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    simple date night makeup

    This post contains affiliate links and items received as employee gratis. Getting ready for date night is always fun for me. I love taking the time to play around with makeup I don’t usually get to wear to work on the day-to-day. At the end of 2019, I did a big declutter of my makeup collection and recently reorganized the setup to focus on using the products I already own. I moved all my makeup into the my Ikea Alex Drawers with minimal options set out on my vanity area. This forces me to open the drawers and look at everything I own when it’s time to get ready. For…

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    makeup declutter | 2019

    As the year winds down, I did a full declutter of my makeup collection. I want my makeup collection to be currated and truly enjoy everything I’m using. Check out the declutter on my YouTube! After filming this, I’ve decluttered even more that I found I no longer needed or brought me joy. I try to declutter through the year, so I expect that this trend will continue. Looking forward to be more mindful with my purchases in 2020.

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    2019 beauty & skincare favorites

    * This post contains affiliate links. 2019 was the year I started getting back into makeup, beauty and truly taking care of my skin. Makeup was my first hobby that I delved into and consider myself to be pretty good at it. So this year I have a good round up of beauty and skincare favorites to share! Over the course of the year, I tried a lot of new products trying to find products that I truly love and perform well. Many of these favorites were also used on my wedding day, so you know they are reliable. In addition to trying new products, I’ve been decluttering products from…

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    fall beauty favorites | 2019

    I’m back! Summer was crazy busy with our wedding planning and all the activities that come along with a wedding. Now that all of that is wrapped up, I’m finally able to set aside some time for my blog and hopefully my Instagram which has also been neglected. I thought I’d get back on track with some of my favorites from over the summer and beginning of fall. A lot of these makeup products were used on my wedding day. Something else that I’m trying to be mindful of lately is purchasing cruelty-free makeup and beauty products. I’m not 100% CF yet, but I’m taking steps to get there. The…

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    my natural deodorant recommendations

    About a year ago, I shared that I had switched to using a natural deodorant in lieu of an antiperspirant. Well, that only lasted until that one product ran out. So I switched back and got used to the sweat-free life again. After some more consideration, I decided that switching to a natural deodorant is only going to benefit my health and my future self. Natural deodorants have become more popular over the past several years due to the possible side effects of using aluminium-based antiperspirants. For me, making the switch came down to the aluminum being a possible hormone disruptor, which I’m uncomfortable with as it can impact fertility…

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    my curly hair essentials

    Now that we’re in the hot, summer months, it’s time for an updated list of my essential curly hair products that keep the frizz away! These are products that are essential to my routine for perfect, frizz-free curls almost every time. Since my last post, I’ve added new products and techniques that have been game changers. For many months, I’ve been keeping things simple and letting my hair do what it wants. I rarely style it after it has dried, which helps keeps the frizz away. When I do style my hair, it’s usually down parted to the side, half up half down or in a top knot at the…