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Take this Beauty Survey! 

Remember MySpace surveys? Copying and pasting endless quiz questions into bulletins for your Top 8 to read?! Ah, memories.

Today’s post is a bit of a throwback Tuesday with a survey all about… you guessed it, makeup!

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I Tried Cheap Ways to Cover Roots (So You Don’t Have To)

I remember in fourth grade when I so desperately wanted chunky caramel brown highlights in my hair. Luckily, my mother refused to let me look like a smushed Twix bar. Flash forward fourteen years and here I am, forced to dye my hair to cover clusters of stubborn grays. And, let me tell you, dying your hair isn’t as fun as it seemed. For one obvious reason, that sh*t is expensive! As a cheaper alternative between salon visits, I experimented with two touch-up methods and, well, you’ll see…

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Summer Sunset Eyeshadow Look

It’s been months and I’m still stuck on that Shaaanxo Palette. Am I alone in this?!

Also, did anyone else notice the packaging similarities between the Shan Palette & the Kyshadows that sold out in one minute, today?

We have another chance for that on Friday, ladies, but that’s another blog post. For today, I’ll focus on this golden summer look I created last week.

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Mini MAC Haul

Let’s talk makeup trends that aren’t going anywhere: MAC makeup, poppin’ highlights and smokey eyes. Let’s review the ever-popular MAC highlight and new MAC exclusive smokey eyeshadow palette.

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Gen. Beauty 2016 COMPLETE Photo Haul

Hello lovelies, as promised, I took photos of all the great products I received and bought at Gen Beauty. The video haul on YouTube is up and ready, find it here! Some of the shots were a bit washed out, so I took pictures of every product just in case you want a closer look.

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Generation Beauty 2016 Mini Recap

Generation Beauty was a blast this weekend. It was held in a large white tent atop the L.A. Live parking structure in downtown Los Angeles and featured many top names in beauty and beauty blogging. It was the best place to chat with fellow makeup lovers and, of course, attain more makeup. There was makeup there for sale, but there were even more freebies.

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DIY Lace Bralette

Come on, you’ve seen them worn in many cute ways. Or just worn. AND in many cute forms! BUT have you considered making your own to save some money or to create them in your size? (more…)

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What’s the dealio with Blog Lovin’?

Our Beauty writer Ashley has convinced me that it would be a great idea to connect That LA Writer to Blog Lovin’. She said it would be an easy way to get more traffic to the website. Before our talk I had never even heard of Blog Lovin’. Of course, before I signed us up last night I did some research. (more…)

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Fiction Friday: Burn for Burn Series

TGIF readers!

I meant to have this ready last week and I completely forgot. My apologies. A few weeks ago I started this series and finished it within the same week. When I’m really into the story I can not put the book down- or in this case, my phone.

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Now, I definitely wouldn’t call this a romance. There is a little bit in this series but I would say there is more teenage drama and definitely a whole lot of revenge. If you can get past the high school drama, the story is quite interesting.

Set on a true island (one without bridges, only way on and off is through ferry), three girls ban together to get revenge on those who have wronged them. Each girl has a person in mind but all three work together to enjoy the satisfaction. However, consequences have actions.

The last book threw me. The biggest shocker about one of the characters was… it just blew my mind! It definitely makes you rethink the whole story.

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Burn For Burn

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

Simon & Schuster | Amazon

Fire With Fire

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there was ever a pact.

But there is something seriously wrong with sweet, little Mary. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure someone will get hurt. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn…

Simon & Schuster | Amazon

Ashes To Ashes

They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn.

But the fire they lit kept raging…Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead.

Everything will turn to ash if they don’t stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to?

Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.

Simon & Schuster | Amazon

to all the boys I've loved before

Fiction Friday: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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TGIF followers!

Thank you for tuning in for Fiction Friday. Eventually you’ll notice that I have an obsession for romance and book series. You know those people who say ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’? Well, I do. If it looks interesting I’ll buy it and I’m usually never wrong with my decision making (on books.)

Last month I read a lot. Like a lot, a lot. I haven’t started a new book in two weeks because I’ve been working a lot. How many times can I type A LOT in one paragraph? Which, if you haven’t noticed has taken a toll here. I haven’t written much. Nor have I written much on my own website.

Moving on…

This review is on To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and it’s sequel P.S I Still Love You. Technically, it’s not a review. I don’t know how to review a book or movie without spoiling it all for you. These are pretty much going to be book suggestions for my readers.

I found this series to be super cute. It’s a drama filled tale of young love. Lara Jean is shy and naive when it comes to boys so when all her love letters get sent out, she panics and I’m sure has a mini heart attack. I know I would!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Amazon | Simon & Schuster

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P.S I Still Love You

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

Amazon | Simon & Schuster

Be sure to come back next week for my analysis on Jenny Han’s Burn For Burn Trilogy.