Monica's Beauty Journal

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24H Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

My current favorite foundation: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24H Longwear SPF 15 Foundation The foundation of your skin is everything right? If you have good skin you're lucky. You probably don't need to use...
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Trying out the DevaCurl hair product brand

I hate buying stuff for my hair. It always turns out to be a waste of money. A few weeks ago I purchased some items from the DevaCurl hair product brand to try them...

Long silky hair is what sells I’m told

Happy Thursday to all you beautiful ladies and gentlemen. Wishing you all the best in everything that you do. Please remember that you deserve everything your heart desires, whether you have long silky hair,...
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On the tongue sticking out selfie and the burgundy dress

What's with the tongue sticking out selfie pose? When I'm trying to loosen up in order to get better pictures I stick my tongue out a lot. I don't stick my tongue out by unnatural...

Fake Fake Fake you’re so fake

I took a selfie the other night and thought it was a good picture to use for practicing my digital make-up skills. So I put on some digital fake eye-lashes. And I digitally perfected the...
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Lancome Visionnaire (advanced skin corrector) Review

This Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector review is based on my trial of the product. I paid for the product with my own money. The first time I heard about Lancome Visionnaire I was desperate...
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My Argan Oil Review after 2 months of use

I recently had an opportunity to try a Puritan's Pride Argan oil product. Specifically, I had a chance to try a 2 oz bottle of their Perfectly Pure Moroccan Argan Oil. Since it was...
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Saturday night hot date dramatic eyes red lips makeup look

Going out on a hot date tonight (NOT). Actually staying in. Worked on this look for a different post about Halloween costumes; but that post was going nowhere. My Saturday night dramatic eyes red lips...
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Review: That Rogue COCO ultra hydrating Chanel lipstick

So I purchased a Chanel lipstick a couple of weeks ago. The specific lipstick that I purchased was a Chanel shade 442/Dimitri ROGUE COCO ultra hydrating lip color. I purchased the lipstick online via Nordstrom.com for...
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Natural Hair Good vs Bad – the Unwanted Kind of #naturalhair

You've probably noticed that I wear wigs in my blog photos. But when I'm not taking pictures for blog posts I strictly wear my hair in it's natural state. By natural, I mean the...
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Ole Henriksen sheer transformation 3 Little Wonders follow up review

I picked up some Ole Henriksen products from Sephora yesterday. I'm seriously loving what the Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders (sheer transformation, truth serum collagen booster, invigorating night treatment) have done for my face. After...
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Makeup practice with bhcosmetics BH Studio Pro HD Foundation

Yesterday I tried to do a photo session to showcase my trial of some products from BH Cosmetics. Yesterday was my second attempt to do a photo session to showcase my trial of products from...
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel foundation and Perfection Powder

It's been a long weekend for me. I have been very busy working on a number of creative projects. Part of my weekend was spent getting dolled up in order to capture some pictures for...

That annoying #nofilter hashtag

#nofilter #filter - what does it matter either way? I hate #makeup. I would love to never have to wear makeup. It would be awesome if I had the #perfectskin that makeup and #Photoshop help...
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Are you wearing too much makeup?

I used to wear a lot of makeup when I was a teenager and when I was in my early twenties. I had never taken the time to learn how to apply make-up then....
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Easter Sunday orange peach makeup Look

Today is Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to all who observe the day. I am not actively religious myself. However, while growing up Easter Sunday was a big event. You got all dressed up in...
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Experimenting with bright eyeshadow

Because beauty and fashion go hand in hand... This past Sunday I decided to spend some time working at improving my make-up application skills. Specifically applying eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is a challenge for me. I've never...

Faking beauty – to photoshop or not to photoshop

There are numerous ways to enhance a picture to improve one's appearance before uploading the picture to the internet. But should you use Photoshop and other photo enhancing tools to make yourself look better...