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New year, renewed love...

Hi Mavenz,

My first post for the year. Lucinda has already issued a challenge *facepalm* We have plans in the works, some major ones for me and for our baby #modenmakeup and I am on the cusp of accepting that makeup, may very well be what I retire on. Because by the time we're old and grey, we would have accumulated so much between us, we can retire on the proceeds from the sale thereof. Feel me?

I just wanted to give you a heads up on what can be expected from this half of #teammoden. More reviews, tips and definitely favourite products. I'm also going to host a monthly makeover segment here on the blog (my way of giving back) and obviously we are going to offer giveaways.

So this one is just a quickie, to wish you a Happy New Year and a prosperous one at that.

By the way, I've fallen in love with the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White again thanks to my girl Nichola from The Makeup Geeks & Co . We've been working together on a few gigs and when she starts her eyemakeup she uses it. I used to use Clown White from Ben Nye, then I got higher up and better off, started using Smashbox, and Urban Decay Primer Potion. Til I saw some of her eyeshadow looks popping waaaaaaaaaaaaay more than mine and I said Nic, talk to me girl, please tell me what you're using. Good old NYX to the rescue, so I went and bought two, one for the kit and one for me. As I said on the 'gram it smells like squeezy but it sure does make those looks zing!! And remember a little goes a loooong way!!

Talk soon...

NYX White Eyeshadow Base - ESB 01 

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