Feeling Beautiful in the Conditional

When we say “I would feel better if I had _______,” or “I will be so much happier when _______ happens,” we are giving ourselves a condition to meet. So how do we love ourselves when we can't meet the conditions we built up around our life?
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How I Make My Own Hairspray

Yes. You read that correctly. I make my own hairspray, and I do it with ingredients that are j-chillin’ in your kitchen right now. Plus, there's a cute printable label. You're welcome.
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Insecurity and Beauty Damage Control

This post is unusual, but it seems fitting since I’ve had a very unusual week. I came back to Nashville from a trip to New York to greet three major exams, weather changes, little sleep, PMS, a stomach virus, and a steady diet of baked potatoes and Sprite. My skin looks like a war zone. My self-esteem took a big…
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How to Clean Your Brushes Like a Pro

I’m a pretty messy person.  There are shoes hiding all over my apartment, bobby pins in every place imaginable, and don’t get me started on the clothes covering my floor.  That being said, there are some things I’m really serious about keeping clean.  Besides my spotless car (an OCD tendency I inherited from my dad), my makeup brushes are the…
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Why You Should Be Reverse Shampooing

Confession time.  I know it’s one of the cardinal sins in beauty, but I am a hair over-washer.  I have straight, fine hair and it gets so greasy you’d think it was its job.  In the height of my addiction, I was shampooing my hair every day – sometimes even twice!   Recently I discovered a trick that gives my hair lots of…
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