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Farmacy Beauty Very Cherry Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

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Gentle reader, it's back! and I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm excited. Why? Well, because I'm a sucker for a good cleansing balm and I'm also a sucker for anything cherry. Cherry flavored, cherry scented, cherries printed on it... I'm here for it. 

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Review

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  Facial oils are an integral part of my skin care routine. I've tried many, fallen in love with few. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on a new to me face oil. Please read on to see what I think.

The Once and Future Foreo Luna Review

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Do I Still Love it Five Years On?  Five Years ago, much to my delight, I was sent an original  Foreo Luna  (link to original article, in case you're interested) for consideration and review. Here's the first pic I took of it - brightened to better fit my current #aesthetic yes, I am self mocking - fresh from my doorstep and still lovely and warm from sitting outside in the Arizona sun. Wow. That counter top, angle and lighting, taken on my prior-prior phone. What was I thinking????  Are you as blown away by the photo quality as I am? I knew that you would be. Admit it, you really want to be me.  Anyway, If you read my original review, you know that I fell instantly in love with my new skin care toy. The question I am answering in this article is, do I still use it and love it, five years on? 

Save or Spend | Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist or Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist - Which one Wins?

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Face mists are one of my favorite skin care products and in my  skin care fridge , milky, hydrating mists reign supreme. Two have risen to prominence, one is a savings sweetheart and the other is a boujie beauty. Both are splendid. Since I am a beauty on a budget, as much as I'd like to, I can't keep buying both so, I decided to put them to the test, head to head and choose the winner and that is the one that has earned it's place in my skin care arsenal. If you'd like to know which mist won, read on!

Known - the Alluring New Fragrance from A Girl's Gotta Spa!

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Prelude to a Blog Post They say that you should never work with children or animals but I disagree. I mean, what could be a better moment for a blogger than settling in to take a bunch of photographs of a product and have your cat jump up on your photo table, sit herself prettily down and start posing? I had so much fun firing off shot after shot of Daisy Adair and the gorgeous perfume that before I knew it, I had almost one hundred photographs. I decided that of course, I had to do this blog post in behind the scenes style and let Daisy be the model.  Daisy Adair and I would like to present to you the newest offering in a fragrance line that I have come to love. Please read on for all of the details. And, an astonishing number of cute cat pictures. 

Derma - E Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Skin Care

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As you no doubt know, Derma-E is my favorite affordable skin care brand. Not only is this brand accessible and affordable, their products are efficacious and there are lines for all ages and skin types from oily, acne prone to combo, normal and dry/very dry. Derma-E is created in a certified wind powered facility, cruelty free, vegan, non-GMO, soy free and the packaging is recyclable. What more could a skin care fanatic want?  How about... THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol - the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis) free, broad spectrum CBD that can help calm and de-stress your skin while Derma-E's proven formulas pamper and hydrate your complexion? Interested? Yeah, I thought that you might be. Read on. 

3 Easy Steps to a Firmer and More Youthful Complexion with the Murad Youth Renewal Trio

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all hail Retinol! If you've been hanging around here for any amount of time, you know that Retinol is one of my all time favorite skin care ingredients. I have used it for years and I've seen the benefits for myself, on my face, with my own eyes. I am always excited to try new to me skin care brands that contain that magic elixir so I was thrilled when a representative from Murad reached out to me and invited me to participate in their intro campaign for their  Retinol Youth Renewal  trio on  Instagram . Since then, I've used these products pretty consistently and they are my new 3 Easy Steps to a Firmer and More Youthful Complexion!

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist is the Perfect Complexion Refresher this Spring

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One of the skin care delights of life for me is face mists. I really love face mists and if I'm honest, I low key hoard them. Face mists are an integral part of my skin care routine and I love them for setting and refreshing my makeup. The mist that we are talking about today is one that I resisted, for a long time, as I felt that it was all Instagram and YouTube It Girl hype and nothing particularly special or worthy of it's share of my limited and precious beauty budget. I'm happy to say that I was wrong. Yes, I finally caved to the siren song of sweet, watermelon-y foggy goodness and purchased myself a bottle. Now, I think that this might just be the perfect complexion refresher for spring and summer. 

Why Do I Love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask?

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Lip balm is life, as far as my lips are concerned and I am forever and always on the hunt for the perfect lip balm, the one that I can love, forever and always. So far, a holy grail has not emerged but the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask comes damned close!

For Soft, Silky Hair, Coloured or Not Try Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

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  winter is so tough on our tresses! I don't know about you but my hair can always use a little extra love and help, especially this time of year, to look and feel it's soft, silky best whether it's coloured or not.

Combat Very Dry Winter Skin with REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

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help for stressed winter skin is on the way! Sometimes, having very dry skin is a huge pain in my ass. Keeping my complexion happy, hydrated and protected in the dead of winter is a full time job. I have a tool in my skin care box that really helps .

Buxom Full On Plumping Lip Cream in White Russian | Our Reunion

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hello, old friend I decided that it was time, after years apart to reunite with an old favorite lip gloss line and during a recent-ish Ulta Beauty sale, I picked up a new tube of the  BUXOM Full On Plumping Lip Cream  in the shade White Russian. Why this shade, in particular? Well, it turns out that I am just as susceptible to hype as everyone else is. Who knew? After giving it a go, does this gloss live up to my fond memories of this line? Read on, to find out.