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Wow, today's the last day of the year! How are you welcoming 2016? We're staying home per usual as it's going to be a night of barking and cuddling for the poor furry baby, who in her 6th year, isn't and will never get used to fireworks around the neighborhood. Anyways, let's go to my December empties, quite cathartic as it signals the end of 2015!
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If you're perennially following the "it color", then you know that come 2016, we will be greeted with tranquility of Serenity (pastel blue) and warmth of Rose Quartz (pastel rose). A melange of soft shades that embody one's quest for harmony and humanity. While this pantone can be interpreted in hundred and one ways, makeup being the closest to my heart takes the centerstage! Cruelty-free brand Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics sent me few items to share with you so let's get the ball rollin'...
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Most often than not, a mascara does not live up to its promise at first try, at least based from my experience. I don't know about you but there is something about air exposure that seems to alter the formula in one way or the other. I'll give it 3 days to a week before I can make a formal conclusion; for better or worse, that is the question. So I had the opportunity to try Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara via Influenster program, is it  yay or nay? scroll further for the great reveal!
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winter beauty guide
It's almost New Year! This year did fly lightning-fast so to welcome 2016 in full gear, your favorite bloggers from The Beauty Council collaborated to bring the latest buzz in makeup, skincare, hair and nail care.

This 48-page e-Book is packed with tutorials and tips (i.e (i.e NYE makeup/nail art, Winter skincare must-haves) and we are sharing it exclusively to our lovely subscribers so if you are not subscribed yet to TheFabZilla, I encourage you to sign up now to receive your exclusive access straight to your inbox!

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Happy New Year and All The Best!

  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's Holiday Makeup: Black Smokey Eyes and Luminous Berry Lips
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila has a rave review for the last Ipsy bag of 2015!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Luxury Holiday Gift Guide
  • Color Me So Crazy: I Have Help from Michael Todd for my Winter Lip Problems
  • I Know all the Words: Deep and gorgeous jewel tones for the perfet winter manicure from the Ceramic Glaze Fall/Holiday Collection
  • Beauty by Miss L: The worst beauty products I tried and reviewed in 2015.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: What's new at the drugstore? Stop by to see what's hot now.
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    Merry Christmas to one and all. From my ohana to yours, I wish you a meaningful holiday celebration. 

    I haven't been posting regularly for the past days because I am relishing my time off from work to just chill and unwind from all the hustle and bustle. I have also used this little staycation to de-clutter, prune and toss anything I haven't touched or worn in a great while, it's been therapeutic I must say! So yeah, I'm still here, I haven't neglected this blog, I won't. 
    Outfit details (Burberry Ledbury Hobo is already sold out but I linked a similar style). Affiliate links are used. 


    Christmas is few days away, my oh my! Are you done with shopping yet? in case you need a hand, kindly check out my holiday gift ideas. Anyways, today's makeup is what I intend to do on the 25th, dark smokey eyes and luminous berry lips. With my new blacker than black mane, I feel like rocking dark looks recently. Plus it's winter, anyone can be forgiving, haha!
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    I admit, I don't contour and/or highlight on a daily basis but with the influx of holiday festivities, I do want to amp my makeup game. I had the opportunity to try Pur Cameo Contour, is it a game changer? scroll down for more details plus swatches of every shade!
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    pur cameo contour, review, swatch, how to contour and highlight
    Retailing for $39.50, this cream-based stick is dual-ended, highlighter on one side and contour on the other. It comes with a latex-free blending sponge, a value-added item I so appreciate! The stick's formula is oil-free with a velvety matte finish. But what makes this product extra special is the addition of Vitamin A and Sodium hyaluronate which renders a plumper, smoother and softer look and feel.

