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Friday Fruit Faces

03.21.14


If you aren't already panting/eyes bulging/on the floor you are not human! I just about dropped dead at the sight of these fabby fruit faced photographs - taken by the brilliant + talented world-renowned photographer, Philip Karlberg. If there's one thing that can make this Friday go by a little faster (and in style) it's THIS! So go check out the rest + enjoy!!!

TGIF! 

Xxx

MRS

Leisure, Beauty
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Breakfast Energizers

03.20.14


A morning sans energy can truly make your day feel like the WORST of the century! Everything seems to be all kinds of contorted + you cant seem to get yourself any kind of assorted. Well here's the kick that always nails ME in the rump - a quick and fresh brekky that is totes yum in the tum! When oatmeal won't do it, and cereal isn't happening...pull out a few of these and you'll be feeling juiced (not to mention they're flattening!!)

P.S. They were inspired by THIS find!

Happy Brekky-ing!

Xxx

Leisure, Beauty
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Mrs. Forever Young

03.18.14


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The idea of youth can mean many different things - and if you ask me, a life of vibrancy is what it brings! Let's discuss the #YouthList for a moment, shall we? I promise, you'll like what you read, feel and see! This fabby concept of the #YouthList was introduced to me by the peeps at StriVectin - I immediately fell for their inspiring take on living the forever young lifestyle and thus made it my own current obsession! So, I took a long hard look into what I define as a youthful existence - I pulled together my Mrs. #YouthList, outlined above 1-6.  Each one of these components is essential to fulfilling your youthful dreams - and when pulled off successfully, a forever young vibrancy truly reigns supreme. Things like 'Live in the Moment' + 'Ditch Your Doubt'  - in their own way reverse the signs of aging and reduce the urge to louse about.  'Hold Onto Your Daydreams' and 'Nurture The Skin You're In' - give way to confidence boosting juices which is a total win-win! Allowing yourself to 'Make Fairytales A Reality' and 'Paint Thy Lips, Nails + The Town Red' - forces you to reduce stress + get out of your head. All of the above certainly lend themselves to feeling and thus looking young - just as much so as limiting your tanning time in the sun. Now that I'm drinking the youth serum I want to spread the love - so I've partnered up with StriVectin so that I can help you out with all of the above! Panting?? Read on...

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I'm going to be crowning a MRS FOREVER YOUNG + gifting her a year of youth - she who wins gets a 1 year supply of StriVectin SD Advanced, yes it's the TRUTH! In order to properly enter you must leave a comment below - telling me which one of my (above) #YouthList items you need to harness, work on and grow. Then re-pin the corresponding pin and state your case in the caption - include the link to your pin in your comment, cross your fingers and wait for my reaction! I'll select the winner that I feel best deserves the crown - she can then do that happy dance, recharge her youthful ways and start to eradicate the lines from her frown!

Beauty, Leisure
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Winter Lips

01.21.14


There's a secret to withstanding Winter without a worthy doubt, I absolutely assure you...it's perking up your pout! A few strokes of one of these will have you falling to your knees, and anything shorthand is just an utter tease. If there's one thing i've learned over my many beauty-ful years, it's not to cheap out on lipstick (I mean the thought brings me to tears). 

It's time to spruce up and indulge before the change of the season!

Wear your hautest winter face boasting lips of winter shades and strut those city sidewalks with audacity and grace!

Happy Winter Lipping! Xxx

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Beauty
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Maintaining The MRS Mane

01.14.14


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Possesing highly important hair certainly isn't easy nor is it for the meek. Having a mane maintainance program is what keeps my locks looking sleek, chic + unique! Through the years I've found what works through trial and error - and yes, I too have experienced life shattering hair terror. That said, I stick to what I know to be tried, true and beneficial - staying true to my mane maintenance program ensures this coiffe won't sizzle. 

I'm at the Beauty Parlor every 6 weeks - getting my hair cut + freshened up with bleachy streaks. When your do is tightly cropped - roots just don't look that good up top. Because I bleach my ends tend to get dry and brittle - so keeping them routinely trim certainly is beneficial.

Do to the warm sunny climate in which I reside - along with the aforementioned bleaching, is recipe for hair suicide! My coarse thick hair simply devours conditioner - and thus I'm a weekly deep conditioner practitioner.

