Okay, I know I’ve been missing but I promise it’s for good reason! It’s currently Sunday, so tomorrow is the beginning of week 8 in my 10 week school term for the fall and it’s been hectic to say the least. As graduation is approaching I have been pressuring myself more than usual to meet deadlines, complete things ahead of time etc. Which brings us to this blog post. A lot of you would ask me on my social media how I take care of a crazy 3 year old and take so many courses, and my answer is I have no idea but I do have tips and tricks. At my university the maximum credit amount is 20 which is standard I believe and after my first year I began taking 17-20 credits. Now, my first year I did listen to my advisors and take 12-15 credits but it wasn’t for me! It seemed so slow to me, I found myself procrastinating because I knew I didn’t have a lot of work to complete and I honestly just was bored. That’s 4-5 courses if they’re 3 credit courses or 3-4 if they’re 4 credits and when you think about it that means your days are rather short and straight forward and unfortunately I need complexity in my life lol. When things are too easy for me, I don’t even apply myself so I knew something had to give.

I applied that same thought process to my course load so knowing that 12-15 credits wasn’t asking enough of me for me to really feel pressured to succeed I did what they tell you not to do. “Stay in the 15 credit range, do not go anywhere upward of 16 credits”. Yet after two terms of being modest, I took my first try at taking 18 credits. Everyone told me I was crazy but I enjoyed the pressure. I literally thrive under it, and I know that about myself so regardless of what my advisor recommended, she didn’t know me.. I mean let’s be realistic she speaks to over 100 students, how would she know what conditions work best for me especially after meeting me once or twice? Lol. Anyways, my first term taking 18 credits was my first time on the deans list. Do you see the correlation there? Exactly!

In order for me to stay focused I relied on my iPad Pro more than anything. I carried it to class like it was my baby, and I truly credit the apps notability and grade hound for my success.

Notability is just that, notes. Yet more advanced, more organized and easy on the eyes. It allows you to create sections such as terms, topics etc then you can create sub-sections which are commonly my classes. I prefer it over a notebook because it’s easy to find everything. I know computers offer these apps as well but on my iPad I was allowed to type and hand write on my iPad in courses where computers were not allowed. Or even when my courses were going over topics I wanted to make sure I interpreted, I would opt to hand write (best way to memorize). On a standard computer you’re not offered that luxury. Also, you can store your notes. When you traditionally hand write on paper, you’re using multiple notebooks or trash your notes, instead I keep mine under their specific term in the app. It allows me to go back to my notes from earlier classes which has proved helpful cause I have taken courses that go more in-depth then other courses and there are my notes to save me. Lastly, you can record your lectures. So when you go back to your notes and play your recording, it will tell you what you were writing at that exact point in the Audio recording incase you missed something. Below will be a few pictures of my notes and my to-do lists that I use this app for so you can visually see what I’m blabbering about.

Grade Hound was a life saver for me. If I had to pay 10 dollars for the app I would lol. It allows you to insert the information from your syllabi’s such as grades in points/percentages for assignments that will contribute to your grade, what work will be completed when which then will alert you when an assignment’s due date is approaching (the life saving part) and instructor information, meeting times, and you can do this under semesters/terms. So I know your probably like okay Aja I can do that on my own. What changed my life was that way to often did my professors hand me back graded assignments yet didn’t update my grade on blackboard, so I really had no idea where I stood in the class. On the app, you can put your grades for the assignments and since it knows how much it contributes to your overall grade it will also tell you your overall GPA for that term/semester! By seeing that every day, I knew when I had to really put my best foot forward on an assignment or when I knew I could be a little lazy cause I could afford to go down .2 points lol. It also tells you your exact grade percentage, so you knew if you were 1% shy of a letter grade change. I swear, it literally changed my life. I should probably thank my boyfriend for my iPad lol.

