What’s in my Carry On – Makeup Edition

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Traveling can be insanely stressful - especially if you’re only taking a carry on bag! What toilteries do you travel with? How do you stay under the required amount of liquids? Click through for a rundown of ALL the toiletries and makeup I travel with!When I booked my trip to Chicago, my main goal was to keep it as cheap as possible. Which meant…not checking a bag. As much as I’d like to say I’m a low maintenance girl, I’m 100% not. Some of it is my fault (loving makeup + needy/damaged hair) but I won’t take the blame for my dry and sensitive skin! Not checking a bag means all my liquids and gels have to fit into a quart sized baggie. Challenge accepted.

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Must Have Items for Traveling Alone

If you’re heading on any solo adventures, you have to make sure you’re prepared! These 10 items are seriously must haves if you’re traveling, especially by yourself. Click through for my 10 must haves!Full disclosure: I HATE flying. I didn’t travel much until the last 5 or 6 years, so flying just is not a fun experience for me. It’s just not natural to fly through the air if you’re not a bird, okay?! That being said, I love traveling, so I force myself to just suck it up. This week I’m taking my second solo flight ever and I’m a bit anxious about it, so I’m making sure I’m super prepared. Here’s my list of 10 must have items for travel – especially if you’re flying alone!

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Best Beauty Buys – $5 and under

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Featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Click through to see my favorite cheap drugstore products that are $5 and under!
Sometimes I think blogs go a little overboard with high end makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good splurge every once in a while (as evidenced by this post), but there’s nothing better than a beauty steal! That’s why I’m featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Check out the video and then click through the products below to shop!

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It’s Time to Settle an Age Old Debate

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dallas blogger valery-brennan-7436Happy Friday, everybody! We survived another week! I promised this post to my dad quite some time ago, so it’s about time I make it happen. This is something I feel very strongly about, so I’m here to educate you guys.

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Beauty Haul – ColourPop, Sephora, NYX, Urban Decay, Jeffree Star

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Beauty Haul including ColourPop metallic lipsticks, Sephora brush and blush, Hoola Matte Bronzer, NYX Loose Eye Shadow, NYX Plush Gel Lipstick, NYX Cosmic Metals Listick, Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette and Jeffree Star Skin Frost. Click for the details and a mini review on each item!I told you guys on Twitter this video was coming! I’ve done a pretty decent amount of beauty shopping lately, so I decided to go ahead and do a haul video to share my purchases! There’s a healthy mix of high end and drugstore and everything from lipsticks to bronzer to brushes and (almost) everything in between.

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August Small Goals

This post isn’t sponsored but does contain a handful of affiliate links. If you click and/or purchase anything using one of those links, I receive a few cents back. Thanks for helping keep this blog running. <3 August Small GoalsGUYS it’s August. How is that even possible?! I feel like we’re racing towards the end of the year and the holiday season will be here before we know it…mainly because for me the holiday season kicks off in October because Halloween is my FAVE.

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Budget Friendly Summer Clothing Haul

Hiiiii and happy Friday, babes! Because I just really love haul videos (and you requested it on Twitter!), I’m sharing my summer clothing picks with you guys! Admittedly, most of them aren’t very summery because….well have you met me? Lots of neutrals and fall layering pieces ahead, plus a bunch of sale stuff and the PERFECT denim shorts! You can shop everything by clicking the links below the video.

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KyShadow Dupes | Budget Friendly Dupes for the Kylie Cosmetics Bronze Palette

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KyShadow Dupes. That’s what I was googling at 5:10pm, a mere ten minutes after Kylie launched her Bronze KyShadow palette because they were already sold out. Admittedly I wasn’t fully committed to buying this palette anyway, but I would’ve liked the opportunity! The articles I found when I googled were mostly filled with palettes that had WAY too much shimmer so I knew I was going to have to search for the dupes myself.

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