Back-in-Time Beauty | L’OREAL True Match Foundation Review

Whenever a new beauty product launches within a matter of weeks the beauty community determines whether that launch will became a “holy grail” staple or whether the product is a fail. But have you ever noticed that every new release is slowly forgotten, regardless of whether they’ve earned cult classic status or whether they were an utter fail?

In my new series, “Back-In-Time Beauty,” I’ll be rediscovering old cult classic beauty staples to see whether these goodies stand the test of the test of time or whether they were an overhyped release that will eventually fade into obscurity.

For my inaugural post in this series, I’ll be reviewing the L’OREAL True Match Foundation. Please keep reading for more on this OG drugstore foundation staple.

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6 Beauty Brands that Reward You for Recycling

Did you know that plastic packaging alone accounts for 40% of the world’s total plastic usage? Although plastic packaging is used for far more than cosmetics, a high volume of cosmetic-related waste is being generated every year. For example, the World Wild Life Fund estimated that the UK used 10.8 billion wet wipes and 13.2 billion cotton buds in 2018 alone. According to the National Geographic, 91% of all global plastics have not been properly recycled. 

Unfortunately for beauty lovers, cosmetic and beauty packaging can be some of the hardest plastic-packaged products to recycle due to the unique colors, shapes, and plastic types used to house our favorite beauty must-haves. Thankfully, some beauty brands are actively trying to reduce waste and encourage consumers to recycle their used makeup and packaging. The below list is a compilation of beauty brands that reward their customers for recyling.

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Blogger Love | Would You Rather Tag

LOL I’m so slow to post out blogger tags, but I always do my best to get to every tag. As always, I love blogger tags and blogger community awards because they are so great for fostering a sense of community in the blogosphere.

In today’s post we’ll answer some tough “Would You Rather” style questions! 

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Bad or Rad | ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette Review

ColourPop Palettes are like chips – you can’t have just one. When I saw the promotional images for ColourPop’s coral-themed, Spring Collection I wanted to buy everything in the collection. After much internal debate, I decided to pick up Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette, but does it live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out.

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Blogger Love | How to Write Thoughtful Blog Comments

Fun fact: I am probably the shyest extrovert you’ll ever meet. As a shy individual, it was a challenge for me to muster the courage to connect with other bloggers and leave comments. But Y’ALL – I’m so glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to network! Please keep reading if you’re…

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Drugstore, Affordable Beauty Haul

Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don’t actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren’t as easily accessible as “traditional” drugstore brands given that purchases don’t qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD.

Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I’ve yet to try, so I’m excited to see how these will perform.

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Beauty Minimalism | How to Create a Beauty Inventory System

Creating a makeup inventory system is a must for anyone with a large beauty collection OR for anyone looking to reduce their collection or spend less. I’ve been using a comprehensive Beauty Inventory system to track how my collection has grown over the years, in terms of both product volume and value. Please keep reading to learn how to create a Beauty Inventory System.

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Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2019

Let me level with you: I’ve had my online shopping cart ready since March… in anticipation for the Spring Sale. To be fair, I’ve had quite a lot of time to plan out my purchases (no impulse buys here) AND I have a few gift cards that have been burning a hole in my pocket. However, this will (hopefully) be my last haul until my birthday in the Fall because my spending has been out of control all year. 

Please keep reading to see what I snagged at this year’s Spring VIB Sale.

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A Beauty Guru Made Me Buy It: Beauty & Fashion Roundup

As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I spend the majority of my time reading about, watching videos on, and playing with makeup. Simply put: I live for it.

However, this particular hobby can get quite expensive because buying new makeup is expensive. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a gullible shopper, beauty influencers play a big role in influencing what I buy. Please keep reading to see what *recent* products beauty gurus made me buy.

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Makeup Minimalism | 2019 Low Buy Introduction & Project Pan Goal

At the close of 2018, I had every intention of doing a yearlong cosmetic No-Buy. Having successfully completed a 6 month No Buy in years past, I felt like this challenge would be doable for me. However, the more I thought about doing a yearlong No Buy, the more anxious I became about my spending…  I started to spend uncontrollably, constantly buying new beauty products online. Essentially, I was on a beauty binge that lasted for roughly 2.5 months.

As a result of my reckless spending this Fall and this Winter, I’ve decided to put myself on a three-month long No-Buy. My No-Buy started on February 11th and will run through May 11th.

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