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I’m writing this post while listening to my favorite Lady Gaga song, if I accidentally type out the lyrics somewhere in this post, forgive me. I’m not your babe, Fernando. So I was recently contacted by Alima Pure — a small mineral makeup company (based in Oregon) specializing a super wide range of foundations for the cool, the neutral, the olive, the warm and more. They also have a crapload of eyeshadow colors and cheek colors to boot! I’m very interested in their foundations because I am olive-toned, and you don’t always find foundations for those specific skin-tones. I use Bare Minerals foundation in “Tan”, and it works, but I’m really curious to see if I’d like Alima’s “Olive” range better. Anyway, I was sent a few samples from their new holiday collection called “Fairy Tale“.

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To continue with my recent little Sephora F&F haul, here are three NARS blushes that I picked up as well. I absolutely love NARS blushes, they are super high on my favorite blush list. I had ten shades already, but there were about six more that I wanted and now that list is down to three. I picked up Lovejoy, Amour and Torrid. Each NARS blush retails for $26 — and I remember the good ol’ days when NARS blushes were $25 a pop *sigh*…whatever lol, that damn dollar makes a difference!

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Did you take advantage of Sephora‘s recent Friends & Family sale? I wasn’t going to…but then I naturally broke down and went for it. I honestly didn’t know what I was gonna buy, so I said to myself “Sephora never offers free shipping or any decent discount, so I’m gonna buy a few items I’d normally hold off on”. The next few posts will highlight those purchases. I’m doing my part to stimulate the economy — at least that’s what I keep telling myself :D So here are two lovely YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in Red Taboo (#18) and Exquisite Plum (#22). Both retail for $34 each, making them my most expensive lipstick purchases to date…

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Dang, Resha…do you need any more lip gloss? Seriously? Ummmm…yea..I do! So Rock & Republic had their lovely 50% off sale again, and despite not having the super coveted Call Me blush available (F#@K!), I took advantage of the savings anyway. This time I picked up five of their Luxe Lip Glosses (I already had ‘Mistress’) and I seriously love them all.

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True story: I was randomly (and I mean, super randomly) looking at this Tracy Anderson video and noticed a product being used on her called Prtty Peaushun ($36 – pronounced Pretty Potion) and being the product junkie that I am, it stuck out to me. Seriously, a week later I got an email from the creator herself (Bethany Karlyn), asking if I’d like to try it. I couldn’t believe the coincidence! Anyway, here we are…I’ve been testing this product for about two weeks and here are my thoughts.

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Am I the only one who dreads removing eye makeup? Like, it’s not bad to the point where I just won’t wear eye makeup at all, but it’s definitely the one part I “sigh” over lol. Maybe I’m just lazy. Anyhooburgers, TheBalm makes an eye-makeup remover in a super cute tin container called Balms Away ($20), that’s supposed to allow for super easy and super quick makeup removal. I’ve always wanted to try it, so I finally bought it and here’s what happened…though I must warn you, some gross images are full-speed ahead!

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