My saving grace between salon visits? This John Frieda Color Refreshing Gloss... it's pure brilliance! This in-shower color refresher restores vibrancy and tone - it glosses up your tresses, eradicating all dullness... and you do it at home!! Each bottle contains 6 uses, one for each week of your hair coloring cycle - keeping your mane salon-fresh and delightful. 

So there you have it my MRS mane maintenance routine - the how, when + why behind my calculated hair regime.

 

Beauty
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Mrs. Pearly White

01.10.14


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I leave you this friday with a fun little self improvement tactic - a diy tooth whitening regime that'll have your teeth sparkling like stars in the galactic!  I have no doubt that you already have all the necessary ingredients to make this happen - next time you brush give it a whirl, it's easier than you could ever imagine! Make this part of your 2014 weekly grooming routine - and in a few weeks time those pearly whites are sure to be glittering and gleaming!

* be sure not to swallow + do rinse well - be forewarned it doesn't taste so swell!!

You're welcome.

 

XXX

MRS

Marvis Toothpaste / Peroxide Jar / Gold Toothbrush

Beauty
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Caszh-Glam

10.29.13


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I'm a die hard fan of caszh-glam - what's not to love about being comfy + looking totes fab?! It's reaping all the bennies of being dolled up - without having to put all the stuffy garb up. The good news is it's a super easy look to attain - with just a few bells + light whistles you kiss goodbye the mundane. After all, it's all about making the mundane magnificent - and with the right accoutrements, the caszh-glam possibilities are truly unlimited! So go ahead and gather up your favorite glam adornments - and spruce up your easy attire with my MRS endorsement.

Snap Coat / Black Boutonniere / Berry Lip / Glitter Flats / Knit Cap / Leather-sleeved casual tee

Shop the Caszh-Glam Look HERE!

Fashion, Beauty
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Glammy Bits + Bobs

10.17.13


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Sometimes all a gal needs is just a pinch of glam to spice up her day... or perhaps even change her life, come what may! Who's to say a dusting of blue eyeshadow won't add skip to your step?! Or, clipping on some ear bling wouldn't nourish you with zesty pep?! Lets face it friends, happiness lies within glammy bits + bobs - it's what separates the ladies from the knobs!! I've thus granted you permission to step up your glammy game - go on and try it on for size, I promise your life will never be the same!!!

DO IT!!!

XXX

MRS

Blue Pigment Eyeshadow / Ear Bling / Hot Pink Fluff / Coral Kiss / Glittering Lips / Finger Bling

Beauty, Fashion, Gifting
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Fall Scents of 2013

10.10.13


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Per my very sad + very empty shelf where fabulous scents once stood tall and proud, I had no other choice but to go on one very serious hunt. Lets face it, a hardy sock can temporarily hush the stench of a smelly foot but body odor, now that can be one hell of a locomotor. Every gal must do as follows: swipe on the best of the best deodorants (like this one!), pick a "parfum" of the season, do 3-4 sprays + remember, where there's a rhyme there's a reason!! Any and every true lady knows the importance of a good, classy scent...i've never regretted a scent dollar i've spent! So I bestow on you, the fully fab-proofed scents of fall that are all undoubtedly #MRSapproved!  

XXX

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Beauty, Gifting
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Mrs. Fall Beauty // The Beauty Department

10.03.13


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Skin

Trader Joe's spray on SPF 50 body sunscreen.

"Discovered this when on vacay in Palm Springs. I can't stand getting sunscreen in my rings and hair! Found this, tried it and have replenished my stock several times since. The fact that it's non-comedogenic is a big bonus!"

Restorsea cleanser & SPF.

 "I was never the best at thoroughly exfoliating. Exfoliating is boring and sometimes hurts. I love Restorsea because each of the products have this amazing enzyme that eats away at dead skin. I layer them to get the max benefits."

Garden Apothecary bath teas.

"This girl Jen (who I may or may not have discovered on Instagram) is an amazingly talented horticulturist. Her background is in farming + plant propagation and she makes the most decadent bath teas. A must for anyone who's ever been tired."

Nails

Zoya Nail Polish remover. 

"I'm not a fan of major chemicals but I need a good polish remover for TBD nail tutorials. This stuff is insane. Most acetone makes your cuticles dry and chalky-- this stuff makes nails & cuticles soft and moisturized. Also comes in a professional dispenser so you never waste a drop."

