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Make Up For Ever recently released a new product and we are OBSESSED! The Artist Color Pencil comes in 39 shades ranging from nudes to fun pinks/blues/purples and can be used for anything ranging from eyeliner, lipliner, and brows! How cool is that?! Want to rock a hot pink brow? Now you can! HAHA! Truly, we know most of you won’t do that, but its nice to have the option right? LOL! These pencils are BOMB AF! They’re creamy, long wearing, easy to apply, and the first of its kind. Plus they’re super cute, they look like colored pencils you use when you’re a kid, how fun. Our favorite shades for lips? Universal Earth, Completely Sepia, and Boundless Berry!

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Its getting to be that time of year where everyone feels comfortable wearing a little bit more makeup on their face because the St.Louis weather won't be melting it off here soon! YAY! Let us rejoice in the autumn breeze (but like, lets hurry the hell up am I right?!)

Today we're talking primer! Specifically, the Veil Mineral Primer from Hourglass. We've spoken about Hourglass before, they can truly do no wrong, and dang do we love this baby! It is oil-free and reduces the appearance of redness, pores, and wrinkles - CAN I GET AN AMEN?! It is the first step in your makeup application following skincare. It is ideal for all skin types too which is awesome for our readers! When I say ya need to buy it, I mean, drop everything and click the button below! BONUS: ITS 100% CRUELTY FREE!!! 

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Last week we talked curly hair, this week we're talking straight hair! We have the BEST flat iron to recommend to you. We've tried several brands, several different plate materials, and we have found our holy grail flat iron. 

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The Croc Original Flat Iron. This thing gets your hair straighter than straight with minimal effort thanks to the titanium plates. Gone are the days of going over a section more than once! Pair it with your favorite heat protectant and you won't be sorry! 

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This week we're here for the curly gals! We know how much you can struggle with curly hair texture, on a constant quest for the perfect product that gives you hold, but is also soft, but not too heavy so the curls don't fall. We're here to say, we have found the perfect cocktail for you!

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Equal parts of these two products will give you exactly what you're looking for. We and our curly girls swear by it! 

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Your favorite day is here and we're back with another favorite of ours ;) If you struggle with redness, irritated skin, or sensitive skin, you'll love this bad boy. Unfortunately Danielle recently had a viral infection in her skin that caused multiple breakouts and redness throughout her face. After properly medicating the issue, she was still left with redness and was looking for a way to solve the problem and found the First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum. 

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As you can see on the packaging, this little guy claims to help skin look calm, relieve visible redness, and reduce the appearance of flare ups, and we have to say, it definitely lives up to the promises. It is allergy tested and BONUS: CRUELTY FREE! YAY! 

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We're here with another skincare product we've been loving. If you have excessively oily skin or are acne prone, you will love this gem! This product does exactly what it says its going to do. If you struggle with large pores, acne and blemishes, or oiliness, this product helps to control all of those things. Leave on for 20 minutes once a week and you're golden! While its on your face you will notice little dots forming, this is a vacuum extraction, so you know its working. We swear by this guy! 

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You saw the pen we posted with eye liner and lip liners. We found another product similar to this, but, arguably, better! This neat, convenient pen is packing not one, not two, not three, but FOUR shades of nude lip liner. Who doesn't love a good nude lip, especially for everyday? You can use one at a time or create a fuller lip with lip contour. For this, we recommend outlining in a darker nude, and then filling in with a lighter nude in the pen. Once you have it on, you might think, "Wow, I look crazy!" never fear, tap it out with your finger and you're all set! 

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This week we have something a little different. It tastes good and it works wonders! I bet you're wondering what it could be. 

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Our favorite lip scrub! If you suffer from dry lips, you'll love this guy. It also doubles as a tasty treat, coming in six delicious flavors of Brown Sugar, Coconut, Pink Grapefruit, Red Velvet, Sparkling Peach, and Vanilla Bean! We can confidently say that they all taste great! Leaving your lips soft and supple, formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalate, and gluten! 

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This week we're talking travel! Specifically the bag that changes the game. Gone are the days of digging and digging through your bag! Gone are the days of completely emptying your bag on the counter in frustration! Say hello to the chic see-through cosmetics case: 

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This is the Truffle Clarity Jestset Cosmetics Case. As you can see, the perfect size coupled with the see-through capability, makes for the answer to all your travel bag prayers. Bonus! Its a structured bag that makes for easy packing. This little beauty also comes in a light grey or blush pink option for every type of guy or gal! 

