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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December Beauty Buys

mac 217 blending brush, mac soar lip liner, it cosmetics bye bye under eye, anastasia dipbrow ebony, nyx crystal liner crystal hip, nyx jumbo eye pencil slate and purple velvet, nyx liquid suede stone fox

I somehow accumulated a bunch of new makeup this month and I've been lacking inspiration on the December favorites front, so I thought I would talk you through these instead. There's a mixture of more high end and drugstore products, so hopefully a little something for everyone.

First, I'd been wanting to try the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade for ages as it's one of those products that everyone seems to talk about. In case you're unfamiliar, it's a gel consistency and you can use an angled brush to apply small amounts at a time since it's super pigmented and can look harsh if you aren't careful. Otherwise it looks amazing and fills in the gaps in your brows better than a powder would.

I also picked up a couple of Mac products - the 217 Blending Brush and the Soar Lip Pencil. Again, the brush is used by pretty much all of the big beauty bloggers and my eyeshadow brush collection is seriously lacking, so I thought I would start with this one. The lip pencil is a really pretty dark pinky nude shade - you can see swatches of everything at the end.

Another product that I got on the recommendation of a YouTuber is the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. I have naturally dark under eyes which can be really hard to cover, but I'm really liking this so far. It's quite a thick consistency which provides a lot of coverage and it's meant to be anti-aging and to not crease, but I haven't worn it for long enough to vouch for that yet. I got the shade light which is definitely super light, but with enough blending it provides that ever so popular bright under eye effect.

The rest are from Nyx, which I love because it's super cheap yet usually pretty good quality. I got two of the Jumbo Eye Pencils in the shades Slate and Purple Velvet. I've been using their eye pencils for a while now and I think they're amazing for lining the bottom lash line or as a shadow base. I also got the Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the shade Stone Fox, which is a dark blueish grey that I'm obsessed with but is probably not for everyone. It's pretty easy to apply and dries matte- the only thing is that it dries a bit sticky, but not enough to deter me from wearing it. Lastly I got the Liquid Crystal Liner in the color Crystal Hip, which is a clear gel with glitter in it. Apparently people have had issues with this irritating their eyes so I'm not sure I can recommend it for that, but I only intend to wear it for NYE as a glittery highlight.


mac 217, it cosmetics bye bye under eye light, anastasia dipbrow pomade ebony, nyx crystal liner crystal hip, nyx jumbo eye pencil slate
nyx liquid suede stone fox, anastasia dipbrow ebony, nyx jumbo eye penci purple velvet and slate
mac soar lip liner and nyx purple velvet jumbo eye pencil
nyx stone fox, nyx purple velvet, nyx slate, nyx crystal hip, mac soar swatches

Nyx Stone Fox, Nyx Purple Velvet, Nyx Slate, Mac Soar, Nyx Crystal Hip

Let me know if you've tried anything new lately & have a happy New Year!

Danielle

136 comments:

  1. I love the sound of the bye bye under eye concealer, I have such dark circles and nothing seems to cover them


    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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    1. This does a pretty good job! I don't think I'll ever find anything that covers them 100% unfortunately haha

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  2. Love your post, I love NYX products.

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    1. They're so good and such a good price!

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  4. Concealers are my best friends, like you i have dark circles naturally so I'm always wearing concealer. I need to get a new one after mine was stolen this month! Would check that one out!
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    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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    1. Oh that's a shame! Definitely check this one out :)

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  5. I love using Nyx purple velvet for a pop of color. I've been wanting to try out that concealer as well, glad to hear it's working well so far.

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    1. Yeah I'm really liking it! Purple velvet will be really good for that especially in the summer :)

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  6. I love this post! I'm after the Pomade too :) hopefully I will have it in my make up collection soon xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm definitely going to be using it for a while! Thanks Lauren :)

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  7. the brush everyone wants in their collection! is it really good? I want it too :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I actually still haven't had a chance to try it! I'll definitely write something about it if I like it which I'm sure I will :)

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  8. I love browsing through all of your beauty buys. I'll have to try out that brow pomade. I also love NYX cosmetics for the same reason as you. You definitely get a lot for your buck!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  9. I've seen a lot of youtube videos that talk about the anastasia dipbrow pomade, and I want it in my collection haha, thanks for sharing :)

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. Me too, I'm so glad I finally got it! Thanks for reading :)

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  10. I love NYX brand too! And that Liquid Suede lipstick looks amazing! Nice post dear, xx.

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    1. It's such an amazing color! Thanks Asta :)

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  11. All of these products look AMAZING, will definitely look out for them!

    Alice ❤️
    www.girlabroadblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Let me know if you try any of them!

