You asked – here it is, how to do gel nails at home and on a budget! I’ll do the official blog post and update this once it’s been 10-14 days, but so far, I’ve had no issues with the products. Last week, I asked you what you would do – 1) Get Them Professionally Done or 2) Paint Your Own Nails. Stuck at 50/50 for a good chunk of the day, 247 of you finally pulled through to win with painting my own nails. YAY!  After combing through my messages with recommendations and researching product reviews, this is what I ended up with. How To Do Gel Nails At Home // The Products Gel Machine // It had GREAT reviews, was recommended by a couple of you. I wanted a light that was affordable, a full light that had only an opening where you inserted your hand (not an opening at both ends as it doesn’t cure the nails as well. It is UV Light, but comes with a set of UV protecting gloves. I loved that there was a timer to turn the light on and off, too. Plus it was on sale and under $30 + there was a coupon, so I snagged it for $20! Gel Polish Set // Awesome reviews, recommend. Plus, this is a set of SIX mini polishes, which…

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We had so much fun last week with the #5DayLipstick Challenge. So many awesome friends and bloggers joined in + who doesn’t like meeting new people? Did you join in? This was one of my favorite looks I shared. Dark lipstick can seem intimidating, but it can always be pulled off. Make sure to head over to see the host of this challenge, Kelsey, and some of her favorite lipstick picks at Blondes & Bagels.  If you missed some of the amazing posts, come on over to Instagram, here is a sneak peek below!  Happy Tuesday, babes! What is your favorite lippy?

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Happy Monday, babes!  Where are my lipstick loving ladies at? This week I am teaming up with some awesome bloggers to introduce you to some of our favorite lipsticks. Come join the lipstick challenge with us on Instagram for the next five days and share your lipstick lovin’ selfies with me! Be sure to tag me @leannaalways and #5DayLipstickChallenge.  At the end of the week, I will share my favorite #5DayLipstickChallenge photos with you here and I will share some of my fave selfies of you on the blog.  Time to break out those lipsticks & rock them all week. Take a risk, have an adventure, and let the world see those beauties. Don’t forget to come and find me over on Instagram and say hello. What are some of your favorite lipsticks #5DayLipstickChallenge?

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Do you find yourself constantly spending money on facial cleansers and/or acne treatments? If you are anything like me, the answer to that is ABSOLUTELY YES. I have tried almost every drug store face wash and acne treatment and I always end up with the same result–dry and not blemish free skin. It is one of the most discouraging feelings to know that your first impression with someone could be taking a look at the blemishes on your face, especially those zits that pop up right when you rise and shine. Your skin is SO important and finding the right facial cleanser for you is worth looking into. Over the last 4 years I have purchased the original Proactiv as well as the Extra Strength, which I thoroughly enjoyed. For the past 90 days, I have had the pleasure of using the new Proactiv+. I was very excited when I received it in the mail, because I have been wanting to try it, since I have had good results with Proactiv in the past–and how could you not want to try it, when Adam Levine and Julianne Hough are supporting it on TV?   DAY 1: They say when you first start using Proactiv+, that sometimes you tend to break out before you start seeing your face clear up. Within the first three weeks, this…

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