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Review: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara (NEW at Sephora)

Have you heard of the new Monsieur Big Mascara by Lancome? It’s new at Sephora. I was lucky enough to get my hands on it through Influenster and I’ve been trying it every day since I got back from the US. I like it a lot. 🙂 It’s made to give your lashes up to 12x the volume and last for up to 24 hours thanks to its brush and formula. Below are more details and my own before and after pictures. How it’s described “Ideal for all-day wear, this mascara doesn’t require touch-ups and doesn’t flake or smudge. This...

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Review: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara (NEW at Sephora)

Review: The best inexpensive face cream, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

The other day I mentioned my oily skin. As long as I can remember I have oily skin. My nose gets oily, my chin, cheeks…pretty much my entire face, except for the outer perimeter. That’s where it’s a little dry. I guess you could say I have combination/oily skin. Even with my skin type, hydration is always important. My skin produces oil throughout the day, however, I always make sure to moisturize in the morning. Olay contacted me a little while ago and told me about an independent test by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) that showed that their Regenerist...

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Review: The best inexpensive face cream, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

New favorite! Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW

I have a new favorite, guys! A couple of weeks ago I ran out of facial cleanser and I happen to have a coupon for Parfumerie Douglas. So I went to the nearest Douglas store and asked the sales lady what she recommended for my oily skin. She couldn’t stop talking about the Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW. She asked me if I was familiar with the brand, which I was (I love their facial masks) and had me try a sample in the store. I ended up purchasing the full-size bottle and I gotta say…I’m happy that I...

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New favorite! Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW

On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

It’s been forever since I showed you my nails! Honestly, there wasn’t much to show. I’ve been keeping them short (because of the baby) and I also haven’t been wearing any exciting colors. Just the same nudes over and over again. And sometimes just a clear polish. The other day I picked up a few things at KIKO Cosmetics (there’s an actual store near my parents’ house), including two nail polishes. I posted a picture of my purchases on my Instagram. I don’t need any more polishes, but I couldn’t resist since they were on sale (just 2 Euro). One...

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On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Beauty Bakerie, the Instafamous cosmetic brand opened its first flagship store in San Diego (Westfield Mission Valley mall) last weekend! Close to where I live. Sweet, right? (pun intented…hah!) I wish I could have attended, but as you probably know by now, I’m overseas visiting my family. My friend Sheyla was able to attend the grand opening on Saturday for me, so yay! Read all about her afternoon filled with makeup, fashion, treats, surprises and gifts below. 🙂 On Saturday, May 6th, I had the privilege of attending the grand opening for Beauty Bakerie’s new store in San Diego. The...

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Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

When I posted my favorite beauty products overseas (I’m currently staying at my family in the Netherlands), I mentioned the foundation I’ve been using. For the past couple of months, I’ve been using the Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation by Marc Jacobs. A lot of you asked me how I like it and if it’s worth buying. Coincidentally, I was already planning on writing a full review on it, so here it is. 😀 Re(marc)able is a $55 foundation (yup, it’s pricey) and is available at Sephora and on Marc Jacob’s beauty website, where they’re currently having a Friends & Family...

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Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

Here is some NEW Wet n Wild Photo Focus makeup you HAVE to try!

Long time no see! In the time I was away, the kids and I flew to Europe to spend some time with grandma and grandpa before my eldest starts kindergarten. We’re actually still here (in The Netherlands, to be exact); will be staying here for a little while. 🙂 Today I want to tell you about these awesome new products that Wet n Wild released not that long ago. These are all permanent items that have been added to the existing line at drugstores, grocery stores, and mass retailers. They are definitely not limited edition. I’ve been trying these products...

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Here is some NEW Wet n Wild Photo Focus makeup you HAVE to try!

My new obsession: speed shopping with Tophatter

People, I’m obsessing over an app! It’s a shopping app called Tophatter and I literally can’t put my phone away. On this app you bid in real-time auctions to win deals of up to 80% off jewelry, electronics, beauty and fashion in under 90 seconds. Once I started looking around and placing bids, I was hooked. Oops! My newest purchase is this pearl necklace. 🙂 Tophatter is a site that features shopping events with (brand name) fashion, jewelry, beauty items, electronics and more, for prices starting at a dollar. But unlike Amazon, eBay or flash sale sites like Gilt or...

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My new obsession: speed shopping with Tophatter

Review: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ (my 1st solid serum foundation)

IT Cosmetics has a new foundation! It’s their first ever solid serum foundation and it happens to be the first one I’ve ever tried as well. 😀 A solid serum foundation is a serum with added pigments and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen, making it a full coverage, anti-aging foundation. It’s basically 3 products in one: a foundation, a serum, and a sunscreen, conveniently housed in an easy to store and travel-friendly compact. This type of skincare/foundation has been insanely popular in Asia and is now making its way to the rest of the world. Pretty cool! IT Cosmetics calls their...

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Review: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ (my 1st solid serum foundation)

Mommy review: SoCozy hair products for kids (and a sweepstake!)

Both my kids were born with a full head of hair. My 4-year-old son has thick straight hair, whereas his sister (who will be 5 months in a few days) has more fine, curly hair. One thing they have in common: they both have A LOT of hair! For this reason, I make sure to use good products on their hair; products they use at (kids) salons. For Mason’s hair I’ve been using SoCozy. Mason has been using SoCozy’s Boing Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Spray. Seems like a lot for a boy who’s only 4 years old, but he doesn’t...

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Mommy review: SoCozy hair products for kids (and a sweepstake!)

Review: Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation from Target

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a foundation review. After finishing my Lancome foundation, I decided to go for a more affordable one: the Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation by Sonia Kashuk, which you can find at Target. I’ve used it a few times, below is my review. How it’s described Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation delivers flawless-looking skin with a matte-but-not flat finish. This foundation makeup is infused with blue lotus, daisy flower and mallow extracts to nourish, protect and brighten dull skin. • Anti-aging formula • Perfect for oily and combination skin types • Medium to full...

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Review: Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation from Target

Tip/mini review: Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum and Scrub

The other day I posted on my Instagram how I saved a ton of money on two Nip+Fab products at CVS. I don’t ‘coupon’ often, but when I do I try to save as much as I can of course. For this particular purchases, I waited for a sale (in this case: buy one, get one 50% off), I combined several CVS coupons and I also used CVS Extrabucks I had acquired. Score! I love these particular Nip+Fab products because they contain Glycolic Acid, which is great for refining pores, brightening the complexion and decongesting the skin, by improving the...

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Tip/mini review: Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum and Scrub


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