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If you have not tried contouring yet, and are looking to spruce up your holiday look, then this article is for you! There are several ways you can do it, but these three quick methods allow you to highlight and lowlight the right parts of your face in minutes.Makeup is not every person’s game. There are those who don’t leave home without it, and thenthere are those who don’t know what half of it does. Contouring is a reasonably new thing inmainstream makeup Vlogs and TikTok’s. Up until a decade ago, this style of makeup was forprofessional makeup artists and ...

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I am broken this Christmas season. Large parts of this are that my dad isn't here. Before he died, I hadn't understood how grief could hurt physically, but the pain can be so acute it takes my breath away. My body is knocked down by the still present long covid I battle, which I've learned over a year into this, also takes a great emotional toll. Toss in massive upheaval in our house, a serious medical condition and a shattering loss of a friend, and this hasn't been my year.When I find myself so beaten and vulnerable, the more regular ...

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10 Times You'll Rock the Season with Shinesty Holiday Wear

Thank you to Shinesty for sending my family fab holiday wear so I can share this post with you. All opinions are 100% my own.The holidays are chock-full of fun occasions to dress up (or down!) in stylish holiday wear. A few years ago, my family fell for the Shinesty site, which makes it so easy to bring your A-game for whatever the season holds. I love this one-stop Christmas clothing shop--such a huge line of very fun finds for the whole family! Read on for the scoop on all the times you'll be loving having your Shinesty duds this ...

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Ultimate How-To Guide to Visiting Hersheypark

Thank you to Hersheypark for sponsoring via Sweetest Families, so we can share this guide for visiting Hersheypark with you, all opinions being 100% our own! When I say Hersheypark is in my blood, it's not much of an exaggeration! I first visited Hersheypark as an infant. My grandparents moved often, yet they always lived and raised my father in the close vicinity of Hershey, PA. My dad then met and married my mom nearby (Elizabethtown College, anyone?) and settled there. Many of my early adventures were my parents taking me to visit Hersheypark. As my sister and I aged, ...

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