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Pedicure Perfect Crystal Files from Aveniro

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From the Czech Republic comes high quality pedicure tools for professionals and passionate individuals.

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss - My Notes

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//affiliate// I have been curious about the  Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi Gloss  for a while so when I recently found a set of four on sale on the  Sephora  website, I thought I'd pick it up and see what I think. While this particular set of four is no longer available, all four glosses are part of the core line and listed for individual sale. Each clear, plastic tube contains 0.23 fl oz. of product and retail for $19.00 each. The  Make Up For Ever Plexi Gloss  is smoothed on with a wide, flexible flocked applicator that resembles a mitten without a thumb. The applicator tip, being wide and rounded gave me pause. I thought that I would not be able to get a precise application with it. Surprisingly, it works quite well, hugging the lip line and laying down product where I want it. Not a lot of gloss is picked up at a time and I found myself dipping back into the tube several times to get full coverage. True to the name, these glosses are extremely shiny. They have var

Fight Signs of Aging with Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream

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//product sent for consideration// #StyleHunters Get started on your Retinol journey to an improved complexion with  Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream . This specialized formula includes Retinol at 0.2% to increase cell turnover, help clear blemishes, improve overall tone and texture and impart a beautiful glow. Decapeptide - 12 reduces melanin production for a more even tone and reduction of dark spots and Bisabolol hydrates and helps to heal. I talk about Retinol and share a lot of products containing different concentrations for one reason; I believe in it. Retinol helped turn my skin around. I suffered with adult acne for years and had the post breakout marks and discolouration scarring to show for it. I started with a low concentration (the same contained in this cream), increasing it as higher concentrations became available to me, OTC and stuck with it. Over time, my skin cleared up and with patience my dark post acne scarring faded to almost invisible. I went from dark ban

Michael Todd CX Vitamin C Plus Retinol Complex for Beautiful Skin

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//product sent for consideration// I am firmly convinced that the secret to beautiful skin is Retinol and Vitamin C. Seriously. I have the best complexion of my adult life and it's due to my avid use of these two powerful active ingredients.  Michael Todd CX35 Vitamin C Plus Retinol Complex  is a fantastic way to get started with these skin beautifiers or to supplement an established skin care routine. Containing stabilized Retinol and Vitamin C in multiple forms as well as Macadamia Nut Oil and Vitamin E this clear, gel like serum provides treatment and helps to seal in critical moisture. Over time, with consistent use Retinol and Vitamin C can correct uneven skin tone, brighten, fade dark spots, including post acne marks and help clear skin and refine the appearance of pores. Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, 3-o-ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbate, Retinol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Lactobacillus/radish Root Fer

Mitch Stone Lustre Drops for Glossy Hair

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//sent for consideration// Glossy, shiny hair. We all want it. We all can have it. From  Mitch Stone Essentials Pro Hair Care  comes a lovely shine enhancing product with precious argan oil at it's core and a proprietary blend of vitamins and papaya that work in synergy to impart shine as it restores, softens and smooths dry, stressed tresses. Mitch Stone Lustre Drops  is a clear, thick liquid that is dispensed from a pump to easily control the amount used. This shine serum thins out when rubbed in the palms of your hands and it doesn't feel at all sticky or greasy. Just satiny smooth and nurturing. A few drops, in each side of my hair, more in the back and the excess smoothed on my roots and crown leave my hair looking and feeling soft, silky-smooth and shiny. This is a lovely pre heat treatment as well as a beautiful finisher to put the final polish on my style. A generous 2 fl oz./60 mL bottle is $18.00 and you can buy it here . Mitch Stone Essentials Pro Hair

OPI Give Me Space and Bonus Holiday Nail Art

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//sent for consideration//self purchase// OPI Give Me Space is one of those magical polishes that you absolutely must acquire and apply to your nails to "get." Navy blue jelly. Deep and richly pigmented and stays true blue on the nails, in any light is generously infused with holographic micro glitter. Application is a joy, the perfect formula flows softly off the Pro-Wide brush, sits sweetly down where it is placed and glides up the nail with no argument. No dragging, pooling, running or bubbling. Control was dreamy, I only did fussbudget refining, I had so little cleanup. The first coat is a little streaky but the second coat makes it all even, smooth and perfect. Dry time is fab with a good, fast dry top coat. I get decent wear from this polish, four solid days of pretty with just tip wear and a couple of tiny chips. Impressive, considering how fast my nails shed polish. Gentle reader, this polish is everything. If you love blue and holo sparkles, get it, while

Talking ColourPop At Last!

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Yes. I know. I am so late to the party. So late, in fact that I debated posting this, especially since some of the items I am sharing are no longer available. But, there are very similar shades on the site so... I'm going for it. I finally broke down and entered the realm of  ColourPop . After perusing the site... More than a few times and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the insane selection, I decided to go in small and easy. I bought a couple of eye shadow collections, two blushes, a highlighter and a lippie. I thought that these items would give me a good start and by ordering sets, I got rid of that "Oh, shit! Where do I start?" feeling. At less then ten dollars per item, most are five bucks a pop, this brand is insanely affordable but don't let the price tag fool you. Colour Pop is good stuff! Packaging is sleek, lightweight plastic jars and pencil style dispensers. Each eye colour, blush, highlight and so on are in individual containers. Collections com

Perfect Your Skin with Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel | My Notes and a Giveaway

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel  is a targeted treatment for skin emergencies and longer term difficulties such as breakouts, dryness, uneven texture and can improve the appearance of enlarged pores. What, you might ask do I need with this treatment if I have dry skin that doesn't break out? Well... I have some bumpy, uneven texture in a few spots and I am treating them with this product and it's beginning to have a positive effect without wreaking havoc on my skin. All I have to do is pick up a little of this bouncy, lime-y green gel from the beautiful, pearly/silvery little jar on my finger (a tiny bit goes a long way!) and pat and smooth it into the areas I wish to treat. I use it in the dip between my lower lip and chin, on the skin behind my ears and the backs of my ears and on my eye lids, above my orbital bone. I don't know if this treatment is "approved" for use near the eyes but I'm careful not to g

Pur Cameo Contour Stick - Light | My Notes

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// PUR Minerals The Complexion Authority  introduces the  PUR Cameo Contour Stick . I received the five shades available. They arrived in this gorgeous black box tied with a long satin ribbon and nestled snugly in beautiful silver tissue. The  PUR Cameo Contour Sticks  are dual ended contour foundation sticks that function as contour, highlighter and even as a lightweight foundation. Included in each pretty, silver box is a dual ended Cameo Contour stick and a pink egg shaped beauty sponge with a broad, flat edge at the top, on one side. The dual ended stick is a twist up design, The sponge is similar to the beautyblender, it is firmer but is used in the same fashion; run it under warm water until it is saturated and expands and softens up a bit then squeeze it, hard to remove excess water, leaving it damp and ready to go. Using the Cameo Contour stick couldn't be easier. Twist up the darker shade and lightly stripe it where you