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Quick Money Saving Hacks That Will Give You The Perfect Eyebrows

We all have our favorite beauty hacks. Like using baby powder as a dry shampoo or running our freshly painted nails under cold water to make them dry faster.

But today I’m gonna share my favorite hack to achieving fleek worthy eyebrows, without spending all that money on the designated products.

 


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1. Instead of wasting money on a special brush for grooming and combing all of your little eyebrow hairs into place, just grab an old tube of mascara and rinse all of the remaining makeup from the wand, and voila! You now have an amazing brow brushing tool, and you didn’t have to spend an extra dime.

 

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2. You don’t need to buy a designated “eyebrow gel” in order to keep your brow’s perfect shape in place. Just dab a little bit of regular old hair gel onto your new nifty wand and comb it through your brows, shaping them as you go. Then you just have to let the gel dry, rinse off your wand’s bristles with warm water, and you’re all done!

 

 

 

3. There’s no reason to buy an eyebrow pencil or makeup made specifically for coloring in your brows. All you need is an angled brush and a light-dark brown colored eye shadow from your huge collection of shadow pallets. Lightly dab your angled brush into the shadow color of your choice, tap your brush to remove any excess powder, and fill in your brows. The angled brush will ensure you end up with nice clean edges, and the gel you used from the second step will keep the powder from blending and smudging  as long as it’s still a little damp.

 

 


Have any of you already tried these hacks? Or do you have a genius eyebrow hack of your own to share? Just tell me all about it in the comments! And remember to leave your opinion regarding this brow beauty hack below as well!

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and look forward to seeing more content from me later on this week! Have an amazing day everyone, and thanks for reading.

10 Different Ways To Style Thigh High Boots In The Summer | Summer Outfit Inspiration

Thigh high boots are one of the trendiest style staples we’ve seen this year, no doubt. And though we usually consider boots to be a part of fall and winter attire, it would be an absolute shame if we let this extraordinarily fabulous trend die during the hot summer months.

That’s why I went on journey to find various different ways that we can incorporate thigh high boots into our summer wardrobes, thus keeping the trend alive.

 


10 WAYS TO WEAR THIGH HIGHS DURING SUMMER

 

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a basic short sleeve tee, tucked into a pair of light wash distressed denim shorts. Complete the look with a plaid flannel shirt tied around the waist.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a collared button up shirt dress with a curved hem. A belt or braided tie can be added around the waist if desired.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a fitted sleeveless mock neck crop top or bodysuit, tucked under a high waist button up denim mini skirt.

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Thigh high boots styled with fishnet or sheer translucent stockings and an over sized rock band tour tee, with or without distressed denim shorts and/or denim jacket.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a puffy 3/4 sleeve off the shoulder crop top and high waist skater skirt. Popular top styles for this look include off the shoulder bodysuits, or non form-fitting off the shoulder crop tops.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a floral bell sleeve romper, can be worn with or without a matching belt. Popular romper styles for this look include off the shoulder, cold shoulder, deep v, or choker neckline with medium-long sleeve length.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a solid color choker tee shirt dress or over sized choker tee. Fishnet stockings can also be added to complete the look.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a dolphin hem mini bodycon dress with a jewel neckline. Popular sleeve lengths for this look include 3/4 total length, long sleeve, or sleeveless.

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a solid color bell sleeve shift or swing dress, with or without a lace up neckline. Sleeves, although long, are flowey and suitable for hot weather.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a plain over sized short sleeve crew neck tee (worn as a mini dress), and a ball cap. Popular tee’s for this look are solid colored and long enough to wear as a dress, without the need for shorts underneath.

 


As you can see, there are plenty of adorable ways to continue on wearing thigh high boots in the summer. I personally look forward to trying all of these styles myself before the season ends, and I hope I was able to inspire all of you to do the same!

Feel free to leave me a comment telling me which of the above styles you liked the most, which styles you plan on trying, or share a whole new way you might like to style thigh high boots in the summer!

Anyway, thank you all for reading and expect to see another post from me later on this week. Have a kick ass Wednesday everyone, love you guys!

