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It’s that time again, where I gather up the empties and lay them all out, duds and all, to let you know what’s worth your time and money. There’s hair care, body care, a bit of makeup and skincare products. So there’s no need for much preamble except to say that I’ve managed to use…


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As promised, here’s the second post for the limited mini-series, Makeup For Your Little Black Or Navy Dress. The first post is [here] and was a bit of a match-up between MAC Ruby Woo and Chanel’s Pirate lipsticks. Essentially, I’m offering suggestions for your makeup look as the festive season approaches and I think you’d agree…

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Makeup primers continue to be like a frontier not yet discovered. What do I mean by that? Well, there are so many to choose from and yet many people are still somewhat baffled by them. So I’m putting on my little makeup cape to sweep in and help you figure out what makeup primers do,…

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Get ready for a match-up between two iconic red lipsticks, MAC Ruby Woo and Chanel’s Pirate. Two reds, yet very different formulas, and very different textures. If you haven’t used either lipstick but they’ve been on your radar for a while, I’ve drilled down the details to help you decide if you need one or…

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I came across a post in The Coveteur on how to define your lips using products you already have and it set me off down one of many rabbit holes. It really doesn’t take much but it certainly made me look at some of the most basic pieces in my makeup stash in a new way…

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Here’s another quick one sharing all the newest additions to my makeup bag that I’ve been using on a loop. After being on a no-buy for a bit, I wanted to add in items that made sense and filled in some of the ‘blanks’ in my stash. The additions cover everything from lipstick to nail…

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Lisa Eldridge Love of My Life Lipstick is one of four Summer Pinks she released for Summer 2019. The shades are: Go Lightly Love of My Life Rainbow Spill Skyscraper Rose As I purchased two lipsticks (same shade), they were accompanied by the sweetest zippered pouch in cerulean blue featuring gold piping and embossed with…

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  Duo Bronze et Lumière is Chanel’s updated version of bronzer and it’s part of the brand’s Summer makeup catalogue. With two colour harmonies, Clair and Medium, it’s one of the most exciting items in this year’s Cruise Collection. I chose Medium because it would be more complimentary to my skin tone (Clair is lighter), so…

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It’s the half-year mark plus it’s Summer, so I’m rounding up the 9 Chanel products I have on repeat at the moment. This year’s Chanel’s launches have been stellar and to me, even better than some of the launches over the two previous years. My group of nine include a number of heavy hitters that…

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