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Nina Dobrev’s Favorite Beauty Products

Nina Dobrev has made quite a name for herself – actress, philanthropist, yoga lover and overall down-to-earth girl who always seems up for whatever life throws her way. It’s no secret that Nina is drop dead gorgeous, yet she always manages to look flawless in a very natural way. After reading and listening to interviews, I was able to round up some of her favorite beauty products. Her philosophy (similar to mine) is to switch up her products often before her skin gets too used to them, but she does have a few holy grail items.  1. Philosophy ‘When Hope is…

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Dior Mystic Metallics Bonne Etoile Eyeshadow: Review + Swatches

As soon as I saw this new Dior palette for fall, I knew I had to have it. The palette features five eyeshadows, four of which have a star print design on them (COME on, how perfect). I’ve never purchased a Dior palette before and I was excited to see how well the eyeshadows performed. Quite honestly I do not own many Dior products in general. I wish I owned more, but the price tags tend to make me second guess how much I truly need more make-up. This time, Dior won!  The palette well exceeded my expectations! The shades…

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Current Full Foundation Routine

The other day I posted a quick & easy routine I use on most days. Today, I am showing you how I do my full-face foundation routine. As mentioned in my previous foundation routine, I do change it up very frequently based on my skincare needs. Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette – Nars Bronzer in Laguna – L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder – Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki – MAC Powder Blush in LAUNCH AWAY! NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Birthday Suit – Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof in Blanc Maybelline Master Precise by Eye Studio…

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: Review & Swatches

After reading Jenn’s post on NYX’s butter glosses, I knew I had to get my hands on NYX lip products. I wasn’t able to pick up the butter glosses yet, but I did get the “soft matte lip cream”. The lip creams are described as “not a lipstick, nor is it a gloss. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. It’s lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.”  The strange description actually describes them perfectly! The consistency is creamy and smooth, yet the color dries on your lips without looking glossy. My only complaint is that after awhile…

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