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This makeup and accessories look is the latest result of the purple kick I’ve been on lately. I wanted this super opaque Lime Crime lilac lipstick for months before I finally ordered it online last year. Seems like it could be perfect to spice up my warm weather repertoire but found that, when applied straight to lips, the result was quite shocking! ┬áRecently, however, I had the idea of combining a different purple hue on the outer lip, then lightly blending it out. The finished effect is a cool ombre that I’m really diggin’ it this week. It’s still bright, but more wearable for those of us with less Lady Gaga-ish tendancies.

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Gloss Boss

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I love a good strong lip color, and the summer months are the perfect time to test out bright new shades. Some people tend to stray away from lipstick because it feels old, heavy, or outdated. Yet modern cosmetics have offered us some perfect solutions- lip stains, gloss balms, and everything in between! I’m currently loving this much-raved-about line from Revlon. The color I used here is Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in Smitten. It’s the perfect blue-toned pop of fuchsia for summer months. And I love the consistency of this product- a quick to apply lipstick and gloss all in one that stays on for ages!

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Spending lasts summer in Shanghai taught me lots of things like always lock your bicycle, Xiaolongbao is a delicious (and thrifty) gift from the gods, and skin care must be taken very, very seriously. Asian beauty markets endorse hundreds of whitening and brightening products, claiming to create porcelain skin. But the one skin care trend I came to adopt and love is the paper face mask. Yes, it makes you look like a horror movie serial killer, but these wet masks cleanse and moisturize your skin superbly after just 20-30 minutes.

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