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Sweaty Workout Hair? 5 Ways To Deal (Without Having to Wash It)

Listen. If we want long, strong, beautiful hair, we have to accept the fact we can’t have clean hair every single day. Over-washing your hair is going to strip it of its natural oils and prevent it from growing long and strong. For me, it’s all about finding ways to make it look and feel the least greasy… ya know? A couple years ago I washed my hair every single day (which actually makes me panic a little thinking about it like yikes). I swore I was one of those people that just had oily hair and couldn’t afford to not wash it daily. SO untrue. Now I embrace the dirty hair life and I love it. It saves me time and energy and ALSO honestly just looks so much better than my hair does when it’s freshly clean. It has more volume, it holds a curl longer, it has great texture for ponytails and buns. Don’t knock it till you try it!!! Want a quick and easy tutorial on how I curl my hair? …

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6 Lightweight Sunscreens to Wear Under Your Makeup

Tomorrow is a VERY exciting day because I am finally releasing a much anticipated episode of The Ask Abbey Podcast where I interview the ultimate skincare queen of all time… my mom! Lucky for us, she has worked in the beauty industry for years, so she has tonsss of expertise on skincare. I won’t spoil the episode for you, but dang it’s juicy. Make sure to subscribe to my podcast so you can listen in right when it’s posted! As promised in tomorrow’s episode, I am giving you a list of Mom-Approved SPF brands to reference back to after you tune in to the episode! The amazing thing about all of these brands is that the SPF is super lightweight- so you can wear it underneath (or in place of) foundation! FYI: Of course, just because a brand isn’t listed doesn’t mean that she doesn’t approve of them. These are just her absolute favorites! To see my entire skincare collection, check out this YouTube video: FIRST PLACE- FOUR WAY TIE These first four brands are …

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Why You Need to Start Double Cleansing Your Skin ASAP

Thinking about how I used to fall asleep in college after a night out with all of my makeup still on makes my skin CRAWL. Like I actually can’t even think about it without cringing. We all know we’re supposed to wash our face before we go to bed, but… a makeup wipe can just do the trick instead, right? Girl!!! No. Properly cleansing your face is so important for removing all sorts of junk from your skin- debris, sweat, dirt, foundation, etc. etc. etc. We have both oil based impurities (like sebum) and water based impurities (like sweat) on our skin. You know how oil and water separate when you try to mix them together? This is exactly why we need both an oil and water cleanser in our lives! We need oil cleanser to remove the oil based impurities and water cleanser to remove the water based impurities. So while a makeup wipe will help to remove your makeup, it won’t properly cleanse your skin and remove all the grime that has gtg …

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These 8 Common Mistakes Are the Reason Your Makeup Doesn’t Look Flawless

Sometimes the smallest adjustments can make the biggest difference to the overall look of your makeup. I see a lot of common mistakes that people don’t usually realize they’re making- but they’re so quick & easy to fix! So I’m here to save the day & help you learn how to make some simple changes to finally get that flawless full face of makeup you’ve been wanting. To learn all my in depth tips & tricks for flawless makeup application, you can listen to this podcast episode and then watch this video: Mistake #1: Skipping Eyeshadow Primer Part of my soul dies every time I watch someone put on eyeshadow without applying a lid primer first. It’s quick & simple af so there’s no excuse for skipping this step! Eyeshadow primer is an absolute must if you want pigmented, blendable eyeshadow that lasts for hours. Two of my favorites: Too Faced Shadow Insurance & MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots. Mistake #2: Using You Darkest Eyeshadow First This is a recipe for disaster. Laying down dark …

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My MAC Lipstick Collection- Swatches of 16 To Die For Shades

MAC Lipsticks are just that lipstick. Guaranteed pretty colors, opaque pigmentation & comfortable wear. Even though I know they’re all amazing, I try to be picky and purchase shades I know I’ll want to wear over and over. Otherwise…. I’d have every shade in the entire range by now (you know I’m not exaggerating). Picking out the right lipstick for you can be tricky. I am obsessed with looking at swatches before I decide on a new shade, so I thought I’d share swatches of my current MAC Lipstick collection to help you narrow down your hunt! To see more lip swatches, check out this blog post of swatches of my entire ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick collection. To see my entire makeup collection, watch this YouTube video: Yash Light Neutral Nude (Matte) Modesty Neutral Pink (Cremesheen) Viva Glam V Beige Mauvey Pink (Satin) Creme De La Femme Mettalic Purpley Pink (Frost) Velvet Teddy Warm Toned Pink (Matte) Half N Half Light Beigey Pink Spirit Pinky Beige Brown (Satin) Hot Gossip Bright Light Pink (Cremesheen) …

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Want Glowy, Youthful Skin? The 4 Products You’re Missing In Your Skincare Routine

Skincare can be overwhelming af. First we think we’re doing good because we finally added an eye cream to our routine, next we’re reading that we should be doing 10 step routines twice a day or we’re going to look like we’re 80 in 5 years? I can barely keep up. Thankfully you have me to do the research for you and help cut through all the bs out there. Watch my most up to date Skincare Collection & Routine here: Listen to my Skincare Podcasts: Skincare 101 Acne 101 Anti-Aging Tips & Tricks Of course, skincare routines are going to be slightly different for everybody depending on your specific skincare concerns. But I think I can speak for most people when I say we all want skin that makes us look like we’re glowing from within, right? So what products do you need to use to get healthy, glowy, youthful skin? Vitamin A Vitamin C Moisturizer Serum Vitamin A Vitamin A is crucial for the health of your skin for MANY reasons. But when …

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These 2 Foods Are The Reason Your Skin Is Breaking Out

If you’re up to date on Ask Abbey content, you know that I spent the last two years suffering from hormonal acne. It started out as a zit here and there on my chin, but before I knew it I was never without some sort of breakout on my chin or jawline. More often than not, the breakouts were cystic and they HURT. If you’ve dealt with this or are currently dealing with this… I feel your pain! I spent months and months researching how to cure my skin. Through vitamins, topical products & improving my diet, I finally have clear skin again! (Knock on wood). Make sure to listen this podcast where I explain hormonal acne in depth and all the things that worked for me when clearing up my skin, and read this blog post so you know the vitamins that I take every single day to help prevent breakouts. One hormonal acne related topic that I haven’t discussed in a ton of detail yet is diet, and the role that the foods …

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ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks: Swatches of The Best 9 Shades

If you watched my May Favorites YouTube video from last week, you know how obsessed I am with the ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks. It’s the perfect lip formula in my opinion. The lasting power is longer than a traditional lipstick, but it doesn’t have that same dry look and feel that matte liquid lipsticks have. And it fades much more subtly than a matte liquid lipstick. It truly has a “satin” like finish on the lips, which makes it super comfortable to wear! Not to mention, these lipsticks are so cheap. Like $7 cheap. Ready to stock up? Here are my absolute favorite shades to help you narrow down your selection: (Click the name of the lipstick to be taken to ColourPop’s site!) Aquarius Pale pinky nude Magic Wand Light nude with warm peachy brown undertones Alyssa Mid toned pink with slightly purple undertones Echo Park Mid toned nude with warm peachy undertones Calypso Medium terracota nude November Bright warm toned coral-pink Canoodle Medium mauve pink She Said Medium to deep rose Renmen Bright …