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The Best & Worst of Anastasia’s Fall 2018 Collection

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Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Norvina Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Anastasia Norvina Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Anastasia Fall 2018 Collection features a new eyeshadow palette, Norvina, along with five new lip glosses, one new liquid lipstick, and three new liquid highlighters. All the new shades are limited edition per the brand’s customer service (I called and emailed). The collection is now available online at Ulta (August 5th for stores), and will be online at all other retailers on August 7th (in-stores August 17th). Here’s a recap of the products launched and how well they reviewed!

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Best Sheer Lipglosses 2018 | Top 10 + Share Your Favorites

Today, I’m asking for your recommends for Best Sheer Lipglosses (specific shades, please!).  The 10 most recommended Sheer Lipglosses are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

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10 Best Sheer Lipglosses

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Thoughts on New Beauty Brands and Authenticity

Flesh Beauty Tender Flesh Blush
Flesh Beauty Tender Flesh Blush

Last week, a new beauty brand–backed by a well-known, major beauty player, Revlon–officially debuted:  Flesh Beauty.  After the brand’s product catalog popped up on Ulta (the brand’s exclusive retailer) a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been thinking on what it means to build a new beauty brand in today’s environment, how it can or should be done, and can it be done authentically.  This is as much me teasing out my own feelings and thoughts on the topic and wanting to see how my readers feel.

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Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquers are really pretty, glossy, and long-wearing but so rarely do I hear hype for these! Pretty Vulgar’s powder highlighters are gorgeous and more affordable for mid/high-end. MAC Extra Dimension Blushes became permanent and are stunning on the skin, but I never see influencers using them! Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Lipsticks have a luminous, pearl finish that has come the closest to replicating Guerlain Rouge Gs for me. Makeup Geek Highlighters are one of the best powder highlighters I’ve come across, and while pricey given where the brand started, are absolutely worth the premium and complete easily against $50+ highlighters I have.

— Christine

Coffee & Swatches: My Latte Favorites

Coffee & Swatchese
Coffee & Swatches (May 15th, 2018)

If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you’ll notice that I’ve started to share what I’ve dubbed “coffee and swatches,” which are photos of products I’m photographing (and swatching) along with my morning latte.  I’ve always hesitated to share what I might be photographing or testing to avoid feeling pressured (or like an utter failure) about when a review might be posted (I don’t always get around to reviewing what I’ve swatched or even tested due to time constraints).  On the other hand, my life is pretty routine–blogging, eating, and cuddling with the dog–and that’s about it, so I liked the idea of it being an authentic post that was a bit more personal than a standard product shot but still represented my day-to-day life.

Since then, I’ve regularly received questions asking about how I make my lattes, which has led to this post.  I’ll touch on my current set-up along with various systems and products I’ve used over the years (which have less of an upfront cost).  What you need to know about me:  I’m not your coffee expert; I am not the person who drinks straight espresso or black coffee, I am the person who likes the flavor and depth of espresso but tempered by frothy milk and something to sweeten it.  (A particularly well-prepared latte I can drink without adding sweetener, sugar-free or otherwise.)