Aside from staying overly organized which is a must to stay on track, I think it boils down to how you perceive yourself. Do you find that you enjoy lighter course loads because they allow flexibility? Or, do you think by increasing your courseload you can really focus more? Like I said, I don’t necessarily have an answer but I can tell you why I took the risk, and how I found out that it worked for me.. and, a big bonus is the more credits you take the sooner you graduate AKA the sooner you have to stop paying your expensive tuition! By increasing my courseload I cut off an entire year from my initial graduation date. Additionally, be smart about what courses you register for. I usually take 1-2 core classes because they require more time and effort and then the rest are courses specific to my major but on topics I would enjoy. This way you don’t feel like every course is gonna drive you crazy and I take an elective or two to break up the seriousness of my schedule. So, I would never take a math, science, and english at once because they’re usually the courses that require time. I create excel sheets to map out my school career up until graduation to plan when I will take courses to stay organized and on top of that as well. If you go into registration knowing what to apply for it’ll be way easier on you and apply for an extra “just because” Course Incase you want to drop something else that way you have a safe spot to rely on and still can maintain that credit amount! Then if you find your schedule is fine, you can drop the just because course. See where I’m going with this?

Realistically, I don’t think there is a how to guidebook on taking so many credits, but if you don’t feel the standard amount is working for you, I say try it. Don’t be afraid to do what they tell you not to do, you know yourself better than anyone. But if you fail, withdraw from a course or end up on academic probation please don’t blame me 🙂

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Harper is three now and has been to all the disney parks as well as universal studios, islands of adventures and the new water park volcano bay more than once. I wanted to share my own personal tips and tricks that I make sure to abide for her trips as well as tips that I have picked up from my mom over the years. My mom is like an expert at disney and I swear at this point they should hire her to help families. I’ve never wandered the park lost and we always found the easiest way to do our trips to make them the most enjoyable. Before I get into the actual details of the parks, I wanted to mention a few details that I always make sure harper has to make it easier on us. First, I purchased a compact stroller that had a fair recline, was durable, still appealing to the eye and easy to fold. As a baby, Harper had an orbit baby system, if you’ve seen the stroller system you may know it looks impossible to travel with. They sell a travel bag but for a stroller that is near a thousand dollars, I didn’t even want to risk putting it on the plane for the fear of it getting lost or damaged. So, I opted to purchase the Maxi-Cosi Kaia . There are way more compact strollers on the market such as the BabyZen YoYo and the GB pockit currently but unfortunately these weren’t on the market when we began our yearly trips. So the Kaia was as easy as it was going to get. It folds up like a traditional umbrella stroller, it closes by two levers on the handles and also opens with them therefore it’s easy as can be, but it has a nice weight to it that I feel good about it. It has a cupholder but ours got lost on our first flight so if you opt to get the stroller I would take it off before checking it at the gate. Aside from the details, I would ensure to have a stroller that will make it easy on you whether your traveling alone or with a group. Having a stroller that is compact is vital. I also feared an expensive stroller would stand out too much in the parks. Not that I think anyone would steal but I rather be safe than sorry lol. Alongside her stroller that has survived all our trips, I purchased an extended sun canopy. Harper HATES being hot so I know I did not want the Florida sun glaring on my baby. I did my research and decided to purchase the Summer infant rayshade. It folds up and is easy to attach to any stroller because of the Velcro straps. On her stroller it literally blocks out all the sun because of how lengthy it is (photo attached) which comes in handy for park trips during the peak sun hours and when she decides to sleep. Also, when she was still on a sippy cup, I had a sippy cup strap attached to her stroller so that I never had to worry about her throwing her cup, it accidentally falling or even just losing it. Lastly, my favorite thing is a stroller organizer bag. Every time I use it I am so thankful for it. It makes life so easy because everything is so accessible by having a bag that is attached via stroller handles. When she was younger, it would be filled with diapers as well as a wipe case and since its insulated her cups stayed cold. Anything else such as chapstick, SPF, phone chargers and even my phone and card holder sat in it. Because its small it allows you to not have to put anything in the under storage of the stroller which eases stress when folding the stroller and the bag also doesn’t get in the way when folding. It has been a lifesaver, especially  in the summer. The last thing you want to be responsible for is carrying a heavy bag. It makes you prioritize what to take and if anything valuable is in the bag you can put it in your pocket when you park the stroller for rides.  Now that those details are talked about lets move to the actual trip.

