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The Week In Review
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swatchgirl.com – the week in review

Sometimes it’s just really, really really nice to take a little time off and relax. I’ll be back posting new beauty news and reviews on swatchgirl.com in a few days. See you then!

xo

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— 4 days ago
#butter london  #kit cosmetics  #lush  #nivea 
Jessica Coral Symphony nail collection swatches

Just posted: @JessicaNailsAus Coral Symphony nail collection swatches #nails #bbloggers

It feels like ages since I’ve posted about nail polish! Heck, it feels like months since I last wore it. My travel schedule has been hectic lately and I’ve had zip zero zilch time to change my polish, so I’ve been switching between quick visits to the salon for long-wearing gel polish and otherwise keeping my claws trimmed and bare.

A preemptive apology for the gross state of my fingers in this…

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— 1 week ago
#jessica  #nail polish  #swatch 
#EOTD - Gold and Purple Eye Makeup

#EOTD - Gold and Purple Eye Makeup #bbloggers #makeup

#EOTD - Gold and Purple Eye Makeup

#EOTD – Gold and Purple Eye Makeup

I feel like I’ve been bunkered down wearing nothing but taupe/neutral/grey shadows for the past six months which is, y’know, fine, but lately I’ve been feeling the need for colour. Not a huge amount of colour, mind you, but a little dab of purple or a dash of gold. I quickly popped together this eye look for an event a couple of weeks ago while I was horriblysic…

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— 2 weeks ago
#benefit  #eotd  #mac  #mac cosmetics  #too faced 
Camera Quest: on the hunt for the perfect camera

Camera Quest: on the hunt for the perfect camera

Is there anything in the world more frustrating than shopping for a new DSLR camera? It ranks right up there with buying a car on my ughhhhhh scale of purchases I really don’t like making.

I have a Canon 450D body (aka a Canon Rebel XSi) which was a gift a few years back, and while it’s a fine enough entry level DSLR, it just doesn’t have the chops for what I want and need in a DSLR. I need…

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— 2 weeks ago
#cameras  #photography 
Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit skincare review

Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit skincare review #proactiv #bdexpertpanel

This post is sponsored by Proactiv+ and Beauty Directory.

Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit

Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit

I have spoken at length before about my experiences with adult acne, both on this site and in print. Adult acne is, for whatever reason, one of the last real skincare taboos: it’s not really acknowledged by anyone, and 90% of the acne information out there is targeted at teenage skin, not to mention the products. If…

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— 3 weeks ago
#anti acne  #proactiv  #skincare  #treatment 
Get The Look: Slept-In Smudged Eyeliner

Get The Look: Slept-In Smudged Eyeliner #tutorial #beauty

Get The Look: Slept-In Smudged Eyeliner

Get The Look: Slept-In Smudged Eyeliner- image credit Elle

I love – love – the look of sleepy smudged eyeliner. There’s something about it that looks so inexplicably devilish, an effortless touch of je nes sais quoi that looks wild and untamed. The party hasn’t ended yet, it seems to say. I’m off to the after-party of the after-party. But, of course, actually sleeping in one’s makeup is a fairly…

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— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#eyeliner  #how to  #tutorial 
Clinique Voluptuous Violet Chubby Stick swatch & review

Fresh pressed! @Clinique_Oz Voluptuous Violet Chubby Stick swatch & review #bbloggers

Clinique Voluptuous Violet Chubby Stick

Clinique Voluptuous Violet Chubby Stick

I feel like I’ve written reams and reams about Clinique Chubby Sticks before – they were the first lip crayons I tried and the source of my ongoing love affair with all things lip crayon, so forgive me if this wee little chat about Clinique Voluptuous Violet Chubby Stick covers a lot of existing territory.

Clinique Chubby Sticks are wind-up lip crayons with…

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— 1 month ago
Daphne Guinness serves some Alien realness with David LaChapelle #bbloggers

Daphne Guinness is serving up some alien realness in this video for Evening In Space, her single from her upcoming album.

Daphne Guinness serves some Alien realness with David LaChapelle #bbloggers

Daphne Guinness is serving up some alien realness in this video for Evening In Space, her single from her upcoming album.

— 1 month ago
The Beauty Encyclopedia: How Should I Dry My Makeup Brushes?

The Beauty Encyclopedia: How Should I Dry My Makeup Brushes? #bbloggers

The Beauty Encyclopedia: How Should I Dry My Makeup Brushes?

The Beauty Encyclopedia: How Should I Dry My Makeup Brushes?

So you’ve mastered the art of washing your makeup brushes – and it’s a great habit to have – but there’s just one thing you want to know: how on earth should I dry my makeup brushes?

Easy peasy! After you’ve washed your brushes, lay them down flat on a towel to dry overnight in a well ventilated area, ideally resting on a slight…

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— 1 month ago
Color Club East Austin nail polish swatch & review

Swatched: @ColorClubNail East Austin nail polish - #notd #bbloggers

Color Club East Austin nail polish

Color Club East Austin nail polish

Is this the perfect coral nail polish? Yes. Yes! Color Club East Austin nail polish is the coral lacquer I’ve been searching for for years: not too orange, not too pink, not too neon, not too pastel. It’s a coral in perfect balance, with enough of a colourful kick to pop against my skin.

The formula of East Austin was reasonably good for a pastel, with just two…

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— 1 month ago
#color club  #nail polish  #swatch