10 Makeup Dupes You Do NOT Want To Live Without

10 Makeup Dupes You Do NOT Want To Live Without

As a college student, you can't always afford those amazing high end products at Sephora. I made it my goal to find a full face of makeup using only drug store products.


Who likes to save money on makeup and still look like you are about to go on the runway? I know I do! I have had my times where I splurge on makeup products but for most of the time, you will find me at target finding my holy grail makeup products that I have been using for years. I have held on to these products for as long as ever and I will never go a day without them.

1. Primer - Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

This primer has gotten AMAZING reviews and it is only $6. Be ready for your face to look pore free!

2. Concealer - Loreal Infallible

This is one of the best concealers next to the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I have never been one to use a high-end concealer because this one at $10 does the job for me!

3. Powder - Stay Matte

This is by far the best powder a drug store could give to you. It keeps me "staying matte" all day and for only $4!

4. Blush - L'Oreal True Match Blushes

These come in all different shades to match all skin tones! They are easy, go on super nicely, and are very compact. These babies are only $8 and you will not hit pan for a long time!

5. Bronzer - Milani Baked Bronzer

Milani's baked bronzer is one for the books! Not only does it give you that summer, beach tan but it also adds a little shimmer in it. If you're like me, the more shimmer, the better. This beautiful product is only $8 and it is worth it!

6. Highlighter - Colourpop's Super Shock Highlighter

I don't know about you but I have never really branched out and tried this brand. It is not your average Maybelline or Covergirl. But, I will say this does the job to give you the ultimate glow! It may just be me but I want people to be blinded by my highlight. This highlighter comes in a few other shimmers and stays at only $8.

7. Eyeliner - Maybelline Curvitude Liner

Eyeliner is one of those products that I usually would go high end for because the amount of product you get and the quality is better. However, if you want the top drugstore eyeliner, this one is it! Get your wing on for only $6.

8. Mascara - L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

I am sure that everyone has heard of the famous "Better Than Sex" mascara. Let me tell you a something, the name is not a lie! But, buying that high-end product every time can start to get a little pricy. Look no further for a dupe because this is the exact one you are looking for. This mascara has always been known as the dupe for the BTS one so go get your hands on this beautiful $8 dollar mascara.

9. Eyebrows - Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil

I have never been one to fill in my eyebrows but if I would I would use this product. I felt the need to include this because for some people eyebrows are essential to their makeup routine. This bad boy is only $5 and does the job!

10.  Setting Spray - NYX Matte Finish 

This has been marked as one of the best setting sprays for 2019 and you must get your hands on it! It is only $8.50 and if you want your makeup to stay on through those wild nights then this is what you need to finish your routine off with! Don't waste your time making your face look all nice only for it to sweat all off!

Now that you have a list of the greatest drug store products of all time, grab your friends and your keys and go to the nearest Ulta and Target. You can now look the best you have ever looked before for less than one Sephora makeup product. I have always been into makeup and after experimenting, I was very surprised by how well drugstore products worked compared to high-end products. I would highly recommend implementing these products into your everyday beauty routine!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

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 you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, 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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10 Stages That Everyone Who Changes Their Hair Experiences

Maybe it's a big snip or a new color, no matter the difference, new hair comes with a new vibe.


Changing your hair can be a little like a roller coaster ride—there are lots of different feelings and ways it can go. We've all been through that one phase where your hair was so bad you just block out that part of your life. The biggest fear as a young adult is reliving the middle school hair situation in a time where you can't just laugh it off as an "I was a kid" moment. When you change up your hair drastically as an adult it can really end one of two ways: a new mature, more "wow" look, or a repeat of the sixth grade Dora triangle hair. Here's a series of thought one goes through when they decide to do the big chop.

1. "You got this! You need change."


We all know the feeling, when you have short hair you want to grow it out and when you have long you hair you have this dire urge to chop it all off.

2. "This will be fun."

dance hair

You know, sometimes you just need a change. Lots of people find that their hair can come to define them, so changing it up can be nerve-wracking or just an adventurous way to explore a new part of yourself. New hair comes with a new vibe, which may be just what we need in the new year.

3. "So far, so good..."

barber at work

So this is that moment when your sitting in the salon chair and they're making those first few snips. Your hair floats slowly to the ground and you feel content. All those dead ends leaving you and your life forever.

4. "Oh no, oh no, OH NO!"

the real way to cut hair

And this is the moment when it feels like the hair dresses cut too much. Your hair is now falling to the ground in much larger chunks. Why did you sign up for this again?

5. "What have I done?!"

hair cut sad

A big chop, a big chop?!?!? Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea? So what if it worked on your friends? You don't have their face shape or hair texture. This is all wrong!

6. "Someone fix this!"

own bangs

Maybe you just went to the wrong salon. Someone has to be able to fix this fiasco, right?

7. " Ahhhhh, I hate it!"

ohno hair

Worst case scenario, a wig will do? Or you could just flee the country.

8. "What will people think?"

bird hair

How are you ever going to show your face in public again? People know you for your [insert hair characteristic here] and now it's gone. "No one is going to like me now!"

9. "How does one even style this?"

doggo help

Well, its done now. It feels so much lighter. Now that it's shorter and your hair isn't being weighed down, it actually looks fuller. But how should you wear it now? It barely stays in your usual ponytail.

10. " Wait...I actually really like this."

good hair day

Wait, actually, you like the way you look. It's very low-maintenance too. This is going to be fun!

My experience with cutting my hair went down pretty much like this series of thoughts. I cut my hair from butt length to about shoulder length. To make matters worse, I did it myself. It was a very dramatic experience. There were some tears, some frustration, and a dad that had to come to the rescue, but now, about a month later, I have gotten nothing but compliments. I am super confident with short hair, and my shower time has been cut down drastically. What more could I want?

When I was freaking out about what people would think about my hair my best friend reminded me that, just like a piece of clothing or makeup, my hair is something that accentuates who I am.

When I felt dumb for writing a whole article about hair, I sat down and thought for a second about why it is such a big deal. Hair can hold a lot of meaning for people. It can have cultural and religious significance. It can be a way to outwardly describe how you feel on the inside. Hair is a big way to express yourself and your personality. There's a reason why a good hair day can change your mood.

This experience was my attempt at figuring out who I am without this huge part of my appearance. I got a lot of "Your long hair is who you are, Nandini" during my first semester in college. So this change was a drastic one. Personally, I feel like it was a way for me to portray myself in a new way, from an angle that maybe people haven't seen before: a more serious, more professional, no-nonsense kind of way. But the end result of this endeavor is an understanding that that side of me has always existed, no hairstyle is going to make it disappear. The difference exists in my confidence.

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