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MAC Unsung Heroes: Half ‘N’ Half Lipstick – Beauty Article

One of the best nude lippies in the MAC permanent collection! What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. MAC Half ‘N Half Lipstick ($18.50) is a neutral girl’s neutral — a nude pinkish brown with a creamy finish that you can wear with warm Havana…

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Milkshakes and Massages – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

YAAAAS KWEEN!!! Things that go together like cookies and cream: Reality TV and bad decision making Underwear and pants (generally speaking) Prince and the Revolution Fast food and deep-tissue massage And yes, I just figured out that last one, and I think it may be the key to the universe’s riches — a business that combines a luxury spa with bougie-bouge fast food. I know this ’cause I saw my high school friends Jen and Cindy last weekend for our…

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MAC Unsung Heroes: Chili Lipstick – Beauty Article

MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili is hot stuff! 🔥 What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. So, I was making homemade taco seasoning a few nights ago, and the color of the chili powder reminded me of one of my favorite MAC lipsticks. Smooth, long-lasting…

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Fireworks!!!!! – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

Your Fourth of July fun fact! — aerial fireworks go by several different names, many of which are botanically themed…like peony, dahlia and chrysanthemum. Coincidentally, I was thinking about vibrant, dynamic peonies when I did this eye look. As each boom radiates outward, the circumference of each colorful circle has a defined shape, but as it expands, each individual point of light trails off ever so slightly until it disappears. For the eye, I tried to convey the radiating roundness…

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Bigs and Littles – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

Big things and little things Sometimes you need a little…and sometimes you need a lot, which is why I grabbed two liter-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner last weekend, along with a gaggle of cute skin care minis. Ulta is having a liter-sized sale right now on select brands of big shampoos and conditioners. I popped over there yesterday and grabbed these GINORMOUS bottles of Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Micro-Oil Shampoo and Conditioner… The shampoo usually sells for $28, and the…

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Neon Lights: 3 Colorful Looks – Beauty Article

The three colorful looks in this post have a couple things in common. I wore them all to preschool drop-off in the last few days (the pink look at the top was from this morning!). I did all of them using the $29 LORAC Neon Lights palette . As long as you have a bright blue, a hot pink, a bright orange and a yellow…and in the Neon Lights palette, that yellow is more of a goldenrod, which I’m kind…

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A Summer Solstice Look: Hot Summer Nights – Beauty Article

Turn up the heat Welcome to summer! (It officially starts today for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, in case you didn’t notice.) Although I’m not a fan of sweltering hot days (especially since we don’t have an air conditioner in our place at the moment), one thing I’ve always loved about summer is when the sun sets and everything cools down juuuuuuust enough so you can walk around comfortably in the evening wearing shorts and a tank top…

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It’s MAC Electric Wonder Swatches: That’s Watt’s Up – Beauty Article

ZAP! Ponder, if you would, how much fun it would be to have an electricity-themed dance party. Question: How much fun would it be? Answer: Shockingly fun. 😂 Of course, all of the song titles would have to include a reference to electricity. I suggest we start with the following… Speaking of shocking developments (ha ha), I just realized that it’s a LOT harder to draw a thunderbolt on your arm than you might think. Seriously. Below are swatches of…

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Lady Unicorn – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

GIRL. I haven’t worn big lashes in how long? But it’s just like riding a bike! I’m also wearing a lot of glitter in this lady unicorn look, I know. 🦄 I was inspired by unicorns because my daughter is obsessed with them at the moment, and, let’s face it, so am I. Oh, and body glitter. I’m wearing it too because WHY NOT? FYI, body glitter has come a loooooong way since I wore it back in the day.…

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MAC Aladdin Collection Swatches – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

The new limited edition MAC Aladdin Collection, available now Even though I’ve had very little real-life experience with magic lamps, I do know this much: Your wish, no matter what it is, will always end up a little wonky. OK, usually a lot wonky. HELLA WONKS, if you will. Like, if you wish for a million dollars, you’ll get a million dollars…but it’ll be in shredded $5 bills that have been stuffed into random prickly cactus plants spread out across…

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