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Poolside Coconut: Makeup Look

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Here are some more products from my last ColourPop Cosmetics haul. This time I've used their Super Shock Eyeshadow in Coconut and Ultra Satin Lipstick in Mess Around. Once again, my makeup is very monochromatic. This time my color of choice is blue which matches my hair nicely (at least at the time the picture was taken). My hair is currently a jewel-toned shade of green so (spoiler) expect some green makeup looks in the near future! Hope you like this! :]

Pumpkin Puppies: Warm Orange Makeup Look

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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Today's makeup look showcases a product I recently featured in my ColourPop Cosmetics haul: their Creme Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Puppy. This look is all about warm tones: tons of bronzer, as well as orange and copper on the eyes and on the lips. I was worried that such a warm toned orange on the waterline would make my eyes look sickly but I ended up loving how this turned out. Today's post is short and sweet. I've been very busy lately because the semester is coming to an end and I have a lot of school work. I hope you guys got through April unscathed!

ColourPop Cosmetics Haul and Swatches

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Sunday, May 01, 2016
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New makeup purchases are far and few between in this blog lately. Some time over a month ago I decided to treat myself to some makeup from ColourPop Cosmetics. They had just released a lot of new products (brow gels, new lipsticks, eyeliners) so there was a lot to choose from. By the way, they just had a site-wide 20% off sale yesterday *cries*. I wish I had gotten this post up earlier, but, oh well. Although, when I tried to visit their site yesterday I was placed in a queue because of the high traffic they were receiving. They might just extend the sale, who knows. Anyway, here's what I got during my last purchase... 
Edit: The sale has been extended until today (May 1st, 2016 9PM PST).

How to Protect Sensitive Teeth

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
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I think it is a pretty common misconception that people with sensitive teeth can't enjoy whitening toothpastes. I personally only suffer from sensitivity to cold, but that's enough to cause me discomfort. On top of that, I do use teeth whitening products occasionally. Although dentin hypersensitivity is not the same as sensitivity due to teeth bleaching, I've felt wary about using toothpastes that promise to whiten teeth in the past. Teeth sensitivity occurs when dentin, which is the inner softer part of the tooth that is usually covered by an outer layer of enamel, becomes exposed. 
In order to protect sensitive teeth, relieve pain, and maintain the whiteness of your teeth, I recommend adding the Sensodyne® True White® toothpaste to your dental routine of brushing twice a day. It's the #1 brand recommended by dentists for people with sensitive teeth. I know that tooth sensitivity is a permanent condition and a hassle to deal with (we'd all like to enjoy those ice cream waffle cones happily) but it can be managed with special care and the right toothpaste.

Skipping Face Products: Everyday Makeup Look

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
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You might have noticed that my "face" product list for the past makeup looks has gotten shorter over the past few months. Initially, I stopped wearing foundation and concealer because I was suffering from a really bad acne breakout and I wanted to let my skin "breathe". After that breakout finally cleared up, I ran out of my favorite foundation (NARS Sheer Glow). Right now I'm feeling very happy and grateful that my skin cleared up. I finally feel comfortable about my foundation-free face so I've been embracing it. Also, I don't have a spare $40 to repurchase Sheer Glow right now, ha! 

Daytime Grunge: Makeup Look

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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I tend to wear a lot of navy, black, and maroon on a daily basis and sometimes the regular bronze smokey eye just doesn't match that style. This is the type of makeup I wear when I want a grungier look. In order to keep it "daytime" I avoid using black eyeshadow or eyeliner and I line the waterline using a nude eye pencil as opposed to a dark pencil. To keep it quintessentially grungy I use muted colors and overblend them so they look a bit muddy. That is usually an undesirable effect when it comes to regular smokey eyes but with grungy looks it just works. Kat Von D's Lolita is making another appearance today because it goes perfectly with everything. If you haven't seen my review on it then click here to read it. Hope you like this!

Steamy Mermaid: Makeup Look

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Monday, April 18, 2016
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Green eyeshadow and brown eyes make a great combination. However, I'm not too fond of seafoam green shades or anything too close to spring greens on myself. Sometimes I decide to play with those colors anyway to see if I change my mind. This time I paired MAC Eyeshadows in Steamy and Moon's Reflection with a few yellow eyeshadows from Coastal Scents. Personally, I prefer this past take on a green/yellow color scheme from 2014. I feel like it photographs more flatteringly. Anyway, I highly encourage stepping out of the color comfort zone because sometimes you find some combinations that you actually do end up loving. 

FOTD: Bite Beauty Zinfandel

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Hello, everyone! Long time no see. I don't know how many times I've apologized for (or acknowledged) my neglect of this blog. It's been difficult to get back into it. I've had to step away from it for personal reasons as well as other restrictive circumstances such as lack of proper places to photograph and time to dedicate to the blog (it's my last semester of university). I also felt very frustrated by the poor content I was producing thanks to those hindrances. I ended up deleting several post drafts because I didn't feel like they were up to the standards of my previous posts. I don't like to post things just for the sake of posting. All of that has contributed to me posting so infrequently. Anyhow, thank you for the support, likes, shares, and encouraging emails to those who have sent them. There's some cool content coming up in the future. Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy today's makeup look using some old favorites that I've featured here before. :)