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Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick - Rouge

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//affiliate// Greetings from the plague pit. My son was ill with the zombie plague cold/flu thing that seems to be going around and he, being the loving, giving young man he is, gave it to his father. I thought I was going to escape, as I usually do... Son's virus ran it's course and I was fine. Husband's virus ran it's course and I was still feeling fine. Then... It happened. That icky, watery sensation in my nose and head. It isn't like my normal allergy symptoms, it is that first, subtle harbinger of impending doom. My normally highly efficient immune system has betrayed me. I have succumbed to the zombie plague. It's early days, but I already feel like shit. This should be fun. I need a sarcasm font. And a gallon of NyQuil. Bleargh! I was drifting around the sale section of the Sephora website, one day a while back. I don't know what I was looking for, really. Just a little... Something? To add to an order, I guess. I ran across this lipstick

OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser for a Fresh and Deep Clean

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// OZ Naturals Ocean Minerals Facial Cleanser , formulated with Ocean Minerals, Rosehip Oil and Vitamin E is the perfect solution for skin that requires a steep clean. This foaming, unscented clear gel dives deep, thoroughly powering away makeup, dirt and oil, leaving the complexion breathtakingly clean and refreshed. This vegan, cruelty free cleanser is, in my opinion, best suited to oily to normal skin types. My very dry skin, while sparkling clean, also felt stripped, overwrought and crying for moisture. I would have adored this cleanser when I was younger and had oily/combo skin. Now, it's just a bit much. I passed this on to a family member with combo skin and she is loving it. Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender Water), Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide M

Snacking on Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara

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//affiliate// Is  Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara  all that and a bag of chips? Curious, I bought a snack size tube to give it a test drive and see if it lives up to it's name and claims. According to Benefit, this mascara is inspired by hair rollers, imparting super curl and lift to the lashes, giving a sexy, wide eyed look. The patent pending Hook 'n' Roll ™  wand features custom designed bristles that catch, lift and curl even short, straight lashes. Benefit claims that you can throw away your lash curler, thanks to this instant, curve setting formula that creates and holds curl for twelve hours. The easy to remove formula boasts lash conditioning properties from Pro Vitamin B5 and Serine. Benefit lays a lot of claims on a little tube of mascara. Does it live up? Let's take a look. First of all, the packaging is pure pretty. The shiny, black plastic tube is printed in coral pink with the brand logo and name. The cap is a matching rubb

For Firmer and Fresher Peepers Try Oz Naturals Ultra Ageless Eye Cream

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// OZ Naturals , one of my favorite skin care companies offers their  Ultra Ageless Eye Cream . This rich, hydrating formula contains collagen building Matrixyl Synthex, Astaxanthin, a powerful, natural antioxidant that provides anti inflammatory support and protection from free radicals. Coffee Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Carrot Root Extract and Vitamin E work in synergy to protect and smooth the delicate skin around the eyes. Rich and lightweight, only a little is needed. Dot on under the eyes and gently smooth all around the eyes then tap with the fingers to fully absorb and give yourself a delicate, refreshing little massage. Enjoy the effect of moisturized, soft skin and decreased appearance of fine lines. I like this eye cream for night, as a topper to treatments and awake to a fresher, smoother eye area. Ingredients:  Key Ingredients: Key Ingredient 1: Matrixyl ® synnthĂ© 6 ® -  This patented ingredient uses state-of-the-art

Billion Dollar Brows... Are They?

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In my perpetual perambulations through the beauty world for the perfect create-my-brows-products, I have encountered many pencils, powders and pomades. Have I found the Billion Dollar solution? Read on to find out.

Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic Offers a Firmer and More Radiant Complexion

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//sent for consideration//  Radiant, smoother skin is closer than you think.  Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic  is an anti aging treatment toner that contains Gluconolactone, Glucoheptonolactone and Lactobionic Acid to smooth and firm skin. Pro Vitamins A, C and E protect from environmental damage and Cucumber, Green Tea and Eucalyptus extracts calm, soothe and protect skin. An elegant, frosted jar contains thirty-six dual sided pads that deliver this soothing, cooling treatment to the skin. The pads are generously soaked with product, so you never have to worry that your skin isn't receiving a full measure of this beautiful formula. Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Glucoheptonolactone, Glycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Algae Extract, Lactobionic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Arginine, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fr

Youngblood and Pantone: Rose Quartz & Serenity Eyes and Lips

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When Pantone announced their Colours of the Year for 2016 I was delighted. Finally! Colours that I really like to wear and I feel are more flattering to just about everyone. If you like pink and blue you can find shades and tones that will suit just about every complexion.

For Dry Skin Care on a Budget Say Yes To Coconut

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//sent for consideration// Yes To , the brand that brings us nature based beauty introduces specialized care for dry skin. The  Yes to Coconut Collection  was created to hydrate and restore dry skin and hair while smelling delicious. I received three products from the line to try and share with my gentle readers. Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser  is an Ulta Exclusive. The tagline for this product is, "We'll stop the world and melt with you!" This thick, balmy cleanser has a light, sweet coconut scent and breaks down makeup and cleanses thoroughly without stripping or irritating my dry skin. I remove my eye makeup with my favorite remover then dispense a dollop of the Melting Cleanser into my palm, lightly rub my hands together and massage all over my face, then add a little warm water to transform the balm into a light, creamy emulsion to completely clean then rinse away with a warm face cloth. My skin feels fresh, clean, hydrated and comfortable.

Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel

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//sent for consideration// Form the originators of the Glycolic Acid Peel comes a next generation in home treatment targeted at anyone who wants increased cell turnover, exfoliation and the benefits of a peel without the irritation or a visit to a doctor's office or spa. Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non Acid Peel : (from their website) 6% Patented NeoGlucosamine® formulation provides all the benefits of a peel without irritation, it's a neutral, non-acid compound Accelerates cell renewal, improves texture and tone Plumps skin matrix to increase volume and help firm and tighten skin Exfoliates, reduces pigment to brighten skin Expertly formulated by the originators of the first Glycolic Acid peel Leave-on, no-rinse formula, for all skin types 100% agreed product does not burn Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Acetyl Glucosamine, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acetyl Tyrosinamide, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, P

Farmhouse Fresh Pampers Dry Winter Stressed Skin

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//affiliate// Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter Hand Cream  is a delicious indulgence for dry, Winter stressed skin. This whipped "Tube Full of Joy" has a light, white velvet cream and moist layer cake scent with a slight, tart edge that keeps it from being cloying. It's delicious! A formula rich in supple butters, Vitamin E, Jojoba and soybean oils is packed into an old fashioned, 2,4 ounce metal tube that is perfect for stashing on a bedside table or in a handbag for take anywhere pampering. Since I started using this luscious cream, my dehydrated hands feel soft and renewed. My elbows feel like New Things! This cream is a little bit sticky upon application but give it a few minutes and suddenly all I feel is soft, velvety soft skin. I can live with that. Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter Hand Cream  is 90% natural, vegan, paraben and sulfate free and is cruelty free. Find Farmhouse Fresh products on the  Farmhouse Fresh Website  and