in every color … but today is not that day!

Where is your maximum price line for lipstick? I’m genuinely curious, so please let me know in the comment section!

Also … Happy Halloween!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Skincare

Caudalie Vine Body Butter

Confession time: I’ve just been using body butter/lotion after shaving. I know that I really should be moisturizing my whole body more often. I should treat it as respectfully as my face. But I’ve just been feeling kind of lazy. Anyway, in an attempt to do a better job at warding off dry skin this upcoming winter, I decided to invest in the Caudalie Vine Body Butter. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $34.

I can’t even imagine how long this is going to last! Just a teeny amount seems to cover so much. It’s a thick cream, but you need so little that it really does dry quickly. Also, it has a faint hint of grapeseed oil and grapefruit scent. I love it!

This product contains shea butter, so it’s extremely moisturizing. It’s also Certified Clean by Sephora, so it’s more natural than a lot of other skincare products. This is one reason why I love Caudalie as a brand!

I’m really pleased with this lotion! It’s definitely going to last me all winter – if not longer. I know my skin is going to really thank me (especially the rough bits around my elbows!)

Do you have a favorite body butter? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Skincare

Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask

I love when I get samples of new masks to try. I adore a good face mask! Recently, I got a great sample from Boscia – the Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $38.

First off, I love that this mask is BRIGHT GREEN. It’s perfect for Halloween! The color, of course, is caused by the ingredient of matcha green tea, which boasts a lot of skincare benefits. This mask claims to reduce redness and inflammation while minimizing pores and reducing excess oil.

Now, after I let this one dry, I was distressed by how difficult it was to scrub off. Of course, afterwards my skin looked more red from the scrubbing. However, overall, this seemed great for my skin. My pores definitely looked better and the next day, my skin seemed clearer and smoother. This product is also Certified Clean by Sephora, so it’s created without a lot of harmful ingredients found in other skincare products.

Overall, I think this is another great Boscia mask (although it isn’t going to replace my favorite – the black luminizing mask!)

Have you tried any masks by Boscia? If so, which is your favorite? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Beauty, hair

Pacifica Berry Dreamy Sleep Over Hydration Mask 

I HATE when I fall in love with a product only to find that it’s already been discontinued! But that’s exactly what just happened with the Pacifica Berry Dreamy Sleep Over Hydration Mask. It looks like I can stock up on the remaining ones sold at a steeper price on Amazon, but I think I’ll just start looking for a dupe.

I love this product because it smells fantastic, keeps my dry ends looking more fabulous than usual, and is super natural. It’s my go-to post-shower hair product. When I use this one, I can just sleep with wet hair and wake up with smooth, frizz-free, gently-styled tresses.

Do you have a favorite leave-in conditioner that might work on hair with oily-ish roots but very dry ends? If so, I’m getting desperate, so please let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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