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I’ve spent a boatload of money on makeup brushes over the years. In general this is because they aren’t cheap and they don’t last forever! I’ve had brushes that cost more than some of my shoes and ones that cost me next to nothing. So, I was relieved when I discovered Sonia Kashuk brushes, they well made with quality materials and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Her latest line, the Kashuk Tools Brushes, are made of soft, premium hair for a flawless finish, and their handles have neat contours that make holding them really easy. This starter set comes with three brushes, a blusher, a small eye shadow brush and a large domed eye shadow brush and is a steal at $25.

Buy the Sonia Kashuk Kashuk Tools Limited Edition Starter Set for $24.99 at target.com.

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The Goody Finish Gel Cushion Brush is part of the Goody Start. Style. Finish. line of hair brushes. And it’s probably my favorite of the entire collection. Its bristles are both ionic to help minimize frizz and made of tourmaline to prevent static, and it also has a great, comfy gel cushion handle that makes holding it so effortless. This is my favorite brush for after I’ve blown my hair dry and just curled the ends under, as it smooths my fly-aways and locks in the shine and style.

Get the Goody Finish Gel Cushion Brush for $6.99 at target.com.
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My adoration for bakery-scented fragrances might have just met it’s match in the Bath and Body Works Sweet on Paris Fragrance Mist. They describe it as, “as enticing medley of juicy blackberry, lemon meringue and creamy vanilla, inspired by the sweet temptations of a Parisian patisserie,” I would describe it as yummy without the overindulgence. It is a light and sheer scent that has the hints of deliciousness without the overpowering weight of a true vanilla scent — Meaning the people around you won’t think you’ve been in the kitchen all day!

Buy Bath and Body Works Sweet on Paris Fragrance Mist for $14 at bathandbodyworks.com.
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Several months ago I found these red patches under my eyes. I have sensitive, fair skin and I blush easily, so I figured it was a reaction of sorts. After being treated like a human lab rat by a dermatologist, I still had no answers. I wasted many an hour googling and thought I had nailed it to a sensitivity to SLS (sodium laureth sulfate), so I cut all those from my regiment and those patches didn’t seem to go away. 

A little over a week ago, I was digging through my linen closet and found Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. According to the packaging, “Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin.” I’ve been using it twice a day, every day since I found it and I’m happy to report that those pesky red patches are basically gone. I still don’t know what caused them, but this simply serum has made them a non-issue! Kiehl’s says the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution will also help with acne scarring and that with continued use overall skin tone will even out and future dark spots and other skin discolorations could be prevented.

You can buy Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution for $49.50 at kiehls.com.
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My poor hair was beginning to show signs of wear and split ends from my adoration for how it looks after I blow dry it. And I was beginning to show signs of stress and fatigue from worrying about my hair. That is until I found L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Precious Oil Treatment. This stuff is a wonder product! I generally use one to two little drops after blow drying to help add moisture and shine to my hair. But I have also used it on damp hair when I didn’t plan to blow dry and been happy with the results. It doesn’t wear my hair down, I avoid the roots and apply it only to ends, and it leaves my hair silky smooth and very shiny.

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