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Karmin Salon Series Ultralight Professional Ionic Hairdryer

First off, thank you for your patience while I took some time off to get married and take a much-needed break! After our wedding, I took some time off to relax, unplug, and go off the grid. I’m back now, … Continue reading

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How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

So many women neglect cleaning their makeup brushes. When you think about it, it’s downright disgusting: all the dirt, bacteria, and leftover makeup accumulates on the bristles of your brushes, and you put it all right back on your skin. … Continue reading

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Shu Uemura S Curler

When we find a beauty product or tool that we love, we hope and pray that it will always be just so, that the formula/shade/construction will never change or, worse, be discontinued. Our sheer devotion is just human nature. (Or … Continue reading

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MAC Winter ’11 Brush Rolls

Here’s something that will definitely be making an appearance on my holiday wish list! MAC has just updated and rereleased brand-new Brush Rolls. Crafted of black nylon fabric, these brush rolls come in 2 sizes and make toting your tools … Continue reading

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Trying Out the Shiseido Eyelash Curler

A few months ago, Shu Uemura ceased operating in the U.S., which means that no U.S. stores (like Sephora and Nordstrom) carry their revered eyelash curler anymore. I’ve been using that curler for more than a decade, and had just … Continue reading

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Recession Beauty: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

You’ve probably heard of the beautyblender, the iconic reusable pink sponge that allows you to flawlessly apply your makeup. Its price point, to me, seems a bit high; $20 for a sponge just doesn’t fit into my budget these days. … Continue reading

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Best-Loved Brushes

To achieve flawless makeup application, you need the right tools. Brush selection can be tricky; it’s daunting to suss out all the brushes on the market and find what you need (and what you don’t). If you’re in need of … Continue reading

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Smashbox Wish: Holiday 2009

Smashbox is here to grant your wish for a beautiful holiday season!. Smashbox’s Wish collection, new for holiday ’09, has everything you need to create a beautifully flawless holiday face. From festive to demure, this hefty collection covers all your … Continue reading

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Bobbi Brown’s 10-Step Beauty Guide

Bobbi Brown makes it easy to put your best face forward with her 10-Step Beauty Guide. The step-by-step tutorial, presented online, is complete with images showing you how to apply products. It starts with a bare face and ends with … Continue reading

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Cult Classic: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, as this product steadily remains at the top of many beauty editors’ must-have lists. But let me reiterate: the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($19) is life-changing. It is the one beauty tool you’d … Continue reading

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