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Category Archives: Collections and Looks

YesStyle Beauty Box Review

YesStyle Beauty Box Review

Update: After I reviewed this box, I was notified that a similar looking box for sale on the site is not the same as the one I reviewed, which apparently was curated specifically for bloggers. I am unable to express an opinion on the beauty box for sale on the site.  You can find the individual products in… Continue Reading

The Thirty Dollar Face

The Thirty Dollar Face

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… Continue Reading

Drugstore Glam Makeup Look

Drugstore Glam Makeup Look

This is a fun group project. Some beauty bloggers got together to each create a drugstore glam makeup look. Now, I admit that I’m not glam dressed at all! I have on a white T-shirt and jeans, but I love this makeup look for either a casual or a glam look. They key I think… Continue Reading

Popsugar Must Have June Box

Popsugar Must Have June Box

I was sent a June Popsugar Must Have Box to review. Here is what I got:   There were chips, a book, hair ties, body lotion, a really cool T shirt towel, and wet wipes. Those wipes (and the towel too) are perfect timing because I am running an ultra marathon this weekend and need… Continue Reading

Serenity + Scott Makeup Look

Serenity + Scott Makeup Look

The biggest find for me at The Makeup Show Chicago were items from Serenity + Scott. This relatively new company puts out quality shadows and has some prepacked very attractive palettes.  Fellow blogger Jessika from Polish Insomniac and I went nuts over them and we bought identical palettes! We also had a chance to meet the… Continue Reading

Sponsored Spring and Summer Beauty from MGM Grand

Sponsored Spring and Summer Beauty from MGM Grand

I love Las Vegas. In fact, I am scheduled to go there next week for a blogging conference. While I’m at it, I’ll hopefully get to spend some time visiting the strip with its huge resorts and casinos, such as the MGM Grand. Something that people tend to not always think about is that the… Continue Reading

Makeup Wars Favorite Brands: Dior

Makeup Wars Favorite Brands: Dior

Makeup Wars is looking at our favorite brands. I chose Dior for a couple of reasons. First, they are consistently high quality. I can buy just about any Dior color cosmetic product and trust that it will be top notch. Second, they have lovely packaging. Dior palettes are always gorgeous. Third, they put out some… Continue Reading

Urban Decay Holiday 2013

Urban Decay Holiday 2013

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… Continue Reading

NYX Parallel World Box Smoky Eye Look

NYX Parallel World Box Smoky Eye Look

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… Continue Reading