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Whaddup merch fam! Its your favorite day of the week again! This week we're talking quick and easy, on the go! Its summer, we're sweating, we're working out, we're at the pool, we're playing with the kids in the yard, its getting icky and sticky! I'm sure you're tempted, like we are, to start over showering but I'm here to tell ya, thats not a good call. It over dries the skin, and does more harm than good. Stay clean this summer with our favorite new face wipes! 

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Swipe along the face and freshen up with these bad boys! Clean AF on the go face wipes, we can't get over this cute AF name. Pair them with the Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes and you're extra fresh and good to go! 

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Hey friends! Today we're here with another summer favorite! As you know we've been posting in the vein of skincare, and lighter coverage makeup products. Summer is all about that dewy, healthy skin, glow. This week we're talking lip products! 

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil! We love this product for a multitude of reasons. Not only are you getting a lip smoothing moisturizing treatment, it is offering a hint of color to even out the lips and create a juicy effect. This product is perfect for the ladies that like to lay out, gone are the days of dried lips! In 7 shades, you are sure to find the perfect one for you! 

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If you're not into lip oils, you're going to love this one! Tom Ford Soleil Lip Balm! You get the same benefits as the lip oil, just in a balm format if you prefer that texture. There are three other shades not pictured here. 

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Here is a third option, Tarte Quench Lip Rescue Balm, similar to the Tom Ford, however this one is cruelty free and vegan friendly! 

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This week we're here to tell you about the perfect addition to your next summer party! Who doesn't love wine? I know we all do! Sometimes it can be inconvenient with the amount of glasses, and if you start to have a little too much fun with your friends, you have to be mindful of the fact that wine glasses can be quite delicate. When you're camping, or on a float, you may as well kiss drinking wine goodbye....UNTIL NOW!!!!

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CANNED WINE?! Can you believe it?! We couldn't, so of course we had to try it, and we're here to tell you that they are BOMB. We love this stuff and so do all of our salon clients. Unfortunately this is one post that I can't link a purchase site. However, I CAN (see what I did there?) tell you where we buy them, Trader Joes! Pick up your pack today and you CAN ;) thank us later. 

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This week we're back with an incredible product from Armani. We love tinted moisturizer for those lighter coverage days. Days where you either don't have time to put on a full face, or days when you're going to the gym or a class, or when you simply want a little extra something at the pool instead of your bare face. This product is a game changer: 

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This product gives you a lightweight, even wash of color while protecting you from the sun with SPF 35. It also doubles as skin care! Armani Prima Color Control Glow Moisturizer is formulated with Moringa oleifera extract, Vitamin E and Adenosine, reviving the complexion with long-lasting hydration. Blurring fine lines and blemishes and giving you that "glow from within" look, this product should be a staple in everyone's summer routine! 

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Ok so this week's fav is not exactly "merch," but it is a MUST for all of our brides as well as a general summer must. So here's the thing! Skincare is important in summer because you're probably wearing less makeup than you normally do, because lets face it...most of it is melting off in the pool. We want to look and feel our best in our most natural state here in St.Louis during the summer months, and the best place to start is with regular facials. 

As for our brides: GIRL! MAKEUP GOES ON WAY BETTER WITH CLEAR/SMOOTH SKIN. I'm sure you've heard this before but we thought we'd say it again. We specialize in airbrush foundation (yes we use other foundations at the request of the client/skin condition), because of the way airbrush foundation works, its best to rid your face of any vellus hair. If you're not sure what vellus hair is, let me explain. Picture a peach, its those tiny little fuzziest that, unfortunately, we humans also have. HAHA! With the vellus hair on your skin, the airbrush can tend to sit directly on top of it instead of your skin, making the hair look a lot more noticeable... if there's one thing in life I'm sure of, we don't want to have visible hair on our face. :) In addition to vellus hair, there is only so much makeup can do for texture, we can cover discoloration, etc. but a bump is just that, a bump. In order to reduce these and the vellus hair problem, we strongly recommend regular facials leading up to the big day starting, at minimum, once a month six months out. The week of the event, we recommend getting the Dermaplane treatment to rid your face of vellus hair. 

You're probably wondering where the best place in St.Louis is, and we have just the place for you! The Avani Derm Spa. They offer anything and everything your face could possibly need! Facials, laser treatments, spray tans, injectables, etc. This is where we go, so we KNOW you'd love it too! Being that we are speaking to a wide variety of skin types, we recommend booking your consultation/services directly through them based on your needs. We have conveniently linked their website below where you can read all about their services and find their location and phone number. 

