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DIY Hair Mask

A white drawstring trash bag clings to my shoulders like Superman’s cape. My hair is a sopping, slimey mess as I attempt to peel the stubborn plastic from my shoulders and wrap it around my head. Coconut oil runs down my back as I feverishly try to finish this task before someone finds me hovering in the kitchen, greasy and flushed, wearing workout gear and orange zebra striped socks with slip-resistant Skechers on my feet– in true Michael Jackson fashion.

…Let’s back up.

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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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Faux Bangs Tutorial & Review

 You know those super awesome 15 second hair tutorial clips that pop up on Facebook and give you hope that you, too, can have awesome hair?! And then when you go to try it, it turns out a complete fail? I’ve been there, too. But, here’s my tried and true review of a faux bang hairstyle that I was actually pleased with.

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Bit by the Flu Bug? We’ve Got Just the Cure.

They say that looking good is part of feeling good, but when you’re sick it’s hard to do either. Spring has sprung and with it, flu season as well? If you’re feeling under the weather, like I am, here’s a home remedy to soothe your throat and boost your immune system.  (more…)

Spring Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

It’s that time of the year again. The “Hallmark holiday,” Singles Awareness Day, Galentine’s Day, the day of love… Valentine’s Day. Whichever way you view February 14, it’s coming and I have an easy makeup look that suits the day perfectly!
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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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Nivea Men’s Shave Balm as a Primer? Yay or Nay?

So a few months ago, Nikki Tutorials started a trend by using the Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer. YouTubers, MUAs and makeup fanatics have tried and gushed over this amazing $6 product, that’s proved to be better than some top makeup primers ranging at $30+. But, is this shave balm for everyone?

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Nordstrom Trend Show Beauty Recap

 

On Saturday I went to the Nordstrom Trend Show. The doors opened at 8 a.m., but the line began at 7. It was funny to see all of the ladies lined up in their most fashionable knits and boots, donning red (gasp) Starbucks cups in hands. I’ll admit it– my friend and I had Starbucks too.

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5 Ways to Use White Eyeliner

Ever get tired of your day-to-day makeup look? Well, here is a fun and simple way to spice up your look in no time at all by using white eyeliner!

1.) Bright Eyes 

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By adding white liner to the inner corners of your eyes and blending it out, it brightens the eye and draws attention to them, such as on model Cara Delevingne. You can also add white liner to your bottom lash line to create a more wide-eyed look as well. The secret to looking and feeling awake? Coffee and bottom white eyeliner!😉

2.) When in Doubt, Wing it Out 

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Try replacing your typical top eyeliner with white eyeliner! This definitely draws attention to the eyes and looks great with minimal makeup.

3.) All About That Base 

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Use white eyeliner as a base for eyeshadow! This looks great for creating a very matte look and helps insure your shadow stays on!

4.) Focus on the Arch 

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White eyeliner is a great tool for perfecting your eyebrows. By applying a bit of white liner underneath your eyebrow, you draw attention to the arch and get that freshly waxed look!

5.) Have Fun with It 

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A makeup artist that I follow on Instagram, SillyWittleSarah actually inspired this white eyeliner post! After seeing the fun, pinup style look that she created with a classic wing, white polka dots and white bottom liner I was inspired! This look seems simple enough for anyone to accomplish and it looks great! I also tried a dual white and black wing for another fun look!

Here are some of my all-time favorite white liners to help you get started! Click on the pictures for links!

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What’s your favorite way to rock white eyeliner? Let me know in the comments below.

XO- Ashley (@Ashleysita)