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How Much Does My Face Cost? High-End Vs. Drugstore Makeup | 12 Days of Christmas

Hello, everyone! I have always thought it would be fun to do the 'How Much Does My Face Cost?' Makeup Tag, but to add my own twist, I am going to be creating a glamorous everyday look using only high-end poducts on one side of my face and only drugstore products on the other side of… Continue reading How Much Does My Face Cost? High-End Vs. Drugstore Makeup | 12 Days of Christmas

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The Christmas Beauty Tag | 12 Days of Christmas

 Merry Christmas!!! I hope you and your families had an incredible day and I am so grateful for each of you who read my posts! Have you been naughty or nice this year with your skincare routine? I am always nice with my skincare routine, and even though it is fairly simple, balancing my acne-prone skin… Continue reading The Christmas Beauty Tag | 12 Days of Christmas

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“7 Deadly Sins of Beauty” Tag

No one is perfect, so today I thought I would prove that by doing this beauty tag in which I share some fun little facts about my makeup "sins." Enjoy! 1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive? My most inexpensive beauty item is the Wet n Wild MegLast Lipstick in… Continue reading “7 Deadly Sins of Beauty” Tag

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Sun-Kissed Summer Tag

What is your go-to makeup product for a sun-kissed summer glow? I like to switch up my bronzers pretty frequently, but this summer, I have been loving the Wet n' Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in "Starlight Bronze." It may seem scary if you don't like shimmery bronzers, but it gives a glowy bronze goddess look, as… Continue reading Sun-Kissed Summer Tag

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I Heart Spring Tag

 Favorite Spring nail polish? My favorite nail polish for Spring is definitely Nicole By O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in "Sweet Daisy"! These types of peachy pink coral shade are pretty much my signature color when it comes to nails and this one is so pretty and fresh for Spring! O.P.I. has really nice quality polishes and… Continue reading I Heart Spring Tag

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All About Eyes Tag!

Hello, lovelies! Eyes are one of my very favorite things when it comes to doing my makeup, so I thought this All About Eyes Tag looked like fun! Enjoy! What eye cream or serums do you use?  Right now, I'm not actually using any eye creams or serums. I just use my regular face moisturizer… Continue reading All About Eyes Tag!

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No Mirror Makeup Challenge with Izzie Cristina!!!

  Hey everyone and happy Friday!  A few days after Jaclyn Hill uploaded her No Mirror Makeup Challenge, my friend Izzie came over to my house to hang out. We both love makeup and so I thought it would be fun and silly to to try out the No Mirror Makeup Challenge for ourselves. She… Continue reading No Mirror Makeup Challenge with Izzie Cristina!!!

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The Ultimate Christmas Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

  For this little post, I combined some different questions from all the different versions of the Christmas Tag! Hope you like learning a little bit more about me and I'd love it if you left some comments so I can get to know you all more! When do you start getting excited about Christmas? To be… Continue reading The Ultimate Christmas Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Winterlicious Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

  Favorite winter nail polish? Personally, I love a nice french manicure for Christmas because it's simple, elegant, sophisticated, and matches with everything. But, if I had to pick an actual nail polish, I would go with Essie's "Plumberry". It is a stunning "creamy berry red with hints of plush pink", which is perfect and… Continue reading Winterlicious Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The December Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

Happy December, beauties! You know what this means: Beauty Blogmas 2015 has offically started here on Makeup By Makena! I thought doing the December Tag would be the perfect way to start off, so let's hop right into it! What do you love most about December? Well, Christmas, of course! I love the special time… Continue reading The December Tag | The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Makeup Addict Tag

Hello, everyone! I am the first to admit that I'm addicted to makeup, so I thought this tag would be the perfect one! Let's jump right into it! Which product do you still buy more of, despite having plenty in your collection? Lol, everything! I love trying new eyeshadows and lipsticks, even though others would… Continue reading Makeup Addict Tag

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Beauty Bares All Tag

1. Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Honestly, I don't have a favorite season. They're all so different, I just can't decide! I love the freshness of spring, the relaxation of summer, the magic of winter, and the coziness of fall! I also like that each of them have their own unique makeup styles! 2. What does… Continue reading Beauty Bares All Tag

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The Fall Favorites Tag!!!

I know that I am just one of the thousands of beauty bloggers out there who is beyond excited that Fall has finally arrived, so I thought that doing an Autumn themed tag would the perfect way to celebrate the new season! I had a wonderful little draft of the I Heart Fall Tag, but Jaclyn Hill… Continue reading The Fall Favorites Tag!!!

