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Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 8.8.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week: 

 Do you use cotton pads at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type? 

G's answer: when I use eye makeup remover, I only use Shiseido Facial Cotton these days. They are truly the softest cotton pads (in my opinion), and softness is a priority when it comes to the eye area. That said, if I'm using my Garnier Micellar Water, I use a Bounty or Viva paper towel on the rest of my face (Shiseido Facial Cotton on my eyes). Those paper towels are soft when saturated, and one paper towel can remove an entire face of makeup (vs. having to use several cotton pads).

The Lipstick League Links of the Week: 

My Newest Addiction - Laura is a stickler for a solid skincare routine. This week she shared her daily skincare routine with Cetaphil and she has a fun giveaway in it for you!

Nouveau Cheap - Have you explored the Amazon Handmade department yet? Think Etsy, but on Amazon. Here’s my review of a makeup brush roll that was handmade by an Amazon Artisan (and it’s under $20)!

Olive & Ivy - This local gem of a green beauty heaven is a MUST visit if you’re ever in Vancouver. And even if you’re not, they have an online store too! Obsessed.

Phyrra - Looking for the perfect pale foundation? I've found it with the new Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation! I give it an extensive wear test, plus share the best tools for perfect application.

Prime Beauty - is thrilled with the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for July! It's full of summer fun and fabulousness!

we heart this - we've got the lowdown on the classic Clinique 3-step skincare system and a giveaway for anyone with dry skin (worth $77!)

Beautygeeks - is flirting hard with a New-and-Sexy, but has no intention of giving up her current love. Solution? A lash-fluttering three-way, of course.

Beauty Junkies Unite - If you like pretty blushes paired with gorgeous highlighters -- you're in luck! Check out the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos. They're epic!

Blushing Noir - Live Long and Prosper! Take a look at some swatches of the upcoming MAC Star Trek Collection & see what’s on my wishlist!

EauMG - You can spend a lot to smell like fresh, bitter neroli but you don’t have to! Here’s a budget-friendly perfume that I keep reaching for on these hot, humid days.

Gouldylox - No matter what you did to your skin over the summer, I've found five products to help you undo all of the damage.

My Beauty Bunny - I firmly believe that beauty (and happy, healthy skin and hair) starts on the inside. If you do too, you'll want to check out our CORREXIKO Skin Supplement Review and Giveaway!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

My Newest Addiction is Currently Craving: Laura gets lusty over Chanel and the Candeur Et Experience quad is no exception.


  1. urban decay has their newest vice palette on sale for $34 (originally $56) and the electric palette on sale for $24 (originally $49)

  2. I really only use cotton pads for polish removal. I usually get them at Walmart or Target. Not too picky on the type just the size.

  3. About a year and a half ago, Ralphs had packages of cotton rounds( their brand) on clearance for .39 a package. I bought all 17 packages and just recently finished them. I did give some away.

  4. I do use cotton pads to remove makeup when I use micellar water or apply toner (I don't use toner much, though). I don't have any particular brand loyalty, however. If I buy something and it seems too rough for my face, I use them to remove nail polish.

  5. I used to use cotton pads and olive or coconut oil to remove makeup, but then I discovered cheap makeup removal wipes at Ross and TJ Maxx.

  6. I use cotton rounds for toner and finger nail polish removal. Tried the Dollar Tree one and very flakey and shed. Just got the White Cloud from Walmart to try soon. Would love to order the nice ones from Sephora don't remember the brand but looks like a big bag and said not to shed.


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