A Makeup Look Under $25!

So today’s blog post is going to be about a makeup look for under $25. This was a little hard for me to put together but I finally did it! I know you can find videos on YouTube about $20 makeup challenges, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt if I turned it into a $25 makeup challenge and use better quality products. Also, I didn’t include tax but I thought it would still be fun to do. So lets get started!

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In the summer, you don’t want to be wearing heavy makeup, so instead of foundation or BB cream, just use concealer. This is the Essence coverstick concealer and it was $2.49. Just put it on your blemishes, dark circles, and imperfections and you are good to go!

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The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is the best drugstore pressed powder in my opinion. It costs $4.99, and gets the job done. Plus, it’s huge and it will last a long time. Now that’s affordable!

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For blush and bronzer, the Essence Mosaic Compact Powder works great. This is $4.49, and I really like how it’s a two in one. Very convenient and easy!

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This next product can also be used as a two in one. It is the Maybelline Exper Wear Eyeshadow in nutmeg. Since it is a nice dark brown color, you can use this as eyeshadow and to fill in your brows! It costs $3.99.

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For eyeliner, I chose the Covergirl Perfect Point Blend Pencil. This is super cheap. It is $2.62 and works great for its price.

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The Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara gives intense lash color and works amazing. This is only $3.47, and works just as great as a high end mascara.

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Now I think this is the prettiest lip gloss color I have seen. This is the NYC Liquid Lip Shine in the shade Brighton Beach Peach. This is $1.97. This lip gloss would work great as an everyday lip gloss because the color isn’t too harsh.

The total of this makeup look is $24.02. Hope you enjoyed!

Apartment Decor Inspiration

Happy Sunday! Since I love home decor, I decided to do an apartment decor inspiration post because I’ve been seeing a lot of cute home decor posts on Pinterest, and I would love to share my favorite ones with you. Let’s get started!

1. Add a few colorful pieces/furniture here and there- Trust me this looks so nice! But you want to be sure you don’t turn your apartment into a circus by making EVERYTHING colorful. I mean unless you like it like that but I know most people don’t desire it. A teal table, or a vase full of bright yellow sunflowers would be nice.

20 Ways to Decorate Your Walls

2. Find creative ways to feminize your apartment- Paintings of pink flowers and gold accents? Perfect!

3. Display your jewelry- Look at this picture! I’m not much of a jewelry person but this picture makes me wanna go out and buy a ton of jewelry! I mean it has an earring rack, mugs full of rings, stacked bracelets, and necklaces hanging. Displaying your jewelry is an easy way to decorate because jewelry is eye-catching and so is that gold pillow!

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4. Show off them shoes!-  All girls love shoes right? Put some of your favorite pairs on shelves all over your apartment! I recommend putting fancy shoes that you wear occasionally so you don’t have to constantly wear them and put them back on the shelf.

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5. Don’t forget to decorate your coffee table- A coffee table is one of the main staples of an apartment, so make sure to decorate yours with lovely pieces. Add some fun magazines, a flower vase, a candle, or whatever makes you happy.

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How I Became Positive About Everything! :)

Everyone deserves a good life, and everyone has a chance to have a good life. It all depends on your viewpoint on life. If you are positive about life, you will have a good life. If you are negative about life, you will have a bad life. It’s as simple as that. I know a lot of people try to be positive, but it’s hard right? I remember for the past six months, I tried so much to be positive, but it just didn’t work. Last month, I used some new tips to help me stay positive, and it actually worked! So I just want to share my tips with you and I can’t guarantee you they will work for you, because everyone is different but you can still use them right? Lets get started!

Okay so let me start out by telling you why I wasn’t positive before. If you didn’t know already, I am a high school student and you know how high school is. I was constantly going through a dilemma if I wanted to stay in public school or start online school. You have no idea how many times I considered doing online school this school year. The reasons I wasn’t enjoying school is because I felt like I didn’t fit in with MOST people. I don’t know I felt like most people didn’t care about me. Also, my grades were pretty bad last semester, because I didn’t pay attention in class most of the time. I would constantly be repeating the words “I hate school” in my mind instead of listening. There were a few other reasons why I wanted to get out of public school which I don’t want to talk about on here. The reasons I wanted to stay in public school were that I wanted to see my three true friends and I really don’t want to leave them next year. Also, I would feel like I completely gave up if I started online school. Going through hard times is good for you because that is when you open your eyes and see what life really is.

