3 Easy and Cute Hairstyles For Bangs

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3 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR BANGS

Why does it always seem like women are talking about bangs? They’re either thinking about cutting them, just got them, thinking about growing them out, or complaining about the grow out–am I right? And then once you’ve got them, the conversation makes a quick turn on how to style them. What are some cute hairstyles for bangs? Luckily, I’ve got three easy and cute hairstyles for bangs that I know you’re going to love.

I’ll confess, I’m right there too. I have been talking about getting bangs for probably upwards of three years. I know, I’m very indecisive when it comes to my hair… and picking a place to eat. So as the story goes, my sister decided to get bangs and instantly I knew I had to get them too, because I couldn’t let her have the coolest hair cut in the family 🙂 We both see Nick Flores at Sally Hershberger salon and he always does such an amazing job with my hair, and this bang experiment was no exception. read more

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The Best Neutral Matte Lipsticks Money Can Buy

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Neutral Matte Lipsticks light peach

PICK UP THESE NEUTRAL MATTE LIPSTICKS ASAP!

Neutral matte lipsticks reigned supreme this year, and for good reason. They come in every shade from nude to blue, have mega staying power, and are the perfect compliment to a bold eye. Needless to say, I’ve been on the same matte lip kick as the rest of the beauty world, and I don’t see this trend slowing down anytime soon, which is why I wanted to round up my favorite neutral matte lipsticks on the market.

1. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper

This quickly became my go-to brown lip. Since I’m fair, this color really pops against my skin and I love the rich brown tone. And, it doesn’t hurt that it stays on all day! I’m wearing Beeper in the first two pictures of this post. read more

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What Is Micellar Water and Should You Be Using It?

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Beauty fads and crazes come and go so quickly these days, it’s hard to keep up! Even for someone like me, whose job it is to try out the latest products and trends. But there’s one new buzz-worthy word that keeps popping up on bloggers, on beauty sites, and in conversation–micellar water.

So, I decided to dig into this–what exactly is micellar water? By definition, micellar water is comprised of micelles, tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules, suspended in soft water. Okay…but what is really in it? I probed further. For starters, micellar water is nothing new. In fact, it’s very old, and dates back 100 years to the French. Before traditional plumbing, the water in France was very harsh on the skin, so people used micellar water to cleanse their faces. So how does it work? Those micelles (aka the tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water) are attracted to dirt, oil, and grime and draw out impurities without drying out the skin. Therefore, micellar water is great for people with dry and sensitive skin, because it doesn’t strip the face of natural oils and leave behind harsh chemicals like some facial cleansers do. read more

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Kiehl’s New Apothecary Preparations

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The other day, Kiehl’s invited me to their Santa Monica store to experience their new Kiehl’s Apothecary Preparations–a new line of oils that is custom created for your skin type! As a devout face oil user, and a lover of anything custom, I was very excited for this experience.

It started off with a hydration test, which is used to see just how hydrated the skin is. I thought I would pass this test with flying colors, due to the amount of moisturizer and oil I put on my face each day and night, and the amount of water I drink each day. However, I was shocked that my skin ranked in the 33 percentile. Not good. I had just gotten off a flight from Dallas, where I was at the Sally Beauty influencer summit, so the skin expert helping me out blamed part of my low score on my frequent flights. The part that was interesting was that even though I am putting lots of products on my face and drinking tons of water, my dermis might not be retaining it. Scary! read more

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4 Amazing At-Home Peels

As you guys know, I am constantly updating my beauty arsenal. I am a big fan of masks and peels, and love switching things up and trying new things depending on what my skin needs are. Recently, I have been trying a ton of new makeup products on my face, so I’ve been dealing with clogged pores and blackheads, ugh. But the upside is I’ve been experimenting with a few different at-home peels and masks that I have really fallen in love with! Here are my currently favorites right now.

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