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NUDE Skincare Thread
I was thinking we should have an "official" NUDE Skincare thread, in case something comes out of this new NUDE story that is happening lately. ( And even if not. ) So we can follow it all here. There are some threads, but those are more just questions and inquiries about NUDE stuff. It would be easier to have all things NUDE at one place, so we can all share news, updates, those possible new products, and anything NUDE here.   This is an announcement on Beautycounter about NUDE Skincare:   "It is with great excitement that we announce Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has acquired the worldwide assets of NUDE Skin Care, Inc. and NUDE Brands, Ltd. founded by Ali Hewson, the wife of musician and social activist, Bono. As a result of this deal, and their genuine interest in our products and mission, Bono will join the company as an investor and Ms. Hewson will join the Board of Directors of Counter Brands, LLC. Similar to our partnership with Target, this validation from such respected public figures will lead to increased brand awareness and client base. We are thrilled to have them join our team. The synergy between our two companies – from mission to ingredient selection process – makes NUDE a logical and compelling addition to our growing brand portfolio. We believe that incredible things are possible for our business and our unwavering advocacy work in D.C. For the foreseeable future, the Beautycounter and NUDE lines will exist as they do today."   They also said:  "“We will continue to sell through their existing channels of distribution,” Renfrew said of Nude. “The idea is to grow the channels of distribution as well as the product line as a whole,” she said."   Also: "NUDE products are currently available in the US on Sephora.com, across Europe in Space.NK stores and online, in Australia in Mecca stores and Mecca.com."   Response from Sephora's CS ( 6/30/2016 ): "The Nude Skin care line has been highly anticipated with our clients, and we can certainly appreciate your interest! At this time, some of the NUDE products are limited edition and will be on our site as supplies last, while other products are on our site to stay! We suggest staying tuned to Sephora's promotional emails, as new product launches are frequently announced via email. Additionally, keep checking back on our website under the Quick Link "Just Arrived"."   If you have any news, please feel free to share them here. If you have questions, post them here, and hopefully someone will have answers. Or we can all "investigate" together and try to find out what's cooking.    
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i've been telling people i think it's new packaging. but i've only ever known nude the past couple years (i have no idea what their packaging looked like in the early da... see post
SKIN CARE..Breakout control
Hey guys! I had a question regarding to skin care products. So, recently I’ve been experiencing some serious breakouts. My face has always been in good condition, and I have been using several products to do that (Kiel’s, Korean skincare, Fresh), in addition to that I always thought that good genes are another reason for my ‘problemless’ skin (my mom and sister have the best skin ever!!). However, the breakouts that I now have consist on small acne look-like pimples and are in only one section of the face (the right one and forehead), the left part is perfectly fine. I believe that my T-zone has recently become more oily than usual and that’s the reason behind this breakout. So I’m looking for a good moisturizer (oil-free), cleanser, and mask. I’d like to note that I’m allergic to tea tree oil so what do you guys suggest? Thank youuuu!! 
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hey @Arsela !   first question: do you sleep on your right side, by chance ? or part your hair to the right side ?   my favorite cleansers--for acne prone or otherwi... see post
What are you watching? (Don't be a spoil sport - spoiler your spoilers)
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies!   It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons.    DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs.    Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it.    So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up? 
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@tsavorite I agree - definitely not for everyone!     It's nice that you watch with your husband.  My hubby had zero interest in this one - there are only like 3 shows... see post
Sunday Riley Real Results Challenge
We’re thrilled to share with you the #1 anti-ageing serum at Sephora: our Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. This product is formulated with high-powered, purified-grade lactic acid that exfoliates away dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells to visibly reveal smooth, fresh, younger looking skin.   In addition to lactic acid, skin-brightening licorice helps visibly reduce the look of dark spots, age spots, and discoloration caused by sun exposure, for naturally brighter, more even-toned skin. Good Genes is also clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in just three minutes!   We’ll be checking this thread frequently throughout the month to chat about the challenge itself and answer your questions about Good Genes. We can’t wait to hear about your results!
