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The Best Face Masks for Dry Skin ~ Makeup Wars

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This go round, the Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing Masks! Face masks. Eye masks. Hair masks. Latex... Oh, wait. Different subject for another day. Winter is brutal to my dry skin and I rely on face masks to help me keep the worst effects of dry, cold air and indoor heating at a minimum. When it comes to face masks for my dry skin, I stick to the three "ions." Exfoliation. Rejuvenation. Hydration. These three keywords makes choosing face masks easy; as long as I see them on the label, I know that that mask is most likely going to work for my skin. Most of the masks I'm sharing are great for multi masking. For example, I like to put cream mask on my cheeks and forehead, use a hydrating clay mask on my nose and chin and eye patch masks under my peepers. Specialized care for each zone for optimal results. How amazing is that? Good face masks don't have to cost a fortune. Most of the masks in this post are reasonably priced, some less than ten dollars each. All of the

Fashion Flash -- Valentine Edition + A Giveaway Alert!

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Happy Valentine's Day! This week, Fashion Flash is all about love. 💘 This week,  Fashion Flash  is being hosted by our lovely Mirabai of  Moving Free . Our online newsletter focuses on the best tips for self care in our busy lives, beauty and fashion to help us look our very best, wellness and fitness for our healthiest lives and of course... Giveaways! There are giveaways running on six of our blogs through 2/20 offering a variety of beautiful prizes. If you are in the mood to enter to win something special for yourself or someone love, take a tour of our Fashion Flash Giveaway Extravaganza. Tania, fashion maven over at  50 is not Old  is giving away a gorgeous Bulgari fragrance. Marcia at  Beauty Info Zone  offers a $50.00 Sephora gift card and a Smashbox eye shadow palette. Cindy at Prime Beauty  has beautiful earrings by Peace & Love Jewelry. Our fearless leader, Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog  is giving away a pair of scented soy candles from Bright Endeavo

My Favorite Facial Oils for Dry Skin -- Makeup Wars

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//press samples//self purchased//affiliate links that pay me a small commission and help support this site are in use// As a dry skinned American, facial oils are a crucial component of my skin care arsenal. Today, I'm sharing seven of my favorite, pure natural oils and blends that I like to use to help keep my complexion soft and hydrated all year around.

Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription Box for January

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//affiliate links that pay me a small commission that benefits my site are in use// My Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription box for January was a pretty good one!

Renew Your Complexion at Home with the Exuviance Performance Peel AP 25

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//product sent for editorial consideration//affiliate links that help support my site are in use// Exuviance , the innovators of the original Glycolic Peel offers us the opportunity to renew our complexion at home with the Performance Peel AP 25 .

Calm Your Mind and Rejuvenate Your Body with LATHER Aromatherapy

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If you're wondering what the hell going on with my blog layout, all I can say is... Right now, I don't know. I got sick of looking at the layout and I want to do something new. The thing is, I couldn't stand to look at it, any longer the way it was so I stripped it down to the studs and my blog is currently living in this stark, minimal shell while I flip flop and dither over a new look. Want to know a secret? I'm kind of digging how clean and quiet it is. I like how my photographs take center stage and I love the delicate hints of pink in my links. I don't know... Maybe I'll install some black or pale pink social media buttons and a zephyr of pink accent and call it good. What do you think? Is this old blog clean and easy on the eyeballs or is it stark and devoid of character? Like you came here to read my angst over my template layout. Okay. Back on topic.