Easy Contouring

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Contour does not have to be difficult! In this beauty basics video we will talk about the brushes and products you need to do a simple and quick daily contour.


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For this week’s makeup I had a lot of fun playing with the Gwen Stefani palettes from Urban Decay. The eyeshadow palette really makes me step outside of my comfort zone. No purple at all!

Products mentioned:
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores
Kat Von D Everlasting Bronzer in Shady Business I
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani blush palette
Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix Brow Kit in Medium/Dark
Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette
Coastal Scents xPress Line
Kat Von D Inked Liner in Trooper
Kat Von D Autograph pencil in Rhy-venge
Blinc Black Lash Primer
Buxom Big and Bushy Mascara
Ofra liquid lipstick in Pasadena
OPI The I’s Have It


Top 10 Songs to Make You Cry

April 28, 2016
Top 10 Songs to Make You Cry

Some songs have the ability to strike a nerve and bring out an emotional response every time you hear them. These are my top 10 songs that will make you cry. Every. Single. Time. Which songs always make you cry? Leave a comment! 10. Don't Cry – Guns N' Roses 9. So Far Away – […]

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Empties | Products I’ve Used Up | Makeup and Beauty Empties

April 27, 2016
Empties | Products I’ve Used Up | Makeup and Beauty Empties

I have used up a lot of products in the last couple of months! I love empties videos because I get to show you products I actually made it all the way through. I'll let you know if I would buy them again or if that's the last time I will ever use that product! […]

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Back to Basics – How to use an eyeshadow trio

April 25, 2016
Back to Basics – How to use an eyeshadow trio

Let's take eyeshadow back to basics. A friend of mine asked me how I get the eyeshadow looks I do. It is complicated and a bit daunting for a beginner. So I'm going to start a new series taking it back to basics. For this first video I'll show you how to get an advanced […]

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Weekly Makeup Basket: Milani Everyday Eyes and e.l.f face palettes

April 22, 2016

I love drugstore makeup! The drugstore brands have really stepped it up this spring and have produced some amazing quality products. I challenged myself this week to use all six of the Milani Everyday Eyes palettes. It was so much fun! I posted a bunch of looks on my Instagram page. Here is one look […]

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Boxycharm April

April 20, 2016
Boxycharm April 2016

Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21. Every box I've gotten so far has been over $100 in value. Check out some of the previous boxes: March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Products in April's Box: OFRA Longlasting Liquid Lipstick in Pasadena $19.90 Anderson Lilley Manhattan Beach Hand Cream $24 Blinc Cosmetics […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag April – Unboxing and Reviews

April 18, 2016
Ipsy Glam Bag April

April's Ipsy Glam Bag theme was Dreamers. I love the bag this month. It's super cute. Products in the bag: Crown Brush duo fiber blush brush $6 REN SKincare Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream Sample Value $27 Moroccan Oil Treatment Sampe Value $6 Starlooks Cream Eye Shadow in Rose Gold estimated value $5 tarte Cosmetics […]

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Addiction is a serious problem, but there is hope

April 14, 2016

It’s Spring. And that means my allergies are about to drive me batty. I get a news release every other day about some allergen that is at dangerously high alert levels. In fact, I’m not so sure it’s still allergies anymore. It may have moved on to consumption. Last night when I was at the […]

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Fiona Stiles Makeup Reviews

April 13, 2016

  Fiona Stiles is a makeup artist who recently released a new line of makeup available at Ulta. It claims to be fearless, mistake-free makeup. The web site says, "a fool-proof method that establishes a non-intimidating color path for women to experience makeup. Fiona takes the intimidation out of makeup where there are no mistakes […]

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March Favorites

April 6, 2016
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Somehow, all of my makeup favorites this month were from the drugstore. They have really stepped up their game with affordable products. Products mentioned: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation plus Concealer Full Review and Demo – https://youtu.be/hqAlFUqW5LA NYX Pro Contour Palette Makeup Revolution Matte Blush in Nude Wet n Wild blush in Rose Champagne […]

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Weekly Makeup Basket – Mostly Drugstore

April 1, 2016

I've been testing out a lot of new products this week from my last drugstore haul. Products mentioned: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer Nivea Sensitive Shave Balm Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation plus Concealer – Check out my full review here. Maybelline Better Skin concealer in Medium Maybelline Master Contour in Light/Medium Maybelline Color […]

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Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Review

March 30, 2016
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer

Milani, one of my favorite drugstore brands, has come out with a liquid foundation plus concealer. I had really high hopes for this foundation. You can purchase Milani products at CVS or online at milanicosmetics.com. The Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation plus Concealer is supposed to combat under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections. […]

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Maybelline Dream Velvet and Maybelline Liquid Mousse Foundation Reviews

March 23, 2016
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
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Ipsy Glam Bag – March

March 22, 2016
Ipsy Glam Bag March 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2016 The bag Products in the bag Beau Ga╠échis® Paris Eyeshadow Brush $12 Aphrodite Skin Care Replenishing Eye Cream Full size $27.99, Sample value $14 OFRA Cosmetics Green Go Eyeliner $13 ModelCo LIP LACQUER Lip Gloss in Socialite, Full size $24, Sample Value $12 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging […]

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Smokey Eye Tutorial

March 21, 2016
Smokey Eye Tutorial

I hope you love this soft smokey eye with the Coastal Scents Smokey palette.  

