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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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Lime Crime Matte Velvetine Review and Swatches

Talk about confusing.

Just try looking up reviews on this brand and you’ll get anything from “it’s the most amazing lipstick ever” to “this brand is evil, and has to be stopped” (not an actual review BTW, I’m just summing up the overall opinions of the negative reviews). One things for sure, this brand has reputation. The question is, which reputation to believe. I was undecided.

So when Lime Crime recently had a 75% off sale, I decided to take advantage and see what all the hype was about for myself.

Before I begin, let me say that I will not be getting into any of the accusations that were directed at this brand. I haven’t done enough research to comfortably state whether the statements are true or just gossip. However, the information is easily found on the internet and around the beauty community, in case you wanted to read and form an opinion of your own.

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BH Cosmetics’ Modern Matte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

In my very humble opinion, I think that if you love creating make up looks, its important to have a few varying colors of matte shades to work with.  I’ve been in serious need of matte shadows, but finding a decent matte at a decent cost is no small task.  And lately, my funds are limited.

Luckily, the world has BH Cosmetics to come to the rescue!  A company that I love simply because it allows a broke girl like me to indulge in my beauty addiction.

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Maybeline Dream Velvet Foundation

Heads Up:

First thing I want to say is that I just found out that Maybelline is part of the L’Oreal brand, which is owned by Nestle.  I had purchased these products before knowing this.  I’m pretty disappointed, because I did like their products, but I’m currently boycotting Nestle due to unethical actions regarding water supplies.

As a devil’s advocate, I will say that they are not the only corporation that pumps large amounts of water, but they seem to be the worst offender involving their water collection, fair payment for the amount they take, and the impact they are having on communities.  Nestlé’s Chairman once infamously declared that “access to water should not be a public right.”

Water should not be considered a commodity, and governments should be taking a more active role in preventing corporations from taking advantage.  As tax payers, we should not be paying more for our water consumption than a company – which pays ridiculously low costs for our water and sells it back to us at ridiculously high prices.

Since not everybody will care about the Nestle business practices, I’m going to review the product without bias, however, if you want to be a more informed consumer, its easy to find information on Nestle’s unethical behavior involving water.

Website Links:

Ban the Bottle
Petition After Company Outbids Town For Water – Huffington Post
Take the Boycott Nestle Pledge

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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

I got the lipsticks from my niece, who had originally purchased the two colours to try and mix them to create a dark purple shade to match her favourite eyeshadow look.  She has since moved on from the purple and into a desire to find a good grey colour – so I get to now try out the Jeffree Star brand.

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BH Cosmetics 6th Edition Review

“Damn, that’s a lot of colour!”  Pretty much sums up my first response.

This is the 2nd palette I’ve purchased from BH Cosmetics.  The first palette I purchased was quite a few years ago, and to be truthful, I don’t remember what BH palette it was, but I do remember that my response was the same – a very excited, enthusiastic, “Damn, that’s a lot of colour!”

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