My Skincare Must-Haves

Very few things stress me out and make me feel self-conscious more than having bad skin. That’s why I take great pride in taking good care of my skin, as we all should. My skin is by no means perfect, but I am lucky to feel comfortable going out with no makeup on.

Fresh outta the shower. Zero make-up, zero filter.

Fresh outta the shower. Zero make-up, zero filter.

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Shopping Style Steals: Goodwill Decoration Finds

I checked out Goodwill the other day in search of a cheap frame to do a DIY mirror project but I was lucky enough to find a TO-DIE-FOR vintage-esque gold mirror that I didn’t have to anything to in order to make it better.

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New Years Eve Blinged Out Nails

New Years Eve is tomorrow which gives us girls all the excuse to wear tight dresses and sparkly jewelry. I’m going to Chicago for NYE and because my dress will be pretty tame… I decided to have a little fun with my nails.

Unfortunately, I spent a lot of my money buying Christmas presents for my family so I couldn’t afford to get them done professionally at a nail salon. But no worries, blinging out your nails from home is an easy and cheaper alternative!

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All you need is a standout nail polish color, top coat, a nail diamonds kit (you can buy them at a beauty supply store like Sally’s), and a toothpick.

1. Paint your nails with two coats of your nail polish except for the finger you want to bedazzle (I did my ring finger) only paint one coat.

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2. Pour out a little blob of top coat on a piece of paper.

3. Paint the second layer on your chosen fingernail.

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4. Dip one end of your toothpick into the topcoat. Then use your toothpick to pick up a diamond…you want to pick it up from the diamond side so the flat surface of the diamond is at the bottom.

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5. Stick the diamond on your wet nail.

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6. Repeat to fill the entire nail. Or you can make a design using the diamonds. Finish off with a layer of top coat.

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I covered my ring finger with different colored diamonds but you could also do a line of diamonds in the middle or in a diagonal, make a flower, or anything really, just experiment and have fun with it. It may take a bit of patience and practice but you’ll get the hang of it and stand out on NYE with your at home blinged out manicure when you go out that no one will know you didn’t spend lots of money for.

Pinterest Projects: Christmas Reindeer Glitter Art

December is here (can’t believe it), which officially marks the start of the most wonderful time of the year! What a better way to get into the holiday spirit than to decorate your college space with fun (and affordable) Christmas decorations.

Although I found about 973429 cute DIY ideas to choose from on Pinterest, I decided on making an easy glitter reindeer art piece I saw in a pin by Bliss at Home.

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