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A Look at Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER Beauty

FLOWER mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, lip butter and more: swatches and look “Every woman deserves to love the way she looks, and price shouldn’t be a part of feeling good about yourself. That’s why I created the FLOWER brand: high quality shouldn’t have to come at a high price.” –Drew Barrymore, founder There’s something awesome …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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COVERGIRL The Super Sizer mascara and Intensify Me! liquid liner swatches and review

The two newest eye products from COVERGIRL have me batting my lashes with love. My long lashes at the end of a near perfect cat eye lined-lid, to be exact. I’m not sure which I love more, The Super Sizer mascara or the Intensify Me! liquid liner. But I do know this – I’ve just …

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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: …

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