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NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar (inside the box)

Here are the complete contents of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar. This was a great way for me to try the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and decide which shades to buy in the full sizes.

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nyx-goodies(L-R) Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll, Corset, Exotic, Push-Up, Embellishment, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Lace Detail, Teddy, Honeymoon, Satin Ribbonnyx-lippie-swatches

Limited Edition Eye Shadow

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nyx-goodies3(L-R top row) Exotic, Embellishment, Corset, Push-Up, Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll

(L-R bottom row) Satin Ribbon, Lace Detail, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Teddy, Honeymoon

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Been Behaving Myself (when it comes to Crown Brush)

It’s common knowledge that I am always tempted to order from Crown Brush when featured on HauteLook. I have seriously been making the effort to order items I actually need. The brush sets always catch my attention though.

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Here is a previous Crown Brush Order I placed on HauteLook.

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I needed more of the HD Effect Foundation Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer. The foundation primer does help the foundation go on more smoothly and last longer. The under eye primer minimizes fine lines. My under eye concealer doesn’t crease either.

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HauteLook Crown Order6.jpgI have used the Make-up Brush Cleaner in the past. It left my brushes cleansed and conditioned. I bought a bigger bottle this time around.

HauteLook Crown Order3.jpgI ordered the Professional Makeup Wipes just to try out.

By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook. I wonder if my youngest Naomi needs anything. ūüėČ

I Bought Crown Brush for My Youngest

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It’s safe to say Crown Brush has a new fan. My youngest Naomi was already familiar with Crown Brush. She has used several of mine. I bough the 12 Piece Pro Brush Set from HauteLook as a belated birthday gift. She also needed a pencil sharpener.

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I could barely get close enough to take pictures. LOL! The set includes the most commonly used makeup brushes and fits nicely into her purse. The 12 Piece Pro Brush Set is a great starter set for beginners.

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Looks like I’ll have to place another order the next time Crown Brush is on HauteLook. Naomi is extremely happy with this purchase.

Something Else to Add to My Shea Butter

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I purchased the Calily Essential Oil Starter Pack on Groupon. It amazes me what I can find on that website. I previously purchased the NOW Essential Oil three pack. Brands give you what they feel are the most popular essential oils in the starter packs.

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I have a lot of shea butter to use this Winter. Now I can make my own scented shea butter. I am really happy with this purchase. Not bad for under $20

Essential Oil6.jpgLavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus

Essential Oil7.jpgPeppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

Crown Brush Order From HauteLook (something I needed)

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Whenever Crown Brush is on HauteLook, I do look to see if there is anything I need. I will admit I almost placed another brush order.

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  • HD Effect Primer
  • HD Effect Under Eye Primer

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To be honest I really did need primer. The foundation goes on a lot smoother when primer is used. What really surprised me was the HD Effect Under Eye Primer. It minimized my fine lines. It was like I was wearing a really good under eye cream.

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I do see myself purchasing both the HD Effect Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer again.

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By the way, I purchased the Professional Stainless Steel Mixing Plate. It’s good to have another option when mixing makeup.

My First Morphe Brushes Order from HauteLook

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I’ve seen Morphe Brushes on HauteLook¬†several times. I normally order makeup brushes whenever Crown Brush is on HauteLook.

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The Travel Brush¬†Set is really cute. I’m trying not to feel like I’m cheating on Crown Brush though. LOL! The fact the case zips shut is a bonus. I can just throw the brush case in my tote bag and go.

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By the way, Morphe Brushes is currently on HauteLook. I’m not sure if I will place another brush order. I will say the eyeshadow palettes are tempting. ūüėČ

Homecoming Style 2015

Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, November 7, 2015. She is a high school senior now and it was amazing to see her style evolve for homecoming. I have watched her grow into a polished young lady. Naomi also used homecoming as a way to practice for her Senior Prom.

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Naomi purchased her homecoming dress earlier this year from Goodwill. She didn’t believe in spending a lot of money¬†on homecoming. The shoes and purse are her sister’s The necklace was given to her.

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Naomi styled her own hair. She make clip-ins for extra fullness. Naomi has also gotten quite good at doing her makeup. The only thing I did was her eyeshadow.

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I am so proud of her! ūüôā

Psst I Ordered from Crown Brush on HauteLook Again

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I’m not going to say I didn’t need the 10 Piece Blue Syntho Set from Crown Brush. Even my oldest commented on how I have another brush set. I hope she isn’t keeping track of my Crown Brush orders from HauteLook. LOL!¬† I will say the Oil Control Blotting Paper Trio was definitely a need.

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Crown Set 5¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† It’s hard not to place an order because of the quality and affordability of these brushes.

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By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook again. ūüėČ

Another Crown Brush Purchase from HauteLook

Well you see what had happened was, Crown Brush was on HauteLook again. LOL! I was on the fence if I was going to make another Crown Brush purchase so soon. I decided to get the HauteLook Exclusive 15 Color Foundation Palette and Brush. This deal was too good to pass up.

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HauteLook always has great exclusives on Crown Brush.¬†You get a lot of¬† bang for your buck. ūüėČ

Crown Brush Purchase from HauteLook (my original obsession)

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It has been a while since I last made a Crown Brush purchase from HauteLook. I remember placing orders every time Crown Brush was on HauteLook (BTW Crown Brush is on HauteLook this weekend). What caught my attention this time around was the HauteLook Exclusive 10-Piece Syntho Brush Set for $5.00. I did manage to get a few other things too. LOL!

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I was definitely was in need of a mixing tray.

I’ve owned a few of the angle liner/spoolie brushes in the past. These brushes have¬†gone missing¬†from my room for some strange reason. Hmmm

A few of my concealer brushes have gone missing as well. I guess that is what happens when you have daughters.

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I am very pleased with this purchase. It looks like I’m going to have to make room¬†for future Crown Brush purchases from HauteLook. ūüėČ

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