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How many of you beauties purchase cosmetics from the drugstores? I will be the first to say that I do, and I know that many of you do too. Yeah, I order online and shop at Sephora, Ulta and at the beauty counters but some of my favorite goodies come from the drugstore. As much as I love getting cosmetics from the drugstore, I have to admit it can be a bit of a headache at times.

Unlike places like Ulta, Sephora and beauty counters, when you shop for cosmetics at the drugstore there are no samples or experts to give you direction, you are on your own. Many times, especially if buy foundation, it can take a quite a few annoying purchases to get it right (thank God that places like Walgreen’s allow returns). What seems to be a match in the store can prove to be a total mistake at home. For all of you beauties that feel my pain, I have great news! COVERGIRL has created an app that is designed to take hustle out of shopping for cosmetics. View Full Post

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I need them all!

You guys already know that I am moderately obsessed with matte lipsticks. And moderate is a real understatement. Matte lipsticks scream sexy and grown and kickass and more importantly, if you pick the right shade and brand you ain’t NEVA gotta update that lip! #Goals.

A newbie on the block is Gold Label CosmeticsView Full Post

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As if skincare isn’t confusing enough now we see another trend; “alphabet creams.” BB, CC, and now DD creams first gained popularity in Korea, and have recently caught on in America. But what in the world do all those letters stand for, and what do these creams actually do? I chatted with Board Certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Kally Papantoniou who decodes it all. View Full Post

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Hey there! Maui here.

If you beauties are anything like me, you live for a good book. Regardless of the genre, a good book will have you locked in for hours (even days) at a time. A book does many things for the reader, of course it entertains but books also; inspire, empower and educate. The right book will take you from broke to boss and everywhere in between, all you have to do is pay attention and adsorb the knowledge.

As a young girl, books helped me escape my reality. As a teen and young adult, books helped me realize that life held greater possibilities than I ever imagined. Now, as a woman, books have educated and empowered me to live to my full potential. Yeah, I can’t deny…I am a true nerd girl.

With so many women on the heels of greatness, I encourage all of you beauties to pick up a book. Allow yourself to be educated and enriched from the prospective of someone who has slayed the giant that you are battling. Many times that additional insight is all we need to go to the next level.

Truth is, even women with the most recognized brands, who are making major boss moves in their industries can benefit from the knowledge that a good book distributes. In the event that you are a little behind on your reading or need some suggestions, I have a few good books to share. These books will surely bring out the girl boss in you and inspire you to take over the world no matter what field you desire to excel in. View Full Post

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My recent trip to the Caribbean with Princess Cruises has me feening hard for Summer. But lucky for you (mainly me, LOL), summer is right around the corner, we hope.

I know some of you are going to be traveling to some amazing new places this year (shout out to those travel deals). I wanted to share with you what’s in my travel beauty bag and a quick makeup travel look. It’s one of the main questions that I get asked. What’s in my makeup bag…when I travel? View Full Post