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Lip Monthly: January

I’m a sucker for beauty subscription services. Birchbox got me hooked, Ipsy rocked my world, and Lip Monthly is my newest obsession. Here’s the deal: for less than I usually spend on a trip to Starbucks, I receive 4-5 full-size lip products per month in a custom bag. I tracked the arrival of my first Lip Monthly bag like bloodhound tracks, well,… Continue reading Lip Monthly: January

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Eyeshadow Palette Review

Apart from men with tattoos, eyeshadow palettes are my greatest weakness. I love the artistry and design that goes in to creating the statement a palette makes. The interplay of colors, layout, names, and packaging make them irresistible to me. I have to have them.  In the past month, I’ve picked up five new palettes… Continue reading Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Tutorial Featuring January Ipsy and Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

Every month I anxiously await it’s arrival. I check the mail multiple times a day, I check the tracking, I plan, I obsess. It’s my monthly Ipsy Glam Bag. I’m hooked. I’ve yet to receive a product I didn’t like and many have become staples in my beauty routine. For only $10/month, it’s one of… Continue reading Tutorial Featuring January Ipsy and Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

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The Great False Eyelash Caper

My ex-husband has these amazing, long, beautiful eyelashes. Fortunately for my daughter, she inherited them, and not my wispy, stubby, little poor excuses for eyelashes. Half a lifetime¬†ago, I purchased some drugstore false eyelashes (we’re talking really cheap ones) to go with a Halloween costume and fought with them. I won’t get into the gory… Continue reading The Great False Eyelash Caper

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DIY Face Scrub and Face Mask Tutorial

We’ve been having some cold weather here in Central Texas (no, really!) and my skin has been dry, dry, dry! I’ve been wanting to spoil myself with a facial scrub and mask to quench my skin’s thirst, but I haven’t gotten around to purchasing anything. Since it’s so cold inside this weekend and I have… Continue reading DIY Face Scrub and Face Mask Tutorial

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Makeup Problems Part II: The Case of the Disappearing Lipstick

I love lipstick. I love every color it comes in, even if it makes me look like a pumpkin or a vampire. I ‚̧ every Instagram lip swatch I see. For years, even though I love lipstick, I didn’t bother wearing it much. Why? It was always gone in a matter of minutes, the hapless… Continue reading Makeup Problems Part II: The Case of the Disappearing Lipstick

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Makeup Problems Part I: Raccoon Eyes

In real life (as opposed to my rich fantasy life), I make a living working in the field of education. In honor of today, my first day back on the job after winter break, I’d like to discuss makeup problems. During my break, I had the luxury of time, a lot of which was spent… Continue reading Makeup Problems Part I: Raccoon Eyes