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Soufeel Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet and Charms Review

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:::sent for consideration/affiliate:::   Soufeel For Every Memorable Day Have you experienced  Soufeel ? Purveyors of beautiful, quality silver and fashion jewelry for all occasions and gift giving, their premiere offering is their sterling silver European style charm bracelets. Modeled after the popular but pricey Pandora and Chamilia, Soufeel offers the style and selection without the high price tag. Soufeel  offers the  925 Sterling Silver Basic Charm Bracelet ,  925 Sterling Silver Charm Bangle Bracelet   and  Leather Charm Bracelets  with Sterling Silver clasps in a variety of sizes to fit many and a huge selection of beautiful charms with and without sparkling stones to document important life events and milestones and show off your fabulous personal style.

Soap and Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel

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::affiliate:: I ordered a bottle of  Soap and Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel  back when I was shopping the latest  Sephora  VIB sale. It was marked down, as Sephora was clearing out the line and I had my discount so I thought, what the hell, why not? Sephora had it priced at, I think... $16.00 or so? Full price? It was down to ten, clearance when I picked it up, then I had fifteen percent off. So, it was a pretty good deal.  Drugstore.com  is now carrying Soap and Glory and has this shower gel in stock and it is priced at ten dollars. Soap and Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel  is 16.2 ounces in a recyclable plastic pump bottle. The label is pink and white, grey and black, graphic and eye catching. There is a lot to look at, read and enjoy. I love labels like this. I freely admit that I am an avid label reader. The more fun, information and good stuff on a label, the happier this girl is. This label makes me happy. The shower gel is a creamy pale

My Fast, Easy No Makeup Makeup Look

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:::press sample/affiliate::: Who the living hell woke up from their drug induced stupor and had the bright idea that it was time to make the No Makeup Makeup Look hot, hot, hot, once, again? What did they do? Have a dream about nubile, fresh faced beauties prancing in slow motion through a daisy filled meadow (this is beginning to sound an awful lot like a douche commercial) and decide that all of us need to switch from our nicely made up visages to fresh scrubbed looking faces glowing with youth and dew?  All I can say is, that person had better stay far away from me because I'm in the mood to put a serious hurt on someone and it might as well be them. Gentle reader, have you any clue how difficult it is to pull off the dewy, prancing through a douche meadow, No Makeup Makeup Look when you're fifty, have wrinkles, dark circles and have to draw on your eyebrows? Oh yeah. And you've lost that loving feeling  youthful glow that is so crucial to pulling the whole thin

NYC Expert Last Lip Color | Review

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:::press sample::: Blog block is like writer's block. It's freaking brutal, gentle reader. I keep opening my blog, bringing up one of the many partially completed posts that are piling up and piling up and piling up to complete and post it and I just stare at my blinking cursor until I hit the SAVE button and X out and close my browser and open NETFLIX or go drift aimlessly around on Facebook or Amazon, adding to my already huge wishlists.  But I have to get some of these posts up so I'm going to start with an easy, low key one and see if I can't ease in. Kind of like dipping my toes into a too cool swimming pool early in the Summer. Hopefully after that first shock of chill, I'll get back into the swim of things.  NYC Expert Last Lip Color is part of the new release of products from NYC for Summer, 2015.  The packaging is a sleek, plastic tube. The bottom is coloured to correspond with the shade of the lipstick housed within. The brand logo an

Eyebrows... The Bane of My Existence

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:::affiliate::: Crazy. Granny. Clown. Freak. Ugly. Weird. Disgusting. Gross. Puke Worthy. Stupid. Fucked Up. Wrong. Bad. Strange. And of course, my personal favorite (eat my sarcasm), Retarded.  These are just a few of the adjectives that I have heard and read about drawn on or, as I like to call them, created eyebrows.  Many of us, for a variety of reasons are compelled to make our own eyebrows in whatever way we can. Some lose their brows due to illness, medical treatment, over plucking or waxing in their misspent youth.  In my case, I lost my left eyebrow in an accident when I was a child. My doctor told my mother at the time that he didn't know if my brow would grow back. It did grow back but it grew back all kinds of wrong. For a long time I just ignored it, and my other brow, too. I figured why bother with them? They looked so different and so bad I just wanted to pretend that they didn't exist.  I was in my thirties before I got tired of having what

For the Love of My Skin | Amara Organics 2.5% Retinol Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E

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::press sample/affiliate:: Retinol is one of the premiere skin care ingredients for one reason. It works. Whether you are using it to help with your anti aging ritual or you have troubled skin that breaks out, Retinol can help.  I turned to Retinol when I was younger to help clear my chronic, awful acne and to fade post acne discolouration scarring and even my skin tone. At that time, I couldn't afford a trip to a dermatologist to get a script for a higher concentration. I had to settle for a drugstore brand that contained .5% and I was happy to have it. It took some time but with consistent use my skin did start to clear up and to my delight, the terrible swaths of darkened, mottled skin along my jawline on both sides and just under my cheekbones began to fade and even out. As the months passed, I found that I was using a little less concealer and foundation. My overall tone was steadily improving and my skin was less congested and bumpy. When I hit my forties, my

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre | Does it Live Up to the Hype?

