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Five Beauty Confessions


I have a confession to make. Life has been busy lately with work, school and fasting. So I didn’t check my blog until a few days ago. When I checked my analytics, I realised I hit 200 followers on bloglovin! Woo!

I'm dancing my happy dance right now. Which I can assure you, looks like a frigid seal waddling in one position as a fish hops in its flippers. I'm a terribly awkward dancer, that can't even do the Chicken Dance.

So I decided that I should confess a few secrets of mine before we can continue on this blogging journey together.

Here are my five beauty confessions…

Bronzer Hater | I hate them. I don't like these shimmery orange powders on my face. I'll use it on clients, but I won't use it on myself. I know some people swear by it, but I prefer the 'never goes out in the sun, pale goth girl' look.

Virgin Brows | No wax, no shave, no pluck. Never have I ever done anything to these sparse but surprisingly messy brows. I have no intention of cleaning them up yet, even though there are stray hairs everywhere.

Sharing Mascara | Even I disgust myself. It's not intentional, I swear. My sister, my mother and I share mascara when (and only when) our own personal mascaras have dried out. So, I always try and buy a new product as soon as a mascara shows signs of drying out.

Skincare Sadness | I found out the importance of having a good skincare routine through trial and error. At 14, I experimented with an obsessive routine that ruined my skin then. Though I’ve solved most of the problems, it’s left some milia that I keep under check and a green, sickly tone to my skin that has yet to go away.

Stained Swatches | I have a tendency to watch products on my hand, and just leave them there. They could stay for days before I remember to wash them off. Eyeliners, eyeshadows, lipsticks. One person thought a cherry red lip stain was blood once.

I hope you will stay my friend after knowing all these beauty sins I have committed.

In all seriousness though, thank you so much for helping me reach 200 followers! I understand it isn’t a lot to some people but it means the world, and I appreciate every single friend I’ve made through blogging. Thank you!

So tell me your beauty confessions! Got any you want to confess?

107 comments

  1. Congrats on 200, Bash! Ahahaha, I'm a stained swatcher myself. Once, I got asked if I ever showered. It was...awkward. Let's leave it at that. Your skin is amazing, though; share your secrets! Congrats, again. Here's to 200 more!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  2. I love a bit of bronzer :p but I agree with sharing mascara, ew!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. and of course, congrats girly :D

      Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    2. Me too! I'm using it instead of rouge! But I have to admit that I love the mystical pale goth look on you, Bash! Looking always incredible especially with dark lip stick! ;) Congratulation on reaching 200 blogger friends, babe! Happy to be one of those! <3 Wishing you a great start into this week, love!

      xoxo Ira
      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  3. I wish I could do nothing with my brows! I find it far too much effort, but if I don't they look crazy.

    My confession is that I keep products long past their date, apart from mascara. If it looks a bit suspect, I'll throw it out. But I have a lipstick that's approaching 4 years old.

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  4. Congrats on hitting 200 subscribers! I've never shared mascara with anyone. I remember someone getting pink eye from it when I was in highschool so I was always hesitant to share.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  5. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers - that's amazing, I love your blog! I'm exactly the same with swatches on my hand, I'm always swatching everything I can find and rarely wiping them off! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  6. I just tried to comment, but I don't think it worked?! So I am trying again. Congrats on reaching 200 Followers! And you are so lucky you never touched your brows. I don't have any left due to major plucking back in the 90s when thin brows were really popular. :(

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  7. Totally with you on the no sharing mascara, and the bronzer things! I really don't like bronzer, it just makes me look a bit dirty! I wish I'd never done anything do my brows, but sadly I've over plucked them for years. My beauty confession? Because I only wash my hair every 5 days, if not longer, I wont wash anything above my eyebrows incase I get my hairline or fringe wet, and they go greasy.

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  8. I loved this post! I think we all have terrible beauty confessions hidden in our closet! Congrats on your blog reaching 200 followers! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  9. I love this post so much! I almost wanna try it myself, it would make a great tag post! That is so funny though because I've never ever done my eyebrows either! I dont ever wanna do them and while mine are big and bushy and people harass me to do them, I refuse to because I love them! Also I used to hate bronzers until I tried matte bronzers and discovered how amazing they are!

    Jenan
    http://lavieenmauve-jj.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Congratulations! That's a nice milestone-- and honey, you're not alone with some of your beauty confessions haha!
    I will not share mascara (the last thing I want is the possibility of pinkeye!) and I leave my brows alone too, they're perfect just the way they are. I don't want to screw them up!

    Lovely post, as always :)

    www.thethingislemons.wordpress.com

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  11. Congrats on reach 200 followers! I never wash my face before bed...and sometimes I don't in the morning either if it's the weekend! I know it's gross...but I'm so lazy!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  12. I am so with you on the bronzer, it doesn't look good on people to me you can tell it's fake. I wouldn't dear try it!

