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By CSauve · December 13, 2009

After much contemplation, I've decided to no longer regularly update the blog. (Of course, over the past few months this has already been kind of obvious!)

It's been a crazy year, to say the least. I'm finally feeling settled into my new home and new life and I've had a lot of time to re-prioritize things. As much as I've loved writing the blog over the past 4 years (can't believe it's been that long!), I just no longer have the time to keep it going. I have a full-time job that I love, will be back in school this semester, and am focusing my extra time on my photography, meeting people in my new city, and getting a chance to finally start over.

I'm very happy to have had the chance to get to know all the wonderful beauty bloggers, PR reps and most importantly, beauty blog readers over the past few years. I don't have plans to delete the blog and might occasionally still update. We'll see what happens. :)

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By CSauve · November 18, 2009

Usually when there is a change in the weather, there is a change with my skin. On top of being kind of "blah" looking, I've been dealing with breakouts again. So I set aside my usual makeup routine and have gone back to mineral makeup for the time being. Lucky for me, the good people at RAW Minerals have impeccable timing. They sent me the RAW Minerals Discovery Kit, which I've been using Read more...

ShoeDazzle's November Pick

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By CSauve · November 5, 2009

So I was going to just skip the month of November after taking a look at my original ShoeDazzle selection. Then I got my new selection picks and can't decide whether or not I should go with "Raven". Take a look at the pictures below and tell me what you think...

 

 

Off to Atlanta!

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By CSauve · October 27, 2009

Work is sending me to Atlanta Wednesday night through Friday, but hopefully I can fit in some time to check out the city since I've never been there before. I've been hearing its a shopping mecca. Any suggestions on places to check out?

Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo - Where Have You Been All My Life??

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By CSauve · October 20, 2009

 

 

Back in my latter years of elementary school, we had our own set of "mean girls". (Which makes me truly agast at the thought of what kids that young are having to deal with a decade and a half later.) In retrospect, I think that all the taunting and bullying I put up with then and in junior high is part of the reason I became so enamored with the beauty industry as I grew up. As a kid, I was scrawny, shy and tomboy-ish. I wore hand-me-downs and thrift store couture. I didn't have sisters and really had no interest in hair, makeup or what clothes were in style. I didn't watch Full House or the TGIF line-up. I didn't own a necklace full of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. Of course, all this made made me an instant target. Read more...

Spa Services on the Cheap!

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By CSauve · October 19, 2009

Alright, so you've heard it time and time again, but I'm going to reiterate. When you're pinching pennies, enlisting the services of cosmetology students at a local school is a great option.

I will say that personally, I'm not ready to schedule a haircut, color or waxing service with a student (again, that's just me personally). However, read more

ShoeDazzle's October Choice

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By CSauve · October 19, 2009

So a little while back I decided to give Shoedazzle a try. I signed up and a few days later received my selection. It was a pretty easy choice because Elixir (above) was the only one out of the five that really caught my eye.

The only down-side to the process was that a week after I made my choice, I received an email saying that the shoes had been shipped. Other reviews I'd read had touted about how fast the shipping was. Anyway, a few days later,read more

"Quarter Life Crisis" B-Day

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By CSauve · October 18, 2009

Yup. Today I am officially a quarter of a century old. 25 is going to be a tough one to start saying.

On the brightside, I am in a new state, a new city, and have this great chance to start over fresh. My gut is telling me that this move will turn out to be the best plan I've had yet.

Besides, I can still tell people I'm 23.

:)

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By CSauve · October 16, 2009

You could spend $58.95 on these

Rampage Halston Peep Toe Bootie

@ Endless

 

 

Or you could spend about $30 less on a near identical pair

Mossimo Kaylen Peep Toe Bootie

@ Target

 

(**Sidenote: Endless does have some extremely cute styles on sale right now.)

Back To Beauty School...???

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By CSauve · October 13, 2009

Since moving I keep going back and forth about school. Do I go back and finish my associates (and then my bachelors)? Or do I go back to beauty school and get my full cosmetology license? In this economy, isn't it better to have a skill then just a job?

I've had my esthetics license for five years, and honestly have always kicked myself for not just sacrificing a year and being able to do hair as well. (It does help that I have a large number of friends and acquaintances who I see in the field loving their jobs and making great money.) I can't seem to make up my mind about what to do and keep over-analyzing the pros and cons. Oh, decisions. :(

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