Category Archives: pretty for a penny

new mascaras from revlon + l’oreal4

this is the tale of two drugstore mascaras that landed in the glossarie test lab during the very same week. normally i try extra hard not to compare products directly to one another, but these two are pretty different and … Continue reading

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pretty gifty: purminerals show off collection4

while i don’t normally invest in them for myself, sets like this are great for gifting. instead of giving the whole group to one person, i like to break them up and tie little pairs together with ribbon – because … Continue reading

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neutrogena triple moisture deep recovery hair mask11

i am always thrilled to find beauty products that really work, and when they not only work but they are budget-friendly to boot, i consider that the ultimate win. neutrogena‚Äôs triple moisture deep recovery hair mask is the newest addition … Continue reading

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nyx le frou frou mascara4

wanted: long, glossy black and wispy lashes that look like they’re growing right out of my own eyelid. this has been my eyelash goal for as long as i can remember. since i’m such a lover of lashes, i try … Continue reading

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new drugstore favorites8

there’s no question that i could source every single one of my beauty needs in the aisles of cvs if necessary. the makeup and skincare department has exploded with such an array of brands that i find myself discovering just … Continue reading

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not your mother’s way to grow shampoo + conditioner15

not your mother’s is quickly becoming one of my very favorite hair care lines. their products are formulated without any of the bad stuff that tends to dry out and damage hair – and their prices cannot be beat. i … Continue reading

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nyx wonder pencil2

what if i told you that for less than $5 i could solve at least three pesky beauty problems? the new nyx wonder pencil is a nude multitasker that comes in three shades. the beauty of this pencil is that … Continue reading

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almay smart shade mousse makeup0

i consider myself a bit of a foundation naysayer. i want all of my flaws masked for a perfectly poreless finish that doesn’t look like i’m wearing makeup. oh, and i also don’t want to feel like i’m wearing makeup. … Continue reading

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flower beauty10

i recently took a journey to my not-so-local walmart (oh, the things i do for you! :)) with the sole purpose of experiencing drew barrymore’s new makeup line, flower. i had been casually following the buzz on its release, but … Continue reading

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pretty for a penny: l’oreal voluminous power volume 24 hour mascara6

the last time i was in nyc i got to chatting with stephanie johnson when i realized that i hadn’t heard a word she said because i couldn’t take my eyes off of her eyelashes. a makeup minimalist, stephanie always … Continue reading

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