DISNEY WORLD: (the harder of the two to conquer)

Starting with the airport departure, I try to make it as exciting for her as possible. She always wears some type of Micky ensemble, has her mickey ears handy and I buy her a suitcase with her favorite characters to tow through the airport like a big girl. Inside her suitcase, I purchase themed pajamas for her to sleep in every night so she has something to look forward to that morning. Gap has always been my go to for good quality disney pajamas and she really does like picking which outfit to sleep in at night. We also purchase disney bathing suits, custom ears, all the bells and whistles to make her experience as personal and memorable as can be! For the airplane, I download her favorite movies that I know she’ll enjoy. Netflix allows you to download movies so that when the device is on airplane mode they can be streamed as well as the xfinity app. Alongside that, Harper always has her own kiddy headphones. Airplane rides can be rough with young children so I’ve always opted to choose to fly when I know she would sleep. Whether it be later at night or a 6am flight, I rather a sleeping child then the child on the plane who is going crazy sitting still. I always pack a blanket and socks for her and a Mickey Mouse pillow pet as well to lay down. If going to disney, from the airport you are given the option to utilize the magic express to arrive to your onsite hotel for convenience as well.

Once we arrive, I learned from my mom it’s best to stay on site at the parks and is worth the extra money. We have never stayed off site at disney or universal because staying on site allows you to catch their complimentary bus service to all the parks. It’s way easier to catch a bus that runs every 5-10 minutes than worry about renting a car, gas, parking etc. Disney and Universal both have an abundance of hotels to choose from to fit every price range so do your research to find what works best for you. Staying onsite also allows for easier access to take a mid-day break for lunch, naps or even the pool. The hotels also just further the experience so It’s worth it. Also get magic bands and load your tickets so you don’t have to worry about locating tickets. While younger children don’t necessarily need them, Harper has always had one so she doesn’t feel left out. They come in different colors and you can also purchase pins to decorate. Lastly, park hopper tickets are the best. It gives you more freedom overall so it is worth it.

My mom reccomends utilizing the Disney experience app, reading fellow bloggers advice before hand, and booking fast passes as well as dining reservations as soon as possible because everything does book up. She also says don’t be ashamed to be the person that creates a disney binder to stay organized. I have seen these binders first hand but they do help because when we arrive we aren’t wandering around lost. She also lives by the rule that rather than stand in line to take pictures with the characters, book character dining. One, it saves you from the heat if you’re there during summer moths but also, the characters come to the tables and interact with the children without rushing. Harper has enjoyed meeting all the princesses while eating her food in the air, aka a very happy baby.

While there (we generally attend during april for birthday reasoning), at magic kingdom you can go to the Main Street post office to receive personalized pins such as Birthday pins, anniversary pins or First visit pins. The cast members look for them and will always mention a happy birthday or special acknowledgement when they do notice it. 

Overall must do’s & do not miss for Disney World: 

1) Magic Kingdom – 3pm main street parade, wishes fireworks at 10pm and main street electrical parade at 9pm.  Take lots of pictures at magic kingdom for obvious reasons. 

2) Animal Kingdom – the Lion King musical and finding Nemo musical. The Avatar flight of passage ride is a must for adults and older children. Harper enjoyed this section of the park because Pandora illuminates when the sun sets. 

3) Hollywood Studios – Fantasmic at 9pm is the best, Beauty and the Beast stage show, Disney Jr Show, and the Frozen show.

4) Epcot – Illuminations is a must. We enjoyed seeing different cultures and if you purchase a passport at the park you can receive a stamp as you travel through Epcot. 

Universal Studio’s: 

Universal is more so geared towards the adults. When Harper was younger, she was too short to get on most rides and wasn’t familiar with the characters under Universal such as shrek and the Simpson’s. She was excited to be there none the less, but would get aggravated that she ended up in the child swap rooms while she knew everyone else was on rides. I often had to cheer her up with snacks, cotton candy and purchasing toys. In hindsight, I would’ve never taken her prior to our most recent trip. Our most recent trip she was tall enough for rides even though some of them may be too intense. Universal does have splash pads to occupy kids as well as a few super kid friendly rides. But if your child is under 4 or is 3 and short for their age, I would just wait.. Universal is worth it to me, but after taking her to disney where she could do everything, I hated the feeling of her feeling left out. Also, Universal is not nearly as massive as disney and all their parks. It’s still a lot of walking but you can cover the parks in 2-3 days with ease. Harper did however enjoy volcano bay. We attended on opening day and they have a few larger pools as well as a wave pool that she refused to leave. While of course she is too small fo the actual rides, it was a nice change from the hotel pool. My advice for Universal is not as a extensive because for a toddler, I think it can be skipped if your main focus is your child having fun. We usually added Universal to our agenda in order to make sure the adults had their fun. 

