Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway – Win $400 and more!

Wait a minute now. Don’t jump all over my case and start hating on Valentine’s Day. You don’t hate it, do you? I mean, I get how the holiday can be obnoxious for my single folx but come ooooon, who said the day of love had to be about loving someone else? Love you, boo!  I’ve partnered with not 1, not 2, not 10 but 37 other beauty bloggers to give you the chance to win several spectacular gifts. This is as good as it gets and I am thrilled that I get to be one of the gals to give this opportunity.

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Your Best Skincare Items For This Cooooold Weather

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

My Beauty Bunny – Say “au revoir” to winter and let’s talk spring! We’ve got a look at the latest pretties from NARS for Spring 2016, the L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette and the #NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette.

My Newest Addiction – Beauty collections have been released left and right lately because of the upcoming Spring season and Laura shares with us NARS Spring 2016!

Nouveau Cheap – “Empties” posts are a longstanding tradition in the beauty community, and this month I finally posted my own because, for once in my life, I finished several products all at the same time!

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Smashbox X-Rated Mascara review

I looooooove Smashbox. They’re one of my favorite brands. They’re one of those brands that has spectacular products but they aren’t all in your face about it. No showy advertisements, annoying endorsements or frills from these folx. Nope. They keep it simple. Great products. The end. I purchased this mascara some weeks back because it has literally been calling my name for, ooooh, I don’t know…some months now. And I’ve got HIGH expectations for this Smashbox X-Rated mascara. Yes sir, I do. 

Smahbox X-Rated

 

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Are you a fan of sheet masks?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Love for Lacquer – Looking for a GREAT Valentine’s Day Polish Collection? Check out these 6 shades from Sassy Pants Polish!

My Newest Addiction – Laura recently tried out some of the new releases from Maybelline and she shows us how to master your contour in one of her recent posts!

Nouveau Cheap – After hearing so many people in the beauty community rave about using Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as makeup primer, I finally had to try it for myself. Is it worthy of the hype? Here’s my verdict.

Phyrra – Urban Decay is celebrating their 20th anniversary with the Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Palette! Check out my video review, swatches, and look!

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My Top 5 Favorite Beauty Tools

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Tools of the trade, baby. All of us beauty lovin’ guys and gals have them. I actually have A LOT but have managed to list just 5. These are the tools that I simply can’t live without. 

Dem tweezahs!  

Yooooo, where would I be without tweezers? I would be a hot mess. I’d be a confident hot mess, but a hot mess nonetheless. Tweezers are everything for a girl like me who naturally grows bushy brows and a beard. Okay, it’s not a full blown beard but if I didn’t tweeze it, I could probably beat a 13-year old boy in a ‘stache race. It’s sad. And I hate it. But tweezers make my life fuller, richer and I feel so much more confident owning several of ’em. 

Liquid Pump Dispenser 

Okay, it’s not that big of a deal. Just kidding, it is. I looooove these pump dispensers. I still use that fantastic (but over priced) nail polish remover that is Zoya Remove + and that was when I was first introduced to that kind of bottle. Now I’ve got a dozen of them all over the house. It’s not a “tool” per se but I find them so incredibly useful for toner, alcohol and even vinegar for spot cleaning in the kitchen. Technically, vinegar could be considered a tool, too but I’ll save that for another day. 

simplehuman mirror 

It’s funny what happens when you look at your face through a well lit mirror. I don’t care how beautiful you think you are (and you ARE beautiful, babe), you may gasp in horror. You SEE things when you look at yourself through one of those mirrors. Pores look like boulders and you’re never really prepared for this kind of thing. Even still, I love my simplehuman Mirror. It is absolutely wonderful. I’ve stared at my mug for hours just plucking and analyzing and really it’s one of the best beauty tools out there. 

Acrylic containers

I rock the minimalist look when it comes to storage. While I love bright and bold colors, I tend to let the cosmetics do the talking and store them in clear acrylic containers. Oh, how I love these. Stores like The Container Store carry them in soooo many different sizes and I love that they can make your space look clean and sophisticated. I love this set, too! 

Clarisonic  Mia

Obviously, right? I’ve been bragging about this thing for almost 5 years now. And here’s why. But also, here’s another reason. I have GOT to get my hands on that baby.

What beauty tools rock your world? 

 

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Soooo about those beauty products you purchased last month…

Acure Day Cream

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Gouldylox Reviews – In 2016, a spa day is the new sick day. Here’s how to perfect your at-home spa treatments for maximum relaxation. (Plus some tv shows you should be watching.)

My Beauty Bunny – On a budget after the holidays? We’ve got your wallet-friendly beauty fix with this NYX Cosmetics Unraveled Makeup Set Review and Tutorial!

My Newest Addiction – Laura has been loving Guerlain Skincare and in her lateset post she gushes over the Eau de Beauty Micellar Cleansing Water and Creme De Beaute Gentle Cleansing Cream.

Nouveau Cheap – Did you hear the news? Essence Cosmetics is coming to Target! And if that’s not exciting enough, when the line rolls out online and in-store this month, there will be new Target-exclusives.

Phyrra – shares her skincare routine for Anti-Aging, Sensitive, Rosacea and Dry Skin. See her recommendations if you have any of these skin concerns!

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These 4 Products Inspired Me to Declutter My Space

This post is sponsored by Target.

Beauty Products

Once upon a time, in a land that was free of stinky men’s socks and breast pumps, lived a girl. Said girl spent her entire life moving from house to house and dorm to apartment. She once even lived in a convent. The girl was ecstatic to finally have her own place. She lived alone and could not have been happier.

And then she got married.

She got married to a man who didn’t understand her obsession desire for immaculate living. And now we’re here.

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And In Sad News, Guess How Many Times I Wore Eyeshadow Last Year…

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

EauMG – We’ve waited all year for this post. Here’s my favorite (and not so favorite) perfume launches of 2015.

Gouldylox Reviews – While I am liking the UD Gwen palette more than I thought I might, this is the palette I can’t stop reaching for, every day.

My Newest Addiction – Laura has been trying to lead a more balanced life in 2016 and she has been using the BRAND NEW Burt’s Bees Lipsticks to help her!

Nouveau Cheap – Attention Milani fans! If you haven’t seen all of the new Spring 2016 product launches yet, click right here.

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