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Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara – Nancy T. recommended this in a post, and I got it during a 20% off Ulta sale. I haven’t opened it yet, because I’m trying to finish up a few other mascaras first. It sounded like it’s bulletproof, and bulletproof sounds good to me.

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Katherine, I think you’ll love it! I still love everything about it, except late at night there is one caveat: little black fallout. Thank goodness, it’s easier to sweep away than eyeshadow glitter!

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Let’s see, between your blog, as well as fellow readers here and my daughter; way too many to try to count! Some NOTABLES: WnW Reserve Your Cabana and Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer, Sephora Contour Pencil Eyeliners and their lipgloss formula too, Belif Moisture Bomb, the Simple brand of face wipes, MAC Silver Sun EDES, Colourpop eyeshadows and cheek products, MUFE Artist Shadow, etc. See what I mean?
Now all I really need is to decide on my next eye cream! Dr.Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid & Retinol Eye Cream or Clarins Extra Firming Eye Cream (BOTH have caffeine, which I love for firming and depuffing). Don’t know about eye serums, they honestly scare me because they’re “runny”, so I wouldn’t want them seeping into my eyes. Fresh Black Tea was good, but actually didn’t really have caffeine! LoL! But I thought it did!

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I started using Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Creme about a month ago and I looove it. I think it’s the only creme that I have found that I actually feel has improved the condition of my undereyes. It is super moisturizing; it is so thick it’s almost a balm texture. Plus the tub is a full ounce(!) so the price is quite reasonable.

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Thanks Julia, I’ll have to ask for a sample at Sephora when I go back on Thursday! Everything else I’ve tried from OH has been pretty darn good, except that Sheer Transformation Face cream.

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YW, Genevieve! But an FYI, the “brush” is very different ; it is fashioned after the harder plastic, curved brush types that are seen in some HE Asian brands of mascara. So there is a bit of a learning curve, no pun intended, to getting used to these wands.

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I tried the WnW Fergie eyeshadow primer based on your recommendation and I really like it. I purchased the repackaged version because I couldn’t find anymore of the Fergie version and it works the same for me. Thanks Nancy!

You’re welcome! And I learned about the WNW Fergie Eye primer from another Temptalia reader here who swore by it, otherwise, I would never in a million years have tried it. So just paying it forward πŸ™‚

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I’ve never bought anything just because someone else wore it or recommended it. We are all too different for me to depend on that. People give recommendations I will look into and research. I come on Temptalia and research here. I go many random places and gain an idea of being certain I want something. I find out about many products on my own accord. I know what works for me. My instinct works but not because of just one person. Others are most helpful answering any questions I have which help me decide. This blog does is an example of Christine and readers that do it daily. πŸ™‚

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Thanks to coming here, Tom Ford eye shadow quads, Tom Ford Cream Colors for Eyes, Laura Mercier Highlight 101 and Guerlain Meteorites. I’m the only makeup enthusiast I know so I come here for my beauty fix.

I watched a youtuber rave about Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation for a few months and I finally caved and bought it – one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Oh and Kevyn Aucoin Medium (the contour shade) and Candlelight. Love them all!

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The last product that arrived (though I ordered it in late December or early January) was the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette (along with another palette and a brush set). I had wanted to get some brushes from Zoeva for ages but saw a lot of talk about the Cocoa Blend palette so decided to give it a go. The most recent purchase itself was the Urban Spectrum Palette because I have access to the internet and like makeup so duh.

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Ettusais Mineral BB Cream! A friend who looked like she had amazing skin was wearing it and I needed a new bb cream in my life so I was curious to try it out. Worked out ok, it’s a bit silicon-y but that’s probably what gives the skin a smoother appearance.

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Basically all of my makeup!! Lol, Ok it sounds like I can’t have an opinion of my own. But I’m very aware the makeup and nail polish I purchase with my own money are usually lemmings I caught by reading beautiful blogs like yours ?

