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August Empties!

Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover, Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Micellar Solution, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, NARS Amande Radiant Creamy Concealer

Believe it or not, every now and then I actually finish up some stuff! For normal people, this is no big deal but once you start to collect beauty products like stamps it gets harder and harder to finish up stuff. I guess August was just a really good month for me because I managed to polish off a handful of skincare and makeup goodies. Yayyyy!

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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask Review

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask

It seems to be the older I get, the more focused I become on skincare. Makeup will always be my first beauty love but now that I’m in my mid-20’s I believe it’s time for me to start getting more serious about skincare. When I first got into makeup, I didn’t know squat about maintaining a healthy complexion so I kept it simple with just the basics: cleanser and moisturizer. Since then, I’ve learned a lot more so I now have a growing arsenal of more complex products like toner, scrubs and masks — which have saved my life on many occasions.

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer Review

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer Review

Most people seem to struggle and complain about their oily skin problems. But things could be worse. You could have, gasp, dry skin problems. My makeup probably won’t end up sliding off my face by the end of the day but that doesn’t mean that having dry skin is a walk in the park either.

For starters, people with dry skin have to mega-moisturize with lotions, creams, oils and everything in between to keep our skin from looking all flaky and gross. Then we have to layer on more creams and such to combat those pesky signs of aging which develop and show twice as quickly on dry skin. See? Dry skin ain’t easy!
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Lip Library: Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Crush, Adore, Beloved, Lust,, Embrace, Desire, Romance, Flirt Amore Matte Lip Creme

You know what they say, “Good things come to those who wait.” You’ve asked for lip swatches of the new limited edition Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes and I’m finally delivering along with a quick overview of the entire line. Woohoo! As you can imagine, I’ve been extremely busy but I’ve been working through these babies and I’m quite pleased with the liquid lipsticks Milani whipped up. They’re reaaaally nice!

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Shea Moisture Lip Exfoliator Review

Shea Moisture Lip Exfoliator

As a self proclaimed lipstick queen, I have become obsessed with keeping my lips soft, smooth and flake free. There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect lipstick shade, slathering it on and then watching your dry lips flake, peel and pick that poor color apart. It’s heartbreaking! That’s why I rarely hesitate to pick up a new lip scrub here and there whenever I spot one.

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Black Radiance Toasted Almond Baked Blush Review

Black Radiance Toasted Almond Artisan Color Baked Blsuh

Calling all brown skin beauties ’cause this one’s for you! Most complexions can pull off an orange blush but not quite as well as us gals with darker skin tones. On brown skin, orange blush just shines as it doesn’t quite look like blush but more of a naturally warm flush of color. Like you’ve been working out or soaking up good times in the sun. Exactly what blush is all about!

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