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The Thirty Dollar Face

Thirty Dollar Challenge Makeup Look

Way back, Makeup Wars did the $20 Face Challenge. Now we are back with a bit of inflation built in, doing the $30 Face Challenge! I went shopping at Meijer for my products. I find that Meijer usually has a good selection of super affordable brands such as NYC and Wet and Wild, plus they [...]

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Top Ten Radiant Orchid Beauty and Fashion Items

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Radiant orchid is the Pantone color of the year. It really can encompass a wide range of fuchsia and purple types of  colors. My top 10 list is pretty much a wish list since I haven’t specifically bought any radiant orchid items (yet).  Here is what I picked out. The handbag is at the top [...]

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Top Ten Tuesday, Best Eyeliners

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Do you have  a favorite eyeliner? Here are my top ten. These are in no particular order. I love them all equally! Disclosure, some of these I have gotten as press samples, specifically Milani, M.A.C., and Make Up For Ever. (1) Urban Decay 24/7: These glide on smooth and come in many brilliant shades. (2) [...]

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Urban Decay Holiday 2013

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Are you ready for the 2013 Urban Decay Holiday Collection? I am! The press releases for this just showed up, so I am grabbing some photos and info from them. Here is the Holiday lineup from Urban Decay. Urban Decay Face Cases There are two gorgeous limited edition face cases with enough product to do [...]

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NYX Parallel World Box Smoky Eye Look

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One of the best deals I got recently came from my impulse purchase of the NYX Parallel World Box. This limited edition box has products to create looks inspired by The Mortal Instruments. It includes instructions to create an innocent day look inspired by Clary or a smoky eye night look inspired by Isabel. Right [...]

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MAC Pro Longwear 2013

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New for fall 2013 is the MAC Pro Longwear collection of paint pots and eye liners. I adore MAC paint pots both as all over eye color and to use as a liner. If you like cream eyeshadows you owe it to yourself to check out the paint pots. The Pro Longwear 2013 collection will [...]

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Beauty on a Budget, Top 10 Items Under $10

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This Top Ten Tuesday focuses on the best beauty products for under $10.  I grabbed some of my indie and drugstore favorites, did a look, and also wrote up a few details for you. Below is a look I did using most of the  products in the collage. I put an asterisk by those that [...]

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MAC Indulge Fall Collection 2013

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MAC Cosmetics Indulge fall collection has nice mix of the typical shades for fall, with some deep purples, golds and  neutral hues. If you are jumping on the antique gold trend for fall, there are several items in the Indulge collection that will appeal to you. Personally, I am most interested in the purple nail [...]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Gold Trend For Fall

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Antique gold is the hot trend in makeup colors for this fall. Here are ten great products to help you get the look. Some of these are plain gold, which substitutes quite well or can be used in conjunction with antique gold shadows. Pictured are: Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette, in the Nude: I love this [...]

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Makeup Wars: The Best Waterproof Makeup

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This week, Makeup Wars looks at the best waterproof makeup. I don’t wear a lot of waterproof items, but I do have a few favorites that I particularly like to get out for hot and humid weather. Sweating off your makeup is no fun, so these items are great for avoiding that!   Here are [...]

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