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Sephora Holiday Beauty Gift Guide – $50 and Under

Last week I wrapped up my $25 and under beauty gift guides, and today it’s time to review Sephora holiday gift and value sets priced at $50 and under. Sephora has some fantastic sets this holiday season. It was hard to choose, but I narrowed down my list to makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance picks …

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Sephora Makeup Holiday Gift Guide: $25 and Under

Last week I discussed some holiday skincare gift and value sets priced at $25 and under from Sephora, and this week it’s time to talk makeup! With the holidays right around the corner, it’s easy to take advantage of the great variety of makeup sets at Sephora and get your shopping completed online. Sephora has …

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Kokie Cosmetics Matte Full Coverage Drugstore Foundation

I am always on the hunt for an affordable full coverage matte foundation so when I heard great things about this new foundation from a drugstore brand, I had to investigate. I’d never heard of K-beauty inspired Kokie Cosmetics before but learned that Rite Aid drugstores in the US carry some or all of their …

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Splurge or Save? Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer vs. e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

While both Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer and e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer are not new to the market, I’ve been wanting to compare the two since I’ve heard from many beauty bloggers that e.l.f.’s primer is a close match to the beloved Tatcha primer. Primer is one of those products that I sometimes forget about, …

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Testing Drugstore Concealers as Alternatives to Tarte Shape Tape

According to the cosmetics brand Tarte, one Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer is sold every 12 seconds. It’s that popular. I’ll admit it, I drank the Kool-aid. There is something special about Tarte Shape Tape concealer that makes it my go-to for covering those dreaded dark circles and blemishes on a daily basis. It has …

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Full Coverage Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin

I am always searching for a matte full coverage foundation that works for my combination/oily skin, so I thought I would try some budget-friendly full coverage drugstore foundations for oily skin and see how they performed. A few years ago, I may have been able to get away with a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, …

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