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Beauty Give-Away!!

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As some of you may already know, my "day-job" is in beauty and I get a LOT of product. Some I buy on a whim, I get some boxes here and there, I get some gratis. I try to test everything I can. That said- I really, truly have WAY too much! So I've decided to start doing some give-aways! Obviously these things will be un-used. I've got self-tanners, makeup, skincare, sunscreen, masks...you name it! Tonight my ask is that you follow me on Instagram. That's it. Click here, or the image above, and follow me. I'll select one new follower to...

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Rest In Beauty, Gloria Vanderbilt

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Rest In Beauty, Gloria Vanderbilt

A style icon is gone.    

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Love Your Planet

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Love Your Planet

Remember- wearing vintage is recycling! Have a fashionable & eco-conscious Earth Day!

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nudes

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nudes

Today at work I was inspired to create a vintage color collection while working with some of the new looks for summer in cosmetics- skin tones in nail colors paired with red lips, bronzed cheeks and classic black eyeliner! Shop the collection here. Happy Summer!

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Gone Dotty

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Gone Dotty

Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...

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