Are they Dupes: MAC 217 vs. Zoeva 227 vs. Hakuhodo J5523

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Hi lovelies!

So, since I began wearing more eye makeup, I decided it was time to focus on getting some high quality tools for the job. I realised I was lacking a blending brush, and grabbed a couple to compare and review. I'd heard that these brushes were all dupes for each other, but I wanted to see for myself.
(Also I did a bit of a binge shop in January and that's why I have all of them!)
MAC 217, Zoeva 227, Hakuhodo J5523
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Nail Art: Negative Space Half-Moons

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Hi lovely readers,

I thought it might be time for some nail art. I initially tried to replicate Samantha Ravndahl's (from Batalash, @ssssamanthaa on Instagram) super iconic black negative space mani, but I ended up having a really hard time so I settled for regular negative space half-moons.
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How I Dry My Makeup Brushes: Brush Tree Review

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Hi lovely readers,

It should be no surprise to you that I've become more and more interested in makeup in addition to nail polish. Accordingly, my brush collection has grown a LOT, and I recently decided that the old method of hanging my brushes to dry on a clothes hanger with some hair ties just wasn't cutting it anymore.

So, I bought a brush tree! Benjabelle is a well-known brush tree manufacturer, but at NZ$31.95+++ for a single brush tree, I just couldn't buy them when I knew there had to be a cheaper alternative on eBay. And I found one - a NZ$15 option, straight from eBay.
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Swatch & Review: Star Kin Thparkly

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Hello lovelies,

Today I have a unique NZ indie polish to show you! Star Kin Thparkly is a beautiful purple polish with heaps of gold/pink multichrome micro flakies. I haven't really seen anything else like this, and I'm so glad I have it in my collection.

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Lipstick Swatch & Review: Melt Cosmetics Dark Room (and a dupe!)

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Hi lovely readers,

Today's post has long been in the making. I wanted Dark Room badly when it first released but missed out, and I was so stoked when I found out that Melt was re-releasing it!
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Are they Dupes: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer vs NYX Angel Veil Primer

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Hey girlies!

So a little while ago, I purchased the 10ml size (NZD 29) of Hourglass Cosmetics' Mineral Veil Primer. I've heard a LOT about this primer, and jumped at the chance to try it for a (relatively) lowish price. I've found it very good, but it's also VERY expensive, so I tried looking for an alternative. Some Googling lead me to the NYX Angel Veil primer. I definitely think that Angel Veil is intended to specifically be a cheaper alternative for the Mineral Veil - NYX does have a track record of creating very similar, affordable options of more expensive products.

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