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Treat Yo’ Self – Splurge-Worthy Valentine’s Day Beauty Indulgences

By on February 11, 2015
in Makeup, Nails Inc., Sponsored
Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts via @alllacqueredup

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts

Instead of making Valentine’s Day into some big deal, I prefer to think of it as a, “Treat Yo’ Self” moment, a la Parks and Recreation. I spoil myself with something I wouldn’t normally justify buying, instead of making the boyfriend run around looking for the perfect gift. Last year, I went a little overboard on chocolate-covered grapes and strawberries. Healthy eating be damned!

So, whether you are shopping for the beauty lover in your life or indulging in a treat for yourself, here are some items worth splurging on this V-Day.
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Drugstore Brand Wars – My Favorite L’Oréal Products

Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris via @alllacqueredup

Drugstore Brand Wars – L’Oreal Paris

Last year, the Makeup Wars crew embarked on our first ever Brand Wars, with each of us declaring our love for a particular makeup brand and sharing our favorites. This time around, we are splitting Brand Wars up into Drugstore and Prestige editions and today we are sharing our drugstore favorites.

Looking through my beauty stash, particularly the cart I keep in my bathroom for everyday use, you will see a lot of products from L’Oréal Paris. I find them to be consistently good and made from quality ingredients, so it’s hard not to love them. Keep reading to see which L’Oréal items are tops on my list.
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Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial and Review

By on August 27, 2014
in Makeup, Makeup Wars with 21 Comments
Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review via @AllLacqueredUp

Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review

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The Makeup Wars gang is tackling another palette, featuring a diverse range of looks and tutorials using the same product. This time, it’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette.  The warm-toned palette is not a color range I would normally gravitate towards so I was excited to take on the challenge of stepping outside my eye shadow comfort zone.

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The $30 Face Makeup Challenge – Makeup Wars

The $30 Face Makeup Challenge via @AllLacqueredUp

The $30 Face Makeup Challenge

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Have you ever tried to create a complete makeup look with just $30 worth of products? Sounds easy, right? Well, that was the challenge posed to the Makeup Wars bloggers and it was much more difficult than I anticipated.

With so many mass brand products ranging from $8-12 or more, you really have to scour the sale ads and take advantage of drugstore rewards program to get quality. Keep reading to see how I did it.
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Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products – My Latest Obsessions

Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Product Obsessions via @AllLacqueredUp

Top 10 Tuesday

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At my core, I’m a drugstore diva. I love my Sunday ritual of hopping from Rite Aid to ULTA to CVS to Walgreens and finally the beauty section of Bed, Bath and Beyond, searching out the latest and greatest in the world of mass beauty. I partially blame Nouveau Cheap for posting deals and the latest collections. Knowing there’s a sale gets my blood moving.

So, when the Top 10 Tuesday gang decided to tackle Drugstore Beauty, I was all in! Keep reading to see my latest finds.
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