Holiday Gift Guide for HER, 2016

I know I’m kinda late on this, but if you’re anything like me, you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet. Whoops. I’m about to say something that might seem really strange considering the title of this post. If you really want to give an amazing gift…don’t follow a gift guide. I’m serious. Don’t get me wrong – I love gift guides. They’re extremely helpful. Buuuut I would never get someone who means a lot to me something from a gift guide. I pride myself on giving excellent presents, and the key to giving a good gift is creativity. Think hard about the…

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My Top 10 Fall Nail Polishes

One thing I always like to switch up in the fall? MY NAIL COLOR. The second it’s officially fall, I immediately break out my favorite deep, warm shades to properly reflect the season. I cannot stand it when my nails aren’t painted. I don’t think I’ve had bare nails since graduating from middle school. I wasn’t allowed to wear nail polish at my middle school…Those were dark times. Anyways, when my nails are bare, I feel blank and empty and lifeless. Having painted nails makes me automatically feel more put-together. Painting your nails is also definitely the easiest way to accessorize. Paint your nails once, and…

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My Must-Have Beautycounter Products

This post was genuinely painful for me to write, because picking my favorite products felt like picking my favorite child. I thought, Okay, just grab everything you’re obsessed with/absolutely NEED in your life and throw it in a pile. Well, I did, and the pile was HUGE. I really need to start being more of a minimalist, but let’s be real…probably not going to happen anytime soon. As I mentioned in my last post about why I made the switch to safer beauty and why I became a Consultant for Beautycounter (read it if you haven’t!), I’ve never used this many products from a single line before.…

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Switching to Safer Beauty with Beautycounter

It all started with my lip products. The very first time I realized what I put on my body could affect my health in other ways was when I went gluten-free. I was confused as to why I was still having symptoms when there was no gluten in my diet, and it was extremely frustrating. After awhile, I finally connected the dots and discovered that I got symptoms whenever I used a lip product containing gluten. Severe gastrointestinal distress, bumps and rashes all over my body, brain fog, nausea…It wasn’t fun. After I made that connection, I had a major freakout. I went through…

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Back to School: Everyday Makeup Routine 2016

Continuing with the “back to school” theme, I’m comin’ at ya with an everyday makeup routine. There are a million and one of these on YouTube, and I think it’s really interesting to see what people consider to be an “everyday” look. It’s so different from person to person. If you had asked me a year ago what my everyday makeup routine was, it would be much different than this. Everyday makeup for me used to be a full face of makeup – winged liner, full-on contour and highlighter, bronzed smokey eye, high coverage foundation. I love makeup, so doing that every single day…

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