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redwagon44
Mark Jacobs kiss pops.... Thoughts?
I got the kiss pop I ordered in the mail today... Definitely not what I was expecting.    On first looks, the packaging is super cute and feels very high quality.    I ordered crush, which was described as a tangerine red, and all I'm seeing is tangerine. I'm very pale, and this comes out as a true orange on me in natural light. But mostly, this is far from moisturizing, in my opinion. It nearly crumbled when I applied it, and already my lips feel dry. I'll wear it around the apartment tonight, but I'm not so sure this will be staying.    what are everyone else's thoughts on these?
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almostyou
BEAUTY MASTER almostyou / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
If you like a bright matte, you will like these. But they definitely aren't going to be like your creamy Edward Bess's.  see post
lPinkAllurel
PRODUCTS YOU REGRET BUYING
Hey Beauties ! I was just here thinking and browsing the Sephora site along with my collection and it made me think about some stuff that just wasn't worth all the hype or wasn't all that . Most recently for me it has been the Benefit There Real Push up liner, it just wasn't a good consistency in my opinion and i totally could have done without it but anyway i thought i would start the discussion of what products have you purchased that wasn't worth the hype or you regret getting
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jords
SIGHTSEER jords / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Fresh Creme Ancienne. When I turned 40 my skin changed overnight from combo oily to dry (this is not an exaggeration, it was that fast) and thought based on the reviews ... see post
laynebr
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List
Not sure if this is allowed? But I'm going to give it a shot and hope it doesn't get closed *covers eyes*   What's on everyone's wish list for this sale? The sale started yesterday for card holders and will be available starting July 18!   I'm having a hard time in finding anything I like on the previews I've seen so far!   But I really want this!  
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blackkitty2014
BEAUTY WHIZ blackkitty2014 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh gosh. I saw the swatch on some UK blog. Absolutely gorgerous! I want both lippies but not sure my wallet can afford all those pretty things see post
blackunicorn
Guerlain Meteorite + talc
So tomorrow, I was going to buy Lingerie de Peau & try the Meteorite in stores to see if I like them enough to buy them. BUT, I think I took for granted that because this is such a high end product, it did not contain talc. But it does! I am shocked. I'm not paying 60+$ for some pretty pearls made of talc.    Is this just me or what? I never had problem with talk, and I wouldn't mind it too much if it was a 25$ powder, but for the price I'm paying, it better be talc free. Is is just me or if sometimes, luxury brands are a little behind in terms of ingredients and all?   What are your thoughts?
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bratknits
HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There is no risk of lung cancer with cosmetic talc, period. see post
BeautyIsPassion
Anyone had allergic reactions to makeup or skincare products?
I bought the Murad spot treatment and let's just say my blemish is now the least of my worries. I'm allergic to something in it and now have a red raised rash that looks like a million tiny little pimples.  Uuuugh  
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scarletmaeve
BEAUTY MAVEN scarletmaeve / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The YSL Youth Liberator Serum and the Serum Foundation. The effects lasted months and several Derm visits. But I learned a valuable lesson. Is you find skin care you lov... see post
Crimsonsketch
Do you have trouble throwing away make-up?
I keep purchasing new things that catch my attention (or that I've convinced myself I need), but I simply can't get through all of the products I own. I don't have an issue tossing old mascara and liquid liners, but I absolutely hate the thought of tossing any other product before I've used every last bit of it.  I've realized that it's impossible for me to use everything up unless I stop buying make-up altogether.   What unused / unfinished products do you have trouble parting with?  And what do you do about it?  How do you use it up so you can move onto something new and exciting?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I can't throw away limited edition palettes that I've never used, especially if they were gifts from loved ones (like the 2005 Christmas Love palette from YSL - hated th... see post
lPinkAllurel
Too Faced Eyeshadow Palettes
Hey Beauties! I am falling in love with my Too Faced Hello Summer Palette and i wanna try more! I see they have a good amount of options so what are you guys suggestions ?  
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Any feedback on the new TF Cat Eyes palette?  I'm not really a palette kinda girl, but that one caught my eye.  Plus, it doesn't seem to be in any of the stores near me,... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette
So Anastasia just released a new eyeshadow palette in collaboration with an amazing MUA/beauty blogger by the name of Amra Olevic aka "Amrezy" on Instagram. This collaboration took 8 months to create and is Anastasia's very first official partnership with a MUA. It is $29 dollars for 10 shades and this palette can only be purchased at the ABH website and in Ulta stores starting Monday. Some Ulta stores have it already. I am planning on purchasing it so if anyone wants swatches just let me know.    
