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Hidden Rainbow Balayage | New Hair for Spring 2020!

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Christine |

Hidden Rainbow Balayage | New Hair for Spring 2020!

Happy new hair for spring! I'm calling this one "hidden rainbow," because it started with the concept of rainbow hair but in such a way where it would be rainbow-esque regardless of whether it was up, down, curled or worn natural. Most pieces have two shades in a gradient but some have three and a...

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Curate a Makeup Collection You Love with More Mindfulness (2020 Guide)

Curate a Makeup Collection You Love with More Mindfulness (2020 Guide)

If you find yourself prone to purchasing on impulse or often feel like you purchase products that are well-reviewed, popular, or buzzed about but don't actually find you love them like you feel you should, this list of tips might help you figure out how to better understand your own preferences and...

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How-to Buy Less Makeup: Guide to Makeup No-Buys & Low-Buys (2020)

How-to Buy Less Makeup: Guide to Makeup No-Buys & Low-Buys (2020)

With the beauty industry releasing more and more products and with greater accessibility to those launches, it's no surprise that some have felt like they've overindulged or have reached a point of saturation and are approaching 2020 purchases with a more critical eye.  Whether you're on a makeup...

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How-to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

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Christine |

How-to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

As new beauty products release at an ever increasing pace, sometimes it can get easy to forget what we have or favor new purchases over long-time favorites and other past purchases. Whether you have a streamlined set of products or everything but the kitchen sink, I think there's a tip that just...

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Oil Slick Rainbow Hair for the Holidays

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Christine |

Oil Slick Rainbow Hair for the Holidays

Though my original plan was to update my hair and sort of transition back to more natural tones (like a mix of various coppers and caramels, maybe with one vivid color as an accent), my go-to colorist, Lauren, just got married and is heading off on her honeymoon and I didn't think to book ahead...

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Temptalia’s 5-Step Guide to Making Better Purchases

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Christine |

Temptalia’s 5-Step Guide to Making Better Purchases

Much of the features Temptalia's built over the years have been guided by trying to help readers make better, more informed purchases that they'll love.  I approach this from the standpoint that I'm not necessarily trying to convince someone to buy or not buy any specific product but to provide...

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Reflections on Brands “Celebrating” Pride

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Reflections on Brands “Celebrating” Pride

This year, it seems more brands than ever are participating in Pride celebrations with product releases.  The part that has struck me as a little out-of-sorts and unexpected has been the lack of charitable components and meaningful ties to the LGBTQIA+ community.

This June marks the 50th...

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Just what is normal in your lipsticks? A Jaclyn Hill Lipsticks Follow-up!

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Christine |

Just what is normal in your lipsticks? A Jaclyn Hill Lipsticks Follow-up!

I have applied, swatched, and reviewed a lot of lipstick in the last 13 years--there are over 13,000 lip swatches in the Swatch Gallery, and there are years of photos that aren't included (because they're older, lower quality, etc.).   I want to discuss my own experiences over the years of what...

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10 Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes I’d Like to See

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Christine |

10 Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes I’d Like to See

As I was testing the newest Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palette (in Nude) this week, I was struck by how much I would love to see the mini format in a slew of other color combinations. Those of us who tend to like variety or flit between palettes likely don't need full-sized pans of eyeshadow, so...

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