Beginner Beauty

Beauty tips and products for teens and young adults

Ages 13-20

Academics, events, athletics and hormones can make teen skin a constant wave of challenges.  What make up to start using and how to apply it can be confusing.

We can help, one mascara and pimple tip at a time.

Glow baby Glow

What do you want to be when you grow up? So many questions are asked of us during our final year in high school.  So may tasks to be accomplished from SAT tests, to grades, to college application deadlines.  How about writing an essay that explains exactly who you are...

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The Best EVER way to Brighter Skin

The Big REVEAL: EVER Skincare is a Botanically based skincare line that utilizes the Magnolia plant to deliver smoother and brighter skin.  This is how they describe their products on their website: "Our formulas and ingredients are free of parabens, sulfates,...

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The Best Eye Makeup Remover

We can get pretty excited over here at Your Basic Beauty.  We have been known to scream over highlighters and maybe jump up and down about long lasting lipsticks, but this little baby has brought us to a stand still...jaw dropping pause. Clinique Take the Day Off Eye...

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Back to School Beauty Essentials

School is starting up again, and nobody loves back-to-school shopping more than me! I live for organizing my binders and setting up my pencil case, but I also enjoy creating a little makeup bag to bring to school. This year, I am going to be putting these two...

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Summer Reading

As much as I love makeup, I also spend a lot of my time reading. There is nothing better than being able to escape into the character's world rather than be in the reality of having to write my college essay. And after spending the past year studying with no time to...

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The Perfect Summer Tote

    We all have that one (or five) perfect summer bag. It's light and pretty- exactly how we all want feel! Take a peak inside Basic Beauty's Perfect Summer Tote to see what we think every woman should be carrying around this season.      ...

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Best Self Tanners

Get glowing this summer with any of our favorite self tanning methods. Whether for your face, body, 24 hour stay, or long-lasting.. we've got you covered.   Face  Both of these products are buildable. For long lasting results must use for 2-3 days in a row....

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Summer Essentials

Junior year is finally over, and I am ready for Summer! The sun is out, so I have started to think about what sunscreens, aloes, and hair products I am going to need. After much thought, I figured out what must-haves I want to put in my summer, on-the-go bag.  ...

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Dewy Skin Perfection.

We've all come to discover what amazing things a great highlighter can do to the appearance of our faces. If you haven't, check out all the benefits in this post. Now imagine taking your highlight to the next level. The newest trend of "glossing" will leave your skin...

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The No Makeup Look.

Sometimes it can be a little scary leaving the house without any makeup. Whatever the reason, it's nice to have a go-to regimen for a quick, easy, no makeup look that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. The combo is different for everybody. I have found that...

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Best Hair Dryer

I've been in search of a good hair dryer that doesn't cost a fortune for a long time.  I came upon this one on sale at ULTA Beauty.  T Studio Thermaluxe Pro Series Hair Dryer.  The sales consultant at ULTA was raving about it and said she owned it herself.  For 34.99...

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No Chip Nails

We love it here at YBB when all three of us have the same need and there is one solution. O.P.I Infinite Shine Collection.  This polish stays on like a gel manicure without the time, money or nail damage.  It really works.....Up to 2 weeks with no chipping!  Bring on...

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