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Today we're bringing you something a little different, but something we feel is the perfect addition to a beach vacation. I'm sure some of you can relate to the summer being a little stressful, wether its because of travel (I mean, who likes the PROCESS of traveling #readyforteleportationtobeathing) multiple kids activities, or the kids are just home WAY too much ;). Summer isn't what it used to be when we were little, so we have the perfect recommendation on how to C H I L L.  

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You're probably wondering, what on earth Headspace is. Its a guided meditation app! I don't know about ya'll but, meditating can be so difficult but with this app, it takes you right into that sweet spot with little to no effort on your part! Here's the dirt, straight from the website: 

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Ever since Leigh started using this app, she's felt an improvement both in mood and sleeping ability. The thing she likes about it is that, as a busy gal, she doesn't have a lot of time to sit down and meditate, but this app has little tiny meditation sessions that work super well in a pinch! We're all for it! Find it in your App Store and give it a go!

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We're back with another summer favorite! We all love body moisture, but as we all know, its summer in St.Louis which means we're trading out our thick body creams for dry oils and things of the like. Moisturizing your skin is the key to keeping it looking younger and more vibrant, along with exfoliation. Our favorite time to moisturize? Fresh out of the shower after a good body scrub. We've found the perfect, light, easy to apply product for the warmer months:

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We know it says hair in bold letters in the title, but honestly, we don't use it on our hair. We use this solely for our body. It is the perfect dry oil mist that comes in an aerosol container making it super easy to apply. Mist it over skin, rub it in, and it sinks right into the skin without leaving an oily residue on your body or hands. And it smells like rose!!!! We know what you're thinking, your grandma used to use rose perfumes, but I promise it is not an overwhelming scent. Its light, fresh, and perfect for summer.

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Do you remember those 4 color pens? They had red, green, blue, and black? Well! They've taken that idea and made it better, a 4 color lining pen!!! I never though I'd see the day, but I gotta say, its pretty genius, and perfect for your summer travels!

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This pen has three colors for eyes and one for lips, all in one product! Its literally the size of a pen, perfect for traveling! It has a deep black, a grey, a brown, and a red! Its a brilliant product, and I can't believe they made this HAHA! Who woulda thought? 

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Its that time again! Your favorite day of the week! Sticking with the theme of summer/sunshine we have an incredible eye cream to recommend to you! It corrects, protects, and addresses all of your delicate eye area's concerns. If you're looking for an eye cream with SPF (which you should be, we've talked about this before) that is also a CONCEALER, look no further. This baby is your new baby! 

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The website has some pretty intense claims, and we gotta say, it lives up to the hype: 

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Danielle uses this every day and swears by it! You can purchase it below:

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Today we're talking about glow! The trend for the passed year or so has been blinding highlight! Highlight that you can see from the moon. We all know that wearing a lot of makeup in summer, especially in St.Louis, is less than ideal so its time to start moving into more natural, glow from within looks. We have the perfect product for you! 

The Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting stick in the color Champagne Flash. We honestly can't say enough about this product. It blends seamlessly into the skin, and provides a natural, but also visible glow from within. It is also multi-look use! Meaning, you can wear this will a full face, or on a bare face to bring some life back into your skin. This stick is honestly perfect for summer pool days as well. Swipe a little on the highest points of your cheeks, on the cupid's bow, a bit down the nose, tap it out with your finger and suddenly you're a goddess! If you want to be a little extra at the pool, throw some on the front of your shoulders for an extra sun kissed look. 

The bonus? It is CRUELTY FREE!!!  

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Well friends, summer is on its way and we have a feeling its coming in with a vengeance. Lets be real, summer is always pretty intense in St.Louis, between the sunshine and the humidity its pretty excruciating. So! What's the number one thing you need to do in the summer no matter what you're doing? PROTECT YOUR SKIN!!! We can't say this enough. Outside of the obvious health complications the sun can cause such as skin cancer (sorry to be a Debbie-downer but this is reality we're living in) it can also lead to rapid aging!!! I know ya'll want to prevent that at all costs like we do, so here's whats in our purse all day every day during the summer: 

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This product claims to be good for all skin types, totally invisible, and weightless, and we have to say, it lives up to its claims! This product is our ride or die, and I'm not sure you could convince us otherwise. One of our favorite parts? IT IS COMPLETELY SCENTLESS, gone are the days of deciding between SPF or perfume. You can use this on your face as well as your last step before makeup as it works as a great primer as well. Multi purpose products? YES PLEASE. The bonus? It is clinically tested and cruelty free!