I started a YouTube Channel?

Woah wait what?

YUP! I’ve been meaning to for ages. It’s going to be a joint channel with my second blog (Teal & Coral) at least for now. Yay! I’m so excited!

I’m not even going to pretend to stick to a schedule at this point, but I am very excited to start filming for you!

Here’s my first video EVER! It’s part of this post over on T&C! I’m mid series over there on how to clean your brushes, dry them, and coming soon will be how to DIY your own Brush Guards for less than $5!

If you want to see some videos, you’re going to have to tell me! I know now a lot of you comment on my blog, but I’ve had some wonderful convos on Instagram and Twitter with you. Let me know what you’d like to see!

All the love in the world,


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8 DIY Beauty Recipes

8 DIY Beauty Recipes via LipstickDupe

I hope you all have something fun to do this weekend, but if you’re like me and your plans include lounging around in your pajamas ’til noon, I hope you join me in some awesome DIY beauty pampering!


DIY Eye Makeup Remover From Beyond Beauty Lounge

Want something cheaper than MAC, but works wonders? Try this!

 DIY pore strips
DIY pore strips

DIY pore strips from She Knows

Think it will work?

DIY “Miracle” Night Cream
DIY “Miracle” Night Cream

DIY “Miracle” Night Cream from A Blossoming Life

My skin goes into a weird freak out mode every spring. I’m looking forward to trying this!

DIY Beauty - Homemade Lipstick!
Homemade Lipstick!

Homemade Lipstick! from Wellness Mama

Are you brave enough to make your own lipstick?!

DIY Beauty - Homemade Blush
Homemade Blush

Homemade Blush from Thank Your Body

Blush seems much easier.

DIY Beauty - Mary Kay's Satin Hands Copy Cat Recipe
Mary Kay’s Satin Hands Copy Cat Recipe

Mary Kay’s Satin Hands Copy Cat Recipe from I Save 2 Z

I HAVE MADE THIS DOZENS OF TIMES! I am seriously in love. Please use the right soap- the Olay one- it makes all the difference!

DIY Beauty - DIY Bath Snowballs
Bath Snowballs

Bath Snowballs from Martha Stewart

Bath time anyone? Why are her pictures always so pretty? Oh, yeah, it’s Martha. Lol

DIY Beauty - DIY Coconut Acne Face Wash
DIY Coconut Acne Face Wash

DIY Coconut Acne Face Wash from Sort of Homemade

I love rubbing my face down with coconut oil! Do you?

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—-New Design—

Thank you so much for waiting through the transition yesterday! There might be a few other tweaks coming in the next few days, but I think that this will really help you discover other posts and be able to find the dupe you’re looking for!


Lipstick Dupe REdone

—Under Construction–

Excuse the mess while I change up the website today! Should be done by tonight!

excuse the mess copy

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My Liebster Award!

Audrey at CremesComeTrue gave me the Liebster Award!

liebster awardIt’s a little embarrassing to admit, but I had to Google what on earth a Liebster Award is! Essentially, it’s a blogger to blogger award! There is no official website or moderator, you just nominate who you think deserves an award. The only stipulation is that you need to list 11 facts about yourself, and then answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you. 

Audrey at Cremes Come True nominated me for the award; she is such a lovely person! We’ve been tweeting for a while and this nomination came as a huge surprise, so thank you! 

The award is supposed to be for smaller blogs that are starting out; but there is quite the discrepancy between the number of followers that deems you “small”. If you go back a few years to when the Liebster Award started going around, the number of followers was less than 3,000. Now, it seems, it is more common to nominate only those with under 200 followers. Since this seems to be a fluid concept, I hope no one minds that I go back up to 3,000. I know a few blogs that I love that fall under that category that I would love to see grow. (I went by either Twitter or FB followings)

11 Facts About Me:

  1. I’ve had the same best friend since I was 12. (I’m 23 now)

    Sarah Williams- Creator of Lipstick Dupe
    My sister and I routinely have “Sister Days”  where we go out and have fun- just the 2 of us!
  2. 23 is my lucky number, so I’m hoping this year will be one of my best!
  3. I found out that some German Shepherds are white, so naturally I became obsessed. I talked my boyfriend into looking at some puppies a week later, and I brought Zora home 5 weeks later. (Follow me on Instagram for regular pics of her! @sarahlovescoffee)
  4. I used to do my makeup every morning on the bus on the way to school!
  5. I wore bright pink lipsticks wayyy before it was cool.
  6. I’m completely obsessed with notebooks and journals.
  7. I’ve had 2 kidney surgeries.
  8. I just started to write/run Teal and Coral, a blog about DIY, Recipes, Beauty, Fitness, and Shopping.
  9. They thought my cat was a boy when they named her Wall-E and her sister Eva. I couldn’t bare to change her name when I got her though!
  10. I’ve been cutting my own hair for over 2 years.
  11. I want to start a YouTube channel, but I’m nervous!

