Memorial Day

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It's not about the cookouts. It's not about the 3 day beach weekends. It's not about the 50% off sales.

Did you forget that?

Here's a reminder, America.

Memorial Day is a day of honor and remembrance. It's a day that is set aside for those that gave it all. It's a reminder that the sacrifice that those soldiers made for our country will never be in vain. They're lives and memory will not go unnoticed.

It's a reminder of how blessed we are to be Americans--and may we never take that for granted.

Memorial Day is a day dedicated to the brave men and women that fought for our nation but will never feel our great country beneath their feet again...they gave everything. They displayed a love and dedication for the United States that I will forever be grateful for. My heart aches for their loved ones.... My heart aches that such beautiful lives were lost.... I have the utmost respect for the sacrifice they gave for our beautiful America.

The Beauty Tag

I am so excited to finally be sharing another blog post! This has been one of my busiest semesters yet! Today I'm sharing The Beauty Tag. I was tagged by Sami of Lavender and Honey to answer these tag questions. Her blog rocks. (Fun fact: we attended the same high school!) Definitely check out her post and page after you finish reading this!

If you could have anyone in the world do your makeup who would it be?

Hmm....I don't have anyone in mind. I would probably want a professional that does celebrities' makeup to do mine though! But to be honest, I don't really know any specific names. (lol)

What's your top makeup tip?

Use CLEAN makeup brushes! In the past, there have been times that I go far too long without washing my brushes. When the brushes aren't clean it makes it more difficult to apply your makeup and it can also cause breakouts! Also, another tip concerning clean makeup brushes: use a cleansing face wash to clean them! Add a little water and a little face wash in the palm of your hand and swirl around your like a charm!