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Nivea Instant White Firming Body Serum Review

Nivea is one brand that is always close to my heart as I have grown up seeing my mom use Nivea. Sadly there are not many variants of skin care product ...

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Mustaev Brush Cleaner Spray

Mustaev is a US based brand that I’m looking a bit more closely at – it’s not widely available to the UK but is known for quality br ...

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Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint Is A Blush Everyone Is

We may have our next viral blush moment coming at us from Milk Makeup! Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint Sheer Lip + Cheek Stain dropped on Insta ...

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Kosas Bb Burst Tinted Gel Cream Is Going To Be A Must Have F

I’d lying if I said I don’t want Kosas BB Tinted Gel Cream! Kosas BB Tinted Gel Cream is a new skin tint that also, acts as a skincare ...

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Beauty Thoughts, May 26, 2023

Sheer base life I’ve been using Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum for the last two weeks and have been getting lots of nice complimen ...

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MAC Unsung Heroes: Chicory Lip Pencil

What’s an unsung makeup hero" For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the ...

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Practical Stuff I Like: The New Baylis & Harding Goodn

What song do you sing when you’re washing your hands" Normally, I sing “Happy Birthday” to Keanu Reeves two or three times to keep ...

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Feel Good Makeup

Good morning, friend. If you’re struggling right now, I’m right there with you. Nothing personally devastating happened this week (knoc ...

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Getting to Know Rosie

What’s it like to be a cat lady who loses a beloved feline friend, then falls in love with another cat again" It’s weird. And wonderful ...

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Spring Makeup Ideas: Shimmering Shades of Green

I call this “the look that almost never was.” Like “the land that time forgot.” LOL. It happened on accident last week while ...

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Easy, Elegant Ways to Step Up Your Makeup for Your Next Zoom

Now that we’re cocooned in our homes for the next few weeks (months"), chances are you’ve already participated, or will be soon, in plen ...

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Product Spotlight: Sally Hansen Sheer Color Therapy Nail Pol

If you like pastel paws but don’t want to go full-on painted Easter egg, these sheer Sally Hansen polishes hit the spot. They’re from Sa ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Jeez, it’s almost April already… I can’t believe it. Tabs would have been so sad to miss March Madness this year. ? He was a huge ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 620

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It†...

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Real Makeup Life: Gnarly Brow Gel

I present to you Exhibit A. Above is a picture of a brand-spankin’-new tube of MAC Clear brow gel (my go-to at the moment because it reigns in ...

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Saturday Surfing, March 28, 2020

Good morning, my friend. How are you" ?? No, really…HOW ARE YOU" I hope you’re feeling well, and not just physically. This is a weird tim ...

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Spring Makeup Ideas: Blue Eye Makeup With a Green Top

Unsolicited life tip: When you unknowingly grow a Machiavellian mustache on your upper lip, it’s probably time to put some makeup on again. S ...

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Shelter in Place / Social Distancing / Homeschooling Activit

Looking for something fun, educational and interactive to do with your little one" Try showing them how to use the camera on your phone to take pics ...

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TLC for Needy Nails: The Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Bea

Well, hello, nail polish. NICE TO SEE YOU, OLD FRIEND! Now that I have a little more time to do something other than an occasional speed mani, I� ...

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Product Spotlight: Laura Mercier Rosé Cheek Color

“No-makeup” makeup people, take note: This warm pink powder blush will release you from your “blahs” while summoning your chee ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 619

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Spring has sprung! ? — and despite the seriousness of current events, Tabs wouldn’t have let it rain on his parade. Nope. Spring was hi ...

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Saturday Surfing, March 21, 2020

Good morning and happy Caturday from one cat lady’s corner of the Internet in Northern California. How YOU doing" Does the world feel topsy-tur ...

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Product Spotlight: Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Mascara

FOR DECADES I believed that a lash curler was a non-negotiable when dealing with stick straight lashes (mine will flex the curl outta everything), but ...

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Stress Baking While Social Distancing: The Best Gluten Free

Well, it’s official. I, and all of my former coworkers, have been laid off from the bakery, and I’m filing for unemployment for the firs ...

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Spring Makeup Ideas: Sparkly Taupes and Purples With a Soft

It’s weird. Even though the world around me feels like it has gone full-on BONKERS, when I go outside for walks with the Coywolf (and we� ...

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Shelter in Place / Social Distancing / Homeschooling Activit

If you’re sheltering in place over the next couple weeks and looking for things to do with someone in the house, let them unleash their inner ...

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Product Spotlight: Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick Eye Colo

What you need to know: Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick Eye Color is a flexible brown cream shadow stick your time-pressed self needs, so if you� ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday-ish / Tuesday Poll, Vol. 618

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

The Irish roots run deep through the cats of this household. Even though we’re officially unclear about either Tabs’ or Rosie’s ...

