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Mascara Review: 2 to SKIP – 1 to KEEP!

I was at the store last weekend, where I saw there was a sale on Rimmel London mascaras. Buy one get one free! Who could pass that up? Not me! So I grabbed two mascaras that I thought I’d like to try.

So I sit down, put all my other makeup on (foundation, eyeshadow, etc.) and I pull out Max Volume Flash, my new mascara. I pull the wand out of the tube – and immediately I HATE IT. It pulled out a TON of mascara, and the brush was all gooped up with black mascara. I scraped it off, and tried to put it on, and I swear I hated it in two strokes. It’s awful. It doesn’t do a darn thing that it says it will. I’ve tried a lot of mascaras, and this one might be one of the worst. Look at that packaging! 14X volume! Fast – no mess lashes! Collagen and Keratin enriched! Their biggest brush ever! Psht. No good. I put the lid back on – and tossed it in the trash.

Then I decide to open the next mascara I bought, Glam’Eyes. I should have known I wouldn’t like it just by looking at the wand. I hate small brushes. I like a nice – thick brush. But I decided to try it anyway, and I didn’t like it at all. Again, everything it promises on the packaging is complete BS. Talk about false advertising! It’s practically the same exact mascara as Max Volume Flash – just in a different tube. Definitely NOT worth my money, and I won’t be trying any more Rimmel mascaras any time soon. I know Erin has tried one that she likes – but I’d definitely tell you guys to skip these two. They’re no good.

So I can’t leave you with all bad news, can I? How about 1 mascara I think you SHOULD try?

I’m absolutely in love with L’Oreal’s Millions of Lashes! I have looooong struggled with drugstore mascaras, because in my opinion, they can’t stand up to some of the more expensive versions like Diorshow. Aaaand then I tried L’Oreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes. It was love at first stroke.

I adore this mascara. For only $8, you’re getting what you could get for $30+ on a more expensive brand. It goes on smoothly, it isn’t clumpy, the brush is fantastic, it doesn’t flake, it actually DOES make your lashes look longer and fuller. In my opinion, it’s one of the few drugstore mascaras that actually live up to the hype. If you’re looking for a new mascara to try – try this guy. You won’t be sorry!

A Shade of Red for Every Heart! Holiday Reds for Valentine’s Day!

A Shade of Red for Every Heart – no need to commit to just one! From deep to bright, light to dark, M∙A∙C‘s selection of reds for Valentine’s Day covers every mood.

Click here to see MAC’s gorgeous Valentine’s reds!

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Snooki posts a picture of herself without makeup – and she looks amazing!

Snooki posted this picture on her Twitter page today, saying “No make up day :) and IDC :)”. She looks amazing! Look how beautiful she is under all that junk! She should wear natural makeup from now on. She’s never looked this good before!


FIRST LOOK: Charlotte Ronson’s new beauty line!

Charlotte Ronson is known for her laid back-simple coolness. Her clothing lines reflect this about her. Now – she’s forayed into the beauty world – and launched great new hair and makeup lines! The new products, exclusively at Sephora, will debut this September.

The small, edited line — inspired by family and friends — includes six items: A beachy salt spray named ‘Ann’ (after Ronson’s gorgeously wavy-haired mother) and a sheer, nude lip gloss called ‘Samantha’ (for her DJ sister). Then there’s ‘Nicole,’ a shimmery, earth tone-hued eyeshadow palette (dedicated to close friend Nicole Richie) and ‘Rashida’ (as in Jones), a subtle finishing powder aimed to recreate her other pal’s no-makeup makeup look. The collection also includes a liquid bronzer and blush trio.

While the line wont be able available until September 15th, you can preview everything on sephora.com right now.

I love the look of these products! Can’t wait to try!

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