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Summer Beauty Essentials

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Although the first, official day of summer is June 21, it has pretty much arrived where I live. I’m actually not hugely into summer; the fall and winter months get me the most excited. However, there are a couple of products that really remind me of the summertime and I always resurface them during this time of year.

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Mally Volumizing Waterproof Mascara

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Like many volumizing mascaras, Mally’s Volumizing Waterproof Mascara is no different with its claims to create thick, voluminous lashes. I have used many, many volumizing mascaras in my lifetime and I find that they are really hit or miss. This particular mascara has great reviews, so how did Mally’s mascara compare to the rest?

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NOTD | Color Club Reign in Spain

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When it comes to nail polish, I am typically crazy for neons in the spring and summer. But for whatever reason, this year I have not been as into these super bright shades. Although I have been gravitating toward taupes and more neutral shades lately, this polish by Color Club called Reign in Spain was calling to me when I was cleaning out my polishes the other day.

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Serum Empties | May 2014

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Since I am quite into skincare, I have a couple of serums that I have either used up or are about two uses away from being used up. I thought it would be a good time to give a proper review of these three products, especially since they are brands that have become quite well-known in the blogging community.

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May Julep Maven & Plié Wand

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Even though I am a longtime subscriber to Julep Maven, I don’t always talk about what I receive each month. However, this month Julep released their much-hyped Plié Wand, which is supposed to improve results for anyone who has trouble painting their nails neatly.

For those who don’t know, Julep Maven is a $20/month subscription service, similar to Birchbox and Ipsy. The Julep boxes typically contain 2 nail polishes and an additionally beauty product.

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Recent Pedicure Favorites | Spring 2014

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Usually in the springtime I am all about brights and pastels, but this year have I been preferring something a bit more muted or dark. In the past I loved to go crazy and put neons on my toenails, but this spring I have been gravitating toward darker polishes because I feel like if I do wear something brighter on my hands it won’t clash.

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Current Beauty Favorites | April 2014

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I change up my makeup pretty regularly, so it’s rare for me to be reaching for the same products over and over. But, lately there have been up a couple of things that I have been looking to use on a regular basis.

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Cargo Essential Lip Gloss

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Cargo recently redesigned the packaging of their Essential Lip Gloss. This lip gloss is formulated to be long-lasting, non-sticky, and moisturizing. It contains jojoba oil and vitamin E to not only hydrate lips, but to decrease the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.

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