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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…

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A.…

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10 Beautiful Things

1.  The Guide to Non-Toxic Deodorant 2.  Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 3.  Fairy-tale Villages 4.  Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ…

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Green Eyes!

Some of my favorite products and unique shades to use for a green eye look. 24 hr Color Tattoo in the shade Ready, Set, Green: This is a great long lasting base for shadow or worn alone.  These can dry out quickly but I can usually wipe off the top layer and use it what is underneath with no problem.  This shade seems to be unavailable but this one is

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Lip Product Addict Tag

This tag was created by Amelia Liana and Essie Button on YouTube.  I’ve been wanting to do it for a while being a lip product addict myself. 1. Favorite Balm/Treatment Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm by Dior for sure.  I’ve written about it before.  I always have one around. 2. Best Eye-Catching Red I’d have to say Fire and Ice by Revlon.  Although I prefer blueish toned reds,

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August Favorites

  Summer is finally over and I’m looking forward to cooler weather.  This month, I have a little bit of everything. Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie by Lush: I love the texture and light floral scent of this product.  You don’t need much so it lasts a long time.  One of my favorite Lush products. Intensive Nurturing Body Balm by Perlier: I got this in a sample box and am absolutely

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Product Review: Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts

  Wow.  These bath salts have developed a cult following and it’s no wonder.  They’re amazing.  Cult Beauty describes it as “a natural version of valium.”  That’s an apt description.  It also claims to treat insomnia and absorb radiation from mobile & computer use.  There’s no way to quantify a reduction in radiation but it treats insomnia like a dream.  This is a wonderful and luxurious sleepy time aide. The

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10 Beautiful Things

Beauty that I’ve found online: 1. 9 Dreamy Picnics 2. Make your own beautifully styled envelope addresses 3. Anyone would want to live in this treehouse 4. More “life rules”  5. Artist Adds ‘Star Wars’ Characters and Vehicles to Old Thrift Store Paintings 6. The 21 Best Ice Cream Shops In America 7. Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Kitchen 8. Men & Animals 9. 60 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About

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Product Review: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

This family owned and operated company has been making soaps for over 150 years but sometimes we can forget how good they are.  Everything they make is organic, certified Free Trade, cruelty-free, and vegan.  Their renowned Castile Liquid Soaps can be used for washing the body, face or hair, as well as dishwashing, mopping the floor, and as a laundry soap.  They claim you can even brush your teeth with

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Product Review: Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser

  I’ve been using this for three months now and it’s easily a favorite.  I love the texture, smell, and most importantly the squeaky clean feeling after I rinse it off.  It cleanses, detoxifies, and minimizes pores.  I included this in my June Favorites and noted my favorite part is the fact that it contains black pepper.  It’s a great find albeit expensive for a cleanser, $45.  Available at Cult

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July Favorites

  To the list – BUMBLE AND BUMBLE A Tint of Brown Hair Powder: I love this tinted dry shampoo.  It cost more than the tinted Batiste which I use regularly but it can cast a grayish residue and this does not.  Comes in various shades, available at Sephora for $36 and salons. Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum Concentrate: I’ve just started using this this month and it’s

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