But for both trips I’ve learned that looking attractive is so unimportant in the summer months. I went from packing denim shorts and cute tops to all work out clothes. I always pack one pair or sandals and sneakers I know I can walk in for hours. Your feet will hurt regardless but do not take on the parks as a fashion show lol. At most I pack one outfit for dinner if we have a free day. Even for harper, at first I would dress her up but now we simply rely on jersey shorts and T-shirt’s and whatever shoes she wishes. This last trip she conquered the parks in crocs because she hates sneakers and how her feet get hot. So overall, it’s really the little details to keep in mind. Comfort, sunscreen and planning your trip are all how you will survive. If you need specific items don’t rely on purchasing them upon arrival. They’ll be expensive or won’t be onsite at all. If you don’t want to pack items such as diapers or wipes or even snacks, utilize amazon and have them shipped to your hotel! (Parent hack lol) I hope our tips and tricks ease your anxiety of the parks. The best thing you can do to prepare however is to look at the crowd predictors to ensure you book when the crowds are not as heavy. It makes all the difference when the park is not crowded. The disney parks also generally have extra magic hours which allows them to close later for those staying onsite so don’t feel pressured to complete everything. Those extra 1-2 hours where the park is filled with only hotel guest makes a huge difference. Universal also will open earlier for hotel guest which as well makes a difference. Most people won’t wake up earlier therefore you can get those rides in that you really want to get on before the lines have long wait times. Other than that, have fun. We’ve enjoyed the parks everytime we go regardless if its every year. We still haven’t rode everything at magic kingdom which were determined to do it. But, we love it. It’s really worth it and all children deserve to go. There is no better feeling than seeing Harper’s face when she sees her favorite characters or the shows. If you have any questions email me, if I cant answer them directly I will have my mom assist. 

Happy planning and don’t get overwhelmed!

Aja 

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I know I’ve been MIA as far as blogging goes so I wanted to apologize. Blogging is one of those things that you have to be motivated and inspired on a daily, but since my last post I was going through things that just blocked my thought process. But, here we are with a new post! There has been a lot of hype in the makeup community about the fenty beauty release and I’ve tried it and wanted to do my own in depth review. Some people feel like trusting youtubers or well known beauty bloggers can be iffy because of there relationships with brands which I understand. 

To start, I did not purchase the primer. I may pick it up because I’ve read that since the foundation is matte the primer is almost like a moisturizer yet does have pore perfecting properties, but the hydration in the primer helps with the fluidity of the foundation. Thus, I’m willing to try it and for makeup and advice purposes I have normal to dry skin. 

I purchased the foundation in shade 310, which is practically an identical match to my NARS foundation which I use in Syracuse. I opted to get 310 so that once my tan fades, I would be able to get the most out of the foundation. My mom uses 320 so I used some of it just to see if there was a true difference in the colors and it was very slight. Priscilla Ono, who is one of the global makeup artist for the brand said on her social media that the foundation is like paint. Meaning that it goes on lighter, and once it dries and the water practically dissolves the shade will darken (so it does not oxidize its how the formula works). From the moment I put the foundation on I noticed how it was more of a liquid consistency and also medium coverage with my beauty blender (for reference I use my beauty blender with all my foundations but I will try a brush tomorrow to compare). I knew that it would dry quicker due to the liquid to powder and matte formula so I worked in sections. Initially it was okay, I wasn’t necessarily hating the foundation but I also wasn’t instantly obsessed. It is more of a natural foundation that looks like skin, but right now currently my skin is all over the place from hormones so it did highlight everything that was going on. Whereas my NARS sheer glow provides more coverage, doesn’t enhance my imperfections and feels more hydrating on my skin. I finished my face with all my normal makeup products (tarte shape tape, Laura mercier translucent powder & finishing powder, Mac dark deep, and used the Fenty beauty highlighter in hu$tla baby & mean money). I took the extra step and used my fix+ multiple times when completing my makeup to ensure my skin was hydrated & also used my tatcha spray as the final step. 

