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TWO HOLIDAY HAIRSTYLES

Easy Holiday Hairstyle
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The holiday season is my absolute favorite! There are so many fun Christmas activities to do and Christmas festivals/parties to attend, and you get to spend time with your friends and family, and I just love it! So far this year, we’ve

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THE BEST DRUGSTORE EYE CREAM

Olay Eyes Review
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Corduroy Pants | White Sweater: similar

I remember when Hazel was just a few hours old and my father-in-law looked at me and said “you look tired”. I wanted to reply “Duh! I only got two hours of sleep last night because I just had a baby!” But instead I just smiled and said “Do I? I feel pretty good.” Two years, plus another baby later, and I’m officially tired. Ha! Or at least that’s what my under eyes would tell you. I’ve gotten pretty used to less sleep, so I don’t feel super tired, but these dark circles under my

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GREAT HAIR DAY: #PANTENE14DAYCHALLENGE

pantene 14 day hair challenge
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“You always want what you can’t have.” That is so true when it comes to hair. People with fine, silky hair want volume, people with curly hair want smoother, less frizzy hair, etc. In my case, I have thick, coarse hair, and I want more shine. My biggest hair struggle is that my hair gets very dry and dull (especially on the ends). I use a lot of heat on my hair which causes hair damage. It makes my hair

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MY 5 MINUTE MAKEUP ROUTINE

5 minute makeup routine
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L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer | IT Cosmetics CC Cream (color: fair) | Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (color: fair)| Real Techniques Sponge | RCMA Powder | Too Faced Bronzer (color: light/medium)| Makeup Geek Blush (color: rendezvous) | Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil (color: dark brown) | Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (color: medium brown) | Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner (color: black) | Maybelline Great Lash (color: very black) | BECCA Highlighter (color: moonstone) | Sigma F20 Large Powder Brush | Sigma F40 Contour Brush | MAC 224 Blending Brush | Morphe 501 Brush | MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick

If I’m being completely honest, this makeup routine probably takes me more like 7 minutes, but 5 minutes is a better title. Haha! Before becoming a mom, I used to take a lot longer to get ready, but now, I barely have enough time, so I’ve had to take some steps out of my routine (no more fancy eyeshadow) and find little tricks to make applying my makeup faster. Like using the

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MY 3 FAVORITE UNDER EYE CONCEALERS + HOW I SET MY CONCEALER

best under eye concealers
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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer 

Under eye concealer is a life saver, especially as a tired mom. I wear under eye concealer every day…well, every day that I actually wear makeup (Ha!) and I swear it makes

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LIPSTICK THAT WON’T COME OFF

lipstick that won't come off
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LipSense (colors First Love and Nude) 10% off with code “ELEMENTSOFELLIS”

I give Hazel about 967,267,358 kisses a day, and my lipstick used to always rub off on her cheeks. And not only that, but Hazel also likes to grab my lips which makes my lipstick smear all over my face and ruin my makeup. So I would

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ALGENIST #STANDFIRM

Algenist ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream
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Algenist | Pink Top c/o Chicwish

I used to live in a delusional land where I thought my skin would stay young, soft and firm, and never age. I started putting on moisturized when I was

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