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All About the Blogger Tag

1)  Why did you start your blog? I started my blog because I became obsessed with makeup and watching makeup-related YouTube videos! I've always loved to write, so I thought it would be perfect to combine my two passions and start my own blog! 2) Do you like your blog name? I'm happy with the name… Continue reading All About the Blogger Tag

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The Beauty Blogger Award

I would like to start off by giving a big shout out and thank you to Shaelyn from Makeup by Shae for nominating me for the Beauty Blogger Award. She has a brand new blog that has amazing posts all about makeup and beauty and I would definitely encourage all of you to go and follow… Continue reading The Beauty Blogger Award

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I Heart Winter Tag| Beauty Blogmas 2015

Do you like the cold? Where I live, 55 of 60 degrees is freezing and even though it can be a little uncomfortable if I'm not wearing a jacket, I do like Christmas day to be a bit colder because then it feels more special and holiday-like! I like the snow every once in a… Continue reading I Heart Winter Tag| Beauty Blogmas 2015

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Back to School Makeup Tag!

 Top 3 Backpack Beauty Essentials: I always have a lip product with me no mater what because the feeling of bare, dry lips drives me absolutely crazy and because I think some shine or a little swipe of color makes me look so much more put together. I also keep a mini hair brush/mirror thing with… Continue reading Back to School Makeup Tag!

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I Heart Summer Tag!

1) Favorite bronzer for summer? In the summer, I'm all about them bronzers, 'bout them bronzers, so it's really hard to pick just one! I think the one I reach for the most is my N.Y.C. Sun n' Bronze Bronzer in "Fire Island Tan". 2) Favorite summer drink? I really enjoy light, sweet, and refreshing… Continue reading I Heart Summer Tag!

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Would You Rather Beauty Edition: Part 2

1. Would you rather walk around all day with you skirt tucked in your underwear or be seen wearing a really see through dress? Personally, I'd rather be seen wearing a see through dress because I feel like it might not show as much as if you're skirt was tucked in your underwear! 2. Would you… Continue reading Would You Rather Beauty Edition: Part 2

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30 Questions Makeup Tag

1) Do you remember your first makeup item? I don't really remember my very first makeup item, but I know that the first thing I ever bought from Sephora was a lip gloss from Korres when I was about 12. I remember that I was with my older friend who was really into makeup and I… Continue reading 30 Questions Makeup Tag

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This or That: Beauty Edition

{Makeup} Blush or Bronzer: Definitely bronzer! It magically gives me cheekbones! Lipgloss or Lipstick: Lipgloss. The shine really makes my eyes pop! Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara all the way! Foundation or Concealer: Foundation! Neutral or Color Eyeshadow: Neutral without a doubt! Pressed or Loose Eye Shadows: Pressed, they're so much more simple and less messy!… Continue reading This or That: Beauty Edition

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Lip Product Addict Tag

1. Favourite balm/treatment? I really like my C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve, which I mentioned in my 2014 Beauty Favorites! I use a thick layer every night and a thin swipe every morning and it works amazing! I also really like the Aquaphor lip treatment for when my lips are majorly chapped! 2. Best eye-catching red?… Continue reading Lip Product Addict Tag

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I ♡ Drugstore Makeup Tag!

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand? I use a lot of L'Oreal products, but I also really love NYX and Maybelline. 2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products? To be honest, I haven't tried very many other foundations, but I love my L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation. For concealer, I really… Continue reading I ♡ Drugstore Makeup Tag!

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50 Facts About Me!

To celebrate my 50th blog post, I will be doing a 50 Facts About Me Post! So let's get started! 1) I live in the United States. 2) I consider makeup to be my hobby! 3) I am 5’4, so I don't consider myself to be really tall or really short. 4) I have long wavy brown… Continue reading 50 Facts About Me!

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More Liebster Award Questions!

I would like to send a big thank you to Ohheytherestef for nominating me for the Liebster Award! She has the most amazing blog and I have nominated for other awards in the past as well. I have actually already been nominated by a different blog before, so I will not be doing another post,… Continue reading More Liebster Award Questions!

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My Makeup Story Tag

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? I think I was around 13 when I started wearing eyeshadow and everything, but even when I was a toddler, I would play with my mom and my grandma's makeup! I started wearing a full face of makeup to school freshman (last) year. 2. How… Continue reading My Makeup Story Tag

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The Liebster Award!

The Rules: Each nominee must have under 200 followers Thank and link to the nominating blog Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees Nominate a few blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated Write a post containing the questions Include these rules in the post I would like to… Continue reading The Liebster Award!

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Creative Blogger Award!

I would like to give a huge thank you to Oh Hey There Steph for nominating for this award. She has such an amazing, creative, and interesting blog, so I would definitely love it if all of you followed her as well! Honestly, it means so much to me to know that other people are actually… Continue reading Creative Blogger Award!

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40 Questions Makeup Tag!

MAKE-UP (I skipped the skincare ones) 11. What foundation do you use? I use L'Oreal True Match foundation in W5. 12. How about concealer? Benefit Boi-ing Concealer 13. Do you know your undertone color? I have warm undertones. 14. What do you think of fake eyelashes? Personally, I think they look very fake and unnatural and… Continue reading 40 Questions Makeup Tag!

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Would You Rather: Beauty Edition

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows? I would hate to lose anything, but if I had to pick, I would rather lose all of my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses. Unlike my palettes and eyeshadows, pretty much all of my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and… Continue reading Would You Rather: Beauty Edition