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If I were to police makeup advertisements, mascaras deserve serious jail time. Seriously, everything I see from TV to print promise ginormous lashes that are impossible to achieve without extra reinforcement from falsies and fallacies a.k.a photoshop. That's why I turn to blog reviews and consumer feedback because I get to read the real score. With that said, will Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara transform my lifeless lashes to vavava-voom proportion? scroll further for the juice and scoop!
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Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara Review

Vegan and cruelty-free brand Pacifica Beauty continues to excite us with fun, affordable yet high quality products. I have two sets to show you today, scroll further for the scoop and juice!
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Pacifica Beauty 7 Free Nail Trio, Pacifica Beauty Jet Set Trio Kale Collection, spring beauty must haves

Are you looking for a real eye candy to treat yourself with this spring? My vote goes to Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lip Color 306 Carmin Escarpin. Exquisitely dressed in leather and head-turning in fiery red orange, this lipstick is the ultimate spring must-have for me!
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Givenchy Le Rouge Couture Magnolia Carpin Escarpin Swatch

I'm all about light fragrance and hydration during springtime, and I'm glad Farmhouse Fresh had me in mind with its Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil and Citrine Beach Body Milk Lime and Coconut. Mind you, their name truly translate to beguiling fragrance appreciated by people around me. 

If you're new to the brand, Farmhouse Fresh products are made in Texas, using up to 99.6% naturally derived ingredients composed of fruits, vegetables, and milk sourced from US farms. They are manually assembled and packaged, guaranteed paraben, phthalate and sulfate-free, with most of the products being vegan and gluten-free.
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Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk Lime and Coconut. Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil, review

Give your hair a great spring makeover! To celebrate NUME's 5th anniversary, the company is offering steep discounts with some of its bestseller products from 3/24 to 3/26/16:
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Any classic wand (reg $79) $19.99 using code HAPPY5YEARS
Any magic wand (reg $89) $29.99 using code ANNIVMAGIC
Silhouette straighteners (reg $99) $24.99 with ANNIVIRONS
Any set $89.99 (including Octowands) with ANNIVSETS

Stay tuned for a hair tutorial using NUME magic wand. Meantime, don't miss this limited sale event because it's only happening this weekend.

Spring has sprung! Oozing with freshness, this season calls for minimalism, from subtle home decors to crisp wardrobe to pristine makeup. Oh such pure bliss! 
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pixi book of beauty minimal makeup review swatch

As common as it sounds, wearing red lips isn't as common, at least to some women I know who find this shade intimidating. But with a 'lil attitude and foolproof tricks, I guarantee you'll be painting the town red like nobody's 'biz! For today's tutorial, I used mainly Pixi products, as demonstrated below.
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Murad belongs to my elite list of trusted brands as I have used most of their products which helped address specific skin issues I have so far experienced. From acne to sensitive to dry to combination to aging to dull skin, name it and most likely I have dealt with it. And yes, there's that one standout Murad product I can vouch for in terms of efficacy!
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Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence, Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment, Review

Still riding the contour-highlight train? indie brand Beauty Junkees recently launched a five-piece set, much to my delight because the impeccable quality and affordability makes it a must-have, whether you're a pro or newbie in the makeup league.
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Beauty Junkees Contouring and Highlighting Kit, How to contour and highlight

Last week, I introduced you to a new-to-me-brand Melanie Mills Hollywood, a cosmetic line created by award-winning MUA to the stars Melanie Mills. As a sequel to that, I dare you to unleash your inner diva with Gleam Body Radiance and Gleam Radiant Dust. 
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Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance, Gleam Radiant Dust, review,swatch

As an ardent lippy lover, I am always on the lookout for new brands to try so call it perfect timing because I recently discovered Lip Radiance, a collection spawned by Emmy Award- winning makeup artist and one of Hollywood's most sought after makeup expert, Melanie Mills. A hybrid between lipstick and lip gloss, this line is available in seven shades, admiringly vegan, gluten and paraben-free, and never tested on animals!
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Gleam Lip Radiance by Melanie Mills, Melanie Mills Gleam Lip Radiance Swatch Review

Well, well, well...this blog happens to be on a drugstore kick this week! Although I naturally gravitate towards luxury brands, it can't be denied that drugstore counterparts are upping their game in the ever so competitive beauty league. This is great news for the greater majority because as the "perceived quality" gap between luxe and affordable brand becomes narrower, more consumers get to experience superior products without breaking the bank. Today let's zero in to Garnier SkinActive and see if the following products are right up your alley.
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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Wake-Up Cream, Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Review

Waste not, want not. That has been my mantra in general. I consistently challenge myself to use up to the very last drop, repurchase if need be, and dump if its past the expiration date. For February, I am quite proud of my beauty pile, take a look!
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Eucerin Intensive Repair, Eucerin Hydrating Cleanser, Arcona Tria Pads, Lindi Face Serum, Cetaphil, Neutrogena, Lisa Hoffman, Guerlain Joli Teint, Review

I admit to have been missing out on drugstore brands so I'm glad to reconnect with L'Oreal via its True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation line. Available in a rather expansive shade selection (12 in total), I have three which cater to medium skin tone like mine. Scroll further for the juiciest scoop and swatches!
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L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Swatch Review
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