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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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Simple, Yet Overlooked Mascara Tricks


Most people use mascara – its a fundamental in a basic makeup look and it’s pretty straightforward, right?

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Self- Tanner – The Oompa Loompa Blunder

Last month, I got a sunburn after only working two hours in the yard.  I was wearing an SPF 60 that I had lathered on every hour.  Also, I’ve been known to get a burn during the winter months.  Light will literally bounce back off my skin and temporarily blind anyone standing around me.  

Needless to say, I’m white.  So there’s been times in the past that – as most fair maidens do – I have dreamed of not being a giant highlighter on the beach during the summer months.  When this happens, no matter how many times I’ve foolishly done it before, I will turn to self-tanners in hopes they will finally deliver on their promises.  

But this was not one of those times.  THIS WAS AN EVEN DUMBER MOMENT!  

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Switching the Swatches for Summer

If you are anything like me, you have experienced the joy of trying to get your foundation to stay on during the summer months.  You do your best to mattify and powder, but either the makeup seperates right away on the skin and ends up looking pastey and greasy, or you get to watch it slowly melt and run down your face as the sun gets higher in the sky.

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Learning Tips for the Novice Beauty Babe

I would never describe myself as a beauty guru or expert – far from it!  I’m not a person who walks out the door looking perfectly put together every day.   I don’t spend hours daily on my face and hair.  And I certainly don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on makeup and products on a monthly basis (although, I do spend quite a bit on my make up addiction).  I’ve never taken a make up course, but I would really like too.  I’m definitely not going to be an Instagram Star anytime soon.And I can safely say that I can’t see myself developing the latest beauty trend or having 1 million followers sometime in this lifetime.

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