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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A Festive Makeup Look for the Holidays | Green Smokey Eye

‘Tis the season to finally use that green eyeshadow! Today I will be sharing with you a simple and effortless makeup look with the perfect amount of festivity for the holidays…

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Everything You Need to Know About my New Favorite Foundation | NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

After years of searching and sampling, I had finally decided that when it comes to foundation, full coverage and luminosity are mutually exclusive; however, the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, which creates the impression of flawless yet natural-looking skin,  is my new favorite foundation.

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Healthy Skin for the Holidays with Neutrogena

The holiday season is by far one of my favorite times of the entire year, but the cold weather combined with a few too many sweet treats can definitely be hard on my skin. However, I have been relying on the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup to help my skin look and feel its best!

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Best of Beauty: 2017 | 12 Days of Christmas

2017 has been an incredible year and I am thrilled to be writing about ten of my most standout makeup products I have been using and loving over the past twelve months. These are the best of the best — products I can always rely on to help me look and feel my absolute best…

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10 Things I Have Learned from Beauty Blogging | 12 Days of Christmas

March of 2018 will mark the third anniversary of Makeup By Makena and after nearly three years of beauty blogging, I have learned so many priceless lessons, some of which I would be honored to share with you today…

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5 Makeup Products that Make Me Excited for Winter |12 Days of Christmas

Winter is a very special season featuring a myriad of things to be excited for; Christmas traditions, cozy weather, and time spent with family are all obvious examples, but another thing that always brightens my day is, of course, the thought of makeup. This post is dedicated to five beauty products that help make me enthusiastic for the cooler months ahead. 

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Get Dolled Up With Me: A Festive Makeup Look for the Holiday Season |12 Days of Christmas

Today’s post is dedicated to teaching you how to create a very special and celebratory makeup look. It features champagne eyeshadow with a pop of color, natural, glowy skin, and a classic red lip, all of which are perfect for the holiday season! If you would like to learn the steps that I took to construct this look, then please keep reading…

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Lippies and Lyrics | 12 Days of Christmas

Every year, I have celebrated the holiday season by sharing my most loved festive lipsticks and Christmas songs and that is exactly what I will be doing this year.

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15 Timeless Makeup Tips Every Girl Should Know | 12 Days of Christmas

I have drawn inspiration from my own personal experiences with beauty and my most iconic role models to assemble a lovely list of my fifteen most timeless and empowering makeup tips that I strongly believe every girl should be aware of. 

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