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Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty

I came across this tag on The Beauty Board and thought it was such a cute idea, so I’m going to join in the fun! Greed – What’s your most expensive beauty item? It actually isn’t even technically makeup. So far the most expensive thing in my collection is my Hakuhodo J104 powder brush, which retails at $80. Luckily, it feels like rubbing kitten fur on my face – but without all the sneezing that kittens give me. I use it for my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder,  ...

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Misc

Quick update

Hey folks! Long time no see. I haven’t been updating the blog as much as I’ve wanted to, for various reasons. I’ve got to admit that part of it is because my skin has gone absolutely freakin’ insane the past few weeks – after being totally clear for over a month, it’s looking really rough, and I kind of don’t want to subject you to that. I’m not sure if it’s a product (I suspect that a mica-heavy finishing powder might have been the  ...

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Skincare

Review: Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen

You know what? I’m going to dive right into this thing and kick it off with something that I think is important. Facial sunscreen. Fun? Nope. Sexy? Nope. But makeup is sort of a chore when my skin sucks, so hopefully sunscreen will keep sun damage from ruining my fun when I’m older. You see, the big 3-0 is creeping up on me way quicker than I’d like. Fine lines are sneaking in and the ‘angry 11’ occasionally makes an appearance. To add insult to injury,  ...

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Misc

What’s up?

So I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Nicci. This is my brand-spankin’-new blog. So far the plan is for it to be mostly about makeup and skincare, but since it’s sort of half-beauty/half-personal, there’s really no telling what you’ll see here. I’m also interested in art and fashion, plus some crunchy granola things like bike commuting and running. You’ve been warned. I’m still working on the whole content thing, so for now, here are some  ...

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