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Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

We all know the saying “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade,” a metaphor for making the best out of any situation or problem. But what do you do when the situation is uncooperative hair or worse, a string of bad hair days? I want to introduce you to my new friend by Beautiful Nutrition; Lemon Rinse ($10 for a…
Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

My VICE? Collecting all of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick! I’m still a little 5 year old artist/hoarder at heart--please give me ALL of the crayons to color with! YES, the big box please, with 128 Crayolas. Now that I’m a grown-up (well, older than the legal age of adulthood), I don’t collect crayons anymore, but I sure do…
Beauty is where you find it and I found it at Dollar General

Beauty is where you find it and I found it at Dollar General

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Picture the scene. I’m on a trip to Dollar General for my once weekly guilty pleasure. This week it’s a Mexican Coke and cheese balls, but I digress. I have a little time to kill so I decide to roam…
Ride or Die liner: NARS Velvet Eyeliner

Ride or Die liner: NARS Velvet Eyeliner

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.15.16 Question of the Week: What is your ride-or-die eyeliner (the one that is 100% dependable and never lets you down)? Answer: Though the relationship is still young, I have fallen hard for the new NARS Velvet Eyeliner ($24). It's creamy without being TOO creamy, meaning it blends fabulously if that's…
IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

Summertime means superheroes, and many people flock to the theater to see the latest super-hyped movie. I, on the other hand, can't be crowbarred out the door if it means I’ll have to sit through yet another display of superhuman strength, X-Ray vision or Spidey-sense. Yawn. On the other hand, the brand new IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette ($42) is a…
Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?

Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.8.16 Question of the Week: Do you use cotton pads or cotton balls at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type? Answer: I do, twice! I use cotton balls to take off eye makeup and I use them to apply my HG…
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

I’m not a fan of salon gel manicures. Let me rephrase that: I’m not a fan of what salon gel manicures do to your nails. While they’re on, it’s a party. Shiny color! Long-wear! Until….you take it off. Then it’s MONTHS of nails that break if you even look at them wrong. But that wear time though. So, I tried…
The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

Sometimes in my search for the latest, greatest beauty technology, I forget that skincare is not rocket science. Often the best solution to skin’s needs is the simplest one. Clinique understands the allure of simplicity. With the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System, you can just follow the numbers to your best skin. Clinique’s approach to skincare takes us back to basics:…
Who Makes My Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer?

Who Makes My Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer?

Senna does! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.1.16 Question of the Week: Are you loyal to one eyeshadow primer or do you like to hop around and try new things? What’s your holy grail eyeshadow primer (or your favorite of the moment)? Answer: I am loyal to Senna Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer ($24). Discovered at The…
L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

(Hair) Dreams Really Do Come True “I don’t believe it.” I must have repeated that phrase hundreds of times when I first heard of these purported all-in-one cleansers/conditioners/detanglers. The multitasking drugstore shampoos of the 80’s never worked for me. “Dream on,” I told myself. As it turns out, a lot has changed in the world of multi-tasking cleansing and conditioning…