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3 Current Cleanser MVP’s: Votary, Natura Bissé and Avène

Lately, I've been relying on three current cleanser MVP's, Votary, Natura Bissé and Avène with the first two for facial cleansing and the third item for eye makeup removal. Your facial cleanser should do three key things, remove dirt, sebum and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils and disrupting your skin's natural barrier. My first MVP is Votary Cleansing Oil Rose ...

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Sunday Things: Body Shapers, Shape Shifters And Control Underwear

Remember when you could slip on a dress, skirt or trousers and you didn't need body shapers, shapeshifters or control underwear to keep everything looking nice and smooth?  Well, I miss those days more than I care to admit to, plus finding the right underthings can take time and get expensive, especially when items don't perform as expected. So in the spirit of sharing, and since body shapers and ...

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Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Foundation Review and Swatch

Chanel has newly launched Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation in 30 shades. This is a new-generation formula, long-wearing foundation that leaves skin looking life-like, bright and perfected but not flat and devoid of its natural contours and character.  Oil-free and formulated with soft-focus powders, it glides onto the skin easily whether using fingers, a brush ...

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Find Out The Makeup I’m In Love With ATM

No, you don't have to buy new makeup all the time but I do have to let you in on the makeup I'm in love with ATM (at the moment). Mind you, many of these items aren't new on the scene, such as Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate palette which has been around since at least 2016, but I've only gotten my hands on now. I do have two new-to-market foundations that I'm in love with, though I've already ...

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Sunday Things: The Vintage Bling Edit

I doubted that my teacup collection would interest you, so instead, it is with a mix of excitement and apprehension I share a peek into some of the vintage bling/jewelry pieces I've collected thus far. To me, jewelry and cosmetics are natural bedfellows, especially because they both share histories almost as long as that of the human race. So for a history buff like myself, sharing some of the ...

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