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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Mini Review


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I hope that every had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I took the weekend off from blogging to celebrate with my family and friends. Sometimes it's nice to unplug and enjoy:) That said, I'm excited to share this review with you!

I have been hoarding my Sephora Beauty Insider rewards points for forever.  Nothing ever really caught my eye until I received an email about the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea rewards box for 500 points.  Sold! I headed in store to pick mine up because I couldn't wait to try all of the new Tarte products.



The box came with sample sizes of the following products from the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea line: Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, Drench Lip Splash Lipstick, Marine Boosting Mist, Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, and Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara.  I really appreciate the wide array of products, and found a couple of new favorites!


Here's a breakdown of what I thought:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel--this gel was a soft and gentle cleanser that smells wonderful!  A little bit goes a long way, and you can get quite a few uses out of this size.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Beach Bum (a dark nude)--this lipstick is delightful.  It glides on smooth and feels great on your lips. I just wish they would've included a more spring/summer color instead of this shade, which is more fall/winter.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist--this mist may be my favorite item out of the bunch!  The mist makes you feel refreshed and has multiple uses. You can use it as a primer, setting spray, or refreshing mist. I like how controlled the spray nozzle is, and 3-4 sprays covers my face. I've been using this for the last couple of weeks.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15--I was so excited to try this product out, but was really disappointed at the sample size. The lightest shade worked well with my skintone, but I only got two wears out of the sample. I wish they would have included a bigger sample size of just 1 shade. 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara--this is my all-time favorite beauty counter mascara. It goes on well and makes your lashes look amazing. This sample size will last you quite a while. I almost prefer the sample size, actually, because I feel like the bigger tube dries out quickly.


Overall, I was really pleased with how I spent my points. While this reward is no longer available online, check the in-store availability. If you can't get your hands on it or don't have the necessary points, don't dispare. You can pick up similar kits with some of the products here ($10 for 3 products) and here ($22 for 6 products).

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? Was it worth blowing my 500 points on in your opinion???

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