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Sorry for the lack of posts everyone.

Been really busy with work and life.

I hope everyone had a good holiday.

So, I found I am actually olive toned and NOT yellow.

I have a tinge of green in me, which is why it is next to impossible to find a shade that matches me well.No drugstore carries foundation for olive skin tone (if you know of any, please comment below. i would LOVE to know). Also, the Sephora lady literally went through the entire store to match me with something, anything....no luck.Therefore, nothing in Sephora matches me, because again, no olive skin tone is carried.

However, I found the perfect foundation that matches!!!
Joppa Minerals in Light #3, Full Coverage. Its actually full coverage and not a gimmick. I don't even need to use concealer.

Anyway, comment below and give me your thoughts on what you want to see in 2013.

*Note* I'm going to change the security for commenting, because I have been getting a lot of spam.Sorry folks. Thanks again for visiting :)


Smashbox Dupe: Smashbox Photo Finish Blend Color Correcting Foundation Primer

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This is heaven!Works exactly like Smashbox Photo Finish Blend Color Correcting Foundation Primer, but instead of paying $38 for it, I paid only $1 at my own local Dollar Store (note: NOT Dollar Tree). I use this in place of my regular, clear primer. Order: wash face, moisturize, sunscreen, primer.Because of this, I use about half as much foundation than I use with a clear primer. The peach color corrects any marks such as acne marks, hyperpigmentation, etc.And...my makeup stays on longer! Check it out!

Update!

Sorry for the lack of posts everyone.Been extremely busy.I will be posting several swatches of the various online mineral makeup brands including Joppa, Signature and MAD.Thank you for your support!

Joppa Minerals: HG! Must Read!

FINALLY!I found a foundation that provides me with:
- full coverage
- matches my very hard to match skintone (light olive)
-good price
-great quality
-has very good staying power
-doesnt oxidizeI LOVE THIS foundation. I searched high and low for something, anything to match my light-olive skin tone. After all this searching, i have come to notice that there are very very few foundations out there and brands that make foundations for olive skin tones. Everything i tried, was either, pink, too light, too yellow or too dark.I found out about everyday minerals. I loved it because it matched me perfect (shade: light olive), but it hardly stayed and the coverage was light to medium at best. They changed their formula and i hate it. Gave me cystic acne WHILE i was medication for it.Joppa Minerals is amazing!!! I have several post acne scars/marks on my cheek. I got the sample of the shade Light #3 in full coverage formula and its covers them all up without using concealer! i was ecstatic! Oh…

EDM: Light Olive not in MATTE!

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I am sure you guys all read my rave reviews on my perfect foundation EDM: Light Olive in Semi-Matte.

My complaint was that it didnt cover as much as a matte would.

Well guess what? Now, you can get it in matte!!!

BeneFit They're Real Mascara DUPE

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Hello everyone,


So sorry for lack of updates and reviews. I have been very busy and havent gotten any time, but I promise I will try my absolute best and post more often. Thank you for being so patient and supportive!


Here is what you have been waiting for....


Product: BeneFit They're Real
Shade: Black
Price:$22
Description as stated on website: 


What it is:A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look. 


What it does: This mascara features an exclusive brush specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result is luxurious, silky lashes that won't smudge, clump, or dry out.


My thoughts: This mascara does everything!! It lengthens, curls, sepa…

Apologies

Hello bloggers!Sorry for the very late post and lack of reviews. I have been very busy with work and haven't had a chance to respond to comments or write a review.Next review: Revlon 3D Photoready Mascara. Is it a posdible Dupe for Benefit They're Real Mascara? Stay tuned to find out!Thank you all for your support.

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16 WORST DRUGSTORE MAKEUP PRODUCTS

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16. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK LASH STILETTO ULTIMATE LENGTH MASCARA, $6.94 15. MILANI LOOSE MAKEUP, $7.99 14. COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MICROMINERALS FOUNDATION, $10.99 13. REVLON SUGAR SUGAR LIP TOPPING, $10.46 12. SALLY HANSEN LINE SMOOTHING AIRBRUSH PRIMER, $7.99 11. NEUTROGENA HEALTHY SKIN GLOW SHEERS, $12.25 10. SALLY HANSEN LIP INFLATION PLUMPING TREATMENT, $6.99 9. RIMMEL LONDON RECOVER CONCEALER, $5.50 8. N.Y.C. NEW YORK COLOR LIQUID LIP SHINE LIPGLOSS, $2.59 7. WET N WILD MEGAPLUMP MASCARA, $3.99 6. L'OREAL PARIS MICRO LINER ULTRA FINE LINING PENCIL, $8.49 5. COVERGIRL OUTLAST DOUBLE LIPSHINE, $9.99 4. REVLON 3D EXTREME WATERPROOF MASCARA, $9.99 3. RIMMEL LONDON COLOUR RUSH DUO EYESHADOW, $4.29 2. WET N WILD IDOL EYES RETRACTABLE EYE PENCIL, $1.99 1. PHYSICIANS FORMULA RETRO GLOW ULTRA-DRAMATIC MASCARA, $6.95
For more information, go here.

