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37 Comments

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    WMC
    August 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I have just recently came across your blog and I LOVE it! I still have not read every post yet, but I am close (I found it 2 days ago, give me time). Already I have learned so so much, given that I am not good at either my hair or makeup, so this is perfect!
    Now, for my question… you mentioned your sister cuts your hair, which is unfortunate for me because I live in CA. So I was curious how she cuts your layers, is there is some secret way? That way I can tell my hair stylist. My hair is about the length of yours, I do have tiny (barely there) layers, because I am scared to death to put a lot of layers in then hate them and it take forever to get back to where it is at (I am like you, Im obsessed with long hair, I will never ever consider cutting it, EVER!). So I am sure you understand my fear of cutting it? Not to mention my hair is fine (I am a natural blonde, the ashy kind like you), I wouldnt say I have thin hair but the ends are of course thinner, I do bleach the top, but only at the roots, simply because it was killing off my hair doing a weave everytime, which in turn made it thinner. But for the past few years I just do the top so its gaining its health and strength back. So I fear layers will make it look real thin! Sorry for they novel, but this is a big decision in my life right now, ok that might be a touch dramatic considering I am an adult…but I really does scare me!
    Thank you for listening to me blab about my hair. Also thank you so much for your blog, your hard work, and reading my question. Your blog is truly is so helpful! Hope to hear back soon.

    Thanks again,
    WMC

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      Christy
      September 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      I love ur blog page!!!

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    Brittney
    August 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website!!! … It’s got me all amped to get my beauty regimen in gear. Thank you so much for all your helpful advise and beauty techniques. You make it very relatable and give “easy to follow” instructions 🙂 I’m new to the site and not sure if you’ve touch based on skin care products. As I’m getting a little older… it’s time to step it up and be as preventive against aging & wrinkles & get that flawless skin look. What skin care products do you use and think are best. I’m looking for a good moisturizer, face wash, exfoliator and special products, like eye cream, etc.

    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!

    Brittney

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    Betsy Grace
    August 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Girl Hey!

    I just want to thank you so much for everything you post about. One day I was messing around on pinterest and saw your video for twirl curls. Then I spent my entire day at work watching everyone of your videos while working. Your videos have changed the way I see makeup. I have always loved makeup… but I just feel like my new routine (inspired by you) has changed how I look such a great way. I also have to say that my bank account has suffered. But I am a girl and wasting money on beauty products is what I was born to do. So thank you so much for your advice. I look at your blog everyday and get so excited when you post new updates! Ohh AND, I just cannot watch other tutorials. No one is as good as you. This one girl has the weirdest voice ever, and has Dashboard Confessional playing the background the whole time. I am sorry, but maybe I don’t want to cry about how my high school boyfriend broke my heart.. while putting on mascara. So again, thanks for being you, and doing what you do. That was a rhyme for you.

    xoxo
    B

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    Michael (the girl)
    August 27, 2012 at 3:02 am

    I am so glad I found your blog through Pinterest! I have already changed the way I do my eye makeup because of you. I wanted to talk hair. I have some questions for you. My hair tends to be super oily and I am hesitant to use Moroccan oils and stuff because I am afraid it will make it worse. I think worse than stringy damaged hair is hair that looks like its been sucked on by a rat and is oily to the point it could shine the floors. I usually can only go 48 hours without shampooing my hair. I also blow dry when I get out of the shower. I am trying to understand how to embrace my texture. The post where you said to put in conditioner and leave it and not touch it again. How does that work with jaw length hair <—that i am wanting to grow out? One piece flips out and the other crumples because it has no weight to make it lay flat. Any suggestions. How do you leave conditioner in your hair and not have a grease mop by the end of the day? I know this is alot of questions…sorry. I am just super interested in taking better care of my locks! Thanks for you time!

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      Cara
      August 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      OK, My little sister has hair that gets really oily really fast. She was asking me what my advice was and I found out she was skimping on the conditioner. It sounds crazy but it’s kind of a case of fighting fire with fire. You gotta still use conditioners (even moroccanoil type masks) because if you let your hair dry out on it’s own your body with produce more oil to combat the dryness. As for the blow drying, I know that certain hair types and lengths require some heat taming. My advice to minimize the heat would be to let it airdry until it is barely damp and then take a round brush to it. Also I don’t leave conditioner in my hair, I put a silker in it after I get out of the shower. It’s just a shine serum:) I hope this helps!!

