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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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Makeup Favorites: July 2018

This has been my makeup routine as of late.  It may seem burdensome but I can do it in ten minutes if I need to. NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint – An excellent light coverage foundation that leaves my skin looking hydrated.  This is supposed to be a dupe for La Mer’s Soft Fluid foundation that costs $120.   I tested it and they are very similar.  Both are light

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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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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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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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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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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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