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December 18, 2018

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Wear Test + Review [YouTube]

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. If you’re a makeup junkie, you probably know about Sephora’s foundation finder quiz. If not, congrats, now you know there’s a quiz you can take on Sephora’s website to find the foundation of your dreams. …Or, at least one that fits your preferences. Out of all of the formulas that fit my preferences (medium to full coverage, natural finish),…

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December 16, 2018

My Labor and Delivery Story 2018 | IVF Pregnancy

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On October 12, 2018, we welcomed #BrighterDarlingBaby – Savannah Faith – into the world. She arrived two days early, after a CRAZY labor and delivery story that lasted 23+ hours. She was a happy, healthy 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 19 in. long. It was the absolute wildest few days of my life and a labor story I’ll never forget. Here’s a preview: I went…

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December 5, 2018

Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review + Wear Test [YouTube]

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love saving money. It’s especially exciting to me when I find a beauty product that performs on par with high-end formulas for a fraction of the price. I had heard a ton of praise for the Maybelline Superstay liquid foundation for months, but hesitated trying it because it’s always tough finding a shade…

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November 15, 2018

Pregnancy Files: 3rd Trimester Update [YouTube]

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Hey everyone! Long time no chat. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (what are you doing with yourself?), you wouldn’t know that I had #BrighterDarlingBaby on Oct. 12, 2018 two days before her due date. WAY more to come on that… but I figured it would be perfect timing to kick the blogging thing back off with ensuring you all saw the third trimester…

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October 11, 2018

Stocking Up: Health and Beauty Essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Health and Beauty Essentials at BJ's Wholesale Club | Batiste Dry Shampoo, CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, Dove Body Wash wholesale prices | Brighter Darling Blog

Thank you BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post. It’s the final countdown! #BrighterDarlingBaby is scheduled to arrive in less than 30 days and I’m in official nesting mode. This means scrubbing the house spotless, doing tons of laundry, stocking up on frozen meals and paper products but most importantly, stocking up on health and beauty essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club! Tons of friends recommended…

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October 8, 2018

Lilah B Review and Makeup Tutorial | Cruelty Free, Vegan Beauty

Lilah B Review and Makeup Tutorial | Cruelty Free, Vegan Makeup

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Scroll through beauty Instagram accounts for long enough, and you’re bound to find these beautiful white pebbles of makeup from lilah b. I started hearing about their bronzer, powder foundation and lip/cheek duos from my fellow blogging friends and finally got my hands on the cruelty free, vegan makeup brand sold at Sephora and Nordstrom. After playing…

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October 3, 2018

Pregnancy Files: What’s In My Hospital Bag For Labor and Delivery (and baby’s!)

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Guys. It’s crunch time. Like we’re days (if not maybe even hours) away from #BrighterDarlingBaby coming out. Despite what you may see on my Instagram or YouTube, I am feeling pretty miserable. I know I need to get myself to film my third trimester update, like, tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to make sure you got a chance to check out what’s in…

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October 1, 2018

Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit The Wants Tutorial and Review

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. For those that aren’t makeup addicts, you probably don’t know about Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution is a UK-based, affordable makeup brand that has been available in the US for a while now… mainly retailed at Ulta on the drugstore side. The brand just launched a collaboration with two face and eye palettes by YouTube sweetheart, EmilyNoel83 (or Beauty Broadcast……

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September 29, 2018

Makeup Swap Unboxing and Get Ready With Me Collab

Makeup Swap Collab Unboxing and Get Ready With Me | Brighter Darling Blog

There’s a few lovely ladies on YouTube and Instagram that I have loved following and taking beauty tips from. Recently, we decided to send each other a little goodie box of makeup products for the other to try out and put together an (almost) full face. It was super fun and I got to try a whole box of NEW brands and items – mostly…

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September 27, 2018

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer Review + Swatches

First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Bendy Avocado Concealer Review | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. This is a blog post for all of my beauties out there who love natural looking makeup with good-for-you ingredients! Skin care-based brand, First Aid Beauty, has been expanding their cosmetics line over the last year and they just released a concealer formula for all skin types. They launched it simultaneously with their new de-puffing and…

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September 22, 2018

Get Ready With Me Using Must Have Makeup [YouTube]

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. I can’t believe I never did a blog post or YouTube video on this topic before, but alas, here it is! Everyone always loves to ask me what my favorite X-beauty product is (whether foundation, concealer, mascara, etc) and in this YouTube video, I used ONLY my must have products I have sworn by for years.…

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September 20, 2018

Too Faced Melted Matte-Tallic Liquified Lipstick Review

TOO FACED MELTED MATTE-TALLIC LIQUIFIED LIPSTICK REVIEW | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Despite the fact that this lip color has nearly the longest name EVER, I am giving you my full thoughts on the newly released Too Faced Melted Matte-Tallic Liquified Metallic Matte Lipsticks. Available in 13 shades from nudes to bolds, plus a holographic ‘transformer’ shade, there’s definitely something for everyone. But are these matte liquid lipsticks…

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