Nature Photography: Summer Flowers :)

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Hello to my amazing bloggers!

Hope all is well with all of you! Today’s post will also be another quick post but an interesting one for those who love nature ๐Ÿ™‚ To those who aren’t aware, apart from blogging, I’m an amateur photographer and have a passion for taking nature as well as landscape photographs! The inspiration came from strolling along my beautiful campus during undergrad in New Jersey and was just so mesmerized by Mother Nature’s beauty! I’ve been doing photography for about a year and have received so much recognition and awards for my photographs on a photo contest community called ViewBug. I’m the owner of my collection of photos called artofnature101 and made an IG and FB page for it as well! Here are the links:

Facebook: Art of Nature 101

Instagram: ArtofNature101

If you enjoy my collection, feel free to follow my social media accounts ๐Ÿ™‚

Also feel free to check out my other nature posts under the Nature Photography category on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some pictures of flowers that I captured during this summer! Aren’t they so pretty?

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Hope you all liked these flowers that I had captured! Thought this post would give you some positive vibes since flowers symbolize happiness and peace!

Until next time

xoxo,

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OOTD Post: Summer Fashion!

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Hey lovely bloggers!!

Hope y’all are having a fantastic Friday and wish you all a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

I want thank everyone who took the time to attend my Blog Party for the past few days! Really appreciate some of the wonderful feedback that I had received and very happy to know that you guys enjoy my blog posts โค

This is gonna be a quick but cute post since I just have a little bit of time to blog before I start my Week 3 assignment for grad school ( I actually got an A on the last assignment so gotta keep that up lol)!ย  Today’s post will be an Outfit of the Day one but a little different in which I will be posting mirror selfies ๐Ÿ™‚ All of these dresses are the ones that I love and think are really cute for the summer!

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I can’t pick a favorite but I really liked the red and the floral white and pink!

Which dress was your favorite?

Until next week,

xoxo

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Blog Party: 500 Followers! :)

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Hello to all the amazing bloggers out there!

Hope y’all are having a great week! Sorry I’ve been a bit aloof since I was just pretty busy writing my 10 page paper for my grad class. I’ve been a bit active on Instagram and keeping up with posts here on WordPress. I’ve been seeing very interesting blog posts lately so keep up the good work guys ๐Ÿ™‚

So as you can see my the headline of this blog post, yes my blog, Beyoutiful has reached the major milestone of 500 followers (currently at 550 already)!!

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Words can’t express how this means so much to me. Everyday, I think about how grateful I’m to have so many followers who love my content and that the fact that I’ve made friends with so many beautiful souls on here. You guys have been so sweet and kind to me on here as well as on Instagram! I’ve never actually felt this loved in my life before and thank you so much for always showering me with love and support and always believing in me! It’s been such an incredible and amazing experience getting to know and connect with you all in this blogging journey for the past 5 months. I can’t wait for all of us to become best of friends and to see what’s in store for us in this blogging journey โค Nothing makes me happier than actually reading your blog posts and having beautiful friends in the blogging world to inspire each other! I just love how we are always there for each other no matter what and I really hope it continues to be this way. I love each and every one of you and you all are family to me โค Thank you so much once again and I would like to celebrate this achievement by having a blog party! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here are the rules:

When: Today, Tuesday July 18th till  Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Where: Here on my blog post at thebeyoutifulgal.wordpress.com

Who: All my current friends/bloggers as well as all the other amazing bloggers out there!

This party will go on for 2 days so it would be great to share all of your thoughts,ideas,interests on here! Be inspiring and creative ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

I would like you guys to introduce yourselves and just mention:

  1. Your blog name and link to your blog post
  2. What is your blog about/what you write about
  3. How long you have been blogging
  4. Your most popular post
  5. Your social media accounts

I would love it and appreciate it if you could also to take a few minutes of your time answer a few questions about my blog to receive feedback:

  1. What is your fave blog post of mine?
  2. What do you like the most about my blog?
  3. What kind of posts would you like to see more of?
  4. Other questions you have for me

Let me start out with mine and you can go ahead and share yours below in the comment section ๐Ÿ™‚

