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How To Get Healthy Nails in Just 3 Steps

How To Get Healthy Nails in Just 3 Steps

Are your nails brittle? Do they split and peel? Do your cuticles look tortured? If so, I feel your pain. Because all those things I just described; that's my nails to a T. For every time my nails look like this: There are 10 times more that they look like this: Here's that horror in closer detail: Yuck. That's one…
Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Watercolour Eye Shadow Palette in Nude and Neutral, swatches and review

Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Watercolour Eye Shadow Palette in Nude and Neutral, swatches and review

As a fan of Russian author Vladimir Nabokov and his lushly intricate writing (Lolita only scratches the surface), I’ve come to really appreciate butterflies. You see, Nabokov was an accomplished lepidopterist—in other words, a butterfly scholar. The winged creatures flew through both his scientific and fiction writing, blurs of bright color and astonishing beauty. I’m no butterfly expert, but the…
Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Collection review

Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Collection review

Like all product junkies, I have certain beauty ‘issues’ and I am on a lifelong quest to remedy said issues by buying any and every product on the market. One of these issues: my fine, lank hair. My hair is long and just hangs from my head like overcooked, tired, limp spaghetti. I have tied volumizing tonics, shampoos, root sprays,…
we heart this: L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen

we heart this: L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen

L'Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen review...here's why it's our Product of the Week Name: L'Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen ($8.99-ish) What it does: It's a powder eyeliner pen, with a chubby foam tip and a gel-like powder housed in the cap, that creates a quick and easy smoky eye. Why we love it: Smoky eyes straight from the…
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss swatches and review

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss swatches and review

Drugstore Makeup Must Haves...if you can find them! For Spring 2015, L’Oreal has come out with their very first matte-finish liquid lip color: the Infallible Pro Matte Gloss. You may be thinking, “Matte AND gloss? What doesn’t that even MEAN? Isn’t ‘matte gloss’ an oxymoron? How would that even work?!” Honestly, I didn’t quite understand until I tried it for…
Ditch Unwanted Hair and #GoConfidently with Jolen

Ditch Unwanted Hair and #GoConfidently with Jolen

Jolen Creme Bleach and Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit Review A beauty addict’s work is never done – there are always nails to paints, bodies to exfoliate and complexions that could use a masque. And if we’re being honest, I also spend time removing or bleaching unwanted facial hair. It’s true; I’ve got the makings of a teenage peach fuzz…
Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick Swatches and Review

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick Swatches and Review

Goof Proof Color at a Guilt Free Price In the morning, I’m always in a rush - especially when putting on my makeup. Yet I end up taking longer than expected trying to perfect my cat eye or cleaning smudges cause by an errant mascara wand. In a perfect world, the quicker I can get the products on, the better!…
Salon Perfect Perfect Brow Pomade – Swatches, Photos and Review

Salon Perfect Perfect Brow Pomade – Swatches, Photos and Review

I’m rather particular about my eyebrows. Even when I’m in a rush to get out of the house and throw my personal “minimal amount of makeup” onto my face, I almost always do my brows (along with some tinted moisturizer and mascara). I feel like a few small swipes of brow product instantly transforms me from disheveled to darling. Part…
Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7 N 1 Review

Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7 N 1 Review

Hair (And The Grape Scent) You Remember, But Better! They say that scents are triggers to the past. Just like a tin of lemon candies and peppermint gum remind me of the inside of my aunt’s purse - the great, grape-ape, life-saver-y scent of Aussie Hair products take me back to my college dorm room on a Thursday night. The…