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Swatch and Review: MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow Enhanced Eye Duo

Make Up For Ever had released Aqua Shadow pencils a few summers back, meant to be a more convenient version of their famous Aqua Cream shadows. I love the MUFE Aqua Creams, so I was naturally intrigued by the Aqua Shadows.

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First Impression: A Closer Look at the Shu Uemura S Curler

I had known for a while that Shu Uemura would be releasing a new curler, so I guess the mental preparation had suppressed any excitement upon seeing the s curler finally released.

… at least until I saw the 6 Princess by Takashi Murakami version of the s curler.

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The flower was so happy that I decided I needed the s curler with the detachable keychain.

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Swatch and Review: Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color in Lip Service and Tutti-Cutie

What does the new Benefit packaging bring to mind for you? I think it almost reminds me of something out of Aladdin, with their skincare packaged like glass potion bottles with corked tops. Benefit’s Hydra-Smooth Lip Color lipsticks look similarly magical, although the white tubing reminds me a little more of cathedral pillars.

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OOTD and FOTD: My LBD from YesStyle for NYE

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas! We lost power from a massive ice storm, so keeping warm was definitely a priority. I’m getting a little sick, but I refuse to miss another New Year’s Eve. One year I was down with the flu and it was horrible being alone and sick in the house while everyone was out.

I’m wearing a Little Black Dress for New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s got their favourite LBD – mine is this one by 59 Seconds from YesStyle.ca

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Swatch and Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant, Charcoal, and Forest

I own three Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliners. I suppose you can probably already tell that I like them.

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Swatch and Review: Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Purple and Blue

I had never tried coloured mascaras because I didn’t see the point. Most mascaras only come in black with some brands offering brown as an alternative. Being Asian with black hair, I figured the most natural way to go would be black mascara anyway. So what prompted me to buy a purple and a blue mascara?

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Swatch and Review: Joe Fresh Lip Tint in Ruby

I picked up this Joe Fresh lip tint a while ago and I believe it was $6 CAD. I have never used lip tints before and thought this would be fun to try, especially at that price.

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OOTD and FOTD: Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

My workplace was having a party where we were supposed to wear ugly holiday sweaters. Some people showed up with ugly non-holiday sweaters, some with non-ugly holiday sweaters. I saw this sweater on YesStyle and thought that sweater was wintery enough to be a holiday sweater.

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