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{Favorite Beauty Buys from NSALE}

Public Access is HERE!! As someone who rarely blogs about beauty I thought this would be a fun change of pace. I was browsing the beauty section of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and realized that half of the products I use on an almost daily basis are on sale! I couldn’t think of a better reason to write a detailed post on all of the products I use. First things first, I made an easy to shop collage below. All you have to do is click the image of the item you want to shop and it will take you to the webpage to shop direct. I have also listed each beauty pick under the collage for east shopping. Keep reading to find out why I love each of these products and why you will too!

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{T3 Convertible Interchangeable Curling Wand Tutorial}

T3 Convertible Interchangeable Curling Wand Tutorial by popular Austin style blogger Dressed to Kill

Styling your hair has seriously never been so much fun until now! I recently came across T3’s Convertible curling wand with interchangeable attachments and HAD to try it out. It’s always the worst feeling when you’re interested in different curling irons or wands but you have to buy an entirely new product. T3 has created a Convertible Base that allows you to add on different attachments to create a new styling tool each time. Talk about the best bang for your buck! This way you aren’t wasting money on a handful of new tools you have to find storage for. T3 currently has 7 interchangeable attachments that are all sold separately.

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{Safer Skincare Products for the New Year}

DTKAustin shares why you need to switch to safer, healthier skincare and beauty products along with what she recommends to use.

Do you ever wonder what is in the skincare and beauty products you use on a daily basis? Most of our beauty products are chocked full of harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals eventually make their way into your body through your skin. It is so important to know exactly what goes into our body. Whether it be food, liquids or cosmetics, we all need to be aware. Sadly, the majority of the skincare products out there are harmful for our bodies. It’s taken me years to finally realize that I needed to make a drastic change to start living a healthier life, starting with my skin. Now that we are starting a brand new year, there’s no better time than the present!

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{BeautyCounter Cosmetics: Gifts Under $100 – Safe Beauty and Skincare}

DTKAustin is sharing her top safe beauty & cosmetics from BeautyCounter gift ideas under $100. - BeautyCounter Cosmetics: Gifts Under $100 - Safe Beauty and Skincare by Austin style blogger Dressed to Kill

If you’re not familiar with BeautyCounter cosmetics by now, I’ll let you in on a little secret. They have become a personal favorite of mine for the past 6 months. Why, you ask? BeautyCounter cosmetics are the SAFEST beauty products on the planet. No joke. Their mission – To get safer products into the hands of everyone. Everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bodies and the majority has toxic chemicals in it. I don’t know about y’all but I definitely don’t read the ingredient labels on my beauty products. It’s recently come to my attention that the majority of what I have been using has terrible ingredients. I’ve been actively changing my routine to safer skincare and beauty.

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{My Review of Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions}

DTKAustin shows a tutorial on the best hair extensions for fine hair, Natural Beaded Rows. | Hair Extensions | Austin Extensions | Fine Hair Extensions | Hair Extension Tutorial

For as long as I can remember I have always had extremely fine and straight hair. The type of hair that no matter what you put in it will never hold a curl or any type of hair style. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my straight hair but having the same long, straight hair style for 31+ years isn’t ideal. A few years ago I went to the extreme and chopped it all off but even then, I couldn’t style it any different but straight. How boring! I had done research on hair extensions in the past but never actually committed to getting them. It seemed that I was more serious about extensions when I chopped all of my hair off. I tried the clip in extensions and they worked great until my hair wouldn’t blend properly with them. That’s when I found Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions.

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{Skeleton Halloween Makeup Ideas}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin shares her sexy skeleton costume with full face and body paint for Halloween.

Hello, October!! (Geez, where has the time gone) October is one of my favorites months; 1. because it’s my mom’s birthday 2. because HALLOWEEN and 3. it actually starts feeling like Fall in Texas!! If you haven’t guessed by now, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I do everything I can to celebrate, including but not limited to amazing costume makeup with my girl, Lorena. We have been working on some fun make-up projects since I met her over 5 years ago. Obviously, we couldn’t let this Halloween pass us by without another cool look! If you missed last year’s post, click HERE. We showed 4 Halloween looks that are sure to turn heads and super easy to recreate!

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{The 6 Best Hair Dryers for Hair Extensions}

Does anyone else reading this post have hair extensions? Y’all know the hair drying struggle is real! Anyway, I got my first set of hair extensions about 3-4 months ago in an attempt to make my hair fuller and thicker. Once they were successfully installed, dried and styled I never paid much attention to them the first few days until my first wash. Silly ole’ me thought that this would be like any other day I washed and dried my hair but I was wrong!! A normal dry time for me was literally 5 minutes… with extensions and my crappy dryer is was TWO HOURS! The texture of hair extensions is so different than the texture of my natural hair so I was immediately on the hunt for something that would dry my hair extremely fast. No one has time to spend hours on their hair, at least I know I don’t! After getting extensions my entire hair washing and drying routine changed. I would wash at night, sleep on it wet and then blow dry the rest in the morning which made things pretty efficient but it wasn’t ideal. I finally rounded up the best of the best hair dryers that dry hair extensions quickly.

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{Tips on How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep}

DTKAustin is sharing a few easy tips on how to finally get a good night's sleep without having to take sleeping medicine. Time to get the best sleep of your life!

Does anyone else out there suffer from the occasional feeling of insomnia? You’re absolutely exhausted but your braid just won’t shut off? This is me, ALL the time, especially over the past couple of days since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. My mind has been racing constantly wondering how people are doing on the coast, what I can do to help, dealing with my own issues at my house from the weather, etc. It’s been never ending! Not to mention, I seem to have sleeping issues either way but when something big is happening or I’m in desperate need of a good night’s rest I can’t, for the life of me, fall asleep. I refuse to take sleeping pills so I have found a few (5 to be exact) things that have helped me get to sleep a little easier without taking pills. Obviously, you don’t have to do all of these things in one night but maybe try them over the span of a week and see if you notice a difference.

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{How to Renew Your Contact Lenses at Home}

How to use the Simple Contacts app to take a vision test from your own home and renew your prescription without having to see an eye doctor.

I never thought the day would come where I would be able to skip the optometrist to order my contacts! Does anyone else cringe at the thought of having to make a trip all the way to the eye doctor just to get a prescription refilled?? Don’t get me wrong, I do love going to the optometrist since my friend owns the clinic and it’s great to catch up but sometimes I wish I could just stay in the comfort of my own home and easily order new contacts. Or those times when I am about to go out of town and I look and notice I only have a few days worth of contacts left only to find out my prescription has expired and now I need to make a trip in. It’s just so time consuming and more money than I want to pay most times.

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{Healthy Skincare with TULA}

Austin blogger DTKAustin shares why healthy skincare is so important at any age with TULA | best skincare products | skincare products for any age | skincare routines | how to use skincare products | TULA skincare review | TULA skincare products || Dressed to Kill

With all of the harmful chemicals put in most beauty products these days, how do you know what’s best for your body and skin? On the other end, why would you want to spend days, weeks or months trying out multiple skincare products that could be harmful to begin with? I was one of those girls that waited way too long to get into a good skincare regimen until recently. Leading up to this point, there was much trial and error figuring out what worked best for my skin. This entire post is dedicated to sharing FOUR of my favorite skincare products by TULA and why they work for most.

Before we get into details I want to give you some exciting news! Use code DTKASHLEY20 for 20% off sitewide + free shipping on orders $30+! Expires 10/1/17.

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