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How I Feel About L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara After a Month

If you follow any kind of beauty channel or blog, you’ve most likely heard about L’Oreal’s new Lash Paradise mascara.  EVERYONE was raving about this new mascara and how it’s a dupe for the Too Face Better than Sex mascara, which I’ve never tried.  I managed to get my hands on a tube of L’Oreal Lash Paradise a few weeks after it was released – it was so freaking hard because it was not in any drugstore around me.  I had to order it online from Target.com, which is highly annoying because we see all of the reviews and that it’s now released, but it’s actually nowhere in real life!  I read from another blog that drugstores are releasing new items online first rather than in actual stores to make it more exclusive….but honestly, it’s drugstore makeup.   It’s supposed to be accessible and inexpensive.  Just let the people have it.  *Eye Roll*.  Anyway, read on to see how I feel about the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara after a month of use. Continue reading

Use Up That Makeup: I Hit Pan!! I Did it!!!

Guys,  I finally did it.  I hit pan on a powder makeup item for the first time!  I was swirling my powder brush in my Maybelline Fit Me face powder two days ago when I caught a glint.  A glint of metal.  The size of a period!!  But it was a glint nevertheless, and I cackled with joy and sense of achievement.  I hopped over to my fiance to show off the tiny pin point of a pan, to which he did not respond and maintained a bemused expression on his face.  Dudes just don’t get it.

I have to say that I was waiting and waiting for this day, and sometimes it seemed like it would never happen.

So without further ado, here it is:

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ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo and other ELF Goodies

This no-buy I set for myself is downgraded to a low-buy haha.  Obviously, I love makeup, so let’s be real and give makeup a bigger space in my life.  I’m still being careful of the colors and products I choose.  It’s all about that balance 🙂  Anyway,  I recently ordered some things from ELF, and I am so excited about them because they seem really good for us pale princesses.  I’m probably most excited about about the new ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo because the colors look promising and duos are easy and quick to use!  Read on to see my thoughts.

ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo and other ELF Goodies

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Use Up That Makeup! June Makeup Basket and Progress!

Wow June is here.  Can we please just stop? Anyway, it’s time for another edition of Use Up That Makeup! The June Makeup Basket and Progress pictures!  Read on to see some nice dents I’ve made in my makeup.

First things first – the progress pictures for a few products in my May Makeup Basket.  I’m pretty proud! *puffs up*

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I bought something… L’Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme

Well, it was good while it lasted 🙂  Today I purchased a piece of makeup and broke my strict no-buy until the end of 2017.  I had a good run – about 2 months of not purchasing any makeup.

I’m not kicking myself for my purchase today though.  After decluttering all of the products that I wasn’t using, the sight of which was giving me stress and anger, and having a nice detox from makeup,  I feel like I’m in a better place with makeup. I still am steering clear of the buy buy buy mentality.  I no longer idly browse makeup aisles (…except for today when I went in to get a spoolie for my eye brows),  but I think this one small item should be fine.  The no buy will definitely resume after this!

Now what was it that broke my will and my no-buy?  This little guy:

L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme

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L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender Review!

The L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender in the shade dark brunette is a large crayon style brow product.  It promises soft and full brows, which is what I typically gravitate towards.  The tiny kabuki brush on the other end of the crayon is used to blend the product after it is applied to your brows.  Always interested in brow products, I recently picked this up because I have never used a crayon brow product before.  Read on for my L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender review!

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Essence Rock’n’doll Crazy XXXL Volume Mascara Review!

Today I wanted to review a mascara I have been using – the Essence Rock’n’doll Crazy XXXL Volume Mascara.  When I saw this new mascara, I decided to give it a go because the words “Crazy XXXL Volume” is right up my alley.  I am always looking for volumizing mascaras because I LOVE voluminous lashes.  It was also a sweet, sweet $4.99 at Ulta!

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Nude Lipsticks for Pale Skin That Won’t Wash You Out!

Nude lips, like red lips, are a classic. When you’re pale, however, you don’t want to go about sporting colors that wash you out even more as some nude colors can do.   I’m looking at you, Revlon’s Nude Attitude. *shudder*.  Although I probably will never be able to pull off a true, flesh-toned nude like the lovely, glowy J.Lo because it makes me look sickly, I have developed a small collection of nude lipsticks that I think are quite flattering for pale skin.  Read on to see my picks if you are struggling to find flattering nude lipsticks for pale skin!

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Dark Winter Makeup Using Only Drugstore Products

Sometimes at night I play with makeup.  Here is a dark winter look using only drugstore products.  It features a beautiful green and burgundy duo chrome eye shadow that brings mystery and dimension to the eyes while also hinting at holiday colors in a muted, darkened fashion!

Have fun! Winter is coming…

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Foundation and Sunscreen for Lazy Days! Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder Review

As much as I have come to love liquid foundations over the past two years, some days, I don’t want to apply it.  Sometimes, I also don’t want to put on sunscreen even though you should, everyday.  I just want to be free! For those lazy days, powder is a quick and easy way to even out your skin.  Powder with the added benefit of sunscreen is a plus! My go-to foundation and sunscreen for lazy days is the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder.  It is easily attainable at the drugstore and really deserves more hype than it gets!

Foundation and Sunscreen for lazy days - Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Powder

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