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Hall of Fame: Primers

I don't use primers often but there are some that I think really make a difference in the final result of my make-up.  I have…

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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils

Three heroes in my book. This is about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I've used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture and this…

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French Pharmacy

  Some goodies from my French pharmacy shopping spree.  Separate reviews coming.      

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Current P.M. Skincare Routine

My current P.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Remove make-up Bioderma Micellar Water – This French wonder removes stubborn eye make-up and everything else. Amazon is known to have fakes so buy from a reputable online site. Melvita Rose Cleansing Oil – Another French brand, organic and so lovely to use. I love the rose scent. Safe for the eyes as well. Known for their plant based

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Current A.M. Skincare Routine

My current A.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – I’ve written a full review here.  This is perfect for a morning cleanse with mild exfoliation.  Step 2 – Hydrate La Roche-Posay Thermal Water – It’s my habit to spritz my face with a facial water or essence before adding serum.  Theory being that water molecules help serum absorb deeper into the skin.  I

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Pharmacy: Korean Beauty

I can never pass up a Korean beauty market when I spot one.  Reviews on the way!

Hall of Fame: Concealers

My all-time favorite concealers. Benefit’s Erase Paste (now called boi-ing brightening concealer) and Tarte’s CC Undereye Corrector are my favorites for covering dark circles.  I will continue to repurchase over and over again.  I use shade 1 Fair in Erase Paste.  Available at Benefit counters.  I use the shade light-medium in Tarte’s CC Corrector.  Available at Tarte displays. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is my all-time favorite undereye concealer.  I’ll use

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Hall of Fame: Mascaras

Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. Better Than Sex by Too Faced – Terrible name, awesome product. Super-Sizer by CoverGirl – Easy to apply, solid results. Voluminous Original by L’Oreal – I’ve used this for years.  I try others and always come back. Bottom

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Product Review: Lanolips

Lanolips Hand Cream Intense & Lip Balm Touting the moisturizing properties of Lanolin, this Australian based company has some winning products. Recently, I picked up a few items to try from Nordstrom. -Rose Hand Cream Intense -101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm -Lemonaid Lip Treatment What it claims to do?   Rose Hand Cream moisturizes dry hands and nails. 101 Ointment claims 101 uses including dry cuticles, cracked heels, dry nasal passages,

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KIKO MILANO Cosmetics

KIKO is a high quality, moderately priced, cruelty-free Italian cosmetics company.  Recently, I picked up a few items to try out. I love cruising through their well organized stores but you can also order direct online.  Check out KIKO here. Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit 01 Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 102 Single eyeshadow in the shade Infinity Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadow 07 Daring Look Eye Marker Black Everlasting Kajak eye pencil

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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils

Three heroes in my book. This is about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I’ve used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture and this aloe version.  They are easy to use, super moisturizing and very affordable.  Available at drugstores. Goe Oil by Jao is pure luxury.  It’s expensive but you’ll relish every use.  Contains 28 plant, fruit, and flower oils and butters.  Made in Pennsylvania.  I encourage you to read

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