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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.

How to Pick the Right Shade of Concealer

For the highlights, you want a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation. If you just go one shade lighter, as I have, pick one with a yellow tone, so y…

Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.

The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.

These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those Christmas Instagrams, these plaid collars with accessories are the way to go! There are several different seasonal designs at Mr. Bow Tie Boutique, like this snowflake design, but I think the plaid is best, as it can be worn year round as well. There are several different colors available in the plaid prints, so be sure to check them out.

I've seen a lot of cute doggie bow tie collars on Etsy and Instagram lately, but what I love most about the ones at Mr. Bow Tie Boutique is that they come with little flowers as well. My German Shepherd tends to look like a boy in red doggie accessories, but these cute flower designs would have her looking pretty for sure.:) They're detachable, and you can purchase them separately or as a pair, and of course you can mix and match! See all of the dog collars and accessories at Mr. Bow Tie Boutique.

It's important to keep track of your furry loved ones, and the best way to do that is with an ID tag, in case they wonder off. This Custom Hand-Lettered Dog Tag by Emily Hatton Designs includes contact info on one side and a personalized name on the front side. Each personalized tag is hand lettered using procreate.

At Emily Hatton Designs you can find a few other gift items for the dog lover, like a dog treats container and this "Dog Mom" car decal. Pair the decal and tags to give as a gift, or use the Dog Mom decal as a stocking stuffer. Note that the last day to place an order from Emily Hatton Designs for delivery before Christmas is December 8th, so you better get shopping!

This last gift idea is definitely for the owner, and it's pretty much a no-brainer. People love their dogs, and they tend to love mugs too. Fill it with a little bag of gourmet dog treats to give a gift to the doggie and the mommy! At The Paw Prints Shop you can get a fun Fur Momma Travel Mug or a more festive design, like the Personalized Christmas Dog Mug.

It's too late to get a personalized dog illustration by Christmas, but The Paw Prints Shop has many different doggie designs already listed, like the adorable Christmas Husky pictured above, and so many other breeds like a Pug, Dalmation, Bernes, Westie, Boxer, and more. You can get any of those personalized with a dog's name. :) There are different Christmas designs too, but how cute is the Christmas hat and scarf?!! It's definitely my favorite of all the mugs.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to spoil your pup for the holidays! And be sure to check out these great shops. Grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up with your fur baby, and enjoy some holiday shopping. Happy holidays!

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  1. I've never had a dog that would tolerate anything beyond a collar.

  2. Awww... they're sooo cute! Cute ideas dear.

    Jessica |


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