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Hall of Fame: Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when used in skincare offers a multitude of benefits.  It brightens and boosts the production of collagen.  It also fights free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollution.  Incorporating Vitamin C into your daily skincare routine works to prevent hyperpigmentation leaving skin brighter, and firmer with a more even skin tone.   I use a Vitamin C serum nearly every day.  These are

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Budget Beauty Bible: Makeup – Best Beauty Buys Under $20

My favorite budget makeup picks.  All have a list price of below $20 but can be purchased for much less when bought on offer or with a drugstore coupon.  I rarely pay full price for drugstore makeup because there are always sales to be found.  Loyalty programs can result in big discounts by using points or coupons.  I’m partial to CVS, Walgreens, and Ulta.  This is where I get the biggest

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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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DECIEM: The Ordinary

DECIEM, The Abnormal Beauty Company is a Toronto based company and beauty industry disrupter.  By focusing on high concentrations of readily available and affordable key ingredients and ditching fancy packaging and costly marketing campaigns, they deliver quality skincare to hungry consumers at cut-rate prices.  That’s exciting! I’ve tried their Hylamide and The Chemistry Brand ranges.  Both deliver great results.  Their Founder, Brandon Truaxe, was involved with Canadian skincare brand, Indeed Labs,

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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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Product Review: ColourPop Cosmetics

ColourPop Cosmetics What it claims to do? Los Angeles based ColourPop “specialize in making killer makeup in every shade imaginable at prices everyone can afford.  That’s why all of our products have luxury formulas at prices that won’t break the bank.”   Do I agree? Yes.  ColourPop has an amazing color selection and a wide range of quality cosmetics.  The single shadows pots and Lippie Stix are only $5.00 each.

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February Favorites

To the Favorites! LORAC PRO Palette 2: I’ve been reaching for this palette the most this past month.  It has 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades for many, many looks.  Extremely hyper pigmented and buttery shadows make this one of my all time favorite palettes.  Available at Sephora and Ulta. HADA LABO TOKYO Replenishing Hydrator:  I gave this a try upon recommendation from uppiesbeads59 and have really enjoyed it.  I

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Product Review: NYX Butter Gloss

NYX Butter Gloss As the name suggests, these buttery lip glosses are very moisturizing and comfortable to wear on the lips. I have the shades (L to R) Eclair, Maple Blonde, and Peach Cobbler.  I love them all and hope to grab a couple of others. Available at Ulta and Target for only $4.99 each. Gold flatware.  Takes some effort to care for but oh so beautiful.

November Favorites

Antique dessert plate/trivet and serving utensil My favorites this month. Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30: This is a very fluid and light sunscreen.  Works great and doesn’t seep into the eyes.  Available at Dermstore or Sephora. The Sensual Skin Enhancer by KEVYN AUCOIN: A wonderful multi-use product.  It can be used as a concealer, all-over foundation, or mixed with moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer which is how I use it

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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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