    RedLip&Love

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  13. Congrats :)
    and beautiful post :)
    http://www.francescagori.com/en_US/altaroma/

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  14. I can totally relate to all of these! Thank you for sharing ♥
    And congrats on 200 followers! You have an amazing blog :)
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  15. Good for you for not touching your brows! You don't need to anyway cause yours looks great! I didn't know better and overplucked mine and it's true that the hair doesn't always grow back. Congrats on 200 folllowers!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  16. Lovely post! I screwed my skin up when I was younger!
    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    xx

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  17. Woohoo! Yeah. Congratulations on 200 followers. There are 200 humans out there who want to read your every word! Virgin eyebrows??!!?! That's actually amazing. You're blessed you don't even have to touch them. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  18. Every feat is significant, we all start from somewhere. Congrats on making your followers. Good skincare and a healthy routine is essential, one of the best things my mum taught me. :)
    Melodies & Inspiration

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  19. I'm the same way with my brows... Although I do pluck them VERY sparingly! I just don't care for all the work that goes into them!

    https://thegingerlife1.wordpress.com

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  20. These confessions are so funny, but I admit that I share each and every one with you….especially bronzer cuz it always looks so wrong and with an orange hue! My unique confession is that I want bushy unruly brows so badly!! But, I think that having them waxed for so many years will prevent that :( . I'm so bummed!!!

    Yeahhhh on 200 followers--congrats! xo

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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  21. Congrats of 200 followers!! yay!!
    I hate to share mascara. Sometimes my sister ask to use mine and i'm like, NOPE! lol!
    Also, You are so lucky that you have such beautiful natural eyebrows !

    Florals&Smiles

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  22. i completely understand about the bronzer thing, they are sometimes way too orangey and sparkly/glittery. have you ever tried loreals? their bronzers may be okay for you!:) x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I was never a fan of bronzer either :p lol

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  24. Such a great post! I feel the same about bronzers and not touching my brows :)

    http://sarawritesadiary.blogspot.com/

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  25. Skincare sadness, my story: I've also done some damage to my skin, face mostly and now I'm paying for it. It was dry before but now- I don't remember the need to use a face creme ever, maybe in winter time only. xx Maja
    ❤ http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com/

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  26. Congrats on reaching 200 followers - that's just fabulous!
    I hate bronzer too - you aint the only one girl! It's just really not for me. I also don't touch my brows but I absolutely hate their shape. I want an arch okay?! My mum over plucked them once when I was 16. Let me just say - never again!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm not a bronzer fan either. It's never really worked for my skin tone. Highlighter, however, I love.

    District of Chic

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  28. Loved this post, it made me laugh! I hate bronzer too. I contour because I have a round face, and I use orangey bronzing powders to do it, but I rarely ever bronze up my face. I'm sure some people watch my videos and are like, 'seriously?!' because it's one of those things 'you're not supposed to do', using bronzer as contour, but, whatever! Also I'm awful for remembering to get off swatch stains. Like, I'll sorta wash them off when washing my hands, but they never come out that way, they need a proper scrub and I always forget. >< Great post! And congrats on reaching 200 followers, that's awesome!

    Amanda Jayne / beauty, style + everything else

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  29. Congrats on 200 followers girl, it's a great accomplishment. As for my beauty confessions, I don't really have any but maybe my habit of going for moths without washing my brushes, does that count? Anyways, I've never thought much of sharing mascara, I really don't mind but to each his own I guess.

    Princess Audu

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  30. Congrats on 200!!!!!! I use squarespace, I am still trying to figure out the follower thing via that method.. How elusive it is! Anyhow, great blog!

    I am blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

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  31. I'm not a fan of bronzer either because I'm so pale! They always look orange on me. I've had success with the Alima Pure Contour Powder though because it's more of a gray/brown with no shimmer. I also leave swatches all over my hands and don't bother washing them off :p

    The Blissful Mind

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  32. Thanks for all of the information.

    http://itzytrendy.blogspot.mx/2015/07/denim-dress.html

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  33. Wow, virgin brows?! I have to get mine threaded every two weeks! It irritates me seeing strands of hair out of my line, even the centre! haha


    www.casualedit.com

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  34. Congrats on 200!
    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  35. Your brows look good for a virgin one. I don't get mind done too but I just pluck stray hairs.

