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Mariella commented on the post, Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints Photos & Swatches 18 hours, 55 minutes 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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Mariella is loving Pussycat (04) 1 day ago

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Mariella is loving Plum Lush (05) 1 day ago

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Mariella commented on the post, How do you keep your skin hydrated during winter? 1 day, 3 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? 1 day, 16 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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Mariella commented on the post, How do you coordinate your makeup with your outfit? 2 days, 3 hours ago

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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Mariella commented on the post, Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints Photos & Swatches 2 days, 3 hours ago

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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Mariella commented on the post, Hit List: Best Concealer for Dark Circles 2 days, 19 hours ago

Clarins and IT Cosmetics. I’d like to try CdeP but I don’t have a counter anywhere at all near where I live and I won’t “risk” buying online (and the shipping is bound to be ridiculous on an already pricey item). […]

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Mariella commented on the post, What was the last life-changing beauty product you tried? 3 days, 2 hours ago

Probably Vasanti Brighten Up scrub (they have a fancier name for it but basically, it’s a scrub/exfoliator). It’s one of the few products I’ve tried that really does live up to its claims and which also seems […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Survey Says… January 21st, 2015 3 days, 20 hours ago

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned
Eye brush you always use? MAC 217 and a Sonia Kashuk white handled brush (from before they had numbers on them, so I don’t know if it’s the small or medium one)
Do you […]

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Mariella commented on the post, What’s been your go-to scent for January? 3 days, 22 hours ago

It’s a toss-up between Clinique Aromatics Elixir, which I’ve recently rediscovered but only wear in winter and Prada Infusion d’iris.

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Mariella is loving Opera 3 days, 22 hours ago

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