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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

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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Cutting-Edge Beauty Tech Products

At CES 2017, we saw how technology is taking over the beauty world. From a hair brush that “hears” your hair breaking to a mirror that can analyze your skin, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most cutting-edge technology innovations in the beauty industry. Read on to find out what these amazing tech products have to offer and how to incorporate them into your beauty routine.

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10 Luxury Beauty Products Worth the Splurge

With so many makeup brands and products it’s hard to know: what’s worth the splurge and what isn’t? New products are constantly being launched and it can be overwhelming to keep up with everything that goes on the market. We’ve got a list of luxury beauty products worth the splurge — from tools and foundation to highlight and lipstick, we’ve got you covered with ten products that would be a great addition to any makeup collection.

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The Ultimate Makeup Routine Guide

Primer, foundation, concealer, highlighter, powder — with so many makeup products, it can be intimidating to establish a makeup routine if you don’t even know in what order they should be applied. Don’t fret! In our ultimate makeup routine guide, we’re taking it back to the basics and walking you through what each product does as well as when and how to apply them. If you’re new to makeup or just lack confidence in the makeup department, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn some of our tips and tricks on how to get natural looking makeup with simple techniques that even beginners can do.

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10 Easter Sides Anyone Can Make

One of the best parts about holiday get togethers is eating delicious food. Whether you treat Easter as a pot luck or you pride yourself in cooking the entire meal yourself, these side dishes are tasty, simple, and sure to be a hit with your guests. We’ve got you covered on all the good stuff — fresh salads, roasted vegetables, and creamy mac and cheese. Read on to discover 10 Easter sides that anyone can make.

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Biggest Beauty Trends of 2017

With all the beauty trends that come and go, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s new and now. We’ve got the skinny on this year’s hottest beauty trends to look out for in 2017. With everything from glitter lips to holographic nail polish, it’s going to be a fun year for beauty! Along with the more daring trends, there’s something for even the minimal makeup wearers to look forward to. Read on to have a look at some beauty trends you’ll be seeing this coming year.

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ikiki Toddler Shoes

As a parent, one of the most exciting milestones to witness is our child taking their first steps. We encourage them with outstretched arms and feel so proud when they finally get the confidence and balance to move their feet on their own. Once our littles gain their mobility, it usually leads to the following thought — we need shoes, but which ones should we get? A good shoe is essential to the development of good walking habits and with so many options out there, some parents don’t know where to begin. We’re taking the guesswork out for you with the adorably fun ikiki toddler shoes and we’ll tell you why.

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How To Fix Broken Makeup

You’re getting ready to put your makeup on and all of a sudden the unthinkable happens… you drop your favorite eye shadow palette. You hold your breath as you slowly open it up, praying that miraculously it’s all still intact, only to find a powdery explosion inside. Your favorite shade is shattered. Thankfully, there are ways to save even the biggest mess, and you only need one unexpected household ingredient to do so!

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DIY Eyeliner Using Eyeshadow

If you’ve read our post on “Beauty Products You Didn’t Know Were Multi-Purpose,” you know that makeup products can be used in many different ways. Today we’re going to show you how you can make eyeliner using any eyeshadow you have. Not only will you be saving money and time from buying new eyeliners, you can also create your eyeliner in any shade you want, using products you already have in your makeup bag. Read on to see what you need and how you can step up your eyeliner game using this simple method.

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