So here are some of my tips on being positive that I used as well.

1. Everyday, write down 5 things that happened to you that you are grateful for. You’d be surprised how many things you can come up with.

2. If you are going through tough times, just know that it won’t last forever, and you are going to be much more stronger once you’re out of it. In 8th grade, these girls that I was friends with just completely turned their back on me, and just started saying mean things about me for no reason. They loved seeing me cry, I don’t know why. This year, most of them are still in my school, and now I forget they even exist, and they don’t mess with me anymore because they can clearly see that I’m much stronger than before. I’m thankful for that event in my life, and I feel bad for anybody who has lived life the easy way with no problems.

3. This one may be cheesy, but every morning, when you look in the mirror, smile and tell yourself you are going to have a good day today. You don’t even have to say it out loud, but say it in your mind at least. This works all the time for me.

4. Learn to love yourself. You are worth a lot, and if you really love yourself, you wouldn’t let yourself get hurt. When you start becoming confident and believing in yourself, nothing else matters. This isn’t being selfish, it’s for your own good and there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving yourself.

What are your tips in staying positive? Let me know in the comments! Alright, so I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next time!

5 Easy Dessert Ideas!

Happy Monday everyone! So today’s post is quite a yummy one I should say, because I will be giving you 5 easy dessert ideas. Keep in mind these are all from Pinterest aka my life because I can’t come up with my own recipes, I wish I did though. Anyway, so lets get started!

1. After Superbowl Football Treats- So I’m sure you are all aware of this treat, where you dip strawberries or basically anything in chocolate and use white frosting to make it into a football. I just wanted to include it in this post because yesterday was the superbowl, and so I thought it was the right time to make these, if you are having a little after superbowl party. So you can do this with strawberries, cookie dough, even Recess peanut butter cups, just make sure to take the little wrapper around it out.

Chocolate Strawberry Footballs!! Well, wouldn't this make Sunday football a little more enticing....Super Bowl Party Dessert: Football CupcakesEggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs - perfect for a Super Bowl Party and College Championship party!

2. Mango Fruit Roll Ups-This next treat is one that I NEED to try because I am a huge fan of mangos, and mango in fruit roll up form? Yes please! And yes, I do consider this a dessert. So the picture pretty much describes the whole process but let me explain it in word form too. So first, you need to blend mango pieces in a blender obviously, then spread it out on a cookie sheet. Put it in a fridge to harden, then cut them into horizontal pieces. Lastly, wrap them in wax paper and there you go!

healthy homemade mango fruit rollups - the only ingredient is mango.  Puree, spread, bake 3-4 hours at 175 and done.

3. Gummy Bear Popsicles- I think this idea is so brilliant and super simple. All you have to do is add gummy bears to a popsicle maker, pour sprite into it, and put it into the freezer for a while maybe like around 4 hours. And then you’ll have gummy bear popsicles! You don’t even have to make gummy bear popsicles, with a popsicle maker, there are a TON of diffferent flavors you can make the popsicles into. I highly recommend getting a popsicle maker.

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4. Minion Marshmallows- I’m not the biggest fan of minions, but you can’t deny minion marshmallows. It’s like the cutest idea ever! So for this dessert, just put marshmallows on chop sticks, or skewers, and dip them in melted white chocolate dyed in yellow. Then, draw on the minion using brown melted chocolate, blue candy melt, and white candy melt. Let’s hope you have some art skills.

Grab some candy melts and get your Gru on! These adorable Despicable Me Minons are super simple to make. Just grab marshmallows and go!

