Friday, August 30, 2013

Dos, Don'ts, and Duhs! | Tips for New Bloggers

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If you've been on the blog recently, you'll remember that last week I posted up my 10 tips for growing your blog. I'd had loads of emails and tweets asking for my tricks, and I felt like it would be a great idea to post them all up for everyone to use. Today I'm bringing you a companion piece of sorts all about blogging tips for new bloggers. Newbies, this one is for you!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Skincare

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Hello, beauties! It's the official start of The Starting Off Project! Today's topic is all about skincare for beginners. Now, I'll be completely honest, I'm not the kind of person who has a huge skincare routine. I like mine quick and dirty, and anytime I can multi-task, I'm up for it!

I've personally learned that it doesn't always take a lot to get beautiful skin, though some will tell you otherwise. My great-grandmother's skincare routine consisted of water, her trusty Dove soap bar, and a nightly application of rosewater and glycerin. That's it! And just that small routine kept her skin youthful and wrinkle free for a lot longer than her peers. I guess I take my skincare philosophy from her in that way. Less can be more!

So without further adieu, here are my tips for setting up a fast and easy skincare routine, and a few of my most trusted products!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Introduction

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Hello, beauties! I'm excited to announce that I'm taking part in a fantastic new series started by Stephanie over at Steph's Inside Voice called The Starting Off Project! Steph had this great idea that bloggers could come together over the course of ten weeks and write up posts about different beauty topics that would help teens and new makeup fanatics learn the beauty ropes.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Blog

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Hello, beauties! Happy Monday! So, lately I've been getting a lot of emails and tweets asking me how I've grown my blog. I'll immediately preface this post by saying obviously I'm a newbie when it comes to serious blogging, so I don't have everything figured out by far. But since I've been getting a lot of questions, I thought it might be a good idea to put up a post giving those who are wondering some of my tips. So, let's get to it!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Rock Star - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Rock Star, $7.95
I don't know about y'all, but there is nothing that takes me back to the summers of my childhood more than a big, chewy piece of sweet, pink bubblegum. It never fails to remind me of breaks from school filled with weeks spent at summer camp, sleepovers with friends, and days whiled away with me rocking out to Hanson and the Spice Girls. I'm older now, and have traded in my bubblegum for healthy teeth, but today I'm bringing you a fabulous bubblegum scented soap that can still take me back without the cavities!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Sephora Haul

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Several weeks ago I went into Sephora to have nothing more than a look around, but came out with a bag full of goodies (anyone else have that problem?). I'd planned to post the haul a few weeks back, but other posts grabbed my attention first. I was thinking of what I should do for my usual Monday post, when I remembered that I hadn't posted my haul. So without any more delay, here are a few lustworthy products I bought over the summer at Sephora. Be prepared for full reviews soon!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

The Skincare Tag

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A few weeks back, I was tagged by Kirsty over at Taupe and Pearl to participate in the Skincare Tag that was started by Kat from Tales of a Pale Face. I was stoked to be asked to give my thoughts, and couldn't wait to do it as it sounded like loads of fun. Well, time got away with me a bit, but I'm here today with my answers, products, and tips that I feel make my skin glowing and fabulous. Read on to see what I do that just might work for you, too!

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer - Review + Swatch

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Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, $6.00
If there is one thing I know, it's that every makeup loving girl wants to find the perfect concealer. We want a concealer that covers dark circles, red spots, pimples, scars, anything that makes our skin look less than flawless. They say that less is more. I agree! The less imperfections that show, the more confident I feel.

Last year, prior to getting married, I was trying to sort out my makeup for all the pre-wedding festivities, and finding a budget-friendly, wonder concealer was at the top of my list. So on a trip to Wal-Mart, I took a little waltz down the makeup aisle and came across today's item. It touted that it could cover tattoos, and I figured if the coverage was that high, it could definitely do the trick for my stress acne and sleep deprived dark circles!

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Blog Goals | August 2013

Hello, beauties! How was your week? Mine was lovely! Full of loads of relaxing and planning new posts for you dear readers. If you didn't see the news on Twitter, this past week this little blog hit over 10,000 page views. As a blogger just starting out, hitting a milestone such as that this early is absolutely astonishing to me!

I would have never thought in a million years that anyone would care to read my ramblings, let alone visit the blog that often. So, thank you to each and every one of you who've stopped by, commented and subscribed. For the first time in my life I feel like I've finally found my calling, and I could not do any of it without all of you!

With that being said, lately I've been thinking a lot about goals I'd like to accomplish, but my thoughts have always been so disorganized. However, yesterday I stumbled across a post by the lovely Becky Bedbug which laid out her growth plan for the month of August. After giving it a read, I was inspired to take the weekend to sit down and really get a feel for what it is I, too, wanted to accomplish this month. So without further adieu, here are my goals for the month of August!

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