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  12. America always seems to have more interesting beauty products than the UK! I wish NYX was more readily available over here but it's so hard to get hold of! Lovely post :D
    Emily xx

    www.bambisbeautyblogs.com

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    1. Yeah it's a shame you don't have it over there! I feel like everyone in the UK wants it haha so hopefully soon!

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  13. I've been dying to try the anastasia brows as well! I've only heard good things! Did you find it lived up to the hype??

    Shannon Sage

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    1. Yeah I'm actually really loving it, it's super pigmented but you can make it as subtle or intense as you want and it doesn't budge :)

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  14. I remembered you posted on my post about the brow wiz. Just curious do you prefer the brow wiz or dipbrow?
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    1. I think I'll be using more of the dipbrow because it's more pigmented and long lasting, but I think the brow wiz is better for a more natural look or for the front of the brows :)

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  15. I've been wanting to get the 217- need to pick it up! I love the bye bye under eye for dark circles- such a great high coverage concealer! Have a great new year!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. Glad to hear you like it as well, you have a great year too!

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  16. I'm keen to hear how you go with the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye! I've heard such great things. Would love to see a full review. x

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. I will definitely try to do that in the next couple weeks!

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  17. The 217 Mac blending brush is my favourite eye brush by far, I've tried a couple 217 dupes but none have lived up to the original in my opinion.

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    1. I actually still haven't had a chance to try it, I'm dying to use it though!

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  18. Haven't tried anything new. But I love Nyx products, they are very affordable and great quality products! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Can't beat it! Thanks for reading :)

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  19. WOW! GOOD POST <3

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! :*

    http://www.michelleyeremi.com/2015/12/last-post.html

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  20. nice haul! i've tried a ton of stuff (coming monday). i need to remember to use my nyx crayons, so thanks for the reminder!

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    1. No problem, thanks for reading Elle!

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  21. The Nyx Purple Velvet looks so great!! It wouldn't fit me but I'm sure it's perfect on you x

    Camy xx
    www.osiarah.com

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    1. I actually haven't tried it on yet but I definitely think it will suit me :)

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  22. The Mac Lipliner is life!

    www.thrill-hunter.blogspot.com

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  23. I was about to buy the Anastasia dip brow but the lady at sephora told me she didn't recommend it for my brows (because they're naturally full) so I usually go for the Anastasia brow powder, it works nicely and I really like it, still think I should give the pomade a try though.

    www.indiesuns.com

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    1. You're a lucky one then haha! If you want to try it I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to give you a little something extra :)

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  24. Awesome post dear ! :) xx

    http://staliaisbae.blogspot.com/
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  25. Wowwww all of these look amazing, NYX have some serious make up goals right now!

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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    1. They're coming out with such nice stuff!

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  26. Cool post! I love your blog and I follow you:)
    xx
    http://chicniceandcool.blogspot.com.es/

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  27. I'm also a great NYX fan but I also want to try out the brand anastasia beverly hills.
    unluckily you can't buy it here in germany.

    xo.
    www.xrubylixious.blogspot.com

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    1. That's too bad, maybe online? They're definitely the best for eyebrows :)

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  28. Makes me wanna buy even more makeup haha! Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Haha me all the time! Happy New Year :)

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  29. I love Mac Products, the brushes are so amazing!! I've never tried NYX products but these look great :)

    www.fineclic.com

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    1. There are so many more things from Mac I need to try! Nyx is really great on the affordable side :)

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  30. These look like great picks! My money is going to go out of the window once the new year starts, aha. happy new year!

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

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  31. this is such a great haul! I'm currently still using brow powder to fill in my brows, would like to try the Anatasia Brow Pomade. :)

    ieyra h. | blog

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    1. I've used powder for as long as I can remember but I think this is a really nice change!

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  32. They are nice colours. I bought very few make up in last time. Happy New Year dear! xoxo
    Enara's Things

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  33. Love this post! Always love learning about products! The MAC 217 and Anastasia have been on my wish list for a long time too!

    http://againstandforward.blogspot.com.by

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    1. Both amazing! Glad you liked it Olga :)

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  34. I've been reading a lot of Anastasia nowadays, it seems very popular now. Had not heard of this brand in Asia yet!
    Happy New Year Danielle!
    Wish you an amazing 2016 ahead of you!
    Can't wait to see what 2016 awaits you!
    Cheers***

    x Tiff
    http://tiffgoesto.com/

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    1. Thanks Tiff, hope you have an amazing year as well!

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  35. love your pictures

    lifestylexblogger.blogspot.dk

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  36. I love using NYX products, makes me wanna buy more make up! Lol. Such a great post. :)

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com
    Instagram: @aprilnunezzz

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  37. Great products, thanks for sharing!
    http://tealattewithstyle.com/

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    1. No problem, thanks for reading Emma!

