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Paul and Joe Nail Treatment Oil Jill Stuart Treatment Nail Essence Summer 2013 2014 Handcare Nailcare 1

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Back in 2008, I posted about the cute nail and cuticle oils I had. As I said, they are not absolute necessities for me and I don’t use them on a daily basis. However, I did get two more in the last couple of years. (Yes, I still like the cute-looking ones……)

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Jill Stuart Blush Blossom 01 Romantic Sweet Pea Spring 2010 Makeup 1

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One of the star items of Jill Stuart‘s launch lineup in 2005 was Blush Powder. It was a loose powder blusher in a very pretty container. I was tempted to get it, but then I got the 2005 Christmas Collection set, which included a highlighting powder in the same container (left in the photo). Then, in fall 2010, Blush Blossom was released. It was Jill Stuart’s new loose powder blusher, which, in a way, replaced Blush Powder. I decided to try 01 Romantic Sweet Pea.

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Shiseido Integrate Pure Big Eyes VI221 Summer 2012 Makeup 1

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Since I tried Lunasol’s Sheer Contrast Eyes in 02 Lavender Coral in 2008, it has been one of my favorite purple-toned eyeshadow palettes and the main purple shade in the palette has been my ultimate standard for purple eyeshadows. I like many of the purple eyeshadow palettes I have tried in the last few years, but very few come close to the beautiful Lavender Coral. Shiseido Integrate‘s Pure Big Eyes in VI221 is one of those rare few.

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover Spring Summer 2009 Base Makeup 1

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With base makeup items from Japanese brands, there seems to be an endless cycle of renewing and revamping as many products are replaced with updated versions within two or three years. Of course, there are exceptions, and Majolica Majorca‘s Pressed Pore Cover is one of them.

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Canmake Cheek and Cheek 02 Rose Tiara Spring Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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In October, in my Stash Debut series, I reviewed Canmake‘s Cheek Gradation in 06 Candy Stripe, which was my first purchase from the brand. Wanting to try something else from Canmake, I decided to get Cheek & Cheek in 02 Rose Tiara.

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Etvos Mineral Eye Color Palette Chocolate Beige Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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My Stash Debut series, which takes you through my first purchases from various brands/lines, is focusing on Etvos today, and I will be sharing my thoughts on Mineral Eye Color Palette in Chocolate Beige.

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Paul and Joe Hand Cream R Holiday 2014 Bodycare 1

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Earlier, I talked about Paul & Joe‘s Makeup Collection 2014 in 001 Little Star and Pressed Powder T in 001 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star for holiday 2014. Today I will share my thoughts on Hand Cream R from the collection.

The floral print on Paul & Joe’s Face & Eye Color CS in 073 42nd Street & Lipstick C in 072 SoHo from the fall 2011 makeup collection is among my favorite prints from the brand, so I was excited to see it on Hand Cream R from the fall/winter 2014 bodycare and fragrance collection. (In the UK, the three Hand Creams are part of the holiday 2014 collection. The two Fragrance Hair & Body Mists are not available in the UK).

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Dior Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder 001 Gold Shock Holiday 2014 Base Makeup 1

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I have always liked the golden curvy bottles and cases of Dior‘s Diorific items, so it has been nice to see new Diorific items for the holiday seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2014. For holiday 2014, Dior released Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder. It is fairly similar to Perfumed Illuminating Powder for holiday 2013, but I did decide to get it after getting the one from last year.

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Paul and Joe Pressed Powder T 001 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Holiday 2014 Base Makeup 1

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Paul & Joe‘s Makeup Collection 2014 from the brand’s holiday 2014 makeup and bodycare collection. I also picked up other items from the collection, and today I will talk about Pressed Powder T in 001 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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Paul and Joe Makeup Collection 2014 001 Little Star Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

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For holiday 2014, Paul & Joe released Makeup Collection 2014 as part of its holiday 2014 makeup and bodycare collection. I was instantly attracted to the lovely floral print on the eyeshadow case and the makeup pouch. The item is available in two sets, and I went for 001 Little Star.

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