Beauty & Fashion, Personal

2019: The Year of Lipsticks & Other Makeup Goals

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I wanted to share a bit of a different post today, and tell you about my makeup goals for 2019!  Last week I shared my personal goals, and this week I want to share some of the makeup and beauty goals that I have!

2019 The Year of Lipstick and Other Makeup Goals - A Midwest Belle

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Lifestyle

My 2019 Goals & Resolutions

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Today, I wanted to share the goals I’ve set for myself in 2019!  Every year I set a number of goals I want to accomplish, and I love sharing them with all of you!  It helps keep me accountable, which I definitely need sometimes.

You’ll notice that some of my goals are very straight forward, like do X amount of things, while others are habits I want to develop throughout the year & never have a true “completion”.

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Books

My Favorite Reads of 2018

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Today I wanted to share all of my five star reads from 2018! This year, I read almost 50 books, which is more than any other year that I can remember.  This was largely because I graduated college, meaning I had more time to read in general.  Plus, I wanted to make it a point this year since I’ve always loved books!

The list isn’t in the order of my favorites, just by the dates that I read them.

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Lifestyle

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas | 2018

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If you’re like me, you’re really good at procrastinating on Christmas shopping and then have no idea what to buy for people because you’ve been worrying about everything else.  Today I wanted to share with you some ideas for gifts when you need to find something quick or want to fill a stocking!

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Beauty & Fashion

Ofra On Holiday Mini Set | IS IT WORTH IT?

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Today I wanted to share another holiday gift set with you all!  I recently watched Jen Luvs Reviews’ Ofra Holiday Collection Video, and was inspired to pick up their “On Holiday” set because of it.

Ofra On Holiday Set in Packaging - A Midwest Belle

First of all, how cute is the packaging it comes in? I know that doesn’t make a difference on product quality, but it always provides a good first impression and overall is a nice touch.  Ofra has recently rebranded their products, so if the white, square look isn’t familiar, that’s why!

The On Holiday set comes with three products, all mini sized: a Rodeo Drive highlighter, and Americano and Tuscany in their liquid lipstick formula.

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Books

Saga Volumes 1-3 by Brian Vaughn

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I’ve heard about Saga for a while now, and decided that now was as good a time as ever to pick them up. Wow, do I regret waiting this long to read them!

This review is going to be of the first three volumes released.  This means that volumes two and three may contain spoilers pertaining to the book before them.  I will have a general review, but will note when spoilers will begin as I break down each novel. I won’t go into super great detail to keep some things a surprise, but just be aware that reading the summaries of the separate novels may spoil the ends of others!

Warning: These graphic novels contain nudity, sex, violence, and gore.  If you are sensitive to any of these, this may not be the series for you.  Reader discretion is advised!

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Beauty & Fashion

5 Cult Classic Lipsticks I Haven’t Tried Yet!

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Black Friday and all of the other sales going on right now has inspired me to make this post, especially because I was very bad and just spent a lot of money on more makeup that I certainly don’t need (according to everyone else, at least).  That means I need to pretty strict in the coming months about using the products I own before going out and purchasing even more!

Still, today I wanted to share five different lipsticks that have been talked about in the beauty community for years that I haven’t owned or tried yet!

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