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BPAL Yule 2016 review

BPAL Yule 2016 review

Want to keep the holiday spirit forever? Not Christmas songs and forced cheer, the good parts of the holidays like the scents and the memories they evoke. The BPAL Yule 2016 collection can help you do just that. The Yule launch is one of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's limited edition annual collections, much like Valentine's Day Lupercalia and the favorite…
NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette swatches and review

NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette swatches and review

It's no secret that I'm addicted to blush. If you were to meet me in person, we'd be talking about blush probably within 10 minutes. It's truly one of my favorite things in the world! And recently added to my list of "favorite things in the world" is the new and limited edition NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette. This massive…
IT Cosmetics Holiday Collection 2016

IT Cosmetics Holiday Collection 2016

For once, I’m happy I dawdled when it came time to buy holiday gifts. Just as I turned the calendar page and saw December—the moment when I’d usually have a full-on shopping panic attack —I discovered the IT Cosmetics Holiday collection 2016; an array of festively packaged products and all was right with the world! There are so many items…
MAC Shadescents Swatches and Review: Here’s a Story…

MAC Shadescents Swatches and Review: Here’s a Story…

Who doesn’t love a story? Stories motivate us. Would you all have put a top hat on a snowman, baked cookies for St. Nick or poured maple syrup on spaghetti without knowing the stories of Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf? I think not. Stories always further the conversation and drive the ensuing action. MAC wants to…
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…