Blushing Bride

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Hey, readers! It’s been too long, and you deserve an update. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you may know that I was married on May 28th this year! It’s been a great month and a half, but I’ve been seriously slacking in the blogging department. After 2 weeks away from home for the wedding and honeymoon, then a trip to New Mexico a couple weeks later, I’m finally starting to feel settled back into normal life.

 

Rest assured, there is so much goodness on the way! I have a stockpile of things to show you- there is plenty of beauty on the horizon. My next few posts will feature some limited-edition items that may no longer be available for purchase, but at the very least will be a healthy dose of makeup porn!

 

Thank you for your patience and loyalty! Lovely by LeAnn is back with a vengeance ❤️

 

 

Just Call Me Kylie!

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I’ve made pretty clear in the past my love for Kylie Jenner’s lips and for over lining my own. I’m just obsessed with the look of full, voluptuous lips! So, with an impending wedding, I decided to take the plunge!

 

Say hello to my new voluminous pucker ?

 

Working in the makeup industry, I talk to women about their physical insecurities for a living. You would be SHOCKED to know how many women have had some kind of work done – dermal fillers, Botox, nips and tucks. Yet, there’s such a taboo about it – if you don’t believe me, take a look at my last Instagram (@lovelybyleann) post, and see how much a stranger’s before and after pictures bothered some of my commenters! One user even screen shot my post and shared it on her own account to shame me:

 

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This user even went as far as to create TWO more fake accounts to harass me after I blocked her! It blows my mind. Where are your parents, young lady?

 

Anyway, my point is that you should never feel ashamed to express yourself, whether it’s with a tattoo, piercing, cosmetic enhancement, or simply by being 100% natural. I know fillers aren’t for everyone, so if you’re totally against them, no need to read on. Just join us back here tomorrow for your regularly scheduled makeup post!

 

If you have been thinking about them, or are just curious about the process, read on for my experience thus far ☺️

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Live From Austin!

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Austin is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The food is great, the people are friendly, and the shopping is outstanding. I’ll take any excuse I can find to come up here for a day (or ten) to chill around the city.

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Beautiful New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year’s Resolutions are equal parts overwhelming and inspiring. Sometimes the prospect of a new year gives you the ammunition you need to kick a bad habit or make some positive changes, and sometimes you go too hard on yourself and end up backtracking.

 

For 2016, I’m going to try and set the bar high, but keep myself accountable. Here are my beauty New Year’s Resolutions:

 

  1. Post original, inspiring content on Instagram and the blog every. single. day. No more excuses!
  2. Continue my cosmetic education – online, via local classes, or by taking beauty seminars at regional makeup shows. We should never stop learning!
  3. Learn how to take and edit photos like a pro. Damn you bloggers that also have great photography skills! You’re making me look bad ?

 

Have a fun, safe New Year everyone! And let me know what beautiful New Year’s Resolutions you have. ❤️