The Makeup Base Edit

I've never really been a primer person, it's always just seemed like an unnecessary step to me. But priming moisturizer, that's a different story.

In my mind there is nothing worse than foundation going onto dry skin. But on the other hand, sometimes moisturizer under makeup makes it wear off faster or look a little too dewy. So I began to amass a collection of moisturizing products that wear really really well under makeup. These beauts leave your skin looking primed and perfect, and foundation just glides on top.

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Glossier Body Hero

Skincare for the other 90% of you. 

Not gonna lie, I'm not a body care person. I use Johnson and Johnson's or Nivea and that's about as fancy as it gets. However, I'm a Glossier stan so any new launch immediately piques my interest. Maybe because everything is always so damn photographic, but mostly because I generally love anything they put out.

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Finding My Personal Style

I've (unfortunately) gone through my fair share of fashion phases. 

I'm talkin' gauchos and etnies to too tight Hollister tees to this weird preppy style where I wore men's button downs from goodwill with riding boots (for a solid year, ew). So, very interesting tastes. Towards the end of high school and through college I've kind of been known as the girl who's into fashion. Honestly not really sure how as I mostly wear the same black jeans and turtleneck every day. But, probably because I'm one a few people in a small town that had found a personal style of my own rather than following trends. Anyway, recently I've really been working on settling into a style that feels more like a uniform. Something I don't need to think about and that I'm absolutely comfortable in.

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New In

I've been a bit of an impulse shopper lately.

I mean, I haven't really meant to but I keep finding myself in Sephora. Accidentally. I've been in a bad mood, okay? I actually do need to calm down because my bank account hates me but it's fine (!!!). Also, I've gotten a few cool PR packages this week so I thought I'd talk about those too!

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Amelia HowdenTHE REVIEW
What's in My Bag

I thought I wasn't the kind of person that carries a bunch of crap around in their bag, but looking at it all spread out maybe I am (yikes).

I also never used to be someone that touched up their makeup, but like 90% of the stuff here is makeup related... who am I?! Anyway, I got some cute things recently and I was trying to figure out a way to talk about them in one post and ta da! A what's in my bag post! Genius, Amelia. I don't know that I've ever done this before on the blog. I'm pretty sure there's an old video on private somewhere, but we don't really need to talk about that. Onto the junk!

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The Classics: A Red Lip

There are few things I love more than a red lip.

For example a red lip is wayyyyy better than stubbing your toe on a coffee table, or waking up before your alarm, or tripping over your own feet in the middle of campus. Basically it's pretty freakin' great right?? A rep lip is a classic look for me (and probably everyone else ever) that you can depend on when you're not sure what to do. I decided to do a little series of classic looks accompanied by tutorials! Woohoo! I will warn you this one is very rambly so prepare yourself.

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