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Spring Makeup Favorites – March 2020

I imagine most of us aren’t wearing much makeup these days, however, I still need to make the occasional grocery run. These are some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine. I’ve taken this opportunity at home to declutter some old makeup. In the process, I have rediscovered some things I had forgotten about. I also bought a few new items last month and I pulled

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14 Best Lip Balms & Treatments

Lip balm addicts unite. There is no shortage of terrific lip balms on the market. It’s probably the beauty product I consume the most. Here are my tried and true favorite lip balms and treatments that I repurchase and recommend. Best Lip Balms & Treatments LA MER, The Lip Balm – I’m reluctant to recommend this due to its eye-popping price tag but I have to admit, it’s incredible.  There

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Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try. Definitely try Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was

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Hall of Fame: Concealers

My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration. Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play. I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in

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Makeup Favorites: January 2020

Makeup Favorites My current makeup favorites include the best BB cream on the market, in my opinion, Missha BB cream, and other longtime favorites. Missha Signature BB Cream – I’m still using retinol at night in heavy rotation thus avoiding foundation these past few months. When my face is retinol-induced flakey, a BB cream is my preferred choice. This is my favorite brand of BB cream. I’ve used it for

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Brand Spotlight: Oribe Top 3

The Top 3 best hair care products in the Oribe range including the cult favorite, Dry Texturizing Spray. Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart-stopping price tag.  We know women are charged more for haircuts than men. Add color and highlights and blowouts, the cost can exceed $200 per visit depending on the salon. We’ve all fallen for the styling products that salons push on us that tack on another

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Haircare Favorites & A Few Duds

Some of the best hair care products I have ever used and I have used a lot. Including hair masks and rich and creamy conditioners. I keep a running list of haircare winners and losers on a post called Haircare Graveyard. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years searching for the best products for my hair in every haircare category imaginable. The Haircare Graveyard helps me remember which

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Makeup Favorites: November 2019

My current makeup favorites include the Modern Renaissance Palette, still, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and other longtime favorites. My makeup no buy This is the 11th month of my no-buy makeup year. Most importantly, it has been a most effective challenge forcing me to firstly, be grateful for, and secondly, use up the makeup I already own before buying anything new. This year, I have allowed myself to

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Brand Spotlight: Maybelline Top 3

Maybelline has been around for 104 years. It was created by a 19-year-old chemist named Thomas Williams in 1915. He watched his sister, Maybel, apply Vaseline to enhance her brows and lashes. He added coal ash to darken her brows and lashes, creating a pomade called Maybelline Cake Mascara which he named after his sister. Initially only available through mail-order, women began asking for the mascara at their local drugstore

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My Favorite Travel Rollers

If you’re in the market for travel rollers, I recommend the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.  You get eight (4 x 1.75″ rollers and 4 x 1.50″) flocked rollers packed in a black travel case.  They heat up quickly and provide body and bouncy curls at home or on the go.  Remember to roll your hair smoothly onto the roller and leave in until cool. There are some negative reviews on

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