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Kristen Love

Kristen Love resides in the Chicago area with her husband & two kiddos-- an energetic toddler who will do anything to make his sweet, baby sister giggle (which doesn't take much). She is the author behind The Love Notes Blog, a YouTube beauty vlogger, an extreme DIY’er, obsessive chick flick watcher, lover of all things pretty & her spirit animal is Li’l Sebastian. Connect with her! Blog: www.thelovenotesblog.com | Instagram: @thelovenotes | Facebook: The Love Notes Blog | Twitter: @lovenotesblog | Snapchat: @thelovenotes | YouTube: www.youtube.com/kristenlove13

5 Ways to Build a Positive Home & How it Will Benefit Your Children Long-term

Creating a positive home for your children is not only beneficial to their development, but it instills qualities like confidence, compassion, patience, and kindness, among others. Home life largely influences a child and shapes them into who they will become, so it’s important to set a positive tone and create an environment where they can flourish. Today, we’re giving you five ways to build a positive home, and how it can benefit your children long-term.

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Getting UNready: How to establish a nighttime beauty routine

Establishing a nighttime beauty routine is probably one of the last priorities we have as moms — that is, if it even makes it on the to-do list in the first place. At the end of a seemingly never-ending day, we can hardly keep our eyes open, and the thought of doing just one more task, even something that should make us feel great, seems near impossible. We’ve all been there. But creating a nightly ritual is not only “you” time, it can also help you relax, leading to a better night’s rest. Read on for some tips on how to create — and continue — a nighttime beauty routine.

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6 Ways to Make Your Lips Look More Full

Not everyone is blessed with the beautiful and naturally full lips a la Angelina Jolie, but luckily there are some tricks to plump your pout. If you didn’t think there were natural alternatives to lip injections, think again! There’s an easier way to get fuller, plumper looking lips without using lip fillers, and we’re going to show you how. Whether you’re going for a natural or full glam look, we’ve got you covered with 6 tricks to make your lips look more full — for any occasion.

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Makeup Mistakes to Avoid & What to Do Instead

Do you feel like you’re doing something wrong with your makeup, or you just can’t quite achieve the look you want? We’ve compiled a list of our best tips for achieving a makeup look the pros go for. From choosing the right colors for your skin to proper application techniques, this info will help you step up your makeup game whether you like a natural look, full glam, and everything in between.

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How to transition your makeup from summer to fall

If you’re a makeup lover who loves to embrace the seasonal changes, it can be an exciting time when the air starts getting cooler, the days start getting shorter, and school is back in session— it means that Fall is approaching! But if you haven’t quite switched your wardrobe from tank tops, cutoffs and flip flops, to cardigans, leggings and booties, there are ways to prepare your skin and makeup bag for the cool weather ahead. Read on to find out 5 easy ways to transition your makeup bag from summer to fall.

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The Ultimate Skincare Guide

It’s no secret that everyone wants glowing, youthful, radiant looking skin — stores line their shelves with countless face creams and cleansers including everything from anti-aging and firming to acne prevention and sun damage reversal. Today we’re talking everything skincare and giving you a list of everything you can do to keep your skin looking its best in our ultimate skincare guide. Read to find out what you can do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis to get the greatest skin of your life.

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How to Highlight and Contour For Your Face Shape

Highlighting and contouring is a makeup technique that fakes light and shadows to add depth and dimension to the face. Like any other makeup technique, highlighting and contouring tricks the eye into seeing what you want it to see. You can add attention to certain features, just as you can make other features less noticeable. Find out what highlighting and contouring can do for your face, and how to properly highlight and contour for your face shape.

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How to Use Color Correcting Makeup

It may seem odd to put colored creams on your skin before applying makeup — colors like bright orange, green, and lavender. We know it sounds scary, but hear us out. If you have dark circles, hyper pigmentation, or blemishes you are missing out big time when it comes to color correcting. Although using colored makeup may seem intimidating, we’re walking you through which colors target which problems, how to choose colors based on your skin tone, and most importantly how to achieve natural looking makeup.

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4 things kids don’t need — and what to give them instead

Parenthood is full of so many questions. There’s no manual on how to be a good parent, and the whole experience can often seem daunting. After all, you’re in charge of shaping little humans to grow up and be upstanding citizens and overall good people. That’s no simple task, by any means. With all the unknowns in parenting, we’ve got something you can count on, no matter what your situation: 4 things your kids don’t need, and what to give them instead.

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10 foolproof secrets to perfect hair days

As a mom, it’s easy to let your haircare routine disappear when things get busy. After all, taking care of your family takes up so much time and energy, it’s no wonder why those precious “spare” moments might be spent doing other things. For example, why give yourself a blowout when you can get an extra 15 minutes of sleep? Priorities, people. On the other hand, it’s also important to give yourself some TLC to keep yourself looking and feeling your very best. The good news is, perfect hair days are easier to get than you think, and it doesn’t require a ton of time or effort. We’re giving you the skinny on 10 foolproof methods for beautiful, healthy, shiny hair, everyday!

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How to Get Flawless Foundation

The perfect makeup look begins with flawless foundation — when your skin looks good, your makeup looks even better. Today we’re sharing everything you need to know about foundation and how to apply it from start to finish. Read on to see how to get the perfect canvas for your makeup in six easy steps!

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4 Game changing Makeup Artist Secrets

Are you looking to step up your makeup game but don’t know where to start? We’re sharing four game changing makeup artist secrets that are easy enough for anyone to try. Even if you don’t have a ton of time, you can easily incorporate these tricks into your beauty routine — whether it’s for everyday or just for a special occasion.

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