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Cream Bronzers & Affordable Makeup

This summer I have been using so many affordable products that I need to share. Keep an eye out for these when you’re walking makeup aisles! The last two products are also unique ones- cream bronzers.  Cream bronzers are not a super common product option – I can only think of either Chanel Soleil De Tan or Benefit’s weird liquid Hoola as being available at the moment. Without even realizing it I ended up finding two great ones this summer that you can get for under $10.  I have been debating getting the Bondi Bae Nudestix cream bronzer, but these defeated the purpose for that one.  Basically I love cream bronzer because I’ll take another way to apply more bronzer any day.


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Recent Non- Makeup Purchases |Fall Clothes & Candles

Why does writing this post make me feel like I’m going to confession to admit my sins? Here are the items I recently purchased and am loving.

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Maroon Liquid Lipsticks + Makeup Look

It’s mid August and I’m so ready for summer to be over. Yesterday I went to Fred Meyer and walked around the fall decor and candle aisles… I’m over the hot weather. In the spirit of fall approaching, I swatched the maroon lipstick shades in my collection. The collaboration of Dose of Colors and Desi & Katy coming out today made me really want the shade Savage, but I don’t think I need it after swatching all these. It seems like Sephora Collection Crimson Crush is dark enough to look the same as Savage when applied.  I definitely recommend looking at your collection and doing some swatches when you’re feeling like buying a new lip color!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Heathers / This is my favorite shade of the bunch, but the worst formula sadly. This was the first ABH liquid lip I ever purchased, and it comes out of the tube so thickly on the applicator. It has always performed like this, so it can’t be because mine is getting old. It is pretty messy to apply to the lips honestly, so I don’t really reach for it. To apply this, I need to fully fill in my lips with a liner before putting on the liquid. It also applied a bit streaky. Not all my ABH liquid lipsticks perform like this, so if you buy this color more recently it may be better.

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My Matte Skin MUST Haves

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Happy Friday Eve! Did you guys watch the Bachelorette? Cannot wait to find out who our next Bachelor will be, and Bach in Paradise starts next week. Please don’t unfollow me for loving trash TV…. ❤  These are all the products I use when I’m going to be sweating, exposed to the outdoors, in heavy clothing or any shoe with a heel that makes me exert myself a little more than usual, a social situation where I can’t touch up, or anytime I’ll be wearing a full face of makeup for a long time.  Something about my face just wants to produce that oil that melts off makeup. I have found some awesome stuff that doesn’t let that happen.

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Sunshine Tag |Q’s about me & my blog

To start, thank you to Baby Bohemian for nominating me- check out her awesome blog.  She rocks and her photos are some of my favorites on my feed. I took a long time to get around to doing this post because I wasn’t sure people would want to read about me lol.  If you happen to have any other questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. I’d love to have a conversation with you!  Doing this reminded me of the days where we used to do myspace surveys… a little pointless but v. fun. 

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Best of Becca Cosmetics

This post is all about the brand known for making products designed to glow. Becca Cosmetics is a high end brand that I can’t help myself from splurging on, and I love their range of highlighters. becca cosmetics


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Colorful Ocean Sunset 🌅 Makeup Look

Something about a new eyeshadow palette launch always gets the makeup community excited. Even if you may already have all the same shades in your collection, the way they are organized in a palette can inspire new color combinations and looks. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut doing the same looks day in and out, so this is always helpful for me. Since I don’t need any more eyeshadow, I’m trying the strategy of looking at my own collection and trying out new color combinations based on palettes I like, but don’t need to buy.  

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Lauren Conrad Inspired Simple Makeup Look

So lately I’ve been coming home after work, making dinner, and watching two or three episodes of The Hills. I was all about MTV reality shows back in the day like any girl my age, and The Hills was so amazing because there was no crazy social media blasting like there is today. All we had was Myspace and it was a pure space for posting awful high contrast selfies and quizzes on our favorite dog breeds. Reality stars today know to censor themselves or they will be torn apart on twitter, facebook, snapchat, tmz, E! News, etc. Anyway, the show is amazing and all the seasons are available on Amazon.

I was in love with their hair styles back then and I definitely damaged my hair with bleach to get streaks of my own inspired by the girls, but I wasn’t as into makeup as I am today. When it came to makeup my philosophy was the more shimmery bronzer the better, and that’s about it. I still use too much bronzer, but now I can appreciate the techniques and style that they were using.

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Shower Stuff | Gym Bag Edition

I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into some of the body products I use every morning. I talk about makeup often, but sadly I don’t really wear it to work which is where I live a good majority of my life. Reasons for that being that I’m at work early, spend the day with a group of people that don’t care how I look, and a bare face keeps my skin nicer.  The body products are really what I should talk about more often because they’re what get used every single day and I repurchase them the most.

My weekday morning routine goes like this- wake up, put on gym clothes picked out from the night before, grab my lunch & gym bag which has my shower stuff & work clothes, drive to 24 Hour Fitness, sweat, shower there, and head to work. The following products are what I use in the shower.

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Face Masks for Oily Skin

I try to do a mask once or twice a week at least. I have found a few that I absolutely love and aren’t overpriced. I can confidently recommend all of these for oily acne prone skin.


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