Wet n Wild photofocus Foundation

In the beginning of the year, the beauty community was shook with the release of the new Wet n Wild photofocus Foundation.   The world of drugstore foundations is no longer synonymous with affordable.  Finding a “good” foundation retails on average…

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The Los Angeles Cookie Con is back!

For a third year, Angelenos will enjoy a weekend of all things baking this February at the LA Convention Center.   This year’s line up is filled with both Special and Celebrity Guests that  parallel in sweetness.  Why…

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January 2017 Empties

This year, I made a goal to myself that I would try to use as many products possible.  I don’t mean purchase as many products, I mean use.  Hopefully in the process I fall in love with products…

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Cargo Cosmetics Spring Summer 2017

The new Spring Summer 2017 collection mirrors Hawaii’s nature, beauty and overall fun. Cargo Cosmetics just launched their Spring Summer 2017 Collection.  Inspired by the beautiful state of Hawaii and in collaboration with the native singer @anahuajams.  I…

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Deck of Scarlet Teams up With Sonjdra Deluxe

“Deck of Scarlet” is the sexy, older sister in the realm of Makeup Subscriptions.  If you are not familiar with traditional Monthly Subscription Services.  Each month you receive a series of samples that vary in size…

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It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour

You may forget to apply Sunblock but your skin does not.   My second Beauty Resolution for 2017 is to consistenly wear Sunblock.  I always forget to wear it.  Do you have something you repeatedly forget…

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Happy New Year ! ! !

Happy New Year!!!  This week on the blog let’s discuss our 2017 Beauty Resolutions.  With a new year comes with new goals and cleansing.  Which for me means purging both material and emotional aspects of…

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It Cosmetics 2016 Holiday Sets

Oh December . . . Unlike many, I find myself shopping for Christmas at the bitter end.  Without fail,  I always think I have all the time in the world, only to realize Christmas is a few days away.…

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MustaeV Cosmetics Mood Therapy Masks

Skin Care is important in beauty; it’s no secret.  We’ve been told in order to achieve healthy, glowing skin we must monitor certain variables such as our diet, sleep and exercise.  If those weren’t enough, have you ever…

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Delete All by Formula X

When Formula X first released “Delete All” I wasn’t interested.  To be honest, during my countless visits to Sephora, I never purchased “Delete All”.  The first thing that came to mind when I saw “Delete…

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#ThisIsUs Series Premiere

Oh how I love Fall!  Maybe its the fact that the horrid LA heat is finally subsiding, or the fact that with each new season comes new beauty and fashion trends.  Regardless, any season featuring a…

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Giveaway: Sephora Favorites !

One lucky winner will receive a Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Lips” The kit includes lippies from our favorite brands !!! #katvondbeauty, #nars,#Smashbox, #toofacedcosmetics,#lancôme and #fresh 🙈 This set contains: – 0.07 oz/ 1.98 g…

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Top 5 New Eyeshadow Palettes

The best part of a new season is the release of brand new beauty products.  I love summer launches for their bright fun color schemes, but scorching weather is a buzz kill.  Fall is by far…

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Wet n Wild Makeup Brushes

Earlier this year Wet n Wild launched a line of cruelty free, vegan free and gluten free makeup brushes.  The hype and intrigue was real as they were sold out for the greater part of the…

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Evian® Facial Spray

The Evian® Facial Spray is an item beauty lover’s, makeup artists and French women have treasured for years.  I say this because if you try and explain this product to someone who isn’t a beauty…

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Rose Metals Palette by Velvet 59

Before this summer, the mere idea of metallic lips and eyeshadow would have seemed unconstitutional.  As the whole concept screams 90’s, it seems as though the world of beauty and fashion has not only embraced…

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#NSALE BEAUTY BUYS UNDER $100

If you haven’t heard, Nordstrom is having their annual Anniversary Sale now through August 8th, and I’ve gathered my picks for #NSALE Beauty Buys under $100.00.  The #NSALE is the perfect place to stock up…

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Violet Voss x Laura Lee Giveaway

Interested in your chance of winning the Violet Voss x Laura Lee eyeshadow palette? Don’t worry, if you weren’t able to purchase the palette during the first release, I am currently hosting an Instagram Giveaway!!! Head…

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TMS NY Begins May 1st

TMS NY begins May 1st as it kicks off its 11th year in the beautiful, beautiful big apple-as if this city couldn’t get any better? This upcoming weekend, East Coast makeup artists will have the…