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  36. This is such an interesting post! I'm not great with skin care/ make up, but now I have a make up routine so I'm proud of myself haha
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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  37. Great post. I have never shared my mascara because of all the scary stories out in the beauty world.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  38. To be honest, I basically hate sharing any makeup stuff hahah. It's hard to say no though. And when I do say no, I feel so bad Idk why ><

    Tia | GARNETIA

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  39. Congrats on reaching 200! that is still a milestone worth celebrating. Totally true on the mascara, your eyes are very very delicate. better ere on the side of being a little selfish(AND CAUTIOUS) than be stuck with a nasty infection.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  40. Congrats! I recently reached 200 as well :D partypartyparty -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  41. I wish I could live with my virgin brows. It would save me a lot of pain and money. Yours look so well kept naturally.

    -Wildfire Charm

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  42. Great post dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/07/ultimatevegasoutfit.html

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  43. Awesome post and congrats on 200 followers! :D

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  44. Congrats!

    I like your blog!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Let me know at my page:)

    xxx

    http://curyinthecity.blogspot.fr/
    Fashion PARIS

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  45. Congratulations on 200 followers! That's super exciting! That's amazing that you haven't touched your brows. I wished that I waited till I was older to do mine. My confession is that I will take ages to wash my makeup brushes. I can last a month or two without tending to them. I continue to use new ones until there's none in my stash! x

    Jess | It's That Time For

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  46. Congratulations on your 200 followers! you deserve it! Beauty confession? hmmmm.. this one is disgusting, I sometimes (often) forget to wash my make up properly before I sleep. When I remember it in the morning, I freak out, then forget about it again. Ok, that's our secret!

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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  47. aha loved reading this post! I agree with you on the sharing mascara, sharing any beauty product is a no no from me! oh and I live for bronzers haha :)

    ♡♡SleepyHeaven♡♡

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  48. Congrats!! I know that problem with the swatches everywhere (: I didn't know that you don't do anything with your brows - but you don't have too because they look amazing without plucking (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  49. Yeah I can't get behind bronzer either, but that's probably because I can't apply it right. Ever. It looks like smudges of dirt on my face so no thanks. Sorry you're left with that undertone from your teen years, but on the plus side you've found a routine that works for you so yay!

    Mili

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  50. I must confess I too leave on swatches of makeup on my hand and don't realize it until I stain the clothes I'm wearing (ugh). Also guilty of not washing my makeup brushes enough. Congrats on 200, Bash!! :]

    - Lizz
    ♡ MY BLOG ♡

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  51. Haha, I love the honesty of this post :) I don't touch my eyebrows either, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to beauty and plucking or waxing them would just be another chore! I hate bronzer too, I don't like a load of stuff on my face. Aargh, I can't share mascara, though, mainly because I have OCD! If my sister or someone borrows it I'll just give it to her lol :) great post! x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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  52. Haha I loved this! I too have virgin eyebrows (but I have a fringe so no-one really sees them ^_-) x

    ratherstrangeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. Oh, I think I have a weakness for red lipstick :) I feel nakes without them!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  54. Confession: eyeliner! i cant draw a prefect wing :/

    www.2nbeauty.blogspot.com

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  55. Nice post :)

    *XoXo
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  56. I also prefer virgin brows. If it weren't for js prom, I wouldn't want my brows to be shaped or what. It feels so nah. It feels like I'm Mona Lisa. I want to preserve my thick brows!

    Theleiregeel.com

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  57. I wiiiiish I still had virgin brows, they're so out of control I need to keep in check haha

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  58. I really love a little bit of bronze!
    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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  59. I'm also a mascara sharer. But only with family at least. If me or my sister does not like a mascara we tend to give it to each other just in case the other person has more luck with it.

    DAISYPERSON | BEAUTY BLOG

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  60. I hate sharing mascara's aswell!

    Olivia // My Clueless Mind

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  61. Congrats on 200! I also swatch makeup on my hands all the time and then forget to wash it off properly!

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  62. Congrats on 200 sweetie, I am a non mascara sharer as well, :D DONT TOUCH MY MASCARA AAHAHA :P

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  63. Congrats on 200 sweetie, I am a non mascara sharer as well, :D DONT TOUCH MY MASCARA AAHAHA :P

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  64. Haha sharing mascara is a must, me and my 2 sisters always do the same :D
    Super funny post!
    xx Elisa
    www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    ------- DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG -------

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  65. I also experimented with a full-on skincare routine at such a young age that really damaged my skin :( I have yet to correct all of the problems it caused.

