Younique’s July Kudos: The True Colors Collection

image of Younique's eye pigment colorsListen up, y’all! I have some exciting news!! I’m really excited about Younique’s product special this month because it involves the loose eye pigment powders in the True Colors Collections. Not only are there thirty-four colors to choose from, but these eye pigment powders last forever! And the 34 colors are beautiful, vibrant, and extremely [Read more…]

Younique Liquid Foundation Review: Is it really that good?

image of liquid foundationDid someone say free shipping?? Younique’s liquid foundation (the best ever!) ships free this month! You can combine the liquid foundation with other products to take advantage of free shipping or you can purchase it by itself. Isn’t that the best news ever?! The liquid foundation is SO good! To be honest, before [Read more…]

Finally! A lip plumper that actually plumps lips!!

image of plump lipsYou know how we all have those things that we would like to change about ourselves? One of mine is my lips, more specifically my upper lip.  It’s so small that it’s nonexistent and that just doesn’t work for me. I’m crazy envious of the people with plump lips, a la Angelina Jolie. I’ve purchased lip plumpers in the past, but never noticed a huge difference. I even got my lip liner tattooed on [Read more…]

SQUIRREL: How to live in the present

image of a squirrelSQUIRREL!!

This is me just about all of the time! I like to think I’m multitasking, but, if I’m honest, it’s complete BS. I’m just busy being busy. I’m pulled in a million directions and jump from one thing to another… just like a freakin’ squirrel.

I’m not a fan of feeling like that. I love to feel productive and I love to accomplish things and check them off of my list. (Speaking of lists, I have lists about lists even so it’s probably a bit [Read more…]

White wine and melanoma: What you need to know

image of wine corksPicture it: The lights are off, candles are lit, and bubbles are filling up the bathtub while you are relaxing and having a glass of chardonnay. You pick up a magazine to take the relaxation a step further only to read an article that says that there could be a danger found in your glass of white wine. Yep, you read that right: there could be a danger lurking in your wine glass.

Say what??

If you didn’t guess by now, this is [Read more…]

My Favorite Must-Have Products for Summer

image of beauty productsSummertime is here! This time of the year is the best: No school, sunshine, friends, the beach, and so much more!  It’s definitely my happy time of the year (well, in addition to my birthday and Christmas, of course). Since my birthday just passed, I wanted to share a few new beauty products that I was gifted. These products are amazing and one of the things I love most about them is that they all smell so wonderful and [Read more…]

Review of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara by Younique

image of 3D Fiber Lashes+ mascaraBack in 2014, Younique was known for amazing 3D Fiber Lash mascara. Let’s face it; that’s the whole reason I signed up to be a Younique presenter in the first place.  The mascara was so fantastic and made my lashes incredible!  In the middle of 2015, changes were made to the mascara and, to be honest, while many still loved the new 3D Fiber Lashes+, there were many that had issues with it.  Fast-forward to January 2nd though, and guess what? [Read more…]

Hello Fresh Review: Is This Meal Delivery Service Really Worth It Or Not?

Image of the Hello Fresh food deliverey service with review.Hey all you busy people! Listen up! I have a way to make your life so much easier, at least three times per week, that is.  It’s called Hello Fresh deliveries and it came into my life about two weeks ago. It’s been amazing, the food, the excitement of receiving my weekly boxes, and the whole cooking experience.

Grab yourself some coffee or wine and read my review on why you need to try out Hello Fresh.

What is Hello Fresh?

From the Hello Fresh site, “Hello Fresh is more than food. Chef curated recipes based on sensational farm fresh ingredients delivered every week to your doorstep”.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

What they don’t mention is that [Read more…]

Younique’s New Royalty Detoxifying Mask Review and Why You Need It

Younique makes the best mask for your face.Younique has launched an amazing skincare line, complete with cleansers, night cream, lifting serum, detoxifying mask, and more! Since we have all the fantastic makeup already, it was definitely time to branch out more into skincare… and I’m thrilled to bring you reviews on each of the new products!

