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Best mascara ever! L’Oreal Lash Paradise

L'Oreal added a new product to their line, and it's the best mascara I have ever tried.  And believe me, I've tried dozens - from $4 to $30 a tube, waterproof and washable, I could never find my "holy grail" mascara.  Until now, my go-to products have been Jordana's Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara and Maybelline Volum' Express, "The Rocket".  I alternated back and forth between these two products, primarily because *they stay on!*  With…
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Beauty Review: Wet N Wild Lipsticks

I'm going to keep this short and sweet: if you like having an outrageous choice of lipsticks in your collection, get to know Wet N Wild.  I got turned on to Wet N Wild lipsticks about a year ago by a YouTuber named Angie - her channel is called Hot & Flashy.  Angie does really thorough product tests and gives good recommendations, and last year she test drove a variety of high- and low-end lipsticks…