Beauty Products, Tips & Tricks

Color Care

Julie and I have been together a long time!  Each time we meet she has to add a little more product and a little more often!  We both love all the same products from the Blog Post below.  We have a couple more favorites as well! [gallery...

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Wedding Hair Prep

Hair, hair, HAIR. Having a great head of hair on your wedding day is imperative... but it's a process! Not only do some people (myself included) need a little TLC when it comes to growth and thickness in order to achieve that perfect pulled back 'do, but getting the...

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Travel Diaries

I am so happy to be a guest Blogger for Your Basic Beauty! This semester I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy! This amazing opportunity has already led me to visit several countries on the weekends. That being said, it has been difficult for me to minimize my...

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Confidence & Clarity

Beauty comes from the inside out: Our mantra, time and time again.  To date we have not found one single beauty product that works better than CONFIDENCE.  Confidence is directly correlated to how you feel within yourself...

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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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