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Review & Swatches: Etude House Dear Darling Tint in No. 2 “Real Red”

Etude House is a Korean makeup brand. This review is for its Dear Darling Tint, which comes in three (3) shades. The shade tested and shown in this review is No. 2 Real Red. Continue reading

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Globetrotting: International Makeup Brands

Here is the beginning of a new series that features international makeup brands. I’ll start with the brands I tried out from Germany, but I’m hoping to expand to other countries, too.

If there is a particular international brand you’re interested in seeing, let me know in the comments, below. I know a lot of you would like to see Asian brands, but feel free to request anything you want. I’m not promising I’ll be able to get my hands on them, but I’ll try! Continue reading

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People’s Poll: Blog Sale?

I’d like to condense my makeup collection and have been contemplating a blog sale for several months now. I would be offering new/unused items, items that have only been swatched, and lightly-used products. Would you be interested in a blog sale? Continue reading

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1,000 Facebook Followers!

Allura now has 1,000 followers on Facebook! I am amazed at how fast this site has grown, having started out only a little over 1 year ago.

Thank you so much to everyone who reads and supports this blog. I appreciate you more than you know. Continue reading

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Menu Condensing

The menu was becoming lengthy, so I’ve condensed it a little and placed several brands into the “Miscellaneous” category, which you will now see at the top of the menu. These were mostly brands less extensively covered on the blog. I’ve also created a “Fragrances” category in anticipation of doing more perfume-related reviews. In the future, I may also condense some brands into a “Bath & Body” category.

You can still search any brand or product you like in the search box.

If you have any comments or suggestions–for the menu or the site in general–feel free to leave a comment or send an email! Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Series 2012: Taking Requests!

I’m planning on doing a Valentine’s Day Series this year, consisting of several looks. I’d like to do video tutorials for them, but I need your input!

Please leave any requests or ideas for different kinds of Valentine’s Day looks in the comments below. You just might see your look posted on this blog and on a YouTube video! Continue reading

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The Best Policy

But the policy for this blog has always been to convey both the good and bad about products. It’s more important to maintain readers’ trust and to not give them a false impression of a product than it is to make a company happy. If a product is bad, I will tell you. If a product doesn’t live up to its company’s claims, I will tell you. If a product goes above and beyond, I will tell you. Continue reading

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