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We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all kinds were synonymous with “no bueno.” Because oil = breakouts, right?

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5 Dupes for the Louboutin Classic Red Nail Polish

With Valentine’s Day literally around the corner, it’s possible that you’re looking to spice up your nail color a bit with a nice red! Well Christian Louboutin recently designed a line of nail polish that is absolutely stunning!

The red, which is a perfect match to the iconic red sole of the shoes, is a beautiful color. But what’s the kicker? These nail polishes will break the bank with their $50/each price tag. I don’t know about you, but $50 is a LOT for a nail polish!

Lucky for you, I’ve found 5 amazing dupes for this nail polish so you don’t have to dip into your savings to own a great signature red. Any of these shades would be perfect for the person looking for a Valentine’s Day manicure, so check them out!

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I know I know, the last thing you wanna be thinking about while you’re on vacation is skin care. But I promise you, it’s something that you need to take into consideration before you leave. Before blogging I never took my skin care seriously, and I really paid for my neglect with each vacation. I had sudden breakouts, excess dryness and wrinkles in places that I care not to share!

I had the opportunity to cruise the Eastern Caribbean (thanks Princess Cruises) where the temperatures are much warmer and filled with humidity. While it was my first time to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, I have traveled to St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands in the past and I remember the air not being on my side.

Your travel skin care routine needs to be a little different than your home skin care. Your skin will face a number of challenges while you’re traveling so you’ll have to compensate for a few things. Keeping all that in mind, take good notes because below are some gems you’ll need for your next excursion. View Full Post

MAC Cosmetics Future Foward

M.A.C Cosmetics has become known for its collaborations. They have joined forces with many celebrities to raise funds for AIDS awareness through the Viva Glam campaigns. Past campaigns have included big names like: Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Lorde, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. While this formula has been a huge success for the cosmetics giant, they are ready to try something a little different. View Full Post