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Clearly Waterproof

Waterproof mascara. I am so not a fan. I have never met a formula that has worked for me and it’s hard on the pocketbook when I constantly experiment with something new. It’s a necessity in life, especially during the summer months, but man oh man… I just want something that is as terrific as normal mascara.
I think I’ve found a solution. Anastasia’s “Lash Genius” waterproof topcoat is fantastic. It is a clear topcoat that you apply over your regular mascara and it instantly waterproofs, refreshes, and protects your lashes all day long. It really is genius. There’s no drying or clumping and the lightweight formula glides on smooth and dries quickly. Lashes are left touchable with a soft lacquer. It’s super easy to use. Apply your mascara as always and then swipe on 1-2 coats of this waterproof topcoat. Voila! No streaking or raccoon eyes, just fabulous lashes.

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Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat $21
available at Sephora

If anyone knows of a great waterproof mascara, let me know. For now, I’ll stick with this little wonder!

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Clear Pores With Charcoal

I’m a big bath taker. I can spend hours reading and relaxing, but it’s also when I do my more luxurious beauty rituals-like masks. Masks are one of those products we often forget about, but are also one of the products most beneficial to our skin. They can hydrate, exfoliate, oxygenate, and clear out those pores. One of my favorites is Origins Clear Improvement. This mask contains activated charcoal which acts as a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins while Lecithin dissolves impurities like dirt and other debris. I use it (or try to) once a week during bath time. I put a warm, moist towel on my face for a few minutes and then apply the mask. Now, don’t be afraid of the charcoal black color, it won’t stain anything. Relax as it dries and then rinse off. You’ll be left with skin that glows and has new clarity, and pores that are smaller and clearer. And I know most of you will say you’re too busy, but come on, you deserve it!

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Origins Clear Improvement $22 (for all skin types)
Visit Origins for store locations and more product information. Also available at Macy’s or Sephora

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Hollywood Fashion Secrets

We’ve all been there. You lose an earring back, spill coffee on your white blouse, buy jeans you have to wear that night but don’t have time to get them hemmed. Fashion emergencies happen to everyone and usually at the most inconvenient time. Enter Hollywood Fashion Secrets. Beloved by stylists and fashionistas worldwide, these little gems can solve any fashion dilemma you may find yourself in.
Headquartered in Minneapolis (not as hick as people think), Hollywood Fashion Secrets was created by Jane Dailey and Marni Bumsted. They knew there had to be a simple solution for wardrobe malfunctions and created the first in a long line of miracles-Hollywood Fashion Tape.

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Jane and Marni

Here’s a look at my favorites in their collection. I have used and sold many of their products and they are spectacular.

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Hollywood Fashion Tape $8.99
This comes in 36 pre-cut strips of clear, double-stick apparel and body tape. Perfect for that gaping top or collar that won’t stay down. these beauties keep clothing in place. Made from 3M adhesive, they are gentle on skin, hypoallergenic, and leave no residue on fabrics. Plus, they are much more discreet than safety pins.

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Temporary Hem Tape $7.99
The one problem I have when buying denim is that it’s always too long and I have to get them hemmed. That’s fine, but I usually want to wear them that day and few tailors can accommodate my time frame. That’s when I turn to this hem tape. It’s specially sized, fabric friendly, and magically holds the hem in place. So much more attractive than rolling or pinning.

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Clear Bra Straps $5.99
I really don’t like to wear strapless bras. They are super uncomfortable and I feel like I focus all night on keeping my bra up. No fun. That’s why these clear straps are so great. They work with any bra (as long as it has detachable straps) and you’ll be comfy while wearing all those sexy tops.

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Stain Removing Pen $6.99
I prefer this pen to any other stain removal product (shout wipes are so messy). It’s easy to control and eliminates coffee, tea, wine, chocolate and ink stains with ease. Fits easily into your purse so you never had to worry about getting stuck with a smudge on your top.

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Oil Blotting Tissues $4.99 (100 sheets)
These tissues are perfect for absorbing oil and shine on your face and they won’t disturb your makeup. There also give a much more natural finish than continually applying powder. A must have!

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Fashion Emergency Kit $14.99
This is the mother of all kits. It’s purse size and consists of everything you could ever need for your wardrobe malfunctions. Here’s what you get:
-Hollywood Fashion Tape
-Deodorant Removing Sponge
-Lint Removing Sheets
-Sewing Kit
-Stain Wipes
-Earring Back
-Instant Button
-Hair Band
-Nail File
-Blister Pad
-Shoe Shine Sponge
Every woman needs this in her arsenal. You’ll never have to sweat about fashion mishaps again!

For more products, shop locations, and company information, please visit Hollywood Fashion Secrets

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