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Want to use oils in your beauty routine? Better check the ingredients list

Do you like to use oils in your beauty routine?  Well let me tell you, I’m in love with oils for everything, hair oils, face oils, body oils, bath oils, etc.  I love them all.  Ever since I started using pure oils my life is just better.  I know that sounds kind of ridiculous, but I’m not even exaggerating.  Face oils…

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You should use be using retinol and chemical exfoliants

What is retinol? Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is beneficial for skin.  Vitamin A helps plump wrinkles, gets rid of dark spots, reduces oil production, improves collagen production, and stimulates cell turnover for a more youthful appearance.  It can also be really helpful for getting rid of acne and breakouts.  It’s a really excellent ingredient for anti-aging and acne. Vitamin…

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick Review

This stick foundation has completely converted me to stick foundation.  I love it so much.  Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation stick looks like real skin with a very natural finish.  It’s creamy and blendable without being greasy.  It layers well over various types of skincare products.  It comes in a really excellent range of shades.  It hasn’t caused any kind of…

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Review

I first found out about the tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection before it was released at Sephora.  When I was looking through all the new products and I saw this eyeshadow palette, I knew right away that I just had to have it.  It is the perfect range of shades for the type of makeup I do on myself…

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NARS Lipstick Review

NARS Lipstick is one of my favourite lip products out there.  It isn’t the most natural or eco friendly of formulas or brands (although they are cruelty free), but boy do they make good lipstick.  My favourite shades are the sheer ones, I’m less fond of super opaque lip colours.  I also really like the packaging.  NARS products all have…

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is one of the best blushes I have ever had the pleasure of using.  All the colours are extremely beautiful, and I wish I owned them all.  The two that I do have are Radiant Magenta and Incandescent Electra.  Radiant Magenta is a bright pinky purple, and Incandescent Electra is a bright coral shade.  Incandescent Electra…

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Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask Review

I love exfoliating.  It feels so good to wash off a resurfacing mask and feel soft, smooth skin underneath.  That is what it feels like to use the Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask.  It uses fruit enzymes and willow bark to exfoliate, rather than the usual glycolic/lactic/salicylic acids.  This method of resurfacing is gentler and less likely to cause…

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tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder Review

For my first official blog post, I wanted to review one of my longtime favourite makeup products: tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder. This is one of the few powder makeup products I have ever found that does not cause me to break out.  It also has decent lasting power.  It is a wonderfully smooth, fine-milled, pressed mineral…

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