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Spring Beauty Must Haves For Women
Apr03

Spring Beauty Must Haves For Women

Makeup and hair by Candace Corey

Spring is here, so out with the old and in with the new! Here are a few Spring things for your beauty routine!

HAIR
If you color your hair, Spring is a great time to go for deep and dark to light and bright. To prevent your mane from becoming muted use a hair treatment, like the Alterna Haircare Caviar Infinite Color Hold Vibrancy Serum to your must-have list. The leave-in serum is a multi-tasker that will rejuvenate color, intensifies shine and add moisture. If you need it to do more, just mix some with your conditioner to transform it into a color recharging masque.

SKIN
As the temperature rises, your skin can begin to produce an excess amount of oil. To counteract the problem use a combination of toner and moisturizer (yes you still need to hydrate your skin), that provides benefits like refining your pores with oil control, like the OleHenriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner and OleHenriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator. The toner will also create a glowing complexion, and the moisturizer will act as a primer to make foundation last up to 8 hours.

MAKEUP
One of the popular trends for Spring makeup this season is the no makeup look. For lips natural is key. Instead of lipstick, line and color in with The Lip Pencils by Bite Beauty. The shades are neutral and natural, but provide opaque coverage in a creamy formula, due to the shea butter!

When you have less than perfect skin, opt for makeup like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation, to completely hide of flaws like blemishes, pores and imperfections without giving you a cakey masked look. So skin has a smooth natural looking glow.

BODY
Now that the layers of winter clothes are off, it’s time to keep your body moisturized. Start your hydration in the shower with Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash. It creates a thick lush lather that’s leaves your skin soft and moisturized using the benefits of shea butter.

If you shave your legs try the Shaveworks Pearl Luxe body lotion. It does double duty by minimizing any irritation or inflammation from razor burn, provides ultra hydration, while slowing down hair growth resulting in less frequent shaves. So you can have more fun in the sun, instead of spending all of your time the bathroom with a razor!

HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THESE SPRING BEAUTY PICKS?


Entry for a chance to win a few of my Spring Beauty Must Haves for Women giveaway begins April 3, 2017 ends May 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM.

I USE RAFFLECOPTER TO PICK THE WINNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER! – everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER (must enter through entry form below)
4. TWEET THE GIVEAWAY PHRASE (click onto entry form below for Twitter phrase)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
6. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
7. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me. Multiple entries are allowed.

There will be 1 Winner!

Prize:
– One bottle of Olay body wash

– One bottle of OleHenricksen toner

– One bottle of Shaveworks lotion

– One bottle of Alterna serum

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Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone. Sponsored products in the article include Olay, Shaveworks, OleHenricksen, Bite Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty and Alterna Haircare.

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My Day With Russell Westbrook And ESPN Magazine
Apr03

My Day With Russell Westbrook And ESPN Magazine

Russell Westbrook for ESPN magazine, Photog - Pari Dukovic; Grooming - Candace Corey; Wardrobe - Brian Coats

(Russell Westbrook for ESPN magazine; Photog – Pari Dukovic; Grooming – Candace Corey; Wardrobe – Brian Coats; Wardrobe Assistant – Whitney Michel)
This month Russell Westbrook is on the cover of ESPN magazine, and guess who did the grooming? You guessed it, me! So I thought I’d share with you my day on the shoot and a few choice products guys can use to look their best this Spring season.

The shoot took place in Oklahoma City. Most of the time when I work on photo shoots I start early in the morning. For this shoot it was different. Due to his very busy schedule, Russell didn’t arrive until 3PM in the afternoon so that meant I didn’t have to be on set until 12:00 noon. (Yay! I can sleep in a little longer)

Once I arrived to the studio, I greeted the magazine editor and photographer before I headed off to the dressing room which housed me and the wardrobe crew for the rest of the day.

When I walked into the dressing room, there was wall to wall fashion, footwear and accessories that made your jaw drop. Russell isn’t just a basketball player, he is known for his stylish edge. He is so popular for his love of fashion that he rubs shoulders with Anna Wintor. So it wasn’t surprising that they brought in one of his favorite wardrobe stylists Brian Coats to style the shoot.