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2k Instagram Giveaway

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing well.  I know it’s been awhile since I last posted but I needed to take an unexpected break. Just as a friendly reminder, Saturday April 9th is the…

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MustaeV Easy Go Blush Brush

For over the past six months I’ve kept it a secret that I use MustaeV Cosmetics makeup brushes.   I’ve tested several products that are never shown on my blog or social media because they have failed…

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Color Correcting Concealer

Color Correction is anything but a new concept within the Cosmetics Industry.  Over the past month, color correction has gained such attention on social media; many are beginning to question whether or not it’s worth the hype.  Let me…

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The Makeup Show LA 2016

It’s time we do our shopping research now that we are less than a month away from The Makeup Show LA.  If you’ve ever attended a trade show you know how important it is to plan your day.  Unlike IMATS, The…

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Ultra HD Concealer

Earlier this year, Make UP For Ever released their new Ultra HD Concealer.  There are ten shades broken down into two groups.  Five shades are intended for color correcting and five for concealing.  I understand…

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Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

Clinique rang in the New Year with a strong marketing campaign.  For the longest, the beauty house stood its ground amongst its peers by providing reliable, quality products without the need of flashy packaging or gimmicks.  Unfortunately, in…

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IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

IT Cosmetics has literally kidnapped my heart….again.  This year, IT Cosmetics has introduced two new members to their family.  With an existing line that holds impressive results, we know to expect a degree of greatness.…

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How to Remove Gel Nail Polish

I’m a sucker for a fresh mani.  There’s something transformative upon receiving a new coat of polish.  It’s as though I not only purchased manicured nails but an entirely new set of hands.  With that being…

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Foot Therapy Mask

Your feet take a beating.  Or at least mine do.  After a recent trip, my feet became used and abused.  While at Anthropologie, I came across a sheet mask for you feet, called Foot Therapy.  Having…

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Physicians Formula #InstaReady

Earlier this year, Physicians Formula released their new Multi-Tasking #InstaReady Trio Sticks.  The idea behind this creation is to make life easier for the every day gal.  With so many trends surfacing; it’s not only…

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The Makeup Show 2016

If there’s something I cannot wait to attend is The Makeup Show.  Last year I had the pleasure of attending The Makeup Show LA and the Pop Up Shop in San Francisco.  After attending several…

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GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Face Mask

We’ve all had those unfortunate moments where our relationship with our skin is far from desirable.  Whether it be an unsightly blemish whose inflamed nature is large enough to resemble Mount Everest, the every day…

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Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Eye Shimmer

From the creative brains of Nonie Creme, Founding Creative Director of Butter London, emerges her latest beauty endeavor, Nonie Creme Colour Prevails.  Found only at Walgreens, the cosmetics line includes nail polish, foundation, lip products and eye…

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Sephora Sale on Sale

With the end of the year, it’s time to purge our makeup collections and bid farewell to the expired abandon items in your collection.  Whether big or small, it’s important to maintain a level of…

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Laneige BB Cushion

 I will admit the first time I heard about a BB Cushion I thought the concept was unnecessary and well rather gimmicky.  A BB Cushion is exactly what it sounds like, a cushion encased in…

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Scentbird Holiday Gift Set

Over the past year, beauty subscription boxes have emerged as  the new Netflix.  Let’s face it, who doesn’t love receiving a subscription box filled with surprises on a monthly basis.  Not only are they convenient, they…

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Laneige Cushion Concealer

My relationship with mornings resemble my relationships with past acquaintances.   I’ll be the first to admit I inadvertently avoid both, but like the annoying string of life questions received from former alumni; my deep…

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Lipstick Purge

With the Holiday season in full swing, it’s almost undeniable that I will purchase a few holiday sets.  The only problem is, I already have an extensive makeup collection and it seems as though I…

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Jouer Hydrating Lipsticks

Earlier this year I attended GenBeauty and had the pleasure of being introduce to the upscale SoCal brand by the name of Jouer Cosmetics.  At the event, we were given two full size samples of…

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Avenue 50 Hits 1k Giveaway

As a thank you for reaching 1000 on Instagram, it’s time to celebrate with Benefit Cosmetics Party Poppers 12 Days of Gorgeous. To enter the Giveaway: Follow @Avenue50 on Instagram Tag 2 Friends for 1…

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Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice

With the Holiday Season finally among us, it’s that time of year ladies.  The precious moment we realize we need the “hottest” makeup item of the season.  With several items being released this year, the biggest…

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Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint

This week on the blog, we’re exploring the abundance of lipsticks in the market everyone needs to now about.  As of lately, the biggest lip craze has been the liquid lipstick and the Kylie Jenner…

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MustaeV 10 Shade Lip Cream Palette

I’ll be the first to admit my lipstick collection until recently has been bland as I usually gravitates towards the “better than my lips” shade.  For the longest, my go-to shade has been the bareMinerals lipgloss…

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Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Would you like Luscious lips?  Yes please ! With just about every beauty trend this fall leaning towards one’s lips. . . the liquid lipstick, the sheer lip and glossy lips.  Having un-chapped lips as…

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LAVANILA Deodorant

Having a blog for quite some time now has allowed me to fall for the hype created by the beauty community.  I’m sure we’ve all fallen victim of such hype.  Luckily, my experience with LAVANILA…

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TwinMedix Resurface Serum

If there’s one thing I love about blogging it’s discovering new amazing products that actually work.  This past March I was first introduced to TwinMedix at the Makeup Show LA.  As an average consumer, my…

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ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler

When Summer began, everyone couldn’t stop talking about the release of the new Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Shadow Couture Palette.  As with all Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes, this one is limited edition so once it’s sold…

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September Makeup Wish List

Here are a few of the items on my September Makeup Wish List.  With fall right around the corner it’s impossible not to want each and every item released.  However, this month I’ve made a…

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Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow

It seems as though every beauty product Kat Von D releases becomes a cult classic.  The recently released Metal Crush Eyeshadows are no exception.  The eleven vibrant, bold shades are absolutely gorgeous. The Metal Crush Eyeshadow…

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

This summer I restored my habit of using a dry shampoo.  Thanks to Oscar Blandi, finding the perfect dry shampoo is no longer as difficult as finding my beloved unicorn.  From experience, dry shampoos are something that…

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MustaeV has me Tickled Pink Part 2

Last month I reviewed five eyeshadows from MustaeV cosmetics.  As promised, I created a look using the products with the exception of a few items: blush, highlighter, brow gel and bronzer.  So here’s to my very first…

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NARS Brow Gel

If there’s one thing social media has changed, it’s the art of filling in ones eyebrows.  The trend is so popular it seems as though each and every brand has created their own version of the…

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Colour Prevails Nail Polish

The most exciting part of blogging is seeing young brands grow and interact with existing power houses.  For Nonie Creme, such a statement is more than an observation, but a reality.  As the Co-Creator of the recently…

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Lemon Aid Please

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you drag yourselves out of bed in hopes of a miracle?  Where no amount of concealer in the world is capable of covering your Raccoon eyes?  Regardless of…

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NYX Liquid Suede

The new NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick has been the most highly anticipated  NYX item this year.  If you’ve been following beauty trends you know that liquid lipsticks are the new “it” thing.  Which comes to…

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#YSLToucheEclat

A few months ago I started to see the presence of influenster on Instagram and Youtube become more prominent.  I decided to sign up, after seeing several account accounts show items they’ve received for review.…

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VIB ROUGE Event

This Sunday, Sephora will be hosting a mini VIB ROUGE Event.  I won’t lie, I’m very excited to attend this event but am kind of disappointed they aren’t offering a discount.  Complaints aside, they will…

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Essie Fall 2015 Nail Polish

Have you guys seen the recently released Essie Fall 2015 Nail Polish Collection?  I came across them while I was browsing the Ulta website.  The collection consists of six bold shades and retail for $8.50…

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LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

Summer is known for putting your skin through the ringer.  Living in LA, my skin encounters  an abundance of weather variances and toxins throughout the day.  Ultimately, my daily beauty routine and my skin’s state of…

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MustaeV has me Tickled Pink

If there’s one thing I love, it’s falling in love.  After several weeks of trying out their products I am tickled pink by MustaeV.  I am head over heels for their eyeshadows.  As mentioned before…

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Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Perfector

The highly anticipated collaboration between Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Perfector has finally arrived at your nearest Sephora. This limited edition, is an extremely special collaboration because it marks the accomplishments of a very…

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Vera Mona Color Switch Solo

If there’s one thing I hate doing, it’s cleaning my makeup brushes.  Call me lazy but purchasing multiple brushes is easier.  Yes, I’ll admit it.  I would much rather switch off to a clean brush than sit…

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BeautyCon LA 2015

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending BeautyCon LA 2015.  BeautyCon is a convention similar to Generation beauty but with a higher interaction with social media outlets. What does that even mean? Well, in…

