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Oh my, another month finished in a flash, not that I'm complaining though! In fact, October excites me for three valid reasons (1) It's our anniversary month (2) The Walking Dead resumes in two weeks (3) Halloween y'all!  So while I am deciding what character I will be on the 31st, why don't we revisit my empties for September, kinda like one last hurrah before they get tossed for good...

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One thing is certain: the eyeshadow category is getting more and more exciting, what with the continuous innovation in terms of product design, stellar quality and consumer-centric approach initiated by brands. Case in point, butter LONDON's newest offering, the ShadowClutch Customizable Colour Palette. 

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Makeup is fun. And yes, I can say the same thing with eyebrows. While I highly favor natural-looking brows, I'm the type who gets easily bored sticking to a specific routine so to break the monotony of it all, 'thought I'd show you how  I achieve ombre brows to match my ombre hair (oops, somebody needs root touch-ups now, haha!).

  • TheFabZilla: What's your preferred way of defining brows? Check out if Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is right up your alley
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: The Tom Ford Beauty Fall Color 2015 Master Class, with Todd Davidson at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, offered the perfect step-by-step tutorial to achieve the ultimate modern monochromatic look! Learn how to replicate the look yourself!
  • Painted Ladies: The Butter London ShadowClutch offers six stylishly smooth and buttery eyeshadows. They are so pigmented!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need a beautiful glowing nail polish in your life? Check out CrowsToes Ingrounded!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: PORES NO MORE….StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner and GIVEAWAY!
  • Beauty by Miss L: What's in my LookFantastic Beauty Box September 2015 box?
  • Color Me So Crazy: See What's a Must in MY Gym Bag and What it Has to do With Beauty!
  • I Know all the Words: PMS is rough. Treat Yo' Self with with to survive in style
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Holiday collections are starting to be introduced. Never Say Die Beauty is showing off one of the unique & adorable shadow palette as well as gorgeous lip & eye crayons fromMirabella Beauty's Jewel Thief Collection for Holiday 2015
  • ProcrastiNails: Always wanted to try extensions but never knew where to start? Katherine has you covered with a look at the Irresistible Me premium line of clip-in hair extensions!
  • From My Vanity: Katie is sharing press-on nails that look like you went to the salon to get them done!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Do you have large pores? Always searching for a product to shrink them? See if this Dr Brandt product did the trick for Stacie.
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    I've said it multiple times and I'd say it again, the fountain of youth remains elusive, it's a riddle even the wisest earthling can't answer. However, wrinkle prevention is possible, but only if you take imperative measures to keep your skin in tiptop shape: healthy diet, active lifestyle, sun protection, and loads of skincare! Keep reading because I'm sharing one of my new favorite discoveries...

    Viseart Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette Bridal Satin, review, swatch

    Earlier I reviewed Viseart Matte Eyeshadow palette, clearly one of my recent go-to when I'm feeling neutral and matte-savvy. Today let's focus on another Viseart beauty, the Shimmer Eyeshadow Bridal Satin palette ($80, 24g/ 0.84 oz, Sephora) which features 12 shimmery, mostly cool-toned shades, ranging from nudes to blues to purples or simply, a smorgasbord of awesomeness for the makeup junkie!

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    No, I won't buy any lipsticks anymore...said no lipstick junkie ever. It's a habit that's infallibly difficult to break. C'mon, how can you resist Yves Saint Laurent's newly-released Rouge Pur Couture Kiss and Love Limited Edition? Seeing the ultra-cute lips embossment up-close makes me weak in the knees. For real. 

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    I must say, it takes me a minute or two (sometimes three) to groom and define my brows every single day. I can forgo eyeliner or mascara but never pristine brows. I have tried a gamut, from powder to cream to pencil and while each one requires familiarization, I find pencil to be the easiest to use. Enter Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, the latest to grace my ever expanding collection. 

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    Facial mist plays an integral part in my skincare routine. I keep one on my vanity, makeup bag, and office drawer. I use it pre-makeup application for supplemental hydration, to freshen my face post-biking or workout, or as perk me-upper whenever I need extra boost.  I had the opportunity to try the newly launched Bellatora Uplifting Activating Mist ($165, 1.85 of oz/ 55 ml, Barneys/ company website) from luxury skincare brand Bellatora, keep reading for more details!

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    Another case of the enabler enabled. This time I blame Renu from Cosmetopia Digest who enthusiastically reviewed Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit. I mean, zilla can't help it. From the cute packaging to its promise of chip-free mani for days, I ordered one starter kit pronto.

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    Now that Oahu (Hawaii) has completely banned plastic bags, I am compelled to shop more at Target. Why? because we get discount for every bag (or recyclable plastic) we bring each time. Sure it won't buy me cart-full of groceries but it's a great way of incentivizing consumers to think and act green.