Brian has worked with Russell on numerous shoots, and knew how to find unique pieces that captured his flare for fashion. He had his wardrobe assistant Whitney Michel bring extra pieces, so the choices could be vast but the moment Russell arrived it seemed to take only minutes to pick the final outfits for the shots.

One of the looks that made the issue was an animal print shirt by Philip Lim with a black pant from YSL but my favorite was the cover look with the Alexander McQueen pieces. Even though the outfit was mainly black, the various textures (like the studded button down shirt) added so much interest and dimension. It reminded me of the movie the Matrix! The final piece….a black basket ball. Enough said!

Russell has very simple taste for his skin, just a few items from Vaseline and LaMer and he was ready.

To give you some guidance from guys, I’ve partnered with a few brands to give you some suggestions below on some beauty products men would love.

SPRING MUST HAVES FOR MEN!

SHAVE
Last year was the season of the beard and moustache. This Spring the men’s runways have been sporting more hair-free faces. Cop the look with the Bid Flex 5 Hybrid. The five blades are flexible to individually adjust to the contours of the skin so you get a close shave.

FACE
After the Winter season, give your skin a boost of vitamin C with OleHenriksen Truth Serum, to brighten and provide oil-free hydration. It also contains ant aging collagen, orange and green tea extract to firm skin and revive your complexion. Apply it before your normal moisturizer.

LIPS
Lips can become extremely dry so opt for more then just a basic chap stick. Using the Bite Beauty Everyday Agave Lip Collection, which contains an agave based lip balm, scrub and mask will make it easy to regain and maintain hydration. Use the balm for your daily moisture. At night exfoliate with the brown sugar scrub, and then finish with the mask overnight for the ultimate restoration.

BREAKOUTS
Whether your sporting short sleeves or no shirt, keep your shoulders and upper back free from pimples and breakouts by using a cleanser with salicylic acid like the Proactive Cleansing Body Bar. It’s mild and sulfate free, so it won’t irritate your skin. And it contains exfoliating beads to remove dead skin. For any hard to reach areas, opt for the Proactive body brush.

CHAFFING
Warmer weather means outdoor fun. While your being active, protect your skin and private areas from chafing and discomfort by using body products that contain tapioca starch like the Anthony No Seat Body Defense. Its a cream to powder formula that smells fresh while providing a barrier of protection. When you purchase a bottle, Anthony skincare donates portions of the proceeds to prostate cancer research.

HAIR
2 popular hair trend for men this season are mid length beach boy hair and faded undercut. The common factor in both is texture! Use a Styling Wax from the John Paul Mitchell Tea Tree collection to create flexible hold and texture with shine. It contains tea tree oil and other essential oils like peppermint and lavendar to invigorate. If you have kinky curly hair, use the wax with a styling sponge in circular motions to create natural looking texture that enhances your curl pattern. Paul Mitchell has partnered with the Reforest Action to plant trees worldwide for the “Rooted in Green” project to help conserve trees and slow climate change. So you can look good while making the world a better place to live.

I hope a few of these tips will get you Spring ready!

Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone. Sponsored products in the article include Bite Beauty, Anthony skincare, OleHenricksen, Bic, Paul Mitchell and ProActive.

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Winter Wonders – How Layering Can Better Your Beauty Routine
Jan09

Winter Wonders – How Layering Can Better Your Beauty Routine


(Photog: Steven Ledell; Model: Lauren Klaus; Makeup/Hair/Creative Direction: Candace Corey

Winter is not just about finding your favorite coat to keep you warm and stylish. It’s also about finding the right beauty products to protect your skin, hair and body against the damaging elements. As the temperature drops, packing on the moisture can be the key to a better beauty routine this season. So just like your clothes….LAYER, LAYER, LAYER! Here are a few suggestions.

HAIR
Traditionally switching from a 2-in-1 shampoo conditioner in the warmer season to two separate products that moisturize may not be all you need. Fragile, processed or extra dry hair need additional TLC so don’t be afraid to pack on the power of moisture.

