5 YouTube Channels I'm Loving

Eleventh Gorgeous

These sisters are beauty/lifestyle gurus and incredibly entertaining the watch! As self-proclaimed drugstore girls, they have introduced me to some of the best products I've used. 

The DeFranco Family

This family vlog stars a precious little man and his mom who is basically #RealMomGoals.

Tati AKA Glam Life Guru

Need to see a review of a beauty product you're interested in? This girl will have it! I don't know if there is anyone on YouTube who strives to test every product out there as much as she does.

Carly Cristman

With Carly, you'll find sarcasm, humor, and incredible style all rolled into one. Honestly, if she wore  something other than black and white, I'd copy her whole wardrobe. 

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Hello October

My favorite YouTuber from across the pod! Her style is a tad more luxury, but her style tips are excellent. I especially love her vlogs around Brighton.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Friday Finds: Looks like Instagram wants to be Facebook when it grows up

Happy Friday Friends! 

Here are some of my favorite finds this week!

Looks like Instagram wants to be Facebook when it grows up.

My favorite youtubers answered my question on their channel! (Got to 8:29)

The best video I've seen this week.

My new favorite shampoo and conditioner.

My new favorite game.

These two women are so cool!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

 

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My Favorite Beauty Products (under $20!)

Every girl has her favorite beauty products; but it can take a long time to find the perfect products. I know for myself, it took years to find the perfect products for my skin, hair, and make-up. In those years, I have tried and tested products from multiple brands with varying price ranges. When I was younger I used to think the more expensive the product, the better it must be. But oh, was I wrong! In recent years, I've truly learned there are quality products are very affordable prices. So I have rounded-up my 9 favorite beauty products, all under $20!

  • Redken Thermal Protecting Spray - $13.62 My hairstylist recommended this product to me nearly a year ago. Now I refuse to put any heat near my hair without it. I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair. There has been so much less breakage which is so important to me because I curl my hair everyday.
  • Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask - $6.99 This is a more recent find of mine, but it has already made a huge difference on my skin. It's a miracle worker. I apply this mask 2-3 times a week. It amazes me how quickly my acne has disappeared!
  • Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Toner - $5.99 This is definitely the product I have been using for the longest amount of time. I pour a few drops on a cotton ball and rub it into my whole face. It picks up left over oil after I wash my face, which is important to me because I have very oily skin.
  • Dove Advance Care Skin Renew - $4.89 In my earlier 20s, I experienced some slight discoloration in my under arms. I began researching remedies. There were several, one of which was using color correcting deodorant. Not only did this deodorant bring my skin back to normal, but its truly the best deodorant I have ever used.
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener - $6.99 I naturally have thick nails, but they're not the strongest. Layers can peel off easily, which destroy my nails, sometimes forcing me to cut them short. But this nail strengthener has helped my nails stay stronger. Since I almost always have my nails painted, I use it as a base coat.
  • Curel Ultra Healing Lotion - $7.99 During college, my skin went through a very dry spell. It was painful and itchy and not attractive at all. Once I was able to heal my skin, I started to apply this lotion everyday, twice a day. I am very diligent about it, and have even mentioned before that I always carry lotion with me. But the benefit is I haven't had a problem with my skin since I started using this lotion.
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin - $8.99 My favorite thing about this foundation is the coverage. It evens out my whole face to a beautiful, natural tone. I received this product from Influenster, and I'll admit I was nervous to try it. I am very loyal to the brands I use, and hadn't used any Maybelline products before. But I am so happy I tried this because I love it! It was a great Influenster VoxBox!
  • CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor -  $7.99 I mentioned this liquid lipstick in my What's In My Bag post, but I am completely obsessed with it! I cannot recommend this product enough! This product has given me the best, longlasting lip coverage I have ever seen. It's seriously the best!
  • Essence Make Me Brow - $2.99 The first time I heard about this product was in an EleventhGorgeous video. In this video they found the Essence Make Me Brown was a dupe of the Benefit Gimme Brow. The products work almost identically with one major difference. Essence is 1/8 of the price! This product fills in your brows and makes shaping them super easy.
  • If you have any favorite beauty products of your own I'd love to hear about them!

    As alway, thank you for reading. XO-

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    *I received Maybelline Better Skin products complimentary, but all opinions are my own.

    Friday Finds: Do You Hike?

    Happy Friday everyone! You may remember from my Summer Bucket List, one item was "hiking in Alaska". I've mentioned it before, but Steve and I are going to Alaska to visit some friends next week! We are so excited and have some big activities planned during the trip, including a hike. Steve decided this was a good excuse for me to finally buy a pair of hiking boots. Once I got them, I was informed by Steve that I had to break-in my hiking shoes. To accomplish this, we're going hiking this weekend.

    My husband grew up hiking and camping with his family. My family did not. But because it is so important to him, we have gone on hikes together in the past. I'll admit, I don't hate it! Although, according to Steve, now that I own the boots, I am now an official hiker! :0

    Below are some of my favorite finds this week!

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    Summer music hits, all in one place.

    The Alphabet according to brands.

    #BringBackNashville worked!

    Wherever these pools are, I want to move there.

    My new favorite Youtube Channel.

    This app is funny and dangerous at the same time!

    What did your families do? Did you grow up visiting the great outdoors like my husband or stay inside like me? I'd love to know!

    As always, thank you for reading, Helen