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The Beauty Capsule

I cannot tell you how excited I am to unleash my newest favorite thing in the whole wide makeup lovin’ world! Let me start at it’s birthplace… As a beauty blogger of sorts you get sent a massive amount of products to try. When this first began I was thrilled beyond belief! YAY MORE! As the products started piling up and piling up I kept trying to find new ways to organize them. Attempt after attempt was made to no avail. I just couldn’t put all of the makeup in a place where I could conceivable use it when I needed it. So I started making stacks. Stacks everywhere. They gave me anxiety and made my makeup session %50 finding...

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Under Eye Circles: THE WORKS

After all these years and all the millions of questions about those pesky under eyes I think its time to just put all my cards out on the table and let the chips fall! I will say quickly before I start that there has been many many times I’ve seen women who are in desperate need for help with their “terrible” dark circles and I can’t help looking at her thinking “But they are so pretty! It looks like natural eye shadow!” Seriously. It’s so easy to think they are so much worse than they really are. So do what you can and then don’t stress, cause stress makes them worse anyway:) As a long time under eye peskiness survivor I...

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WACK HAC

When I was learning how to HAC I made a plethora of mistakes. Some of them took me years to figure out so I thought I would help you guys skip to the chase in case anyone was missing some of the same things I was! What I used: Contour Do’s: IIID Foundation in Walnut Alternative option: NYX Blush in Taupe NYX Eye Pencil in Taupe Contour Don’ts: Bare Minerals in Warmth (unless you are really warm and tan to begin with) or anything that isn’t a grayish brown Highlight Do’s: IIID Foundation in Sunlit Alternate option Clinique Even Better Concealer in Buttermilk or Jane Irridale Lemon primer Highlight Don’ts: Anything too fair or cool toned. Illuminator: IIID Pretty in pearl Have...

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The Unabridged Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Treatment

I’ve always had frustration with shows and magazines when they say they’re going to tell me EXACTLY how to get a look and then they pull out whatever makeup line was sponsoring them and give me a few quick tips all chopped up into a fun little music-filled minute-in-a-half blurb and expect me to feel like I could totally recreate the look now. I mean, I think I get why they do this. I’m guessing all of their market research and their sponsor’s market research tells them our tiny human attention spans can only handle 2 minutes TOPS. And if you complicate the process with all the nitty gritty details we are going to get overwhelmed and we DEFINITELY won’t...

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Baseball Makeup

In my high school, if you were a total mathlete you’d take Pre-Cal, if you were fairly into numbers you took geometry or algebra but if you were a total math bozo you took Baseball Math (AKA Applied Math). I think it got it’s name because the Baseball coach always ended up teaching it in the off season. I took it in my Junior year when I had long ago given up on understanding any of that. What I discovered was that somewhere along the line I’d missed some really important stuff that was actually key to understanding the rest of it. Before long I was top of my class (admittedly this wasn’t much of a feat considering most kids...

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