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event is going on now through September 13, and you won't want to miss out on their amazing gift bag and Step-up Gifts. Get all of the details from LSBB!
  • Painted Ladies: Find out how you can customize your eyeshadow options and get a 20% coupon code to ittsē.
  • TheFabZilla: Are you eyeing Tom Ford Beauty Fall 2015 Lip Color Collection? I have So Vain, Forbidden Pink and Lilac Nymph!
  • george&bear: Clare sorts the good from the bad with six of the best cleansers for your morning shower.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: A fun and hot manicure by Jessica this week!
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have Bunnies for my NCC Monthly Challenge and They are Super CUTE!!
  • From My Vanity: Check out a fun way to organize and store your beauty samples so you'll remember to actually use them!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares her love for Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Nude Beach.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is showing off the limited edition Milani rose embossed powder blush in the gorgeous Awakening Rose shade that's perfect for fall.
  • ProcrastiNails: Katherine is giving one of her favourite nail art looks an encore with this recreation of an ikat mani from 2013!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Colourpop Haul & Swatches.
  • I Know all the Words: Newness from Clarins forFall 2015 including the new and improved Jolie Rouge!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Need a good neutral eyeshadow palette for everyday use? Why not try Cargo Cosmetics The Essentials Eye palette.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Alison of the Advice Sisters reviews 2 newbies from NARS
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: You don't have to spend a lot to get good products. See Stacie's picks for 10 under $10.
  • Collective Beauty : Achieve a flawless airbrush finish with Luminess Air!
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    Beauty enthusiast like moi? then you are probably aware of Ulta 21 Days of Beauty! In a nutshell, it's when our favorite brands go on sale or offer irresistible deals exclusively at Ulta between September 6 to 26, 2015. I am just as excited as you are so I narrowed down my picks, here they are:

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    Fall is almost upon us, my favorite season! As the humid weather winds down, I'm all for ditching summer's messy bun and going sleek-glam. For today's post, I'm sharing a very easy hair tutorial using select CHI products (separate reviews soon).

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    I'm big on sunscreen, more so if it's developed by a doctor who understands what consumers exactly need in the realm of skincare. I had the chance to try ZO Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 ($70, 45ml, 1.5 fl oz), the latest to join the expansive skincare line of innovator-scientist-dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi.

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    In time for Fall, Tom Ford Beauty added 16 permanent shades to its already broad Lip Color collection. There are 5 new shades, 8 repromotes from Lips and Boys and 3 repromotes which are previously exclusive to Asia. My friend Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all the swatches in case you're eyeing for more! I have Forbidden Pink (formerly Asia exclusive) and two new shades, Lilac Nymph and So Vain. Scroll down for more photos, swatches and deets!

    The circle of life: enabler being enabled. Upon the recommendation of professional MUA and fellow beauty blogger Norah (Norah Loves Makeup), I picked up two palettes from cult brand Viseart. They have been on my wish list for several months so finally I bit the bullet, much to my delight. Today let's focus on Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($80, 24g 0.84 oz, Sephora), featuring a bevy of neutrals that can take you from day to night, subtle to smoky, and anything in between.

  • TheFabZilla: Another matte in town, lippy that is! Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte collection is drool-worthy! I have 1975 Red, a beautiful orange red lipstick that stops traffic!
  • Painted Ladies: It's a clear cut case of curly ever after with Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TOM FORD BEAUTY has 16 New Permanent Lip Colors for Fall 2015 that are covet-worthy! See all of the beautiful swatches and swoon!
  • I Know all the Words: Gorgeous fall shades with an unexpected twist from OPI with the OPI Venice Collection for fall/winter 2015
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking to get away to the beach but can't? Check out this beachy nail art manicure!
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Face meet Feet, Alison of the Advice Sisters investigates
  • george&bear: Clare reviews two skincare must-haves from Aussie brand Alpha-H.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Fall 2015 Focus from Zoya just for YOU!!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares her picks for the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale. What are you planning to grab?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison discovered La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Fluid Sunscreen, the absolutely lightest, non-greasy sunscreen for her face. No more excuses for not applying sunscreen with this stuff!
  • Collective Beauty : Mermaid Inspired Makeup!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Beauty Bloggers picks for the best foundations for mature skin. Did your favorite make the list?
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    It's officially September, #pumpkinspiceallthethings. Did you mark September 8 yet? Starbucks rakin' it early for us PSL fans eh? Too bad I can't have coffee anymore, no thanks to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux), more on that in another post. Anyways, let's revisit August one last time and see what moi used up to the very last drop.

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    Fourth week into gemstone-inspired eye makeup, can I get an A-men?! If you're new to TheFabZilla, this is my attempt to revisit under-utilized makeups from my stash. It also allows me to further my skills as a makeup enthusiast. 

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    What if I tell you that there's a skincare gem tucked between the aisles of Walmart? cruelty-free, paraben/sulfate/pthalate/fragrance-free and affordable at $12 or less (depending on your location), I am glad to have discovered Solutions 24 Clinical Corrector Stick. Available in 3 variants, each has specific function directly targeting your needs. Scroll down for more deets and giveaway!

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    There's no stopping matte and it ain't slowing down my friend! As a great matte lippy lover, I have this self-imposed mission to find the next best thing to grace my growing matte collex. Why this obsession you ask? let me summarize in two words: effortless statement. You can be bare-faced or wearing old slipphas but trust me, matte lipstick (the brightest or boldest) stops traffic.
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