NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

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A few months ago I attended a launch event at Sephora for the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. Could they have fit more words in to the name of this foundation? I won’t gripe about it too much since the descriptors are all pretty spot on. I ended up hauling home the whole prescribed face routine after the requisite […]

Guest Post: DIY Beauty-A Lavender Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

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“Applied topically, coconut oil actually does a few things for your hair. First, it nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage,” explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site Latest-Hairstyles.com. “Also, when applied at the scalp, it can […]

Favourite Mascaras of the Season

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Hard truth: a mascara can make or break your eye look. You can take painstaking precautions when applying, blending, and lining your eyeshadow and liner, but one smudge, shed or clump of mascara and all your efforts are for naught. This season I have been favouring three mascaras that are now permanent staples in my routine. The […]

Review: Real Techniques New Miracle Complexion Sponge

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I’m just not a sponge person. There’s no way around it and no sponge out there that will change my mind. For foundation I always grab a duo fibre or stippling brush, Real Techniques being amongst my favourite of this style. I think that the form of the new sponge is clever and certainly competitive […]

MAKE UP FOREVER Celebrates 30 Years With New Artist Shadow Collection

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In celebration of the brand’s 30th Anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER is revolutionizing the product that made it world famous. Introducing the Artist Shadow range, a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows with superior blendability and intense even colour payoff. This vast range of shades offers endless possibilities and the ability to create infinite […]

The Annual Summer Hair Cut Dilemma

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Every year I have the same stinkin’ argument with myself. What to do with my hair? Trim? Cut? Chop? Long? Short? NOTE: “Short” is a relative term in my hair follicle vocabulary. Short equates above the bosom and still below the shoulders. Fellow curly haired ladies will understand that the weight of a longer length tends […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

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For me every season is defined by a particular beauty product: fall is lipstick, winter is eye shadow (all those Christmas palettes!) and Spring is blush and Summer is highlighter. It is not until the past couple of years that I have become a real blush fiend. I use to think that NARS was the […]

Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

I Can’t Stop Touching My Face Because of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Pressed Powder

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The new particularly ghastly and painful pimple on my cheek is my own fault. I know better than to touch my face but I am so enamoured the silken finish of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Press Powder that I can’t stop petting my own cheek. My struggle with adult acne related to a persistent medical […]