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Lipstick League: How Many Products Do You Use Per Day?

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Last week, I asked you how to take the top off of this beloved bottle of Needles No More. It's sealed with magic and totally impenetrable. So my husband sawed the top off for me. It's expensive. I want every drop.

Question of the Week: How many makeup products do you use for an everyday face?
I wear way too many. I'm obsessed. I know you know this, but I don't know if you realize that I would be buying a lot of this and constantly driving to CVS, Sephora, Nordies and Ulta even if I didn't have a blog. For makeup? I probably use 16 products per day. It's insane. The product I can't live without? THIS.

  Blushing Noir - Check out the collab with butter London and Allure Magazine… plus enter to WIN a set! Get you some arm candy!

  EauMG - went to NY Now’s Summer ‘15 trade show. Here’s the products and trends that stood out to her in the wonderful world of home fragrance and bath/body products.

  Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - Check out Aprill’s refreshing Freeman Beauty Sweet Tea and Lemon mask review.

  Gouldylox Reviews - I'm obsessed with these necklaces! Check them out and score your own with my coupon code just for you!

  Love for Lacquer - May the beauty force be with you! Jess has a few lipstick swatches of the NEW Covergirl x Star Wars collection! Will you choose the lightside or the darkside?

  My Newest Addiction - Laura shared her 3 steps to fabulous nails this week and you aren’t going to believe how easy it is!

  Nouveau Cheap - There’s always a certain level of risk when it comes to beauty box subscriptions (will we actually like/use the products we get?), but here’s a beauty box that’s been pretty awesome for me so far (and it’s only $15 per month).  (YES!!!! Beauty Boxes are always such a bummer for me!)

  Phyrra - Do you have Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars but want the new RTWs (Ready to Wear)? Try my quick and easy How to DIY OCC RTWs!

  Prime Beauty - discovers the perfect eyeshadow if you like shimmer but don't like the fallout. Josie Maran Coconut Water Eyeshadow makes eyes glow! (I LOVE these shadows!!)

  we heart this - Can you really make your own lip balm?! You TOTALLY can make your own lip balm! Look at you, adding tints and essential oils like a boss. (This is so much fun!!!)

  Beautygeeks - Cranky complexions seem to react to so many things – sleep deprivation, environment, ingredients.... Three top dermatologists weigh in on stress and whether zen is even a thing for sensitive skin.

  Beauty Junkies Unite - If you’re all about versatility and customization when it comes to your face products, then prepare to meet your new best friend. (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

  Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Blushing Noir - Rae from The RAEviewer is one of my biggest enablers! She recently gave us a peek at the new Christian Louboutin Lip Colours and I’m already lusting for them!
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Confidence Starts With a Really Close Shave

Sponsored post. Opinions are mine.

It's that magical time of the year. Fall is around the corner. The kids are going back to college (and you are getting your days back!). Prepping to get those kids out of the house and ready for the dorm is no easy feat. And it's expensive! The price of disposable razors alone makes me crazy. Now my sanity has been (partially) restored, thanks to some major savings from Schick and Walmart.

Better than what?

Are Schick Disposable Razors really better? I think so! First of all, that comfort gel that surrounds the blades? It's water activated and it actually has been proven to hydrate skin for two full hours after shaving! The Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor, my favorite, utilizes five curve-sensing blades with skin guards to help prevent nicks and cuts. It gives me the smoothest skin ever (I've dropped my Venus a few years ago for the Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor  and I've never looked back!). Plus, Schick makes the only waterproof bikini trimmer, the Hydro Silk® TrimStyle® Razor. The regular razor part is the Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor and the bikini trimmer has four settings to help maintain your bikini line, year round.

Do you even remember how good it feels?

Save money where you can! Be it for his beard or your legs, Schick Disposable Razors will have you (or your college kids) feeling smooth, cleanly shaven and ready to rock the latest adventure. Be sure to head to Walmart get ready for the smoothest skin possible! And grab one for you, too. Do you even remember how good it feels to relax and read a book with freshly shaven legs? You need to remember that feeling. It's glorious.

Hit Walmart to stock up on all of your back to school needs! Sending kids off to school is no easy task. You deserve it!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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It Goes Without Saying: Waxing Those Little Peach Fuzz Hairs

Welcome to a new series on Gouldylox: It Goes Without Saying.

In the beauty world, everything changes constantly (this fall the it color is burgundy!) and, sometimes, the basics get left behind. I get a lot of questions about those very basics and instead of answering them personally, I'm going to share them with the world. After all, you can't be the only one wondering about that, can you?

So today's questions comes from an unnamed reader I've known forever. She asks this,

"Like me, I imagine your facial hair is very fair/faint--what do you do about all the little white/blonde/faint hairs surrounding your eye brows?? I feel like when I watch youtube makeup tutorials, the faces have NO facial hair other than the hair on their brows. I don't want to wax my brows per se, but I want to get rid of all the little tiny fine baby hairs that are surrounding my brows - is it possible to get rid of these??"

My entire face is covered in those annoying little hairs. I hate how it makes eye shadow not sit flush against the skin, I hate how blush and highlighter look through a field of fuzz and I really hate how hard it is to shape your brows when you're fuzzy. I imagine it's got to be like cutting a crop circle without an aerial view. Unless someone carved it out first, you can't free hand it. It would be a huge mess.

