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A major hair favorite

When I first posted this I told Nick I wished someone would pin it on Pinterest because it’s a really cool technique and I thought pinning your own stuff might be inappropriate or something. Nick thought that was silly and said “pin it yourself!” So I quickly pinned it and then went to bed soon after. The next day my phone was dead all day and I was out and about with Christian, when I finally got home I plugged it in and my phone was going nuts with notifications and emails. When I loaded my site I had gotten over 150 thousand hits on the blog since the night before when I was used to getting maybe 500 on...

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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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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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Soft Neutral Makeup Tutorial

I can’t thank you guys enough for helping me get inspired. Your requests were brilliant. This one was inspired by this pin. Thank you Nikki for the idea! I had so much fun with this look and I learned a few new tricks! Hopefully you like the video, I tried doing a voice over version this time so let me know which you prefer:) What I used: Before the video I prepped with: St. Ives Moisture MUF HD Primer & a really light application of Armani Silk Foundation I probably wouldn’t normally wear foundation under this look but for videos it makes a big difference to have a really blank canvas. Stila In The Light Palette  Urban Decay 24/7 Liner...

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“I don’t care” Hair.

After a particularly lonely and friendless 7th grade year in which the friends from my neighborhood informed me that we could only associate outside school limits, I made a decision. I was going to become cool. I figured it was an attainable goal. I’d get my older sister to help me with my hair and makeup, get some fancy new (name brand, of course) clothes and chum up with the popular kids. Easy right? Of course, my folks have 8 kids and weren’t in the business of shelling out the big bucks for school clothes, even for high aspirations like mine. Which meant in I’d have to work for my dad ALL SUMMER in the blazing heat as a stone...

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