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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Mini Spa Night with Me, Myself, and I

This weekend was one of those weekends where I felt like a huge pile of Jell-O. My brain was completely fried, my body was tired, and I just felt like I needed to majorly veg. Things have been GO-GO-GO for awhile now, and it all finally caught up with me. I crashed. My favorite thing to do when that happens (or just whenever I have time) is to have a little self-care night. I love treating myself to a mini spa night and just RELAXING. Slowing down. I call it having a “Me Night.” Sometimes I just need a night to myself, ya know? I…

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ADELE MAKEUP FTW

HI HI HI! If you follow me on any social media, you’re probably aware that I went to the Adele concert on Friday night at the Staples Center. It was amazziinnnggg. My friend Julia is OBSESSED with Adele, so I got her tickets for her birthday in March. She totally freaked out. So many tears of joy. Adele did not disappoint. She’s such a queen, I can’t even handle it. Honestly, her voice is unlike anything on this planet. The concert gave me all the feels. And it definitely gave Julia the feels. too. She was crying of happiness all night long, and she literally…

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My Fraxel Laser Experience

Photography by Julia Dasen Let me start off by saying I am so so sorry, but I don’t have before and after pictures to show you. It’s honestly killing me that I don’t. I wasn’t blogging when I started my “skincare journey,” and I definitely never thought I’d be writing about it on the Internet, so I didn’t think to take before and after photos. I was also in a place where I was so embarrassed about my skin that I probably wouldn’t have been willing to take photos sans makeup, anyways. I struggled with cystic acne from about 7th grade…

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The Best Eyeshadow Palettes in the Game

I have a ridiculous love affair with eyeshadow palettes. I have the urge to buy pretty much every single one that comes out, and it’s a major problem because my collection is getting out of control. Do I really need all of them? Absolutely not. But it’s the struggle of a makeup whore. I could be addicted to worse things, right? Anyways, I figure I’d put my wasted money to use and tell you which eyeshadow palettes are actually worth buying. Even though I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes, I use the same few over and over again because they’re just the…

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