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A Peek Inside My Makeup Bag

MAC Wonder Woman makeup bagMerry Christmas Eve! With all of the products I try, it’s a very good sign if one ends up in my everyday routine. I thought you girls might be interested in an early Christmas present: knowing which products make it to my daily makeup bag (which is a MAC Wonder Woman bag, by the way!). Don’t you feel special? Here’s a rundown:

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Celebrity Makeup: Who’s Your Beauty Double?

Scarlett Johansson Red Hair Red LipsDon’t hit me, but I often get told I look like Scarlett Johansson. No, really. I started out blonde in life and when her movie¬†The Island came out, I literally got a call from my ex-boyfriend proclaiming she was my double. (Other motives? Who knows…)

For years since then I’ve been a redhead – then blammo, The Avengers hits the box office, she’s a redhead too and the comments start up again. I’m certainly not complaining, since by the looks of ScaJo I’ll definitely take it as a compliment, but I definitely don’t think I’m on her level. However, though our features may be similar, we have totally different makeup styles.
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Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smoky Eye Palette Giveaway Winner!

studio-gear-smoky-eye-holiday-paletteGood morning ladies, and thanks to everyone who participated in our¬†Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smoky Eye Palette Giveaway! You guys are all awesome, and I’m sure every single one of you is a winner in some way. Kumbaya and all that rot.

However, out of all you fake politically correct obligatory-soccer-trophy winners, there’s one REAL winner. Her name is…*drumroll*

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studio gear holiday palette smoky eyes

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette Giveaway!


studio-gear-smoky-eye-holiday-paletteIt’s the season for giving – and have I got a great gift for you! Today we are hosting¬†a special holiday-friendly giveaway for Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette (retail $40), a super fab eyeshadow palette with convenient instructions right inside the lid on how to create a beautiful smoky eye look yourself.

Founded by makeup industry vets with the concept that every woman deserves high-quality cosmetics at a reasonable price, Studio Gear features a full line of professional makeup brushes (I love their brushes), revolutionary complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for eyes, cheeks, and lips. Since 1996, Studio Gear has been used on set at hundreds of photoshoots, in the beauty departments of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and ULTA, and in MY makeup bag!
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#TheSkinProject Exfoliating Your Skin

Exfoliating your skinWelcome back to another #TheSkinProject post! This time, we’re talking about exfoliating. 2, 4, 6, 8 – how do we exfoliate? (Forgive me, I’m a goofball!)

I love exfoliating. I had visible blackheads in the pores on my nose at age 11 (my pitifully undereducated response was “How do I get rid of my dots?”) and until I discovered exfoliation, I could never rid myself of them.¬†(Neutrogena Visibly Even Skin Polishing Enzyme Treatment changed my life!) When I got cold, my face turned red and I joked that my nose looked like a strawberry with all the teensy “seeds” of blogged dirt and sebum. Funny, but gross.

Exfoliating clears pores and removes dead skin cells, revealing cleaner and more radiant skin underneath. Any product you use that describes itself as a scrub or has any kind of crystals, microbeads, etc is an exfoliant. 

I am very careful to exfoliate more gently on my face than on my body – facial skin is much thinner, more sensitive and easier to damage, so I don’t use products with big, rough crystals of sugar or sea salt on my face, no matter how much I’d like to see results. I personally exfoliate 2-3 times a week.

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