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Making a Statement With JORD Watches*

One thing I told myself at the start of the year is I would "age" up my wardrobe. Meaning I would actually start to dress …
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China Updates Animal Testing Policy, Are They Cruelty Free Now?

Something that has been a buzz in the cruelty-free community within the last few days is the news that China has changed some laws regarding …
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Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full Moon Palette Review

Last year I built up a lot of points at Ulta and hadn't used a large majority of them. And being on a low buy, …
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Is COVER FX Gripping + Firming Primer Worth the Hype?

Last week I had a decent reaction to expired primer that I had been using on a very regular basis before hand, but it expired …
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Makeup Battle: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden vs Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas Eyeshadow Base in Illustrate

I have been using Urban Decay Primer Potion for AGES as a base for my eyeshadow, which makes my eyeshadow last all day long without …
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Making a Statement With JORD Watches*

Making a Statement With JORD Watches*

One thing I told myself at the start of the year is I would “age” up my wardrobe. Meaning I would actually start to dress to reflect my job. I’m a senior technical lead for a healthcare IT firm working in downtown Minneapolis. One thing I swear makes any look more professional looking is a good watch. Over the years I have tried to get watches, but ultimately always stopped wearing them typically due to my metal allergy. About two years ago, I was introduced to JORD Watches which are crafted with wood not metal for the main material of the band. I wanted to get one in the worst way but couldn’t justify the cost, so when they offered to do a collaboration I was beyond excited.

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Making a Statement With JORD Watches*

One thing I told myself at the start of the year is I would “age” up my wardrobe. Meaning I would actually start to dress to reflect my job. I’m a senior technical lead for a healthcare IT firm working in downtown Minneapolis. One thing I swear makes any look more professional looking is a good watch. Over the years I have tried to get watches, but ultimately always stopped wearing them typically due to my metal allergy. About two years ago, I was introduced to JORD Watches which are crafted with wood not metal for the main material of the band. I wanted to get one in the worst way but couldn’t justify the cost, so when they offered to do a collaboration I was beyond excited.

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China Updates Animal Testing Policy, Are They Cruelty Free Now?

China Updates Animal Testing Policy, Are They Cruelty Free Now?

Something that has been a buzz in the cruelty-free community within the last few days is the news that China has changed some laws regarding animal testing. Now the headlines are a bit deceptive as they make it sound like they are ending the laws that require animal testing on cosmetics. Which unfortunately is not true. They have however made some progress but it’s not to a level where if any brand that sells in China is now suddenly cruelty free. So, I thought since we’re all about cruelty-free cosmetics here on my blog I would go over what exact those changes are and what it all means.

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Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full Moon Palette Review

Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full …

Last year I built up a lot of points at Ulta and hadn’t used a large majority of them. And being on a low buy, I didn’t want to spend money on anything new. However, there are some products that have been on my wishlist forever so I decided to just get one item using those points. That being the Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full Moon Palette which was recently released at Ulta.

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Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full …

Last year I built up a lot of points at Ulta and hadn’t used a large majority of them. And being on a low buy, I didn’t want to spend money on anything new. However, there are some products that have been on my wishlist forever so I decided to just get one item using those points. That being the Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light – Full Moon Palette which was recently released at Ulta.

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Is COVER FX Gripping + Firming Primer Worth the Hype?

Is COVER FX Gripping + Firming Primer Worth the Hype?

Last week I had a decent reaction to expired primer that I had been using on a very regular basis before hand, but it expired way before it was supposed to but I was near the end of that primer anyways. And honestly, I didn’t think that was the best one in the world but used it as I had it. So post-reaction, I got rid of it and instead picked up the Cover FX Gripping Primer as I have heard nothing but good things and it sold out the first time around. So the second launch of it, I figured I might as well put it to the test to see if it’s worth the hype.

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Is COVER FX Gripping + Firming Primer Worth the Hype?
Makeup Battle: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden vs Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas Eyeshadow Base in Illustrate

Makeup Battle: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden vs Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas Eyeshadow Base in Illustrate

I have been using Urban Decay Primer Potion for AGES as a base for my eyeshadow, which makes my eyeshadow last all day long without any noticeable wear or weird creasing. Recently Makeup Revolution has been killing it with launches to the point where they don’t really seem like dupes anymore. I mean there are still a good amount of products that are recreations but I don’t know what their cut crease eyeshadow base is supposed to be the dupe of. So I thought I would battle out the products to see which one is better or more worth it. As much as I love the primer potion, I’m not made of money so if I can save a buck and get the same result sometimes I will go for it.

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Making My Own Dream Palette Inspired by Smile Rancher

Making My Own Dream Palette Inspired by Smile Rancher

Last palette I’m doing in the dream palette series is inspired by Smile Rancher. This game is just so freaking cute. It takes place on a faraway planet and you play as a player named Beatrix LeBeau who starts a ranch from the ground up. But you’re not raising cattle or chickens but instead slimes of various sizes and characteristics. After feeding slimes you will receive plorts that can be exchanged for the planet’s currency to purchase upgrades, equipment, and buildings. Slimes can be combined with another but three different characteristics cause corruption, turning the once cute slime into an aggressive malevolent black slime called Tarr which devours other slimes. The types of slimes include: Pink, Phosphor, Tabby, Quantum, Honey, Puddle, Tangle, Saber, Hunter, Dervish, Rock, Fire, Boom, Crystal, Mosaic, Rad, Gold, and Lucky. The larger slimes are referred to as Gordos.

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Well This Sucks… But I’m Not Going to Let That Stop Me

Well This Sucks… But I’m Not Going to Let That Stop Me

As much as I like to say I’m good at pay attention to expiration dates on products, I clearly forgot how long I had a foundation and primer which caused a massive allergic reaction on my face. It’s not anything against those products since I’ve had them way too long and should’ve noticed how out of date they were. And I know I was never going to be noticed by Norvina but everyone online has been so supportive of each other that I thought I would share some more of my creative looks to see where that would get me. Plus it was fun. Then my face freaked out so I had mental flashes to art looks that people paint on their arms with face/body paints. And I was like, yes that’s what I can do.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills released a brand new eyeshadow palette that seriously caught my eye. Enough where I seriously wanted to get it since it’s super colorful compared to all of the ABH palettes released before. And I really enjoy the ABH eyeshadow palettes. I don’t rank it as the top formula purely as there is so much kickback in the pans and the whole drama with Subculture. But I reach for these palettes a lot. So that was enough to get me to purchase the Riviera Palette. Which is supposed to be the springtime palette with a bunch of seasonal tones.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette Review