  • TheFabZilla: Hollaback Girl. Don't Speak. Luxurious. Oh yes, I got Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette. Full review on the blog!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: LORAC Pink Champagne Eye Shadow/Cheek Palette is a gorgeous must-have limited edition palette for only $19.00!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila has the scoop on the very first monthly brush subscription set from Morphe, #MorpheMe - you get over $30 worth of brushes for $20 a month!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Leelo from Beauty by Miss L loves Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner Duo!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares some last minute small gift and stocking stuffer ideas
  • I Know all the Words: Press pause on the holiday crziness and take a moment for yourself.. Need inspiration? The Holiday Pamper includes my me time picks.
  • Still undecided as to what present to give to your beauty-loving sister, bestie, mom, auntie or anyone in between? why not tackle the hair category this time, come I have the goods for you!
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    I assume you have already read reviews and seen swatches of the most-anticipated eyeshadow from Urban Decay many times or better yet, you already own Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Oh how I love to give you the latest scoop by purchasing it the moment it came out but blame the uber-slow shipping of Urban Decay because this beauty only arrived few days ago. But is it a yay as most makeup lovers say or nay? Scroll down for more photos, details and my overall thoughts.
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  • Painted Ladies: If you love colorful eyeshadow, you will LOVE the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette. Sheila has swatches and a review.
  • TheFabZilla: You can never have too many neutral palettes because Borghese got something truly irresistible!
  • I Know all the Words: Lacking stocking stuffer inspiration? This, That & Other Stuff Stocking Stuffer Edition will take your stocking game to the next level.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Green Beauty Skin, Body & Hair Care Gift Guide on a Budget
  • Beauty by Miss L: One of my this year's favorite product that works well for nourishing dry lips, sore nose area, cuticles, dry ends of my hair etc etc etc
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison managed to snag the Target Style Glitz & Glam Beauty Box. Check out what goodies she got for $10.
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have AMAZING Eye Dust from NYC New York Color for Your Holiday Parties... Check it Out....
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need to buy stocking stuffers for the ladies in your house? Check out Stacie's post for ideas.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're in need of some Christmas nail art inspiration, Jessica has you covered with this polka dot look!
  • Back to black. I mean blue black this time. I seriously got bored sporting blonde, bronde, caramel blonde hair, etc. for the last ten years I believe. So yes, this is the darkest I went. Or shall we say, welcome moi to the dark side, haha!
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    Before and After
    Why blue black you ask? To me it represents youth (something a 41 year old lady yearns). I also trimmed 3 inches off and had soft layers on the side. My hairstylist could've nailed it if she didn't cut my bangs disappointingly shorter than what I wanted. So while I grow 'em out, I have been experimenting ways to tame le bangs. Overall, I liked how my hair feels lighter, shinier, and more youthful...
    blue black hair, blue black hairstyle
    Let's see how I feel come spring or summertime. Maybe I'd stick with darker shades, explore colored tips or go back to blonde again. Women and their first-world issues, ugh!

    Done with holiday shopping? Have you covered your makeup-loving teenage daughter, niece, cousin or daughter's bestie yet? Here are some fabulous gift ideas for the tween and/or teen in your life. Even better, these are all Target beauty finds!
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    I know it's another neutral palette but in the eyes of a true-blue makeup aficionado, the more the merrier. At the end of the day, everything boils down to preference and quality, including brand loyalty. So if you are in search of another neutral palette to add to your expansive stash, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette got you covered. Scroll down for more photos and scoop!
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    Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette, review, daytime smokey eyes

    Occasional acne, combination skin, open pores, maturing skin. Skin facts right there. So how do I manage these nuisance? Fight or flight? With a gamut of skincare products I get to try, you bet I'm not walking out without a good fight. I had the opportunity to experience Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel ($38, 30ml), is it the answer to my dilemma? Read further for the scoop.
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    Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, review, treatment for acne and aging skin


    I have teamed up with select beauty and lifestyle bloggers (35 of us) to win a few of our favorite things. It's a giveaway blog hop so I encourage you to visit everyone and win one if not all of 35; plus if you enter all giveaways, you have a chance to win additional $200 via Paypal or gift card of your choice.

    For my part, I am giving away this limited edition lipstick from YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss and Love in Le Nu (review and swatch here). It's the perfect nude to grace your stash and the embossed lip marks are way too cute! This giveaway is open international and runs 12/3/15 to 12/20/15. Just use the widget below to enter...

    A Few of Our Favorite Beauty Things // Holiday Giveaway // Blog Hop // #holidaygiveaway #giveaway
    Here's How it Works: Each of the 35 blogs participating in this blog hop are giving away their own bundle of beauty items on their blog. Yes, you heard that right -- 35 separate giveaways that you have a chance to win! So after you've entered my giveaway, make sure you hop to all the other blogs (linked below) for more beauty products that you could win!

