I love the holidays because they always leave me feeling nostalgic. Around this time of year I can always faintly hear the Christmas albums we played on repeat humming in my head (Muppets Christmas anyone?), smell the chocolate chip cookies my dad makes for us every year (his secret recipe, of course), and, admittedly, still get a little giddy any time I see a strand of twinkling lights. Most everyone has their own little traditions, and they vary from family to family. Sometimes these traditions are ones you’ve held on to since you were a kid, and some are new traditions…

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It’s not completely abnormal to find me at my local Target on a Friday or Saturday night. This past weekend, I was meandering around the makeup aisles when I noticed that my Target had started carrying the brand Essence. I was stoked! Essence is an extremely affordable brand, and their products are actually quite good. If you’re like me, you struggle to cover up the dark circles underneath your eyes. This little Essence Say NO to Dark Circles Concealer crayon called out to me from one of the shelves, so I decided to give it a try. I actually layered it underneath my…

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Do you ever stumble upon a product that makes you wonder, “Where have you been all my life?” Well, this is exactly what happened with me and coconut oil. This handy little substance is something most people keep in their kitchen, but not a lot of people know that you can use it in your beauty routine as well! A jar is around $8 and can do incredible things for your skin and hair. My mom is the one who introduced it to me several years ago when I was complaining about how dry my hair was after bleaching it, and now it has…

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The season of neutrals is upon us. It’s hard to ignore the beautiful color combinations and hues fall brings us each and every year. Reds, browns, taupes, bronzes, and colors of the like are seen dusted across the eyelids of beauty enthusiasts everywhere during this time, so I thought I’d share with you a few of my own personal fall favorites. Of course I use these palettes year-round, but the colors in them are just so suited for this time of year that they deserved their own special fall feature. *By the way, these are arranged in no particular order!* Urban Decay Naked…

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Casual looks featured on blogs have always been my favorite. They’re practical, relatable, and they’re what I happen to wear the most. I stumbled upon this amazing poncho sweater from Red Dress Boutique the other day and ordered it right away. You can’t get much more casual than a poncho sweater in the fall; they’re so easy and effortless. If I find anything that remotely looks like a blanket on-the-go, I’m sold. Besides it being extremely cozy, I loved the dark mauve color and waffle knit pattern of this sweater. It’s perfect if you live somewhere that has moderate fall weather because…

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