Sponsored Post I know that I’m not the only one that can’t walk into a drugstore without spending copious amounts of time browsing the beauty section. This is particularly difficult at my local CVS, where the makeup end caps seem to be rapidly multiplying. There are new product displays and exclusive brands (such as Nuance and MUA) every time I turn around! It is hard to walk out of there with just the items I…

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Sponsored Post It’s been a long time since I put together an entire makeup kit. In my normal life, I use a mixture of high and low products, though many of my every day staples are ones that you can buy at your local drugstore. If a $10 product works just as well (or better) than a $30 product, why spend the extra money? When shopping for my drugstore makeup kit, I headed for my…

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Today for Makeup Wars we are sharing our favorite splurges and steals. I thought that rather than just showcasing a few items that are dupes, I would do something that a lot of readers have asked for via email lately, create a couple of complete makeup kits! Here’s a peek at how I would create these kits, I’m going for a fairly neutral look, but with a fun, bright pink lip. In real life, I…

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Recently I’ve gotten quite a few emails and messages from young teens asking me to make them a basic makeup kit, similar to the one I put together in my Teen Makeup Kit post. Somehow about 2 years (!!) have passed since I first published that post, so it is time for an update! Today I’ll share my basic recommendations, and in the next few days I’ll share a post that has some specific recommendations…

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Affiliate Links Today I have a great post from my friend Jen, she writes one of my favorite beauty blogs, Raging Rouge! Jen and I spend a lot of time talking about our mutual beauty obsessions, but we also share a love of shopping (especially all things Tory. She has helped me spend way too much money!) Today she’s sharing a few of her favorite products to cope with living in the desert. Recently she…

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