5. Peanut Butter, Strawberry,and Banana Quesadillas- This one looks so good, and it’s pretty creative too so props to whoever invented this. So you need two tortillas for this, strawberry jam, peanut butter and bananas cut into little pieces. So this is pretty self-explanatory, you just spread the jam and peanut butter onto the tortillas, and add the banana pieces to one of the tortillas, and stack the other tortilla on top of it. Then you cut them into triangular pieces, and they are ready to eat!

Peanut Butter, Strawberry and Banana Quesadillas

I hope you enjoyed this! Be sure to follow my blog if you aren’t already!

Fashion From All Over The World!

Hello everyone! So I’m pretty excited because this is my first blog post from my new schedule. So today’s topic is fashion, so I decided to do a post on how people dress in different areas of the world. Keep in mind I only did women’s fashion because to be honest, I’m not interested in men’s fashion. Let’s get started!

1. Hawaii- Hawaiian fashion is so cute! I love how most women wear flowy maxi dresses or even short, colorful, summery dresses. Also, some women even go all out and wear leis which are hawaiian necklaces. I love their tropical sense of style.

2. Saudi Arabia- In many Arabic/Middle Eastern countries, women are expected to wear long (mostly black) dresses called Burkas that cover their bodies from their necks to their toes. A lot of women cover their heads and faces, but it’s not required. I like how it makes them look mysterious!

3. England- This one is not just for England, but most of the UK area. So UK fashion is similar to American fashion, except they dress much more nicer in my opinion. For example, you won’t see many women wearing torn jeans or shorts, they tend to dress in more feminine clothes, like cute dresses and rompers. In the wintertime, pea coats are a big trend in the UK.

4. India- Indian fashion is also one of my favorites. Most women in India and other South Asian countries wear traditional “saris” which consist of a long skirt, a short blouse, and a scarf to cover up everything. Now most women wear casual saris on an everyday basis, but when they attend weddings, they wear much more fancier saris and salwar kameez.

5. China- When we think of Southeast Asian countries, like China, and Japan, we think of long, floral silk dresses and kimonos. I’m not sure if they still wear those, because I do see them dressing in their traditional Asian clothes in Chinese movies and dramas, but when we talk about Chinese street fashion, they actually dress like women in the UK. Girly dresses, and nice handbags are usually what women dress up in, but I’ll include a picture of a traditional Chinese dress too because I’m not sure exactly how they dress. If you’ve been there, let me know how the women dress there because I’m curious!

7. Africa- African fashion is interesting to me, because it is tribal inspired. I don’t really know how to describe it, but they dress in multicolored dresses with a bunch of different types of prints. They mostly wear dresses, probably because of the hot climate. I think the dresses are so cute! I would say a lot of South American fashion looks like African fashion to me, correct me if I’m wrong.

8. USA- Finally, the Americans. This one goes for USA (minus Hawaii), Canada, Australia (even though it’s not American), and Mexico. So Americans dress pretty casually, I would say they dress the most casually out of all the other areas of the world. Most people, men and women, wear jeans on a regular basis. But some women like dressing up too. There are so many different fashion trends in America, so everyone dresses according to their style.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how women all over the world dress. Sorry I didn’t include every single part of the world, but I included most of them. Let me know which one is the most interesting to you. For me, it would be the Indian clothes because I just think they are so fancy and cute! Please follow my blog if you like it, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

New Blog Schedule For 2015!

Hello everyone! So if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been slacking lately, and I don’t like it. I love blogging, and I don’t know what I would do without this blog. So I decided to come up with a new blog schedule! A few months ago, I told you guys that this blog will be about everything I love, not just beauty and fashion, so just beware that this schedule has many different interesting topics that I personally enjoy blogging about. So lets get started!

Week 1

Sunday- Fashion: latest fashion trends, fashion wishlists, fashion hauls, OOTDs etc.

Monday- Food: Recipes, best dishes, restaurants etc.

Tuesday- Inspiration: Powerful quotes, personal struggle stories, motivation etc.

Wednesday- Beauty: Makeup tutorials, best makeup and skincare products, beauty routines, product reviews etc.

Thursday- Entertainment: Youtube, new music, best movies and tv shows etc.

