All About That LASH!

I have always had a major love for big, dramatic lashes. They open up your eyes and make you look a little extra alert- perfect for everything from early mornings to date night trying to look put together the morning after a late night.

I have definitely not been blessed with naturally long, luscious lashes. (Side note: Is it just me or does it always seem that guys have the best natural eyelashes?! SO unfair!).

 

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I didn’t really get into fake lashes until a few months ago. I always struggled with getting them on evenly, getting them to stay and disguising them. All those fabulous beauty vloggers make it look so easy to just casually slap on a strip and call it a day, right? Not so much for me.

But practice makes perfect, and now I’d say I’m pretty decent at it. I’ve picked up a few ticks, tips and tools to share that might help make lash application a little less frustrating for you too!

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Current Lip Obsessions

Finding the perfect shade of lipstick can be the key to pulling together any look. I love a good, strong shade to help complete my look- and I’m very picky.

I’ve never been a fan of bright bold colors like purple or orange. I like to stick with classic shades- nudes, reds, pinks, etc.  But even then, it’s hard for me to find colors that complement my skin tone. So when I find one that works, I will literally use every inch of product and buy in bulk. These are my current faves (from the bottom swatch up!).

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Healthy Hair Tips

During this time of the year, it’s so important to take care of your hair. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your hair!  I’m the first to admit that when it comes to hair care, I’m not at all an expert.

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But recently, I’ve come to take the health of my hair much more seriously and it’s made a huge difference. It’s so important to take care of your hair, especially when the weather changes. Cold air sucks the moisture right out of your hair, leaving it dry and split. Not to mention that this also dulls your hair and makes it appear lifeless. And we do not want that!

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Even if you’re a lazy hair care gal like me, these three simple tips can help you avoid hair disasters this season!

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Nature’s Magic: Coconut Oil

I’m sharing one of my fave (let’s be honest- every blogger’s fave) natural beauty staples – coconut oil!

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Coconut oil is the best for 2 main reasons- it’s a multi-purpose tool for pretty much every part of your beauty routine AND it smells ahh-mazing. There’s nothing better than cracking that jar open after a long day or early in the AM and pretending for a second that you’re on a tropical island instead of just getting ready/unready for the day.

I incorporate coconut oil in three parts of my beauty routine. A quick Pinterest search will show you a million more uses which I totally encourage you to test! These are just the three that I find to be particularly useful to me.

(But before we get to that, here’s the specific coconut oil I use for those who are interested! It’s from Trader Joe’s and is organic, cold-pressed and unrefined. Highly recommend! If anything, make sure your CO is unrefined, because refining it in any way strips the oil of its powerful antioxidants and healing properties.)

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Wedding Makeup

Happy Sunday loves!

Today I wanted to share a quick roundup of the makeup I used for my wedding day!

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I debated hiring a makeup artist of course. I did hire a mobile hairstylist to do my hair because I’m absolutely awful at styling my hair in anything other than a messy bun or half ponytail. She did a fabulous job, and anyone who can tame this mane is a magician in my eyes.

As far as makeup, I decided against hiring a professional for two major reasons. First, makeup is a passion of mine, and as such I’m extremely particular about how mine looks. The last few events where I had my makeup done professionally I really didn’t love. The artists, while talented, didn’t use colors or techniques that I personally felt didn’t complement my features. Second, by electing to do my makeup on my own, I used the budget I would have spent on an artist to purchase high-quality makeup to do myself. This meant that the money would go much further, since I can continue to use these products post-wedding day.

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