makeup declutter
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a little new year’s cleaning: massive makeup declutter

I’ve been collecting makeup for quite a long time, so it’s no surprise that I’ve amassed quite a selection. Every once in a while, I’ll get rid of a couple of old items, but I’ve never done a proper makeup declutter.

At the beginning of the year, I vowed to get my collection in line and find items that I truly loved and adored. However, that meant getting rid of anything I didn’t. It’s not to say everything I got rid of was a horrible product – some were out of date, some were just not my color. It took me several hours to clear up my collection, but I finally did it. And boy, did it feel good.

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2016 wrap-up makeup favorites
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2016 wrap-up: makeup favorites

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It’s that time of year again: time to talk through my favorite makeup items for the year! In case you missed it, I wrapped up my 2016 skin care favorites here. These items are things I have been using and loving throughout 2016 – some of these things are new releases or just new to me. However, these are the makeup items I kept reaching for this year.

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2016 wrap up: skin care favorites
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2016 wrap-up: skin care favorites

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Whew, 2016 just flew by! I wanted to wrap up the year with my favorite products of the year. I’m starting with skin care and I will do a separate (longer) post on my makeup favorites. These are the things that I just absolutely adored this past year.

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holiday value sets
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holiday gift guide: beauty value sets

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It’s that time of year – the holidays. Today kicks of the biggest shopping days of the year and I thought I would share with you a gift guide on the latest value sets available. Buying beauty value sets are perfect for the holidays – you could give one set to a person, or you could break apart sets and make custom makeup bags to give to multiple family members and friend. Either way, you’re sure to get a gift to wow all the beauty lovers in your life.

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makeup of the month: october

Last month, I decided that I would use the same products for my everyday look. I have a lot of different products, so I thought this would be a good way to get to know the products. By having a set of products, it made doing my makeup faster – perfect for everyday.

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maybelline strobing sticks
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review: maybelline’s master strobing sticks

If there is one makeup trend that I have fallen in love with, it’s having that amazing pop of highlight on the cheekbone. I love that highlighters and illuminators have become more and more common and we’re starting to see more affordable drugstore brands start to offer items to compete with the higher end brands. When I heard that Maybelline was releasing their version of strobing sticks, I knew I had to pick it up.

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entertainment, musings

video game filled weekend | pax west 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, I attended PAX Prime West at the Washington Convention Center and I had a blast. It was four days basically filled with walking around, trying out new games, seeing new tech and, overall, just having fun. Sure, by the end of each day, I was exhausted…we hardly ate and the one day that we did eat (which happened to be the last day), I felt amazing afterwards. So tip number one: keep nourished. It will help you keep on going for longer.

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