Things All Makeup Addicts Know

10 Things All Makeup Addicts Know Better Than What Shade Of Nude They Wear

No matter how much time or money we spend on makeup, it's a hobby we'll never be willing to give up.

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I can proudly say I'm a self-proclaimed makeup addict. As soon as I got to the age where I wanted to start experimenting with makeup, I completely fell in love with it. Makeup truly is an art form and a means of expression. I don't feel the need to wear makeup every day because I'm comfortable enough with myself to go out bare faced and I simply don't have the time to glam myself up daily, but I love being able to sit down and try new makeup looks or even resort to a classic look for a cute Instagram selfie.

My addiction has both its benefits and drawbacks, but I know that no matter how much time, energy, or money goes into it, I'll never stop loving or experimenting with makeup. Us makeupholics can all relate on a multitude of levels simply from having the same passion. Buying, applying, or even just looking at makeup consumes so much of our lives, so we all face similar struggles and feel the same satisfaction from our addiction.

1. Your bank account is depressingly low

Anybody who loves makeup is well aware that it's extremely expensive for literally no reason. We're constantly searching for deals in the higher end makeup stores, which rarely if ever occur. We constantly are reading reviews for drugstore makeup to find ones that actually work so that we don't need to splurge on an expensive foundation or lipstick. Even if we buy only drug store products, we buy so many that the total is an outrageous amount. Yet no matter how many deals we discover, if there's a high-end product we love or want to try, we will end up spending however much money it takes to obtain it.

2. Your YouTube recommendations are all makeup videos

I feel as though everybody who obsesses over makeup has at least one go-to YouTuber that they turn to for tips and tricks when it comes to makeup. It could be James Charles, Jeffree Star, Tati Westbrook, or any other beauty guru, but we all have at least one that we praise. Whether it be for product reviews, tutorials, or even simply for the entertainment factor, our favorite videos all surround around makeup.

3. You can't wait to try new products when they come out

Us makeup lovers are always aware of the launch dates for new products because we can't wait to get our hands on them. If it's a more pricey product, we save up whatever money we haven't already spent on makeup to buy it. We know the struggle all too well of when that palette we are so eager to start playing with sells out as soon as we go to buy it.

4. You have your go-to products that are hard to beat

Although we adore being able to try new products, we will always have our favorites that hold a special place in our heart. They never disappoint and always have people complimenting you or create the perfect post-worthy photo, so you see no reason to use anything different. These products are used up so quickly and you constantly have to replenish them.

5. You find yourself admiring or critiquing stranger's makeup

I constantly find myself in public admiring how some random girl applied a blinding highlight or managed to pull off the perfect smokey eye. I never have shame in going up to a girl in school that I've never seen before just to ask where she bought a product or how she learned how to apply it flawlessly. Oppositely, you find yourself almost horrified when you see someone that has a messy wing or mismatched foundation shade and you just wish you could go up to them and fix it.

6. It takes you way too long to get ready in the morning

The amount of time it takes us to get ready in the morning is jaw dropping to everyone who doesn't completely obsess over makeup. We take a million steps to arrive at our final look that most people have never even heard of before from contouring to baking. Our makeup routine could take multiple hours... yes, you read that correctly.

7. Your favorite stores are Ulta or Sephora

Whenever I enter a mall, the first store I look for is always Ulta or Sephora. Even if I know I'm not going to buy something, I love going in to swatch all of the new palettes or simply admire what's on display. I could spend hours on end in these stores and if I were to buy every product I wanted, I'd be spending thousands of dollars. If I'm feeling lazy and don't want to go out, shopping on their websites is almost equally as satisfying.

8. You have drawers filled with makeup

Due to our need to always try out the newest or trendiest products, we've acquired drawers and bins filled with makeup over time. Although most of it we barely if ever reach for, we cannot allow ourselves to part with it because every piece of makeup is like our child. It's consumed most of our household from our bedrooms to our bathrooms to the point that we barely have space for necessities.

9. Makeup is your form of therapy

Makeup really is art in the same way that painting and drawing is. It's a way to unleash all of your feelings or distract from what's happening in your life. Coming back from a stressful day at work or school, it's extremely therapeutic to apply some makeup for the fun of it even if you have nowhere to go. When we're feeling unattractive or not pretty like all of the other girls, applying a little lipstick or mascara can make a huge difference.

10. You have no shame when it comes to your addiction

At the end of the day, our love for makeup will never change no matter how in debt it makes us or how much space it takes up in our house. Makeup will always be our way of expression and our favorite activity and that will never change.

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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 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 semicolon 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 into 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 and 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 glyph 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 and the strength we all have inside of us.

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


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The Perfect Body Piercing For Your Unique Personality, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Let the stars decide your next piercing.

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Piercings are so much fun and a great way to stick jewels or metal nearly anywhere on your body. They're perfect for when you're looking for a fun way to spend your check, you're going through a mental breakdown, or just if you're trying to spice up your look. Whatever the occasion, it can always be hard to decide which piercing you want next.

Next time, let your zodiac sign do the work for you.

Taurus: Nose Piercing

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Taurus, you're reliable and patient and this piercing suits that vibe best. Go for the nose piercing and rock it.

Libra: Septum

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Libra, your balanced nature matches this piercing well. No need to pick a side with this one, just go for it and love it.

Scorpio: Nipples

Scorpio, you're passionate, exciting and this (semi-)secretive piercing matches your vibes. Get one, get two, rock it!

Gemini: Navel

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Virgo: Double Lobe

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Virgo, you're practical to a fault. Get a little wild with a different take on a classic look and double up on lobe piercings.

Leo: Cartilage

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Leo, your generous and faithful nature makes the classic cartilage piercing the metal for you.

Capricorn: Tragus

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Capricorn, your disciplined nature makes the discreet tragus piercing the one for you. You're careful about your choices, but I promise this one is a good one.

Pisces: Industrial

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Pisces, you're sensitive and easily led astray. This piercing can be a reminder to keep the bar high for yourself (about as high on your body as you can get it).

Sagittarius: Rook

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Sagittarius, your optimism and curiosity make this the perfect piercing for you.

Aquarius: Forward Helix

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Aquarius, you're independent and don't fall into line with the crowd. Get a forward helix piercing or two or three and make that individuality pop.

Cancer: Conch

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Cancer, you're loyal and protective over those you care about and this matches that energy. Get a piercing that circles and protects your whole ear.

Aries: All of Them

Aries, you're adventurous and you can do so many cool things with a million different piercings. Don't be limited to just one and go for them all!

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