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BEST OF: BRIGHTENERS & ILLUMINATORS

So when it comes to makeup, there’s one thing I can’t live without. I bet you can guess it by reading the title of this article. As a beholder of perpetual under eye darkness/circles/doom and gloom, brighteners are one thing I can’t live without. If I had to choose one beauty product on a deserted island… well you get the idea. To save you time and money, I’ll give you the lowdown on the best brightening products on a budget. (more…)

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THE FOUNDATION THAT CHANGED ME

In high school I never wore foundation. It wasn’t even until someone told me that foundation existed that I started wearing it. I’ve tried and tested a fair number of drugstore foundations to date, but back then it just seemed like I was one of those people who was “better without it.” I never liked the feeling of it on my skin. (more…)

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KISS FROM A ROSE

Either I’m getting really old, really fast, or roses are getting much younger. Let me elaborate: lately I’ve found myself all but drooling over a crop of rose-scented products, much to the disgust of my teenage self. I mean, no exaggeration, I used to get a headache after catching a whiff of my mom’s signature Chanel No. 5, which is composed of synthetic roses. Today’s rose products, on the contrary, smell totally light, wearable, and, well, natural. Plus, roses reap amazing benefits for your skin, from brightening to smoothing and beyond. Want to jump on the rose train? Pick up one of my newest obsessions, below. (more…)

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THE DO IT ALL PALETTE

I am a palette girl through and through. Give me a multitasking tour de force palette that can get me from day to night and I’m yours. I have heard about this palette for a while now, and after splurging on the Naked Basics I swore off of palettes for a while. However, the weak makeup lover that I am was wandering the aisles of Ulta a few days ago when I stumbled upon this beaut once again. (more…)

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LAST CHANCE SUMMER TRENDS

Is it just me, or has this summer absolutely flown by? With August just around the corner and autumn creeping in, let’s talk summer trends (stay tuned for a talk on fall’s hottest commodities). Here’s the harsh reality: you have just a few weeks to cram in those summer 2k14 trends you’ve been dying to try. (more…)

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REVIEW: HERBAL ESSENCES NAKED LINE

As I was wandering the aisles of my local Walmart looking for hair dye, I stumbled upon the newest (I think) release from hair care line Herbal Essences. I had tried their Naked Cleansing Conditioner a month or so ago, after hearing Ingrid (of MissGlamorazzi) include it in a favorites video. (more…)