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY PRO Biedazzle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm trying so hard not to buy this as well as the Cat Eye palette. I have the lavish palette and love it. But I've already purchased 3 new palettes this month... I need ... see post
mozy63
Is the Too Faced Chocolate Palette better than the origial Naked palette?
mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're comparing apples and oranges. They are different enough to own both, but if you can only pick one, then you have to consider undertones in your skin, and preferenc... see post
gingerblack
Favorite lipsticks for professional occasions?
What are your favourite lipsticks for professional work events? Generally, all mine are too colourful!
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jenpred
HALL OF FAMER jenpred / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second that, IAmLadyLiterary!!!! It has just the right amount of color yet still perfect for a professional setting. It's my pink MLBB shade! I also think Bite Beauty'... see post
TylerTremallose
Does Marc Jacobs ACTUALLY work on his products?
Sephora posted a few videos and he seems to talk more about the packaging than the product itself. He seems kinda clueless about his stuff in fact. Or in my opinion he does. Does he actually know about the actual makeup or just the packaging?   If just feels awkward watching him and it seems like hes trying to figure out what to say about the product.  What do yall think?
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
:D :D :D  you are a natural ;) see post
ilovetopurplefy
So I'm thinking about buying the magic balls that are Guerlain Meteorites
After getting a summer job and making some pretty good money so far, I decided I want to splurge on my first high end product. I wasn't sure at first but then decided on purchasing the Meteorites from all your reviews. Are the"magic balls" worth getting for sure? Thank you!!
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow they really work great for you! I have heard they work best on lighter skin tones though. Mine (Dore, old version) work OK but they don't make as much of a differenc... see post
andyhtrieu
Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom!
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Early Access is going on and I stumbled across Charlotte Tilbury!
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This powder is simply too pretty to use it hahaha see post
BrightOrange
would you buy an eyeshadow with almond oil in it?
provided it doesn't crease, would you see any value in eyeshadow that contains almond oil?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'd buy anything that doesn't crease or doesn't contain unnecessary irritating ingredients.  see post
andyhtrieu
Get creative!
I want everyone to get out of their comfort zone and do something creative or crazy with your eye makeup! It was actually Meagboho's idea for me to start this thread   Here's mine for today. I don't get to work with purples, pinks, or bold eyelashes on anyone, so that's I came up with this look. I wish the colors showed up better on camera though. If you ave anything that you want me to try to recreate, post them below   Ignore that giant pimple on my cheek haha.   I'll be posting regularly in here with random looks that I come up with!   update: products used in for this look: Maybelline cream eye shadow in Barely Branded Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette MAC Omega L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows in Burst into Bloom and Purple Priority L'Oreal Infallible gel eyeliner ELF cream eyeliner Cre8tion lashes in #41 and Ardell Demi Wispies
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Girly2Shoes
BEAUTY BUFF Girly2Shoes / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Please try, if I can, you can.  see post
roxystar4
Roxy Boxy TSB
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to 'The River' (a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need). I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. We want to have fun and get gorgeous, not sickly ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you. This is unfair to others participating. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box. This is a hygienic precaution that we must take, as a lot of people will be handling these items. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.   Do’s ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask! ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it  ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly. ♥ Most importantly, share your experience! Please post a photo and a description of the box, what you took, and what you contributed.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items (including makeup bags, brushes, etc. If you have questions, refer to other TSB threads or just ask!) ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)   Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Final Verdict on Mascara- A lot of the GWP mascaras are not sealed. It is ok to include these mascaras in the box ONLY IF THEY ARE UNUSED. Please be honest (it's a matter of health!). Also, please be aware that some of the mascaras may be dried out upon opening them. Only open them if you selected them as your item. Please be honest when it comes to this.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).   -send your address to the person above you   -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   roxystar4 -------> 9405509699937585873456 1. bombshell30  -------> 91149011898666880867309 2. ghkim -------> 9405903699300192324806 3. Drrragon -------> 9405509699938501015349 4. DandyLionFluff  -------> 5. beethousand  -------> 9405 9036 9930 0200 9057 75 6. cig01 ------->  9405903699300202919046 7. Mafan ------->  9405 9036 9930 0206 3663 65 8. melde ------->  9405 9036 9930 0209 3112 70 9. Kalex ------->  9405909699937678739230 10. Garnett   -------> 9114901230803490105224 11. RJAMLT 12. dannyc 13. AznAngelLiz roxystar4 ------>  The River
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melde
HALL OF FAMER melde / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
wahoooooo! see post
BeautyIsPassion
HELP! LIPSTICK COLOUR???
