5 Last Minute DIY Halloween Makeup Looks

I love Halloween. I’m 100% unashamed of that fact. I trick-or-treated until way past the “socially acceptable” age, love Hocus Pocus with all of my heart, and am all about ghouls and ghosts and goblins. Another thing I love? DIY-ing costumes. It’s infinitely more fun for me to get creative and come up with a fun costume with Halloween Makeup and clothes I already own than pick something up at the Halloween store. Halloween definitely looks different this year, and I almost wasn’t going to post about it at all. Instead, I decided to polish up this post that was…

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Every Product I Use in My Anti-Acne Skincare Routine

My skin is the best it’s been in months. I don’t have a single active breakout on my face (though I’ve got about a dozen marks from healing spots). This is coming after a 3 month period of lots of travel, little sleep, and more acne than I’ve had in my life. I’ve played around a lot with anti-acne products the past few months, and am thrilled by the results. My anti-acne skincare routine was a work in progress but I’ve finally narrowed down some of the best acne-clearing, radiance boosting products. My personal skincare routine requires a bit of a…

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How I Give Myself a DIY Blowout at Home ft. Pantene

Hair has always been a “the grass is always greener” type thing for me. I was born with fine, stick straight hair that doesn’t hold any style for more than a few hours. My best friend on the other hand, has wild, curly hair that’s full of volume but won’t ever lay the way she wants it to. And we always wanted to trade. Fortunately, in lieu of swapping ‘dos, we both learned how to best manage the hair we had. Me? I figured out that my hair was only ever going to cooperate if I had the right tools…

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My Simple Winter Skincare Routine ft. Olay

This post is sponsored by Olay, but as always all opinions are my own. I’ve shared my skincare woes with you over and over again. In the winter, my skin tends to revolt. I’m talking redness, puffiness, and dryness. As soon as the weather begins to change, my skin takes a turn for the worst. It’s gotten so bad in the past that no amount of foundation or concealer could hide the tell-tale dry flakes or puffy under eyes. That’s why I was so excited, (and let’s be honest, a little bit skeptical), when Olay reached out and invited me…

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Beauty from the Inside Out

 The smart girl’s guide to beauty from the inside out In the past few years I’ve become what a few of my friends may call a “hippie.” This mostly has to do with my transformation in diet and “save the world one reusable water bottle at a time” mentality. One area of my life that I’ve really transformed is my health and beauty routine. I was a long distance runner growing up and worked at an ice cream shop. I’d run 40 miles a week and eat sundaes every day without worrying about gaining weight and I was blessed with…

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