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BEAUTY REVIEWS, VINTAGE FINDS & OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I have aging, dry skin.  I’m wary of formulations that cake or settle into fine lines. My all-time favorite foundation is VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL.  I’ve lost count the number I’ve gone through.  When I need an absolutely flawless skin, this is my go-to.  It’s a

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Retro Menswear

 My uniform as of late: retro menswear.  This 90’s Mondo dress shirt, found at the thrift store, is easy to style with jeans and boots.  I love that I can skip the accessories especially when I’m in a hurry because all the detail and sparkle is provided in the shirt.  Worn here with H&M and Zara jeans along with one of my best thrift store finds ever, these Y-3 Adidas boots

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA.   California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A. Rose Vintage Fashion, 8064 Melrose Ave. Wasteland, 7428 Melrose Ave. Palm Springs The Frippery, 664 N Palm Canyon Dr. San Francisco Decades Of Fashion, 1653 Haight St. Relic Vintage, 1605 Haight St Wasteland, 1660 Haight St. Yucca Valley The End, 55872 Twentynine Palms Highway   Connecticut Maison St Germain, 738 Main St S, Woodbury

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Hall of Fame: Eyeliners

These are my current favorite eye liner formulations and shades.  They all apply very, very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Clinique Quickliner in Intense Black Honey: An all time favorite and popular shade.  Love this dark, reddish brown. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Moonstone Brown: Incredible formulation.  This is a cool dirty, black brown shade. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Deep Amethyst: If I need a purple,

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Cult Attraction: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream What it claims to do? “Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica has been shown to dramatically increase the quantity of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the skin. By special cell communication, these water-attracting GAGs are responsible for skin moisturization, improving suppleness, firmness and elasticity. In addition, Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical

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