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Ciate Lip Lustre High Shine Balm Review & Swatches

Ciate Lip Lustre

Ciate Lip Lustre High Shine Balm ($17) is one of several new product launches from the brand new Ciate Makeup Collection. For a company that’s only merely dabbled in color cosmetics in the past I’m quite delighted by their first time offerings into the world of makeup! Ciate, you’re doing it right!

Read my review of the Lip Lustre High Shine Balm below and decide for yourself!

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Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick ($5) is yet another incredible product that Hard Candy recently launched with their Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection. Honestly, scoring $5 buck lipstick with a great formula is a rarity in my humblest opinion so count me shocked and delighted by the texture, wear, and pigment that Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick brings to the table.

Yes, you need it!

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Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara Review

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Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara ($4.99) is an affordable, budget friendly mascara that recently launched with the Essence Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection. Dontcha just love cheap mascara? It’s a product we often have to throw out before fully using it so paying dirt cheap for it is always the way to go but problem…

I always find I’m never truly satisfied with drugstore mascara.

If you do a a splurge and save post one of the first topics that people will say they don’t splurge on is in fact mascara. However, I’m always of the mentality I want to spend a little more for my formulas because I do find a $20 buck mascara tends to work better for me than one I’d purchased at the drugstore for less. Which leads me on a merry rant about how very, very expensive mascara has gotten at the drugstore. Seriously, if I’m going to pay L’Oreal $11.99 for the latest Voluminous formula I might as well just give my money to some mid-range brand that performs way better!

None the less, sometimes the makeup gods smile down upon our heads and gift us with under $5 buck mascara like Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara!

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Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter Review & Swatches

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The Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter ($19.99) is a new limited edition highlighter that recently launched with the Sonia Kashuk Spring 2015 Makeup Collection that’s available exclusively at Target.

I happen to be one of those obsessive highlighter collectors who loves beautiful facial powders but never uses them! I will say that it always delights me when I can double up a highlighter as a blush because in that case I’m way more inclined to use it versus it hiding it away in my beauty vault and only taking it out to pet it and whisper sweet nothings in its ear.

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Bath & Body Works Let’s Go To Hawaii Mini Perfume Review

Bath & Body Works Let's Go To Hawaii Mini Perfume

Oahu Coconut Sunset, Waikiki Beach Coconut, Maui Mango Surf, and Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss are four Bath & Body Works Let’s Go To Hawaii Mini Perfumes that launched for the Spring 2015 season. What? Mini Perfume? Yes! Bath & Body Works not only created their Hawaiian fragrances in a Fine Body Mist but also in a perfume much to my utter delight.

And instantly, I thought of all the possibilities for future collections because I’m terribly greedy and I need more, more, more…

Why?

Because I happen to be one of those people that loves Bath & Body Works but hates how very short a time their body mists last on my body chemistry! The fact they not only introduced this collection with body mists but ALSO perfumes really shocked and delighted me. I actually enjoy their perfume formula. It’s strong, it has excellent throw, and a good deal of linger and I don’t have to layer with a bunch of sticky body lotion to get the fragrance to last.

So, I, for one, vote more perfume releases with upcoming collections please!

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