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Are There Too Many Beauty Gurus?

If you’re reading this, chances are that you follow at least one beauty “guru” or content generator online either on a blog, social media platform like Instagram, or even YouTube. If this is the case, you’ve also noticed the insane spike in the number of girls and women who are now generating this type of […]

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Anatomy of a Minimalist Jewelry Collection

Last year when I began downsizing, I had one of these jewelry cases filled to the brim. I would store it in my bedroom and consistently forget about it, and I ended either rarely wearing any jewelry or wearing the same things over and over again. When I did move about a year ago, I […]

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Letting Go of What You Like — But Not Really

Have you ever heard this phrase?: “I really like ___, but not on me.” This is an interesting phenomenon. You really like something — an outfit style, a make-up product, an interior decor, a hairstyle — but when it comes into your life, you either don’t end up using it or don’t like it after […]

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5 Ways to Pare Down Your Make-Up Collection

When girls think of purging and downsizing their “stuff,” I think a picture of one’s closet first comes to mind. (Which is why I wrote How to Clean Out Your Closet.) But what about your other beauty related collections, like make-up and nail polish? I keep my entire collection in a small box. If it […]

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How to Be More Low-Maintenance

I think a lot of us stress out about our appearance and try to cut down on how long it takes us to get out of the door. To truly live simply and minimalist as a woman can be difficult at times. So how can you be more low-maintenance to make your day-to-day life simpler? […]

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New Year Nail Ideas

A while back, I put together some ideas for decorating your nails for the new year. Here are some great ideas for heading into 2014 with flare! Luckily, most of these are recreated with things you already have. Start with a neutral or white base and add gold or silver glitter to the top. To […]

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What’s in My Medicine Cabinet (Update)

It’s been a while since I’ve documented my medicine cabinet! The last time I shared a glimpse of this was over 2 years ago and you can read that post here. Here’s the current inventory: Baby Shampoo: I use this to wash my make-up brushes. Bath Salts: Eucalyptus bath salts, rarely used. Perfume: I have […]

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Why I Avoid Natural Shampoo

Continuing on my quest to switch to fully natural beauty products, my hair care has been natural for quite some time. Here’s a secret: I was not a happy camper about it. For months my hair has been a lifeless, oily mess. I didn’t even feel like myself. I was switching form shampoo to shampoo, […]

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Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer Review

Likes: The tube is my preferred way of packing concealer because it keeps things hygienic and easy to travel with. No smell. Natural ingredients; no parabens, sulfates, GMOs, or fragrances. Goes on heavy and thick. Dislikes: Why is my tube only half full? Settles in fine lines a few minutes after applying and needs to […]

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5 Tips for Naturally Healthier Feet

Lately I’ve been trying to take better care of myself. What I’ve been focusing on most recently are my hands and feet — two body parts that get all the beating, but rarely the pampering. Here’s how I’m turning that around with the least amount of pain to my wallet. (I’m looking at you, weekly […]

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