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    Michael (the girl)
    August 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    OK that make sense because I was wondering if the same principle applied to the hair as to the face. Because if you don’t moisturize your face then it will produce more oils and then you will have oily skin. You confirmed my suspicions. Thanks for replying so aptly! I appreciate your advice. I plan on going to the store today to get the supplies to make eye shadow base coat. I’ll let you know the results. Do you condition every time you wash your hair or do you spread out the conditioning treatments?

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      Cara
      August 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Yes, I always condition, but only deep conditioner once a week! 🙂 Thanks girl!

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    Michael (the girl)
    August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Perfect! Thanks so much!

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    Rachel
    August 28, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Love your blog! So awesome:). Quick question- I am pretty satisfied using bare minerals foundation(every once in a while it doesn’t look as good?-but I’m getting off track), I’m wondering if most of your tips about highlighters and bronzes and such will work over a mineral foundation? Particularly in the Angelina look? Thanks! Will be referencing your blog all the time!

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    Jodie
    August 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hey Cara,
    Love the blog, absolutely fab! Gorgeous hair, gorgeous make up! Love her or hater, I’m looking for tips on Kim K’s smokey eye. Any chance you can do a tutorial?? Thanks!

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    Mandi Robertson
    August 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hi There! !
    I love your blog!! Fabulous!

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    Nicole Maguire
    September 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Hey Cara,

    My name is Nicole and I’m a 35 year old mum of one beautiful son and the step mum of two gorgeous girls and Im from Sydney, Australia. I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest and I LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing your makeup tips and funniness, love it x

    Nicole 🙂

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    Michael (the girl)
    September 3, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Ok, so I made my first Sephora purchases today, only because of you! I am lucky to have one at my local mall here in Kennesaw, GA. I purchased their new eye shadow pallet called Primal instincts. Because they were fresh out of the baked moon pallet you suggested for the smokey eye. I think this one will be versatile for more than just a smokey eye. I also got a highlighter concealer but I wasn’t sure which one to buy? So I bought their smoothing and brightening concealer in light. My skin is a buff beige according to my base. So I hope that is not too light. Anyways. I just wanted you to know I have joined the Sephora family of shoppers. 🙂

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      Cara
      September 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      So PROUD! I hope you love your new purchases!

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    Katie
    September 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Cara,
    You definitely don’t have any wrinkles that I can see (lucky!)… but I do! 😉 My lines are mainly the crows feet, forehead, and around my mouth. Any suggestions for how to cover those? I have been using MAC Prep & Prime Line Filler, but I really don’t see a difference, plus it clumps with my foundation whether it goes over or under the makeup. You see all these commercials that say certain makeup will sit over lines and make them less noticeable, but I’m not sure what works and what doesn’t. Any advice?

    Thanks!
    <3 Katie

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      Cara
      September 6, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Katie, oh yes I do! I think we notice it on ourselves a lot more than anyone else does. The honest to goodness best thing for lines is to NOT try to cover them up. No matter what the product claims I have never seen a “cover” that didn’t eccenuate the issue instead. I say use as thin of a doundation as possible (bobbi brown or a tinted moisturizer) and conceal in the areas where you need extra coverage. Then make sure to keep the skin looking dewey by using good moisturizer and not setting with a powder if you can help it. The dryness adds to the look of wrinkles as well! Hope this helps!
      Love
      Cara

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    Stephanie
    September 11, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Just found you today and I can’t put my iPad down!!! My biggest question though is how do you keep all your makeup organized?? Thanks, Steph

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    Rachel
    September 11, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Cara,
    I just wanted to thank you for saving my sanity! Seriously, it’s football season. So while my hubs thinks I’m the best wife ever by watching it with him, I’m secretly on my phone… Obsessing over your fabulous tips! You are so good at what you do! THANK YOU 🙂

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      Cara
      September 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

      Oh girl! I have been “watching football” all night too! So glad we could hang out instead! 🙂

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    Ashlee
    September 15, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Hey Cara!

    Love your blog! Seriously you are gorgeous and a total genius. LOVE IT. I was wondering if you have ever done a bridal look? I am getting married soon and am going to do my own make-up for it. I am at a loss though, as to where I should start! I have an olive complexion with dark hair like you and hazel/green eyes. I want natural but gorgeous and somewhat notice-able. ha any ideas? I would be SUPER appreciative! Thanks lady!