Kandee Johnson chases people with a brow razor (it's a seriously advanced move. Don't start there.). I sit in my car and pluck them when I'm stuck in traffic. (I also shave my face.) But if your brow color is light you still need to have your brows shaped. It makes them so much easier to fill in and help them define your face. Once you've got the shape, filling them in is actually as easy as it looks on those YouTube videos.

But does it hurt? I'm not going to lie to you. It hurts a little. So do a lot of things. If you can wear high heels, you can get your brows waxed. It's no where near as painful as you think it's going to be. Personally, I find threading to be more in line with what you think waxing will feel like. But if threading is your thing, have at it.

You'll be shocked at how different you look once you clean up your brows. Even if no one else notices, you'll know that that what once bothered you no longer grows there. At least not this second.

And if that makes you feel more confident, then make it part of your regular routine. Don't worry about going to a salon and feeling the need to say, "I know I barely have brows, but can you help?" Your brows are your brows and if they need to be gently shaped or seriously weed-wacked, a good esthetician will shape them up, make you feel happy about it and give you more confidence. If they say anything to the contrary, BYE FELICIA.

If you're ready to fill them in like a boss, try the new Hourglass Arch Brow Styling Pencil. It combines the ease of a powder, the sharpness of a pencil and the staying power of a pomade in one easy to use pencil that comes in 9 shades. It's nearly impossible to do it wrong with this pencil.

This specially shaped tip makes everything so, so easy. 

There is no shame in asking me anything. Just last night I figured out how to blow dry my hair like a pro. Hint--you need some forearm strength and a third arm. Maybe we'll discuss that next time.

Got a question? Shoot me an email! Nothing is too basic. Ask me!

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Herbal Essences Is Kicking Co-Wash Butt

Sent for review. Contains affiliate links.

I know you know you shouldn't be using sulfates. But all of the non-sulfate shampoos are expensive, right? If you really want to break free without breaking the bank, check out the new Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner. It cleans, it lathers a little and it leaves my very dry hair feeling oh-so-happy.

Plus, it's great for days when you don't have a lot of time and need to wash and go. I assume you don't have the same extremely long hair ritual I do, right? I usually block out evenings to wash and do my hairs. This co-wash smells great, lathers a little and doesn't dry hair out. Oh yeah, your color will remain as kick ass as it was when you left the salon.  Even if you aren't on the sulfate-free train and are just taking it to the next stop, this is a great option for every other time you wash your hair. Your color will avoid fading a little bit longer, every time you use it.

Grab it for less than $7.00. It couldn't be more perfect for college (or for those of us who still haven't figured everything else out yet).

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Lipstick League; Does ANYONE Know How To Open This Container?

I can't open this. I've scratched off the label like a wild animal and I still can't see inside to see where the product is, although I suspect it's at the top and it's gone. Next up - hacksaw. Unless you have a better idea, that is...

Question of the Week: What do you think of the current ‘90s revival in beauty and fashion?
I lived through it and didn't think it was anything to get excited about then. (I never shared their love of flannel.) Although if loving the 90's would bring back treasures like Prescriptives makeup, I'd fall in line.

In the meantime, this weekend, Wet N Wild has some new amazing lips, Hard Candy has some gorgeous palettes. Sadly, it's all at Walmart (at least in my hood) and with the college rush, it's the 7th circle of hell. If ever there was a test of makeup love, this is it.

Also, why can't Dr. Brandt make a bottle you can either OPEN to see if there is any product left or allow you to see into it? It's got to be one or the other. I'm about to take a hacksaw to my Needles No More to see if it's time to shell out more money. That half ounce goes FAST. Something that small and that expensive should do more than slightly relax fine lines.

How's your weekend?

  Blushing Noir - Get the look! Brooke shows you how to wear the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows on their own. Who needs primers and powders? Not you ;)

  Clumps of Mascara - talks about Five Drugstore Concealers That You Should Try. And the best news? All of the brands mentioned have shades for various skintones!

  EauMG - tries Amayori, a natural bath and body line inspired by Japanese bathing rituals.

  Gouldylox Reviews - Makeup Wars is back with everything you need to hide dark circles and look younger.

  Love for Lacquer - Are you ready to go back to the 90’s? Jess has the brand NEW Fall ColourPop collection on her blog which is set to release at the end of this month! It will make you want to relive your teen years all over again!

  My Beauty Bunny - It's easy to see why beauty lovers are obsessed with OCC! We've got one more reason with this Video Review of OCC Creme Colour Concentrate.

  My Newest Addiction - Laura talks about how she has been finding balance and also it features a giveaway to win a $100 visa gift card!

  Nouveau Cheap - Here's quick, cute, and cheap (like, under $2) tip for securing your makeup palettes that's better than rubber bands!

  Phyrra - shares her quick and easy 90s Grunge Inspired Tutorial with the Too Faced Stardust Palette!

  Prime Beauty - takes the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite for a spin. See what she thinks of this new and improved skincare device.

  we heart this - They've been out for a few months, but have you SEEN the swatches of the new Benefit They're Real Mascara and Push Up Liner shades? Oh that purple...

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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