Hair

Living Proof Mousse.

"Leaves hair always big, never sticky."

Wella Enrich conditioning treatment.

 "Whenever my hair feels dry and brittle I sit with this for 10 minutes in the shower. Problem solved. My favorite! And smells like a dream."

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave-In conditioner. 

"Game-changing pH-balance-restoring mystical, magical, weightless leave-in conditioner."

Visit The Beauty Department here for all kinds of FABULOUS beauty tips!

 

Beauty
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The Beauty Bets DIY Papaya Enzyme Peel

10.02.13


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I would exfoliate every day of the week and twice on Sunday if I could. I know it’s wrong. But shiny, squeaky clean skin just makes me feel like I’m aging backwards. Alas, all that scrubbing does more harm than good. So when I do exfoliate (2-3 times/week), I make it count. Fruit enzyme-based treatments are usually my go-to because they brighten and tighten without the use of harsh chemicals; so I can do them more often. Papaya has pretty magical powers in this department. It contains papain, an enzyme that dissolves dead skin cells, gently exfoliates, and helps lighten pigmentation. Combined with lactic-acid rich yogurt, another fabby exfoliant, and hydrating honey it becomes a humdinger of mask. Enjoy in moderation!

Thank you Elizabeth Dehn for bestowing us this fabby beauty treat - your concoctions are always so spot on, and rather hard pressed to beat!

Beauty
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Mrs. Fall Blowout

10.01.13


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I am basking in new baby bliss and blearily yapping, as I emerge from the shower to find baby still napping. Behold! Time to use my goodies from Drybar with heed, starting with Drybar's Buttercup (the Ultimate blow drying tool) - to treat me to pretty hair with uber-speed!

Their blow dryer is sunny-colored and lightweight as heck (a real plus, for these dog-tired shoulders and neck). A tool so techie, yet efficient and pretty – oh my, this blowout makes me feel positively witty! With nanoionic minerals that hydrate my tresses and negative ions that naturally freshen – take note my pretties: I’m preaching a good blow dryin' lesson!

My ritual includes a kit of go-anywhere hair survival (that not even a celeb’s personal stylist could rival). Complete with their Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse for lots of volume and sexy big hair, I’ll get so much attention it won’t even be fair!  Now a spritz of their flexible-hold hairspray that seals the deal. And days later, with my blowout less fresh, I turn to Detox Dry Shampoo, so invisible, thank goodness.  So you see, I can prolong my blowout, and really show off my hot-mama-ness. Three travel-size products, so perfect for my gym bag that I pledge return to in time, but first some more snuggles from this new angel of mine.

Who says new mommies don’t glow with beauty and pride, seems like our new baby will surely take my glam hair-dos in stride!

XXX

Psssst!!! Get your own Buttercup + VIP package HERE! Plus, special sale starts @9pmEST here!!!

Beauty
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Beauty & Booze

09.10.13


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Behold! The Shiseido Eye Color Bar, a fanciful eye palette with booze appeal!! If you ask me this winning combination is better than ideal!! Spawned by Shiseido's Artistic Director extraordinaire Dick Page - and his concept that "Makeup should be fun" has certainly hit center stage! What's not to love about these decadent boozy shades?! With hues such as Champagne, Cassis + Curaçao, you're sure to partake in many spirited escapades!! Should you want to take this spirited beauty palette to the very next level - why not sip my Mrs. Camellia Cocktail, it's really quite special!! I custom concocted this intoxicant after the Shisiedo Color Bar - and I do dare declare that the combination is totally 5 star!! Now head on over to the official Shiseido Facebook page to get your mits on this boozilicious eyeshadow package - be sure to become a "Like-er" for a chance to get it the fastest!!

Beauty, Cocktails
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Mrs. Mani

07.31.13


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If ever there was the day of the glam nails, the day is now!! You'd have to be blind, deaf + dumb to be unaware of this trend anyhow!! I'll admit, I've been doing my fair share of glam mani dabbling - and I've got to say each time I partake, my nails become even more dazzling!! Each time I'm due for upkeep - I catch myself giddy + rather upbeat! With my polish collection growing recklessly out of control - my nail-spiration is truly on a roll!! And while with most beauty rituals, this certainly requires a high level of maintenance - but I have to say, the time invested is well worth the fabby nail playfulness!!

