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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Vice LTD at ULTA Now! 11 hours, 19 minutes ago

No, I realize that – the Country Western one and the Rock and Roll one were only available from TF (and possibly ULTA) but the thing is that Too Faced doesn’t deliver to Canada either (nor does UD, so far as I […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Vice LTD at ULTA Now! 16 hours, 15 minutes ago

I agree. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt like a huge part of the market (not just in Canada but other countries too) are basically being treated like they don’t matter at all. There was a Too Faced Palette […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Vice LTD at ULTA Now! 16 hours, 17 minutes ago

I’ll have you singing the words to O Canada in French and saying “eh” before you know it!

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Vice LTD at ULTA Now! 18 hours, 58 minutes ago

I’d made up my mind to get this palette (big surprise, hunh? The idea that I have any willpower at all is purely a fantasy, but then the penny dropped and I realized that this is exclusive to ULTA! GRRR! The […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints Photos & Swatches 1 day, 15 hours ago

It’s funny – some of the European luxury brands (Chanel, Clarins and Guerlain come to mind for me) cost about the same here as they do in the US or maybe a buck or 3 more, whereas Stila and some other companies […]

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…and scratch my back in that place I can’t reach AND take out the trash too! I feel the same about the price – prices just keep climbing and climbing, it seems.

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I never would have thought Linen Khaki would have such a pronounced green tint to it just from looking at it in the pan. FYI, when I click on the dupes for it (in the first part of the review), I get one of the […]

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Mariella is loving Pussycat (04) 1 day, 21 hours ago

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Mariella is loving Plum Lush (05) 1 day, 21 hours ago

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Mariella commented on the post, How do you keep your skin hydrated during winter? 1 day, 23 hours ago

I use facial oils at night – Clarins Blue Orchid is a favourite but I sort of cycle through several of them – as my first layer and then apply a heavier night cream. In the day, I use a cream formula with SPF (Ole […]

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At almost $100, I will happily stick with my UD Naked2 palette, which seems to contain colours very much like the ones I like best in that first palette.

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Mariella commented on the post, How many cleansers do you use to remove your makeup? 2 days, 12 hours ago

I vary between using 1 or 2 cleansers, mostly depending on how much eye makeup I’m wearing and also the nature of the cleaner I’m using (some are better at getting off my concealer and mascara (if I’m wearing it) […]

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I agree. I have some of the dupes for the olive and khaki shades and they all perform beautifully (certainly better than the ones in this palette) and cost a heck of a lot less too. Sadly, some aren’t available […]

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Oh, but I do want to say that the eye look you’ve done is stunning – this is exactly the sort of finished result that gets me buying products…..

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Oh frig (and I don’t say that lightly) – the 2 shades I was most interested in (#4 and 5) have pretty sad ratings. I have several of the dupes for each of the shades but it would have been jolly to have a whole […]

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I agree….and there was a long wait between the end of the duos and the intro of these, which only fueled my expectation that these would be “worth the wait”.

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I hate things to be “match-y match-y” so I don’t co-ordinate makeup to clothing. About the only thing I’ll do is make sure that my lips don’t seriously clash with whatever shirt or sweater I’m wearing – orange red […]

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Onyx and Green Iron are calling my name but at that price (and more in Canada), I’ll probably stick with somewhat less pricey options….or not!

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Sigh…. Well, my wallet will be happy, I guess. But, again, it seems so odd to me that a company has built such a good reputation (and has prices to reflect the good quality) would put it all at risk with […]

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The more I read your reviews for these, Christine, the more and more “underwhelmed” and downright disappointed I become. Like I said before, Hourglass’s previous eyeshadow duos were such good quality (at least the […]

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