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SIGHTSEER ln998177 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Just made my purchase of good genes, luna, and tidal! Can't wait!!! see post
PLEASE HELP!FOUNDATION SUGGESTIONS
GOOD MORNING TO ALL, LATELY I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH SUCH AN OILY SKIN AND A FEW BREAKOUTS, PLEASE SUGGEST A GOOD FOUNDATION FOR MY TYPE OF SKIN THAT WILL LAST LONG WITH GOOD COVERGE? RIGHT NOW I AM USING TOO FACED(BORN THIS WAY) OR CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS. I DO USE NARS PRIMER BUT DOESN'T SEEM TO HELP EITHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE. I WOULD TRULY APPRECIATE ANY SUGGESTIONS
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BEAUTY MAVEN jesstx89 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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SKINCARE HGs !
i've seen this type of question asked more generally, but i wanted to ask it specific to skincare. not only is it interesting to see what has really worked for people, but it'll maybe highlight some products others are interested in trying !   so: what are specific  products that would cause you to hyperventilate were you to run out ?   mine currently are:   cleansers CLINIQUE take the day off cleansing balm (makeup removal) NUDE SKINCARE perfect cleanse omega cleansing jelly (skin cleanser) PIXI glow mud cleanser (economical) OMOROVIZCA thermal cleansing balm (luxury) toners (acids & hydrating) FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads (AHA) PIXI glow tonic (AHA) PIXI milky mist (moisture) MURAD essential-c toner (moisture/essence) DR DENNIS GROSS ultra gentle alpha beta peel (AHA)... this is like a toner/serum/mask hybrid that i don't really know where to put on this list ! oils and serums CLARINS lotus facial oil CLARINS blue lotus facial oil MURAD hydro dynamic quenching essence (serum / luxury). VICHY aqualia thermal serum moisturizers AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating face lotion AVEDA botanical kinetics soft creme (for p.m.) masks (i like to have an arsenal for different purposes) REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask (resurfacing) PETER THOMAS ROTH rose stem cell mask (hydrating / soothing / toning / brightening) PIXI glow mud mask TRIALING ! (things i'm trying and i think could make the list after a bit more use) MURAD hydro-dynamic quenching essence. don't let the 'essence' word fool you--this is a hydration serum. lovely ingredients, and so far  extraordinarily  effective ADDED ! ORIGINS ginzing eye cream. i don't typically like "brightening" eye creams that brighten by having light reflectors, but what i do like about this cream is how hydrating it is. my eye area is happier than it's been in a while.  REN vita mineral omega oil   to be fair...i think this is a LOT to be considered truly HG. but you guys know i have a lot of steps in my daily routine, and these are tried-and-true loves of mine !   edited 2/21/17
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmm, went back to find my last response to see what (if anything) has changed.   These 4 are still HG's: - Farmacy Eye Dew (pry it from my cold, dead hands) - Farmac... see post
Help with skincare routine please
I am 40 with combo normal to oily in the T-zone skin. I have a tendency to get dehydrated skin, as I have allergies and take meds everyday. My skin is sensitive, and I also have mild rosacea/acne prone. I don't use primers as they tend to make me break out. I find that anything too active is a no go for me.  I recently had a terrible experience using Clinique's Moisture Surge - Hello Roscaea. Like the worst flare I have ever had. This is what I am using and it doesn't irritate my skin. I have some holes and am looking for some help please, thank you in advance! From Sephora or not, I have tried a lot of products and I really want my skin to be calm, glowy and just look good!    Morning: Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk Toner? Serum? Moisturizer that can prep skin for makeup.? SanRe Eye Candy   Night: Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing OIl Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser with my Clarisonic Toner or Essence? Sunday Riley Luna Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream Some nights I mix in Cliniques Smart Treatment Oil in my Moisturizer for an added boost SanRe Eye Candy   Mask: PTR Rose Stem Cell Mask (Any Other Suggestions for pores?)
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BEAUTY GURU Amysangel / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I will definitely send you a PM once I try some of these products and see how my skin is coming along. Since I had such the bad flare with my rosacea last night I put Lu... see post
Daily Skincare - what are you using?
Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.   *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*   01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)   I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.   General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Best product to combat large pores? Need them tightened
I am 33 and recently noticed my pores are starting to sag and enlarge. What would be the best product that would work to tighten pores/fine lines?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC allil1221 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Same situation here! I received a sample and used it religously (33, enlarged pores, crows feet and some fine forehead lines. My complexion is fair with freckles that ar... see post
Best products to help oily skin?
I am looking for products that will help my oily skin.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi hunnypot!    My skin type is combination, but I can get super oily in the oily areas. Sometimes when your skin overproduces oil, it's because it's trying to make ... see post
about makeup which shade is to use
hello ladies...ii need some help from you..mine is dark brown skintone and combination skin..please prefer me which type of makeup products should i use for face  make up
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Dry Skin even with these products
I think I do everything I can. I moisturize twice a day, drink enough water, don't shower with hot water, use an overnight moisturizing face mask, and my skin still feels and looks dry. I don't know what else to do.
