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July 16, 2018

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer Review + Demo

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer Review | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. The Too Faced Born This Way foundation has a huge following for a reason:  it’s a long wear, medium-full coverage foundation with a natural finish that’s literally created to look like you were born completely flawless. The brand recently expanded the Born This Way line to include 20 super-coverage concealers that can be used to conceal…

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July 9, 2018

Product To Try: Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Review

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Review

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Last week in my June favorites, I briefly introduced/mentioned the new Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi serum and how I couldn’t wait to talk more about it soon. This is a brand new product released by the new-to-the-scene, clean skin care brand, Drunk Elephant. In a nutshell, it’s a bronze-tinted Vitamin D antioxidant serum that protects the skin…

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July 5, 2018

15 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Must Haves

My 15 Nordstrom Sale 2018 Must Haves Brighter Darling Blog hero

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Every year in the late summer, Nordstrom holds this MASSIVE sale on fall/winter items, including makeup/beauty that doesn’t compare to ANY other sale they’ll have the entire year. These aren’t older items. They’re brand new fall/winter releases that will go back to full retail prices for the rest of the season. It’s always the time I pick up pricier…

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July 2, 2018

June 2018 Beauty Favorites

June 2018 Beauty Favorites Brighter Darling Blog | Bb Don't Blow It Thick, Drunk Elephant D Bronzi, Naked Petite Heat Palette, BareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Primer, Fenty Killawatt Foil Highlighter Summer 2018

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Well, it would only seem natural that my LAST beauty favorites post came in January 2018 (2017 Beauty Favorites) right before I got pregnant, lol. It’s been a minute, I’d say. Clearly, I’m feeling more myself and can compose my thoughts eloquently enough to share my five June 2018 beauty favorites (ideal for these summer months). Let’s…

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June 29, 2018

Project Pan 6 Month Update: Products I’m Finishing Up 2018 [YouTube]

Project Pan 6 Month Update Progress | Brighter Darling Blog YouTube Channel

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Who doesn’t seriously get so satisfied with themselves when they see the bottom pan of a makeup product you’ve been using up? It’s the best! You’re getting all of your money’s worth. I started a challenge back in January to finish up a few items in my collection in 2018 and have been doing my best to make a…

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June 25, 2018

Must Do Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Must Do Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy | Waxing The City Product Display | Princeton NJ Exterior

Thank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life… and so is getting rid of it. From brows – to backscaping – to bare it all Brazilians – we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open – you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. First time customers get 50% off their first service! There…

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June 21, 2018

Pregnancy Files: 30 Most Recommended Baby Items To Register For

most recommended baby items to register for 2018 | brighter darling blog | expecting october 2018

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Now that I’m a few days shy of six months into this pregnancy, you can bet I’ve been bombarded with product recommendations from loving friends and family on items I absolutely NEED for #BrighterDarlingBaby ( name reveal coming soon! ). If you’re a mom-to-be and totally overwhelmed by the insane plethora of options for your upcoming addition, continue reading…

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June 18, 2018

NEW bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palettes, Primers, Liners, Mascaras + more

bareMinerals gen nude eyeshadow palettes review and swatches - copper, neutral, latte, rose | brighter darling blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Shout out to the SWIRL TAP BUFF crew circa early to mid 2000s! That’d be me. I’ll literally never forget getting my first bareMinerals starter kit box from some TV-infomercial my senior year of college. I got the medium set – included two shades of foundation, a bronzer, mineral veil and two brushes (a buffing brush…

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June 14, 2018

New Products To Try From Pixi by Petra

New Products To Try From Pixi by Petra

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Walk into your local Target these days and if you’re lucky, you have one of those newly re-designed stores that have a huge cosmetics department and expanded (plus FULLY STOCKED) Pixi by Petra/Pixi Beauty section. I’ve always been a fan of their skin care line, but lately, even their cosmetics has taken a large leap in…

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June 7, 2018

Eyeshadow Palette Collection and Declutter 2018 [YouTube]

Eyeshadow Collection and Declutter Thumb

I have been dying to film this video and just DO this decluttering for too long! Eyeshadow is a weakness of mine. It’s my favorite makeup product and I just always feel like I need to find the best eye makeup in the universe 24/7 (weird?). Anyway, I sat down and filmed an eyeshadow palette collection and declutter recently and wanted to share it all…

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June 5, 2018

Product You Never Knew You Needed: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review Shade 4

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. As much as I am obsessed with everything Charlotte Tilbury releases, there are times (as with any brand) products come out and I know 100% it’s not suited for me/my needs. Then there are times I’m just confused. This is usually when a brand does something truly innovative and throws the industry off by doing something…

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May 31, 2018

Urban Decay Beached Collection Review + Tutorial [YouTube]

Urban Decay Beached Collection Review and Tutorial on Brown Eyes

Urban Decay always delights with new releases in beautiful packaging, and the Urban Decay Beached collection is no exception! This is the first package Urban Decay sent me complimentary for testing purposes and I literally almost died when I opened the box. Not only does this collection SCREAM Brighter, Darling (hello, color scheme), but I just love anything summer, beachy and bronzed so I was…

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