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Subscription Review: YouTube Red

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I recently signed up for YouTube Red and with all the subscription services out there, you may wonder if YouTube is one you should.
(Please note this opinion was in no way influenced and/or paid for by YouTube)
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My Favorite Anastasia Lip Combo

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Anastasia Beverly Hills in quickly gaining a reputation as being more than just eyebrows. The liquid lipsticks and lip glosses have an avid following on Instagram. What pushes this brand to the top is the exceptional quality of its products that fulfill the promise of long-lasting and moisturizing wear.

I (went a little crazy) and bought a couple of liquid lipsticks and an entire set of glosses. I purchased the lipstick at Macy’s and the Lustrous Lip Gloss Set online.

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Review: Beauty Box Subscriptions

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A few years back I started my expedition into finding the best Beauty Box prescription to fit my needs. There are a lot to choose from and between September 2015 and now, I have so far tried three (maybe I’ll try more). My demands aren’t high but I love the opportunity to try before I buy.

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Review: Translucent Powders

016Translucent Powders have been on the rise lately. With the new trend of baking (thank you Drag Queen culture), having a good translucent powder in your collection is a must. It is ideal for setting make-up, especially if you tend to use more cream based products or have oily skin (like me!). Here are a few drugstore translucent powder that I’ve tried over the years:

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Review: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

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This product is a category 4. For a full description of beauty product categories, please visit the My Beauty Philosophy page.

As everyone knows to be true, there are three rules for maintaining youthful looking skin:

  • drink lots of water,
  • moisturize your face, and
  • always use sunblock.

I keep a bottle of water at my desk, I finally found an amazing moisturizer for my oily skin, but finding the perfect SPF has always eluded me. Most moisturizers that have an SPF make my skin greasy (it’s like I’m wearing sunblock) and this doesn’t help my already oily skin. A friend received a free sample of the Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield and suggested I try it. From the moment I placed it on my face, I was in love!

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Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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(Left to right) HD Passion, Devotion, Addiction, Seduction
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(Left to right) HD Seduction, Devotion
This product is a category 2. For a full description of beauty product categories, please visit the My Beauty Philosophy page.

I love discovering new products. One of the best things about drugstore brand cosmetics is how often new products are released. One of the latest from Revlon is the Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors. It was difficult to find and it took a while until it was available. I was finally able to get my hands on HD Seduction (dusty rose) and HD Devotion (darker nude). When I realized how much I liked them, I went out and bought HD Passion and HD Addiction

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Review: MAC Prep + Prime Fix +

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This product is a category 3. For a full description of beauty product categories, please visit the My Beauty Philosophy page.

I purchased MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix + after seeing it used repeatedly in YouTube tutorials. I was curious about its use of adding vibrance to eye shadows but mostly I just wanted to figure out what its purpose was. Is it a makeup setting spray? Is it a primer? Is it for eye shadows? The answer is yes to all three. You would think that’s where it went wrong as usually when a product tries to be too versatile, it fails at everything it promises on. That was until I looked at the ingredients…

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