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BEAUTY MAVEN lmcann717 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I was in the same boat as you for awhile until I started using a toner and a chemical exfoliator/peel. I currently use a toner from Lush made with rosewater thats calmin... see post
Contouring with scaring
Ive always had bad acne but im now 24 and for some reason it only appears on my lower cheeks. Im very light skined so i recently started to try contouring but every video says to blend the cheek makeup. When i do so i rub of concealer and foundation and expose my darks scars how do i blend my face without uncovering my dark acne scars anyone advice please thanks😯😞
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's your skin type? Formulations of makeup used for foundation/concealer/contour? Application tool? You may be using products that aren't sticking together. see post
Klairs Vitamin C Serum Expiring?
Hey ladies, I've been using the Klairs C serum for the last three months, pretty religiously and it's been amazing. However, this morning I noticed a little yellow spot inside the pipette that disposes the serum. It's too large to enter or exit the pipette so I'm fairly certain that it's a fungal growth. I tried getting a picture but it's too small and the pipette glass is too reflective for a helpful image.   However, like I said, I've only had the serum and been using it for 3 months. The serum has a shelf life of 12 months from opening the bottle. Has this happened to anyone else? I purchased the serum from sokoglam in late November.    Also, what do you guys think? Is it contaminated? 
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pH of products
Today I did some pH testing of products that interest me and here are the results:   Toners that are awesome at pH adjusting: Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner ph = 3   Bad: Belif Problem Solution Toner ph = 5 (upsetting!) Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion ph = 5   AHA/BHA that have a good pH: Paula's Choice BHA 2% Liquid ph = 2.5 Derma e Overnight Peel with AHA ph = 3   Not so good: Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel ph = 5 Cosrx BHA Bleackhead Power Liquid ph = 5 (This one kinda upsets me, how comes it is five? I always thought its around 3 or 4)   Serums with low pH: Good Genes (super low pH)   Not so good Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Mask ph = 5 Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum ph =5
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BEAUTY WHIZ Alexmarya / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
yes  for exfoliating you need 2-4 @whitepolkydots see post
Perioral Dermatitis
Can anyone recommend products that help or at least do not irritate perioral dermatitis?  I heard REN Everclear helped but it has coconut and I have an allergy.  Anything else?
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@elise222 So far this Shisedo for sensitive skin and children is the only one.   I still have to take breaks with. I wore it on my face every day for a 2 week vacation... see post
Hi I am new here, what should i start with ?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Carolling2017,   What are you looking for? :)  see post
I need a good skincare routine
I have dry skin and some mild redness on my cheeks and chin and some mild acne along my jawline that Im pretty positive is hormonal acne. I need a good skincare regimen that will most importantly help with my acne if there is anything I can use for hormonal acne before having to break down and see a dermatologist and also some stuff for the dryness and redness that wont aggravate my acne anymore than it already is.  
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @itsang,   It's hard to begin a brand new skincare regimen sometimes as I also have acne prone skin and can find that putting a bunch of new products at once can ... see post
Blackheads
What is the best blackhead product? I've tried everything from masks, nose strips, and salicylic acid and nothing seems to work
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They aren't blackheads rather sebaceous filments, natural oil blockage everyone has. You can Google the differences.   Nose strips actually do harm, they don't get dee... see post
Matte MAGIC!
Are you ready for magically matte skin? Meet our Magic Mattifying Balm & Blotting Sheet Duo! Side One: Mattifying, lightweight balm that glides onto skin to erase shine and pores, priming, and setting makeup for extended wear. It’s velvety soft, transparent, and undetectable, and it’s ideal for all skin types. Side two: Features our hidden, innovative blotting sheets which you can custom size. The blotting sheets are the perfect tool for absorbing shine and oil throughout the day, during travel, or after the gym. This mattifying duo can be used in place of traditional pressed powders to absorb oil and shine without leaving traces of powder behind.   Perfect for after the gym or on-the-go!    http://www.sephora.com/magic-mattifying-balm-blott ing-sheet-duo-P416573?keyword=TR%C3%A8STIQUE%20Mag ...
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@angel7594  I love the idea of a mirror, too!  ❤️ see post
Accutane!