So my blog name is called Be-you-tiful and here is my link: beyoutiful

My blog is called Be-you-tiful because Iโ€™m a girl who always believes in being yourself. Beauty doesnt just come from your looks but its mainly about your personality and how you shine as a unique individual. Every person should have something different about themselves whether its your personality, academics, talents, etc.. I believe those are the things that make you beautiful and stand out from the rest of the crowd. I know each and very one of you have something unique about yourselves so please donโ€™t hesitate to share your ideas/talents/creativity on here and while blogging because thatโ€™s what blogging is all about and we inspire and learn from one another, encouraging each other to become our better version of ourselves! I write about many different things such as fashion, beauty, fitness, general things as well as the talents that are special to me which are photography, DIY, OOTD, Poetry, Drawings, etc.

Itโ€™s been 5 months since I created my blog and it’s been an amazing experience! Iโ€™m currently a Masters student and have one more year to go so it’s a bit hard to balance out the two but I’m def able to make it work ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to know more about me, feel free to explore my About Me section of my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

My most popular post: Spain & India Trip Part 2: Madrid ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m hoping throughout this blogging journey that I could get to know and connect with many bloggers on here and become best of friends! Iโ€™m a very genuine and understanding girl so anytime you want to talk, feel free to just drop a message in my email and will get back to you at the earliest! โค If you haven’t already and especially to my new fan followers, please feel free to connect with me on Instagram: The Beyoutiful Blog and on Facebook: Beyoutiful! 

Looking forward to reading your answers and introductions! ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love if you could all take some time to check out each other’s blogs and connect with one another!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Until next time,

xoxo

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DIY Nail Art: Simple Cute Designs :)

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Hello beautiful ladies!

Hope you are all are having a great summer ๐Ÿ™‚ Started my 5th course in my Master’s program this week! Just submitted my assignment and off to a good start. Wanted to inform you guys that I will probably be just blogging once a week since I would like to focus more on class work but will def be keeping up with your amazing posts!

Also, shout out to my new followers! I checked out some of your blogs and its just simply lovely and would love to get to know you guys more! Feel free to introduce yourselves and ask me any questions as well below in the comments section and I’ll be happy to answer them ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s post is gonna for the wonderful gals out there who enjoy nail art and love pampering themselves with home manicures. I know a few men who actually enjoy pictures of nail designs but I apologize for those who dislike them (sorry this is not the post for you haha)! This is a quick post and will be sharing some of my nails that I was able to do by myself at home using some colorful nail polishes and tools!

Here is the link to the first DIY nails post that I wrote: Holiday Spirit!

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This is one of my favorite designs out of all of them that I did called the Lavender Floral and I guess you could say that it goes well with my statement necklace shown in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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This of course Iย  did for this year’s 4th of July since I love representing the country Iย ย ย  was born: USA ๐Ÿ™‚

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This one is a bit different and its called the Henna Design since these floral designs are used a lot when applying henna or mehendi on the hands. I thought I could try these designs on my nails and I guess it came out pretty well ๐Ÿ™‚

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This design is also my favorite and came out better than I expected. I actually did this one in the winter since blue and white remind me of the winter season.

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Here is a pink and gold nail art with polka dots:

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And last but not least, another floral purple simple but cute design:

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Hope you girls liked my nail art! Which one is your favorite? Appreciate your feedback as always ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time

xoxo,

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100 Things on my Bucket List! :)

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Hey my lovely friends! โค

Hope everyone had a fantastic & fun -filled weekend especially to those who celebrated the 4th of July in the US! Was able to watch the sparking fireworks right outside my window and it was just so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

So I mentioned earlier that I would be posting about different entertaining topics for my blog posts in the upcoming weeks! I noticed many amazing bloggers post about bucket list ideas whether its a travel or a summer bucket list, so I decided to do one for myself! I also got inspired by Mehul’s post and he insisted I do one as well so thank you Mehul๐Ÿ™‚ Today’s topic is going to be about the 100 things that I would like to have on my overall bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never thought about what would be on my list until now and would be incredible if accomplish even a few of these haha! It’s gonna be a pretty long list but definitely an interesting one so be patient and keep reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Let the list begin!

