Beauty Products, Tips & Tricks

Engagement & Bridal Party Ideas

With engagement comes celebration, and I'm not talking about the wedding! Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, or any other involved party, chances are you'll be responsible for one of the many bridal party's to be...

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The Benefit of Benefit

I love when I learn about a new product and it takes me by surprise. This past summer my beautiful and fun niece came to spend a couple of nights on her way to Cape Cod. I was very excited and of course, top of our agenda, was to play with makeup! Before we left on...

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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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Up and Down

Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down.  But our friend Rebecca makes it all look beautiful. Rebecca has a lightheartedness about her with an easy smile. She is as fun as she is fit!  Her weekly fitness routine is a combination of spin, strength training,...

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Bridesmaids To Be!

Will you be my Bridesmaid? The glue that holds your wedding together? The Bridal party! They play an important role in the planning, the parties, and your sanity- so make sure they know how appreciated they are. The first step? Asking! This doesn't need to be an...

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Bride to Be.

Join me on my journey from Miss, to Mrs! I'll be taking you through the ins and outs of planning, creating, budgeting- and not to mention choosing my own makeup artist to complete this special day!  We've got a year to go, and a LOT to do. Stay tuned to experience the...

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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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Summer Dress Heaven

Summer is always more fun when you have a place to go, and a dress to wear! My favorite dress and shoe purchases this season will keep me elegant for Summer weddings, and preppy for a 4th of July on Cape Cod.   Pair with L'Oreal's Jennifer's Nude lipstick &...

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