The Recollections Of A Model | As Told By A Too-Short Girl

As a vertically challenged female, I knew I wouldn’t make it very far as a model and there was nothing I could do about it. I mean, the minimum height requirement for most agencies is at least 5’8″, and I’m a lousy 5’2″. So needless to say, I was in it for the fun and the photos.

I did however have a year long modeling contract with Westhaven Management Group, but it expired back in November 2016 and I wasn’t that interested in signing again. At least I was able to make a few good friends out of the whole experience though, and it’s nice to have friends who are actually fashion photographers that I can go shoot with from time to time. But today I’m just gonna share a ton of photos and few fond memories I made during my attempt at becoming a model, lol.

 


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My very first photoshoot was with Nick Jordan at Nicovision Studios in Roswell, Georgia. It was actually the day before my high school graduation, and I had an absolute blast.

 

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I was actually wearing the same outfit that I wore to my graduation in the last two photos from above.

But I enjoyed shooting with Nick so much that I decided to shoot with him again later on down the road, this time for a lingerie shoot that I’d been dying to do.

 

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You can see some of his work and even more pictures he took of me on his Instagram page.

 


STEVEN WALLACE

 

Most of the photoshoots I did were with Steven Wallace, who actually makes a living as a wedding photographer, but occasionally likes to shoot fashion. We became really good friends, got to shoot in some amazing locations, and took hundreds of pictures together.

We had our first photoshoot at a little hidden park in Atlanta, called Tanyard Creek. It was such a beautiful location, and it had a really old railroad track bridge and a gorgeous creek that we were able to shoot in.

 

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We had our second shoot at the abandoned Pullman Train Yard in Atlanta, and it had to be the most incredible place I’d ever seen. It had multiple buildings with multiple rooms, all of which were humongous and empty, except for the largest room which contained an old train car.

 

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Steven and I even had that last photo published in Popular Photography Magazine, as you can see above.

Our next photoshoot took place in an empty building in Atlanta, and we also took photos while walking around the city. At one point or another, there had been a random girl walking by, and we had to pause for her to pass. At first it seemed as though she was just going to continue on passed us, but when she was crossing she suddenly stopped and struck a pose right beside me! It was so unexpected, and it turned out to be a hilarious and very memorable moment.

 

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Oops! And I almost forgot to mention, if you head down to the Shop Page on my blog, you’ll be able to find both dresses from this photoshoot for sale!

Anyway, another photoshoot we had was at Freemans Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It was yet another beautiful shooting location, and this one had a waterfall that made for some great photos.

 

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I had actually stolen the black skirt I wore in this photoshoot from my mom’s closet, and I never even returned it lol. And I can’t really remember what happened to the bikini I wore, but it had been my favorite bikini (not to mention the most expensive) from Victoria’s Secret. Soon after this photoshoot, it just disappeared!

Now my last photoshoot with Steven was at McDaniel Farm Park near Atlanta. It was a pretty cool place to walk around, and it had an amazingly long bridge that I was excited to take pictures on.

 

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I still love to wear the leather jacket from this shoot all the time in the fall and winter. And you also may or may not have noticed another appearance of the black skirt I stole from my mom that I wore in the last shoot lol!

If you’re interested in seeing more of Steven’s work, you can visit his Instagram and check it out!

 


ATIN MAJUMDAR

 

I only had one photoshoot with Atin, even though there was some talk about planning another one. I guess that’s mostly due to the fact that I wasn’t all that happy with the photo turnout from our shoot. To be fair, some of my unhappiness can be blamed on the wardrobe that was used and the unpleasantly hot weather we had that day making my makeup run. But I honestly had to change outfits way too many times, and I’m just not that fond of the way he edits his photos either.

We did manage to capture a few photos I kind of like though, and who knows? I’m sure there are plenty of people who like his editing style, I just have different taste I guess.

 

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You can find the little pink crop top I wore during this shoot for sale on my blog’s Shop Page, go check it out!

And if you want to see more of Atin’s photos, just head over to his Facebook page or his Instagram.

