What to Do With Unwanted Makeup

If you have a makeup collection, the following scenario is probably going to sound pretty familiar.

You’re going through your makeup, probably doing your makeup for the day or just playing around. Everything is everywhere. And then it hits you: “Holy shit I have too much makeup.” So, you set aside some time one day to go through your collection, and you pick out what you want to keep and what you don’t. But once you have your pile of unwanted makeup, there’s a new problem. What do you do with it?

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And it turns out, there’s a lot you can do. Sweet, right?

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What to Do When a Product Isn’t Working For You

You can read every review on the planet, every product summary and every bit of information available on a product. But there’s always a chance that a product won’t work for you. And I get it, it’s absolutely frustrating, especially when it’s a really expensive skincare or makeup product. I’ve been there, combing reviews and making sure that it would be worth my time and money. Sometimes though, the stars just don’t align. And there’s a lot that could cause that! I touched on a couple skincare mistakes in this post,¬†which you might want to check out. Because today is all about makeup.

It can be discouraging to realize a product isn’t working, and to imagine the money going down the toilet. Believe you me, I wouldn’t want to just trash a $40 foundation or a $60 eyeshadow palette, even if it did suck on the first try. So, pop a squat and let’s figure out what may not be working, and how we can try and fix it before we decide to trash it (which, admittedly, can be tempting). These are all really easy things to try, but they’re so easy to forget when a product is frustrating you.

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What’s In My Everyday Makeup Bag

Something everyone who wears makeup asks at some point is, “What do I need in my everyday makeup bag?” There’s a lot of answers to that, and everyone’s got different needs. And a lot of videos and blog posts about it show extensive everyday bags. Which is absolutely fine, people can and should do what they want and what they’re most comfortable with. But a lot of people, myself included, don’t go all out everyday and it’s nice to share that side of things as well. There’s an idea I see seeping through the cracks that if you love makeup, you have to go all out all day everyday. That’s just not true, nor is it practical.

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Looxi Beauty Eyeshadow Haul and First Impressions

There are so many amazing companies you can find through social media these days, and one that’s growing on Instagram is Looxi Beauty! I’m in a bit of a rut lately with my makeup collection, usually buying the same kind of shades and feeling a little uninspired. When Looxi had a flash sale of 50% I decided to pick up a few new shadows! I’m such a matte shadow junkie, and I wanted more multidimensional finishes for a change.

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Row 1: Laced, Blondie, Latte, Blow, Nova, Obsessed
Row 2: Foxy Lady, Starboy, Copper Popper, Genesis, Noir, Duperstar

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Beauty Favorites July 2017

Hey everybody! I have a monthly series I’m starting, beauty favorites! I love these kind of posts, since it’s fun to see what people are loving at the moment. My list is a little short this month, since I’ve been playing more with skincare than with makeup. But I have made a couple makeup purchases recently, so there’ll be tons of makeup posts coming soon!

July 2017 makeup favorites

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Makeup Must-Haves for College

It’s about that time of year again where high school grads are leaving for their first semester of college! This is a fun, if incredibly stressful, process and part of the craziness is trying to figure out what to pack. Thankfully when I left for college, my mom kept me from going nuts and taking everything possible. But one of the things I had the hardest time with was figuring out what makeup to pack, as I’d been collecting makeup for a few years at that point. (A collection I purged at one point and built back up, but that’s a post for another time).

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Makeup

To kick off the rebirth of my blog, I wanted to discuss something I’ve really been thinking a lot about lately as I try and redefine my approach to blogging and makeup.

In the makeup-sphere on social media, there’s this truth that people seem to dodge around. And while we all “know it” no one talks about it, and I feel that some people completely forget it all together. Namely, there’s always room for improvement! Even people with hundreds of thousands of followers can still learn something new and can somehow improve their work, even if only they know what they can improve upon.

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