Hey beauts. So lately I've been feeling the urge to splurge on lipstick. Im terrified to pick something that looks amazing in the tube but awful on myself. I have no issues with colorful shadows but lips....eeeek. The picture have as my profile is my daily go to look. Ice also added it on my profile. Can't figure from my phone how to post it. Lol.  Any suggestion you guys can give me as to what might look good. Based on skin tone and just in general. Thanks lovelys
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY PRO Shrewdle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hmmm... I guess the text did not show the red highlight after all. The shades that I was talking about are basically:    BROWN HAIR: Olive Skintones: Pinks — M4, P13, ... see post
MarciaBrady
Let's talk about matte foundations.
So, for years I've been chasing that youthful glow, but now given the stellar contouring and highlighting products out there, I think I'd like to try some matte finishes with them. You know, velvety. Any recommendations on what to try?   Oh…adding…my skin runs a bit dry and is fair with some freckles. Generous coverage would be a plus.
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redwagon44
BEAUTY GURU redwagon44 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Woo for the UP! I went to college at MTU. Beautiful area, but so, so, cold!! see post
GlamMomAngel
Deluxe and Foil Samples Traveling Box!
I posted a previous post about starting a traveling box with samples and deluxe samples and a few ladies were interested in doing one!  This is the 1st traveling box I am apart of and of course the 1st that I am starting.   So, we need to decide if we are going to do a medium or small flat rate box.     RULES  No used items.  No open items  DO NOT take more than you put in.  Let's keep this fun and fair  DO NOT take multiples of the same sample  PLEASE try not to keep the box more than 3 days  Make sure to send your address to the person listed above you  Once you send the box off, post the tracking number in this thread  ALL unused items allowed (well maybe not nail polishes if it will make the shipping costs go up)  Post a pic of what you take out, what you put in and what is left in the box before you send it off     THIS IS A DRAMA FREE BOX! We are going to have fun and try to keep this going as long as we can!   If you are interested in being in the box, I have a few spots left so post a pic of what samples you have in this thread to be added.   To start off, we are only going to have 10 people! 1. hollygohardly 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes  10. BuxomBabe80
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tessie84
BEAUTY GURU tessie84 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Awesome! I'll keep an eye out for it! see post
nightknight
Too Faced Melted Berry
Does anyone have this? I just bought it from TF's website. But the color of the product itself is absolutely nothing like berry. It was actually closer to melted ruby than it would be a berry. It was also bright, which is unusual for a berry toned color.   So I was wondering if it's like this for everyone, or I just got a weird batch.
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY MASTER IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I don't have it myself but when I first saw it I wanted it!  It's so pretty! see post
etscore1
Best blush brush
I've been fairly lucky in finding HQ brushes in my go-to blushes. They've held up nice, don't shed and blend nicely.   But I just bought a CHANEL blush recently and the brush is GARBAGE and now I'm looking for a good brush.   I only use powder blushes, but could use a recommendation of something I could find at either Sephora or at a department store - I'm not interested in ordering online from Japan or Korea or something along those lines.    Whaddaya got ladies and gents?
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've got the NARS Yachiyo and think it's about the same size as the Hakuhodo Large Pointed (which is on my to buy list). For cream blushes I have Chanel and MUFE and I r... see post
andyhtrieu
Benefit vs. Maybelline
Does this look familiar to anyone? I found a post about this on INMYKIT on facebook.      Benefit claims that the They're Real Push Up Liner is the first ever lash hugging gel eyeliner in a pen. However, that Maybelline pen gel eyeliner was released in  2013 . It's only available in Asian countries, I think. I'm not sure whether Benefit is claiming to be the first  lash hugging gel eyeliner pen, or just the first gel eyeliner pen in general. What do you think? Did Benefit copy Maybelline?