The Royalty Detoxifying Mask is a product that you won’t want to miss out on.  Why? Everything about it is nothing short of fabulous. For real.

From the tingling sensation that you experience when you put it on your face initially, to literally feeling the toxins being pulled from your face [Read more…]

Younique’s Self-Tanning Spray For Face Review: Does It Really Work?

Image of the Younique tanning spray on my faceI’ll be the first to admit that I have never used self-tanner on my face. I am a champ when it comes to applying it on my body so that I have a great looking tan, but applying it on my face is a completely different story. Probably because I have super sensitive skin and then there’s always that possibility of ending up orange or streaky and having to go out in public that way. Like seriously, what do you do then?!

One of Younique’s brand new Spring products is self-tanning spray. While intrigued by a self-tanner that is a spray, it also made me a bit nervous. When I say I’m a champ with self-tanner, I’m talking about self-tanning lotion or [Read more…]

How To Get Perfect Brows (and the secret you may not know)

image of me and my eyebrowsBrows on fleek. Those words have never been said to me before.  Until today, that is. That’s right; I feel like I’ve finally had my brow moment and my day (read: year) has been made!

Who else has some sparse looking, wavy eyebrows? Oh.  Just me? Cool.  Well, let me tell you that having these unruly brows has been tough on me when it comes to wanting to have beautifully defined brows.  And, for the longest time, I just thought that I’d have to live with these brows because it seemed like there was nothing that could be done to help out the situation. Dramatic, I know, but so true.

I’ve been told by many of my customers that [Read more…]

Self-Tanning Do’s and Don’ts

image of tips for self-tanning blog postI once saw a picture that said, “If you can’t tone it, tan it!” Amen to that! There’s just something about that glowing bronzed look that lots of people can’t get enough of.  You feel skinnier when you are tan.  You feel more confident and pretty. You get to wear less makeup because there’s less to hide with tan skin.  It’s an overall great mood booster, well for me anyways!

I like to think of myself as a self-tanning expert.  (Is that even a thing? Ha!)  I had a mole/cancer scare years ago (thank you, tanning beds) and am more careful about being in the sun ever since.  I’ve tried lots of self-tanners through the years, have had streaky legs because I didn’t know what I was doing, and have since learned many [Read more…]

7 Amazing New Younique Products for Spring 2016

images of the new Younique products for 2016Younique has done it again with the Spring 2016 new products launch! As you may know, Younique adds brand new products to our current line every March and September.  It’s always really exciting to see the direction in which we are going as a company and this new products launch is no different!

  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Tinted Lip Balm!
  • Sun-Kissed Body Products
  • Liquid Foundation Brush

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8 Rules to Live By For An Authentic Life

Live an authentic lifeHave you ever felt like you aren’t enough?  Have you ever felt like you don’t let the real you shine through with others?  Have you ever felt like you don’t even know the type of person you are?

I would raise my hand to all of the above questions.  Truthfully, about a month ago, I thought I was having a mid-life crisis.  (Not even kidding.) I was feeling exactly how I thought someone would feel when going through a mid-life crisis.  Perhaps it’s a bit dramatic, especially since I’m only 35 years old, but my feelings were/are very real.  Come to find out, I’m just on this amazing journey called life.  I’m trying to figure out the type of person that I am.  I’m trying not to compare myself to others.  I’m trying to own my own story, even though parts can be a little embarrassing. [Read more…]

26 of the most important do’s and don’ts of makeup

Image of me showing Makeup Dos and DontsMakeup do’s and dont’s can be found everywhere, you look whether you are standing in line at the grocery store or perusing Facebook in your spare time. You can find tips in the magazine that’s waiting for you in your mailbox or when you talk to your best friend.

  • “The hottest look for 2016. Try this now”
  • “Look amazing without trying… Fresh tips for a glowing face”
  • “Feel sexier in your skin. Amazing tips to do with makeup RIGHT now”
  • “Cover up dark circles with these tips so that you never hear “You look tired” again”

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