My Skincare Secrets

I’ve struggled with my skin since high school. I had the most stubborn acne and none of the prescription pills or creams seemed to make it better. I eventually tried Accutane. I had heard a ton of terrifying stories about Accutane, but nothing else was working. So I gave it a try and it worked! It was not without some weird side effects though. I’m pretty sure I would not have survived Accutane without learning about Aquaphor because my lips were so dry. It did leave me with less acne, but it also left acne scarring. Since then, I try to be diligent about my skin. I never want to go through Accutane again. I also try to use products with safer ingredients when possible. So these are my ride or die skincare secrets.

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The $5 Eyeshadow Palette with a Cult Following That You May Have Never Heard Of!

Wow, that was a long title for this post. But it got your attention right? And it's the truth! I think I've mentioned before that I am obsessed with Youtube. I have learned the majority of what I know about makeup from the makeup wizards on Youtube that can create the perfect cut crease faster than most people can put on chapstick. Maybe I'll do a blog post on my favorite Youtubers sometime. Let me know if you're interested in that! Anyways, while watching Youtube in the beginning of my Youtube love affair, the girl I was watching brought up the...

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How to Have Big Texas Hair, If That's Your Thing

I wish I could remember exactly when I decided I wanted "full" hair. I don't but this girl loves big hair. I don't mean like bump it style, I'd like to think just tastefully full. This is the thing...I don't use tons of product AT ALL. I hope that isn't disappointing. I truly believe it is mastering the drying technique, a light tease, and a great hairspray. I have made sure to include products I have used and like at different price points. 

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Easy Everyday Makeup

I am always late. I’d like to say it’s because I’m an optimist and I think I’ll have more time to get everything done than I actually do. It could be because I am morally opposed to getting out of bed in the AM so I consistently end up with 20 minutes to get ready for work. I love to do makeup though and if my makeup does not look good I feel self conscious about phoning it in. Here is how I make sure that my makeup always looks good, even on the days when I wish I had more time to get ready.

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