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E.L.F. Snow White Beauty Book Palette Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Snow White Beauty Book

Be the Fairest of Them All with this E.L.F. Snow White Beauty Book Palette featuring a selection of eyeshadows, blush, lipgloss, and more!

E.L.F. Cosmetics has teamed up with Disney yet again to do create a princess-y look featuring Snow White.

Let’s take a look at this new beauty book!


Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water Review

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water

Maybelline Crean Express Miracle Water is exclusive to Japan but we do have a fair few of the Clean Express products here in the US in a similar formulation. A few years ago we had a rather big Cleansing Water crazy going on here in the US with major players like NARS and MAC creating their own varations of cleansing water but the trend died out rather quickly.

Cleansing water is definitely the lazy girl or guy’s guide to quickie makeup removal on the go. For a long time I was a mega fan of Mandom’s formula especially when I got home late and just didn’t want to sit down and do my massive nightly skincare regime. Cleansing waters are just so great for quickie makeup removal so you can get to bed super fast. Or even you’re one for double cleansing they are great for removing a majority of makeup and you can of course, follow up with another cleanser to remove the rest of the gunk and makeup they may have missed because lord knows most formulas don’t always get every single last bit of makeup from your face!

A few years ago Maybelline unleashed their Cleansing Express products on the world and one of the items in that release was the Maybelline Clean Express The Flash Clean Makeup Removing Lotion. It isn’t quite the same as this Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water but if you’re interested in trying it out, it is more readily available at drugstores versus waiting for airmail, online shopping, etc…


E.L.F. Mineral Pearls for Fall 2014

E.L.F. Mineral Pearls

E.L.F. is legendary for creating dupes of your favorite products from NARS, MAC, etc so I guess they are going high end with these new Mineral Pearls that look a bit like Guerlain’s cult favorite Meteorites.

E.L.F. Mineral Pearls get an early Fall 2014 launch in two shades selections.

Take a look!


Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara Review

Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara 3

Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara is a new addition to the Great Lash Mascara family that brings together a curved brush and a formula to give you fluttery, doll-like lashes.

I’ll be honest and say that Maybelline Great Lash Mascara anything has never proved a good experience for me! Great Lash has such a huge, massive cult following but I’ve never understood the hype in the least. It’s actually one of the very few mascaras that smears and smudges all over my eyes and also does not in the way of drama.

But with the new crazy of “manga style” lashes hitting the beauty air waves lately you can imagine I was intrigued to try out Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania and with such a close release behind the L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara one wonders how the two compare!


Milani Bella Blue Nail Lacquer Review & Swatches

Milani Bella Blue Nail Lacquer

Milani Bella Blue Nail Lacquer is a limited edition nail polish released with the Milani Bella Blue Collection available exclusively at Walgreens, Kmart and Fred Meyer as well as online at

Take my advice when I say you NEED this shade.

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