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I love getting all dolled up, but I’d be lying if I said I was a beauty guru. I most certainly am not! But I do enjoy sharing helpful tips and tricks when it comes to hair, makeup, and skincare that work for me. And I love sharing new products I’ve fallen in love with as well. Find those here!

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How I Tame My Baby Hairs

Y’all know my hair has been a JOURNEY for me since having Four. Of all the things I expected postpartum, hair growth was not one of them. I’m definitely not complaining because I’d rather have hair growth than hair loss as many women experience, but it does force me to get creative when styling my hair — especially if I’m going to be wearing it pulled back. I tried all kinds…

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My Favorite Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Balm

When it comes to makeup, I consider myself a minimalist. You can see my current everyday makeup routine here. Basically, I find the makeup I like, use that every day, and then randomly try out new products when they interest me. Recently, I discovered Jill Stuart… and let me tell you, I’m loving it. This brand actually creates makeup, skincare, and fragrances, but I’ve been obsessed with their lip balm lately.…

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The Current Go-To Cream Blush I Can’t Quit

Y’all, I don’t know how I didn’t try cream blush until I was in my 30s but holy cow. I’ve been missing OUT. I’ve always used powder blush, and there are still several powder blushes I really love, but I am here for the cream blush these days. The first cream blush I tried was the ILIA multi-stick, which can be used as a lip, cheek, and eye tint. I personally…

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2022 Sephora Spring Sale

Have you guys shopped the Sephora Spring Sale yet!? I’ve talked about it a little on Instagram, but wanted to include a full roundup of my favorite products that are part of the sale on the blog. The sale ends on Monday, but you can still get 10% off all the products in this blog post through then with code SAVESPRING. This year, I separated my sale picks into three…

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Current Favorite Hair Products for Volume

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I’m always on the hunt for more volume for my hair. It is truly my life mission (okay that may be dramatic, but you get the idea). Over the years, I’ve tried a LOT of different ways to get more volume. Some have worked really well and I still use them today, while others may have worked for a specific haircut…

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Beauty Review: Dyson Airwrap

For years, I heard people raving about the Dyson Airwrap, but I never really considered getting it because it was a pretty big investment, and I was always happy with the curling wand or iron I was using. But when a friend let me borrow theirs for a couple of weeks to try out, I was seriously amazed at the results I got versus using my regular wand. I was…

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My Easy Everyday Makeup Routine

When it comes to my everyday makeup routine, I need something that’s simple and reliable with products I love. While I do like to try out new products from time to time, I also have my tried and trues that I know won’t let me down. Currently, my makeup routine is made up of my favorite staples with a few new products that I’ve recently discovered and am loving. I thought…

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Artis Makeup Brushes Review

Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a good friend come in town this weekend to visit — and it was SUCH a blast. We did so many fun things like enjoy dinner at RH Rooftop (I’d actually never been to the Dallas location and it’s amazing!), had brunch at rise, and just spent a lot of time catching up and lounging around the house. It…

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The Origins of Agenda

I truly cannot believe that it’s already been one month since we launched Agenda. It feels so surreal! This is something I’ve been working on for a few years now — maybe even before some of you started following along. So much life has happened since I started this venture. I met Duncan, got engaged, planned a wedding, moved to Denver, went through the pandemic, moved *back* to Texas, sold…

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Luxe Gift Ideas: Nordstrom Beauty

Who else has several people on their list they still need to buy gifts for? Between all the Cyber Week stuff, throwing a holiday party, and now working on my hair care line launch, I’ve gotten so behind on my shopping! Most of the people I still need to shop for are women, so my first stop is always Nordstrom. They’ve got so many different luxe gift ideas for truly…

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Sephora Savings Event

The Sephora Savings event starts today. For those of you not familiar with the sale, Sephora has two HUGE sales each year. They had a spring sale earlier this year. And their savings event always happens in the fall. The sale starts today and goes until November 15th. You must be a Sephora member to use the sale code. It’s easy (and free!) to become a member. To sign up,…

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2021 Gift Guides: Beauty-Lover

Another gift guide is live for y’all today and this one might be my favorite yet! I have lots of makeup and skincare favorites, but I wanted to dig a little deeper on this one (still included some product faves though like the Bader cream and this blush) and really think of some lux items that the beauty lover in your life might look at, maybe even add to their…

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Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum: Review & Thoughts

I’ve been trying to get back into beauty reviews lately so I decided to start with some of my absolute ride-or-die products that I’ve been using for a year or more and have repurchased multiple times. One of those products is the Bader Cream and the other is Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum. Now, I’m not an expert on beauty products, I just try a lot of different products for…

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Augustinus Bader The Cream: Thoughts & Review

Getting a little fancy today and sharing my thoughts and a little review of the Augustinus Bader The Cream!! I say fancy because in case you don’t know, this face moisturizer is one of the most lux options on the market. I decided to share a review because I feel like there are a lot of questions out there about whether or not the hype is real and if it’s…

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Dazzle Dry: My New Favorite Manicure

I love it when my nails are done. Like, it brings me so much joy in such a small, simple way. Why I made the switch from gel manicures: I used to *love* getting dip nails. I loved how they made your nails feel thicker and I would get zero chips for weeks! Plus, it just looked good. I religiously got dip powder for several years until one day I…

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My Current Body Care Routine

Diving into body care today because I feel like it’s something I talk about a lot on Stories but don’t really have a reference point for, SO here we are! :) If you’re like, Brighton what the heck is body care? Think of it like skincare, but for your whole body! Things like shaving, moisturizing, sunless tanning, etc! I have a whole routine at this point that I really love…

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Tula’s Filter Primer

If you follow me, then you *know* my obsession with Tula runs deep. Truthfully, there are several Tula products I can’t live without, but today’s post is dedicated to one of my ride-or-die items during Summer – their “Filter Primer“. It’s essentially the only product I wear on my skin these days except for when I really feel like getting dressed up, which has been rare for me lately! I’ve…

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2 Skincare Tools I’m loving

I love sharing new products with you guys on stories, but I’ve really been slacking when it comes to sharing on my blog as well. And I really miss creating more informative, long-form content here. I love sharing on stories, but once it expires, there’s not really an easy way to share it again (even if it still lives in highlights). So that being said, I wanted to put together…