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Homemade Beauty: Eye Primer

Ingredients: 1/2 Teaspoon All Natural Chapstick
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1 1/2 Teaspoon  Liquid Foundation
Small Container

Run the chapstick under warm water for a minute before you add it so it mixes easier.
Put all the ingredients in container and MIX WELL.

Sample Central!

I don't know if you guys knew this, but there are tons of samples out there that you can get for doing absolutely nothing! Close your mouths, you will catch flies :) I promise! It is all true! I thought I might show you some of the stuff I have gotten over the past few months, I have used a ton of the stuff I have received already so this isn't all, but it is still pretty awesome!
Hair Products L'Oreal gives the most variety in their samples, I have gotten hair masks and frizz creams as well as shampoo and conditioners I have gotten a quite few different Garnier Fructis products I have gotten two  samples of the same Clean and Clear shampoo and Conditioner and I think I have another one on the way The samples I got from Tresemm√© I would consider deluxe samples personally, 1 fl oz, perfect for travel!
Lotion I have gotten at least 3 different lotion samples from Eucerin, two Deep Repair and one daily protection One Daily Moisture Body Lotion Sample from Jergens One Poppy scented Body L…

Homemade Beauty: Illuminated Skin

Highlighter + Moisturizer = Illuminated Skin  Simply mix your highlighter, with your favorite face moisturizer. Mix both products in the palm of your hands, and use your fingers to apply it to your face. Apply this combo before you layer on foundation for a natural, dewy base.  If you want to simplify your makeup routine even more, swap the plain face moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer and you can skip your foundation all together! Just watch out for your T-zone! Your forehead, nose, and chin areas are the biggest producers of oil, and a heavy highlighter can make your skin look greasy rather than dewy. Just apply the mixture lighter in those areas.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

So you could buy the expensive (and pointless) makeup brush cleaner from insanely expensive makeup companies (MAC!), oooooor you can make your own! :)

You will need: dish soap or Johnson's Baby Shampoo olive oil a plate water  paper towels or a dish towel  dirty, dirty, DIRTY makeup brushes The soap is going to remove the bacteria, grease, and color left on your brushes while the olive oil helps to condition the brush bristles and keep them from drying out. First, add equal parts of the oil and soap onto a plate. Start with about a teaspoon of each, then add more as you go along, if needed. 

Next, swirl your dirty brush in the mixture. You will see all the leftover makeup start to flush itself out of the brush. 

After you’ve swirled it around for 10 seconds or so, rinse the brush in lukewarm water to get all of the soap out. Continue to rinse until the water runs clear and the brush is no longer soapy.

**Make sure not to get water into the handle of the brush!**  If you get water in there, the…

Homemade Beauty: DIY Nail Polish Colors

You Will Need: Clear Nail Polish (a small bottle, or almost used up works best) Cheap or Expired Eyeshadow Toothpick A Funnel Directions: Use a butter knife to scrape the eyeshadow you want to use out of the container. Crush it up so it is in a powder form. Place your funnel into the top and add the color into the bottle. Use the toothpick to mix up the color into the bottle. Put the cap on and shake until it's evenly distributed. You now have you own custom shade of nail polish! :)

Summer Essentials: Foundation

I know it's been quite a while since I posted one of these, but don't give up on me! They are still coming! :)
If you are looking for a light coverage Tinted Moisturizer... Try Covergirl Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisture It is very sheer coverage and gives an extremely dewy finish. It contains SPF 15 which makes it perfect for the Summer, and is very moisturizing.  It comes in two shades $6.99 at Moisturizer

If you are looking for a light coverage BB Cream... Try Rimmel London BB Cream SPF 25 This is a 9-in-1 skin perfecting  makeup that provides both skincare and makeup benefits: Primes, Moisturizes, Minimizes Pores, Conceals, Covers, Smoothes, Mattifies, Brightens, and helps Protect. It comes in three shades $6.99 at

If you are looking for a light coverage Foundation... Try Covergirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation
Natureluxe Silk Foundation contains a blend ofcucumber water, jojoba, and rosehip extracts. Contains SPF 10, perfect for Summer!
It c…

Homemade Beauty: DIY Chocolate Bronzer

You Will Need:
A Clean Empty Container Cocoa Powder Powdered Sugar Clean, dry lip brush (or something else small to mix with)

Directions Add some cocoa powder to your empty container.  Next, add in some powdered sugar until you’ve reached your desired color.  Test some on the back of your hand to see how it looks, and then add more cocoa powder to make it darker, or add in some more powdered sugar to lighten it up. All done! Just think... the next time your man kisses your cheek, you will taste like chocolate! :D

Texturizing Spray for Beachy Waves

This is an extremely easy texturizing spray you can use on your hair during the summer to achieve those perfect effortless beachy waves!
What You Need: An Empty Spray Bottle A little of your Favorite Hair Gel Sea Salt
Coconut Oil

To Do:
Fill the spray bottle with 1 cup (8 oz.) of water, use lukewarm water to help dissolve the salt and coconut oil. Add one teaspoon of sea salt to the water. Add about a half a teaspoon of coconut oil, you can use other essential oils but I chose this one for the nutrients it provides and the amazing beachy smell! Add a just dab of hair gel, this is just for hold so the waves stay in your hair. Put the top on the spray bottle and shake thoroughly.

