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Beauty gift ideas for the TRUE beauty lover (pic heavy)

Beauty gift ideas for the TRUE beauty lover (pic heavy)

There are a TON of holiday gift guides out there right now (we’ve written two of them ourselves; this one and this one). But we need to share one more with you. This is the list of beauty gifts ideas for the hardcore beauty lover. The person who has 15 brushes that do the same exact thing. The person who…
This IT Cosmetics trio says Bye Bye to flaws, Hello to beautiful skin

This IT Cosmetics trio says Bye Bye to flaws, Hello to beautiful skin

On a recent overnight trip, my sister watched in disbelief as I embarked on my skin-prep routine; I was pulling product after product out of my bag (picture Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, only for serums and toners and potions). There’s no shame in my game, though, because skin care is important. And after trying IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup,…
Two IT Cosmetics Products You NEED in your Makeup Bag…

Two IT Cosmetics Products You NEED in your Makeup Bag…

We heart this has been having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. I've been having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. You need to be having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. (And now that they're sold at Sephora, this affair is a lot easier for ALL of us.) I was just talking about this brand with a friend the…
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette swatches and review

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette swatches and review

Color junkies: it's obvious that the new limited edition Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette ($55) is for you. 21 shades of bold color straight from a rainbow; pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples. I mean...duh. But what might not be entirely a given is that even the most conservative of eye shadow wearers can benefit from this palette. Because I…
bareMINERALS barePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation swatches and review

bareMINERALS barePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation swatches and review

barePro Offers Yet Another Choice in Amazing Mineral Foundations Hey Ho, everyone! It’s me, Sherri, the bareMinerals superfan here to share my thoughts on yet another new bareMinerals foundation: BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation ($30). Cut to the chase—it’s good. Better than the rest? That depends. Let’s chat and take a walk down foundation memory lane... bareMinerals has been my…
we heart Bluemercury (and M-61 Hydraboost Body Butter!)

we heart Bluemercury (and M-61 Hydraboost Body Butter!)

If you've never shopped at Bluemercury, please take a minute to do a Google image search. Go ahead, I'll wait. I want you to have a mental picture of the breathtaking visual overload that will greet you when you walk in the door. Add to that an array of scrumptious scents and a friendly, chill atmosphere, and you'll still only…
Meet your new favorite beauty gadget: HiMirror

Meet your new favorite beauty gadget: HiMirror

I love a good beauty gadget. Oscillating brushes, sonic infusers, motorized doo-hickeys – give these all to me. But I recently discovered the ultimate beauty gadget. And honestly, I don’t know if this one is ever going to be topped on the innovation scale. It’s the HiMirror, and prepared to be wowed. There haven’t been a whole lot of improvements…
Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water review

Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water review

If you're like me, you've been seeing all this talk about micellar waters. It's one of the latest beauty trends and it's like almost every major brand has something with the word "micellar" in it. Again, if you're like me, you've probably uttered the phrase, "What IS micellar water?" Well, before I go any further, I'm going to break down…
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyehadow swatches and review

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyehadow swatches and review

Urban Decay Is the Gold Standard for Other-Earthly Sparkle If you feel like you’ve outgrown Urban Decay and all their decadent sparkle, raise your hand. Ok, now put it down while I tell you why you’re wrong. I can sum it up in one word: MOONDUST. Urban Decay is the gold standard of glitter, and Moondust is their superstar. I…
The real star of the no makeup selfie: Nuxe Nuxellence Eclat

The real star of the no makeup selfie: Nuxe Nuxellence Eclat

I’ve never been a no-makeup kind of girl. Even on the days when I work from home, I tend to wear at least a little makeup when I run to the store at lunch. A dab of CC cream and brow gel is what separates us from the apes, right? At least, that’s what I thought before I got to…