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Looking for a DiorShow Extase dupe

Getting 3 kiddos fed, dressed, and out the door on time on school mornings, is challenging on a good day. Between prepping breakfasts, packing lunches, double checking bags for homework, and generally refereeing Big A and S while simultaneously holding or nursing Little A, means I have precious little time to make myself presentable. As a result, mascara has taken the front and center stage of my makeup routine for rushed mornings because who has time to carefully paint on eyeliner?!
1. DiorShow Extase (discontinued) 2. IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara
I was crushed when Dior discontinued their Extase mascara. I adored it. The brush had the perfect shape, and unlike DiorShow or Blackout, this formulation was amenable to multiple, clump-free coats. Unfortunately, none of the current offerings in the Dior mascara lineup feature a similar brush to Extase. IT Cosmetics offered a comparable brush and sounded like it might be a good dupe. On the positive side, the m…

HRH Duchess Superwoman

By now we aren't surprised by the remarkable poise and composure demonstrated by the Duchess of Cambridge mere hours after the grueling task of childbirth. Nonetheless, for the third time, I found myself in awe of this woman; appearing in a stylish dress, feet in heels (heels!), perfectly coifed, and with a seemingly genuine smile upon her face, posing for photographers outside the hospital. We know she has access to a glam squad (because obviously), so I wasn't surprised by that. But having been through childbirth three times myself, I just couldn't understand what happened to the edema. Are there special diuretics administered as part of the royal protocol which dictates a mandatory photo shoot before royals are permitted to return home? And while some may be quick to dismiss that this is all part of the job she signed up for, I have sympathy. Sympathy because she is experiencing the mother of all periods, sitting atop a pad the size of a kayak, wrapped in enormous mesh …