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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  66. There are only a couple of bronzers I like to wear and they're all matte and pretty neutral in tone, anything orangey looks really silly on me! xx

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  67. Well done for reaching 200 followers, here's to the next 200! :) Also, I'm with you on not touching my eyebrows, though my reasoning is due to eyebrows not growing back in my family.. that's a risk I can't afford to take! ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  68. Congrats on the 200! You look so beautiful that you don't even need makeup. I also like that pale gothic look. Have a great week!

    xo, Bry

    Swept.Away.to.Santa.Barbara.Naughty&Nice

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  69. Congrats on the 200! You look so beautiful that you don't even need makeup. I also like that pale gothic look. Have a great week!

    xo, Bry

    Swept.Away.to.Santa.Barbara.Naughty&Nice

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  70. Ooh love this. Would love it if you could also check out my latest hair post with a giveaway worth £200
    Kisses xo | GIVEAWAY 

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  71. heheh adorei as tuas secretas dicas heheh ;)

    Bjinhos Sandra Color-s

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  72. Congrats on your 200 followers and I totally agree with you with not sharing mascara - I also don't do this, Bash!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  73. wow, congrats to 200 followers :) And I'm really impressed to hear that your eyebrows are so perfect without doing anything for it :D
    And mascara: I totally agree to that :D

    http://lovelyattitude.com
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXgCA_WBZujFxoMV1kXg_9g

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  74. Congratulations on 200 followers! You have such lovely natural eyebrows, so jealous aha! & Bronzer has never truly appealed to me either! x

    http://the-twins-wardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  75. Congratulations on the bloglovin milestone!
    Your eyebrows look great actually so you're naturally lucky in that department :)

    www.girlcandress.co.za

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  76. Congratulations on the bloglovin milestone!
    Your eyebrows look great actually so you're naturally lucky in that department :)

    www.girlcandress.co.za

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  77. I never wear bronzer either! Mostly because I'm too dark :)

    Cute blog <3

    Snowtember.com

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  78. Such a fun post! Very recognisable hahaha :)

    Xo, Tara

    www.orinocoblue.com

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  79. nice post thankyou for sharing

    vnssachn.blogspot.com

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  80. Funny to read this! And I do the same with swatches.. it's just so easy! X
    www.lemontierres.com

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  81. wow great

    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
    Posts online about Hollywood, Beijing, Provence...

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  82. Cool to know that might one day i'll borrow your mascara and you'll freaking out. ahahha
    I hate bronzer too, not really hate but I don't know how to use it really :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  83. Great post. I'm so no-make-up-on-summer girl :D

    Beba | FOAM FASHION

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  84. Loved reading this, I think you've got it down pat - you're makeup is amazing

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  85. I wish I hadn't done anything to my eyebrows. The first time I had them waxed, the lady waxed way too much off my already barely-there eyebrows and they never really grew back :( On a more positive note though, congrats on 200 followers haha

    Emily | Always Emily

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  86. You are lucky that you have such beautiful eyebrows that don't need anything doing to them. I'm not a huge fan of bronzer either as I'm pale!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  87. Haha your confessions are super fun to read! And congrats!

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  88. haha bash, i had fun reading your 'sins'. i too share mascara with my sister and mom sometimes! nothing wrong with it :P

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  89. have a nice week!!

    www.fashi0n-m0de.blogspot.it

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  90. loved reading your confessions dear....it takes a lot of guts to share something like this....

    http://www.crazyaboutcolors.com/

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  91. I can't believe you have virgin eyebrows! They look so amazing and well kept! And yes, I also went through some a skincare routine that was not very beneficial for my skin. :/

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

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  92. You're lucky to have such nice brows for it being virgin! Mine are naturally super bushy, so I'd like to keep them tame haha. I'm the same with swatches haha, a lot of the time I wipe them on my arm or leg and forget I even did that :P

    becky | star violet

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  93. I'm with ya on the bronzer... the way that some girls can use it to contour their faces baffles me. Whenever I try to use it, it just looks like I have dirt rubbed on my face! (In all honestly, I'm probably using the wrong shade for my skin haha...)

    Congrats on 200! :)

    Jennifer, Lost and Crowned

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  94. like, you never plugged your brows? I´m shocked haha. how do you survivel..... xo

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  95. Congrats! You will have 2000 and 20000 soon! :)

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

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  96. Congrats on your 200 followers!! I loved reading your confessions :) Can't believe you have virgin eyebrows! They are just perfect! I wish I didn't pluck mine when I was younger. Now I let them be (hairy lol).

    xoxo,

    Aurelie, www.surface85.com

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  97. WOOHOO! I also hate bronzer and prefer the washed out zombie-vampire hybrid look...xD

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  98. You are so lucky that you have never done anything to your eyebrows. i was so stupid when I was in 6th grade and I just started plucking them... I really f*cked them up ...wah! I'm trying to grow them out so that I can re-shape them and it is seriously a painful process because they just look so bad. ah well, hopefully soon it'll all be worth it :D

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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  99. Congrats on 200! :) I too leave my swatches on my hands/arms for days haha!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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