Splurge or Steal: Tom Ford vs. Jane Cosmetics

Splurge or Steal: Tom Ford vs. Jane Cosmetics

I’ve found a great dupe for the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, a longtime favorite of mine that weighs in at a whopping $44. I’m ashamed to say I’ve repurchased this pencil twice. What a waste of money, now that Jane Cosmetics has come out with a wedge-shaped brow sculptor in…

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Splurge or Steal: Contour Kits

Splurge or Steal: Contour Kits

I know it’s not completely the biggest save of the century here, but I thought I would share with you a new discovery — the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit which everyone raves about (and was brought back months after being sold out everywhere) is a balmy $40 of cold…

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Splurge or Steal: Zara Checked Scarf

Splurge or Steal: Zara Checked Scarf

Last winter, anybody who was anybody (or fashion bloggers who just like to enable one another) owned the Checked Scarf from Zara (pictured above, left). Pinterest was rife with outfit pictures featuring this gorgeous blankety oversized fall staple. At $30, it certainly wasn’t a steal, but it isn’t exactly Hermes…

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Splurge or Steal: The Pistachio Creams

Splurge or Steal: The Pistachio Creams

If you haven’t already guessed by now, I’m a definite fan of Laura Mercier’s eau gourmand line, with special attention to the Creme de Pistache (Pistachio) scent. Ironically, it smells nothing like a pistachio, unless you count the barely-noticeable nutty undertone to what is otherwise dominated by sugar, butter, and…

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Splurge or Steal: Mason Pearson Dupe

Splurge or Steal: Mason Pearson Dupe

  For a long time I’ve coveted the mind-bogglingly-expensive boar bristle brushes by Mason Pearson that they experts reportedly tout as the “best brushes on earth” — but couldn’t afford the whopping price tag (It’s in the hundreds, people! For a brush!). Then I found this brush online, took a…

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Splurge or Steal: Christian Louboutin

Splurge or Steal: Christian Louboutin

When it comes to Christian Louboutin shoes, everyone always thinks about the red sole. But honestly, after one wear, that pretty red sole starts looking pretty darn messy. Now, I’m all about luxury and high-end items (I didn’t grow up hearing my dad say I’ve “got champagne tastes on a…

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