Friday, June 28, 2013

Scented Candle Haul

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Recently I've picked up a handful of candles, and I loved them so much I felt like I just needed to show them off to all of you! As you can probably tell, I'm a huge sucker for sweet, baked goods type scents, and also fresh, fragrant flowers. These candles definitely fit the bill, and I've been loving how my home smells like I've baked tasty treats and picked flowers from the garden when I haven't lifted a finger.


Monday, June 24, 2013

The Best and Worst Lip Balm Pots and Tins

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Hello, beauties! I hope you've all had an absolutely fab week so far!  I've been a bit under the weather, but now I'm back and I come bearing a lovely follow-up to Friday's hit round up of the best and worst lip balm sticks! So let's get to it, shall we?

I love stick type lip balms for easy on-the-go application, but when I'm at home and getting my face ready for a night out on the town, I love slathering a luscious balm from a tin onto my lips. There's just something that signals the beginning of a glorious night when I slap a little balm on to settle and moisturize while I apply the rest of my makeup.

So, I thought that after giving you a rundown of some of my least and most favorite lip balm sticks, I might do the same with my favorite pots and tins. After all, variety is the spice of life, is it not?


Friday, June 21, 2013

The Best and Worst Lip Balm Sticks

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Now, I don't know about you, but during summer and winter my lips stay unbearably chapped. No matter how much water I drink, how much I scrub, or how much lip balm I put on, it never seems to be enough. Because of that, I've been on a mission to find what I believe to be the best lip balm on the block! I've gone through tons of brands and tons of formulas, but nothing has ever quite done the trick.

However, I'm not giving up! There has to be something magical out there, right? Since I can't imagine that I'm the only one with this issue, I figured I'd do a little wrap up of the lip balm sticks I've bought lately, and let you know just how good (or bad!) I've found them to be! So let's get to it!


Monday, June 17, 2013

7 Tips for Finding Free Beauty Samples

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So, I have a tiny confession to make. I, Megan, am a sample addict! I get a huge rush when I see a new little sample package in the post with my name on it, or when I get up to the makeup counter at the mall and see that some are being given away! In fact, as you can see from the picture above, I have a whole box just full of the samples I've collected (and these are just small sizes as deluxe sizes are stored with the rest of my makeup).

I love being able to try a new product before I decide to buy it, or having small sizes of things that are handy for travel. With that being said, I thought other people might be wondering how they, too, could get their hands on samples of today's hottest brands. Here are seven tips and tricks you can use to build up your very own sample stash!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub | Original Shea - Review

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tree hut shea sugar body scrub in original shea

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Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub | Original Shea, $6.59
As an unfortunate side effect of feeling under the weather, this week has been a pretty long one for me.  After three different doctor's appointments, I was in desperate need of a little pampering!  So on a recent trip to the grocery store, I popped over to the beauty aisle to have a quick peek for anything interesting that could supply a proper pick-me-up.

While looking, I came across the Tree Hut Original Shea Sugar Body Scrub.  As I've never tried a sugar scrub, I thought it might be just the thing to help get my skin back in shape after being poked, prodded, and exposed to dry doctor offices.  And at less than $7 for 18 oz., I figured I didn't have anything to lose!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Forever 21 Rose Extract Makeup Cleansing Tissues - Review

Forever 21 Rose Extract Makeup Cleansing Tissues, $2.80 for 30 wipes
When it comes to makeup or skincare, one doesn't usually think of a store like Forever 21.  Usually, anything you find in a bin near a store's checkout line is not going to be of the best quality.  Often it is just low dollar filler stuff primed to make you buy just a little bit more before leaving the store with your bank account drained!

However, like the sucker I am, I always have to take a quick look while the shoppers in front of me ring up their purchases.  On a recent shopping trip to Forever 21, I noticed these babies near the till, and since the price was right, I figured at least I wouldn't be out too much if the product sucked.  And in the end, I was pleasantly surprised!


Friday, June 7, 2013

Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion - Review

Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion, $9.00
As a North Carolinian, and a born and raised Southern girl, I can't go into a local store without seeing huge stocks of Burt's Bees products. It is a pride and joy of our state, and with those who like natural beauty solutions. No matter what your beauty need, Burt's Bees always has just the trick for getting you nourished and glowing. Today I'm reviewing an item from the brand that I love using for a good pamper!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Welcome to The Aesthetic Edit!

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Hello, beauties!  Welcome to The Aesthetic Edit, a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blog curating all the people, places and things that will help to beautify your life one gorgeous step at a time.

So what can you expect from The Aesthetic Edit? You can expect to find reviews of all sorts of media, makeup, fashion, and everything in between, plus a peek into my life as a twenty-something dreamer learning the ropes of adulthood. We'll explore all the things that a modern, discerning woman wants, needs, and shouldn't live without, and create a life that fulfills and inspires you every day.

If you're ready to beautify your life, then give The Aesthetic Edit a follow, throw on your shades, wrap your hair in a scarf, and hop in! It's going to be a fabulous ride!


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