    It Gets Better: As if that wasn't awesome enough...we've added a little something to make the giveaway even sweeter! For those gals who can't pass up on the chance to win beauty products...if you enter into all the giveaways in the blog hop than you're eligible to enter to win a $200 eGiftcard to Sephora or Ulta (winners choice!). If you live somewhere where Sephora or Ulta doesn't ship, no worries! You'll be given the $200 via PayPal to use at whatever beauty store you have in your country!

    International Readers: There are a few blogs who do not have their giveaway open worldwide, but you can still enter to win the grand prize giveaway! For all the blogs in this hop that do not have their giveaway open worldwide, all you have to do is check out their giveaway, complete the one required entry, and leave them a comment on their giveaway post letting them know you're international but still did the required entry so that you can have a chance to win the grand prize!

    You got all that? Any questions, just ask below! Let's get into this hop!



    In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in thebeginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!
















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    Hello ladies! Just a quick heads up that an epic Instagram giveaway is happening right now! Win the most anticipated makeup release of the year, Urban Decay's Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. There will be 4 winners, thanks to the collaborative efforts and generosity of The Beauty Council Members. You can find the rules HERE. Spread the word! Runs 12/1-12/3/15 so don't dilly dally.

    It's that time again, the symbol of the month that was and the beginning of what will be. Idyllic as it sounds, I'm just pertaining to my monthly empties post, haha! Ready for the scoop? here you go...
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    Third and is still enamored as the first. I'm talking about my third Viseart Eyeshadow Palette (Dark Mattes), another purchase from the brand that's getting a whole lotta lovin' from me lately. 
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    Viseart Bridal Satin (reviewed here), Viseart Neutral Matte (reviewed here)

    From my ohana to yours, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrate, most especially to my valued friends and blog subscribers. I am truly blessed and forever thankful for your support and friendship.

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    And so it begins. The madness of Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday that is! Whether you're up for adventure (read: elbow-to-elbow with the crowd) or prefer to say home and shop, don't miss the most anticipated event(s) of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for the best discounts and deals around. Remember to use ebates when you shop online so you earn cash back (most retailers offer double the rate)!!! 

    FASHION
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    • Up to 60% off when you take additional extra 33% off already reduced prices
    • $50 off for $200 purchase or more on Beauty, use code THANKFUL
    Thursday, 11/26-Saturday, 11/28
    • 30% off sale
    Monday, 11/30
    • 11/29 – 11/30
      • Urban On Members receive early access to Cyber Monday on Sunday. Begins at 10AM for Urban On Members. Public Access begins  7PM on Sunday, 11/29 and runs all day through 11/30!
    • $15 off $75 or $50 off $15, no code needed

    • Up to 60% Off + take an Extra 20% Off Select Already-Reduced Styles online only, use code TURKEY20
    • Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions
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    • $25 OFF + free Shipping on any order $100+, use code BLACK
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    • 11/25-11/27 : Spend $125, receive a gift card for $25
    • 11/30: Spend $125+ and receive a complimentary gift bag worth $150
    • 11/27: 25% off, use code FRIDAY
    • 11/30: 25% off holiday collection + special deals
    • 3 for $36 site wide
    • Tote $35 (filled with various products worth $139) for purchase $36
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    Festive in gold, resplendent in red! That's how I can succinctly describe these recent acquisitions from Burberry Beauty, both part of my Sephora VIB Rouge haul. Scroll further for more photos, swatch comparison and FOTD.
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    Burberry Fragranced Luminizing Powder and Burberry Kisses Military Red, Holiday Makeup

    Gift sets are some of my favorite items to give during the holidays because (1) they cut the guessing game in gift-giving (2) they make awesome stocking stuffers (3) you can mix and match and come up with your own customized gift sets. As a receiver, any of these will definitely thrill me to the max!
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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are almost here and you know what's happening, shop 'til we drop for the holidays! In the next few days or so, I am releasing gift guides to help you find the best gifts for yourself and loved ones. Let's start with the SPLURGE edition. Hate the crowd? shop online and earn cash back by using Ebates

