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March 2, 2014

Mascara, mascara, mascara. We all love it, we all need it, and we all want the best one. 

 

It can be tough to recommend mascara to others. Like our skin, our lashes are all so different. Some grow-in straight, some grow-in curled. Some are super thin, and some are very...

February 26, 2014

Let me rattle off a list of things that brushes can and usually improve: 

 

Excessively oily-skin

Breakouts

Foundation that looks too thin or splotchy

Foundation that looks too cakey

All of the World's problems. What?

 

A few good brushes will make your makeup look 100x better...

February 25, 2014

I lovvvve a good foundation. Like, reeeeeally love it. 

 

When I started getting serious about my own makeup, I was SO THANKFUL for a friend to tell me what Dept. store foundation would work best to cover up all of my discoloration and acne spots. I found a full-coverage...

February 24, 2014

Dark under-eye circles plauge most everyone. And for those that don't....well boo-you!

 

A lot of people ask what the heck the darkness is all about and it's actually pretty simple. There's tons of blood around our eyes. Underneathe them, around them, above them...yada y...

February 22, 2014

Bronzer applied the wrong way = Jersey Shore

Bronzer applied the right way = Thinner cheeks, skinnier nose, lots of dimension. 

 

Bronzer is one of those funny products that is USUALLY used the wrong way right out of the gate. The misconception is that it's sole purpose i...

February 20, 2014

I was scarred by powder when I was in High School. Back in the days of non-digital cameras... (YES, I am a dinosaur,) we could only rely on disposable cameras to capture all of our memories at dances like Prom or Homecoming. I would be SO excited to get to Target a day...

February 19, 2014

Part two of EYELINERS is alllll about the pencil. To reiterate my general feel of Liquids vs. Pencils, I'll debrief you on my stance that I posted yesterday: 

 

I love a good standard eyeliner pencil, but ONLY for the lower lashline/waterline. Because of all of the littl...

February 18, 2014

I say EYE, you say LINER! EYE! ____________! EYE! ______________!

 

I should be embarrassed about that. But I'm not. 

 

Lots of questions coming in about the best Drugstore Eyeliners on the market. I got some, I tried some, I loved some and I hated some. I'll split the eye...

February 7, 2014

It should be no surprise to you that I’m alllllll about finding new products that I can yap about. I love Sephora, the MAC store, Nordstrom, etc but sometimes it’s REALLY nice to peruse the aisles of Target and pick up some goodies without spending a fortune. That bein...

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