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You might think you've got your beauty routine under control... or even if your cosmetics collection is a huge mess, you insist you've got a daily system down that works for you (in other words, there's a method to your makeup madness). However, what if I told you that there were simple, easy-to-use tools that could cut your grooming time in half, make the makeup you already have look twice as good, or at least make application a whole lot easier? Even subtle changes, like trading your drugstore tweezers for a better pair that will put your old pair to shame or investing in a train case to keep all your beauty loot neatly organized, can make a big difference in the efficiency of your beauty regime and motivate you to clear out all your prehistoric makeup tools and swap 'em for a compact set of modern must-haves. You might be able to live just fine without the latest beauty technology, but you don't know what you're missing until you test it out! Forget crazy vibrating mascaras and at-home airbrushing systems -- take a look at the slideshow for the 8 most practical, user-friendly beauty tools I swear by!
Let's be honest -- we all kind of love checking ourselves out. Whether we're sneaking a peek in the reflection of a street-side window, or openly (well, privately, really) gussying up to dance and sing in front of an imagined-audience-of-many, mirrors play an important part in our lives. Hell, I'm not sure many of us could go a day without seeing a mirror at some point. The best mirrors, however, are ones that are beautiful on their own, without the help of our lovely selves standing in front of them. And the best of mirror-makers are those that consider themselves artists, creating wonderful masterpieces that sometimes seem better fit in a gallery than, say, above your bathroom sink. Turn your home into a gallery that bills your face as the main attraction with the interesting accents that these artists have designed to make these mirrors of our pretty faces. Check out this slideshow to take a peek at some of the coolest mirrors out there!