Start by applying a treatment to tresses, like the Oil Creme Pre-Shampoo treatment by Alterna, and massage it on the scalp as well.

To get the best results allow treatment to stay stay on your hair for 5-15 minutes before washing. It primes hair so shampoo and conditioner work more effectively but also locks in additional moisturize to a parched mane (good for all hair types).

To ensure all of your hard work of layering doesn’t go to waste, finish with styling products that hydrate as well. Hydra-Gelee is a great option that includes frizz busting benefits.

SKIN
Layering with your skin is important too, especially since fine lines due to dryness can show as the first signs of aged skin.

Start with a hydrating cleanser, like the Spa@Home 3 in 1 Melting cleanser by Masque Bar that transforms into an oil as you rub it on your face. Once all dirt, oil, and makeup is removed throw on an overnight mask before you go to bed to boost moisture as you sleep.

If you need a good nights rest, opt for the Masque Bar Spa@Home Sleeping Mask. It’s packed with lavender extract, and the scent will help you get the rest you need.

When you wake you can either wash again, or just rinse your face and finish with a moisturizer.

Here is an overnight mask option.

BODY
No need to stop layering now. For your body start in the tub with a scrub that can remove dry skin cells while adding nourishment using oil.

Wild Harvest Care body scrubs are all natural and contain multiple oils, like almond and coconut, to soften skin. The Green Tea scrub is designed to give youthful radiance to the skin. The Coffee scrub smooths and minimizes the look of cellulite, which is perfect after all of the food you ate over the holidays.

When done towel off and layer on some body lotion. Use one that will last all day like the Lubriderm Advanced Therapy, which contains vitamin B and E but also snuggles your skin with 24 hours of moisture.

No matter what products you decide to use, just remember that the key to great Winter beauty is all in the layering!border

WHAT ARE YOUR MOISTURIZING MUST HAVES FOR THE WINTER?


Winter Wonders giveaway begins January 9, 2017 ends February 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM.

I USE RAFFLECOPTER TO PICK THE WINNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER! – everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER (must enter through entry form below)
4. TWEET THE GIVEAWAY PHRASE (click onto entry form below for Twitter phrase)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
6. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
7. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me. Multiple entries are allowed.

There will be 1 Winner!

Prize:
– One bottle of Lubriderm Advanced Lotion

– One box of Spa@Home by Masque Bar Sleeping mask with lavendar

– One box of Spa@Home by Masque Bar Melting Cleanser

– One bottle of Alerna Haircare Pre-shampoo treatment

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Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone. Sponsored products in the article include Masque Bar, Lubriderm and Alterna Haircare.

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30 Days Of Beauty – Day 22 thru 30: Makeup Tutorial
Dec30

30 Days Of Beauty – Day 22 thru 30: Makeup Tutorial

This is the break down of products used in my makeup look that I’ll be doing.

BEAUTY BREAKDOWN

– DAY 22 PRODUCT –
Smooth Skin: Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion from the Anti-Wrinkle Stocking Stuffer set

Skin Serum: Dr. Brandt Skincare Laser FX Perfect Serum from the Anti-Wrinkle set

Face Moisturize: Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer

– DAY 23 PRODUCT –
Primer: Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More from the Perfect Selfie Stocking Stuffer set

Foundation: Black Opal in Nutmeg

Concealer (mixed with foundation): Clé de Peau Beauté concealer in Honey

Concealer (under eyes): Makeup Forever Full coverage concealer #14

Powder: Make-Up Designory is in Buttercup

– DAY 24 PRODUCT –
Contour: Kat Von D contour from the Shade & Light Vault

Blush: Nars Orgasm blushed topped with Deep Throat blush

– DAY 25 PRODUCT –
Eye shadow: Kat Von D eye shadows from Shade & Light Vault in Smoke and Plum

– DAY 26 PRODUCT –
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tatoo eyeliner

– DAY 27 PRODUCT –
Mascara: Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

– DAY 28 PRODUCT –
Mascara: Marc Jacobs Beauty Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara

