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Why I’m Obsessed With ColourPop Cosmetics

Looking back on my early beauty blogging years, I don’t know how I ever managed to test 20-ish new products a week. You guys, I’m a bad beauty blogger. Instead of branching out and trying new brands these days, my makeup bag is primarily dominated by ColourPop Cosmetics. And I’m not sorry about it.

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Pretty In Pink Makeup And Skincare Picks

I know ultra violet is the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year and all but millennial pink is still very much dominating my beauty vanity. Granted, what good is the packaging if it can’t do the job? Luckily, that’s not the case with these pretty in pink makeup and skincare products. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Ethereal Glow: I’ve been using this cool pink blush for over a year now. The blush has a beautiful pigment and luminous finish with some serious staying power, so I never have to worry about it fading hours later.

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Life Lately: Everyone Needs A Sick Day

Everyone needs a sick day. Or six. I’ve worked in an “open leave” environment for the past three years. If you’re not familiar with open leave, it basically means there is no limit to the amount of vacation or sick days an employee can take.

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Happy New Year & 2018 Beauty Goals

As I write today’s annual New Year’s post, I’m struggling to find the energy with this terrible cold/cough/fever. My husband and I have been surviving off chicken noodle soup, fruit & veggie smoothies and hot tea. While the last few days have been miserable, I’m just thankful I’m dealing with it now rather than later this month. Anyways, I always like to check in on last year’s beauty goals and see if I accomplished them.

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My Favorite Beauty Products Of 2017

For me, 2017 was the year of the contour & highlight. As I look back on my beauty product purchases and splurges, I somehow managed to accumulate a bevy of beautiful bronzers and highlighters. I also realize some of my favorite beauty products from this year are the best drugstore dupes I’ve discovered in a while. Regardless of price point though, I’ve narrowed down my favorite beauty products of 2017.

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Top 10 Beauty Posts Of 2017

I love looking back on the most popular beauty posts you read on my site in 2017. It turns out how to beauty guides were a must-read. Throughout the year, I also took an interest in finding drugstore makeup dupes to help cut back on expensive beauty product obsessions. I’m so glad my splurge or save makeup dupes post was the #1 most read blog post of 2017.

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5 Red Lipstick Picks For Holiday Makeup Looks

I’m on a serious liquid lipstick binge right now and we all know there’s nothing more festive than a classic red lip for the holidays. Just remember to wear lipsticks with blue undertones, it will make your teeth look whiter!Unlike my previous lip posts this isn’t going to be a ranking. I’m just excited to share with you a brief breakdown of each brand and shade of red that I’m obsessed with right now. Hopefully, you can find the right red lipstick for you this holiday season and beyond.

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Last Minute Beauty Gifts Under $25

I can’t believe Christmas is less than a week away! While I’m proud of myself for getting an early start this season, I always find myself still scrambling a few days before. For all you procrastinators, I’ve rounded up 12 last minute beauty gifts under $25. Most of the retailers I link to in this post are currently offering delivery by Christmas if you order online by tomorrow or Thursday, so don’t miss out on these great deals!Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection: The Jetsetter Palette was originally $30 (IMO, not worth the price for a drugstore collab) but this week on Ulta, you can get it for $17. 99! Brushes, lipsticks, lip liner and eyeshadow palettes are also marked down by 30%.

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Luxury Beauty Gift Guide For Her

Don’t think of luxury as expensive—it’s a state of mind, or at least I like to think so. As I sifted through my favorite online beauty emporiums, the items I chose for this luxury beauty gift guide needed to meet a certain set of criteria. Is it extravagant in its own right? Is it something someone can indulge in and enjoy every single time? Consider these gifts upgrades to everyday lifestyle choices. Whether you’re on the hunt for holiday gifts for the special women in your life or perhaps you just want to treat yourself—I’ve put together the ultimate luxury beauty gift guide.

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6 Mauve Lipsticks & Glosses, Ranked

I got some great feedback on my fall lipstick ranking so I figured I’d make a comeback with a new theme in mind. Soft pinks, pinky nudes, mauve lipsticks and glosses… call it what you want… but these shades have pretty much ruled my on-the-go makeup pouch for quite some time. Simply put—these colors work year round. I’ve ranked my favorite mauve lipsticks.

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