Friday- Travel: Best places in the world, cultural traditions and festivals worldwide etc.

Saturday- Room Decor/Interior Design: Best home decor pieces, stores, latest interior design trends, cute rooms etc.

Week 2

Sunday- Exercise/Health: Best exercises, how to stay fit, healthy recipes/smoothies, exercise goals etc.

Monday- Shopping/Bargains and Earning Money: Best stores, current deals, saving money, earning money etc.

Tuesday- DIY’s: how to projects, best DIY tutorials etc.

Wednesday- Hair: Hair tutorials, best hairstyles, hair products etc.

Thursday- Photography: Best photography, inspirational pictures etc.

Friday- Life Hacks: Simple life hacks to make life easier!
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Saturday- Personal: Get to know me better, tags, Q&A’s etc.

Week 3- Repeat Week 1

Week 4- Repeat Week 2

So if that schedule was confusing, let me explain it to you. So the first week, which is starting from this upcoming sunday, will be based on week 1 schedule. The next week, it will be week 2 schedule, and the week after that it’s week 1 again. I hope that makes sense.

If you haven’t followed my blog yet, please do because there is lots of great content coming your way! Plus I’m almost at 300 followers, so help me get to 300!

Hope you enjoyed!

5 Most Beautiful Places On Earth!

Hello everyone, so today’s post is random but I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a long time so here it is! I will share the 10 most beautiful places on Earth in my opinion.

1. Venice, Italy- I think ever since I saw “The Tourist”, traveling to Venice has been on my bucket list.

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2. Machu Picchu, Peru- There was a game I used to play called “Gomen’s Adventure” and it had places that looked like this, and doesn’t this place look so peaceful? I could live here!

3. Sea of Stars of Vaadhoo Island, Maldives- Found on Buzzfeed, the blue lights are actually phytoplankton. Mind-blowing.

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

4. Rocca San Giovanni, Italy- Who wouldn’t wanna go here?

101 Most Beautiful Places You Must Visit! – part 4, Rocca San Giovanni, Italy

5. Prague, Czech Republic- This reminds me of a winter wonderland. Prague is beautiful not only during the holidays, but year-round!

Prague's Old Town Square during the Christmas season. Seriously a dream.. I can't wait until I get to visit this place

Hope you enjoyed!

Current Favorite Fashion Trends!

Hello everyone, so today’s blog post is going to be about my current fashion favorites so lets get started!

1. Choker Necklaces- I feel like choker necklaces stand out way more than regular necklaces and they are so cute!

2. Blazers- I’ve been into professional clothes lately, and I think blazers are so flattering and classy!

3. Knee high socks- I love layering for fall and winter, but I always thought that knee high socks were ugly and weird-looking but now I love them! Great way to stay warm and look cute at the same time!

4. Beanies- I’ve always loved beanies, but recently I decided to start a whole beanie collection because its cold where I live and beanies can spice up any outfit!

5. Chiffon high-low dresses- High low dresses have been in style for the past few years, and the chiffon ones are amazing because they are flowy and beautiful. And they are even more cute when they are black and gold!

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know what your current favorite fashion trends are!

100 YouTube Beauty Gurus You Should Watch!

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holidays. So in the past month, I came across so many amazing beauty/fashion channels on YouTube and I would like to share them with you because I think these ladies deserve a big round of applause. I have small youtubers as well as many well known ones so let’s get started!

1. Adrien Wieder-Finch

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2. Alex Centomo

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3. Alishamarie

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4. AlisonlovesJB

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5. Amanda Ensing

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6. Amelia Liana

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7. Andreaschoice

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8. Anneorshine

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9. Arden Rose

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10. Aspyn Ovard

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11. Ava Allan

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12. Beautybysiena

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13. Beautycrush

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14. Belinda Seline

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15. Bethany Mota

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16. Beyondbeautystar

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17. Blair Fowler

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18. Caitlin Bea

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19. Cambria Joy (breelovesbeauty)