– DAY 29 PRODUCT –
Lip treatment: Bite Beauty Line & Define in the Discovery set

Lip color (soft look): Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma lipstick from the Dreamy Look In A Clutch Makeup Set

Lip color (bold lip): Bite Beauty lipstick in Beetroot from the Discovery set

– DAY 30 PRODUCT –
Makeup Brushes: Marc Jacobs Beauty Your Place Or Mine? brush set

Makeup Brushes: Sonia Kashuk Holiday brush set

The 30 Days Of Beauty – Day 22-30 the Makeup Tutorial giveaway begins December 30, 2016 ends December 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

I USE RAFFLECOPTER TO PICK THE WINNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER! – everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER (must enter through entry form below)
4. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (tweet must be through entry form below)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
6. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
7. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me.

There will be 1 Winner!

Prize:
– One Dr. Brandt Skincare Anti-Wrinkle Stocking Stuffer set

– One Dr. Brandt Skincare the Perfect Selfie Stocking Stuffer set

– One Kat Von D Tatoo eyeliner

– One tube of Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

– One tube Marc Jacobs Beauty Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara

– One of the Bite Beauty Discovery set

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Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone

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30 Days Of Beauty – Day 18 thru 21 : Count Down
Dec30

30 Days Of Beauty – Day 18 thru 21 : Count Down

When I first thought about doing my 30 Days Of Beauty series, I was really excited. I felt this would be a great way to end the year.

Feature one product a day, for one month. Simple to do right?

Wrong! Not even close. Adding a daily blog upkeep to my, already hectic crazy life was just plain dumb.

It’s been like working a two full time job that both require OT!


To get this done, some days were all nighters. I felt like I had to tape one eye open at a time so the other eyelid could nap.

I’ve fallen asleep in mid type, to wake up with “NNNNNNN” all across the screen.

And, I’ve been shooting images of the same product from 20 different angles, only to find out during editing that all of them were blurry except the 3 ugly ones.

Now it’s December 30th and I’m just now writing about Day 18! (UGH!)

I’m not sure if I want to cry or kick someone. (Hold on. I need a moment to pray, so I don’t loose it)

(Ok. I’m better)

For this post I’m just going to give you a quick run down of some beauty goodies, for Day 18 to 21. Then I’ll give away a lot of stuff.

Sound good?

It’ll be my way of saying THANK YOU for hanging in there with me.


Truthfully, it’s bribery for not calling me out on the fact that it hasn’t been exactly 30 individual Days of Beauty like I hoped.

Whaaaaaat?! Why are you asking me questions? Didn’t I say “tired” and “wanted to kick someone”? (Sigh)

Yes I can count! I’m not delirious yet!

Day 22 thru 30 is in my next post with the beauty breakdown of the makeup demo tutorial that I did for you guys! (Yes that post is today too)

So, here you go guys! Enjoy!


DAY 18: Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look In A Clutch Makeup Set & USB

This is a great set. It contains:
•Legendary Muse eyeshadow palette
•Mini Legendary Lashes mascara
•Mini Legendary Eye Liner in the color Bedroom Black
•Mini Legendary Lip Liner in the color Bitten Kiss
•A tube of the Hot Lips lipstick in Secret Salma
•USB in the shape of a lipstick with a Video Tutorial (cool right?)

DAY 19: Kerastase Nutritive hair care
The perfect solution to all levels of dry hair because it adds nourishment, replenishes moisturizer and restores shine. So your hair is left feeling soft and silky.


DAY 20: PONDS Cold Cream
This is an old school that knows how to multi-task. It’s a makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer – all in one! I especially love it during the winter because it provides intense hydration. Just apply a thin layer to your face, then use a dry cotton round or damp towel to wipe away the days dirt and makeup.

DAY 21: Alterna Haircare Caviar Volume Trio Kit
I’ve used a lot of this brand for fashion shows. This particular set is a three-piece travel kit featuring Alterna’s best-selling Volume products that strengthens and restores hair’s natural fullness, allowing you to see more voluminous, healthier-looking with each use.

