Neutral Summer Glam | Wedding Guest Makeup

I never need an excuse to get all dolled up, but attending a wedding is always a good one anyway! In today’s post, I am teaching you how to achieve this understated yet elegant makeup look, ideal for attending all of those summer weddings.

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3 Bronzers I’ve Been Loving This​ Summer

Everyone knows that summer is all about looking bronzed but not everyone knows about my three favorite products to do just that. Keep reading for my most reached for bronzers of the season so you can find out which is best for you.

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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…

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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 while. I keep thinking, “Why would anyone want to know about my skincare routine when I have far from perfect skin?” Putting this hesitation aside, I want to take this opportunity to be real and raw.

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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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