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Moving & A Small Life Update!

Hello friends!

As I frequently do, I seriously underestimated the amount of stress that would come with moving into my new house and did not properly prepare myself.  Basically, that means that I haven’t been able to work on the blog nearly as much as I want to lately and I’m seeing some things slip; namely my ability to properly formulate thoughts on new products and get some fab Instagram shots.

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be taking a tiny break for the rest of July to give myself some time to adjust to my new house, settle into things, and just breathe!  I’m still very much in love with everything I’m doing and I’m actually really sad to have to put a pause on the blog, but it’s what’s best for me and my mental health!

I’ll be back again in August, and I could not be more excited to come back feeling recharged and ready to share my thoughts on beauty again!  In the mean time, feel free to let me know anything you want to see my thoughts on; I’m happy to take suggestions.

I’ll still be around on social media, so reach out there if you want to get in touch!

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Beauty & Fashion

New At Ulta | June 10 – July 14, 2019

Hello friends!

Last month was looking a little weak in terms of new beauty releases, but this month is jam packed with them!  There’s a ton of beautiful new eyeshadow palettes, and some awesome mini sets of products I want to try.  Out of everything on this list, I’ve already picked up one of the mini Mac setting sprays, but I got the watermelon scent.

A lot of the makeup on this list is from Makeup Revolution/Revolution Pro/Revolution Skincare; how many brands can they have?! Additionally, Tarte has a few intriguing products on my list.

New At Ulta | June 10 - July 14, 2019 - A Midwest Belle

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Beauty & Fashion

BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick “Hemp” | Review

Hello Friends!

I have a habit of buying lipsticks from Marshall’s on the regular, and I thought that this was a really beautiful color to try!  When this formula first launched, I heard a lot of buzz about how nice these were, so I wanted to test it for myself!

BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick "Hemp" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Color: Hemp is a pale peachy nude with a pink undertone.  In some lighting it looks more nude, and in others it pulled very orange; almost coral.  I would still consider this a bright peach nude though!

Finish: After first being applied it has a demi-matte appearance, but it did end up drying down to a very flat matte like a traditional liquid lipstick.

BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick "Hemp" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Packaging: I think the packaging of this is really beautiful! It has a black cap and stripe, with a tube that fades from frosted to clear.

Applicator: The applicator of this is a long, flat and rounded tip doefoot that works well to gather enough product for application.

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Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | June 2019

Hello friends!

June is gone, which means I’m back to share the non-beauty things that really stood out to me as awesome and worth a look for you all as well!  There’s a wide assortment of topics this month, so hopefully there’s at least one thing that catches your eye!

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2019 Goals: Spring Progress

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Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2019?!  It’s completely mindboggling to me; plus, I’m thinking I really need to get my butt in gear if I want to complete all my goals for the year!

2019 Goals: Spring Progress - A Midwest Belle

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Beauty & Fashion

Recent Beauty Empties | Spring 2019

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I’m back today to share the products that I used up between March and June!  While it’s not as many as I wish, I’m still happy to make any progress.  Plus, I tried some amazing products this time around!

Recent Beauty Empties | Spring 2019 - A Midwest Belle

Bubble & Charm Body Wash “Cups of Tea”: This was not a bad body wash!  I really enjoyed the fragrance of it, but it didn’t foam up much which I like in my body washes.  I got it for free, but I don’t think I would buy it.

Recent Beauty Empties | Spring 2019 - A Midwest Belle

Purlisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk: Purlisse is one of my favorite skincare brands, and this cleanser was incredible!  I would use it on bare skin and skin with makeup and it removed the makeup entirely without feeling like my skin was getting dried out.  I have a hard time getting in the routine of cleansing every night (when I’m not wearing makeup), but with this I actually really enjoyed doing it.  I would absolutely purchase this when my collection gets smaller!

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