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Net-A-Porter Summer in The City Beauty Kit

After last week's post featuring all the mini skincare and makeup items, this time the focus is on the ultra-premium Net-a-Porter Summer in the City Beauty Kit. Net-a-Porter is the pioneering and premier online retailer that stocks designer clothing, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. Side-note though, catch them during their sales which include cosmetics and you're likely to score some sweet finds ...

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The Play By Sephora Beauty Box Review

If you're looking for travel minis, easy beauty gifts, house-guest treats or a wallet-friendly way to try out some makeup or skincare, a Play By Sephora Box is the way forward. I figured this out while searching for travel minis online and was a bit taken aback by the cost of individual minis. So before the products are used up, I wanted to share what I scored. There are two ways to try out ...

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The 4 Bronzers You Need For Sunkissed Skin

  The four bronzers you need for sunkissed skin was born on the heels of a different post about Tom Ford's Bronze Age. So I'll be comparing Tom Ford's to Charlotte Tilbury, Rilastil and Givenchy bronzers. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow It's no secret that Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow has created major waves in the bronzer category and has been a win ...

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A Late Spring Skincare Declutter and Buying Less

You know those moments when a voice in your head delivers a message that's hard to ignore? Well, I had such a moment and I figured it was time for a late Spring skincare declutter while deciding to buy less stuff going forward. I had a similar feeling as this year started and for the most part, I think I've stuck to that. Well, except for when Chanel launched their Summer makeup, but otherwise, ...

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Chanel Cruise 2019 Vision D’asie Makeup

Now that all the items from the new Chanel Cruise 2019 Vision D'Asie Makeup collection have debuted, I'm sensing the Maison is in for a year of exceedingly healthy makeup sales. In my review of this season's standout skin tint, Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint [here], I mentioned that my excitement had been brewing since the early part of this year when the first photographs started to appear. So, ...

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The Charlotte Tilbury Brand Re-Visit

Lately, I've been thinking about the makeup shifts that happen with the change of seasons and I figured that a Charlotte Tilbury brand re-visit is a good place to start. Since 2014, she has never failed to serve up gasp-inducing products and has maintained her list of hits by adding products that deliver wearable glam that can be used and tailored to how you live. But let's go back a bit to ...

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Chasing Brilliant Skin with Retinol and Friends

Editor's Note: I first published this post on December 12, 2017 and felt it was worth sharing again as interest in retinols and retinoids continue to increase, alongside the increasing interest in plant-derived alternatives to retinoids. In chasing brilliant skin, what have we not done, including the naturalistas, to be able to look in the mirror and feel satisfied with the skin reflecting back ...

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Chanel Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Palette and Water Fresh Tint For Summer 2019

Chanel Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Palette and Water Fresh Tint for summer 2019 are among the standouts in this season's makeup collection. Mimicking earthy tones featuring wearable, natural looking eyeshadow shades along with a fresh skin tint composed mostly of water, it manages to enhance the look of your skin. The rest of this year's Chanel summer makeup 2019 Les Beiges makeup ...

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