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July Favorites!


Dior quint in Ready-to-Glow: Quite possibly my favorite palette from Dior, but was recently discontinued. I rarely wear grays on my eyes since they make me look tired, but the taupe makes the whole palette worth every penny!


Lunasol 3-dimensional eyes in 02 Soft Beige: My go-to, no-fuss neutral palette. It's shimmery like all Asian eyeshadows but it's very brightening and superb in quality -- just like all Lunasol palettes.


Chanel Poudre Signee Illuminating Powder: *sigh* Chanel makes the most flattering LIMITED EDITION (grr) highlighters. This one is a softer version of Albatross.
Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder: Because I need to carve out my cheekbones, I've been turning to this matte taupey shade instead of the regular bronzers.
Essence Color and Go nail polishes: Gel manicure in 3 minutes. Guaranteed. Plus, they're so inexpensive and last for a few good days on my nails.
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat: Patience is not my virtue, and I simply don't have the patience to wait for my nails to dry. This dries in a good minute!
Nars Danmari Palette: An oldie but goodie (I had clearly forgotten about.) Surprisingly enough, I've been reaching for Orgasm most in this palette in the month of July!
Dior Jelly Lip Pen in Carioca: I've sung its praises for a while now. **bleep** one or more before they're gone. This is how I wanted all of the MAC All About Orange lipsticks to be -- moisturizing, glossy, long-lasting!
Dollywink Liquid Liner in Black: The finest tip I've ever encountered in a liquid liner. It glides on the eyes and stays there until I remove it with waterproof makeup remover!
Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown: Holy Grail Eyebrow pencil. It's not too warm nor too cool of a shade on my brows, and it might as well be waterproof since it doesn't move throughout the day.
Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum: I'm pretty harsh on my lashes, i.e. curl and waterproof mascara on a nearly daily basis. At night, I coat my lashes with this serum to keep them in their healthy state.
What were your faves this month? Share away! Smiley Happy

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Not buying too many new things this month has made me appreciate my new and unused items I had and some old goodies!

The New:

Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask by Lush: I LOVE this so much!! It just soothes my skin and makes it feel so soft after I take it off Smiley Happy and it smells so good. 

Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and the brush that goes along with it: Seriously... omg why didn't I use this earlier! It was just sitting in a bag of new products and I finally dusted it on, I thought it looked really nice but when my brother told me my skin looked nice... that was it. And as soon as I walked into work all the girls were like wow you look so different! Blah blah blah Smiley Wink seriously though, gorgeous. 

Conceal FX Camouflage Concealer in Light: this has great coverage! I use it under my eyes and it hides those dark circles like no ones business! The only problem is that this creases :/ Just like every other concealer I've ever used under my eyes.

The Old:

Hair Oils: I've been using oils instead of a leave in conditioner lately and it gives my hair a sheen that the leave in conditioners don't I've been trying out a ton including Josie Maran, Kerastate and Pequi Oil, but honestly I don't see a difference from one to another. 

Victoria Secret Love Spell: This is self explanatory everyone and their mothers has this!

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny: I forgot what a great color this is on my skin!!

Clinique Almost lipstick in Honey: On my lips this is much more red because I have pigmented lips, its so gorgeous and glossy.

Bobbi Brown's Claret Lip Shine: This is sort of like the Almost lipstick but a bit more pigmented, I love the shade!


Poshified I've been meaning to get Dollywink forever! I don't want to buy it online.. it seems I have to buy all asian goodies online though, I'll just make a good sized haul one day... lol

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I'm glad the Ambient Powder worked for you! I wanted it to work for me so badly since it gave me a flawless finish, but something in it broke me out big time!


I'll be making a trip to Lush this week. You can count on my checking out that face mask Smiley Happy

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Oh no =( I'd be so sad if I couldn't use it! And I liked it so much I'm going back to buy a new one! And I have 5 black pots so I get it for free woohoo!

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Your Lush store is definitely more generous with samples! I wish mine was too!

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I have a couple tools that are new to my collection and quickly became tools that I reach for everyday.  I also have a few skincare items that I only have samples of but am buying the full size products because they are amazing.  My favorites this month have been:


MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer

Benefit Hervana Blush

Beauty Blender

Sephora 12HR Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Algenist Firming and Lifting Eye Gel

Algenist Firming and Lifting Serum

Murad Time Relase Cleanser

Murad Clarifying Wipes

MAC Eye Shadows in Fig 1, Cooperplate

MAC 212 Brush 


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I loved the Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream and loved it. I'll have to try the serum and eye gel!

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I just got Fig 1. It's sooo gorgeous ugh, I can't stop using it. I love MAC's Matte2 finishes. They are my favorite!

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MAC needs to expand the Matte2 line! So. Buttery. Smooth!

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Have you tried Brown Down or Brown Script? Brown Script was my first MAC shadow and probably still my favorite to this day. I looooove reddish browns like that for the crease. I have such an easier time with those vs. the traditional Mattes. Although I do enjoy Saddle, not as difficult to use as the other Mattes.

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I'll need to check out Brown Script next time I'm at a MAC store! I have a few Back2MAC to redeem. Btw, did you know Samoa Silk and Kid are being discontinued??

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I saw!! I feel like I need to pick them up purely for that reason. I've been trying to get my hands on Juxt (I wanna say its a frost?) of course now that I decide to buy it it's being discontinued and I can't find it anywhere.

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Hmmm I had to look that color up; I'm surprised it wasn't all over the beauty community. Lovely green color!

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If you like green, Lucky Green is probably one of my favorite greens. In terms of dark greens, Smutty Green is aaaaamazing.

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I should've seen this before I B2M for Expensive Pink! Smiley Happy Did you ever pick up Temptalia's exclusive to MAC eyeshadow color?

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No, no. Don't worry. I have Expensive Pink and adore it as well haha although I definitely thought B2M only got you a lipstick, you can get a shadow instead!? Annnnd I don't think I did? What was it?? Or was it called Temptalia and I'm an idiot lol

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You can B2M for an eyeshadow or lipgloss at a freestanding MAC store, whereas you can only B2M for a lipstick at MAC counters inside department stores. Highly recommend saving those empties for a MAC store! Smiley Happy


Temptalia's color for MAC was called Jealousy Wakes. Swatches (not mine) below...


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Those pink polishes are stunning!!


I will have to come back later and post lol.

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Can't wait to see what your July faves were! Smiley Happy

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DOLLYWINK EYELINER!!! I love it! And the old packaging too! I was so upset when they redid the packaging. It's just not as pretty as the one that you have.


That is my favorite, hands down, best liquid eyeliner in the world. My husband thinks I am crazy to have to order it from eBay and wait a month for it to arrive!!! But it is worth it! (Except one time, I decided to go order a cheaper one and when it came, it was a FAKE!) A good fake... but still a fake. And no fake stuff is coming anywhere near my eyes.

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What was the old packaging like? I see it's a turquoise and brown color now. It was what I wished the Hourglass Calligraphy pen should have been!

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The old packaging is what is in the photo- pink with purple polka dots and a cute bow tie. Now it is turquoise and brown... boo.

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