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Beauty Blog Coalition Weekend Roundup: November 22, 2014

Enjoying the calm before the Thanksgiving storm this weekend? Relax with the ladies from the Beauty Blog Coalition to catch up on all of the necessary beauty news. Happy reading!

Read something fabulous this weekend? Share it in the comments section so I can check it out!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her: Makeup Maven

The holidays are the perfect time to play around with makeup, which makes it the perfect time of year to celebrate the makeup maven in your life. To make sure your favorite beauty buff gets the best presents under the tree this year, take a gander at the items on our makeup gift guide.

makeup gift guide

Sephora Lip Collection | Too Faced Matte Eyes | Hourglass Palette | tarte Palette | Lorac Lip Collection | Beauty Blender and Benefit Collection | Nars Palette | Benefit Collection | OCC Kit | Lumene CC cream

What gifts will you be picking up for the makeup lovers in your life?

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her: Skin Care Junkie

The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving is just short of two weeks away and Christmas and the likes are just a month away. And while I’m a freak who has already finished my Christmas shopping, I know most sane people are just getting started.

So to kickstart this year’s holiday gift guide series, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite skin care products. Everything from daily cleanser to an indulgent mask, this skin care gift guide is perfect for a lady in your life who wants to stay glowing. skin care gift guide

Michael Todd | Clinique | Vichy | Skin Authority ($5 off with code BEAUTY14)| First Aid Beauty | Bioderma

What items are your skin care gift guide?

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Beauty Blog Coalition Weekend Roundup: November 16, 2014

Oh Sunday, you beautiful, lazy day. As you lounge around in your pajamas, make sure to catch up with the ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition. Happy reading!

I hope you enjoyed the reads!

Share what you’ve been reading in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

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The Beauty Blogazons Weekend Roundup: November 15, 2014

Oh weekend, you’re a very  beautiful thing. I just got back from another work trip, so I’m relaxing by catching up with my lovely beauty blogging buddies of the Beauty Blogazons. Happy reading!

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I hope you enjoyed the posts!

What have you been reading lately? Share it in the comments so I can add it to my reading list!

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Bloggers Give Thanks: $225 PayPal Giveaway

Myself along with a few other awesome bloggers have come together to bring you a PayPal giveaway just in time for Thanksgiving! It’s our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for supporting our blogs.


Want a chance to be a lucky winner? Bookmark this page to make it easier to return to every single day up until November 20, 2014, and earn extra entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on twitter!


1st Prize: $150

2nd Prize: $50

3rd Prize: $25

Organized by: Kim of Beauty and the Bump

Co-Hosts: Prime Beauty Blog // Everyday Beauty Blog // Norah Loves Makeup // XONoelle // Beauty Info Zone // Sabrina Dellinger // BeautyZ // beautyXposé // Lipgloss Break // Beauty Tidbits // Making Up The Midwest // Beauty with a Twist // The Diary of a Debutante

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 11/20/2014, and is open to anyone with a valid PayPal account.

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November Wish List

I’m trying to go shopping-free this month. The operative word being “trying.” But just because I’m not whipping out my wallet this month it doesn’t mean that I can’t window shop and lust after a few items. In fact, there are four items I have my eye on at the moment:

wish list

 Scarf | Lip Pencil | Eyeshadow Palette | Coffee Almond Scrub 

If you’re feeling generous, I’m accepting gifts :)

What are you lusting after this month?

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Beauty Blog Coalition Weekend Roundup: November 2, 2014

Happy November, beauties. To be honest, I’m a little weary of the rest of this month as I woke up to snow this morning. SNOW. Not ok, world!

But back to the point of this post, to wind down your weekend, take a peek at what the ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition have been up to. Happy reading!

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Read something fabulous this week? Remember that sharing is caring!

Photo: beautyXposé

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The Beauty Blogazons Weekend Roundup: November 1, 2014

Happy November 1, you beautiful beings! To kick the month off in style, catch up with the ladies from the Beauty Blogazons. Happy reading :)

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Read something fabulous this week? Share it in the comments below!

Photo: beautyXposé

Red Lips for Day

How to Rock Red Lips for Day

Red lips are a classic look often associated with a glamorous night look. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I was inspired by one of Essie Button’s video to adopt a red lip for day. The thought scared me a bit, but then I realized I rock bright pink and dark purple lips all the time during daylight hours and that red should be no different.

I’ve found that the key to rocking red lips for day is to keep the rest of your face pretty neutral. I opt for a light, neutral eye with no eyeliner and minimal mascara with just a touch of soft blush. It’s really your lips’ time to shine, so make sure nothing else is stealing the show.

red lips for day

In this photo I’m sporting Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw, but there are lots of great red lip options in the wide world of makeup. You can check out the options below to find the color that works best for you.

How do you (or do you) rock red lips for day or night ever?

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