How to Get Free Lipsticks through Back to MAC + My Go-To Nudes

MAC lipsticks are a cult classic for a reason and are one of my most favorite formulas on the market; if you would like to know how to get free MAC lippies, keep reading because I have an insider tip that not enough people know or talk about — the Back to MAC Program. If…

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My Glowy Skin Care Routine + Why I’m Grateful for My Acne Journey

Although makeup is what truly makes me happy and excited, I must admit that no amount of makeup can compensate for not taking good care of your skin. I have gotten so many requests to share my skincare routine with you all and to be honest, I have been putting it off for quite a…

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Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul + Mini Reviews

Because the majority of my drugstore makeup was discontinued and expired, I decided it was time to go on a shopping spree! Keep reading to find out which products were hits and which were misses…

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May & June Beauty Favorites | 2019

Over the past few months, I have been reaching for some brand new beauty products as well as some longtime favorites. Keep reading if you would like to know what has been gracing my face lately!

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Volition Beauty’s New Celery Green Cream | Exclusive Review

As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, a lightweight, smoothing moisturizer becomes increasingly important. Volition Beauty’s new Celery Green Cream* is the ideal summertime moisturizer.

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My Discontinued Makeup Products + Drugstore Chat

When Makeup By Makena was just an idea, I made a commitment that I would incorporate affordable beauty products on my blog as much as possible; however, the majority of my drugstore makeup products have been discontinued.

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Drugstore Makeup Empties

Reaching the end of a beauty product is always accompanied by a bittersweet feeling — a sense of disappointment at having to purchase another and a sense of accomplishment at finishing what I started. Today, I’m sharing a few of my affordable empties and discussing whether or not I plan to repurchase them.

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Cranberry Halo Eye + Glowy Skin |Affordable Makeup Look

Although the goal of my blog is to empower women through makeup, I tend to stay away from bold or bright colors. After several requests to incorporate more colorful looks on my blog, I created this cranberry halo eye while making it as wearable as possible.

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A Selfridges Beauty Haul

Although it is most known for its historical landmarks, incredible architecture, and ever rainy weather, London has earned its place on my blog due to Selfridges: the largest and most luxurious department store I have ever experienced. I splurged on three beauty products that have been at the top of my wishlist for quite a while…

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Natural Makeup for Teens

There is absolutely nothing more amazing than empowering others through the art of makeup! My thirteen-year-old cousin Madison inherited my passion for all things glamorous so I created this gorgeous soft and natural makeup look on her.

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