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Beauty rants & raves #1

Blog, The Bella Edit

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I’m starting a new thing on my blog where I’ll be discussing my favorite and least favorite beauty news. All of it will be (mostly) recent and it will include new launches, new acquisitions, and controversy over products.

Let’s get started!

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My favorite lipsticks

Blog, Favorites

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In honor of national lipstick day, I’ve compiled a list of my top lipsticks of all time. All of these will be either traditional bullet lipsticks or liquid lipsticks and I’ll include lip swatches for each one.

This list goes from #7 on the list to #1 with two honorable mentions. Keep in mind that all of these are favorites and it was very hard to put them in an order!

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Anti haul #1

Blog, Hauls

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This is not (by any means) a new idea. In fact, one of my favorite blogs right now is The Anti Haul Blog, a blog dedicating to helping people fight consumerism. But I liked reading other people’s anti hauls, so I thought it’d be cool to do one myself.

The point of this anti haul is for me to explain what I won’t be buying, for a variety of reasons. Keep reading for a full list of products I’ll be passing on!

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L’oreal Lash Paradise vs Too Faced Better than Sex

Blog, The dupe test

I know I’m not the first beauty blogger to make this post (not by a long shot).

But I was really curious. After all, as a drugstore mascara skeptic, could this $10 mascara really replace the $23 icon?

Or maybe it was just a bunch of people saying “eh, it’s close enough.”

Either way, I was curious. BTS has been my go to mascara for full black lashes for a while now (I got it over the holidays), which was partly why I got Lash Paradise. I like to switch out my mascara after 6 months or so and I don’t like to have a ton of different mascaras open at one time.

So while I was still in the states, I searched for it at the drugstore.

No luck.

In Whistler (this was actually released in Canada first), I ran from drugstore to drugstore trying to figure out where I could find this.

In the end, I found it at a drugstore where the display for Lash Paradise was placed below a display for Maybeline Baby Lips. It wasn’t until my second visit to that store that I saw it. When I did, I grabbed it in the shade 200 Blackest Black, and bought it.

Would it measure up to the cult favorite Better Than Sex mascara? I was about to find out.

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The matchup: Mauve lips

Blog, The Matchup

Ciao, and welcome to the matchup, where I’ll be matching similar products. A note: this is not a dupes section, this is simply a place to find things that go well together, such as a matching blush and lipstick.

For this post, I’ve found the ingredients for the ultimate mauve lip:

  • A lip liner
  • A matte liquid lipstick
  • A lip gloss

All matching in color.

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