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My Top 5 Favorite Beauty Products

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Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! It’s been awhile since I did a beauty post, and even though I blog more about fashion, I still love makeup and hair! So today I want to share my top 5 favorite beauty products. These are the items I use pretty much everyday. I hope that you like them 🙂

1. Spray and Play Hairspray

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Having short hair is pretty easy, but volume is the key to a chic messy style. Spray and Play by Big Sexy Hair has never failed to give my fine hair volume. It lifts it up and holds without ever being too crunchy or weighing it down. My hair is actually quite fine and thin naturally. When it’s all done up I like to joke that it’s 80% hairspray 🙂

2. Anew Vitale Cleanser

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I love Avon and have always used it since I started wearing makeup (I actually used to sell it lol). Vitale is a great cleanser because it gets the job done without being too harsh. The moisturizer is also great too.

3. e.l.f. Eye Primer

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This might be the most beautiful accident to happen in my beauty regimen. I was looking for a cheap eye primer and bought this e.l.f. primer in sheer. It actually looks like a pale pink, which complements my fair skin nicely. Anyway, my dark circles are pretty bad and I didn’t have any concealer. I decided to dab a little of this underneath my eyes, and now I look like a new woman. It seriously covers and brightens under my eyes better than anything I’ve ever used before–for two dollars. Go figure. I don’t know how many different shades there are, so if you’re interested you might want to look it up to find one for your unique skin tone.

4. Tarte Silk Amazonian Clay Eye Liner

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I got this Tarte eye liner as a Christmas present, and it is my favorite! I am a huge eye liner addict, and the cat eye is my signature. This liner goes on so smooth and is highly pigmented. The end has a built in sharpener and blender to create a smoky look. I’ve already used up the black, but the brown and navy liners are subtle and flattering for everyday wear.

5. Doll 10 Lipstick/Lip Gloss Duo

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This was a birthday present that I am so thankful for. The Doll 10 duo comes with lipstick on one end and lip gloss on the other. They are neutral colors that give just enough tint to make my lips look bright. The first one (the top shade on my hand) is French Beige/Buff, and the second one (bottom shade) is Baby Doll/Bella. The lipsticks are super creamy and buildable in color. They don’t dry out my lips at all. And the lip gloss is in no way sticky. In fact, my only complaint would be that the lip gloss isn’t sticky enough to last a long time. But I wear these everyday and love them.

Thanks for reading! It’s always wonderful to share my favorite things with you all. Do you have a favorite beauty product? Comment below!

When you get the chance, please check out my friend’s new blog. Her name is Tianna, and she’s in high school. She very graciously asked me to help her build her site, which can be found at https://growingwithgodsite.wordpress.com/. Thanks for supporting her!

*Note–I am not being paid or endorsed by any of the companies listed above. I just love these products and wanted to share.

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5 Reasons Why Having Short Hair is Awesome

As a lady who loves makeup, fashion, and lots of other girly things, I like to think that I’m somewhat of an enigma when I walk around with my layered pixie cut and (faux) leather jacket. A year ago I never would have dreamed that I would have hair this short. Now I don’t know how my haircut could be any different! It made my fine, feathery tresses turn thick and shiny. I think it also reflects my optimistic, and somewhat oddball, personality.

In honor of all the ladies with short hair…Here are 5 reasons why we are awesome!

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1. It’s Bold

Anytime a girl goes and gets her hair chopped off, she’s seen as unique. One of the most common complements I get is, “I wish I was as brave as you!” My pixie cut was actually a gradual process; only now I wish I would have known how awesome it would look so I could have donated it.

2. You Save Money on Hair Products

Less hair equals less shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. However, this saved money might be spent on frequent trims (so consider the upkeep of your haircut before hand). But the good thing about frequent trims is…

3. It Makes Your Hair Healthier

If you’re like me, and do the whole every 6-8 week trims, then that gets rid of all your dull, dry, split ends. My hair is fine and kind of thin, but now it actually has body and is healthier than ever before (which is especially great if you like to dye your hair).

4. Styling is Easier

Again, this might depend on your haircut–or your passion for letting out your inner stylist. I’m not so great with manipulating my hair, so I like the fact that now I can just blow dry and hairspray it in 5 minutes.

5. It’s Cooler in the Summer

Awesome for now, but I guess you can see how this might not be cool in the winter (yay scarves!).

My hair’s definitely not perfect, and I still get bad hair days, but short hair is what God had planned for this gal.

Thanks to all of my readers and followers who fill my heart with love! Do any of you have short/awesome hair? Please comment below! 🙂

Love, Emily <3

 “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30 KJV).

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