Hello, I am currently taking isotretinoin for 6 months and for those who have taken it before, you already know how dry you become....so, I was wondering what are good moisturizers you've used for the face, good lip products for constantly peeling lips, and a good eye treatment/cream for my red and dark eye circles?! thank you <3
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MelMarieB / FRESH FACE / replied
Have you been liking the ultra repair cream?? I'm looking for purchase some for same reasons :) see post
Period Skinc
my skin gets crazy around the time of my period with so much acne and oil. Is there anything I can do for that or use any products?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blush19,    It's kind of hard to control hormones, but I'd recommend talking to your doctor or a dermatologist about it. I went on BC to help with mine and it's ... see post
Caudalie Real Results Challenge
We are SO excited for you to test our breakthrough Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream. This luxurious, plumping cream is formulated in a creamy, weightless texture for nourishment that lasts, without leaving a greasy film!    This is an open forum for you to talk about the product, hear how others are doing with the challenge and ask questions. The clinical results from our lab are incredible, and we would love to hear your very own results as well. Please let us know any tips and tricks you have discovered during your 7-day trial. If you have any questions or comments please let the community know your skin type to understand and give the best advice possible. We’ll be checking this thread frequently during the challenge, so if you have a question for us, please feel free to ask!     Can’t wait to hear about your results! Let the challenge begin! 
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HALL OF FAMER Anewxa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@caudalie I just remembered to report back on this. I have been using the soft cream from a deluxe sample pot for about 3 weeks now. I really enjoyed this one and glad t... see post
Do you Exfoliate or Cleanse first?
Hello, beauties!   This question has been unanswered for many years. I've read so many articles saying that it's always been that you cleanse and THEN exfoliate, however, there have been many studies suggesting that you could get even better results by exfoliating before you cleanse! I've tried both and it's seemed to be the exact same.   What do all of you beauties do first? And how has it been working for you?   Sincerely, HonestlyFab! xoxo
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To echo what many have said below, I opt to cleanse first and then exfoliate. I do this because that way you're exfoliator (be it a peel or scrub) doesn't have to work e... see post
Hey Huda! I wanted to ask you whats the best moisturiser in your opinion for a 16 year old who is starting to take more care of her skin??
candacebt HOST / HOST HOST / replied
Hi jade5555 - If you want to ask Huda a question directly, please post it in this thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Live-Chat-with-Huda-Beauty/td-p... see post
Frugal Natural Antiaging Products With Retinol?
The only reason I'm using L'oreal Revitalift and Garnier Ultra Lift is because they have retinol but I'm on the hunt for a more natural product with retinol; both of these products burn my skin when it's even minorly irritated and they're obviously full of chemicals; any suggestions for a frugal person? There was also something besides retinol which is supposed to be the second best thing for the skin but obviously I'm new to all this so thanks for any help with any of this!
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BEAUTY WHIZ rae1993 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You could try Deciem's Ordinary retinoid 2%.  It is cheap and not irritating (at least on my skin, which is sensitive, acne-prone). see post
how to balance oily and dry skin at the same time?
HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@stepahnie2   Have you diagnosed your skin correctly?  Your description often tends to be oily skin that is dehydrated.  So it starts of feeling "dry" (and tight), and... see post
Oily Skin Concerns
For the longest, I've been noticing that my makeup starts to crack on my T zone. I try to blot as much as I can throughout the day and touch up with translucent powder but it makes it worse and actually removes my makeup. I don't understand why. 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's your skincare routine (exact products used) it may need tweaked to balance the skin. Which makeup do you use? Primer? see post
Why is Drunk Elephant not working for me?
So I recently switched from Murad anti-aging/anti-acne treatment (wash, treatment, moisturizer) which I had been using for over a year, to Drunk Elephant.  Went all-in on the glycolic, merula oil at night, vit C in the AM.  And my pores starting getting clogged/blackheads showing up again, started getting breakouts I'd go back to the Murad but didn't feel it was treating my increasing fine lines and dark spots.   Advice on a better combination of items?  If I do nothing, I break out.   J
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC jrmint / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Thanks everyone! Yes, I'm back to the old Murad with the glycolic at night thrown in and all is good. You guys are the best.  see post
How Much Does Your Face Cost, Skincare Edition?
Last night I saw someone (gloss13?) ask on the Luxury Skincare thread,  would you pay $1k for a skincare product...  and through the conversation that ensued, a few people pointed out that their entire routines might add up to that amount.    So, it got me thinking... if I were to add up my entire daily skincare routine, where would I be at on that spectrum?  I have some guesses, but I have a feeling this will still be an eye opener for me (and probably for many others, too).  I'm only going to go by total product cost, not normalized for daily usage, because nobody's got time for that!   I'll write down everything I use in a day and edit my total in here.  Please feel free to come share your skincare snapshots with me
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is fun!   Day:   -Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water - $22 -Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - $48 -Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel - $42 -CeraVe AM Lotion - $14.... see post