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20. Carli Bybel

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21. Cartia Mallan

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22. Casey Holmes

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23. Chloe Morello

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24. Christen Dominique

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25. Ciaoobelllaxo

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26. Cloecouture

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27. Clothesencounters

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28. Coffeebreakwithdani

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29. Dani Austin

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30. Danna Ann

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31. Desi Perkins

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32. Dollfaceree

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33. Dulcecandy

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34. Eleventhgorgeous

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35. Elle Fowler

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36. Emmacatherine09

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37. Essiebutton

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38. Evelina

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39. Fleurdeforce

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40. Hellokaty

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41. Ilikeweylie

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42. Itsjudytime

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43. Itsmelexie1

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44. Jaclyn Hill

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45. Jeanine Amapola

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46. Kalyn Nicholson

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47. Katerina Beauty Blog
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48. Kathleenlights
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49. Kaushal Beauty
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50. Kayleigh Noelle
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51. Krazyrayray
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52. Lagunabeachlove10
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53. Laura Lee
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54. Laurdiy
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55. Lauren Curtis
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56. Lauren Elizabeth
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57. Lindsey Hughes
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58. Lisa Pullano
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59. Lovelaughandmakeup
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60. Lustrelux
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61. Maddi Bragg
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62. Makeupbyalli
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63. Makeupbyamarie
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64. Makeupbymandy24
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65. Mamamiamakeup
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66. Maybaby
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67. Meghan Rienks
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68. Melissa Merk
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69. Michelle Phan
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70. Mimi Ikonn
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71. Missglamorazzi
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72. Missjenfabulous
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73. Misslizheart
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74. Missy Lynn
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75. Monica Church
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76. Mylifeaseva
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77. Nicole Guerriero
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78. Niki and Gabi
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79. Nikkiphillipi
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80. Niomi Smart
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81. Nitraa B
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82. Patricia Bright
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83. Pbbunny97
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84. Primrosemakeup
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85. Readysetglamour
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86. Rhaea Estelle
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87. Shaaanxo
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88. Shadesofkassie
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89. Shelby Church
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90. Sierramariemakeup
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91. SMLx0
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92. Stilababe09
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93. Tara Michelle
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94. Tanya Burr
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95. Teni Panosian
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96. Tess Christine
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97. Thatsheart
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98. Thattaylaa
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99. Xteener
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100. Zoella
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I hope you enjoyed!

Free Subscription Boxes!

Hi everyone, so today, I want to inform you on 3 subscription boxes that you can get for FREE! And when I say free, I mean 0 dollars total. Let’s get started!

1. Bzzagent.com

Ok, so you might have heard of this one. Basically what you do is make an account and answer a bunch of surveys to determine what kinds of stuff you like. This will qualify you for campaigns but you have to be patient, because it takes time. I haven’t recieved any of these subscription boxes yet because I signed up on these just a few days ago.

2. Influenster.com

I feel like this is the best free subscription box out of all of them because you can get these pretty often if you engage in social media or blogging a lot. This is similar to Bzzagent. Sign up and fill out some questions and engage in social media and an Influenster Voxbox will be delivered to your door. You don’t even have to give out your credit card information for any of these! If you plan to join, please use my referral link. http://www.influenster.com/r/959214

3. Pinchme.com

And last but not least, we can’t forget Pinchme.com. What’s cool about this website is that they release new samples almost every Tuesday but you have to hurry and order them quick because they run out fast. Also, they occasionally send in boxes full of a ton of nice products to try out!

So I hope you enjoyed, and I will be making a post on each of these companies once I get a box from them. Thanks!

Quick Review- Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Hey everyone, so this is my first review on this blog, and it’s about a product I’ve been using recently called the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. I got mine for sale at TJ Maxx for about 3 bucks, and it works wonders! For me, the face wash doesn’t really foam up, but it does clean very well. My face feels so soft after using this, and it really helps me with breakouts too. The bottle size is pretty decent too, like I’ve been using it for about a month and a half now, and it’s still pretty much full. All you need is a pump of this stuff, and your face will feel so nice and fresh! I highly recommend buying this! I think this product is around 4-6 dollars at drugstores.

Thanks for reading!

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