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Best of Beauty 2015

Hi friends! Look who’s finally written their 2015 best of beauty post! It only took a bajillion years…

Asking me to pick my favorite makeup products is like asking me to pick a favorite child—it just can’t be done. I love all of them for different reasons. (Er…most of them, anyway.) That’s why, initially, I wasn’t going to write a 2015 favorites post. January is almost over, everyone else has done it, and I worried no one would want to read it. But then, one of my friends asked me to write it, and here I am. I’ve caved. Not all of these were 2015 discoveries, but I definitely used the heck out of all of them last year! I decided to save my skincare favorites for a future post—I’m long overdo for an updated skincare routine anyhow!

Without further ado, here’s my 2015 All Star Lineup!

November Favorites

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Is it December already? The final months of the year just keep flying by… At any rate, I kicked off the beginning of November with a “Wine in the Woods” trip with some friends. We rented a treehouse in Western Maryland and drove around to a bunch of vineyards. It was so much fun, and I came away with plenty of great wine! Thanksgiving was spent with Dave and my family in Wisconsin. We definitely appreciated the time off from work! Now time to crack down on grad school applications…

In terms of favorites, November was a  really fun month for beauty! I did a fair amount of experimenting and I enjoyed just about everything I tried. Here are a few of the standouts!

Requesting Backup

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We all have our favorite makeup products. Sometimes, that love fades after a few months. Occasionally, that love elevates a product to “holy grail” status. Even more rare, is the discovery of a product you love sooo much, that you begin to feel strong levels of anxiety at the thought of running out.

In order to prevent any unpleasantness, I always keep a backup of these products in my drawer. You might call them “Holy Grail 2.0.” All of these are products that I have loved for years and years—you’ll probably recognize a few from previous posts. And lucky for you, most of these can be found in the drugstore!

5 Ways to Wear a Red Lip

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Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while! October has been an incredibly busy month– I’ve had a couple of photography gigs, my boyfriend and I celebrated our five year anniversary, his 25th birthday, and a whole slew of other things. Things should be settling down a bit in the upcoming weeks, and I’m hoping to be posting more regularly.

A few weeks ago, I was at a housewarming party wearing my favorite red lipstick. A friend  came up to me and complimented me on it, before explaining how she felt she could never get away with a red lip. Of course I told her that anyone is capable of wearing a red lip– you just have to experiment a little bit.

Our conversation inspired this post. Here are five ways to wear a red lip:

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