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Clarisonic Foundation Brush: A Demo & Review

    A lot of people seemed pretty excited about this when I posted it on instagram, so I decided to do a quick first impressions of video and demo of it. Are you excited to try it out? Also, stay tuned for my reviews of the Michael Todd SonicBlend and blendSMART brushes (hint hint: feel free to subscribe so you don’t miss them!). You can get the new Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush ($35) at clarisonic.com or Ulta. 

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Spotlight: Hakuhodo Brushes

Ever since I did my post on Hakuhodo starter sets I’ve gotten a few requests to do a post on the rest of the Hakuhodo brushes I have. That’s kind of a daunting task since they make up BY FAR the biggest part of my brush collection, but I decided to finally buckle down and just do it (yesterday you said today! don’t let your dreams be dreams!). I even washed them for you and everything. It’s fairly obvious that I love these things. In fact, I’m pretty sure I own  ...

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brushes compared: Artis Oval 3 vs iBeauty #21

  Woohoo, I’m baaa-aaack! Sorry for the long break – it turns out that moving (even just across town) is a massive stress factory and time drain. But now real estate transactions are closed, stuff is moved and most importantly, my makeup & photo gear are unpacked. So now I give you: a much overdue comparison between an Artis brush (Oval 3) & one of the many cheaper ‘dupes’ (iBeauty #21). Now, these two brushes are very obviously different shapes, sizes  ...

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Earth-friendly bath & body essentials

  Happy Earth Day! I’ve got to admit, Earth Day has never been my favorite holiday, and I hold my elementary school entirely responsible for that. Way back when I was probably in first or second grade (so we’re talking, what? Seven or eight years old?) we put on an Earth Day play. I understand the motivation behind it – it’s important to learn about the environment and after all, this was back when recycling was something only tree-huggers did and  ...

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OttLite For Your Vanity

I know I’ve mentioned Ottlite lights in here and there while talking about my vanity, but I just want you guys to know – there is seriously not a better option out there for vanity lighting. Or at least, not one that I’ve ever found. And unlike the Hollywood vanity mirrors you see all over pinterest – which run into the multiple hundreds of dollars – these will fit into any budget. OttLite Makeup Mirror This mirror was the fruit of my quest for the best-ever  ...

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