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Hall of Fame: Eyeliner

Below are my current favorite eyeliner formulations and shades.  All of them meet my criteria: creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Quality eyeliners will last quite some while others dry up rapidly.  If you have an eyeliner that you haven’t used in a while, do err on the side of caution and sharpen it before you apply it to your

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Hall of Fame: Mascara

  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. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.  Gives you thick, fluffy lashes.  Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.

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Hall of Fame: Eye Shadow Primers

Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay

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Talking Palettes

I am long overdue for an edit and declutter of my eyeshadow palettes.  I’m a huge fan of palettes because you almost always get more for your money considering a single eyeshadow can average $6.00 at the drugstore, MAC eyeshadows are $17.00 each, and more for single luxury eyeshadows.  Armani single eyeshadows are a whopping $32.00 a piece.   Having said that, I’ve vowed not to buy any new palettes

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April Favorites

My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine.  Smells great also.  Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use.  Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair.  At Ulta. Koh

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Product Review: BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette + Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow

BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette – Magnet Eyes 3 Rich, luxurious, buttery shadows.  I’m in love with the many unique shades included in this palette. Limited edition, available online for a jaw-dropping price as is the case with all BY TERRY products.  BY TERRY is a cruelty-free brand and does not test on animals. BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette   Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eyeshadow in Brown Perfection Cream eye

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March Favorites

  My Favorites this month. Yon-Ka Paris Cleansing Cream: A wonderful cleanser that I’ve been using exclusively in the mornings.  Its calming formula is great for sensitive, dry skin and rosacea.  It also contains refreshing peppermint which is why I like to use it in the morning.  Wonderful brand.  Available through aestheticians or online. MISSHA Complexion Coordinating BB Cream: My favorite Korean brand.  This is a medium to full coverage BB

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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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January Favorites

January Favorites! Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer: Absolutely love these.  I’ve become too lazy to put on body lotion with my hands!  I bought a 3 pack at Costco of this scent and have also tried the aloe version.  Available at drugstores. Wonder Cloth: My favorite washcloth for removing all makeup.  Great texture and doesn’t seem to stain even after removing jet black eye make-up.  Available here. Nads Facial Wax

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