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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

Choosing the right shade of lipstick for your complexion

Ever had someone ask you if you were feeling sick when you were totally fine? Surprisingly it could be because you are using the wrong makeup shades for your skin’s natural undertone. It’s important to choose lipstick colors that compliment your skin, and the shade you wear can make all the difference between looking stunning and looking unhealthy. Don’t know your skin tone or undertones? Read on to find out how to identify them and how to choose the right lipstick shades to match!

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7 Simple Makeup Tricks Every Mom Should Know

What lady doesn’t want in on top secret makeup tricks? Whether it is to enhance your regular makeup or to improve on your makeup look for special occasions, today’s makeup tricks can be helpful in improving product application, and more importantly, cutting down on the time it takes to get your full look on.

Here are 7 easy makeup tricks for people who want to get great makeup everyday:

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How to get glowing skin with makeup

Everyone loves to have glowing skin, but the truth is that most people unfortunately are not blessed with it naturally. The good news? You can easily achieve that radiant looking skin using makeup! With a few easy steps, you will have that beautiful, dewy glow without looking too oily. Read on to see which products we suggest using based on your skin type.

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5 Beauty Products You Didn’t Know Were Multipurpose

Why spend money buying a ton of different beauty products when you don’t really need all of them? We think your makeup should work as hard as you do, which is why we’re sharing some tricks on how to use your makeup to its full potential. Stop wasting money and lighten up your makeup bag — learn how to get the most out of your beauty products using these tips and tricks.

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5 Beauty Oils and How They Can Benefit You This Summer

Oils have been used in beauty routines for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient times — Cleopatra being the most well-known to take advantage of their beauty benefits. During the summer, our skin, nails and hair often pay for the frequent exposure to chlorine, salt water and harsh sun, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 beauty oils to recharge and refresh your body this summer. These all-natural oils are used in their purest form, so you don’t have to worry about the chemicals or toxic ingredients that some skincare products contain. Read on to see which oils made our list and how they can benefit you and your body this summer.

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How to Waterproof Your Makeup for Summer

If you’re going to be sweating in the heat or getting wet at the pool, you probably aren’t planning on caking your face with makeup or getting super “glammed” up — but if you want to look a little more polished or feel uncomfortable going completely bare faced, there are ways to waterproof your makeup. Aside from the obvious “waterproof” label found on makeup products, read on to learn 4 key things that will give your makeup added staying power and keep it from melting off your face this summer.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Born Free Breeze Bottles

 
Feeding your baby can be one of the most intimate bonding moments you experience as a mother. Whether you formula feed or pump breastmilk, we all want to choose the best bottle for our babies — it’s something we’ll be using around the clock, after all. With so many options, why not choose one that’s not only perfect for baby but convenient for mom as well? We love the Born Free breeze for its ease of use and simplicity.

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DIY All Natural Odor Eliminating Discs

Odor eliminating discs can be used in a number of places — diaper pails, garbage cans, stinky shoes, gym lockers, your car trunk, the list goes on and on! But, buying these discs is an unnecessary expense. In fact, you can avoid store bought odor eliminators that are filled with chemicals by making your own using just a few natural ingredients.

This DIY is a fraction of the cost, takes no time to put together, and you probably already have the ingredients. Read on to see just how easy it is to make your own all natural odor eliminating discs!

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How to Disinfect Your Makeup Using One Household Ingredient

If you find yourself with a break out, you should think twice about using your makeup to cover up the blemishes. It could be the culprit!

When your makeup is exposed to air, light, unclean hands or a dirty work space, bacteria grows which is then transferred to your skin during application. Consequently, these same cosmetics that you are using to cover your breakouts can actually make things worse. It’s a vicious circle! The good news? You can easily sanitize your makeup in no time at all using one simple household ingredient…

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4 DIY Natural Face Scrubs

Looking for a cure for dull and dry skin in these harsh winter months? Face scrubs will exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling fresh, rejuvenated and silky soft.

Since our skin absorbs whatever we apply to it, it’s nice to know we can avoid the long list of ingredients you might find in standard face scrubs by making our own at home. They’re easy to make, they’re safe with no harsh chemicals or side effects, and you can make customizable scrubs using simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Read on to see 4 DIY face scrubs and learn how to make your own customizable scrub recipe — the possibilities are endless!

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