This morning I woke up to loud cars, the dogs pit patter and the obnoxious buzzing sound of my boyfriend’s liner as he was shaving his face. I laid in bed (far longer than I should have) dreading to get up because of all the surrounding noise. It then dawned on me…….I neeeed my own space. Not my own apartment but just a small part of the house that is actually mine. When you live with someone; particularly in a small one bedroom apartment, you share everythingggg; making it difficult to rightfully claim anything.

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NYX Concealer and BlushWhen I was in college I used to buy expensive items without a care in the world. No buyers remorse, and no second thoughts; if I wanted it I just went for it! Now that I’m no longer livin in my mama’s pocket (aka an adult), I have a whole new found love for the saying “Ballin on a budget” and the word “sale” just makes me weak in the knees. From my previous post you all know that I just bought a bare minerals makeup brush for $32 bucks! I knew when I was standing in line to buy it that it probably wasn’t the smartest purchase but I really needed a makeup brush and I had searched all day to find the perfect one. I finally get home and I’m lying in bed thinking, wow I just spend $32 bucks on a makeup brush. I could have bought two mac lipsticks for that much and been ecstatic or better yet have an entire makeup brush set!! Next day I went back to Sephora and returned the brush. I looked up some other budget friendly options and stumbled upon real techniques; where I bought their stippling brush (obsessed) and I will be going back for more of their brushes (details on that here!) My plan was to get as much as I could for my $32. I went to Ulta and here is what I got.

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On Saturday I went shopping for a new TV. I’m not one to go all crazy for technology so I didn’t want the fancy SmartTV or anything with a ton of gadgets. Well apparently having a dumb TV is too hard to ask for because nowadays every TV big or small is now a SmartTV. I didn’t even know what the difference was until my boyfriend explained that I would be able to automatically connect my TV to the internet and have everything stream from there. I literally got so excited and was like OMG I can watch my YouTube videos on a bigger screen! I’m almost ashamed to admit it but I have a YouTube addiction; and I don’t even do videos. I initially started getting into YouTube for hair tips and now I’ve slowly expanded into fashion and beauty; its beyond captivating. It’s like it just lures you in with all its different options and then right when you’re done watching one video it gives you a list of related videos to watch as well! I can spend hours watching and taking notes. It’s endless. Over time I’ve developed a list of gurus whose videos I literally live by. The people I follow all have the same skin tone and type as me and they have the same hair texture; so when they recommend something I go out and buy the exact same version. They have yet to disappoint so I figured I would share them with you all!

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