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Mariella commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Chanel 1 day, 22 hours ago

Agree with this. Same with that recent highlighter – Les Plumes, I think it was called. Why not make it permanent and available at all Chanel counters (I didn’t look for it but had the sense it was only available […]

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Don’t use Biore strips, don’t use really hot water and don’t scrub so hard. Basically, be more gentle to my skin (fortunately, I’ve used sunscreen for ages and have never really liked sitting out in the sun and it […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Chanel 2 days, 13 hours ago

I have more than a few colour cosmetics from Chanel (though no skin care, so far as I can recall) and as much as I really like some the products I have, I really do think I’m paying more for the name and the […]

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Hmmm – interesting and somewhat difficult question. I guess for me, hope springs eternal and even a company that has let me down (Physician’s Formula comes to mind) or one that does have a lot of stinkers (MAC) […]

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Mariella commented on the post, NARS Panic Dual-Intensity Blush Review, Photos, Swatches 3 days, 18 hours ago

I wonder if this new “dual intensity” thing is going to be front and centre for Nars. Perhaps it isn’t a very good indicator but I’ve noticed that online at Sephora, many of their standard permanent duo and single […]

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Mariella commented on the post, NARS Panic Dual-Intensity Blush Review, Photos, Swatches 4 days, 17 hours ago

Ooop – a C+? Well, at $45 (so probably $50 or 55 or more here in Canada), at least my wallet will be happy. This is the pair I was most interested in but a poor performance is enough to put me off.

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I stopped getting them a while ago and checked all the info in my profile. It’s all correct but no emails (even about the VIB Rouge 20% off events). I emailed them to ask why/try to clear this up and got a reply […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Free for Haul Friday, Volume #277 4 days, 23 hours ago

Thanks, Christine. I have to add that as a true makeup junkie, I’m hoping to be able to get my hands on a Kiko eyeshadow quad or two while in Rome!

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Mariella commented on the post, Dior Eye Reviver Palette and Cheek & Lip Glow for Spring 2015 4 days, 23 hours ago

Love the look of the eyeshadows and the size of the palette but I’m always very wary with Dior because their shadows can be such crap. When they get the formula right, they are divinely lovely but that’s not […]

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Mariella commented on the post, What was the last product that really impressed you? 5 days, 14 hours ago

Bite Luminous Creme Lipsticks, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness (honestly, that stuff is magical), Sephora’s new Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation (I only have samples as I need to finish up at least one of the […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Free for Haul Friday, Volume #277 5 days, 15 hours ago

Haul: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (every time I buy it, I say “it’s too darned pricey; never again” but every time I finish it, I have to get another one because I like it so); Dermalogical After Sun body […]

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Mariella is loving Cold Copper (09) 5 days, 15 hours ago

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Ani-Bee, I have the waterproof formula (it came in a Showstopper) and I don’t like it nearly as much as the original. I don’t swim in makeup but my experience with every day wear is that the regular formula is […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Too Faced Selfie Powders for Spring 2015 6 days, 13 hours ago

I also wondered if this was hopping on the concept band-wagon of the Hourglass powders. But you’d think they’d give us a better visual than a dog in beret looking yellow, muddy and slightly blue with the cold as […]

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I’ve been using the IT Bye Bye Under-Eye concealer (and I have the “waterproof” version and also one in a double-ended applicator with an “illuminator” at the other end) for years. It beats the heck out of Nars, […]

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This is always my quandary. It’s one reason I love the looks you do, Christine – you combine colours (eye colours, particularly) in such creative but always flattering ways and often in ways I’d never even […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Too Faced Selfie Powders for Spring 2015 6 days, 23 hours ago

I’m not sure if I love these or not….is it a gimmick or wonderful makeup “magic”? I’ll be curious to read and see what users experience with this trio of powders. Christine, do you think you might be reviewing these?

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Mariella commented on the post, Survey Says… February 25th, 2015 1 week ago

I love Boscia’s Tsubaki oil – it’s such a great product but I didn’t list it because I’m never sure if an oil counts as a serum. But it is such a lovely product.

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Mariella commented on the post, Survey Says… February 25th, 2015 1 week ago

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Best face mask? Borghese Fango or Pur Minerals but I’m also liking the Clinique Moisture Surge “sleeping mask” (though it’s not really my idea of a “mask”)
Best face serum? […]

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