Blair Badge

Get In My Purse: Guest Blogger

Blair Badge is one multi-talented lady: she’s a social media manager, a beauty editor for fashion site Chictopia, a model, a newlywed and an all-around awesome gal with a penchant for witty banter. We think she, and her dreamy blog love, blair, are so awesome that we had to ask her back for a second stint as a guest blogger. This week, she’s sharing her must-have products for a night out clutch, the secret to a triple topsy tail (!), and makeup tips to get you photo-ready in a flash.

Stocking one’s purse with the necessary items for a night on the town is all about strategy. With the limited amount of space inside most fashionable clutches, it’s important that your arsenal of goodies are all necessities for a productive and enjoyable evening. Hence, I’ve broken down the contents of my handbag as inspiration for your next night out!

1. Statement Clutch: Obviously it’s important to have a bag to hold one’s contents, but also key? Picking one with an eye-catching exterior that compliments your wardrobe ensemble. 

2. iPhone and Earbuds: Like most people, I can’t go anywhere without my cellphone. I’ve also become obsessed with listening to Spotify while walking to meet-up with friends. It’s a great way to pass the time and discover new artists!

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Plague of the Dirty Bristles: Guest Blogger

Blair Badge is one multi-talented lady: she’s a social media manager, a beauty editor for fashion site Chictopia, a model, a newlywed and an all-around awesome gal with a penchant for witty banter. We think she, and her dreamy blog love, blair, are so awesome that we had to ask her back for a second stint as a guest blogger. This week, she’s sharing her must-have products for a night out clutch, the secret to a triple topsy tail (!), and makeup tips to get you photo-ready in a flash.

We’ve all heard it before. Those basic beauty rules that have been recited time and time again: “Buy a new mascara every 3 months”, “Don’t pick blemishes”, “Wear sunscreen” and the like. However, I recently discovered that many of us frequently overlook one crusty, unsanitary beauty tidbit—The Plague of the Dirty Bristles. 

If you think about it, our makeup brushes not only contain excess product from our most recent application, but also the build up of oil on the skin, bacteria from blemishes and environmental particles. I know, it’s pretty gross. 

But the good news is that it only takes an investment in mild hand soap and makeup brush cleaner to keep those bristles clean and bacteria free! Not to mention it will help your makeup brushes last longer too. Here’s my breakdown of the cleaning process:

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Photo Makeup 101: Guest Blogger

Blair Badge is one multi-talented lady: she’s a social media manager, a beauty editor for fashion site Chictopia, a model, a newlywed and an all-around awesome gal with a penchant for witty banter. We think she, and her dreamy blog love, blair, are so awesome that we had to ask her back for a second stint as a guest blogger. This week, she’s sharing her must-have products for a night out clutch, the secret to a triple topsy tail (!), and makeup tips to get you photo-ready in a flash.

How many of us are plagued with those cringe-worthy images from our best friend’s wedding, family photo session or a business headshot? You know, the ones with a blown out complexion, invisible lips or marble-like eyes? Regular makeup just won’t cut it if you’re looking to snap some professional photos, so here are a few of my quick tips for mastering makeup in front of the camera:

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