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TAYLOR SWIFT FOLKLORE ALBUM REVIEW & ANALYSIS

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In the midst of what was set to be the cruelest summer yet, Taylor Swift's Folklore came along and saved it for us all. She made the surprise announcement on July 23 about the album being released just a few hours later that night at midnight - which of course was so exciting to look forward to! 
I've been a huge fan of her music for the past twelve years and she has influenced so much of my life and music taste during that time. I was initially going to share my full review right when it came out, but I wanted to fully process everything about it and give more than just my first impressions. There is so much depth to this album, so I really wanted to do it justice for this review and analysis. I never dedicated a full blog post to one album review before, but I have so many strong thoughts on this album that I need to share! 



"I'm doin' good, I'm on some new shit..." is the first line of the album's opening track "the 1" - which is never how…

MY FAVORITE LIPSTICKS // #NationalLipstickDay 2020

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In honor of National Lipstick Day, I'm going to be sharing a list of all of my favorite lipsticks! Out of everything in my makeup collection, lipsticks have always been my favorite thing to collect through the years! Ever since I started my blog in 2017, each year I post an updated list of my favorites, but I usually focused more on my favorite lipstick lines and formulas - to switch it up this year I'm going to dive into the specific shades that I love the most. Some of the products are limited edition and may no longer be sold, but I will be sharing the closest dupe the brand still has available.
If you want to read about more of my favorites through the years, I'd love for you check out the rest of my National Lipstick Day series!
"Candy K" // Kylie Cosmetics
Out of any lipstick in my collection, "Candy K" is easily my favorite. This was the first product I ever tried from Kylie Cosmetics in 2016 and it has since grown to be one of my favorite brands,…

MY FAVORITE MAKEUP PRODUCTS UNDER $5 // (PART 4)

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Every year I have made it a tradition to continue my series of my favorite makeup products under $5 to commemorate the anniversary of my first blog post in 2017! For the three year anniversary of my blog, I'm sharing part 4 of this series - which I think may have some of the best product recommendations yet! So many use the phrase "good for the price" when describing affordable makeup, but all of these products are genuinely comparable in quality to so many high-end alternatives, all while being sold at a lower price. If you are interested in reading about more products under $5, I'd love for you to check out the rest of the series throughout the years! Every product I have shared throughout the years in this series continue to be some my favorites and I still stand by all of my reviews! ♡

ELF Bite Size Mini Eyeshadow Palette // $3
Elf has a beautiful assortment of eyeshadow quads that will surely be able to suit anyone's makeup preferences. The formula of the meta…

COLOURPOP // NO FILTER & PRETTY FRESH CONCEALERS COMPARED

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Colourpop has always been my go-to brand for nearly every aspect of my makeup routine for years because of how affordable, high quality and diverse their range is. A few years ago they launched their first round of complexion products, including the No Filter concealer. I have loved it and repurchased it for years. I recently saw that Ulta started carrying Colourpop's newest range of complexion products from the Pretty Fresh line - which is something I have been curious to try since it launched last year. Today I'm going to compare and contrast both of these concealers to help you better decide which product may work best for you if you were interested in trying it as well!
To give a brief background of my skin type for reference - my skin is naturally very dry and I often have patches of eczema on my face, especially around the eye area. I use concealer all over my face to even out my skin, tone down any redness and cover blemishes. I typically prefer to use medium-coverage pr…