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Saturday Surfing, March 14, 2020

Yea! Huzzah! Hooray! We made it to the weekend in what officially may go down as the craziest week ever. Oh, my goodness, right" Happy Caturday, my ...

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3 Easy Tips for Elegant Everyday Winged Liner

Contrary to what Instagram or YouTube might’ve told ya over the past five years, winged liner…otherwise known as ?cat eye? liner or ?kitt ...

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Habit Trackers Make It Fun and Easy to Start New Habits or M

Do you ever use a habit tracker" — some type of visual way to mark your daily, weekly or monthly progress when you’re trying to start a ...

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Dreaming of Vacay With Wander Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC

I woke up wishing I was on vacation this morning. There weren?t any viruses to worry about, no freaky headlines on the news, or piles laundry to fold ...

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NARS Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo -> Love!

I’m still playing my way through that custom NARS palette, and I’m still rediscovering classics that keep speaking to me (because, obv ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 617

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Tabs was a true lover of the great outdoors, and one of his favorite times of year was cherry blossom season. In fact, he commissioned, as you may re ...

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Saturday Surfing, March 7, 2020

Happy Caturday from this ball of lurvies, also known as PGR, also known as Pretty Girl Rosie, although, let’s get real… This lap cat isn� ...

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The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Prescription Sung

My friend, if you wear glasses, please save yourself a few decades of misery/constant squinting and just spring for a pair of prescription sunglasses, ...

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Hiking Novat

Raise your hand if you live in a town where you can see cows. *raises hand* ?? Mt. Burdell in Novato is a relaxing way to spend a couple hours outdoor ...

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Four Revolutions Around the Sun

Connor Claire turned four years old today! — and I’m feeling *all* the feels. The best way I can describe it is bittersweet… Iâ� ...

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A Springy Purple and Orange Makeup Look Inspired By Purple R

The first time I saw Purple Rain I was eight, and it was at my friend Peachy’s slumber party. Peachy’s mom let us pick out whatever mov ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Dude, I can’t even tell you how many times I watched Tabs climb something or jump on something with a hand on my heart, and just thinking, â� ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 616

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Saturday Surfing, Leap Day, 2020! ????

Happy Saturday, sweet friend. ? How’s it going" What are you up to this weekend" I have a pretty packed agenda on this end because the Coywolf ...

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A Fab Friday With Rosy Brown Lids and Lips + Mauve Cheeks

I swear, in real life this eye makeup is not as orange as it looks in these pics… I think the bright top (J. Crew, found at The Rack last fall ...

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NARS Kalahari Love

They say, if you love something, set it free, which I guess makes sense if you love butterflies or toucans, but in the case of makeup, if you love so ...

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Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish in Crop Top and Roll,

The “after” photo reminds me of the enchantment bewitching the self-checkout monitors at Target! I swear, those cameras could even make Do ...

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How a Sharpie and 5 Seconds Can Completely Change Your Persp

A couple weekends ago, I reorganized the drawer where I keep all of my neutral eyeshadow palettes. (Honestly, would ya expect anything else from me" A ...

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Electric Eyes and Urban Decay Wired

*ring* *ring* ?? Hello" Is anyone there" Hellooooo. It’s me, Karen, calling on my fruit phone, because this eye makeup is BANANAS. ??? Thereâ ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 615

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It†...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Did I ever tell you about the time Tabs caught a bird…on his leash!" Maybe I have, but I don’t think I told you all the sordid details. ...

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Saturday Surfing, February 22nd, 2020

As sunlight ? streams through my window this morning, a sparrow ? outside is cheeping, one of my neighbors is hammering away at something in their gar ...

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Target Dolls With Instagram Brows

Seemingly random question: Have you visited the toy section at Target lately" ? because HOLY SPICY GUACAMOLE. Times have changed. I was at the store ...

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The Urban Decay Wired Palette Gives Color an Electrifying Jo

A few years ago, Urban Decay released a pressed pigment palettes similar to Wired, their newest neon offering, but Wired will not make your brain shor ...

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Product Spotlight: MAC Glow Play Blush in Grand

FOR THE LOVE OF CHICKEN STRIPS (this is indicative of my colorful language these days, since Connor?s been repeating everything she hears), I?ve been ...

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MAC Loud and Clear Lipsticks: Yash, Baroque the Internet, Fl

I keep vacillating over which of the five lipsticks in the new MAC Loud and Clear collection is the most “noteworthy.” One the one hand, t ...

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Sur La Table?s Hidden Gems for Cat Ladies (Along With Some O

I walked into Sur La Table last weekend looking for dough rails, which are these doohickeys that make it easy to roll out your cookie dough to a speci ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

One of the craziest memories I have of Tabs, and I have QUITE a few, was the time we encountered Godzilla! We were on our walk right outside on the ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 614

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It†...

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Saturday Surfing, February 15th, 2020

Good morning, my sweet! Happy Saturday. ? Crazy cat lady moment: aren’t these the cutest CCL socks" They’re a Valentine’s Day gif ...

