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Beauty Talk: Life Tips to Get Out of a Rut

May 27, 2015

I am not a beauty guru and if your are anything like me then you also have a hard time keeping up your looks; I have to make time to get my hair done and take off my chipped nail polish. Every 3 months or so I revamp my beauty products. I buy any new items I need- which is usually a lot. I get a fabulous new hairstyle and perhaps a fancy item or two. The “3 month Make-Over” usually coincides with the dates that my fiancé and I travel either to the US or Europe to meet one another. Every girl wants to look their best at any reunion.

Leading up to the reunion my Pinterest board begins to fill up with inspiration of hairstyles and make up. I get that extra oomph.I actually hope to keep-up my 3 month self checks even after I move to Europe because I am a creature of habit and I have to make a conscious effort to not look a hot mess.(I seriously get so lazy) I am currently undergoing my 3 Month Make-Over which was extra important this time because I am now moving to Europe and just had a 26th birthday…so I want to switch it up!

5 Life Tip to Get Out of a Rut

  1. Watch Youtube and Pin-Some-Ish (Pinterest)- Pinterest & Youtube showcase so many talented people that you will inevitably find something you want to  try, buy, or DIY. The inspiration will allow you to vision yourself and how you want to look. I always see woman with their faces painted to perfection and eyebrows to be envied and it revives my attempts at being able to do my own make-up or make my own for that matter… You can follow me on Pinterest here…which brings me to #2.
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  2. Get Creative aka Scissor Happy- I am a hands-on person. If I see a style that I love particularly denim styles I will bleach and cut till content- this tip is to proceed with caution, if you are prone to cutting your own hair act with discretion. I don’t  want to be the reason your bangs must be bobby pinned all summer. Above my niece and I made our own lipstick  from Crayons and I  recently destroyed an awesome pair of jeans. Stay tuned to see the  Friday post! IMG_5735
  3. Eat Clean- Whenever I get up the courage to cut out all the bad food I feel so much better for it. I like to go pretty extreme with my clean eating leading up to large failures around the time of mother nature but I’m cool with that, my  own version of the 80-20 Rule. FullSizeRender
  4. Treat Yourself- My mom always used to tell me “You can t be cheap with yourself” and one of my amazing blogger friends once left a comment saying “Buy the Shoes” I’ll just leave that here to think of all the times you didn’t treat yourself, for the most part the money was still spent on something- outside of savings and being responsible if you want an expensive new make up, hairstyle, shoes or bag every now and then… you deserve it! My favorite hair products are from Simplicity Hair Oil and they are kind of expensive for me. The oil runs between $30-$45 per mini bottle and the shampoo is about $28. I would never spend this much on single hair products but I have eczema around my hairline so I realize I have to splurge in order to have a product that works for me and that is okay! If you have eczema or any hair difficulties or dry hair I’d recommend Simplicity Hair Oil. FullSizeRender-4 2 FullSizeRender-5
  5. Try Something New- While beauty is skin-deep it’s also about finding out where your aesthetic preferences may lie. I love mixing up my look a bit and it is not always easy since I am so particular about my hair. Do you have this problem? Any recommendations for beauty revamping?!

 

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24 Comments

  • Stephanie@gofashiondeals.com'
    Reply Stephanie May 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Love this post ! Can’t wait to hear about that lipstick. I am a pin addict . Pinterest is so much fun.
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  • kathrineeldridge1@gmail.com'
    Reply Kathrine Eldridge May 28, 2015 at 12:49 am

    I have a hard time eating clean. I do like the 80-20 rule. Wish I could stick to it like you. Now treating myself is no problem! 🙂

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  • seattleitefashionista@gmail.com'
    Reply Vivian May 28, 2015 at 3:01 am

    great post! #4 is something I’ve been telling myself a lot recently as well – growing up, I was always stingy about what I buy for myself but a little indulgence every now and then is justifiable 🙂 in fact, I recently bought a $37 hair product for myself as well…

    I’m following you now on bloglovin’!

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    Reply Sugar May 28, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Contrary to popular belief, I forget to treat myself sometimes. I can’t remember the last time I went to the spa! There’s more to just retail therapy when it comes to taking care of yourself. Love, love your blog! xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugar
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    Reply Paola May 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Great tips, thanks for sharing
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    Reply JOURNAL OF STYLE May 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Those tips sound really intersting! I think treating yourself and trying something new is something very important for the inner and outer beauty! Thank you for reminding that, Falasha! 😉
    Impressive post!

    xxx Ira
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    Reply Elizabeth May 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I always check pinterest for DIY, so good to get out of a rut
    xx
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    Reply gloriadressup May 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    great tips. ciao gloria
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  • bashharry@outlook.com'
    Reply Bash May 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    You have no idea how much of a rut I am in right now. Thank you so much for this, it is incredible! I love to treat myself to make myself feel happy, whether it’s buying new things or putting on makeup. It calms me down <3

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  • amber.allthecute@gmail.com'
    Reply Amber Shannon May 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I love this list! Especially going on Pinterest… it is sooo refreshing and inspiring. Actually, I like everything on the list… clean eating DOES make you feel good and there’s a notable difference. “Buy the Shoes” indeed…can be hard, but everyone deserve a treat now and again!! Such a feel good grouping of ideas…

    To revamp and feel good about my beauty-ful-self/looks, I enjoy spa time, mostly at home. A good bubble bath, lots of steam to open the pores, exfoliating, an at home facial, a good deep conditioning, and then let the professionals take care of the other details like a mani/pedi and an eyebrow threading… that always make me feel refreshed, glowing, and lovely!


    Amber
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    Reply alice May 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    That’s so cool!

    Alice Cerea,
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  • nulai@hotmail.co.uk'
    Reply Travelera May 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I have not used Pinterest yet, really discovering a lot of social media in the last couple of months…
    I couldn’t see the pictures of this post well, for any reason they come in a huge siza in my computer, the rest of your posts are fine. xx
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  • yasmin@banglesandbungalows.com'
    Reply Yasmin May 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Great tips! I love trying new things from Pinterest, which can sometimes be a big fail, but the experience of trying is what’s important.

    xx Yasmin
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    Reply Allie Mackin May 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Ah, great tips and so true. I love surfing the net for inspiration. And YouTube and Pinterst and blogs are are the top three.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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    Reply Ting May 29, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Lovely post! xo

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    Reply mihaela May 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    this is amazing 🙂 have a great day!

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    Reply jamie May 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you so much for these great tips! they’re very helpful 🙂

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  • denisesways@hotmail.com'
    Reply Denise May 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    So nice to be moving and doing new great stuff! I liked that you cut things and prepare your own lipstick, I mean, as an experiment! People think I am fussy about beauty, but I am not. So what I say is that keeping skin glowing healtily is good, and the rest comes from within. But a nice lipgloss can help! I think you are doing it fine! Hope you have a great weekend!
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    Reply sweetsimpleday May 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I totally agree with you. I like that “treat yourself”!! Thanks for sharing
    Xoxo

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    Reply Vanessa May 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Happy Friday, beautiful! Such a great post, thanks so much for sharing!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  • kelly@sparklesandshoes.com'
    Reply Kelly May 31, 2015 at 4:36 am

    I agree, trying something on Pinterest is always fun!

    xx Kelly
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    Reply Tash June 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    So great! I love pinterest 🙂

    RedLip&Love

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    Reply Cecilie Amalie Brevadt June 2, 2015 at 7:25 am

    LOVE the idea with a “3-month-make-over”. I should really do that as well!! 🙂 xx

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    Reply Vesna June 5, 2015 at 2:30 am

    such a great post!! Keep these coming!!!

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