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Weekly Makeup Basket – Revealed Smokey

March 18, 2016

Products mentioned: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Maybelline Better Skin Foundation in Nude Beige Maybelline Better Skin concealer in Light/Medium Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Physician's Formula Bronze Boost Beauty Balm Milani Baked Blush in Dulce Pink and Luminoso OFRA Blush Strips in Illuminating Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony […]

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St. Patrick’s Day fun for kids

March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day revelry might be most associated with adults who enjoy hoisting a few pints and listening to music at Irish pubs, but that does not mean kids can't also enjoy this beloved holiday. The following are a handful of ways to infuse kids with the spirit of St. PatrickÕs Day. Parades Parades are […]

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Boxycharm March 2016

March 16, 2016
Boxycharm March 2016

March's Boxycharm was so much better than February's box! Products in the box: Makeup Geek eyeshadows Shimmer Shadow in Mai Tai $6 Matte Shadow in Cocoa Bear $6 OFRA Cosmetics Charming Glow $39.95 Luxie Beauty 512 Small Contour Brush $16 Chelle Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Pencil $18 Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris perfume $20 Total the […]

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GRWM Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Tutorial – Pink and Violet Halo

March 14, 2016
Purple and Pink Halo

Products used: Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Smooth Maybelline Better Skin foundation in Nude Beige Maybelline Better Skin concealer in Medium Wet n Wild Contour Kit Ofra blush in Pink Paradise Too Faced Candlelight Glow Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette  

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Weekly Makeup Basket – Revealed 3 Palette Challenge

March 11, 2016
Coastal Scents Revealed 3

This was the most fun of the palettes so far. I just love the variety of colors. Products listed: Maybelline Master Prine Blur + Smooth Maybelline Better Skin in Nude Beige Maybelline Better Skin concealer in medium Bobby Brown Corrector in light Wet n Wild Contouring palette Ofra Blush in Paradise Pink Sephora 55 Airbrush […]

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Make Living a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority

March 10, 2016

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. There is no time like the present to make your body a priority and it’s no secret that good health can have an undeniably positive impact on quality of life. Whether […]

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Drugstore and Sephora Makeup Haul

March 9, 2016
Drugstore Haul

I went out and had a little fun with some tax return money. Once a year, it pays to be poor! I hit CVS, Target, and Sephora. I got all kinds of fun, lovely makeup. CVS 100% acetone nail polish remover Covergirl Trunaked Eye Shadow Palette – 805 Nudes New ~ e.l.f. Studio Contour Palette […]

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Wall Organization DIY

March 8, 2016

Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home   (Family Features) Although there are hundreds of options for organizing your home, the pieces you make yourself are the ones that truly reflect your personality. Adding your own flair to standard organizing materials adds instant character and functionality to any room. Making the most of your […]

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Podcasts I’m Obsessed With

March 3, 2016

If you haven't ever listened to a Podcast, or are wondering which podcasts are worth listening to, this is the place you want to be! I discovered Podcasts quite a long time ago, but it hasn't been until the last few months that I've really gotten into several more programs and started to listen obsessively. […]

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Products I’ve used up – January and February

March 2, 2016
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I didn’t do an empties video in January because I only had a couple things then in February my basket overflowed!! Lots of empties this time!

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When it comes to guns, how young is too young?

March 1, 2016

Recently there was a series of shootings along a highway near my hometown. It's a highway many of us travel several times a week because it is the way "to town." Most of the shootings were at Wal-Mart trucks or other semis, but some cars were shot as well. One of the cars that was […]

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Everyday Natural Makeup – Revealed Palette Tutorial

February 29, 2016
Everyday Natural Makeup – Revealed Palette Tutorial

A natural eyeshadow tutorial with the Coastal Scents Revealed palette.

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Weekly Makeup Basket – Revealed Palette Challenge

February 26, 2016
Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

A look at this week’s everyday makeup plus a challenge to come up with six eyeshadow looks from one palette.

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Project Pan – Finish 5 by Cinco de Mayo

February 25, 2016
Project Pan Finish 5 by Cinco de Mayo

The goal is to finish all 5 products by May 5th.

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Perfect Eyeshadow Palettes

February 24, 2016
Perfect Eyeshadow Palettes

All about eyeshadow palettes from natural eyeshadow and matte eyeshadow to colorful, fun eyeshadow!

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Boxycharm February 2016

February 22, 2016

Check out Boxycharm here. Shray Ms. Amazing Mask – Boxycharm Limited Edition $12 Ofra Godet Refill $12 Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum Full Size $115 Sample Value $53.69 Realtree Eau de Parfum Full size $25 Sample Value $2.20 Spongelle You Have My Heart on a String $15 Beauty for Real Cheek + Glo $24 Box […]

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Weekly Makeup Basket

February 19, 2016
Weekly Makeup Basket
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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2016

February 17, 2016
Ipsy Glam Bag February 2016

Check out Ipsy here. Paula Dorff Baby Eyes Enhancer Full Size $20 Sample Value $10 Trust Fund Beauty polish in I'm Kind of a Big Deal Full Size $15 Margaret Dabbs crystal nail file Full Size $17.15 Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil Full Size $42 Sample Value $5.46 BellaPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Desert […]

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