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The Umbra Starfish Hair Catcher = Hair-Free Drains


I ordered two Umbra Starfish Drain Covers from Amazon (here) when I was about seven months pregnant. Once baby Iva reached four months, I wasn’t able to run my fingers through my hair without several strands falling out. Since then, I’ve been leaving a trail of hair where ever I go and I tend to…

3 Budget Bronzers For Pale Skin


For any pale girls looking to try out the much more expensive Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer, I reviewed and swatched it here and was super disappointed. It looks like a beautiful light taupe in the box, but looks like a pale orange on my skin.   . . Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder #3 by The Body…

3 Must-Have Base Products For Oily Skin


Pssssst! Looking for more ways to manage oily skin? You need to read this.  CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion For Normal to Oily Skin, SPF 30 I use this SPF moisturizer on a daily basis before applying my makeup. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves a soft, matte finish. Perfect for protecting your…

8 Ways To Avoid Damaging Your Hair


   1. Don’t Wash Too Often Every time you wash your hair, you remove the essential oils that keep your hair and scalp moisturized. The drier your hair is, the more prone to breakage and damage. For this reason, try to keep hair washing to a minimum. For those of you that I just know…

The Great Eye Shadow Purge: When To Throw Away Old Beauty Products

· Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes necessary. ·


Besides taking up space in my drawer, I’m pretty sure that if I donated these babies to science, they would find hundreds of bacterial colonies thriving in each pan. That’s because a lot of these shadows were purchased 5+ years ago, with some of them being bought when I was in high school (yikes!). From what…

8 Tips For The Perfect Cat Eye


There are tons of how-to videos on YouTube that show how to do winged eyeliner, so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here. However, I often have people ask me how I do my winged eyeliner, so I thought a few tips might help the cat-eye challenged out there. While this look isn’t impossible (trust…

10 Foundation Mistakes You Might Be Making


1. You Picked The Wrong Formula When choosing a foundation, you need to understand what your skin type is (Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination) in order to pick the correct formula. If you have oily/combination skin, you need to find an oil-free formula that provides a matte finish so as not to add to the oil and…

Foundation Shade Adjusting Drops by The Body Shop

· Make your foundation one shade lighter with just one drop. ·


The Body Shop’s Shade Adjusting Drops came to mind as a solution, since I had just read a review of them on Life In Excess. These drops come in both lightening and darkening formulas. While I can’t attest to the quality of the darkening drops, the lightening drops have become a staple in my winter makeup…

5 Tips For The Perfect Dark Lip

· Achieve the perfect dark pout in several steps. ·


For anyone who read my Fall Lip Picks post, some of these tips will be familiar to you. However, I felt they were important enough to warrant their own post as we enter into the holiday season and dark lips become even more popular. Find out how you can keep your pucker perfect! 1. Exfoliate…

How and Why I Shave My Face With The Tinkle Facial Razor

· Find out the benefits of facial shaving for women and how to do it safely using the Tinkle razor. ·


So, why would a woman shave her face? Well…even the most hairless women can have thin, blonde hairs or “peach fuzz” on their face. This peach fuzz can be very fine and/or sparse for some women and heavier for others. The Tinkle is designed to easily remove fine hair on your face and neck (although I can…