New Puppy and New Makeup Products

We have a new addition to our family!  If you didn’t already know, we lost our previous dog of 13 years to cancer this past winter.   Since then we have had so many things happening such as moving, renovating, college graduation, family trips and more.  We thought it was finally time to seek out the perfect puppy to add to the family.  We ended up with a mixed breed.  Our girl Palmer is half Goldendoodle and half Border Collie.  She is cute as can be, but she’s giving us a run for our money.  She’s already been to her first Puppy Preschool class.  We’ll be working on crate training and more in the next few weeks.  Wish me luck because I sure need it!  I’ve never successfully trained a puppy before…

Meet our new puppy Palmer!  She is named in honor of the late great Arnold Palmer.

new puppy borderdoodle

I honestly haven’t been shopping for new beauty products in a long time since I receive so many PR samples for review.  However, I recently decided that I needed a Sephora fix and ordered some new and old products to add to my current rotation.

The repeat product that I purchased is the Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronzer in Ritual.  This is actually my third time purchasing this gorgeous product.  I like to use it as my blush and bronzer in one so that I don’t need to use addition products to get a pretty bronzed glow.  This product used to be limited edition but Laura Mercier finally got smart and made it a permanent part of the line.  This product retails for $42.

new beauty product haul

Now for some new beauty products that made their way into my basket…

I decided to purchase the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup.  It has an SPF 30 which is perfect year round.  I wear the shade 2C3 Fresco.  I’ve been using a dome top foundation type brush to apply the product.  It has a beautiful satin finish.  It’s recommended for all skin types.  I like that it’s lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy like the regular Double Wear can feel.  This product retails for $42.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is described as an innovative, weightless, matte liquid lip pigment with ultra-flexible, lasting wear.  I bought the color called Save the Queen.  It’s a beautiful dusty mauve color.  The applicator is firm and pointed, which is perfect for precise application.  A little bit of product goes a long way.  This lasts for hours on my lips.  I’ve eaten meals and even wiped my mouth with a napkin and I still have the lip color on my lips.  This makes me very happy.  You can see my other favorite long-lasting lip products HERE.  This product retails for $26.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz has been around for a while, but I never tried it before.  I’ve used several other brow pencils from the brand and thought I’d see if this one was as good as it’s reputation.  I purchased the color Ebony to match my dark hair.  In the past I tried the medium and dark brown shades and they were all too “brown” or warm for me.  This shade matches much better.  The tip is very thin which makes it easy to place the product exactly where I want it.  The spooly on the opposite end is nice to have for brushing the brows.  This product retails for $21.

I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these new makeup products that I’ve shared above.  Let me know in the comments area below.


  1. August 7, 2017 / 11:33 am

    What an adorable pup! And a nice beauty haul too. The Laura Mercier blush is gorgeous. You are reminding me that I have an Anastasia brow pencil and a gel too. Now all I have to do is remember where I put them!
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  2. August 7, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Palmer is such a beautiful puppy! Great makeup picks! That Laura Mercier Baked Bronzer Blush is gorgeous!

    • Stacie
      August 7, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks! She’s been good “most” of the time. The bronzer blush has been a favorite of mine for years. Stacie xo
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  3. August 7, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Palmer is so adorable. I’m glad you’re crate training since it makes them feel secure and it saves your home from puppy teeth and excitement.
    I haven’t tried any of your 4 purchases but I did just buy a Dior metallic cream shadow and it should be here in a day or two.
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    • Stacie
      August 7, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks! Yes, we’re definitely going with the crate this time around. A Dior metallic cream shadow sound really nice. I know metallics are popular right now in makeup. Stacie xo
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  4. Tamara L Dungan
    August 8, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Palmer is soooo adorable! I don’t envy the “potty training” days though. lol I love the original Double Wear and really want to try that new one! I also have several ABH Brow Wiz pencils and I like them a lot. The ultra thin tip is nice for when I want to be very precise with my brows. The bronzer looks beautiful. Does it have any shimmer to it?

    • Stacie
      August 8, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks! The potty training is a challenge for sure… The bronzer does have a bit of shimmer in the pink part only, not the bronzer part. However, the shimmer isn’t noticeable at all when on the skin. Go swatch it when you’re at Sephora or Nordstrom next. I think you’ll love it.
      Stacie xo
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  5. Jessica Scull
    August 8, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    OMG she is so precious!

  6. Brooke
    October 16, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    What an adorable puppy, and I love the marbled baked blush!

  7. carol clark
    October 16, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    so cute love she is to adorable

  8. Uhunoma Aguebor
    October 16, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Palmer is so cute! I love the Estee Lauder foundation! It’s one of my favorites! The NARS is great too! 🙂

  9. Claire
    October 16, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Omg your puppy is the cutest thing ever!!! And that makeup is everything!

  10. Jennifer Pellicone
    October 17, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Oh! How cute Palmer is! I’ll bet she’s grown a lot since this picture.

  11. October 18, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Your puppy is so cute!

  12. Diane Lyles
    October 18, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    You’ve given me puppy fever. I also want to try the Estee. The heaviness is one thing I hated about the regular Double Wear.

  13. shannon fowler
    October 24, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Your puppy is adorable! There is nothing like having a dog. These are all products Ive heard a lot about and have me intrigued.

  14. N Richardson
    October 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Happy I found you!

  15. Julie Waldron
    October 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Congrats on the puppy, Palmer is adorable! She reminds of our dog Zach that we had when I was growing up. Thanks for the reviews, I’ve never tried these products but the blush/bronzer looks like something I’d like to try. I really like the color.

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