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  38. that purple is such a gorgeous hue, I will have to try that sometime! thanks for sharing!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem, thanks for stopping by Andrea!

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  39. Beautiful eye pencil colors, definitely love the purple one

    Love from Best Bags For Women

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    1. Such a nice color, thanks for stopping by :)

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  40. Nice post ! :) and I wish you a happy new year !

    http://clothespaper.com/

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  41. I haven't tried any of these products before, but I really love that NYX is a cruelty free brand. Thanks for the review! Hope you had a wonderful New Years!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. I love that too! Hope you did as well!

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  42. I've heard so many great things about the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade- I HAVE to get some! XX
    Hannah
    http://www.notmycircusblog.com/winter-white/

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    1. It's so good, you should definitely give it a try!

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  43. What a great post :)
    You have picked nice products.
    Happy New Year!
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  44. Ahhh the colors you picked up of everything look so pretty swatched next to eachother, now I want to buy them all just to make a look together haha! That Stone Fox lip color looks awesome though, I've been hearing great things about the NYX lip suedes lately so I need to go check out the rest of the colors now.

    eightbitbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha they would definitely look great together! There are some really nice colors, let me know if you try them :)

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  45. I LOVE Anastasia brow products but I haven't tried the pomade before. Adding it to my list for the new year! :)

    JennifHsieh

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    1. Definitely try it if you like their stuff!

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  46. I love NYX as well! You can get so many good bargains from them! xx
    www.aliceinbloggersland.com

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by Alice :)

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  47. I also bought the MAC 217 brush in December and am so impressed! It has totally changed how I apply eyeshadow. The two NYX jumbo pencils you picked out are gorgeous :)

    Mili

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    1. I'm excited to use it, my eyeshadow definitely needs work haha

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  48. I love Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, good stuff! I haven't tried the concealer, but I'm always looking for a new one. I have awful dark circles!

    http://www.vanessasrunway.com

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    1. I think it would work well for you too then, really high coverage!

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  49. great post :D

    http://alafolie-toinsanity.blogspot.hr/

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  50. Ive only recently bought the ABH brow pomade too and can't wait to try it! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. I want to know how the under eye concealer works. I just stopped by sephora today to buy eye mask to see if it could get rid of my dark circles. You should do a review! - culturedmisprint.com/blog

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    1. I'll definitely work on one within the next week or two!

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  52. anastasia dipbrow pomade - the best!!!
    kisses from ukaine :-**
    maliovanka.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  53. great picks! Nyx purple velvet and Mac soar looks amazing!

    The Chicster Diaries

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    1. They're both amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  54. I still need to get on that dip brow promenade, been trying to get my hands on it but it's quite expensive! X

    Adidas X Pharrell Williams dupes over on hailandharmony.blogspot.ie  // BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Yeah it is a bit pricey, worth it in my opinion though!

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  55. Amazing haul! <3

    http://makeupwithemmy.blogspot.in/2016/01/3-motds-including-pantone-colours-of.html

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  56. Awesome post here :)

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  57. Nice post.
    xxx
    http://www.sherryhussain.wordpress.com

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  58. I've been meaning to work on my under eye circles as well, they're getting a bit too noticeable. I use Origins GinZing eye cream, and it's worked really well for lightening!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I still haven't tried anything by Origins but I want to, I'll definitely check that out!

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  59. i also have some NYX products and i LOVE them! :D xx

    https://fromsixteentotwentythree.wordpress.com/

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  60. Your pictures are so cute!! And I love NYX :)
    I love that dip brow!!
    www.glamourbyzee.com

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  61. Awesome items, looooove them

    http://www.simplethingsbyjok.com/

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  62. Beautyfull thing you bought.
    Anasatisia Bevelly Hills Eyebrow i want to have.

    InLove,
    Ayat from www.Flashyurface.blogspot.de

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  63. Great post!
    follow4follow ? follow me and i'll follow you
    byeee

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  64. I love the dipbrow pomade, it's taken me a little while to get used to but it's an absolute brow-saviour for me! Only thing I have found is that mine is starting to dry out a little bit now.. any advice? :( There's still so much product left!

    -Ruby Xx

    Another Ruby Tuesday / Bloglovin’

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    1. I actually thought mine was drying out already too, it must be the cold weather...maybe if you try warming up the brush a bit first? That would be such a shame!

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  65. Such good reviews! I WANT MAC SOAR. Haha, always seems to be out of stock whenever I check for it! :/

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I actually haven't even had a chance to use it yet but I've used my friend's before and it's amazing!

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