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't think anything is really new. there are a lot of similar products out there on the market. Just because  1 was already out there first doesn't mean the other one... see post
starsandbucks
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fall Collection
Got an email today (July 6) that the Marc Jacobs Fall Beauty Collection will be available for early access tomorrow at 9 AM PST! It arrives in stores on July 24th. There are a couple previews on the Marc Jacobs Beauty site right now (which I can't link to, obviously) that look pretty interesting. I hope they've come up with a better mascara this time around!
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kssweetheart
HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's also my personal mantra!  see post
kbmatthews
No makeup. Actually.
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too.   None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm).   This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower.   Anyone else brave enough?    
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
yes I did! I liked it--it didnt weigh down my hair like I was afraid it would.  Good stuff! see post
CharliefromNY
Help! I need summer makeup! Mine is melting off my face!
I have pretty good, mature skin.  Not too many blemishes or marks, and I'm quite fair with blue eyes.  I am having trouble finding a good summer face makeup that will cover my little bit of redness, and stay on my face!  With the humidity in New York everything is just melting off.  Even powder isn't really working.....I've been trying a tinted sunscreen with Bare Minerals over it, but the coverage isn't very good...Any ideas??
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CharliefromNY
BEAUTY BOSS CharliefromNY / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you so much for the suggestion!  I've heard great things about the Estee Lauder Double Wear, but have had trouble color matching.  I'm NW20 in Mac, or Nude in Laur... see post
lachaton
Kate Somerville True Lash dupe?
I've been using True Lash for a while now (it was an impulse buy, and now I'm completely hooked), which is easily the best eye makeup remover I've found.    http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=KATE%20SOMERVILLE%20True%20Lash%E2%84%A2%20 ...   The problem is that it's so expensive and a tube doesn't last long at all. It's pretty hard to justify as a must-have item. So I'm looking to replace it with something similar.   I love the cream formula - I've found that oil removers leave me scrubbing which easily irritates my eyes and the lid area. The cream is so smooth and just glides on easily (plus it takes off everything).    I really don't care about the True Lash claims to promote lash growth. I don't really think it works (and that isn't why I buy it). I'm pretty happy with my lashes already.   I was looking at the Fresh Soy Conditioning Remover   http://www.sephora.com/soy-conditioning-eye-makeup -remover-P384779?skuId=1585991   Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm   http://www.sephora.com/take-the-day-off-cleansing- balm-P126301?skuId=886267   Benefit They're Real! Remover   http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=they%27re%20real%20remover&skuId=1626761&co ...   and the Naturally Gentle Remover   http://www.sephora.com/naturally-gentle-eye-makeup -remover-P122675?skuId=590927   I'm leaning towards the Fresh Soy Conditioning, but I'm open to other thoughts and suggestions!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Exuviance has an Amazon storefront, I believe they should be able to ship to Canada, but I'm not 100% on that, it's worth checking out though!   My pump eventually sto... see post
Jaimisonlee
Winged liner
Every time I try and do a winged eyeliner, it always smudges on my brow bone and crease. I've used waterproof ones before and it still does it. I have somewhat oily eyelids and my eyes go deep into the sockets when my eyes are open. Am I forever doomed?
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LindenAnn
HALL OF FAMER LindenAnn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In addition to primer, you could try setting your liner with a shadow. What I usually do is after applying the liner, I take a similar eyeshadow shade and a liner brush,... see post
knadala
Show me your lippies collection!
Hello Everyone!   I was recently going through my lippy stash to clear out any old or used up items and this I was left with.   Please feel free to share your current lip stash and help brighten everyone's day with some pretty pictures   Thanks!  
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ahhhh you opened and lined them all up!!!!  So much love felt!!!  see post
chsu2016
New Nars Dual- Intensity Eyeshadow
They are gorgeous and they look so buttery smooth   
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I looked at these shadows today. I tried Himalia, Subra and Callisto. The Himalia had a bronzy look to it and I liked it okay but I felt it was dupable. I ended up getti... see post
Aimes11
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
I'm interested in trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, but I'm unsure of which color to buy. I have blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin. I am a little tanner than usual at the moment, but I'd like something that will work in the summer months as well. Any suggestions?
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Aimes11
Aimes11 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much, everyone! I'll probably start with the "exposed" color and work my way through the other colors in the future..I'm so excited to try this now!!! see post