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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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

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It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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My Hair Journey After Box Bleaching My Hair

Although it may seem cheap and easy, the reality of box bleaching your hair is disastrous. Professionals, this article is dedicated to you.

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In 2017, I made the disastrous decision to box bleach my hair that I am still paying for today.

It seemed cheap, easy, and was something fun I could do at midnight. Little did I know, this would be a choice that I would still be regretting to this day. Besides the awful reality of box bleaching your hair, such as the chemicals in store hair dye already being disastrous for your hair, if you don't know what you're doing you not only run the risk of damaging your hair, having your hair fall out, but could also seriously hurting your scalp.

Follow me on my hair journey over the past two years and use this article to look back on if you're ever bored and in need for a change. Wait to go to a salon!

May 23rd, 2017.

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I like to call this moment the calm before the storm. Back in 2017, I had long dark hair. I loved my hair and was very proud of how long I grew it. This is the longest my hair had ever been at this point in my life, and I absolutely loved it.

July 31st, 2017.

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This was the day that everything changed. I made the terrible decision to not only box bleach my hair but to add box pink hair dye on the underneath of it. Not only did it look terrible, but it was also an irreversible decision that was made that I would have to live with for the next few years to come.

August 12th, 2017.

Kasey Bauner, (kasey_bauner via instagram), who works at Jay Marie Salon and Spa in Schereville, was able to save my hair in a beautiful way.

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HALLELUJAH! My hot mess was fixed! Through hours and hundreds of dollars later spent at the salon, they were able to salvage my hair without shaving all of it off!

December 9th, 2017.

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A few months later, after some length came in, that's when the roots started to appear. After the first glace at the outgrowth, I knew that I would have to keep chopping my hair until the roots fully grew out.

January 5th, 2018.

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This was the first big chop I had to do since the box bleach disaster I did to my head. I knew that I didn't want to dye my hair back to its original color, so this began my repetitive cycle of hair growing out, getting a drastic chop, and growing it out again.

July 5th, 2018.

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In July, my hair started to show more length since I had to originally chop it. My roots were starting to come in the dark so I had to try and wear hairstyles that would discretely cover how much my hair had grown.

August 31st, 2018.

Another big chop when school started in the fall of 2018. There's something so disappointing about having to keep growing out your hair just to chop it, but unfortunately, that's what I signed up for when I got myself into this mess.

November 29th, 2018.

At this point, my roots looked terrible. From the back of my head, the roots were growing towards the middle. I had to keep reminding myself that I couldn't see the back of my head so I could gracefully ignore how terrible it looked. Aside from this awful outgrowth I had going on, the color in my hair was starting to settle into a yellow mess.

January 31st, 2019.

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As if I didn't learn my lesson from the first time, I started to experiment with different colors. I used the L'Oreal Colorista Semi-Permanent dye. I will say, though, this really is the most Semi-Permanent dye I have ever used as it would fully wash out in two weeks without any traces of color left behind.

April 25th, 2019.

I felt as though if I added different colors to my hair it would make the roots look more natural. As it did, I do NOT recommend the Kiss Tintation hair dye. This was the most patchy dye I have ever used, although I did love the blue.

May 12th, 2019.

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As of just a few weeks ago, my hair was a big green mess. The dye would not leave my hair, so I started to panic that I really messed up this time. I could no longer wait at this point as I felt the frantic need to chop my hair.

May 23rd, 2019.

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Here we have it! At the end of my journey thus far, I have managed to almost have all of my natural colors back! Although there are some green strands still left behind, I am mostly back to a full head of hair being the same color.

Overall, I want this article to serve as a warning to those who are like me and don't think through decisions properly. I'm the type of person when I want something I want it at that exact moment no matter what. My rash decision has led to poor self esteem and issues throughout these past two years. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. Maybe I'm like you who feels as though your hair is a big part of your identity and who you are as a person. Thank you for following my hair journey and remember: ALWAYS think through big decisions properly and wait to go to a salon to get your hair done!

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