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Lancome Review

Spring has finally arrived!
I don't know about you but I start looking forward to Spring as soon as Christmas is over.
There's nothing that makes me happier than sunshine, flowers blooming and perfect 75 degree weather.
As warmer weather arrives we ditch our bulky sweaters, heavy boots, and hues of reds and browns for breezy blouses, floral prints and brighter shades of corals and pinks.
Also as the seasons change, us beauty girls look forward to  new collections from Mac, Urban Decay, Stilla, Clinique and everywhere in between.
As you know, I am a skin care junkie.
I am a firm believer that the only way to perfect a makeup look is to perfect your skin.  I was on the verge of running out of serum when I received an e-mail from Influenster that I was receiving a box from Lancome Paris. Strange, since seconds before that I had just added Lancome's Genifique Serum to my shopping cart on Sephora. The stars must have perfectly aligned in my favor! Needless to say I was very very exci…
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