Now, my thoughts and feelings on the foundation once my entire face was on is: it’s a very “natural” looking foundation which is nice. BUT, I think my skin may be just a tad too dry for it. Initially my skin felt normal but then after the first hour, I literally felt like my face was so dry to the point I just wanted to scratch my face lol. I took it upon myself to take flash pictures with my camera, then my phone, sit in front of my ring light and look in mirrors all over my house and I can’t say that I’m obsessed. I feel like the foundation is highlighting the current imperfections of my skin which I’m not a fan of and clinging to dry patches. My sheer glow makes my skin look more flawless because it leaves a more creamy finish rather than being completely matte. On my camera the foundation looks pretty but you could see my texture peaking through, then I went to my phone and it just was “okay”. In mirrors it was pretty but again, I just felt like it wasn’t really doing much. I would recommend the foundation for people with normal to oily/combination skin because once the foundation dries and your skin produces your oils you’ll truly get a beautiful skin like finish. I’m gonna continue to wear it and try it with different products to see if I can find a way to make it work so pray for me, or else it will join 12 other foundations that don’t get used lol.

Additional products: The highlighter duo that I used Hu$tla Baby & Mean money were beautiful. They gave that smooth but metallic highlight that I love. I will be trying trophy wife soon, the thought of the product made me nervous so I wanted to start with the simple product. Also, the lipgloss is not groundbreaking but it is a nice formula and everyday gloss that adds a tint to the lips and is not tacky like some glosses (not the lip that I had on in the photos). 

The pictures below were taken as soon as I finished my makeup where it looked its best before it began to suck my skin dry. Hopefully in the near future she releases other formulas of foundation. I wholeheartedly support the brand and will continue to purchase just because she is doing something so many other companies are not which is being inclusive of all races, skin tones and undertones. That alone is a reason to spend the money with her company. 

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The other day my boyfriend and I had a random conversation about how we’ve seen phones evolve, which then brought up the conversation of the start of myspace, Facebook and now apps like instagram and Snapchat. Initially I think platforms like myspace and Facebook were made solely to provide a way for us to stay in contact with people we otherwise wouldn’t. But, somewhere along the line things became advanced and really became platforms for people to express themselves. My issue with current social media is that it makes it so easy and inevitable for people to lie and deceive others. Now that I’m 21 I utilize my social media differently then I would have years ago and as I repeatedly have had the conversation that I’m about to have with you, I realize I’m not alone in letting social media get to me. While it may sound dumb and silly, I think a lot of us fail to realize how much social media controls us.

Up until a few months ago, I followed around 900 people on Instagram alone and had 3,500+ friends on my Facebook account. These numbers were made up of people I knew personally and others who were strangers. It all started with my Facebook account which I logged into and found that those “strangers” were tagging me in nonsense. After taking countless classes about social media presence I realized I needed to clean up my account, so rather than delete over a thousand friends I didn’t know, I opted to make a new facebook. Shifting to instagram, I would scroll through my timeline and realize I followed a lot of people from Philly that utilized their social media to express political beliefs, nightly outings and local news among some things that I personally think social media isn’t the place for. Yet one day I realized I don’t get on social media to see any of that, I solely have social media to get inspired. I have accounts on platforms that allow me to know what the new fashion trends are, what sales are approaching, what new makeup products are launching and things of the sort. This then lead me to the journey of “revamping” my social media to be tailored to my wants and needs. I unfollowed every account on instagram that did not inspire me to be a better person or that inspired my passions such as makeup and fashion. Ever since then I’ve enjoyed social media in a different light. I see the positive in it because now it doesn’t stress me out or put a negative energy in my life. I know some of you are thinking, “ok Aja, how could a app possibly put a negative energy in your life?”, Easy! You get so sucked into the pictures and post that they seem so real. You forget that people literally can lie on social media and you would have no clue. People are given a platform to create a life if thats what they want to do; some people act like they’re super accomplished while others act like they’re making millions and can afford specific lifestyles. Unfortunately, in a city like Philly, it happens far to often and rather than call someone’s bluff, I unfollowed them all together. Before my revamp, I would delete my social media all together & “detox” from the made up lives, but then I realized why am I letting people push me off platforms I need. Thus, my decision to remove everything off my accounts that did not add to me and my growing brand have only made me better.

 

Additionally, I know so many people who have told me that they found that social media can be apart of their insecurities just because you often find yourself looking at someone’s page comparing what you have or where you are in life. I honestly think that that weakness has nothing to do with how “secure” you are. I think its perfectly human to look at someone and wonder. But the important thing is that you should follow people who inspire you to become better and reach a level of success and happiness rather than follow people who make you feel less than. Realize what you seek out of social media like I did, and what you want social media to do for you. My instagram revolves around the concept that I like to get dressed and my makeup. Therefore I always tag my outfits because of the countless DM’s I get from people who are inquiring about where I got my shirt or what shoes I’m wearing. That’s why I’m here.. To share my love for things that I know other people also love. If your one of those people who feel like social media is taking from you rather than adding, please realize everything isn’t always what it seems, especially in a picture/video.