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  • Painted Ladies: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick is a luxury lippie that's worth the splurge. Sheila shares swatches of 1975 Red.
  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's review and swatches of LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2 + her autumn-inspired makeup
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Interested in thermal nail polish? Jessica has a really lovely white pink to coral one to show you!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for a stunning holiday palette, then don't miss the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!
  • I Know all the Words: So fresh and clean, but minus the water. Take a dry clean with dry shampoos from Joico, Elizabeth and James, Marc Anthony & Be Delectable
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Luxe Shine Brilliance Lipsticks are described as silky smooth lipsticks with brilliant colour and high shine. Are they really that good?
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need suggestions for holiday gifts? Stacie has a new gift guide on her blog.
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Sephora VIB Sale Haul
  • Never Say Die Beauty: What did you pick up at the Sephora VIB event? Here's Never Say Die Beauty's haul, a mix of practical and splurge items!
  • Color Me So Crazy: A Girl's Gotta Spa and I Have it for YOU on the Blog!!
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing her top 10 Ulta gift set picks for this holiday season on the blog!
  • I've been feeling under the weather for a week now; with daily patient interactions, colder days and lack of sleep, my immunity level slipped so here I am sniffling and coughing in between writing. So while I'm not really digging the full makeup mode lately, there's one thing I ain't skipping: skincare! I had the opportunity to try two of Strivectin's products, the Oxygen Infusion Mask and Tightening Neck Cream. Scroll down for more scoop!
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    Strivectin Oxygen Infusion Mask, Strivectin Tightening Neck Cream, Review

    Let's segue to my favorite, the star of this review so to speak. Oxygen mask has become the next "best thing" in the realm of skincare. Previously available in select spas or doctor's office via pressurized steam, this unique facial experience has reached the consumer level sans the frills. Strivectin's Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask claims to purify skin by removing dead surface cells, minimize dullness, reduce lines and wrinkles. While it does sound like a generic mask, what makes it unique is the experience from start to finish.

    In the next few days, I will be posting my recent VIB Rouge haul in bits and pieces with corresponding review; that way, I can give you my final thoughts and recommendations in time for your holiday shopping. First on the list? lipstick junkies, say hi to Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in 1933 Merlot ($22, 0.12 oz).
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    I have skipped its predecessors but finally I got my hands on LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2, an ULTA Beauty exclusive retailing for $59 ($205 value). Scroll down to unravel the goods teeming with photos, swatches plus an autumn-inspired FOTD.
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    LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2, Review, Swatch

  • Painted Ladies: Youngblood Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duos are perfect presents for beauty lovers ... or yourself!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love lip gloss, then Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous Holiday Lip Gloss Set is a must-have this season!
  • TheFabZilla: Beauty with eco-mission. TheFabZilla shares a brand new recyclable lipstick uniquely designed for the modern woman, Sophisticated Rebel
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does Rimmel Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length mascara really work?
  • Color Me So Crazy: Are YOU Ready for a Giveaway and Some Great Skin Products? I Have Them HERE...
  • I Know all the Words: All the bold colour one could ever want (with a side order of neutrals, of course) with the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Platte
  • ProcrastiNails: Katherine's going through some short and sweet beauty sample reviews this week - some were hits and some were misses so be sure to check them all out!
  • Collective Beauty : Day to night makeup with Milani, plus a $500 giveaway!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie has a new favorite mascara. Check out her review here.
  • Korean skincare intrigues me the most because I admire the meticulous attention given to skin regimen, which for the most part is reflected in Korean women's flawless visage.  I had limited experience with Korean products so I jumped on the opportunity to try IASO, a prestige global brand founded on "professional knowledge of dermatologists and utilizing plant extracts" which aims to fulfill clear, healthy and radiant skin.  
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    korean skincare tips, IASO Intensive Clear Booster, IASO  Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil

    I'm no nail guru but just like you, I want my nails to look decent and healthy. If I can do all that jazz at the comfort of my home, even better. Ever used a nail buff-and shine-gadget? Come see how my nails transformed from drab to fab!
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    salon-worthy nails, Emjoi Micro-Nail Buff and Shine Manicure Kit, Review, tips to stronger nails