  1. Watch the sunset at the beach in Santorini, Greece
  2. Ride on a hot air balloon
  3. Visit Australia, New Zealand, Shanghai, etc.
  4. Visit the main countries on all 7 continents
  5. Visit & take a pic in front of the 7 wonders of the world
  6. Get married and have a really grand wedding
  7. Meet & take selfies with celebrities or Obama
  8. Since I’ve been a vegetarian since birth, I would like to try eating meat at least once
  9. Ride on a gondola (romantic ride) with my husband in Venice
  10. Become a senior executive/CEO in a Fortune 500 company
  11. Buy a million dollar house/mansion
  12. Buy a BMW or a Mercedes Benz
  13. Zip Lining
  14. Parasailing
  15. Whitewater Rafting
  16. Stand under the waterfall
  17. Meet my fellow bloggers/friends in person and have lunch together
  18. Attend a High School/College Reunion
  19. Be a bridesmaid
  20. Karaoke Night
  21. Publish my stories/poem in a popular magazine
  22. Sell my drawings or post my drawings on my wall in my house
  23. Create several DIY projects
  24. Paint Nite
  25. Attend a music festival
  26. Appear on TV or a commercial
  27. Create one youtube video or a Vlog
  28. Complete remodeling of my room
  29. Get a caricature or a self portrait drawn
  30. Get drunk or a hangover for just one night (which hasn’t happened yet lol)
  31. VIP passes to shows
  32. Drive in movie
  33. Go to a concert esp Britney Spears, Maroon 5, etc.
  34. Be a beauty pageant/contestant
  35. Dress in super sexy lingerie (which one of you girls agree with this one haha?)
  36. Do the perfect updo/hairstyle
  37. Get layers or bangs for my hair
  38. Get a complete makeover
  39. Stay the most expensive hotel
  40. Professional Body Massage
  41. Make a homemade beauty product
  42. Own more than 50 pairs of shoes/clothes/beauty products, etc
  43. Attend a fashion show
  44. Spend a day at a resort spa
  45. Wear colored contacts
  46. Gamble at a casino and actually win some money (I gambled once but lost :()
  47. Fly first class or a private jet
  48. Own a successful business
  49. Invest in the stock market
  50. Cook/date night with husband
  51. Buy like a house or something special for parents
  52. Create my own recipe
  53. Drink juice from a fresh coconut
  54. Eat breakfast in bed
  55. Learn to use chopsticks (I tried but failed many times, oops!)
  56. Reach 5,000 followers for my blog
  57. Write a cookbook
  58. Travel solo
  59. Build a sand castle
  60. Complete 1,000 pieces jigsaw puzzle
  61. Achieve my ideal weight
  62. Go canoeing or jetskiing
  63. Win a stuffed animal at a carnival
  64. Go skiing in the snow
  65. Ride a Limo
  66. Donate Blood
  67. Help elderly at a nursing home or in general
  68. Learn to play a song on an instrument
  69. Master a new language (still can’t speak French fluently lol)
  70. Plant trees and have a big beautiful garden
  71. Go for yoga class
  72. Become a tutor maybe writing
  73. Work for a charity/non profit org someday
  74. Attend the Olympics
  75. Try belly dancing
  76. Learn to ice skate
  77. Play a round of golf
  78. Sign up for Zumba or Bollywood dance classes (love both)
  79. Fly in a helicopter
  80. Give birth to 2 amazing kids
  81. Go on a spontaneous road trip
  82. Stand under the Hollywood sign
  83. Win a photo contest and receive cash prize
  84. Buy a puppy (been wanting to for so long by parents won’t let me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )
  85. Celebrate NYE at Times Square
  86. Rent a beach house
  87. No budge shopping spree
  88. Walk through the Great Wall of China
  89. Fall in love and experience my first kiss
  90. Attend an American or any other cultural wedding
  91. Watch the fireworks in Disneyworld
  92. Master a strategy game
  93. Learn how to sing
  94. Experience life and adore Mother Nature way up on top of the mountain
  95. Visit all the main attractions in the top countries in each continent
  96. Attend a beach party
  97. Be a contestant on a game show
  98. Drink 10 different cocktails
  99. Get a second ear piercing or nose pierced (have been thinking about it but not sure…)
  100. Stop being afraid and start living instead

Wow! My list can go on forever but these are 100 things on my bucket list! Hope you lovely people enjoyed reading my list! Which one of these do we have in common? What are your favorites and which ones do you dislike?