 


J SCOTT NIMTZ

 

I first became acquainted with J.S. through Instagram, and we had talked of shooting together for a while but never had the chance. Luckily, he messaged me one afternoon that he was going to be in my area and we were able to put together a short impromptu photoshoot at an abandoned campground nearby.

 

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You can also find the hat that I’m wearing in the second photo for sale on my Shop Page.

And if you’d like to check out more photos taken by J.S., just go to his Instagram page, or you can visit his website.

 


 

Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun working with different photographers and discovering new locations. And in the end, being short may keep me from being a real supermodel, but it isn’t going to keep me from modeling.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and all of my pictures. I’d love to hear your thoughts or any stories you may have, so feel free to leave a comment!

In the meantime, Keep an eye out for more posts coming up within the next week and I hope you all enjoy your Friday! Love you guys, xoxo!

Style Saturday | My 25 Favorite Places To Shop Affordable Fashion Online

Hey there everybody, I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday.

So I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping lately (as always), and I thought I’d share some of my favorite sites to shop from!


MY TOP 25 FAVORITE ONLINE SHOPPING PAGES

1. Forever 21

2. Charlotte Russe

3. Make Me Chic

4. Styles For Less

5. Pacsun

6. Papaya

7. Rue 21

8. Love Culture

9. Boohoo

10. Yoins

11. American Eagle

12. Hollister

13. Poshmark

14. Missguided

15. A’gaci

16. Garage

17. 2020AVE

18. Lulu’s

19. Dress Up

20. Tilly’s

21. Rainbow

22. Lotus Boutique

23. Romwe

24. Pretty Little Thing

25. Shein


And the best part about all of these stores is that they’re affordable, but offer cute and quality apparel!

You can also visit www.storeslike.com to search some of your favorite sites and view a whole list of new stores similar to the one you searched.

So where do you guys like to shop online? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, and remember to head over to my “You Choose The News” post from earlier this week and vote for your favorite topic!

Fashion Friday | My Favorite Finds From Forever 21’s Newest Arrivals

Hello my loves! I hope you all are having a fantastic Fashion Friday this week, and make sure you head over to my “You Choose The News” post and vote for your favorite topic if you haven’t already!

So this morning I was online browsing through Forever 21’s website, and I figured I would share some of my favorite finds from their New Arrivals!


Here are my top 10

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Floral Patchwork Cami Dress | $22.90

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Mini Shift Dress | $12.90

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Choker Neck T-Shirt Dress | $14.90

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Open-Shoulder Swing Dress | $12.00

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Open-Shoulder Floral Mini Dress | $17.90

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Distressed Jeans | $24.90

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Distressed Denim Mini Skirt | $35.00

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Bleach Splatter T-Strap Tee | $22.90

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Choker Neck Crop Top | $14.90

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Layered Rhinestone Necklace | $7.90


I’m pretty sure Forever 21 is also offering free shipping on all orders (for today at least)!

So let me know your favorite pieces from today’s Top 10, and share your favorite store to shop from online!

Lastly, please please please head over to my “You Choose The News” post and vote on your favorite topic like I mentioned before! It would really mean a lot to me if you guys participated!


Well, that’s it for today everybody, and wishing you all a fabulous Fashion Friday!

Now here are some totally irrelevant photos of my dog, Jax, playing at the lake today.

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Blog Milestone 001 + A Special Giveaway | First 100 Followers (1 Minute Read)

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

So today I’m excited to announce that my blog has finally reached it’s first 100 followers!

And though it’s not exactly a huge milestone, it’s the first of many to come and I have no one else to thank except for all of you!

Now to celebrate my first 100 followers, I’m going to be hosting my very first giveaway! Here’s what you could win:


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A beautiful handmade necklace, made with a 1″-2″ long real deer antler tip pendant. It’s hand painted with metallic gold and a white stripe, and hangs from a 31″ gold plated chain!