15 WORST SHAMPOOS

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15. TRESEMME VITAMIN B12 & GELATIN ANTI-BREAKAGE SHAMPOO, $3.84 14. MATRIX AMPLIFY VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO, $18 13. BATH & BODY WORKS SIGNATURE COLLECTION MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO, $7.50 12. BURT'S BEES ROSEMARY MINT SHAMPOO BAR, $6 11. JOHN FRIEDA RADIANT RED COLOR CAPTIVATING DAILY SHAMPOO, $6.49 10. TRESEMME COLORTHRIVE BRUNETTE SHAMPOO, $5.99 9. HEAD AND SHOULDERS REFRESH 2 IN 1, $5.99 8. AVEDA CLOVE SHAMPOO, $29.50 7. TIGI BED HEAD SELF ABSORBED SHAMPOO, $10.93 6. TIGI BED HEAD MOISTURE MANIAC SHAMPOO, $10.93 5. ALTERNA TEN SHAMPOO, $60 4. BURT'S BEES MORE MOISTURE RASPBERRY & BRAZIL NUT SHAMPOO, $8 3. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE SEAWEED SHAMPOO, $18 2. SAMY SMOOTH SHAMPOO, $6.49 1. BIOSILK HYDRATING SHAMPOO, $28.99
For more information, go here

READERS' PICKS FOR BEST HAIR SHAMPOO

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AVEDA DAMAGE REMEDY STRUCTURING SHAMPOO, $24HERBAL ESSENCES COLOR ME HAPPY 2-IN-1 SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR, $3.99PANTENE TRUE CONFIDENCE ANTI-DANDRUFF 2-IN-1 SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER, $7.99REDKEN REAL CONTROL SHAMPOO, $10DOVE ADVANCED COLOR CARE SHAMPOO FOR LIGHTENED HAIR, $5.65PAUL MITCHELL TEA TREE SPECIAL SHAMPOO, $15.99LUSH I LOVE JUICY, $7.95KERASTASE LAIT VITAL INCREDIBLY LIGHT NOURISHING CARE FOR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY DRY HAIR, $36PUREOLOGY HYDRATE SHAMPOO, $25NATURE'S GATE JOJOBA REVITALIZING SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR, $5.99DAVINES LOVE SMOOTHING SHAMPOO, $15.99SALLY HERSHBERGER SUPREME HEAD SHAMPOO FOR NORMAL TO THIN HAIR, $18.98SAMY MOIST SHAMPOO, $5.99RUSK SENSORIES CALM GUARANA & GINGER NOURISHING SHAMPOO, $9.99BIOLAGE BODIFYING SHAMPOO, $14NEXXUS SLEEKTRESS SUMPTUOUS SMOOTHING SHAMPOO, $8.99FREDERIC FEKKAI PROTEIN RX REPARATIVE SHAMPOO, $22MOP BASIL MINT SHAMPOO, $12.50PHYTO PHYTOBRUSH SMOOTHING SHAMPOO WITH ACACIA HONEY, $24RENE FURTERER KARITE INT…

