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For makeup, where you skimp? Where you splurge?

I don’t think I actually do skimp, ha, ha, based on the volume I buy in. If I take off my blogger hat, then I would say I’d be more likely to skimp on nail lacquer, liquid eyeliner, maybe mascara. I find myself more into buying products that are really good, so if it was cheaper, awesome, but if it was more expensive, I’d likely still buy it over a lesser performing cheaper product.
-- Christine

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Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions (Fall 2016) Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) has added several new shades to the range. I believe there are 9 that I did not cover before (a few that are listed as new were previously exclusive to Sephora). Full reviews to come, of course, but here’s a look at swatches for now!

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

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Sneak Peek: Dior Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow
Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow

Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a new powder eyeshadow formula for fall that is available in six shades. I’ve only seen them on Dior’s website, and I actually picked up one shade (Gravity) from Selfridge’s as it is out of stock on Dior’s website. Initially, I thought they were a wet/dry formula, so I swatched them dry and then damp. They are designed to have a “lustrous finish” with “unprecedented shine.” Full reviews to come, but here are swatches:

Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadows

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Sneak Peek: Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, permanent formula available in 12 shades. It’s supposed to be a medium coverage lipstick with a lustrous finish. My order just arrived yesterday, so here are some swatches! 🙂

Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #355

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: It’s actually been a completely ridiculous week of stuff coming in! Most of what I bought will be swatched/reviewed (well, I hope), I just ask for your patience so please don’t ask me when, as I can’t make any promises! 🙂 I picked up several IT Velvet Luxe Brushes, plus all 12 shades of Estee Lauder’s Hi-Lustres, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, First Aid Beauty Lip Balm, Dior Mono Eyeshadows (x6), Anastasia Stick Foundations, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors (x9)
  • Weekend plans: I’m trying to get up a half our earlier to take advantage of the “cooler” temps we’ve been having so Mellan can get a walk in! I’m also hoping to organize the garage. We’re fortunate that we don’t have that much stuff (about 1/2 of a car space worth), but it could be more organized and better laid out for greater access. It’s the last part of the house that hasn’t been organized since we moved in last year.
  • What has been the best part of your summer?: My mom and grandma visiting was a major highlight! It meant a lot for both to come!

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