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June Empties 2015

  Kiel’s Amino Acid Shampoo Davines Oi Conditioner Clinique Clarifying Lotion #1 Shiseido Facial Cotton Sephora Collection Lotus Mask Garnier Clean Balancing Daily Exfoliator   L’OCCITANE Lavender Shower Gel Secret Clinical Strength AVEDA hand relief…

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July 2015 Beauty Releases

With each new season, it’s only certain that there will be countless of beauty product releases.  For the month of July, I have gathered a few Beauty Releases I’ve been drooling over. 1. BECCA MINERAL…

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PhamExpo 2015 Pasadena

There’s no way I can deny my recent infatuation for the beauty community.  Although I had a prior commitment, I could not resist attending this year’s PHAMExpo, even if it meant for a few minutes.…

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MustaeV Skinny Tint Foundation

It’s no secret that Korean Women are bestowed with beautiful, flawless complexions.  Lets take a moment to actually admire small pores, lack of fine lines and radiant smooth skin.  Until recently, women in the States…

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Essie Cuticle Oil

I, like anyone else who loves a fresh manicure, understands the upkeep required to maintain beautiful nails.  Our nails are the eyebrows to the hands; meaning they frame our hands’ appearance.  More importantly, having dry,…

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May Empties 2015

There’s nothing more gratifying than finishing your beauty products.  This passed month flew by in ways that are simply unimaginable.  With what seemed to be the shortest month of the year, I was only able…

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Wash and Dry Collection

M.A.C released its highly anticipated Wash and Dry  Collection on May 14th.  Let me start off by saying the packaging is absolutely beautiful.  There were a lot of items that belong to the existing collection…

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April 2015 Empties

For the month of April I was able to go through a few items.  For this month, I will link down the items below and categorize them as Yay’s or Nay’s for my April 2015…

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Static Nails: French Twist

Beauty is complicated.  I’ll be the first to admit trends are both fun and exciting.  Yet the time and effort required to achieve a trend correctly, as a novice, is anything but desirable. I rank each…

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CRC Haul

I discovered Camera Ready Cosmetics CRC while at IMATS this passed January. During my time there, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely folks at CRC and let me say they are super down to…

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OCC: Metallic Lip Tar

A few months back I purchased a Metallic Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Lip Trio at Sephora.  Curious to try such an artistic brand, I chose what I considered to be a neutral palette, paying no…

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MustaeV Eyeshadows

While at The Makeup Show LA I had the pleasure of stopping by the MustaeV Cosmetics booth.  I was initially drawn to their beautiful brush display but as I heard more about their wonderful products,…

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Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner

As adults we’re bombarded with remedial tasks that are not only necessary if not obligatory to survive.  Until this week, I would have never considered cleaning my makeup brushes as affecting my survival.  I’ll be…

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Instagram Giveaway

Hi lovelies! ! !   As a way of showing my appreciation for all of your support,  I will be hosting an April Instagram Giveaway. With taxes season upon us, who doesn’t need some cheering…

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#Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder

Marc Jacobs recently launched #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder, a series of three contouring pallets.  With new and improved contouring palettes being introduced daily, it’s pretty obvious by now that contouring is the new “it” thing.…

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Rocksbox

I was really excited when I was approached by Rocksbox.  Rocksbox, for those of you who may not know, is a relatively new monthly, jewelry, subscription box.  For $19.99 a month, you receive three jewelry…

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Smashbox Cosmetics Wish List

This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending an evening soiree at the Smashbox Studio, co-hosted by The Makeup Show. The demo echoed Smashbox’s beliefs that makeup should enhance and not conceal.  In today’s social…

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Ellis Faas Book Launch

If you weren’t already excited about The Makeup Show… here is something to push you over the edge. This Saturday March 28th, exclusively at The Makeup Show, Ellis Faas will launch her much anticipated book, “On the…

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Tips for Attending TMSLA

Plan Ahead: The Makeup Show will take place at The California Market Center on March 28-29, 2015. If you haven’t been there before, I highly suggest going over directions beforehand.  If you aren’t familiar with…

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Dose of Colors: Matte Lipsticks

Let me introduce you to DOSE of Colors’ Matte Lipsticks.  Dose of Colors is a cruelty free, vegan makeup company created by Anna, @MAKEUPBYANNA; whose love for art and color provided the inspiration and drive…

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Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer

In the world of primers it’s refreshing to encounter a non-silicon primer that works.  Traditional primers need silicon as an active ingredient in order to smooth out pores and fine lines.  Too Faced Hangover Rx…

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