My Best Tips and Tricks to Help You Get Glam on a Budget

My Best Tips and Tricks to Help You Get Glam on a Budget

I hope y’all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I celebrated the holiday with one of my best friends. And our holiday went from not-so-glam to super glam. We had take-out Crisp salads for dinner and then we went to Dallas Opera’s The Ring of Polykrates + Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major. It was the perfect production for Valentine’s Day. I had never heard of this opera before, but it was absolutely delightful. And adorable.

As we were getting ready for the opera and getting the lettuce out of our teeth (glamorous, I know), I started thinking about what I would post today. And then I took a look at my counter and realized I use the same products every time I need to get glam. It’s seriously almost mechanical. I go to so many events that it now takes me less than 20 minutes to go from fresh-faced to fancy AF.

So, I thought it about time I share all of the products in that routine with y’all… as well as the best dupes to help you get glam on a budget. All of my budget-friendly picks are under $15 and almost all of my non-budget-friendly picks are still under $50.

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My Favorite Korean Skincare Secrets + A HUGE Sale

Best Korean Skincare Products

About a month and a half ago, I went to Korea. It was my first-ever time in Asia. I loved the food. I loved getting to visit the headquarters of LG Display and Samsung and marvel at their technologically-advanced wonders. And then I discovered Korean skincare.

I’ve talked on the blog before about my naturally horrible skin. I have dealt with medication-worthy acne for years. For some reason, I get legit every skin infection under the sun (I was even hospitalized for one once – that’s where the scar between my eyes comes from). So, when I was in Korea, I bought a few Korean skincare products just to see if they lived up to the hype/could do anything to help my acne.

Y’all, my skin has never looked better. So I thought I’d share the best Korean skincare products I’ve discovered thus far with y’all, in the hopes my skincare regimen might help one or two of y’all out too! You can buy all of the products I’ve listed below on Amazon… so if you worry about where to buy Korean beauty products while not in Korea, I’ve got ya covered.

PS I’m sharing the dirty deets about a HUGE sale at the very bottom of this post!

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Easy, Everyday Loose Curls Tutorial

Hair Tutorial

Lately, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about how I do my hair for blog posts. Pretty much, it’s either straight with the ends curled in (like here) or in loose curls (like here). Since the former is pretty stinkin’ easy, I thought I’d share my everyday loose curls tutorial so y’all can copy my look.

FYI, I’m pretty sure this hairstyle is just as easy as my straight hair look (and that’s why “easy” is in the title!).

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My Haircare Routine + A Giveaway!

Glitter & Spice Blogger My Haircare Routine

I take my hair very seriously. In fact, I even have a haircare routine. I am constantly on the lookout for the next great thing in haircare… or even just a product that will magically get rid of my split ends and make my hair voluminous and beautiful.

Currently, my routine (changes based on whether my hair is freshly washed or not) includes my personalized Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner, Kenra Volume MousseBriogeo Volumizer Spray, Redken Fashion Work 12 Hairspray, Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish, and Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo.

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How to Apply Fake Eyelashes Like a Pro

How to Apply Fake Eyelashes like a pro, Put on fake eyelashes, fake eyelash tutorial, top photo

Whenever I wear fake eyelashes (a fairly frequent occurrence as I wear them for every photography session for the blog, anytime I’m attending an event, and pretty much anytime I have an extra five minutes while getting ready), people will stop me and ask me about my makeup or comment on how much they like it. Not kidding.

I’ve found that people are really amazed when I say that I’m wearing fake eyelashes (a fact I will readily admit). Most people think that putting on fake eyelashes is an incredibly daunting task that really requires the assistance of a professional. Trust me when I say: it’s not. Today, I’m going to give y’all a tutorial on how to apply fake eyelashes, going step-by-step through the process to show just how easy it really is. Keep reading for the full tutorial and to learn how to apply fake eyelashes like a pro at home!

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