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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Three For All | Farmhouse Fresh for Face & Body Perfection

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It's a Farmhouse Fresh kind of day. What kind of day is that exactly... Everyday. Or at least it should be. Farmhouse Fresh is just such a feel good (and just as importantly, smell good) brand with a bevvy of products for just about everyone. Today is all about face and body with three of my current brand go-tos. Ready? You know what to do...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Browfection | Mary Kay Precision Brow Liner & Volumizing Brow Tint

Mary Kay Precision Brow Liner & Volumizing Brow Tint  (6)
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I know they're not always the most interesting products, but I can't get enough brow products. Seriously, I know I'm not alone on this front, but I am always flying through brow pencils and have no problem product hopping on to the next one. Granted, there have been some I've really loved, I just find I like to try all the brow products. Mary Kay has recently launched a brow range, and it's pretty much browfection (get it?)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Purple, Please | Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

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I like to keep up with what's happening in the beauty world, but sometimes... I just don't care. I was feeling pretty meh about eyshadow palettes for a while. Like, how many warm neutrals does a person need? In my case not many, because I've been very resistant towards the trend. Anyway, I wasn't feeling anything, but then... A vision in purple appeared. You know the one. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gloss is Boss | Avon True Colour Lip Glow Lip Gloss

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One of my first beauty loves was lip gloss. I remember the heartbreak I felt when a specific Bonne Bell gloss that I LOVED was discontinued (or just no longer carried at my Shoppers Drug mart, either way, it was devastating.) It was a sheer, pale nude frosty number, aptly named Champagne, but smelled of ginger ale. It was one of the only lip products I ever finished, as I was a major product hopper in in my youth. One of my other gloss loves? Avon, of course. With a huge shade selection and usually available for less than $7 (snag 'em on sale!), what's not to love?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Femme & Floral | Givenchy Live Irresistible Blossom Crush

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The colder days of autumn are approaching (yay!) but just for, I don't know, the next 10 minutes or so, let's stay in spring/summer mode. Okay? I say that, because I think the fragrance we're about chat about is technically meant to be a more spring/summer scent, but like so many 'rules'  they're more fun when broken.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

One & Done | Rodial The Icons Collection Face Palette

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I love just about anything in palette form. Actually, no. I like anything powder in palette form. I've never been one to enjoy lip palettes and I did not get on well with that liner palette Smashbox used to do (does anyone else remember that?) Anyway, we're not dealing with creams today, but some rather gorgeous powders in the form of the Rodial The Icons Collection Face Palette. The limited edition collection features a little bit of pretty much everything to take your face from meh to marvelous. Yay for one & done products, right?!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mix & Mask | Avon Anew Clay Masks

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I LOVE masks. There isn't much needed for an enjoyable mask session, but there are few tidbits that can make the experience extra enjoyable. I like to have a plush headband (with out without animal ears, although with is much more fun) as stray hair or bangs in a mask can be downright disastrous. A tool for applying / spreading masks (like a silicone paddle, or flat style foundation brush) classes up the affair, and keeps fingers out of pots. And, what may just be most important, a little mask-time entertainment. I am blind during mask-time (where my fellow astigmatism gals at?!) so I opt for music. Pro tip: make a playlist the same length as your mask's cure time for easy timing. Timing can be crucial for anything with stronger ingredients or potentially drying formulas, like clay....

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Palette Perfection | Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette

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Ooh, we're getting scandalous today! Okay, no. No we're not. Unless my Brendon Urie based daydreams count (he's just so much fun to look at...) we're keeping things makeup related. It's just that my mind wanders when the word tryst comes about. You can't help but conjure up some sort of romantical rendezvous fraught with adventure and maybe just a little danger. I'm realizing tryst is a really great word and that a lot of chosen descriptors are shade names in the palette... Regardless, we're talking palettes today, with the Brendon Urie level gorgeous (an unplanned, but perfect tie in) Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette.