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4 Bigtime Pitfalls of Buying Makeup Online & How to Avoid Them

This cosmetics marketing trends report says that 42% of women in the U.S. prefer buying makeup online. That number comes from a 2018 survey, though — long before anyone had heard of the coronavirus,...
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How-to: Streak-Free Makeup on Your Tropical Vacay

I have a tropical vacay planned next month — because every February I need a break from the cold. And as much as I love a hot weekend getaway, the sunshine always catches me...
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The Make-up Trend that’s Gone Mainstream

Unicorn nails and halo eyebrows are beauty trends destined to die out. But makeup that’s made without harming animals? It’s a trend that’s quietly turned into a mainstream movement — these days, you can...
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Beauty Hack of the Week: Cheap Makeup Brushes

Dear Budget Fashionista, Do you have any recommendations for decent, affordable makeup brushes? Well, yes, dear reader, we do. Read on for our top seven picks! 7 Budget Make-up Brushes & Brush Sets Sonia...
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Shine On: Metallic Holiday Makeup to Wear Now

Fall might make you think matte neutrals — but before you pull out the Urban Decay Naked palette, hear us out! There’s no better time for drama and glamour than the holiday season. And,...
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Budget Beauty Products — What’s in My Beauty Bag

Thanks to RoC Skincare for collaborating on this post about budget beauty products. All opinions are my own. My bathroom is currently in a state of disaster — sadly, a sloppy contractor botched our...
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Best Beauty Looks Returning with Fall TV

The kids are finally back in school, it’s getting dark earlier and soon we’ll be falling back into our old autumn routines. Our favorite? Cozying up on the couch to watch some small-screen action...
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Contouring After 40 — Yea or Nay?

Contouring 101 Contouring promises to ‘reshape’ and define your facial features. Want your cheekbones to look more prominent, your forehead to look less square, or your round face to seem longer? Some beauty experts...
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Spring Beauty Trend: Get the Glossy Lids Look

Glitter? We get that the sparkle is something you can grow out of. But gloss? It’s the sheen that truly knows no age limit. While we’ve already seen the glossy look take form in...
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Cherry Blooms Vinyl Liner Review

Cherry Blooms promises that their Extremely Waterproof Vinyl Liner won’t smudge even if you swim, sweat, or cry. While I didn’t go dive in the ocean with their liner, I do believe their promise...
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The Top 5 Makeup Gift Sets Under $50

Overview: Top 5 makeup kits that are available online, priced below $50 and ideal for girlfriends and relatives of any age. If you’re thinking about getting the fashionista in your life a new set...
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The Makeup Brand Beauty Vloggers Freak For

If you’ve stayed up late-night binging makeup tutorials and reviews or ended up on a random beauty blog after stalking an Instagram post for the perfect lip shade (nothing to be ashamed of, who hasn’t?!),...
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Updated! How to Look Beautiful in a Flash

This post about fast beauty tips was rewritten in January, 2019. Sometimes you wake up late, and sometimes you’re just not feeling that hour in front of the mirror. No matter what’s holding you back...
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Updated! Makeup Baking: A Quick How-to

You spend enough hours on YouTube watching beauty vlogs and you start to learn a thing or two. (We’re not obsessed…we swear, it’s all in the name of research.) For starters, there’s a massive highlighting/contouring...
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Hot Trend: Strobing Makeup Technique

Ever since the Kardashians infiltrated our TVs, department stores and social media apps, we’ve been hyper-obsessed with finding — and mimicking — the makeup trends that deliver the red carpet-ready sheen the Kardashians have single-handedly perfected....
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How to Wear Blue Eyeliner

Blue eyeliner usually elicits two reactions: “Oh the eighties!” or “LOVE it, bring it on!” If you fall into the first category and even remember using blue eyeliner like there was no tomorrow in...
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How to Cover Varicose Veins

Dear Budget Fashionista, As a 52-year-old woman with varicose veins, do I need to wear pantyhose in the winter? Can I wear long shirts that goes almost to my ankles? What do I wear?...
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