    Once in a great while, I do step out of my comfort zone a.k.a luxe mainstream brand; most especially if the product is something out of the ordinary, be it in the packaging, formula or even the philosophy behind the ingenuity.  I had the opportunity to try a uniquely-designed flat lipstick by an entirely new-to-me brand Sophisticated Rebel. Curious? I presume you are so scroll down for more scoop!
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    Sophisticated Rebel Lipstick, Review, Swatch

    You know you're totally enamored with a brand when you can paint your entire face using practically everything from the line. Case in point, Hourglass Cosmetics. What's even nicer is revisiting the foundation I used to rave about, their Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (reviewed years back here).
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    Brows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (reviewed here)
    Eyes: Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Graphite (reviewed here)
    Lashes: Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara
    Face: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Mood Exposure (reviewed here)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Radiant Light Bronze (reviewed here)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Diffused Light (reviewed here)
    Lips: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick Vintage (reviewed here)


  • TheFabZilla: What's your favorite look for Fall? TheFabZilla shows her Bronze Eyes and Dark Berry Lips
  • Painted Ladies: Offering smooth, rich color, the Pür Epic Illusion Artist’s Blush & Contour Palette is worth a look!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Hair Styling Tools Gift Guide with lots of treasures for the beauty product obsessed on your list!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison owns more than 20 concealers. A little excessive you say? Here's why she has a well-developed concealer wardrobe.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Magic Effects Molten Metallic nail polish in Gold is a perfect golden microglitter polish for this holiday season.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Looking for Some NEW Metals for Your Lids? Look No Further....
  • I Know all the Words: Stick it has a whole new meaning when you add Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation to your makeup bag.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica reviewed 5 Madam Glam fall nail polishes, and they are definite winners!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Youngblood Cosmetics Holiday 2015 Eyeshadow Duos
  • ProcrastiNails: Ever been curious about dollar store beauty products? This week Katherine is taking a look at 6 surprisingly lovely polishes by Mariposa from Dollarama!
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Chanel Holiday Vamp Attitude Rouge Noir Shadow Review
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie is sharing some of the best makeup hacks this week.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Late to the party but loving the Too Faced Love Eye Shadow Palette, Erika is.
  • Inspirations and Celebrations: Enter To Win $200 of Deluxe Makeup, Beauty Products, and Fashion
  • Collective Beauty : Review and swatches of the BECCA Mineral Blush in Wild Honey
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing 5 easy ways that you can revamp and decorate your makeup vanity for fall!
  • The most awaited Sephora Holiday Shopping Event is coming pretty soon but for VIB Rouge members, wait no further because we have early access starting today, November 6 up to November 9, 2015! Meaning, you and I can treat ourselves or start buying holiday presents at 20% off all in-store and online purchases. I have received my card in the mail but I'm hauling online so here are my recommendations + what's on my shopping cart! (use code ROUGE20 upon checkout). Use e-bates for cash back, if you haven't yet, here's my referral link.
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    I don't want to bore you with the same intro. I don't want to sound like a nagging cockatoo. I don't like repeating myself; but willpower is weak today so regardless if you heard this bajillion times, I adore facial masks because anytime I get to spend 15 minutes or so of mask time, by myself, eyes closed, no interruption, is absolute me-time. So imagine my elation when I received these limited edition face and body muds from Borghese. Zesty and contemporary, the jars are truly work of art!
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    BORGHESE Limited Edition Fango Active Face and Body Mud, Review

    The haircare industry is continuously evolving and that includes makeup companies expanding to tap this growing segment. Case in point, Shu Uemura and its Art of Hair product line. I wasn't aware of it until now, are you?
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    Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Shu Uemura Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray, Review

    Bronze is a universally appealing shade, a must-have so to speak. I love it during the summer, mighty-adore it in fall, more so when winter hits. Pair it with nude lips or go gothic with dark, makeup is fun I tell ya!
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    Fall makeup, Tom Ford Black Dahlia, Tom Ford Moodlight, Dolce and Gabbana Moodlight, Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil, Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color

    Before you and I get pretty excited and busy for the Halloween, 'thought I'd showcase what I finished for the month of October, beauty-wise! Ready? I sure am *insert witch laugh*
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    guerlain lingerie de peau powder foundation, murad, marc jacobs, arcona, evian, the body, cetaphil

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