Ipsy April 2016 Subscription Box

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Ipsy is a recurring monthly subscription box which costs $10. It’s one of the best since they vow to never send foil samples and all of the products are carefully chosen by legendary beauty guru Michelle Phan and her team based on… Continue Reading

Target Beauty Box April 2016 Review

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The Target Beauty box is a non-subscription beauty box that is released once a month and sells out very quickly. Prices for the box range from $5 to $10 with free shipping and it always has a great assortment of… Continue Reading

March Favorites

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As March comes to a close, so does winter and all of the darkness it carries. Days are longer, holidays are sillier (Pi day will always be one of my favorites), and hope is renewed for those dying to leave… Continue Reading

Boxycharm March 2016 Beauty Subscription Box

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Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21 and comes with 4-5 full sized items. Each subscriber gets pretty much the same box (shades of makeup vary). It is different from Ipsy and Birchbox in that even though… Continue Reading

Birchbox March 2016 Subscription Box

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Birchbox is the Original Gangsta of the subscription box game and probably the most popular as well. It is $10 a month with free shipping for 5 products which are different for each customer and tailored to the results of… Continue Reading

Money Minimalist: Is NYX Strobe of Genius Highlight Palette dupe for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

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Here at Makeup Minimalist, I believe that if you are going to have only a small amount of products, they should be the absolute best. Most people hear that and think that it means each product has to be absurdly… Continue Reading

Ulta Brand and 14 piece Beauty Bonus Gift with Purchase Review Part 2: Face, Lips, Nails, Swatches, Rating

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This is part 2 of a 2 part review of the 14 piece Ulta Beauty Bonus Gift with Purchase. Since most of the items are either available for sale on Ulta.com or are smaller versions of items that are available, this… Continue Reading

Ulta Brand and 14 piece Beauty Bonus Gift with Purchase Review Part 1: First Impressions, Eyes, Brows, Swatches

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This is part 1 of a 2 part review of the 14 piece Ulta Beauty Bonus Gift with Purchase. Since most of the items are either available for sale on Ulta.com or are smaller versions of items that are available, this… Continue Reading

Lust List of February 2016

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Ahh, February. The official month of love and a welcome sign that it is almost spring. Here are some of the things that I fell in love with this month: Tarte’s New Rainforest of the Sea collection. Not only is… Continue Reading

Glossybox February 2016 Subscription

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After a year long hiatus from Glossybox, this was my first box back. It is a monthly subscription box that costs $21 on a month to month basis and includes makeup, skincare, and haircare. While it is pricier than other… Continue Reading