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Spring/Summer Nail Polish Picks

Nail polish has always been a way for me to express myself without saying a word. I stuck close to blues and greens as I grew up. It was a form of rebellion. All the girlie girls loved pink and purple and I didn’t want to be like them. As I grew older, I realized that gender stereotypes were damaging to me if I allowed them to be. So I grew out of my rebellious “not like the other girls”…

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National Face Mask Day

Today marks the first National Face Mask Day hosted by the one and only Lush. With every order placed today, customers will get one free sample face mask. I live outside of America so I don’t get to cash in on this offer. However there are still tons of ways you can celebrate with your own face mask! Go Natural Sometimes facemasks can be expensive. There are tons of tutorials for natural face masks out there. My mom used to…

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Autumn Makeup Routine

Here it is, my simple Autumn Makeup Routine. It’s not fancy and it’s not amazing. It’s usually a 5 minute face. When I lived in America my routine was so much longer. I find that as I get older, I want to spend less time in the bathroom. But I do still have imperfections I want to cover. Before I apply makeup I start off with my skincare routine. I like to mix my Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer in with…

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Autumn Skin Routine

Skincare routines should change as the seasons do and I’m sure we all have our perfect Autumn skin routine. Since I finally have mine all sorted out I thought it would be a good idea to share. I’ve been using these products for a while now and they do my skin wonders. Not everyone needs toner in their life but I do. The first step of my Autumn skin routine beings with the cleanse. I use The Body Shop’s Tea Tree…

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My spring 2018 nail polish picks

Spring is a time of rebirth and a time of reinventing. Unfortunately for me, I’m still sick, I can’t spend time outside without being too cold and coughing up a storm. How else can I pump myself up without being able to bask in the sunlight? By doing my nails! It seems like a trivial thing, I know but there’s something about painting my nails that’s both comforting and rejuvenating. So while I can’t enjoy the spring flowers all day, at least…

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Spring Lush Haul

It’s no secret that I love Lush. Every time I try and break away to find a new (and cheaper) brand, I always return. There’s something about the products that keeps me returning. Now that I’ve had plenty of time to see what works (and what doesn’t) I have my staple products. The weather here has made me change up my skin routine over and over again but at least with Lush, there’s some consistency in what I buy. So…

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MoYou PRO 18 stamp plate

I don’t buy as much nail polish as I used to. There aren’t many things that really get me excited when it comes to nails. However, when I saw the new Professional plates by MoYou, my heart leapt out of my chest. While stamping plates are not new to the nail scene, I really felt these patterns speaking to me and jumped at the chance to get them. What is a nail polish plate? It’s an easy way to create…

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My fall nail polish picks

The one thing I love about minimalism is that you purge what makes your life hectic and embrace what you enjoy. I got rid of so many things when I came to The Netherlands. That included lots of unnecessary things from unworn shoes to clothing with tags still attached. While I cannot call myself a true minimalist, I do my best to keep free of unwanted clutter so that I can be stress free. However that does not mean I…

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My updated skincare routine

My skin makes me feel like I’m a teenager. Not because it’s young and firm, but because I’m always breaking out. I started having acne when I was in 8th grade and it’s stuck with me ever since. I hate having to say that I have adult acne. However it’s not an uncommon issue. Now I have a skincare routine that allows me to battle the worst breakouts. The rest of the time my skin is clear and healing well.…

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