Spray your new texturizing spray on damp or dry hair and scrunch the hair up towards your head to create waves. Your done! :)

Homemade Beauty... Nail Polish Remover

So you are out of finger nail polish remover and can't make a trip to the store at the moment.... What now?
You Will Need: Vinegar, Rubbing Alcohol, or Lemon Juice Warm Soapy Water
Directions: Start out by soaking your nails in warm soapy water for five minutes to loosen up the nail polish. After you have done this soak a cotton ball in one of the three acidic substances listed above and use just like you would regular nail polish remover!

Collective Haul

I thought it might be fun to do a collective haul... a VERY collective haul, of all of some the stuff I have gotten over the past few months. And, since this is a collective haul, I can do a few mini reviews too :)
I think I will separate it by when I got everything....
Valentine's Day Just a few things from Valentine's Day, mostly from my boyfriend :) The Carolina Tar Heels Bag - (in the middle back) A Carolina purse from... somewhere, I'm not sure where since it's from my boyfriend :) Valentine's Day Bear - (front right) Also from my boyfriend, don't know where it's from either, but I love it! :)The Pink and Blue Pillows - (back) Didn't know those were part of the haul did you? I got them from my parents for Valentine's Day, so I don't know where they are from either!Candy! - I got the Conversation hearts in front of the bag from my boyfriend, and a lot more than that... but I ate it all ;)Easter Brown Wallet - (Back left) From the Family Christian…

Homemade Beauty... DIY Lip Gloss

You Will Need: Clear Lipgloss A fun colored blush, eyeshadow, or other pigment
Directions: First you will need to get out some of the clear lipgloss... if you are using a squeeze tube, squeeze some out onto a clean surface, but only as much as you would need for one application! Next you will need to add the color, if you are using a loose pigment just pour some in, or if your pigment is pressed scrape some off with a butter knife or X-Acto knife. Mix together and  apply with a lip brush! :)

90's Kid Throwback!

1. Favorite Disney channel original movie?
Wow... way to hard to pick, so.... The13th year, Zenon, Jonny Tsunami, and Motocrossed were my favorites :)

2. Favorite music artist?
Kind of partial to the Backstreet Boys

3. Favorite Nick Jr. show?
Oh so many of these as well :) I liked Franklin the Turtle, Little Bear, and I loooooove Rugrats!

4. Favorite candy?
Do you all remember the Wonder Ball? They were so cool! It was a chocolate shell with TV character shaped candy inside, look:
awesome right? :)
5. Favorite game? (board game, school game, etc.)
Mousetrap was pretty cool even though it NEVER worked out right, but i really liked Candyland

6. Favorite McDonald's Happy Meal toy?
Ok, you all probably don't remember this but... The Peter Pan Pirate Ship? Any Idea what I'm talking about? Anyway, it was a pirate ship with little characters that fit together like a puzzle and each piece did different things. I still have mine, I thought it was the coolest thing ever ;)

7. Favorite book
Oh wow…

Homemade Beauty... Shaving Cream

How about a quick tip for today? Use baby oil, conditioner, or coconut oil instead of shaving cream. Basically, all that shaving cream is is foaming soap... It doesn't really have that many benefits for your skin and is just another thing that we have to buy. The whole point of shaving cream is to slick up your skin so you don't get cut by your razor. The three things above do the same thing, but they also moisturize your skin at the same time! I use Baby Oil when we travel because, lets face it, even the travel size shaving creams are huge! And a travel size baby oil is actually pretty small, and you don't need much when you use it. Win Win :)

DIY Beauty Tips and Tricks for Makeup

When you’re running low on lip gloss, place the tightly closed tube in a cup of warm water and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The heat from the water will melt any gloss on the sides of the container and you’ll have more available to use.

Out and realize you forgot to put on blush? Swipe some lipstick onto the apples of your cheeks and blend

If your eyeliner pencil is too soft and crumbles when you attempt to use it, pop it in the freezer for around 15 minutes before applying.

Getting tired of your everyday lipsticks? Or maybe you hit the bottom of a tube of your favorite and can't manage to scrape out the last little bit. Create a new shade by cutting off pieces of two old sticks or scraping out the dregs at the bottom and melt them together in the microwave. Wait for them to re harden and apply with your finger or a brush.
Use a credit card to get the most from your mascara: Hold the card against your lashes and swipe mascara over the other side. You can do the same thing with old…