I rarely ever buy a product right when it’s released. Something about it has to catch my attention immediately in order to compel me enough to purchase. The last time I bought something on release day was the debut of the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I personally don’t like having to fight to buy something, so I’d rather just wait and see if it’s worth getting. There are times, however, where I see something I really want, and dammit, I’m going to get it. Obviously this KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection caught my eye, and so I ordered it on…

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Since I’ve put myself on a strict spending budget, I thought it would be a fun idea to make a beauty wishlist I can slowly chip away at whenever I’m ready to give myself a “splurge allowance” (which probably won’t be for awhile if we’re being honest…) Regardless, these are all things that I’ve wanted to try based on ads I’ve seen or raving reviews by beauty influencers. Benefit Gimme Brow ($24) I’m not ashamed to say that my brows could use a little help once in awhile. They’re a little difficult to work with because they’re feisty little devils, so anything…

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Everyone loves a good, nude lip. Speaking of, has anyone else been eyeing the Kylie Cosmetics KKW collection? I may or may not have placed an order for it already…the colors look absolutely gorgeous! Anywho, today I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite nude lipsticks that I have in my collection. Almost all are pink nudes since I feel like pink compliments my skin tone better than beige nudes. Real Her “I Will Succeed” This color is a very gorgeous classic nude. It’s also the most resilient formula I have ever tried. I had to scrub the swatch with a…

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Though I’m not the most consistent self-tanner applier, I have tried several tanning products over the course of my adolescent and adult lives. I believe I was 12 or 13 when I tried self-tanner for the first time, and I can honestly say I had NO idea what I was doing. Unfortunately, I had an orange phase. Like a really, really orange, streaky, splotchy phase and I’m not proud of it…yikes. Then it finally hit me: stop trying to force your skin to be something it’s not meant to be! I have very pale skin, so as you would imagine, going 10 shades…

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A new month means a new list of goals! April was a great month. I feel like I accomplished my two main goals: establishing regular exercise and blogging routines. I’m really proud that I consistently had multiple posts every week, and I’m also feeling great now that I’m back into yoga and walking again. I did read a book, 13 Reasons Why (you can check out my thoughts here), and I know I will always be working on my photography and eating healthier. Might as well chalk those up as lifetime goals! As for May, I’m hoping to: Spend smarter. April was a bad month for my bank…

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