Would love to hear about your bucket lists and what kind of things you would like to accomplish in your lives ๐Ÿ™‚ Would appreciate if if you could share your opinions and thoughts about this below or do a separate post about your amazing bucket list ideas! Also, it would be great if you comment below about your feedback of my posts, improvements, and what other types of posts you would like me to write about. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,

xoxo

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OOTD: 4th of July!

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Hey everyone! โค

Hope y’all are having a fantastic weekend, especially to those living in the United States since its the 4th of July weekend! Wow, still can’t believe its already July! Gosh, time flies by I wish you guys have a great month ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of the 4th of July or America’s Birthday, I wanted to share with you guys my Outfit of the Day for Independence Day! Even though my nationality is Indian, I was born here in the United States so I always adore wearing my clothes red, white, & blue on this day to show my patriotism for this wonderful country ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my favorite red,white, and blue one shoulder romper that I purchased from Kohl’s:

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Here are some accessories that I had bought so that I can match my outfit with my jewelry ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Red Statement Necklace from Macy’s: got it on sale for $10 and its just so pretty!

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Red Hoop Earrings!

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Bracelet and ring from Macy’s as well! This ring is just one of my favorites and so glad I got it since its just so beautiful โค

I couldn’t find a really good blue bracelet to match with my outfit but I felt that maybe this one would also look nice with the romper dress!

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Blue with silver bracelet from Forever 21!

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I also did my own nails using red, white and blue and painting the US flag on them:

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4th of July DIY nails done by moi

Whatchya guys think of my OOTD post? Hope you guys liked it and more interesting posts coming up soon!

Happy 4th of July to all of those who celebrate!!

Until next time

xoxo,

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My Makeup Routine/Essentials :)

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Hello my lovely friends! โค

Hope everything is going well for you guys! Wanted to write some more posts before class starts next week ๐Ÿ™‚

So you’re probably surprised to see a makeup subject line for my blog post haha. So yes, I’m finally writing a beauty post and this is my first one ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to write about a different topic other than the usual awards/OOTD and all that so I’ll try my very best to make this post an entertaining one!

So today I will be talking about my makeup routine that I follow on a daily basis using my favorite beauty products! Unlike the others, my makeup routine is pretty simple since I only wear subtle makeup and I actually look good in a simple natural look ๐Ÿ™‚ It just takes 5 minutes for a nice beauty look! My style is always simplicity with elegance and I try to follow that with my makeup, outfits, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s get started!

Cleanser/Moisturizer

I always start out the day with a cleanser, toner and moisturizer before applying my makeup. I been getting acne ever since a teenager which really sucks but till now I use Proactiv Acne Solution to cleanse and moisturize my skin. Even though people say its not good for the longer term, I believe that the product really helps with my acne and reduces the pimples and blackheads on my face. It leaves the skin more smooth and fresh. Still really like this acne solution even after using for 12 years!

Looseย Finishingย Powder

I always apply my loose finishing powder right after my apply my moisturizer. I was using the NYC Smooth Skin Finishing Powder and did like it but I felt that I wanted to go for a better one so I decided to change it to the NYX brand. I’m currently using the NYX Mineral “Set it & Don’t Fret it” Matte Finishing Powder and I actually really love it! I just applied a bit of powder throughout my face and looked so clean and smooth. It’ doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing any powder. I used the medium/dark shade. Even though I’m light in color, that shade actually matched perfectly with my skin tone. It gives you a flawless look and just a hint of powder gives you good coverage. Def recommend this ๐Ÿ™‚

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Next: I rarely use foundation/primer or anything else and don’t prefer to use them on a daily basis/when going out unless I’m going to like a party or family function.

