The Classic Brunette

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Skin Clearing Fall Makeup With Neutrogena

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Although fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons (second to winter!), over the years I've also come to realize that the season tends to bring on more responsibilities and with that a bit more stress than summer. In previous years the stress would come from starting up school again, but now that I've graduated stress is starting to poke its head in from other areas in my life. Not only am I dealing with all the stress from the events from the last few months, but I also have the added responsibility of looking for a job. Another thing that I associate with fall is the changing of my makeup routine. With the change in weather, my skin becomes a bit dryer, but also subtly becomes lighter, so sometimes I need to pick out a new shade. A recent find of mine that covers both of these shifts is Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Makeup which covers up and helps prevent breakouts while you wear it, perfect for those who experience stress breakouts like I do! I've created a whole makeup look for fall with this line as a base and am loving how these products have a dual use.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What To Do When You Lose A Parent

I'm honestly not even sure how to really start with this post. If you've been following along with my blog, you have probably noticed I haven't posted much in the past week or so on here or on any of my social channels. Some of you are aware of what has been going on with me and my family, but for the most part I had decided to keep things quiet until I was really ready to talk about things. I wasn't sure that I would ever be ready to talk about things, however I always like to keep my blog an honest place. I guess I will start this off by explaining what exactly has been happening in my life, bare with me as I'm not sure if there's really a right way to go about this. Knowing how difficult these past few months have been for me, I also want to do my best to help others if they unfortunately fall into a similar situation and I figured blogging about it honestly would be the most helpful.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Best Of The Shopbop Sale Under $100

Y'all I was trying to round up this post as fast as possible (hence why it's out a little earlier than my usual Thursday post!) because things are selling out SO FAST. Shopbop has a ton of great items on their site, and all of them are included in the sale! Of course there are items that are discounted before the sale as well and I've linked a ton of those so you have the best deals. But this sale is great because you can get an extra 20% or 25% more off depending on how much you spend! Every purchase under $500 (yup that means even a $15 item) is 20% off and every purchase over $500 is 25% off with the code EOTS17. This post is for every budget out there because as we all know, budgeting is my friend. So I'm sharing my picks under $50 and under $100, as well as some extra favorites in the shop carousels underneath each category. Shop them all below and let me know what items are your favorites. And be quick, this sale only lasts through the 29th!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Travel Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my absolute favorite cities, and if you've been reading my blog for a while you probably already know that. For those of you that aren't familiar with why I love the city, here's a brief explanation. I first traveled to NOLA during my sophomore year of college for a religion class based on Voodoo. I fell in love with the city then, and enjoyed the topic of that class so much that I decided to write my entire senior thesis on Voodoo! (I honestly would love to send it to you if you want to know more about the religion, I promise it's as interesting as you think it might be.) I then traveled back to the city during my senior year for some extended research on the subject and might possibly be visiting again next summer if things go as planned. New Orleans is full of great culture, history, music, and of course food! I wanted to share my own guide to the city so that you can experience all of the things that make New Orleans such a unique and fun destination!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

How To Update Your Bedroom Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Am I the only one who gets that itch to change up their bedroom decor every few months or so? It's never because I hate what I have been living with, but I just get bored with staring at the same exact space for months on end. This was especially true for when I lived in the dorms at school, as I would typically bring in the same stuff that I chose freshman year on a whim but didn't actually love. Since living in a house things have been better. I have more space to decorate, had a fresh start to really pick out things I love (like my duvet cover!), and felt like I had a place that was actually mine. But that want to change things up a bit was still there, however I don't want to spend a fortune decorating and redecorating every few months, that would just be ridiculous. I've found a few ways to get around dropping a ton of cash and wanted to share them with you in case you are in the same boat!
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