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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stila One Step Illuminate Skin Tone Illuminating Primer

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Primer can be a polarizing topic, depending on the beauty fan. I'm neither a hater or a lover, but I do appreciate the promise of a smoother, more perfected base for makeup. Who isn't, right? On the constant quest to find the 'one', I added Stila One Step Illuminate Skin Tone Illuminating Primer to my makeup routine. Did it wok wonders? Read on to find out...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Be Fun, Daring & Romantic | Avon BE Fragrance Collection

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In my preparations of this post, I found myself thinking back to all of the scents I've worn in my life. Mainly, the scents I wore in my younger years. It's amazing how scent can take you back to a certain time or place, or in the case of the Avon BE Fragrance Collection, set a mood. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Fast Five | Make Up For Ever Edition

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I've learned kittens (or at least mine) don't care what you're trying to do, as long as they get what they want. I've spent the last half hour trying to set this little blog post up while cradling a very sleep bundle of fur. Easier typed (especially since I'm still holding her) than done. I know, you're thinking why don't I just put her down. You're funny; I tired. She just crawls back up. So with that, I say take any typos as kitten-related incidents and just enjoy the a few new Make Up For Ever goodies. Ready? You know what to do...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pearlesque Box | November 2017 Niu Body

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You know what the end of the month means... A new Pearlesque Box! The November box is especially interesting, at least I think, as it features a relatively new brand, Niu Body. What makes Niu Body a bit different from the heard of natural, organic-type brands is that they believe in great quality without inflated prices. Sounds promising right? Read on for a closer look at what 's in the box...

Friday, October 20, 2017

From Farm to Bath | Farmhouse Fresh Gourmet Milk Soaps

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No, your eyes have not deceived you. The Farmhouse Fresh goodies up for discussion today most certainly look more like something you'd pop on a cracker than the bath, but they are indeed soap. Their cheese like appearance was no accident though. You'll have to read on for more info as to why...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Very Kitty Christmas | Paul & Joe Beauté Holiday 2017

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Are you trying to be a more organized, productive human? If you answered yes, I have the best tip you'll ever hear: don't get a kitten. As you may know, I got a cute little calico kitten (non-dilute this time) a month or so ago. Is she absolutely adorable?  You bet. Is she complete chaos almost every minute she's awake? You double bet. I've had a few cats over the course of my life, but none have been quite as trying as little Bertie. She makes every task take just a little lot longer and makes life just a bit messier. But, she's not the cat you're here for. Today it's all about the frolicking felines that adorn the Paul & Joe Beauté Holiday 2017 Collection.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Healthy & Happy Hair | Kerastase Aura Botanica

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When it comes to hair care, some brands just do it better. Once of such brands? Kerastase. Prior to my first use a few years ago, I assumed the brand was mostly hype. I was wrong. At the time my hair was quite damaged, but their famous conditioner (you likely know the one) was one of the few products that really made a difference in my hair. Kerastase instantly had my respect. So, you can see why I was kind of thrilled to get my hands on their newest collection: Aura Botanica.

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Power of Light | Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

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Remember being a teen dealing with acne and thinking "at least I'll grow out of this..." Umm, yeah. No. It doesn't quite work out like that. Granted, I don't breakout the same way I once did, but I still deal with acne from time to time, so I was super intrigued by the new Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask. Designed to treat mild to moderate acne, the space-age looking mask utilizes the power of light and offers an alternative to harsh chemical treatments.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection + The Easiest Nail Art (Ever)

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It is almost criminal how long it's been since I properly did my nails. As someone who quite often paints them up to twice a week, my almost month long absence was extra abnormal. I just wasn't feeling into anything. Luckily I snapped out of it when a few of the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection arrived. Oddly enough, it was the mono-chromatics that got me feeling polish again, and even got me into a bit of nail art.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 Anniversary Box | September 2017 subscription box september 2017 (9)::: press sample / affiliate link :::

*Brushes away cobwebs* Ahem. let's see if I can remember how to do this... You may have noticed it's been a few since my last post, but life. That's it, just life. And not the super exciting, aren't you jealous kind of life, the one that barges in and has a way of obliterating any sense of order. You've been there. That said, it was perfect timing for the September box, because candy most definitely makes things better. Plus, it's's birthday, so you know it's going to be extra good (and, spoiler, it is!)