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Jolen Creme Bleach Review, Go Confidently!

Jolen Creme Bleach Review

Jolen Creme Bleach Review

Press Sample, SponsoredI’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the product I’m writing about today.

Jolen!  The bleach you used a million times to lighten your upper lip hair?  Remember?  Oh Jolen and I go way, WAY back.  I remember hanging around my sorority house wearing the Jolen bleach mustache, watching the clock, looking forward to embarrassing dark facial hair to lighten like magic.  My sorority sisters did the same!  One of my sisters even used the bleach on her arm hair!

I had friends who used Jolen in high school, but I didn’t take the plunge myself until college.  One of my very close friends swore by Jolen.  She taught me how to use it, and bleaching our facial hair became routine for us.  At the time, home waxing options were really quite pitiful.  Remember those wax strips that promised hair removal and only delivered pain?  Ugh! [Read more...]

#BCRF Pink Products

#BCRF Coach Poppy

#BCRF Coach Poppy

Press SampleIt’s almost NOVEMBER!  If you haven’t already, buy a Halloween treat for yourself from among these BCRF fundraising options! [Read more...]

NARS Obscura

NARS Obscura

NARS Obscura

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I’m pretty sure that Francois NARS does not care what I think of his brand. Just in case, I want to be sure to state it for the record, NARS is simply amazing. I know, you choke when you see the prices. It’s justifiable, as NARS is on the expensive side. Let me just make it clear that with this brand, you get what you pay for ten times over.

NARS Nail Polish is a perfect example, worth every cent of the steep price. For YEARS, department store beauty brands sold sub-par polish compared to salon grade formulas. The department store polish of yesteryear was all pomp and packaging. In the past few years, this has changed. Most prestige brands now have a fabulous line of nail lacquer that easily keeps pace with top of the line nail lacquers. But NARS? NARS has surpassed them.

NARS nail polish is so incredibly color rich, you really could get by with only one coat. In addition, the formula is chip-resistant, applies smoothly and evenly. I get excellent wear time from NARS! [Read more...]

tarte CC Eye Primer

tarte CC Eye Primer Review

tarte CC Eye Primer Review

Press SampleI’ve been playing with makeup since I was in junior high, and really it’s tough for me to believe there was ever a time I didn’t routinely use an eye primer. Let me be clear… if you’re going to bother applying eye makeup, primer is a necessary first step. It evens the skintone of the lid, increases the intensity of your shadow, and lengthens the wear time. What’s not to love? This Fall, tarte is really establishing a reputation as a superior brand for complexion perfecting products. Their CC Eye Primer is incredible. The shape is that of a crayon, so it’s simple to apply to the lid, and then blend with a finger. [Read more...]

Tarte Undereye Corrector Review

Tarte Undereye Corrector Review

Tarte Undereye Corrector Review

Tarte Undereye Corrector Review

Tarte Undereye Corrector Review

Press SampleThis beauty blogger has tried many an undereye corrector.  I have a few favorites, and tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector has just been added to my official “must have” list after I had the chance to play with it.  The key to a great undereye corrector is that somewhat orange hue, that cancels out any darkness and leaves the eye area looking rejuvenated and smooth. [Read more...]

tarte Lipsurgence Envy

tarte Lipsurgence Envy

tarte Lipsurgence Envy

Press SampleTarte introduced the Rainforest After Dark collection for Fall 2014, which includes tarte LipSurgence lip gloss in the shade “Envy“.  I sampled this product, and immediately graduated it to my purse.  Click through to find out why! [Read more...]

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

Press SampleAre you looking for new eye shadow with real shock value? Then you’ll need to check out MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow.  This MAC shadow delivers intense, high-pigment color.  The formula is what’s most note-worthy though.  I was struggling with how to describe it.  The best I could come up with is that the texture is much like a wet/dry shadow, somehow magically pre-moistened for your use. [Read more...]

NARS Velvet Lip Liner

NARS Velvet Lip Liner

NARS Velvet Lip Liner

Press SampleI’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, lip liner can be used for more than just lining the lips!  Used as an all-over lip color, lip liners work as an excellent base, extending the wear of your gloss or lipstick.  Or… you can even wear them stand alone!  NARS recently launched this new product in conjunction with the fabulous Audacious Lipstick Collection, with 12 shades for you to play with! [Read more...]

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

Press SampleLooking for a little violet blue color?  You really have to check out MAC Evil Twin Fluidline Eye Pencil.  This shade is such a glorious purple/blue twist, you’ll find it hard to determine exactly what color it actually IS.  MAC’s goal with Fluidline Eye Pencil was this: turn their fabulous liquid liner formula into a pencil.  They nailed it!  [Read more...]

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Press SampleI love a great gloss and I love a great lipstick… Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick gives you the best of both worlds!  This product is one of the best sellers over at Mally Beauty. Why? This incredible lip color boasts a one stop shop, and is lip primer, lipstick, gloss, and lip liner all in one! [Read more...]