    Ashlee

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      Cara
      September 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      I haven’t but I am getting married soon too, so I will probably do one next week! Thanks so much:)

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    Tessa
    September 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your site! And your hair;) My confession is that I am completely addicted to my Chi. I use it daily, some days more than once. I would love to be able to not rely on it but now because of all of the use, when I don’t use it my hair is a frizzy mess. Do you have any advice?

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    wendy
    September 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I only just recently stumbled upon your blog (last night via pinterest) and I LOVE IT!!!

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    Katie
    September 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Cara,
    I have watched my fav makeup look tutorials of yours and made a list of the products I need to add to my collection… but I don’t think you said what product you use to contour your nose… you did say to use a taupe color (more on the grayish side), but what exactly are you using? Eyeshadow?

    Thanks!!
    Katie

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      Cara
      September 20, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Lately I have been using the Taupe color in the Lorac Pro palette, which I highliy recommend for ALL of the colors in it!

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    Lauren
    September 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    LOVE your site! Im 21, i cut my hair senior year of HS (im now a senior in College) and have been trying to grow it out ever since! I’ve tried Biotin, GNC hair, skin and nail vitamins, “Phyto” pills and scalp treatment from Sephora, and just recently Coconut Oil. Have you heard anything about using Coconut oil supplements for hair? The catch is I am addicted to my hair straighter and have curly, fine hair and not a lot of it. I feel like my hair literally wont grow. HELP!

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    Katie
    October 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Cara, your blog is AMAZING. You are exactly what I’ve been missing all my make-up-wearing life! I do have a question, though. I have very oily skin, therefore I feel the need to use a mineral powder foundation, blush, etc. But I LOVE the look your highlighter creates, albeit liquid. If I were to start using it, at what point in my routine should I apply the liquid highlighter in a mineral powder routine? Before foundation? After foundation? Before blush? After blush? After setting powder? Before? Help! Thanks so much!

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      Cara
      October 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      OK so I would do it in this order… Foundation, blush, HIGHLIGHTER, then with the setting powder try getting one with a little bit of glow/shimmer and use that one to set the highlighter and the matte one in all other areas. Let me know how it works out! Thanks soo much:)

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    Nicole
    October 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Hey Cara! Love your blog! I found a new curl technique on Pinterest and was wondering if you have tried it? Here is the link.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w0V_yx4s60&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    (Karmincovers – curling hair tutorial getting a natural look)
    Hopefully it works. It’s one I have never seen before and I’m wondering if it is worth trying?

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    Shannon
    October 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Cara! I just found your blog and love it!! I’m a “paraben-free” gal and would love any suggestions for “clean” makeup and skin care lines. I’m currently using BareMinerals, but I find that the mineral foundation dries my skin out so badly this time of year, even with applying an additional moisturizer!! They just came out with a moisturizing foundation, but it is so cakey and scaley I just couldn’t deal. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

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      Rachel
      October 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I also have dry skin during the winter and I use bare minerals. I have started using coconut oil to wash my face a few times a week and have noticed great improvement in my skin’s dryness. I know it sounds crazy to “wash” your face with “oil” but it’s amazing really! I just rub it all over my face and then use a very warm wet washcloth to wipe it all off. Skin feels amazing after:) good luck!

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    Beth
    October 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    So out of the three morphe brush sets on overstock which is the best to get? I have an old set of brushes I need to get rid of from quick and I told my husband I need a new one for my b day next week.

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    Erica
    October 25, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I am an olive skin, light brown eyes, dark brown hair girl who has decided that, after losing all my baby weight from twins, I am going to go blonde! I have a couple more years left in my twenties and I have always wanted to. Not crazy bleached blonde…more like Kim K blonde. Anyways, I have always dyed my hair and right now I am not touching it until next year, when I will be blonde (it’s a bday gift to myself). My hair is long, halfway down my back, and thick. I have been using Hair One and other natural hair products, washing my hair every 3 days, but conditioning it on the non-washing days and rinsing it out. Its very healthy, I don’t use any product on it on a regular and I never blow dry it. Is there anything else you can advise me to do before taking such an extreme measure in hair color, having done so yourself? I am a little nervous doing this since I know my hair will have to be toned. Any advice for the pre and post hair coloring to keep my hair healthy, especially after the coloring? Thanks. <3 the blog

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      Katie
      October 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Erica, how are you liking Hair One? I’ve tried Wen before, and I did like it, but it just got too expensive. Does it leave your roots a little flat and/or oily?

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    Hailey
    October 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Love this!!!

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