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December 11, 2017

A Few of My Favorite Unconventional Lipsticks + Tips On How To Wear Them

Unless you were born gravitating toward bold or alternative makeup styles, at some point in your life you’ve probably wistfully gazed at an out-of-the-ordinary lip color and thought “ugh, I wish I could wear that.” Maybe you feel like it’s too daring for you, maybe you work in a conservative environment or have people in your life that would make rude remarks about your choices, or possibly it’s the concern I hear all the time “I’m too old for that.” Um, first of all, you’re not. You can wear whatever makes you feel good about yourself at any age, provided it’s on your own time. That’s true of all of the other reasons people have for not wearing what they want to wear. At the end of the day, it’s not that big of a deal, makeup washes off. But something that is a big deal is you feeling confident and powerful enough to wear the things that you love, that show the world who you are. Clearly I have some strong feelings about makeup, and trust me, I could go on about this for quite awhile, but that’s not the point of this post. Today I’m sharing a round up of some of my favorite unconventional shades of lipstick and lip gloss in hopes of helping you find something that you’ll love. I’ll also share some of my tips for wearing unconventional colors that will be helpful whether you’re a dabbler or a first-timer in these bold hues.

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May 21, 2017

A Tale of Love and Hate: L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Review and Swatch Shade 302 Creamy Natural

Ever love a product that everyone else seems to hate? That’s what happened to me with this foundation, and it’s also the reason it took me so long to get around to reviewing it. I wanted to keep playing around with it to see if I could replicate the issues that other people claimed to have with it, and unfortunately I did. The good news is that I have a few tips to help you out if you’ve already purchased this foundation, but would I recommend you go out and purchase it? Only in a few specific situations, and chances are, you won’t find yourself in any of those situations.

Disclosure: This product was purchased by me, with my own money. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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April 18, 2017

Hidden Gem: Avon True Color Super Extend Nourishing Mascara in Brown Black

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to brands like Avon. I just don’t feel connected to the brand in the same way that I do brands I see every day in Sephora and Ulta, and I haven’t been impressed by the Avon products I’ve tried in the past. However, I’m happy to report that the Avon True Color Super Extend Nourishing Mascara is an exception. In fact, I’d even call it a hidden gem that I highly recommend you get your hands on if you have watery eyes like I do. At only $8, it’s definitely a great budget-friendly option too!

Disclosure: I received this product as a PR sample, however all thoughts are my own, honest, opinions and experiences. This post is not sponsored. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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