READERS' PICKS FOR BEST HAIR CONDITIONERS

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GARNIER FRUCTIS FORTIFYING CREAM CONDITIONER-COLOR-TREATED HAIR, $3.99NEUTROGENA TRIPLE MOISTURE DAILY DEEP CONDITIONER, $5.73PAUL MITCHELL TEA TREE SPECIAL CONDITIONER, $11.95HERBAL ESSENCES COLOR ME HAPPY CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR, $7.49AVEDA SAP MOSS CONDITIONING DETANGLER, $12PANTENE PRO-V BRUNETTE EXPRESSIONS COLOR ENHANCING CONDITIONER, $5.99REDKEN SMOOTH DOWN CONDITIONER, $11.88HEAD AND SHOULDERS DRY SCALP CARE CONDITIONER, $4.39FREEMAN PAPAYA CONDITIONER, $3.99SUAVE PROFESSIONALS HUMECTANT CONDITIONER, $2.99INFUSIUM (MOISTURE)OLOGIE CONDITIONER, $5.99KERASTASE SERUM OLEO-RELAX, $28.95TRESEMME PRO-VITAMIN B5 & ALOE REMOISTURIZE CONDITIONER, $6.88PUREOLOGY RECONSTRUCT REPAIR, $22.95TIGI CATWALK CURLS ROCK CONDITIONER, $9.95PHYTO PHYTOSÉSAME EXPRESS HYDRATING CONDITIONER WITH SESAME OIL, $28JOICO K-PAK CONDITIONER, $13.96FREDERIC FEKKAI PROTEIN RX REPARATIVE CONDITIONER, $18.99BIOLAGE HYDRATHÉRAPIE CONDITIONING BALM, $15AUSSIE MOIST CONDITIONER, $3.99SUNSILK THERMASH…

11 BEST DEEP CONDITIONERS

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11. GARNIER FRUCTIS FORTIFYING DEEP CONDITIONER, $7.79
10. TIGI BED HEAD DUMB BLONDE RECONSTRUCTOR, $16.50 9. ORIGINS RICH REWARDS, $18.50 8. NEUTROGENA TRIPLE MOISTURE DEEP RECOVERY HAIR MASK, $6.99 7. L'OREAL PARIS VIVE PRO COLOR VIVE CONDITIONING HAIR TREATMENT, $4.49 6. REDKEN SMOOTH DOWN BUTTER TREAT, $15.99 5. PANTENE PRO-V RESTORATIVES TIME RENEWAL REPLENISHING MASK, $6.29 4. AUSSIE 3 MINUTE MIRACLE DEEEEEP CONDITIONER, $3 3. FRIZZ-EASE REINFORCE STRENGTHENING TRIPLE CREME MASQUE, $14.99 2. AVEDA DAMAGE REMEDY INTENSIVE RESTRUCTURING TREATMENT, $26 1. BIOLAGE HYDRATHERAPIE CONDITIONING BALM, $26.99
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8 HIGH-END HAIR PRODUCTS WORTH EVERY PENNY

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KERASTASE OLEO RELAX SERUM, $39KERATIN COMPLEX VOLUMIZING DRY SHAMPOO LIFT POWDER, $3MOROCCANOIL OIL TREATMENT, $36REDKEN QUICK DRY 18 INSTANT FINISHING SPRAY, $17PUREOLOGY HYDRATE SHAMPOO, $19 ANDCONDITIONER, $22SERGE NORMANT META LUSH VOLUMIZER, $23LIVING PROOF STRAIGHT MAKING NO FRIZZ STYLING CREAM FOR THICK TO COARSE HAIR, $26PAUL MITCHELL TEA TREE LAVENDER MINT MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO, $11 AND CONDITIONER, $11
  For more information, go here.

Beauty Quizzes!!!

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Hello Readers!

I found some really cool, helpful and accurate beauty quizzes for you all.



QUIZ: WHAT'S THE BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR YOUR HAIR? Click here to take the quiz!
WHICH FOUNDATION FORMULA SHOULD YOU BE USING?  Click here to take the quiz!

QUIZ: ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT MASCARA?  Click here to take the quiz!

QUIZ: IS MINERAL MAKEUP RIGHT FOR YOU? Click here to take the quiz!

QUIZ: DOES YOUR FOUNDATION SUCK? Click here to take the quiz!

QUIZ: WHAT'S YOUR IDEAL SUNSCREEN MATCH? Click here to take the quiz!

WHICH FOUNDATION FORMULA SHOULD YOU BE USING? Click here to take the quiz!

WHAT'S THE BEST LIP COLOR FOR YOU? Click here to take the quiz!

QUIZ: IS YOUR EYE CREAM A RIP-OFF? Click here to take the quiz!

WHAT'S THE BEST HAIR COLOR FOR YOU? Click here to take the quiz!



Spotted: New ELF eye and face sets at Target

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I found these at Target a dew days ago and decided to share.
Also, if any one of you finds a new item, email it to me!
Please make sure you include the following:
-your name (so I can give you credit)
-the store where the product was found
-Price








What Season are you? Color Analysis

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Are you a Summer, Spring, Fall or Winter?

By knowing what season you are based upon your skin tone, eye and hair color, you will know exactly what colors look best on you.

Check here. There are wonderful charts :)

I am Deep Winter.

What about you? Post in comments.

