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The Absolute Best-of-the-Best Eyeliners

Eyeliner has to be my most loved makeup product…or one of them, at least. I have been OBSESSED with winged liner for a really, really long time now, and I’ve tried soooo many eyeliners over the years in the quest to get the perfect wing. Show More Summary

June Is Acne Awareness Month… How Aware Are You?

This week, while browsing the web, I came across a post that said that June is Acne Awareness Month. Did you guys know about this? Because I, your high oily-ness, did not. The post is an interesting roundup from the writers of the site...Show More Summary

This Summer Skin Routine Will Get You Glowing, Sexy, and Glam

It’s been hot here in Georgia lately…like SO hot that I’m running to my car now, yet despite the heat and sun, my legs refuse to tan, no matter how many skirts and dresses I wear. I think my legs might be invincible, guys, LOL! To combat...Show More Summary

The Perfectly Imperfect Smudged Liner, AKA the Ultimate Bada$$ Look

If you knew me in real life, you’d know that I smile a lot and, most of the time, have a pretty friendly face. Like, for instance, I’m one of those people who always get asked for directions in the street. I even got asked for directions...Show More Summary

My Favorite Products for Winding Down After a Long Day

Hi, I’m Nicole, and I’m a workaholic. I spend most of my days running my raw cat food shop in Oakland called RAWR and most of my nights designing product packaging, photographing shows, or photographing/writing here. I have a deep passion for...Show More Summary

I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Tried Dior ‘Diorshow Mono’ Eyeshadow

As much as I love Dior, I can’t believe I never tried the Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows before now! I mean, I haven’t been totally living under a rock, because I do have an eyeshadow palette or two, and I LOVE the sparkly Diorshow FusionShow More Summary

Finding a Father’s Day Card for My One-of-a-Kind Dad #sponsored

As a participant in the Hallmark at Walgreens Card for Dad campaign, I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. @walgreens #HallmarkAtWalgreens #CareWithACard #sponsored Um…who’s that girl taking silly selfies in the middle of Walgreens? Yeah, that would be me. Show More Summary

Have a Peek Inside My Handbag!

The beauty bits that accompany me on my daily journey could easily fit even into the smallest of my purses. I like to think that it’s because I’m so low-maintenance (HA! — I can’t even keep a straight face while saying that!), but more...Show More Summary

A Drugstore Jamboree! My Weekend With the Almay Smart Shade Products

Do you ever want to go to the drugstore and fill your basket with new makeup to try out a whole new look? That’s something I could never do at a high-end makeup counter, but sometimes it’s fun to take maybe $25 of fun money to buy drugstore...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 426

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?” Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past eight (!) years. Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 401

Calling all adventurers! ‘Tis your fearless leader Tabs. I’ve got an exciting proposition for you. As you know, I like to give back to the community and share my love for kitty modeling through my various philanthropic endeavors, one...Show More Summary

The Day in Beauty Vol. 17: NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette, Smith & Cult Fauntleroy Nail Polish and Messy Dutch Braids

Happy Caturday, my darling! I hope you’re having a wonderful morning so far, and I hope you’re feeling refreshed and ready for a fun weekend. It’s a lovely day here in Northern California. Nothing but blue sky from rolling hills to rolling hills. Show More Summary

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

Our little peanut turned three months old yesterday, and she’s just as feisty (she kicks like she has a black belt in karate!) and chatty as ever. Her cute baby sounds have gotten more complex, too, and now, in addition to the staccato...Show More Summary

How to Choose the Perfect Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Formula to Be a Glowing Goddess This Summer

My nightly routine consists of getting into some comfy jammies, snuggling my boys in bed and, as soon as they fall asleep, that’s my YouTube time. From the time I discovered YouTube beauty videos in college all those years ago, I can’t sleep until I watch the newest videos from my favorite beauty gurus. Show More Summary

The Classic, Now in a Value Size: Limited Edition Value-Sized NARS Orgasm Blush

So…#whatmakesyoublush? For me? Spicy food, walking around on a cold day, and a little swirl of this Limited Edition Value-Sized NARS Orgasm Blush ($39, 0.28-oz). I can’t open a magazine without seeing pictures of this iconic pinky peach blush in a shoot or reading an inspiring woman casually mention that it’s one of her go-to’s. Show More Summary

With Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, Be a Sporty Sugar, Not a Sporty Spice

Who here loved the Spice Girls? “Ooh! Me!” Raises hand! And who here LURVES Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatments? “Oooh! Me! Me! Me! Me!” Put ’em together, and what do you get? Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, brand-spankin’ new...Show More Summary

A Subtle, Less Scary Way to Wear the Ombre Lip Trend

I can’t even tell you how often I’ll be scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram and see all these really cool chicks wearing the coolest makeup trends, then get super bummed because I don’t think I can actually pull them off! But even...Show More Summary

The Forum: Answer My Beauty Questions and Ask Your Own!

Are you down to mix things up a little? Yeah? Well, that’s just awesome, because today I’d like to open up a forum! My idea is that you can all ask for product recommendations or general beauty advice down in the comments. At the same...Show More Summary

Revisiting Old Friends With Herbal Essences Naked Clean and Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner

As I sit writing this, I’m riding the Amtrak 69 train from NYC toward my hometown of Moriah, New York. I haven’t been home in a while, and it’s my grandmother’s birthday this weekend, so a lot of my cousins who I haven’t seen in a long while are going to be in town. Show More Summary

Dior Vernis Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kits for Summer 2016

Right now, I seriously can’t help smiling every time I look down at my nails. ???? I’ve had negative time for my nails since starting night classes, but the new Dior Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kits ($31 each; three limited edition...Show More Summary

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