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I will let my developer know, but at someone who is inept at code, at a glance, I can tell that it is working for others (including on this post), so the plugin itself is working so I’m not sure what would be going on!

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Thank you Christine! that would be nice πŸ™‚
I also notice that the only blogs that show are WordPress blogs, would that have anything to do?

So what did you think about that tonic? I read about it on here as well and for $15 thought it was worth a try but the bottle is SO TINY. How do you use it? Did you LOVE and is it worth the money?

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I haven’t tried it enough to already have a fixed opinion. First impression was good. I was using the Clarins Doux Exfoliant in the mornings for more than two years and wanted to see if it could replace it, as it is cheaper, but similar judging by the ingredients.
Usually I cleanse in the mornings, the apply the tonic on a cotton pad all over my face, neck AND back of my hands and leave it like this for some time (get dressed, apply deodorant, brush teeth… all that stuff) and then follow with a face spritz, serum and moisturizer.
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Wet and wild Reserve your Cabana Highlighter. Because of your review πŸ™‚ I read your review and I HAD to have it. And yes, it’s gorgeous.

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Someone else as someone I know personally or as, say, beauty gurus and reviewers like Christine?

If the former, then I got quite a few items on recommendations of a MAC SA (does that count?). Like blush in “Baby don’t go” (to use as a contour powder) or Mineralize Foundation loose or eye pencils in Prunnella and Phone Number πŸ™‚

If beauty gurus and reviewers count, it’s even worse πŸ™‚ Mary-Lou Manizer, NARS Sheer Glow foundation, all the UD products I have, NARS Radiant Creamy concealer, MAC Pro Longwear concealer, MUFE artist eye shadow to name a few.

Have not bought anything on a recommendation of my friends or family simply because NO ONE around me as passionate about makeup and knows as much as I do about it. Feels lonely sometimes, I have to admit πŸ™‚ So usually I am the one recommending stuff.

Oh you’re the only other person I know who has “Baby don’t go”! I bought it a few months ago and I love it. I have fair NW20 skin and I use it as a contour product some days, but more often as a blush. I wanted a gold look with no shimmer whatsoever, which sounds weird but I really like it. It looks a little different but in a good way. Anyway, rave.

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Blush twins! πŸ™‚ Yes, I love it too. In fact, it’s the only blush that I hit pan with (my 3-4 y.o. Warm Soul, for example, barely lost its dome). And that’s considering it’s only half a year old and I have three other contour shades to choose from πŸ™‚

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Looxi Highlighters! I saw them mentioned in the comments on one of your posts and decided to give them a try just a week or two ago. It was also my first indie beauty purchase! They are really fun, I’m glad I tried them πŸ™‚

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Oh, and a snagged a ton of Illamasqua nail polish from the Hautelook sale last week. I was on the fence until I saw all the A+ Ratings you gave them- sold! I just wish the shipping from from that site wasn’t so long!

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I hopped on the Nivea Men’s Aftershave Balm primer trend after KathleenLights tested it out. I’m glad I did though! My skin alternates between “I can see my reflection in the oils on my face” and “the actual Sahara desert” so it’s really hard for any primer (or just makeup in general) to work well on both types. The Nivea balm doesn’t cling to dry patches, soothes my angry redness, and keeps my oil from disturbing my foundation. Plus I grew up like my sister, always wearing men’s cologne instead of perfume because I liked the smells, so I love putting it on and just smelling it. Is that weird? It’s probably weird. No regrets though.

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Aside from purchases I’ve made after seeing them reviewed here? After watching Tara of Tarababyz review her favorite brushes, I purchased the Sephora Pro Airbrush concealer brush #57. I loved it so much, I bought a second one! Same story with the Marc Jacobs foundation brush, and I plan to pick up another one of those, too.

almost everything i buy (after seeing reviews or people talking about them) … the last thing i bought was the ‘nivea men aftershave balm’ to use it as a primer because nikkietutorials gave it praise. it’s a lot of product and only costs 7$ (where i live) … also i bought a morphe palette to enter the bandwagon, i’m weak haha

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