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:::affiliate::: I have been hearing so many raves about  Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre  for so long. How it is the greatest moisturizer, ever. The best under makeup primer... You don't need anything else! When I placed a recent  Sephora  order, I decided to buy a small tube to try it out. See if all of the hoopla bore out. First of all, let me say thee yay! Embryolisse for packaging your Lait-Creme Concentre  in an air tight, light safe, sanitary tube. The fact that it is metal is a bit of a gripe, I find plastic easier to deal with but whatever. At least I'm not having to dip fingers or a stupid spatula into a jar. The formula of this moisturizer is a light, slightly whipped texture. It reminds me of creme fraiche, it is very silky and softy mounds and holds it's shape when dispensed. It spreads onto the skin smoothly and absorbs fairly readily and is under makeup friendly. The scent - there is a scent - is soft, creamy-clean-lightly floral. I love the frag

Sonia Kashuk Arabian Dreams Highlighter | My Thoughts

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:::affiliate::: Thank you to all of my lovely readers for entering my giveaway! A winner has been drawn and contacted.  One of my favorite pieces from the limited edition Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset makeup collection is the  Arabian Dreams Highlighter .  The sleek black, cinnabar and gold striped compact looks and feels surprisingly weighty and luxe in the hand for an affordable range product. There is a full sized mirror under the lid and in the well of the compact is a four colour palette powder cake of warm, glowing goodness.  From the Website : One brush swirls the shades together in this multi-shade compact for a dose of skin-perfecting shimmer. The anti-aging formula contains porcelain flower for antioxidant protection and vitis vita, derived from the Italian wine industry, to improve cell detoxification, increase collagen production and hydrate skin. The multiple tones in this highlighter are golden, sandy and peachy. The powder it's self is ve

New! Cover Girl The Super Sizer Mascara and Intensify Me! Liquid Eyeliner

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:::press sample::: Cover Girl recently reached out to me and offered to send me a couple of the new products that they are going to be launching, soon. I received the new The Super Sizer mascara and Intensify Me! Eye liner pen by Lash Blast. I have had a chance to take them both for a test drive and I'd love to share my thoughts with you, now. First up is The Super Sizer by Lash Blast mascara. Cover Girl's Clump Crusher is one of my all time favorite mascaras so I was really intrigued by the claims about this new addition to the Lash Blast lineup and I was excited to try it out. The packaging is pure Lash Blast. A fat, plastic tube bedecked in bright, contrasting colours that grab your attention, right off the bat. I like the teal blue and metallic lime green colour scheme. I received the shade Very Black and this formula isn't waterproof. I imagine that more shades and a waterproof formula will be offered in stores. Cover Girl claims that The Super Sizer will d

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Express Moisture Rich Lip Colour | No. 501 Peony

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::affiliate:: "Lips are the signature of a woman." ~ Giorgio Armani Do you know what I love about sales? I get to indulge my love for really luxurious makeup and save a little money in the process. I recently treated myself to a few goodies during the  Sephora  VIB sale and one of the items I splashed out on is the  Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Express Moisture Rich Lip Colour . I chose No. 501 Peony; a beautiful, vibrant pink that I felt would carry me nicely through the Spring and Summer. I know that my shade selection isn't super exciting. Shocking... Erika bought another pink lippie. I just knew that I would get the most use out of a shade like this and I'm not blowing this kind of moolah on mere dressing table art. If I am going to spend this much for a lipstick, I'm going to get every penny's worth of enjoyment out of my investment!  Every detail of design is perfectly attended to. Reminiscent of bamboo, the packaging on this lipstick i

Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Lipstick | Eden

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::affiliate:: I fell kind of hard for the  Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Collection . The pieces from this limited edition are so warm, soft and wearable. Perfect for the upcoming Summer season. One of my favorites, a piece I keep reaching for, in spite of the other options at my fingertips is the  Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Eden , $11.99.  Let us speak first of the packaging for it is lovely. The sleek, hard edged outer case is decorated in the signature colour scheme for the Sahara Sunset Collection with a black cap with the Sonia Kashuk logo and a small acrylic end cap that shows the shade contained within. The cap clicks into place to help prevent that oh-so-annoying lippie coming open and jacking up the inside of your bag thing. The bottom of the case is embellished in gold and cinnabar stripes.  Pull off the little acrylic end cap for a delightful bonus treat. A mini matching lip gloss pot. Yes, it is real lip gloss and yes, you can dip your finger or a litt