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Spring 2019 Causebox Unboxing

Beauty hauls, First impressions, Seasonal, Spring, Videos
I'm a bit late on this post and video, so let's not waste any more time ;) This season's Causebox is strong in skincare but still has enough variety to stay interesting. I was able to choose the color or style for the clutch, bracelet, and silky scarf. Check out my first impressions as I go through the box. More info about each item is below. https://youtu.be/RwKHr3owkug The Megan Portfolio Clutch - Glass Ladder & Co. This clutch is large enough to hold a tablet and has a bunch of inner pockets and slots to hold anything you'd need. It's intended to be a business-casual bag, but I could easily see myself using this when I'm going out with friends. The bag is made of vegan leather. I was thrilled…
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Website Update (And Other Things)

Website Update (And Other Things)

Musings
Hi there! I wanted to jump in here really quickly to let you know that we have a new design for our website. It's a work in progress, but I'm happy with how it looks so far. Hey, wait a second. Why are some of your images broken in your posts? Unfortunately, I had an issue with the site I was using to host my photos, and a bunch of them got deleted. It's totally my fault, and it's unrelated to this redesign. I'll be working to fix what I broke as soon as I find a good solution. Sigh. Why the change in design? The theme I was using before didn't provide a very good mobile experience. Plus, I was using a weird, hack-y home page design that shouldn't…
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Winter Causebox Unboxing

Winter Causebox Unboxing

First impressions, Product reviews, Seasonal, Style, Style hauls, Videos, Winter
Back in December, I received my winter 2018 Causebox right before I was set to leave town for the holidays. I was sick, but I decided to film something anyway and give myself a little editing work to do on my trip. As you can probably guess by today's date, I didn't edit on my trip. But I did get to come back to some hilarious DayQuil-induced footage. And an appearance from my pup Maya! https://youtu.be/u8WaAXMCSe0 Now that I've had these items for a while, I thought I'd give a little update for you here. The Poncho I said in the video that I likely wouldn't wear the poncho outside because "I'm scared," but it's really cute! It's not super practical as it's so open, but it's cute layered over…
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Reflecting on 2018 and My 2019 Goals

Reflecting on 2018 and My 2019 Goals

Lifestyle, Musings, Wellness
Happy New Year, everyone! Each year, I like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and share some of my highlights. I also want to share what's on my mind for 2019. 2018 Wasn't Nice to My Emotions 2018 was a crazy ride for me emotionally. I started the year looking for a change and unsure of what I wanted to do with myself (gotta love that quarter-life crisis), but then everything came crashing down. If you were following along with my 100 days to write a novel project on my non-beauty channel, you may remember that at the very end, my life got upended. One of the many mass shootings in my country came way too close to home, when one of my loved ones was…
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Karity Liquid Lipsticks: Try-On and Review

Karity Liquid Lipsticks: Try-On and Review

Lips, Product reviews, Videos
It's been too long since I've posted a review! Today, I'll be sharing a liquid lipstick set from Karity that I've been loving since I got it back in May.  About Karity Karity is 100% cruelty-free and many of their products are vegan and clearly marked as such on their website. They also donate a meal to an animal in need (via the SPCA) for every palette purchased. They donate to other organizations, too, which they discuss on their website. Once I do a palette cleanout, I'll definitely be checking out their eyeshadow palettes, because I'd love to help them make some animals happy. A key feature about the brand is that they keep their price point low, like drugstore-level low. The price for these lipsticks is incredible—only $6 per…
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Fall Causebox Unboxing

Fall Causebox Unboxing

Beauty hauls, Fall, First impressions, Product reviews, Seasonal, Style, Style hauls, Videos
As soon as I filmed and edited my Causebox in my Ads Made Me Buy It video, my fall Causebox arrived!  Let's take a look at what's inside. https://youtu.be/hwUsCZUHM78 So far, I've been consistently impressed by the value and variety in these boxes. I've never been interested in subscription boxes, but this one provides useful items that give back.  I know I keep saying this in my videos, too, but the items in these boxes are so nice that any items you don't want would make a great gift for someone else. Everything is full size and good quality. I'm already looking forward to my winter box. If you want to see it, comment below or like the video to let me know!
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Behind the Scenes: Meet My Gear

Behind the Scenes: Meet My Gear

Tutorials and Tips, Videos
I've gotten quite a few questions about the gear I use to film and edit videos, so today I'm taking you backstage. In this video, I show you the gear I use most to produce high-quality videos and blog photos.  Disclaimers: I'm not posting this to brag or show off what I have. I've collected these items over the past few years and poured hours of research into each purchase. These are the items that work for me. I can't guarantee that these will all work for you. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase something using my link, I get a small kickback at no cost to you.Please only buy gear that you think you'll use. If you're just starting out, I…
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Project Pan: THE RESULTS!!

Project Pan: THE RESULTS!!

Empties and purges, Product reviews, Videos
I'm finally back to report my results of the project pan I started back in March. Are you ready to see how it went? https://youtu.be/TnGZM2WeYh0 The Results Not many of these products had a very dramatic change, but I've learned in this process that it's really all about the details. I myself didn't even see some of the changes until I had the images side-by-side in my video editor. IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation in Light - I started with quite a bit of pan showing, and now it's pretty significant. I was expecting more progress on this one, but partway through I figured out that this powder breaks me out! Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso - This blush is domed, so it's super hard to see, but I've been…
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Mixing My Liquid Lipsticks

Mixing My Liquid Lipsticks

Tags, Videos
Long time no see! I was going through my footage recently and I found something I filmed a couple of months ago. I'm not totally sure how that happened, but every once in a while I find something I started to make and then forgot about. /shrug I've been in a purging mood lately, and I'm working on a series of decluttering videos to cover all that. I haven't totally finished my makeup declutter, so you've got some time to prepare for some good ol' organization porn. In this video, I decided to take stock of my liquid lipstick collection while joining the trend of mixing a type of makeup together and wearing it. Yeah, I know, that trend is super old now, but I was excited to do it…
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My 4  Favorite Hair Tools and Treatments

My 4 Favorite Hair Tools and Treatments

Hair, Product reviews
I have color-treated hair, which means that I have to be extra nice to it. I have naturally strong hair, but getting it to the white-blonde that I have now can take its toll even on the healthiest head of hair. There are a few hair tools and treatments I use to keep my hair as healthy and damage-free as possible. They can help you keep your hair healthy, too, whether you color it or not. Heads up - The links in this post are Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you use my link to make a purchase, I get a small commission at no cost to you. I appreciate the support to help keep this blog running, but if it makes you uncomfortable, you can look up…
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