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Easy Everyday Contouring and Highlighting

Contouring and highlighting has been a huge makeup trend in recent years, and with good reason - you can use concealer to achieve more defined cheek bones, to make your lips look bigger, and my personal favorite - to hide a double chin. And despite all of the intricate tutorials out there, I want to show you that it can actually be quick an easy!

The first trick is to start with the right concealer shades. First, let’s get one thing straight: when I say highlighter, I do not mean the super light and shimmery highlighter that should only be reserved for above the cheekbones. I’ve seen all too many makeup vloggers apply that all over, from the forehead to the tip of the nose, to the cupid’s bow and the chin. Those however, are rather places for a creamy skin-tone concealer.


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Pic of the Week: Call It A Weed, I Call It A Flower


Spring seems so far off. While I do love snow so very much, about this time every year, I start to crave warmer weather. I'm ready to enjoy the outdoors again, especially beautiful flowers. Most people don't think of dandelions when they think of their favorite blooms, but I adore this little weed. Growing up, this flower was known to me as a "wishing flower". Our lawn was covered in them, and my mother always told me that if I made a wish and could blow all the little seeds off in one breath, my wish would come true. I think that is how she got some quiet mommy time, because I could spend the whole afternoon running around the yard, trying to make my wishes come true.

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