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3 Unexpected Beauty Lessons I Learned This Week

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend! My goodness, it has been a week. The run-up to Valentine’s Day at the bakery was cray! Yesterday, I ...

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Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk

I just found your new favorite base for no-makeup makeup days. ? And guess what" It’s less than 10 bucks! (Technically, $9.99.) Say, “Oh, ...

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A Simple Everyday Makeup Look That Fits in the Palm of Your

Just a quick reminder that makeup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. ? I did this look with makeup that I could quite literally carry in th ...

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Monochromatic Makeup With the MAC Loud and Clear Collection

I’m a fervent fan / enthusiastic adherent of monochromatic makeup, and that’s because I only have so many brain cells, and I like not h ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Lights, camera, action! Tabs was surprisingly modest about his film career. He didn’t start acting until later in life. Legend has it, after ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 613

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It†...

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Saturday Surfing, February 8th, 2020

Welcome to the weekend, my friend! Time to rest and recharge your batteries (hopefully!). For me, that means painting my paws, because when my paws a ...

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MAC Loud and Clear, Glow Play Blush Collection Swatches on N

Man, I couldn’t get this on my arm and face fast enough. First of all, NEUTRALS. Second, MAC. Seriously, too good. Technically, you are looki ...

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Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Oil Lip Oil Review

Has anyone, throughout the history of makeup-kind, ever sat around thinking to themselves, “You know what I *really* wish I could have" ? flaky, ...

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Workout Sliders/Gliders: Put These On Your “To-TryR

For years — decades even! — I thought of myself as a person who didn’t like to exercise first thing in the morning. The last thin ...

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New Kicks: The Nike Winflo 6

I call these Nikes my “elf shoes” ???? because of the pointy curve in the heel… So, I’ve been spending a lot of time on my ...

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All Star Products for 3-Minute, No-Makeup Makeup

Some days you have 20 minutes to put on your makeup…and some days you only have three. Yesterday was a ?three? day for me. I had to drop off Co ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

The following was a speech recorded in the locker room of last year’s Super Bowl, which Tabs attended: “No guts, no glory. “Sure ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 612

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Saturday Surfing, February 1st, 2020

Hmm… How many cups of coffee, imbibed from this mug, do I need to fuel myself for today" Two" Three" FIVE" I end up drinking *MOAR* coffee ? ...

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About That Chevron Necklace…

When I bought this chevron necklace years ago at LOFT (it was on clearance for like five bucks!), I could never have imagined how many questions Iâ� ...

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Easy Makeup Look Idea: Olive Eyeliner, Warm Brown Eyeshadow

Some mornings are for blending six shadows on your lids, and other mornings are not. Those are the mornings made for large quantities of coffee� ...

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Greens and Grays

Raise your paw if you ever get stuck in color combo ruts. I FEEL YOU! So, lately I’ve been trying to wear color combos that I normally wouldn� ...

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The MAC 240S: My Preferred Brush for Precise Face Powder Pla

Generally, I try to wear the bare minimum amount of face powder I can get away with because when I pile it on, I think it makes me look older. *Le sig ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 611

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Tabs had excellent table manners for a roguish food enthusiast. Contrast this with PGR (Pretty Girl Rosie), who likes to have food poured over her h ...

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Saturday Surfing, January 25th, 2020

Happy Caturday, lady! Or, should I say, “Happy Unicornday"” Hmm… Doesn’t flow off the tongue as readily, but I like it. ? Th ...

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Lip of the Day: Chanel Virevoltante, Kate Spade Glasses and

Costco Optical, man… Really impressed me. Good selection, fantastic prices. Yup, I wore Chanel Virevoltante lipstick yesterday to get those Ka ...

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Easiest French Twist With the Mia Beauty Lockettes (LOVE THE

I have to wear my hair up at the bakery, and there are only so many high ponytails and messy buns I can take. I HAVE REACHED MY LIMIT! Enter these fa ...

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Smokey Eyes, Smudged Sparkly Eyeliner, and Why Clean Tapered

Can I get a whoop-whoop from all my kindred spirits out there" ? the makeup lovers who love rubbing freshly washed air-dried brushes ever-so-gently ac ...

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Product Spotlight: Pixi Eye Reflection Shadow Palette in Nat

I came to realize the Pixi Natural Beauty palette was money ? MO-NAAAY (a.k.a. awesome) – at Costco last weekend when I caught a glimpse of my ...

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Lip of the Day: MAC So Me

I’ve been trying to take my own advice and break free from my usual color comfort zone, and $22 matte gray-plum MAC Retro Matte in So Me adeptl ...

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 610

So…what is the Monday Poll" Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It� ...

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vo

Are you ready for some football!" The Niners game is about to start. I bet Tabs is watching from the Rainbow Bridge because, as you know, he was a bi ...