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Now that we have skin care out the way, soooo many of my followers ask me about my makeup! Alongside this blog, I will be doing YouTube tutorials to be able to show you what I’m really talking about because while some of us like to read, some of us are more visual learners. Until then, there are a few products that I think are must have’s in my collection. If you really baby your skin like I do, you’ll find you can become more minimal with your make up over time. As my skin takes a turn for the better, I literally have a 10 minute makeup look in case I want to look pulled together yet natural. These are my favorite products that I reach for the most as well as re-buy over and over regardless of all the other make up I have. 

Before we get into the actual makeup, my key makeup tool is my beauty blender pro. I have 3 and swear by the pro version. I also own the original pink beauty blender, nude one and the red but please if you never gave the pro beauty blender a try, it will change your life. It’s not the same as the others and definitely worth twenty dollars. 

1. My first essential makeup item would be a good color corrector. When I first got into makeup, I didn’t really pay color correction any mind but as I really began to beat my face, it makes all the difference even if your doing a no make-up makeup look, or even full glam. Color correcting will make sure your foundation is going on even and no discoloration is peaking through. There are yellow, purple, orange, salmon and green color correctors on the market for all different purposes but I mostly use orange. The reason I use orange is because while foundation is meant to cover imperfections, things like my dark marks as well as the natural darker pigment around my lips can sometimes try to show. If your under eye circles are really stealing the show, its a great way to cancel them out as well. My favorite orange concealers are the MAC Studio conceal and correct, MAC Studio finish skin corrector (refill option but also sold in a palette) and the L.A Girl Pro Conceal. I prefer the MAC options because they are easier to work with and come in different shades for different skin tones. The L.A girl version is just as good but is a very deep orange so its not beginner friendly or a good product if your heavy handed.

2. Second, please, please please ladies take the time to find a foundation that works best for you! Just because a foundation may look great on one person does not mean it works for everyone! Take the time to gather samples from Mac and sephora to test formulas to see what works best for you. My summer go to has been NARS Sheer Glow. Its medium to full coverage, buildable without becoming cakey, light weight, and has a nice finish. Its not matte or dewy which is great for the summer because it looks like skin. If a 50 dollar foundation isn’t your thing (I dont blame you), a good drugstore option is to mix the l’Oréal pro matte and pro glow. You’ll get the same coverage and same nice finish for way cheaper. 

3. A great concealer is also very important. My favorite right now is the Tarte Shape Tape. I prefer a full coverage concealer regardless if I’m doing a sheer layer of foundation or heavy because by altering the amount of concealer you use, you can really control the product. Another favorite concealer is the NARS radiant creamy concealer. I don’t mind investing in concealer because it’s hard to find the right shade with the right undertone at the drugstore. Also, I struggled finding a formula that I really loved. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments. 

4. Next is translucent powder. I live and die for my Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. I will continue to repurchase this over and over. It leaves your undereyes so smooth and sometimes I’ll even lightly dust it over my entire face. It’s not drying and also doesn’t alter the color of your makeup like some yellow based powders did for me. I love it. It’s a top holy grail for me.

5. Concerning overall face powder, I have recently became a user of the Laura Mercier Mineral pressed powder. If you have not tried it, please do. It’s so amazing. Its finely mild, and it honestly blurs imperctions while making your makeup look creamy, fresh and smooth. Even if you don’t want to purchase, just swatch it in store. It is honestly amazing. I’m so glad I found this product even though it is pricey lol. 

6. Lastly, a important must have is a bronzer. It’s important your bronzer is the right shade, not too orange and not to cool toned and also complimentary of your skin tone. My favorite is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer mixed with my MAC Prolongwear pressed powder. I mix my brush in both products to create a shade that gives me the perfect bronze but the Too Faced bronzer will add extra depth and a hint of coolness to appear natural. 

Concerning all other make up products (highlighters, mascara, blush etc.), there are so many good items on the market that I switch what I use all the time. But with these 6 products, I always know my makeup will come out great. These are those items that I always reach for to get a flawless base no matter what kind of look I’m doing or where im going. If you try these products please let me know if you enjoy them. If not, reach out to me personally and I would be happy to help you find a product that works for you. 

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