ON REPEAT

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I haven’t updated my everyday makeup staples in a long long while. These are the products I keep going back to, will cry if they ever stop making them and never seem to fail me. Read More

Re-Post: It all starts with a good foundation

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So last week I promised several posts on foundations, primers and everything in between. It was a larger undertaking than I thought. Profiling five foundations + six primers.  But this week, I’m ready.

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H E L L O A G A I N!!!!

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It has been over a month since I last posted anything. I am so sorry dear readers.  It was not because of lack of motivation or desire, I do love this little blog. But for weeks every beauty product that came across my desk was so LACKLUSTER. It was really disappointing.  I really had zero to write about. And while posts about products that DON’T work are okay, they are actually way less fun and to be honest I like to keep things positive.

So in the past few weeks, I’ve searched, I’ve sampled and I’ve tried on so many things and will start posting regularly again next week. Thanks for sticking with me and continuing to read everyday. I really love this little community we’ve created!

Hearts, Ilana

Getting a Handle on Things

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EOS Hand Lotion in Nourish $5.72

The other night, while I was on my way out, on the train, my hand cream exploded or at least started to rip at the seams. Obviously with it being winter and all, I needed head cream ASAP.  Read More

Eyes on the Prize

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Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream $19.00 & $10.00

I’ve had this eye cream for a while, but never consistently used it. I was trying to finish up my current eye cream first. But last week, after a few really late nights, poor eating and generally putting my body through the worst of it, I really needed something to work on the under eye puffiness and bags that were beginning to develop. Read More

Toxic Tuesday on a Friday

Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Creamy Color for Lips & Cheeks

$20.00

More info HERE

I love lip products. Clearly. So when a lip product comes out that promises a hint of color that says my lips just look like this normally, not overdone but balanced perfectly between subtle and obvious, I am hooked. Read More

Run, run, run you wild rose

Wild Rose Moisturizing Lip Butter Glaze

$14.00

More info HERE

This stuff gets so much hype and people tend to flip over these little tubes and pots. As a lip product junkie I too drank the Kool Aid after my friend Sabina had been toting her Guava one around and raving about the brand in general.

For the moisture part, these do the trick, they are just the right level of thickness without being gloopy. Which avoids that annoying aspect of gloss of having your hair gets stuck in it, which is a plus during the winter when I would be using such a heavy gloss like this and wearing my hair down. Anyway, this glaze unlike so many other does not dry out your lips, probably because its free of parabens, sulfates, sythetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and Trisoclan.

So, in addition to having the moisture part down pat Koress has nailed the color. Its that perfect, berry thats not too obvious. Its a fuchsia color that is pretty deep and vibrant without looking clownish. I just dyed my hair super dark brown and this really pops against that dark backdrop. It’s a really nice wash of color, that says I tried, but not too hard.

What I like most about it though is how healthy it makes my lips look. The glaze really coats my lips and minimizes the fine lines I have been noticing more and more– likely due to the excessive diet coke and indoor air– but its does so without that overly glossy balloon lip look that I really try to stay away from.

Definitely, a good lip gloss, that achieves the holy grail here at One Product at a Time, that ‘pulled together effortlessly look, that totally says everything I did was an afterthought.’

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