Blush

I apply a light shade of blush right after I apply my powder. I feel that a blush would always go with simple look and give the face a bit more glow. I just feel more attractive if I apply blush to my face lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been using the Maybelline FIT me blush (deep rose) color and I felt it was an ok product. I have to apply it to my cheekbones just to get a slight rose color out of it so didn’t like the light pigmentation. I’ve started using Revlon Ravishing Rose color and gives you a shimmering and rosy look on the cheeks. Really liking it so far. I’ve been reading blogs and I’ve heard the Milani blush is really good so def gonna give that try next ๐Ÿ™‚

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Next: I love wearing eyeshadow but I don’t use it unless going to parties or other lavish events. I also don’t wear eyeshadow much since I wear glasses and I feel that it doesn’t show up too much with glasses

Eyeliner

So the eyeliner I feel is the most important part of my makeup routine. I’m really particular about the type of eyeliner I use since eyeliner is what really accentuates my eyes, giving it more definition and attention. I only go for the black eyeliner and not interested in any other colors. I just get so bothered if I don’t have the proper and right eyeliner with me. I can go out without anything but eyeliner is def a must for me lol. I’ve tried many eyeliners and none of them I felt lasted long or kept smearing and smudging especially the Maybelline ones. It was pretty frustrating to find the right one that I suited my eyes. I finally found 2 that I love:

I’m currently using the Sephora Collection: 24 HR Intense Black Felt Liner Fine Line. It’s waterproof and just like it says, the tip is so thin that I am able to apply it to my lower and upper lid very smoothly. It’s waterproof, long lasting, and most importantly, doesn’t smear at all if you cry or rub your eyes. This is my favorite so far and would def recommend this!

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The other one that I love is the Lancome ArtLiner black eyeliner. It’s kind of in between a liquid eyeliner and a normal eyeliner. It’s not really liquid either and it applies on the lids in the right amount and very smoothly as well! This really makes the eyes pop out and gives an attractive look to the face even for girls who wear glasses, like me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a big fan of Lancome products and this is definitely one of them!

Mascara

Even though Mascara is one of my fave, just like the others, I don’t wear Mascara on a daily basis just to go to the mall or to hang out with friends. Only prefer it for parties and events. Another reason would be is that I already have long eyelashes and people think that I’ve applied mascara but I actually didn’t haha. I currently use Lancome Hypnose Drama and def really like it. It really volumizes my eyelashes making my eyes stand out. I would def recommend this as well but just be careful to just apply one coat since it does tend to clump a bit but overall a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lipgloss/Lipstick

Ok so this is my last in my makeup routine and also one of the most important looks! I believe that the right brand & shade of lipstick or lip color and make a big difference in your appearance. Not only does it make you feel more beautiful, but it also increases self confident and self esteem in everyone. Have you heard quotes about lips and lipsticks?

“Give the woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world”

“Of course, true beauty comes within. Lipstick just adds a little pizzazz!”

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That or a kick-ass lipstick”ย 

and much more!

When I wear lipstick, I feel very classy and elegant and makes me feel more confident about myself. No one can ever compete with you if you walk down that aisle by being yourself and wearing that kick ass lipstick, showing a beautiful smile!

  1. Lipstick

I’m a big fan of Maybelline products especially their lip ones! I’ve tried their Color Sensational Cherry Red Lipstick and its amazing! I really love that perfect shade of red and its really long lasting. It doesn’t smear or come off anytime you rub it or eat something. It’s cheap and can get it at any drugstore. Here is my look with it:

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I also tried the Color Sensational Matte Siren in Scarlet shade and also really liked that one as well! Def a great shade of a bold red color that makes your lips stand out ๐Ÿ™‚

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2. Lipgloss

I use lipgloss on a daily basis like when I go shopping or if I hangout with family/friends. I’ve recently tried Estee Lauder’s variety shades of lipgloss and thought it was really nice! A few of them didn’t show much color but really liked the magenta color shade! I will do a review of these lip glosses in my future beauty blog post ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Lip Balm

I use lip balm everyday when I don’t have any makeup on. I apply it right before I go to bed to moisturize, soften my lips and to prevent dryness. I love the Eos lip balms. They really moisten my lips and gives a nice tropical scent to them. They also look so cute lol ๐Ÿ™‚ The strawberry sorbet was my favorite but also liking the passion fruit one as well!

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After applying and following this makeup routine, I always do a low ponytail or just leave my hair down for simple hairstyle, wear gold color hoop earrings, light scented perfume, sunglasses & voila, am ready to go with a cute look ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you guys enjoyed my post! What is your makeup routine and which ones are your fave beauty products?

Until next time,

xoxo

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