Audrey’s questions for me:

Where is your favorite place to shop for makeup and why?

Online! I love me some online shopping. There is nothing better than pajamas, wine, a puppy in your lap, and shopping for makeup! My favorites are beautyjoint.com, ulta.com, coastalscents.com, eyeslipsface.com, cherryculture.com, and of course sephora.com! (none of these are affiliate)

If you could only buy products from one brand, which one would it be? (pretend $ is no object)

Ugh! Such a hard question! I think I would go with Tarte because I trust them as as brand. I’ve only tried a few of their products myself, but they have such high standards for their products- eco-friendly, cruelty-free, amazing lasting power, adorable packaging, etc.

What is your favorite foundation?

It’s a classic: Revlon ColorStay Foundation- Both the Normal and Oily Skin. I usually have 2-4 bottles hanging around in different shades/formulas.

When is your favorite time to write for your blog? Day? Night? What do you like most about blogging?

 I write almost exclusively in the morning. I get up and make my boyfriend breakfast, lunch, and coffee;  take Zora out to pee real quick and then jump back in bed for some puppy cuddles. After I get up again, I feed her and Wall-E, and then come upstairs and blog. Everyday. Did you know I write for more than one blog? I also write Teal and Coral and a few business blogs. Teal and Coral is just getting started, but I’d love it if you gave it a follow!

I love everything about blogging, but if I had to pick what I like most it would be being a part of such a loving community!

Who is your style icon?

Lauren Conrad. Essie Button. Karissa Pukas. My sister. And a whole lot of strangers on Pinterest.

Do you love Pinterest? Why or why not?

Speak of the devil- It’s safe to say I’ve been OBSESSED with Pinterest since it was invitation only. It has helped me plan baby showers, weddings, outfits, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving dinners, etc… Do you love Pinterest too? I have multiple accounts if you want to follow along!

Lipstick Dupe –> pinterest.com/LipstickDupe

Personal –> pinterest.com/OhGrandIdeas

Teal and Coral –> pinterest.com/TealnCoral

What is your dream job?

 It might sound lame, but this is my dream job. I’m currently telecommuting for a company doing their social media and new dealer accounts, and blogging. It’s the best. Eventually, I hope that blogging will become my full time job.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Hint: It’s a girl, and she’s super famous. Jennifer Lawrence! My boyfriend refers to her as my ‘girlfriend’ whenever he sees that she is in a movie we’re watching. We have the EXACT same birthday, but I can’t find what time she was born…. I could be a few hours older or younger.

What beauty trend do you wish would just stop and go away?

 There is nothing that comes to mind.

What beauty trend would you like to see stick around or make a comeback?

I was so happy when colored mascaras started showing up in drugstores again! I know it sounds silly, but I love it. TIP: They show up best if you use some sort of a white mascara primer (like L’Oreal Double Extend) first, and then coat the colors on.

My nominated bloggers are:

One of the things I love the most about the internet and blogosphere, is that I can read ‘foreign’ beauty blogs! So, yes, many of my nominees are from outside the US!

  1. Strawberry Makeup Bag
  2. Front Row Beauty
  3. Bottles & Bottles of Polish
  4. Project Swatch
  5. A Beauty Product A Day
  6. Swatch and Review
  7. Amateur Aglow
  8. XO Beauty And Makeup
  9. Teenage Beauty Bogger
  10. Organic Beauty Blogger
  11. Swatch and Learn

Your Questions, Nominees:

  1. What are your top 3 Holy Grail products of all time?
  2. What’s your favorite lipstick shade/brand?
  3. If you had to choose only one, would you choose blush, mascara, or lipstick?
  4. What do you love most about blogging?
  5. What are your 2014 goals for your blog?
  6. Do you know of any dupes?
  7. Top 3 face masks:
  8. How many places have you lived?
  9. What’s the story of your blog? (why did you start blogging)
  10. Do you have any pets?
  11. And finally, what are your top 5 websites that you go to everyday? (excluding FB/Twitter!!)

Now it’s your turn, nominees! Write a blog post answering my questions, nominate your own list, and make some fun questions up! You can follow the old ‘rule’ of under 3,000 followers, or go back to the new ‘rule’ of small blogs with under 200 followers.

Let me know when your post is live, I would LOVE to read yours!


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Official Twitter!

Just a quick post to say I finally got an official Twitter account for Lipstick Dupe instead of using my personal account!

Tweet me @LipstickDupe!I’m so excited!

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