My 10 Minute Makeup Routine

Hello pals, readers, and people who have stumbled on this blog. I am sharing my favorite beauty products with you today and how I use them! Beauty products are the only things I don’t skimp on because I have sensitive skin, but there are hundreds of blog posts on duplicates for the products I use. 

Step 1. Hydrate and take care of your skin

I use rose water from Onurth located in New York. This rose water works wonders! It clears your face and hydrates it. According to their website, which you can find here, you can hydrate thirsty skin with a soothing mist of Onurth’s sought after rose water. From the finest Bulgarian roses comes this replenishing hydrolat with natural humectant qualities to add and retain moisture to tired skin. Use after cleansing and throughout the day to refresh and rehydrate your complexion. A must have for drier skin types and frequent

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travelers (bring your 2 ounce bottle on the plane). This is what rose is supposed to smell like – Use in place of a toner or as a gentle cleanser with Onurth’s Eco Squares. Rose has an affinity with the heart; promoting balance, aiding in emotional processing and supports in decision making. 

 

  • Ingredients: Pure Floral Hydrosol from Organically-Grown Bulgarian Roses.
  • Origin: Bulgaria
  • Shelf Life: Three to Six Months

It is my fav beauty product. Check it out!

 
Step 2. Foundation
 
I like to use Too Faced Born this Way foundation in the color Snow, because I’m really pale! It has been the only foundation that covers my skin and stays on all day, but it is expensive. At $39 for 1 oz, I think it is worth every penny because it doesn’t break my face out (I have very sensitive skin). You can find it at Sephora, Ulta, Glambot or on the Too Faced website. According to Too Faced description: Skin so naturally radiant they’ll think you were born this way.
Born This Way is an oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup

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Source: Sephora’s website

and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup and you can’t see imperfections – all that’s left is naturally radiant skin that looks like you were Born This Way.This revolutionary foundation is infused with a potent combination of coconut water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Skin-loving perfection:

  • Medium-to-full, undetectable coverage
  • Oil-free
  • Coconut water helps delicately replenish skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating
  • Infused with the resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity
  • Hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance

Step 2 1/2: The brush I use

I love love love IT cosmetics! The founder is so cute and I love her message! You can find

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the dual sided brush here for $20. It is perfect for applying foundation AND concealer. IT is high quality and is cruelty-free! 

According to IT’s website: Ultra luxe, ultra plush tool for perfect airbrush application. Provides the capability to build coverage with foundation or powder and buff away imperfections. This brush was designed with leading plastic surgeons to apply BOTH foundation and concealer to a flawless, airbrushed finish!

The ultra plush, ultra luxe large end allows you to quickly apply your foundation to larger areas for a beautiful airbrushed finish, while the micro-end allows for the most accurate precision in even the smallest spaces. This high-quality brush is extremely soft and great for even the most sensitive skin!

Step 3. Lippy stick

Tarte has wonderful, and hydrating, lipstick! My favorite shade is poppy, simply because

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Source: Tarte’s Website

poppies are my fav flower! 😉 You can find their lipstick at Sephora, Ulta, Glambot or Tarte’s websiteThe lipstick makes your lips tingle a bit and it feels amazing! According to Tarte’s website: Inspired by the whimsical colors of the Amazon and infused with naturally-derived ingredients from its lush vegetation, these Amazonian butter lipsticks add a splash of rich color and creamy shine for a perfect pout.

 

 

Step 4. Cheek Stain

Benefit makes THE BEST cheek stain! It lasts all day and according to th

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em it’s “snuggle and kiss proof.” They have it in three colors and I’m planning on making my second purchase. Posietint is poppy-tinted too ;). You can find it at Sephora, Ulta, Glambot and Benefit’s website. The product description, taken from Benefit’s website, is:

 

This poppy-pink tinted stain brightens cheeks & lips with a cheery flush. The liquid-gel formula beautifully blends on all complexions and lasts for hours.

  • Smooch-proof
  • Nuzzle-proof
  • Natural finish

 

Step 5. Mascara

I like to use drug store brands, but my current mascara crush is Better than Sex mascara by Too Faced! It holds a curl well and lengthens eyelashes! Best mascara I’ve ever used. You can find it at Sephora, Ulta, Glambot,and the Too Faced website. I like to buy the mini because it’s cheaper, but you do you! The product description taken from the Too Faced website: 

What it is:

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Source: Too Faced Website

An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.

What it does:
Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help you achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
Better Than Sex mascara contains a film-forming polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear and unique peptides for the deepest, intense black possible.

 

And that’s it! It takes less than ten minutes to apply these products and you’ll have a fresh, natural look. 

Thanks for stopping by, 

Ashley Brooke

 

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How I Made $500 Extra in One Month

Hello pals, readers, and those who stumbled upon this page.  I am going to give you one major tip on how to make 500 extra dollars each month. Download Poshmark! It is a free app that allows you to resale your old clothes and purchase other’s gently used clothes. You can make big bucks on this app and then put your earned credits in as a direct deposit into a bank account, or spend your credits on other rad clothes. I started selling clothes in June and have made exactly $511. How do you sell clothes successfully on Poshmark? Click here for your complete guide to selling, buying, and trading.

