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About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com

Antique Edwardian Locket Pendant

I’m surprised I never showed you all my birthday gift. My BFF gifted me this gorgeous locket. From what she told me, the chain is a modern turquoise chain. She attached the locket pendant herself. I’m so fortunate to own … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Care Sessions Vol. 43

Hey lovely! How was your week? I did a lot more for myself in terms of self care and being gentle with myself. 1) I didn’t go to work on Friday or Monday. 2) I used the extra days to … Continue reading

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A England Nail Polish in In Robe and Crown

I always feel a little awkward when the nail polish name starts with “in”. Two ins in a row makes me see double. 😛 This one is from the Tennyson Romance 2016 collection. It’s described as ” deep brown-toned toned … Continue reading

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Sephora Haul- Necessities and Gifts

When you’re patient and save up your points, it sure does pay off. I ordered another Herbivore body polish and a brown eyeliner. Since I had over 1400 points, I walked away with major free loot. Here’s what I received: … Continue reading

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A England Elizabeth and Mary Nail Polish Swatches

With the CW Reign show having ended (nooooo!!!) I decided to swatch three of the shades from A England’s collection. In honor of both the real and fictional queens. I’ll start with Crown of Thistles. It seems like both queens … Continue reading

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MAC Colour Rocker Lipsticks in Blue Bang!, Darling Clementine, and Breathing Fire

I’m starting to get pulled back into the MAC fold. I fell out with them a few years ago because the SAs were mean and the quality was slipping into not-great territory for me. Their Colour Rocker lipsticks have redeemed … Continue reading

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NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo in Chestnut

Desperately curious about cream contours (and always searching for a way to make contouring easier), I picked up one of the convenient and common sense influenced NYX contour duos.   From the website: “Define your best features and add luminescence … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Care Sessions Vol. 42

Hey darling! How was your week? Let me just say, I’m so glad I got into therapy. It’s done wonders for my mood and outlook. I’m happier than I’ve been in years. This is what I did for self care … Continue reading

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A England Nail Polish in Saint George

“Bearer of a valiant and courageous heart, this fathomless teal reveals the strength of the brave Knight’s convictions with his gleaming, fiery core.” If you’re not familiar with the legend of Saint George, here is the short version: a dragon … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate in Honey Light 52

I splurged on this much gabbed about foundation during the VIB sale. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out! From the website: “INSTANT FULL COVERAGE. ALL-DAY WEIGHTLESS WEAR. LESS IS MORE. THE WEIGHT IS OVER: 24-HOUR FULL, … Continue reading

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