Now here are the rules to enter the drawing for the giveaway:

1. You must be a follower of my blog

2. You have to check out my last post and vote for your favorite topic in that post’s comment section

3. Comment “Done” on this post when you’re finished!


Your chance to enter the drawing ends on June 30th, 2017, so hurry before it’s gone!

I’ll be randomly selecting a winner on the 30th and I’ll be announcing the results that day or the day after! So good luck to you all, and I hope to see many of you participate!

Exciting New Blog Series | You Choose the News 001

Hey everybody, I hope you all are doing well! I’ve got EVEN MORE exciting blog news for you guys this week, and I hope you all choose to participate in what I’m about to tell you!

So I want to begin a new series called “You Choose The News”, where every week I post a short list (3-4 different options) of potential topics that YOU (my readers) can vote from.

Each of you will be welcome to vote for which ever topic you would rather me write about the following week, and the topic with the most votes obviously wins.


Here’s all you have to do to cast your vote:

1. Leave a comment stating which topic you are voting for

2. In a single sentence or two, explain why you voted for that particular topic


It’s super quick and easy guys, and I’d like to take this opportunity to really get to know you all (my kickass readers) a little better and start posting more content that you’re actually interested in reading!

But for all of this to happen, I need your help! I need all of you guys to take part and participate by voting for your favorite topics every week! And all you have to do is take a few minutes to share your opinion!


So now I’m going to kick off the “You Choose The News” series with the first list of topics:

TOPIC 1

LIFESTYLE | 9 Things I Would Tell My Fifteen-Year-Old Self

TOPIC 2

FASHION | 3 Outfits Styled By My Boyfriend

TOPIC 3

LIFESTYLE | What It’s Really Like To Have A 3 Legged Dog

TOPIC 4

FASHION | A Look Inside My Shoe Closet + How I’d Style Each Pair


Now it’s up to you guys to cast your votes in the comment section and explain why you voted for your topic!

I’ll be publishing my post on the winning topic next week along with the next list of topics for you all to vote from!

So go now and vote for your favorite! Do it, do it, do it! And I’ll be back in a week!

Mall Shopping Haul & Makeup Of The Day + Swatches

Hey everyone, how have you all been? Feel free to let me know in the comments, and don’t be shy. I don’t bite very hard! Lol


SHOPPING HAUL

So if you read my post titled Trust Me, You Don’t Really Want Bigger Boobs—And Here’s Why, then you already know how frustrating it is for me to find a good bikini top.

Thankfully though, I was able to run by the mall yesterday and browse through one of my favorite stores to buy bikinis from (Pacsun).


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I had almost lost hope, but I was finally lucky enough to find a bikini top worth wearing. It was also made by my favorite brand, L.A. Hearts, so I decided to buy it in two different colors.

One of the tops is a gorgeous light lavender color, and the other is a light olive, both of which will be worn with my black cheeky bottoms from Target that I shared in my post titled Destination Destin | Beach Get Away & Vacation Clothing Haul.


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I’m also really excited about the new belly button ring I purchased from Piercing Pagoda for $19.99.

It has a large false diamond, and from that hangs a beautiful dreamcatcher decorated with more false diamonds and three dangling feathers.

And anyone who knows me knows I have a huge obsession with feathers! Not dreamcatchers lol, just the feathers. I’ve actually got a feather tattoo on my left side over my ribcage (sorry, kinda ran a little off topic there lol).


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MAKEUP OF THE DAY

So it’s a pretty rare occasion that I put on lipstick, and it’s even less often that I buy it.

But this past Christmas, Mitch bought me an amazing makeup collection by Lancôme with a color that I really liked.


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The lipstick color (on the left) is still just a little too pink for me, and it isn’t nearly as pink as it looks in this photo.

But to darken it up a little, I like to use a darker color lipstick that I have (on the right) and apply it over the Pinker color by Lancôme. If that results in a color that’s too dark however, then I repeat the process by adding on more of the pink and I’ll just alternate applying each color until I get it right.


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I finished my makeup look for the day with regular mascara and eyeliner near my waterline, a highlight under my eyes, and contour over my cheekbones.

