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MY NEW HAIR

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^^ this picture was taken with my phone so that’s why the quality isn’t the greatest

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After 25 years (almost 26…did I mention my birthday is on Saturday?) of having virgin hair, I got my hair colored!…or bleached…I’m not really sure what it’s technically called. This is a really big step for me because I don’t handle change well. Pretty much all Read More

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BOLD BROWS

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Products: Brow Wiz | Brow Powder Duo | Clear Brow Gel | Highlighting Duo Pencil

I have become so obsessed with bold brows! There’s a girl that works at the deli counter at the grocery store who has amazing brows and I compliment her on them every time I see her, and she probably thinks I’m a psycho brow stalker. Ha! But seriously, I feel like brows totally complete a makeup look. When I look back at pictures from before I would fill in my brows, I’m just so Read More

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TRIANGLE NAIL TUTORIAL

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Favorite Nail Polish Color | Clear Nail Polish | Tape | Nail Polish Remover | Q-tips

I’ve never been a big nail art person because, let’s face it, I’m not talented or skilled enough for it. Ha! I can barely paint my nails normally without getting the polish all over my entire hand. My motto when painting nails is, “it will Read More

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CURRENTLY CRAVING: ULTA BEAUTY

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1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade | 2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | 3. Chloe Perfume | 4. Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette | 5. Too Face Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick | 6. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream | 7. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray | 8. Patchology Hydrate Sheet Mask | 9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit | 10. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer

One of the most exciting things about the town we live in now…it has an ULTA Beauty! Until now, I’d never lived in a town that has one, so this is pretty exciting stuff for me 🙂 Needless to say, I’ve made many visits to ULTA Beauty lately, and my want list is growing. Some of these items are tried and true favorites I’ve ran out of and need to purchase again, and others are Read More

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PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING AT HOME

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There’s an old saying, the couple that whitens their teeth together, stays together…or something like that 🙂 I’ve talked about Smile Brilliant before in this post, and I finally convinced Cody that using Smile Brilliant won’t hurt his sensitive teeth. And guess what? I was right!

I’ve been using Smile Brilliant for a little over a year, and it is definitely one of my favorite teeth whitening products. Prior to Smile Brilliant, custom fitted trays were only available at the dentist office for $500+. But now thanks to Smile Brilliant, you can get professional level teeth whitening at home for Read More

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HAIRSTYLES FOR SHORT HAIR

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I have my two go-to hairstyles (down with textured waves, and a low messy bun), but I actually can style my hair different ways. These are my four favorite ways to style my shoulder length hair…of course two of them you’ve seen many times before. Haha! I also like to do a top knot with face framing pieces (like in this post), but ever since I got that horrible hair cut a month ago that I absolutely hate, my hair is slightly too short to do a top knot 🙁 Anyways, I hope you like these styles! 

1.  Half-up Top Knot
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  2. Crown Braid
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3. Textured Beach Waveshairstyles-for-shoulder-length-hair

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 4. Low Messy Bunhair-styles-for-short-hair

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White Top ℅ Romwe | Lip Liner | Lipstick

I’m trying to play around with my hair more to come up with other styles too, so if you know of any easy hairstyles, let me know 🙂 I usually wear my hair the same two ways in my blog posts because I take all my pictures on the same day each week and just change outfits in my car, and those two hairstyles are the easiest to do in a car without a good mirror to look at. 

I recently got a new flat iron and have started using that to Read More

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HOW TO GET FULLER LASHES

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Great Lash Mascara | Sally Hansen Eyelash Curler | Baby Powder

I wish I was talented enough to put on false lashes so I could have super thick and amazing lashes, but I’m not. Womp! Womp! Seriously though,  I cannot be the only one who struggles with it. Every time I try, my false lashes end up hanging half way off with globs of glue. I admire anyone who has mastered the art of putting on falsies. Big round of applause to you! Lucky for me (and everyone else who struggles with false lashes), there’s an easier way to get full lashes.

Items needed: eyelash curler (optional), baby powder, your favorite Read More

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CLARISONIC vs DRUGSTORE

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Clarisonic Mia 2 | Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

I know, I know, everybody has been raving about the Clarisonic for a few years now, and I’m a little late to the discovery of its amazing-ness. But I was never sure if it was worth spending the money on when there were so many less expensive options out there. Spoiler Alert: The Clarisonic is most definitely worth it (and it’s currently on sale)!

I used the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System for about a year before Cody surprised me with the Clarisonic Mia 2 (my best friend, Jordan, had been trying to get me to buy one for years, and when Cody needed help picking out my Christmas gifts, she told him I needed the Clarisonic. Thanks Jordan! 🙂 ) I did really like the Olay system. I noticed that it made my skin a lot softer, and my skin felt cleaner than if I were to just wash my face with my hands. For only $40 it’s totally worth it. But it still doesn’t compare to the Clarisonic Mia 2.

The Clarisonic gives such a deeper clean than other products. Prior to using the Clarisonic, I had been getting Read More

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BLISS

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bliss Fabulips ‘Pout’-O-Matic Lip Perfecting System | bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter | bliss High Intensity Hand Cream | bliss Foot Patrol Exfoliating & Softening Cream

Why does everyone talk about dry winter skin, but you never hear about dry summer skin? I live in the dry, dry, dry and hot, hot, hot California summer sun, and my skin gets so dry in the summer! I guess that’s the price I pay for not living in the humidity. My hair thanks me (no frizz!), and my skin punishes me. Needless to say, moisturizing is a must!

I started using bliss products to moisturize with after discovering the bliss Fabulips ‘Pout’-O-Matic Lip Perfecting System about a year ago and falling in love with it! I figured if it works for the dry skin on my lips, why not try other bliss products to moisturize my body? Bliss offers powerful products so you can achieve spa-like treatments at home. They even offer a Read More

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