3 Reasons Why I Wear Makeup Everyday

3 Reasons Why I Wear Makeup Everyday

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The idea of wearing makeup, for some people, is the worst. Taking extra time to get ready, having gunk on your face all day, and then having to worry about messing it up, doesn’t sound ideal. I understand this, sometimes makeup is nothing but a hassle but yet, I'm someone who wears it every day and here’s why:

1. You look good, you feel good.

There’s no denying that when the brows are on fleek, and the contour is on point, you feel much more fierce than when you’re not wearing makeup. If I start my day by feeling good then I find it sets the stage for the rest of my day to be equally as good.

2. Practice makes perfect.

I never used to wear eyeshadow because I just really didn’t know how to do it and still make it look good. Until, one day, I decided to do some eyeshadow every day, nothing crazy, but I started to get better and better. Now, I can do quite a few different looks with eyeshadow that I could never do before. Trust me, you never know when it'll come in handy to know how to do three different versions of a smokey eye.

3. It’s fun.

Putting on makeup is like painting a canvas. I find it to be fun, believe it or not, because you get to look however you want. You can wear a lot of makeup, a little makeup, you can go glamour or natural, and I like that I can change up my look every day depending on how I feel or what I am doing.

The fact that I wear makeup every day does not mean that I’m not comfortable without it. I love a bare face as much as the next girl but I also love to have my makeup done. It makes me feel more put together which also makes me feel more confident and I tend to have a better day if I put my makeup on.

It’s a personal preference but makeup or not, it's important to be confident in yourself and what's on the inside. Use makeup as a way to reflect your personality and inner beauty, not as a way to cover up (what you may perceive as) flaws.

So, ladies, rock the makeup or stay au natural but either way, hold your head high and be confident in yourself.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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7 Easy Moves You Can Make to Prevent Acne

Go forth and bring your best self forward!

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Being a breakout prone fiend keeps me on the lookout for ways to prevent breakouts. What I did not realize is that it may not be as complicated as I thought. If you are in the same position before you go out a drop many dollars on the wild next product, check out these steps you can add to your daily rountie to rid yourself of breakout-causing bacteria.


1. Lather up on that good ol' white stuff

I know, I was scared to lather up when I started breaking out when I was 13. But what I did not realize at the time, sunscreen is SO IMPORTANT for your skin during the summer. It contains zinc, which is a key ingredient to healthy skin. In addition, y'all know how harsh the sun rays can be, we need all the protection we can get. This is especially true if you are using an acne product. Those products burn your skin in order to get rid of acne.

So lather up. If you are worried about breakouts from your sunscreen, pick one that is for your face! I use the product listed above. I have been using it for four years and I can confidently say it protects my sensitive face from the sun and no pimples arise when I wear it. It will protect you and give you healthier skin!

2. Don’t hate, exfoliate

Exfoliation helps rid your skin of dead skin cells. Not doing this may cause dead skin cells to build up and cause breakouts. I recommend, if you have dry or sensitive skin, to exfoliate once a week, and for less sensitive and dry, twice a week. Using just A LITTLE of a cleanser salicylic acid will make a world of difference. Salicylic acid contains BHAs which help to exfoliate the skin. Of course, using too much will dry your skin out, which there is the emphasis on a little! It goes long way! Murad has an awesome skincare line that can be used for exfoliants.

3. Cleanse thy objects!

​I cannot stress this enough! Your objects such as your cell phone, makeup brushes and pillow cases accumulate SO much bacteria over a period of time. Collection of bacteria equals breakouts. Taking 10 minutes out of your day to wash/clean them will put you in better position of having better skin.

4. Prep your hair first

This is another quick thing to put into your routine. Wash your face after you do your hair! Why? Think about it, if you wash your face after putting in hair products, you'll be washing excess product away from your face. Less likely to cause acne. It is an easy switch you can do!

5. Rinse away your sweat

​This is a must as sweat builds up on your skin after your workout and gets trapped under your pores, leading to breakouts. Washing your face and body right after working out lessens the chance from pimples to appear.

6. Absorb that oil!

Another way to combat acne is absorbing excess oil. Clay masks and milk of magnesia can be used as masks that absorb excess oil from the skin and deeply clean it at the same time. I use green clay from Mountain Rose Herbs!

7. Invest in loose powder

This literally blew my mind when I figured this out. This is so important for my oily skinned folk. So in regards to compact powder, how do you think they get the makeup to stay in there. OIL. So when you are using compact powder, you are adding excess oil to the skin. If your makeup is making your skin extra oily, use loose powder. It stays on just as well and doesn't use extra oil, so it gives you long-lasting wear all day. I use Clinique but there are so many different kinds of loose powders that you can pick up at Target or Walmart for under $10.

Now you are armed with this info, go forth and add these to your daily routine! I can't promise you it will keep your breakout free but I know for a figgity fact it will decrease your chances of breakouts. Knowing your skin, cleaning and the right products go a long way. Go forth and bring your best self forward!

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