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    Should I Wash My New Makeup Brushes Before I Use Them For The First Time?

    Do you wash your new makeup brushes before you use them for the first time? I must admit, when I first got into makeup at 14 years old, I didn’t… Naive young me thought, “these brushes are brand new and still in their plastic packs, so they’re bound to be clean and germ-free, right?” Older […]

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    How To Use Orange Concealer

    How do you use orange concealer? Yes, orange concealer is a thing. Gone are the days when flesh-coloured concealer way the only way to hide dark spots, large pores, and any minor blemishes. But sometimes, they’re not enough. You need something stronger to cover what a flesh-toned concealer still allows to show. That’s where orange […]

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    How Do Quick Dry Drops Work?

    Do you hate to wait for nail polishes to dry? I SO do. That’s why I almost only use Mavala nail polishes these days. I paint them on, and a couple of minutes later, I can get on with my life. But most nail polishes can take 5 to 10 minutes, if not more to dry. […]

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    Why I Won’t Try Shellac (And Neither Should You)

    I hate doing my nails. I can’t keep my hands still for the 5 minutes or so it takes nail polish to dry and it inevitably gets chipped. If, for some kind of miracle, my manicure survives the first 10 minutes, it still chips like crazy after a couple of days. I’m that hard on […]

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    Why I Love Makeup

    I’ve always loved makeup. As a little girl, I’d sit and watch fascinated, as my mom applied bright red polish on her nails. Then, I’d beg her to do paint mine pink (my fave colour even then). That was all the makeup I was allowed to wear. I had a makeup kit for children, but […]