Mani's are fun, mani's are good. Have you mani'd lately?! Well, you should!!

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Beauty, Fashion
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Mrs. July Gazette

07.01.13


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Hooray for July + hooray for the new Mrs. Gazette - this edition is so smokin'it's like a lit cigarette! I've got some fun tips + tipples - amongst all that news + my kooky MRS riddles. I do hope you've done yourself the favor of signing up - there are all kinds of goodies that need your sizing up! I'll stop with the hard sell + let my Gazette do the talking - afterall it's well worth creepily stalking!!

XXX

MRS

Trina Turk Zinnia Dress / Chandon

Leisure, Beauty, Fashion
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A Lovely Update

06.24.13


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We're all guilty of attempting lofty New Years resolutions - yet are we holding ourselves accountable for their sought after solutions? It's a slippery slope that often renders varying results - from absolute wins, failed attempts and even insults! So I thought I'd come clean and give you all a LOVELY little update - most of which I'm proud of + some I'll leave up for debate.

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This time last year, I was a disorganized HOT MESS - yet, I continued to function under the madness nevertheless. What I didn't realize is that I really needed a helping hand - so I hired Miss Wood + thus my enterprise has become a well oiled wonderland. What I learned is that it's more than chic boxes + fancy office loot - being truly organized means being ultra savvy + resolute! Once I determined exactly what I needed - I asked for help and to my delight my expectations have been 100% exceeded. With the addition of Miss Wood I'm able to tackle my daily tasks - she manages the overflow + neither of us has heart attacks!!!!

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So, its time to address the MRS Coiffe - a topic in which I do truly enjoy! I've been growing this b*tch out for about a year - she's approaching shoulder-length + looking pretty austere. This grow out has been pretty painful - and let's not forget the grey... its straight up shameful! With a good year under my belt of donning a style-less do - I've come to the conclusion that I prefer my mane with a little ballyhoo! And while I'd consider chopping off a portion of my left pinky to posses a pinned up coiffe like the one above - I've realized that I desperately miss my beastly flamboyant short do... the look I love! That said, I'm chopping + streaking her out this coming Thursday - getting my hair groove back is gonna be just like blowing out my birthday!

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Ah yes, the old Mrs. Lilien spade - a logo I'll always be proud that I made! While it was a rather esteemed mark to posses - I didn't like having to share it I will finally confess.  An astute mistress of my trade - I decided a BETTER look would suit me and thus I set off on a NEW LOOK crusade. As all graphic designers know, this is a most death defying assignment - one that takes patience, prowess and endless solitary confinement. Such a task can turn a sane person MAD - turn the kind hearted into the despicably bad. I'm happy to report I made it out mostly unscathed - aside from my madness-inducing graphic designer's rage-fueled tirade - I successfully rebranded myself + happily did away with the spade! 

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Right, sooooo when you come back from an extended holiday vacation with unexpected BABY news - one things for sure, your new year certainly won't be filled with ciggies + booze! In all honesty, it's not like I was REALLy going to take up smoking - but being that my boozing was elevated, the lesser of two evils was truly thought provoking! The good (healthy) news is that I DID bridle that booze - I instead took up water cocktails with an occasional shot of juice! All kidding aside, the hooch has been the furthest thing from my mind - baby number 3 has had an affect on me, and thus I've become disinclined. No doubt when he's here I'll be cheers-ing to his arrival - I'm thinking that his homecoming will be the perfect boozy revival!

 

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Finally... my MRS performance weighs in the balance - I'd be hard pressed to judge my very own blogging talents. Of course I'd like to think you're all woo'ed on the daily - however it's no different from us mothers KNOWING we have the prettiest baby! What I can tell you is that I'm rather proud of the content that I produce - that I have an absolute ball in orchestrating all my Mrs. pursuits. That said, I leave it up to you... have a done a bang up job, or is there room to improve??? Are you sexed up + satisfied, do I leave you wanting more? Or is there something missing + you think I'm a wretched bore??? Regardless your answer (be nice!) I'd really love to know - I want to continue to be your favorite daily read, your MRS DYNAMO!!

 

Be sure to leave your love notes + suggestions in the comments below - I'll read them all + heed them all like a Mrs. Pro!