Milani Cosmetics: Yellow Undertoned Foundation and Powder

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Okay so to make it easier for everyone, I'm going to list the shades of makeup that are yellow toned, in order of lightest to darkest. That way, if you are not NC25, but have yellow undertones, you can still benefit :)


Okay, here we go!


THE MULTITASKER Face Powder


Light MediumMediumLight TanMedium TanAmberDeep AmberEVEN-TOUCH Powder Foundation
ShellFrescoNatural TanGLOW NATURAL Brush-On Liquid Makeup


Fair to LightLight to MediumSMOOTH FINISH Cream to Powder


BuffSpiced AlmondWalnutMocha CreamMINERALS Compact Foundation
Nude BuffCreamy NaturalTrue BeigePRESS POWDER
BeigeGolden

Spotted: New ELF products at Target!

My local target has gotten some new ELF products!

- E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation
- E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder

It was recently announced that ELF will be getting new displays and more products in Target stores this March.

I'll post up pics next time.

You can always send in your pictures when you see a new item and I'll post it online :)

NC25 Match: Drugstore and High End Foundations

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I have been asked several times by readers to make a list of all the foundations (drug store and high end) that match our NC25 skintone.


Well here it is.


It is still a work in progress and will be updated as your comments come in and as I review new products.


Hope this helps.


Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation: Buff 02
Boots No7 Lifting and Firming Foundation: Nude
E.L.F. Studio Pressed Powder: Porcelain 
Everyday Minerals: Winged Butter (yellow toned) or Light Olive (olive toned)
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC25
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: NC30


Coty Airspun Face Powder

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Product: Coty Airspun Face Powder
Shade: Naturally Neutral
Price: $7-9 (depending on where you buy it)


This is amaaaazing!!!

It keeps me oil free all day (literally). My make up stays put and doesn't come off, it doesn't settle into fine lines or wrinkles. It's the best mattifying/setting powder on the market...and there is a TON of product for such a low price! Will last you over a year!

Shades...
Translucent: pink
Extra coverage translucent: Neutral. It has slight yellow tones. Made me look pink and darker as the day went along. Oxidized?
Naturally Neutral: true yellow toned. Perfect match!

Spotted: New TRESemme Products

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Nourishing Rituals 


About the Collection:
Uniquely formulated with advanced nourishing ingredients, this full line of products leaves your hair healthy-looking and shiny. Take a moment to treat your hair and yourself to the indulgent and intensive conditioning experience you are used to finding in salon, at home.


How it Works: Each formula with natural ingredients nourishes hair: Protein Crème, with soy protein, for improved strength*, Rejuvenating Mask, with wild-flower honey, for silkier hair** and Hydrating Serum, with coconut and argan oils, for smoother results**.*less breakage when combing vs. non-conditioning shampoo**vs. non-conditioning shampoo alone


Products:
Cashmere Touch Hydrating Serum




Indulge with this salon-rich, intensive conditioning treatment that restores softness to dry, brittle hair while fighting frizz. Hair will be touchably soft and silky smooth.


Formulated with a combination of coconut, argan oil, and other nourishing ingredients, Cashmere Touch Hydrating Serum help…

Spotted: Affordable Skin Care Items at Costco!

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Who doesn't love Costco?!


I saw several skin care items that Kirkland (Costco's own private label) and Borghese.


Purifying Facial Cleanser, 5 oz (147 ml), $7.99
Removes Impurities.Gently Hydrates & Helps Maintain Moisture Balance.Rejuvenates Skin.Dermatologist Tested.For All Skin Types.Vitamin Enriched.Paraben Free, Fragrance Free.Not Tested on Animals.Without drying skin, this foaming cleanser gently removes make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling smoother and refreshed. 

Nourishing Protective Moisturizer, SPF 15, 3.4 oz (100 ml), $15.99 


SPF 15.Helps Prevent Premature Aging.Enhances Skin Radiance.Dermatologist Tested.For All Skin Types.Vitamin Enriched.Paraben Free.Not Tested on Animals.Specially formulated to help hydrate, smooth and protect skin from sun's harmful rays. This lightweight daily moisturizer helps improve tone and texture.  Intensive Eye Serum, 0.5 oz (15 ml) x 2 pc, $16.99
Diminishes the Appearance of Fine Lines.Helps Improve Firmness of Skin.Infuses Sk…

NYC City Duet 2 in 1 Lip Color

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Product: NYC City Duet 2 in 1 Lip Color
Price: $2.99
Shade: The Cafe Cuties
My thoughts: I dont really like the shade and the color comes off quickly. Its a cool idea, but they need better shades. The name suggests there will be a light brown color and a darker brown color, but its not.