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OPI Strawberry Margarita

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Hello gentle readers. OPI Strawberry Margarita is a classic bright pink creme. Part of OPI's core line, this lovely polish should be a part of any pink lover's enamel arsenal. This manicure was two coats and Seche Vite. The formula on this polish is about as lovely as it gets. Smooth and biddable, it flows off the Pro-Wide brush and settles in where you want it to then just loves your nails without streaking, dragging, running, pooling, flooding your cuticles or bubbling. This polish is easy to control and doesn't require a lot of cleanup. Unless you are, like me, a sloppy polisher. Yeah... It's true. Even after all of these years of blogging, I am still a bit of a polish slopper! If it weren't for acetone and my cleanup brush, my photographs would look very different! *sigh* I get good wear time, (for me) from this polish. I wore Strawberry Margarita for five days before it fell apart on me. Not too shabby. I'm playing around with new posing. I don&#

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light: Review

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* This post contains an affiliate link. Other links are provided for the convenience of my gentle readers. Hello gentle readers. I know. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders have been out for forever, they have been reviewed by anyone who matters and are now practically a cult favorite product. So what the hell do I think I'm doing, posting a review on such a well known product? Well, I just recently bought my first Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I picked it up during the recent Sephora VIB/Beauty Insider discount promo. I had been wanting to try this powder since it launched but could never really justify the splurge until I had a little extra money lying around and a discount, too. What Hourglass has to say ( From their website ): A wardrobe of six universal finishing powders that recreate the most exquisitely flattering light - from ethereal moonlight to luminous candlelight. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking photol

All Hail the Beauty Blender! Review, Photographs, Guide to Care and Feeding

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* This post contains affiliate links. Hello gentle readers. For several months, now, I have been using a Beauty Blender  to apply my foundation or CC cream and I have to say, what the hell took me so long to try and get into using this marvelous little pink sponge? If you aren't familiar with the Beauty Blender, it is a small, teardrop shaped latex free synthetic sponge created especially for the application of foundation, BB and CC creams and concealer/corrector products. The Beauty Blender can also be used to apply powder and powder foundations. I like to  switch between using this sponge or a synthetic brush, depending on the product and the finish I am going for. In my opinion, no one tool is perfect for every product, we need to experiment and use what works best for us with each product. The Beauty Blender arrives to you in a little plastic canister with an inner gasketed disk insert that holds the Beauty Blender almost magically suspended, floating in it's pack