Beauty, Cocktails, Fashion, Leisure
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Beach Hair + DIY Salt Spray

05.17.13


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What is it about desheveled hair that's just so alluring?! Perhaps its that it exudes a personality that's every bit enduring. While my MRS mane is amidst a wild transition - I'm constantly seeking new ways to style it while keeping it in peak condition. I'm a huge fan of bed hair, which is basically cousins with beach hair - a seemingly simple yet fabby style in which to wear. Just follow the below directions for fantastically frazled locks - what you'll find in no time flat, is that this style really rocks!

Beauty
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Mrs. Adventures

05.13.13


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Being a woman of high leisure, I take my adventures quite seriously - I'm known to jaunt off on a whim, sometimes disappearing somewhat mysteriously! A true MRS cannot be physically tied down - for a grounded lady of leisure is one with a permanent frown. I can't help that my seat likes to take spontaneous flight - despite proper preparations, try as I might. In my years of wild + crazy excursions I've managed to learn a thing or two - always have a "go bag" loaded, locked, and on queue. Said go-bag needn't be extravagant, yet packed with just the necessities - for, upon your arrival at your final locale, you can easily stock up on wanted eccentricities. That said, my go-bag is rather sparse - I don't leave home without lipstick, deodorant and a resort scarf! Although I’d rather keep this tidbit on the DL, it’d be a crime not to tell you…Dove go sleeveless is the way to go! Lets just say my skin can be rather sensitive + this clinically proven underarm soother has me far from tentative. Truth betold, it's a product that I whole heartedly prefer…it's my personal 48 hr. odor + wetness protection, my underarm monsieur! Let's face it, you can do anything when your footloose, lipsticked + fragrance free - we gals feel kittenish + confident when move forth boundlessly! So whether your spring time adventures take you away for the day or perhaps a two-night extended stay - be sure your go-bag is properly equipped to lead you positively astray.

Swan Boat / Tory Burch, Robinson Weekender / Chloé Scalloped Sunglasses / floating Flamingo Drink Coasters / Dove Go Sleeveless

Leisure, Fashion, Beauty
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Pregnancy Beauty Routine

04.22.13


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Whether you've been there or not, I'm certain you've all heard of the "pregnancy glow" - well hear this, it doesn't happen to every one I'll have you know! Some of us have to fight, kick + scratch just to look presentable - this "glow" isn't handed out, and yes (!) those of you planning on babies should be very skeptical!! My pregnancy skin story, now thrice told - ends sadly in that, I've never "glowed"!!!! Alternatively, I exploded, sprouted + patched - what does that mean exactly? Well, I'm not telling because you didn't ask! What I will say is that I finally found a decent routine - to help this delicate skin-uation (skin situation) become a little less obscene. Remember now, I'm 33, and anti-aging skin is a top priority - so an all natural approach to maintaining my suppleness had to be preformed cautiously. I found my solution in a line called Restorsea - it's 100% all natural anti-aging, luckily for me! So I combined a few of my own skin saving tacticle efforts - when dealing with a warzone you've got to take all precautions + exhuast all measures.

So here we go, I'll breakdown my twice daily beauty routine - that keeps my pregnancy face looking as good as it can and somewhere in between. I begin each session with a good clarisonic power washing - this cleansing method is to skin as oral hygene is to flossing. Upon toweling off I tone with a natural whitch hazel - it cleans house like a good purging facial. I follow this with a squirt or two of Renormalizing serum - an elixir in which all wrinkles + age spots grow fearsome. Lastly, I slater on an spf daycream or night cream depending - and yes both are highly necessary and worth reccomending. Finally a itty bitty dab of eye cream is the very last step - it's pretty much the most important thing you must do before going to bed!

Now, should this game end up going into overtime - I'll pull out the turkish lamp + prayer beads, a ritual I promise isn't completely asinine! When the 'whiz' hits the beauty fan, you'll be surprised at how far you'll go - you'll do what you have to do in order to pull off 'decent'... forget the glow!

ps- if your still pondering the above 'whisker remover' let me clue you in - a pregnant lady can grow unsightly hairs in other places than her chin! The haunting reality is enough to keep you up at night - which is why a pair should always be handy + well within sight!

Restorsea Revivng Cleanser / Clarisonic / Dickinson's Toner / [Renormalizing Serum / Rejuvinating Day Lotion / Restoring Night Cream / Revitalizing Eye Cream / Whisker Remover

Beauty
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