This or That: Beauty Edition


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This or that

Blush or Bronzer: Definitely bronzer! It magically gives me cheekbones!
Lipgloss or Lipstick: Lipgloss. The shine really makes my eyes pop!
Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara all the way!
Foundation or Concealer: Foundation!
Neutral or Color Eyeshadow: Neutral without a doubt!
Pressed or Loose Eye Shadows: Pressed, they’re so much more simple and less messy!
Brushes or Sponges: Brushes!

O.P.I or China Glaze: O.P.I.
Long or Short: Long.
Acrylic or Natural: Natural.
Brights or Darks: Brights. Coral is my signature nail color!
Flower or No Flower: No flower.

Perfume or Body Splash: Body splash, it’s cheaper!
Lotion or Body Butter: Lotion, it’s more practical.
Body wash or Soap: Body wash; soap always feels sticky after.
LUSH or Other Bath Company: I like Bath & Body Works.

Jeans or Sweat Pants: Jeans!!!
Long sleeve or Short: Short.
Dresses or Skirts: I like dresses better.
Stripes or Plaid: Stripes.
Flip flops or Sandals: Sandals because then they can have heels!
Scarves or Hats: Definitely scarves. I don’t even own a hat!
Studs or Dangly Earrings: Dangly ones.
Necklaces or Bracelets: Bracelets.
Heels or Flats: Heels, of course!
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots: Riding boots, I guess.
Jacket or Hoodie: Jacket.
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe: Both!
Abercombie or Hollister: Both.
Saks 5th or Nordstrom: Both.

Curly or Straight: Wavy!
Bun or Ponytail: Both.
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips: I’m gonna go with bobby pins because sometimes they are necessary .
Hair Spray or Gel: Gel tames my flyaway and keeps my frizz under control. I love my CHI Silk Infusion!
Long or Short: Definitely long!
Light or Dark: Probably dark.
Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs: Side swept bangs look lovely.
Up or Down: Down!

Rain or Shine: Shine all the way!
Summer or Winter: Both!
Fall or Spring: Both!
Chocolate or Vanilla: I’m just a vanilla kind of girl!
East Coast or West Coast: West Coast:)

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