Step 1. Put the same amount of time on your product pictures as you do selfies

Each photo of your item needs to have good lighting. The better your photos the more likely people are to buy them. Try styling your item with something else for a unique flare.

Step 2. Promote. Promote. PROMOTE.

There’s a share button for a reason, people! Every time you share a user’s listing, you are putting yourself out there for them to see. Hopefully, they will return the favor and expose you to their followers by sharing! Also, Poshmark has themed parties three times a day every day, so why not share yourself to a whole network of buyers? Free marketing!

Step 3. Be prompt. 

When someone comments on one of your listings,try to comment back as soon as you get the notification. I have accidently lost sales by forgetting to comment back, and I could’ve earned more money. Also, when your item is purchased, try to ship within two days. I completely forgot to ship my first sale and the buyer canceled. What a bummer!

And there you have it, all the tips I used to grow my Poshmark account and make sales.GirlyGoingAwayParty

 

Complete Guide to Selling, Buying, and Trading on Poshmark

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Source: Poshmark Instagram

Hello pals, readers, and people who have stumbled upon this blog. You know that dress you bought a few months ago and have never worn? Well, now you can get (most) of your money back by using Poshmark! Poshmark is a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to sell and shop a virtual marketplace for women, and now men and kid’s clothing.

 

I have been poshing since March of 2016 and I am utterly addicted! I didn’t know how to use the app at first, but after an hour of reading up on it I figured it out with little difficulty. I currently have about 2,000 followers and the numbers are growing every day. I tend to buy more than  I sell, but I’ve found some great deals! I have found a Sherri Hill prom dress for $199, a Lauren Conrad sweater for $6, and an Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit for $15.

Here are a few tips on how to sell, buy, package, and trade.

Okay, let’s get started. After downloading the Poshmark app here, follow my steps to create your first listing.

  • Take 3-4 good photos of your item. You can take and edit photos directly in the app. The better the photo the more likely shoppers are to purchase it.
    • Use good lighting. Natural light is the best
    • Style your item! Show users your quirky style and they’ll be more apt to buy. I modeled my Vineyard Vines dress and it sold within minutes.
    • Another good way to have good photos is to remove the background. There are plenty of free websites to do this, but my favorite is an app called SuperImpose. It is super easy to use, and only costs $2.99
  • List your item
  • Give a good description. Make sure to include any damages your item might have. You don’t want to hide any flaws because that would result in an unhappy buyer!
  • Price your item according to the condition and if it is new with tags or not.

Once your item has sold, ship it ASAP. The faster you ship, the faster you can earn money. Poshmark does not release your payment until the buyer has received their purchase.

 

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Source: Poshmark Instagram

How to Sell Faster

 

  • Poshmark is a social network, so share, comment, and give love to closets and they will do the same. Poshmark has an unspoken rule that if someone shares your listing, you share theirs.
  • Share theme-appropriate listings to parties. Posh Parties are themed virtual parties that every day, three times a day. Thousands, if not millions, of users search parties in hopes of finding the perfect listing, so promote yours!
  • Respond in a timely manner, and don’t forget to tag people back in your comment. I have lost a few sales by not tagging someone. You can do this by typing @ and then the commenter’s username, just like insta. 😉
  • Remember to have good customer service. This is a business for you now, and the better your customer service the more you will sell. People will more likely buy from you again if you are polite and offer them a good deal. In the settings of Poshmark, you can set up a closet discount that takes off a percentage of the total if the user bundles.
    • Bundling is offered for people to buy multiple things and only have to pay for shipping once. It’s really a win-win. You make more sales and they get a discounted price.

Okay, I’ve sold my first listing. Now what?

Now comes the fun part, packaging.

  • Stock up on shipping boxes.

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    Source: Poshmark Instagram

  • (optional) Decorate the outside of the box! I like to write “Hello, Darling.”  or “I’ve arrived.”
  • All of this is optional, but it is appreciated.
    • Wrap your item in cute tissue paper and baker’s twine.
    • Include a thank you note! A little appreciation goes a long way. I like to write “Your purchase made my day and I hope this package brightens yours.”

Remember to ship your item in a timely manner, you don’t want an unhappy buyer!

What is trading and how do I do it?

Some users, not me because I’m too scared, like to trade closet items. What this means is you will ship someone an item and they will ship you something in return. You do this by finding someone to trade with, then the item you want to trade. Try to trade for similarly priced items. Once this is done, you will drop the price of your item to $3 and  other trader will do the same. Then you’ll purchase their item and they’ll purchase yours for shipping label purposes only. YOU WILL NOT MAKE ANY MONEY. Caution. There have been stories of people never receiving their item they traded for, and since Poshmark doesn’t support trading you are unable to get your sale back. I know for a fact there are plenty of honest traders, but be careful.

 

And there you have it, a complete guide to Poshmark. Comment your Poshmark username and I’ll follow you! Happy poshing.

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Look, I’ll make this short. I am starting this blog for high school and college students who want the Vogue look without the Vogue price.  I will include tips on how to shop smart, where to shop, and how to make money selling old clothes. Until those are published, let me tell you about myself. I am 16 and live in the Dallas area. I have loved fashion since well… forever and am excited to share my ideas with y’all! I have two dogs, love to travel, read, write, and just love life in general.IMG_3680[1].JPG

Thanks for stopping by,

Ashley Brooke Boyd

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