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BEAUTY REVIEWS, VINTAGE FINDS & OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS

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7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

1. Greed What is your most expensive beauty item?  My most expensive beauty product has to be my Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate which I talked about in my October Favorites.  It cost $75.  It’s a beautiful, product!  Also, my GHD straightener which I think I got on sale for $160. What is your least expensive beauty item?  ESSENCE Gel Eyeliner.  It’s a drugstore bargain at $3.99.  Goes on smooth

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Cult Attraction: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler acquired cult status years ago and is still the top selling curler today.  This is one of my most essential beauty tools and it still gives my lashes great curl after years of use. At one time it was sold in stores but now you can only get it direct from Shu Uemura for $20.

October Favorites

Phyx Intense Overnight Repair Masque by Kronos: I discovered this hair mask about five years ago and I’m so happy that I did.  It’s terrific.  If you doubt me, note that it holds The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for #1 overnight hair treatment.  Amazon has the best price. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: My favorite drugstore BB cream to date.  Applies like a sheer and creamy tinted moisturizer.

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Empties: Hits & Misses

There aren’t any “misses” in this round of Empties or Products I’ve used up.  That means money well spent! Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Brow/Face/Bikni: Fabulous little home waxing kit.  This works.  You may still need to tweeze a couple of stubborn hairs but this $6 kit is perfect between salon visits.  Pick it up at any drugstore or Ulta. Clarins Advanced Extra Firming Eye Contour Serum: I’ve been using

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August Favorites

I’m in Las Vegas and it’s hot!  Some of my summer favorites. RoC® Gommage Doux Lissant Soft Smoothing Scrub: I bought this exfoliating scrub in Canada and love it.  This is the French version which has a few more ingredients than the US version but the they’re very similar.  Not only does it work beautifully as an exfoliant, it smells incredible, like a combination of flowers and Love’s Baby Soft.

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Empties: Hits & Misses

Hits Blousey Shampoo by Lush:  I loved this shampoo from one of my favorite brands, Lush.  All Lush products are organic, handmade and vegan.  The only negative thing I can say about Lush products is that they’re expensive, but then handmade, vegan products are going to cost a little more.  I’m willing to pay for cruelty-free and they are truly wonderful to use!  My brother’s dog, Willie got ahold of

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July Favorites

This month turned me onto some new favorites as well as some old stand buys. Shiseido Facial Cotton: Hands down THE BEST cotton pads on the market.  Do your face a favor and get your hands on a packet of these.  They’re often sold out on the website and in stores.  Once you try them, you’ll see why they can’t keep them in stock.  Usually available where Shiseido is sold.

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