It's gonna get sappy up in here.
I feel like I've spent the last 24 hours (at least the waking ones) talking about the debate. Before, during, after — my brain has been in "Seriously, how can anyone justify voting for a man so exceptionally unsuitable to be president?" mode. I need a break. Do you need a break? Let's have a beauty shit break.
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Senteurs D'Orient Hammam Soap
Soap on a rope hasn't been a popular cleansing product for well over a quarter of a century, and it has been a punchline for as long as I can remember. I'm not quite sure why, though. It's so useful! And this collection of be-roped soaps proves they can be pretty damn glamorous, too. I have the tuberose-scented one because I'm predictable, but it also comes in rose, orange blossom, jasmine, and amber scents.
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Boscia Tsubaki Glotion
Boscia is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated skincare lines available, and I say that as someone who could not care less about their 100% preservative-free promise. I just love so many of their products, and this "instant luminizing moisturizer" is the latest to make my list. It features tsubaki oil (aka camellia oil) to hydrate and light-reflecting minerals to make skin look glowy. It's a great "I don't feel like wearing foundation today" moisturizer.
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Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Hydrating Mask
I was originally drawn to Garnier's Whole Blends line because of the retro look, but I recently found out that the font and color combos weren't intended to look vintage-y; they just decided to stick with the European packaging, apparently. Whatever, still cute. And still really great haircare for the price! This $6 mask makes hair feel stupid-silky.
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Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Lip Primer
I seriously wish I would have worn this today. I'm wearing a lipstick I absolutely love, partly because of its soft-focus finish, but that effect comes with a fair share of bleeding beyond my lip line, which this primer promises to prevent. It also helps keep lipstick on longer, and it makes lip lines less obvious.
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Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Extra Hold
This is the product that might finally make me attempt ponytails with a slick base. My floofy flyaways have always stopped me from trying, but this gel is "perfect for taming stubborn edges and creating sleek, smooth styles." I love that it doesn't make hair feel hard like other gels do, probably because of the hydrating argan oil in it.
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Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
I know Simple's micellar water isn't new, but this size is. You can now get it in a 13.5-ounce bottle! I've been a fan of this stuff for as long as it's been available, and it's nice to know I won't run out of it any time soon. And it's still super-affordable at about $9.
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OPI Gel Break Serum Base Coat and Protector Top Coat
OPI's Gel Break system is made for folks who want to take a break from gel manicures but help their natural nails recover and look good in the meantime. The vitamin-enriched base coat starts the process, and the top coat seals in the...
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OPI Gel Break Color
Made to treat recovering nails while giving them a polished yet natural look, Properly Pink is recommended for fair skin, Too Tan-Tilizing is said to be most flattering on medium skin tones, and Barely Beige is suggested for darker skin.
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Long-Lasting Lipstick in The Queen
Charlotte wanted to create a lipstick that captures Queen Elizabeth's benevolence, power, and love of color in a single shade, and I, for one, think she succeeded with this warm magenta. Charlotte calls it "crimson," but I think it's pinker than that implies. And as usual, she shows how it looks on a variety of skin tones right on her website.
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The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All: How to Get the Perfect Blowout at Home
OK, so I'm going to guess that Drybar founder Ali Webb (and her editor, and her publisher) may not be aware of the implications of the term "good hair" in certain contexts and assume she really just wants people to be able to feel like their hair will look great after reading this book. Fair? Anyway, for less than half the price of a Drybar blowout, this book gives you tips that will essentially eliminate your need to ever make another appointment. (But who am I kidding? I will never stop making Drybar appointments.)
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KB Shimmer Nail Polish in Fright This Way
As if this polish, described as "a deep black base and a scattering of holo dust and loads of purple glitter" wasn't gorgeous enough on its own, it lives up to its Halloween-inspired name by coming with a little baggie of purple bat-shaped glitter, intended as optional accents.
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Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Cream and Sugar Twist
Two of the styling products from Paul Mitchell's new Neon line, Sugar Cream and Sugar Twist are both made with — you guessed it — sugar. Unless you guessed they were made with neon, the noble gas, in which case you'd be wrong. Anyway, these formulas help smooth and tousle hair, respectively, and there's an anti-bullying initiative behind the line.
I wonder — if Trump styled his hair(?) with some of those Neon products, would he become less of a bully? Wishful thinking, I guess.
Speaking of wishful thinking, do any of these products get a spot on your wish list? What's your latest beauty purchase?