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Adventures at Disneyland

Adventures at Disneyland

Hey, long time no blogging! It’s been awhile, but I’m so thrilled to finally be posting again, and updating you all on my recent finds and adventures. I recently visited my favorite place on earth — Disneyland. I’m someone that has been there hundreds of times, […]

Things I Wish I Knew in High School | Heart to Heart

Things I Wish I Knew in High School | Heart to Heart

Let’s talk about high school for a moment. We all go through it one time or another. You may be going through it right now, or like me have already experienced what it’s really like. I think for myself I held such high expectations for […]

Spring Makeup Favorites ♡

Spring Makeup Favorites ♡

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I can easily say my favorite season is Spring. I’ve noticed that I have a collection of makeup products that I use for a certain time of year. For Spring, pops of pinks and simple, delicate eyes are the looks I prefer season-round in particular to Spring. I just love to keep things fresh, highlighted, and pink. The products I use for this Spring are my go-to’s.

The first product is my travel-size Benefit Porefessional Primer, it’s amazing for the spring and covering up those pores while keeping my makeup smooth and long lasting. I highly recommend this product for any skin type, it’s not meant for hydrating but it’s a great primer to apply onto your problem areas to help your makeup stay on and last all day. The next product is my go-to highlight. It’s not what you’d expect, it’s a liquid highlighter. Which I have been really impressed by. It’s from Becca Cosmetics in the shade Opal. When applied to my skin it’s a bit darker but after blended out the color fades and leaves a beautiful dewy highlight. You can also pack on as much as you want to the highlight you desire – I just love it! For blush, I’ve been using a cream formula from Bellapierre Cosmetics, in the color ‘Coral’ – this is SO beautiful! I’m wearing it on my cheeks below. For eyes, I’ve been using TooFaced’s Natural Matte Eyeshadow palette. It includes soft browns and nudes (I might do a separate review w/ swatches for you guys because I love this product so much!). For mascara, the Lash Sensational by Maybelline is absolutely amazing! If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to! I’ve been through multiple mascaras – high end, low end, that haven’t done much for my lashes, but this one brings my lashes to life! For lips I’ve been using two awesome products, NYX’s Butter Gloss in ‘Tiramisu’ and Bite Beauty’s Lipstick in ‘Pepper’. Both are such beautiful lip products for Spring and give that extra, nude pop of pink! My last product is the last one I use during my makeup routine, it’s MAC’s Studio Fix+! This stuff helps my makeup last longer and helps hydrate my dry skin especially when I have to apply powders and such to my face. This product definitely just perfects your makeup and it’s one of my favorites!

Let me know what your favorite makeup products for Spring are!

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xo,
mckenzie

My Favorite ‘Everyday’ MAC Lipsticks!

My Favorite ‘Everyday’ MAC Lipsticks!

I just recently entered into the world of MAC Lipsticks, and I don’t know why I waited so long! These lipsticks are absolutely fantastic – Peach Blossom (left), Creme Cup (right). I wear these every, single day. I love the similarities and differences between the […]

Colourpop ‘Ultra Matte’ Liquid Lipsticks Review!

Colourpop ‘Ultra Matte’ Liquid Lipsticks Review!

Ultra matte liquid lipsticks are all the rage of the beauty world at the moment, and I don’t blame them! This was actually my very first time trying liquid lipsticks so I was very intrigued to find out why everyone has been so obsessed with […]

Why You Don’t Need a Relationship to Be Happy

Why You Don’t Need a Relationship to Be Happy

Why You Don't Need to Be in a Relationship to Be Happy
I’ve learned in the recent months that you don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy. Life isn’t revolved on romance and this time in my life and maybe in yours too, we might just be trying to discover ourselves at the moment – and that’s okay. This post is about to get personal, but I think we all can find ways to relate to this topic in some way. I’ve always compared my life to others around me. I’m seeing friends progress in their relationships. They’re getting engaged, having kids. And here I am, still single. I would ask myself, why am I not in a relationship? I would create this illusion in my head that having a relationship is what creates happiness. I saw pictures on Facebook of friends and how happy they looked – why couldn’t that be me? At that time, I was really insecure. I didn’t understand why I didn’t have a relationship of my own and it just led me to believe I wasn’t good enough.

YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

After high school, I really understood how important it is to love yourself – and I mean truly love yourself. Everyone has their own flaws and insecurities that we struggle finding the beauty of, but once you accept your whole self it’s a huge step towards being completely happy within. When I was insecure about myself I would have thoughts like, “You’re not as pretty as her“, or “No one likes how pale you are, how short you are, you hair color”, the list would go on and on. And I wanted nothing more than to change those insecurities about myself. But changing yourself for a guy or anyone for that matter will never make you happy. Accepting who you are and your whole self, because you are beautiful is going to make you happy. Confirmation from another person is never as important as confirmation from yourself. You are more than enough.

DISCOVERING YOURSELF

This is a time in your life to take advantage of. I never realized until now how precious the moments are when I learn more about myself everyday. And because I’m not in a relationship I spend my quality time with friends and family. I think it’s important that once you’re ready for a relationship, never force something to happen – that sets expectations in our minds for a possibility of finding a great relationship… and you know how that goes. During this time in your life, invest in yourself! Some of you may be like, but I’ve been single for so long. Trust me, if you’re planning on spending the rest of your life with one person I think being single isn’t something you should take for granted. Also, a tip from experience – don’t forget to travel and explore your surroundings. Never isolate yourself, the world needs to see your beautiful face! Spending time discovering who you are will be time spent wisely.

Just know you are beautiful inside and out.