I would have worn eyeshadow today as well, I just didn’t have very much time to put myself together. So here you have my quick and simple makeup look, for the days I don’t want to go too heavy but still want to look classy as fuck. ✌

Lol well that’s it for today guys, I hope you enjoyed reading. Remember to visit the brand new Shop Page found on my blog site if you haven’t already, and leave any thoughts or comments you had on today’s post in the comment section!

Check It Out | Shop For Clothing & Accessories Straight From My Blog!

Hello again everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well, and please feel free to tell me all about your week in the comments. I promise you don’t have to be shy, I don’t bite very hard lol.

Anyway, I’m excited to announce that I have just published a whole new page to my blog site where my readers can shop for items directly from my closet!

If you visit my new Shop Page, you’ll find a photo of each item from my closet that is up for sale, the item’s price and size, and a link to the item’s listing page.

From the listing page you’ll be able to view additional photos, learn more about the item, ask any questions you may have, submit an offer on an item, or make a purchase!

So make sure you head over to my Shop Page and start browsing through my “closet” RIGHT NOW!

(Unfortunately international shipping is not available, so purchases are limited to the US only. But you’re still more than welcome to browse around!)

Triple Threat Makeup Review| 3 Brands—3 Different Products

Hello again my loves. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day, and please feel free to tell me all about how you’ve been lately in the comments! And I promise you don’t have to be shy, I don’t bite very hard lol.

So to start out the blogging week, I’m coming to you all with 3 new makeup reviews on products that I just recently added to my collection.

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PRODUCT #1

First I’d like to talk about Maybelline ® New York’s Dream BB Pure 8-IN-1 Beauty Balm.

And here are the 8 benefits that are actually listed on the back of the product:

•    Clears Acne

•    Conceals Imperfections

•    Minimizes Look of Pores

•    Reduces Appearance of Redness

•    Adjusts To Skin Tone

•    Hydrates And Smoothes

•    Mattifies And Clarifies

•    No Oils And Lightweight

So this beauty balm contains 2% Salicylic Acid, which helps shed dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin, fights acne, and reduced redness and inflammation.

It has a smooth and creamy consistency, and does a good job evening out my skin tone. It also gives my face a pleasant Matt finish, and still leaves my skin looking and feeling moisturized.

What I like most about this particular BB cream though, is that it gives close to liquid foundation coverage without the caked up foundation feel. I’ve tried many different BB creams that just felt heavy and pore clogging.

But Dream BB Pure Beauty Balm combines concealing power and hydrating power, all while maintaining a lightweight feel.

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PRODUCT #2

Next is the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, and what I love most about this eyeliner is it’s smooth application.

Im also pleased with its pigmentation, which is a very intense black. It’s staying power is pretty impressive as well, and I like that it’s waterproof because I always apply eyeliner to my waterline.

It does tend to smudge a little, leaving a bit of a panda eye. But that could just be because it’s summer and the hot weather is causing it to run, in which case almost any eyeliner would do the same.

But overall, this is a great longwear eyeliner that has bold color intensity and is comfortable and easy to apply.

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PRODUCT #3

Last but not least is Lancôme’s Color Design 10 Smooth Hold Shades Eye Shadow Palette.

I really really like the shades in this pallet, and I love that half of them are shimmery. My favorites are the shimmery copper and the dark and light gold colors. This whole pallet is just incredible for my blue eyes, and all the shades really make them pop.

Without an eyeshadow primer though, the colors don’t look as vibrant as I’d like. Using the primer does increase the color’s intensity so they look a lot bolder, but after a few hours they tend to lose their luster a little bit.

The colors also blend very beautifully, and I personally don’t even feel the need to use a transition color when blending. The shimmery colors even have sort of a buttery feel to them, and the other colors don’t feel overly dry or powdery either.


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So that’s it for my triple threat makeup review guys! Now don’t forget to follow my blog if you haven’t already, and make sure you tell me about all of your favorite makeup products in the comment section!

I hope you all enjoyed reading today’s post, and I’ll be back again with more product reviews soon!