Testing Beauty Hacks: Removing NARS Sticky Coating

Testing Beauty Hacks: Removing NARS Sticky Coating

Tutorials and Tips
I was reorganizing my makeup the other day and noticed that some of my NARS compacts had gotten sticky. Like, covered-in-glue sticky. That's what I get for storing them on top of my makeup storage instead of in it. A quick search online told me that this happens with compacts that have a matte coating. While the smooth, rubberized finish looks and feels great when you buy it, it gets dirty fast and over time the coating begins to break down. Leaving you with a sticky mess. Through this research, I found a hack: Wipe the compact down with rubbing alcohol. It removes the worn coating, which leaves your compact shiny, but removes the sticky problem. The blog posts discussing this hack showed some convincing before-and-after photos, but these were all…
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VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Comparisons, Face, Lips, Nails, Product reviews, Videos
I'M SO GLAD THAT THIS VIDEO + BLOG POST ARE FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY. I've been working on this since February. That's right, February, as in five months ago. Basically, finding dupes takes time, and every time I thought I was done, Sephora kept coming out with more VIB Rouge exclusives! Not to mention all the traveling and the fact that I work full-time. Even at the time I'm posting this, there's been at least one more item added, continually out of stock, and I'm NOT waiting another five months! I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me... I'm sure you understand the dreaded "out of stock" message anyway! VIB Rouge exclusive products are certain shades of popular products that are exclusive to VIB Rouge members. I…
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Recent Favorites + Meet My Dog!!

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Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but I've got a good reason. We adopted a dog! I'll show her off in the video, but here are some photos... As you can see, she's been having a pretty happy life with us so far! I have a Vine account I was using to post videos of the other cute animals in my family, but now Maya's taken over. Head over here for some short clips of maximum dorbs. My boyfriend and I are going to share Instagram duties, so we just started one for her here. Alright, back to the point of this post. I've been reaching for the same products over and over again recently, and I haven't done a favorites video in FOREVER, so I figured…
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NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

Eyes, Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Videos
Hey, guys! The purchase I made that got me the sample of the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara was the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette. I've been using it for a couple weeks now, and I have some mixed feelings about it so far. The palette is $79, which is quite an investment for a palette this size compared to similar palettes. But I'd heard amazing things about these shadows: they can be used wet or dry, they blend well, they're pigmented. I loved that this palette has such a nice range of shades, covering your basic neutrals as well as including a couple of unexpected colors. This palette also comes with a brush--and a good one, too. It's their wet/dry brush (I don't know the specific name, but that's the gist),…
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High-End Wants (June 2014)

High-End Wants (June 2014)

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High-End Wants (June 2014) by brokeforbeauty featuring too faced cosmetics Lip care / First Aid Beauty beauty product / MAC Cosmetics beauty product / Hourglass Cosmetics beauty product / It Cosmetics powder foundation / Nars cosmetic / Too faced cosmetic / Yves Saint Laurent face makeup Hi guys! I feel like there are so many things I'm lusting after right now. Maybe the warm weather is making me happy, or maybe it's that I don't have a car to get myself to Sephora, but I've been stalking these items online for a few weeks now. MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator - My skin's texture has been uneven lately, and I've been wanting to find a good exfoliator to use once or twice a week in addition to my face masks.…
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