The 30 Days Of Beauty – Day 18-21 the Count Down giveaway begins December 30, 2016 ends December 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

I USE RAFFLECOPTER TO PICK THE WINNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER! – everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER (must enter through entry form below)
4. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (tweet must be through entry form below)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
6. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
7. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me.

There will be 4 Winners!

Prize:
– Alterna hair care products (one winner)
– Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look In A Clutch Makeup Set (one winner)
– PONDS Cold Cream (one winner)
– Some Kerastase Nutritive hair care (one winner)

THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

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Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone

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30 Days Of Beauty – Day 15 thru 17 : Keen Scents of Smell
Dec17

30 Days Of Beauty – Day 15 thru 17 : Keen Scents of Smell

There are many ways to enjoy fragrances. In oils, perfumes, colognes, body washes, lotions, body butters, and even deodorants.

So today I’m combining several Days of Beauty so I can share a few sensational scents that are a must-try.

Day 15: Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Moisturizing Holiday Set
I love food, including pastries. This almond cookie set smells delicious and is very moisturizing, but you can only get it on the CarolsDaughter.com web site.

The set contains a body wash, lotion and body butter which is particularly great to use on rough areas like your heels and knees.

If you’ve ever used Carol’s Daughter hair care products, your going to be ecstatic with these products as well. You won’t be disappointed.

Ol’ School Tip: Put a good amount of the body butter on your feet and hands after a warm shower, then slip on some thick cotton socks (on both your hands and feet too) before you fall to sleep. You will wake up with baby soft skin.

Day 16: Caress Body Wash
I use these all the time. The lather feels like velvet on your skin.

My total favorite scent is the Evenly Gorgeous because it gently exfoliates and smells like brown sugar. It’s food, What did you expect?

The other kinds are really nice too, with long lasting scents. Don’t be surprised if it be hard to choose just one.

Tip: If you’d like to treat yourself but are on a budget, opt for either the Fine Fragrance Elixir or Forever collection. Caress use perfumes from the fragrance houses in those, just like the expensive brands. So you feel pampered and your wallet will still be happy.

Day 17: Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Gift Set
You don’t get any more old school than a set of four classic perfumes from Elizabeth Arden.

The collection contains mini replica-shaped bottles of Green Tea, UNTOLD, Red Door and 5th Avenue.

Each time I smell either 5th Avenue or Red Door, I’d get fond memories of when I was in my early 20s. I always felt like I was a stylish New Yorker any time I wore them instead of a small town girl from the Midwest.

Good times!

For more 30 Days Of Beauty posts go to:
Day One
Day Two

Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six
Day Seven
Day Eight
Day Nine – Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen


The 30 Days Of Beauty – Day 16-17 the Scents giveaway begins December 17, 2016 ends December 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

I USE RAFFLECOPTER TO PICK THE WINNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER! – everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER (must enter through entry form below)
4. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (tweet must be through entry form below)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
6. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
7. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me.

There will be 3 Winners!

Prize:
– one bottle of Caress Body Wash (one winner)
– one Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Moisturizing Holiday Set (one winner)
– one Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Gift Set (one winner)

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Disclaimer – Some products may include paid sponsorship or gifted product but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone

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30 Days Of Beauty – Day 14: Events Of The Day
Dec14

30 Days Of Beauty – Day 14: Events Of The Day

Cosmetic connoisseurs never get tired of skin care and makeup. So your going to love my feature today.

It’s the Charlotte Tilbury World Of Legendary Parties 2016 Holiday Wardrobe Limited Edition Advent Calendar.

It was created by a legendary makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury.

It’s full of 12 drawers, like the days of a calendar. Each one has a coveted lotion, potion, makeup or cream that Charlotte uses on one or two of the supermodels friends.

When I’m finished using all of the product inside my wardrobe, I think I’ll use the drawer case to store my jewelry. It’s so lovely and unique, I just can’t throw it away.

Check out my video to see what’s inside!


I have more posts. For more of my 30 Days Of Beauty click Here:
Day One
Day Two

Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six
Day Seven
Day Eight
Day Nine – Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen

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