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NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray Review

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray is one of two new setting sprays the brand introduced for Spring 2013. These are 2 oz bottles for $8 each.

I’m a little iffy on Setting Sprays as I’m always sorta wary of spritzing a just made up face with what is essentially water combined with some other ingredients. It’s kinda like, wait, hold on a second, I just did my makeup now you want me to mist myself madly with water? Ummm no…!

But actually some do have benefits. Particularly if you’re a mineral girl or you use powder to set. A small amount of setting mist actually will give your makeup a more refined finish and in some cases they really do prolong the wear of makeup.

Does NYX’s version work?

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Wet n Wild Spring Forward Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes Collection for Spring 2013

Wet n Wild Spring Forward Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes

Fans of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes will be every so happy about the introduced of two new LE shade selections in the Wet n Wild Spring Forward Collection that recently launched at drugstores.

Take a look!

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Thayers Witch Hazel Pads Review

Thayers Witch Hazel Pads

You might remember I recommended Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner a month or so ago. Thayers Witch Hazel Pads are another fav of mine that I’d love to introduce you too!

I wish Thayers would consider putting some of their other blends into pad form as they travel easily if you’re heading on an extended holiday or vacation plus I find the pads terribly convenient compared to the larger bottles.

Sadly, they do have one quirk!

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Cheap Thrills: Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner

Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner

The new Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner ($6.99) is a nice cheap thrill to pick up your next trip to the drugstore. I know when I wear red lipstick it likes to take a little road trip around my face.

I’m being serious.

I put it on in the AM and it proceeds to feather up in my lower lip and somehow move to my cheek. Once I even found some on my forehead. Word.

Invisible Lipliner is key to keep that shiz on lock down!

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Hard Candy CC Correction Creme Review & Swatches

Hard Candy CC Creme

The new Hard Candy CC Correction Creme will be available at Walmart shortly. CC Cream is coming at us slowly for Spring but we’ll see a bigger push come Summer and Fall 2013 I’m sure.

I think of CC Cream as a low calorie version of the BB Cream. Most of the ones I tried have a thinner texture but promise better skin benefits and anti-aging ingredients.

I personally prefer the rich, creamy texture of a BB Cream compared to the lighter, thinner one of a CC. I was highly interested in testing out Hard Candy CC Correction Creme as it is one of the first (Olay’s renamed CC Cream not counting) CC Creams we’re seeing in the budget world at the moment. And really one of the first CC Creams anywhere aside from Juice Beauty’s new Stem Cell CC.

It’s interesting that Hard Candy is the pioneer in this market. You’d think some higher end brand would have cracked the market first.

Here’s a look.

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